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  • Title: Famous Victories of Henry V (Modern)
  • Textual editor: Mathew Martin
  • Performance editor: Peter Cockett
  • Coordinating editor: Janelle Jenstad

  • Copyright Queen's Men Editions. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
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    Famous Victories of Henry V (Modern)

    [Scene 17] [Video Sc.17]
    Enter John Cobbler, and Robin Pewterer.
    Now, John Cobbler, didst thou see how the king did behave himself?
    But, Robin, didst thou see what a policy 1405the king had? To see how the Frenchmen were killed with the stakes of the trees!
    Ay, John, there was a brave policy.
    Enter an English Soldier, roaming.
    What are you, my masters?
    1410John and Robin
    Why, we be Englishmen.
    Are you Englishmen? Then change your language, for the king's tents are set afire, and all they that speak English will be killed.
    [Exit Soldier.]
    What shall we do, Robin? Faith, I'll shift, 1415for I can speak broken French.
    Faith, so can I. Let's hear how thou canst speak.
    Commodevales, Monsieur.
    That's well. Come, let's be gone.
    Drum and trumpet sound.
    [Exit John and Robin.]