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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.
    Theefe. I truly sir.
    Cap. Hold thee then, I presse thee for a souldier,
    1035To serue the King in France.
    Der. How now Gads, what doest knowes thinkest?
    Theefe. I, I knew thee long ago.
    Der. Heare you maister Captaine?
    Cap. What saist thou?
    1040Der. I pray you let me go home againe.
    Cap. Why what wouldst thou do at home?
    Der. Marry I haue brought two shirts with me,
    And I would carry one of them home againe,
    For I am sure heele steale it from me,
    1045He is such a filching fellow.
    Cap. I warrant thee he wil not steale it from thee,
    Come lets away.
    Der. Come maister Captaine lets away,
    Come follow me.
    1050Iohn. Come wife, lets part louingly.
    Wife. Farewell good husband.
    Der. Fie what a kissing and crying is here?
    Sownes, do ye thinke he wil neuer come againe?
    Why Iohn come away, doest thinke that we are so base
    1055Minded to die among French men?
    Sownes, we know not whether they will laie
    Us in their Church or no: Come M. Captain, lets away.
    Cap. I cannot staie no longer, therefore come away.
    Exeunt omnes.
    1060Enter the King, Prince Dolphin, and Lord
    high Constable of France.
    King. Now my Lord high Constable,
    What say you to our Embassage into England?
    Const. And it please your Maiestie, I can say nothing,
    1065Until my Lords Embassadors be come home,
    But yet me thinkes your grace hath done well,
    To get your men in so good a readinesse
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