Speeches (Lines) for Lord Chief Justice in "History of Henry IV, Part II"

Total: 56
print
# Act / Scene Speech text
1 I / 2
  • What's he that goes there?
  • What's he that goes there?
  • Falstaff. Wait close; I will not see him.

    Lord Chief Justice. What's he that goes there?

2 I / 2
  • He that was in question for the robb'ry?
  • He that was in question for the robb'ry?
  • Servant. Falstaff, an't please your lordship.

    Lord Chief Justice. He that was in question for the robb'ry?

3 I / 2
  • What, to York? Call him back again.
  • What, to York? Call him back again.
  • Servant. He, my lord; but he hath since done good service at
    Shrewsbury, and, as I hear, is now going with some charge to
    Lord John of Lancaster.

    Lord Chief Justice. What, to York? Call him back again.

4 I / 2
  • I am sure he is, to the hearing of anything
    Go, pluck him by the elbow; I mu...
  • I am sure he is, to the hearing of anything
    Go, pluck him by the elbow; I must speak with him.
  • Page. You must speak louder; my master is deaf.

    Lord Chief Justice. I am sure he is, to the hearing of anything
    Go, pluck him by the elbow; I must speak with him.

5 I / 2
  • Sir John Falstaff, a word with you.
  • Sir John Falstaff, a word with you.
  • Servant. Sir, my lord would speak with you.

    Lord Chief Justice. Sir John Falstaff, a word with you.

6 I / 2
  • Sir John, I sent for you before your expedition
    Shrewsbury.
  • Sir John, I sent for you before your expedition
    Shrewsbury.
  • Falstaff. My good lord! God give your lordship good time of
    am glad to see your lordship abroad. I heard say your
    was sick; I hope your lordship goes abroad by advice. Your
    lordship, though not clean past your youth, hath yet some
    of age in you, some relish of the saltness of time; and I
    humbly beseech your lordship to have a reverend care of your
    health.

    Lord Chief Justice. Sir John, I sent for you before your expedition
    Shrewsbury.

7 I / 2
  • I talk not of his Majesty. You would not come
    sent for you.
  • I talk not of his Majesty. You would not come
    sent for you.
  • Falstaff. An't please your lordship, I hear his Majesty is
    with some discomfort from Wales.

    Lord Chief Justice. I talk not of his Majesty. You would not come
    sent for you.

8 I / 2
  • Well God mend him! I pray you let me speak with
  • Well God mend him! I pray you let me speak with
  • Falstaff. And I hear, moreover, his Highness is fall'n into
    same whoreson apoplexy.

    Lord Chief Justice. Well God mend him! I pray you let me speak with

9 I / 2
  • What tell you me of it? Be it as it is.
  • What tell you me of it? Be it as it is.
  • Falstaff. This apoplexy, as I take it, is a kind of lethargy,
    please your lordship, a kind of sleeping in the blood, a
    tingling.

    Lord Chief Justice. What tell you me of it? Be it as it is.

10 I / 2
  • I think you are fall'n into the disease, for you
    hear not what I say to you....
  • I think you are fall'n into the disease, for you
    hear not what I say to you.
  • Falstaff. It hath it original from much grief, from study, and
    perturbation of the brain. I have read the cause of his
    in Galen; it is a kind of deafness.

    Lord Chief Justice. I think you are fall'n into the disease, for you
    hear not what I say to you.

11 I / 2
  • To punish you by the heels would amend the
    of your ears; and I care not if I...
  • To punish you by the heels would amend the
    of your ears; and I care not if I do become your physician.
  • Falstaff. Very well, my lord, very well. Rather an't please
    is the disease of not listening, the malady of not marking,
    I am troubled withal.

    Lord Chief Justice. To punish you by the heels would amend the
    of your ears; and I care not if I do become your physician.

12 I / 2
  • I sent for you, when there were matters against
    for your life, to come speak...
  • I sent for you, when there were matters against
    for your life, to come speak with me.
  • Falstaff. I am as poor as Job, my lord, but not so patient.
    lordship may minister the potion of imprisonment to me in
    of poverty; but how I should be your patient to follow your
    prescriptions, the wise may make some dram of a scruple, or
    indeed a scruple itself.

