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Henry V Gender Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Act.Scene.Line)

Quote #10

BURGUNDY
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.(5.2.303-311)

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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