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Mar. Margaret my name; and daughter to a king, The king of Naples, whosoe'er thou art. Suf. An earl I am, and Suffolk am I call’d. Be not offended, nature's miracle, Thou art allotted to be ta'en by me: So doth the swan her downy cygnets save, Keeping them prisoners underneath her wings. Yet, if this servile usage once offend, Go, and be free again as Suffolk's friend. (She turns away as going.) O, stay!—I have no F. to let her pass; My hand would free her, but my heart says—no. As plays the sun upon the glassy streams, Twinkling another counterfeited beam, So seems this gorgeous beauty to mine eyes. Fain would I woo her, yet I dare not speak: I'll call for pen and ink, and write my mind: Fy, De la Poole' disable not thyself; Hast not a tongue! is she not here thy prisoner? Wilt thou be daunted at a woman's sight? Ay; beauty's princely majesty is such, Confounds the tongue, and makes the senses rough. Mar. Say, earl of Suffolk, if thy name be soWhat ransome must I pay before i. For, I perceive, I am thy prisoner. Suf. How.canst thou tell, she will deny thy suit, Before thou make a trial of her love? (Aside.) Mar. Why speak'st thou not? what ransome must I pay? Suf. She's beautiful; and therefore to be wood; She is a woman; therefore to be won. (Aside.) Mar. Wilt thou accept of ransome, yea, or no? Suf. Fond man! remember, that thou hasta wife; Then how can Margaret be thy paramour? (Aside.) Mar. I were best leave him, Å. he will not hear. Suf. There all is marr'd; there lies a cooling card. Mar. He talks at random; sure, the man is mad. Suf. And yet a dispensation may be had. Mar. And yet I would that you would answer me. Suf. I’ll win this lady Margaret. For whom? Why, for my king; Tush! that's a wooden thing. #. He talks of wood: it is some carpenter. Suf. Yet so my fancy may be satisfied, And peace established between these realms. But there remains a scruple in that too: For though her father be the king of Naples, Duke of Anjou and Maine, yet is he poor, And our nobility will scorn the match. o: Mar. Hear ye, captain? Are you not at leisure? Suf. It if: so, disdain they ne'er so much: Henry is youthful, and will quickly yield: Madam, I have a secret to reveal. [knight, Mar. What though I be enthrall'd? he seems a And will not any way dishonour me. (Aside.) Suf. Lady, vouchsafe to listen what I say. Mar. o I shall be rescu'd by the French; And then I need not crave his courtesy. (Aside.) "Suf. Sweet madam, give me hearing in a cause— Mar. Tush! women have been captivate ere now. (Aside.) Suf. Lady, wherefore talk you so? Mar. I cry you mercy, 'tis but quid for quo. Suf. Say, gentle princess, would you not suppose Your bondage happy, to be made a queen? Mar. To be a queen in bondage, is more vile, Than is a slave in base servility; For princes should be free. Suf. And so shall you, If happy England's royal king be free. Mar. Why, what concerns his freedom unto me? Suf. I'll undertake to make thee Henry's queen; To put a golden sceptre in thy hand, A.f set a precious crown upon thy head, If thou wist condescend to be my— Mar. What ? Suf. His love. . Mar. I am o to be Henry's wife. Suf. No, gentle madam; I unworthy am

To woo so fair a dame to be his wife,
And have no portion in the choice myself.
How say you, madam; are you so content?
Mar. An if my father please, I am content.
Suf. Then call our captains, and our colours, forth:
And, madam, at your father's castle walls
We'll crave a parley, to confer with him.
(Troops come forward.)
A Parley sounded. Enter REIGNIER, on the trulls.
Suf. See, Reignier, see, thy daughter prisoner.
Reig. To whom?
Suf. To me.
Reig. Suffolk, what remedy?
I am a soldier; and unapt to weep,
Or to exclaim on fortune's fickleness.
Suf. Yes, there is remedy enough, my lord:
Consent, (and, for thy honour, give consent,)
Thy daughter shall be wedded to my king;
Whom Fo pain have woo'd and won thereto;
And this her easy-held imprisonment
Hath gain'd thy daughter princely liberty.
Reig. Speaks Suffolk as he thinks?
Suf. Fair Margaret knows
That Suffolk doth not flatter, face, or feign.
Reig. Upon thy princely warrant, I descend,
To give thee answer of thy just demand.
[Exit from the walls.
Suf. And here I will expect thy coming.

