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Here's Beaufort, that regards nor God nor king, Or by what means gott'st thou to be releas'd ?
Tal. The duke of Bedford had a prisoner,
Called the brave Lord Punton de Santrailles ; O’ercharging your free purses with large fines ; For him I was exchang'd and ransomed. That seeks to overthrow religion,
But with a baser man of arms by far, Because he is protector of the realm;
Once, in contempt, they would have barter'd me And would have armour here out of the Tower, Which I, disdaining, scorn'd; and craved death To crown himself king, and suppress the prince.
Rather than I would be so vile esteem'd. Glo. I will not answer thee with words, but blows. In fine, redeem'd I was as I desir’d.
(Here they skirmish again. But, o! the treacherous Fastolfe wounds my heart May. Nought rests for me, in this tumultuous Whom with my bare fists I would execute, strife,
If I now had him brought into my power. But to make open proclamation :
Sal. Yet tell’st thou not, how ihou wert enterCorne, officer; as loud as e'er thou can'st.
tain'd. Off. All manner of men, assembled here in arms this
Tal. With scoffs, and scorns, and contumelious day against God's peace and the king's, we charge
. In open market-place produc'd they me,
taunts. and command you, in his highness' name, to repair To be a public spectacle to all; to your several dwelling-places; and not to wear, handle, or use, any sword, weapon, or dagger, Here, said they, is the terror of the French," henceforward, upon pain of death.
The scare-crow that affrights our children so.
Then broke I from the officers that led me; Glo. Cardinal, I'll be no breaker of the law:
And with my nails digg'd stones out of the ground Bit we shall meet, and break our minds at large. To hurl at the beholders of my shame. Win. Gloster, we'll meet; to thy dear cost, be My grisly countenance made others fly;
None durst come near for fear of suiden death. Thy heart-blood I will have, for this day's work. In iron walls they deem'd me not secure; Mıy. I'll call for clubs,' if you will not away :
So great fear of my name 'mongst then was spread This cardinal is more haughty than the devil. Glo. Mayor, farewell : thou dost but what thou And spurn in pieces posts of adamant :
That they suppos'd, I could rend bars of steel, may'st.
Wherefore a guard of chosen shot I had,
That walk'd about me every minute-while ;
Sal. I grieve to hear what torments you endur'd: bear!
Now it is supper-time in Orleans : I myself fight not once in forty year. (E.reunt. Here, through this grate, I can count every one, SCENE IV. France. Before Orleans, Enter, And view the Frenchmen how they fortify;
on the Walls, the Master Ġunner and his Son. Let us look in, the sight will much delight ihee. M. Gun. Sirrah, thou know'st how Orleans is Sir Thomas Gargrave, and Sir William Glansdalo besieg'd:
Let me have your express opinions, And how the English have the suburbs won.
Where is best place to make our battery next. Son. Father, I know; and oft have shot at them, Gar. I think, at the north gate, for there stand Howe'er, unfortunate, I miss'd my aim.
lords. M. Gun. But now thou shalt not. Be thou ruld
Glan. And I, here, at the bulwark of the bridge. by me:
Tal. For aught I see, this city must be famish'd, Chief master-gunner am I of this town;
Or with light skirmishes enfeebled. Something I must do, to procure me grace ::
(Shot from the Town. SALISBURY and SIR The prince's espials have inform'd me,
Tho. GARGRAVE fall. How the English, in the suburbs close intrench’d, Sal. O Lord, have inercy on us, wretched sinners Wont, through a secret grate of iron bars
Gar. O Lord, have meroy on me, woului man! In yonder tower, to overpeer the city;
Tal. What chance is this, that suddenly hath And thence discover how, with most advantage,
cross'd us? They may vex us, with shor, or with assault. Speak, Salisbury: at least, if thou canst speak; To intercept this inconvenience,
How far'st thou, mirror of all martial men ? A piece of ordnance 'gainst it I have plac'd;
One of thy eyes, and thy cheek's side struck off!! And fully even these three days have I watchd, Accursed lower! accursed fatal hand, If I could see them. Now, boy, do thou watch,
That hath contriv'd this woeful tragedy ! For I can stay no longer.
In thirteen battles Salisbury o'ercame; If thou spy'st any, run and bring we word;
Henry the Fifth he first train'd to the wars; And thou shalt find me at the governor's. (Erit. Whilst any trump did sound, or drum struck up,
Son. Father, I warrant you; take you no care : His sword did ne'er leave striking in the field. I'll never trouble you, if I may spy them.
