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Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Rosemary Gaby
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Henry IV, Part 2 (Quarto 1, 1598).


The second part of
Then ioyne you with them like a ribbe of steele,
1015To make strength stronger: but for al our loues,
First let them trie themselues, so did your sonne,
He was so suffred, so came I a widow,
And neuer shall haue length of life enough,
To raine vpon remembrance with mine eies,
1020That it may grow and sprout as high as heauen,
For recordation to my noble husband.
North. Come, come, go in with me, tis with my mind,
As with the tide, sweld vp vnto his height,
That makes a stil stand, running neither way,
1025Faine would I go to meete the Archbishop,
But many thousand reasons hold me backe,
I will resolue for Scotland, there am I,
Till time and vantage craue my company.
exeunt.
1030
Enter a Drawer or two.
Francis What the diuel hast thou brought there apple
Iohns? thou knowest sir Iohn cannot indure an apple Iohn.
Draw. Mas thou saist true, the prince once set a dish of ap-
1035ple Iohns before him, and tolde him there were fiue more sir
Iohns, and putting off his hat, said, I will now take my leaue of
these six drie, round, old, withered Knights, it angred him to
the heart, but he hath forgot that.
1040Fran. Why then couer and set them downe, and see if
thou canst find out Sneakes Noise, mistris Tere-sheet would
faine heare some musique.
1042.1Dra. Dispatch, the roome where they supt is too hot, theile
come in straight.
Francis Sirra, here wil be the prince and master Poynes a-
non, and they will put on two of our ierkins and aprons, and sir
1045Iohn must not know of it, Bardolfe hath brought word.
1045.1
Enter Will.
Dra. By the mas here will be old vtis, it wil be an excellent
stratagem.
Francis Ile see if I can find out Sneake.
exit
1050
Enter mistris Quickly, and Doll Tere-sheet.
Quickly