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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
    May foy ie oblye, what is to bassie?
    Har. To kis, to kis. O that tis not the
    Fashion in Frannce, for the maydes to kis
    Before they are married.
    3255Lady. Owye see votree grace.
    Har. Well, weele breake that custome.
    Therefore Kate patience perforce and yeeld.
    Before God Kate, you haue witchcraft
    In your kisses:
    And may perswade with me more,
    3265Then all the French Councell.
    Your father is returned.

    Enter the King of France, and
    3270the Lordes.

    3270.1How now my Lords?
    3320France. Brother of England,
    We haue orered the Articles,
    3320.1And haue agreed to all that we in sedule had.
    Exe. Only he hath not subscribed this,
    Where your maiestie demaunds,
    That the king of France hauing any occasion
    To write for matter of graunt,
    Shall name your highnesse, in this forme:
    And with this addition in French.
    3330Nostre tresher filz, Henry Roy D'anglaterre,
    E heare de France. And thus in Latin:
    Preclarissimus filius noster Henricus Rex Anglie,
    Et heres Francie.
    Fran. Nor this haue we so nicely stood vpon,
    3333.1But you faire brother may intreat the same.
    3335Har. Why then let this among the rest,
    3335.1Haue his full course: And withall,
    Your daughter Katherine in mariage.