Henry V

by: William Shakespeare

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Enter GLOUCESTER, BEDFORD, EXETER, ERPINGHAM, with all his host, SALISBURY, and WESTMORELAND
GLOUCESTER, BEDFORD, EXETER, ERPINGHAM, with his troops, SALISBURY, and WESTMORELAND enter.

GLOUCESTER

Where is the king?

GLOUCESTER

Where is the king?

BEDFORD

The king himself is rode to view their battle.

BEDFORD

The king rode out alone to view their troops.

WESTMORELAND

Of fighting men they have full threescore thousand.

WESTMORELAND

They have fully sixty thousand fighting men.

EXETER

There’s five to one. Besides, they all are fresh.

EXETER

That’s five to one. Besides, they’re fresh.

SALISBURY

5God’s arm strike with us! 'Tis a fearful odds.
God be wi' you, princes all. I’ll to my charge.
If we no more meet till we meet in heaven,
Then joyfully, my noble Lord of Bedford,
My dear Lord Gloucester, and my good Lord Exeter,
10And my kind kinsman, warriors all, adieu.

SALISBURY

May God’s arm strike on our side! These are frightening odds. God be with all of you, princes. I’ll go and join my men. If we don’t meet again before we meet in heaven, still we’ll meet joyfully. My noble Lord of Bedford, my dear Lord Gloucester, and my good Lord Exeter, and my kind kinsmen, warriors all, adieu.

BEDFORD

Farewell, good Salisbury, and good luck go with thee.

BEDFORD

Farewell, good Salisbury; and may good luck go with you.

EXETER

Farewell, kind lord. Fight valiantly today.
And yet I do thee wrong to mind thee of it,
For thou art framed of the firm truth of valor.

EXETER

Farewell, kind lord. Fight valiantly today. But then I do you wrong to say as much, since you are the very embodiment of bravery.
Exit SALISBURY
SALISBURY exits.

BEDFORD

15He is as full of valor as of kindness,
Princely in both.

BEDFORD

He is as full of courage as of kindness, princely in both.
Enter KING HENRY
KING HENRYenters.