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Whom all France, with their chief assembled | Alarums ; Excursions ; afterwards a Retreat.

strength, Durst not presume to look once in the face. Re-enter CHARLES, ALENÇON, REIGNIER, and Bed. Is Talbot slain ? then I will slay myself,

others. For living idly here, in pomp and ease,

Char. Who ever saw the like? what meu bave Whilst such a worthy leader, wanting aid, Unto his dastard foe-man is betray'd.

Dogs! cowards ! dastards, i would ne'er have 3 Mess. O no, he lives ; but is took prisoner,

fied, And lord Scales with him, and lord Hunger. But that they left me midst my enemies. ford :

Reig. Salisbury is a desperate homicide : Most of the rest slaughter'd, or took, likewise. He fighteth as one weary of his life. Bed. His ransom there is none but I shall | The other lords, like lions wanting food, pay :

Do rush upon us as their bungry prey. I'll hale the Dauphin headlong from his throne, Alen. Froissard, a countryman of our's, re. His crown shall be the ransom of my friend;

cords, Four of their lords I'll change for one of England all olivers and Rowlands + bred, our's.

During the time Edward the third did reign. Farewell, my masters; to my task will I; More truly now may this be verified ; Bonfires in France forthwith I am to make, For none but Samsons and Goliasses, To keep our great Saint George's feast withal : It sendeth forth to skirmish. One to ten ! Ten thousand soldiers with me I will take, Lean raw-bon'd rascals! who would e'er sup. Whose bloody deeds sball make all Europe

pose quake.

They had such courage and audacity ? 3 Mess. So you had need ; for Orleans is be Char. Let's leave this town; for they are hair. sieg'd;

brain'd slaves, The English army is grown weak and faint : And bunger will enforce them to be more ea. The earl of Salisbury craveth supply,

ger: And hardly keeps his men from mutiny,

of old I know them ; rather with their teeth Since they, so few, watch such a multitude. The walls they'll tear down, than forsake the Exe. Remember, lords, your oaths to Henry

siege. sworn :

Reig. I think, by some odd gimmals t or de. Either to quell the Dauphin utterly,

vice, Or bring him in obedience to your yoke.

Their arms are set, like clocks, still to strike on; Bed. I do remember it ; and here take leave, Else ne'er could they hold out so, as they do. To go about my preparation.

[Erit. I By my consent, we'll e'en let them alone. Glo. I'll to the Tower, with all the baste 1 Alen. Be it so.

can, To view the artillery and munition ;

Enter the BASTARD of Orleans. And then I will proclaim young Heury king. Bast. Where's the prince Dauphin, I have

(Exit.

news for him. Exe. To Eltham will I, where the young Char. Bastard 9 of Orleans, thrice welcome to king is,

us. Being ordain'd bis special governor ;

Bast. Methinks, your looks are sad, your And for his safety there I'll best advise.

cheerappallid;

(Exit. Hath the late overthrow wrought this offence ? Win. Each hath his place and function to Be not disınay'd, for succour is at hand : attend :

A holy maid bither with me I bring, I am left out: for me nothing remains.

Wbich, by a vision sent to her from heaven, But long I will not be Jack-out-of-office ;

Ordained is to raise this tedious siege, The king from Eltbam I intend to send,

And drive the English forth the bounds of And sit at chiefest stern of public weal.

France.
[Exit Scene closes. The spirit of deep prophecy she hath,

Exceeding the nine sibyls of old Rome;
SCENE II.-France. Before Orleans.

What's past, and wbal's to come, she can

descry. Enter CHARLES, with his Forces ; ALENGON,

Speak, shall I call her in ? Believe my words, REIGNIER, and others.

For they are certain and infallible.

Char. Go, call her in : (Exit BASTARD.) But Char. Mars his true moving, even as in the

tirst, to try her skill, heavens,

Reignier, stand thou as Dauphin in my place : So in the earth to this day is not known:

Question her proudly, let thy looks be stern: Late did he shine upon the English side;

By this means shall we sound what skill she Now we are victors upon us he smiles.

hatb.