    Lord Chief Justice. I sent for you, when there were matters against
    for your life, to come speak with me.

13 I / 2
  • Well, the truth is, Sir John, you live in great
    infamy.
  • Well, the truth is, Sir John, you live in great
    infamy.
  • Falstaff. As I was then advis'd by my learned counsel in the
    of this land-service, I did not come.

    Lord Chief Justice. Well, the truth is, Sir John, you live in great
    infamy.

14 I / 2
  • Your means are very slender, and your waste is
    great.
  • Your means are very slender, and your waste is
    great.
  • Falstaff. He that buckles himself in my belt cannot live in

    Lord Chief Justice. Your means are very slender, and your waste is
    great.

15 I / 2
  • You have misled the youthful Prince.
  • You have misled the youthful Prince.
  • Falstaff. I would it were otherwise; I would my means were
    and my waist slenderer.

    Lord Chief Justice. You have misled the youthful Prince.

16 I / 2
  • Well, I am loath to gall a new-heal'd wound.
    day's service at Shrewsbury hat...
  • Well, I am loath to gall a new-heal'd wound.
    day's service at Shrewsbury hath a little gilded over your
    night's exploit on Gadshill. You may thank th' unquiet time
    your quiet o'erposting that action.
  • Falstaff. The young Prince hath misled me. I am the fellow with
    great belly, and he my dog.

    Lord Chief Justice. Well, I am loath to gall a new-heal'd wound.
    day's service at Shrewsbury hath a little gilded over your
    night's exploit on Gadshill. You may thank th' unquiet time
    your quiet o'erposting that action.

17 I / 2
  • But since all is well, keep it so: wake not a
    sleeping wolf.
  • But since all is well, keep it so: wake not a
    sleeping wolf.
  • Falstaff. My lord--

    Lord Chief Justice. But since all is well, keep it so: wake not a
    sleeping wolf.

18 I / 2
  • What! you are as a candle, the better part burnt
    out.
  • What! you are as a candle, the better part burnt
    out.
  • Falstaff. To wake a wolf is as bad as smell a fox.

    Lord Chief Justice. What! you are as a candle, the better part burnt
    out.

19 I / 2
  • There is not a white hair in your face but
    have his effect of gravity.
  • There is not a white hair in your face but
    have his effect of gravity.
  • Falstaff. A wassail candle, my lord--all tallow; if I did say
    wax, my growth would approve the truth.

    Lord Chief Justice. There is not a white hair in your face but
    have his effect of gravity.

20 I / 2
  • You follow the young Prince up and down, like
    ill angel.
  • You follow the young Prince up and down, like
    ill angel.
  • Falstaff. His effect of gravy, gravy,

    Lord Chief Justice. You follow the young Prince up and down, like
    ill angel.

21 I / 2
  • Do you set down your name in the scroll of
    that are written down old with al...
  • Do you set down your name in the scroll of
    that are written down old with all the characters of age?
    you not a moist eye, a dry hand, a yellow cheek, a white
    decreasing leg, an increasing belly? Is not your voice
    your wind short, your chin double, your wit single, and every
    part about you blasted with antiquity? And will you yet call
    yourself young? Fie, fie, fie, Sir John!
  • Falstaff. Not so, my lord. Your ill angel is light; but hope
    that looks upon me will take me without weighing. And yet in
    respects, I grant, I cannot go--I cannot tell. Virtue is of
    little regard in these costermongers' times that true valour
    turn'd berod; pregnancy is made a tapster, and his quick wit
    wasted in giving reckonings; all the other gifts appertinent
    man, as the malice of this age shapes them, are not worth a
    gooseberry. You that are old consider not the capacities of
    that are young; you do measure the heat of our livers with
    bitterness of your galls; and we that are in the vaward of
    youth, must confess, are wags too.