Trumpets sounded. Enter Reignier, below. Reig. elcome, brave earl, into our territories; Command in Anjou what your honour pleases. Suf. Thanks, Reignier, ho for so sweet a child, Fit to be made companion o a king: What answer makes your grace unto my suit? Reig. Since thou dost deign to woo her little To be the princely bride of such a lord; [worth, Upon condition I may quietly Enjoy mine own, the county Maine, and Anjou, Free from oppression, or the stroke of war, My daughter shall be Henry's, if he please. Suf. That is her ransome, I deliver her; And those two counties, I will undertake, Your grace shall well and quietly enjoy. Reig. And I again, in Henry's royal name, As deputy unto that gracious king, Give thee her hand, for sign of lighted faith. + Suf. Reignier of France, I give thee kingly Because this is in traffic of a king: foot. And yet, methinks, I could be well content To be mine own attorney in this case. (Aside.) I’ll over then to England with this news, And make this marriage to be solemniz'd: So, farewell, Reignier! Set this diamond safe In golden palaces, as it becomes. ig. I do embrace thee, as I would embrace The Christian prince, king Henry, were he here. Mar. Farewell, my lord! Good wishes, praise, and prayers, Shall Suffolk ever have of Margaret. (Going.) Suf. Farewell, sweet madam! But hark you, Margaret; No princely commendations to my king? ar. Such commendations as become a maid, A virgin, and his servant, say to him. [ed. Suf. Words sweetly plac'd, and modestly directBut, madam, I must trouble you again, No joving token to his majesty? Mar. Yes, my good lord; a pure unspotted heart, Never yet taint with love, I send the king. Suf. And this withal. (Kisses her.) Mar. That for thyself;-I will not so presume, To send such peevish tokens to a king. [Exeunt Reignier and Margaret. Suf.0, wert thou for myself!—But, Suffolk, stay: Thou may’st not wander in that labyrinth; There Minotaurs, and ugly treasons, lurk. Solicit Henry with her wond’rous praise: Bethink thee on her virtues, that surmount;

Mad, natural graces, that extinguish art;
Repeat their semblance often on the seas,
That, when thou com'st to kneel at Henry's feet,
Thou may'st bereave him of his wits with wonder.
Scene IV.-Camp of the Duke of York, in Anjou.
Enter York, WAR wick, and others.
York. ...; forth that sorceress, condemn'd to

Enter LA PUCELLE, guarded, and a Shepherd, Shep. on' this kills thy father's heart outright! Have I sought every country far and near, And, now it is my chance to find thee out, Must I behold thy timeless cruel death? Ah, Joan, sweet daughter Joan, I'll die with thee! Puc. Decrepit miser! base ignoble wretch! I am descended of a gentler blood; Thou art no father, nor no friend, of mine. Shep. Out, out!—My lords, and please you, 'tis

