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K. Hen. What says she, fair one? that the my speed !) donc vostre es! France, et vous estes tongnes of men are full of deceits?

mienne. It is as easy for me, Kate, to conquer Alice. Ouy; dat de tongnes of de mans is be the kingdom, as to speak so much more French: full of deceits : dat is de princess.

I shall never move thee in French, unless it be K. Hen. The princess is the better English- to laugh at me. woman. I' faith, Kate, my wooing is fit for thy Kath. Sauf vostre honneur, le Francois que vous understanding: I am glad, thou canst speak parlez, est meilleur que l'Anglois lequel je parle. no better English; for, if thou could'st, thou K. Hen. No, 'faith, is't not, Kate: but thy would'st find me such a plain king, that thou speaking of my tongue, and I thine, most truly would'st think, I had sold my farm to buy my falsely, must needs be granted to be much at crown. I know no ways to mince it in love, one. But, Kate,dost thou understand thus much but directly to say I love you: then, if you English? Canst thou love me? urge me further than to say-Do you in faith? Kath. I cannot tell. I wear out my suit. Give me your answer ; K. Hen. Can any of your neighbours tell, *' faith, do, and so clap hands and a bargain: Kate? I'll ask them. Come, I know, thou How say you, lady?

lorest me: and at night when you come into Kath. Sauf vostre honneur, me understand well. your closet, you'll question this gentlewoman

K. Hen. Marry, if you would put me to verses, about me; and I know, Kate, you will, to her, or to dance for your sake, Kate, why you undid dispraise those parts in me, that you love with me: for the one, I have neither words nor mea- your heart; but, gond Kate, mock me merci. sure; and for the other, I have no strength in fully; the rather, gentle princess, because I love measure, yet a reasonable measure in strength. thee cruelly If ever thou be'st mine, Kate, (as If I could win a lady at leap-frog, or by vaulting I have a saving faith within me, tells me,-thou into my saddle with my armour on my back, shalt), I get thee with scambling, and thou must under the correction of bragging be it spoken, therefore needs prove a good soldier-breeder: I should quickly leap into a wife. Or, if I might Shall not thou and I, between Saint Dennis and buffet for my love, or bound my horse for her Saint George,compound a boy, half French, half favours, I could lay on like a butcher, and sit English, that shall go to Constantinople, and like a jack-an-apes, never off: but, before God, take the Turk by the beard? shall we not? what I cannot look greenly, nor gasp out my elo- sayest thou, my fair flower-de-luce ? quence, nor I have no cunning in protestation; Kath. I do not know dat. only downright oaths, which I never use till K. Hen. No; 'tis hereafter to know, but now urged, nor never break for urging. If thou canst to promise: do but now promise, Kate, you will love a fellow of this temper, Kate, whose face endeavour for your French part of such a boy ; is not worth sun-burning, that never looks in and, for my English moiety, take the word of a his glass for love of anything he sees there, let king and a bachelor. How answer you, la plus thine eye be thy cook. I speak to thee plain belle Katharine du monde, mon tres chere e divine soldier: If thou canst love me for this, take deesse me: if not, to say to thee--that I shall die, is Kath.Your majeste’ave fausse French enongh to true: but-for thy love, by the Lord, no; yet I deceive de most sage damoiselle dat is en France. love thee too. And while thou livest, dear Kate, K. Hen. Now, fye upon my false French! By take a fellow of plain and uncoined constancy; mine honour, in true English, I love thee, for he perforce must do thee right, because he Kate: by which honour I dare not swear, thou hath not the gift to woo in other places: for lovest me; yet my blood begins to flatter me these fellows of infinite tongue, that can rhyme that thou dost, notwithstanding the poor and themselves into ladies' favours,--they do always untempering effect of my visage. Now beshrew reason themselves out again. What! a speaker my father's ambition! he was thinking of civil is but a prater; a rhyme is bnt a ballad. Awars when he got me; therefore was I created good leg will fall; a straight back wili stoop: with a stubborn outside, with an aspect of iron, a black beard will turn white: a curled pate that, when I come to woo ladies, I fright them. will grow bald; a fair face will wither; a full But, in faith, Kate, the elder I wax, the better eye will wax hollow : but a good heart, Kate, I shall appear: my comfort is, that old age, is the sun and moon; or, rather, the sun, and that ill layer-up of Beauty, can do no more not the moon; for it shines bright, and never spoil upon my face; thou hast me, if thou hast changes, but keeps his course truly. If thou me, at the worst; and thou shalt wear me, if would have such a one, take me: And take me, thou wear me, better and better; And therefore take a soldier; take a soldier, take a king: And tell me, most fair Katharine, will you have what sayest thou then to my love? speak, my me? Put off your maiden blushes : avonch the fair, and fairly, I pray thee.

