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

    Copyright James D. Mardock. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: James D. Mardock
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    Henry V (Quarto 1, 1600)

    of Henry the fift.
    And his soule shall sit sore charged for the wastfull(vengeance

    That shall flye from them. For this his mocke
    435Shall mocke many a wife out of their deare husbands.
    Mocke mothers from their sonnes, mocke Castles downe,
    I some are yet vngotten and vnborne,
    That shall haue cause to curse the Dolphins scorne.
    But this lyes all within the will of God, to whom we doo (appeale,

    440And in whose name tel you the Dolphin we are cōming on
    To venge vs as we may, and to put forth our hand
    In a rightfull cause: so get you hence, and tell your Prince,
    445His Iest will sauour but of shallow wit,
    When thousands weepe, more then did laugh at it.
    Conuey them with safe conduct: see them hence.
    Exe. This was a merry message.
    450King. We hope to make the sender blush at it:
    455Therefore let our collectiō for the wars be soone prouided:
    For God before, weell check the Dolphin at his fathers (doore.

    460Therefore let euery man now taske his thought,
    That this faire action may on foote be brought.

    Exeunt omnes.

    505Enter Nim and Bardolfe.

    Bar. Godmorrow Corporall Nim.
    Nim. Godmorrow Lieftenant Bardolfe.
    Bar. What is antient Pistoll and thee friends yet?
    508.1Nim. I cannot tell, things must be as they may:
    I dare not fight, but I will winke and hold out mine Iron:
    It is a simple one, but what tho; it will serue to toste cheese,
    And it will endure cold as an other mans sword will,
    And theres the humor of it.
    514.1Bar. Yfaith mistresse quickly did thee great wrong,
    For thou weart troth plight to her.
    B Nim. I