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Glo. Cardinal, I'll be no breaker of the law : Tal. With scoffs, and scorns, and contumelious
But we ihall meet, and break our minds at large.
Win. Glofter, we'll meet; to thy coít, be thou In open market-place produc'd they me,
sure :

To be a public spectacle to all;
Thy heart-blood I will have for this day's work. 5 Here, said they, is the terror of the French,

Mayor. I'll call for clubs, if you will not away: The scare-crow that affrights our children so.
This cardinal is more haughty than the devil. Then broke I from the officers that led me;
Glo. Mayor, farewel : thou dost but what thou And with my nails digg'd stones out of the ground,
‘may't.

To hurl at the beholders of my shame.
Win. Abominable Gloster ! guard thy head; 19 My grilly countenance made others fly;
For I intend to have it, ere long.

[Exeunt.

Nonc durit come near, for fear of sudden death. Mayor. See the coast clear'd, and then we will In iron walls they deem'd me not secure; depart.-

so great fear of my name 'mongst them was spread,
Good God! that nobles Mould such stomachs bear! That they supposid, I could rend bars of steel,
I myself fight not once in forty year. [Exeunt. 15 And spurn in picces posts of adamant :
S CEN E IV.

Wherefore a guard of chosen shot 1 had,

That walk'd about me every minute while ;
Orlins in France.

And if I did but stir out of my bed,
Enter the Master-Ginner of Orleans, and his Boy. Ready they were to shoot me to the heart.
M. Gun. Sirral, thou know'ft how Orleans is 20

Enter the Bey, with a linstock.
besieg'd;

Sal. I grieve to hear what torments you en«
And how the English have the suburbs won.

dur'd;
Boy. Father, I know; and oft have shot at them, But we will be reveng'd fufficiently.
Howe'er, unfortunate, I miss'd my aim.

Now it is supper-time in Orleans :
M. Gun. But now thou shalt not. Be thou 25 Here, through this grate, I can count every one,
rul'd by me :

And view the Frenchmen how they fortify; Chief matter-gunner am I of this town;

Let us look in, the fight will much delight thee. Something I must do to procure me grace. Sir Thomas Gargrave, and Sir William Glansdale, The prince's 'spials' have informed me,

Let me have your express opinions, How the English, in the suburbs close intrench’d, 30 Where is beit place to make our battery next. 2 Went, through a secret grate of iron bars

Gar. I think, at the north gate : for there stand
In yonder tower, to over-peer the city;

lords.
And thence discover, low, with most advantage, Glan. And I here, at the bulwark of the bridge.
They may vex us, with shot, or with assault. Tal. For aught I see, this city must be famith'd,
To intercept this inconvenience,

35 Or with light skirmishes enfeebled.
A piece of ordnance 'gainst it I have plac'd;

[Skot from the town. Salisbury and Sir Tbe. And fully even these three days have I watch'd,

Gargrave fall down.
If I could fee them: Now, boy, do thou watch; Sal. O Lord, have mercy on us, wretched
For I can stay no longer.

finners!
If thou spy'st any, run and bring me word;

140 Gar. O Lord, have mercy on me, woeful man! And thou shalt find me at the governor's. [Exit. Tal. What chance is this, that suddenly hath Boy. Father, I warrant you ; take you no care;

crors'd us? I'll never trouble you, if I may spy them.

Speak, Salisbury; at least, if thou canst speak; Enter the Lords Salisbury and Tulbot, with Sir W. How far'ít thou, mirror of all martial men?

Glanfdale and Sir Ibo. Gargrave, on the turrets. 45|One of thy eyes, and thy cheek's fide struck off!

Sal. Talbot, my life, my joy, again return'd! Accursed tower! accurfed fatal hand,
How wert thou handled, being prisoner ?

That hath contriv'd this woeful tragedy !
Or by what means got'st thou to be releas'd ? In thirtcen battles Salisbury o'ercame;
Discourse, I pry'thee, on this turret's top. Henry the fifth he first train'd to the wars :

Tal. The duke of Bedford had a pritoner, 15 Whilft any trump did found, or drum struck up, Called the brave lord Ponton de Santrailles; His sword did ne'er Icave striking in the field.For him was I exchang'd and raniomed.

