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Phang. Sir John, I arrest you at the suit of Mrs. Quickly. .. Fal Away, varlets. Draw, Bardolph, cut me off the villain's head; throw the quean in the kennel. 16 : Hot. Throw me in the kennel? I'll throw thee in the kennel.. Wilt thou ? wilt thou ? thou baitardly rogue. : Murder, murder! O thou ’hony-suckle villain, wilt thou kill God's officers and the King's? O thou hony-feed rogue! thou art a hony-feed, a man queller, and a woman-queller. 3. Fal. Keep thein off, Bardolph.
Phang. A rescue, a rescue
Hoft. Good people, bring a rescue or two; , ' thou wo't, wo't thou? thou wo't, wo't thou ? do, do, thou rogue, do, thou hemp-seed ! . Fal. + Away, you scullion, you rampallian, you fuftilarian: I'll tickle your catastrophe.
Enter Chief Justice attended. Ch. Jus. What's the matter? keep the peace here, hoa ! - Hoft. Good my lord, be good to me. I beseech you, stand to me. Ch. Juf. How now, Sir John? what, are you
brawling here? Doth this become your place, your time, and business? You should have been well on your way to York.
Hany-fuckle villain - hony 4 Fal. Away, you scullion ] feed rogue.] The landlady's cor This speech is given to the page -ruption of bomicidal and homicide. in all the editions to the folio of
THEOBALD. 1664. It is more proper for 3 Thou wote wa't thou? &c ] Falstaf, but that the boy malt The first-folio reads, I think, less not stand quite flat and useless properly, thou wilt not? thou on the stage, wilt not?
-Stand from him, fellow; wherefore hang'st thou on
him? Hoft. O my most worshipful lord, an't please your Grace, I am a poor widow of East-cheap, and he is arrested at my suit.
Ch. Juf. For what fuin?
Hot. It is more than for some, my lord, it is for all; all I have; he hath eaten me out of house and home; he hath put all my substance into that fat belly of his. --- But I will have some of it out again, or I'll ride thee o nights, like the mare.
Pal. I think, I am as like to ride the mare, if I have any ’vantage of ground to get up:
Ch. juf. How comes this, Sir John? fie, what man of good temper would endure this tempest of exciamation? are you not alham'd to inforce a poor widow to so rough a course to come by her own?
Fal. What is the gross sum that I owe thee?
Hoft. Marry, if thou wert an honest man, thyself, and the mony too.
Thou didt swear to me on a parcel-gilt goblet, sitting in my Dolphin-chamber, at the round table, by a sca-coal fire, on Wednesday in Whitsunweek, when the Prince broke thy head' for likening his father to a singing-man of Windfor; thou didst swear to me then, as I was washing thy wound, to marry me, and make me my lady thy wife. Canit thou deny it? did not good-wife Keech, the butcher's wife, come in then, and call me gosiip Quickly? coming in to borrow a mess of vinegar; tclling us, she had a good dith of prawns; whereby thou didit desire to eat some; whereby I told thee, they were ill for a green wound; and didst not thou, when she was gone down stairs,
s For likening his father to a tion is right; the prince might finging man.] Such is the read- allow familiarities with himielf, ing of the first edition, all the and yet very properly break the reit have for lihening him to a knight's head when he ridicpled Jinging man. The original edi- his father.
defire me to be no more so familiarity with such poor people, saying, that ere long they should call me Madam and didit thou not kils me, and bid me fetch thee thirty fliillings? I put thce now to thy book-oatlı; deny it, if thou canst.
Fal. My lord, this is a poor mad foul; and the fays up and down the town, that her eldeit son is like you. She hath been in good case, and the truth is, poverty hath distracted her. But for these foolish Officers, I beseech you, I may have redress against them,
Ch. Juft, Sir John, Sir John, I am well acquainted with your manner of wrenching the true cause the false way. It is not a confident brow, nor the throng of words that come with such more than impudent fauciness from you, can thrust me from a level confideration. I know, you have practifed upon tl.c easyyielding spirit of this woman.
Hift. Yes, in troth, my lord.,
Ch. Fust. Pry’thee, peace. ----Pay her the debt you owe her, and unpay the villainy you have done her; the one you may do with sterling mony, and the other with current repentance.
Fal. My lord, I will not undergo' this sneap without reply. You call honourable boldness impudent sawciness; if a man will court'fic and say nothing, he is virtuous. No, my lord, my humble duty remember’d, I will not be your fuitor ; I say to you, I desire deliverance from these officers, being upon hasty cinployment in the King's affairs.
Ch. Juft. You Ipeak, as liaving power to do wrong;
I know you love practised] and perfon. Without this the folIn the first quarto it is read thus. - lowing exhortation of the Chief 2. You have, as it appears io me, Juflice is less
proper. 1. practised upon the easy yielding ? This fincap] A ?ork mire word Spirit of this woman, ant made for retulie.
Pope. ber serve your uses both in purse
but answer in the effect of your reputation, and fatisfy the poor woman.
? Fal. Come hither, hostess.
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Enter a Messenger.
tells, Fal. As I am a gentlemanHift. Nay, you faid fo before.
Fal. As I am a gentleman; come, no more words of it.
Hoft. By this heav'nly ground I tread on, I must be fain to pawn both my plate, and the tapestry of my dining chambers.
Fal. Glasses, glasses, is the only drinking; and for thy walls, a pretty flight drollery, or the story of the Prodigal, or the German Hunting in water-work, is worth a thousand of these bed-hangings, and these fly-bitten tapestries. Let it be ten pound, if thou cans. Come, if it were not for thy humours, there is not a better wench in England. Go, wash thy face, and draw thy action. Come, thou must not be in this humour with me; do'st not know me? Come, come, I know, thou wast set on to this,
Hoft. Pr’ythee, Sir John, let it e but twenty nobles; I am loth to pawn my plate, in good earnest, la. Answer in the effce of your faded.
WARBURTON. reputation.] That is, answer in I think the present reading a manner suitable to your character. may well stand. He recommends
9 German Hunting in water- painted paper instead of tapestry, work,] i. e. in water-colours. which he calls bed-hangings, in
WARBURTON. contempt, as fitter to make cur+ Thesc Ben-hangings, 1 We' tains than to hang walls. 1 should read DEAD-hangings, i. 6.
Fal, Let it alone, I'll make other shift'; you'll be a fool still
Hoft. Well, you shall have it, though I pawn my gown. I hope, you'll come to supper. You'll pay me all together?
Fal. Will I live? - Go with her, with her: hook on, hook on.
[To the officers.
[Exeunt Hostess and Serjeant,
my lord ?
Ch. Juft. Come all his forces back?
Gower. No; fifteen hundred foot, five hundred horse
Fal. Comes the King back from Wales, my noble
. You shall have letters of me presently.
Fal. My lord,
Fal. Master Gower, shall I intreat you with me to dinner?
Gower. I must wait upon my good lord liere, I thank you, good Sir John.
Ch. Juft. Sir John, you loiter here too long, being you are to take soldiers up in the countries as you go.
Fal. Will you sup with me, master Gower ?
Ch. Juft. What foolish master taught you these manners, Sir John? Fal. Master Gower, if they become me not, he was