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Speeches (Lines) for Earl of Westmoreland
in "Henry V"

Total: 9

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Henry V. Send for him, good uncle.

Earl of Westmoreland. Shall we call in the ambassador, my liege?



Duke of Exeter. Your brother kings and monarchs of the earth
Do all expect that you should rouse yourself,
As did the former lions of your blood.

Earl of Westmoreland. They know your grace hath cause and means and might;
So hath your highness; never king of England
Had nobles richer and more loyal subjects,
Whose hearts have left their bodies here in England
And lie pavilion'd in the fields of France.



Archbishop of Canterbury. She hath been then more fear'd than harm'd, my liege;
For hear her but exampled by herself:
When all her chivalry hath been in France
And she a mourning widow of her nobles,
She hath herself not only well defended
But taken and impounded as a stray
The King of Scots; whom she did send to France,
To fill King Edward's fame with prisoner kings
And make her chronicle as rich with praise
As is the ooze and bottom of the sea
With sunken wreck and sunless treasuries.

Earl of Westmoreland. But there's a saying very old and true,
'If that you will France win,
Then with Scotland first begin:'
For once the eagle England being in prey,
To her unguarded nest the weasel Scot
Comes sneaking and so sucks her princely eggs,
Playing the mouse in absence of the cat,
To tear and havoc more than she can eat.



Duke of Exeter. They shall be apprehended by and by.

Earl of Westmoreland. How smooth and even they do bear themselves!
As if allegiance in their bosoms sat,
Crowned with faith and constant loyalty.



Duke of Bedford. The king himself is rode to view their battle.

Earl of Westmoreland. Of fighting men they have full three score thousand.



(stage directions). [Enter the KING]

Earl of Westmoreland. O that we now had here
But one ten thousand of those men in England
That do no work to-day!



Henry V. All things are ready, if our minds be so.

Earl of Westmoreland. Perish the man whose mind is backward now!



Henry V. Thou dost not wish more help from England, coz?

Earl of Westmoreland. God's will! my liege, would you and I alone,
Without more help, could fight this royal battle!



Henry V. Is't so, my lords of England?

Earl of Westmoreland. The king hath granted every article:
His daughter first, and then in sequel all,
According to their firm proposed natures.

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