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Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Rosemary Gaby
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Henry IV, Part 2 (Quarto 1, 1600)

The second part of
915eate it.
Prince Thats to make him eate twenty of his words, but do
you vse me, thus Ned? must I marrie your sister?
Poynes God send the wench no worse fortune, but I neuer
said so.
920Prince Wel, thus we play the fooles with the time, and the
spirits of the wise sit in the clowdes and mocke vs, is your ma-
ster here in London?
Bard. Yea my Lord.
Prince Where sups he? doth the old boare feede in the old
Bard. At the old place, my lord, in Eastcheape.
Prince What companie?
Boy Ephesians, my lord, of the old church.
Prince Sup any women with him?
930Boy None my lord, but old mistris Quickly, and mistris Dol
Prince What Pagan may that be?
Boy A proper gentlewoman sir, and a kinswoman of my
935Prince Euen such kinne as the parish Heicfors are to the
towne bull, shall we steale vpon them Ned at supper?
Poynes I am your shadow my Lord, ile follow you.
Prince Sirra, you boy and Bardolfe, no worde to your ma-
ster that I am yet come to towne; theres for your silence.
Bar. I haue no tongue sir.
Boy And for mine sir, I will gouerne it.
Prince Fare you well: go, this Doll Tere-sheete should be
945some rode.
Poyns I warrant you, as common as the way between S. Al-
bons and London.
Prince How might we see Falstaffe bestow himself to night
in his true colours, and not our selues be seene?
950Poynes Put on two letherne ierkins and aprons, and waite
vpon him at his table as drawers.
Prince From a god to a bul, a heauy descension, it was Ioues