not so ; I did beget her, all the parish knows: Her mother liveth yet, can testify, She was the first fruit of my bachelorship. War. Graceless! wilt thou deny thy parentage? York. This argues whather kind of life hath been; Wicked and vile; and so her death concludes. Shep. Fy, Joan! that thou wilt be so obstacle! God knows, thou art a collop of my flesh; And for thy sake have I shed many a tear: Deny me not, I pr’y thee, gentle Joan. Puc. Peasant, avaunt!—You have suborn'd this Of purpose to obscure my noble birth. [man, hep. 'Tis true, I gave a noble to the priest, The morn that I was wedded to her mother.— Kneel down and take my blessing, good my girl. Wilt thou not stoop” Now cursed be the time Of thy nativity! I would, the milk Thy mother gave thee, when thou suck'dst her breast, Had been a little ratsbane for thy sake! Or else, when thou didst keep my lambs a-field, I wish some ravenous wolf had eaten thee! Dost thou deny thy father, cursed drab 2 O, burn her, burn ł. hanging is too good. [Exit. Tork. Take her away; for she hath liv'd too long, To fill the world with vicious qualities. Puc. First, let me tell you whom you have condemn'd: Not me begotten of a shepherd swain, But issu'd from the progeny of kings; Virtuous, and holy; chosen from above, By inspiration of celestial grace, To work exceeding miracles on earth. I never had to do with wicked spirits: But you, that are polluted with your lusts, Stain'd with the guiltless blood of innocents, Corrupt and tainted with a thousand vices, Because you want the grace that others have, You judge it straight a thing impossible To compass wonders, but by help of devils. No, misconceived Joan of Arc hath been A virgin from her tender infancy, Chaste and immaculate in very thought; Whose maiden blood, thus rigorously effus'd, Will cry for vengeance at the gates of heaven. York. Ay, ay;-away with her to execution. War. And hark ye, sirs; because she is a maid, Spare for no fagots, let there be enough: #. barrels of pitch upon the fatal stake, That so her torture may be shortened. Pue. Will nothing turn your unrelenting hearts!— Then, Joan, discover thine infirmity; That warranteth by law to be thy privilege.— I am with child, ye bloody homicides: Murder not then the fruit within my womb, Although ye hale me to a violent death. [child? York. Now heaven foresend! the holy maid with

War. The greatest miracle that ere ye wrought; Is all your strict preciseness come to this? York. She and the Dauphin have been juggling: I did imagine what would be her refuge. War. Well, go to; we will have no bastards live; Especially, since Charles must father it. Puc. You are deceiv'd; my child is none of his; It was Alençon that enjoy'd my love. York. Alençon that notorious Machiavel! It dies, an if it had a thousand lives. Puc. Q, give me leave, I have deluded you; 'Twas neither Charles, nor yet the duke I nam'd, But Reignier, king of Naples, that prevail'd. War. A married man! that's most intolerable. York. Why, here's a girl! I think, she knows not well, There were so many, whom she may accuse. War. It's sign o hath been liberal and free. York. And, yet, forsooth, she is a virgin pure.— Strumpet, thy words condemn thy brat, and thee: Use no entreaty, for it is in vain. [my curse: Puc. Then lead me hence;—with whom I leave May never glorious sun reflex his beams Upon the country where you make abode! But darkness and the gloomy shade of death Environ you; till mischief, and despair, Drive you to break your necks, or hang yourselves! [Exit, guarded. York. Break thouin pieces, and consume to ashes, Thou foul accursed minister of hell!

Enter Cardinal BEAUFort, attended.

Car, Lord regent, I do greet your excellence
With letters of commission from the king.
For know, my lords, the states of Christendom,
Mov'd with remorse of these outrageous broils,
Have earnestly implor’d a general peace
Betwixt our nation and the aspiring French;
And here at hand, the Dauphin, and his train,
Approacheth, to confer about some matter.

ork. Is all our travail turn'd to this effect?

After the slaughter of so many peers
So many captains, follo. and soldiers,
That in this quarrel have been overthrown,
And sold their bodies for their country's benefit,
Shall we at last conclude effeminate peace?
Have we not lost most part of all the towns,
By treason, falsehood, and by treachery,
Our great progenitors had conquered 1–
O, W. Warwick, I foresee with grief
The utter loss of all the realm of France.

War. Be patient, York: if we conclude a peace, It shall be with such strict and severe covenants, As little shall the Frenchmen gain thereby.

Enter CHARLEs, attended; ALENGON, Bastard, REIGNIER, and others.

Char. Since, lords of England, it is thus agreed, That peaceful truce shall be proclaim'd in France, We come to be informed by yourselves What the conditions of that league must be.

York. Speak, Winchester; for boiling choler


The hollow passage of my poison'd voice,
By sight of these our baleful enemies.

Win. Charles, and the rest, it is enacted thus:
That—in regard king Henry gives consent,
Of mere compassion, and of lenity,
To ease your country of distressful war,
And suffer you to breathe in fruitful peace,—
You shall become true liegemen to his crown:
And, Charles, upon condition thou wilt swear
To pay him tribute, and submit thyself,
Thou shalt be plac'd as viceroy under him,
And still enjoy thy regal dignity.

