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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.
    But you shall finde the cares, and the feares,
    And the ceremonies, to be otherwise.
    Gour. Why the enemy is loud: you heard him all night.
    Flew. Godes sollud, if the enemy be an Asse & a Foole,
    And a prating cocks-come, is it meet that we be also a foole,
    And a prating cocks-come, in your conscience now?
    1930Gour. Ile speake lower.
    Flew. I beseech you do, good Captaine Gower.
    1931.1Exit Gower, and Flewellen.
    Kin. Tho it appeare a litle out of fashion,
    Yet theres much care in this.

    Enter three Souldiers.

    1. Soul. Is not that the morning yonder?
    19402. Soul. I we see the beginning,
    God knowes whether we shall see the end or no.
    3. Soul. Well I thinke the king could wish himselfe
    1965Vp to the necke in the middle of the Thames,
    And so I would he were, at all aduentures, and I with him.
    1941.1Kin. Now masters god morrow, what cheare?
    3. S. Ifaith small cheer some of vs is like to haue,
    Ere this day ende.
    Kin. Why fear nothing man, the king is frolike.
    1941.52. S. I he may be, for he hath no such cause as we
    Kin. Nay say not so, he is a man as we are.
    The Violet smels to him as to vs:
    Therefore if he see reasons, he feares as we do.
    2. Sol. But the king hath a heauy reckoning to make,
    If his cause be not good: when all those soules
    Whose bodies shall be slaughtered here,
    1985Shall ioyne together at the latter day,
    And say I dyed at such a place. Some swearing:
    Some their wiues rawly left:
    Some leauing their children poore behind them.