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Henry V

Henry V

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Quote #10

Pardon the frankness of my mirth, if I answer you
for that. If you would conjure in her, you must
make a circle; if conjure up love in her in his true
likeness, he must appear naked and blind. Can you
blame her then, being a maid yet rosed over with the
virgin crimson of modesty, if she deny the
appearance of a naked blind boy in her naked seeing
self? It were, my lord, a hard condition for a maid
to consign to. (5.2.28)

Ugh. Burgundy doesn't even have the decency to leave the room where Catherine is sitting before he cracks a joke about what she'll be like in Henry's bed.

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