Alen. Must he {. then as shadow of himself?
Adorn his temples with a coronet;
And yet, in substance and authority,
Retain but privilege of a private man?
This proffer is absurd and reasonless.

Char. 'Tis known, . that I am possess'd With more than half the Gallian territories, And therein reverenc'd for their lawful king: Shall I, for lucre of the rest unvanquish'd, Detract so much from that prerogative, As to be call'd but viceroy of the whole? No, lord ambassador; I'll rather keep That which I have, than, coveting for more, Be cast from possibility of all. [means York. Insulting Charles! hast thou by secret Used intercession to obtain a league; And, now the matter grows to compromise, Stand'st thou aloof upon comparison? Either accept the title thou usurp'st, Of benefit proceeding from our king, And not of any challenge of desert, Or we will plague thee with incessant wars. Reig. My lord, you do not well in obstinacy To cavil in the course of this contráct: If once it be neglected, ten to one, We shall not find like opportunity. Alen. To say the truth, it is your policy, To save your subjects from such massacre, And ruthless slaughters, as are daily seen By our proceeding in hostility: And therefore take this compact of a truce, Although you break it when your pleasure serves. (Aside to Charles.) War. How say'st thou, Charles? shall our conChar. It shall: [dition stand? Only reserv’d, you claim no interest In any of our towns of garrison. York. Then swear allegiance to his majesty; As thou art knight, never to disobey, Nor be rebellious to the crown of England, Thou, northy nobles, to the crown of England.— (Charles, and the rest, i. tokens of fealty.) So, now dismiss your army when ye please; Hang up your ensigns, let your drums be still, For É. we entertain a solemn peace. [Exeunt.

Scene V.-London. A Room in the Palace. Enter King HENRY, in conference with Suffolk; ğ. and Exeter following. K. Hen. Your wond’rous rare description, noble

earl, Of beauteous Margaret hath astonish'd me: Her virtues, graced with external gifts, Do breed love's settled passions in my heart: And like as rigour in tempestuous gusts Provokes the ... hulk against the tide; So am I driven, by breath of her renown, Either to suffer shipwreck, or arrive Where I may have fruition of her love. Suf. Tush! my good lord! this superficial tale Is but a preface of her worthy praise: , The chief perfections of that lovely dame, (Had I sufficient skill to utter them,) Would make a volume of enticing lines, Able to ravish any dull conceit. And, which is more, she is not so divine, So full replete with choice of all delights, But, with as humble lowliness of mind, She is content to be at your command; Command, I mean, of virtuous chaste intents, To love and honour Henry as her lord. K. Hen. And otherwise will Henry ne'er presumne. Therefore, my lord protector, give consent, That Margaret may be England's royal queen. Glo. So should 1. consent to flatter sin. You know, my lord, your highness is betroth'd Unto another lady of esteem; How shall we then dispense with that contráct, And not deface your honour with reproach 1 Suf. As doth a ruler with unlawful oaths; Or one, that, at a triumph having vow'd To try his strength, forsaketh yet the lists By reason of his adversary's odds:

A poor earl's daughter is unequal odds, And therefore may be broke without offence. Glo. Why, what, I pray, is Margaret more than Her father is no better than an earl, [that? Although in glorious titles he excel. Suf. Yes, my good lord, her father is a king, The king of Naples, and Jerusalem; And of such great authority in France, As his alliance will confirm our peace, And keep the Frenchmen in allegiance. Glo. And so the earl of Armagnac may do, Because he is near kinsman unto Charles. Exe. Beside, his wealth doth warrant liberal dower; While Reignier sooner will receive, than give. Suf. A dower, my lords! disgrace not so your king, That he should be so abject, É. and poor, To choose for wealth, and not for perfect love. Henry is able to enrich his queen, And not to seek a queen to make him rich: So worthless peasants bargain for their wives, As market-men for oxen, sheep, or horse. Marriage is a matter of more worth, Than to be dealt in by attorneyship; Not whom we will, but whom his grace affects, Must be companion of his nuptial bed: And therefore, lords, since he affects her most, It most of all these reasons bindeth us, In our opinious she should be preferr'd. For what is wedlock forced, but a hell, An age of discord and continual strife? Whereas the contrary bringeth forth bliss, And is a pattern j eace. Whom should we match, with Henry, being a king, But Margaret, that is daughter to a king? Her peerless feature, joined with her birth, Approves her fit for none, but for a king: Her valiant courage, and undaunted spirit, (More than in women commonly is seen,) Will answer our hope in issue of a king; For Henry, son unto a conqueror, Is likely to beget more conquerors, If with a lady of so high resolve, As is fair Margaret, he be link'd in love. Then yield, my lords; and here conclude with me, That Margaret shall be queen, and none but she. K. Hen. Whether it be through force of your


