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William Shakespeare (1564–1616).  The Oxford Shakespeare.  1914.
 
The First Part of King Henry the Sixth
 
Act V. Scene II.
 
France.  Plains in Anjou.
 
Enter CHARLES, BURGUNDY, ALENÇON, JOAN LA PUCELLE, and Forces, marching.
  Char.  These news, my lord, may cheer our drooping spirits;
’Tis said the stout Parisians do revolt,
And turn again unto the war-like French.        5
  Alen.  Then, march to Paris, royal Charles of France,
And keep not back your powers in dalliance.
  Joan.  Peace be amongst them if they turn to us;
Else, ruin combat with their palaces!
 
Enter a Scout.
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  Scout.  Success unto our valiant general,
And happiness to his accomplices!
  Char.  What tidings send our scouts? I prithee speak.
  Scout.  The English army, that divided was
Into two parties, is now conjoin’d in one,        15
And means to give you battle presently.
  Char.  Somewhat too sudden, sirs, the warning is:
But we will presently provide for them.
  Bur.  I trust the ghost of Talbot is not there:
Now he is gone, my lord, you need not fear.        20
  Joan.  Of all base passions, fear is most accurs’d.
Command the conquest, Charles, it shall be thine;
Let Henry fret and all the world repine.
  Char.  Then on, my lords; and France be fortunate!  [Exeunt.
 
 
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