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Enter Cardinal BBA UPORT, attended.

Thoa, nor thy nobles, to the crown of England.

(Charles and the rest, give Tokens of fealty.
Car. Lord regent, I do greet your excellence So, now dismiss your army when ye please ;
With letters of commission from the king.

Hang up your ensigns, let your drums be still,
For know, my lords, the states of Christendom, For here we entertain a solemn peace. (Ereut.
Moved with remorse • of these outrageous broils,
Have earnestly implored a general peace

SCENE V.-London.- A Room in the Palace.
Betwixt our nation and the aspiring French;
And here at hand the Dauphin, and his train,

Enter King HENRY, in conference with SUFFOLK;
Approacheth, to confer about some matter.

GLOSTER and EXETKR following.
York. Is all our travail lurn'd to this effect! K. Hen. Your wond'rous rare description, noble
After the slaughter of so many peers,

earl, So many captains, gentlemen, and soldiers,

Of beauteous Margaret, hath astonish'd me:
That in this quarrel have been overthrown, Her virtues, graced with eternal gifts,
And sold their bodies for their country's benefit, Do breed love's settled passions in my heart:
Shall we at last conclude effeminate peace! And like as rigour in tempestuous gusts
Have we not lost most part of all the towns,

Provokes the mightiest hulk against the tide ;
By treason, falsehood, and by treachery,

So I am driven, by breath of her renown, Our great progenitors, had conquer'd ?

Either to suffer shipwreck, or arrive
0, Warwick, Warwick! I foresee with grief Where I may have fruition of her love.
The ulter loss of all the realm of France.

Suf. Tush, my good lord! This superficial tale
War. Be patient, York; if we conclude a peace, Is but a preface of her worthy praise :
It shall be with such strict and severe covenauls, The chiei perfections of that lovely dame,
As little shall the Frenchmen gain thereby. (Had I sathicient skill to atter them,)
Enter CHARLES, attended; ALENÇON, BASTARD,

Would make a volume of enticing lines,

Able to ravish any dull conceit.
REIGNIER, and others.

And, which is more, she is not so divine,
Char. Since, lords of England, it is thus agreed, So full replete with choice of all delights,
That peaceful trace shall be proclaim'd in France, But with as humble lowliness of mind,
We come to be informed by yourselves

She is content to be at your command;
What the conditions of that league must be. Command, I mean, of virtuous chaste intents,
York. Speak, Winchester; for boiling choler To love and honour Henry as her lord.
chokes

6. Hen. And otherwise will Henry ne'er presume, The hollow passage of my poison'd voice,

Therefore, my lord protector, give consent,
By sight of these our baletult enemies.
Win. Charles, and the rest, it is enacted thus : Glo. So should I give consent to flatter sin.

' That-in regard' king Henry gives consent,

You know, my lord, your highness is betroth'd Of mere compassion, and of lenity,

Unto another lady of esteem;
To ease your country of distressful war,

How shall we then dispense with that contract,
And suffer you to breathe in fruitful peace, And not deface your honour with reproach:
You shall become true liegemen to his crown: Suf. As doth a ruler with unlawful oaths ;
And, Charles, upon condition thou wilt swear Or one, that, at a triumph. having vow'd
To pay him tribute, and submit thyself,

To try his strength, forsaketh yet the lists
Thou shalt be placed as viceroy under him, By reason of his adversary's odds:
And still enjoy thy regal dignity.

A pour earl's daughter is unequal odds,
Alen. Must he be then as shadow of himself And therefore may be broke without offence.
Adorn his temples with a coroneti;

Glo. Why, what, I pray, is Margaret more than
And
yet, in substance and authority,

that t Retain but privilege of a private man?

Her father is no better than an earl,
This proffer is absurd and reasonless.

Although in glorious titles he excel.
Char. 'Tis known, already that I am possessid Suf. Yes, my good lord, her father is a king,
With more than half the Gallian territories, The king of Naples, and Jerusalem;
And therein reverenced for their lawful king : And of such great authority in France,
Shall I, for lucre of the rest unvanquish'd,

As his alliance will contirm our peace,
Detract so much from that prerogative,

And keep the Frenchmen in allegiance. As to be call'd but viceroy of the whole?

