Speeches (Lines) for Robert Shallow
in "Henry IV, Part II"

Total: 77

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1

III,2,1818

Come on, come on, come on; give me your hand, sir;
your hand, sir. An early stirrer, by the rood! And how doth
good cousin Silence?

2

III,2,1824

And how doth my cousin, your bed-fellow? and your
daughter and mine, my god-daughter Ellen?

3

III,2,1828

By yea and no, sir. I dare say my cousin William is
a good scholar; he is at Oxford still, is he not?

4

III,2,1832

'A must, then, to the Inns o' Court shortly. I was
Clement's Inn; where I think they will talk of mad Shallow

5

III,2,1837

By the mass, I was call'd anything; and I would have
anything indeed too, and roundly too. There was I, and little
John Doit of Staffordshire, and black George Barnes, and
Pickbone, and Will Squele a Cotsole man—you had not four
swinge-bucklers in all the Inns of Court again. And I may say
you we knew where the bona-robas were, and had the best of
all at commandment. Then was Jack Falstaff, now Sir John,
and page to Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk.

6

III,2,1853

The same Sir John, the very same. I see him break
Scoggin's head at the court gate, when 'a was a crack not
high; and the very same day did I fight with one Sampson
Stockfish, a fruiterer, behind Gray's Inn. Jesu, Jesu, the
days that I have spent! and to see how many of my old
acquaintance are dead!

7

III,2,1862

Certain, 'tis certain; very sure, very sure. Death, as
Psalmist saith, is certain to all; all shall die. How a good
of bullocks at Stamford fair?

8

III,2,1868

Death is certain. Is old Double of your town living

9

III,2,1871

Jesu, Jesu, dead! drew a good bow; and dead! 'A shot a
fine shoot. John a Gaunt loved him well, and betted much
his head. Dead! 'A would have clapp'd i' th' clout at twelve
score, and carried you a forehand shaft a fourteen and
and a half, that it would have done a man's heart good to
How a score of ewes now?

10

III,2,1883

And is old Double dead?

11

III,2,1886

Good morrow, honest gentlemen.

12

III,2,1888

I am Robert Shallow, sir, a poor esquire of this
and one of the King's justices of the peace. What is your
pleasure with me?

13

III,2,1897

He greets me well, sir; I knew him a good back-sword
How doth the good knight? May I ask how my lady his wife

14

III,2,1904

It is well said, in faith, sir; and it is well said
too. 'Better accommodated!' It is good; yea, indeed, is it.
phrases are surely, and ever were, very commendable.
'Accommodated!' It comes of accommodo. Very good; a good

15

III,2,1923

It is very just. Look, here comes good Sir John. Give
your good hand, give me your worship's good hand. By my
you like well and bear your years very well. Welcome, good
John.

16

III,2,1933

No, Sir John; it is my cousin Silence, in commission with me.

17

III,2,1941

Marry, have we, sir. Will you sit?

18

III,2,1943

Where's the roll? Where's the roll? Where's the roll?
me see, let me see, let me see. So, so, so, so,—so, so—yea,
marry, sir. Rafe Mouldy! Let them appear as I call; let them
so, let them do so. Let me see; where is Mouldy?

19

III,2,1950

What think you, Sir John? A good-limb'd fellow; young,
strong, and of good friends.

20

III,2,1955

Ha, ha, ha! most excellent, i' faith! Things that are
mouldy lack use. Very singular good! In faith, well said, Sir
John; very well said.

21

III,2,1969

Peace, fellow, peace; stand aside; know you where you
For th' other, Sir John—let me see. Simon Shadow!

22

III,2,1975

Where's Shadow?

23

III,2,1984

Do you like him, Sir John?

24

III,2,1988

Thomas Wart!

25

III,2,1994

Shall I prick him, Sir John?

26

III,2,1999

Ha, ha, ha! You can do it, sir; you can do it. I
you well. Francis Feeble!

27

III,2,2005

Shall I prick him, sir?

28

III,2,2023

Peter Bullcalf o' th' green!

29

III,2,2041

Here is two more call'd than your number. You must
but four here, sir; and so, I pray you, go in with me to

30

III,2,2047

O, Sir John, do you remember since we lay all night in
windmill in Saint George's Field?

31

III,2,2051

Ha, 'twas a merry night. And is Jane Nightwork alive?

32

III,2,2053

She never could away with me.

33

III,2,2057

By the mass, I could anger her to th' heart. She was
a bona-roba. Doth she hold her own well?

34

III,2,2061

Nay, she must be old; she cannot choose but be old;
certain she's old; and had Robin Nightwork, by old Nightwork,
before I came to Clement's Inn.

35

III,2,2065

Ha, cousin Silence, that thou hadst seen that that
knight and I have seen! Ha, Sir John, said I well?

