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K. Hen.

I tell thee truly, herald, Will. Under captain Gower, my liege. I know not, if the day be ours or no;

Flu. Gower is a goot captain : and is good knowFor yet a many of your horsemen peer,

ledge and literature in the wars. And gallop o'er the field.

K. Hen. Call him hither to me, soldier.
The day is yours.
Will. I will, my liege.

(Eril. K. Hen. Praised be God, and not our strength K. Hen. Here, Fluellen; wear thou this favour for it!

for me, and stick it in thy cap : When Alençon and Whut is this castle call’d, that stands hard by ? myself were down together, I plucked this glove Mont. They call it - Agincourt.

from his helm : if any man challenge this, he is a K. Hen. Then call we this the fieldof Agincourt, friend to Alençon, and an enemy to our person ; if Fought on the day of Crispin Crispianus.

thou encounter any such, apprehend him, an thou Flu. Your grandfather of famous memory, an't dost love me. please your majesty, and your great uncle Edward, Flu. Your grace does me as great honours as can the plack prince of Wales, as I have read in the be desired in the hearts of his subjects: I would chronicles, fought a most prave pattle here in France. fain see the man, that has but two legs, that shall K. Hen. They did, Fluellen.

find himself aggriefed at this glove, that is all; but Flu. Your majesty says very true: If your ma- I would fain see it once. jesty is remembered of it, the Welshmen did goot K. Hen. Knowest thou Gower? service in a garden where leeks did grow, wearing Flu. He is my dear friend, an please you. leeks in their Monmouth caps; which your ma- K. Hen. Pray thee, go seek him, and bring him jesty knows, to this hour is an honourable padge of to my tent. the service; and, I do believe, your majesty takes Flu. I will fetch him.

[Erit. no scorn to wear the leek upon saint Tavy's day, K. Hen. My lord of Warwick, — and my brother K. Hen. I wear it for a memorable honour:

For I am Welsh, you know, good countryman. Follow Fluellen closely at the heels :

Flu. All the water in Wye cannot wash your The glove, which I have given him for a favour, majesty's Welsh plood out of your pody, I can tell May, haply, purchase him a box o' the ear ; you that: Got pless it and preserve it, as long as It is the soldier's; I, by bargain, should it pleases his grace, and his majesty too!

Wear it myself. Follow, good cousin Warwick ; K. Hen. Thanks, good my countryman.

If that the soldier strike him, (as, I judge Flu. I am your majesty's countryman, I care By bis blunt bearing, he will keep his word,) not who know it; I will confess it to all the 'orld : Some sudden mischief may arise of it; I need not to be ashamed of your majesty, so long for I do know Fluellen valiant, as your majesty is an honest man.

And, touch'd with choler, hot as gunpowder, K. Hen. God keep meso- our heralds go with him. And quickly will return an injury: Bring me just notice of the numbers dead

Follow, and see there be no harm between them.
On both our parts. — Call yonder fellow hither. Go you with me, uncle of Exeter. [Exeunt.

[Points to Williams. Exeunt MoxTJOY
and others.

SCENE VIII. Before King Henry's Pavilion. Exe. Soldier, you must come to the king.

Enter Gower and WILLIAMS. K. Hen. Soldier, why wear'st thou that glove in thy cap?

Will. I warrant, it is to knight you, captain. Will. An't please your majesty, 'tis the gage of

Enter FLUELLEN. one that I should fight withal, if he be alive.

Flu. Captain, I peseech you now, come apace to K. Hen. An Englishman ?

the king: there is more goot toward you, peradvenWill. An't please your majesty, a rascal, that swagger'd with me last night : 'who, if 'a live, and ture, than is in your knowledge to dream of.

