Speeches (Lines) for Gower
in "Henry V"

Total: 27

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# Act, Scene, Line
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Speech text

1

III,2,1185

Captain Fluellen, you must come presently to the
mines; the Duke of Gloucester would speak with you.

2

III,2,1195

The Duke of Gloucester, to whom the order of the
siege is given, is altogether directed by an
Irishman, a very valiant gentleman, i' faith.

3

III,2,1199

I think it be.

4

III,2,1205

Here a' comes; and the Scots captain, Captain Jamy, with him.

5

III,2,1215

How now, Captain Macmorris! have you quit the
mines? have the pioneers given o'er?

6

III,2,1263

Gentlemen both, you will mistake each other.

7

III,2,1266

The town sounds a parley.

8

III,6,1462

How now, Captain Fluellen! come you from the bridge?

9

III,6,1465

Is the Duke of Exeter safe?

10

III,6,1477

What do you call him?

11

III,6,1479

I know him not.

12

III,6,1523

Why, this is an arrant counterfeit rascal; I
remember him now; a bawd, a cutpurse.

13

III,6,1529

Why, 'tis a gull, a fool, a rogue, that now and then
goes to the wars, to grace himself at his return
into London under the form of a soldier. And such
fellows are perfect in the great commanders' names:
and they will learn you by rote where services were
done; at such and such a sconce, at such a breach,
at such a convoy; who came off bravely, who was
shot, who disgraced, what terms the enemy stood on;
and this they con perfectly in the phrase of war,
which they trick up with new-tuned oaths: and what
a beard of the general's cut and a horrid suit of
the camp will do among foaming bottles and
ale-washed wits, is wonderful to be thought on. But
you must learn to know such slanders of the age, or
else you may be marvellously mistook.

14

IV,1,1912

Captain Fluellen!

15

IV,1,1923

Why, the enemy is loud; you hear him all night.

16

IV,1,1928

I will speak lower.

17

IV,7,2523

'Tis certain there's not a boy left alive; and the
cowardly rascals that ran from the battle ha' done
this slaughter: besides, they have burned and
carried away all that was in the king's tent;
wherefore the king, most worthily, hath caused every
soldier to cut his prisoner's throat. O, 'tis a
gallant king!

18

IV,7,2532

Alexander the Great.

19

IV,7,2537

I think Alexander the Great was born in Macedon; his
father was called Philip of Macedon, as I take it.

20

IV,7,2557

Our king is not like him in that: he never killed
any of his friends.

21

IV,7,2568

Sir John Falstaff.

22

IV,7,2570

Here comes his majesty.
[Alarum. Enter KING HENRY, and forces; WARWICK,]
GLOUCESTER, EXETER, and others]

23

IV,8,2718

How now, sir! you villain!

24

V,1,2886

Nay, that's right; but why wear you your leek today?
Saint Davy's day is past.

25

V,1,2901

Why, here he comes, swelling like a turkey-cock.

26

V,1,2926

Enough, captain: you have astonished him.

27

V,1,2954

Go, go; you are a counterfeit cowardly knave. Will
you mock at an ancient tradition, begun upon an
honourable respect, and worn as a memorable trophy of
predeceased valour and dare not avouch in your deeds
any of your words? I have seen you gleeking and
galling at this gentleman twice or thrice. You
thought, because he could not speak English in the
native garb, he could not therefore handle an
English cudgel: you find it otherwise; and
henceforth let a Welsh correction teach you a good
English condition. Fare ye well.

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