Gary Taylor, John Jowett, Terri Bourus, and Gabriel Egan (eds), The New Oxford Shakespeare: Critical Reference Edition, Vol. 2
Enter Chorus.pg 23861
Thus farre with rough, and all-vnable Pen,
2Our bending Author hath pursu'd the Story,
3In little roome confining mightie men,
4Mangling by starts the full course of their glory.
5Small time: but in that small, most greatly liued
6This Starre of England. Fortune made his Sword;
7By which, the Worlds best Garden he atchieued:
8And of it left his Sonne Imperiall Lord.
9Henry the Sixt, in Infant Bands crown'd King
10Of France and England, did this King succeed:
11Whose State so many had the managing,
12That they lost France, and made his England bleed:
13Which oft our Stage hath showne; and for their sake,
14In your faire minds let this acceptance take.