Will. Sir, know you this glove ? ever dare to challenge this glove, I have sworn to

Flu. Know the glove; I know the glove is a glove. take him a box o'the ear: or, if I can see my glove

Will. I know this; and thus I challenge it. in his cap, (which he swore, as he was a soldier, he

(Strikes him. would wear, if alive,) I will strike it out soundly. K. Hen. What think you, captain Fluellen ? is it universal 'orld, or in France, or in England

Flu. 'Sblud, an arrant traitor, as any's in the fit this soldier keep his oath? Flu. He is a craven and a villain else, an't please

Gow. How now, sir ? you villain !

Will. Do you think I'll be forsworn ? your majesty, in my conscience.

Flu. Stand away, captain Gower; I will give K. Hen. It may be, his enemy is a gentleman of

treason his payment into plows, I warrant you. great sort?, quite from the answer of his degree.

Will. I am no traitor. Flu. Though he be as goot a gentleman as the tevil is, as Lucifer and Beelzebub himself, it is ne

Flu. That's a lie in thy throat. I charge you in cessary, look your grace, that he keep his vow and his majesty's name, apprehend him; he's a friend of his oath : if he be perjured, see you now, his reput

the duke of Alençon's. ation is as arrant a villain, and a Jack-sauces, as

Enter Warwick and Gloster. ever his plack shoe trod upon the earth, in my con- War. How now, how now! what's the matter? science.

Flu. My lord of Warwick, here is (praised te K. Hen. Then keep thy vow, sirrah, when thou Got for it!) a most contagious treason come to light, meet'st the fellow,

look you, as you shall desire in a summer's day. Will. So I will, my liege, as I live.

Here is his majesty. K. Hen. Who servest thou under ?

Enter KING HENRY and EXETER. I Coward. 3 High rank 3 For saucy Jack.

K. Hen. How now, what's the matter?

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Flu. My liege, here is a villain and a traitor, that, John duke of Bourbon, and lord Bouciqualt: look your grace, has struck the glove which your Of other lords, and barons, knights, and 'squires, majesty is take out of the helmet of Alençon. Full fifteen hundred, besides common men.

Will. My liege, this was my glove; here is the K. Hen. This note doth tell me of ten thousand fellow of it: and he, that I gave it to in change,

French, promised to wear it in his cap ; I promised to strike That in the field lie slain : of princes in this number, him, if he did : I met this man with my glove in And nobles bearing banners, there lie dead, his cap, and I have been as good as my word. One hundred twenty-six : added to these,

Flu. Your majesty hear now, (saving your ma- Of knights, esquires, and gallant gentlemen, jesty's manhood,) what an arrant, rascally, beggarly, Eight thousand and four hundred ; of the which, knave it is : I hope your majesty is pear me testi- Five hundred were but yesterday dubb'd knights: mony, and witness, and avouchments, that this is so that, in these ten thousand they have lost, the glove of Alençon, that your majesty is give me, There are but sixteen hundred mercenaries; in your conscience now.

The rest are-princes, barons, lords, knights, 'squires, K. Hen. Give me thy glove, soldier; Look, here And gentlemen of blood and quality. is the fellow of it. 'Twas J, indeed, thou promised'st The names of those their nobles that lie dead, to strike; and thou hast given me most bitter terms. Charles De-la-bret, high constable of France;

Flu. An please your majesty, let his neck answer Jaques of Chatillon, admiral of France ; for it, if there is any martial law in the 'orld. The master of the cross-bows, lord Rambures ;

K. Hen. How canst thou make me satisfaction ? Great-master of France, the brave sir Guischard Will. All offences, my liege, come from the heart :

Dauphin; never came any from mine, that might offend your John duke of Alençon ; Antony duke of Brabant, majesty.

The brother to the duke of Burgundy ; K. Hon. It was ourself thou didst abuse.