(Retires. What towus of any moment, but we have ? At pleasure here we lie, near Orleans ;

Enter LA PUCELLE, BASTARD of Orleans, and Otherwhiles, the famish'd English, like pale

others. ghosts, Faintly besiege us one hour in a month.

| Reig. Fair maid, is't thou wilt do these wonAlen. They want their porridge, and their fat

d'rous feats ? bull-beeves :

Puc. Reignier, is't thou that thinkest to be. Either they must be dieted like mules,

guile meAnd have their provender tyed to their mouths,

Where is the Dauphin 1-come, come from beOr piteous they will look, like drowned mice.

hind; Reig. Let's raise the siege; Why live we idly

I know thee well, though never seen before. here?

Be not amaz'd, there's notbing hid froni me:
Talbot is taken, whom we wont to fear :

In private will I talk with thee apart :-
Remainetb none but mad-brain'd Salisbury :
And he may well in fretting spend his gail,

I. e. The prey for which they are hungry. Nor men, nor money, bath he to make war.

These were two of the most famous in CharleChar. Sound, sound alarum ; we will rush on

magne's list of peers.

A gimmal is a piece of jointed work, where one them.

piece moves within another; here it is taken at large Now for the honour of the forlorn French : for an engine. Him I forgive my death, that killeth me,

This was not in former times a term of reproach. When he sees me go back one foot, yr fly.

I Countenance. T Shakspeare mistakes the bine Sibyllige books, for (Éxeunt. I aige Sybils.

daughter in any kirous, hat

(Exeunt.

Stand back, you lords, and give us leave a., Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself, while.

Till by broad spreading, it disperse to nought, Reig. She takes upon her bravely at first With Henry's death, the English circle ends; dash.

Dispersed are the glories it included. Puc. Dauphin, I am by birth a shepherd's Now am I like that proud insulting ship,

Which Cæsar and his fortune bare at once. My wit untrain'd in any kind of art.

Char. Was Mahomet inspired with a dove ?. Heaven, and our lady gracious, hath it pleas'd Thou with an eagle art inspired then. To shine on my coutemptible estate:

Helen, the mother of great Constantine, Lo, whilst I waited on my tender lambs,

Nor yet Saint Philip's daughters, + were like thee, And to sun's parcbing heat display'd my cheeks, Bright star of Venus, fall's down on the earth, God's mother deigned to appear to me;

How may I reverently worship thee enongh And, in a vision full of majesty,

Alen. Leave off delays, and let us raise the Willd me to leave my base vocation,

siege. And free my country from calamity :

Reig. Woman, do what thiou cau'st 19 save Her aid she promis'd, and assur'd success :

our honours ; In complete glory she reveal'a berself ;

Drive them from Orleans, and be immortaliz'd. And, whereas I was black and swart before,

Char. Presently we'll try :Come let's away With those clear rays which she infus'd on me,

about it
That beauty am I bless'd with, which you see. No propbet will I trust, if she prove false.
Ask me what question thou canst possible,
And I will answer unpremeditated :
My courage try by combat, if thou dar'st,

SCENE 111.-London.-Hill before the And thou sbalt find that I exceed my sex.

Tower.
Resolve on this ; . Thou shalt be fortunate,
If thou receive me for thy warlike mate.

Inter, at the Gates, the Duke of GLOSTER, Char. Tbou bast astonish'd me with thy high

with his Serring-men, in blue coats. terms;

Glo. I am come to survey the Tower this Only tbis proof i'll of thy valour make,

day; Since Henry's death, fear, there is In single combat thou shalt buckle with me; conveyance. - Where be these warders, that And, if thou vanquishest, thy words are true ; they wait not bere ! Open the gates : Gloster it is Otherwise, I renounce all confidence.

that calls.

(SERVANTS knock. Puc. I am prepar'd: here is my keen-edg'a I Ward. Within.) Who is there that knocks sword,

so iinperiously? Deck'd with five Aour-de-Juces on each side ; 1 Serv. It is the roble Duke of Gloster. The which at Tourame, in Saint Katharine's 2 Ward. (Within.] Whoe er he be you may church-yard,

not be let in. Out of a deal of old iron I chose forth.

