• Enter GLOUCESTER, BEDFORD, EXETER, ERPINGHAM, with all his host, SALISBURY, and WESTMORELAND

    GLOUCESTER

    Where is the king?

    BEDFORD

    The king himself is rode to view their battle.

    WESTMORELAND

    Of fighting men they have full threescore thousand.

    EXETER

    There’s five to one. Besides, they all are fresh.

    SALISBURY

    5God’s arm strike with us! 'Tis a fearful odds.
    God be wi' you, princes all. I’ll to my charge.
    If we no more meet till we meet in heaven,
    Then joyfully, my noble Lord of Bedford,
    My dear Lord Gloucester, and my good Lord Exeter,
    10And my kind kinsman, warriors all, adieu.

    BEDFORD

    Farewell, good Salisbury, and good luck go with thee.

    EXETER

    Farewell, kind lord. Fight valiantly today.
    And yet I do thee wrong to mind thee of it,
    For thou art framed of the firm truth of valor.
    Exit SALISBURY

    BEDFORD

    15He is as full of valor as of kindness,
    Princely in both.
    Enter KING HENRY
  • GLOUCESTER, BEDFORD, EXETER, ERPINGHAM, with his troops, SALISBURY, and WESTMORELAND enter.

    GLOUCESTER

    Where is the king?

    BEDFORD

    The king rode out alone to view their troops.

    WESTMORELAND

    They have fully sixty thousand fighting men.

    EXETER

    That’s five to one. Besides, they’re fresh.

    SALISBURY

    May God’s arm strike on our side! These are frightening odds. God be with all of you, princes. I’ll go and join my men. If we don’t meet again before we meet in heaven, still we’ll meet joyfully. My noble Lord of Bedford, my dear Lord Gloucester, and my good Lord Exeter, and my kind kinsmen, warriors all, adieu.

    BEDFORD

    Farewell, good Salisbury; and may good luck go with you.

    EXETER

    Farewell, kind lord. Fight valiantly today. But then I do you wrong to say as much, since you are the very embodiment of bravery.
    SALISBURY exits.

    BEDFORD

    He is as full of courage as of kindness, princely in both.
    KING HENRYenters.