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Earl of Warwick,
Uncles to the King.
} of the King's Party.
Of the York Faction.
Lord Clifford, of the King's Party.
Lord Scales, Governor of the Tower.
Young Stafford, bis Brother.
Alexander Iden, a Kentish Gentleman.
Richard Plantagenet, Sons to the Duke of York.
Vaux, a Sca Captain, and Walter Whitmore
Hume and Southwel, two Priefts.
Bolingbrook, an Aftrologer.
A Spirit, attending on Jordan the Witch. Woh
Thomas Horner, an Armourer, yudy ull sw
Peter, bis Man.
Clerk of Chatham.
Mayor of St. Albans.
Simpcox, an Impftor.
Jack Cade, Bevis, Michael, John Holland, Dick the Butcher, Smith the Weaver, and feveral others, Rebels.
Margaret, Queen to King Henry VI. fecretly in Love with the Duke of Suffolk.
Dame Eleanor, Wife to the Duke of Gloucester.
Mother Jordan, a Witch employed by the Dutchess of Gloucester.
Petitioners, Aldermen, a Beadle, Sheriff and Officers, Citizens, with Faulconers, Guards, Messengers, and other
The SCENE is laid very difperfedly in feveral Parts of England.
The SECOND PART of (1)
King HENRY VI
SCENE, The Palace.
Flourish of Trumpets: then, Hautboys. Enter King Henry, Duke Humphry, Salisbury, Warwick, and Beauford on the one fide: The Queen, Suffolk, York, Somerset, and Buckingham on the other.
S by your high imperial Majefty
I had in charge at my depart from France,
To marry Princess Margret for your Grace;
(1) The Second Part of K. Henry VI.] This and the Third Part of K. Henry VI. contain the troublefome Period of this Prince's Reign, which took in the whole Contention betwixt the two Houfes of York and Lancaster: And under that Title were these two Plays first acted A 3
I have perform'd my task, and was efpous'd:
[Prefenting the Queen to the King. To your moft gracious hand; that are the substance Of that great fhadow I did reprefent : The happieft gift that ever Marquis gave, The fairest Queen that ever King receiv'd.
K. Henry. Suffolk, arife. Welcome, Queen Margaret; I can exprefs no kinder fign of love, Than this kind kifs. O Lord, that lend'ft me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness! For thou haft giv'n me, in this beauteous face, A world of earthly bleffings to my foul; If fympathy of love unite our thoughts.
Q.Mar. Great King of England, and my gracious Lord, 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-liefeft Sovereign: Makes me the bolder to falute my King With ruder terms; fuch as my wit affords, And over-joy of heart doth minifter.
K. Henry. Her fight did ravish, but her grace in speech, Her words y-clad with wifdom's majesty, Make me from wondring fall to weeping joys, Such is the fulnefs of my heart's content.
Lords, with one cheerful voice welcome my love. All kneel. Long live Queen Margret, England's happinefs!
Q. Mar. We thank you all.
Suf. My Lord Protector, fo it please your Grace, Here are the articles of contracted peace,
and published. The prefent Scene opens with K. Henry's Marriage, which was in the 23d Year of his Reign; and clofes with the fift Battle fought at St. Albans, and won by the York Faction, in the 33d Year of his Reign. So that it comprises the History and Tranfactions of ten Years.