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  • Title: Henry IV, Part 1 (Quarto 1, 1598)
  • Editor: Rosemary Gaby
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-371-7

    Copyright Rosemary Gaby. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Rosemary Gaby
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    Henry IV, Part 1 (Quarto 1, 1598)

    of Henrie the fourth.
    And Sheriffe, I will ingage my word to thee,
    1480That I will by to morrow dinner time
    Send him to answere thee or any man,
    For any thing he shall be charg'd withal,
    And so let me intreat you leaue the house.
    Sher. I will my Lord: there are two gentlemen
    1485Haue in this robbery lost 300. markes.
    Prin. It may be so: if he haue robd these men
    He shal be answerable, and so farewell.
    She. God night my noble Lord.
    Prin. I thinke it is god morrow is it not?
    1490She. Indeed my Lord I thinke it be two a clocke.
    Prin. This oylie rascall is knowne as well as Poules: goe call
    him forth.
    Peto. Falstalffe: fast a sleepe behind the Arras, and snorting
    1495like a horse.
    Prin. Harke how hard he fetches breath, search his pockets.
    He searcheth his pocket, and findeth certaine papers.
    1500Pr. What hast thou found?
    Pet. Nothing but papers my Lord.
    Prin. Lets see what they be, read them.
    Item a capon.
    Item sawce.
    1505Item sacke two gallons.
    Item anchaues and sacke after supper.
    Item bread.
    O monstrous! but one halfepeniworth of bread to this intolle-
    rable deale of sack? what there is else keepe close, weel read it at
    1510more aduantage; there let him sleepe till day, ile to the court in
    the morning. We must all to the wars, and thy place shal be ho-
    norable. Ile procure this fat rogue a charge of foot, and I know
    his death will bee a march of twelue skore, the money shall bee
    1515paid backe againe with aduantage; bee with me betimes in the
    morning, and so good morrow Peto.
    Peto. Good morrow good my Lord.
    Enter Hotspur, Worcester, Lord Mortimer,
    Owen Glendower.
    Mor. These promises are faire, the parties sure,