King Henry IV, Part 1 By William Shakespeare Act II: Scene 4

It may be so: if he have robb'd these men,
He shall be answerable; and so, farewell.

Good night, my noble lord.

I think it is good morrow, is it not?

Indeed, my lord, I think't be two o'clock.

[Exit Sheriff and Carrier.]

This oily rascal is known as well as Paul's. Go, call him forth.

Falstaff! — fast asleep behind the arras, and snorting like a

Hark, how hard he fetches breath. Search his pockets.

[Pointz searches.]

What hast thou found?

Nothing but papers, my lord.

Let's see what they be: read them.

POINTZ. [reads]
Item, A capon, . . . . . . . . . 2s. 2d.
Item, Sauce, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4d.
Item, Sack two gallons ,. . . 5s. 8d.
Item, Anchovies and sack after supper, 2s. 6d.
Item, Bread, . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ob.

O monstrous! but one half-pennyworth of bread to this intolerable
deal of sack! What there is else, keep close; we'll read it at more
advantage: there let him sleep till day.
I'll to the Court in the morning. We must all to the wars, and thy
place shall be honourable. I'll procure this fat rogue a charge of
foot; and I know his death will be a march of twelve-score. The money
shall be paid back again with advantage. Be with me betimes in the
morning; and so, good morrow, Pointz.

Good morrow, good my lord.


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