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With the Death of the Good Duke Humphry:

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DRÀ MATIS PERSON Æ. KING HENRY VI.

Vaux, a sea captain, and Humphry Duke

Walter Whitmore, pirates.

A Herald. Cardinal Beau:

Hume and Southwel, two the

priests. Winchester,

Bolingbrook, an astrologer. Duke of York, pretending to A Spirit attending on forthe crown.

dan tbe witch: Duke of Bucking

Thomas Horner, an armoura ham,

of the Duke of Somerset,

King's

Peter, his man. Duke of Suffolk,

party.

Clerk of Chatham. Earl of Salif

Mayor of St. Alban's bury, of the York Simpcox, an impostor.

Jack Cade, Bevis, Michael, ,

John Hol'and, Dick the Lord Clifford, of the King's butcher, Smith the weaver, party.

and several others, rebels: Lord Say:

Vargaret, Queen to K. Hena Lord Scales, Governor of the ry VI, secretly in love with Tower.

the Duke of Suffolk. Sir John Stanley.

Dame Eleanor, wife to the Sir Humphry Stafford.

Duke of Gloucefter. Young Stafford, his brother. Mother Jordan, a witch emAlexander Iden, a Kentish;

ployed' by the Duchess of Gentleman.

Gloucej'er. Young Clifford, fon to the Wife to Simpcox. Lord Clifford.

Petitioners, Idermen, a Edward Planta

Beadle, heriff, and Offic ons to the genet,

Duke of

cers, Citizens, with Faula Richard Planta

York.

coners, Guards, Melenz genet,

gers, and other attendantsi The SCENE is laid very dispersedly in several parts of

England.

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This and the third part were first written under the title of the Contention of Park and Lancaster, printed in 1600; bul fince ra ly improved by the author. Mi. Pope.

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The palace.

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Flourish of trumpets: then hautboys. Enter King Henry,

Duke Humphry, Salisbury, Warwick, and Beaufort, on the one side : the Queen, Suffolk, York, Somerset,

and Buckingham, on the other. Suf:

S by your high imperial Majesty [France,

I had in charge at my depart for
As procurator for your Excellence,

To marry Princess Marg'ret for your
So in the famous ancient city Tours, [Grace ;
In presence of the Kings of France and Sicil,
The Dukes of Orleans, Calaber, Bretagne, Alanson,
Seven Earls, twelve Barons, twenty reverend Bishops,
I have perform’d my task, and was espous'd:
And humbly now upon my bended knee,
In light of England and her lordly peers,
Deliver up my title in the Queen

[presenting the Queen to the king:
To your most gracious hand; that are the substance
Of that great shadow I did represent ;
The happiest gift that ever Marquis gave,
The faireít Queen that ever King receiv'd,

K. Henry. Suffolk, arise. Welcome, Queen Margaret;.
I can exprefs no kinder sign of love,
Than this kind kiss. O Lord, that lend'st me life,
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness !
For thou hast giv'n me in this beauteous face,
A world of earthly blessings to my soul,
If fympathy of love unite our thoughts.

2. Mar. Grent King of England, and my gracious
The mutual conf'rence that my mind hath had, [Lord,
By day, by night, waking, and in my dreams,
In courtly company, or at my beads,
With you mine alder-lieviest Sovereign ;
Makes me the bolder to falute my King
With ruder terms ; such as my wit affords,
And over-joy of heart doth minister.
Vide Hall's Chronicle, fol. 66. year 23. init, Mr. Pope.

K. Henry,

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K. Henry. Her fight did raviih, but lier grace in Her words y-clad with wisdom's majetty,' [fpeech, Make me from wond'ring fall to weeping joys, Such is the fulness of my heart's content. Lords, with one chearful voice welcome

my

love.
All kneel. Long live Queen Marg'ret, England's

happiness!
2. Mar. We thank you all.

[Flourish.
Suf. My Lord Protector, so 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 Marquis of Suffolk, Ambassador for Henry King of England, that the

said Henry Mall efpoufe the Lady Margaret, daughter unto Reignier King of Naples, Sicilia, and Jerusalem, and crown her Queen of England, ere the thirtieth of May next ende fuing

Item, That the duchy of Anjou, and the county of Maine, mall be released and delivered to the King her father.

[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 duchies of Anjou and Maine fall be released and delivered to the King her father, and she sent over of the King of England's own proper soft and charges, without having any dowry, K. Henry. They please us well. Lord Marquis,

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
I'th' parts of France, till term of eighteen months
Be full expir’d. Thanks, uncle Winchester,
Glo'ster, York, Buckingham, and Somerset,
Salisbury, and Warwick;
We thank you for all this great favour done,
In entertainment to my princely Queen.

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Come let us in, and with all speed provide
To see her coronation be perform d.

[Exeunt King, Queen, and Suffolks.
SCENE II. Manent the rest.
Glo. Brave Peers of England, pillars of the state,
To you Duke Humphry must unload his grief,

: Your grief, the common grief of all the land. What! did my brother Henry spend his youth, His valour, coin, and people, 'in the wars? Did he so often lodge in open field, In winter's cold, and summer's parching heat, To conquer France, his true inheritance ? And did my brother Bedford toil his wits To keep by policy what Henry got ? Have you yourselves, Somerfet, Buckingham, Brave York, and Salisbury, victorious Warwick, Receiv'd deep scars in France and Normandy? Or hath mine uncle Beaufort, and myself, With all the learned counfel of the realm, Studied so long, sat in the council-house, Early and late, debating to and fro, How France and Frenchmen might be kept in aweł And was his Highness in his infancy Crowned in Paris, in defpight of foes ? And shall these labours and these honours die ! Shall Henry's conquest, Bedford's vigilance, Your deeds of war, and all our counfel, die ? O Peers of England, fhameful is this league, Fatal this marriage ; cancelling your fame, Blotting your names from books of memory; Razing the characters of your renown, Defacing monuments of conquer'd France, Undoing all, as all had never been.

Car. Nephew, what means this paffionate discourse ?
This peroration with such circumstances ?
For France, 'tis ours; and we will keep it still.

Glo. Ay, uncle, we will keep it if we can :
But now it is impossible we should.
Suffolk, the new-made Duke, that rules the roast,
Hath giv’n the duchy of Anjou and Maine bi
Unto the poor King Reignier, whose large style

Agrees

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