Speeches (Lines) for Hostess Quickly
in "Henry IV, Part I"

Total: 24

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1

II,4,1269

(stage directions). [Enter Hostess]

Hostess Quickly. O Jesu, my lord the prince!


2

II,4,1272

Henry V. How now, my lady the hostess! what sayest thou to
me?

Hostess Quickly. Marry, my lord, there is a nobleman of the court at
door would speak with you: he says he comes from
your father.


3

II,4,1278

Falstaff. What manner of man is he?

Hostess Quickly. An old man.


4

II,4,1373

Falstaff. And here is my speech. Stand aside, nobility.

Hostess Quickly. O Jesu, this is excellent sport, i' faith!


5

II,4,1375

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

Hostess Quickly. O, the father, how he holds his countenance!


6

II,4,1378

Falstaff. For God's sake, lords, convey my tristful queen;
For tears do stop the flood-gates of her eyes.

Hostess Quickly. O Jesu, he doth it as like one of these harlotry
players as ever I see!


7

II,4,1473

(stage directions). [Re-enter the Hostess]

Hostess Quickly. O Jesu, my lord, my lord!


8

II,4,1476

Henry V. Heigh, heigh! the devil rides upon a fiddlestick:
what's the matter?

Hostess Quickly. The sheriff and all the watch are at the door: they
are come to search the house. Shall I let them in?


9

III,3,2063

Falstaff. God-a-mercy! so should I be sure to be heart-burned.
[Enter Hostess]
How now, Dame Partlet the hen! have you inquired
yet who picked my pocket?

Hostess Quickly. Why, Sir John, what do you think, Sir John? do you
think I keep thieves in my house? I have searched,
I have inquired, so has my husband, man by man, boy
by boy, servant by servant: the tithe of a hair
was never lost in my house before.


10

III,3,2071

Falstaff. Ye lie, hostess: Bardolph was shaved and lost many
a hair; and I'll be sworn my pocket was picked. Go
to, you are a woman, go.

Hostess Quickly. Who, I? no; I defy thee: God's light, I was never
called so in mine own house before.


11

III,3,2074

Falstaff. Go to, I know you well enough.

Hostess Quickly. No, Sir John; You do not know me, Sir John. I know
you, Sir John: you owe me money, Sir John; and now
you pick a quarrel to beguile me of it: I bought
you a dozen of shirts to your back.


12

III,3,2080

Falstaff. Dowlas, filthy dowlas: I have given them away to
bakers' wives, and they have made bolters of them.

Hostess Quickly. Now, as I am a true woman, holland of eight
shillings an ell. You owe money here besides, Sir
John, for your diet and by-drinkings, and money lent
you, four and twenty pound.


13

III,3,2085

Falstaff. He had his part of it; let him pay.

Hostess Quickly. He? alas, he is poor; he hath nothing.


14

III,3,2092

Falstaff. How! poor? look upon his face; what call you rich?
let them coin his nose, let them coin his cheeks:
Ill not pay a denier. What, will you make a younker
of me? shall I not take mine case in mine inn but I
shall have my pocket picked? I have lost a
seal-ring of my grandfather's worth forty mark.

Hostess Quickly. O Jesu, I have heard the prince tell him, I know not
how oft, that ring was copper!


15

III,3,2102

Lord Bardolph. Yea, two and two, Newgate fashion.

Hostess Quickly. My lord, I pray you, hear me.


16

III,3,2105

Henry V. What sayest thou, Mistress Quickly? How doth thy
husband? I love him well; he is an honest man.

Hostess Quickly. Good my lord, hear me.


17

III,3,2116

Henry V. A trifle, some eight-penny matter.

Hostess Quickly. So I told him, my lord; and I said I heard your
grace say so: and, my lord, he speaks most vilely
of you, like a foul-mouthed man as he is; and said
he would cudgel you.


18

III,3,2121

Henry V. What! he did not?

Hostess Quickly. There's neither faith, truth, nor womanhood in me else.


19

III,3,2127

Falstaff. There's no more faith in thee than in a stewed
prune; nor no more truth in thee than in a drawn
fox; and for womanhood, Maid Marian may be the
deputy's wife of the ward to thee. Go, you thing,
go

Hostess Quickly. Say, what thing? what thing?


20

III,3,2129

Falstaff. What thing! why, a thing to thank God on.

Hostess Quickly. I am no thing to thank God on, I would thou
shouldst know it; I am an honest man's wife: and,
setting thy knighthood aside, thou art a knave to
call me so.


21

III,3,2135

Falstaff. Setting thy womanhood aside, thou art a beast to say
otherwise.

Hostess Quickly. Say, what beast, thou knave, thou?


22

III,3,2140

Falstaff. Why, she's neither fish nor flesh; a man knows not
where to have her.

Hostess Quickly. Thou art an unjust man in saying so: thou or any
man knows where to have me, thou knave, thou!


23

III,3,2143

Henry V. Thou sayest true, hostess; and he slanders thee most grossly.

Hostess Quickly. So he doth you, my lord; and said this other day you
ought him a thousand pound.


24

III,3,2148

Falstaff. A thousand pound, Ha! a million: thy love is worth
a million: thou owest me thy love.

Hostess Quickly. Nay, my lord, he called you Jack, and said he would
cudgel you.


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