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Henry IV, Part 2 (Wars of the Roses, #3) Henry IV, Part 2 by William Shakespeare
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“Presume not that I am the thing I was.”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
“O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature's soft nurse, how have I frightened thee. That thou no more will weigh my eyelids down, And steep my senses in forgetfulness?”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
“Thou art a very ragged Wart.”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
“Rumour is a pipe
Blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures
And of so easy and so plain a stop
That the blunt monster with uncounted heads,
The still-discordant wavering multitude,
Can play upon it.”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
“Enter RUMOUR, painted full of tongues."

[Stage direction, Henry IV, Part 2, Induction]”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
“I am not only witty in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men.”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
“By my troth, I care not; a man can die but once; we owe God a death and let it go which way it will he that dies this year is quit for the next”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
“RUMOUR:
"Upon my tongues continual slanders ride,
The which in every language I pronounce,
Stuffing the ears of men with false reports.”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
“Virtue is chok'd with foul ambition”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
“We have heard the chimes at midnight, Master Shallow”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
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“Strike up our drums! Pursue the scatter'd stray.
God, and not we, hath safely fought to day.”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
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“Thy wish was father, Harry, to that thought”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
“Presume not that I am the thing I was;
For God doth know, so shall the world perceive,
That I have turn'd away my former self;
So will I those that kept me company.”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
“Salisbury:
Well, lords, we have not got that which we have:
'Tis not enough our foes are this time fled,
Being opposites of such repairing nature.

York:
I know our safety is to follow them;
For, as I hear, the king is fled to London,
To call a present court of parliament.
Let us pursue him ere the writs go forth.
What says Lord Warwick? shall we after them?

Warwick:
After them! nay, before them, if we can.
Now, by my faith, lords, 'twas a glorious day:
Saint Alban's battle won by famous York
Shall be eternized in all age to come.
Sound drums and trumpets, and to London all:
And more such days as these to us befall!”
William Shakespeare, King Henry VI, Part 2
“Against ill chances men are ever merry,
But heaviness foreruns the good event.
...
Therefore be merry, coz; since sudden sorrow
Serves to say thus: "Some good thing comes tomorrow.”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
“Know the grave doth gape for thee thrice wider than for other men.”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
“The commonwealth is sick of their own choice;
Their over-greedy love has surfeited.
An habitation giddy and unsure
Hath he that buildeth on the vulgar heart.”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
“FALSTAFF
Where's Bardolph?

Page
He's gone into Smithfield to buy your worship a horse.

FALSTAFF
I bought him in Paul's, and he'll buy me a horse in
Smithfield: an' I could get me but a wife in the
stews, I were manned, horsed, and wived.”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
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“Away, you scullion! you rampallian! you fustilarian! I'll tickle your catastrophe.”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
“RICHARD PLANTAGENET, DUKE OF YORK:

Let them obey that knows not how to rule.”
William Shakespeare, King Henry VI, Part 2
“ELEANOR, DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER:

Could I come near your beauty with my nails,
I could set my ten commandements in your face.”
William Shakespeare, King Henry VI, Part 2
“Have you a ruffian that will swear, drink, dance,
Revel the night, rob, murder, and commit
The oldest sins the newest kind of ways?”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
“Reply not to me with a fool-born jest.”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
“O thoughts of men accursed!
Past and to come seems best; things present, worst.”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
“O God! that one might read the book of fate,
And see the revolution of the times
Make mountains level, and the continent,
Weary of solid firmness, melt itself
Into the sea! and, other times, to see
The beachy girdle of the ocean
Too wide for Neptune's hips; how chances mock,
And changes fill the cup of alteration
With divers liquors!”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
“O thou dull god, why liest thou with the vile
In loathsome beds, and leavest the kingly couch
A watch-case or a common 'larum-bell?”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
“How quickly nature falls into revolt
When gold becomes her object!”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2