Henry V Society and Class Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Act.Scene.Line)
It is not a fashion for the maids in France to kiss
before they are married, would she say?
O Kate, nice customs curtsy to great kings. Dear
Kate, you and I cannot be confined within the weak
list of a country's fashion: we are the makers of
manners, Kate; and the liberty that follows our
places stops the mouth of all find-faults; as I will
do yours, for upholding the nice fashion of your
country in denying me a kiss: therefore, patiently
and 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.