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Poins!—Now shall we know if Gadshill have set a match

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Falstaff
Poins!—Now shall we know if Gadshill have set a
match. O, if men were to be saved by merit, what
hole in hell were hot enough for him? This is the
most omnipotent villain that ever cried “Stand!” to
a true man.
Prince Hal
Good morrow, Ned.

Sir John stands to his word.
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Act 1
Scene 2
Line 112

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Before God, I am exceeding weary.

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Prince Hal
Before God, I am exceeding weary.
Poins
Is ’t come to that? I had thought weariness durst
not have attached one of so high blood.
Prince Hal
Faith, it does me, though it discolors the complexion
of my greatness to acknowledge it. Doth it
not show vilely in me to desire small beer?
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Act 2
Scene 2
Line 1

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And how doth thy master, Bardolph?

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Prince Hal
And how doth thy master, Bardolph?
Bardolph
Well, my good lord. He heard of your
Grace’s coming to town. There’s a letter for you.
 He gives the Prince a paper.
Poins
Delivered with good respect. And how doth the
Martlemas your master?
Bardolph
In bodily health,
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Act 2
Scene 2
Line 96

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O monstrous! Eleven buckram men grown out of two!

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Prince Hal
O monstrous! Eleven buckram men grown out
of two!
Falstaff
But as the devil would have it, three misbegotten
knaves in Kendal green came at my back,
and let drive at me, for it was so dark, Hal, that thou
couldst not see thy hand.

These lies are like their father that begets
them,
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Source:
Act 2
Scene 4
Line 228

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They say Poins has a good wit

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Doll
They say Poins has a good wit.
Falstaff
He a good wit? Hang him, baboon. His wit’s
as thick as Tewkesbury mustard. There’s no more
conceit in him than is in a mallet.

Is it not strange that desire should so
many years outlive performance?

Doll
Why does the Prince love him so then?
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Act 2
Scene 4
Line 243

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