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KING Henry the Sixth.
Humphry Duke of Gloucester, Uncle to the King.
Cardinal 'Beauford, Bishop of Winchester, great Uncle

to the King.
Duke of York pretending to the Crown.
Duke of Buckingham,
Duke of Somerset, Of the King's Party
Duke of Suffolk,


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Lord Clifford, of the King's Party.
Lord Say.
Lord Scales, Governor of the Tower.
Sir Humphry Stafford.
Young Stafford, bis Brother.
Alexander Iden, a Kentish Gentleman.
Young Clifford, Son to the Lord Clifford.
Edward Plantagenet,
Richard Plantagenet,

Vaux, a Sea Captain, and Walter Whitmore, Pirates.
A Herald. Hume and Southwel, two Priests.
Bolingbrook, an Astrologer.
A Spirit, attending on Jordan the Witch.
Thomas Horner, an Armourer. Peter, bis Man:
Clerk of Chatham. Mayor of St. Albans.
Simpcox, an Impostor.
Jack Cade, Bevis, Michael, John Holland, Dick the

Butcher, Smith the Weaver, and several others, Rebels.
Margaret, Queen 10 King Henry VI. secretly in Love

with the Duke of Suffolk.
Dame Eleanor, Wife to the Duke of Gloucester.
Mother Jordan, a Witch employed by the Dutchess of

Wife to Simpcox.
Petitioners, Aldermen, a Beadle, Sheriff and officers,

Citizens, with Fou!coners, Guards, Merengers, and

other Attendants. The SCENE is laid very dispersedly in several Parts

of England.


Η Ε N R r VI.

ACT 1.


The P A L A C E.

Flourish of Trumpets: then, Hautboys. Enter King

Henry, Duke Humphry, Salisbury, Warwick, and
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 for France, AAs procurator for your Excellence,

* The second part, &c.] This at St. Albans, and won by the and the third part were first writ- York Faction, in the 33d Year ten under the title of the Com- of his Reign. So that it comtention of York and Lancaster, prizes the History and Transacs printed in 1600, but since vastly tions of 10 Years. THEOBALD. improved by the author. Popé.

2. As by your high, &c.] Vide The second Part of K. Henry VI.) Hall's Chronicle, Fol. 66. Year This and the Third part of King 23. Init.

Pope. Henry VI.contain that troublesome It is apparent that this play Period of this Prince's Reign, begins where the former ends, which took in the whole Conten- and continues the series of transtion betwixt the two Houses of actions, of which it presupposes York and Lancaster: And under the first part already, known. that title were these two Plays This is a sufficient proof that the first acted and published. The second and third parts were not present Scene opens with K. Hen- written without dependance on ry's Marriage, which was in the the first, tho' they were printed 23d Year of his Reign; and as containing a complete period closes with the fift Battle fought of history,

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 perform’d my task, and was espous’d:
And humbly now upon my bended knee,
In sight 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 shadow I did represent;
The happiest gift that ever Marquess gave,
The faireft Queen that ever King receiv’d.
K. Henry. Suffolk, arise. Welcome, Queen Mar-

I can express no kinder sign of love,
Than this kind kiss. O Lord, that lendít me life,
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness!
For thou hast giv'n me, in this beauteous face,
A world of earthly blessings to my soul ;
If sympathy of love unite our thoughts.

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

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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 salute my King
With ruder terms, such as my wit affords,


3 The mutual conf"rence---] ly attached: Lieves being the I am the bolder to address you, fuperlative of the comparative, having already familiarised you levar, rather, from lief. So Hall to my imagination.

in his Chronicle, Henry VI. Fomine alder-lievest So- lio 12. Ryght byghe and mighty

vereign ;) Alder-lieves is Prince, and my ryght noble, and, an old English word given to him after one, levest Lord. to whom the speaker is supreme




And over-joy of heart doth minister,
K. Henry. Her fight did ravish, but her grace in

Her words y-clad with wisdom's majesty,
Make me from wondring fall to weeping joy's,
Such is the fulness of my heart's content.
Lords, with one cheerful voice welcome my Love.
All kneel. Long live Queen Marg’ret, England's

Q. Mar. 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 consent.

Glo. reads.] 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 Mall espouse the Lady Margaret, daughter unto Reignier King of Naples, Sicilia, and Jerusalem, and crown ber Queen of England, ere the thirtieth of May next ensuing:

Icem, That the Dutchy 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?

Glo. Pardon me, gracious Lord;
Some sudden qualm hath struck me to the heart,
And dimm’d mine eyes, that I can read no further.

K. Henry. Uncle of Winchester, I pray, read on.

Win. ltem, That the Dutchies of Anjou and Maine Mall be released and delivered to the King her father, and she sent over of the King of England's own proper cost and charges, without baving any dowry. K. Henry. They please us well.

Lord Marquess, kneel you down, We here create thee the first duke of Suffolk, And gird thee with the sword. Cousin of Icrk, We here discharge your Grace from being Regent

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