Henry IV Part 2

William Shakespeare
No Fear Act 5 Scene 5
No Fear Act 5 Scene 5 Page 2

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SHALLOW

It doth, it doth, it doth.

SHALLOW

It does, it does, it does.

FALSTAFF

As it were, to ride day and night, and not to deliberate, not
20to remember, not to have patience to shift me—

FALSTAFF

In a word, to ride all night; not to stop and think, not to dawdle, not to take the time to change my clothes—

SHALLOW

It is best, certain.

SHALLOW

It is best, no doubt about it.

FALSTAFF

But to stand stained with travel and sweating with desire to
see him, thinking of nothing else, putting all affairs else in
oblivion, as if there were nothing else to be done but to see
25him.

FALSTAFF

Standing here filthy from traveling, and sweating with my desire to see him; thinking of nothing else, disregarding everything, as if the only thing in the world that mattered was seeing him.

PISTOL

'Tis semper idem, for obsque hoc nihil est;
’tis all in every part.

PISTOL

SHALLOW

'Tis so indeed.

SHALLOW

That’s exactly right.

PISTOL

My knight, I will inflame thy noble liver, and make thee
30rage. Thy Doll and Helen of thy noble thoughts is in base
durance and contagious prison, Haled thither by most
mechanical and dirty hand. Rouse up revenge from ebon den
with fell Alecto’s snake, for Doll is in. Pistol speaks nought
but truth.

PISTOL

Knight, I’ll fire up your noble liver and make you enraged. Doll, the goddess of your thoughts, is imprisoned in a horrible jail, tossed there by a heartless and filthy hand. Stoke up dark revenge from your deepest belly and set loose the serpents of hell. Doll is in. Pistol speaks nothing but the truth.

FALSTAFF

35I will deliver her.

FALSTAFF

I’ll set her free.
Shouts within, and the trumpets sound
Shouts are heard offstage. Trumpets play.

PISTOL

There roared the sea, and trumpet-clangor sounds.

PISTOL

That was the roar of the sea. The clanging trumpet sounds!

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