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The Life of Henry the Fift. France. I haue but with a curselarie eye
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O're-glanc't the Articles: Pleaseth your Grace To appoint some of your Councell presently To sit with vs once more, with better heed To re-suruey them; we will suddenly Passe our accept and peremptorie Answer.
England.
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Brother we shall. Goe Vnckle Exeter, And Brother Clarence, and you Brother Gloucester, Warwick, and Huntington, goe with the King, And take with you free power, to ratifie, Augment, or alter, as your Wisdomes best
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Shall see aduantageable for our Dignitie, Any thing in or out of our Demands, And wee'le consigne thereto. Will you, faire Sister, Goe with the Princes, or stay here with vs?
Quee. Our gracious Brother, I will goe with them:
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Happily a Womans Voyce may doe some good, When Articles too nicely vrg'd, be stood on.
England. Yet leaue our Cousin Katherine here with vs, She is our capitall Demand, compris'd Within the fore-ranke of our Articles. Quee.
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She hath good leaue.
Exeunt omnes. Manet King and Katherine. King. Faire Katherine, and most faire, Will you vouchsafe to teach a Souldier tearmes, Such as will enter at a Ladyes eare, And pleade his Loue-suit to her gentle heart. Kath.
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Your Maiestie shall mock at me, I cannot speake

your England.

King.

O faire Katherine, if you will loue me soundly

with your French heart, I will be glad to heare you con-

fesse it brokenly with your English Tongue. Doe you

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like me, Kate?

Kath.

Pardonne moy, I cannot tell wat is like me.

King.

An Angell is like you Kate, and you are like an

Angell.

Kath.

Que dit il que Ie suis semblable a les Anges?

Lady.
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Ouy verayment (sauf vostre Grace) ainsi dit il.

King.

I said so, deare Katherine, and I must not blush

to affirme it.

Kath.

O bon Dieu, les langues des hommes sont plein de

tromperies.

King.
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What sayes she, faire one? that the tongues of

men are full of deceits?

Lady.

Ouy, dat de tongeus tongues of de mans is be full of de­

ceits: dat is de Princesse.

King.

The Princesse is the better English-woman:

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yfaith Kate, my wooing is fit for thy vnderstanding, I am

glad thou canst speake no better English, for if thou

could'st, thou would'st finde me such a plaine King, that

thou wouldst thinke, I had sold my Farme to buy my

Crowne. I know no wayes to mince it in loue, but di-

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rectly to say, I loue you; then if you vrge me farther,

then to say, Doe you in faith? I weare out my suite: Giue

me your answer, yfaith doe, and so clap hands, and a bar-

gaine: how say you, Lady?

Kath.

Sauf vostre honeur, me vnderstand well.

King.
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Marry, if you would put me to Verses, or to

Dance for your sake, Kate, why you vndid me: for the one

I haue neither words nor measure; and for the other, I

haue no strength in measure, yet a reasonable measure in

strength. If I could winne a Lady at Leape-frogge, or by

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vawting into my Saddle, with my Armour on my backe;

vnder the correction of bragging be it spoken. I should

quickly leape into a Wife: Or if I might buffet for my

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Loue, or bound my Horse for her fauours, I could lay on

like a Butcher, and sit like a Iack an Apes, neuer off. But

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before God Kate, I cannot looke greenely, nor gaspe out

my eloquence, nor I haue no cunning in protestation;

onely downe-right Oathes, which I neuer vse till vrg'd,

nor neuer breake for vrging. If thou canst loue a fellow

of this temper, Kate, whose face is not worth Sunne-bur-

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ning: that neuer lookes in his Glasse, for loue of any

thing he sees there? let thine Eye be thy Cooke. I speake

to thee plaine Souldier: If thou canst loue me for this,

take me? if not? to say to thee that I shall dye, is true; but

for thy loue, by the L. No: yet I loue thee too. And

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while thou liu'st, deare Kate, take a fellow of plaine and

vncoyned Constancie, for he perforce must do thee right,

because he hath not the gift to wooe in other places: for

these fellowes of infinit tongue, that can ryme themselues

into Ladyes fauours, they doe alwayes reason themselues

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out againe. What? a speaker is but a prater, a Ryme is

but a Ballad; a good Legge will fall, a strait Backe will

stoope, a blacke Beard will turne white, a curl'd Pate will

grow bald, a faire Face will wither, a full Eye will wax

hollow: but a good Heart, Kate, is the Sunne and the

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Moone, or rather the Sunne, and not the Moone; for it

shines bright, and neuer changes, but keepes his course

truly. If thou would haue such a one, take me? and

take me; take a Souldier: take a Souldier; take a King.

And what say'st thou then to my Loue? speake my faire,

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and fairely, I pray thee.

Kath.

Is it possible dat I sould loue de ennemie of

Fraunce?

King.

No, it is not possible you should loue the Ene-

mie of France, Kate; but in louing me, you should loue

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the Friend of France: for I loue France so well, that I

will not part with a Village of it; I will haue it all mine:

and Kate, when France is mine, and I am yours; then yours

is France, and you are mine.

Kath.

I cannot tell wat is dat.

King.
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No, Kate? I will tell thee in French which I am

sure will hang vpon my tongue, like a new-married Wife

about her Husbands Necke, hardly to be shooke off; Ie quand sur le possession de Fraunce, & quand vous aues le pos- session de moy , (Let mee see, what then? Saint Dennis bee

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my speede) Donc vostre est Fraunce, & vous estes mienne.

It is as easie for me Kate, to conquer the Kingdome, as to

speake so much more French: I shall neuer moue thee in

French, vnlesse it be to laugh at me.

Kath.

Sauf vostre honeur, le Francois ques vous parleis, il

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& melieus que l'Anglois le quel Ie parle.

King.

No faith is't not, Kate: but thy speaking of

my Tongue, and I thine, most truely falsely, must

needes be graunted to be much at one. But Kate, doo'st

thou vnderstand thus much English? Canst thou loue

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mee?

Kath.

I cannot tell.

King.

Can any of your Neighbours tell, Kate? Ile

aske them. Come, I know thou louest me: and at night,

when you come into your Closet, you'le question this

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Gentlewoman about me; and I know, Kate, you will to

her disprayse those parts in me, that you loue with your

heart: but good Kate, mocke me mercifully, the rather

gentle Princesse, because I loue thee cruelly. If euer thou

beest mine, Kate, as I haue a sauing Faith within me tells

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me thou shalt; I get thee with skambling, and thou

must therefore needes proue a good Souldier-breeder:

Shall not thou and I, betweene Saint Dennis and Saint

George, compound a Boy, halfe French halfe English, k that

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[Act 5, Scene 2] Enter at one doore, King Henry, Exeter, Bedford, Warwicke, and other Lords. At another, Queene Isabel, the King, the Duke of Bourgongne, and other French. King. Peace to this meeting, wherefore we are met; Vnto our brother France, and to our Sister Health and faire time of day: Ioy and good wishes
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To our most faire and Princely Cosine Katherine: And as a branch and member of this Royalty, By whom this great assembly is contriu'd, We do salute you Duke of Burgogne, And Princes French and Peeres health to you all.
Fra.
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Right ioyous are we to behold your face, Most worthy brother England, fairely met, So are you Princes (English) euery one.
Quee. So happy be the Issue brother Ireland Of this good day, and of this gracious meeting,
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As we are now glad to behold your eyes, Your eyes which hitherto haue borne In them against the French that met them in their bent, The fatall Balls of murthering Basiliskes: The venome of such Lookes we fairely hope
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Haue lost their qualitie, and that this day Shall change all griefes and quarrels into loue.
Eng.

