'The mutual conference that my mind hath had? Studied so long, sat in the council-house,

By day, by night; waking, and in my dreams; Early and late, debating to and fro 'In courtly company, or at my beads,

How France and Frenchmen might be kept in awe ? "With you mine alder-liefest* sovereign,

And hath his highness in his in fancy *Makes me the bolder to salute my king

Been crown'd in Paris, in despite of foes ? "With ruder terms; such as my wit affords, And shall these labours, and these honours, die ? And over-joy of heart doth minister.

Shall Henry's conquest, Bedford's vigilance, K. Hen. Her sight did ravish: but her grace in Your deeds of war, and all our council, die ? speech,

1'0 peers of England, shameful is this league “Her words y-clad with wisdom's majesty, Fatal this marriage, cancelling your fame :

Makes me, from wondering fall to weeping joys; Blottins your names from books of memory
"Such is the ful is of my heart's content.- Razing the characters of your renown;
"Lords, with one cheerful voice welcome my love. Defacing monuments of conquered France;
All. Long live queen Margaret, England's hap- Undoing all, as all had never been!

Car. Nephew, what means this passionate disQ. Mar. We thank you all.


course ? Suff. My lord protector, so it please your grace, This peroration with such circumstance ? Here are the articles of contracted peace,

For France, 'tis ours; and we will keep it still. Between our sovereign and the French king Charles, * Gio. Ay, uncle, we will keep it, if we can; For eighteen months concluded by consent. * But now it is impossible we should:

Glo. (Reads.] Imprimis, It is agreed between the Suffolk, the new-made duke that rules the roast, French king, Charles, and William de la Poole, Hath given the duchies of Anjou and Maine marquess of Suffolk, ambassador for Henry king * l'nto the poor king Reignier, whose large style of England,- that the said Henry shall espouse * Agrees not with the leanness of his purse. the lady Margaret, daughter unto Reignier king * Sal. Now, by the death of him that died for all, of Naples, Sicilia, and Jerusalem; and crown * These counties were the keys of Normandy :her queen of England, ere the thirtieth of Vay But wherefore weeps Warwiek, my valiant son? nert ensuing. Item --That the duchy of Anjou War. For grief, that they are past recovery: and the county of Maine, shall be released and 'For, were there hope to conquer them again, delivered to the king her father

*My sword should shed hot blood, mine eyes no K. Hen. Uncle, how now?

tears. Glo.

Pardon me, gracious lord ; 'Anjou and Maine! myself did win them both; Some sudden qualm hath struck me at the heart, ' Those provinces these armes of mine did conquer: And dimm'd mine eyes, that I can read no further. And arc the cities, that I got with wounds,

K. Hen. Uncle of Winchester, I pray, read on. Deliver'd up again with peaceful words?

Win. Item,- is further agreed beticeen them Mort Dieu ! --that the duchies of Anjou and Maine shall be * York. For Suffolk's duke-mav he be suffocate, released and delirered orer to the king her father ; * That dims the honour of this warlike isle ! and she sent over of the king of England's own * France should have torn and rent my very beart, proper cost and charges, without having dorory. * Before I would have yielded to this league. K. Hen. They please us well.-Lord marquess I never read but England's kings have had kncel down;

‘Large sums of gold, and dowries with their We here create thee the first duke of Suffolk,

wives: And girt thee with the sword.

And our king Henry gives away his own, Cousin of York, we here discharge your grace 1. To match with her that brings no vantages. From being regent in the parts of France,

* Glo. A proper jest, and never heard before. Till term of eighteen months be full expir'd. * That Suffolk should demand a whole fifteenth, Thanks, unele Winchester, Gloster, York, and * For costs and charges in transporting her! Buckingham,

* She should have staid in France, and starv'd in Somerset, Salisbury, and Warwick;

We thank you all for this great favour done, * Before
In entertainment to my princely queen.

1 * Cor. My lord of Gloster, now you grow too hot; Come, let us in ; and with all speed provide * It was the pleasure of my lord the king. To see her coronation be perform'd.

