ACT IV SCENE V

ACT IV SCENE V2011-12-04T05:28:28+00:00
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Henry V

ACT IV SCENE VAnother part of the field.
Enter Constable, ORLEANS, BOURBON, DAUPHIN, and RAMBURES
ConstableO diable!
ORLEANSO seigneur! le jour est perdu, tout est perdu!
DAUPHINMort de ma vie! all is confounded, all!
Reproach and everlasting shame 5
Sits mocking in our plumes. O merchante fortune!
Do not run away.
A short alarum.
ConstableWhy, all our ranks are broke.
DAUPHINO perdurable shame! let’s stab ourselves.
Be these the wretches that we play’d at dice for? 10
ORLEANSIs this the king we sent to for his ransom?
BOURBONShame and eternal shame, nothing but shame!
Let us die in honour: once more back again;
And he that will not follow Bourbon now,
Let him go hence, and with his cap in hand, 15
Like a base pander, hold the chamber-door
Whilst by a slave, no gentler than my dog,
His fairest daughter is contaminated.
ConstableDisorder, that hath spoil’d us, friend us now!
Let us on heaps go offer up our lives. 20
ORLEANSWe are enow yet living in the field
To smother up the English in our throngs,
If any order might be thought upon.
BOURBONThe devil take order now! I’ll to the throng:
Let life be short; else shame will be too long. 25
Exeunt

Henry V, Act 4, Scene 6