To cry Amen to that, thus we appeare.

Quee.

You English Princes all, I doe salute you.

Burg. My dutie to you both, on equall loue.
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Great Kings of France and England: that I haue labour'd With all my wits, my paines, and strong endeuors, To bring your most Imperiall Maiesties Vnto this Barre, and Royall enterview; Your Mightinesse on both parts best can witnesse.
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Since then my Office hath so farre preuayl'd, That Face to Face, and Royall Eye to Eye, You haue congreeted: let it not disgrace me, If I demand before this Royall view, What Rub, or what Impediment there is,
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Why that the naked, poore, and mangled Peace, Deare Nourse of Arts, Plentyes, and ioyfull Births, Should not in this best Garden of the World, Our fertile France, put vp her louely Visage? Alas, shee hath from France too long been chas'd,
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And all her Husbandry doth lye on heapes, Corrupting in it owne fertilitie. Her Vine, the merry chearer of the heart, Vnpruned, dyes: her Hedges euen pleach'd, Like Prisoners wildly ouer-growne with hayre,
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Put forth disorder'd Twigs: her fallow Leas, The Darnell, Hemlock, and ranke Femetary, Doth root vpon; while that the Culter rusts, That should deracinate such Sauagery: The euen Meade, that erst brought sweetly forth
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The freckled Cowslip, Burnet, and greene Clouer, Wanting the Sythe, withall vncorrected, ranke; Conceiues by idlenesse, and nothing teemes, But hatefull Docks, rough Thistles, Keksyes, Burres, Loosing both beautie and vtilitie;
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And all our Vineyards, Fallowes, Meades, and Hedges, Defectiue in their natures, grow to wildnesse. Euen so our Houses, and our selues, and Children, Haue lost, or doe not learne, for want of time, The Sciences that should become our Countrey;
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But grow like Sauages, as Souldiers will, That nothing doe, but meditate on Blood, To Swearing, and sterne Lookes, defus'd Attyre, And euery thing that seemes vnnaturall. Which to reduce into our former fauour,
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You are assembled: and my speech entreats, That I may know the Let, why gentle Peace Should not expell these inconueniences, And blesse vs with her former qualities,
Eng. If Duke of Burgonie, you would the Peace,
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Whose want giues growth to th'imperfections Which you haue cited; you must buy that Peace With full accord to all our iust demands, Whose Tenures and particular effects You haue enschedul'd briefely in your hands.
Burg.
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The King hath heard them: to the which, as yet There is no Answer made.
Eng. Well then: the Peace which you before so vrg'd, Lyes in his Answer. France. I haue but with a curselarie eye
[2950]
O're-glanc't the Articles: Pleaseth your Grace To appoint some of your Councell presently To sit with vs once more, with better heed To re-suruey them; we will suddenly Passe our accept and peremptorie Answer.
England.
[2955]
Brother we shall. Goe Vnckle Exeter, And Brother Clarence, and you Brother Gloucester, Warwick, and Huntington, goe with the King, And take with you free power, to ratifie, Augment, or alter, as your Wisdomes best
[2960]
Shall see aduantageable for our Dignitie, Any thing in or out of our Demands, And wee'le consigne thereto. Will you, faire Sister, Goe with the Princes, or stay here with vs?
Quee. Our gracious Brother, I will goe with them:
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Happily a Womans Voyce may doe some good, When Articles too nicely vrg'd, be stood on.
England. Yet leaue our Cousin Katherine here with vs, She is our capitall Demand, compris'd Within the fore-ranke of our Articles. Quee.
[2970]
She hath good leaue.
Exeunt omnes. Manet King and Katherine. King. Faire Katherine, and most faire, Will you vouchsafe to teach a Souldier tearmes, Such as will enter at a Ladyes eare, And pleade his Loue-suit to her gentle heart. Kath.
[2975]

Your Maiestie shall mock at me, I cannot speake

your England.

King.

O faire Katherine, if you will loue me soundly

with your French heart, I will be glad to heare you con-

fesse it brokenly with your English Tongue. Doe you

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like me, Kate?

Kath.

Pardonne moy, I cannot tell wat is like me.

King.

An Angell is like you Kate, and you are like an

Angell.

Kath.

Que dit il que Ie suis semblable a les Anges?

Lady.
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Ouy verayment (sauf vostre Grace) ainsi dit il.

King.

I said so, deare Katherine, and I must not blush

to affirme it.

Kath.

O bon Dieu, les langues des hommes sont plein de

tromperies.

King.
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What sayes she, faire one? that the tongues of

men are full of deceits?

Lady.

Ouy, dat de tongeus tongues of de mans is be full of de­

ceits: dat is de Princesse.

King.

The Princesse is the better English-woman:

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yfaith Kate, my wooing is fit for thy vnderstanding, I am

glad thou canst speake no better English, for if thou

could'st, thou would'st finde me such a plaine King, that

thou wouldst thinke, I had sold my Farme to buy my

Crowne. I know no wayes to mince it in loue, but di-

[3000]

rectly to say, I loue you; then if you vrge me farther,

then to say, Doe you in faith? I weare out my suite: Giue

me your answer, yfaith doe, and so clap hands, and a bar-

gaine: how say you, Lady?

Kath.

Sauf vostre honeur, me vnderstand well.

King.
[3005]

Marry, if you would put me to Verses, or to

Dance for your sake, Kate, why you vndid me: for the one

I haue neither words nor measure; and for the other, I

haue no strength in measure, yet a reasonable measure in

strength. If I could winne a Lady at Leape-frogge, or by

[3010]

vawting into my Saddle, with my Armour on my backe;

vnder the correction of bragging be it spoken. I should

quickly leape into a Wife: Or if I might buffet for my

Loue, or bound my Horse for her fauours, I could lay on

like a Butcher, and sit like a Iack an Apes, neuer off. But

[3015]

before God Kate, I cannot looke greenely, nor gaspe out

my eloquence, nor I haue no cunning in protestation;

onely downe-right Oathes, which I neuer vse till vrg'd,

nor neuer breake for vrging. If thou canst loue a fellow

of this temper, Kate, whose face is not worth Sunne-bur-

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ning: that neuer lookes in his Glasse, for loue of any

thing he sees there? let thine Eye be thy Cooke. I speake

to thee plaine Souldier: If thou canst loue me for this,

take me? if not? to say to thee that I shall dye, is true; but

for thy loue, by the L. No: yet I loue thee too. And

[3025]

while thou liu'st, deare Kate, take a fellow of plaine and

vncoyned Constancie, for he perforce must do thee right,

because he hath not the gift to wooe in other places: for

these fellowes of infinit tongue, that can ryme themselues

into Ladyes fauours, they doe alwayes reason themselues

[3030]

out againe. What? a speaker is but a prater, a Ryme is

but a Ballad; a good Legge will fall, a strait Backe will

stoope, a blacke Beard will turne white, a curl'd Pate will

grow bald, a faire Face will wither, a full Eye will wax

hollow: but a good Heart, Kate, is the Sunne and the

[3035]

Moone, or rather the Sunne, and not the Moone; for it

shines bright, and neuer changes, but keepes his course

truly. If thou would haue such a one, take me? and

take me; take a Souldier: take a Souldier; take a King.

