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William Shakespeare (1564–1616).  The Oxford Shakespeare.  1914.
 
The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth
 
Act V. Scene IV.
 
London.  A Street.
 
Enter BEADLES, dragging in MISTRESS QUICKLY and DOLL TEARSHEET.
  Quick.  No, thou arrant knave: I would to God I might die that I might have thee hanged; thou hast drawn my shoulder out of joint.
  First Bead.  The constables have delivered her over to me, and she shall have whipping-cheer enough, I warrant her: there hath been a man or two lately killed about her.
  Dol.  Nut-hook, nut-hook, you lie. Come on; I’ll tell thee what, thou damned tripe-visaged rascal, an the child I now go with do miscarry, thou hadst better thou hadst struck thy mother, thou paper-faced villain.        5
  Quick.  O the Lord! that Sir John were come; he would make this a bloody day to somebody. But I pray God the fruit of her womb miscarry!
  First Bead.  If it do, you shall have a dozen of cushions again; you have but eleven now. Come, I charge you both go with me; for the man is dead that you and Pistol beat among you.
  Dol.  I’ll tell thee what, thou thin man in a censer, I will have you as soundly swinged for this, you blue-bottle rogue! you filthy famished correctioner! if you be not swinged, I’ll forswear half-kirtles.
  First Bead.  Come, come, you she knight-errant, come.
  Quick.  O, that right should thus overcome might! Well, of sufferance comes ease.        10
  Dol.  Come, you rogue, come: bring me to a justice.
  Quick.  Ay; come, you starved blood-hound.
  Dol.  Goodman death! goodman bones!
  Quick.  Thou atomy, thou!
  Dol.  Come, you thin thing; come, you rascal!        15
  First Bead.  Very well.  [Exeunt.
 
 
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