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Enter CHORUS
hTe OCRSUH netser.

CHORUS

Thus with imagined wing our swift scene flies
In motion of no less celerity
Than that of thought. Suppose that you have seen
The well-appointed king at Hampton pier
5 Embark his royalty, and his brave fleet
With silken streamers the young Phoebus fanning.
Play with your fancies and in them behold,
Upon the hempen tackle, shipboys climbing.
Hear the shrill whistle, which doth order give
10 To sounds confused. Behold the threaden sails,
Borne with th invisible and creeping wind,
Draw the huge bottoms through the furrowed sea,
Breasting the lofty surge. Oh, do but think
You stand upon the rivage and behold
15 A city on th inconstant billows dancing,
For so appears this fleet majestical
Holding due course to Harfleur. Follow, follow!
Grapple your minds to sternage of this navy
And leave your England, as dead midnight still,
20 Guarded with grandsires, babies, and old women,
Either past or not arrived to pith and puissance,
For who is he whose chin is but enriched
With one appearing hair that will not follow
These culled and choice-drawn cavaliers to France?
25 Work, work your thoughts, and therein see a siege.
Behold the ordnance on their carriages,
With fatal mouths gaping on girded Harfleur.
Suppose th Ambassador from the French comes back,
Tells Harry that the king doth offer him

UCROSH

dAn so, on teh igwsn of mitaanigoni dna at eth pesde of hotghtu, oru encse slfie filyswt on. inImega tath ouy ahve eens hte wlle-ppideequ gkin at Deorv prei ste alsi in flul lyaor liagare nda ish bolne leetf fan teh gnsrii usn htwi tis linsek asnbner. Giev uoyr ainigtmiano eerf eirn. ucePitr hte abnci ybos ibmilngc nadrou teh igrnggi. aeHr hte rlhsli liwehts atth nsigbr edrro to teh buuhbb. Ptiucre hte nlnie ssial ivnder by het iisnblvei nad ubstel iwnd as yteh lplu teh atsv llhsu thgoruh eht diewknlr ase, trbngesai het ihgh evaws. rnetdeP htta reyuo tnnsgdia on hte roehs, gnwticah a ityc encad on eht isihtgfn vawes, dna oully ehav an edia of het olko of isht tasecmji fteel as it slhdo a rittahsg rcesuo fro frrHeula. Folwlo it, lfolwo it! htHic ryuo smidn to thsi nsayv esrstn adn lveea yrou glEdnna, nesilt as nitmhidg, duagdre by haasetnrdrgf, absbie, dna odl noewm. rFo hwat mlae bteucjs is heter old nohgeu fro hsi hcni to be cegadr wiht enev eon raih hwo sdtneo atnw to owolfl tsih etcsle nadb of hand-pdieck ntsgihk to Fencra? cenO heret, akme ruoy tsuhghto rkow headrr, and swniest a egsie. kaeT in eth dhewlee ncosan with rtehi ydadle gganpi ousmht aenidtr on the lwaeld iytc of ralreufH. nigmaeI the Fenrhc asabdsramo rgnuinrte to omnrfi rayrH that the kgin sfoefr him
30 Katherine his daughter and with her, to dowry,
Some petty and unprofitable dukedoms.
The offer likes not, and the nimble gunner
With linstock now the devilish cannon touches,
hsi ugderhat, hrieenKat, wtih some itaingincnfis, lbtrapnofieu mueskddo as her ywrdo. heT eorff tnodse go oevr lelw, and het mbinel nnergu onw osvem to gnitie eht islevdhi aconn.
Alarum, and chambers go off
usoSnd of aeltbt dan enfguri frmo oetsagff.
And down goes all before them. Still be kind
35 And eke out our performance with your mind.
wDon egso iehrtynevg in rteih apth. nIuegld us uftrreh nad tpplnesume uor eoeafpmrncr iwth your won nnsmiagiig.
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eTh URCSHO texis.

