Henry V

Act I
Act II
Act IV
Act V


Enter Chorus


Thus far, with rough and all-unable pen,

Our bending author hath pursued the story,
bending (adj.) 2 bowing, reverential, respectful

In little room confining mighty men,

Mangling by starts the full course of their glory.
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding See Topics: Frequency count
starts, by / in in fits and starts

Small time, but in that small most greatly lived
greatly (adv.) nobly, honourably

This star of England. Fortune made his sword,

By which the world's best garden he achieved,

And of it left his son imperial lord.

Henry the Sixth, in infant bands crowned King

Of France and England, did this King succeed,

Whose state so many had the managing

That they lost France, and made his England bleed:

Which oft our stage hath shown; and, for their sake,
oft (adv.) often See Topics: Frequency count

In your fair minds let this acceptance take.


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