* Glo. My lord of Winchester, I know your mind; (Ereront King, Queen, and Suffolk. * 'Tis not my speeches that you do mistike, Glo. Brave peers of England, pillars of the state, But 'tis my presence that doth trouble you. "To rou duke Humphrey must unload his grief, "Rancour will out : Proud prelate, in thy face "Your grief, the common grief of all the land. I see thy fury: If I longer stay, "What! did my brother Henry spend his youth, * We shall begin our ancient bickerings.

His valour, coin, and people, in the wars? Lordings, farewell; and say, when I am gode, * Did he so often lodge in open field,

I prophesied-France will be lost ere long. (Eril *In winter's cold, and summer's parching heat, Car. So, there goes our protector in a rage. "To conquer France, his true inheritance ?

| "Tis known to you, be is mine enemy: And did my brother Bedford toil bis wits,

* Nay, more, an enemy unto you all; To keep by polier what Henry got?

* And no great friend, I fear me, to the king. Hare rou yourselves, Somerset, Buckingham, * Consider, lords, he is the next of blood, 'Brave York, Salisbury, and victorious Warwick, * And heir apparent to the English crown: 'Receiv'd deep sears in France and Normandy ? * Had Henry got an empire by his mariage, 'Or hath mine uncle Beaufort, and myselí, * And all the wealthy kingdoms of the west, «With all the learned council of the realm, * There's reason he should be displeased at it.

(1) I am the bolder to address you, having (3) This speech crowded with so mans cinema already familiarized you to my imagination. stances of agravation. (8) Beloved above all things.

(4) Skirmishings.

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Look to it, lords ; let not his smoothing words * The peers agreed ; and Henry is well pleas'd, * Bewitch your hearts; be wise, and circumspect. * To change two dukedoms for a duke's fair "What though the common people favour him,

daughter. Calling him-Humphrey, the good duke of Glos- * I cannot blame them all; What is't to them ? ter ; .

* 'Tis thine they give away, and not their own. "Clapping their hands, and crying with a loud voice * Pirates may make cheap pennyworths of their Jest maintain your royal excellence !

pillage, With-God preserve the good duke Humphrey ! 1 * And purchase friends, and give to courtezans, I fear me, lords, for all this flattering gloss, * Still revelling, like lords, till all be gone: "He will be found a dangerous protector,

* While as the silly owner of the goods * Buck. Why should he then protect our sove- * Weeps over them, and wrings his hapless hands,

* And shakes his head, and trembling stands aloof, * He being of age to govern of himself ?-

* While all is shar'd, and all is borne away; Cousin of Somerset, join you with me,

* Ready to starve, and dare not touch his own. And all together-with the duke of Suffolk, | * So York must sit, and fret, and bite his tongue, We'll quickly hoise duke Humphrey from his seat. * While his own lands are bargain'd for, and sold. * Car. This weighty business will not brook de- * Methinks, the realms of England, France, and lay;

Ireland, * I'll to the duke of Suffolk presently. (Exit. * Bear that proportion to my flesh and blood, "Som. Cousin of Buckingham," though Hum- * As did the fatal brand Althea burn'd, phrey's pride,

* Unto the prince's heart of Calydon.? And greatness of his place be grief to us,

Anjou and Maine, both given unto the French! “Yet let us watch the haughty cardinal;

Cold news for me ; for I had hope of France, ‘His insolence is more intolerable

Even as I have of fertile England's soil. "Than all the princes in the land beside ;

A day will come, when York shall claim his own; If Gloster be displac'd, he'll be protector.

And therefore I will take the Nevils' parts, Buck. Or thou, or I, Somerset, will be protector, And make a show of love to proud duke Humphrey, * Despite duke Humphrey, or the cardinal. And, when I spy advantage, claim the crown,

(Exeunt Buckingham and Somerset. For that's the golden mark I seek to hit : Sal. Pride went before, ambition follows him. Nor shall proud Lancaster usurp my right, "While these do labour for their own preferment, Nor hold his sceptre in his childish fist, Behoves it us to labour for the realm.