1 Serv. Answer you so the lord protector Char. Then come o'God's name, I fear no

villains ? woman.

I Ward. (Within.) The Lord protect him! Puc. And, while I live, I'll ne'er fly from a

so we answer him: man.

(They fight. We do no otherwise than we are willid. Char. Stay, stay thy hands , thou art an Glo. Who will'd you or whose will stands Amazon,

but mine? And fightest with the sword of Deborah.

There's none protector of the realm, but I. Puc. Christ's mother helps me, else I were Break up 6 the gates, I'll be your warrantize : too weak.

Shall I be flouted thus by duugbill grooms ? Char. Whoe'er helps thee, 'tis thou that must help me :

SERVANTS rush at the Tower Gates. Enter, Impatiently I buru with thy desire :

to the Gates, WOODVILLE, the Lieutenant. My heart and hands thou hast at once subdu'd. Excellent Pucelle, if thy name be so,

Wood. (Within.) What noise is this 1 what Let me thy servant, and not sovereigu be ;

traitors have we here? 'Tis the French Dauphin sueth to thee thus.

Glo. Lieutenant, is it you, whose voice ! Puc. I must not yield to any rites of love,

bear For my profession's sacred from above :

Open the gates : here's Gloster that would enter. When I have chased all thy foes from hence,

Wood. Within.) Have patience noble duke. Then will I think upon a recompense.

I may not open ; Char. Meantime, look gracious on thy pros

The cardinal of Winchester forbids : trate thrall.

From him I have express commandment, Reig. My lord, methinks, is very long in talk.

That thou, nor none of thine, shall be let iu. Alen. Doubtless be sbrives this woman to ber Glo. Paint-hearted Woodville, prizest him smock:

fore me? Else ne'er could be so long protract his speech. Arrogant Winchester ? that hanghty prelate. Reis. Shall we disturb him, since he keeps no

* Whom Harry, our late sovereign, ne'er could mean?

brook ? Alen. He may inead more than we poor men

Thou art no friend to God or to the king : do know :

Open the gates, or I'll shut thee out shortly. These women are shrewd tempters with their 1 Serv. Open the gates unto the lord protongues.

tector;

(quickly. Reig. My lord, where are you? what devise Or we'll burst them open, if that you come not

you on? Shall we give over Orleans or no 7

Enter WINCHESTER, Attended by a Train of

Servants in tawny Coats.
Puc. Why, no, I say, distrustful recreants !
Fight till the last gasp ; I will be your guard.

Win, How now, ambitious Humpbry? what Char. What she says, I'll confirm; we'll fight

means this? it out.

Glo. Piel'd priest, || dost thou command me Puc. Assign'd am I to be the English scourge.

to be shut out? . This night the siege assuredly l'll raise : Expect Saint Martin's summer, + haleyon days, • Mahomet persuaded his followers that a dove which Since I have entered into these wars.

he had taught wheu hungry to light upon his shoulder, Glory is like a circle in the water,

and thrust its bill into his mouth, was the Holy Ghost!

Meaning the four daughters of Philip mentioned

in Acts xxi. 9. • Be firmly persuaded of it.

Theft.

Break open,
Expeet prosperity after misfortune.

Alluding to his shaven crown,

Win. I do, thou most usurping proditor, * May. See the coast clear'd, and then we will And not protector of the king or realm.

depart.Glo. Stand back, thou manifest conspirator : Good God! that nobles should such stomachs Thou, that contrivdst to murder our dead lord ;

bear! Thou that giv'st whores + indulgences to siu : I myself fight not once in forty year. (Exeunt. I'll canvas i thee in thy broad cardinal's hat, If thou proceed in this thy insolence.

SCENE IV.-France.-- Before Orleans. Win. Nay, stand thou back, I will not budgeEnter. on the Walls, the MASTER-GUNNER

a foot ; Tbis be Damascus, be thon cursed Cain,

and his SON.

