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Henry V

Roses, their sharp spines being gone

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Roses, their sharp spines being gone,
Not royal in their smells alone,
But in their hue;
Maiden pinks, of odor faint,
Daisies smell-less, yet most quaint,
And sweet thyme true;
Primrose, firstborn child of Ver,
Merry springtime’s harbinger,
With her bells dim;
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Act 1
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Peace, children, peace. The King doth love you well

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Duchess
Peace, children, peace. The King doth love
you well. Incapable and shallow innocents,
You cannot guess who caused your father’s death.
Boy
Grandam, we can, for my good uncle Gloucester
Told me the King, provoked to it by the Queen,
Devised impeachments to imprison him;
And when my uncle told me so,
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Act 2
Scene 2
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Bardolph, be blithe

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Pistol
Bardolph,
be blithe.—Nym, rouse thy vaunting veins.— Boy,
bristle thy courage up. For Falstaff, he is dead, and
we must earn therefore.
Bardolph
Would I were with him, wheresome’er he
is, either in heaven or in hell.

Trust none, for oaths are straws,
men’s faiths are wafer-cakes

Hostess
Nay,
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Act 2
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Ha, my brave emperor, Shall we dance

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Enobarbus, to Antony
Ha, my brave emperor,
Shall we dance now the Egyptian bacchanals
And celebrate our drink?
Pompey
Let’s ha ‘t, good soldier.
Antony
Come, let’s all take hands
Till that the conquering wine hath steeped our sense
In soft and delicate Lethe.
Enobarbus
All take hands.
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Act 2
Scene 7
Line 121

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Come, let’s all take hands

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Antony
Come, let’s all take hands
Till that the conquering wine hath steeped our sense
In soft and delicate Lethe.
Enobarbus
All take hands.
Make battery to our ears with the loud music,
The while I’ll place you; then the boy shall sing.
The holding every man shall beat as loud
As his strong sides can volley.
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Act 2
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Master, will you win your love with a French brawl?

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Boy
Master, will you win your love with a French brawl?
Armado
How meanest thou? Brawling in French?
Boy
No, my complete master, but to jig off a tune at the tongue’s end, canary to it with your feet, humor it with turning up your eyelids, sigh a note and sing a note, sometimes through the throat as if you swallowed love with singing love,
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Act 3
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Learning by Living

Fetch hither the swain

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Armado
Fetch hither the swain. He must carry me a letter.
Boy
A message well sympathized—a horse to be ambassador for an ass.
Armado
Ha? Ha? What sayest thou?
Boy
Marry, sir, you must send the ass upon the horse, for he is very slow-gaited. But I go.
Armado
The way is but short.
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Act 3
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Learning by Living

Would I were in an alehouse in London

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Would I were in an alehouse in London, I would give all my fame for a pot of ale and safety.
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Act 3
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Up to the breach, you dogs!

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Fluellen
Up to the breach, you dogs! Avaunt, you cullions!
Pistol
Be merciful, great duke, to men of mold. Abate
thy rage, abate thy manly rage, abate thy rage, great
duke. Good bawcock, ’bate thy rage. Use lenity,
sweet chuck.
Nym, to Fluellen
These be good humors. Your Honor
wins bad humors.
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Act 3
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Take, O take those lips away

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Enter Mariana, and Boy singing.

Take, O take those lips away,
That so sweetly were forsworn,
And those eyes, the break of day,
Lights that do mislead the morn.
But my kisses bring again, bring again,
Seals of love, but sealed in vain, sealed in vain.
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Act 4
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