No Fear Act 5 Scene 1
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PISTOL

25Not for Cadwallader and all his goats.

PISTOL

Not for Cadwallader and all his goats.

FLUELLEN

There is one goat for you. (strikes him) Will you be so good, scald knave, as eat it?

FLUELLEN

Here’s a goat for you. (strikes him with a club) Will you be good enough to eat it, mangy rascal?

PISTOL

Base Trojan, thou shalt die.

PISTOL

Dissolute lowlife, you shall die.

FLUELLEN

You say very true, scald knave, when God’s will is. I will desire you to live in the meantime and eat your victuals. Come, there is sauce for it. (strikes him) You called me yesterday “mountain squire,” but I will make you today a squire of low degree. I pray you, fall to. If you can mock a leek, you can eat a leek.

FLUELLEN

That’s very true, mangy rascal, when it pleases God. Meanwhile, I’d be gratified if you’d live and eat your food. Come, here’s some sauce to go with it. (strikes him with his club) Yesterday you called me “mountain squire.” Today I’ll make you squire of the low ground. Go on, eat up. If you can mock a leek, you can eat a leek.

GOWER

35Enough, Captain. You have astonished him.

GOWER

Enough, Captain. You’ve stunned him.

FLUELLEN

I say I will make him eat some part of my leek, or I will peat his pate four days.—Bite, I pray you. It is good for your green wound and your ploody coxcomb.

FLUELLEN

I tell you, I’ll either make him eat some part of this leek or give him a four-day head-bashing.—Go on, bite. It’s good for your fresh wound and your bloody noggin.

PISTOL

Must I bite?

PISTOL

Must I bite?

FLUELLEN

40Yes, certainly, and out of doubt and out of question, too, and ambiguities.

FLUELLEN

Yes, absolutely, no question or ambiguity about it.

PISTOL

By this leek, I will most horribly revenge. I eat and eat, I swear—

PISTOL

By this leek, I swear I’ll make you pay for this. (FLUELLEN threatens to strike him) Okay, okay, I’m eating it—

FLUELLEN

Eat, I pray you. Will you have some more sauce to your leek? There is not enough leek to swear by.

FLUELLEN

Please do. Would you like some more sauce to go with it? There isn’t enough leek left for you to swear on.

PISTOL

Quiet thy cudgel. Thou dost see I eat.

PISTOL

Lay off, already! Can’t you see I’m eating?