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  • Title: Henry IV, Part 2 (Folio 1 1623)
  • Editor: Rosemary Gaby

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    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Rosemary Gaby
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    Henry IV, Part 2 (Folio 1 1623)

    Scena Quarta.
    Enter Hostesse Quickly, Dol Teare-sheete,
    3170and Beadles.
    Hostesse. No, thou arrant knaue: I would I might dy,
    that I might haue thee hang'd: Thou hast drawne my
    shoulder out of ioynt.
    Off. The Constables haue deliuer'd her ouer to mee:
    3175and shee shall haue Whipping cheere enough, I warrant
    her. There hath beene a man or two (lately) kill'd about
    Dol. Nut-hooke, nut-hooke, you Lye: Come on, Ile
    tell thee what, thou damn'd Tripe-visag'd Rascall, if the
    3180Childe I now go with, do miscarrie, thou had'st better
    thou had'st strooke thy Mother, thou Paper-fac'd Vil-
    Host. O that Sir Iohn were come, hee would make
    this a bloody day to some body. But I would the Fruite
    3185of her Wombe might miscarry.
    Officer. If it do, you shall haue a dozen of Cushions
    againe, you haue but eleuen now. Come, I charge you
    both go with me: for the man is dead, that you and Pi-
    stoll beate among you.
    3190Dol. Ile tell thee what, thou thin man in a Censor; I
    will haue you as soundly swindg'd for this, you blew-
    Bottel'd Rogue: you filthy famish'd Correctioner, if you
    be not swing'd, Ile forsweare halfe Kirtles.
    Off. Come, come, you shee-Knight-arrant, come.
    3195Host. O, that right should thus o'recome might. Wel
    of sufferance, comes ease.
    Dol. Come you Rogue, come:
    Bring me to a Iustice.
    Host. Yes, come you staru'd Blood-hound.
    3200Dol. Goodman death, goodman Bones.
    Host. Thou Anatomy, thou.
    Dol. Come you thinne Thing:
    Come you Rascall.
    Off. Very well. Exeunt.