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mine, Kate, (as I have a saving faith within me,- K. Hen. I would have her learn, my fair cousin,
tells me,-thou shalt,) I get thee with scambling, how perfectly I love her; and that is good Eng.
and thou must therelore needs prove a good soldier- lish.
breeder: shall not thou and I, between Saint Den. Bur. Is she not apt?
nis and Saint George, compound a boy, hali French, K. Hen. Our tongue is rough, coz; and my con-
half English, that shall go to Constantinople, and dition is not smooth: so that, having neither the
take the Tark by the beard? Shill we bot? What voice nor the heart of flattery about ine, I cannot
say'st thou, my fair flower-de-luce ?

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.

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'Thrust in between the paction of these kingdoms, In little room confining mighty men,
To make divorce of their incorporate league : Mangling by starts the full course of their glory.
That English may as French, French Englishmen, Small time, but, in that small, most greatly lived
Receive each other!--God speak this Amen! This star of England : fortune made his sword;
All. Amen !

By which the world's best garden + he achieved,
K. Hen. Prepare we for our marriage :-On which "And of it left his son imperial Iord.

Henry the sixth, in infant bands crown'a king
My lord of 'Burgundy, we'll take your oath, of France and England, did this king succeed;
And all the peers', for surety of our leagues : Whose state so many had the managing,
Then shall I swear to Kate, and you to me; That they lost France, and made his England
And may our oaths well kept and prosp'rous be!

bleed :
(Exeunt. Which oft our stage hath shewn; and, for their

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.

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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.


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.


JOAN LA PUCELLE, commonly called, Joan of Arc.
Loko Talbot, afterwards Earl of Shrewsbury.
John Talbot, his Son.

Fiends appearing to La Pucelle, Lords, Warders of
MORTIMER's Keeper, and a Lawyer.

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.
WOUDVILLE, Lieutenant of the Tower.

Scene, partly in England ; and partly in France.

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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,
Dead March.-- Corpse of King HENRY THB Firts Whom, like a shool-boy, you may over-awe.

discovered, lying in State; attended on by the Win. Gloster, whate'er we like, thou art protector;
Dukes of BEDFORD, GLOSTER, and EXETER ; the And lookest lo command the prince, and realm.
Earl of "WARWICK ; the Bishop of WINCHESTRA, Thy wife is proud ; she holdeth thee in awe,
Heralds, &c.

More than God, or religious churchmen may.
Bed. Hung be the heavens with black, yield day Glo. Name not religion, for thou lovest the flesh;
to night!

And ne'er throughout the year to church thou go'st,
Consets, importing change of times and states, Except it be to pray against thy soes.
Brandish your crystal tres-es in the sky;

Bed. Cease, cease these jars, and rest your minds
And with them scourge the bad revolting stars,

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;
England ne'er lost a king of so much worth. Since arms avail not, now that Henry's dead.

Glo. England ne'er had a king, until his time. Posterity, await for wretched years,
Virtue he had, deserving to command :

When at their mother's moist eyes babes shall
His brandish'd sword did blind men with his beams;

suck ;
His arms spread wider than a dragon's wings; Our isle be made a nourish• of salt tears,
His sparkling eyes replete with wrathful fire, And none but women left to wail the dead.
More dazzled and drove back his enemies,

Henry the fifth! thy ghost I invocate; •
Than mid-day sun, fierce bent against their faces. Prosper

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,
Exe. We mourn in black; why mourn we not in Than Julius Cæsar, or bright--
Henry is dead, and never shall revive :

Upon a wooden coffin we attend;

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
Or shall we think the subtle-witted French

corse ?
Conjurers and sorcerers, that afraid of him, Speak softly; or the loss of those great towns
By magic verses + have contrived his end ? Will make him burst his lead, and rise from death.
Win. He was a king

bless'd of the King of kings. Glo. Is Paris lost? Is Rouen yielded up?
Unto the French the dreadful judgment day If Henry were recall’d to life again,
So dreadful will not be, as was his sight. These news would cause him once more yield the
The battles of the Lord of hosts he fought:

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.


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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.-
One would have lingering wars, with little cost; Farewell, my masters ; lo my task will I;
Another would fly swift, but wanteth wings;

Bontires in France forthwith'I am to make,
A third man thinks, without expence at all, To keep our great Saint George's feast withal :
By guiletul fair words peace may be obtain'd. Ten thousand soldiers with me I will take,
Awake, awake, English nobility!