Yet liv'st thou, Salisbury? though thy speech doth
Lut with a baser man of arms by far,

fail,
Once, in contempt, they would have barter'd me: Onc eye thou hast to look to heaven for grace:
Which I, disdaining, forn'd; and craved death 55 The fun with one eye vieweth all the world..
Rather than I would be to pillid 3 citcemd. Heaven, be thou gracious to none alive,
In fine, redeem'd I was as I defir'd.

If Salisbury wants mercy at thy hands !
Rut, oh! the treacherous Fastolfe wounds my Bear hence his body, I will help to bury it.
heart!

Sir Thomas Gargrave, haft thou any life?
Wiiom with my bare fifts I would execute, 6c Speak unto Talbot ; nay, look up to him.
If I now had him brought into my power.

Salisbury, chear thy spirit with this comiort;
Sai. V'et tell'it thou not, how thou wert en That shalt not die, while
tertain'd.

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Tal. My thoughts are whirled like a potter's Remember to avenge me en tbe French.

wheel; Plantagenet, I will; and, Nero-like,

I know not where I am, nor what I do: Play on the lute, beholding the towns burn: A witch, by fear, not force, like Hannibal, Wretched shall France be only in my name. 5 Drives back our troops, and conquers as the lists:

{Here an alarum, and it thunders and lightens. So bees with smoke, and doves with noisome stench, What stir is this? What tumult's in the heavens? Are from their hives, and houses, driven away. Whence cometh this alarum and this noise? They call'd us, for our fierceness, English dogs; Enter a Melnger.

Now, like their whelps, we crying run away. MefMy lord, my lord, the French have 10

(A fourt alzrumi. gather'd head:

Hark, countrymen! either renew the fight, The Dauphin, with one Jcan la Pucelle join'd, - Or tear the lions out of England's coat; A holy prophetess, new risen up,

Renounce your foil, give theep in lions' stead : Is coine with a great power to raise the siege. Sheep run not half fo timorcus from the wolf,

[Here Sansbury lifteto binilelf up, and groans.15 Or horse, or oxen, from the leopard,
Tal. Hear, hear, how dying Salisbury doth As you fly from your oft-subdued flaves.-
groan!

[Alarum. Here anoiber skirmish. It irks his heart, he cannot be reveng'd.

It will not be :-Retire into your trenches :
Frenchmen, I'll be a Salisbury to you:-

You all consented unto Salisbury's death,
Pucelle or puzzel', dolphin or dogfish,

20 For none would strike a Itroke in his revenge.
Your hearts l'li stamp out with my horse's heels, Pucelle is enter'd into Orleans,
And make a quagmire of your mingled brains. In spight of us, or aught that we could do.
Convey me Salisbury into his tent,

O, would I were to die with Salisbury !
And then we'll try what daftard Frenchmen dare. The same hereof will make me lide my head.
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[Exit Talbos. S CEN E V.

[Alarum, retreat, fcurish. Here an alarum again; and Tolbot pursueth the

SCENE VI.
Daupbing and driveb bim: then enter yan la Enter, on the walls, Pucelle, Dauphin, Reigrier,
Pucelli
, driving Englisismen before ber. Tben enter

Alenconi, and Soldiers.
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Pucil. Advance our waving colours on the walls; Tal. Where is my strength, my valour, and my

Rescu'd is Orleans from the Englith wolves :force ?

Thus Joan la Pucelle hath perform'd her word. In'de Our English troops retire, I cannot stay them;

Dou. Divineft creature, bright Aftræa's daughter, A woman, clad in armour, chaseth them.

How fhall I honour thec for this success ? มี Test Enter La Pucelle.

