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Henry IV, Part 2

Henry IV, Part 2 Translation Act 5, Scene 4

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Enter BEADLES, dragging in MISTRESS QUICKLY and DOLL TEARSHEET

MISTRESS QUICKLY

No, thou arrant knave. I would to God that I might die,that I might have thee hanged. Thou hast drawn my shoulder out of joint.

MISTRESS QUICKLY

No, you utter villain! I wish to God that I were dead so that I could have you hanged! You have dislocated my shoulder!

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 killed about her.

FIRST BEADLE

The Constables gave her to me, and she will be thoroughly whipped soon enough, I swear it. She has been involved in a couple of murders recently.  

DOLL TEARSHEET

Nut-hook, nut-hook, you lie! Come on, I ’ll tell thee what, thou damned tripe-visaged rascal: an the child I now gowith do miscarry, thou wert better thou hadst struck thy mother, thou paper-faced villain.

DOLL TEARSHEET

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MISTRESS QUICKLY

O the Lord, that Sir John were come! I would make this abloody day to somebody. But I pray God the fruit of herwomb might miscarry.

MISTRESS QUICKLY

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FIRST BEADLE

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

FIRST BEADLE

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DOLL TEARSHEET

I’ll tell you what, you thin man in a censer, I will have you as soundly swinged for this, you bluebottle rogue, you filthy famished correctioner. If you be not swinged, I’ll forswear half-kirtles.

DOLL TEARSHEET

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FIRST BEADLE

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

FIRST BEADLE

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MISTRESS QUICKLY

O God, that right should thus overcome might! Well, ofsufferance comes ease.

MISTRESS QUICKLY

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DOLL TEARSHEET

Come, you rogue, come, bring me to a justice.

DOLL TEARSHEET

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MISTRESS QUICKLY

Ay, come, you starved bloodhound.

MISTRESS QUICKLY

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DOLL TEARSHEET

Goodman Death, Goodman Bones!

DOLL TEARSHEET 

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MISTRESS QUICKLY

Thou atomy, thou!

MISTRESS QUICKLY

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DOLL TEARSHEET

Come, you thin thing, come, you rascal.

DOLL TEARSHEET

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FIRST BEADLE

Very well.

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Lani strange
About the Translator: Lani Strange

Lani is currently studying for an MA in Shakespeare Studies at King's College London and Shakespeare's Globe. She has a BA in English and Latin Literature from the University of Warwick and worked as a Teacher of Drama for a year in between her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. She has a love for all things theatrical and spends all of her free time either watching theatre or taking part in it herself.