The History of the Battle of Agincourt: And of the Expedition of Henry the Fifth Into France; to which is Added, The Roll of the Men at Arms, in the English Army

Johnson, 1827 - 129 ページ
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cccxcii ページ - This story shall the good man teach his son; And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by, From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remembered; We few, we happy few, we band of brothers...
cccxcv ページ - We few, we happy few, we band of brothers ; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother ; be he ne'er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition...
cxxxiii ページ - Richard by the grace of God king of England and of France, and lord of Ireland...
ccxviii ページ - ... living, were slain; so that, in three places, where the force and host of our standards were, so great grew the heap of the slain, and of those who were overthrown among them, that our people ascended the very heaps, which had increased higher than a man, and butchered the adversaries below with swords, axes, and other weapons. And when at length, in two or three hours, that front battle was perforated and broken up, and the rest were driven to flight, our men began to pull down the heaps, and...
lxvii ページ - We are not so wanting in sense and courage, but that we are resolved at last to fight with all our strength, even to death. But as the law of Deuteronomy commands that whoever appears in arms before a town should offer it peace before it is besieged, we have, even up to the present time, done all which our rank allows peaceably to recover the possession of that which belongs to us by legitimate succession, and to reunite to our crown that which you wrongfully and by violence possess : so much so,...
cxcvii ページ - Well as they could, where many expired. On the morrow, very early, king Henry dislodged with his army from Maisoncelles, and returned to the field of battle : all the French they found there alive were put to death or made prisoners. Then, pursuing their road toward the sea-coast, they marched away : three parts of the army were on foot, sorely fatigued with their efforts in the late battle, and greatly distressed by famine and other wants. In this manner did the king of England return, without any...
106 ページ - ... a signe of the armes of Saint George, large, bothe before and behynde, upon parell that yf he be slayne or wounded to deth, he that hath so doon to hym shall not be putte to deth for defaulte of the cross that he lacketh. And that non enemy do bere the same token or crosse of Saint George, notwithstandyng if he be prisoner, upon payne of deth.
clxxiii ページ - O that we now had here But one ten thousand of those men in England That do no work to-day ! K.
cxciv ページ - ... division, and threw it into the utmost confusion, breaking the line in many places. The horses were become unmanageable, so that horses and riders were tumbling on the ground, and the whole army was thrown into disorder, and forced back on some lands that had been just sown with corn.