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Henry V

Henry V

Society and Class Quotes

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Quote #10

KING HARRY
It is not a fashion for the maids in France to kiss
before they are married, would she say?
ALICE
Oui, vraiment.
KING HARRY
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.

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