Henry VI, Part 1

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You never enjoy the world aright, till the sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens and crowned with the stars.
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The First Part of King Henry the Sixth is one of William Shakespeare's history plays, believed to have been written approximately 1588–1590. It is the first in the cycle of four plays often referred to as "The First Tetralogy."

Act I

  • Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night!
    • Bedford, scene i

  • Saint Martin's summer, halcyon days.
    • Joan La Pucelle, scene ii

Act II

  • Between two hawks, which flies the higher pitch;
    Between two dogs, which hath the deeper mouth;
    Between two blades, which bears the better temper;
    Between two horses, which doth bear him best;
    Between two girls, which hath the merriest eye; —
    I have, perhaps, some shallow spirit of judgment;
    But in these nice sharp quillets of the law,
    Good faith, I am no wiser than a daw.
    • Warwick, scene iv


  • Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends.
    • Alençon, scene ii

Act V

  • She’s beautiful, and therefore to be woo'd;
    She is a woman, therefore to be won.
    • Suffolk, scene iii

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