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Henry IV Part 2

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Enter SHALLOW, FALSTAFF, PAGE, and BARDOLPH
SHALLOW, FALSTAFF, BARDOLPH, and the PAGE enter.


SHALLOW
By cock and pie, sir, you shall not away tonight.—What,
Davy, I say!
SHALLOW
By gum, sir, you will not leave tonight. Hey, Davy!

FALSTAFF
You must excuse me, Master Robert Shallow.
FALSTAFF
Please excuse me, Master Robert Shallow.


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SHALLOW
I will not excuse you. You shall not be excused. Excuses
shall not be admitted. There is no excuse shall serve. You
shall not be excused.—Why, Davy!
SHALLOW
I will not excuse you. You will not be excused. Excuses will not be allowed. No excuse will do. You will not be excused. Hey, Davy!
Enter DAVY
DAVY enters.

DAVY
Here, sir.
DAVY
Here, sir.



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SHALLOW
Davy, Davy, Davy, Davy, let me see, Davy, let me see, Davy,
let me see. Yea, marry, William cook, bid him come
hither.—Sir John, you shall not be excused.
SHALLOW
Davy, Davy, Davy, Davy, let’s see, Davy, let’s see, Davy, let’s see. Oh yes, right: tell William the cook to come here. Sir John, you will not be excused.


DAVY
Marry, sir, thus: those precepts cannot be served. And again,
sir, shall we sow the hade land with wheat?
DAVY
Well sir, here’s the thing. Those warrants couldn’t be served. And once more, sir, should we plant wheat at the field’s edges?


SHALLOW
With red wheat, Davy. But for William cook, are there no
young pigeons?
SHALLOW
Plant red wheat, Davy. But as for William the cook—aren’t there any young pigeons?

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DAVY
Yes, sir. Here is now the smith’s note for shoeing and plow
irons.
DAVY
Yes, sir. Here’s the bill from the blacksmith for horseshoes and plow blades.