Internet Shakespeare Editions

Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: James D. Mardock
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Henry V (Quarto 1, 1600)

The Chronicle Historie
of Henry the fift: with his battel fought
at Agin Court in France. Togither with
Auncient Pistoll.

Enter King Henry, Exeter, 2. Bishops, Clarence, and other

SHall I call in Thambassadors my Liege?
King. Not yet my Cousin, til we be resolude
149.1Of some serious matters touching vs and France.
Bi. God and his Angels guard your sacred throne,
And make you long become it.
155King. Shure we thank you. And good my Lord proceed
Why the Lawe Salicke which they haue in France,
Or should or should not, stop vs in our clayme:
160And God forbid my wise and learned Lord,
That you should fashion, frame, or wrest the same.
165For God doth know how many now in health,
Shall drop their blood in approbation,
Of what your reuerence shall incite vs too.
Therefore take heed how you impawne our person.
How you awake the sleeping sword of warre:
170We charge you in the name of God take heed.
After this coniuration, speake my Lord:
And we will iudge, note, and beleeue in heart,
That what you speake, is washt as pure
As sin in baptisme.
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