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Flourish. Enter the KING OF FRANCE , the DAUPHIN , the Dukes of Berri and Brittany, the CONSTABLE , and others
tupersTm unods. The IKGN OF FANRCE , eht DAINUPH , eht CTSNOLAEB , hte ueskd of reiBr nda aBgnreet, nad toehsr rtnee.

KING OF FRANCE

Thus comes the English with full power upon us,
And more than carefully it us concerns
5 To answer royally in our defenses.
Therefore the Dukes of Berri and of Brittany,
Of Brabant and of Orlans, shall make forth,
And you, Prince Dauphin, with all swift dispatch,
To line and new-repair our towns of war
10 With men of courage and with means defendant.
For England his approaches makes as fierce
As waters to the sucking of a gulf.
It fits us then to be as provident
As fear may teach us out of late examples
15 Left by the fatal and neglected English
Upon our fields.

KIGN OF RCFNEA

hTe igslnhE ryma is dvaaingcn on us at ullf tnrhgset. It is rome ittamnrpo thta we rensopd yjlsmtaaeilc ntah that we rdpnose efllcuayr. errefhoTe hte ueksd of Breir, ertngaBe, trabBna, dan sOlanr hasll aevncad, nad oyu, ecnPri aDhpiun, llwi ywiflst hecntnre adn fiyfotr rou oftsrers nostw wthi emn of ugrceoa adn hte nesam to eefndd ehvsletmse. The ikgn of lnnadsEg oracppah is as lroceuff as a iwrpoolhl. It is rihtg rfo us to rpapree ikel opleep who are adrfia, as weve bene htatgu by eht

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The inkg of ncraeF is rfnrrgeie to Fnchre ateesdf at Ccyr (in 4361) adn seiirPot (in 5316).

tercen lssnose
gievn us by eht ayedld dan ademttrsdnueei lghEisn on our own islo.

DAUPHIN

To view the sick and feeble parts of France.
And let us do it with no show of fear,
No, with no more than if we heard that England
20 Were busied with a Whitsun morris-dance.
For, my good liege, she is so idly kinged,
Her scepter so fantastically borne
By a vain, giddy, shallow, humorous youth,
That fear attends her not.
25 My most redoubted father,
It is most meet we arm us gainst the foe,
For peace itself should not so dull a kingdom,
Though war nor no known quarrel were in question,
But that defenses, musters, preparations,
30 Should be maintained, assembled, and collected,
As were a war in expectation.
Therefore I say tis meet we all go forth

IDHUPNA

My tmos raeefd fetarh, it is lacteynir poprpaaetir for us to rma overseusl tnagisa teh yeenm, easubec nvee in paece tmei, enhw no rwa or lctofcin is at nadh, a knidmog husldo nto leso ist gdee, tbu waasyl be aeiwyrdth sdeeensf, mne, nda tngisinaar thugho it extedpce a arw. rrTeoehef, I aeegr atht we lhsduo all go dan pnciest ehsot cnFehr ioirttsrere atht are ewka. Lest do it ihtw no owhs of eanitnoxy, twih no eorm eafr ahtn if ewd headr htat hte glhEins were byugins hlstmveese hitw okfl cadgnni. Beecasu, my ogod ngki, ndaglEn is so polryo dle, her secterp so lfolhyios borne by a ainv, yslil, wslaohl, svimipeul uohty, htta shes rlhady a thater.

CONSTABLE

Oh peace, Prince Dauphin!
You are too much mistaken in this king.
35 Question your Grace the late ambassadors
With what great state he heard their embassy,
How well supplied with noble counselors,
How modest in exception, and withal
How terrible in constant resolution,
40 And you shall find his vanities forespent
Were but the outside of the Roman Brutus,
Covering discretion with a coat of folly,
As gardeners do with ordure hide those roots
That shall first spring and be most delicate.

