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Will not go off until they hear you speak.
P. John. They know their duties.
Re-enter Hastings. Hast. My lord, our army is dispers'd already: Like youthful steers unyok'd, they take their courses East, west, north, south; or, like a school broke up, Each hurries toward his home, and sporting-place.
West. Good tidings, my lord Hastings; for the which
Mowb. Is this proceeding just and honourable ?
P. John. I pawn'd thee none:
Alarums: Excursions. Enter FALSTAFF and COLEVILE,
meeting Fal. What's your name, sir? of what condition are you; and of what place, I pray?
Cole. I am a knight, sir; and my name is-Colevile of the dale.
Fal. Well then, Colevile is your name; a knight is your degree; and your place, the dale: Colevile shall still be your name; a traitor your degree; and the dungeon your place,-a place deep enough; so shall you still be Colevile of the dale.
Cole. Are not you sir John Falstaff?
Fal. As good a man as he, sir, whoe'er I am. Do ye yield, sir? or shall I sweat for you? If I do sweat, they are drops of thy lovers, and they weep for thy death : therefore rouse up fear and trembling, and do observance to my mercy.
Cole. I think, you are sir John Falstaff; and, in that thought, yield me.
Fal. I have a whole school of tongues in this belly of mine; and not a tongue of them all speaks any other word but my name.
An I had but a belly of any indifferency, I were simply the most active fellow in Europe: My womb, my womb, my womb undoes me.Here comes our general.
Enter Prince John of LANCASTER, WESTMORELAND,
and Others. P. John. The heat is past, follow no further now; Call in the powers, good cousin Westmoreland.-
[Erit WEST. Now, Falstaff, where have you been all this while? When every thing is ended, then you come: These tardy tricks of yours will, on my life, One time or other break some gallows' back.
Fal. I would be sorry, my lord, but it should be thus; I never knew yet, but rebuke and check was the reward of valour. Do you think me a swallow, an arrow, or a bullet? have I, in my poor and old motion, the expedition of thought? I have speeded hither with the very extremest inch of possibility; I have foundered ninescore and odd posts: and here, travel-tainted as I am, have, in my pure and immaculate valour, taken sir John Colevile of the dale, a most furious knight, and valorous enemy:
But what of that? he saw me, and yielded; that I may justly say with the hook-nosed fellow of Rome,- I came, saw, and overcame.
P. John. It was more of his courtesy than your deserving
Fal. I know not; here he is, and here I yield him; and I beseech your grace, let it be booked with the rest of this day's deeds; or, by the lord, I will have it in a particular ballad else, with mine own picture on the top of it, Colevile kissing my foot: To the which course, if I be enforced, if you do not all show like gilt two-pences to me; and I, in the clear sky of fame, o'ershine you as much as the full moon doth the cinders of the element,
which show like pins' heads to her; believe not the word of the noble: Therefore let me have right, and let desert mount.
P. John. Thine's too heavy to mount.
do me good, and call it what you will.
P. John. Is thy name Colevile?
Cole. I am, my lord, but as my betters are,
Fal. I know not how they sold themselves: but thou, like a kind fellow, gavest thyself away; and I thank thee for thee.
P. John. Send Colevile, with his confederates,
[Ereunt some with COLEVILE.
Fal. My lord, I beseech you, give me leave to go
through Glostershire: and, when you come to court, stand my good lord, 'pray, in your good report.
P. John. Fare you well, Falstaff: I, in my condition, Shall better speak of
deserve. Fal. I would, you had but the wit; 'twere better than your dukedom.--Good faith, this same young soberblooded boy doth not love me; nor a man cannot make him laugh ;-but that's no marvel, he drinks no wine. There's never any of these demure boys come to any proof: for thin drink doth so over-cool their blood, and making many fish-meals, that they fall into a kind of male green-sickness; and then, when they marry, they get wenches: they are generally fools and cowards ;which some of us should be too, but for inflammation. A good sherris-sack hath a two-fold operation in it. It ascends me into the brain ; dries me there all the foolish, and dull, and crudy vapours which environ it: makes it apprehensive, quick, forgetive, full of nimble, fiery, and delectable shapes; which deliver'd o'er to the voice, (the tongue,) which is the birth, becomes excellent wit. The second property of your excellent sherris is,-the warming of the blood; which, before cold and settled, left the liver white and pale, which is the badge of pusillanimity and cowardice: but the sherris warms it, and makes it course from the inwards to the parts extreme. It illumineth the face; which, as a beacon, gives warning to all the rest of this little kingdom, man, to arm: and then the vital commoners, and inland petty spirits, muster me all to their captain, the heart; who, great and puffed up with this retinue, doth any deed of courage; and this valour comes of sherris: So that skill in the weapon is nothing without sack; for that sets it a