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Henry IV Part 2

William Shakespeare
No Fear Act 5 Scene 5
No Fear Act 5 Scene 5 Page 4

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Not to come near our person by ten mile.
For competence of life I will allow you,
That lack of means enforce you not to evils.
And, as we hear you do reform yourselves,
65We will, according to your strengths and qualities,
Give you advancement. (to CHIEF JUSTICE) Be it your charge,
   my lord,
To see performed the tenor of my word.—
Set on.
come within ten miles of me. I’ll grant you a modest allowance to live on, so that poverty will not lead you into evil. When I hear that you have reformed your ways, I will promote you as you deserve. (to CHIEF JUSTICE) It’s your job to see this order carried out. Let’s go.
Exeunt PRINCE HENRY, the CHIEF JUSTICE, and the attendants.
PRINCE HENRY, the CHIEF JUSTICE, and the attendants exit.

FALSTAFF

Master Shallow, I owe you a thousand pound.

FALSTAFF

Master Shallow, I owe you a thousand pounds.

SHALLOW

70Yea, marry, Sir John, which I beseech you to let me have
home with me.

SHALLOW

Yes, indeed, Sir John. And I’d like to take it home with me.

FALSTAFF

That can hardly be, Master Shallow. Do not you grieve at
this. I shall be sent for in private to him. Look you, he must
seem thus to the world. Fear not your advancements. I will
75be the man yet that shall make you great.

FALSTAFF

That can’t happen, Master Shallow. Don’t let this upset you; I’ll get a private invitation to see him. Look, he has to appear this way to the world. Don’t worry about your good fortunes: I’m still the man who will make you great.

SHALLOW

I cannot well perceive how, unless you should give me your
doublet and stuff me out with straw. I beseech you, good Sir
John, let me have five hundred of my thousand.

SHALLOW

I don’t know how you’re going to do that, unless you give me your jacket and fill me out with stuffing. Please, Sir John, let me have five hundred of my thousand.

FALSTAFF

Sir, I will be as good as my word. This that you heard was
80but a color.

FALSTAFF

Sir, I’m as good as my word. What you heard here a minute ago was just a color; it was a pretense.

SHALLOW

A color that I fear you will die in, Sir John.

SHALLOW

A color that I fear you’ll be buried in, Sir John.

FALSTAFF

Fear no colors. Go with me to dinner.—Come, Lieutenant
Pistol.—Come, Bardolph.—I shall be sent for soon at night.

FALSTAFF

Stop worrying about colors: come to lunch with me. Come, Lieutenant Pistol. Come, Bardolph. He’ll call for me tonight.

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