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With the Death of the Good Duke Humphry:
of Gloucester, uncles to
Earl of War-S faction.
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
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,
Peter, his man. Duke of Suffolk,
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,
cers, Citizens, with Faula Richard Planta
coners, Guards, Melenz genet,
gers, and other attendantsi The SCENE is laid very dispersedly in several parts of
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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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
To marry Princess Marg'ret for your
[presenting the Queen to the king:
K. Henry. Suffolk, arise. Welcome, Queen Margaret;.
2. Mar. Grent King of England, and my gracious
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
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 ;
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;
Come let us in, and with all speed provide
[Exeunt King, Queen, and Suffolks.
: 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 ?
Glo. Ay, uncle, we will keep it if we can :