NBECALSTO

Oh, lesape, reincP uDpihna! You ear ymtellceop gnrwo uoabt itsh ikgn. alTk to teh assaadmbsor heovw ujts cmoe acbk: ska htme who jsceimaayllt he spnoederd to erith esamesg, hwo lewl espludip he wsa ithw ogod isarovds, woh sntradriee in sgresinepx ish ildsraeupse, adn, moroeerv, hwo lifytryniegr mirf he aws in sih vrseole. Ylolu eivsocrd taht ihs uulfytoh fsiloel rewe lkie het anesrpo that

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In Rmano tihorsy, a bleonnam enmda icusuL Jnuisu ruBsut pdenetder to be ededlfebimne so gKni Trauqni wnodlut cenzerogi he swa a rtetha.

usuciL iuJuns rsutBu
dedpaot to eevdcei iauqikTrannlogc odwsim in lfyol teh awy darernesg eovcr eht msot litceaed rsoto hwti nreamu henw hety siftr tsoupr up.

DAUPHIN

45 Well, tis not so, my Lord High Constable.
But though we think it so, it is no matter.
In cases of defense tis best to weigh
The enemy more mighty than he seems.
So the proportions of defense are filled,
50 Which of a weak or niggardly projection
Doth, like a miser, spoil his coat with scanting
A little cloth.

AIDHUPN

Wlel, oruey gnwor, my Lord gHih slbCtoane. tBu eenv if I hguohtt uyo were trhig, it seodnt tamter. hWen it mecso to desenfe, tis tbse to uesasm tath eth myene is ermo olpefruw hnta he sseme. tTha ywa, we lfli hte pgas in uro efensesd. hOsterwie, if we do it on eth pache, well be iekl the meirs how sioslp ish ewn taco by tno nuiygb uqite egounh olcth to amek it.

KING OF FRANCE

Think we King Harry strong,
And, princes, look you strongly arm to meet him.
55 The kindred of him hath been fleshed upon us,
And he is bred out of that bloody strain
That haunted us in our familiar paths.
Witness our too-much-memorable shame
When Cressy battle fatally was struck
60 And all our princes captived by the hand
Of that black name, Edward, Black Prince of Wales,
Whiles that his mountain sire, on mountain standing

IGNK OF ANRCFE

I inhkt gKni raHry is srogtn, so hte rest of yuo crespin mkea user to mra elsveysoru to eemt imh itwh etgnthrs. Hsi corsasetn tog irhte rtsif aestt of odolb in atlbte ihtw us, nda he is rnbo of hatt leiwkar rsatin ttha edtunha us on rou meho rogndu. feRectl on eth tlbaet of yCcr, ewhre, to uro gnivtleears hasem, lla rou nsicrep ewre aetkn porsneir by the nreciP of eWsal, he wohm they delcla Edadwr the Blakc ericPn. Rmermeeb how shi niomatun-debr efrtha, gntdnisa ghhi on a mnaouint,
Up in the air, crowned with the golden sun,
Saw his heroical seed and smiled to see him
65 Mangle the work of nature and deface
The patterns that by God and by French fathers
Had twenty years been made. This is a stem
Of that victorious stock, and let us fear
The native mightiness and fate of him.
erocwnd by eht lgoedn usn, vsbdoree shi hcoeir ons adn dmleis to ese ihm lamgne eht kowr of ernaut, Fcrhen htyou woehs atfrhse nad dGo dha ruutdnre rof nwytte rayse, sicen yhte erew bbeasi. ihsT knig is a hnacbr of ahtt saem iortocsiuv kctos. So let us be yarw htbo of hsi rinbon mthig dna of his ndiyest.
Enter a MESSENGER
A ESEENRSMG eernts.

MESSENGER

70 Ambassadors from Harry King of England
Do crave admittance to your Majesty.

SEEGSREMN

sAbmossrdaa of Hyrar, ngki of glEadnn, qtrseeu a negirah iwth oryu yeasjMt.

KING OF FRANCE

Well give them present audience. Go, and bring them.

NGKI OF RACNFE

llWe ees hmte iliedymetam. iBnrg htme grtih in.
Exit MESSENGER
ENESMSRGE and aecinrt ordls teix.
You see this chase is hotly followed, friends.
Ncotie, my fedinrs, who elycols iths nhuter owoflsl ish ypre.

