Then she said, I desire one small petition of thee
It was but one, and a little one, and therefore she hoped it would be granted:
[I pray thee], say me not nay;
do not refuse it, or deny it me, or turn away my thee with shame and disappointment:
and the king said, ask on, my mother, for I will not say thee nay;
since it is a small one, as thou sayest, and provided it is fit and lawful to be granted.