    Lord Chief Justice. Do you set down your name in the scroll of
    that are written down old with all the characters of age?
    you not a moist eye, a dry hand, a yellow cheek, a white
    decreasing leg, an increasing belly? Is not your voice
    your wind short, your chin double, your wit single, and every
    part about you blasted with antiquity? And will you yet call
    yourself young? Fie, fie, fie, Sir John!

22 I / 2
  • Well, God send the Prince a better companion!
  • Well, God send the Prince a better companion!
  • Falstaff. My lord, I was born about three of the clock in the
    afternoon, with a white head and something a round belly. For
    voice--I have lost it with hallooing and singing of anthems.
    approve my youth further, I will not. The truth is, I am only
    in judgment and understanding; and he that will caper with me
    a thousand marks, let him lend me the money, and have at him.
    the box of the ear that the Prince gave you--he gave it like
    rude prince, and you took it like a sensible lord. I have
    him for it; and the young lion repents--marry, not in ashes
    sackcloth, but in new silk and old sack.

    Lord Chief Justice. Well, God send the Prince a better companion!

23 I / 2
  • Well, the King hath sever'd you. I hear you are
    going with Lord John of Lanc...
  • Well, the King hath sever'd you. I hear you are
    going with Lord John of Lancaster against the Archbishop and
    Earl of Northumberland.
  • Falstaff. God send the companion a better prince! I cannot rid
    hands of him.

    Lord Chief Justice. Well, the King hath sever'd you. I hear you are
    going with Lord John of Lancaster against the Archbishop and
    Earl of Northumberland.

24 I / 2
  • Well, be honest, be honest; and God bless your
    expedition!
  • Well, be honest, be honest; and God bless your
    expedition!
  • Falstaff. Yea; I thank your pretty sweet wit for it. But look
    pray, all you that kiss my Lady Peace at home, that our
    join not in a hot day; for, by the Lord, I take but two
    out with me, and I mean not to sweat extraordinarily. If it
    hot day, and I brandish anything but a bottle, I would I
    never spit white again. There is not a dangerous action can
    out his head but I am thrust upon it. Well, I cannot last
    but it was alway yet the trick of our English nation, if they
    have a good thing, to make it too common. If ye will needs
    am an old man, you should give me rest. I would to God my
    were not so terrible to the enemy as it is. I were better to
    eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with
    perpetual motion.

    Lord Chief Justice. Well, be honest, be honest; and God bless your
    expedition!

25 I / 2
  • Not a penny, not a penny; you are too impatient
    bear crosses. Fare you well....
  • Not a penny, not a penny; you are too impatient
    bear crosses. Fare you well. Commend me to my cousin
    Westmoreland.
  • Falstaff. Will your lordship lend me a thousand pound to
    forth?

    Lord Chief Justice. Not a penny, not a penny; you are too impatient
    bear crosses. Fare you well. Commend me to my cousin
    Westmoreland.

26 II / 1
  • What is the matter? Keep the peace here, ho!
  • What is the matter? Keep the peace here, ho!
  • Page. Away, you scullion! you rampallian! you fustilarian!
    I'll tickle your catastrophe.

    Lord Chief Justice. What is the matter? Keep the peace here, ho!

27 II / 1
  • How now, Sir John! what, are you brawling here?
    Doth this become your place,...
  • 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.
    Stand from him, fellow; wherefore hang'st thou upon him?
  • Hostess Quickly. Good my lord, be good to me. I beseech you, stand to

    Lord Chief Justice. 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.
    Stand from him, fellow; wherefore hang'st thou upon him?

28 II / 1
  • For what sum?
  • For what sum?
  • Hostess Quickly. O My most worshipful lord, an't please your Grace, I
    poor widow of Eastcheap, and he is arrested at my suit.

    Lord Chief Justice. For what sum?

29 II / 1
  • How comes this, Sir John? Fie! What man of good
    temper would endure this tem...
  • How comes this, Sir John? Fie! What man of good
    temper would endure this tempest of exclamation? Are you not
    ashamed to enforce a poor widow to so rough a course to come
    her own?
  • Falstaff. I think I am as like to ride the mare, if I have any
    vantage of ground to get up.

