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King HENRY the Fifth.
Duke of Gloster, 3 brothers to the king.
Duke of Bedford, $
Duke of Exeter, uncle to the king.
Duke of York, cousin to the king:
Earls of Salisbury, Westmoreland, and Warwick.
Archbishop of Canterbury.
Bishop of Ely.
Earl of Cambridge,
Lord SCROOP,

conspirators against the king. Sir THOMAS GREY, Sir THOMAS ERPINGHAM, GOWER, FLUELLEN,

MACMORRIS, JAMY, officers in king Henry's

army BATES, COURT, WILLIAMS, soldiers in the same. NYM, BARDOLPH, Pistol, formerly servants to

Falstaf, now soldiers in the same.
Boy, servant to them. A Herald. Chorus.

CHARLES the Sixth, king of France.
LEWIS, the Dauphin.
Dukes of Burgundy, Orleans, and Bourbon.
The Constable of France.
RAMBURES, and GRANDPREE, French lords.
Governor of Harfleur. MONTJOY, a French herald.
Ambassadors to the king of England.

ISABEL, queen of France.
KATHARINE, daughter of Charles and Isabel.
Alice, a lady attending on the princess Katharine.
QUICKLY, Pistol's wife, an hostess.
Lords, Ladies, Officers, French and English Sol-

diers, Messengers, and Attendants.

Scene,- at the beginning of the play, lies in Eng

land; but afterwards, wholly in France.

KING HENRY V.

Enter CHORUS.

O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention! A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene! Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars; and, at his heels, Leash'd in like hounds, should famine, sword, and

fire, Crouch for employment. But pardon, gentles all, The flat unraised spirit, that hath dar'd, On this unworthy scaffold, to bring forth So great an object : Can this cockpit hold The vasty fields of France? or may we cram Within this wooden O, the very casques, That did affright the air at Agincourt? 0, pardon! since a crooked figure may Attest, in little place, a million ; And let us, ciphers to this great accompt,

On your imaginary forces work:
Suppose, within the girdle of these walls
Are now confin'd two mighty monarchies,
Whose high upreared and abutting fronts
The perilous, narrow ocean parts asunder.
Piece out our imperfections with your thoughts;
Into a thousand parts divide one man,
And make imaginary puissance :
Think, when we talk of horses, that you see them
Printing their proud hoofs i'the receiving earth:
For 'tis your thoughts that now must deck our kings,
Carry them here and there; jumping o'er times;
Turning the accomplishment of many years
Into an hour-glass: For the which supply,
Admit me chorus to this history;
Who, prologue-like, your humble patience pray,
Gently to hear, kindly to judge, our play.

·ACT I.

SCENE I.-London. An ante-chamber in the

King's palace. · Enter the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Bishop

of Ely. Cant. My lord, I'll tell you,—that self bill is urg'd, Which, in the eleventh year o'the last king's reign Was like, and had indeed against us pass’d, But that the scambling and unquiet time Did push it out of further question.

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