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A C T I.
S C Ε Ν Ε Ι.
Flourish of trumpets: then hautboys. Enter King Henry,
Duke Humphry, Salisbury, Warwick, and Beaufort, on the one side: the Queen, Suffolk, York, Somerset,
and Buckingham, on the other. Suf.* S by your high imperial Majesty (France,
I had in charge at my depart for
To marry Princess Marg'ret for your
[presenting the Queen to the Kings To
your most gracious hand, that are the substance Of that great shadow I did represent; The happiest gift that ever Marquis gave, The fairest Queen that ever King receiv'd.
K. Henry. Suffolk, arise. Welcome, Queen Margaret; I can express no kinder sign of love, Than this kind kiss. O Lord, that lend'st me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.! For thou hast giv'n me in this beauteous face, A world of earthly blessings to my soul, If sympathy of love unite our thoughts.
Q. Mar. Great King of England, and my gracious The mutual conf'rence that my mind hath had, [Lord, By day, by night, waking, and in my dreams, In courtly company, or at my beads, With you mine alder-lieviest Sovereign ; Makes me the bolder to falute my King With ruder terms ;
wit affords, And over-joy of heart doth minister, * Vide Hall's Chronicle, fol. 66. year 23. init. Mr. Pope.
such as my
K. Henry. Her fight did ravilh, but her grace in
Glo. [reads.] Imprimis, It is agreed betwveen the French King, Charles, and William de la Pole Marquis of Srfolk, Ambassador for Henry King of England, that the
said Henry shall.espouse the Lady Margaret, daughter unto Reignier King of Naples, Sicilia, and Jerufalem, and crotun her Queen of England, ere the thirtieth of May next enfuing.
Item, That the duchy of Anjou, and the county of Maine, fhall be released and delivered to the King her father.
[Lets fall the paper. K. Henry. Uncle, how now?
Glo. Pardon me, gracious Lord; Some sudden qualm hath struck me to the heart, And dimm'd mine eyes that I can read no further.'
K. Henry. Uncle of Winchester, I pray, read on.
Win. Item, That the duchies of Anjou and Maine Mall be released and delivered to the King her father, and she fent over of the King of England's own proper soft and charges, without having any dowry. K. Henry. They please us well. Lord Marquis,
kneel you down;
favour done, In entertainment to my princely Queen.
Come let us in, and with all speed provide
[Exeunt King, Queen, and Suffolk.
Car. Nephew, what means this paffionate difcourfe? This peroration with such circumstances ? For France, 'tis ours; and we will keep it still.
Glo. Ay, uncle, we will keep it if we can: But now it is impoffible we should. Suffolk, the new-inade Duke, that rules the roast, Hath giv'n the duchy of Anjou and Maine Unto the poor King Reignier, whose large style
Agrees Agrees not with the leanness of his purse.
Sal. Now, by the death of him who dy'd for all, These counties were the keys of Normandy. But wherefore weeps Warwick, my valiant son ?
War. For grief that they are past recovery. For were there hope to conquer them again, My sword should thed hot blood, mine eyes no tears. Anjou and Maine ! myself did win them both, Those provinces these arms of mine did conquer. And are the cities that I got with wounds, Delivered up again with peaceful words ? *
York. France ihould have torn and rent my very heart, Before I would have yielded to this league. I never read, but England's Kings have had Large sums of gold, and dowries with their wives : And our King Henry gives away his own, To match with her that brings no vantages.
Glo. A proper jest, and never heard before, That Suffolk Thould demand a whole fifteenth, For cost and charges in transporting her. She sbould have staid in France, and starv'd in France, Before
Car. My Lord of Glo'ster, now ye grow too hot: It was the pleasure of my Lord the King.
Glo. My Lord of Winchefter, I know your mind
Car. So, there goes our Protector in a rage.
Had Henry got an empire by his marriage,
Buck. Why should he then protect our sovereign,
Gar. This weighty business will not brook delay; I'll to the Duke of Suffolk presently.
[Exit. Son. Cousin of Buckingham, though Humphry's And greatness of his place, be grief to us, (pride, Yet let us watch the haughty Cardinal. His insçlence is more intolerable Than all the princes in the land beside. If Glo'ster be displace’d, he'll be Protector.
Buck. Or Somerset, or I, will be Protector, Despight Duke Humphry, or the Cardinal.
[Exe. Buckingham and Somerset, Sal. Pride went before, ambition follows him. While these do labour for their own preferment, Behoves it us to labour for the realm. I never faw, but Humphry Duke of Glo'ster Did bear him like a noble gentleman. Oft have I seen the haughty Cardinal More like a soldier, than a man o'th' church, As stout and proud as he were lord of all, Swear like a ruffian, and demean himself Unlike the ruler. of a common-weal. Warwick my son, the comfort of my age ! Thy deeds, thy plainness, and thy house-keeping, Have won the greatest favour of the commons, Excepting none but good Duke Humphry.