Glo. And so the earl of Armagnac may do, No, lord ambassador; I'll rather keep

Because he is near kinsman uuto Charies. That which I have, than covering for more,

Ere. Beside, his wealth duth warrant liberal Be cast from possibility of all.

dower ; York. Insulting Charles! Hast thou by secret While Reignier sooner will receive, than give.

Suf. A dower, my lords! Disgrace not so your Used intercession to obtain a league,

king, And, now the matter grows to compromise,

That he should be so abject, base, and poor, Stand'st thou aloof upou comparison ?

To choose for wealth, and not for perfect love. Either accept the title thou usurp'st,

Henry is able to enrich his queen, Of benefit § proceeding from our king,

And not to seek a queen to make him rich : And not of any challenge of desert,

So worthless peasants bargain for their wives,
Or we will plague thee with incessant wars.

As market-men for oxen, sheep, or horse.
Reig. My lord, you do not well in obstinacy Marriage is a matter of more worth,
To cavil in the course of this contract:

Than to be dealt in by attorneyship t,
If once it be neglected, len to one,

Not whom we will, but whom his grace affects, We shall not find like opportunity.

Must be companion of his nuptial bed : Alen. To say the truth, it is your policy,

And therefore, lords, since he affects her most, To save your subjects from such massacre,

It most of all these reasons bindeth us, And ruthless slaughters, as are daily seen

In our opinions she should be preferr'd. By our proceeding in hostility :

For what is wedlock, forced, but a hell, And therefore lake this compact of a truce, An age of discord and continual strife? Although you break it when your pleasure serves. Whereas the contrary bringeth forth bliss,

(Aside, to Charles. And is a pattern of celestial peace. War. How say'st thou, Charles? Shall our condi. Whom should we match with Henry, being a king, tion stand 1

But Margaret, that is daughter to a king? Char. It shall :

Her peerless feature, joined with her birth, Only reserved, you claim no interest

Approves her fit for none, but for a king : In any of our lowns of garrison.

Her valiant courage, and undaunted spirit, York. Then swear allegiance to his majesty ; (More than in women commonly is seen) As thou art knight, never to disobey,

Will answer our hope in issue of a king; Nor be rebellious to the crown of England, For Henry, son unto a conqueror,

Is likely to beget more conquerors, Compassion.

+ Baneful. Coronet is here used for crown.

A triumph then signified a public exhibition ; Be coutent to live as the beneficiary of our such as a mask, or revel.

+ By the discretional agency of another.

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If with a lady of so high resolve,

Be gone, I say ; for, till you do return,
As is fair Margaret, he be link'd in love.

I rest perplexed with a thousand cares.Then yield, my lords; and here conclude with And you, good uncle, banish all offence: me,

If you do censure me by what you were,
That Margaret shall be queen, and none but she. Not what you are, I know it will excuse
K. Hen. Whether it be through force of your This sudden execution of my will.
report,

And so conduci me, where from company,
My noble lord of Suffolk; or for that

I may revolve, and ruminate my grief. (Erit. My tender youth was never yet attaint

Glo. Ay, grief, I fear me, both at first and last. With any passion of inflaming love,

(Ereunt Gloster and Exeter. I cannot tell; but this I am assured,

Suf. Thas Suffolk hath prevaild: and thus he
I feel such sharp dissention in my breast,

goes,
Such fierce alarums both of hope and fear, As did the youthful Paris once to Greece;
As I am sick with working of my thoughts. With hope io find the like event in love,
Take, therefore, shipping ; post, my lord, to France; But prosper better than the Trajan did.
Agree to any covenants; and procure

Margaret shall now be queen, and rule the king;
That lady Margaret do vouchsafe to come

But I will rule both her, the king, and realm. To cross the seas to England, and be crown'd

(Exit.
King Henry's faithful and anointed queen :
For your expences, and sufficient charge,

Judge.
Among the people gather up a tenth.

