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Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: James D. Mardock
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Henry V (Quarto 1, 1600)


of Henry the fift.
Saint Dauies day is past?
2900Flew. There is occasion Captaine Gower,
Looke you why, and wherefore,
The other day looke you, Pistolles
Which you know is a man of no merites
In the worell, is come where I was the other day,
2905And brings bread and sault, and bids me
Eate my Leeke: twas in a place, looke you,
Where I could moue no discentions:
But if I can see him, I shall tell him,
A litle of my desires.
Gow. Here a comes, swelling like a Turkecocke.

Enter Pistoll.
Flew. Tis no matter for his swelling, and his turkecocks,
2915God plesse you Antient Pistoll, you scall,
Beggerly, lowsie knaue, God plesse you.
Pist. Ha, art thou bedlem?
Dost thou thurst base Troyan,
To haue me folde vp Parcas fatall web?
Hence, I am qualmish at the smell of Leeke.
2920Flew. Antient Pistoll. I would desire you because
It doth not agree with your stomache, and your appetite,
And your digestions, to eate this Leeke.
Pist. Not for Cadwalleder and all his goates.
Flew. There is one goate for you Antient Pistol.
He strikes him.
Pist. Bace Troyan, thou shall dye.
2930Flew. I, I know I shall dye, meane time, I would
Desire you to liue and eate this Leeke.
Gower. Inough Captaine, you haue astonisht him.
Flew. Astonisht him, by Iesu, Ile beate his head
Foure dayes, and foure nights, but Ile
Make him eate some part of my Leeke.
Pist. Well must I byte?
Flew. I