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mine, Kate, (as I have a saving faith within me,- K. Hen. I would have her learn, my fair cousin,
so conjure up the spirit of love, in her, that he will Kath. I do not know dat.
appear in his true likeness. K. Hen. No; 'tis hereafter to know, but now to Bur. Pardon the frankness of my mirth, if I an. promise: do but now promise, Kate, you will en- swer you for that. If you would conjure in her deavour for your French part of such a boy ; and you must make a circle. It conjure up lore in her for my English moiety, take the word of a king in his true likeness, he must appear naked, and and a bachelor. How answer you, la plus belle blind : can you blame her then, being a maid yet Katharine du monde, mon tres chere et divine déesse ? rosed over with the virgin crimson of modesty; if
Kath. Your majesté 'ave fausse French enough she deny the appearance of a naked blind boy in to deceive de most sage damoiselle dat is en France. her naked seeing self? It were, my lord, a hard
K. Hen. Now, tie, upon my false French! By condition for a maid to consign to. mine honour, in true English, I love thee, Kate : by K. Hen. Yet they do wink, and yield; as love is which honour I dare not swear thou lovest me; blind, and enforces. yet my blood begins to flatter me that thou dost, Bur. They are then excused, my lord, when they notwithstanding the poor and untempering effect see not what they do. of my visage Now beshrew my father's ambi- K. Hen. Then, good my lord, teach your cousin tion! He was thinking of civil wars when he got to consent to winking. me; therefore was I created with a stubborn out. Bur. I will wink on her to consent, my lord, if side, with an aspect of iron, that, when I come to you will teach her to know my meaning: for woo ladies, I fright them. But, in faith, Kate, the maids, well summer'd and warm kept, are like elder I wax, the better I shall appear: my comfort Hies ai Bartholomew-lide, blind, though they have is, that old age, that ill layer-up of beauiy, can do their eyes; and then they will endure handling, no more spoil upon my face: thou hast me, if thou which before would not abide looking on. hast me, at the worst; and thou shalt wear me, if K. Hen. This moral + lies me over to time, and a thou wear me, better and better; and therefore tell hot summer; and so I will catch the fly, your me, most fair Katharine, will you have me? Put off cousin, in the latter end, and she must be blind too. your maiden blushes; avouch the thoughts of your Bur. As love is, my lord, before it loves. heart with the looks of an empress; take me by the
K. Hen. It is so: and you may, some of you, hand and say,-Harry of England, I am thine: which thank love for my blindness; who cannot see many word thou shalt no sooner bless mine ear withal, but a lair French city, for one fair French maid that I will tell thee aloud-England is thine, Ireland is
stands in my way. thine, France is thine, and Henry Plantagenet is Fr. ling. Yes, my lord, you see them perspec. thine ; who, though I speak it before his face, 11 he be tively, the cities turn'd into a maid ; for they are pot fellow with the best king, thou shalt find the best all giidled with maiden walls, that war hath never king of good fellows. Come, your answer in broken enteid. music; for thy voice is music, and thy English K. Hen. Shall Kate be my wife? broken: therefore, queen of all, Katharine, breaki Fr. King. So please you. thy inind to me in broken English, wilt thou have K. Hen. I am content ; so the maiden cities you me 7
talk of, may wait on her; so the maid, that stood Kath. Dat is, as it shall please de roy mon pere. in the way for my,wish, shall shew me the way to
K. Hen. Nay, it will please him well, Kate; it my will. shall please him, Kate.
Fr. King. We have consented to all terms of Kath. Den it shall also content me.
K. Ken. Upon that I will kiss your hand, and I K. Hen. Is't so, my lords of England ? call you--my queen.
West. The king hath granted every article: Kath. Laissez, mon seigneur, laissez, laissez : ma His daughter, first; and then, in sequel, all, foy, je ne veux point que vous abbaissez vostre gran- According to their firm proposed natures. deur, en baisant la main d'une vostre indigne servi- Ere. Only, he hath not yet subscribed this :-teure ; excusez moy, je vous supplie, mon tres puis- Wbere your majesty demands,-that the king of sant seigneur
France, having any occasion to write for matter of K. Hen. Then I will kiss your lips, Kate.
grant, shall name your highness in this form, and Kath. Les dames, & danoiselles, pour estre baisées with this addition, in French,-Notre tres cher fil: devant leur nopces, il n'est pas le coutume de Henry roy d'Angleterre, heretier de France ; and
thus in Latin :- Praclarissimus filius noster Hen. K. Hen. Madam my interpreter, what says she? ricus, rex Angliæ et hares Fruncia. Alice. Dat it is not be de fashion pour les ladies Fr. King. Nor this I have not, brother, so denied, of France, I cannot tell what is, baiser, en English. But your request shall make me let it pass. K, Hen. To kiss,
K. Hen. I pray you then, in love and dear alliAlice. Your majesty entendre bettre que moy.
ance, K. Hen. It is not the fashion for the maids in | Let that one article rank with the rest : France to kiss before they are married, would she And, thereupon, give me your daughter. say?