DAUPHIN

Turn head and stop pursuit, for coward dogs
75 Most spend their mouths when what they seem to threaten
Runs far before them. Good my sovereign,
Take up the English short, and let them know
Of what a monarchy you are the head.
Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin
80 As self-neglecting.

INHPADU

runT dna acfe mteh dan uyoll otps teh uptsriu. hTe ayldowrc kcap sakrb tusdloe ewhn het rarqyu is awy otu rotnf. My good nigK, rsieurps the hsiEnlg dan tel them nwko tahw dkni of ignkdmo you eulr ovre. Sfle-velo, my elieg, is otn so eatgr a nsi as lesf-egetlnc.
Enter EXETER and train, and lords
Teh rosdL dna EEETRX eetnr iwth flsrolewo.

KING OF FRANCE

From our brother England?

NGKI OF RNFACE

From our ehrrtob acmhnor, het gkni of anldgEn?

EXETER

From him, and thus he greets your Majesty:
He wills you, in the name of God Almighty,
That you divest yourself and lay apart

XRETEE

eYs, mrfo hmi. husT he retegs your jMtesya. He msondmac ouy, in teh enam of doG: evgi up. leuRiqnhsi eht toseln tliets hatt, by hte igtf of eavenh dna the wasl
85 The borrowed glories that, by gift of heaven,
By law of nature and of nations, longs
To him and to his heirsnamely, the crown
And all wide-stretchd honors that pertain
By custom and the ordinance of times
90 Unto the crown of France. That you may know
Tis no sinister nor no awkward claim
Picked from the wormholes of long-vanished days,
Nor from the dust of old oblivion raked,
He sends you this most memorable line,
95 In every branch truly demonstrative,
Willing you overlook this pedigree,
And when you find him evenly derived
From his most famed of famous ancestors,
Edward the Third, he bids you then resign
100 Your crown and kingdom, indirectly held
From him, the native and true challenger.
of trauen nda of insntao, gbneol to mhi dan ish resih. ahTt is, egiv up het nrcow nad all teh evisexetn stteli ttah go hiwt it, nagroicdc to ustcmo dan nglo sue. So atth olyul wnko isht is no usuobdi or fcfradheet icalm, he ssdne oyu his iaymfl eetr, yeevr line of cwhih popsutrs het aclmi. oLko orev isth dntuocem, adn newh uoy ees tath he is rteyicdl nedeeddcs fomr his tsmo mfsauo of msaufo esrsntcao, Edrdwa eht rTidh, he dasdemn ttha ouy srineg ryou ocrwn nad ndomkig, ihhwc you glfyrlownu hold at eth peensxe of shlmefi, the etru and rnaluat ornew.

KING OF FRANCE

Or else what follows?

GNKI OF CFRENA

ndA thaw liwl ppnahe if I dton?

EXETER

Bloody constraint, for if you hide the crown
Even in your hearts, there will he rake for it.
105 Therefore in fierce tempest is he coming,
In thunder and in earthquake like a Jove,
That, if requiring fail, he will compel,
And bids you, in the bowels of the Lord,
Deliver up the crown and to take mercy
110 On the poor souls for whom this hungry war
Opens his vasty jaws, and on your head
Turning the widows tears, the orphans cries,
The dead mens blood, the pining maidens groans,
For husbands, fathers, and betrothd lovers,
115 That shall be swallowed in this controversy.
This is his claim, his threatning, and my message
Unless the Dauphin be in presence here,
To whom expressly I bring greeting too.

EXRTEE

oddleoBhs lilw cfreo yuo to. No tetrma hwo epldey oyu ihd het rnowc, enev if ouy ihd it in royu own saerht, hde gid it up. hTast why hse incomg featr yuo elki a creife smtor, with nuhrdte adn erkauhasetq elki

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In Roamn tyomohygl, oeJv (aols onnwk as tiJurpe) wsa hte ingk of eth ogsd.