135 Thy promises are like Adonis' gardens,
Here, here she comes :--I'll have a bout with thee; That one day bloom'd, and fruitful were the next...
Devil, or devil's dam, I'll conjure thee:

France, triumph in thy glorious prophetess!
Blood will I draw on thee?, thou art a witch,

Recover'd is the town of Orleans :
27! And straightway give thy soul to him thou serv'ft. More bleffed hap did nc'e'r hefall our state,

Pucel. Come, come, 'tis only 1 that must disgrace 4 Reig. Why ring not out the bells tlıroughout thee.

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. Heavens, can you suffer hell ro to prevail: Dauphin, command the citizens make bonfires, My breast I'll burst with straining of my courage,

And tealt and banquet in the open freets,
And from my shoulders crack my arms arunder,

To celebrate the joy that God hath given us.
But I will chastise this high-minded trumpet. 145 Alen. All France will be replete with mirth and
Pucel. Talbot, farewell; thy hour is not yet

joy,
I must go victual Orleans forthwith.

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[4 sport alarum. Then enters the town with Dau. 'Tis Jo.10, not we, by whom the day is won;
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For which, I will divide my crown with her:
O'ertake me if thou canst; I scorn thy Arength. And all the priests and friars in my rcalım
Go, go, cheer up thy hunger- tarved men ; Shall, in procession, sing lier endless praise.
Help Salifoury to make his testament:

A ilatelier pyramis to her i'll rear,
This day is ours, as many more shall be. Than Rhodope's 3, or Memphis', ever was :

[Exit Pucello. lIn memory of her, when die is dead,
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FIRST PART OF KING HENRY VI. [Act 2. Scene 1.
Her ashes, in an urn more precious

No longer on Saint Denis will we cry,
Than the rich-jewel'd coffer of Darius!,

But Joan la Pucelle shall be France's saint,
Transported shall be at high festivals

Come in ; and let us banquet royally,
Before the kings and queens of France.

After this golden day of victory. (Flourish. Exeunt.

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SCE lof English Henry, shall this night appear Befure Orkans.

How much in duty I am bound to both.

15 The English, scaling the walls, cry, St. George !
Enter a French Serjeant, with two Centinels.
A Talbor!

14. The day best Serj. IRS, take your places, and be vigilant : Cent. (Wirbin.] Arm, arm! the enemy doth

The pitchy maadle

make affault !
Near to the walls, by some apparent lign,

The French leap over the walls in ebeir pirts. Enter
Let us have knowledge at the court of guard. 20 several ways, Baftard, Alençon, Reignier, balf

1. Bring forth ti
Cent. Serjeant, you shall. (Exit Serjeant.] Thus ready, and balf unready.
are poor servitors
Alen. How now, my lords ? what all unready? so?

de centre (When others feep upon their quiet beds)

Baft. Unready? ay, and glad we 'scap'd so well.
Constrain'd to watch in darkness, rain, and cold. Reig. 'Twas time, I trow, to wake, and leave

are drop of b
Euter Talbor, Bedf_rd, and Burgundy, wirb scaling 25 Hearing alarums at our chamber doors. Cour beds,
ladders. Their drum beating a dead march.

Alen. Of all exploits, since first I follow'd arms,

that hereater
Tal. Lord regent--and redoubted Burgundy, Ne'er heard I of a warlike enterprize
By whose approach, the regions of Artois, More venturous, or desperate, than this.
Walloon, and Picardy, are friends to us,

Baft. I think, this Talbot is a fiend of hell.
This happy night the Frenchmen are secure,

Reig. If not of hell, the heavens, sure, favour him.
Having all day carous'd and banqueted :

Alen. Here cometh Charles; I marvel how he
Embrace we then this opportunity;

sped.
As fitting best to quittance their deceit,

Enter Charles, and Pucelle.
Contriv'd by art, and baleful forcery.

Baft. Tut! holy Joan was his defensive guard.
Bcd. Coward of France !--how much he wrongs his 35 Cbar. Is this thy cunning, thou deceitful dame?
fame,

Didft thou at first, to flatter us withal,
Despairing of his own arm's fortitude,

Make us partakers of a little gain,
To join with witches, and the help of hell. That now our loss might be ten times fo much?
Bur. Traitors have never other company.

