Henry V

by: William Shakespeare

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Enter CONSTABLE, ORLÉANS, BOURBON, DAUPHIN, and RAMBURES
The CONSTABLE enters, with the Dukes of ORLÉANS, BOURBON, the DAUPHIN, and RAMBURES.

CONSTABLE

Ô diable!

CONSTABLE

O, hell!

ORLÉANS

Ô seigneur! Le jour est perdu, tout est erdu!

ORLÉANS

O Lord, the day is lost! All is lost!

DAUPHIN

Mort de ma vie, all is confounded, all!
Reproach and everlasting shame
5Sits mocking in our plumes.

DAUPHIN

Dear God! All is lost, all! Regret and everlasting shame sit on our helmets, mocking us.
A short alarum
A brief blast of battle noises.
Ô méchante Fortune!
Do not run away.
What stinking luck! Do not run away.

CONSTABLE

Why, all our ranks are broke.

CONSTABLE

Our men have all broken ranks.

DAUPHIN

O perdurable shame! Let’s stab ourselves.
10Be these the wretches that we played at dice for?

DAUPHIN

O, everlasting shame! Let’s fall on our swords. Are these the wretches that we threw dice for?

ORLÉANS

Is this the king we sent to for his ransom?

ORLÉANS

Is this the king we offered to ransom?

BOURBON

Shame, and eternal shame, nothing but shame!
Let us die. In once more! Back again!
And he that will not follow Bourbon now,
15Let him go hence, and with his cap in hand
Like a base pander hold the chamber door,
Whilst by a slave, no gentler than my dog,
His fairest daughter is contaminate.

BOURBON

Shame, eternal shame, and nothing but shame! Let us die honorably. Back into the fray once again! He who will not follow me now, let him depart and stand in the doorway like a pimp, cap in hand, while some slave, no nobler than my dog, violates his daughter.

CONSTABLE

Disorder, that hath spoiled us, friend us now.
20Let us on heaps go offer up our lives.

CONSTABLE

Maybe we can benefit from the same chaos that has defeated us. Let’s go offer up our lives en masse.