William Shakespeare (15641616). 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; Ill 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.
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. Ill 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, Ill 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.