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This late dissention, grown betwixt the peers,
S CE N E IV.
Changes to Roan in France. Enter Joan la Pucelle disguis'd, and four Soldiers with
Sacks upon their backs,
Sol. Our sacks shall be a mean to sack the city,
[Knocks. Watch. Qui va la ?
Pucel Paisans, pauvres gens de France.
Watch. Enter, go in, the market-bell is rung.
Enter Dauphin, Bastard, and Alanson.
Bast. Here enter'd Pucelle, and her pra&tisants :
Reig. By thrusting out a torch from yonder tow'r,
Baft. See, noble Charles, the beacon of our friend,
Dau. Now shines it like a comet of revenge,
Reig. Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends,
(An Alarm; Talbot in an Excursion. Tal. France, thou shalt rue this treason with thy, If Talbot but survive thy treachery.
SC E N E V.
chair. Enter Talbot and Burgundy, without; within,
Before he'll buy again at such a rate.
Burg. Scoff on, vile fiend, and shameless curtizan!
time. Bed. Oh let not words, but deeds, revenge this
treason! Pucel. What will you do, good grey-beard ? break
a lance, And run a'tilt at death within a chair?
Tal. Foul fiend of France, and hag of all despight, Incompass'd with thy luftful paramours, Becomes it thee to taunt his valiant age, And twit with cowardise a man half dead ? Damsel, I'll have a bout with you again, Or else let Talbot perish with his shame.
Pucel. Are you so hot? yet, Pucelle, hold thy Peace; If Talbot do but thunder, rain will follow.
(They whisper together in councel. God speed the parliament! who shall be the speaker?
Tal. Dare ye come forth, and meet us in the field?
Pucel. Belike, your lordship takes us then for fools, Το try
if that our own be ours, or no.
Alan. Seignior, no.
Tal. Seignior, hang :-base muleteers of France! Like peasant foot-boys do they keep the walls, And dare not take up arms like gentlemen.
Pucel. Captains, away ; let's get us from the walls, For Talbot means no goodnefs by his looks. God be wi' you, my lord : we came, Sir, but to tell you That we are here.
Exeunt from the walls. Tal. And there will we be too, ere it be long, Or else reproach be Talbot's greatest fame!
Vow, Burgundy, by honour of thy House,
Burg. My vows are equal partners with thy vows.
Tal. But ere we go, regard this dying Prince,
Bed. Lord Talbot, do not so difhonour me:
Burg. Couragious Bedford, let us now persuade you.
Bed. Not to be gone from hence: for once I read,
Tal. Undaunted fpirit in a dying breast !
(Exit. An alarm : excursions: Enter Sir John Faftolfe, and a
Cap. What! will you fly, and leave lord Talbot?
[Exit. Cap. Cowardly Knight, ill fortune follow thee!
Retreat: excursions. Pucelle, Alanson, and Dauphin fly.
(Dies; and is carried off in his chair. SCENE VI.
Within the Walls of Roan. An Alarm: Enter Talbot, Burgundy, and tire reft. Tal. OST and recovered in a day again?
This is a double honour, Burgundy; Yet, heav'ns have glory for this victory!
Burg. Warlike and martial Talbot, Burgundy Inshrines thee in his heart; and there erects Thy noble deeds, as Valour's monuments. Tal. Thanks, gentle. Duke; but where is Pucelle
now ? I think, her old Familiar is asleep. Now where's the Bastard's braves, and Charles his
glikes? What, all a-mort? Roan hangs her head for grief; That such a valiant company are fled. Now' we will take some order in the town, Placing therein some expert officers, And then depart to Paris to the King; For there young Henry with his Nobles lies.
Burg. What wills lord Talbot, pleaseth Burgundy.
Tal. But yet before we go, let's not forget