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Prince Hal

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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And here is my speech

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Falstaff
And here is my speech.  As King.  Stand
aside, nobility.
Hostess
O Jesu, this is excellent sport, i’ faith!
Falstaff, as King
Weep not, sweet queen, for trickling tears are vain.
Hostess
O the Father, how he holds his countenance!
Falstaff,
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Act 2
Scene 4
Line 401

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And God forgive them that so much have swayed

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Prince Hal
And God forgive them that so much have swayed
Your Majesty’s good thoughts away from me.

And I will call him to so strict account
That he shall render every glory up,
Yea, even the slightest worship of his time,
Or I will tear the reckoning from his heart.

I will redeem all this on Percy’s head,
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Act 3
Scene 2
Line 135

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Tinker, Soldier, Broker, Bridegroom

No, I will sit and watch here by the King

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No, I will sit and watch here by the King.
 All but Prince and King exit.
Why doth the crown lie there upon his pillow,
Being so troublesome a bedfellow?

Sleep with it now;
Yet not so sound and half so deeply sweet
As he whose brow with homely biggen bound
Snores out the watch of night.
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Act 4
Scene 3
Line 166

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I never thought to hear you speak again

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Prince
I never thought to hear you speak again.
King
Thy wish was father, Harry, to that thought.
I stay too long by thee; I weary thee.
Dost thou so hunger for mine empty chair
That thou wilt needs invest thee with my honors
Before thy hour be ripe? O foolish youth,
Thou seek’st the greatness that will overwhelm thee.
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Act 4
Scene 3
Line 244

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How bloodily the sun begins to peer

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Henry IV
How bloodily the sun begins to peer
Above yon bulky hill. The day looks pale
At his distemp’rature.
Prince Hal
The southern wind
Doth play the trumpet to his purposes,
And by his hollow whistling in the leaves
Foretells a tempest and a blust’ring day.

For mine own part I could be well content
To entertain the lag end of my life
With quiet hours.
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Act 5
Scene 1
Line 1

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In both your armies there is many a soul

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Prince Hal
In both your armies there is many a soul
Shall pay full dearly for this encounter
If once they join in trial. Tell your nephew,
The Prince of Wales doth join with all the world
In praise of Henry Percy.

I do not think a braver gentleman,
More active-valiant, or more valiant-young,
More daring or more bold,
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Act 5
Scene 1
Line 84

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Hal, if thou see me down in the battle

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Falstaff
Hal, if thou see me down in the battle and
bestride me, so; ’tis a point of friendship.
Prince Hal
Nothing but a colossus can do thee that friendship.
Say thy prayers, and farewell.
Falstaff
I would ’twere bedtime, Hal, and all well.

What is honor? A word. What is in that word “honor”?
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Act 5
Scene 1
Line 122

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Characters, Actors and Figurative Language

This new and gorgeous garment majesty

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This new and gorgeous garment majesty
Sits not so easy on me as you think.—
Brothers, you mix your sadness with some fear.

Let me but bear your love, I’ll bear your cares.

This is the English, not the Turkish court;
Not Amurath an Amurath succeeds,
But Harry Harry. Yet be sad, good brothers,
For, by my faith,
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Act 5
Scene 2
Line 45

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I am assured, if I be measured rightly

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Chief Justice
I am assured, if I be measured rightly,
Your Majesty hath no just cause to hate me.
Prince
No? How might a prince of my great hopes forget
So great indignities you laid upon me?
What, rate, rebuke, and roughly send to prison
Th’ immediate heir of England? Was this easy?
May this be washed in Lethe and forgotten?
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Act 5
Scene 2
Line 67

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