36

III,2,2069

That we have, that we have, that we have; in faith,
John, we have. Our watchword was 'Hem, boys!' Come, let's to
dinner; come, let's to dinner. Jesus, the days that we have
Come, come.

37

III,2,2105

Four of which you please.

38

III,2,2110

Come, Sir John, which four will you have?

39

III,2,2112

Marry, then—Mouldy, Bullcalf, Feeble, and Shadow.

40

III,2,2118

Sir John, Sir John, do not yourself wrong. They are
likeliest men, and I would have you serv'd with the best.

41

III,2,2147

He is not his craft's master, he doth not do it right.
remember at Mile-end Green, when I lay at Clement's Inn—I
then Sir Dagonet in Arthur's show—there was a little quiver
fellow, and 'a would manage you his piece thus; and 'a would
about and about, and come you in and come you in. 'Rah, tah,
tah!' would 'a say; 'Bounce!' would 'a say; and away again
'a go, and again would 'a come. I shall ne'er see such a

42

III,2,2164

Sir John, the Lord bless you; God prosper your
God send us peace! At your return, visit our house; let our
acquaintance be renewed. Peradventure I will with ye to the
court.

43

III,2,2171

Go to; I have spoke at a word. God keep you.

44

V,1,3140

By cock and pie, sir, you shall not away to-night.
What, Davy, I say!

45

V,1,3143

I will not excuse you; you shall not be excus'd;
shall not be admitted; there is no excuse shall serve; you
not be excus'd. Why, Davy!

46

V,1,3150

Davy, Davy, Davy, Davy; let me see, Davy; let me see,
Davy; let me see—yea, marry, William cook, bid him come
Sir John, you shall not be excus'd.

47

V,1,3156

With red wheat, Davy. But for William cook—are there
young pigeons?

48

V,1,3161

Let it be cast, and paid. Sir John, you shall not be
excused.

49

V,1,3168

'A shall answer it. Some pigeons, Davy, a couple of
short-legg'd hens, a joint of mutton, and any pretty little
kickshaws, tell William cook.

50

V,1,3173

Yea, Davy; I will use him well. A friend i' th' court
better than a penny in purse. Use his men well, Davy; for
are arrant knaves and will backbite.

51

V,1,3180

Well conceited, Davy—about thy business, Davy.

52

V,1,3184

There, is many complaints, Davy, against that Visor.
Visor is an arrant knave, on my knowledge.

53

V,1,3198

Go to; I say he shall have no wrong. Look about,

54

V,1,3203

I thank thee with all my heart, kind Master Bardolph.
[To the PAGE] And welcome, my tall fellow. Come, Sir John.

55

V,1,3241

[Within] Sir John!

56

V,3,3395

Nay, you shall see my orchard, where, in an arbour, we
will eat a last year's pippin of mine own graffing, with a
of caraways, and so forth. Come, cousin Silence. And then to

57

V,3,3401

Barren, barren, barren; beggars all, beggars all, Sir
-marry, good air. Spread, Davy, spread, Davy; well said,

58

V,3,3407

A good varlet, a good varlet, a very good varlet, Sir
John. By the mass, I have drunk too much sack at supper. A
varlet. Now sit down, now sit down; come, cousin.

59

V,3,3421

Give Master Bardolph some wine, Davy.

60

V,3,3428

Be merry, Master Bardolph; and, my little soldier
be merry.

61

V,3,3442

Davy!

62

V,3,3456

Honest Bardolph, welcome; if thou want'st anything and
wilt not call, beshrew thy heart. Welcome, my little tiny
and welcome indeed too. I'll drink to Master Bardolph, and to
the cabileros about London.

63

V,3,3464

By the mass, you'll crack a quart together—ha! will
not, Master Bardolph?

64

V,3,3468

By God's liggens, I thank thee. The knave will stick
thee, I can assure thee that. 'A will not out, 'a; 'tis true
bred.

65

V,3,3473

Why, there spoke a king. Lack nothing; be merry.
[One knocks at door] Look who's at door there, ho! Who

66

V,3,3516

Honest gentleman, I know not your breeding.

67

V,3,3518

Give me pardon, sir. If, sir, you come with news from
court, I take it there's but two ways—either to utter them
conceal them. I am, sir, under the King, in some authority.

68

V,3,3524

Under King Harry.

69

V,3,3526

Harry the Fourth.

70

V,5,3601

It doth so.

71

V,5,3603

It doth so.

72

V,5,3605

It doth, it doth, it doth.

73

V,5,3609

It is best, certain.

74

V,5,3619

'Tis so, indeed.

75

V,5,3667

Yea, marry, Sir John; which I beseech you to let me
home with me.

76

V,5,3677

I cannot perceive how, unless you give me your
and stuff me out with straw. I beseech you, good Sir John,
have five hundred of my thousand.

77

V,5,3685

A colour that I fear you will die in, Sir John.

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