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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.
    Tis cald the Castle of Agincourt.
    Hen.5. Well then my lords of England,
    For the more honour of our English men,
    I will that this be for euer cald the battell of Agincourt.
    1385Herald. And it please your Maiestie,
    I haue a further message to deliuer to your Maiestie.
    Hen.5. What is that Herald? say on.
    Her. And it please your Maiestie, my Lord and maister,
    Craues to parley with your Maiestie.
    1390Hen.5. With a good will, so some of my Nobles
    Uiew the place for feare of trecherie and treason.
    Herald. Your grace needs not to doubt that.
    Exit Herald.
    Hen.5. Well, tell him then, I will come.
    1395Now my lords, I will go into the field my selfe,
    To view my Country men, and to haue them honourably
    Buried, for the French King shall neuer surpasse me in
    Curtesie, whiles I am Harry King of England.
    Come on my lords.
    1400Exeunt omnes.
    Enters Iohn Cobler, and Robbin Pewterer.
    Robin. Now, Iohn Cobler,
    Didst thou see how the King did behaue himselfe?
    Iohn. But Robin, didst thou see what a pollicie
    1405The King had, to see how the French men were kild
    With the stakes of the trees.
    Robin. I Iohn, there was a braue pollicie.
    Enters an English souldier, roming.
    Soul. What are you my maisters?
    1410Both. Why we be English men.
    Soul. Are you English men, then change your language
    For the kings Tents are set a fire,
    And all they that speake English will be kild.
    Iohn. What shall we do Robin? faith ile shift,
    1415For I can speake broken French.
    F2 Robin