King John. King Richard II. King Henry IV. Pts. I-II. King Henry V

King John. King Richard II. King Henry IV. Pts. I-II. King Henry V

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...revolted tapsters, and ostlers tradefallen; the cankers of a calm world and a long peace; ten times more dishonourable ragged than an old-faced ancient: and such have I, to fill up the rooms of them that have bought out their services, that you would think that I had a hundred and fifty tattered prodigals lately come from swine-keeping, from eating draff and husks. A mad fellow met me on the way, and told me I had unloaded all the gibbets, and pressed the dead bodies. No eye hath seen such scarecrows. I'll not march through Coventry with them, that's flat: --nay, and the villains march wide betwixt the legs, as if they had gyves on; for, indeed, I had the most of them out of prison. There's but(113) a shirt and a half in all my company; and the halfshirt is two napkins tacked together and thrown over the shoulderslike a herald's coat without sleeves; and the shirt, to say the truth, stolen from my host at Saint Alban's, or the-red-nose innkeeper of Daventry. But that 's all one; they 'll find linen enough on every hedge. Enter Prince HENRY and WESTMOBELAND. P. Hen. How now, blown Jack! how now, quilt! Fal. What, Hal! how now, mad wag! what a devil dost thou in Warwickshire?--My good Lord of Westmoreland, I cry you mercy: I thought your honour had already been at Shrewsbury. West. Faith, Sir John, 'tis more than time that I were there, and you too; but my powers are there already. The king, I can tell you, looks for us all: we must away all, tonight. lal. Tut, never fear me: I am as vigilant as a cat to steal cream. P. Hen. I think, to steal cream, indeed; for thy theft hath already made thee butter. But tell me, Jack, whose fellows are these that come after? Fal. Mine, Hal, mine. P. Hen. I...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
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  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236984188
  • 9781236984180