Whose bloody deeds shall make all Europe quake.
Let not slota diin your honours, dew-begot !

3 Mess. So you had need; for Orleans is be. Cropp'd are the flower-de-luces in your arms;

of England's coat one ball is cut away:

The English army is grown weak and faint:
Exe. Were our tears wanting to this funeral, The earl of Salisbury craveth supply,
These tidings would call forth her fiowing lides. And hardly keeps huis men from mutiny,

Bed. Me they concern ; regent I am of France : Since they, so tew, watch such a multitude.
Give me

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,
Wounds I will lend the French, instead of eyes, Or bring him in obedience to your yoke.
To weep their interurissive miseries t.

Bed. I do remember it; and here lake leave,
To go about my preparation.

(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,
Except some petty towns of no import :

Being ordain'd his special governor ;
The Dauphin Charles is crowned king in Rheims ; And for his safety there l'il Lest devise. (Erit.
The bastard of Orleans with him is join'd;

Win. Each bath his place and function to atiend:
Reignier, duke of Anjou, doth take his part ;

I am left out; for me nothing remans,
The duke of Alençon flieth to his side.

But long I will not be Jack-out-of-office;
Ere. The Dauphin crowned king! All fly to him! The king from Eltham I intend to send,
0, whither shall we fly from this reproach? And sit at chiefest stern of public weal.
Glo. We will not fly, but to our enemies' throats :--

(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,
An army have I muster'd in my thoughts,

REIGNIER, and others.
Wherewith already France is over-run.

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
Wherewith you now bedew king Henry's hearse,– What towns of any moment, but we have ?
I must inforın you of a dismal figit,

At pleasure here we lie, near Orleans ;
Betwixt the stout lord Talbot and the French. Otherwhiles, the famish'd English, like pale ghosts,

Win. What! wherein Talbot overcame ? Is't so ? | Fainuly besiege us one hour in a nionth.
3 Mess. 0, no; wherein lord Talbot was o'er. Alen. They want their porridge, and their fat
thrown :

bull-beeves :
The circumstance I'll tell you more at large. Either they must be dieted, like unules,
The tenth of August last, this dreadful lord, And have their provender lied to their mouths,
Retiring from the siege of Orleans,

Or piteous they will look, like drowned mice.
Having full scarce six thousand in his troop, Reig. Let's raise the siege; why live we idly
By three and twenty thousand of the French

Was round encompassed and set upon :

Talbot is taken, whom we wont to fear :
No leisure had he to enrank his men ;

Remaineth none, but mad-brain'd Salisbury ;
He wanted pikes to set before his archers ; And he may well in freiling spend his gail,
Instead whereof, sharp stakes, pluck'd out of Nor men, nor money, hath he to make war.
They pitched in the ground confusedly, (hedges, Char. Sound, sound alarum ; we will rush on
To keep the horseman off from breaking in.

More than three hours the fight continued ;

Now for the honour of the forlorn French :-
Where valiant Talbot, above human thought, Him I forgive my death, that killeth me,
Enacted wonders with his sword and lance. When he sees ine go back one foot or ty. (Ereunt.
Hundreds he sent to hell, and none durst stand

Alarums ; Excursions ; afterwards a Retreat.
Here, there, and every where, enraged he slew : Re-enter CHARLES, ALENÇON, REIGNIER, and others.
The French exclaim'd, the devil was in arms;
All the whole army stood agazed on him:

Char. Who ever saw the like? What men have
His soldiers, spying his undaunted spirit,

11 A Talbot ! A Talbot! cried out amain,

Dogs! Cowards ! Dastards! I would ne'er bare fled,
And rush'd into the bowels of the battle.

But that they left me 'midst my enemies.
Here had the conquest fully been seal'd ap,

Reig. Salisbury is a desperate homicide;
If Sir John Pastolie had not play'd the coward ;

He fighteth as one weary of his lite.
He being in the vaward, (placed behind,

The other lords, like lions wanting tood,
With purpose to relieve and follow them,)

Do rush upon us as their hungry prey *.
Cowardly tied, not having struck one stroke.