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KıxG HENRY TRK SIXTA.

HUME and SOUTHWELL, two Priests. HUMPHREY, DUKE OF GLOSTER, his Uncle.

BOLING BROKE, a Conjurer.-- A Spirit raised by him. CARDINAL BEAU PORT, Bishop of Winchester. Great THOMAS HORNER, an Armourer.-Peter, his Man. Uncle to the King.

CLERK OP CHATHAM.-MAYOR OF SAINT ALBAN's. RICHARD PLANTAGENET, Duke of York.

Simpcox, an impostor.Two MURDERERS. EDWARD and RICHARD, his Sons.

JACK CADE, a Rebel. Duke or SOMERSET,

GEORGE, JOHN, Dick Swin the Weaver, Mi.
Duke OP SUFFOLK,

CHAEI., &c. his Followers.
DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM, of the King's Party, ALEXANDER IDEN, a Kentish Gentleman.
LORD CLIPFORD,
YOUNG CLIFFORD, his Son,

MARGARET, Queen to King Henry.
EARL OF SALISBURY,

ELEANOR, Duchess of Gloster.
EARL OF WARWICK,

MARGERY JOURDAIN, a Witch.-WIFB TO Simroor.
LORD SCALES, Governor of the Tower.-LORD SAY.
SIR HUMPHREY STAFFORD, and his Brother.-SIR Lords, Ladies, and Attendants; Petitioners, Al-
John STANLEY.

dermen, a Beadle, Sheriff, and Officers ; CitiA SEA-CAPTAIN, MASTER, MASTER'S Mate, and zens, 'Prentices, Falconers, Guards, Soldiers, WALTER WHITMORE.

Messengers, &c.
Two GENTLEMEN, Prisoners with Suffolk.
A HERALD.-VAUI.

Scene, dispersedly in various Parts of England.

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ACT I.

Her words y-clad with wisdom's majesty,

Makes me, from wondering, fall to weeping joys; SCENE 1.-London.-A Room of State in the Palace. Such is the fulness of my heart's content.

Lords, with one cheerful voice welcome my love. FWurish of Trumpets : then Hautboys.-Enter, on All. Long live queen Margaret, England's hap one side, King HENRY, Duke of GLOSTER, SALIS

piness! BURY, WARWICK, and Cardinal BEAU PORT ; on Q. Mar. We thank you all.

[Florrish. the other, Queen MARGARET, led in by SUFFOLK; Šuf. My lord protector, so it please your grace, YORK, SOMERSET, BUCKINGHAM, and others, fol. Here are the articles of contracted peace, louing.

Between our sovereign and the French king Suf. As by your high imperial majesty

Charles, I had in charge at my depart for France,

For eighleen months concluded by consent. A« procurator to your excellence,

Glo. (Reads.) Imprimis, It is agreed betuern the: To marry princess Margaret for your grace;

French king, Charles, and William de la Poole, So, in the famous ancient city; Tours,

marquess of Suffolk, ambassador for Henry king of In presence of the kings of France and Sicil, England,-thoi the said Henry shall espouse the lady The dakes of Orleans, Calabar, Bretaigne, and Margaret, daughter unto Reignier king of Noplis, Alençon,

Sicilia, and Jerusalem; and crown her queen of Seven earls, twelve barons, twenty reverend bi-England, cre the thirtieth of May neat ensuing shops,

Item,- That the dutchy of Anjou and county of Maine, I have perforin'd my task, and was espoused :

shall be reltused and delivered to the king het And humbly now upon my bended knee,

fatherIn sight of England and lier lordly peers,

K. Hen. Uncle, how now?
Deliver up my title in the qucen

Glo. Pardon me, gracious lord;
To your most gracious hands, that are the substance Some sudden qualm hath struck me at the heart,
Of that great shadow I did represent;

And dinnm'd mine eyes, that I can read no further.
The happiest gift that ever marquess gave,

K. Hen. Uncle of Winchester, I pray, read on. The fairest queen that ever king received.

Win. Item,---It is further agreed between them, K. Hen. Sutfolk, arise.-Welcome, queen Mar- that the dutchies of Anjou and Maine shall be re

leased and delivered over to the king her father ; garet: I can express no kinder sign of love,

and she sent orer of the king of England s own proThan this kind kiss.-0 Lord, that lends me life, per cost and charges, without having doury. Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness!

