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  • 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
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    Henry IV, Part 2 (Quarto 1, 1598)

    Enter Sincklo and three or foure officers.
    Host. No, thou arrant knaue, I would to God that I might
    die, that I might haue thee hangd, thou hast drawn my shoul-
    der out of ioynt.
    Sincklo The Constables haue deliuered her ouer to mee,
    3175and shee shal haue whipping cheere I warrant her, there hath
    beene a man or two kild about her.
    Whoore Nut-hooke, Nut-hooke, you lie, come on, Ile tell
    thee what, thou damnd tripe visagde rascall, and the child I go
    3180with, do miscarry, thou wert better thou hadst strook thy mo-
    ther, thou paper-facde villaine.
    Host. O the Lord, that sir Iohn were come! I would make
    this a bloody day to some body: but I pray God the fruite of
    3185her wombe miscarry.
    Sincklo. If it doe, you shall haue a dozzen of cushions
    againe, you haue but eleuen nowe: come, I charge you both
    goe with mee, for the man is dead that you and Pistoll beat a-
    mongst you.
    3190Whoore Ile tell you what, you thin man in a censor, I will
    haue you as soundly swingde for this, you blewbottle rogue,
    you filthy famisht correctioner, if you be not swingde, Ile for-
    sweare halfe kirtles.
    Sinck. Come, come, you shee-Knight-arrant, come.
    3195Host. O God, that right should thus ouercom might! wel,
    of sufferance comes ease.
    Whoore Come you rogue, come bring me to a iustice.
    Host. I come, you starude blood-hound.
    3200Whoore Goodman death, goodman bones.
    Host. Thou Atomy, thou.
    Whoore Come you thinne thing, come you rascall.
    Sinck. Very well.