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  • Title: Famous Victories of Henry V (Modern)
  • Textual editor: Mathew Martin
  • Performance editor: Peter Cockett
  • Coordinating editor: Janelle Jenstad

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    Author: Anonymous
    Editor (Text): Mathew Martin
    Editor (Performance): Peter Cockett
    Director: Peter Cockett
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    Famous Victories of Henry V (Modern)

    1420[Scene 18] [Video Sc.18]
    Enter Derrick roaming. After him a Frenchman, and takes him [Derrick] prisoner.
    O good Mounser.
    Come, come, you vigliacco.
    Oh, I will, sir, I will.
    Come quickly, you peasant.
    I will, sir. What shall I give you?
    Marry, thou shalt give me one, two, tre, four hundred crowns.
    Nay, sir, I will give you more. 1430I will give you as many crowns as will lie on your sword.
    Wilt thou give me as many crowns as will lie on my sword?
    Ay, marry will I. Ay, but you must lay down your sword, or else they will not lie on your sword.
    1435Here the Frenchman lays down his sword, and the clown [Derrick] takes it up and hurls him down.
    Thou villain, darest thou look up?
    O good Monsieur, comparteve. Monsieur, pardon me.
    O you villain, now you lie at my mercy, dost thou remember since thou lammst me in thy short ell? O villain, now I will strike off thy head.
    Here while he [Derrick] turns his back the Frenchman runs his ways.
    What, is he gone? Mass, I am glad of it, for if he had stayed I was afraid he would have stirred again, and then I should have been spilt. But I will away to kill more Frenchmen.
    [Exit Derrick.]