thoughts of your heart with the looks of an emKath. Is it possible dat I should lovede enemy press; take me by the hand, and say,- Harry of France?

of England, I am thine : which word thou shalt K. Hen. No; it is not possible you should no sooner bless mine ear withal, but I will tell love the enemy of France, Kate: but, loving thee aloud-England is thine, Ireland is thine; me, you should love the friend of France; for France is thine, and Henry Plantagenet is thine; I love France so well, that I will not part with who, though I speak it before his face, if he be a village of it; I will have it all mine : and, not fellow with the best king, thou shalt find Kate, when France is mine, and I am yours, the best king of good fellows. Come, your then yours is France, and you are mine. answer in broken musick; for thy voice is Kath. I cannot tell vat is dat.

musick, and thy English broken: therefore K. Hen. No, Kate? I will tell thee in French ; queen of all, Katharine, break thy mind to me which, I am sure, will hang upon my tongue in broken English, Wilt thou have me? like a new-married wife about her husband's Kath. Dat is, as it shall please de roy mon pape. neck, hardly to be shook oft. Quand i'ay la pos K. Hen. Nay, it will please him well, Kate; session de France, et quand vous aves le possession it shall please him, Kate. de moi (let me see, what then? Saint Dennis be Kath. Den it shall also content me.

K. Hen. Upon that I will kiss your hand, and Bur. As love is, my lord, before it loves. I call you--my queen.

K. Hen. It is so: and you may, some of you, Kath. Jaissez, mon seigneur, laissez, laissez : ma thank love for my blindness; who cannot see, foy, je ne veux point que vous abaissez vostre gran- many a fair French city, for one fair French deur, en baisant la main d'une vostre indigne servi- maid that stands in my way. teure; excus-z moy, je vous supplie, mon tres puis Fr. King. Yes, my lord, you see them persant seigneur.

spectively, the cities turned into a maid; for K. Hen. Then I will kiss your lips, Kate. they are all girdled with maiden walls, that war

Kath. Jesdames, et damoiselles, pour estre baisees hath never entered. devant leur nopces, il n'est pas le coutume de France. K. Hen. Shall Kate be my wife ?

K. Hen. Madam, my interpreter, what says Fr. King. So please you. she?

K. Hen. I am content; so the maiden cities Alice. Dat it is not be de fashion pour les ladies you talk of, may wait on her:so the maid, that of France - I cannot tell what is, baiser, en Eng- stood in the way of my wish, shall show me the K. Hen. To kiss. [lish. way to my will

(reason. Alice. Your majesty entendre bettre que moy. Fr. King. We have consented to all terms of

K. Hen. It is not the fashion for the maids in K. Hen. Is't so, my lords of England ? France to kiss before they are married, would West. The king hath granted every article: Alice. Ouy, vrayment.

