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Henry IV Part 2

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

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Enter the Lord CHIEF JUSTICE and Prince John of LANCASTER; officers with them
The Lord CHIEF JUSTICE, Prince John of LANCASTER, and officers enter.

CHIEF JUSTICE

Go, carry Sir John Falstaff to the Fleet.
85Take all his company along with him.

CHIEF JUSTICE

Go, take Sir John Falstaff away to jail, and take all his companions with him.

FALSTAFF

My lord, my lord—

FALSTAFF

My lord, my lord—

CHIEF JUSTICE

I cannot now speak. I will hear you soon.—
Take them away.

CHIEF JUSTICE

I can’t talk now. I’ll listen to you later. Take them away.

PISTOL

Si fortune me tormenta, spero me contenta.

PISTOL

Exeunt all but Prince John of LANCASTER andthe CHIEF JUSTICE
Everyone exits except John of LANCASTER and the CHIEF JUSTICE.

LANCASTER

90I like this fair proceeding of the King’s.
He hath intent his wonted followers
Shall all be very well provided for,
But all are banished till their conversations
Appear more wise and modest to the world.

LANCASTER

The King’s fair dealings please me. He wants to ensure that his old companions are provided for, but he banishes them until they can behave more properly and presentably.

CHIEF JUSTICE

95And so they are.

CHIEF JUSTICE

That they are.

LANCASTER

The King hath called his parliament, my lord.

LANCASTER

The King’s assembled his parliament, sir.

CHIEF JUSTICE

He hath.

CHIEF JUSTICE

He has.

LANCASTER

I will lay odds that, ere this year expire,
We bear our civil swords and native fire
100As far as France: I beard a bird so sing,
Whose music, to my thinking, pleased the King.
Come, will you hence?

LANCASTER

I’ll bet that, before the year ends, we’ll launch an invasion of France. I heard a little bird singing about it, and I think the music pleased the King. Come, will you leave with me?
Exeunt
They exit.

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