And what say'st thou then to my Loue? speake my faire,

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and fairely, I pray thee.

Kath.

Is it possible dat I sould loue de ennemie of

Fraunce?

King.

No, it is not possible you should loue the Ene-

mie of France, Kate; but in louing me, you should loue

[3045]

the Friend of France: for I loue France so well, that I

will not part with a Village of it; I will haue it all mine:

and Kate, when France is mine, and I am yours; then yours

is France, and you are mine.

Kath.

I cannot tell wat is dat.

King.
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No, Kate? I will tell thee in French which I am

sure will hang vpon my tongue, like a new-married Wife

about her Husbands Necke, hardly to be shooke off; Ie quand sur le possession de Fraunce, & quand vous aues le pos- session de moy , (Let mee see, what then? Saint Dennis bee

[3055]

my speede) Donc vostre est Fraunce, & vous estes mienne.

It is as easie for me Kate, to conquer the Kingdome, as to

speake so much more French: I shall neuer moue thee in

French, vnlesse it be to laugh at me.

Kath.

Sauf vostre honeur, le Francois ques vous parleis, il

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& melieus que l'Anglois le quel Ie parle.

King.

No faith is't not, Kate: but thy speaking of

my Tongue, and I thine, most truely falsely, must

needes be graunted to be much at one. But Kate, doo'st

thou vnderstand thus much English? Canst thou loue

[3065]

mee?

Kath.

I cannot tell.

King.

Can any of your Neighbours tell, Kate? Ile

aske them. Come, I know thou louest me: and at night,

when you come into your Closet, you'le question this

[3070]

Gentlewoman about me; and I know, Kate, you will to

her disprayse those parts in me, that you loue with your

heart: but good Kate, mocke me mercifully, the rather

gentle Princesse, because I loue thee cruelly. If euer thou

beest mine, Kate, as I haue a sauing Faith within me tells

[3075]

me thou shalt; I get thee with skambling, and thou

must therefore needes proue a good Souldier-breeder:

Shall not thou and I, betweene Saint Dennis and Saint

George, compound a Boy, halfe French halfe English,

that shall goe to Constantinople, and take the Turke by

[3080]

the Beard. Shall wee not? what say'st thou, my faire

Flower-de-Luce.

Kate.

I doe not know dat.

King.

No: 'tis hereafter to know, but now to promise:

doe but now promise Kate, you will endeauour for your

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French part of such a Boy; and for my English moytie,

take the Word of a King, and a Batcheler. How answer

you, La plus belle Katherine du monde mon trescher & deuin deesse .

Kath.

Your Maiestee aue fause Frenche enough to

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deceiue de most sage Damoiseil dat is en Fraunce.

King.

Now fye vpon my false French: by mine Honor

in true English, I loue thee Kate; by which Honor, I dare

not sweare thou louest me, yet my blood begins to flat-

ter me, that thou doo'st; notwithstanding the poore and

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vntempering effect of my Visage. Now beshrew my

Fathers Ambition, hee was thinking of Ciuill Warres

when hee got me, therefore was I created with a stub-

borne out-side, with an aspect of Iron, that when I come

to wooe Ladyes, I fright them: but in faith Kate, the el-

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der I wax, the better I shall appeare. My comfort is, that

Old Age, that ill layer vp of Beautie, can doe no more

spoyle vpon my Face. Thou hast me, if thou hast me, at

the worst; and thou shalt weare me, if thou weare me,

better and better: and therefore tell me, most faire Ka- therine , will you haue me? Put off your Maiden Blushes,

auouch the Thoughts of your Heart with the Lookes of

an Empresse, take me by the Hand, and say, Harry of

England, I am thine: which Word thou shalt no sooner

blesse mine Eare withall, but I will tell thee alowd, Eng-

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land is thine, Ireland is thine, France is thine, and Henry Plantaginet is thine; who, though I speake it before his

Face, if he be not Fellow with the best King, thou shalt

finde the best King of Good-fellowes. Come your An-

swer in broken Musick; for thy Voyce is Musick, and

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thy English broken: Therefore Queene of all, Katherine,

breake thy minde to me in broken English; wilt thou

haue me?

Kath.

Dat is as it shall please de Roy mon pere.

King.

Nay, it will please him well, Kate; it shall please

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him, Kate.

Kath.

Den it sall also content me.

King.

Vpon that I kisse your Hand, and I call you my

Queene.

Kath.

Laisse mon Seigneur, laisse, laisse, may foy: Ie ne

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veus point que vous abbaisse vostre grandeus, en baisant le

main d'une nostre Seigneur indignie seruiteur excuse may. Ie

vous supplie mon tres-puissant Seigneur.

King.

Then I will kisse your Lippes, Kate.

Kath.

Les Dames & Damoisels pour estre baisee deuant leur nopcese il net pas le costume de Fraunce .

King.

Madame, my Interpreter, what sayes shee?

Lady.

Dat it is not be de fashon pour le Ladies of

Fraunce; I cannot tell wat is buisse en Anglish.

King.

To kisse.

Lady.
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Your Maiestee entendre bettre que moy.

King.

It is not a fashion for the Maids in Fraunce to

kisse before they are marryed, would she say?

Lady.

Ouy verayment.

King.

O Kate, nice Customes cursie to great Kings.

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Deare Kate, you and I cannot bee confin'd within the

weake Lyst of a Countreyes fashion: wee are the ma-

kers of Manners, Kate; and the libertie that followes

our Places, stoppes the mouth of all finde-faults, as I

will doe yours, for vpholding the nice fashion of your

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Countrey, in denying me a Kisse: therefore patiently,

and yeelding. You haue Witch-craft in your Lippes,

Kate: there is more eloquence in a Sugar touch of

them, then in the Tongues of the French Councell; and

they should sooner perswade Harry of England, then a

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generall Petition of Monarchs. Heere comes your

Father.

Enter the French Power, and the English Lords. Burg.

God saue your Maiestie, my Royall Cousin,

teach you our Princesse English?

King.

I would haue her learne, my faire Cousin, how

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perfectly I loue her, and that is good English.

Burg.

Is shee not apt?

King.

Our Tongue is rough, Coze, and my Conditi-

on is not smooth: so that hauing neyther the Voyce nor

the Heart of Flatterie about me, I cannot so coniure vp

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the Spirit of Loue in her, that hee will appeare in his true

likenesse.

