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


Henry the fourth.
Shal. Dauy, Dauy, Dauy, Dauy, let me see Dauy, let me see
Dauy, let me see, yea mary VVilliam Cooke, bid him come
hither, sir Iohn, you shal not be excused.
Dauy Mary sir thus, those precepts can not be serued, and
2800againe sir, shal we sow the hade land with wheate?
Shal. VVith red wheat Dauy, but for VVilliam Cooke
are there no yong pigeons?
Dauy Yes sir, here is now the Smiths note for shooing and
plow-yrons.
Shal. Let it be cast and payed: sir Iohn, you shal not be ex-
cused.
Dauy Now sir, a new lincke to the bucket must needes be
2810had: and sir, do you meane to stop any of VVVilliams wages, a-
bout the sacke he lost at Hunkly Faire?
Shal. A shall answer it: some pigeons Dauy, a couple of
short legg'd hens, a ioynt of mutton, and any pretty little tinie
2815Kick-shawes, tell william Cooke.
Dauy Doth the man of warre stay all night sir?
Shal. Yea Dauy, I will vse him well, a friend i'th court is
better then a penie in purse: vse his men wel Dauy, for they are
2820arrant knaues, and will backbite.
Dauy No worse then they are back-bitten sir, for they haue
maruailes foule linnen.
Shal. VVell conceited Dauy, about thy businesse Dauy.
Dauy I beseech you sir to countenance VVilliam Visor
of Woncote against Clement Perkes a'th hill.
Sha. There is many complaints Dauy against that Visor,
2830that Visor is an arrant knaue on my knowledge.
Dauy I graunt your worship that he is a knaue sir: but yet
God forbid sir, but a knaue should haue some countenance at
his friends request, an honest man sir is able to speake for him-
2835selfe, when a knaue is not: I haue seru'de your worship truly sir
this eight yeares and I cannot once, or twice in a quarter beare
out a knaue against an honest man, I haue litle credit with your
worship: the knaue is mine honest friend sir, therfore I beseech
2840you let him be countenaunst.
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