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Henry V

Henry V


by William Shakespeare

Henry V Memory and the Past Quotes

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

Quote #10

It was ourself thou didst abuse.
Your majesty came not like yourself. You
appeared to me but as a common man; witness the
night, your garments, your lowliness. And what
your highness suffered under that shape, I beseech
you take it for your own fault and not mine, for, had
you been as I took you for, I made no offense.
Therefore, I beseech your highness pardon me. (4.8.51-58)

When Henry plays a practical joke on Williams (which involved disguising himself as a commoner and getting into an argument with the man), it seems like Henry is up to his old tricks. When we first met Henry back in Henry IV Part 1, the young prince loved a good gag. (Remember the trick he played on Falstaff at Gadshill?) Some things never change.

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