Speeches (Lines) for Duke of Orleans in "History of Henry V"

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 III / 7
  • You have an excellent armour; but let my horse have his due.
  • You have an excellent armour; but let my horse have his due.
  • Constable of France. Tut! I have the best armour of the world. Would it were day!

    Duke of Orleans. You have an excellent armour; but let my horse have his due.

2 III / 7
  • Will it never be morning?
  • Will it never be morning?
  • Constable of France. It is the best horse of Europe.

    Duke of Orleans. Will it never be morning?

3 III / 7
  • You are as well provided of both as any prince in the world.
  • You are as well provided of both as any prince in the world.
  • Lewis the Dauphin. My lord of Orleans, and my lord high constable, you
    talk of horse and armour?

    Duke of Orleans. You are as well provided of both as any prince in the world.

4 III / 7
  • He's of the colour of the nutmeg.
  • He's of the colour of the nutmeg.
  • Lewis the Dauphin. What a long night is this! I will not change my
    horse with any that treads but on four pasterns.
    Ca, ha! he bounds from the earth, as if his
    entrails were hairs; le cheval volant, the Pegasus,
    chez les narines de feu! When I bestride him, I
    soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth
    sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his
    hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes.

    Duke of Orleans. He's of the colour of the nutmeg.

5 III / 7
  • No more, cousin.
  • No more, cousin.
  • Lewis the Dauphin. It is the prince of palfreys; his neigh is like the
    bidding of a monarch and his countenance enforces homage.

    Duke of Orleans. No more, cousin.

6 III / 7
  • I have heard a sonnet begin so to one's mistress.
  • I have heard a sonnet begin so to one's mistress.
  • Lewis the Dauphin. Nay, the man hath no wit that cannot, from the
    rising of the lark to the lodging of the lamb, vary
    deserved praise on my palfrey: it is a theme as
    fluent as the sea: turn the sands into eloquent
    tongues, and my horse is argument for them all:
    'tis a subject for a sovereign to reason on, and for
    a sovereign's sovereign to ride on; and for the
    world, familiar to us and unknown to lay apart
    their particular functions and wonder at him. I
    once writ a sonnet in his praise and began thus:
    'Wonder of nature,'--

    Duke of Orleans. I have heard a sonnet begin so to one's mistress.

7 III / 7
  • Your mistress bears well.
  • Your mistress bears well.
  • Lewis the Dauphin. Then did they imitate that which I composed to my
    courser, for my horse is my mistress.

    Duke of Orleans. Your mistress bears well.

8 III / 7
  • The Dauphin longs for morning.
  • The Dauphin longs for morning.
  • Lewis the Dauphin. 'Tis midnight; I'll go arm myself.

    Duke of Orleans. The Dauphin longs for morning.

9 III / 7
  • By the white hand of my lady, he's a gallant prince.
  • By the white hand of my lady, he's a gallant prince.
  • Constable of France. I think he will eat all he kills.

    Duke of Orleans. By the white hand of my lady, he's a gallant prince.

10 III / 7
  • He is simply the most active gentleman of France.
  • He is simply the most active gentleman of France.
  • Constable of France. Swear by her foot, that she may tread out the oath.

    Duke of Orleans. He is simply the most active gentleman of France.

11 III / 7
  • He never did harm, that I heard of.
  • He never did harm, that I heard of.
  • Constable of France. Doing is activity; and he will still be doing.

    Duke of Orleans. He never did harm, that I heard of.

12 III / 7
  • I know him to be valiant.
  • I know him to be valiant.
  • Constable of France. Nor will do none to-morrow: he will keep that good name still.

    Duke of Orleans. I know him to be valiant.

13 III / 7
  • What's he?
  • What's he?
  • Constable of France. I was told that by one that knows him better than
    you.

    Duke of Orleans. What's he?

14 III / 7
  • He needs not; it is no hidden virtue in him.
  • He needs not; it is no hidden virtue in him.
  • Constable of France. Marry, he told me so himself; and he said he cared
    not who knew it

    Duke of Orleans. He needs not; it is no hidden virtue in him.

15 III / 7
  • Ill will never said well.
  • Ill will never said well.
  • Constable of France. By my faith, sir, but it is; never any body saw it
    but his lackey: 'tis a hooded valour; and when it
    appears, it will bate.

    Duke of Orleans. Ill will never said well.

16 III / 7
  • And I will take up that with 'Give the devil his due.'
  • And I will take up that with 'Give the devil his due.'
  • Constable of France. I will cap that proverb with 'There is flattery in friendship.'

    Duke of Orleans. And I will take up that with 'Give the devil his due.'