[she say? His daughter, first; and then, in sequel, all, K. Hen. O, Kate, nice customs curt'sy to great According to their firm proposed natures. kings. Dear Kate, you and I cannot be con Exe. Only, he hath not yet subscribed this : fined within the weak list of a country's fashion: Where your majesty demands,—That the king of we are the makers of manners, Kate; and the France, having any occasion to write for matter liberty that follows our places, stops the mouths of grant, shall name your highness in this form, of all find-faults; as I will do yours, for uphold- and with this addition, in French,- Notre tres ing the nice fashion of your country, in denying cher file Henry roy d'Angleterre, heritier de France ; me a kisstherefore patiently, and yielding, and thus in Latin,-Præclarissimus filius noster (Kissing her.) You have witchcraft in your lips, Henricus, rex Angliæ, et hæres Francia. Kate; there is more eloquence in a sugar touch of Fr. King. Nor this I have not, brother, so them than in the tongues of the French council; denied, and they should sooner persuade Harry of Eng. But your request shall make me let it pass. land, than a general petition of monarchs. Here K. Hen. I pray you then, in love and dear comes your father.

alliance,

Let that one article rank with the rest: Enter the French King and Queen, BURGUNDY, And thereupon, give me your daughter. BEDFORD, GLOSTER, EXETER, WESTMORELAND,

Fr. King. Take her, fair son; and from her and other French and English Lords.

blood raise up Bur. God save your majesty! my royal cousin Issue to me: that the contending kingdoms teach you our princess English ?

Of France and England, whose very shores look K. Hen. I would have her learn, my fair pale cousin, how perfectly I love her; and that is With envy of each other's happiness, stion good English.

May cease their hatred : and this dear conjuncBler. Is she not apt?

Plant neighbourhood and Christianlike accord K. Hen. Our tongue is rough, coz; and my In their sweet bosoms, that never war advance condition is not smooth : so that, having neither llis bleeding sword 'twixt England and fair the voice nor the heart of flattery about me, I

France. cannot so conjure up the spirit of love in her, A1. Amen!

(witness all, that he will appear in his true likeness.

K. Hen. Now welcome, Kate:-and bear me Bur. Pardon the fraokness of my mirth, if I That here I kiss her as my sovereign queen. answer you for that. If you would conjure in

[Flourish. her, you must make a circle: if you conjure up Q. 18a. God, the best maker of all marriages, love in her in his true likeness, he must appear Combine your hearts in one, your realms in one! naked, and blind : Can you blame her then, As man and wife, being two, are one in love, being a maid yet rosed over with the virgin So be there 'twixt your kingdoms such a spousal, crimson of modesty, if she deny the appearance That never may ill office, or fell jealousy, of a naked blind boy in her naked seeing self? Which troubles oft the bed of blessed marriage, It were, my lord, a hard condition for a maid Thrust in between the paction of these king. to consign to.

doms, K. Hen. Yet they do wink, and yield; as To make divorce of their incorporate league ; love is blind, and enforces.

That English may as French, French EnglishBur. They are then excused, my lord, when they see not what they do.

Receive each other;-God speak this Amen! K. Hen. Then, good my lord, teach your

AU. Amen!

(which day, cousin to consent to winking.

K. Hen. Prepare we for our marriage :-on Bur. I will wink on her to consent, my lord, My lord of Burgundy, we'll take your oath, if you will teach her to know my meaning: for And all the peers', for surety of our leagues.maids, well summered and warm kept, are like Then shall I swear to Kate, and you to me; flies at Bartholomew-tide, blind, though they And may our oaths well kept and prosperorso! have their eyes; and then they will endure

(Exeuni. handling, which before would not abide look

Enter CHORUS. ing on.

Thus far, with rough, and all unable pen, K. Hen. This moral ties me over to time, Our bending author hath pursu'd the story; and a hot summer; and so I will catch the fly, In little room confining inighty men, Your cousin, in the latter end, and she must be Mangling by starts the full course of their

glory.

men.

blind too.

Small time, but, in that small, most greatly livid, Whose state so many had the nanaging,

This starof England: fortune made his sword; That they lost France, and made his England By which the world's best garden he achiev'd, bleed:

sake, And of it left his son imperial lord

Which oft our stage hath shown; and, for their Henry the Sixth, in infant bands crown'd king In your fuir minds let this acceptance take. of France and England, did this king succeed;

(Exit.

