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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)

    of Henry the fifth.
    545Hen.5. Heres one that must speake with the King.
    Por. The King is verie sick, and none must speak with
    Hen.5. No you rascall, do you not know me?
    Por. You are my Lord the yong Prince.
    550Hen.5. Then goe and tell my father, that I mustand
    will speake with him.
    Ned. Shall I cut off his head?
    Hen.5. No, no, though I would helpe you in other pla=
    ces, yet I haue nothing to doo here, what you are in my fa=
    555thers Court.
    Ned. I will write him in my Tables, for so soone as I
    am made Lorde chiefe Iustice, I wil put him out of his Of=
    The Trumpet sounds.
    560Hen.5. Gogs wounds sirs, the King comes,
    Lets all stand aside.
    Enter the King, with the Lord of Exeter.
    Hen.4. And is it true my Lord, that my sonne is alrea=
    die sent to the Fleete? now truly that man is more fitter to
    565 rule the Realme then I, for by no meanes could I rule my
    sonne, and he by one word hath caused him to be ruled. Oh
    my sonne, my sonne, no sooner out of one prison, but into an
    other, I had thought once whiles I had liued, to haue seene
    this noble Realme of England flourish by thee my sonne,
    570 but now I see it goes to ruin and decaie.
    He wepeth.
    Enters Lord of Oxford.
    Ox. And please your grace, here is my Lord your sonne,
    That commeth to speake with you,
    575he saith, he must and wil speake with you.
    Hen.4. Who my sonne Harry?
    Oxf. I and please your Maiestie.
    Hen.4. I know wherefore he commeth,
    But looke that none come with him.
    C2 Oxf.