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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
    2385Enter Pistoll, the French man, and the Boy.
    Pist. Eyld cur, eyld cur.
    French. O Monsire, ie vous en pree aues petie de moy.
    Pist. Moy shall not serue. I will haue fortie moys.
    2405Boy aske him his name.
    Boy. Comant ettes vous apelles?
    French. Monsier Fer.
    Boy. He saies his name is Master Fer.
    2410Pist. Ile Fer him, and ferit him, and ferke him:
    Boy discus the same in French.
    Boy. Sir I do not know, whats French
    For fer, ferit and fearkt.
    Pist. Bid him prepare, for I wil cut his throate.
    Boy. Feate, vou preat, ill voulles coupele votre gage.
    Pist. Ony e ma foy couple la gorge.
    Vnlesse thou giue to me egregious raunsome, dye.
    2419.1One poynt of a foxe.
    2415French. Qui dit ill monsiere.
    2415.1Ill ditye si vou ny vouly pa domy luy.
    Boy. La gran ransome, ill vou tueres.
    French. O Iee vous en pri pettit gentelhome, parle
    A cee, gran capataine, pour auez mercie
    A moy, ey Iee donerees pour mon ransome
    Cinquante ocios. Ie suyes vn gentelhome de France.
    2425Pist. What sayes he boy?
    Boy. Marry sir he sayes, he is a Gentleman of a great
    House, of France: and for his ransome,
    He will giue you 500. crownes.
    Pist. My fury shall abate,
    And I the Crownes will take.
    And as I suck blood, I will some mercie shew.
    Follow me cur.
    Exit omnes.
    Enter the King and his Nobles, Pistoll.
    2483.1King. What the French retire?