Burg.

Pardon the franknesse of my mirth, if I answer

you for that. If you would coniure in her, you must

make a Circle: if coniure vp Loue in her in his true

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likenesse, hee must appeare naked, and blinde. Can you

blame her then, being a Maid, yet ros'd ouer with the

Virgin Crimson of Modestie, if shee deny the apparance

of a naked blinde Boy in her naked seeing selfe? It were

(my Lord) a hard Condition for a Maid to consigne

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to.

King.

Yet they doe winke and yeeld, as Loue is blind

and enforces.

Burg.

They are then excus'd, my Lord, when they see

not what they doe.

King.
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Then good my Lord, teach your Cousin to

consent winking.

Burg.

I will winke on her to consent, my Lord, if you

will teach her to know my meaning: for Maides well

Summer'd, and warme kept, are like Flyes at Bartholo-

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mew-tyde, blinde, though they haue their eyes, and then

they will endure handling, which before would not abide

looking on.

King.

This Morall tyes me ouer to Time, and a hot

Summer; and so I shall catch the Flye, your Cousin, in

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the latter end, and shee must be blinde to.

Burg.

As Loue is my Lord, before it loues.

King.

It is so: and you may, some of you, thanke

Loue for my blindnesse, who cannot see many a faire

French Citie for one faire French Maid that stands in my

[3190]

way.

French King.

Yes my Lord, you see them perspec-

tiuely: the Cities turn'd into a Maid; for they are

all gyrdled with Maiden Walls, that Warre hath en-

tred.

England.
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Shall Kate be my Wife?

France.

So please you.

England.

I am content, so the Maiden Cities you

talke of, may wait on her: so the Maid that stood in

the way for my Wish, shall shew me the way to my

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Will.

France.

Wee haue consented to all tearmes of rea-

son.

England. Is't so, my Lords of England? West. The King hath graunted euery Article:
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His Daughter first; and in sequele, all, According to their firme proposed natures.
Exet.

Onely he hath not yet subscribed this:

Where your Maiestie demands, That the King of France

hauing any occasion to write for matter of Graunt, shall

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name your Highnesse in this forme, and with this additi-

on, in French: Nostre trescher filz Henry Roy d'Angleterre Heretere de Fraunce: and thus in Latine; Præclarissimus Filius noster Henricus Rex Angliæ & Heres Franciæ .

France. Nor this I haue not Brother so deny'd,
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But your request shall make me let it passe.
England. I pray you then, in loue and deare allyance, Let that one Article ranke with the rest, And thereupon giue me your Daughter. France. Take her faire Sonne, and from her blood rayse vp
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Issue to me, that the contending Kingdomes Of France and England, whose very shoares looke pale, With enuy of each others happinesse, May cease their hatred; and this deare Coniunction Plant Neighbour-hood and Christian-like accord
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In their sweet Bosomes: that neuer Warre aduance His bleeding Sword 'twixt England and faire France.
Lords. Amen. King. Now welcome Kate: and beare me witnesse all, That here I kisse her as my Soueraigne Queene. Flourish. Quee.
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God, the best maker of all Marriages, Combine your hearts in one, your Realmes in one: As Man and Wife being two, are one in loue, So be there 'twixt your Kingdomes such a Spousall, That neuer may ill Office, or fell Iealousie
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Which troubles oft the Bed of blessed Marriage, Thrust in betweene the Pation of these Kingdomes, To make diuorce of their incorporate League: That English may as French, French Englishmen, Receiue each other. God speake this Amen.
All.
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Amen.
King. Prepare we for our Marriage: on which day, My Lord of Burgundy wee'le take your Oath And all the Peeres, for suretie of our Leagues. Then shall I sweare to Kate, and you to me,
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And may our Oathes well kept and prosp'rous be.
Senet. Exeunt.
 

