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  • Title: The Famous Victories of Henry the Fifth (Quarto, 1598)
  • Editors: Karen Sawyer Marsalek, Mathew Martin
  • Coordinating editor: Janelle Jenstad

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    The Famous Victories of Henry the Fifth (Quarto, 1598)

    The famous victories
    Hen. 5. Why then belike you meane to hang my man?
    Iudge. I am sorrie that it falles out so.
    Hen. 5. Why my Lord, I pray ye who am I?
    Iud. And please your Grace, you are my Lord the yong
    375Prince, our King that shall be after the decease of our soue=
    raigne Lord, King Henrythe fourth, whom God graunt
    long to raigne.
    Hen. 5. You say true my Lord:
    And you will hang my man.
    380Iudge. And like your grace, I must needs do iustice.
    Hen. 5. Tell me my Lord, shall I haue my man?
    Iudge. I cannot my Lord.
    Hen. 5. But will you not let him go?
    Iud. I am sorie that his case is so ill.
    385Hen. 5. Tush, case me no casings, shal I haue my man?
    Iudge. I cannot, nor I may not my Lord.
    Hen. 5. Nay, and I shal not say & then I am answered?
    Iudge. No.
    Hen. 5. No: Then I will haue him.
    390He giueth him a boxe on the eare.
    Ned. Gogs wounds my Lord, shal I cut off his head?
    Hen. 5. No, I charge you draw not your swords,
    But get you hence, prouide a noyse of Musitians,
    Away, be gone.
    395Exeunt the Theefe.
    Iudge. Well my Lord, I am content to take it at your
    Hen. 5. Nay and you be not, you shall haue more.
    Iudge. Why I pray you my Lord, who am I?
    400Hen. 5. You, who knowes not you?
    Why man, you are Lord chiefe Iustice of England.
    Iudge. Your Grace hath said truth, therfore in striking
    me in this place, you greatly abuse me, and not me onely,
    but also your father: whose liuely person here in this place
    405I doo represent. And therefore to teach you what preroga=