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KING Henry VI.
Sons to ibe Duke of York.
the Weaver, and several others, Rebels.
Margaret, Queen to King Henry VI. secretly in Love with the Duke
Petitioners, Aldermen, a Beadle, Sheriff and Officers,
Citizens, with Faulconers, Guards, Mesengers, and other
The SCENE is laid very dispersedly in several
Parts of England
SCENE, The Palace. Flourish of Trumpets: then, Hautboys.
Enter King Henry, Duke Humphry, Salisbury, Warwick, anl. Beauford on the one side : The Queen, Suffolk, York, Somerset, and Buckingham on the other.
I had in charge at my depart from France,
As procurator for your Excellence,
So in the famous ancient city, Tours,
(!) The 'econd Part of K. Henry VI.] This and the Third Part of K. Henry VI. contain
the troublesome Period of this Prince's Reign, which took in the whole Contention tetwixt the two Houses of York and Lancaster : And under that Title were these two Plays first acted
I have perform'd my tak, and was espous'd:
bended knee, Inu fight of England and her lordly peers Delivet up my title in the Queen
[Presenting the Queen to the King,
K. Henry. Suffolk, arise. Welcome, Queen Margaret ;
Q.Mar. Great King of England, and my gracious Lord,
wit affords, And over-joy of heart doth minister.
K. Henry. Her fight did ravish, but her grace in fpeech,
pinefs! Q. Mar. We thank you all.
[Flourish. Suf. My Lord Protector, so it please your Grace, Here are the articles of contracted peace,
and published. The present Scene opens with K. Henry's Marriage, which was in the 23d Year of his Reign; and closes with the first Battle fought at St. Albans, and won by the York Faction, in the 33d Year of bis Reign. So that it comprises the History and Transactions of ten Years.