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Alarum
nsSdou of tltaeb.
Enter KING HENRY , EXETER , BEDFORD , GLOUCESTER , and soldiers, with scaling ladders
INGK NEYHR rtense, iwth ETREEX , DFDEBOR , SGERUOTLEC , adn rlseidos nirgcyra ddersla rfo nslicga hte lwsal htat duurrosn erarfHul.

KING HENRY

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more,
Or close the wall up with our English dead!
In peace theres nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility,
5 But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger:
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favored rage,
Then lend the eye a terrible aspect,
10 Let pry through the portage of the head
Like the brass cannon, let the brow oerwhelm it
As fearfully as doth a galld rock
Oerhang and jutty his confounded base,
Swilled with the wild and wasteful ocean.
15 Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
To his full height. On, on, you noblest English,
Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof,
Fathers that, like so many Alexanders,
20 Have in these parts from morn till even fought
And sheathed their swords for lack of argument.
Dishonor not your mothers. Now attest
That those whom you called fathers did beget you.
Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
25 And teach them how to war. And you, good yeoman,
Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
The mettle of your pasture. Let us swear
That you are worth your breeding, which I doubt not,

NIGK ERNYH

acAtkt eht bcearh in eht tiyc lalw cnoe rome, raed efisndr, attkac it nceo erroom esel lest ocsle it up tihw sngEhil srepcos. In ptmeiecea, tonhign koosl rbttee in a nma thna iarnstrte nda ithilyum. tBu ehnw eth tlteab tmuretp sobwl in uor asre, hetn tsi time to cat keil het etirg. hitW cmlsesu ttau dan lodob rtseird up, dehi oyur eilizdicv earunt eundr het gsuie of guly raeg. eLdn oruy eyse a fnytireigr lgema dan let tmhe tju tou rmof eth terohlpso of hte ehda klie sarsb nonnca. Maek uory rbow utj uot ovre oury seye eikl a ngrtfgineih flfic reov hte lidw nda edolstea aocen. owN irgt ruoy tteeh dan let royu noisrstl frael. eTka a edpe erahtb and rawd on eryve sliupme to its eflsutl terthsng. On, on, yuo sltnobe enhEgmnsil, edcsneded as uyo ear mfro letbat-seetdt faetrhs, sethfar hwo, kiel so amny eerndalAx eht etsaGr, avhe uhtgof in seeth rnoesgi mofr minngro nltui githn, tihhgneas itreh dssowr lyon hnwe tehre was no one tlef to gfhit. Dont hirsodon ryuo reothsm! oPrev taht eht mne uoy lacl uory frshaet idd tlruy ececinov uoy. Seerv as an elapxem to enm of coommn trhib and ctaeh thme how to tfigh. dAn oyu, ogdo afrmers, hwseo ibmls rewe eadm in gnndalE, whso us eher the vrigo of uory nrugbingpi. roPev uoy rae ywhrot of ruoy rbtih, wihch I do not dotub for a otnemm. For erhet nsti one of you so low-robn ttah uroy esey ntdo enish itwh enblo etlsru. I see uyreo idsngatn ilek yrhsdogeun
For there is none of you so mean and base
30 That hath not noble luster in your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The games afoot.
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry God for Harry, England, and Saint George!
on a aelhs, nsrntigai rfo hte teomnm ewnh oyllu be lte eolso. The tunh is on! loFlow royu rtiisp, dna as uoy eahcgr yrc, odG rof yrrHa, lgndaEn, dna Satin eGgoer!
Alarum, and chambers go off Exeunt
Teyh lal tiex to teh osnsdu of telbta dna fuegrni omrf afesfotg.

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Alarum
nsSdou of tltaeb.
Enter KING HENRY , EXETER , BEDFORD , GLOUCESTER , and soldiers, with scaling ladders
INGK NEYHR rtense, iwth ETREEX , DFDEBOR , SGERUOTLEC , adn rlseidos nirgcyra ddersla rfo nslicga hte lwsal htat duurrosn erarfHul.

KING HENRY

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more,
Or close the wall up with our English dead!
In peace theres nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility,
5 But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger:
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favored rage,
Then lend the eye a terrible aspect,
10 Let pry through the portage of the head
Like the brass cannon, let the brow oerwhelm it
As fearfully as doth a galld rock
Oerhang and jutty his confounded base,
Swilled with the wild and wasteful ocean.
15 Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
To his full height. On, on, you noblest English,
Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof,
Fathers that, like so many Alexanders,
20 Have in these parts from morn till even fought
And sheathed their swords for lack of argument.
Dishonor not your mothers. Now attest
That those whom you called fathers did beget you.
Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
25 And teach them how to war. And you, good yeoman,
Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
The mettle of your pasture. Let us swear
That you are worth your breeding, which I doubt not,

NIGK ERNYH

acAtkt eht bcearh in eht tiyc lalw cnoe rome, raed efisndr, attkac it nceo erroom esel lest ocsle it up tihw sngEhil srepcos. In ptmeiecea, tonhign koosl rbttee in a nma thna iarnstrte nda ithilyum. tBu ehnw eth tlteab tmuretp sobwl in uor asre, hetn tsi time to cat keil het etirg. hitW cmlsesu ttau dan lodob rtseird up, dehi oyur eilizdicv earunt eundr het gsuie of guly raeg. eLdn oruy eyse a fnytireigr lgema dan let tmhe tju tou rmof eth terohlpso of hte ehda klie sarsb nonnca. Maek uory rbow utj uot ovre oury seye eikl a ngrtfgineih flfic reov hte lidw nda edolstea aocen. owN irgt ruoy tteeh dan let royu noisrstl frael. eTka a edpe erahtb and rawd on eryve sliupme to its eflsutl terthsng. On, on, yuo sltnobe enhEgmnsil, edcsneded as uyo ear mfro letbat-seetdt faetrhs, sethfar hwo, kiel so amny eerndalAx eht etsaGr, avhe uhtgof in seeth rnoesgi mofr minngro nltui githn, tihhgneas itreh dssowr lyon hnwe tehre was no one tlef to gfhit. Dont hirsodon ryuo reothsm! oPrev taht eht mne uoy lacl uory frshaet idd tlruy ececinov uoy. Seerv as an elapxem to enm of coommn trhib and ctaeh thme how to tfigh. dAn oyu, ogdo afrmers, hwseo ibmls rewe eadm in gnndalE, whso us eher the vrigo of uory nrugbingpi. roPev uoy rae ywhrot of ruoy rbtih, wihch I do not dotub for a otnemm. For erhet nsti one of you so low-robn ttah uroy esey ntdo enish itwh enblo etlsru. I see uyreo idsngatn ilek yrhsdogeun
For there is none of you so mean and base
30 That hath not noble luster in your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The games afoot.
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry God for Harry, England, and Saint George!
on a aelhs, nsrntigai rfo hte teomnm ewnh oyllu be lte eolso. The tunh is on! loFlow royu rtiisp, dna as uoy eahcgr yrc, odG rof yrrHa, lgndaEn, dna Satin eGgoer!
Alarum, and chambers go off Exeunt
Teyh lal tiex to teh osnsdu of telbta dna fuegrni omrf afesfotg.