K. Hen. They please us well.—Lord inarquess, For thou hast given me, in this beauteous face,

kneel down; A world of earthly blessings to my soul,

We here create thee the first duke of Suffolk, If sympathy of love unite our thoughts.

And girt thee with the sword.
Q. Mar. Great king of England, and my gracious Cousin of York, we here discharge your grace
lord ;

From being regent in the parts of Prance,
The mutual conference that my mind hath had.com Till lerm of eighteen months be full expired.-
By day, by night; walking, and in my dreams;

Thanks, uncle Winchester, Gloster, York, and
In courtly company, or at my beads,-

Buckingham,
With

you
mine alder-liefest 1 sovereign,

Somerset, Salisbury, and Warwick;
Makes me the bolder to salute my king

We thank you all for this great favour done, With ruder ternis; such as my wit affords,

In entertainment to my princely queen. And over-joy of heart doth minister.

Come, let us in ; and with all speed provide K. llen. Her sight did ravish: but her grace in to see her coronation be perforni’d. speech,

[Excunt King, Queen, and Suffolk.

Glo. Brave peers of England, pillars of the state • I am the bolder to address you, having already To you duke Homphrey must onload bis grief, familiarized you to iny imagination.

Your grief, the common grief of all the land. Beloved of all things.

Whati did my brother Henry spend his youth,

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His valour, coin, and people in the wars 1

Cousin of Somerset, join yon with me,
Did he so often lodge in open field,

And altogether, with the duke of Suffolk,-
In winter's coid, and summer's parching heat, We'll quickly hoise duke Humphrey from his sens
To conquer France, his true inheritance?

Car. This weighty business will not brook delay;,
And did my brother Bedford coil his wits,

I'll to the duke of Suffolk presently. (Exit. To keep by policy what Henry got?

Som. Cousin of Buckingham, though Humphrey's
Have you yourselves, Somerset, Buckingham,

pride,
Brave York, Salisbury, and victorious Warwick, And greatness of his place be grief to us,
Received deep scars in France and Normandyr Yet let us watch the haughty cardinal;
Or hath my uncle Beaufort, and myself,

His insolence is more intolerable
With all the learned council of the realın,

Than all the princes in the land beside ;
Sludied so long, sat in the council-house,

Ti Gloster be displaced, he'll be protector.
Early and late, debating to and fro

Buck. Or thou, or I, Somerset, will be protector,
How France and Frenchimen might he kept in awe? Despight duke Humphrey, or the cardinal.
And hath his highness in his infancy

(Exeunt Buckingham and Somerset. Been crown'd in Paris, in despite of foes ;

Sul. Pride weit before, ambition follows him.
And shall these labours, and these honours, die? While these do labour for their own preferment,
Shall Henry's conquest, Bedford's vigilance, Behoves it us to labour for the realm.
Your deeds of war, and all our counsel die ? I never saw but Humphrey duke of Gloster
O peers of England, shameful is this leagne ! Did bear him like a noble gentleman.
Patul this marriage! cancelling your fame; Oft have I seen the haughty cardinal-,
Blotting your names from books of memory; More like a soldier, than a man o' the charch,
Razing the characters of your renown;

As slout, and proud, as he were lord of all,
Detacing monaments of conquer'd France ; Swtar like a ruffian, and demean himself
Undoing all, as all had never been!

Unlike the ruler of a common-weal. Cur. Nephew, what means this passionate dis- Warwick, my son, the comfort of my age! course 1

Thy deeds, thy plainness, and thy house-keeping, This peroration with such circumstance

llath won the greatest favour of the commons, For France, 'tis ours; and we will keep it still. Excepting none but good duke Humphrey.

