Internet Shakespeare Editions


[Scene 17]
Enters John Cobbler, and Robin Pewterer.
1515ROBIN
Now, John Cobbler,
Didst thou see how the king did behave himself?
JOHN
But Robin, didst thou see what a policy
1520The king had, to see how the Frenchmen were killed
With the stakes of the trees?
ROBIN
Aye, John, there was a brave policy.
Enters an English soldier, roaming.
SOLDIER
1525What are you, my masters?
BOTH
Why, we be Englishmen.
SOLDIER
Are you Englishmen? Then change your language,
1530For the king's tents are set afire,
And all they that speak English will be killed.
JOHN
What shall we do, Robin? Faith, I'll shift,
For I can speak broken French.
1535ROBIN
Faith, so can I. Let's hear how thou canst speak?
JOHN
Commodevales, Monsieur?
ROBIN
That's well; come, let's be gone.