17 III / 7
  • You are the better at proverbs, by how much 'A
    fool's bolt is soon shot.'
  • You are the better at proverbs, by how much 'A
    fool's bolt is soon shot.'
  • Constable of France. Well placed: there stands your friend for the
    devil: have at the very eye of that proverb with 'A
    pox of the devil.'

    Duke of Orleans. You are the better at proverbs, by how much 'A
    fool's bolt is soon shot.'

18 III / 7
  • 'Tis not the first time you were overshot.
  • 'Tis not the first time you were overshot.
  • Constable of France. You have shot over.

    Duke of Orleans. 'Tis not the first time you were overshot.

19 III / 7
  • What a wretched and peevish fellow is this king of
    England, to mope with his...
  • What a wretched and peevish fellow is this king of
    England, to mope with his fat-brained followers so
    far out of his knowledge!
  • Constable of France. A valiant and most expert gentleman. Would it were
    day! Alas, poor Harry of England! he longs not for
    the dawning as we do.

    Duke of Orleans. What a wretched and peevish fellow is this king of
    England, to mope with his fat-brained followers so
    far out of his knowledge!

20 III / 7
  • That they lack; for if their heads had any
    intellectual armour, they could n...
  • That they lack; for if their heads had any
    intellectual armour, they could never wear such heavy
    head-pieces.
  • Constable of France. If the English had any apprehension, they would run away.

    Duke of Orleans. That they lack; for if their heads had any
    intellectual armour, they could never wear such heavy
    head-pieces.

21 III / 7
  • Foolish curs, that run winking into the mouth of a
    Russian bear and have the...
  • Foolish curs, that run winking into the mouth of a
    Russian bear and have their heads crushed like
    rotten apples! You may as well say, that's a
    valiant flea that dare eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion.
  • Rambures. That island of England breeds very valiant
    creatures; their mastiffs are of unmatchable courage.

    Duke of Orleans. Foolish curs, that run winking into the mouth of a
    Russian bear and have their heads crushed like
    rotten apples! You may as well say, that's a
    valiant flea that dare eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion.

22 III / 7
  • Ay, but these English are shrewdly out of beef.
  • Ay, but these English are shrewdly out of beef.
  • Constable of France. Just, just; and the men do sympathize with the
    mastiffs in robustious and rough coming on, leaving
    their wits with their wives: and then give them
    great meals of beef and iron and steel, they will
    eat like wolves and fight like devils.

    Duke of Orleans. Ay, but these English are shrewdly out of beef.

23 III / 7
  • It is now two o'clock: but, let me see, by ten
    We shall have each a hundred...
  • It is now two o'clock: but, let me see, by ten
    We shall have each a hundred Englishmen.
  • Constable of France. Then shall we find to-morrow they have only stomachs
    to eat and none to fight. Now is it time to arm:
    come, shall we about it?

    Duke of Orleans. It is now two o'clock: but, let me see, by ten
    We shall have each a hundred Englishmen.

24 IV / 2
  • The sun doth gild our armour; up, my lords!
  • The sun doth gild our armour; up, my lords!
  • Henry V. My brother Gloucester's voice? Ay;
    I know thy errand, I will go with thee:
    The day, my friends and all things stay for me.

    Duke of Orleans. The sun doth gild our armour; up, my lords!

25 IV / 2
  • O brave spirit!
  • O brave spirit!
  • Lewis the Dauphin. Montez A cheval! My horse! varlet! laquais! ha!

    Duke of Orleans. O brave spirit!

26 IV / 2
  • Rien puis? L'air et la feu.
  • Rien puis? L'air et la feu.
  • Lewis the Dauphin. Via! les eaux et la terre.

    Duke of Orleans. Rien puis? L'air et la feu.

27 IV / 5
  • O seigneur! le jour est perdu, tout est perdu!
  • O seigneur! le jour est perdu, tout est perdu!
  • Constable of France. O diable!

    Duke of Orleans. O seigneur! le jour est perdu, tout est perdu!

28 IV / 5
  • Is this the king we sent to for his ransom?
  • Is this the king we sent to for his ransom?
  • Lewis the Dauphin. O perdurable shame! let's stab ourselves.
    Be these the wretches that we play'd at dice for?

    Duke of Orleans. Is this the king we sent to for his ransom?

29 IV / 5
  • We are enow yet living in the field
    To smother up the English in our throngs...
  • We are enow yet living in the field
    To smother up the English in our throngs,
    If any order might be thought upon.
  • Constable of France. Disorder, that hath spoil'd us, friend us now!
    Let us on heaps go offer up our lives.

    Duke of Orleans. We are enow yet living in the field
    To smother up the English in our throngs,
    If any order might be thought upon.

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