Pucel. Wherefore is Charles impatient with
But what's that Pucelle, whom they term so pure ?|40

his friend?
Tal. A maid, they say.

At all times will you have my power alike?
Bed. A maid ! and he so martial !

Sleeping, or waking, must I still prevail,
Bur. Pray God, the prove not masculine ere long; Or will you blame and lay the fault on me?-
If underneath the standard of the French,

Improvident soldiers! had your watch been good,
She carry armour, as the hath begun.

45 This sudden mischief never could have fallin.
Tal. Well, let them practise and converse with Cbar. Duke of Alençon, this was your default;
spirits :

That, being captain of the watch to-night,
God is our fortress; in whose conquering name, Did look no better to that weighty charge.
Let us resolve to scale their Ainty bulwarks.

Alen. Had all your quarters been as safely kept,
Bed. Ascend, brave Talbot; we will follow thee. So As that whereof I had the government,

Tal. Not all together : better far, I guess, We had not been thus shamefully surpriz'd.
That we do make our entrance several ways;

Baft. Mine was secure.
That, if it chance the one of us do fail,

Reign. And so was mine, my lord.
The other yet may rise againit their force.

Cbar. And, for myself, most part of all this night,
Bed. Agreed; I'll to yon corner.

55Within her quarter, and mine own precinct,
Bur. And I to this.

[grave. I was employ'd in passing to and fro,
Tal. And here will Talbot mount, or make his About relieving of the centinels :
Now, Salisbury! for thee, and for the right Then how, or which way, should they first break in?

" When Alexander the Great took the city of Gaza, the metropolis of Syria, amidft the other (poils
and wealth of Darius treasured up there, he found an exceeding rich and beautiful little chest or calket,
and asked thole about him what they thought fittest to be laid up in it. When they had severally delivered
their opinions, he told them, he esteemed nothing fo worthy to be preserved in it as Homer's Iliad,
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How, or which way : 'tis sure they found some Bur. Is it even so? Nay, then, I fee, our wars
part

Will turn into a peaceful comic sport,
But weakly guarded, where the breach was made. When ladies crave to be encounter'd with..
And now there rests no other shift but this, 5 You may not, my lord, despise her gentle suit.
To gather our soldiers, scatter'd and dispersid, Tal, Ne'er trust me then; for, when a world
And lay new platforms to endamage them.

of inen
Aarum. Enter a Soldier crying, A Talbot ! A Could not prevail with all their oratory,

Talbot"! they fly, leaving ibeir cloaths bebind. Yet hath a woman's kindness over-ruld:

SH. I'll be fo bold to take what they have left. And therefore tell her, I return great thanks;
The cry of Talbot serves me for a sword;

And in submission will attend on herom
For I have loaden me with many spoils,

Will not your honours bear me company ?
Vling no other weapon but his name. [Exit. Bed. No, truly; that is more than manners will:

And I have heard it said,--Unbidden guests
SCENE II.

Is Are often welcoment when they are gone.
The same.

"Tal. Well then, alone, since there's no remedy,
Enter Talbot, Bedford, Burgundy, & c. I mean to prove this lady's courtesy.

Bed. The day begins to break, and night is filed, Come hither, captain. [Whispers]--You perceive th

Whose pitchy mantle over-veil'd the earth.
Here found retreat, and cease our hot pursuit. Capt. I do, my lord; and mean accordingly.
(Retrear.

(Exeunt.
Tal. Bring forth the body of old Salisbury;

SCENE III.
And here advance it in the market-place,

The Countess of Auvergne's Caftle.
The middle centre of this cursed town.-
ch.
Now have I pay'd my vow unto his soul; 125

Enter Ebe Countess, and ber Porter.
For every drop of blood was drawn from him, Count. Porter, remember what I gave in charge;
eds,

There hath at least five Frenchmen dy'd to-night, And, when you have done so, bring the keys to me. ms, And, that hereafter ages may behold

Port. Madam, I will.

