PRINCE HENRY Do thou stand for my fat...

Henry IV Part I

Prince Harry Sir John Falstaff

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PRINCE HENRY

Do thou stand for my father, and examine me upon the

particulars of my life.

FALSTAFF

Shall I? content: this chair shall be my state,

this dagger my sceptre, and this cushion my crown.

PRINCE HENRY

Thy state is taken for a joined-stool, thy golden

sceptre for a leaden dagger, and thy precious rich

crown for a pitiful bald crown!

FALSTAFF

Well, an the fire of grace be not quite out of thee,

now shalt thou be moved. Give me a cup of sack to

make my eyes look red, that it may be thought I have

wept; for I must speak in passion, and I will do it

in King Cambyses' vein.

PRINCE HENRY

Well, here is my leg.

FALSTAFF

And here is my speech. Stand aside, nobility.

HOSTESS

O Jesu, this is excellent sport, i' faith!

FALSTAFF

Weep not, sweet queen; for trickling tears are vain.

Hostess

O,

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