M. Gun. Sirrah, thou kuow'st how Orleans To slay thy brother Abel if thou wilt.

is besieg'd; Glo. I will not slay thee, but I'll drive thee back :

And how the English have the suburbs won. Thy scarlet robes, as a child's bearing-cloth

Son. Father, I know; and oll have shot ar

them, l'll use, to carry thee out of this place. Win. Do what thou dar'st; I beard thee to

Howe'er, unfortunate, I miss'd my aim. thy face.

M. Gun. But now thou sbalt not. Be thou Clo. What am I dar'd, and bearded to my chief master-gunner am I of this town;

rul'd by ine : face 1Draw, men, for all this privileged place ;

Something I must do, to procure ine grace : Blue-coats to tawny-coats. Priest, beware

The prince's espials t have informed me,

How the Euglish, 'in your beard ;

the suburbs close in

trench’d, (GLOSTER and his Men attack the Bishop.

Wout, through a secret gate of iron bars
I mean to tug it, and to cuff your soundly:
Under my feet I stamp thy cardiual's bal;

In yonder tower, to overpeer the city ;
In spite of pope or dignities of church,

And thence discover how, with inost advanHere by the cheeks I'll drag thee up and down.

tage, Win. Gloster, thou'lt answer this before the

They may vex us, with shot or with assault.

To intercept this inconvenience, pope. Glo. Winchester goose, I cry-a rope! a

A piece of ordnance 'gainst it I have plac'd ;

And fully even these three days have I watch'd rope !

(stay 1 Now beat ihem hence. Why do you let them

If I could see them. Now, boy, do thou watch, Tbeel'll chase hence, thou wolf in sheep's

For I can stay no longer.

If tbou spy'st any run and bring me word ; array. Out, tawny coats !-oat, scarlet || hypocrite !

And thou shalt find me at the governor's.

(Exit. Here a great Tumult. In the midst of it, Son. Father, I warrant you ; take you no Enter the MAYOR of London, and Officers.

care: May. Fie, lords ! that you, being supreme

I'll never trouble you, if I may spy them. magistrates,

Enter, in an upper Chamber of a Tower Thus contunneliously sbould break the peace! the Lords SALISBURY and TALBOT, Sir Glo. Peace, mayor ; thou know'st little of WILLIAM GLANSDALE, Sir THOMAS GARmy wrongs :

GRAVE, and others.
Here's Beaufort that regards nor God nor king,
Hath here distrain'd the Tower to his use.

Sal. Talbot, my life, my joy, again retur.'d ? Win. Here's Gloster too a soe to citizens :

How wert thou handled, being prisoner ? One that still motions war, and never peace,

Or by what means got'st thou to be releas'a 3 O'ercharging your free purses with large fines;

Discourse, I pr'ythee on this turret's top. That seeks to overthrow religiou,

Tal. The duke of Bedford bad a prisoner, Because he is protector of tbe realm;

Called the brave lord Ponton de Santrailles; And would have armour here out of the Tower

For him I was exchang'd and ransomed. To crown himself king, aud suppress the prince.

But with a baser man of arms by far, me Glo. I will not answer thee with words, but

Once, in contempt, they would have barter'd blows.

Which I, disdaining, scoru'd : and craved death Here they skirmish again. May. Nonght rest for me, in this tumultuous

Rather than I would be so pil'd esteemed. strife,

In fine, redeem'd I was as I desir'd. But to make open proclamation :

But oh ! the treacherous Fastolle wounds my heart: Come, oficer; as loud as e'er thou canst.

Whom with my bare fists I would execute,

If I now had him brought into my power. Off. All manner of men assembled here in Sal. Yet tell'st thou not, how thou wert enarms this day, against God's peuce and the

tertain'd. king's, we charge and command you, in his

Tal. With scoft's, and scorns, and contumehighness' name, to repair to your several

lious taunts. dwelling-places ; and not to wear, handle, in open market-place produc'd they me, or use any sword, weapon, or dagger, hence To be a public spectacle to all; forward, upon pain of death.

Here, said they, is the terror of the French,

The scare-scrow that affrights our children so. Glo. Cardinal, l'll be no breaker of the law :

Then broke I from the officers that led me; But we shall ineet, and break our minds at

And with my nails digg'd stones out of the large. Win. Gloster, we'll meet; to thy dear coast to hurl at the beholders of my shame.

ground, be sure: Tby heart-blood I will have, for this day's work.

