Speeches (Lines) for Duke of Bourbon
in "Henry V"

Total: 4

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1

III,5,1400

Lewis the Dauphin. O Dieu vivant! shall a few sprays of us,
The emptying of our fathers' luxury,
Our scions, put in wild and savage stock,
Spirt up so suddenly into the clouds,
And overlook their grafters?

Duke of Bourbon. Normans, but bastard Normans, Norman bastards!
Mort de ma vie! if they march along
Unfought withal, but I will sell my dukedom,
To buy a slobbery and a dirty farm
In that nook-shotten isle of Albion.


2

III,5,1422

Lewis the Dauphin. By faith and honour,
Our madams mock at us, and plainly say
Our mettle is bred out and they will give
Their bodies to the lust of English youth
To new-store France with bastard warriors.

Duke of Bourbon. They bid us to the English dancing-schools,
And teach lavoltas high and swift corantos;
Saying our grace is only in our heels,
And that we are most lofty runaways.


3

IV,5,2461

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

Duke of Bourbon. Shame and eternal shame, nothing but shame!
Let us die in honour: once more back again;
And he that will not follow Bourbon now,
Let him go hence, and with his cap in hand,
Like a base pander, hold the chamber-door
Whilst by a slave, no gentler than my dog,
His fairest daughter is contaminated.


4

IV,5,2473

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.

Duke of Bourbon. The devil take order now! I'll to the throng:
Let life be short; else shame will be too long.


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