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That she, poor wretch, for grief can speak no more,
Hum. Say, what art thou that talk'st of kings and queens?
K. Hen.. More than I seem, and less than I was born to ;
Hum. Ay, but thou talk 'It, as if thou wert a king.
K. Hen. My crown is in my heart, not on my head,
Hum. Well, if you be a king crown'd with content,
K. HEN. But did you never fwear, and break an oath?
K. Hen. I was anointed king at nine months old; My father and my grandfather were kings,
And you were sworn true subjects unto me;
Sink. No, we were subjects, but while you were king.
K. Her. Why am I dead? do I not breathe a man?
Sink. We are true subjects to the king, king Edward.
K. Hen. So would you be again to Henry, If he were seated as king Edward is.
Sink. We charge you in God's name, and in the king's, To go with us unto the officers.
K. Hen. In God's name lead, your king's name be c-
SCENE II. Changes to the palace.
K. EDW. Brother of Glo'ster, at St. Alban's field
The worthy gentleman did lose his life.
Glo. Your highness shall do well to grant her suit,
were dishonour to deny her.
wind? Gio. Silence.
K. Edw. Widow we will consider of your suit,
Gray. Right gracious lord, I cannot brook delay,
Glo. [Aside.) Ay, widow? then I'll warrant you all And if what pleases him shall pleasure you. [your lands, -Fight closer, or, good faith you'll catch a blow.
CLAR. I fear her not, unless she chance to fall. [Aside. Glo. God forbid that! for he'll take vantages. [Aside. K. Edw. How many children hast thou, widow? tell
CLAR. I think, he means to beg a child of her. [Aside. Gro. (Alide.) Nay, whip me then : he'll rather give her
GRAY. Three, my most gracious lord.
Til' youth take leave, and leave you to the crutch.
[Gloucester and Clarence rctire to the other side, K. Edw. Now tell me, madam, do you love your children? GRAY. Ay, full as dearly as I love myself. K. EDW. And would you not do much to do them good? Gray. To do them good, I would sustain some harm. K. Edw. Then gei thy husband's lands to do them good. Gray. Therefore I come unto your majesty. K. Edw. I'll tell you how these lands are to be got. Gray. So shall you bind me to your highness' service. K. Edw. What service wilt thou do me if I give them? GRAY. What you command it rests in mę to do. K. Edw. But you will take exceptions to my boon? Gray. No, gracious lord, except I cannot do it. K. Edw. Ay, but thou canst do what I mean to ask. Gray. Why, then I will do what your grace commands. G10. He plies her hard, and much rain wears the marble. CLAR. As red as fire! nay, then her wax muit melt. Gray. Why stops my lord ? Thall I not hear my talk? K. Edw. An easy task, 'tis but to love a king. GRAY. That's soon perform’d, because I am a subject. K. Edw. Why then, thy husband's lands I freely give
thee. Gray. I take my leave with many thousand thanks, Glo. The match is made, the seals it with a curt'sy. K. Edw. But stay thee, 'tis the fruits of love I mean. Gray. The fruits of love I mean, my loving liege,
K. Edw. Ay, but I fear me, in another sense. What love, think'it chou, I sue so much to get?
GRAY My love ull death, my humble thanks my prayers ; That love which virtue begs, and virtue grants.
K. Edw. No, by my troth, I did not mean such love.
Gray. Why, then you mean not as I thought you did. K. Edw. But now you partly may perceive my mind.
Gray. My mind will never grant what I perceive
K. Edw. To tell thee plain, I aim to lie with thee.
K. Edw. Therein thou wrong'st thy children mightily.
Gråv. Herein your highness wrongs both them and me. But, mighty lord, this merry inclination Accords not with the sadness of my fuit; Please you dismiss me, or with À ¥, or wo.
K. Edw. Av, if thou wilt say, av, to my request :
Gray. Then, No, my lord. My suit is at an end.
K. Edw. (Aside.] Her looks do argue her replete with
Gray. 'Tis better said than done, my gracious lord;
K. Edw. Sweet widow, by my state; I swear to thee,