King Henry V: Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; or close up
the wall with our English dead!
[Delivering a message from King Henry to the French King.]
Exeter: This is his claim, his threatening and my message. Unless the Dauphin be
in presence here, to whom expressly I bring greeting too.
French King: For us, we will consider of this further. Tomorrow shall you bear
our full intent back to our brother England.
Dauphin: For the Dauphin, I stand here for him. What to him from England?
Exeter: Scorn and defiance, slight regard, contempt and any thing that may not
misbecome the mighty sender, doth he prize you at. Thus says my king.
[Addressing the troops.]
King Henry V: And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by from this day until the
ending of the world but we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we
band of brothers. For he today who sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.
Be he ne'er so vile, this day shall gentle his condition, and gentlemen in
England now abed shall think themselves acursed they were not here, and hold
their manhoods cheap whilst any speaks, that fought with us upon St. Crispin's