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Henry the Fifth, III. vi
57
 

K. Hen. How now, Fluellen! cam'st thou from the bridge? 96

Flu. Ay, so please your majesty. The Duke
of Exeter hath very gallantly maintained the
pridge: the French is gone off, look you, and there
is gallant and most prave passages. Marry, th' 100
athversary was have possession of the pridge,
but he is enforced to retire, and the Duke of
Exeter is master of the pridge. I can tell your
majesty the duke is a prave man. 104

K. Hen. What men have you lost, Fluellen?

Flu. The perdition of th' athversary hath been
very great, reasonable great: marry, for my
part, I think the duke hath lost never a man but
one that is like to be executed for robbing a 109
church; one Bardolph, if your majesty know the
man: his face is all bubukles, and whelks, and
knobs, and flames o' fire; and his lips blows at
his nose, and it is like a coal of fire, sometimes
plue and sometimes red; but his nose is exe-
cuted, and his fire's out. 115

K. Hen. We would have all such offenders so
cut off: and we give express charge that in our
marches through the country there be nothing
compelled from the villages, nothing taken but
paid for, none of the French upbraided or
abused in disdainful language; for when lenity
and cruelty play for a kingdom, the gentler
gamester is the soonest winner.

Tucket. Enter Montjoy.

Mont. You know me by my habit. 124


100 passages: deeds
106 perdition: losses
111 bubukles: carbuncles
whelks: boils
123 S. d. Tucket: trumpet signal
124 habit: herald's coat