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Item, That the Dutchy of Anjou, and the County of Maine, shall be released and delivered to the King her father.
(Lets fall the paper. K. Henry. Uncle, how now?
Glou. Pardon me, gracious lord ; Some sudden qualm hath struck me to the heart, And damn'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 shall be released and delivered to the King her father, and the sent over of the King of England's own proper cost and charges, without having any dowry. K. Henry. They please us well.
Lord Marquifs, kneel you down; We here create thee the first duke of Suffolk, And gird thee with the sword. Cousin of York, We here discharge your Grace from being Regent l'th' parts of France, till term of eighteen months Be full expir'd. Thanks, uncle Winchester, Gloster, York, Buckingham, and Somerset, Salisbury and Warwick; We thank you for all this great favour done, In entertainment to my princely Queen, Comc, let us in, and with all speed provide To see her coronation be perform’d.
[Exeunt King, Queen, and Suffolk.
S CE N E II.
Manent the rest. Glo. BRAVE peers of England, pillars of the ftate,
To conquer France, his true inheritance?
Car. Nephew, what means this passionate discourse ?
Glo. Ay, uncle, we will keep it if we can;
Sal. Now, by the death of him who dy'd for all,
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 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, Delivered
up again with peaceful words? York. For Suffolk's Duke, may he be suffocate, That dims the honour of this warlike ifle! 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 sums of gold, and dowries with their wives : And our King Henry gives away his 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: She should have staid in France, and starv'd in France, Before
Car. My lord of Glo'fer, 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:
Calling him Humphry, the good Duke of Glo'ster,
Buck. Why should he then protect our sovereign,
Car. This weighty business will not brook delay: I'll to the Duke of Suffolk presently.
Exit. Som. Cousin of Buckingham, though Humphry's pride And greatness of his place be grief to us, Yet let us watch the haughty Cardinal: His infolence is more intolerable Than all the princes in the land beside: If Glofler be displac'd, he'll be protector.
Buck. Or Somerset, or I, will be protector, Despight Duke Humphry, or the Cardinal.
[Ex. Buckingham and Somerset. Sal. Pride went before, ambition follows him. While these do labour for their own preferment, Behoves it us to labour for the realm. I never saw, but Humphry Duke of Gloster Did bear him like a noble gentleman: Oft liave I seen the haughty Cardinal More like a soldier, than a man o'th' church, As ftout and proud as he were lord of all, Swear like a ruflian, and demean himself Unlike the ruler of a common-weal. Warwick my son, the comfort of my age ! Thy deeds, ihy plainness, and thy house-keeping, Have won the greatelt favour of the commons, Excepring none but good Duke Humphry. And brother York, thy ads in Ireland, In bringing them to civil discipline ;
Thy late exploits done in the heart of France,
War, So God help Warwick, as he loves the land,
Aside. Sal. Then let's make haste, and look unto the main.
War. Unto the main ? Oh father, Maine is lost; That Maine, which by main force Warwick did win, And would have kept, so long as breath did last: Main chance, father, you meant; but I meant Maine, Which I will win from France, or else be slain.
[Ex. Warwick and Salisbury.
York. ANJOU and Maine are given to the French ;