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Deliver up my
To marry Princess Marg'ret for your Grate;
[Presenting the Queen to the King most gracious hand, that are the substance Of that great shadow I did represent; The happiest gift that ever Marquess gave, The fairest Queen that ever King receiv'd. K. Henry. Suffolk, arise. Welcome, Queen Mar
3 The mutual conf'rence] ly attached : Lieveji being the I am the bolder to address you, faperlative of the comparative, having already familiarised you levar, rather, from lief. So Hall to my imagination.
in his Chronicle, Henry V). Fomine alder-lievest So- lio 12. Right hyghe and mighty vereign ;] Alder lieveft is · Prince, and my right noble, and, an old Englij word given to him after one, levelt Lord. to wlain the speaker is fupreme
Andover-joy of heart doth minister.
Love. All kneel. Long live Queen Marg'ret, England's hap
pines! Q. Mar. We thank you all
[Flourish Suf. My Lord protector, fo it please your grace, Here are the articles of contracted Peace, Between our Sovereign and the French King, Charles, For eighteen months concluded by consent.
Glo. reads. ] Imprimis, It is agreed between the French King, Charles, and William de la Pole Marquess of Suffolk, Ambassador for Henry King of England, that the said Henry Mall espouse the Lady Margaret, daughter unto Reignier King of Naples, Sicilia, and Jerufalem, end crown her Queen of England, ere the thirtietb of May next ensuing
Item, That the Dutchy of Anjou, and the County of Maine, shall be relealed and delivered to the King her fatber.
(Lets fall the Paper. K. Henry. Uncle, how now?
Glo. Pardon me, gracious Lord; Some sudden qualm hath struck me to the heart, And dimm'd mine eyes, that I can read no further,
K. Henry. Uncle of Winchester, I pray, read on.
Win. Item, That the Dutchies of Anjou and Maine fhall be released and delivered to the King her father, and itae sent over of the King of England's oron proper "coft and charges, without having any dowry. K. Henry. They please us well. Lord Marquess,
kneel you down;
I'th' parts of France, till term of eighteen months
[Exeunt King, Queen, and Suffolk,
Manent tbe rejt.
Razing the characters of your renown,
Car. Nephew, what means this passionate discourfe?
Glo. Ay's uncle, we will keep it if we can ;
Sal. Now, by the death of him who dyd for all, These counties were the keys of Normandy. - But wherefore weeps Warwick my valiant fon?
War: For grief that they are past recovery. For were there hope to conquer them again, My sword should shed hot blood, mine eyes no tears. Anjou and Maine ! myself did win them both, Those provinces these arms of mine did conquer. And are the cities, that I got with wounds, Deliver'd up again with peaceful words ? *
York. For Suffolk’s Duke, may he be suffocate, That dims the honour of this warlike ille! France should have torn and rent my very heart, Before I would have yielded to this league. I never read, but England's Kings have had Large fums of gold, and dowries with their wives : And our King Henry gives away
own, To match with her that brings no vantages.
Glo. A proper jest, and never heard before, That Suffolk should demand a whole fifteenth, For cost and charges in transporting her.
This peroration with such cir- wick is natural, and I will it
cumstances?] This speech had been better expressed ; crowded with so many instances there is a kind of jingle inof aggravation.
tended in wounds and words. • The indignation of War
She should have staid in France, and stary'd in France, Before
Car. My Lord of Gloster, now ye grow too hot. It was the pleasure of my Lord the King.
Glo. My Lord of Winchester, I know your mind.
Car. So, there goes our protector in a rage.
Buck. Why should he then protect our sovereign,
6 And all the wealthy king in the West as well as in the
doms of the west,] Cer- East, and the Western kingtainly Shakespeare wrote east. doms were more likely to be in
WARBURTON. the thought of the speaker. There are wealthy kingdoms