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  • Title: Henry V (Quarto 1, 1600)
  • 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
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    Henry V (Quarto 1, 1600)

    of Henry the fift.
    862.1Bar. Well, God be with him,
    865That was all the wealth I got in his seruice.
    Nim. Shall we shog off?
    The king wil be gone from Southampton.
    Pist. Cleare vp thy cristalles,
    Looke to my chattels and my moueables.
    870Trust none: the word is pitch and pay:
    Mens words are wafer cakes,
    And hold fast is the only dog my deare.
    Therefore cophetua be thy counsellor,
    872.1Touch her soft lips and part.
    Bar. Farewell hostes.
    880Nim. I cannot kis: and theres the humor of it.
    But adieu.
    880.1Pist. Keepe fast thy buggle boe.
    Exit omnes.

    Enter King of France, Bourbon, Dolphin,
    and others.

    887.1King. Now you Lords of Orleance,
    Of Bourbon, and of Berry,
    You see the King of England is not slack,
    For he is footed on this land alreadie.
    Dolphin. My gratious Lord, tis meet we all goe (foorth,
    And arme vs against the foe:
    910And view the weak & sickly parts of France:
    But let vs do it with no show of feare,
    No with no more, then if we heard
    England were busied with a Moris dance.
    For my good Lord, she is so idley kingd,
    915Her scepter so fantistically borne,
    So guided by a shallow humorous youth,
    That feare attends her not.
    Con. O Peace Prince Dolphin, you deceiue your selfe,
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