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Enter LA PUCELLE disguised, with four Soldiers
with sacks upon their backs. Puc. These are the city gates, the gates of
Rouen, Through which our policy must make a breach : Take heed, be wary how you place your words ; Talk like the vulgar sort of market men That come to gather money for their corn. If we have entrance, as I hope we shall, And that we find the slothful watch but weak, I'll by a sign give notice to our friends, That Charles the Dauphin may encounter them. First Sol. Our sacks shall be a mean to sack
the city, And we be lords and rulers over Rouen ; Therefore we 'll knock.
[Knocks. Watch. [Within] Qui est là ?
Pu. Paysans, pauvres gens de France; Poor market folks that come to sell their corn.
Watch. Enter, go in; the market bell is rung. Puc. Now, Rouen, I'll shake thy bulwarks to the ground.
Enter CHARLES, the BASTARD of Orleans,
ALENÇON, REIGNIER, and forces.
Bast. Here enter'd Pucelle and her practisants ;
Reign. By thrusting out a torch from yonder
Char. Now shine it like a comet of revenge, A prophet to the fall of all our foes !
Reign. Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends; Enter, and cry "The Dauphin!' presently, And then do execution on the watch.
[Alarum. Exeunt. An alarum. Enter TALBOT in an excursion. Tal. France, thou shalt rue this treason with
[Exit. An alarum : excursions. BEDFORD, brought in sick
in a chair. Enter Talbot and BURGUNDY without: within LA PUCELLE, CHARLES, BAS
TARD, ALENÇON, and REIGNIER, on the walls. Puc. Good morrow, gallants ! want ye corn for
bread ? 25. •No way into the town is so ill-defended as that by which
she had entered.'
I think the Duke of Burgundy will fast
Bur. Scoff on, vile fiend and shameless courtezan!
that time. Bed. O, let no words, but deeds, revenge this
treason ! Puc. What will you do, good grey-beard ? break
Tal. Foul fiend of France, and hag of all despite,
[The English whisper together in council. God speed the parliament ! who shall be the
speaker ? Tal. Dare ye come forth and meet us in the
field ? Puc. Belike your lordship takes us then for fools, To try if that our own be ours or no.
Tal. I speak not to that railing Hecate,
ye, like soldiers, come and fight it out? Alen. Signior, no.
44. darnel, a weed ('lolium temulentum'), reputed to be bad
67. Signior; the courtly term is used with ironical politeness,
for the eyes.
Tal. Signior, hang! base muleters of France !
Puc. Away, captains! let's get us from the walls;
[Exeunt from the walls.
Bur. My vows are equal partners with thy vows.
Tal. But, ere we go, regard this dying prince,
Bed. Lord Talbot, do not so dishonour me:
Tal. Undaunted spirit in a dying breast !
Then be it so: heavens keep old Bedford safe!
(Exeunt all but Bedford and Attendants.
FASTOLFE and a Captain.
Cap. What! will you fly, and leave Lord Talbot?
[Exit. Cap. Cowardly knight! ill fortune follow thee !
[Exit. Retreat : excursions. LA PUCELLE, ALENÇON,
and CHARLES fly. Bed. Now, quiet soul, depart when heaven
please, For I have seen our enemies' overthrow. What is the trust or strength of foolish man? They that of late were daring with their scoffs Are glad and fain by flight to save themselves. [Bedford dies, and is carried in by two in
An alarun. Re-enter TALBOT, BURGUNDY,
and the rest.
102. out of hand, forthwith.