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  • Title: Henry V (Quarto 1, 1600)
  • 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
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    Henry V (Quarto 1, 1600)

    of Henry the fift.
    Saue thou thy labour Herauld:
    2370Come thou no more for ransom, gentle Herauld.
    They shal haue nought I sweare, but these my bones:
    Which if they haue, as I wil leave am them,
    Will yeeld them litle, tell the Constable.
    Her. I shall deliuer so.
    2375Exit Herauld.
    Yorke. My gracious Lord, vpon my knee I craue,
    2380The leading of the vaward.
    Kin. Take it braue Yorke. Come souldiers lets away:
    And as thou pleasest God, dispose the day.

    Enter the foure French Lords.

    Ge. O diabello.
    Const. Mor du ma vie.
    2461.1Or. O what a day is this!
    2460Bur. O Iour dei houte all is gone, all is lost.
    Con. We are inough yet liuing in the field,
    To smother vp the English,
    2480If any order might be thought vpon.
    Bur. A plague of order, once more to the field,
    2481.1And he that will not follow Burbon now,
    Let him go home, and with his cap in hand,
    Like a bace leno hold the chamber doore,
    Why least by a slaue no gentler then my dog,
    2481.5His fairest daughter is contamuracke.
    Con. Disorder that hath spoyld vs, right vs now,
    Come we in heapes, weele offer vp our liues
    Vnto these English, or else die with fame.
    Come, come along,
    2481.10Lets dye with honour, our shame doth last too long.

    Exit omnes.
    E 3 Enter