Fr. King. Take her, fair son ; and from her blood Alice. Ouy, vrayment.
raise up K. Hen. 0, Kate, nice customs curt'sy to great Issue to me: that the contending kingdoms kings. Dear Kate, you and I cannot be contined Of France and England, whose very shores look within the weak list of a country's fashion : we
pale are the makers of manners, Kate ; and the liberty With envy of each other's happiness, that follows our places, stops the mouths of all May cease ineir hatred; and this dear conjunction find-faults; as I will do yours, for upholding the Plant neighbourhood and Christian-like accord nice fashion of your country, in denying me a kiss : In their sweet bosoms, that never war advance therefore, patiently, and yielding. [Kissing her.] His bleeding sword 'twixt England and fair France. You have witchcraft in your lips, Kate: there is All. Amen! more eloquence in a sugar touch of them, than in K. Hen. Now welcome, Kate : and bear me vite the tongues of the French council; and they should
ness all, sooner persuade Harry of England, then a general That here I kiss her as my sovereign qucen. petition of monarchs. Here comes your father.
Q. Isa. God, the best maker of all marriages, Enter the FRENCJ King and QUEEN, BURGUNDY,
Combine your hearts in one, your reaims in one! BEDFORD, GLOCESTER, EXETER, WESTMORELAND, As man and wite, being two, are one in love, and other French and English Lords.
So be there 'twixt your kingdoms such a spousal, Bur. God save your majesty! My royal cousin, That never may ill office, or fell jealousy, teach you our princess English?
Which troubles of the bed of blessed marriage, '1. e. Though my face has no power to soften yon, + Slight barrier.
'Thrust in between the paction of these kingdoms, In little room confining mighty men,
By which the world's best garden + he achieved,
Henry the sixth, in infant bands crown'a king
sake, Enter CRORUS.
In your fair minds let this acceptance take. Thus far, with rough, and all anable pen,
(Erit. Our bending author • hath pursued the story • 1. e. Unequal to the weight of the subject.
Touching on select parts.
KING HENRY TAB SIXTR.
VERNON, of the White Rose, or York Faction. DUKE OF GLOSTER, Uncle to the King, and Protec-BASSET, of the Red Rose, or Lancaster Faction, tor.
CHARLES, Daupuix, and afterwards King of France. DUKE OF BEDFORD, Uncle to the King, and Regent REIGNIER, Duke of Anjou, and titular King of of France.
Naples. Thomas BEAUFORT, Duke of Exeter, great Uncle DUKE or BURGUNDY-DUKE OF ALENGON. to the King.
GOVERNOR OP PARIS.-BASTARD or ORLEANS. HENRY BEAUFORT, great Uncle to the King, Bishop MASTER-GUNNER OF ORLEANS, and his Son.
of Winchester, and afterwards Cardinal. GENERAL OF THE FRENCH FORCES in Bourdeaux. JOHN BEAU FORT, Earl of Somerset afterwards A FRENCH SERGEANT.-A PORTER. Duke.
AN OLD SHEPHERD), Father to Joan la Pucelle. RICHARD PHANTAGENET, eldest Son of Richard
late Earl of Cambridge; afterwards Duke of MARGARET, Daughter to Reignier ; afterwards mar. York.
ried to King Henry. EARL OF WARWICK.-EARL OF SALISBURY.-EARL COUNTESS OF AUVERGNE. OF SUFFOLK.
JOAN LA PUCELLE, commonly called, Joan of Arc.
Fiends appearing to La Pucelle, Lords, Warders of
the Tower, Heralds, Officers, Soldiers, Mes. Sir John FASTOLFB.-Sir William Lucy.
sengers, and several Attendants both on the SIR WILLIAM GLANSDALE.-SIR THOMAS GARGRAVE.
English and French.
Scene, partly in England ; and partly in France.
Glo. The church! Where is it? Had not church
men pray'd, SCENE 1.-Westminster Abbey.
His thread of life had not so soon decay'd :
None do you like but an effeminate prince,
discovered, lying in State; attended on by the Win. Gloster, whate'er we like, thou art protector;
More than God, or religious churchmen may.