Alen. Froisard, a country mali of ours, records,
Hence grew the general wreck and massacre ; England all Olivers and Rowlands bred,
Enclosed were they with their enemies :

During the time Edward the third did reign.
A base Walioon, to win the Dauphin's grace,

More truly now may this be veritied;
Thrust Talbot with a spear into the back;

For none but Sampsons, and Goliassts,
Whom all France, with their chief assembled It sendeth forth to skirinish. One to ien!

Lean raw-boned rascals! Who wouid e'er suppose
Durst not presume to look once in the face. They had such courage and audacity!

Bed. Is l'albot slain? Then I will slay myself, Char. Let's leave this town; for they are hair-
For living idly here, in pomp and ease,

brain'd slaves,
Whilst such a worthy leader, wanting aid,

And hunger will enforce them to be more eager:
Unto his dastard foe-mcn is betray'd.

Of old I know them; rather with their teeth
3 Mess. O no, he lives ; but is took prisoner, The walls they'll tear down, than forsake the siege.
And lord Scales with him, and lord Hungerford : Reig. I think by some odú giminals + or device,
Most of the rest slaughter'd, or took, likewise. Their arms are set, like clocks, still to strike ou;
Bed. His ransome there is none but I shall pay :

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.

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I'll hale the Dauphin headles fan basah
His crusn shall be the rearne a mi
Pour of their lords I'll cbanse ta
Farewell, my masters: bonis
Bonfires in France forthwennine
To keep our great Saint George's first
Ten thousand soldiers with nein
Whose bloody derds sliaj Bale 2.2162
3 Miess. do you had beed; tar Less

The English army 13 ETOWI vent and has:
The earl of Salisieri eraveth sypis
And hardly keeps hus mea fra se
Since they, so jew, waich sach a mazza.
Either to quell the Daupts uiter,
Or bring him in obedience to vertel.
Bed. I do rensember 1!; and it is at

$ To go about my prepaja tib,

Glo. I'll to the Tower with all the inste
To view the artillery and buua! Let ;
And then I will proclaim suusa Heery lite

Exe. To Eithain will, w beie the stars to
Being ordam'd bis ici goreret
And for his safety there t'i best delik

Win. Each bath hus place and to be
I am left out; for me nothing teba
But long I will not be daek-at-v11 Éct;
The king from Eitham I intend to send,
And sit at chietest stern of pothe wcale

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France - Befert Urlasts
Enter CHARLES, with his farcts,

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
By my consent, we'll e'en let them alone.

For my profession's sacred from above :
Alen. Be it so.

When I have chased all thy foes froin hence,

Then will I think upon a recompense.
Enter the BASTARD of Orleans.

Char. Meantime look gracious on thy prostrate
Bust Where's the prince Dauphin ? I have news

for him,

Reig. My lord, methinks, is very long in talk.
Char. Bastardo of Orleans, thrice welcome to us. Alen. Doubtless, he shrives this woman to lier
Bast. Methinks, your looks are sad, your cheert


Else ne'er could he so long protract his speech.
Hath the late overthrow wrought this offence? Reig. Shall we disturb hiin, since he keeps no
Be not dismay'd, for succour is at hand :

A holy maid hither with me I bring,

Alen. He may mean more than we poor men do
Which, by a vision sent to her from heaven,


Ordained is to raise this tedious siege,

These women are shrewd tempters with their
And drive the English forth the bounds of France. Reig. My lord, where are you? What devise
The spirit of deep prophecy she hath,
Exceeding the nine sybils of old Rome;

Shall we give over Orleans, or no ?
What's past, and what's to come, she can descry.

Puc. Why, no, I say, distrustful recreants !
Speak, shall I call her in ? Believe my words, Fight till the last gasp; I will be your guard,
For they are certain and unfallible.

Char. What she says, I'll confirm; we'll tight it
Char. Go, call her in: (Erit Bastard.) But, first,

to try her skill,

Puc. Assign'd am I to be the English scourge.
Reignier, stand thou as Dauphin in my place : This night the siege assuredly I'll raise:
Question her proudly, let thy looks be stern ;- Expect Saint Martin's summer, halcyon days,
By this means shall we sound what skill she hath. Since I have entered into these wars.

(Retires. Glory is like a circle in the water,

Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself,
Enter La PUCELLE, BASTARD OF ORLEANS, and Till, by broad spreading, it disperse to nought.

