History of Henry IV, Part II (1597-8)

Intro
Title Variant: The Second Part of Henry the Fourth
Online Critical Edition in Progress - Version 1.a.
Shakespeare Network - https://shakespearenetwork.net/

Read & Listen - Click play and scroll down the page.






Act V, Scene 4

London. A street

Hostess Quickly
No, thou arrant knave; I would to God that I might die,
that I might have thee hang'd. Thou hast drawn my shoulder out of
joint.

First Beadle
The constables have delivered her over to me; and she
shall have whipping-cheer enough, I warrant her. There hath been
a man or two lately kill'd about her.

Doll Tearsheet
Nut-hook, nut-hook, you lie. Come on; I'll tell thee what,
thou damn'd tripe-visag'd rascal, an the child I now go with do
miscarry, thou wert better thou hadst struck thy mother, thou
paper-fac'd villain.

Hostess Quickly
O the Lord, that Sir John were come! He would make this a
bloody day to somebody. But I pray God the fruit of her womb
miscarry!

First Beadle
If it do, you shall have a dozen of cushions again;
you have but eleven now. Come, I charge you both go with me; for
the man is dead that you and Pistol beat amongst you.

Doll Tearsheet
I'll tell you what, you thin man in a censer, I will have you
as soundly swing'd for this--you blue-bottle rogue, you filthy
famish'd correctioner, if you be not swing'd, I'll forswear
half-kirtles.

First Beadle
Come, come, you she knight-errant, come.

Hostess Quickly
O God, that right should thus overcome might!
Well, of sufferance comes ease.

Doll Tearsheet
Come, you rogue, come; bring me to a justice.

Hostess Quickly
Ay, come, you starv'd bloodhound.

Doll Tearsheet
Goodman death, goodman bones!

Hostess Quickly
Thou atomy, thou!

Doll Tearsheet
Come, you thin thing! come, you rascal!

First Beadle
Very well. Exeunt

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

shakespeare_network

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