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Edward III: Act 4, Scene 6

Edward III
Act 4, Scene 6

Poitou. Fields near Poitiers. A part of the field of battle.

  1. Alarum. Enter Prince Edward and Artois.

Robert of Artois

2
  1. How fares your grace? Are you not shot, my lord?

Prince Edward

3 - 4
  1. No, dear Artois; but choked with dust and smoke,
  2. And stepped aside for breath and fresher air.

Robert of Artois

5 - 9
  1. Breath, then, and to it again: the amazed French
  2. Are quite distract with gazing on the crows;
  3. And, were our quivers full of shafts again,
  4. Your grace should see a glorious day of this:—
  5. O, for more arrows, lord; that’s our want.

Prince Edward

10 - 18
  1. Courage, Artois! A fig for feather’d shafts,
  2. When feather’d fowls do bandy on our side.
  3. What need we fight, and sweat, and keep a coil,
  4. When railing crows outscold our adversaries?
  5. Up, up, Artois! The ground itself is armed
  6. With fire containing flint; command our bows
  7. To hurl away their pretty colore’d yew,
  8. And to it with stones: away, Artois, away!
  9. My soul doth prophecy we win the day.
  1. Exeunt.
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