My grisly countenance made others fly; May. I'll call for clubs, { if you will not

: Noue durst come near for fear of sudden

death. away :This cardinal is more haughty than the devil.

lu iron walls they deem'd me not secure;

So great fear of my name 'mongst them was Glo. Mayor, farewell : thou dost but what

spread, thon may'st.

| That they suppos'd I could rend bars of steel, Win. Abominable Gloster 1 guard thy head; For I intend to have it ere loug.

And spurn in pieces posts of adamant : (Erit.

Wherefore a guard of cbosen shot I had,

That walk'd about me every minute-while ; • Traitor. The public stews were formerly licen

And if I did but stir out my bed
sed by the Bishop of Winchester, and their inmates ob- Ready they were to shoot me to the beart.
taineiltte name of Winchester geese.

Sift.
A Strupet.
An allusion to the Bishop's habit. l'ride.

+ Favour. T That is, for peace-officers armed with clubs or staves.

So stripped of houours.

to been market-place produ

upon pain of death dagger, hence

Thte, said they, Pectacle to allThey me,

of the law.

1 Spie.

Sal. 1 grieve to hear what torments you / SCENE V.-The same.- Before one of the endur'd ;

Gates. But we will be reveng'd sufficiently.

Alarum. Skirmishings. TALBOT pursueth Now it is supper time in Orleans :

the DAUPHIN, and driveth him in : then Here, through this grate, I can count every

enter JOAN LA PUCELLE, driving English one,

men before her. Then enter TALBOT. And view the Frenchmen how they fortify ; Let us look in, the sight will much delight Tal. Where is my strength, my valour, and thee.

my force ? Sir Thomas Gargrave, and Sir William Glans-Our English troops retire, I cannot stay them; dale,

A woman clad in armour, cbaseth them.
Let me bave your express opinions,
Where is best place to make our battery next.

Enter La Pucelle.
le north gate ; for there

Here, bere she comes :--P'll bave a bout with stand lords.

thee : Glan, And I, here, at the bulwark of the

Devil or devil's dam, I'll conjure thee: bridge. Tal. For aught I see, this city must be fa- Blood will I draw on thee, thou art a witch,

And straightway give thy soul to him misb'a,

thou

serv'st. Or with light skirmishes enfeebled, (Shot from the Town. SALISBURY and Puc. Come, come, 'tis only I that must dis

grace thee;

They fighr. Sir Tho. GARGRAVE fall. Sal. O Lord have mercy on us, wretched Tal. Heavens, can you suffer hell so to pre.

vail ? sinners! Gar. 0 Lord have mercy on me. woefull My breast lu burst with straining of my couman!

rage, Tal. What chance is this. that suddenly bath And from my shoulders crack my arins asunder.

But I will chastise this bigb-minded strumpet. cross'd us 1

Puc. Talbot, farewell; thy hour is not yet Speak, Salisbury ; at least, if thou canst speak;

come : How far'st thou, mirror of all martial meni

I must go victual Orleans forthwith. One of thy eyes, and thy cheek's side struck

O'ertake me, if thou canst ; I scorn thy strength. off!

Go, go, cheer up thy hunger-starved men ;
Accursed tower I accursed fatal hand,
Tbat have contriv'd this woeful tragedy !

Help Salisbury to make his testament:

Tbis day is our's, as many more shall be. In thirteen battles Salisbury o'ercame;

(PUCELLE enters the Town, with Soldiers. Henry the fifth he first train'd to the wars; Whilst any trump did sound, or druin struck

Tal. My thoughts are wbirled like a potter's

wheel; up, His sword did ne'er leave striking in the I know not where I am, nor what I do : field.