And Edward duke of Bar; of lusty earls, Will. Your majesty came not like yourself: you Grandpre, and Roussi, Fauconberg, and Foix, appeared to me but as a common man; witness the Beaumont, and Marle, Vaudemont, and Lestrale, night, your garments, your lowliness ; and what Here was a royal fellowship of death! your highness suffered under that shape, I beseech Where is the number of our English dead ? you, take it for your own fault, and not mine : for

[Herald presents another Paper. had you been as I took you for, I made no offence; Edward the duke of York, the earl of Suffolk, therefore, I beseech your highness, pardon me. Sir Richard Ketly, Davy Gam, esquire : K. Hen. Here, uncle Exeter, fill this glove with None else of name : and, of all other men, crowns,

But five-and-twenty. O God, thy arm was here, And give it to this fellow. – Keep it, fellow; And not to us, but to thy arm alone, And wear it for an honour in thy cap,

Ascribe we all. — When, without stratagem, Till I do challenge it. Give him the crowns:- But in plain shock, and even play of battle, And, captain, you must needs be friends with him. Was ever known so great and little loss,

Flu. By this day and this light, the fellow has On one part and on the other ? — Take it, Lord, mettle enough in his pelly: – Hold, there is twelve For it is only thine ! you, and I pray you to serve Got, and Ere.

'Tis wonderful ! keep you out of prawls, and prabbles, and quarrels, K. Hen. Come, go we in procession to the village: and dissensions, and, I warrant you, it is the petter And be it death proclaimed through our bost,

To boast of this, or take that praise from God, Will. I will none of your money.

Which is his only. Flu. It is with a goot will; I can tell you, it will Flu. Is it not lawful, an please your majesty, to serve you to mend your shoes: Come, wherefore tell how many is killed ? should you be so pashful ? your shoes is not so goot : K. Hen. Yes, captain, but with this acknowledge 'tis a goot silling, I warrant you, or I will change it.


That God fought for us.
Enter an English IIerald.

Flu. Yes, my conscience, he did us great goot.
K. Hen. Now, herald ; are the dead number'd ? K. Hen. Do we all holy rites ;
Her. Here is the number of the slaughter'd French. Let there be sung Non nobis, and Te Deum,

(Delivers a Paper. The dead with charity enclos'd in clay, K. Hen. What prisoners of good sort are taken, We'll then to Calais; and to England then ; uncle ?

Where ne'er from France arriv'd more happy men. Ere. Charles duke of Orleans, nephew to the king;


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Be here presented. Now we bear the king Chor. Vouchsafe to those that have not read the Toward Calais : grant him there; there seen, story,

Heave him away upon your winged thoughts, That I may prompt them: and of such as have, Athwart the sea : Behold, the English beach I humbly pray them to admit the excuse

Pales in the flood with men, with wives, and boys, Of time, of numbers, and due course of things, Whose shouts and claps out-voice the deep-mouth'd Which cannot in their huge and proper life





'tis past.

Which, like a mighty whiffler * 'fore the king, your digestions, does not agree with it, I would
Seems to prepare his way: so let him land; desire you to eat it.
And, solemnly, see him set on to London.

Pist. Not for Cadwallader and all his goats. So swift a pace hath thought, that even now

Flu. There is one goat for you. [Strikes him.] You may imagine him upon Blackheath :

Will be so goot, scald knave, as eat it? Where that his lords desire him, to have 5 borne Pist. Base Trojan, thou shalt die. His bruised helmet, and his bended sword,

Flu. You say very true, scald knave, when Got's Before hiin, through the city: he forbids it, will is: I will desire you to live in the mean time, Being free from vainness and self-glorious pride ; and eat your victuals; come, there is sauce for it. Giving full trophy, signal, and ostent,

(Striking him again.] You called me yesterday, Quite from himself, to God. But now behold, mountain-squire ; but I will make you to-day a In the quick forge and working-house of thought, squire of low degree. I pray you, fall to; if you How London doth pour out her citizens !

can mock a leek, you can eat a leek. The mayor, and all his brethren, in best sort,

Gow. Enough, captain ; you have astonished him. Like to the senators of the antique Rome,