First Part of
king Drury the birth.

Art First.

Persons Kepresented. KING HENRY THE SIXTH.

WOODVILLE, Lieutenant of the Tower. DUKE OF GLOSTER, Uncle to the King, and Protector. VERNON, of the White Rose, or York Faction. DUKE OF BEDFORD, Uncle to the King, and Regent Basset, of the Red Rose, or Lancaster Faction. of France.

CHARLES, Dauphin, and afterwards King of Thomas BEAUFORT, Duke of Exeter, great Uncle France.

(Naples. to the King.

REIGNIER, Duke of Anjou, and titular king of HENRY BEAUFORT, great Uncle to the King, Bishop Duke of BURGUNDY. DUKE OF ALENCON.

of Winchester, and afterwards Cardinal. Governor of Paris. Bastard of Orleans, Jous BEAUFORT, Earl of Somerset: afterwards Master-Gunner of Orleans, and his Son. Duke.

General of the French Forces in Bordeaux. RICHARD PLANTAGENET. eldest son of Richard late A French Sergeant. A Porter.

Earl of Cambridge; afterwards Duke of York. An old Shepherd, Father to Joan la Pucelle. EARL OF WARWICK. EARL OF SALISBURY. EARL OF SUFFOLK.

MARGARET, Daughter to Reignier: afterwards LORD TALBOT, afterwards Earl of Shrewsbury.

married to King Henry.

COUNTESS OF AUVERGNE.
JOIN TALBOT, his Son.
EDMUND MORTIMER, Earl of March.

JOAN LA PUCELLE, commonly called Joan of Arc. Mortimer's Keeper, and a Lawyer.

Fiends appearing to La Pucelle, Lords, Warders SIR JOHN FANTOLFE. SIR WILLIAN LUCY. of the Tower, Heralds, Officers, Soldiers, MesSIR WILLIAM GLANSDALE.

sengers, and several Attendants both on the Sir Thomas GaroRAVE. Mayor of London. English and French.

SCENE-partly in England, partly in France.

What? shall we curse the planets of mishap,

That plotted thus our glory's overthrow ?
SCENE I. Westminster Abbey.

Or shall we think the snbtle-witted French Dead March. Corpse of King Henry the Fifth Conjurors and sorcerers, that afraid of him, discovered, lying in state; attended on by the By magic verses have contriv'd his end?

Win. He was a king bless'd of the King of DUKES OF BEDFORD, GLOSTER, and EXETER;

kings. the EARL OF WARWICK, the BISHOP OF WIN- Unto the French the dreadful judgment day CHESTER, Heralds, dc.

So dreadful will not be, as was his sight. End. Hung be the heavens with black, yield The battles of the Lord of Hosts he fought: day to night!

The church's prayers made him so prosperous. Comets, importing change of times and states, Glo. The church! where is it? Had not churchPrandish your crystal tresses in the sky,

men pray'd, And with them scourge the bad revolting stars, His thread of life had not so soon decay'd: That have consented unto Henry's death; None do you like but an effeminate prince, Henry the Fifth, too famous to live long! Whom like a schoolboy, you may overawe. England ne'er lost a king of so much worth. Win. Gloster, whate'er we like, thou art pro

Glo. England ne'er had a king, until his tector; Virtue he had, deserving to command : [time. And look'st to command the prince, and realm. His brandish'd sword did blind men with his Thy wife is proud; she holdeth thee in awe, beams;

More than God, or religious churchmen, may. His arms spread wider than a dragon's wings; Glo. Name not religion, for thou lov'st the flesh; His sparkling eyes, replete with wrathful fire, And ne'er throughout the year to church thou More dazzled and drove back bis enemies, Except it be to pray against thy foes. (go'st, Than midday sun fierce bent against their faces. Bed. Cease, cease these jars, and rest your What should I say? his deeds exceed all speech: minds in peace! He ne'er lift up his hand, but conquerd. Let's to the altar :-Heralds, wait on us : Ece. We mourn in black; why mourn we Instead of gold, we'll offer up our arms; pot in blood ?

