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

    Copyright James D. Mardock. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: James D. Mardock
    Peer Reviewed

    Henry V (Modern, Quarto)

    2482.1[Scene 14]
    2385Enter Pistol, [a] French [soldier], and the Boy.
    Pistol
    Yield, cur! Yield, cur!
    French Soldier
    O Monsieur, je vous en prie, avez pitié de moi!
    Pistol
    Moy shall not serve. I will have forty moys. 2405Boy, ask him his name.
    Comment êtes-vous apellé?
    French Soldier
    Monsieur Fer.
    He says his name is Master Fer.
    2410Pistol
    I'll fer him, and ferret him, and firk him. Boy, discuss the same in French.
    Sir, I do not know what's French for fer, ferret, and firked.
    Pistol
    Bid him prepare, for I will cut his throat.
    Faites-vous prêt: il veut couper votre gorge.
    Pistol
    On y est ma foy! Couple la gorge! 2395Unless thou give to me egregious ransom, die. One point of a fox.
    2415French Soldier
    [To Boy] Que dit-il, monsieur?
    Il dite, si vous ne voulez pas donner lui la grande rancon, il vous tuerez.
    French Soldier
    Oh! Je vous en prie, petit gentilhomme, parlez 2422.1a ce grand capitaine pour avez merci a moi, et je donnerai pour mon rancon cinquante écus. Je suis un gentilhomme de France.
    2425Pistol
    What says he, boy?
    Marry, sir, he says he is a gentleman of a great house of France, and for his ransom he will give you five hundred crowns.
    Pistol
    My fury shall abate, and I the crowns 2430will take, and as I suck blood, I will some mercy show. 2445Follow me, cur.
    Exeunt omnes.