Flu. I say, I will make him eat some part of my With the plebeians swarming at their heels, leek, or I will peat his pate four days: – Pite, Í Go forth, and fetch their conquering Cæsar in : pray you ; it is goot for your green wound, and As, by a lower but by loving likelihood ,

your ploody coxcoinb. Were now the general of our gracious empress 7 Pist, Must I bite ? (As, in good time, he may,) from Ireland coming, Flu. Yes, certainly; and out of doubt, and out Bringing rebellion broached 8 on his sword, of questions too, and ambiguities. How many would the peaceful city quit,

P'ist. By this leek, I will most horribly revenge ; Towelcome him? much more, and much more cause, | I eat, and eke I swear Did they this Harry. Now in London place him; Flu. Eat, I pray you: Will you have some more (As yet the lamentation of the French

sauce to your leek ? there is not enough leek to Invites the king of England's stay at home : swear by. The emperor's coming in behalf of France,

Pist. Quiet thy cudgel; thou dost see, I eat. To order peace between them ;) and omit

Flu. Much goot do you, scald knave, heartily. All the occurrences, whatever chanc'd,

Nay, 'pray you, throw none away; the skin is goot Till Harry's back-return again to France ;

for your proken coxcomb.

When you take occaThere must we bring him; and myself have play'd sions to see leeks hereafter, I pray you mock at The interim, by remembering you

them; that is all. Then brook abridgement; and your eyes advance Pist. Good. After your thoughts, straight back again to France. Flu. Ay, leeks is goot: Hold you, there is a

[Exit. groat to heal your pate.

Pist. Me a groat. SCENE I. - France. An English Court of Guarda

Flu. Yes, verily, and in truth, you shall take it; Enter FLUELLEN and Gower.

or I have another leek in my pocket, which you Gow. Nay, that's right; but why wear you your shall eat. leek to-day? Saint Davy's day is past.

Pist. I take thy groat, in earnest of revenge. Flu. There is occasions and causes why and Flu. If I owe you any thing, I will pay you in wherefore in all things ; I will tell you, as my cudgels; you shall be a woodmonger, and buy nothing friend, captain Gower. The rascally, beggarly, of me but cudgels. God be wi' you, and keep you, pragging knave, Pistol, - which you and yourself, and heal your pate.

[Erit. and all the 'orld, know to be no petter than a fellow, Pist. All hell shall stir for this. look you now, of no merits, — he is come to me, Gow. Go, go; you are a counterfeit cowardly and prings me pread and salt yesterday, look you, knave. Will you mock at an ancient tradition, and bid me eat my leek: it was in a place where I begun upon an honourable respect, and worn as a could not breed no contentions with him; but I will memorable trophy of predeceased valour, - and dare be so pold as to wear it in my cap till I see him once not avouch in your deeds any of your words? I have again, and then I will tell him a little piece of my seen you gleeking 9 and galling at this gentleman desires.

twice or thrice. You thought, because he could Enter Pistol.

not speak English in the native garb, he could not Gow. Why, here he comes, swelling like a turkey- therefore handle an English cudgel: you find it cock.

otherwise ; and henceforth, let a Welsh correction Flu. 'Tis no matter for his swellings, nor his tur- teach you a good English condition.. Fare ye well. key-cocks. — Pless you, ancient Pistol ! you scurvy

[Erit. knave, pless you!

Pist. Doth fortune play the huswife ? with me Pist. Ha! art thou Bedlam ? dost thou thirst,

now ? base Trojan,

News have I, that my Nell is dead i' the spital S, To have me fold up Parca's fatal web?

And there my rendezvous is quite cut off. Hence! I am qualmish at the smell of leek. Old I do wax; and from my weary limbs

Flu. I peseech you heartily, scurvy knave, at my Honour is cudgellid. Well, pimp will I turn, desires, and my requests, and my petitions, to eat, And something lean to cutpurse of quick hand. jook you, this leek; because, look you, you do not | To England will I steal, and there I'll steal : love it, nor your affections, and your appetites, and | And patches will I get unto these scars,

I got them in the Gallia wars. (Eril. * An officer who walks first in processions. sie. To order it to be borne.

