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West. Plantagenet, of thee, and these thy sons,
Clif. Urge it no more ; lest that, instead of words,
War. Poor Clifford ! how I scorn his worthless threats !
York. Will you, we show our title to the crown ?
K.Hen. What title hast thou, traitor, to the crown?
War. Talk not of France, sith thou hast lost it alk
K. Hen. The lord protector lost it, and not I ; When I was crown'd, I was but nine months old. Rich. You are old enough now, and yet, methinks,
you lose ::
Edw. Sweet father, do so ; set it on your head.
Rich. Sound drums and trumpets, and the king will fly.
War. Plantagenet shall speak first :-hear him, lords :
War. But prove it, Henry, and thou shalt be king.
my title's weak.
The name of Henry the Fifth dispersed the followers of Cade. JOH.
Tell me, may not a king adopt an heir ?
York. What then ?
K.Hen. An if he may, then am I lawful king : For Richard, in the view of many lords, Resign'd the crown to Henry the Fourth ; Whose heir my father was, and I am his.
York. He rose against him, being his sovereign, And made him to resign his crown perforce.
War. Suppose, my lords, he did it unconstrain'd, Think you, 't were prejudicial to his crown?'
Exe. No; for he could not so resign his crown, But that the next heir should succeed and reign.
K.Hen. Art thou against us, duke of Exeter ? Exe. His is the right, and therefore pardon me. York. Why whisper you, my lords, and answer not ! Exe. My conscience tells me, he is lawful king. K.Hen. All will revolt from me and turn to him. North. Plantagenet, for all the claim thou lay'st, Think not, that Henry shall be so depos’d.
War. Depos'd he shall be, in despight of all.
North. Thou art deceiv'd : 'tis not thy southern power,
Clif. King Henry, be thy title right or wrong,
K.Hen. O Clifford, how thy words revive my heart !
York. Henry of Lancaster, resign thy crown :-
War. Do right unto this princely duke of York ;
[He stamps, and the Soldiers show themselves. K.Hen. My lord of Warwick, hear me but one word : Let me, for this my life-time, reign as king,
York. Confirm the crown to me, and to mine heirs, And thou shalt reign in quiet while thou liv'st.
K.Hen. I am content : Richard Plantagenet,
Clif. What wrong is this unto the prince your son:
Clif. How hast thou injur'd both thyself and us?
West. Farewell, faint-hearted and degenerate king, In whose cold blood no spark of honour 'bides.
North. Be thou a prey unto the house of York, And die in bands for this unmanly deed !
Clif. In dreadful war may'st thou be overcome ! Or live in peace, abandon'd, and despis'd !
[Exeunt North. CLIF. and WEST. War. Turn this way, Henry, and regard them not. Ere. They seek revenge, and therefore will not yield.5 K. Hen. Ah, Exeter ! War. Why should you sigh, my lord ?
K. Hen. Not for myself, lord Warwick, but my son, Whom I unnaturally shall disinherit. But, be it as it may :- I here entail The crown to thee, and to thine heirs for ever ; Conditionally, that here thou take an oath To cease this civil war, and, whilst I live, To honour me as thy king and sovereign ; And neither by treason, nor hostility, To seek to put me down, and reign thyself. York. This oath I willingly take, and will perform.
[Coming from the Throne. War.Longlive kingHenry!— Plantagenet, embrace him. K. Hen. And long live thou, and these thy forward sons ! York. Now York and Lancaster are reconcil'd. Exe. Accurs'd be he, that seeks to make them foes !
[Senet. The Lords come forward. York. Farewell, my gracious lord ; I'll to my castle. War. And I'll keep London, with my soldiers. Norf. And I to Norfolk, with my followers. Mont. And I unto the sea, from whence I came.
[Exeunt York, and his Sons, WARWICK, NOR
FOLK, MONTAGUE, Soldiers, and Attendants. K.Hen. And I, with grief and sorrow, to the court. Enter Queen MARGARET and the Prince of Wales. Exe. Here comes the queen, whose looks bewray her
anger: 6 65]. They go away, not because they doubt the justice of this determination, but because they have been conquered, and seek to be revenged. They are not infuenced by principle, but passion. JOHNSON (6) Bewray that is, betray, discover. STEEV.
I'll steal away.
[Going Q.Mar. Nay, go not from me, I will follow thee. K. Hen. Be patient, gentle queen, and I will stay .
Q.Mar. Who can be patient in such extremes ? Ah, wretched man ! 'would I had died a maid, And never seen thee, never borne thee son, Seeing thou hast prov'd so unnatural a father! Hath he deserv'd to lose his birthright thus ? Hadst thou but lov'd him half so well as I ; Or felt that pain which I did for him once ; Or nourish'd him, as I did with my blood ; Thou wouldst have left thy dearest heart-blood there, Rather than made that savage duke thine heir, And disinherited thine only son.
Prince. Father, you canot disinherit me : If you be king, why should not I succeed ?
K.Hen. Pardon me,Margaret ;- pardon me,sweet son;
(7). The Queen's reproach is founded on a position long received among politicians, that the loss of a king's power is soon, followed by loss of life
JOHNS.  The person here meant was Thomas Nevil, bastard son to the lord Faulconbridge, "a man,' says Hall, “ of no lesse corage then audacitie, who for his auel condicions was such an apte person, that a more meter could not be chosen to set all the worlde in a broyle, and to put the estate of the realme on an yl hazard.”. He had been appointed by Warwick vice-adıniral of the sea, and had in charge so to ke-p the passage between Dover and Calais, that none which either favoured King Henry or his friends should escape untaken or undrowned ; such at least were his instructions, with re. spect to the friends and favourers of King Edward, after the rupture between him and Warwick. On Warwick's death, he fell into poverty, and robbed, both by sea and land, as well friends as enemies. He once brought his ships up the Thames, and with a considerable body of the men of Kent and Esses, made a spirited assault on the city, with a view to plunder and pillage, which was not repelled but after a sharp conflict and the loss of many lives ; and, had it happened at a more critical period, might have been attended with fatal consequences to Edward. After roving on the sea some little time longer, he ventured to land at Southampton, where he was taken and beheaded.
See Hall and Holinshed. RITSON.
The duke is made protector of the realm ;
K.Hen: Stay, gentle Margaret, and hear me speak.
thee gone. K.Hen. Gentle son Edward, thou wilt stay with me? Q.Mar. Ay, to be murder'd by his enemies.
Prince. When I return with victory from the field, I'll see your grace : till then, I'll follow her. Q.Mar. Come, son, away ; we may not linger thus.
[Exeunt Queen MARGARET, and the Prince. K. Hen. Poor queen ! how love to me, and to her son, Hath made her break out into terms of rage ! Reveng'd may she be on that hateful duke ; Whose haughty spirit, winged with desire, Will cost my crown, 9 and, like an empty eagle, Tire on the flesh of me, and of my son !1 The loss of those three lords2 torments my heart : I'll write unto them, and entreat them fair ;Come, cousin, you shall be the messenger.
Exe. And I, I hope, shall reconcile them all. [Exeunt.
19] cost and coast were ultimately derived of the same original.
HENLEY. To coast is a sea-faring expression, and means to keep along shore. We may, however, maintain the integrity of the figure, by inserting the word cote. To cote is to come up with, to overtake, to reach. STEEV.
 To tire is to fasten, to fix the talons, from the French tirer. JOHNS.
 That is, of Northumberland, Westmoreland, and Clifford, who had left him in disgust. JOHNS.