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   <head type="supplied">[Act 5, Scene 2]</head>
   <stage rend="italic centre" type="entrance">Enter at one doore, King Henry, Exeter, Bedford, Warwicke,
      <lb/>and other Lords. At another, Queene Isabel,
      <lb/>the King, the Duke of Bourgongne, and
      <lb/>other French.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <l n="2872">Peace to this meeting, wherefore we are met;</l>
      <l n="2873">Vnto our brother France, and to our Sister</l>
      <l n="2874">Health and faire time of day: Ioy and good wishes</l>
      <l n="2875">To our most faire and Princely Cosine<hi rend="italic">Katherine</hi>:</l>
      <l n="2876">And as a branch and member of this Royalty,</l>
      <l n="2877">By whom this great assembly is contriu'd,</l>
      <l n="2878">We do salute you Duke of<hi rend="italic">Burgogne</hi>,</l>
      <l n="2879">And Princes French and Peeres health to you all.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-fra">
      <speaker rend="italic">Fra.</speaker>
      <l n="2880">Right ioyous are we to behold your face,</l>
      <l n="2881">Most worthy brother England, fairely met,</l>
      <l n="2882">So are you Princes (English) euery one.</l>
   </sp>
   <cb n="2"/>
   <sp who="#F-h5-isa">
      <speaker rend="italic">Quee.</speaker>
      <l n="2883">So happy be the Issue brother Ireland</l>
      <l n="2884">Of this good day, and of this gracious meeting,</l>
      <l n="2885">As we are now glad to behold your eyes,</l>
      <l n="2886">Your eyes which hitherto haue borne</l>
      <l n="2887">In them against the French that met them in their bent,</l>
      <l n="2888">The fatall Balls of murthering Basiliskes:</l>
      <l n="2889">The venome of such Lookes we fairely hope</l>
      <l n="2890">Haue lost their qualitie, and that this day</l>
      <l n="2891">Shall change all griefes and quarrels into loue.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">Eng.</speaker>
      <p n="2892">To cry Amen to that, thus we appeare.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-isa">
      <speaker rend="italic">Quee.</speaker>
      <p n="2893">You English Princes all, I doe salute you.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-bur">
      <speaker rend="italic">Burg.</speaker>
      <l n="2894">My dutie to you both, on equall loue.</l>
      <l n="2895">Great Kings of France and England: that I haue labour'd</l>
      <l n="2896">With all my wits, my paines, and strong endeuors,</l>
      <l n="2897">To bring your most Imperiall Maiesties</l>
      <l n="2898">Vnto this Barre, and Royall enterview;</l>
      <l n="2899">Your Mightinesse on both parts best can witnesse.</l>
      <l n="2900">Since then my Office hath so farre preuayl'd,</l>
      <l n="2901">That Face to Face, and Royall Eye to Eye,</l>
      <l n="2902">You haue congreeted: let it not disgrace me,</l>
      <l n="2903">If I demand before this Royall view,</l>
      <l n="2904">What Rub, or what Impediment there is,</l>
      <l n="2905">Why that the naked, poore, and mangled Peace,</l>
      <l n="2906">Deare Nourse of Arts, Plentyes, and ioyfull Births,</l>
      <l n="2907">Should not in this best Garden of the World,</l>
      <l n="2908">Our fertile France, put vp her louely Visage?</l>
      <l n="2909">Alas, shee hath from France too long been chas'd,</l>
      <l n="2910">And all her Husbandry doth lye on heapes,</l>
      <l n="2911">Corrupting in it owne fertilitie.</l>
      <l n="2912">Her Vine, the merry chearer of the heart,</l>
      <l n="2913">Vnpruned, dyes: her Hedges euen pleach'd,</l>
      <l n="2914">Like Prisoners wildly ouer-growne with hayre,</l>
      <l n="2915">Put forth disorder'd Twigs: her fallow Leas,</l>
      <l n="2916">The Darnell, Hemlock, and ranke Femetary,</l>
      <l n="2917">Doth root vpon; while that the Culter rusts,</l>
      <l n="2918">That should deracinate such Sauagery:</l>
      <l n="2919">The euen Meade, that erst brought sweetly forth</l>
      <l n="2920">The freckled Cowslip, Burnet, and greene Clouer,</l>
      <l n="2921">Wanting the Sythe, withall vncorrected, ranke;</l>
      <l n="2922">Conceiues by idlenesse, and nothing teemes,</l>
      <l n="2923">But hatefull Docks, rough Thistles, Keksyes, Burres,</l>
      <l n="2924">Loosing both beautie and vtilitie;</l>
      <l n="2925">And all our Vineyards, Fallowes, Meades, and Hedges,</l>
      <l n="2926">Defectiue in their natures, grow to wildnesse.</l>
      <l n="2927">Euen so our Houses, and our selues, and Children,</l>
      <l n="2928">Haue lost, or doe not learne, for want of time,</l>
      <l n="2929">The Sciences that should become our Countrey;</l>
      <l n="2930">But grow like Sauages, as Souldiers will,</l>
      <l n="2931">That nothing doe, but meditate on Blood,</l>
      <l n="2932">To Swearing, and sterne Lookes, defus'd Attyre,</l>
      <l n="2933">And euery thing that seemes vnnaturall.</l>
      <l n="2934">Which to reduce into our former fauour,</l>
      <l n="2935">You are assembled: and my speech entreats,</l>
      <l n="2936">That I may know the Let, why gentle Peace</l>
      <l n="2937">Should not expell these inconueniences,</l>
      <l n="2938">And blesse vs with her former qualities,</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">Eng.</speaker>
      <l n="2939">If Duke of Burgonie, you would the Peace,</l>
      <l n="2940">Whose want giues growth to th'imperfections</l>
      <l n="2941">Which you haue cited; you must buy that Peace</l>
      <l n="2942">With full accord to all our iust demands,</l>
      <l n="2943">Whose Tenures and particular effects</l>
      <l n="2944">You haue enschedul'd briefely in your hands.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-bur">
      <speaker rend="italic">Burg.</speaker>
      <l n="2945">The King hath heard them: to the which, as yet</l>
      <l n="2946">There is no Answer made.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">Eng.</speaker>
      <l n="2947">Well then: the Peace which you before so vrg'd,</l>
      <l n="2948">Lyes in his Answer.</l>
   </sp>
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   <sp who="#F-h5-fra">
      <speaker rend="italic">France.</speaker>
      <l n="2949">I haue but with a curselarie eye</l>
      <l n="2950">O're-glanc't the Articles: Pleaseth your Grace</l>
      <l n="2951">To appoint some of your Councell presently</l>
      <l n="2952">To sit with vs once more, with better heed</l>
      <l n="2953">To re-suruey them; we will suddenly</l>
      <l n="2954">Passe our accept and peremptorie Answer.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">England.</speaker>
      <l n="2955">Brother we shall. Goe Vnckle<hi rend="italic">Exeter</hi>,</l>
      <l n="2956">And Brother<hi rend="italic">Clarence</hi>, and you Brother<hi rend="italic">Gloucester,</hi>
      </l>
      <l n="2957">
         <hi rend="italic">Warwick</hi>, and<hi rend="italic">Huntington</hi>, goe with the King,</l>
      <l n="2958">And take with you free power, to ratifie,</l>
      <l n="2959">Augment, or alter, as your Wisdomes best</l>
      <l n="2960">Shall see aduantageable for our Dignitie,</l>
      <l n="2961">Any thing in or out of our Demands,</l>
      <l n="2962">And wee'le consigne thereto. Will you, faire Sister,</l>
      <l n="2963">Goe with the Princes, or stay here with vs?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-isa">
      <speaker rend="italic">Quee.</speaker>
      <l n="2964">Our gracious Brother, I will goe with them:</l>
      <l n="2965">Happily a Womans Voyce may doe some good,</l>
      <l n="2966">When Articles too nicely vrg'd, be stood on.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">England.</speaker>
      <l n="2967">Yet leaue our Cousin<hi rend="italic">Katherine</hi>here with vs,</l>
      <l n="2968">She is our capitall Demand, compris'd</l>
      <l n="2969">Within the fore-ranke of our Articles.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-isa">
      <speaker rend="italic">Quee.</speaker>
      <l n="2970">She hath good leaue.</l>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exeunt omnes.</stage>
   <stage rend="italic centre" type="business">Manet King and Katherine.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <l n="2971">Faire<hi rend="italic">Katherine</hi>, and most faire,</l>
      <l n="2972">Will you vouchsafe to teach a Souldier tearmes,</l>
      <l n="2973">Such as will enter at a Ladyes eare,</l>
      <l n="2974">And pleade his Loue-suit to her gentle heart.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kath.</speaker>
      <p n="2975">Your Maiestie shall mock at me, I cannot speake
      <lb n="2976"/>your England.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <p n="2977">O faire<hi rend="italic">Katherine</hi>, if you will loue me soundly
      <lb n="2978"/>with your French heart, I will be glad to heare you con-
      <lb n="2979"/>fesse it brokenly with your English Tongue. Doe you
      <lb n="2980"/>like me,<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kath.</speaker>
      <p n="2981">
         <hi rend="italic">Pardonne moy</hi>, I cannot tell wat is like me.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <p n="2982">An Angell is like you<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, and you are like an
      <lb n="2983"/>Angell.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kath.</speaker>
      <p rend="italic" n="2984">Que dit il que Ie suis semblable a les Anges?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-ali">
      <speaker rend="italic">Lady.</speaker>
      <p rend="italic" n="2985">Ouy verayment (sauf vostre Grace) ainsi dit il.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <p n="2986">I said so, deare<hi rend="italic">Katherine</hi>, and I must not blush
      <lb n="2987"/>to affirme it.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kath.</speaker>
      <p rend="italic" n="2988">O bon Dieu, les langues des hommes sont plein de
      <lb n="2989"/>tromperies.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <p n="2990">What sayes she, faire one? that the tongues of
      <lb n="2991"/>men are full of deceits?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-ali">
      <speaker rend="italic">Lady.</speaker>
      <p n="2992">
         <hi rend="italic">Ouy</hi>, dat de<choice>
            <orig>tongeus</orig>
            <corr>tongues</corr>
         </choice>of de mans is be full of de­
      <lb n="2993"/>ceits: dat is de Princesse.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <p n="2994">The Princesse is the better English-woman:
      <lb n="2995"/>yfaith<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, my wooing is fit for thy vnderstanding, I am
      <lb n="2996"/>glad thou canst speake no better English, for if thou
      <lb n="2997"/>could'st, thou would'st finde me such a plaine King, that
      <lb n="2998"/>thou wouldst thinke, I had sold my Farme to buy my
      <lb n="2999"/>Crowne. I know no wayes to mince it in loue, but di-
      <lb n="3000"/>rectly to say, I loue you; then if you vrge me farther,
      <lb n="3001"/>then to say, Doe you in faith? I weare out my suite: Giue
      <lb n="3002"/>me your answer, yfaith doe, and so clap hands, and a bar-
      <lb n="3003"/>gaine: how say you, Lady?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kath.</speaker>
      <p n="3004">
         <hi rend="italic">Sauf vostre honeur</hi>, me vnderstand well.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <p n="3005">Marry, if you would put me to Verses, or to
      <lb n="3006"/>Dance for your sake,<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, why you vndid me: for the one
      <lb n="3007"/>I haue neither words nor measure; and for the other, I
      <lb n="3008"/>haue no strength in measure, yet a reasonable measure in
      <lb n="3009"/>strength. If I could winne a Lady at Leape-frogge, or by
      <lb n="3010"/>vawting into my Saddle, with my Armour on my backe;
      <lb n="3011"/>vnder the correction of bragging be it spoken. I should
      <lb n="3012"/>quickly leape into a Wife: Or if I might buffet for my<cb n="2"/>
         