Glo. Ay, uncle, we will keep it, if we can ; And, brother York, thy acts in Ireland,
But now it is inipossible we should :

In bringing them to civil discipline;
Suffolk, the new-made duke that rules the roast, Thy late exploits done in the heart of France,
Hath given the dutchies of Anjou and Maine When thou wert regent for our sovereign,
Unto the poor king Reignier, whose large style Have made thee fear'd, and honour's of the
Agrees not with the leanness of his purse.

people :
Sal. Now, by the death of him that died for all, Join we together, for the public good;
These counties were the keys of Normandy :- In what we can, to bridle and suppress
But wherefore weeps Warwick, my valiant son? The pride of Suffolk and the cardinal,

War. For grief that they are past recovery: With Somersel's and Buckingham's ambition;
Por, were there hope to conquer them again, And, as we may, cherish duke Humphrey's deede,
My sword should shed hot blood, mine eyes no tears. While they do tend the profit of the land.
Anjou and Maine! myself did wm thein both ; War. So God help Warwick, as he loves the land,
Those provinces these arms of mine did conquer : And common protii of liis country !
And are the cities, that I got with wounds,

York. And so says York, for he bath greatest canse.
Deliver'd up again with peaceful words?

Sul. They let's make haste away, and look unto Mort Dieu !

the inain. York. For Suffolk's duke-may be be suffocate, War. Unto the main ! O father, Maine is lost; That dims the honour of this warlike isle !

That Maine, which by main force Warwick did win, France should have torn and rent iny very heart, And would have kept, so long as breath did last: Before I would have yielded to this league.

Main chance, father, you meant; but I meant Maine; I never read but England's kings have had

Which I will win from France, or else be slain. Large sins of gold, and dowries, with their wives :

(Exeunt Warwick and Salisbury. And our king Henry gives away his own,

York. Anjou and Maine are given to the Freuch;
To match with hier that brings no 'vantages." Paris is losi ; the state of Normandy

Glo. A proper jest, and never heard before, Stands on a tickle point, now they are gone :
That Sutfolk should demand a whole fitteenth, Sutiolk concluded on the articles :
For costs aud charges in transporting her!

The peers agreed ; and Henry was well pleased,
She sbould have slaid in France, and starved in To change two dukedoms for a duke's fair daughter.
France,

I cannot blame them all ; what is't to them? Before-

'Tis thine they give away, and not their own. ('ar. My lord of Gloster, now you grow too hot; Pirates may make cheap pennyworths of their it was the pleasure of my lord the king.

· pillage,
Glo. My lord of Winchester, I know your mind; And purchase friends, and give to courtezans,
'Tis not my speeches that you do mislike,

Still revelling, like lords, till all be gone :
But 'tis my presence that doth trouble you.

While as the silly owner of the goods
Rancour will out: proud prelate, in thy face Weeps over them, and wrings his hapless hande,
I see thy fury: if I longer stay,

And shakes bis head, and trembling stands aloof,
We shall begin our ancient bickerings t.-

While all is shared, and all is borne away;
Lordings, farewell; and say, when I am gone, Ready to starve, and dare not tonch his own.
I prophesied-France will be lost, ere long. (Exit. So York must sit, and fret, and bite his tongue,

lar. So, there goes our protector in a rage. While his own lands are bargain'd for, and sold.
'Tis known to you, he is mine enemy :

Methinks, the realms of England, France, and IreNay, inore, an eneiny unto you all;

land,
And no great friend, 'I fear ine, to the king. Bear that proportion to my flesh avd blood,
Consider, lords,-he is the next of blood,

As did the fatal brand Alinea burn'd,
And heir apparent to the English crowu;

Unto the prince's heart of Cal, don..
Had Henry got an empire by his marriage,

Anjou and Maine, Loth given unto the French!
And all the wealthy kingdoins of the west,

Cold news for me ; for I had hope of France,
There's reason he should be displeased at it. Even as I have of fertile England's soil.
Look to it, lords; let not his smoothing words A day will come, when York shall claim his own;
Bewitch your hearts; be wise, and circumspect. And iherefore I will take the Nevils' parts,
What though the common people favour him, And make a show of love to proud duke Humphrey,
Calling him-Ilumphrey, the good duke of Gloster ; | And, when I spy advantage, claim the crown,
Clapping their hands, and crying with loud voice- For that's the golden mark Í seek to hit :
Jesu maintain your royal ercellence!