Since arms avail not, now that Henry's dead. Henry is dead, and never shall revive; Posterity, await for wretched years, (suck; Upon a wooden coffin we attend;

When at their mother's moist eyes babes shall And death's dishonourable victory

Our isle be made a nourish of salt tears, We with our stately presence glorify,

And none but women left to wail the dead. Like captives bound to a triumphant car. Henry the Fifth! thy ghost I invocate ;

Prosper this realm, keep it from civil broils ! He wanted pikes to set before his archers : Combat with adverse planets in the heavens! Instead whereof, sharp stakes, pluck'd out of A far more glorious star thy soul will make,

hedges, Than Julius Cæsar, or bright

They pitched in the ground confusedly,
Enter a Messenger.

To keep the horsemen off from breaking in. Mess. My honourable lords, health to you all!

More than three hours the tight continued: Sad tidings bring I to you out of France,

Where valiant Talbot, above human thought, ,

Enacted wonders with his sword and lance. Of loss, of slaughter, and discomfiture : Guienne, Champaigne, Rheims, Orleans,

Hundreds he sent to hell, and none durst stand

him; Paris, Guysors, Poictiers, are all quite lost. Bed. What 'say'st thou, man, before dead Here, there, and every where, enrag'd he slew: Henry's corse?

The French exclaim'd, The devil was in artus; Speak softly; or the loss of those great towns All the whole army stood agaz'd on him: Will make him burst his lead, and rise from His soldiers, spying his undaunted spirit,

A Talbot! a Talbot! cried out amain, death. Glo. Is Paris lost? is Rouen yielded up?

And rush'd into the bowels of the battle. If Henry were recall'd to life again, (the ghost. If Sir John Fastolte had not play'd the coward :

Here had the conquest fully been seal'd up, These news would cause him once more yield He being in the vaward (plac'd behind, Exe. How were they lost? what treachery With purpose to relieve and follow them),

was us'd? Mess. No treachery; but want of men and Cowardly fled, not having struck one stroke. Among the soldiers this is mutter'd,

Hence grew the general wreck and massacre; That here you maintain several factions ;

Enclosed were they with their enemies : And, whilst a field should be despatch'd and Thrust Talbot with a spear into the back;

A base Walloon, to win the Dauphin's grace, You are disputiny of your generals. . (fought: Whom all France, with their chief assembled One would have lingʻring wars, with little cost; Another would fly swift, but wanteth wings;

strength, A third man thinks, without expense at all,

Durst not presume to look once in the face. By guileful fair words peace may be obtained. For living idly here, in pomp and ease,

Bed. Is Talbot slain? then I will slay myself, Awake, awake, English nobility! Let not sloth dim your honours, new begot:

Whilst such a worthy leader, wanting aid,

Unto his dastard foemen is betray'd.
Cropp'd are the flower-de-luces in your arms;
Of England's coat one half is cut away.

3 Mess. O no, he lives; but is took prisoner, Ere. Were our tears wanting to this funeral,

And Lord Scales with him, and Lord Hunger

ford : These tidings would call forth herflowing tides. Most of the rest slaughterd, or took, likewise.

Bed. Me they concern; regent Iam of France:-Give me my steeled coat, I'll fight for France.

Bed. His ransom there is none but I shall pay: Away with these disgraceful wailing robes !

I'll hale the Dauphin headlong from his throne, Wounds I will lend the French, instead of eyes, Four of their lords I'll change for one of ours.-

His crown shall be the ransome of my friend; To weep their intermissive miseries.

Farewell, my masters; to my task will I; Enter another Messenger.

Bonfires in France forthwith I am to make, 2 Jess. Lords, view these letters, full of bad To keep our great Saint George's feast withal: mischance,

Ten thousand soldiers with me I will take, France is revolted from the English quite; Whose bloody deeds shall make all Europe Except some petty towns of no iroport:

quake.

