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KING HENRY V:

PERSONS OF THE DRAMA.

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King Henry the Fifth.

Boy, servant to them. A Herald. Chorus. Duke of GLOSTER, Duke of Bedford, } brothers to the king.

Charles the Sixth, king of FRANCE. Duke of EXETER, uncle to the king,

LEWIS, the Dauphin. Duke of York, cousin to the king.

Dukes of BURGUNDY, ORLEANS, and BOURBON. Earls of SALISBURY, WESTMORELAND, and The Constable of France. WARWICK.

RAMBUERES, and GRANDPREI, French lords. Archbishop of CANTERBURY.

Governor of Harfleur. MontJoy, a French herald. Bishop of Eiy.

Ambassadors to the king of England. Earl of CAMBRIDGE,

conspirators against the Sir Thomas Grey, king.

ISABEL, queen of FRANCE.

KATHARINE, daughter of Charles and Isabel. Sir Thomas Erpingham, Gower, FLUELLEN, Alice, a lady attending on the princess Katharine.

MacmoRBIS, JAMY, officers in king Henry's Quickly, Pistols wife, an hostess. Bates, čourt, WILLIAMS, soldiers in the same. Lords, Ladies, Officers, French and English SolNix, Bardolph, Pistol, formerly servants to diers, Messengers, and Attendants.

Falstaff, now soldiers in the same.

Lord SCROOP,

SCENE,mat the beginning of the play, lies in England; but afterwards, wholly in France.

The vasty fields of France ? or may we cram Enter CHORUS.

Within this wooden 0, the very casques, 0; for a muse of fire, that would ascend That did affright the air at Agincourt ? The brightest heaven of invention !

0, pardon ! since a crooked figure may A kingdom for a stage, princes to act,

Attest, in little place, a million ;
And monarchs to behold the swelling scene !

And let us, ciphers to this great accompt,
Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, On your imaginary forces work ;
Assume the port of Mars; and, at his heels, Suppose, within the girdļe of these walls
Leash'd in like hounds, should famine, sword, are now confin'd two mighty monarchies,

Whose high upreared and abutting fronts
Croach for employment
. But pardon, gentles all, The perilous, narrow ocean parts asunder

. The tat unraised spirit, that hath dar'd,

Piece out our imperfections with your thoughts ;

Into a thousand parts divide one inan, On this unworthy scaffold, to bring forth

And make imaginary puissance : So great an object : Can this cockpit hold

and fire,

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VOL. II.

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