History of Henry VI, Part I (1591-2)

Intro
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Act V, Scene 2

France. Plains in Anjou.

[Enter CHARLES, BURGUNDY, ALENCON, BASTARD OF] [p]ORLEANS, REIGNIER, JOAN LA PUCELLE, and forces]

Charles, King of France These news, my lord, may cheer our drooping spirits:
'Tis said the stout Parisians do revolt
And turn again unto the warlike French.

Duke of Alencon Then march to Paris, royal Charles of France,
And keep not back your powers in dalliance.

Joan la Pucelle Peace be amongst them, if they turn to us;
Else, ruin combat with their palaces!

[Enter Scout]

Scout Success unto our valiant general,
And happiness to his accomplices!

Charles, King of France What tidings send our scouts? I prithee, speak.

Scout The English army, that divided was
Into two parties, is now conjoined in one,
And means to give you battle presently.

Charles, King of France Somewhat too sudden, sirs, the warning is;
But we will presently provide for them.

Duke of Burgundy I trust the ghost of Talbot is not there:
Now he is gone, my lord, you need not fear.

Joan la Pucelle Of all base passions, fear is most accursed.
Command the conquest, Charles, it shall be thine,
Let Henry fret and all the world repine.

Charles, King of France Then on, my lords; and France be fortunate!

[Exeunt]

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