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Poins. But, my lads, my lads, to-morrow morning, by four o'clock, early at Gadsbill. There are pilgrims going to Canterbury with rich offerings, and traders riding to London with fat purses: I have visors for you all, you have horses for yourselves. Gadshill lies to-night in Rochester; I have bespoke supper to-morrow night in Eastcheap: we may do it as secure as sleep. If you will go, I will stuff your purses full of crowas; if you will not, tarry at home, and be hanged.
Fal. Hear ye, Yedward: if I tarry at home, and go not, I'll hang you for going.
Poins. You will, chops ?
Fal. There's neither honesty, manhood, nor good fellowsbip in thee, nor thou cam’st not of the blood royal, if thou darest not stand for ten shillings.
P. Hen. Well then, once in my days I'll be a madcap.
Poins. Sir John, I pr’ythee, leave the prince and me alone : I will lay him down such reasons for this adventure, that he
Fal. Well, God give thee the spirit of persuasion, and hiin the ears of profiting, that what thou speakest may move, and what he hears may be believed, that the true prince may (for recreation sake) prove a false thief; for the poor abuses of the time want countenance. Farewell : you shall find me in Eastcheap.
P. Hen. Farewell, thou latter spring! Farewell, All-hallowe summer!
[Exit FALSTAFF. Poins. Now, my good sweet honey lord, ride with us tomorrow: I have a jest to execute, that I cannot manage alone. Falstaff, Bardolph, Peto; and Gadshill, shall rob those men that we have already way-laid: yourself and I will not be there; and when they have the booty, if you and I do not rob them, cut this head off from my shoulders.
P. Hen. How shall we part with them in setting forth ?
Poins. Why, we will set forth before or after them, and appoint them a place of meeling, wherein it is at our pleasure to, fail; and then will they adventure upon the exploit themselves, which they shall have no sooner achieved, but we 'll set upon them.
P. Hen. Yea, but 't is like, that they will know us, by our horses, by our habits, and by every other appointment, to be ourselves.
Poins. Tut! our horses they shall not see; I 'll tie them ja the wood: our visors we will change, after we leave them; and, sirrah, I have cases of buckram for the nonce, to immask our noted outward garments.
P. Hen. Yea, but I doubt they will be too bard for us.
Poins. Well, for two of them, I know them to be as truebred cowards as ever turned back; and for the third, if he fight longer than he sees reason, I 'll forswear arms. The virtue of this jest will be, the incomprehensible lies that this same fat rogue will tell us, when we meet at supper: how thirty at least he fought with; what wards, what blows, what extremities he endured; and in the reproof of this lies the jest.
P. Hen. Well, I 'll go with thee: provide us all things necessary, and meet me to-morrow night in Eastcheap, there I'll sup. Farewell. Poins. Farewell, my lord.
[Exit Poins. P. Hen. I know you all, and will a while uphold The unyok'd humour of your idleness: Yet herein will I imitate the sun, Who doth permit the base contagious clouds To smother up his beauty from the world, That when he please again to be himself, Being wanted, he may be more wonder'd at, By breaking through the foul and ugly mists Of vapours, that did seem to strangle him. If all the year were playing holidays, To sport would be as tedious as to work : But when they seldom come, they wish'd-for come,
And nothing pleaseth but rare accidents.
HOTSPUR, Sir WALTER BLUNT, and Others.
Wor. Our house, my sovereign liege, little deserves
of greatness to be used on it; And that same greatness, too, which our own hands Have holp to make so portly.
North. My lord,
K. Hen. Worcester, get thee gone; for I do see
Your use and counsel, we shall send for you.
[Exit WORCESTER. You were about to speak.
[To Norta. North.
Yea, my good lord.
Hot. My liege, I did deny no prisoners;
Of guns, and drums, and wounds, God save the mark!
Blunt. The circumstance consider'd, good my lord,
k. Hen. Why, yet he doth deny his prisoners,