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henry v

henry v

Jul 18, 2008, 11:09 AM 0

hello, i love world history and historical fiction. perhaps you are familiar with shakespeare's play of henry V, of the battles of england and france leading up to the rout at agincourt. truly a sad moment for france but a gallant story nonetheless of valor and a king would could conquer a kingdom but knew not how to court a princess.

Many famous quotes from this play, such as this battle cry:

"Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead.
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility:
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger;
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage;
Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;..."

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