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NOTE ON THE FRONTISPIECE
The bust of Shakespeare stands above his tomb, on the north wall of the chancel of the Parish Church of Stratford-on-Avon. It is the work of Gerard Janssen, or Johnson, a 'tomb-maker' of Amsterdam, who had settled in Southwark; and is known to have been in position before 1623. It was originally coloured, but was painted white in 1793. In 1861 the white paint was removed, and the original colouring restored. The hair and beard are auburn, and the eyes light brown.
KING HENRY THE FIFTH.
DUKE OF GLOUCESTER :) BROTHERS TO KING HENRY
DUKE OF EXETER: UNCLE TO KING HENRY THE FIFTH.
ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.
EARL OF CAMBRIDGE: CONSPIRATORS AGAINST KING
SIR THOMAS GREY:
SIR THOMAS ERPINGHAM,
MACMORRIS, AND JAMY:
HENRY THE FIFTH.
OFFICERS IN KING HENRY
THE FIFTH HIS ARMY.
BATES, COURT, WILLIAMS: SOLDIERS IN THE SAME.
PISTOL, NYM, BARDOLPH, Boy.
CHARLES THE SIXTH: KING OF FRANCE.
LEWIS: THE DOLPHIN.
DUKES OF BURGUNDY, ORLEANS, AND BOURBON.
THE CONSTABLE OF FRANCE.
RAMBURES AND GRANDPRÉ: FRENCH LORDS.
THE GOVERNOR OF HARFLEUR.
MONTJOY: A FRENCH HERALD.
AMBASSADORS TO KING HENRY THE FIFTH IN ENGLAND.
ISABEL: QUEEN OF FRANCE.
KATHARINE: DAUGHTER TO CHARLES AND ISABEL.
ALICE: HER LADY-IN-WAITING.
QUICKLY: NOW MARRIED TO PISTOL.
LORDS, LADIES, OFFICERS, SOLDIERS, CITIZENS, MESSENGERS,
THE LIFE OF
KING HENRY THE FIFTH
CHOR. O for a Muse of Fire, that would ascend
A Kingdom for a stage, Princes to act,
And Monarchs to behold the swelling Scene!
Assume the port of Mars; and at his heels,
Leash'd in like hounds, should Famine, Sword, and
Crouch for employment! But pardon, Gentles all,
Think, when we talk of horses, that you see them
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