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She is content tu be at your command;
20 To love and honour Henry as her lord.
King. And otherwise will Henry ne'er presume.
Glou. So should I give consent to flatter sin.
Suf. As doth a ruler with unlawful oaths;
Glou. Why, what, I pray, is Margaret more than that?
Suf. Yes, my lord, her father is a king,
Glou. And so the carl of Armagnac may do,
Ere. Beside, his wealth doth warrant a liberal dower,
Suf. A dower, my lord! disgrace not so your king,
Whom should we match with Henry, being a king,
King. Whether it be through force of your report,
[Erit. Glou. Ay, grief, I fear me, both at first and last.
[Excunt Gloucester and Ereter.
KING HENRY the Sixth.
Joux HUME and JOHN SOUTHWELL HIUMPHREY, Duke of Gloucester, priests. his uncle.
BOLINGBROKE, a conjurer.
Winchester, great-uncle to the PETER, his man.
Clerk of Chatham. Mayor of Şt.
SIMPcox, an impostor.
Jack Cade, a rebel,
GEORGE Bevis, JOAN HOLLAND,
Dick the butcher, SMTU, the Young CLIFFORD, his son.
weaver, MICHAEL, &c., followers EARL OF SALISBURY.
of Cade. EARL OF WARWICK.
Two Murderers. LORD SCALES.
MARGARET, Queen to King Henry. LORD SAY. Sir HUMPHREY STAFFORD, and MARGARET JOURDAIN, a witch.
ELEANOR, Duchess of Gloucester.
Wife to Simpcox.
Lords, Ladies, and Attendants, MATTHEW GorFE.
Petitioners, Aldermen, a HerA Sea-captain, Master, and Mas
ald, a Beadle, Sheriff, and onter's-Mate, and WALTER WHIT
cers, Citizens. 'Prentices, Fal. MORE.
coners, Guards, Soldiers, MesTwo Gentlemen, prisoners with sengers, &c. Suffolk,
ARWICK, and CARDINAL BEAUFORT, on the one side; the QUEEN, SUFFOLK, YORK, SOMERSET, and BUCKINGHAM, on the other,
Suf. As by your high imperial majesty I had in charge at my depart for France,
As procurator to your excellence,
King. Suffolk, arise. Welcome, Queen Margaret:
Queen. Great King of England and my gracious lord, The mutual conference that my mind hail bad, 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
30 And over-joy of heart doth minister.
King. 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 [kneeling]. Long live Queen Margaret, England's
happiness! Queen. We thank you all.
[Flourish. Suf. My lord protector, so it please your grace, Here are the articles of contracted peace
40 Between our sovereign and the French king Charles, For eighteen months concluded by consent.
Glou. [Readx] 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 shall espouse the Lady Margaret, daughter uuto Reignier King of Naples, Sicilia and Jerusalem, and crown her Queen of England ere the thirticth of May next cusuing. Item, that the duchy of Anjou and the county of Maine shall be released and delivered to the king hier father"
[Letx the paper fall. king. Unclc, how now! Glou.
Pardon mc, gracious lord;
King. Uncle of Winchester, I pray, read on.
Car. [Rerulx] “ 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 any dowry."
King. They please us well. Lord marquess, kneel 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 l' the parts of France, till term of eighteen months Be full expired. Thanks, uncle Winchester, Gloucester, York, Buckingham, Somerset, Salisbury, and Warwick;
70 We thank you all for this great favour done, In entertainment to my princely queen. Come, let us in, and with all speel provide To see her coronation be perform'd.
(Ereunt King, Queen, and Suffolk. Glou. Brave peers of England, pillars of the state, To you Duke Humphrey 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,
80 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, Salisbury, and victorious Warwick, Received deep scars in France and Normandy? Or hath mine uncle Beaufort and myself, With all the learned council of the realm, Studied so long, sat in the council-house
90 Early and late, debating to and fro How France and Frenchmen might be kept in awe, And bad his highness in his infancy Crowned in Paris in despite of foos? And shall these labours and these honours die?