(sieg d; The DauphinCharles is crowned kingin Rheims; 3 Mess. So you had need; for Orleans is beThe bastard of Orleans with him is join'd; The English army is grown weak and faint: Reigner, duke of Anjou, doth take his part; The earl of Salisbury craveth supply, The duke of Alençon flieth to his side. [him! And hardly keeps his men from mutiny,

Exe. The Dauphin crowned king! all Hy to Since they, so few, watch such a multitude. 0, whither shall we fly from this reproach ? Ece. Remember, lords, your oaths to Henry Glo. We will not fly, but to our enemies' Either to quell thé Dauphin utterly, (sworn; throats;

Or bring him in obedience to your yoke. Bedford, if thou be slack, I'll fight it out. Bed. I do remember it; and here take leave, Bed. Gloster, why doubt'st thou of my for- To go about my preparation.

[Ecil. wardness?

Glo. I'll to the Tower, with all the haste i can, An army have I muster'd in my thoughts, To view the artillery and munition; Wherewith already France is overrun. And then I will proclaim young Henry king. Enter a third Messenger.

(Erit. 3 Mess. My gracious lords, to add to your la

Exe. To Eltham will I, where the young king ments,

[hearse,- Being ordain'd his special governor; lis, Wherewith you now bedew King Henry's And for his safety there l’li best devise. (Exii. I must inform you of a dismal fight,

Win. Each bath his place and function to atBetwixt the stont Lord Talbot and the French. I am left out: for me nothing remains. (tend.

Win. What! wherein Talbot overcame? ist so? But long I will not be Jack-out-of-office; 3 Mess. 0, no; wherein Lord Talbot was The king from Eltham I intend to steal, o'erthrown:

And sit at chiefest stern of public weal. The circumstance I'll tell you more at large.

(Erit. Scene closes. The tenth of August last, this dreadful lord, SCENE II. France. Before Orleans. Retiring from the siege of Orleans,

Enter CHARLES, with his forces; AlexCox, Having full scarce six thousand in his troop,

REIGNIER, and Others. By three and twenty thousand of the French

Char. Mars his true moving, even as in the Was round encompassed and set upon :

heavens, No leisure had he to enrank his men;

So in the earth, to this day is not knowa:

Othere.

Late did he shine npon the English side; By this mean shall we sound what skill she hath. Now we are victors, upon ns lie smiles.

[Retires. What towns of any moment, but we have ? Enter La Pucelle, Bastard of Orleans, and others. At pleasure bere we lie, near Orleans; ghosts, Reig. Fair maid, is't thou wilt do these wonOtherwiles, the famish'd English, like pale drons feats? Faintly besiege us one hour in a month. Puc. Reignier, is't thou that thinkest to beAlen. They want their porridge, and their fat guile me 2

(hind; bull-beeves :

Where is the Dauphin?--come, come, from beEither they must be dieted like mules, I know thee well, though never seen before. And have their provender tied to their mouths, Be not amaz'd, there's nothing hid from me: Or piteous they will look, like drowned mice. In private will I talk with thee apart:

heig. Let's raise the siege; Why live we idly Stand back, you lords, and give us leave a while. Talbot is taken, whom we wont to fear: (here? Reig. She takes upon her bravely at first dash. Reinaineth none but mad-brain'd Salisbury; Puc. Daupbin, I am by birth a shepherd's And he may well in fretting spend his gall, My wit untraind in any kind of art. [daughter, Nor men, nor money, hath he to make war. Heaven, and our Lady gracious, hath it pleas'd Char. Sound, sound alarum; we will rush on To shine on my contemptible estate: them.