Yet liv'st thou, Salisbury though thy speech doth
fail, Enter, in an upper Chamber of a Tower, tho LORDS One eyo thou hast to look to heaven for grace:
SALISBURY and Talbot, SIR WILLIAM The sun with one eye vieweth all the world. GLANSDALE, Sir Thomas GaroRAVE, and Heaven, be thou gracious to none alive, others.
If Salisbury wants mercy at thy hands! Sal. Talbot, my life, my joy, again return'd! Bear hence his body, I will help to bury it.How wert thou handled, being prisoner ?
Sir Thomas Gargrave, hast thou any life?
Speak unto Talbot ; nay, look up to him. I Malone erroneously thinks the mayor cries out for peace officers armed with clubs or staves. The practice very scourge and a hiiy horror, insomnuch wat as his of calling out Clubs ! clubs ! to call out the London person was fearful and terrible in his adversaries preapprentices upon the occasion of any affray in the sent, so his name and fame was spiteful and deadful to streets, has been before explained, soe As You Like h, the common people absent: insomuch that women in Act v. Sc. 2.
France, lo feare their yong children, would crye tho 2 Stomach is pride, a haughty spirit of resentment Talbol cometh.' Hull's Chronicle. 3 Favour.
8 Camden says, in his Remaines, that the French A Spies. Vide note on Hamlet, Act iji. Sc. I.
scarce knew the use of great ordnance till the siege of 5 The old copy reads went; the emendation is Mr. Manis in 1455, when a breach was made in the walls of Tyrwhill's
thar town by the English, under the conduct of this earl 6 The old copy readspild esteem'd.'
of Salisbury; and that he was the first English gontier q . This man (Talbot) was to the French people al man that was slain by a cannon ball.
Salisbury, cheer thy spirit with this comfort; Sheep run not half sn timorous from the wolf,
Or horse, or oxen, from the leopard,
(Alarum. Another Skirmisha
It will not be :-Retire into your trenches :
(Thunder heard; afterwards an Alarum. In spite of us, or aught that we could do.
(Alarum. Retreat. Exeunt Tálbot and
his Forces, &c.
SCENE VI. The same. Enter, on the Walls,
PUCELLE, CHARLES, REIGNIER, ALENGON, and
(SALISBURY groans. Rescu'd is Orleans from the English wolves :
Char. Divinest creature, bright Astrea's daughter,
How shall I honour thee for this success?
Thy promises are like Adonis' gardens,
Recover'd is the town of Orleans :
Alarum. Skirmishings. Talbot pursueth the
And feast and banquet in the open streets,
Alen. All France will be replete with mirth and
Char. 'Tis Joan, not we, by whom the day is won;
And all the priests and friars in my realm
Shall, in procession, sing her endless praise.
Than Rhodope's, of Memphis, ever was :'
In memory of her, when she is dead,
Her ashes, in an urn more precious
Before the kings and queens of France.
But Joan la Pucelle shall be France's saint.
Come in ; and let us banquet royally,
After this golden day of victory. (Flourish. Exeunt.
Sergeant, and Two Sentinels.
Serg. Sirs, take your places, and be vigilant:
If any noise, or soldier, you perceive,
I Sent. Sergeant, you shall. (Exit Sergeant.]
Thus are poor servitors
(A short Alarum. By whose approach, the regions of Artois,
Tal. Lord Regent,--and redoubted Burgundy,
Walloon, and Picardy, are friends to us,
This happy night the Frenchmen are secure,
Having all day carous'd and banqueted :
pots, with some lettuce or sennel growing in them.
Than Rhodophe's or Memphis ever was.'
8 "In what price the noble poems of Homer wero
holden by Alexander the Great, insomuch that everie
and the epithet bright prefixed to Astrea in the carried in the rich jewel coffer of Darius, lately before
Einbrace we then this opportunity;
| How, or which way: 'lis sure, they found somo As fitting best to quittance their deceit,
place Contriv'd by art, and baleful sorcery.
But weakly guarded, where the breach was made, Bed. Coward of France ?--how much he wrongs And now there rests no other shift but this, his fame,
To gather our soldiers, scatter'd and dispers'd, Despairing or his own arm's fortitude,
And lay new platforms? 10 endanage them. To join with witches, and the help of hell. Alarum. Enter an English Soldier, crying a Tal
Bur. Traitors have never other company. - boi! a Talbot! They diy, leaving their Clothes beBut what's that Pucelle, whom they term so pure ? hind. Tal. A maid, they say.
Sold. I'll be so bold to take what they have lesi, Bed.
A maid! and be so martial!
