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PERSONS REPRESENTED.

King HENRY THE FIFTH.
Duke of Bedford, } Brothers to the King.
Duke of Exeter, Uncle to the King.
Duke of York, Cousin to the King.
Earls of Salisbury, Westmoreland, and Warwick.
Earl of Cambridge, 1
Lord SCROOP, Conspirators against the King.
Sir THOMAS GREY,

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Sir THOMAS ERPINGHAM, GOWER, FLUELLEN, Officers in

King Henry's Army.
BATES, COURT, WILLIAMS, Soldiers in the same.
NYM, BARDOLPH, Pistol, formerly Servants to Falstaff.

CHARLES, King of France.
LEWIS, the Dauphin.
Dukes of Burgundy, Orleans, and Bourbon.
The Constable of France.
Governor of Harfleur. MONTJOY, a French Herald.

ISABEL, Queen of France.
KATHARINE, Daughter of Charles and Isabel.
QUICKLY, Pistol's Wife, an Hostess.

Lords, Ladies, Officers, French and English Soldiers,

Messengers, and Attendants.

The SCENE, at the beginning of the Play, lies in England ;

but afterwards wholly, in France.

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FOR a muse of fìre, that would ascend
The brightest heaven of invention !

A kingdom for a stage, prìnces to act,
And monarchs to behöld 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.-Pardon, gentles all, The flat ùnraised spirit, that hath dard, 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 0, the very càsques, That did affright the air at Agincourt ? O, 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,

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And make imaginary puissance :
Think, when we tàlk 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.

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