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Lucy. Conduct me to the Dauphin's tent, to know Who hath obtain'd the glory of the day.

Char. On what fubmiffive meffage art thou fent? Lucy. Submiffion, Dauphin ? 'tis a meer French word,

We English warriors wot not what it means.

I come to know what prifoners thou hast ta'en,
And to furvey the bodies of the dead.

Char. For prifoners afk'st thou? hell our prifon is. But tell me whom thou feek'st ?

Lucy. Where is the great Alcides of the field, Valiant Lord Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury? Created, for his rare fuccefs in arms,

Great Earl of Wafhford, Waterford, and Valence,
Lord Talbot of Goodrig and Urchingfield,

Lord Strange of Blackmere, Lord Verdon of Alton, Lord Cromwell of Wingfield, Lord Furnival of Shef

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The thrice victorious Lord of Falconbridge,
Knight of the noble Order of St. George,
Worthy St. Michael, and the Golden Fleece,
Great Marshal to our King Henry the Sixth
Of all his wars within the realm of France.

Pucel. Here is a filly, ftately, ftile, indeed. The Turk, that two and fifty Kingdoms hath, Writes not fo tedious a ftile as this.

Him that thou magnify'ft with all these titles,
Stinking, and fly-blown, lies here at our feet.

Lucy. Is Talbot flain, the Frenchmens' only scourge,

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Your kingdom's terror and black Nemefis ?
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Oh that I could but call thefe dead to life, itund
It were enough to fright the realm of France !
Were but his picture left among you here, men! :!.
It would amaze the proudest of you all, to id “pÏ
Give me their bodies, that I may bear them hence,
And give them burial as befeems their worth.

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Pucel I think, this Upftart is old Talbot's ghoft;
He speaks with fuch a proud commanding spirit.
For God's fake, let him have 'em; to keep them here,
They would but stink and putrify the air. 1
Char. Go, take the bodies hence;
Lucy. I'll bear them hence;

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But from their ashes, Dauphin, shall be rear'd
A Phoenix, that fhall make all France afear'd. I

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Char. So we be rid of them, do what thou wilt.
-And now to Paris, in this conquʼring vein;
All will be ours, now bloody Talbot's flain. [Exeunt.

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Enter King Henry, Gloucefter, and Exeter.

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AVE you perus'd the letters from the
The Emperor, and the Earl of Armagnac ?c?
Glou. I have, my Lord; and their intent is this
They humbly fue unto your Excellence,
To have a godly Peace concluded of,
Between the realms of England and of France!

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K. Henry. How doth your Grace affect this motion?
Glou. Well, my good Lord; and as the only means
To ftop effufion of our Chriftian blood,
And stablish quietnefs on ev'ry fide...

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K. Henry, Ay, marry, uncle; for I always thought It was both impious and unnatural,

That fach immanity and bloody ftrife

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Should reigh anong profeffors of one Faith. a dea
Glou. Befide, my Lord, the fooner to effect"
And furer bind this knot of amity,
The Earl of Armagnac, near kin to Charles,
A man of great Authority in France,
Proffers his only daughter to your Grace
In marriage with a large and fumptuous dowry,
K. Henry Marriage? alas! my years are yet too
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And fitter is my study and my books,
Than wanton dalliance with a paramour.
Yet call th' Ambaffadors; and, as you pleafe,
So let them have their anfwers ev'ry one.
I fhall be well content with any choice,
Tends to God's glory, and my Country's weal.
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Enter Winchester, and three Ambafadors.

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Exe. What is my Lord of Winchester inftall'd, And call'd unto a Cardinal's degree? Then I perceive, that will be verify'd, Henry the Fifth did fometime prophesy ; "If once he come to be a Cardinal, "He'll make his Cap coequal with the Crown."

→K. Henry, My Lords Ambaffadors, your sev'ral suits Have been confidered and debated on

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And therefore are we certainly! refolv'd
To draw conditions of a friendly Peace,
Which by my Lord of Winchester we mean
Shall be tranfported prefently to France.

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Glou. And for the proffer of my Lord your mafter, I have inform'd his Highnefs fo at large; As, liking of the lady's virtuous gifts, Her beauty and the value of her dower,

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K. Henry. In argument and proof of which Contract,
Bear her this jewel, pledge of my affection.
And, fo, my Lord Protector, fee them guarded,
And fafely brought to Dover; where, inshipp'd, par
Commit them to the fortune of the fed. W JECT
[Exeunt King and Train.
Win. Stay, my Lord Legate, you fhall first
The Sum of money which I promised so
Should be delivered to his Holiness. of or brA
For cloathing me in thefe grave ornaments.

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Legate. I will attend upon your Lordship's leifure.
Win. Now Winchester will not fubmit, I trow,
Or be inferior to the proudeft Peer. 1982
Humphry of Glofter, thou fhalt well perceive,
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The Bishop will be over-borne by thee:
I'll either make thee stoop, and bend thy knee,
Or fack this country with a mutiny.

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Dau.HESE news, my Lords, may chear our

THE drooping fpirits:

'Tis faid, the ftout Parifians do revolt,

And turn again unto the warlike French.

Alan. Then march to Paris, royal Charles of France, And keep not back your Pow'rs in dalliance.

Pucel. Peace be amongst them, if they turn to us, Elfe Ruin combat with their Palaces.

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Scout. Succefs unto our valiant General,
And happiness to his accomplices!
Dau. What tidings fend our fcouts ? I pr'ythee,

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Scout. The English army, that divided was
Into two parts, is now conjoin'd in one;
And means to give you battle prefently.

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Dau. Somewhat too fudden, Sirs, the warning is;
But we will presently provide for them.

Burg. I truft, the ghost of Talbot is not there;
Now he is gone, my Lord, you need not fear.

Pucel. Of all bafe paffions fear is most accurft.
Command the Conqueft, Charles, it fhall be thine:
Let Henry fret and all the world repine.

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Dau. Then on, my Lords; and France be fortu-
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Pucel. The Regent conquers, and the Frenchmen fly.
Now help, ye charming Spells and Periapts;
And ye choice Spirits, that admonish me,

And give me figns of future accidents;[Thunder.
You speedy helpers, that are fubftitutes
Under the lordly monarch of the North,
Appear, and aid me in this enterprize.

Enter Fiends.

This speedy quick appearance argues proof
Of your accuftom'd diligence to me.

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