The cry of Talbot serves me for a sword;
Using no other weapon but his name. [Erit. She carry armour as she hath begun. Tal. Well, let them practise and converse with SCENE II. Orleans. Within the Town. Enter spirits :
Talbot, BEDFORD, BURGUNDY, a Captain, and God is our fortress; in whose conquering name,
others. Let us resolve to scale their finty bulwarks.
Bed. The day begins to break, and night is fled, Bed. Ascend, brave Talbot; we will follow thee. Whose pitchy mantle over-veil'd the earth.
Tal. Not all together: better far, I guess, Here sound retreat, and cease our hot pursuit. That we do make our entrance several ways;
(Retreal sounded. That, if it chance the one of us do fail,
Tal. Bring forth the body of old Salisbury; The other yet may rise against their force. And here advance it in the market-place, Bed. Agreed ; I'll to yon corner.
The middle centre of this cursed town. Bur.
And I to this. Now have I paid my vow unto his soul; Tal. And here will Talbot mount, or make his For every drop of blood was drawn from him, grave.-
There hath at least five Frenchmen died to-night. Now, Salisbury! for thee, and for the right And, that hereafter ages may behold of English Henry, shall this night appear
What ruin happen'd in revenge of him, How much in duty I am bound to boih.
Within their chiefest temple I'll erect (The English scale the Walls, crying St. George! A tomb, wherein his corpse shall be interr'd:
a Talbot! and all enter by the Town. Upon the which, that every one may read, Sent. (Within.) Arm, arm ! the enemy doth make Shall be engrav'd the sack of Orleans ; assault!
The treacherous manner of his mournful death,
And what a terror he had been to France. The French leap over the Walls in their shirts. Enter, But, lords, in all our bloody massacre,
several ways, BASTARD, Alençon, REIGNIER, I muse,' we met not with the Dauphin's grace; half ready, and half unready.
His new-come champion, virtuous Joan of Arc; Alen. How now, my lords ? what all unready' so? Nor any of his false confederates. Bast. Unready
and glad we 'scap'd so well. Bed.' 'Tis thought, Lord Talbot, when the fight Reig. 'Twas time, Í trow, to wake and leave our
Rous'd on the sudden from their drowsy beds, Hearing alarums at our chamber doors.
They did amongst the troops of armed men, Alen. Of all exploits, since first I follow'd arms, Leap o'er the walls for refrige in the field. Never heard I of a warlike enterprise
Bur. Myself (as far as I could weli discern, More venturous, or desperate than this.
For smoke, and dusky vapours of the night) Bast. think, this Talbot be a fiend of hell. Am sure I scar’d the Dauphin, and his trull; Reig. If not of hell, the heavens, sure, favour When arm in arm they both came swisily running, him.
Like to a pair of loving turtle-doves, Alen. Here cometh Charles ; I marvel how he That could not live asunder day or night. sped.
After that things are set in order here,
We'll follow them with all the power we have. Enter CHARLES and LA PUCELLE.
Enter a Messenger. Bast. Tut! holy Joan was his defensive guard.
Mess. All hail, my lords! which of this princely Char. Is this thy cunning, thou deceitful dame?
train Didst thou at first, to flatter us withal,
Call ye the warlike Talbot, for his acts Make us partakers of a little gain,
So much applauded through the realm of France ? That now our loss might be ten times so much?
Tal. Here is the Talbot; who would speak with Puc. Wherefore is Charles impatient with his
him ? friend ?
Mess. The virtuous lady, countess of Auvergne, At all times will you have my power alike? With modesty admiring thy renown, Sleeping, or waking, must I still prevail, Or will you blame and lay the fault on me?
By me entreats, good lord, thou wouldst vouchsafe
To visit her poor castle where she lies ;*
That she may boast she hath beheld the man
Whose glory fills the world with loud report.
Bur. Is it even so ? Nay, then, I see our wars That, being captain of the watch to-night, Did look no better to that weighty charge.
Will turn unto a peaceful comic sport,
When ladies crave to be encounter'd with. Alen. Had all your quarters been as safely kept, You may not, my lord, despise her gentie suit. As that whereof I had the government, We had not been thus shamefully surpris'd.
Tal. Ne'er trust me their; for, when a world of Best. Mine was secure.
Could not prevail with all their oratorv,
And so was mine, my lord. Yet hath a woman's kindness overruld:-
Will not your honours bear me company?
Bed. No, truly; it is more than manners will : Puc. Question, my lords, no further of the case, Are often welcomest when they are gone. 1 Unready is undressed.
3 Wonder. 2 Plaris, schemes.
4 i. e. where she dwells.
