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Edward III: Act III, Scene 4

Edward III
Act III, Scene 4

Picardy. The fields near Cressy.

  1. Alarum. Enter a many Frenchmen flying. After them Prince
  2. Edward, running. Then enter King John and Duke of Lorraine.

John de Valois, King of France

1 - 2
  1. Oh, Lorraine, say, what mean our men to fly?
  2. Our number is far greater than our foes.

Duke of Lorraine

3 - 11
  1. The garrison of Genoaes, my lord,
  2. That came from Paris weary with their march,
  3. Grudging to be so suddenly employ’d,
  4. No sooner in the forefront took their place,
  5. But, straight retiring, so dismayed the rest,
  6. As likewise they betook themselves to flight,
  7. In which, for haste to make a safe escape,
  8. More in the clustering throng are pressed to death,
  9. Than by the enemy, a thousand fold.

John de Valois, King of France

12 - 13
  1. O hapless fortune! Let us yet assay,
  2. If we can counsel some of them to stay.
  1. Exeunt.
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