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Henry V

Act II, Prologue

CHORUS
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      Now all | the youth | of Eng|land are | on fire,
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      And sil|ken dal|liance in | the wardrobe lies:
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      Now* thrive | the ar|morers,| and ho|nor's thought
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      Reigns sole/ly in | the breast | of ev|ery man.
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      They sell | the pas|ture now,| to buy | the horse;
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      Following | the mir|ror of / all Chris|tian kings,
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      With wing|ed heels,| as Eng|lish Mer|curies.
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      For now | sits ex|pecta|tion in | the air,
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      And hides | a sword,| from hilts | unto | the point,
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      With crowns | impe|rial, crowns | and co|ronets,
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      Promised | to Har|ry, and | his fol|lowers:
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      The French | advised | by good | intel|ligence
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      Of this / most dread|ful pre|para|tion,
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      Shake in | their fear,| and with / pale po|licy
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      Seek to | divert | the Eng|lish pur|poses.
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      O Eng|land, mo|del to | thy in|ward great||ness,
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      Like | little | body | with a migh|ty heart:
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      What mightst | thou do,| that ho|nor would | thee do,
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      Were all | thy chil|dren kind | and na|tural:
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      But see,| thy fault | France hath | in thee | found^out,
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      A nest | of hol|low bo|soms, which | he fills
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      With trea|cherous crowns,| and three | corrup|ted men:
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      One, Richard Earl | of Cam|bridge, and the | second  ??
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      Henry | Lord Scroop of Ma|sham, and | the third
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      Sir Tho|mas Grey | knight of | Northum|berland,
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      Have for | the gilt | of France |(O guilt | indeed)
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      Confirmed | conspi|racy | with fear|ful France,
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      And by | their hands,| this grace | of kings | must die.
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      If hell | and trea|son hold | their pro|mises,
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      Ere he take^|ship for | France, and | in South|ampton.
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      Linger | your pa|tience on,| and we'll | digest
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      The abuse | of dis|tance; force | a play:|
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      The sum | is paid,| the trai|tors are | agreed,
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      The king | is set | from Lon|don, and | the scene
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      Is now | transpor|ted (gen|tles) to South|ampton,
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      There is the | playhouse now,| there must | you sit:
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      And thence | to France | shall we | convey | you safe,
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      And bring | you back:| charming | the nar|row seas
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      To give | you gen|tle pass:| for if | we may,
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      We'll not | offend | one sto/mach with | our play.
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      But till the | king come forth,| and not | till then,
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      Unto | Southamp|ton do | we shift | our scene.
 
[Exit]

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