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




SHALLOW
Nay, you shall see my orchard, where, in an arbor, we will
eat a last year’s pippin of my own graffing, with a dish of
caraways, and so forth.—Come, cousin Silence.—And then
to bed.
SHALLOW
No, you’re going to see my orchard. We’ll sit in an arbor and eat some of the pippin apples I cross-bred last season, along with some caraway seeds and so on. Come on, Silence. Then we’ll go to bed.

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FALSTAFF
Fore God, you have here a goodly dwelling and a rich.
FALSTAFF
I swear, you have a good-looking place here, and it’s fancy.



SHALLOW
Barren, barren, barren, beggars all, beggars all, Sir John.
Marry, good air.—Spread, Davy, spread, Davy. Well said,
Davy.
SHALLOW
Cheap, cheap, cheap. We’re broke, broke, Sir John. But one thing we do have is good air. Set the table, Davy, set the table. Good job, Davy.


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FALSTAFF
This Davy serves you for good uses. He is your servingman
and your husband.
FALSTAFF
This Davy does a lot for you. He’s your right-hand man as well as your steward.



SHALLOW
A good varlet, a good varlet, a very good varlet, Sir John. By
the Mass, I have drunk too much sack at supper. A good
varlet. Now sit down, now sit down.—Come, cousin.
SHALLOW
A good servant, a very good servant, Sir John. By God, I had too much wine with dinner. A good servant. Now sit down, sit down. Come on, cousin.


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SILENCE
Ah, sirrah, quoth he, we shall
Do nothing but eat and make good cheer,
(sings) And praise God for the merry year,
When flesh is cheap and females dear,
And lusty lads roam here and there
So merrily,
And ever among so merrily.
SILENCE
Ah, Sirrah, he said. We will:
Do nothing but eat and celebrate,
(sings) And praise God for this happy year,
When flesh is cheap but women are costly,
And lusty men roam here and there,
So merrily,
And always so merrily.


FALSTAFF
There’s a merry heart!—Good Master Silence, I’ll give you
a health for that anon.
FALSTAFF
That’s a merry heart! Master Silence, I’ll drink a toast to you in a minute.

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Henry IV Parts One and Two (No Fear Shakespeare)