Tal. Woli then, alone, since there's no remedy, You are deceiv'd, my substance is not here; I mean to prove this lady's courtesy.
For what you see, is but the smallest part Como hither, captain. ( IV hispers.)-You perceive And least proporcion of humanity : iny mind.
I tell you, madam, were the whole frame here, Capt. I do, any lord; and mean accordingly. It is of such a spacious lofty pitch,
[Ereunt. Your roof were not sufficient to contain it. SCENE III. Auvergne. Court of the Castle.
Count. This is a riddling merchant for the nonce;' Enter the Countess and her Porter,
He will be here, and yet he is not here:
How can these contrarieties agree?
(Erit. He winds a Horn. Drums heard; then a Pral of Count. The ploi is laid: if all things fall out
Ordnance. The Gates being forced, enter Soldiers. righi,
How say you, madam? are you now persuaded, I shall as famous be by this exploit,
That Talbot is but shadow of himself? As Scythian Thomyris by Cyrus' death.
These are his substance, sinews, arms, and strength,
Razeth your cities, and subverts your towns,
Count. Victorious Talbot! pardon my abuse :
I find, thou art no less than fame hath bruited,' Mess. Madam,
And more than may be gather'd by thy shape. According as your ladyship desir’d,
Let my presumption not provoke thy wrath ;
For I am sorry, that with reverence By messa re crav'd, so is Lord Talbot come.
I did not entertain thee as thou art. Count. And he is welcome. What is this the
Tal. Be not dismay'd, fair lady; nor misconstruo man ?
The mind of Talbot, as you did mistake
The outward composition of his body.
No other satisfaction do I crave, That with his name the mothers still their babes ??
But only (with your patience) that we may I see report is fabulous and false :
Taste of your wine, and see what cates you have; I thought I should have seen some Hercules,
For soldiers' stomachs always serve them well. A second Hector, for his grim aspect,
Count. With all my heart : and think me honoured And large proportion of his strong-knit limbs.
To feast so great a warrior in my house. (Exeunt. Alas! this is a child, a silly dwarf: It cannot be, this weak and writhled' shrimp
SCENE IV. London. The Temple Garden. Enter Should strike such terror to his enemies.
the Earls of SOMERSET, SUFFOLK, and WarTul. Madam, I have been bold to trouble you :
WICK; RICHARD PLANTAGENET, VERNON, and But, since your ladyship is not at leisure,
another Lawyer. I'll sort some other time to visit you.
Plan. Great lords, and gentlemen, what means Count. What means he now ?-Go ask him,
this silence? whither he goes.
Dare no man answer in a case of truth ? Mess. Stay, my Lord Talbot ; for my lady craves
Suff. Within the Temple hall we were too loud : To know the cause of your abrupt departure.
The garden here is more convenient. Tal. Marry, for thai she's in a wrong belief,
Plan. Then say at once, if I maintain'd the truth; I go to certify her, Talbot's here.
Or, else, was wrangling Somerset in the error ?" Re-enter Porter, with Keys.
Suff. 'Faith, I have been a truant in the law;
And never yet could frame my will to it ; Count. If thou be he, then art thou prisoner. And, therefore, frame the law unto my will. Tal. Prisoner ! to whom?
Som. Judge you, my lord of Warwick, then beConnt. To me, blood-thirsty lord;
tween us. And for that cause I train'd thee to my house. War. Between two hawks, which fies the higher Long time thy shadow hath been thrall to me,
pitch, For in my gallery thy picture hangs;
Between two dogs, which hath the deeper mouth, But now the substance shall endure the like; Between two blades, which bears the better temper, And I will chain these legs and arms of thine,
Between two horses, which doth bear him best, Thai hast by tyranny, these many years,
Between two girls, which hath the merriest eye, Wasted our country, slain our citizens,
I have, perhaps, some shallow spirit of judgment : And sent our sons and husbands captivate.
But in these nice sharp quillets of the law, Tul. Ha, ha, ha!
Good faith, I am no wiser than a daw, Count. Laughest thou, wretch ? thy mirth shall
Plan. Tut, tut, here is a mannerly forbearance ; turn to moan.
The truth appears so naked on my side, Tal. I laugh to see your ladyship so fond,
That any purblind eye may find it out. To think that you have aught but Talbot's shadow, Som. And on my side it is so well apparell'd, Whereon to practise your severity.
So clear, so shining, and so evident, Count. Why, art not thou the man?
That it will glimmer through a blind man's eye. Tal.
I am indeed.