With Henry's death, the English circle ends;
Reig. Pair maid, is't thou wilt do these won. Dispersed are the glories it included.
derous feats?

Now am I like that proud insulting ship,
Puc. Reignier, is't thou that thinkest lo beguile Which Casar and his fortunes bare at once.

Char. Was Mahomet inspired with a dove?
Where is the Dauphin ?-Come, come from behind ; Thou with an eagle art inspired then.
I know thee well, though never seen before. Helen, the mother of great Constantine,
Be not amazed, there's nothing hid from me : Nor yet Saint Philip's daughters +, were like thee.
In private wil! I talk with thee apart;-

Bright star of Venus, fallin down on earth,
Stand back, you lords, and give us leave awhile. How may I reverently worship thee enough!

Reig. She takes upon her bravely at first dash. Alen. Leave off delays, and let us raise the siege.
Puc. Dauphin, I am by birth a shepherd's daugh- Reig. Woman, do whai thou canst to save our

My wit untrain'd in any kind of art.

Drive them from Orleans, and be immortalized.
Heaven, and our Lady gracious, hath it pleased Char. Presently we'll try :-Come, let's away
To shine on my contemptible estate:

about it:
Lo, whilst I waited on my tender lambs,

No prophet will I trust, if she prove salse.
And to sun's parchir.g heat display'd my cheeks,

God's mother deigned to appear to nie;
And, in a vision full of majesty ;

SCENE III.-London.-Hill before the Tower.
Willd me to leave my base vocation,
And free my country from calamity;

Enter at the Gates, the Duke of GLOSTER, with his
Her aid she promised, and assured success :

SERVING MEN, in blue Coats,
In complete glory she reveai'd herself;

Glo. I am come to survey the Tower this day;
And, whereas I was black and swart before, Since Henry's death, I fear, there is conveyance 1,-
With those clear rays which she infused on me, Where be these warders, that they wait not here?
That beauty am I bless'd with, which you see, Open the gates; Gloster it is that calls.
Ask me what question thou canst possible,

[Scriants knock.
And I will answer unpremeditated :

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
If thoa receive me for thy warlike mate.

be let in.
Char. Thou hast astonish'd me with thy high 1 Serv. Answer you so the lord protector, villans ?
terms ;

I Ward. (Within.) The Lord protect him! So we
Only this proof I'll of thy valour make,-

answer him :
In single copibat thou shalt buckle with me;

We do no otherwise than we are will'd.
And, if thou vanquishest, thy words are true; Glo. Who willed you, or whose will stands but
Otherwise I renounce all confidence,

mine ?
Puc. I am prepared: here is my keen-edged There's none protector of these realia but I.-

Break up the gates, I'll be your warrantize:
Deck'd with five flower-de-luces on each side ; Shall I be flouted thus by danghill grooms?
The which, at Touraine, in Saint Katharine's SERVANTS mush at the Tower Gates.-Enter, to the

Out of a deal of old iron I chose forth.

Gates, WOODVILLE, the Lieutenant.
Char. Then come o'God's name, I fear no woman, Wood. (Within.) What noise is this? What trai.
Puc. And, while I live, l'll ne'er fly from a man.

tors have we here?

[They fight. Glo. Lieutenant, is it you, whose voice I hear ?
Char. Stay, stay thy hands; thou art an Amazon, Open the gates; here's Gloster, that would enter.
And fightest with the sword of Deborah.

Wood. (Within) Have patience, noble duke; I
Puc. Christ's mother helps me, else I were too

may not open :

The cardinal of Winchester forbids :
Char. Whoe'er helps thee, 'tis thou that must From him I have express comniandment,
help me :

That thou, nor none of thine, shall be let in.
Impatiently I burn with thy desire ;

Glo. Paint-hearted Woodville, prizest him 'fore
My heart and hands thou hast at once subdued.

Excellent Pucelle, if thy name be so,

Arrogant Winchester ? That haughty prelate,
Let me thy servant, and not sovereign, be; Whom Henry, our late sovereigni, ne'er could
'Tis the French Daaphin sueth to thee thus.

brook ?
• This was not in former times a term of re- • Expect prosperity after misfortune.

+ Countenance. + Meaning the four daughters of Philip, men-
1 Be firinly persuaded of it.

tioned in Acts xxi, 9.


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, 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

train'd slates,

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.

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