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Henry VI part one

Act II, Scene 2

 

Orleans. Within the town.
 
[Enter TALBOT, BEDFORD, BURGUNDY, a Captain, and others]
 
BEDFORD
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      The day | begins | to break,| and night | is fled,
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      Whose pitch|y man|tle o|ver-veiled | the earth.
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      Here sound | retreat,| and cease | our hot | pursuit.
 
[Retreat sounded]
 
TALBOT
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      Bring forth the bod|y of / old Sal|isbury,
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      And here | advance | it in | the mar|ket-place,
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      The mid|dle cen|tre of | this curs|ed town.
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      Now have | I paid | my vow | unto | his soul;
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      For ev|ery drop | of blood | was drawn | from him,
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      There* hath | at least five French|men died | tonight.
            ,         ,     ,      ,        ,
10    And that | hereaf|ter a|ges may | behold
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      What ru|in hap|pened in | revenge | of him,
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      Within | their chief|est tem|ple I'll | erect
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      A tomb,| wherein | his corpse | shall be | interred:
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      Upon | the which,| that ev|ery one | may read,
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      Shall be | engraved | the sack | of Or|leans,
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      The treach|erous man|ner of | his mourn|ful death
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      And what | a ter|ror he | had been | to France.
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      But lords,| in all | our blood|y mas|sacre,
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      I muse | we met | not with | the Dau/phin's grace,
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20    His new-come cham|pion, vir|tuous Joan | of Arc,
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      Nor^a|ny of | his false | confed|erates.
 
BEDFORD
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      'Tis thought | Lord^Tal|bot, when | the fight | began,
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      Roused on | the sud|den from | their drow|sy beds,
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      They did | amongst | the troops | of arm|ed men
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      Leap ore | the walls | for ref|uge in | the field.
 
BURGUNDY
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      Myself,| as far | as I | could well | discern
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      For smoke | and dus|ky va|pors of | the night,
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      Am sure | I scared | the Dau|phin and | his trull,
            ,        ,           ,           ,       ,       ->
      When arm | in arm | they both | came swift|ly run||ning,
        ,      2    ,        ,       ,        ,
30    Like | to a pair | of lov|ing tur|tle-doves
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      That could | not live | asun|der day | or night.
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      After | that things | are set | in or|der here,
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      We'll fol|low them | with all | the power | we have.
 
[Enter a Messenger]
 
MESSENGER
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      All hail,| my lords:| which of | this prince|ly train
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      Call ye | the war|like Tal|bot, for | his acts
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      So much | applau|ded through | the realm | of France?
 
TALBOT
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      Here is | the Tal|bot: who | would speak | with him?
 
MESSENGER
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      The vir|tuous la|dy, Count|ess of / Auvergne,
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      With mod|esty | admir|ing thy | renown,
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40    By me en|treats (great lord)| thou wouldst / vouchsafe
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      To vis|it her / poor cas|tle where | she lies,
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      That she | may boast | she hath | beheld | the man
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      Whose glo|ry fills | the world | with loud | report.
 
BURGUNDY
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      Is it e|ven so?| Nay, then | I see | our wars
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      Will turn | unto | a peace|ful com|ic sport,
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      When la|dies crave | to be | encoun|tered with.
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      You may not |(my lord)| despise | her gen|tle suit.
 
TALBOT
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      Nere trust / me then;| for when | a world | of men
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      Could not | prevail | with all | their or|ator||y,
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50    Yet | hath a wom|an's kind|ness o|ver-ruled:
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      And there|fore tell | her I re//turn great thanks,
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      And in | submis|sion will | attend | on her.
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      Will not | your hon|ors bear | me com|pany?
 
BEDFORD
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      No, tru/ly; it | is more | than man|ners will:
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      And I | have heard | it said,| unbid|den guests
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      Are of|ten wel|comest | when they | are gone.
 
TALBOT
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      Well then,| alone |(since there's | no rem|edy)
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      I mean | to prove | this la|dy's cour|tesy.
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      Come hith|er, cap|tain. You | perceive | my mind?
 
CAPTAIN
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60    I do | my lord,| and mean | accor|dingly.
 
[Exeunt]

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