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shall gape for this."--Shakespeare. Among the many striking portraits which the great dramatist has drawn, there is none truer to nature than that of Ancient Pistol. His swagger, his bluster, his bold front, his cowardly heart, his rant, his fustian, his strange oaths, have in them something inimitably ludicrous. His braggadocio and big talk impose for some time even on the men of such an army as that which Henry V. led into France, and which won for him the ever-memorable field of Agincourt. At last, grown bold by long impunity, he ventures too far, and his exposure is complete. A Welsh gentleman of dauntless courage, but odd demeanor, becomes the subject of his insolence. He laughs at his broken English and derides his nation. The national plant — the leek — becomes the subject of his scurrilous impertinence. He finds that he has — to use an American phrase--"waked up the wrong passenger." The gentleman is a man who does not understand jesting, specially at the expense <