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


of Henry the fift.
Kate. A your Maiesty has false France inough
To deceiue de best Lady in France.
Harry. No faith Kate not I. But Kate,
3178.1In plaine termes, do you loue me?
Kate. I cannot tell.
Harry. No, can any of your neighbours tell?
Ile aske them.
3185Come Kate, I know you loue me.
And soone when you are in your closset,
Youle question this Lady of me.
But I pray thee sweete Kate, vse me mercifully,
3190Because I loue thee cruelly.
3140That I shall dye Kate, is sure:
But for thy loue, by the Lord neuer.
3140.1What Wench,
A straight backe will growe crooked.
3150A round eye will growe hollowe.
A great leg will waxe small,
A curld pate proue balde:
But a good heart Kate, is the sun and the moone,
And rather the Sun and not the Moone
And therefore Kate take me,
3155Take a souldier: take a souldier,
Take a King.
3155.1Therefore tell me Kate, wilt thou haue me?
3235Kate. Dat is as please the King my father.
Harry. Nay it will please him:
Nay it shall please him Kate.
And vpon that condition Kate Ile kisse you.
3245Ka. O mon du Ie ne voudroy faire quelke chosse
Pour toute le monde,
Ce ne poynt votree fachion en fouor.
Harry. What saies she Lady?
Lady. Dat it is not de fasion en France,
3250For de maides, before da be married to
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