Henry V

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Enter Chorus.Enter Chorus H5 Epil.chorus.1.1
Thus farre with rough, and all-vnable Pen,Thus far, with rough and all-unable pen, H5 Epil.chorus.1
Our bending Author hath pursu'd the Story,Our bending author hath pursued the story,bending (adj.)
bowing, reverential, respectful
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In little roome confining mightie men,In little room confining mighty men, H5 Epil.chorus.3
Mangling by starts the full course of their glory.Mangling by starts the full course of their glory.starts, by / in
in fits and starts
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course (n.)
course of action, way of proceeding
Small time: but in that small, most greatly liuedSmall time, but in that small most greatly livedgreatly (adv.)
nobly, honourably
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This Starre of England. Fortune made his Sword;This star of England. Fortune made his sword, H5 Epil.chorus.6
By which, the Worlds best Garden he atchieued:By which the world's best garden he achieved, H5 Epil.chorus.7
And of it left his Sonne Imperiall Lord.And of it left his son imperial lord. H5 Epil.chorus.8
Henry the Sixt, in Infant Bands crown'd KingHenry the Sixth, in infant bands crowned King H5 Epil.chorus.9
Of France and England, did this King succeed:Of France and England, did this King succeed, H5 Epil.chorus.10
Whose State so many had the managing,Whose state so many had the managing H5 Epil.chorus.11
That they lost France, and made his England bleed:That they lost France, and made his England bleed: H5 Epil.chorus.12
Which oft our Stage hath showne; and for their sake,Which oft our stage hath shown; and, for their sake,oft (adv.)
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In your faire minds let this acceptance take.In your fair minds let this acceptance take. H5 Epil.chorus.14
Exit H5 Epil.chorus.14
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