My noble lord of Suffolk; or for that § tender youth was never yet attaint

ith any passion of inflaming love, I cannot tell; but this I an assur’d, I feel such sharp dissention in my breast, Such fierce alarums both of hope and fear, As I am sick with working of my thoughts. Take, therefore, shipping; post, mylord, to France; Agree to any covenants; and procure That lady Margaret do vouchsafe to come To cross the seas to England, and be crown'd King Henry's faithful and anointed queen: For your expenses and sufficient charge, Among the people gather up a tenth. Be gone, I say; for, till }. do return, I rest perplexed with a thousand cares.— And you, good uncle, banish all offence: If you do censure me by what you were, Not what you are, I know it will excuse This sudden execution of my will. And so conduct me, where from company, I may revolve and ruminate my grief. [Exit.

#. Ay, grief, I fear me, both at first and last.

[Exeunt Gloster and Ereter.

Suf. Thus Suffolk hath prevail'd : and thus he

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ACT i. Scene I-London. A Room of State in the Palace.

Flourish of trumpets: then hautboys. Enter on one
side, King HENRY, Duke of GlostER,
buRY, WARwick, and Cardinal BEAUfort;
on the other, Queen MARGARET, led in by Suf-
Folk; York, SoMERset, BUCKINGHAM, and
others following.
Suf. As by your high imperial majest
I had in *::: at m *. for F.
As procurator to your excellence,
To marry princess Margaret for your grace;
So, in the famous ancient city, Tours,
In presence of the kings of France and Sicil,
The dukes of Orleans, Calaber, Bretaigne, and
Alençon, [bishops,
Seven earls, twelve barons, twenty reverend
I have perform'd my task, and was espous'd:
And humbly now upon my bended knee,
In sight of England and her lordly peers,
Deliver up my title in the queen
To your most gracious hands, that are the sub-

stance Of that great shadow I did represent;

The happiest gift, that ever marquess gaye,
The fairest queen that ever king receiv'd.
K. Hen. Suffolk, arise.—Welcome, queen Mar-
I can express no kinder sign of love,
Than this kind kiss.-O Lord, that lends me life,
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness!
For thou hast given me in this beauteous face,
A world of earthly blessings to my soul,
If sympathy of love unite our thoughts.
3. ar. Great king of England, and my gra-
cious lord;
The mutual conference that my mind hath had—
By day, by night; waking, and in my dreams;
In courtly company, or at my beads,-
With you mine alder-liefest sovereign,
Makes me the bolder to salute my king
With ruder terms; such as my wit affords,
And over-joy of heart doth minister.
K. Hen. Her sight did ravish: but her grace
in speech,
Her words y-clad with wisdom's majesty, .
Makes me, from wondering, fall to weeping joys;
Such is the fulness of my heart's content--
Lords, with one cheerful voice welcome my love.