Nor shall proud Lancaster usurp my right,
With-Gud preserve the good duke Humphrey! Nor hold the sceptre in his childish fist,
I fear me, lords, for all ihis flattering gloss, Nor wear the diadem upon his head,
He will be found a dangerous protector.

Whose church-like humours fit not for a crown.
Buck. Why should he then protect our sovereign,
He being on age to govern or himself?

• Meleager; whose life was to continue only so

long as a certain firebrand should last. His mother • This speech crowded with so many circum- Althea having thrown it into the fire, he expired slunces of aggravation.

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Thon, York, bo still a while, till time do serye : I would remove these tedious stumbling-blocks,
Watch thou, and wake, when others be asleep. And smooth my way upon their headless nooks :
To pry into the secrets of the state ;

And, being a woman, I will not be slack
Till Henry, surfeiting in joys of love,

To play my part in fortune's pageant.
With his new bride, and England's dear-bought Where are you there? Sir John ! Nay, fear not,
queen,

man,
And Humphrey with the peers be fall'n at jars : We are alone ; here's none but thee, and I.
Then will I raise alost the milk white rose,
With whose sweet smell the air shall be perfumed ;

Enter Hume.
And in my standard bear the arms of York,
To grapple with the house of Lancaster;

Hume. Jesu preserve your royal majesty!
And, force perforce, I'll make him yield the crown,

Duch. What say'st thou, majesty! i am but Whose bookish rule hath pull'd fair England down.

grace. (Exit

Hume. But, by the grace of God, aud Hune's

advice, SCENE II.-The same.-A Room in the Duke of Your grace's title shall be multiplied. GLOSTER'S House.

Duch. What say'st thou, man i Hast thou as yet.

conferr'd Enter GLOSTER and the DUCHESS.

With Margery Jourdain, the cunning witch;
Duch. Why droops my lord, like over-ripen'd corn, And Roger Bolingbroke, the conjurer?
Hanging the head at Ceres' plenteous load ? And will they ondertake to do nie good!
Why doth the great duke Humphrey knit his brows, Hume. This they have promised, -to shew your
As frowning at the favours of the world?

highness
Why are thine eyes fix'd to the sallen earth, A spirit raised from depth of under ground,
Gazing on that which seems to dim thy sight! That shall make answer to such questions,
What see'st thou there? king Henry's diadem, As hy your grace shall be propounded him.
Enchased with all the honours of the world

Duch. It is enough; l'll think upon the questions : If so, gaze on, and grovel on thy face,

When from Saint Albans we do make return, Until thy head be circled with the same.

We'll see these things effected to the full. Put forth thy hand, reach at the glorious gold :- Here, Hume, take this reward ; inake nierry, man, What, is't too short ? I'll lengthen it with mine : With thy confederates in this weighly cause. And, having both together heaved it up,

(Erit Duchss. We'll both together litt our heads to heaven; Hume. Hume must make merry with the duchess And never more abase our sight so low,

gold; As to vouchsafe one glance unto the ground. Marry, and shall. But how now, Sir John Hume Glo. O Nell, sweet Nell, if thou dost love thy Seal up your lips, and give no words but-mum! lord,

The business asketh silent secrecy. Banish the canker of ambitious thoughts :

Dame Eleanor gives gold, to bring the witch. And may that thought, when I imagine ill

Gold cannot come amiss, were she a devil. Against my king and nephew, virtuous Henry. Yet have I gold, fies from another coast : Be my last breathing in this mortal world!