A witch, by fear, not force, like Hannibal, Yet liv'st thou, Salisbury ? though thy speech Drives back our troops, and conquers, as she

lists : doth fail One eye thou hast, to look to heaven for So bees with smoke, and doves with noisome

stench, grace :

Are from their hjves and houses driven away. The sun with one eye vieweth all the world.Heaven, be thou gracious to none alive,

They call'd us, for our fierceness English If Salisbury wants mercy at thy hands!

dogs ; Bear hence bis body, I will help to bury it,

Now, like to whelps, we crying run away. Sir Thomas Gargrave, bast thou any life?

(A short Alarun. Speak unto Talbot ; nay, look up to hiin.

Hark, countryınen ! either renew the fight, Salisbury, cheer thy spirit with this comfort;

Or tear the lions out of England's coat; Thou shalt not die, whiles

Renounce your soil, give sheep in lion's stead : He beckons with his hand, and smiles on me ;

Sheep run not half so timorous from the wolf, As who should say, When I am dead and gone,

| Or horse, or oxen, from the leopard, Remember to avenge me on the French.

As you fly from your oft subdued slaves. Plantagenet, I will; and Nero-like,

[Alarum. Another Skirmish.

It will not be :-Retire into your trenches :
Play on the lute, beholding the towns barn :
Wretched shall France be only in my name.

You all consented unto Salisbury's death, (Thunder heard ; afterwards an Alarum.

For none would strike a stroke in his revenge. What stir is this? What tumult's in the hea!

Pucelle is enter'd into Orleans, vens ?

in spite of us, or augbt that we could do. Whence cometh this alarum, and the noise ?

O would I were to die with Salisbury !

The shame hereof will make me bide my bead. Enter a Messenger.

[ Alarum. Retreat. Exeunt TALBOT and Mess. My lord, my lord, the French bave

his Forces, &c.
gathered head :
The Dauphin with one Joan la Pucelle join'd,

SCENE VI.-The same.
A holy propbetess, new risen up,
Is come wiib a great power to raise the siege.

Enter, on the Walls : PUCELLE, CHARLES, (SALISBURY groans.

REIGNIER, ALENÇON, and Soldiers Tal. Hear, hear, how dying Salisbury doth Puc. Advance our waving colours on the groan !

walls ; It irks bis heart, he cannot be reveng'd.

Rescu'd is Orleans from the English wolves :Frenchmen, I'll be a Salisbury to you:

Thus Joan la Pucelle hath perform'd her word. Pucelle or puzzel, .* dolphin or dogfish,

Char. Divinest creature, bright Astræa's Your hearts I'll stamp out with my horse's

daughter, heels,

| How shall I bonour thee for this success ? And make a quagmire of your mingled brains.- Thy promises are like Adonis' gardens, Convey me Salisbury into his tent,

That one day bloom'd, and fruitful were the And then we'll try what these dastardly French.

next.
men dare.
[Eceunt, bearing out the Bodies.

The superstition of those tamos taught, that he

woo cou.d draw a witch's blood was free from her • A dirty wench.

power.

France, triumph in thy glorious prophetess! l Tal. Not all together : better far, I guess, Recover'd is the town of Orleans :

That we do make our entrance several ways ;
More blessed hap did ne'er befall our state. That, if it chance the one of us do fail,
Reig. Why ring not out the bells throughout The other yet may rise against their force.
the town?

Bed. Agreed: I'll to yon corner.
Dauphin, command the citizens make bonfires, Bur. And I to this.
And feast and banquet in the open streets,

Tal. And here will Talbot mount, or make To celebrate the joy that God hath given us.

bis grave.Alen. Al France will be replete with mirth | Now Salisbury ! for thee, and for the right and joy,

of English Henry, shall this night appear When they shall hear how we have played the

men. Char. 'Tis Joan, not we, by whom the day

[The English scale the Walls, crying s is won ;

George ! a Talbot ! and all enter by the For which, I will divide my crown with her :

Toun. And all the priests and friars in my realm

Sent. (Within.) Arm, arım I the eneiny doth Shall, in procession, sing her endless praise.

make assault ! A statelier pyramis to her I'll rear, Than Rhodope's, or Memphis', ever was :