      <lb n="3013"/>Loue, or bound my Horse for her fauours, I could lay on
      <lb n="3014"/>like a Butcher, and sit like a Iack an Apes, neuer off. But
      <lb n="3015"/>before God<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, I cannot looke greenely, nor gaspe out
      <lb n="3016"/>my eloquence, nor I haue no cunning in protestation;
      <lb n="3017"/>onely downe-right Oathes, which I neuer vse till vrg'd,
      <lb n="3018"/>nor neuer breake for vrging. If thou canst loue a fellow
      <lb n="3019"/>of this temper,<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, whose face is not worth Sunne-bur-
      <lb n="3020"/>ning: that neuer lookes in his Glasse, for loue of any
      <lb n="3021"/>thing he sees there? let thine Eye be thy Cooke. I speake
      <lb n="3022"/>to thee plaine Souldier: If thou canst loue me for this,
      <lb n="3023"/>take me? if not? to say to thee that I shall dye, is true; but
      <lb n="3024"/>for thy loue, by the L. No: yet I loue thee too. And
      <lb n="3025"/>while thou liu'st, deare<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, take a fellow of plaine and
      <lb n="3026"/>vncoyned Constancie, for he perforce must do thee right,
      <lb n="3027"/>because he hath not the gift to wooe in other places: for
      <lb n="3028"/>these fellowes of infinit tongue, that can ryme themselues
      <lb n="3029"/>into Ladyes fauours, they doe alwayes reason themselues
      <lb n="3030"/>out againe. What? a speaker is but a prater, a Ryme is
      <lb n="3031"/>but a Ballad; a good Legge will fall, a strait Backe will
      <lb n="3032"/>stoope, a blacke Beard will turne white, a curl'd Pate will
      <lb n="3033"/>grow bald, a faire Face will wither, a full Eye will wax
      <lb n="3034"/>hollow: but a good Heart,<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, is the Sunne and the
      <lb n="3035"/>Moone, or rather the Sunne, and not the Moone; for it
      <lb n="3036"/>shines bright, and neuer changes, but keepes his course
      <lb n="3037"/>truly. If thou would haue such a one, take me? and
      <lb n="3038"/>take me; take a Souldier: take a Souldier; take a King.
      <lb n="3039"/>And what say'st thou then to my Loue? speake my faire,
      <lb n="3040"/>and fairely, I pray thee.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kath.</speaker>
      <p n="3041">Is it possible dat I sould loue de ennemie of
      <lb n="3042"/>Fraunce?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <p n="3043">No, it is not possible you should loue the Ene-
      <lb n="3044"/>mie of France,<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>; but in louing me, you should loue
      <lb n="3045"/>the Friend of France: for I loue France so well, that I
      <lb n="3046"/>will not part with a Village of it; I will haue it all mine:
      <lb n="3047"/>and<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, when France is mine, and I am yours; then yours
      <lb n="3048"/>is France, and you are mine.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kath.</speaker>
      <p n="3049">I cannot tell wat is dat.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <p n="3050">
         <hi rend="italic">No, Kate?</hi>I will tell thee in French which I am
      <lb n="3051"/>sure will hang vpon my tongue, like a new-married Wife
      <lb n="3052"/>about her Husbands Necke, hardly to be shooke off;<hi rend="italic">Ie
      <lb n="3053"/>quand sur le possession de Fraunce, &amp; quand vous aues le pos-
      <lb n="3054"/>session de moy</hi>, (Let mee see, what then? Saint<hi rend="italic">Dennis</hi>bee
      <lb n="3055"/>my speede)<hi rend="italic">Donc vostre est Fraunce, &amp; vous estes mienne</hi>.
      <lb n="3056"/>It is as easie for me<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, to conquer the Kingdome, as to
      <lb n="3057"/>speake so much more French: I shall neuer moue thee in
      <lb n="3058"/>French, vnlesse it be to laugh at me.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kath.</speaker>
      <p rend="italic" n="3059">Sauf vostre honeur, le Francois ques vous parleis, il
      <lb n="3060"/>&amp; melieus que l'Anglois le quel Ie parle.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <p n="3061">No faith is't not,<hi rend="italic">Kate:</hi>but thy speaking of
      <lb n="3062"/>my Tongue, and I thine, most truely falsely, must
      <lb n="3063"/>needes be graunted to be much at one. But<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, doo'st
      <lb n="3064"/>thou vnderstand thus much English? Canst thou loue
      <lb n="3065"/>mee?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kath.</speaker>
      <p n="3066">I cannot tell.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <p n="3067">Can any of your Neighbours tell,<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>? Ile
      <lb n="3068"/>aske them. Come, I know thou louest me: and at night,
      <lb n="3069"/>when you come into your Closet, you'le question this
      <lb n="3070"/>Gentlewoman about me; and I know,<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, you will to
      <lb n="3071"/>her disprayse those parts in me, that you loue with your
      <lb n="3072"/>heart: but good<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, mocke me mercifully, the rather
      <lb n="3073"/>gentle Princesse, because I loue thee cruelly. If euer thou
      <lb n="3074"/>beest mine,<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, as I haue a sauing Faith within me tells
      <lb n="3075"/>me thou shalt; I get thee with skambling, and thou
      <lb n="3076"/>must therefore needes proue a good Souldier-breeder:
      <lb n="3077"/>Shall not thou and I, betweene Saint<hi rend="italic">Dennis</hi>and Saint
      <lb n="3078"/>
         <hi rend="italic">George</hi>, compound a Boy, halfe French halfe English,<pb facs="FFimg:axc0450-0.jpg" n="94"/>
         <cb n="1"/>
         
