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Pis. 'Tis semper idem, for absque hoc nihil est. 'Tis all in every part.
Shal. 'Tis so, indeed.
Pis. My knight, I will inflame thy noble liver, And make thee rage. Thy Doll, and Helen of thy noble thoughts, Is in base durance, and contagious prison; Haul'd thither By most mechanical and dirty hand. Rouse up revenge from ebon den with fell Alecto's
snake, For Doll is in; Pistol speaks naught but truth. Fal. I will deliver her.
[shouts within, and the trumpets sound. Pis. There roar'd the sea, and trumpet-clangor
Enter King and his train, the LORD CHIEF JUSTICE
Fal. God save thy grace, king Hal! my royal
Hal ! Pis. The heavens thee guard and keep, most
royal imp 1 of fame! Fal. God save thee, my sweet boy. King. My lord chief justice, speak to that vain
Ch. Jus. Have you your wits ? Know you what
'tis you speak?
Fal. My king! my Jove! I speak to thee, my
heart! King. I know thee not, old man.
Fall to thy prayers. How ill white hairs become a fool and jester! I have long dream'd of such a kind of man, So surfeit-swell’d, so old, and so profane ; But, being awake, I do despise my dream. Make less thy body, hence, and more thy grace; Leave gormandising: know, the grave doth gape For thee thrice wider than for other men. Reply not to me with a fool-born jest ; Presume not, that I am the thing I was : For Heaven doth know, so shall the world per
ceive, That I have turn’d away my former self ; So will I those that kept me company. When thou dost hear I am as I have been, Approach me; and thou shalt be as thou wast, The tutor and the feeder of my riots : Till then, I banish thee, on pain of death, As I have done the rest of my misleaders, 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 evil; And, as we hear you do reform yourselves, We will, -according to your strength and quali
Give you advancement. Be it your charge, my
lord, To see perform’d the tenor of our word.
[Exeunt King and his train. Fal. Master Shallow, I owe you a thousand pound.
Shal. Ay, marry, sir John ; which I beseech you to let me have home with me.
Fal. 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 advancement: I will be the man yet that shall make you great.
Shal. I cannot perceive how, unless you give me your doublet, and stuff me out with straw. I beseech you, good sir John, let me have five hundred of my thousand.
Fal. Sir, I will be as good as my word : this that you heard, was but a color.
Shal. A color, I fear, that you will die in, sir John.
Fal. Fear no colors; go with me to dinner. Come, lieutenant Pistol; come, Bardolph : I shall be sent for soon at night.
Re-enter PRINCE JOHN, CHIEF JUSTICE, Officers, &c.
Ch. Jus. Go, carry sir John Falstaff to the Fleet; Take all his company along with him.
Fal. My lord, my lord,-