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


Henry the fourth.
3035will eate a last yeeres pippen of mine owne graffing, with a
dish of carrawaies and so forth: come coosin Scilens, and then
to bed.
Falst. Fore God you haue here goodly dwelling, and rich.
Shal. Barraine, barraine, barraine, beggars all, beggars all sir
3040Iohn, mary good ayre: spread Dauy, spread Dauy, well saide
Dauy.
Fal. This Dauy serues you for good vses, hee is your ser-
uing-man, and your husband.
Shal. A good varlet, a good varlet, a very good varlet sir
3045Iohn: by the mas I haue drunke too much sacke at supper: a
good varlet: now sit downe, now sit downe, come cosin.
Scilens A sirra quoth a, we shall do nothing but eate and
make good cheere, and praise God for the merry yeere, when
3050flesh is cheape and females deare, and lusty laddes roame here
and there so merely, and euer among so merily.
sir Iohn Theres a merry heart, good M. Silens, ile giue you a
health for that anon.
3055Shal. Giue master Bardolfe some wine, Dauy.
Dauy Sweet sir sit, ile be with you anon, most sweet sir sit,
master Page, good master Page sit: proface, what you want in
meate, weele haue in drink, but you must beare, the heart's al.
3060Shal. Be mery master Bardolfe, and my litle souldier there,
be merry.
Scilens Be merry, be mery, my wife has all, for women are
shrowes both short and tall, tis merry in hal when beards wags
all, and welcome mery shrouetide, be mery, be mery.
Falst. I did not thinke master Scilens had bin a man of this
mettall.
Scilens Who I? I haue beene mery twice and once ere now.
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Enter Dauy.
3070Dauy Theres a dish of Lether-coates for you.
Shal. Dauy?
Dauy Your worship: Ile be with you straight, a cup of wine
sir.
Scilens A cup of wine thats briske and fine, and drinke vnto
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