All. Long lif queen Margaret, England's hapliness : 3. Mar. We thank you all. (Flourish.) uf. 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 Poole, marquess of Suffolk, ambassador for Henry king of England,--that the said Henry shall espouse the lady Margaret, daughter unto Reignier king of Naples, Sicilia, and Jerusalem; and crown her queen of England, ere the thirtieth of May next ensuing. Item,--That the duchy of Anjou and the county of Maine, shall be released and delivered to the king o: R. Hen. Uncle, how now? Glo. Pardon me, gracious lord; Some sudden qualm hath struck me at the heart, And dimm'd mine eyes, that I can read no further. K. Hen. Uncle of Winchester, I pray, read on. Win. Item,--It is further agreed between them,that the duchies of Anjou and Maine shall be released and delivered over to the king her father; and she sent over of the king of England's own proper cost and charges, without having dowry. K. Hen. They please us well.—Lord marqness, kneel down; We here create thee the first duke of Suffolk, And girt thee with the sword.— Cousin of York, we here discharge your grace From being regent in the parts . France, Till term of eighteen months be full expir’d— Thanks, uncle Winchester, Gloster, York, and Buckingham, Somerset, Salisbury, and Warwick; We thank you all for this great favour done, In entertainment to my princely queen. Come, let us in; and with all speed provide To see her coronation be perform'd. [Exeunt King, Queen, and Suffolk. Glo. Brave peers of England, pillars of the state, To you duke Humphrey must unload his grief, Your Fo 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, Somerset, Buckingham, Brave S.A. Salisbury, and victorious Warwick, Receiv'd deep scars in France and Normandy? Or hath my uncle Beaufort, and myself, With all the learned council 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 awe ? And hath his highness in his infancy Been crown'd in Paris, in despite of foes? And shall these labours, and these honours, die? Shall Henry's conquest, Bedford's vigilance, Your deeds of war, and all our counsel, die? 0 peers of England, shameful 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 passionate discourse? This peroration with such circumstance? 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 given the duchies of Anjou and Maine

Unto the poor king Reignier, whose large style
Agrees not with the leanness of his purse.
Sal. Now, by the death of him that died for all,
These counties were the keys of Normandy:-
But wherefore weeps Warwick, my valiant son?
War. For grief, for 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!
Mort Dieu !
York. For Suffolk's duke—may he be suffocate,
That dims the honour of this warlike isle !
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, and 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 Šso should demand a whole fifteenth,
For costs and charges in transporting her:
She should have staid in France, and starv'd in
Before [France,
Car. My lord of Gloster, now you grow too hot;
It was the pleasure of my lord the king.
Glo. My lord of Winchester, I know your mind:
'Tis not my speeches, that you do mislike;
But 'tis my presence, that doth trouble you.
Rancour o out: Proud prelate, in thy face
I see thy fury: if I longer stay,
We shall begin our ancient bickerings.-
Lordings, farewell; and say, when I am gone,
I prophesied—France will be lost ere long. [Exit.
Car. So, there goes our protector in a rage.
'Tis known to you, he is mine enemy:
Nay, more, an enemy unto you all;
And no great friend, I fear me, to the king.
Consider, lords, he is the next of blood,
And heir apparent to the English crown;
Had Henry got an empire by his marriage,
And all the wealthy kingdoms of the west,
There's reason he should be displeas'd at it.
Look to it, lords; let not his smoothing words
Bewitch your hearts; be wise, and circumspect.
What though the common people favour him,
Qalling him—Humphrey, the good duke of Gloster;
Clapping their hands, and crying with loud voice—
Jesu maintain your royal excellance!
With—God preserve the good duke Humphrey !
I fear me, lords, for all is. flattering gloss,
He will be found a dangerous protector.
Buck. Why should he then protect our sovereign,
He being of age to govern of himself?—
Cousin of Somerset, join you with me,
And all together—with the duke of Suffolk,
We'll quickly hoise duke Humphrey from his seat.
Car. This weighty business will not brook delay;
I'll to the duke of Suffolk presently. #:
Som. Cousin of Buckingham, though Hum-
phrey's pride,
And greatness of his place be grief to us,
Yet let us watch the haughty cardinal;
His insolence is more intolerable
Than all the princes in the land beside;
If Gloster be displac'd, he'll be protector.
Buck. Or thou, or I, Somerset, will be protector,
Despite duke Humphrey, or the cardinal.
[Exeunt 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 Humphrey duke of Gloster
Did bear him like a noble gentleman.

Qft have I seen the haughty cardinal— More like a soldier, than a man o'the church, - As stout, and proud, as he were lord of all,—

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