Nor wear the diadem upon his head, I never saw but Humphrey duke of Gloster Whose church-like humours fit not for a crown. Did bear him like a noble gentleman.

Then, York, be still a while, till time do serve: 'ont have I seen the haughty cardinal

Watch thou, and wake when others be asleep, More like a soldier, than a man o'the church, To pry into the secrets of the state; As stout, and proud, as he were lord of all, Till Henry, surfeiting in joys of love, 'Swear like a ruffian, and demean himself With his new bride, and England's dear-bought "Unlike the ruler of a common-weal.

„ queen, "Warwick, my son, the comfort of my age !

And Humphrey with the peers be fall'n at jars : Thy deeds, thy plainness, and thy house-keeping, Then will I raise aloft the milk-white rose, Hath won the greatest favour of the commons, With whose sweet smell the air shall be perfum'd; 'Excepting none but good duke Humphrey.-' And in my standard bear the arms of York, * And brother York, thy acts in Ireland,

To grapple with the house of Lancaster; In bringing them to civil discipline;

And, force perforce, I'll make him yield the crown, "Thy late exploits, done in the heart of France, Whose bookish rule hath pullid fair England down. "When thou wert regent for our sovereign,

[Exit. "Have made thee fear'd, and honour'd, of the SCENE II. The same. A room people :

in the chike * Join we together, for the public good;

of Gloster's house. Enter Gloster and the 'In what we can to bridle and suppress

Duchess. "The pride of Suffolk, and the cardinal,

Duch. Why droops my lord, like over-ripen'd "With Somerset's and Buckingham's ambition;

corn, "And, as we may, cherish duke Humphrey's deeds, Hanging the head at Ceres' plenteous load? "While they do tend the profit of the land. '* Why doth the great duke Humphrey knit his * War. So God help Warwick, as he loves the brows, land,

* As frowning at the favours of the world ? * And common profit of his country!

* Why are thine eyes fix'd to the sullen earth, * York. And so says York, for he hath greatest * Gazing on that which seems to dim thy sight? cause.

• What see'st thou there? king Henry's diadem, Sal. Then let's make haste away, and look unto * Enchas'd with all the honours of the world ? the main.

* If so, gaze on, and grovel on thy face, War. Unto the main ! O father, Maine is lost ; * Until thy head be circled with the same. That Maire, which by main force Warwick did win, Put forth thy hand, reach at the glorious gold: * And would have kept, so long as breath did last: What, is't too short ? I'll lengthen it with mine: Main ch ather, you meant; but I meant Maine; * And, having both together heav'd it up, Which I will win from France, or else be slain. 'T* We'll both together lift our heads to heaven;

(Ereunt Warwick and Salisbury. * And never more abase our sight so low, York. Anjou and Maine are given to the French; * As to vouchafe one glance unto the ground. • Paris is lost; the state of Normandy * Stands on a tickle point, now they are gone: (2) Meleager ; whose life was to continue only * Suffolk concluded on the articles ;

so long as à certain firebrand should last. His

mother Althea having thrown it into the fire, he (1) For ticklish.

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Glo. O Nell, sweet Nell, if thou dost love thy. Your grace's title shall be multiplied. lord,

Duch. What say'st thou, mani hast thou as yet • Banish the canker of ambitious thoughts :

conferr'd • And may that thought, when I imagine ill With Margery Jourdain, the cunning witch; 'Against my king and nephew, virtuous Henry, And Roger Bolingbroke, the conjurer ? • Be my last breathing in this mortal world! And will they undertake to do me good ? . My troublous dream this night doth make me sad. Hume. This they have promised, -to show Duch. What dream, my lord ? tell me, and your highness I'll requite it

A spirit rais'd from depth of under ground,
With sweet rehearsal of my morning's dream. That shall make answer to such questions,
Glo. Methought, this staff, mine office-badge" As by your grace shall be propounded him
in court,

| Duch. It is enough ; I'll think upon the ques Was broke in twain, by whom I have forgot,

tions ; But, as I think, it was by the cardinal;

* When from Saint Albans we do make return, *And on the pieces of the broken wand

We'll see these things effected to the full. "Were plac'd the heads of Edmond duke of Here Hume, take this reward : make merry, man, Somerset,

With thy confederates in this weighty cause. “And William de la Poole first duke of Suffolk.

