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Flourish of trumpets: then hautboys. Enter King Henry, Duke Humphry, Salisbury, Warwick, and Beaufort, 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,
In prefence of the Kings of France and Sicil,
[prefenting the Queen to the King. To your most gracious hand; that are the fubftance Of that great fhadow I did reprefent;
The happiest gift that ever Marquis gave,
K. Henry. Suffolk, arife. Welcome, Queen Margaret;
If fympathy of love unite our thoughts.
2. Mar. Great King of England, and my gracious The mutual cont 'rence that my mind hath had, [Lord, By day, by night, waking, and in my dreams,
In courtly company, or at my beads,
* Vide Hall's Chronicle, fol. 66. year 23. init,
K. Henry. Her fight did ravish, but her grace in Her words y clad with wifdom's majesty, Make me from wond'ring fall to weeping joys, Such is the fulness of my heart's content. Lords, with one chearful voice welcome my love. All kneel. Long live Queen Margret, England's happiness!
2. Marg. 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 confent.
Glo. [reads] Imprimis, It is agreed between the French King Charles, and William de la Pole Marquis of Suffolk, Ambalador for Henry King of England, that the faid Henry fhall efpoufe the Lady Margaret, daughter unto Reignier King of Naples, Sicilia, and Jerufalem, and crown her Queen of England, ere the thirtieth of May next enfuing.
item, That the duchy of Anjou, and the county of Maine, fhall be releafed and delivered to the King her father. [Lets fall the paper.
K. Henry. Uncle, how now?
K. Henry. Uncle of Winchester, I pray read on. Win. Item, That the duchies of Anjou, and Maine fhall be releafed and delivered to the King her father, and fhe fent over of the King of England's own proper coft and charges, without having any dowry.
K. Henry. They pleafe us well. Lord Marquis, kneel you down;
We here create thee the first Duke of Suffolk,
We thank you for all this great favour done,
Come, let us in, and with all speed provide
[Exeunt King, Queen, and Suffolk,
SCENE 11. Manent the rest.
In winter's cold, and fummer's parching heat,
How France and Frenchmen might be kept in awe ?
Car. Nephew, what means this paffionate difcourfe? This peroration with fuch circumitances?
For France, 'tis ours; and we will keep it fill.
Glo. Ay, uncle, we will keep it if we can:
Suffolk, the new-made Duke, that rules the roaft,
Agrees not with the leannefs of his purse.
Sal. Now, by the death of him who dy'd for all, Thefe counties were the keys of Normandy. But wherefore weeps Warwick, my valiant fon? War. For grief that they are patt recovery. For were there hope to conquer them again, My fword should fhed 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, Delivered up again with peaceful words?
York. France fhould 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 fums of gold, and dowries with their wives: And our King Henry gives away his own, To match with her that brings no vantages.
Glo. A proper jeft, and never heard before, That Suffolk fhould demand a whole fifteenth, For coft and charges in tranfporting her. She should have ftaid in France, and ftarv'd in France, Before
Car. My Lord of Glo'fter, now ye 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 miflike, But 'tis my prefence that doth trouble you. Rancour will out, proud prelate; in thy face, I fee thy fury if I longer ftay, We fhall begin our ancient bickerings. Lordings, farewel; and fay, when I am gone, I prophefy'd, France will be lolt ere long.
Gar. 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.
York. For Suffolk's Duke, may he be fuffocate, That dims the honour of this warlike ifle! France fhould have torn, &c.
Had Henry got an empire by his marriage,
With, God preferve the good Duke Humphry ! ⠀
Buck. Why,fhould he then protect our Sovereign,. He being of age to govern of himself-?Cousin of Somerfet, join you with me, And altogether with the Duke of Suffolk, We'll quickly hoift Duke Humphry from his feat.
Car. This weighty bufinefs will not brook delay; I'll to the Duke of Suffolk prefently.
[Exit. Sem. Coufin of Buckingham, though Humphry'sAnd greatness of his place, be-grief to us, [pride, Yet let us watch the haughty Cardinal.. His infolence is more intolerable Than all the princes in the land befide. If Glo'fter be difplac'd, he'll be Protector, . Buck. Cr Someriet, or I, will be Protector, Delright Duke Humphry, or the Cardinal,
[Exe. Buckingham and Somerfet.. Sal. Pride went before, ambition follows him. While thefe do labour for their own preferment, Behoves it us to labour for the realm.
I never faw, but Humphry Duke of Glo'fter