    Lord Chief Justice. How comes this, Sir John? Fie! What man of good
    temper would endure this tempest of exclamation? Are you not
    ashamed to enforce a poor widow to so rough a course to come
    her own?

30 II / 1
  • Sir John, Sir John, I am well acquainted with
    manner of wrenching the true c...
  • Sir John, Sir John, I am well acquainted with
    manner of wrenching the true cause the false way. It is not a
    confident brow, nor the throng of words that come with such
    than impudent sauciness from you, can thrust me from a level
    consideration. You have, as it appears to me, practis'd upon
    easy yielding spirit of this woman, and made her serve your
    both in purse and in person.
  • Falstaff. My lord, this is a poor mad soul, and she says up and
    down the town that her eldest son is like you. She hath been
    good case, and, the truth is, poverty hath distracted her.
    for these foolish officers, I beseech you I may have redress
    against them.

    Lord Chief Justice. Sir John, Sir John, I am well acquainted with
    manner of wrenching the true cause the false way. It is not a
    confident brow, nor the throng of words that come with such
    than impudent sauciness from you, can thrust me from a level
    consideration. You have, as it appears to me, practis'd upon
    easy yielding spirit of this woman, and made her serve your
    both in purse and in person.

31 II / 1
  • Pray thee, peace. Pay her the debt you owe her,
    unpay the villainy you have...
  • Pray thee, peace. Pay her the debt you owe her,
    unpay the villainy you have done with her; the one you may do
    with sterling money, and the other with current repentance.
  • Hostess Quickly. Yea, in truth, my lord.

    Lord Chief Justice. Pray thee, peace. Pay her the debt you owe her,
    unpay the villainy you have done with her; the one you may do
    with sterling money, and the other with current repentance.

32 II / 1
  • You speak as having power to do wrong; but
    th' effect of your reputation, an...
  • You speak as having power to do wrong; but
    th' effect of your reputation, and satisfy the poor woman.
  • Falstaff. My lord, I will not undergo this sneap without reply.
    call honourable boldness impudent sauciness; if a man will
    curtsy and say nothing, he is virtuous. No, my lord, my
    duty rememb'red, I will not be your suitor. I say to you I do
    desire deliverance from these officers, being upon hasty
    employment in the King's affairs.

    Lord Chief Justice. You speak as having power to do wrong; but
    th' effect of your reputation, and satisfy the poor woman.

33 II / 1
  • Now, Master Gower, what news?
  • Now, Master Gower, what news?
  • Falstaff. Come hither, hostess.

    Lord Chief Justice. Now, Master Gower, what news?

34 II / 1
  • I have heard better news.
  • I have heard better news.
  • Falstaff. No more words; let's have her.

    Lord Chief Justice. I have heard better news.

35 II / 1
  • Where lay the King to-night?
  • Where lay the King to-night?
  • Falstaff. What's the news, my lord?

    Lord Chief Justice. Where lay the King to-night?

36 II / 1
  • Come all his forces back?
  • Come all his forces back?
  • Falstaff. I hope, my lord, all's well. What is the news, my

    Lord Chief Justice. Come all his forces back?

37 II / 1
  • You shall have letters of me presently.
    Come, go along with me, good Master...
  • You shall have letters of me presently.
    Come, go along with me, good Master Gower.
  • Falstaff. Comes the King back from Wales, my noble lord?

    Lord Chief Justice. You shall have letters of me presently.
    Come, go along with me, good Master Gower.

38 II / 1
  • What's the matter?
  • What's the matter?
  • Falstaff. My lord!

    Lord Chief Justice. What's the matter?

39 II / 1
  • Sir John, you loiter here too long, being you
    take soldiers up in counties a...
  • Sir John, you loiter here too long, being you
    take soldiers up in counties as you go.
  • Gower. I must wait upon my good lord here, I thank you, good
    John.

    Lord Chief Justice. Sir John, you loiter here too long, being you
    take soldiers up in counties as you go.

40 II / 1
  • What foolish master taught you these manners,
    John?
  • What foolish master taught you these manners,
    John?
  • Falstaff. Will you sup with me, Master Gower?

