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  • Title: Henry V (Folio 1, 1623)
  • Editor: James Mardock
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-409-7

    Copyright James Mardock. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: James Mardock
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    Henry V (Folio 1, 1623)

    Enter Constable, Orleance, Burbon, Dolphin,
    and Ramburs.
    Con. O Diable.
    2460Orl. O signeur le iour et perdia, toute et perdie.
    Dol. Mor Dieu ma vie, all is confounded all,
    Reproach, and euerlasting shame
    Sits mocking in our Plumes.
    A short Alarum.
    O meschante Fortune, do not runne away.
    2465Con. Why all our rankes are broke.
    Dol, O perdurable shame, let's stab our selues:
    Be these the wretches that we plaid at dice for?
    Orl. Is this the King we sent too, for his ransome?
    Bur. Shame, and eternall shame, nothing but shame,
    2470Let vs dye in once more backe againe,
    And he that will not follow Burbon now,
    Let him go hence, and with his cap in hand
    Like a base Pander hold the Chamber doore,
    Whilst a base slaue, no gentler then my dogge,
    2475His fairest daughter is contaminated.
    Con. Disorder that hath spoyl'd vs, friend vs now,
    Let vs on heapes go offer vp our liues.
    Orl. We are enow yet liuing in the Field,
    To smother vp the English in our throngs,
    2480If any order might be thought vpon.
    Bur. The diuell take Order now, Ile to the throng;
    Let life be short, else shame will be too long.