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  • Shakespeare’s play, Henry V focuses on events just before and after the Battle of Agincourt.
  • —King Henry V A few succeeding days were passed amid the privations, the uproar, and the dangers of the siege, which was vigorously pressed by a power, against whose approaches Munro possessed no competent means of resistance.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Since hosting the coronation of William the Conqueror on Christmas Day in 1066, the dazzling sanctuary has witnessed an endless procession of royal ceremonies and affairs of state—from the canonization of Edward the Confessor, to the marriage of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, to the funerals of Henry V, Queen Elizabeth I, and Lady Diana.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Fugard reminds us, of course, even if he does not mention it directly, that the grownup King Henry must, in Henry V, have his old friend Falstaff hanged.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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  • King Henry V Cedric, although not greatly confident in Ulrica’s message, omitted not to communicate her promise to the Black Knight and Locksley.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • "The armies of King Henry V boarded their ships here to invade France," Miss Limplinger said.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • Kassad had been inserted as an archer into the army of Henry V of England.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Henry V. The next day Lydgate had to go to Brassing, and told Rosamond that he should be away until the evening.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • , First and Second Parts; Henry V; Henry VI.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • I remember that I read the feudal play of Henry V for the first time in a loghouse.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2

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  • He talked so fast and hard that the words formed pictures in front of her eyes, and what she saw was the Agincourt speech from Henry V, or at least what it might have been like if Shakespeare had been small and dark and worn a little loincloth instead of trousers, or tights in Shakespeare’s case.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • For the rest of his life, Graydon could never recall that night without thinking of the scene in Shakespeare’s Henry V of the long night wait before the Battle of Agincourt, in which, as Graydon wrote, "is arrayed, in appropriate gloom, a similar interval of dread suspense and awful expectation."
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • Put your Shakespearian hero and coward, Henry V and Pistol or Parolles, beside Mr Valiant and Mr Fearing, and you have a sudden revelation of the abyss that lies between the fashionable author who could see nothing in the world but personal aims and the tragedy of their disappointment or the comedy of their incongruity, and the field preacher who achieved virtue and courage by identifying himself with the purpose of the world as he understood it.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • He which hath no stomach to this fight,
    Let him depart, his passport shall be made
    And crowns for convoy put into his purse.
    We would not die in that man’s company
    That fears his fellowship, to die with us.
    Shakespeare, Henry V
    The following morning all the rabbits were out at silflay by dawn and there was a good deal of excitement as they waited for Hazel.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • In Shakespeare, Prince Hal must put his hard-partying ways behind him, stop his carousing withFalstaff, and become Henry, the king who in Henry V is capable of leading an army and inspiring the kind of passion that will allow the English to be victorious at Agincourt.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • —King Henry V. So long as their enemy and his victim continued in sight, the multitude remained motionless as beings charmed to the place by some power that was friendly to the Huron; but, the instant he disappeared, it became tossed and agitated by fierce and powerful passion.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • …is the tragedy of irresolution; but all Shakespear’s projections of the deepest humanity he knew have the same defect: their characters and manners are lifelike; but their actions are forced on them from without, and the external force is grotesquely inappropriate except when it is quite conventional, as in the case of Henry V. Falstaff is more vivid than any of these serious reflective characters, because he is self-acting: his motives are his own appetites and instincts and humors.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
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