Plan. Since you are tongue-ty'd, and so loath to Count. Then have I substance too.
speak, Tal. No, no, I am but shadow of myself: In dumb significants!' proclaim your thoughts : 1 1. e. judgment, opinion.
tinction to gentleman ; signifying that the person showed 2 Dryilen has transplanted this idea into his Don Se by his behaviour he was a low fellow. bastian :-
7 Bruited is reported, loudly announced. Nor shall Sebastian's formidable name
8 We should read a lawyer. This lawyer was pro Be longer useil, to Inll the crying babe.' bably Roger Nevyle, who was afterwards hanged. See 3 Writhled for urinhled.
W. Wyrcester, p. 479. 4 Thus in Solyman and Persida
9 Johnson observes that there is apparently a want "If not destroy'd and bound and captirate, of opposition between the two questions here,' but there
If captirale, then forc'd from holy faith. is no reason to suspect that the text is corrupt, 6 i. e. foolish, silly, weak.
10 i. e. regulate bis motions most adroitly. We still **6 This is a riddling merchant for the nonce.' The say that a horse carries himself well. term merchant, which was, and even now is, frequently íi Dumb significants, which Malone would have applied to the lowest kind of c!ealers, seems anciently to changed to significance, is nothing more than signs or have been used on these familiar occasions in contradis. I loken.
War. Now, by God's will, thou wrong'st him,
His grandfather was Lionel, duke of Clarence ?
Som. Let him that is no coward, nor no flatterer, Spring crestless yeomen from so deep a root ?
Plan. He bears him on the place's privilege,'
War. I love no colours ;' and, without all colour Som. By him that made me, I'll maintain my of base insinuating flattery,
On and plot of ground in Christendom:
For treason executed in our late king's day?
Corrupted, and exempt from ancient gentry?
His trespass yet lives guilty in thy blood;
Plan. My father was attached, not attainted ;
And that I'll prove on better inen than Somerset,
(case, Were growing time once ripen'd to my will.
Som. Prick not your finger as you pluck it off ; Look to it well; and say you are well warn'd.
And know us, by these colours, for thy foes ;
Plan. And, by my soul, this pale and angry rose,
As cognizanceit of my blood-drinking hate,
Law. Unless my study and my books be false, Until it wither with me to my grave,
Or flourish to the height of my degree.
(To SOMERSET. Suff. Go forward, and be chok'd with thy ambition! In sign whereof, I pluck a white rose too.
And so farewell, until I meet thee next. (Exit. Plan. Now, Somerset, where is your argument ? Som. Have with thee, Poole. Farewell, ambiSom. Here, in my scabbard ; meditating that,
(Exit, Shall dye your white rose in a bloody red.
Plan. How I am brav'd, and must perforce enPlan. Mean lime, your cheeks do counterfeit our
War. This blot, that they object against your
Call'd for the truce of Winchester and Gloster;
And, if thou be not then created York,
Plan. Háth not thy rose a canker, Somerset ? Will I upon thy party wear this rose :
-This brawl to-day,
Shall send, between the red rose and the white,
That you on my behalf would pluck a flower.
Law. And so will I,
Suff. Turn not thy scorns this way, Plantagenet. This quarrel will drink blood another day. (Exeunt.
Enter MORTIMER,'' brought in a Chair by two
Mor. Kind keepers of my weak decaying age,
Let dying Mortimer here rest himself. | Colours is here used ambiguously for tints and have derived some such privilege from the knights deceits.
templars, or knights hospitallers, both religious orders, 2 Well objected is properly proposed, properly thrown its former inhabitants. It is true, blows may have been in our way
prohibited by the regulations of the society: the author 3 It is not for fear that my cheeks look pale, but for perhaps did not much consider the matter, but repre. anger: anger produced by this circumstance-namely, sents it as suited his purpose. thal thy cheeks blush, &c.
8 Exempt for excluded. 4 Theobald altered fashion, which is the reading of 9 Partaker, in ancient languago, signifies one who the old copy, to faction. Warburton contends that by takes part with another ; an accomplice, a confederale. fashion is meant the badge of the red rose, which * A partaker, or coparcioner; particeps, consors, con. 'Somerset said that he and his friends would be distin socius.'- Baret. guished by.'
10 So in Hamlet
the table of my memory.'
burton explains it by opinion. li rather means concep. 6 i. e. those who have no right to arms.
tion, or a conceit taken that matters are different from 7 It does not appear that the temple had any privilege what the truth warrants. of sanctuary at this time, being then, ag now, ihe resi. 12 A cognizance is a badge. dence of law students. The author might imagine it to 13 This is at variance
with the strict truth of history.