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SCENE II. - Troyes in Champagne. An Apari- But grow, like savages, - aś soldiers will, ment in the French King's Palace.

That nothing do but meditate on blood, — Enter at one door, King Henry, BEDFORD, Glos-To swearing, and stern looks, diffus d6 attire, TER, EXETER, WARWICK, WESTMORELAND, and

And every thing that seems unnatural, other Lords ; al another, the French King, Queen You are assembled: and my speech entreats,

Which to reduce into our former favour 7, Isabel, the Princess Katharine, Lords, Ladies, That I may know the lets, why gentle peace &c. the Duke or BURGUNDY, and his Train.

Should not expel these inconveniences, K. Hen. Peace to this meeting, wherefore we are And bless us with her former qualities. met!

K. Hen. If, duke of Burgundy, you would the Unto our brother France, and to our sister,

peace, Health and fair time of day: - joy and good wishes Whose want gives growth to the imperfections To our most fair and princely cousin Katharine ; Which you have cited, you must buy that peace And (as a branch and member of this royalty, With full accord to all our just demands; By whom this great assembly is contriv'd,)

Whose tenours and particular effects We do salute you, duke of Burgundy ; —

You have, enschedul'd briefly, in your hands. And, princes French, and peers, health to you alı! Bur. The king hath heard them; to the which, Fr. king. Right joyous are we to behold your

as yet, face,

There is no answer made. Most worthy brother England; fairly met :

K. Hen.

Well then, the peace, So are you, princes English, every one.

Which you before so urg'd, lies in his answer.
Q. Isa. So happy be the issue, brother England, Fr. King. I have but with a cursory eye
Of this good day, and of this gracious meeting, O’er-glanc'd the articles : pleaseth your grace
As we are now glad to behold your eyes;

To appoint some of your council presently
Your eyes, which hitherto have borne in them To sit with us once more, with better heed
Against the French, that met them in their bent, To re-survey them, we will, suddenly,
The fatal balls of murdering basilisks;

Pass our accept, and peremptory answer.
The venom of such looks, we fairly hope,

K. Hen. Brother, we shall. — Go, uncle Exeter, Have lost their quality; and that this day

And brother Clarence, and you, brother Gloster, Shall change all griefs, and quarrels, into love. Warwick,—and Huntingdon, - go with the king:

K. Hen. To cry amen to that, thus we appear. And take with you free power to ratify,
Q. Isa. You English princes all, I do salute you. Augment, or alter, as your wisdoms best

Bur. My duty to you both, on equal love, Shall see advantageable for our dignity, Great kings of France and England! That I have Any thing in, or out of, our demands ; labour'd

And we'll consign thereto. - Will you, fair sister, With all my wits, my pains, and strong endeavours, Go with the princes, or stay here with us? To bring your most imperial majesties

Q. Isa. Our gracious brother, I will go with them; Unto this bar * and royal interview,

Haply, a woman's voice may do some good, Your mightiness on both parts best can witness, When articles, too nicely urg'd, be stood on. Since them my office hath so far prevail'd,

K. Hen. Yet leave our cousin Katharine here That face to face, and royal eye to eye, You have congreeted ; let it not disgrace me, She is our capital demand, compris'd If I demand, before this royal view.