    Lord Chief Justice. What foolish master taught you these manners,
    John?

41 II / 1
  • Now, the Lord lighten thee! Thou art a great
  • Now, the Lord lighten thee! Thou art a great
  • Falstaff. Master Gower, if they become me not, he was a fool
    taught them me. This is the right fencing grace, my lord; tap
    tap, and so part fair.

    Lord Chief Justice. Now, the Lord lighten thee! Thou art a great

42 V / 2
  • How doth the King?
  • How doth the King?
  • Earl of Warwick. How now, my Lord Chief Justice; whither away?

    Lord Chief Justice. How doth the King?

43 V / 2
  • I hope, not dead.
  • I hope, not dead.
  • Earl of Warwick. Exceeding well; his cares are now all ended.

    Lord Chief Justice. I hope, not dead.

44 V / 2
  • I would his Majesty had call'd me with him.
    The service that I truly did his...
  • I would his Majesty had call'd me with him.
    The service that I truly did his life
    Hath left me open to all injuries.
  • Earl of Warwick. He's walk'd the way of nature;
    And to our purposes he lives no more.

    Lord Chief Justice. I would his Majesty had call'd me with him.
    The service that I truly did his life
    Hath left me open to all injuries.

45 V / 2
  • I know he doth not, and do arm myself
    To welcome the condition of the time,...
  • I know he doth not, and do arm myself
    To welcome the condition of the time,
    Which cannot look more hideously upon me
    Than I have drawn it in my fantasy.
  • Earl of Warwick. Indeed, I think the young king loves you not.

    Lord Chief Justice. I know he doth not, and do arm myself
    To welcome the condition of the time,
    Which cannot look more hideously upon me
    Than I have drawn it in my fantasy.

46 V / 2
  • O God, I fear all will be overturn'd.
  • O God, I fear all will be overturn'd.
  • Earl of Warwick. Here comes the heavy issue of dead Harry.
    O that the living Harry had the temper
    Of he, the worst of these three gentlemen!
    How many nobles then should hold their places
    That must strike sail to spirits of vile sort!

    Lord Chief Justice. O God, I fear all will be overturn'd.

47 V / 2
  • Peace be with us, lest we be heavier!
  • Peace be with us, lest we be heavier!
  • Prince John. Well, peace be with him that hath made us heavy!

    Lord Chief Justice. Peace be with us, lest we be heavier!

48 V / 2
  • Sweet Princes, what I did, I did in honour,
    Led by th' impartial conduct of...
  • Sweet Princes, what I did, I did in honour,
    Led by th' impartial conduct of my soul;
    And never shall you see that I will beg
    A ragged and forestall'd remission.
    If truth and upright innocency fail me,
    I'll to the King my master that is dead,
    And tell him who hath sent me after him.
  • Prince Thomas. Well, you must now speak Sir John Falstaff fair;
    Which swims against your stream of quality.

    Lord Chief Justice. Sweet Princes, what I did, I did in honour,
    Led by th' impartial conduct of my soul;
    And never shall you see that I will beg
    A ragged and forestall'd remission.
    If truth and upright innocency fail me,
    I'll to the King my master that is dead,
    And tell him who hath sent me after him.

49 V / 2
  • Good morrow, and God save your Majesty!
  • Good morrow, and God save your Majesty!
  • Earl of Warwick. Here comes the Prince.

    Lord Chief Justice. Good morrow, and God save your Majesty!

50 V / 2
  • I am assur'd, if I be measur'd rightly,
    Your Majesty hath no just cause to h...
  • I am assur'd, if I be measur'd rightly,
    Your Majesty hath no just cause to hate me.
  • Henry V. You all look strangely on me; and you most.
    You are, I think, assur'd I love you not.

    Lord Chief Justice. I am assur'd, if I be measur'd rightly,
    Your Majesty hath no just cause to hate me.