Lo, whilst I waited on my tender lambs, Now for the honour of the forlorn French : And to sun's parching heat display'd my cheeks, Ilin I forgive my death, that killeth me, God's mother deigned to appear to me; When he sees me go back one foot, or fly. And, in a vision full of majesty,

[Errunt. Will'd me to leave my base vocation, Alarums: Excursions : afterwards a Retreat. And free my country from calamity : Re-enter CHARLES, ALENCON, REIGNIER, and

ller aid she promis'd, and assurd success :

In complete glory she reveald herself; Char. Who ever saw the like? what men have with those clear ruys which she infus'd one,

And, whereas I was black and swart before, I?

(fied, Dogs! cowards ! dastards !- I would ne'er lave Ask me what question thou caust possible,

That beauty am I bless'd with, which yoit sec. But that they left me 'midst my enemies.

And I will answer unpremeditated :
Reig. Salisbury is a desperate homicide;
He fighteth as one weary of his life.

My courage try by combat, if thou dar'st,

And thou shalt find that I exceed my sex. The other lords, like lions wanting food,

Resolve on this: Thou shalt be fortunate, Do rush upon us as their hungry prey.

If thou receive me for thy warlike mate. Alen. Froissard, a countryman of ours, records,

Char. Thou hast astonish'd me with thy high England all Olivers and Rowlands bred,

terms; During the time Edward the Third did reign. Only this proof I'll of thy valour make -More truly now may this be verified; For none but Samsons, and Goliasses,

In single combat thou shalt buckle with me:

And, if thou vanquishest, thy words are true; It sendeth forth to skirmish. One to ten! Lcan raw-bon'd raecals; who would e'er suppose

Otherwise, I renounce all confidence. They had such courage and andacity ?

l'uc. I am prepar d; here is my keen-edgʻd Char. Let's leave this town; for they are Deck'd with'tive flower-de-luces on each side :

sword, hair-brain'd slaves, And hunger will enforce them to be more eager:

The which at Touraine, in Saint Katharine's

churchyard, Of old I know them; rather with their teeth The walls they'll tear down, than forsake the Out of a great deal of old iron I chose forth.

Char. Then come o'God's name, I fear no siege.

woman. Peig. I think, by some odd gimmals or device, Their arms are set, like clocks,btill to strike on;

Puc. And, while I live, I'll ne'er fly from a

man. Else ne'er conld they hold out so as they do.

[They fight.

Char. Stay, stay thy hands; thou art an AmaBy my consent we'll e'en let them alone.

And fightest with the sword of Deborah. (zon, Alen. Be it so.

Puc. Christ's mother helps me, else I were too Enter the Bastard of Orleans.

weak.

[help me: Bast. Where's the prince Dauphin? I have Char. Whoe'er helps thee, 'tis thou that must news for him.

Impatiently I burn with thy desire; Char. Bastard of Orleans, thrice welcome tous. My heart and hands thou hast at once subdu'd. Bast. Methinks, your looks are sad, your cheer Excellent Pucelle, if thy name be so, appallid;

Let me thy servant, and not sovereign be ; Hath the late overthrow wrought this offence ?|"Tis the French Dauphin sueth to thee thus. Be not dismay'd, for succour is at hand : Puc. I must not yield to any rights of love, A holy maid hither with me I bring,

For my profession's sacred from above: Which, by a vision sent to her from heaven, When I have chased all thy foes from hence, Ordained is to raise this tedious siege,

Then will I think upon a recompense. And drive the English forth the bounds of Char. Mean time, look gracious on thy prosFrance,

trate thrall. The spirit of deep prophecy she hath,

Reig. My lord, methinks, is very long in talk. Exceeding the nine sibyls of old Rome; Alen. Doubtless he shrives this woman to her What's past, and what's to come, she can descry, smock; Speak, shall I call her in? Believe my words, Else ne'er could he so long protract his speech. For they are certain and infallible.

Reig. Shall we disturb him, since he keeps Char. Go, call her in: (Exit Bastard.] But, no mean?

(do know: first, to try her skill,

Alen. Ile may mean more than we poor men Reignier, stand thou as Dauphin in my place : These women are shrew'd tempiers with their Question her proudly, let thy looks be stern ;

tongues.

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