Enter FLUELLEN and GOWER
Kill the poys and the luggage! 'Tis expressly against the law
of arms. 'Tis as arrant a piece of knavery, mark you now, as
can be offert, in your conscience now, is it not?
'Tis certain there’s not a boy left alive, and the cowardly
rascals that ran from the battle ha' done this slaughter.
Besides, they have burned and carried away all that was in
the king’s tent, wherefore the king, most worthily, hath
caused every soldier to cut his prisoner’s throat. Oh, ’tis a
10Ay, he was porn at Monmouth, Captain Gower. What call
you the town’s name where Alexander the Pig was born?
Alexander the Great.
Why, I pray you, is not “pig” great? The pig, or the great,
or the mighty, or the huge, or the magnanimous are all one
reckonings, save the phrase is a little variations.
I think Alexander the Great was born in Macedon. His
father was called Philip of Macedon, as I take it.
I think it is in Macedon where Alexander is porn. I tell you,
Captain, if you look in the maps of the 'orld, I warrant you
shall find, in the comparisons between Macedon and
Monmouth, that the situations, look you, is both alike.