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KING Henry the Sixtb.
Humphry Duke of Gloucester, Uncle to the King.
Cardinal Beauford, Bishop of Winchester, great Uncle

to the King
Duke of York pretending to the Crown.
Duke of Buckingham,
Duke of Somerset,
Duke of Suffolk,
Earl of Salisbury; } of the York Faktion.
Earl of Warwick,
Lord Clifford, of the King's Party.
Lord Say.
Lord Scales, Governor of the Tower.
Sir Humphry Stafford.
Young Stafford, bis Brother.
Alexander Iden, a Kentish Gentleman.
Young Clifford, Son to the Lord Clifford.
Edward Plantagenet,
Richard Plantagenet;} Sons to the Duke of York.
Vaux, a Sea Captain, and Walter Whitmore, Pirates,
A Herald. Hume and Southwel, two Priests.
Bolingbrook, an Astrologer.

A Spirit, attending on Jordan the Witch.
Thomas Horner, an Armourer. Peter, bis Man.
Clerk of Chatham. Mayor of St. Albans.
Simpcox, an Impostor.
Jack Cade, Bevis, Michael, John Holland, Dick the

Butcher, Smith the Weaver, and several otbers, Rebels.
Margaret, Queen to King Henry VI. secretly in Love

with ibe Duke of Suffolk.
Dame Eleanor, Wife to the Duke of Gloucester.
Mother Jordan, a Witch employed by the Dutchess of

Wife to Simpcox.
Petitioners, Aldermen, a Beadle, Sheriff and Officers,

Citizens, with Faulconers, Guards, Messengers, and

other Attendants. The SCENE is laid very dispersedly in several Parts

of England.

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King HENRr VI.



The P A L A CE.

Flourish of Trumpets : tben, Hautboys. Enter King

Henry, Duke Humphry, Salisbury, Warwick, and Beauford on the one fide : The Queen, Suffolk, York, Somerset, and Buckingham on the other.



S by your high imperial Majesty ?

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

· The second part, &c.] This at St. Albans, and won by the and the third part were first write York Faction, in the 33d Year ten ander the title of the Con- of his Reign. So that it comtention of York and Lancaster, prizes the History and Transacprinted in 1600, but fince vaftly tions of 10 Years. THEOBALD. improved by the Author. Pope. * As by your bigh, &c.] Vide

ibe second part of K.Henry VI.) Halls Chronicle, Fol. 66. Year This and the Third part of King 23. Init.

Pope. Henry VI. contain that troublesom It is apparent that this play Period of this Prince's Reign, begins where the former ends, which took in the whole Conten- and continues the series of transaction betwixt the two Houses of tions, of which it presupposes the York and Lancaster : And under first part already known. This is that Title were these two Plays a fufficient proof that the second forft acted and published. The and third parts were not written present Scene opens with K.Hen- without dependance on the first, ry's Marriage, which was in the though they were printed as con23d Year of his Reign ; and taining a complete period of clofes with the firft Battle fought history,

To marry Princess Marg'ret 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, 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 sight 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 Marquess gave,
The fairest Queen that ever King receiv'd.
K. Henry. Suffolk, arise. Welcome, Queen Mar-

I can express 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 sympathy of love unite our thoughts.
Q. Mar. Great King of England, and my gracious

The mutual conf'rence 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 falute my King
With ruder terms, such as my wit affords,

3 The mutual conf'renci] ly attached : Lievest being the I am the bolder to address you, superlative of the comparative, having already familiarised you levar, rather, from lief. So Hall to my imagination.

in his Chronicle, Henry VI. Fomine alder-lievest So- lio 12. Ryght hygbe and mighty vereign; ) Alder-liste? is Prince, and my ryght noble, and, an old English word given to him after one, levest Lord. to whom the speaker is supreme



And over-joy of heart doth minister.
K. Henry. Her sight did ravish, but her grace in

Her words y clad with wisdom's majesty,
Make me from wondring fall-to weeping joys,
Such is the fulness of my heart's content.
Lords, with one cheerful voice welcome my Love.
All kneel. Long live Queen Marg’ret, England's hap-

Q. Mar. We thank
you all.

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.

Gle. 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 Jhall espouse the Lady Margaret, daughter unto Reignier King of Naples, Sicilia, and Jerusalein, and crown ber Queen of England, ere the thirtieth of May next ensuing.

Item, That the Dutchy of Anjou, and the County of Maine, hall be released and delivered to the King ber 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 Wincbester, I pray, read on.

Win. Item, That the Dutchies of Anjou and Maine Mall be released and delivered to the King her father, and she sent over of the King of England's own proper cost and charges, without having any dowry. K. Henry. They please us well. Lord Marquefs,

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



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I'th' parts of France, till term of eighteen months
Be full expir'd. Thanks, uncle Wincbefter,
Gloster, York, Buckingham, and Somerset,
Salisbury and Warwick ;
We thank you for all 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, SCENE 11.

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, Somerset, Buckingham, Brave York, and Salisbury, victorious Warwick, Receiv'd deep scars in France and Normandy ? Or hath mine uncle Beauford, 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 was his Highness in his infancy Crowned in Paris, in despight of foes ? And fhall these labours and these honours die ! Shall Henry's Conquest, Bedford's vigilance, Your deeds of war, and all our counsel die ? O

peers of England, shameful is this league, Fatal this marriage ; cancelling your fame, Blotting your names from books of memory :

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