      <lb n="3079"/>that shall goe to Constantinople, and take the Turke by
      <lb n="3080"/>the Beard. Shall wee not? what say'st thou, my faire
      <lb n="3081"/>Flower-de-Luce.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kate.</speaker>
      <p n="3082">I doe not know dat.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <p n="3083">No: 'tis hereafter to know, but now to promise:
      <lb n="3084"/>doe but now promise<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, you will endeauour for your
      <lb n="3085"/>French part of such a Boy; and for my English moytie,
      <lb n="3086"/>take the Word of a King, and a Batcheler. How answer
      <lb n="3087"/>you,<hi rend="italic">La plus belle Katherine du monde mon trescher &amp; deuin
      <lb n="3088"/>deesse</hi>.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kath.</speaker>
      <p n="3089">Your Maiestee aue fause Frenche enough to
      <lb n="3090"/>deceiue de most sage Damoiseil dat is en Fraunce.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <p n="3091">Now fye vpon my false French: by mine Honor
      <lb n="3092"/>in true English, I loue thee<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>; by which Honor, I dare
      <lb n="3093"/>not sweare thou louest me, yet my blood begins to flat-
      <lb n="3094"/>ter me, that thou doo'st; notwithstanding the poore and
      <lb n="3095"/>vntempering effect of my Visage. Now beshrew my
      <lb n="3096"/>Fathers Ambition, hee was thinking of Ciuill Warres
      <lb n="3097"/>when hee got me, therefore was I created with a stub-
      <lb n="3098"/>borne out-side, with an aspect of Iron, that when I come
      <lb n="3099"/>to wooe Ladyes, I fright them: but in faith<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, the el-
      <lb n="3100"/>der I wax, the better I shall appeare. My comfort is, that
      <lb n="3101"/>Old Age, that ill layer vp of Beautie, can doe no more
      <lb n="3102"/>spoyle vpon my Face. Thou hast me, if thou hast me, at
      <lb n="3103"/>the worst; and thou shalt weare me, if thou weare me,
      <lb n="3104"/>better and better: and therefore tell me, most faire<hi rend="italic">Ka-
      <lb n="3105"/>therine</hi>, will you haue me? Put off your Maiden Blushes,
      <lb n="3106"/>auouch the Thoughts of your Heart with the Lookes of
      <lb n="3107"/>an Empresse, take me by the Hand, and say,<hi rend="italic">Harry</hi>of
      <lb n="3108"/>England, I am thine: which Word thou shalt no sooner
      <lb n="3109"/>blesse mine Eare withall, but I will tell thee alowd, Eng-
      <lb n="3110"/>land is thine, Ireland is thine, France is thine, and<hi rend="italic">Henry
      <lb n="3111"/>Plantaginet</hi>is thine; who, though I speake it before his
      <lb n="3112"/>Face, if he be not Fellow with the best King, thou shalt
      <lb n="3113"/>finde the best King of Good-fellowes. Come your An-
      <lb n="3114"/>swer in broken Musick; for thy Voyce is Musick, and
      <lb n="3115"/>thy English broken: Therefore Queene of all,<hi rend="italic">Katherine</hi>,
      <lb n="3116"/>breake thy minde to me in broken English; wilt thou
      <lb n="3117"/>haue me?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kath.</speaker>
      <p n="3118">Dat is as it shall please<hi rend="italic">de Roy mon pere</hi>.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <p n="3119">Nay, it will please him well,<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>; it shall please
      <lb n="3120"/>him,<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kath.</speaker>
      <p n="3121">Den it sall also content me.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <p n="3122">Vpon that I kisse your Hand, and I call you my
      <lb n="3123"/>Queene.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kath.</speaker>
      <p rend="italic" n="3124">Laisse mon Seigneur, laisse, laisse, may foy: Ie ne
      <lb n="3125"/>veus point que vous abbaisse vostre grandeus, en baisant le
      <lb n="3126"/>main d'une nostre Seigneur indignie seruiteur excuse may. Ie
      <lb n="3127"/>vous supplie mon tres-puissant Seigneur.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <p n="3128">Then I will kisse your Lippes,<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-kat">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kath.</speaker>
      <p n="3129">
         <hi rend="italic">Les Dames &amp; Damoisels pour estre baisee deuant
      <lb n="3130"/>leur nopcese il net pas le costume de Fraunce</hi>.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <p n="3131">Madame, my Interpreter, what sayes shee?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-ali">
      <speaker rend="italic">Lady.</speaker>
      <p n="3132">Dat it is not be de fashon pour le Ladies of
      <lb n="3133"/>Fraunce; I cannot tell wat is buisse en Anglish.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <p n="3134">To kisse.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-ali">
      <speaker rend="italic">Lady.</speaker>
      <p n="3135">Your Maiestee<hi rend="italic">entendre bettre que moy</hi>.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <p n="3136">It is not a fashion for the Maids in Fraunce to
      <lb n="3137"/>kisse before they are marryed, would she say?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-ali">
      <speaker rend="italic">Lady.</speaker>
      <p rend="italic" n="3138">Ouy verayment.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <p n="3139">O<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, nice Customes cursie to great Kings.
      <lb n="3140"/>Deare<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, you and I cannot bee confin'd within the
      <lb n="3141"/>weake Lyst of a Countreyes fashion: wee are the ma-
      <lb n="3142"/>kers of Manners,<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>; and the libertie that followes
      <lb n="3143"/>our Places, stoppes the mouth of all finde-faults, as I
      <lb n="3144"/>will doe yours, for vpholding the nice fashion of your<cb n="2"/>
         
