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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)

    of Henry the fift.
    1385The emptying of our fathers luxerie,
    Outgrow their grafters.
    Bur. Normanes, basterd Normanes, mor du
    1390And if they passe vnfought withall,
    Ile sell my Dukedome for a foggy farme
    In that short nooke Ile of England.
    Const. Why whence haue they this mettall?
    1395Is not their clymate raw, foggy and colde.
    On whom as in disdaine, the Sunne lookes pale?
    Can barley broath, a drench for swolne Iades
    Their sodden water decockt such liuely blood?
    1400And shall our quick blood spirited with wine
    Seeme frosty? O for honour of our names,
    Let vs not hang like frozen Iicesickles
    Vpon our houses tops, while they a more frosty clymate
    Sweate drops of youthfull blood.
    King. Constable dispatch, send Montioy forth,
    To know what willing raunsome he will giue?
    Sonne Dolphin you shall stay in Rone with me.
    1445Dol. Not so I do beseech your Maiestie.
    1445.1King. Well, I say it shalbe so.
    Exeunt omnes.

    Enter Gower.

    Go. How now Captain Flewellen, come you frō the bridge?
    Flew. By Iesus thers excellēt seruice cōmitted at ye bridge.
    1455Gour. Is the Duke of Exeter safe?
    Flew. The duke of Exeter is a mā whom I loue, & I honor,
    And I worship, with my soule, and my heart, and my life,
    And my lands and my liuings,
    And my vttermost powers.
    The Duke is looke you,
    God be praised and pleased for it, no harme in the worell.
    1460He is maintain the bridge very gallently: there is an Ensigne