Within the fore-rank of our articles. What rub, or what impediment, there is,

Q. Isa. She hath good leave. Why, that the naked, poor, and mangled peace,

[Exeunt all but Henry, KATHARINE, Dear nurse of arts, plenties, and joyful births,

and her Gentlewoman. Should not, in this best garden of the world,

K. Hen.

Fair Katharine, and most fair! Our fertile France, put up her lovely visage? Will you vouchsafe to teach a soldier terms, Alas! she hath from France too long been chas'd; Such as will enter at a lady's ear, And all her husbandry doth lie on heaps,

And plead his love-suit to her gentle heart? Corrupting in its own fertility,

Kath. Your majesty shall mock at me; I cannot

; Her vine, the merry cheerer of the heart,

speak your England. Unpruned dies: her hedges even-pleached,

K. Hen. O fair Katharine, if you will love me Like prisoners wildly over-grown with hair, soundly with your French heart, I will be glad to Put forth disorder'd twigs : her fallow leas, hear you confess it brokenly with your English The darnel, hemlock, and rank fumitory,

tongue. Do you like me, Kate? Doth root upon; while that the coulter rusts, Kath. Pardonnez moy, I cannot tell vat is - like That should deracinate 5 such savagery : The even mead, that erst brought sweetly forth K. IIen. An angel is like you, Kate; and you are The freckled cowslip, burnet, and green clover, like an angel. Wanting the seythe, all uncorrected, rank,

Kath. Que dit-il ? que je suis semblable à les anges ? Conceives by idleness; and nothing teems,

Alice. Ouy, drayment, (sauf vostre grace) ainsi But hateful docks, rough thistles, kecksies, burs,

dut-il. Losing both beauty and utility.

K. Hen. I said so, dear Katharine; and I must And as our vineyards, fallows, meads, and hedges, not blush to affirm it. Defective in their natures, grow to wildness; Kath. 0! les langues des hommes sont pleines des Even so our houses, and ourselves, and children,

tromperies. Have lost, or do not learn, for want of time,

Ki Hen. What says she, fair one? that the tongues The sciences that should become our country; of men are full of deceits? 5 Force up by the roots. 6 Extravagant. 7 Appearance.

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Alice. Ouy; dat de tongues of de mans is be full of quand vous avez la possession de moi, llet me see, of deceits : dat is de princess.

what then? Saint Dennis be my speed!) donc K. Hen. The princess is the better English- vostre est France, of vous estes mienne. It is as easy

I'faith, Kate, my wooing is fit for thy for me, Kate, to conquer the kingdom, as to speak understanding: I am glad, thou canst speak no so much more French : I shall never move thee in better English; for, if thou couldst, thou wouldst French, unless it be to laugh at me. find me such a plain king, that thou wouldst think, Kath. Sauf vostre honneur, le François que vous I had sold my farm to buy my crown. I know no parlez, est meilleur que l'Anglois lequel je parle. ways to mince it in love, but directly to say - I love K. Hen. No, 'faith, is't not, Kate : but thy speak. you: then, if you urge me further than to say- Do ing of my tongue, and I thine, most truly falsely, you, in faith? I wear out my suit. Give me your must needs be granted to be much at one. But, answer; i'faith, do; and so clap hands and a bar- Kate, dost thou understand thus much English? gain : How say you, lady?

Canst thou love me? Kath. Sauf vostre honneur, me understand well. Kath. I cannot tell.

K. Hen. Marry, if you would put me to verses, K. Fren. Can any of your neighbours tell, Kate? or to dance for your sake, Kate, why you undid me: I'll ask them. Come, I know thou lovest me: and for the