And ne'er throughout the year to church thou go'st,
Bed. Cease, cease these jars, and rest your minds
in peace! That have consented unto Henry's death I
Let's to the altar :-Heralds, wait on us :Henry the fifth, too famous to live long!
Instead of gold, we'll offer up our arms;
Glo. England ne'er had a king, until his time. Posterity, await for wretched years,
When at their mother's moist eyes babes shall
Henry the fifth! thy ghost I invocate; •
this realm, keep it from civil broils ! What should I say? His deeds exceed all speech : Combat with adverse planets in the heavens! He ne'er lift up his hand, but conquer'd.
A far more glorious star thy soul will make,
Enter a MESSENGER.
Mess. My honourable lords, health to you all ! And death's dishonourable victory,
Sad tidings bring I to you out of France, We with our stately presence glorify,
Of loss, of slaughter, and discomfiture : Like captives bound to a triumphant car. Guienne, Champaigne, Rheims, Orleans, What? Shall we curse the planets of mishap, Paris, Guysors, Poictiers, are all quite lost. That plotted thus our glory's overthrow?,
Bed. What say'st thou, man, before dead Henry's
bless'd of the King of kings. Glo. Is Paris lost? Is Rouen yielded up?
ghost. The church's prayers made him so prosperous.
Exe. How were they lost? What treachery was
used? Alluding to our ancient stage practice when a Mess. No treachery ; but want of men and money. tragedy was to be acted.
Among the soldiers this is muttered, There was a notion long prevalent, that life might be taken away by metrical charms.
• Nurse was anciently so spelt.
That here you maintain several factions ;
I'll hale the Dauphin headlong from his throne, And, whilst it field should be despatch'd and foughi, His crown shall be the ransome of my friend ; You are disputing of your generals.
Pour of their lords I'll change for one of ours.-
Bontires in France forthwith'I am to make,
Whose bloody deeds shall make all Europe quake.
3 Mess. So you had need; for Orleans is be. Cropp'd are the flower-de-luces in your arms;
The English army is grown weak and faint:
Bed. Me they concern ; regent I am of France : Since they, so tew, watch such a multitude.
ny steeled coat, I'll tight for Prance.-- Ere. Remember, lords, your oaihs to Henry sworn; Away with these disgraceful wailing robes !
Either to quell the Dauphin utterly,
Bed. I do remember it; and here lake leave,
(Exit. Enter another MESSENGER.
Glo. I'll to the Tower with all the laste I can, 2 Mess. Lords, view these letters, full of bad To view the artillery and munition ; mischance,
And then I will proclaim young Henry king. (Exit. France is revolted' from the English qnite ;
Exe. To Elthain will I, where the young king is,
Being ordain'd his special governor ;
Win. Each bath his place and function to atiend:
I am left out; for me nothing remans,
But long I will not be Jack-out-of-office;
(Exit.-Scene closes. Bedford, if thou be slack, I'll fight it out.
SCENE 11.-France.-Before Orlcans. Bed. Gloster, why doubt'st thou of my forward. ness ?
Enter CHARLES, with his Forces ; ALENGON,
REIGNIER, and others.
Char. Mars his true moving, eren as in the hea
vens, Enter a third MESSENGER.
So in the earth, to this day is not known: 3 Mess. My gracious lords,-to add to your la- Late, did he shine upon the English side; ments,
Now we are victors, upon us he smiles
At pleasure here we lie, near Orleans ;
Win. What! wherein Talbot overcame ? Is't so ? | Fainuly besiege us one hour in a nionth.
Or piteous they will look, like drowned mice.
Talbot is taken, whom we wont to fear :
Remaineth none, but mad-brain'd Salisbury ;
Now for the honour of the forlorn French :-
Alarums ; Excursions ; afterwards a Retreat.
Char. Who ever saw the like? What men have
11 A Talbot ! A Talbot! cried out amain,
Dogs! Cowards ! Dastards! I would ne'er bare fled,
But that they left me 'midst my enemies.
Reig. Salisbury is a desperate homicide;
He fighteth as one weary of his lite.
The other lords, like lions wanting tood,
Do rush upon us as their hungry prey *.
Alen. Froisard, a country mali of ours, records,
During the time Edward the third did reign.
More truly now may this be veritied;
For none but Sampsons, and Goliassts,
Lean raw-boned rascals! Who wouid e'er suppose
Bed. Is l'albot slain? Then I will slay myself, Char. Let's leave this town; for they are hair-
And hunger will enforce them to be more eager:
Of old I know them; rather with their teeth
• i. e. The prey for which they are hungry. • Her, i. e. England's.