[Erit Duchess. *This was my dream ; what it doth bode, God knows. * Hume. Hume must make merry with the

Duch. Tut, this was nothing but an argument, duchess' gold ; That he that breaks a stick of Gloster's grove, Marry, and shall. But how now, sir John Hume? Shall lose his head for his presumption.

Seal up your lips, and give no words but-mum! 'But list to me, my Humphrey, my sweet duke: ' The business asketh silent secrecy. Methought, I sat in seat of majesty,

* Dame Eleanor gives gold,,to bring the witch: In the cathedral church of Westminster,

* Gold cannot come amiss, were she a devil. And in that chair where kings and queens are · Yet have I gold, flies from anether coast : crown'd;

• I dare not say, from the rich cardinal, Where Henry, and dame Margaret, kneeld to me, ' And from the great and new-made duke of Suffolk, *And on my head did set the diadem..

l' Yet I do find it so: for, to be plain, 'Glo. Nay, Eleanor, then must I chide outright: 'They knowing dame Eleanor's aspiring humour, * Presumptuous dame, ill-nurtur'd' Eleanor ! • Have hired me to undermine the duchess, Art thou not second woman in the realm ;

* And buzz these conjurations in her brain. And the protector's wife, belov'd of him ?

* They say, A crafty knave does need no broker; * Hast thou not worldly pleasure at command, * Yet am I Suffolk and the cardinal's broker. * Above the reach or compass of thy thought * Hume, if you take not heed, you shall go near And wilt thou still be hammering treachery, * To call them both a pair of crafty knaves. * To tumble down thy husband and thysell, * Well, so it stands. And thus, I fear, at last, * From top of honour to disgrace's feet?

* Hume's knavery will be the duchess' wreck; Away from me, and let me hear no more.

* And her attainture will be Humphrey's fall : DuchWhat, what, my lord ! are you so * Sort how it will," I shall have gold for all. (Exit. choleric

SCENE III.The same. A room in the palace. “With Eleanor, for telling but her dream? • Next time, I'll keep my dreams unto myself,

Enter Peter, and others, with petitions. * And not be check'd.

"1 Pet. My masters, let's stand close; my lord Glo. Nay, be not angry, I am pleas'd again. protector will come this way by and by, and then Enter a Messenger.

"we may deliver our supplications in the quill."

(2 Pet. Marry, the Lord frotect him, for he's a Mess. My lord protector, 'tis his highness' good man! Jesu bless him!

pleasure, 'You do prepare to ride unto Saint Albans,

Enter Suffolk, and Queen Margaret. Whereas the king and queen do mean to hawk. 1 * 1 Pet. Here 'a comes, methinks, and the queen Glo. I go.-Come, Nell, thou wilt ride with us ? * with him: I'll be the first, sure. Druch. Yes, good' my lord, I'll follow presently. 1. 2 Pet. Come back, fool ; this is the duke of

(E.ceunt Gloster and Messenger. /' Suffolk, and not my lord protector. "Follow I must, I cannot go before,

Suff. How now, fellow ? would'st any thing * While Gloster bears this base and humble mind. I'with me? * Were I a man, a duke, and next of blood,

' 1 Pet. I pray, my lord, pardon me! I took ye * I would remove these tedious stumbling-blocks, l' for my lord protector. * And smooth my way upon their headless necks :

1. Q. Mar. (Reading the superscription.) To my * And, being a woman, I will not be slack

lord protector ! are your supplications to his lordog To play my part in fortune's pageant.

ship? Let me see them: What is thine ? • Where are you there? Sir John!" nay, fear not, 1 Pet. Mine is, an't please your grace, against

John Goodman, my lord cardinal's man, for keep. We are alone; here's none but thee, and I.