one, I have neither words nor measure; and at night when you come into your closet, you'll for the other, I have no strength in measure 9, yet a question this gentlewoman about me; and I know, reasonable measure in strength. If I could win a Kate, you will to her, dispraise those parts in me, lady at leap-frog, or by vaulting into my saddle with that you love with your heart : but, good Kate, my armour on my back, under the correction of mock me mercifully; the rather, gentle princess, bragging be it spoken, I should quickly leap for a because I love thee cruelly. How answer you, la wife. Or, if I might buffet for my love, or bound plus belle Catharine du monde, mon très chere et divine my horse for her favours, I could lay on like a déesse ? butcher, and sit like a jack-an-apes, never off: but, Kath. Your majesté ’ave fausse French enough to I cannot look greenly', nor gasp out my eloquence, deceive de most sage demoiselle dat is en France. nor I have no cunning in protestation ; only down- K. Hen. Now, fye upon my false French! By right oaths, which I never use till urged, nor never mine honour, in true English, I love thec, Kate : by break for urging.. If thou canst love a fellow of which honour I dare not swear, tlou lovest me; this temper, Kate, whose face is not worth sun- yet my blood begins to flatter me that thou dost, burning, that never looks in his glass for love of any notwithstanding the poor and untempering effect thing he sees there, let thine eye be thy cook. I of my visage. Now beshrew my father's ambition ! speak to thee plain soldier : If thou canst love me he was always thinking of civil wars; therefore was for this, take me: if not, to say to thee that II created with a stubborn outside, with an aspect shall die, is true; but— for thy love, no; yet I love of iron, that, when I come to woo ladies, I fright thee too.

And while thou livest, dear Kate, take them. But, in faith, Kate, the elder I wax, the a fellow of plain and uncoined constancy; for he better I shall appear : my comfort is, that old age, perforce must do thee right, because he hath not that ill-layer up of beauty, can do no more spoil the gift to woo in other places : for these fellows of upon my face: thou hast me, if thou hast me, at infinite tongue, that can rhyme themselves into the worst; and thou shalt wear me, if thou wear ladies' favours — they do always reason themselves me, better and better; and therefore tell me, most out again. What ! a speaker is but a prater; a ] fair Katharine, will you have me? Put off your rhyme is but a ballad. A good leg will fall 3 ; a maiden blushes; avouch the thoughts of your heart straight back will stoop ; a black beard will turn with the looks of an empress; take me by the hand, white; a curled pate will grow bald; a fair face and say - Harry of England, I am thine : which will wither; a full eye will wax hollow : but a good word thou shalt no sooner bless mine ear withal, heart, Kate, is the sun and moon; or rather the but I will tell thee aloud - England is thine Iresun, and not the moon; for it shines bright, and land is thine, France is thine, and Henry Plantanever changes, but keeps his course truly. If thou genet is thine ; who, though I speak it before his would have such a one, take me: And take me, face, if he be not fellow with the best king, thou take a soldier; take a soldier, take a king : And shalt find the best king of good fellows. Come, what sayest thou then to my love? speak, my fair, your answer in broken musick; for thy voice is and fairly, I pray thee.

musick, and thy English broken : therefore, queen Kath. Is it possible dat I should love de enemy of all, Katharine, break thy mind to me in broken of France ?

English, Wilt thou have me? K. Hen. No; it is not possible, you should love

Kath. Dat is, as it shall please de roy mon pere. the enemy of France, Kate ; but in loving me, you K. Hen. Nay, it will please him well, Kate; it should love the friend of France ; for I love France shall please him, Kate. so well, that I will not part with a village of it; I Kath. Den it shall also content me. will have it all mine : and, Kate, when France is K. Hen. Upon that I will kiss your hand, and I mine, and I am yours, then yours is France, and call you — - my queen. you are mine.

Kath. Laissez, mon seigneur, laissez, laissez: ma Kath. I cannot tell vat is dat.

foy, je ne veux point que vous abbaissez vostre granK. Hen. No, Kate? I will tell thee in French; deur, en baisant la main d'une vostre indigne servi. which, I am sure, will hang upon my tongue like a leur ; ercusez moy, je vous supplie, mon très puissant new-married wife about her husband's neck, hardly seigneur. to be shook off. Quand j'ay la possession de France, K. Hen. Then I will kiss your lips, Kate.

Kath. Les dames, f. demoiselles, pour estre haisées 9 In dancing. Tie. Like a young lover, awkwardly. 2 He means, resembling a plain piece of metal, which has devant leur nopces, il n'est pas la coutume de France. not yet received any impression.

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