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  • Title: The Famous Victories of Henry V (Modern)
  • Editor: Mathew Martin
  • Performance editor: Peter Cockett

  • 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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    Editor: Mathew Martin
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    The Famous Victories of Henry V (Modern)

    [Scene 7] [Video Sc.7]
    Enter Derrick.
    [Shouts to offstage] Thou art a stinking whore, and a whoreson stinking whore! Dost think I'll take it at thy hands?
    650Enter John Cobbler running.
    Derrick, Derrick, Derrick! Hearest a? Do, Derrick, never while thou livest use that! Why, what will my neighbors say an thou go away so?
    She's a narrant whore, and I'll have the law on you, John.
    Why, what hath she done?
    Marry, mark thou, John. I will prove it, that I will!
    What wilt thou prove?
    That she called me in to dinner -- 660John, mark the tale well, John â€"- and, when I was set, she brought me a dish of roots and a piece of barrel butter therein. And she is a very knave, and thou a drab if thou take her part.
    Hearest a, Derrick, is this the matter? 665Nay, an it be no worse, we will go home again, and all shall be amended.
    O John, hearest a, John, is all well?
    Ay, all is well.
    Then I'll go home before and break all the glass 670windows.