The French leap over the Walls in their In memory of her, when she is dead,

Shirts, Enter, several ways, BASTARD, Her ashes, in an urn more precious

ALENGON, REIGNIER, hulf ready, and half Than the rich-jewell'd coffer of Darius +

unready. Transported shall be at high festivals

Alen. How now, my lords ? wliat, all unBefore the kings and queens of France.

ready . so No longer on St. Dennis will we cry,

Bast. Unready? ay, and glad we 'scap'd so But Joan la Pucelle shall be France's saint.

well. Come in ; and let us banquet royally,

Reig. 'Twas time, I trow, to wake and leave After tbis golden day of victory.

our beds,
[Fivurish. Exeunt.

u. | Hearing alarums at our chamber doors.
Alen. Of all exploits, since first I follow'd

arms,

Ne'er heard l of a warlike enterprize
АСТ II. .

More venturous, or desperate than this.

Bast. I think, this Talbot be a fiend of SCENE 1.-The same.

hell.

Reig. If not of hell, the heavens sure favour Enter to the Gates, a French SERGEANT,

bim. and two SENTINELS.

Alen. Here cometh Charles ; I marvel, how

he sped. Serg. Sirs, take your places, and be vigilant : If any noise, or soldier, you peraeive,

Enter CHARLES, and La PUCELLE. Near the walls, by some apparent signi,

Bast. Tut! holy Joan was his defensive Let us have howlege at the court of guard. I

guard. i Sent. Sergeaut, you shall. [Erit SERGEANT.) Char. Is this tby cunning, thou deceitful Thus are poor servitors

dame ? (When others sleep upon their quiet beds,) Didst thou at first, to flatter us withal Constraip'd to watch in darkness, rain, aud Make us partakers of a little gain, cold.

That now our loss might be ten times so much 3 Enter TALBOT, BEDFORD, BURGUNDY, and

Puc. Wherefore is Charles impatieat with

his friend ? Forces, with scaling Ladders ; their Drums beating a dead march.

At all times will you have my power alike?

Sleeping or waking inust I still prevail, Tal. Lord regent, and redoubted Burgundy,

Or will you blame and lay the fault on me 1 By whose approach, the regions of Artois,

linprovident soldiers ! had your watch been Walloon, and Picardy, are friends to us,

good, This happy night, the Frenchmen are secure,

This sudden mischief never could have fall'n, Having all day carous'd and banquetted :

Char. Duke of Alençon, this was your de. Embrace we then this opportunity;

fault; As fitting best to quittance their deceit,

That, being captain of the watch to-night, Contriv'd by art, and baleful sorcery.

Did look no better to that weighty charge. Bed. Coward of France !-how much he

Alen. Had all your quarters been as safely wrongs his fame,

kept, Despairing of his own arm's fortitude,

As that whereof I had the government, To join with witches, and the help of hell.

We had not been thus shamefully surpriz'd. Bur. Traitors have never other company.

Bast. Mine was secure. But what's that Pucelle, whom they term 80 Reig, And so was inine, my lord. pure ?

Char. And, for myself, most part of all this Tal. A maid, they say.

night, Bed. A maid 1 and be so martial !

Within her quarter, and mine own precinct, Bur. Pray God, sbe prove not masculine ere

I was employ'd in passing to and fro, long;

About relieving of the sentinels : If underneath the standard of the French,

Then how, or which way, should they first She carry armour, as she hath begun.

break in Tal. Well, let them practise and converse Puc. Question my lords, no further of the with spirits,

case, God is our fortress ; in whose conquering name, How, or which way ; 'tis sure, they found some Let us resolve to scale their inty bulwarks.

place Bed. Ascend, brave Talbot ; we will follow But weakly guarded, where the breach was thee.

made.

And now there rests no other shift but this • Rhodope, a famous strumpet, built one of the pyra. To gather our soldiers, scatter'd and dispers'd, mids from the profits of her trade.

When Alex. And lay new platforms t to endamage them. ander took Gaza, he found an exceeding rich and beau. ful casket, in which he ordered to be placed a copy of Homer's Iliad. * The same as guard roum.

• Uudressed.

+ Plaus, schemes,

Havineappy night, they are friends

This happy day carolis opportuor deceit, wibrace we to quittancerul sorcery

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