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KING Henry the Fifth.
Duke of Gloucester,
Duke of Bedford,

Brothers to the King.
Duke of Clarence,
Duke of York,

Uncles to the King
Duke of Exeter,
Earl of Salisbury.
Earl of Westmorland.
Earl of Warwick.
Archbishop of Canterbury.
Bishop of Ely.
Earl of Cambridge,
Lord Scroop,

Conspirators against the King.
Sir Thomas Gray,
Sir Thomas Erpingham,
Gower,
Fluellen,

Officers in the King Henry's Army.
Mackmorris,
Jamy,
Nym,
Bardolph, Formerly Servants to Falstaff, now Soldiers in the
Piftol,

King's Army.
Boy,
Bates,
Court,

Soldiers.
Williams,
Charles, King of France.
The Dauphin.
Duke of Burgundy
Constable,
Orleans,
Rambures, French Lords,
Bourbon,
Grandpree,
Governor of Harfleur.
Mountjoy, a Herald.
Ambassadors to the King of England.
Isabel, Queen of France.
Catharine, Daughter to the King of France.
Alice, a Lady attending on the Princess Catharine.
Quickly, Pifol's Wife, an Hostess.
CHORUS.
Lords, Messengers, French and English Soldiers, with other Allendants.
The SCENE, at the beginning of the Play, lies ir England;
Lut afterwards, wholly in France

PRO.

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For a Muse of fire, that would afcend

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,
Asume the port of Mars; and, at his heels,
(Leasht in, like hounds.) should famine, sword and fire
Crouch for employment. Pardon, gentles all,
The flat unraised spirit, that hath dar'd,
On this unworthy scaffold, to bring forth
So great an obje&. Can this Cock-pit hold
The vasty field of France? or may we cram,
Within this wooden 0, the very caskes
That did affright the air, at Agincourt ?
0, pardon; fonce a crooked figure may
Attest in little place a million ;
And let us, cyphers 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 up-rear'd, and abutting fronts
Perillous, the narrow ocean parts afunder.
Piece out our imperfe&ions 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 tñeir proud hoofs i th' receiving earth.
For 'tis your thoughts that now must deck our Kings,
Carry them here, and there ; jumping o'er times;
Turning th' 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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