No Fear Act 4 Scene 8
No Fear Act 4 Scene 8 Page 3

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FLUELLEN

An please your Majesty, let his neck answer for it, if there is any martial law in the world.

FLUELLEN

If it pleases your Majesty, let his neck pay the price, if there is any martial law in the world.

KING HENRY

40How canst thou make me satisfaction?

KING HENRY

How can you square things with me?

WILLIAMS

All offenses, my lord, come from the heart. Never came any from mine that might offend your Majesty.

WILLIAMS

All offenses come from the heart, my lord, and nothing intended to offend your Majesty ever came from mine.

KING HENRY

It was ourself thou didst abuse.

KING HENRY

You abused me to my face.

WILLIAMS

Your Majesty came not like yourself. You appeared to me but as a common man. Witness the night, your garments, your lowliness. And what your Highness suffered under that shape, I beseech you take it for your own fault and not mine, for, had you been as I took you for, I made no offense. Therefore, I beseech your Highness pardon me.

WILLIAMS

Your Majesty didn’t present yourself as the king. You represented yourself as just a common man. Consider the time of night, what you were wearing, and how ordinary you looked. Anything your Highness suffered in that disguise, I beg you to see it as your own fault and not mine, because if you’d been what I took you for, there would have been no offense. Therefore, I beg your Highness, pardon me.

KING HENRY

50Here, uncle Exeter, fill this glove with crowns
And give it to this fellow.—Keep it, fellow,
And wear it for an honor in thy cap
Till I do challenge it.—Give him the crowns.
—And, captain, you must needs be friends with him.

KING HENRY

Here, uncle Exeter, fill this glove with gold coins and give it to this fellow. Keep it, my friend, and wear it as a badge of honor in your cap until I challenge it.—Give him the money.—And you, Captain, must make it up with him.

FLUELLEN

55By this day and this light, the fellow has mettle enough in his belly.—Hold, there is twelve pence for you, and I pray you to serve God and keep you out of prawls and prabbles and quarrels and dissensions, and I warrant you it is the better for you.

FLUELLEN

By this day and this light, the fellow is certainly brave. Here, twelve pence for you. I urge you to serve God and stay out of brawls and dust-ups and quarrels and disputes. I promise it will be better for you if you do.

WILLIAMS

60I will none of your money.

WILLIAMS

I’ll have none of your money.