I dare not say, from the rich cardinal, My troublous dream this night doth make me sad. And from the great and new-made duke of Suffolk ; Duch. What dream'd my lord | Tell me, and I'l! Yet I do find it so: for, to be plain, requite it

They, knowing dame Eleanor's aspiring humour, With sweet rehearsal of my morning's dream. Have hired me to undermine the duchess, Glo. Methought, this staff, inine office-badge in And buz these conjurations in her brain. court,

They say, A crafty knave does need no broker; Was broke iu lwain; by whom, I have forgot, Yet am I Suffolk and the cardinal's broker. But, as I think, it was by the cardinal;

Hume, if you take not heed, you shall go near And on the pieces o' the broken wand

To call them both a pair of crafty knaves. Were placed the heads of Edmond duke of 80. Well, so it stands : and thus, I fear, at last, merset,

Hume's knavery will be the duchess' wreck ;
And William de la Poole first duke of Suffolk. And her attainture will be Humphrey's fall:
This was my dreain; what it doth bode, God knows. Sort how it will +, I shall have gold for all. (Exit.

Duch. Tut, this was nothing but an argument,
That he that breaks a stick of Gloster's grove, SCENE III.-The same.- A Room in the Palace.
Bhall lose his head for his presumption.
But list to me, my Humphrey, my sweet duke:

Enter Peter, and others, with Petitions. Methought, I sat in seat of majesiy,

1 Pet. My masters, let's stand close; my lord proIn the cathedral church of Westninster,

tector will come this way by and by, and then And in that chair where kings and queens are we may deliver our supplications in the quilli. crown'd;

2 Pei. Marry, the lord protect him, for ho's A Where Henry, and dame Margaret, kneelid to me,

good man! Jesu bless him! And on my head did set the diadem. : Glo. Nay, Eleanor, then must I chide outright

Enter SUFFOLK, and Queen MARCARET. Presumptuous dame, ill nurtured • Eleanor!

1 Pet. Here 'a comes, methinks, and the queen Art thon not second woman in the realm ;

with him: I'll be the first, sure. And the protector's wife, beloved of him?

2 Pet. Come back, fool: this is the duke of SufHast thon not worldly pleasure at command, folk, and not my lord protector. Above the reach or compass of thy thought?

Suf. How now, fellow? Wouldst any thing with And wilt thon still be hammering treachery,

me 1 To tumble down thy husband, and thysell,

1 Pet. I pray, my lord, pardon me! I took ye for From top of honour to disgrace's feet?

my Jord protector. Away from me, and let me hear no more.

Q. Mar. (Reading the Superscription.) To my lord Dich. What, what, my lord! are you so choleric protector! Are your supplications to his lordship? With Eleanor, for telling but her dream?

Let me see them : what is thine? Next time, I'll keep my dreams unto myself, 1 Pet. Mine is, an't please your grace, against And not be check'd.

John Goodman, my lord cardinal's man, for keepGlo. Nay, be not angry, I am pleased again. ing my house, and lands, and wife and all, from me. Enter a MESSENGER.

Suf. Thy wife too? That is some wrong, indeed.

What's your's? - What's here! (Reads.) Against Mess. My lord protector, 'tis bis : as' pleasure, the duke of Saffolk, for enclosing the commons of You do prepare to ride unto Saini a

Melford.-How now, sir knave!
Whereas the king and queen do meni. '-> hawk. 2 Pet. Alas, Sir; I am but a poor petitioner of

Glo. I go.-Come, Nell, thou wilt ride with us? our whole township..
Duch. Yes, my good lord, I'll follow presently. Peter. (presenting his Petition.) Against my mas.

(Exeunt Gloster and Messenger. ter, Thomas Horner, for saying, That the duke of Follow I must, I cannot go before,

York was rightful heir to the crown.
While Gloster bears this base and humble mind.
Were I a man, a duke, and next of blood,

• A title frequently bestowed on the clergy.

+ Let the issue be what it will. • Ill-educated.

For where. # With great exactness and observance of form.

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