*ing my house and lands, and wife and all, from me. Enter Hume.

Suff. Thy wife too? that is some wrong indeed.,

What's yours? What's here! (Reads. Against Hume. Jesu preserve your royal majesty! the duke of Suffolk, for enclosing the commons Duch. What say'st thou, majesty! I am but of Melford.—How now, sir kņave ?

2 Pet. Alas, sir, I am but a poor petitioner of Hume. But, by the grace of God, and Hume's our whole township. advice,

Peter. (Presenting his petition) Against my (1) Ill-educated.

(2) For where. (4) Let the issue be what it will. 13) A title frequently bestowed on the clergy. (5) With great exactness and observance of form.


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master, Thomas Horner, for saying, That the duke * And plac'd a quire of such enticing birds, of York was rightful heir to the crown.

* That she will light to listen to the lays, 'Q. Mar. What say'st thou? Did the duke of * And never mount to trouble you again. *York say, he was rightful heir to the crown? /* So, let her rest : And, madam, list to me;

Peter. That my master was? No, forsooth : my * For I am bold to counsel you in this. 'master said, That he was; and that the king was * Although we fancy not the cardinal, "an usurper.

* Yet must we join with him, and with the lords, Suff. Who is there? (Enter Servants.]-Take this * Till we have brought duke Humphrey in disgrace. fellow in, and send for his master with a pursuivant * As for the duke of York,--this late complaint presently:-we'll hear more of your matter before * Will make but little for his benefit: . the king.

(Ereunt Servants, with Peter. * So, one by one, we'll weed them all at last, "Q. Mar. And as for you, that love to be pro- * And you yourself shall stсer the happy belm.

tected ‘Under the wings of our protector's grace,

Enter King Henry, York, and Somerset, convers"Begin your suits anew, and sue to him.

ing with him; Duke and Duchess of Gloster, (Tears the petition.

Cardinal Beaufort, Buckingham, Salisbury, and Away, base cullions ! -Suffolk, let them go.

Warwick * Al. Come, let's be gone. (Éxeunt Petitioners. K. Hen. For my part, noble lords, I care not * R. Mar. My lord of Suffolk, say, is this the

which ; guise,

Or Somerset, or York, all's one to me. * Is this the fashion in the court of England ? York. If York have ill demean'd himself in * Is this the government of Britain's isle,

France, * And this the royalty of Albion's king ?

Then let him be denay'd' the regentship. * What, shall king Henry be a pupil still,

Som. If Somerset be unworthy of the place, * Under the surly Gloster's governance ?

Let York be regent, I will yield to him. * Am I a queen in title and in style,

| War. Whether your grace be worthy, yea, or no, * And must be made a subject to a duke ?

Dispute not that: York is the worthier. 'I tell thee, Poole, when in the city Tours

Car. Ambitious Warwick, let thy betters speak. 'Thou ran'st a tilt in honour of my love,

War. The cardinal's not my better in the field. And stol'st away the ladies' hearts of France; Buck. All in this presence are thy betters, War "I thought king Henry had resembled thee,

wick. *In courage, courtship, and proportion :

War. Warwick may live to be the best of all. "But all his mind is bent to holiness,

* Sal. Peace, son; and show some reason, * To number Ave-Maries on his beads :

Buckingham, * His champions are the prophets and apostles ; * Why Somerset should be preferr'd in this. * His weapons, holy saws of sacred writ;

* Q. Mar. Because the king, forsooth, will have * His study is his tilt-yard, and his loves

it so. * Are brazen images of canoniz'd saints.

