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Henry V

Henry V

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Henry V Memory and the Past Quotes

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KING HARRY It was ourself thou didst abuse.WILLIAMS Your majesty came not like yourself: you appeared tome but as a common man; witness the night, yourgarments, your lowliness; and what your highnesssuffered under that shape, I beseech you take it foryour own fault and not mine: for had you been as Itook you for, I made no offence; therefore, Ibeseech your highness, pardon me. (4.8.4)


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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