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  • Title: Henry V (Quarto 1, 1600)
  • Editor: James Mardock
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-409-7

    Copyright James Mardock. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: James Mardock
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    Henry V (Quarto 1, 1600)

    of Henry the fift.
    And thou thou hast giuen me most bitter words.
    How canst thou make vs amends?
    2762.1Flew. Let his necke answere it,
    If there be any marshals lawe in the worell.
    Soul. My Liege, all offences come from the heart:
    Neuer came any from mine to offend your Maiestie.
    You appeard to me as a common man:
    Witnesse the night, your garments, your lowlinesse,
    2770And whatsoeuer you receiued vnder that habit,
    2770I beseech your Maiestie impute it to your owne fault
    And not mine. For your selfe came not like your selfe:
    Had you bene as you seemed, I had made no offence.
    Therefore I beseech your grace to pardon me.
    Kin. Vncle, fill the gloue with crownes,
    2775And giue it to the souldier. Weare it fellow,
    As an honour in thy cap, till I do challenge it.
    Giue him the crownes. Come Captaine Flewellen,
    I must needs haue you friends.
    Flew. By Iesus, the fellow hath mettall enough
    2780In his belly. Harke you souldier, there is a shilling for you,
    And keep your selfe out of brawles & brables, & dissentiōs,
    And looke you, it shall be the better for you.
    Soul. Ile none of your money sir, not I.
    2785Flew. Why tis a good shilling man.
    Why should you be queamish? Your shoes are not so good:
    2785It will serue you to mend your shoes.
    2790Kin. What men of sort are taken vnckle?
    2795Exe. Charles Duke of Orleance, Nephew to the King.
    Iohn Duke of Burbon, and Lord Bowchquall.
    Of other Lords and Barrons, Knights and Squiers,
    Full fifteene hundred, besides common men.
    This note doth tell me of ten thousand
    2800French, that in the field lyes slaine.
    Of Nobles bearing banners in the field,
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