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Henry V

Act III, Prologue

CHORUS
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      Thus with i|magined | wing our | swift scene flies
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      In mo|tion of / no less | cele|rity
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      Than that | of thought.| Suppose,| that you | have seen
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      The well-|appoin|ted king | at Hamp|ton pier,
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      Embark | his roy|alty:| and his / brave fleet,
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      With sil|ken strea|mers, the / young Phoe|bus fan||ning;
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      Play | with your fan|cies: and | in them | behold,
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      Upon the | hempen | tackle, ship-boys | climbing;
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      Hear the shrill whis|tle which | doth or|der give
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      To sounds | confused:| behold | the threa|den sails,
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      Borne with | the invi|sible | and cree|ping wind,
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      Draw the huge bot|toms through | the fur|rowed sea,
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      Breasting | the lof|ty surge.| O, do | but think
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      You stand | upon | the ra|vage, and | behold
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      A ci|ty on | the incon|stant bil|lows dan||cing:
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      For | so appears | this fleet | maje|stical,
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      Holding | due course to Har|flew. Fol|low, fol||low:
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      Grap|ple your minds | to stern|age of this | navy,
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      And leave | your Eng|land as / dead mid|night, still,
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      Guarded with | grandsires, bab|ies and old | women,
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      Either | past, or not ar|rived to | pith and | puissance:   ??
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      For who | is he,| whose chin | is but | enriched
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      With one | appea|ring hair,| that will not | follow
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      These culled | and choice-drawn ca|valiers | to France?
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      Work, work your* thoughts,| and there|in see | a siege:
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      Behold | the ordi|nance on | their car|riages,
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      With fa|tal mouths | gaping on | girded | Harflew.
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      Suppose | the ambas|sador* from | the French comes back:
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      Tells Har/ry, that | the king | doth of|fer him
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      Katharine his | daughter,| and with | her to | dowry,
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      Some pet|ty and / unpro|fitable / dukedoms.
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      The of|fer likes | not: and the | nimble | gunner
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      With linstock now | the de|vilish can|non tou||ches,
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      And down | goes^all | before | them. Still | be kind,
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      And eke | out our | perfor|mance with | your mind.
 
[Exit]

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