Glo. Madam, the king is old enough himself * I would, the college of cardinals

"To give his censure : these are no women's mat* Would choose him pope, and carry him to K

arry him to Rome,

ters. * And set the triple crown upon his head;

Q. Mar. If he be old enough, what need your * That were a state fit for his holiness.

"Suff. Madam, be patient : as I was cause "To be protector of his excellence ? Your highness came to England, so will I | 'Glo. Madam, I am protector of the realm ; 'In England work your grace's full content. l'And, at his pleasure, will resign my place. * R. Mar. Beside the haught protector, have we Suff. Resign it then, and leave thine insolence. Beaufort,

l'Since thou wert king, (as who is king, but * The imperious churchman; Somerset, Bucking- thou ?) ham,

"The commonwealth hath daily run to wreck : • And grumbling York; and not the least of these, * The dauphin hath prevail'd beyond the seas; * But can do more in England than the king. 7* And all the peers and nobles of the realm

* Suff. And he of these, that can do most of all, * Have been as bondmen to thy sovereignty. * Cannot do more in England than the Nevils : 1 * Car. The commons hast thou rack'd; the • Salisbury, and Warwick, are no simple peers.

clergy's bags Q. Mar. Not all these lords do vex me half so * Are lank and lean with thy extortions.

| * Som. Thy sumptuous buildings, and thy wife's "As that proud dame, the lord protector's wife.

attire, 'She sweeps it through the court with troops of * Have cost a mass of public treasury. ladies,

* Buck. Thy cruelty in execution, More like an ompress than duke Humphrey's wife; * Upon offenders, hath excecded law, Strangers in court do take her for the queen : * And left thee to the mercy of the law. * She bears a duke's revenues on her back,

* Q. Mar. Thy sale of offices and towns in * And in her heart she scorns her poverty :

France, • Shall I not live to be aveng'd on her?

* If they were known, as the suspect is great, • Contemptuous base-born callat' as she is, * Would make thee quickly hop without thy head. "She vaunted 'mongst her minions t'other day,

(Ecit Gloster. The queen drops her fan. The very train of her worst wearing-gown

'Give me my fan : What, minion ! can you not ? Was better worth than all my father's lands,

(Gives the Duchess a hor on the ear. * Till Suffolk gave two dukedoms for his daughter. "I cry you mercy, madam ; Was it you ? * Suff. Madan, myself have lim'd a bush for her;

| (5) Denay is frequently used instead of deny (1) Scoundrels. (2) Sayings. (3) Drab, trull. among the old writers.

(4) i. e. The complaint of Peter the armourer's (6) Censure here means simply judgment or man against his master.


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* Duch. Was't I ? yea, I it was, proud French-l'I do beseech your majesty, woman;

"Let him have all the rigour of the law. 'Could I come near your beauty with my nails, Hor. Alas, my lord, hang me if I ever spake I'd set my ten commandments in your face." the words. My accuser is my prentice; and when K. Hen. Sweet aunt, be quiet; 'twas against I did correct him for his fault the other day, he did her will.

vow upon his knees he would be even with me: I Duch. Against her will! Good king, look to't have good witness of this : therefore, I beseech in time;

your majesty, do not cast away an honest man for "She'll hamper thee, and dandle thee like a baby: a villain's accusation. * Though in this place most master wear no K. Hen. Cncle, what shall we say to this in law? breeches,

1. Glo. This doom, my lord, if I may judge. She shall not strike dame Eleanor unreveng'd. Let Somerset be regent o'er the French,

(Exit Duchess. Because in York this breeds suspicion: * Buck. Lord cardinal, I will follow Eleanor, And let these have a day appointed them * And listen after Humphrey, how he proceeds: ' For single combat in convenient place; * She's tickled now; her fume can need no spurs, For he hath witness of his servant's malice: * She'll gallop fast enough to her destruction

1. This is the law, and this duke Humphrey's doom. (Exit Buckingham. K. Hen. Then be it so. · My lord of Somerset, Re-enter Gloster.

We make your grace lord regent o'er the French.

Som. I humbly thank your royal majesty. Glo. Now, lords, my choler being over-blown, Hor. And I accept the combat willingly. * With walking once about the quadrangle,

Pet. Alas, my lord, I cannot fight ; * for God's * I come to talk of commonwealth affairs.

