• Enter CONSTABLE, ORLÉANS, BOURBON, DAUPHIN, and RAMBURES

    CONSTABLE

    Ô diable!

    ORLÉANS

    Ô seigneur! Le jour est perdu, tout est erdu!

    DAUPHIN

    Mort de ma vie, all is confounded, all!
    Reproach and everlasting shame
    5Sits mocking in our plumes.
    A short alarum
    Ô méchante Fortune!
    Do not run away.

    CONSTABLE

    Why, all our ranks are broke.

    DAUPHIN

    O perdurable shame! Let’s stab ourselves.
    10Be these the wretches that we played at dice for?

    ORLÉANS

    Is this the king we sent to for his ransom?

    BOURBON

    Shame, and eternal shame, nothing but shame!
    Let us die. In once more! Back again!
    And he that will not follow Bourbon now,
    15Let him go hence, and with his cap in hand
    Like a base pander hold the chamber door,
    Whilst by a slave, no gentler than my dog,
    His fairest daughter is contaminate.

    CONSTABLE

    Disorder, that hath spoiled us, friend us now.
    20Let us on heaps go offer up our lives.
  • The CONSTABLE enters, with the Dukes of ORLÉANS, BOURBON, the DAUPHIN, and RAMBURES.

    CONSTABLE

    O, hell!

    ORLÉANS

    O Lord, the day is lost! All is lost!

    DAUPHIN

    Dear God! All is lost, all! Regret and everlasting shame sit on our helmets, mocking us.
    A brief blast of battle noises.
    What stinking luck! Do not run away.

    CONSTABLE

    Our men have all broken ranks.

    DAUPHIN

    O, everlasting shame! Let’s fall on our swords. Are these the wretches that we threw dice for?

    ORLÉANS

    Is this the king we offered to ransom?

    BOURBON

    Shame, eternal shame, and nothing but shame! Let us die honorably. Back into the fray once again! He who will not follow me now, let him depart and stand in the doorway like a pimp, cap in hand, while some slave, no nobler than my dog, violates his daughter.

    CONSTABLE

    Maybe we can benefit from the same chaos that has defeated us. Let’s go offer up our lives en masse.