Henry IV Part 2

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 5 Scene 3

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SHALLOW

Give Master Bardolph some wine, Davy.

SHALLOW

Davy, get Master Bardolph some wine.

DAVY

Sweet sir, sit. I’ll be with you anon. Most sweet sir, sit.
25Master page, good master page, sit. Proface. What you want
in meat, we’ll have in drink, but you must bear. The heart’s
all.

DAVY

Sit, kind sir; I’ll be with you in a second. Very kind sir, please sit. Here’s to you! What we lack in food, we make up for in drink. You must endure it; good intentions are what count.
Exit DAVY
DAVY exits.

SHALLOW

Be merry, Master Bardolph. —And, my little soldier there,
be merry.

SHALLOW

Enjoy yourself, Master Bardolph, and you, my little soldier, enjoy yourself.

SILENCE

30 (sings) Be merry, be merry, my wife has all,
For women are shrews, both short and tall.
'Tis merry in hall when beards wag all,
And welcome merry Shrovetide.
Be merry, be merry.

SILENCE

(sings) Enjoy, enjoy! My wife has it all,
Women are shrews, whether they’re short or they’re tall,
It’s a merry party when men laugh and joke,
Enjoy, enjoy!

FALSTAFF

35I did not think Master Silence had been a man of this mettle.

FALSTAFF

I didn’t think Master Silence had this in him.

SILENCE

Who, I? I have been merry twice and once ere now.

SILENCE

Who, me? I’ve let loose once or twice in my life.
Enter DAVY
DAVY enters.

DAVY

(to BARDOLPH) There’s a dish of leather-coats for you.

DAVY

(to BARDOLPH) Here’s a dish of red apples for you.

SHALLOW

Davy!

SHALLOW

Davy!

DAVY

Your Worship, I’ll be with you straight.—
40 (to BARDOLPH) A cup of wine, sir?

DAVY

Yes, sir! I’ll be with you in a second. (to BARDOLPH) A cup of wine, sir?

SILENCE

(sings) A cup of wine that’s brisk and fine,
And drink unto thee, leman mine,
And a merry heart lives long-a.

SILENCE

(sings) A cup of wine that’s fresh and fine,
And drink to you, darling mine,
And a happy heart lives long!

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