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Falstaff : being the Acta domini Johannis Fastolfe, or Life and valiant deeds of
Robert Nye
Adult Fiction NYE

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ContentsPage
I - About the begetting of Sir John Fastolfp. 1
II - About a genealogy refusedp. 6
III - About the birth of Sir John Fastolfp. 14
IV - About the games of Sir John Fastolf when he was youngp. 20
V - About the tutor Ravenstone and the whipp. 24
VI - About Sir John Fastolf's mother and the amorous visionp. 28
VII - About Pope Joan (Mary Fastolf's tale)p. 29
VIII - About the Duke of Hellp. 32
IX - About the number 100 and other numbersp. 38
X - Sir John Fastolf's invocation of Clio, Muse of Historyp. 46
XI - About Sir John Fastolf's belly and his ratp. 49
XII - About an indignity suffered by Sir John Fastolf at the hands of the Duchess of Norfolkp. 56
XIII - About a menup. 64
XIV - How Sir John Fastolf went to war and about the sea fight at Slugsp. 66
XV - About the sea fight continued, and how Sir John Fastolf made his name terrible to the enemyp. 72
XVI - Sir John Fastolf's cursing of the cookp. 79
XVII - How Sir John Fastolf was apprenticed monkp. 82
XVIII - About Badby and the barrelp. 90
XIX - About the death of Sir John Fastolf's fatherp. 93
XX - How Sir John Fastolf undressed himself of his suit of virgin whitep. 96
XXI - How Sir John Fastolf came to London, and his praise of London Bridgep. 103
XXII - The art of farting: an aside of Sir John Fastolf'sp. 109
XXIII - About King Brokenanus and his 24 sainted sons and daughtersp. 115
XXIV - About St George's Day and Flagellants and the Earthly Paradisep. 119
XXV - How Sir John Fastolf broke Skogan's headp. 128
XXVI - A parallel adventure: Mr Robert Shallow v. Mr Sampson Stockfishp. 136
XXVII - About swinge-bucklers and bona-robasp. 143
XXVIII - About some more figsp. 151
XXIX - About great events in the wide worldp. 152
XXX - Sir John Fastolf's humble address to his readersp. 154
XXXI - Lord Grey of Ruthin to the Prince of Walesp. 156
XXXII - Sir John Fastolf's commentary on this exercise in the art of royal arse-lickingp. 158
XXXIII - Sir John Fastolf's praise of May Dayp. 162
XXXIV - About Mrs Nightwork and the night at the windmillp. 165
XXXV - About correspondencesp. 170
XXXVI - About the best meal which Sir John Fastolf never atep. 173
XXXVII - About 4 princes and 24 islandsp. 177
XXXVIII - Sir John Fastolf's farewellp. 187
XXXIX - Sir John Fastolf's permission for his translationp. 196
XL - About Sir John Fastolf's prickp. 199
XLI - How Sir John Fastolf fell in love with a lady of Londonp. 207
XLII - How Sir John Fastolf went to Ireland in company with Prince Thomasp. 216
XLIII - How Sir John Fastolf conducted the militia at the siege of Kildarep. 219
XLIV - About leprechauns and St Bonifacep. 222
XLV - About Sir John Fastolf's nose and other nosesp. 225
XLVI - About Sir John Fastolf's soulp. 232
XLVII - About a base attack upon Sir John Fastolfp. 235
XLVIII - About honour and onionsp. 239
XLIX - How Sir John Fastolf came back to Londonp. 243
L - About heroesp. 248
LI - About Prince Halp. 250
LII - About some other villainsp. 251
LIII - About the preparations for the Battle of Gadshillp. 252
LIV - How the Battle of Gadshill was won: 1st versionp. 259
LV - How the Battle of Gadshill was won: 2nd versionp. 261
LVI - How the Battle of Gadshill was won: 3rd versionp. 263
LVII - Sir John Fastolf's review of the action, strategy, and tactics of the Battle of Gadshillp. 265
LVIII - About a play at the Boar's Head tavernp. 268
LIX - About the picking of Sir John Fastolf's pocketp. 274
LX - About the Hotspur and Mr Glendower, with an interruptionp. 276
LXI - Bardolph's talep. 278
LXII - About the holy number 7p. 286
LXIII - About some things beyond numbersp. 288
LXIV - About the march to Coventryp. 289
LXV - About the Battle of Shrewsburyp. 292
LXVI - Who killed Hotspur?p. 296
LXVII - About St Swithin, Mrs Quickly, and the Lord Chief Justicep. 301
LXVIII - About Doll Tearsheet and a night at the Boar's Headp. 304
LXIX - How Sir John Fastolf went to war againp. 310
LXX - Why Sir John Fastolf went to war againp. 312
LXXI - About glory and a double Gloucester cheesep. 314
LXXII - About the death of the Leper Kingp. 317
LXXIII - How Pistol brought the good news from Jerusalem to Paradisep. 319
LXXIV - About the coronation of King Henry the 5thp. 324
LXXV - Sir John Fastolf's review of his banishmentp. 329
LXXVI - About the marrying of Sir John Fastolfp. 331
LXXVII - Mrs Quickly's account of the nuptials of Sir John Fastolfp. 333
LXXVIII - How Sir John Fastolf went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land (1st Note by Stephen Scrope)p. 337
LXXIX - About some merry tricks of Sir John Fastolf'sp. 339
LXXX - About Bartholomew Fairp. 347
LXXXI - How Sir John Fastolf went as a nun to a nunnery (2nd Note by Stephen Scrope)p. 350
LXXXII - Pistol's talep. 353
LXXXIII - About the siege of Harfleurp. 359
LXXXIV - About Bardolph's executionp. 365
LXXXV - About the Battle of Agincourtp. 368
LXXXVI - How the King came back in triumph to Londonp. 377
LXXXVII - How Sir John Fastolf drank the elixir of lifep. 380
LXXXVIII - About divers minor charges, costs and wages owing to Sir John Fastolf (3rd Note by Stephen Scrope)p. 385
LXXXIX - How Sir John Fastolf went to the wars again, and about the siege of Rouenp. 388
XC - How Sir John Fastolf was made Captain of the Bastille, and about the marriage of King Henry the 5th and the Princess Katharine (4th Note by Stephen Scrope)p. 396
XCI - About the capture of Meaux, and the death of King Henry the 5thp. 398
XCII - How Sir John Fastolf was installed a Knight of the Garterp. 403
XCIII - A fancy of Sir John Fastolf's concerning the marriage of Joan of Arc and the Marshal Gilles de Retzp. 407
XCIV - Sir John Fastolf's great Bill of Claims against the Crown (With Notes by Stephen Scrope)p. 412
XCV - About the Battle of the Herringsp. 416
XCVI - An inventory of Caister Castle (Compiled by Stephen Scrope)p. 421
XCVII - About the reverse at Patay, and the fall of Francep. 427
XCVIII - The Last Will and Testament of Sir John Fastolfp. 436
XCIX - Sir John Fastolf's confession to Friar Brackleyp. 445
C - About the death of Sir John Fastolf (7th Note by Stephen Scrope)p. 448


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