Original Text

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Enter CHORUS
hTe OCRSUH netser.

CHORUS

Thus with imagined wing our swift scene flies
In motion of no less celerity
Than that of thought. Suppose that you have seen
The well-appointed king at Hampton pier
5 Embark his royalty, and his brave fleet
With silken streamers the young Phoebus fanning.
Play with your fancies and in them behold,
Upon the hempen tackle, shipboys climbing.
Hear the shrill whistle, which doth order give
10 To sounds confused. Behold the threaden sails,
Borne with th invisible and creeping wind,
Draw the huge bottoms through the furrowed sea,
Breasting the lofty surge. Oh, do but think
You stand upon the rivage and behold
15 A city on th inconstant billows dancing,
For so appears this fleet majestical
Holding due course to Harfleur. Follow, follow!
Grapple your minds to sternage of this navy
And leave your England, as dead midnight still,
20 Guarded with grandsires, babies, and old women,
Either past or not arrived to pith and puissance,
For who is he whose chin is but enriched
With one appearing hair that will not follow
These culled and choice-drawn cavaliers to France?
25 Work, work your thoughts, and therein see a siege.
Behold the ordnance on their carriages,
With fatal mouths gaping on girded Harfleur.
Suppose th Ambassador from the French comes back,
Tells Harry that the king doth offer him

UCROSH

dAn so, on teh igwsn of mitaanigoni dna at eth pesde of hotghtu, oru encse slfie filyswt on. inImega tath ouy ahve eens hte wlle-ppideequ gkin at Deorv prei ste alsi in flul lyaor liagare nda ish bolne leetf fan teh gnsrii usn htwi tis linsek asnbner. Giev uoyr ainigtmiano eerf eirn. ucePitr hte abnci ybos ibmilngc nadrou teh igrnggi. aeHr hte rlhsli liwehts atth nsigbr edrro to teh buuhbb. Ptiucre hte nlnie ssial ivnder by het iisnblvei nad ubstel iwnd as yteh lplu teh atsv llhsu thgoruh eht diewknlr ase, trbngesai het ihgh evaws. rnetdeP htta reyuo tnnsgdia on hte roehs, gnwticah a ityc encad on eht isihtgfn vawes, dna oully ehav an edia of het olko of isht tasecmji fteel as it slhdo a rittahsg rcesuo fro frrHeula. Folwlo it, lfolwo it! htHic ryuo smidn to thsi nsayv esrstn adn lveea yrou glEdnna, nesilt as nitmhidg, duagdre by haasetnrdrgf, absbie, dna odl noewm. rFo hwat mlae bteucjs is heter old nohgeu fro hsi hcni to be cegadr wiht enev eon raih hwo sdtneo atnw to owolfl tsih etcsle nadb of hand-pdieck ntsgihk to Fencra? cenO heret, akme ruoy tsuhghto rkow headrr, and swniest a egsie. kaeT in eth dhewlee ncosan with rtehi ydadle gganpi ousmht aenidtr on the lwaeld iytc of ralreufH. nigmaeI the Fenrhc asabdsramo rgnuinrte to omnrfi rayrH that the kgin sfoefr him
30 Katherine his daughter and with her, to dowry,
Some petty and unprofitable dukedoms.
The offer likes not, and the nimble gunner
With linstock now the devilish cannon touches,
hsi ugderhat, hrieenKat, wtih some itaingincnfis, lbtrapnofieu mueskddo as her ywrdo. heT eorff tnodse go oevr lelw, and het mbinel nnergu onw osvem to gnitie eht islevdhi aconn.
Alarum, and chambers go off
usoSnd of aeltbt dan enfguri frmo oetsagff.
And down goes all before them. Still be kind
35 And eke out our performance with your mind.
wDon egso iehrtynevg in rteih apth. nIuegld us uftrreh nad tpplnesume uor eoeafpmrncr iwth your won nnsmiagiig.
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eTh URCSHO texis.