[Exit. What ruin happen'd in revenge of him,

Count. The plot is laid: if all things fall out right,
Within their chiefest temple I'll erect

I Mall as famous be by this exploit,
A tomb, wherein his corpse shall be interr'd : As Scythian Tomyris by Cyrus' death,
Dim.
Upon the which, that every one may read,

Great is the rumour of this dreadful knights
he
Shall be engrav'd the fack of Orleans;

And his atchievements of no less account:
The treacherous manner of his mournful death,

Fain would mine eyes be witness with mine ears,
And what a terror he had been to France. 35 To give their censure of these rare reports.
But, lords, in all our bloody massacre,

Enter Meljinger, and Talbot.
I muse, we met not with the Dauphin's grace;

Melf. Madam, according as your ladyship defir'd,
His new-come champion, virtuous joan of Arc;

By mcffage crav'd, fo is lord Talbot come.
Nor any of his false confederates. (began,

Count. And he is welcome. What! is this the man?
Bed. 'Tis thought, lord Talbot, when the fight40 Mej: Madam, it is.
Rous'd on the sudden from their drowsy beds,

Count. [as mufing] Is this the scourge of France ?
They did, amongst the troops of armed men,

Is this the Talbot, so much fear'd abroad,
Leap o'er the walls for refuge in the field.

That with his name the mothers ftill their babes?
Bur. Myself (as far as I could well discern, I see, report is fabulous and false ;

For smoke, and dusky vapours of the night) 1451 thought, I should have seen fome Hercules,
od
Am sure, I scar'd the Dauphin, and his trull;

A second Hector, for his grim aspect,
When arm in arm they both came swiftly running, And large proportion of his strong-knit limbs.
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Like to a pair of loving turtle doves,

Alas! this is a child, a filly dwarf:
That could not live alunder day or night.

10 cannot be, this weak and wrizled shrimp
After that things are set in order here,

50 Should strike such terror to his enemies.
We'll follow them with all the power we have. Tal. Madam, I have been bold to trouble you :
Enter a Mafinger:

But, since your ladyship is not at leisure,
Mef. All hail, my lords ! which of this princely

I'll fort some other time to visit you.
Call ye the warlike Talbot, for his acts (train Count. What means he now?-Go ask him,
So much applauded through the realm of France ? 55

whither he goes.
Tal. Here is the Talbot; Who would speak Met. Stay, my lord Talbot; for my lady craves
with him?

To know the cause of your abrupt departure.
Mer. The virtuous lady, countess of Auvergne,

Tal. Marry, for that she's in a wrong belief,
With modefty admiring thy renown,

I go to certify her, Talbot's here.
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Re-enter Purter with krys.
7o visit lier poor castle where he lies ;

Count. If thou be he, then art thou prisoner.
That the may boast, the hath beheld the man

Tai, Prisoner! to whom?
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Dare no man answer in a case of truth? And for that cause I train'd thee to my house. Suf. Within the Temple-hall we were too loud ; Long time thy shadow hath been thrall to me, The garden here is more convenient. [truth; For in my gallery thy picture hangs :

Plant. Then say at once, if I maintain'd the Lut now the substance shall endure the like: 5 Or, else, was wrangling Somerset in the error ? And I will chain these legs and arms of thine, Suf. 'Faith, I have been a truant in the law; That haft by tyranny, there many years,

I never yet could frame my will to it; Waited our country, Nain our citizens,

And, therefore, frame the law unto my will. And sent our sons and husbands capt.vate.

Som. Judge you, my lord of Warwick, then T:1. Ha, ha, ha!

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between us.

[er pitch, Ccuni. Laughest thou, wretch ? thy mirth thall War. Between two hawks, which flies the high

Tal. I laugh to see your ladyship fo fond', Between two dogs, which hath the deeper mouth, * thick that you have ought but Talbot's fhadow, Between two blades, which bears the better temper, V zreon to practise your severity.

Between two horses, which doth bear him beít, want. Why, art not thou the man?

15 Between two girls, which hath the merrieft eye, Ial. I am, indeed.

I have, perhaps, some shallow spirit of judgment: Court. Then have I substance too.

