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The Second part of HENRY VI. *
With the Death of the Good Duke Humphry.
DRAMATIS PERSON Æ.
Vaux, a fea-captain, and Walter Humphry Duke
Whitemore -- pirates. Gloucester,
A Herald. Cardinal Beaufort,
Hume and Southwel, two priests.
Bolingbrook, an astrologer.
witch, Duke of Bucking
Thomas Horner, an armourer. ham,
of the King's
Peter, his man, Duke of Somerset, ( party.
Clerk of Chatham.
Mayor of St Albun's.
Holland, Dick the butcher,
Smith the weaver, and seven Lord Scales, governor of the ral others, rebels. tower.
Margaret, Queen to K. Henry VI. Sir John Stanley
secretly in love with the Duke Sir Humphry Stafford
of Suffolk. Young Stafford, his brother. Dame Eleanor, wife to the Duke Alexander Iden a Kentiske gen of Gloucester. tleman.
Mother Jordan, a witch employed Young Clifford, for to the Lord by the Duchess af Gloucester. Clifford.
Wife to Simpcox. Edward Planta.
Petitioners, Aldermen, a Beadle, genet, fons tothe Duke Sheriff, and Officers, Citizens, Richard Planta
with Faulconers, Guards, Mefgenet,
sengers, and other attendants. The SCENE is laid very dispersedly in several parts of England.
This and the third part were first written under the title of The Contention of York and Lancafter, printed in 1600; but lince vastly improved by the author, Mr Popes',
Vol. V. + А
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. Suf. s by your high imperial Majesty
I had in charge at my depart for 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, Bretagne, 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 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 lhadow I did represent; The happiest gift that ever Marquis gave, The fairelt Queen that ever King receiv’d.
K. Henry. Suffolk, arise. Welcome, Queen Margaret; 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 ine in this beauteous face, A world of earthly bleflings to my soul, If fympathy of love unite our thoughts.
Q. 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, With you mine alder lieviest Sovereign; Makes me the bolder to falute my King With ruder terms; such as my wit affords, And over-joy of heart doth minister. # Vide Hall's Chronicle, fol. 66..year 23. init,
K. Henry. Her fight did ravish, but her grace in Her words y-clad with wisdom's majeity, Elpeech, 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 Marg'ret, England's
happiness! Q. Marg. We thank you all.
[Flourish. 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.
Glo. [reads.] Imprimis, It is agreed between the French King Charles, and William de la Pole Marquis of Suffolk, Ambasador for Henry King of England, that the said Hene ryfhall espouse the Lady Margaret, daughter unto Reignier King of Naples, Sicilia, and Jerusalem, and crown her Queen of England, ere the thirtieth of May next ensuing.
Item, That the duchy of Anjou, and the county of Maine, shall be released and delivered to the King her father.
[Lets fall the paper. K. Henry, Uncle, how now?
Gilo. Pardon me, gracious Lord;
read Win, Item, That the duchies of Anjou and Maine forall be released and delivered to the King her father, and the fent over of the King of England's own proper cost and charges, without having any dowry. K. Henry. They please us well. Lord Marquis,
kneel you down;