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

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    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: James D. Mardock
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    Henry V (Quarto 1, 1600)

    The Chronicle Historie
    Betweene his yonger dayes and these he musters now,
    Now he wayes time euen to the latest graine,
    Which you shall finde in your owne losses
    If he stay in France.
    1034.1King. Well for vs, you shall returne our answere backe
    To our brother England.
    Exit omnes.
    Enter Nim, Bardolfe, Pistoll, Boy.
    1119.1Nim. Before God here is hote seruice.
    Pist. Tis hot indeed, blowes go and come,
    Gods vassals drop and die.
    1126.1Nim. Tis honor, and theres the humor of it.
    Boy. Would I were in London:
    1130Ide giue all my honor for a pot of Ale.
    Pist. And I. If wishes would preuaile,
    I would not stay, but thither would I hie.
    Enter Flewellen and beates them in.
    Flew. Godes plud vp to the breaches
    You rascals, will you not vp to the breaches?
    1140Nim. Abate thy rage sweete knight,
    Abate thy rage.
    1141.1Boy. Well I would I were once from them:
    They would haue me as familiar
    With mens pockets, as their gloues, and their
    Handkerchers, they will steale any thing.
    Bardolfe stole a Lute case, carryed it three mile,
    1160And sold it for three hapence.
    Nim stole a fier shouell.
    I knew by that, they meant to carry coales:
    Well, if they will not leaue me,
    I meane to leaue them.
    1170ExitNim, Bardolfe, Pistoll, and the Boy.
    Enter Gower.
    Gower. Gaptain Flewellen, you must come strait
    To the Mines, to the Duke of Gloster.