* sake, pity my case! the spite of man prevaileth * As for your spiteful false objections,

* against me.0, Lord have mercy upon me! I * Prove them, and I lie open to the law :

* shall never be able to fight a blow : O Lord, my * But God in mercy so deal with my soul,

* heart! * As I in duty love my king and country!

Glo. Sirrah, or you must fight, or else be hang'd. * But, to the matter that we have in hand :

'K. Hen. Away with them to prison: and the day * I say, my sovereign, York is meetest man l'or combat shall be the last of the next month. * To be your regent in the realm of France. * Come, Somerset, we'll see thee sent away. (Exe.

* Suff. Before we make election, give me leave "To show some reason, of no little force,

SCENE IV.-The same. The duke of Gloster's "That York is most unmeet of any man.

Garden. Enter Margery Jourdain, Hume, York. I'll tell thee, Suffolk, why I am unmeet.

Southwell, and Bolingbroke. First, for I cannot flatter thee in pride;

* Hume. Come, my masters; the duchess, I tell Home Next, if I be appointed for the place,

* you, expects performance of your promises. * My lord of Somerset will keep me here,

* Boling. Master Hume, we are therefore pro* Without diseharge, money, or furniture,

* vided : Will her ladyship behold and hear our * Till France be won into the dauphin's hands. * exorcisms ?? * Last time, I danc'd attendance on his will, * Hume. Ay; What else ? fear you not her * Till Paris was besieg'd, famish'd, and lost. * courage.

* War. That I can witness; and a fouler fact * Boling. I have heard her reported to be a • Did never traitor in the land commit.

* woman of an invincible spirit: But it shall be Sull. Peace, headstrong Warwick!

* convenient, master Hume, that you be by her aloft, War. Image of pride, why should I hold my * while we be busy below; and so, I pray you, go peace?

* in God's name, and leave us.' [Èxit Hume.) Enter Servants of Suffolk, bringing in Horner,

| Mother Jourdain, be you prostrate, and grovel on

"' the earth :-* John Southwell, read you; and let and Peter.

* us to our work. Suff. Because here is a man accus'd of treason : Pray God, the duke of York excuse himself!

Enter Duchess, above. * York. Doth any one accuse York for a traitor ? * Duch. Well said, my masters; and welcome * K. Hen. What mean'st thou, Suffolk ? tell me : * all. To this geer;} the sooner the better. What are these ?

atience, good lady; wizards know Suff. Please it your majesty, this is the man

their times : "That doth accuse his master of high treason :

Deep night, dark night, the silent of the night, His words were these ;--that Richard, duke of "The time of night when Troy was set on fire; York,

l'The time when screech-owls cry, and ban-dogs" "Was rightful heir unto the English crown;

howl, And that your majesty was an usurper.

| And spirits walk, and ghosts break up their graves, K. Hen. Sav, man, were these thy words?

• That time best fits the work we have in hand. Hor. An't shall please your majesty, I never Madam, sit vou, and fear not; whom we raise, said nor thought any such matter : God is my wit-|* We will make fast within a hallow'd verge. ness, I am falsely accused by the villain,

Pet. By these ten bones, my lords. Holding [Here they perform the ceremonics appertaining, "up his hands.) he did speak them to me in the

and make the circle; Bolingbroke, or Southwell, 'garret one night as we were scouring my lord of

couring my lord of reads, Conjuro te, fc. It thunders and lightens ‘York's armour. ,

| terribly; then the Spirit riseth. * York. Base dunghill villain, and mechanical, * Spir. Adsum. * I'll have thy head for this thy traitor's speech : * M. Jourd. Asmath,

| * By the eternal God, whose name and power (1) The marks of her fingers and thumbs. * Thou tremblest at, answer that I shall ask ;

(2) By exorcise Shakspeare invariably means to raise spirits, and not to lay them.

(3) Matter or business. (4) Village-dogs.

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