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Henry V Art and Culture Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Act.Scene.Line)

Quote #10

Thus far with rough and all-unable pen
Our bending author hath pursued the story,
In little room confining mighty men,
Mangling by starts the full course of their glory. (5.Epilogue.1-4)

In the Epilogue, the Chorus apologizes (yet again) for the author's "rough and all-unable pen," which has somehow "mangled" Henry's story. This is classic Shakespeare, who frequently apologizes to his audiences at the end of his plays. (Check out the Epilogue of A Midsummer Night's Dream for another example.)

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