      <lb n="3145"/>Countrey, in denying me a Kisse: therefore patiently,
      <lb n="3146"/>and yeelding. You haue Witch-craft in your Lippes,
      <lb n="3147"/>
         <hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>: there is more eloquence in a Sugar touch of
      <lb n="3148"/>them, then in the Tongues of the French Councell; and
      <lb n="3149"/>they should sooner perswade<hi rend="italic">Harry</hi>of England, then a
      <lb n="3150"/>generall Petition of Monarchs. Heere comes your
      <lb n="3151"/>Father.</p>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic centre" type="entrance">Enter the French Power, and the English
      <lb/>Lords.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-h5-bur">
      <speaker rend="italic">Burg.</speaker>
      <p n="3152">God saue your Maiestie, my Royall Cousin,
      <lb n="3153"/>teach you our Princesse English?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <p n="3154">I would haue her learne, my faire Cousin, how
      <lb n="3155"/>perfectly I loue her, and that is good English.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-bur">
      <speaker rend="italic">Burg.</speaker>
      <p n="3156">Is shee not apt?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <p n="3157">Our Tongue is rough, Coze, and my Conditi-
      <lb n="3158"/>on is not smooth: so that hauing neyther the Voyce nor
      <lb n="3159"/>the Heart of Flatterie about me, I cannot so coniure vp
      <lb n="3160"/>the Spirit of Loue in her, that hee will appeare in his true
      <lb n="3161"/>likenesse.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-bur">
      <speaker rend="italic">Burg.</speaker>
      <p n="3162">Pardon the franknesse of my mirth, if I answer
      <lb n="3163"/>you for that. If you would coniure in her, you must
      <lb n="3164"/>make a Circle: if coniure vp Loue in her in his true
      <lb n="3165"/>likenesse, hee must appeare naked, and blinde. Can you
      <lb n="3166"/>blame her then, being a Maid, yet ros'd ouer with the
      <lb n="3167"/>Virgin Crimson of Modestie, if shee deny the apparance
      <lb n="3168"/>of a naked blinde Boy in her naked seeing selfe? It were
      <lb n="3169"/>(my Lord) a hard Condition for a Maid to consigne
      <lb n="3170"/>to.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <p n="3171">Yet they doe winke and yeeld, as Loue is blind
      <lb n="3172"/>and enforces.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-bur">
      <speaker rend="italic">Burg.</speaker>
      <p n="3173">They are then excus'd, my Lord, when they see
      <lb n="3174"/>not what they doe.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <p n="3175">Then good my Lord, teach your Cousin to
      <lb n="3176"/>consent winking.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-bur">
      <speaker rend="italic">Burg.</speaker>
      <p n="3177">I will winke on her to consent, my Lord, if you
      <lb n="3178"/>will teach her to know my meaning: for Maides well
      <lb n="3179"/>Summer'd, and warme kept, are like Flyes at Bartholo-
      <lb n="3180"/>mew-tyde, blinde, though they haue their eyes, and then
      <lb n="3181"/>they will endure handling, which before would not abide
      <lb n="3182"/>looking on.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <p n="3183">This Morall tyes me ouer to Time, and a hot
      <lb n="3184"/>Summer; and so I shall catch the Flye, your Cousin, in
      <lb n="3185"/>the latter end, and shee must be blinde to.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-bur">
      <speaker rend="italic">Burg.</speaker>
      <p n="3186">As Loue is my Lord, before it loues.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <p n="3187">It is so: and you may, some of you, thanke
      <lb n="3188"/>Loue for my blindnesse, who cannot see many a faire
      <lb n="3189"/>French Citie for one faire French Maid that stands in my
      <lb n="3190"/>way.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-fra">
      <speaker rend="italic">French King.</speaker>
      <p n="3191">Yes my Lord, you see them perspec-
      <lb n="3192"/>tiuely: the Cities turn'd into a Maid; for they are
      <lb n="3193"/>all gyrdled with Maiden Walls, that Warre hath en-
      <lb n="3194"/>tred.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">England.</speaker>
      <p n="3195">Shall<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>be my Wife?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-fra">
      <speaker rend="italic">France.</speaker>
      <p n="3196">So please you.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">England.</speaker>
      <p n="3197">I am content, so the Maiden Cities you
      <lb n="3198"/>talke of, may wait on her: so the Maid that stood in
      <lb n="3199"/>the way for my Wish, shall shew me the way to my
      <lb n="3200"/>Will.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-fra">
      <speaker rend="italic">France.</speaker>
      <p n="3201">Wee haue consented to all tearmes of rea-
      <lb n="3202"/>son.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">England.</speaker>
      <l n="3203">Is't so, my Lords of England?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-wes">
      <speaker rend="italic">West.</speaker>
      <l n="3204">The King hath graunted euery Article:</l>
      <l n="3205">His Daughter first; and in sequele, all,</l>
      <l n="3206">According to their firme proposed natures.</l>
   </sp>
   <pb facs="FFimg:axc0451-0.jpg" n="95"/>
   <cb n="1"/>
   <sp who="#F-h5-exe">
      <speaker rend="italic">Exet.</speaker>
      <p n="3207">Onely he hath not yet subscribed this:</p>
      <p n="3208">Where your Maiestie demands, That the King of France
      <lb n="3209"/>hauing any occasion to write for matter of Graunt, shall
      <lb n="3210"/>name your Highnesse in this forme, and with this additi-
      <lb n="3211"/>on, in French:<hi rend="italic">Nostre trescher filz Henry Roy d'Angleterre
      <lb n="3212"/>Heretere de Fraunce:</hi>and thus in Latine;<hi rend="italic">Præclarissimus
      <lb n="3213"/>Filius noster Henricus Rex Angliæ &amp; Heres Franciæ</hi>.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-fra">
      <speaker rend="italic">France.</speaker>
      <l n="3214">Nor this I haue not Brother so deny'd,</l>
      <l n="3215">But your request shall make me let it passe.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">England.</speaker>
      <l n="3216">I pray you then, in loue and deare allyance,</l>
      <l n="3217">Let that one Article ranke with the rest,</l>
      <l n="3218">And thereupon giue me your Daughter.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-fra">
      <speaker rend="italic">France.</speaker>
      <l n="3219">Take her faire Sonne, and from her blood rayse vp</l>
      <l n="3220">Issue to me, that the contending Kingdomes</l>
      <l n="3221">Of France and England, whose very shoares looke pale,</l>
      <l n="3222">With enuy of each others happinesse,</l>
      <l n="3223">May cease their hatred; and this deare Coniunction</l>
      <l n="3224">Plant Neighbour-hood and Christian-like accord</l>
      <l n="3225">In their sweet Bosomes: that neuer Warre aduance</l>
      <l n="3226">His bleeding Sword 'twixt England and faire France.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-lor">
      <speaker rend="italic">Lords.</speaker>
      <l n="3227">Amen.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <l n="3228">Now welcome<hi rend="italic">Kate:</hi>and beare me witnesse all,</l>
      <l n="3229">That here I kisse her as my Soueraigne Queene.</l>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="business">Flourish.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-h5-isa">
      <speaker rend="italic">Quee.</speaker>
      <l n="3230">God, the best maker of all Marriages,</l>
      <l n="3231">Combine your hearts in one, your Realmes in one:</l>
      <l n="3232">As Man and Wife being two, are one in loue,</l>
      <l n="3233">So be there 'twixt your Kingdomes such a Spousall,</l>
      <l n="3234">That neuer may ill Office, or fell Iealousie</l>
      <cb n="2"/>
      <l n="3235">Which troubles oft the Bed of blessed Marriage,</l>
      <l n="3236">Thrust in betweene the Pation of these Kingdomes,</l>
      <l n="3237">To make diuorce of their incorporate League:</l>
      <l n="3238">That English may as French, French Englishmen,</l>
      <l n="3239">Receiue each other. God speake this Amen.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-all">
      <speaker rend="italic">All.</speaker>
      <l n="3240">Amen.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h5-hen">
      <speaker rend="italic">King.</speaker>
      <l n="3241">Prepare we for our Marriage: on which day,</l>
      <l n="3242">My Lord of Burgundy wee'le take your Oath</l>
      <l n="3243">And all the Peeres, for suretie of our Leagues.</l>
      <l n="3244">Then shall I sweare to<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi>, and you to me,</l>
      <l n="3245">And may our Oathes well kept and prosp'rous be.</l>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic centre" type="business">Senet.</stage>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exeunt.</stage>
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