Imatges de pÓgina
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KING Henry VI.
Cardinal Beaufora, Bp. of Winchester,} Uncles to the King.
Duke of York, pretending to the Crowx.
Duke of Buckingham,
Duke of Somerset, of the King's Party.
Duke of Suffolk,
Earl of Salisbury,} of the York Factiono
Iard Clifford, of the King's Party.
Lord Say.
Lord Scales, Governor of the Tower.
Sir Humphry Stafford.
Ytung Stafford, bis Brotber,
Alexander Iden, a Kentish Gentleman.
Young Clifford, Son to the Lord Clifford.
Edward Plantagenet,
Richard Plantagenet,

}isons to the Duke of York.
Vaux, a Sca Captain, and Walter Whitmore- Pirates,
und Herald.
Hume and Southwel, iwe Priests.
Bolingbrook, an Aftrologer.
A Spirit, attending on Jordan the Witch. !: ****
Thomas Horner, an Arniourer. 111/
Peter, bis Man.
Clerk of Chatham.
Mayor of St. Albans.
Simpcox, an Impiftor.
Jack Cade, Bevis, Michael, John Holland, Dick tbe Butcher, Smith

the Weuver, and several others, Rebels.

Margaret, Queen to King Henry VI. secretly in Love with the Duke

of Suffolk.
Dame Eleanor, Wife to the Duke of Glouceker.
Mother Jordan, a Witcb employed by tbe Dutchess of Gloucefter.
Wife to Simpcox.

Petitioners, Aldermen, a Beadle, Sherif 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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SCENE, The Palace. Flourish of Trumpets: then, Hautboys. - Enter King

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

*S by your high imperial Majesty

I had in charge at my depart from France,

As procurator for your Excellence,
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

21 ore (1) The 'econd part of K. Henry VI.) This and the Third Part of K. Henry VI. contain ihe troublesome Period of this Prince's Reign, which took in the whole Contention betwixt the two Houses of York and Lancaster : And under thất Title were these two Plays first acted


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I have perform'd my talk, and was espous’d:
And humbly now upon my

bended knee, Ini fight 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 thadow I did represent : The happiest gift that ever Marquis gave, The faireft Queen that ever King receiv'd.

K. Henry. Suffolk, arise. Welcome, Queen Margaret ; I can express no kinder fign of love, Than this kind kiss. O Lord, that lend'ft me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness ! For thou hast giv'n me, in this beautcous face, A world of earthly bleffings to my fout ; If fympathy of love unite our thoughts.

Q. Mar. Great King of England, and my gracious Lord, 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


wit affords, And over-joy of heart doth minister.

K. Henry. Her fight did ravish, but her grace in fpeech, Her words y-clad with wisdom's majesty, Make me from wondring fall to weeping joys, Such is the fulnefs of my heart's content. Lords, with one cheerful voice welcome my

love. All kncel. Long live Queen Marg'ret, England's hap

piness! Q. Mar. We thank

[Flourish. Suf. My Lord Protector, fo it please your Grace, Here are the articles of contracted peace,


and published. The present Scene opens with K. Henry's Marriage, which was in the 23d Year of his Reign; and closes with the fist Battle fought at St. Albans, and won by the York Faction, in the 33d Year of his Reign. So that it comprises the History and Transactions of ten Years.


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