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Henry IV Part 2

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FALSTAFF
Well said, Master Silence.
FALSTAFF
Well said, Master Silence.

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SILENCE
And we shall be merry; now comes in the sweet o' th' night.
SILENCE
And we will enjoy ourselves. Now’s the best time of night.

FALSTAFF
Health and long life to you, Master Silence.
FALSTAFF
Here’s to your health and long life, Master Silence.


SILENCE
(sings) Fill the cup, and let it come,
I’ll pledge you a mile to th' bottom.
SILENCE
(sings) Fill the cup, and pass it here,
I’ll drink it to the bottom, even if it’s a mile down.



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SHALLOW
Honest Bardolph, welcome. If thou wantest anything and
   wilt not call, beshrew thy heart.—
(to the PAGE) Welcome, my little tiny thief, and welcome
indeed too. I’ll drink to Master Bardolph, and to all the
cabileros about London.
SHALLOW
Welcome, honest Master Bardolph. If you want something and don’t ask for it, that’s your tough luck. (to the PAGE) Welcome, my little tiny thief, welcome indeed. I’ll drink to Master Bardolph, and to all the good sports around London.

DAVY
I hope to see London once ere I die.
DAVY
I hope to see London once before I die.

BARDOLPH
An I might see you there, Davy!
BARDOLPH
If I see you there, Davy—

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SHALLOW
By the Mass, you’ll crack a quart together, ha, will you not,
Master Bardolph?
SHALLOW
By God, you’ll break open a quart bottle together, ha! Won’t you, Master Bardolph?

BARDOLPH
Yea, sir, in a pottle-pot.
BARDOLPH
Yessir, in a two-quart glass.


SHALLOW
By God’s liggens, I thank thee. The knave will stick by thee,
I can assure thee that. He will not out, he. 'Tis true bred!
SHALLOW
By God’s fingers, I thank you. This rogue will stick with you, I promise you that. He won’t fail, he’s true blue.

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BARDOLPH
And I’ll stick by him, sir.
BARDOLPH
And I’ll stick with him, sir.



SHALLOW
Why, there spoke a king. Lack nothing, be merry.
One knocks at the door within
Look who’s at door there, ho. Who knocks?
SHALLOW
Spoken like a king. Take whatever you want: enjoy yourselves!
Knocking is heard offstage.
Hey, see who’s at the door there! Who’s knocking?
Exit DAVY
DAVY exits.