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Henry V: Act 4, Scene 5

Henry V
Act 4, Scene 5

Another part of the battlefield.

  1. Enter Constable, Orléans, Bourbon, Dauphin, and Rambures.

Constable of France

2
  1. O diable!

Duke of Orléans

3
  1. O Seigneur! Le jour est perdu, tout est perdu!

Dauphin

4 - 9
  1. Mort Dieu, ma vie! All is confounded, all!
  2. Reproach and everlasting shame
  3. Sits mocking in our plumes.
  4. A short alarum.
  5.                             O méchante fortune!
  6. Do not run away.

Constable of France

10
  1.                  Why, all our ranks are broke.

Dauphin

11 - 12
  1. O perdurable shame! Let’s stab ourselves.
  2. Be these the wretches that we play’d at dice for?

Duke of Orléans

13
  1. Is this the king we sent to for his ransom?

Duke of Bourbon

14 - 20
  1. Shame and eternal shame, nothing but shame!
  2. Let us die! In once more! Back again!
  3. And he that will not follow Bourbon now,
  4. Let him go hence, and with his cap in hand
  5. Like a base pander hold the chamber-door
  6. Whilst by a slave, no gentler than my dog,
  7. His fairest daughter is contaminated.

Constable of France

21 - 22
  1. Disorder, that hath spoil’d us, friend us now!
  2. Let us on heaps go offer up our lives.

Duke of Orléans

23 - 25
  1. We are enow yet living in the field
  2. To smother up the English in our throngs,
  3. If any order might be thought upon.

Duke of Bourbon

26 - 27
  1. The devil take order now! I’ll to the throng:
  2. Let life be short, else shame will be too long.
  1. Exeunt.
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