A gimmal is a piece of jointed work, where one † 4. e. Their miseries which have had only a
piece moves within another ; here it is taken af lirit intermission,
large for an engine.
OF KING HENRY 17,
I'll hale the Dauphin headles fan basah
$ To go about my prepaja tib,
Glo. I'll to the Tower with all the inste
Exe. To Eithain will, w beie the stars to
Win. Each bath hus place and to be
Erf. Remember, lords, 2. DV
France - Befert Urlasts
REGNEB, and others
Char, Mars his true moting, erta da!
30 in the earth, to this day is not keera: Late, did he shine upon the Englia side; Sow we are victors, upon as be calles
What towns of any moment, but we are
Else ne'er could they hold out so, as they do. Puc. I must not yield to any rites of love
For my profession's sacred from above :
When I have chased all thy foes froin hence,
Then will I think upon a recompense.
Char. Meantime look gracious on thy prostrate
Reig. My lord, methinks, is very long in talk.
Else ne'er could he so long protract his speech.
Alen. He may mean more than we poor men do
These women are shrewd tempters with their
Shall we give over Orleans, or no ?
Puc. Why, no, I say, distrustful recreants !
Char. What she says, I'll confirm; we'll tight it
Puc. Assign'd am I to be the English scourge.
(Retires. Glory is like a circle in the water,
Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself,
With Henry's death, the English circle ends;
Now am I like that proud insulting ship,
Char. Was Mahomet inspired with a dove?
Bright star of Venus, fallin down on earth,
Reig. She takes upon her bravely at first dash. Alen. Leave off delays, and let us raise the siege.
Drive them from Orleans, and be immortalized.
No prophet will I trust, if she prove salse.
SCENE III.-London.-Hill before the Tower.
Enter at the Gates, the Duke of GLOSTER, with his
SERVING MEN, in blue Coats,
Glo. I am come to survey the Tower this day;
1 Ward. (Within.] Who is there that knocks so My courage try by combat, if thou daresi,
imperiously? And thou shali find that I exceed my sex,
1 Serv. It is the noble duke of Gloster. Resolve on this $: Thou shalt be fortunate,
2 Ward. (Within.) Whoe'er be be, you may not
be let in.
I Ward. (Within.) The Lord protect him! So we
answer him :
We do no otherwise than we are will'd.
Break up the gates, I'll be your warrantize:
Gates, WOODVILLE, the Lieutenant.
tors have we here?
[They fight. Glo. Lieutenant, is it you, whose voice I hear ?
Wood. (Within) Have patience, noble duke; I
may not open :
The cardinal of Winchester forbids :
That thou, nor none of thine, shall be let in.
Glo. Paint-hearted Woodville, prizest him 'fore
Arrogant Winchester ? That haughty prelate,
+ Countenance. + Meaning the four daughters of Philip, men-
tioned in Acts xxi, 9.
: pleasure here we lie, near Orbeats; Dtherwbiles, the famish'u Engist, like pale in anty besiege us one hour 1. a Dronet.
Alen. They want their partide,
bull-beeves : ither they must be dieted, like pales,
nd have their provender ued to the
piteous they will berok, like drowned F**
Reig. Let's raise the gege; shule
here! 1/bot is taken, whom we wont to feat emaineth none, but mad-braiu'd caliber ad he may well in tretung peod osal
, ir pien, nor money, hath ne w make 2
Char. Suund, sound alarm; we will
w for the honour of the forlorn firock
m I forgive my death, that kidele te,
hen he sees ine go back olie foot ut. Alarums; Excursions ; afterwards o baza enter CHARLES, ALENGON, RUGS, har. Who ever saw the like! : 's! Cowards ! Dastards - Foulike'a bres
that they left me 'nuidst my eie Big, Salisbury a desperate bre;
tiahleth as one weary of bis lite.
Other lords, the lions wanting toned, rush upon us as their hann piri! den, Frossard, a countri Inari el cur, 1773
land all Olers and Roslala, med, ing the line Edward the budget nu
e truly now may this be out, none but Sampsons, and Goles udeth forth to shirmth. Oor
raw-boned rascals! Who kn y had such courage and adderin! sar. Let's leave this town, for them in te hunger will enforce them to mit et Id I know them, rather with the walls they'll tear down, thanh 19. I think by some odd i ABY arms are set, like clocks, olla €. The prey for which ther areas gommal is a piece of Jointer War, moves within another, helt ty
for an engine.