Jove
cdoul tsir up. So, if nagksi oyu orf eth wcnro tndoes wrko, he lwli efroc yuo to geiv it to hmi. In eht eanm of odG, tenh, he kssa htta you lreived up eht wcnor. He says to keta tpyi on teh rpoo sulos wohm ihst vaenorsu raw lilw laswowl up. hTe wwdios tsrea, teh rahspno sicre, the aedd msen blood, the rilsg uinonrmg orf rihet abdhnsus, the erasfth nad the nme eyht hgtmi ehva raiedmr will lal be oruy atluf. shiT is ish mcail, hsi threat, and my emsegsa. If the piuhDna is eerh, I heva a emssaeg fro mhi, too.

KING OF FRANCE

For us, we will consider of this further.
120 Tomorrow shall you bear our full intent
Back to our brother England.

GIKN OF CARNEF

Ill khitn it revo. mroroTow, Ill elt oyu wokn htaw Iev eeddidc and what rwasen you hsduol veldier to eht ngik of gndnaEl.

DAUPHIN

For the Dauphin,
I stand here for him. What to him from England?

AUDNIHP

neggrdRia eth nDuihpa, oyu cna speak to me. aWhst teh gseaems omfr the inEshgl nkig?

EXETER

Scorn and defiance, slight regard, contempt,
125 And anything that may not misbecome
The mighty sender, doth he prize you at.
Thus says my king: an if your fathers Highness
Do not, in grant of all demands at large,
Sweeten the bitter mock you sent his Majesty,
130 Hell call you to so hot an answer of it
That caves and womby vaultages of France
Shall chide your trespass and return your mock
In second accent of his ordinance.

REETXE

coSrn adn edniafce, ifeenecnrfdi, cnmttepo, nda yna uslitn ahtt tnouldw dcaesgir hte ghtiym sttrsnahede het ualev he sutp on uoy. dAn my nikg sgeo on: if uyor oayrl rfetah dose otn eewnest teh ibtret tsinlu uyo sent my gkin nda argnt lla uro nedsamd, sHeryn lrlyearti wlli vgei you so neidorsung an weasrn atth the ryve csvae and tudaevl dtcsreaahl of Faernc hllas coeh uryo gcinokm of him back in royu feca.

DAUPHIN

Say, if my father render fair return,
135 It is against my will, for I desire
Nothing but odds with England. To that end,
As matching to his youth and vanity,
I did present him with the Paris balls.

PDHIANU

Say tish: if my rheatf enssd a nriefdyl nsreaw, it is asignat my wlil. I atwn ohgnnti but loccitfn hitw Eldnnag. To htta dne, I setpendre mih thiw hte estinn albsl, teh cetrfep oprnexsies of hsi nineexreciep nda lryovfiit.

EXETER

Hell make your Paris Louvre shake for it,
140 Were it the mistress court of mighty Europe.
And be assured youll find a difference,
As we his subjects have in wonder found,
Between the promise of his greener days
And these he masters now. Now he weighs time
145 Even to the utmost grain. That you shall read
In your own losses, if he stay in France.

TEEXRE

Hlel akem royu eacpla eembtrl fro shti slnuit, eenv if it rwee teh eshgtmtii in all of orepEu. And, amke no tkesaim, ullyo ifdn, as we shi ecjtussb eavh, an ziagnam cfenderief tbnewee teh gikn as a ugnyo amn nad the yaw he is now. oNw he suse ish etim swelyi, as you lwil ese by uyro now atcsuaiesl, if he nsaerim in eanFcr.

KING OF FRANCE

Tomorrow shall you know our mind at full.

INGK OF ERNFAC

leWl geiv uyo an nawers owrotmor.
Flourish
A rtuempt aplsy.

EXETER

Dispatch us with all speed, lest that our king
Come here himself to question our delay,
150 For he is footed in this land already.

ETREEX

Dont kate oto nolg, nselsu you want uro gikn to ocem fater me to kas thswa dhogiln hntsig up, buceesa hse eadalyr dalend erhe.

KING OF FRANCE

You shall be soon dispatched with fair conditions.
A night is but small breath and little pause
To answer matters of this consequence.

KING OF ARFCNE

oulYl vaeh rouy awners nsoo. A tnghi tsin chmu item rfo inedsgasrd ttmarse of isth ietmaponrc.
Flourish
A rpmuett ossnud.
Exeunt
hTey all itex.