51 V / 2
  • I then did use the person of your father;
    The image of his power lay then in...
  • I then did use the person of your father;
    The image of his power lay then in me;
    And in th' administration of his law,
    Whiles I was busy for the commonwealth,
    Your Highness pleased to forget my place,
    The majesty and power of law and justice,
    The image of the King whom I presented,
    And struck me in my very seat of judgment;
    Whereon, as an offender to your father,
    I gave bold way to my authority
    And did commit you. If the deed were ill,
    Be you contented, wearing now the garland,
    To have a son set your decrees at nought,
    To pluck down justice from your awful bench,
    To trip the course of law, and blunt the sword
    That guards the peace and safety of your person;
    Nay, more, to spurn at your most royal image,
    And mock your workings in a second body.
    Question your royal thoughts, make the case yours;
    Be now the father, and propose a son;
    Hear your own dignity so much profan'd,
    See your most dreadful laws so loosely slighted,
    Behold yourself so by a son disdain'd;
    And then imagine me taking your part
    And, in your power, soft silencing your son.
    After this cold considerance, sentence me;
    And, as you are a king, speak in your state
    What I have done that misbecame my place,
    My person, or my liege's sovereignty.
  • Henry V. No?
    How might a prince of my great hopes forget
    So great indignities you laid upon me?
    What, rate, rebuke, and roughly send to prison,
    Th' immediate heir of England! Was this easy?
    May this be wash'd in Lethe and forgotten?

    Lord Chief Justice. I then did use the person of your father;
    The image of his power lay then in me;
    And in th' administration of his law,
    Whiles I was busy for the commonwealth,
    Your Highness pleased to forget my place,
    The majesty and power of law and justice,
    The image of the King whom I presented,
    And struck me in my very seat of judgment;
    Whereon, as an offender to your father,
    I gave bold way to my authority
    And did commit you. If the deed were ill,
    Be you contented, wearing now the garland,
    To have a son set your decrees at nought,
    To pluck down justice from your awful bench,
    To trip the course of law, and blunt the sword
    That guards the peace and safety of your person;
    Nay, more, to spurn at your most royal image,
    And mock your workings in a second body.
    Question your royal thoughts, make the case yours;
    Be now the father, and propose a son;
    Hear your own dignity so much profan'd,
    See your most dreadful laws so loosely slighted,
    Behold yourself so by a son disdain'd;
    And then imagine me taking your part
    And, in your power, soft silencing your son.
    After this cold considerance, sentence me;
    And, as you are a king, speak in your state
    What I have done that misbecame my place,
    My person, or my liege's sovereignty.

52 V / 5
  • Have you your wits? Know you what 'tis you
  • Have you your wits? Know you what 'tis you
  • Henry V. My Lord Chief Justice, speak to that vain man.

    Lord Chief Justice. Have you your wits? Know you what 'tis you

53 V / 5
  • Go, carry Sir John Falstaff to the Fleet;
    Take all his company along with hi...
  • Go, carry Sir John Falstaff to the Fleet;
    Take all his company along with him.
  • Falstaff. Fear no colours; go with me to dinner. Come,
    Pistol; come, Bardolph. I shall be sent for soon at night.

    Lord Chief Justice. Go, carry Sir John Falstaff to the Fleet;
    Take all his company along with him.

54 V / 5
  • I cannot now speak. I will hear you soon.
    Take them away.
  • I cannot now speak. I will hear you soon.
    Take them away.
  • Falstaff. My lord, my lord--

    Lord Chief Justice. I cannot now speak. I will hear you soon.
    Take them away.

55 V / 5
  • And so they are.
  • And so they are.
  • Prince John. I like this fair proceeding of the King's.
    He hath intent his wonted followers
    Shall all be very well provided for;
    But all are banish'd till their conversations
    Appear more wise and modest to the world.

    Lord Chief Justice. And so they are.

56 V / 5
  • He hath.
  • He hath.
  • Prince John. The King hath call'd his parliament, my lord.

    Lord Chief Justice. He hath.

© Copyright 2017-2022 Shakespeare Network - Maximianno Cobra - All rights reserved.

shakespeare_network

© Copyright 2017-2022 Shakespeare Network - Maximianno Cobra - All rights reserved.