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Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: James D. Mardock
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Henry V (Quarto 1, 1600)


Enter the King and his Nobles, Pistoll.
2483.1King. What the French retire?
Yet all is not done, yet keepe the French the field.
Exe. The Duke of Yorke commends him to your Grace.
King. Liues he good Vncle, twise I sawe him downe,
Twise vp againe:
2490From helmet to the spurre, all bleeding ore.
Exe. In which aray, braue souldier doth he lye,
Larding the plaines and by his bloody side,
Yoake fellow to his honour dying wounds,
The noble Earle of Suffolke also lyes.
2495Suffolke first dyde, and Yorke all hasted ore,
Comes to him where in blood he lay steept,
And takes him by the beard, kisses the gashes
That bloodily did yane vpon his face,
And cryde aloud, tary deare cousin Suffolke:
2500My soule shall thine keep company in heauen:
Tary deare soule awhile, then flie to rest:
And in this glorious and well foughten field,
We kept togither in our chiualdry.
Vpon these words I came and cheerd them vp,
He tooke me by the hand, said deare my Lord,
Commend my seruice to my soueraigne.
So did he turne, and ouer Suffolkes necke
He threw his wounded arme, and so espoused to death,
2510With blood he sealed. An argument
Of neuer ending loue. The pretie and sweet maner of it,
Forst those waters from me, which I would haue stopt,
But I not so much of man in me,
2515But all my mother came into my eyes,
And gaue me vp to teares.
Kin. I blame you not: for hearing you,
I must conuert to teares.
Alarum soundes.
2520What new alarum is this?
Bid euery souldier kill his prisoner.
2522.1Pist. Couple gorge.
Exit omnes.