Internet Shakespeare Editions


Jump to line
Help on texts

About this text

  • Title: Henry IV, Part 2 (Quarto 1, 1598)
  • Editor: Rosemary Gaby

  • 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
    Not Peer Reviewed

    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
    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
    Scilens Who I? I haue beene mery twice and once ere now.
    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
    Scilens A cup of wine thats briske and fine, and drinke vnto