good deeds; for a' never
broke any man's head but his own, and that was
against a post when he was
drunk. They will steal
any thing, and call it purchase. Bardolph stole a
lute-case, bore it twelve leagues,
and sold it for
three half pence. Nym and Bardolph are sworn
brothers in filching, and in Calais they stole
fire-shovel: I knew by that piece of service the
men would carry coals. They would have me as
with men's pockets as their gloves or their
handkerchers: which makes much against my manhood,
should take from another's pocket to put into
mine; for it is plain pocketing up of wrongs. I
them, and seek some better service:
their villany goes against my weak stomach, and
therefore I must
cast it up.
Re-enter FLUELLEN, GOWER following
Captain Fluellen, you must come presently to the
mines; the Duke of Gloucester would speak with you.
To the mines! tell you the duke, it is not so good
to come to the mines; for, look you, the mines is
according to the disciplines of the war: the
concavities of it is not sufficient; for, look you,
you may discuss unto the duke, look
you, is digt himself four yard under the
countermines: by Cheshu, I
think a' will plough up
all, if there is not better directions.
The Duke of Gloucester, to whom the order of the
siege is given, is altogether directed by an
very valiant gentleman, i' faith.
It is Captain Macmorris, is it not?
I think it be.
By Cheshu, he is an ass, as in the world: I will
verify as much in his beard: be has no more
the true disciplines of the wars, look
you, of the Roman disciplines, than is a puppy-dog.
Enter MACMORRIS and Captain JAMY
Here a' comes; and the Scots captain, Captain Jamy, with him.
Captain Jamy is a marvellous falourous gentleman,
that is certain; and of great expedition and
in th' aunchient wars, upon my particular
knowledge of his directions: by Cheshu, he will
maintain his argument
as well as any military man in
the world, in the disciplines of the pristine wars
of the Romans.
I say gud-day, Captain Fluellen.
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