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[Enter CHARLES, BURGUNDY, ALENCON, BASTARD OF
ORLEANS, REIGNIER, JOAN LA PUCELLE, and forces]
CHARLES: These news, my lord, may cheer our drooping spirits:
'Tis said the stout Parisians do revolt
And turn again unto the warlike French.
ALENCON: Then march to Paris, royal Charles of France,
And keep not back your powers in dalliance.
JOAN LA PUCELLE: Peace be amongst them, if they turn to us;
Else, ruin combat with their palaces!
Scout: Success unto our valiant general,
And happiness to his accomplices!
CHARLES: What tidings send our scouts? I prithee, speak.
Scout: The English army, that divided was
Into two parties, is now conjoined in one,
And means to give you battle presently.
CHARLES: Somewhat too sudden, sirs, the warning is;
But we will presently provide for them.
BURGUNDY: I trust the ghost of Talbot is not there:
Now he is gone, my lord, you need not fear.
JOAN LA PUCELLE: Of all base passions, fear is most accursed.
Command the conquest, Charles, it shall be thine,
Let Henry fret and all the world repine.
CHARLES: Then on, my lords; and France be fortunate!
1 KING HENRY VI