No Fear Act 4 Scene 7
No Fear Act 4 Scene 7 Page 7

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KING HENRY

145Here, Fluellen, wear thou this favor for me and stick it in thy cap. (gives WILLIAMS's glove to FLUELLEN) When Alençon and myself were down together, I plucked this glove from his helm. If any man challenge this, he is a friend to Alençon and an enemy to our person. If thou encounter any such, apprehend him, an thou dost me love.

KING HENRY

Here, Fluellen, stick this in your cap. (gives WILLIAMS's glove to FLUELLEN) When Alençon and I went down together, I plucked this glove from his helmet. If any man challenges it, he is a friend to Alençon and an enemy to me. If you encounter such a man, arrest him and prove your loyalty to me.

FLUELLEN

Your Grace does me as great honors as can be desired in the hearts of his subjects. I would fain see the man that has but two legs that shall find himself aggrieved at this glove, that is all; but I would fain see it once, an please God of his Grace that I might see.

FLUELLEN

Your Grace does me as great an honor as could be wished by any of his subjects. I’d like to see the man with two legs who takes offense at this glove, that’s all! Just once I’d like to see it, if it please God to grant me that.

KING HENRY

Know’st thou Gower?

KING HENRY

Do you know Captain Gower?

FLUELLEN

He is my dear friend, an please you.

FLUELLEN

He is my dear friend, your Majesty.

KING HENRY

Pray thee, go seek him, and bring him to my tent.

KING HENRY

Go find him, please, and bring him to my tent.

FLUELLEN

I will fetch him.

FLUELLEN

I’ll fetch him.
Exit
He exits.

KING HENRY

160My Lord of Warwick and my brother Gloucester,
Follow Fluellen closely at the heels.
The glove which I have given him for a favor
May haply purchase him a box o' th' ear.
It is the soldier’s. I by bargain should
165Wear it myself. Follow, good cousin Warwick.

KING HENRY

My Lord of Warwick and my brother Gloucester, follow Fluellen at a close distance. The glove which I have given him to wear may possibly win him a box on the ear. It belongs to the soldier I was just talking to. According to an agreement, I should wear it myself. Follow Fluellen, cousin Warwick, and if the soldier strikes him—and I would think from his forthright manner that he’ll keep his word—some mischief may arise as a result. I know Fluellen to be very conscious of his honor and quick to anger, hot as gunpowder and