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KING HENRY V.

PERSONS OF THE DRAMA.

King Hexay the Fifth. mi

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Boy, servant to them. A Herald. Chorus. Duke of BEDFORD; } brothers to the king.

CHARLES the Sixth, king of FRANCE. Duke of EXETER, uncle to the king.

Lewis, the Dauphin. Duke of YORK, cousin to the king.

Dukes of BURGUNDY, ORLEANS, and BOURBON. Earls of SalISBURY, WESTMORELAND, and The Constable of France. WARWICK.

RAMBUERES, and GRANDPREF, French lords. Archbishop_of CANTERBURY.

Governor of Harfleur. Montjoy,a French herald. Bishop of Ely.

Ambassadors to the king of England.
Earl of CAMBRIDGE, conspirators against the ISABEL, queen of FRANCE:
Lord SCROOP,
Sir THOMAS GREY,
king

KATHARINE, daughter of Charles and Isabel.
Sir Thomas ERPINGHAM, Gower, Fluellen, Alice, a lady attending on the princess Katharine.

MACMORRIS, JAMY, Officers in king Henry's Quickly, Pistols wife, an hostess.

army. Bates, ČOURT, WILLIAMS, soldiers in the same. Lords, Ladies, Officers, French and English SolNyu, BARDOLPH, Pistol, formerly servants to diers, Messengers, and Attendants.

FalstAFP, now soldiers in the same.

Scene,-at the beginning of the play, lies in England; but afterwards, wholly in France.

The vasty fields of France ? or may we cram Enter CHORUS.

Within this wooden 0, the very casques, O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend That did affright the air at Agincourt ? The brightest heaven of invention !

0, pardon ! since a crooked figure may A kingdom for a stage, princes to act,

Attest, in little place, a million ;
And monarchs to behold the swelling scene! And let us, ciphers to this great accompt,
Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, On your imaginary forces work :
Assume the port of Mars; and, at his heels, Suppose, within the girdļe of these walls
Leash'd in like hounds, should famine, sword, Are now confin'd two mighty monarchies,
and fire,

Whose high upreared and abutting fronts
Crouch for employment. But pardon, gentles all, The perilous, narrow ocean parts asunder.
The flat unraised spirit, that hath dar'd, Piece out our imperfections with your thoughts;
On this unworthy scaffold, to bring forth Into a thousand parts divide one man,
So great an object : Can this cockpit hold And make imaginary puissance :

VOL. II.

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