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

    Copyright James D. Mardock. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: James D. Mardock
    Peer Reviewed

    Henry V (Modern, Folio)

    2456.1[4.5]
    Enter Constable, Orléans, Bourbon, Dauphin, and Rambures.
    Constable
    O diable!
    2460Orléans
    O Seigneur! Le jour est perdu, tout est perdu!
    Dauphin
    Mort Dieu! Ma vie! All is confounded, all.
    Reproach and everlasting shame sits mocking in our plumes.
    A short alarum
    O méchante Fortune! Do not run away.
    2465Constable
    Why, all our ranks are broke.
    Dauphin
    Oh, perdurable shame. Let's stab ourselves.
    Be these the wretches that we played at dice for?
    Orléans
    Is this the king we sent to for his ransom?
    Bourbon
    Shame and eternal shame, nothing but shame.
    2470Let us die. In once more, back again,
    And he that will not follow Bourbon now
    Let him go hence, and with his cap in hand
    Like a base pander, hold the chamber door
    Whilst by a slave no gentler than my dog
    2475His fairest daughter is contaminated.
    Constable
    Disorder that hath spoiled us, friend us now.
    Let us on heaps go offer up our lives.
    Orléans
    We are enough yet living in the field
    To smother up the English in our throngs,
    2480If any order might be thought upon.
    Bourbon
    The devil take order now. I'll to the throng;
    Let life be short, else shame will be too long.
    [Exeunt.]