Speeches (Lines) for Edward Poins in "History of Henry IV, Part II"

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1 II / 2
  • Is't come to that? I had thought weariness durst not
    attach'd one of so high...
  • Is't come to that? I had thought weariness durst not
    attach'd one of so high blood.
  • Henry V. Before God, I am exceeding weary.

    Edward Poins. Is't come to that? I had thought weariness durst not
    attach'd one of so high blood.

2 II / 2
  • Why, a prince should not be so loosely studied as to
    remember so weak a comp...
  • Why, a prince should not be so loosely studied as to
    remember so weak a composition.
  • Henry V. Faith, it does me; though it discolours the complexion
    my greatness to acknowledge it. Doth it not show vilely in me
    desire small beer?

    Edward Poins. Why, a prince should not be so loosely studied as to
    remember so weak a composition.

3 II / 2
  • How ill it follows, after you have laboured so hard, you
    should talk so idly...
  • How ill it follows, after you have laboured so hard, you
    should talk so idly! Tell me, how many good young princes
    do so, their fathers being so sick as yours at this time is?
  • Henry V. Belike then my appetite was not-princely got; for, by
    troth, I do now remember the poor creature, small beer. But
    indeed these humble considerations make me out of love with
    greatness. What a disgrace is it to me to remember thy name,
    to know thy face to-morrow, or to take note how many pair of
    stockings thou hast--viz., these, and those that were thy
    peach-colour'd ones--or to bear the inventory of thy shirts-
    one for superfluity, and another for use! But that the
    tennis-court-keeper knows better than I; for it is a low ebb
    linen with thee when thou keepest not racket there; as thou
    not done a great while, because the rest of thy low countries
    have made a shift to eat up thy holland. And God knows
    those that bawl out of the ruins of thy linen shall inherit
    kingdom; but the midwives say the children are not in the
    whereupon the world increases, and kindreds are mightily
    strengthened.

    Edward Poins. How ill it follows, after you have laboured so hard, you
    should talk so idly! Tell me, how many good young princes
    do so, their fathers being so sick as yours at this time is?

4 II / 2
  • Yes, faith; and let it be an excellent good thing.
  • Yes, faith; and let it be an excellent good thing.
  • Henry V. Shall I tell thee one thing, Poins?

    Edward Poins. Yes, faith; and let it be an excellent good thing.

5 II / 2
  • Go to; I stand the push of your one thing that you will
    tell.
  • Go to; I stand the push of your one thing that you will
    tell.
  • Henry V. It shall serve among wits of no higher breeding than

    Edward Poins. Go to; I stand the push of your one thing that you will
    tell.

6 II / 2
  • Very hardly upon such a subject.
  • Very hardly upon such a subject.
  • Henry V. Marry, I tell thee it is not meet that I should be sad,
    my father is sick; albeit I could tell to thee--as to one it
    pleases me, for fault of a better, to call my friend--I could
    sad and sad indeed too.

    Edward Poins. Very hardly upon such a subject.

7 II / 2
  • The reason?
  • The reason?
  • Henry V. By this hand, thou thinkest me as far in the devil's
    as thou and Falstaff for obduracy and persistency: let the
    try the man. But I tell thee my heart bleeds inwardly that my
    father is so sick; and keeping such vile company as thou art
    in reason taken from me all ostentation of sorrow.

    Edward Poins. The reason?

8 II / 2
  • I would think thee a most princely hypocrite.
  • I would think thee a most princely hypocrite.
  • Henry V. What wouldst thou think of me if I should weep?

    Edward Poins. I would think thee a most princely hypocrite.

9 II / 2
  • Why, because you have been so lewd and so much engraffed
    Falstaff.
  • Why, because you have been so lewd and so much engraffed
    Falstaff.
  • Henry V. It would be every man's thought; and thou art a blessed
    fellow to think as every man thinks. Never a man's thought in
    world keeps the road-way better than thine. Every man would
    me an hypocrite indeed. And what accites your most worshipful
    thought to think so?

