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The facsimile opposite represents the title-page of the Elizabethan Club copy of the first edition of 'Henry V.' Five other copies are known. It is remarkable that none of the three quarto editions of this play bear the author's name.
France. Togither with Auntient
Asit hath bene sundry times playd
by the Right honorable
ton,and lohn Busby. And are to be
the Powle head. 1600.
KING HENRY THE FIFTH
JAMY, Officers in King Henry's Army
CHARLES THE SIXTH, King of France
Quickly, and now married to Pistol Lords, Ladies, Officers, French and English Soldiers, Citizens, Messengers, and Attendants
The Life of Henry the Fifth
6 port: bearing 9 unraised: unaspiring 10 scaffold: stage 11 cockpit; cf. n.
12 vasty: vast 13 the very casques: even the helmets 16 Attest: stand for; cf. n. 17 accompt: account
18 imaginary: imaginative 21 abutting: adjacent
Printing their proud hoofs i' the receiving earth;
[London. An Antechamber in the King's Palace]
Enter the two Bishops of Canterbury and Ely.
Cant. My lord, I'll tell you; that self bill is urg'd, Which in th’ eleventh year of the last king's reign Was like, and had indeed against us pass’d, But that the scambling and unquiet time Did push it out of further question.
Ely. But how, my lord, shall we resist it now?
Cant. It must be thought on. If it pass against us, We lose the better half of our possession; For all the temporal lands which men devout By testament have given to the church Would they strip from us; being valu'd thus: As much as would maintain, to the king's honour, 12 Full fifteen earls and fifteen hundred knights, Six thousand and two hundred good esquires;
29 jumping o'er times; cf. n.
32 Chorus; cf. n. Scene One S. d. Bishops; cf. n. 1 self: same 3 like: likely (to pass) 4 scambling: turbulent
5 question: consideration