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The St. Crispin's Day speech from Henry V, by W. Shakespeare, recorded by me as a demo sample. In this speech, the king seeks to encourage his lieutenants ahead of the battle of Agincourt, where they were severely outnumbered, though he was confident of their position and chances of victory.

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Middle Aged (35-54)




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What's he that wishes? So my cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin. If we are marked to die, we are now to do our country loss. And if to live, the fewer men, the greater share of honour. God's will. I pray thee wish not one man more. By Jove, I am not covetous for gold, nor care I who doth feed upon my cost. It yearns me Not if men my garments whear. such outward things dwell not in my desires but if it be a sin to covet honour. I am the most offending soul alive. No faith, my cause Wish not a man from England God's peace. I would not lose so great an honour as one man more methinks would share from me for the best hope I have. Oh, do not wish one more rather proclaim it Westmorland through my host that 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. This day is called the feast of crispian. He that outlives this day and comes safe Home will stand a tiptoe when the day is named and rouse him at the name of Crispian. He that shall live this day and see old age will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours and say tomorrow is Saint Crispian Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars and say these wounds I had on Crispin's day Old men forget yet all shall be forgot. But he'll remember with advantages what feats he did that day. Then shall our names familiar in his mouth as household words Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter, Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester be in their flowing cups Freshly remembered this story Shall the good man teach his son and Crispin Crispian shall never 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 for he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother be he near so vile this day shall gentle his condition And gentlemen in England now Abed shall think themselves accursed. They were not here and hold their manhood cheap Whiles any speaks that fought with us upon Saint Crispin's Day