    Edward Poins. Why, because you have been so lewd and so much engraffed
    Falstaff.

10 II / 2
  • By this light, I am well spoke on; I can hear it with
    own ears. The worst th...
  • By this light, I am well spoke on; I can hear it with
    own ears. The worst that they can say of me is that I am a
    brother and that I am a proper fellow of my hands; and those
    things, I confess, I cannot help. By the mass, here comes
    Bardolph.
  • Henry V. And to thee.

    Edward Poins. By this light, I am well spoke on; I can hear it with
    own ears. The worst that they can say of me is that I am a
    brother and that I am a proper fellow of my hands; and those
    things, I confess, I cannot help. By the mass, here comes
    Bardolph.

11 II / 2
  • Come, you virtuous ass, you bashful fool, must you be
    blushing? Wherefore bl...
  • Come, you virtuous ass, you bashful fool, must you be
    blushing? Wherefore blush you now? What a maidenly
    are you become! Is't such a matter to get a pottle-pot's
    maidenhead?
  • Henry V. And yours, most noble Bardolph!

    Edward Poins. Come, you virtuous ass, you bashful fool, must you be
    blushing? Wherefore blush you now? What a maidenly
    are you become! Is't such a matter to get a pottle-pot's
    maidenhead?

12 II / 2
  • O that this blossom could be kept from cankers!
    Well, there is sixpence to p...
  • O that this blossom could be kept from cankers!
    Well, there is sixpence to preserve thee.
  • Henry V. A crown's worth of good interpretation. There 'tis,

    Edward Poins. O that this blossom could be kept from cankers!
    Well, there is sixpence to preserve thee.

13 II / 2
  • Deliver'd with good respect. And how doth the martlemas,
    your master?
  • Deliver'd with good respect. And how doth the martlemas,
    your master?
  • Bardolph. Well, my lord. He heard of your Grace's coming to
    There's a letter for you.

    Edward Poins. Deliver'd with good respect. And how doth the martlemas,
    your master?

14 II / 2
  • Marry, the immortal part needs a physician; but that
    not him. Though that be...
  • Marry, the immortal part needs a physician; but that
    not him. Though that be sick, it dies not.
  • Bardolph. In bodily health, sir.

    Edward Poins. Marry, the immortal part needs a physician; but that
    not him. Though that be sick, it dies not.

15 II / 2
  • [Reads] 'John Falstaff, knight'--Every man must know
    as oft as he has occasi...
  • [Reads] 'John Falstaff, knight'--Every man must know
    as oft as he has occasion to name himself, even like those
    are kin to the King; for they never prick their finger but
    say 'There's some of the King's blood spilt.' 'How comes
    says he that takes upon him not to conceive. The answer is as
    ready as a borrower's cap: 'I am the King's poor cousin,
  • Henry V. I do allow this well to be as familiar with me as my
    and he holds his place, for look you how he writes.

    Edward Poins. [Reads] 'John Falstaff, knight'--Every man must know
    as oft as he has occasion to name himself, even like those
    are kin to the King; for they never prick their finger but
    say 'There's some of the King's blood spilt.' 'How comes
    says he that takes upon him not to conceive. The answer is as
    ready as a borrower's cap: 'I am the King's poor cousin,

16 II / 2
  • Why, this is a certificate.
  • Why, this is a certificate.
  • Henry V. Nay, they will be kin to us, or they will fetch it from
    Japhet. But the letter: [Reads] 'Sir John Falstaff, knight,
    the son of the King nearest his father, Harry Prince of
    greeting.'

    Edward Poins. Why, this is a certificate.

17 II / 2
  • He sure means brevity in breath, short-winded.
  • He sure means brevity in breath, short-winded.
  • Henry V. Peace! [Reads] 'I will imitate the honourable Romans
    brevity.'-

    Edward Poins. He sure means brevity in breath, short-winded.

