Henry V


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Act I
Act II
Act III
Act IV
Act V

Enter the Constable, Orleans, Bourbon, Dauphin,

and Rambures


CONSTABLE

O diable!


ORLEANS

O Seigneur! Le jour est perdu, tout est perdu!


DAUPHIN

Mort Dieu! Ma vie! All is confounded, all!
confound (v.) 1 destroy, overthrow, ruin

Reproach and everlasting shame

Sits mocking in our plumes. O méchante fortune!

A short alarum

Do not run away!


CONSTABLE

                         Why, all our ranks are broke.


DAUPHIN

O perdurable shame! Let's stab ourselves.
perdurable (adj.) everlasting, long-lasting, enduring

Be these the wretches that we played at dice for?


ORLEANS

Is this the King we sent to for his ransom?


BOURBON

Shame, and eternal shame, nothing but shame!

Let's die in honour! 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
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy See Topics: Frequency count
pander, pandar (n.) pimp, procurer, go-between

Whilst by a slave, no gentler than my dog,
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble See Topics: Frequency count

His fairest daughter is contaminated.


CONSTABLE

Disorder that hath spoiled us, friend us now!
friend (v.) 1 befriend, sustain, assist
spoil (v.) 2 ruin, destroy, bring to an end

Let us on heaps go offer up our lives.


ORLEANS

We are enow yet living in the field
enow (adv.) enough
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat See Topics: Frequency count

To smother up the English in our throngs,

If 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

 
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