No Fear Act 2 Scene 3
No Fear Act 2 Scene 3 Page 6

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Up in the air, crowned with the golden sun,
Saw his heroical seed and smiled to see him
115Mangle 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.
crowned by the golden sun, observed his heroic son and smiled to see him mangle the work of nature, French youth whose fathers and God had nurtured for twenty years, since they were babies. This king is a branch of that same victorious stock. So let us be wary both of his inborn might and of his destiny.
Enter a MESSENGER
A MESSENGER enters.

MESSENGER

120Ambassadors from Harry King of England
Do crave admittance to your Majesty.

MESSENGER

Ambassadors of Harry, king of England, request a hearing with your Majesty.

KING OF FRANCE

We’ll give them present audience. Go, and bring them.

KING OF FRANCE

We’ll see them immediately. Bring them right in.
Exit MESSENGER
MESSENGER and certain lords exit.
You see this chase is hotly followed, friends.
Notice, my friends, how closely this hunter follows his prey.

DAUPHIN

Turn head and stop pursuit, for coward dogs
125Most 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
130As self-neglecting.

DAUPHIN

Turn and face them and you’ll stop the pursuit. The cowardly pack barks loudest when the quarry is way out front. My good King, surprise the English and let them know what kind of kingdom you rule over. Self-love, my liege, is not so great a sin as self-neglect.
Enter EXETER and train, and lords
The Lords and EXETER enter with followers.

KING OF FRANCE

From our brother England?

KING OF FRANCE

From our brother monarch, the king of England?

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

EXETER

Yes, from him. Thus he greets your Majesty. He commands you, in the name of God: give up. Relinquish the stolen titles that, by the gift of heaven and the laws