18 II / 2
  • My lord, I'll steep this letter in sack and make him eat
  • My lord, I'll steep this letter in sack and make him eat
  • Henry V. [Reads] 'I commend me to thee, I commend thee, and I
    leave thee. Be not too familiar with Poins; for he misuses
    favours so much that he swears thou art to marry his sister
    Repent at idle times as thou mayst, and so farewell.
    Thine, by yea and no--which is as much as to say as
    thou usest him--JACK FALSTAFF with my familiars,
    JOHN with my brothers and sisters, and SIR JOHN with
    all Europe.'

    Edward Poins. My lord, I'll steep this letter in sack and make him eat

19 II / 2
  • God send the wench no worse fortune! But I never said
  • God send the wench no worse fortune! But I never said
  • Henry V. That's to make him eat twenty of his words. But do you
    me thus, Ned? Must I marry your sister?

    Edward Poins. God send the wench no worse fortune! But I never said

20 II / 2
  • I am your shadow, my lord; I'll follow you.
  • I am your shadow, my lord; I'll follow you.
  • Henry V. Even such kin as the parish heifers are to the town
    Shall we steal upon them, Ned, at supper?

    Edward Poins. I am your shadow, my lord; I'll follow you.

21 II / 2
  • I warrant you, as common as the way between Saint Albans
    London.
  • I warrant you, as common as the way between Saint Albans
    London.
  • Henry V. Fare you well; go. Exeunt BARDOLPH and PAGE
    This Doll Tearsheet should be some road.

    Edward Poins. I warrant you, as common as the way between Saint Albans
    London.

22 II / 2
  • Put on two leathern jerkins and aprons, and wait upon
    his table as drawers.
  • Put on two leathern jerkins and aprons, and wait upon
    his table as drawers.
  • Henry V. How might we see Falstaff bestow himself to-night in
    true colours, and not ourselves be seen?

    Edward Poins. Put on two leathern jerkins and aprons, and wait upon
    his table as drawers.

23 II / 4
  • Let's beat him before his whore.
  • Let's beat him before his whore.
  • Henry V. Would not this nave of a wheel have his ears cut off?

    Edward Poins. Let's beat him before his whore.

24 II / 4
  • Is it not strange that desire should so many years
    performance?
  • Is it not strange that desire should so many years
    performance?
  • Henry V. Look whe'er the wither'd elder hath not his poll claw'd
    like a parrot.

    Edward Poins. Is it not strange that desire should so many years
    performance?

25 II / 4
  • And look whether the fiery Trigon, his man, be not
    to his master's old table...
  • And look whether the fiery Trigon, his man, be not
    to his master's old tables, his note-book, his
  • Henry V. Saturn and Venus this year in conjunction! What says
    almanac to that?

    Edward Poins. And look whether the fiery Trigon, his man, be not
    to his master's old tables, his note-book, his

26 II / 4
  • My lord, he will drive you out of your revenge and turn
    to a merriment, if y...
  • My lord, he will drive you out of your revenge and turn
    to a merriment, if you take not the heat.
  • Doll Tearsheet. How, you fat fool! I scorn you.

    Edward Poins. My lord, he will drive you out of your revenge and turn
    to a merriment, if you take not the heat.

27 II / 4
  • No abuse!
  • No abuse!
  • Falstaff. No abuse, Hal.

    Edward Poins. No abuse!

28 II / 4
  • Answer, thou dead elm, answer.
  • Answer, thou dead elm, answer.
  • Henry V. See now, whether pure fear and entire cowardice doth
    make thee wrong this virtuous gentlewoman to close with us?
    she of the wicked? Is thine hostess here of the wicked? Or is
    boy of the wicked? Or honest Bardolph, whose zeal burns in
    nose, of the wicked?

    Edward Poins. Answer, thou dead elm, answer.

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