QueenʼsMen Editions

About this text

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

  • Copyright Queen's Men Editions. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: Anonymous
    Editors: Karen Sawyer Marsalek, Mathew Martin
    Peer Reviewed

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

    of Henry the fifth.
    tiues meane, I commit you to the Fleete, vntill we haue
    spoken with your father.
    Hen. 5. Why then belike you meane to send me to the
    410Iudge. I indeed, and therefore carry him away.
    Exeunt Hen. 5 with the Officers.
    Iudge. Iayler, carry the prisoner to Newgate againe,
    vntil the next Sises.
    Iay. At your commandement my Lord, it shalbe done.
    415Enter Dericke and Iohn Cobler.
    Der. Sownds maisters, heres adoo,
    When Princes must go to prison:
    Why Iohn, didst euer see the like?
    Iohn. O Dericke, trust me, I neuer saw the like.
    420Der. Why Iohn thou maist seewhat princes be in chol=(ler,
    A Iudge a boxe on the eare, Ile tel thee Iohn, O Iohn,
    I would not haue done it for twentie shillings.
    Iohn. No nor I, there had bene no way but one with (vs,
    We should haue bene hangde.
    425Der. Faith Iohn, Ile tel thee what, thou shalt be my
    Lord chiefe Iustice, and thou shalt sit in the chaire,
    And ile be the yong prince, and hit thee a boxe on the eare,
    And then thou shalt say, to teach you what prerogatiues
    Meane, I commit you to the Fleete.
    430Iohn. Come on, Ile be your Iudge,
    But thou shalt not hit me hard.
    Der. No, no.
    Iohn. What hath he done?
    Der. Marry he hath robd Dericke.
    435Iohn. Why then I cannot let him go.
    Der. I must needs haue my man.
    Iohn. You shall not haue him.
    Der. Shall I not haue my man, say no and you dare:
    How say you, shall I not haue my man?
    440Iohn. No marry shall you not.