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Henry V

Henry V

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Henry V Society and Class Quotes

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KING HARRY It is not a fashion for the maids in France to kissbefore they are married, would she say?ALICE Oui, vraiment.KING HARRY O Kate, nice customs curtsy to great kings. DearKate, you and I cannot be confined within the weaklist of a country's fashion: we are the makers ofmanners, Kate; and the liberty that follows ourplaces stops the mouth of all find-faults; as I willdo yours, for upholding the nice fashion of yourcountry in denying me a kiss: therefore, patientlyand yielding. (5.2.25)


According to Henry, Catherine doesn't have to live by the same rules that other young women live by because she's royalty.

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