But in these nice tharp quillets of the law, qu. No, no, I am but shadow of myself : Good faith, I am no wiser than a daw. You a e deceiv'd, my substance is not here;

Plani. Tut, tut, here is a mannerly forbearance: For what you see is but the smallest part 2011 he truth appears so naked on my fide, And least proportion of humanity:

That any purblind eye may find it out. I tell you, madam, were the whole frame here, Scm. And on my side it is so well apparell’d, It is of such a spacious lofty pitch,

So clear, fo fh ning, and so evident, Your roof were not sufficient to contain it. That it will glimmer through a blind man's eye.

Count. This is a riddling ? merchant for the nonce; 25 Plant. Since you are tongue-ty'd, and so lotli to. He will be here, and yet he is not here:

speak, How can these contrarieties agree?

In dumb fignificants proclaim your thoughts : Tal. That will I Mew you presently.

Let him, that is a true-born gentleman, Winds kis born; drums firike up: a feal of ordnance. And ttands upon the honour of his birth, Enter Siliers,

391f he suppose that I have pleaded truth, How say you, madam? are you now persuaded, From off this briar pluck a white rose with me 3. That Talbot is but thadow of himself?

Sum. Let him that is no coward, nor no flatterer, These are his substance, sinews, arms, and strength, But dare maintain the party of the truth, With which he ycketh your rebellious necks; Pluck a red rose from off this thorn with me. Razeth your cities, and subverts your towns, 35 War. I love ro colours 4; and, without all colour And in a moment makes them defolatc.

of base insinuating flattery, Count. Victorious Taibot ! pardon my abuse : I pluck this white rose, with Plantagenet. I find thou art no less than fame hath bruited, Suf. I pluck this red rose, with young Somerset; And more than may be gather'd by thy Thape. And say withal, I think he held the right. Let iny presumpt on not provoke thy wrath; 40 Ver. Stay, lords, and gentlemen ; and pluck no For I am sorry, that with reverence

more, I did not entertain thee as thou art.

'Till you conclude that he, upon whose fide Tal. Be not dismay'd, fair lady; nor misconstruc The fewest roles are cropt from the tree, The mind of Talbot, as you did mistake

Shall yield the other in the right opinion. The outward composition of his body.

45 Som. Good master Vernon, it is well objected; What you have done, hath not ofiended me : If I have fewest, I subscribe in silence. Nor other fatis action do I crave,

Plart. And I. But only (with your patience) that we may

Ver. Then for the truth and plainness of the care Taste of your wine, and see what cates you have; I pluck this pale and maiden blossom here, For foldiers' ftomachis always ferve them well. 50 Giving my verdict on the white rose fide.

Count. With all my heart; and thinkine honoured Som. Prick not your finger as you pluck it off; To feaft so great a warrior in my house. [Exiunt. Leít, bleeding, you do paint the white rose red, CE N E IV.

And fall on my side so against your will.
Lardin. The Temple Gurden.

Ver. If I, my lord, for my opinion bleed, Enter the Purls of Scmerfet, Sufcik, ard IParsvick ; 55Opinion Mall be surgeon to my hurt, Riciard Piartogenet, Verroth, and an iber Laryer. And keep me on the side where still I am. Plart. Greattirds, and gentlemen, what means Som. Well, well, come on : Who else? this filence ?

Lawyer. Unless my study and my books be false, 1 i.e. fo foclinh. 2 The term merchant, which was, and now is, frequently applied to the lowest sort of dealers, fuems anciently to have been used on familiar occations in contradistinction to gentleman; signifyinx, that the perfon shewed by his behaviour he was a low fellow. The word chap, i. e. cbapmak, a word of the fame import with merchant, in its less respectable fense, is still in common use, particularly in Staffordinire, and the adjoining counties, as a common denomination for any person of whom they n.can to speak with freedom or disrefpe&t. 3 The role (as the fables fay) was the symbol of filence, arri confecrated by Cupid to Harpocrates, to conceal the lewd pranks of his mother. 4 Colours is here uid ainbiguously for tints and deceits. 5 i. e. it is juftly proposeda

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