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Andover-joy of heart doth minister.
K. Henry. Her light did ravish, but her grace in

speech,
Her words y-clad with wisdom's majesty,
Make me from wondring fail to weeping joys,
Such is the fulness of my heart's content.
Lords, with one cheerful voice welcome my Love.
All kneel. Long live Queen Marg'ret, England's hap-

pinefs! Q. Mar. We thank you all.

(Flourish. Suf. My Lord protector, so it please your grace, Here are the articles of contracted Peace, Between our Sovereign and the French King, Charles, For eighteen months concluded by consent.

Glo.reads. ] Imprimis, It is agreed between the French King, Charles, and William de la Pole Marquess of Suffolk, Ambassador for Henry King of England, that the said Henry Mall espause the Lady Margaret, daughter unto Reignier King of Naples, Sicilia, and Jerusalem, and crown ber Queen of England, ere the ihirtieth of May next ensuing.

Item, That the Dutchy of Anjou, and the County of Maine, fall be released and delivered to the King her father.

[Lets fall the Poper. 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 Dutchies of Anjou and Maine shall be released and delivered to the King ber father, and the sent over of the King of England's own proper cost and charges, without having any dowry. K. Henry. They please us weil. Lord Marquess,

kneel you down; We here create thee the first duke of Suffolk, And gird thee with the sword. Cousin of York, We bere discharge your Grace from being Regent

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I'th' parts of France, till term of eighteen months
Be full expir’d. Thanks, uncle Winchester,
Gloʻster, York, Buckingham, and Somerset,
Salisbury and Warwick;
We thank you for all this great favour done,
In entertainment to my princely Queen.
Come, let us in, and with all speed provide
To see her coronation be perform’d.

[Exeunt King, Queen, and Suffolk, S C Ε Ν Ε ΙΙ.

Manent the rest. Glo. Brave peers of England, pillars of the state,

you Duke Humphry must unload his grief, Your grief, the common grief of all the land. What! did my brother Henry spend his youth, His valour, coin, and people in the wars? Did he so often lodge in open field, In winter's cold, and summer's parching heat, To conquer France, his true inheritance ? And did my brother Bedford coil his wits To keep by policy what Henry got ? Have you yourselves, Somerset, Buckinghani, Brave York, and Salisbury, victorious Warwick, Receiv'd deep scars in France and Normandy? Or hath mine uncle Beauford, and myself, With all the learned council of the realm, Studied so long, sat in the council house, Early and late, debating to and fro, How France and Frenchmen might be kept in awę? And was his Highness in his infancy Crowned in Paris, in despight of foes? And shall these labours and these honours die ! Shall Henry's Conquest, Bedford's vigilance, Your deeds of war, and all our counsel die ? O peers of England, Måneful is this league, Fatal this marriage; cancelling your fame, Blotting your naines from books of memory;

Razing the characters of your renown,
Defacing monuments of conquer'd France,
Undoing all, as all had never been.

Car. Nephew, what means this passionate discourse?
This peroration with such circumstances ? S.
For France, 'tis ours; and we will keep it still.

Glo. Ay, uncle, we will keep it if we can ;
But now it is impossible we should.
Suffolk, the new-made Duke that rules the roaft,
Hath giv’n the dutchy of Anjou and Maine
Unto the poor King Reignier, whose large ftile
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 fon?

War. For grief that they are past recovery. For were there hope to conquer them again, My sword should shed hot blood, inine 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, Deliver'd up again with peaceful words ? *

York. For Suffolk's Duke, may he be suffocate, That dims the honour of this warlike ille! France should 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 should demand a whole fifteenth, For coft and charges in transporting her.

This peroration with such cir- wick is natural, and I wish it

cumstances ?] This speech had been better expressed ; erowded with so many instances there is a kind of jingle inof aggravation.

tended in wounds and words. • The indignation of War

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She should have staid in France, and starv'd in France, Before

Car. My Lord of Gloster, now ye grow. too hot. It was the pleasure of my Lord the King.

Glo. My Lord of Winchester, I know your mind.
'Tis not my speeches that you do mislike,
But 'tis my presence that doth trouble you.
Rancour will out.. Proud prelate, in thy face
I see thy fury; if I longer stay,
We shall begin our ancient bickerings.
Lordings, farewel; and say, when I am gone,
I prophefy’d, France will be lost ere long. [Exit,

Car. So, there goes our protector in a rage.
?Tis known to you, he is mine enemy,
Nay more, an enemy unto you all,
And no great friend, I fear me, to the King,
Consider, Lords, he is the next of blood,
And heir apparent to the English crown,
Had Henry got an empire by his marriage,
And all the wealthy kingdoms of the west,
There's reason he should be displeas'd at it.
Look to it, Lords, let not his smoothing words
Bewitch your hearts; be wise and circumspect.
What though the common people favour him,
Calling him Humphry, the good Duke of Glo'ster,
Clapping their hands and crying with loud voice,
Jesu maintain your royal excellence !
With, God preserve the good Duke Humphry !
I fear me, Lords, for all this flattering gloss,
He will be found a dangerous protector.

Buck. Why should he then protect our sovereign,
He being of age to govern of himself?
Cousin of Somerset, join you with me,

And all the wealthy king. in the West as well as in the

doms of the west,] Cer- East, and the Western kingtainly Shakespeare wrote eẠST. doms were more likely to be in

WARBURTO». the thought of the speaker. There are wealthy kingdoms

Ang g And all together with the Duke of Suffolk, We'll quickly hoist Duke Humphry from his seat.

Car. This weighty business will not brook delay. I'll to the Duke of Suffolk presently.

[Exit, Som. Cousin of Buckingbam, though Humphry's pride And greatness of his place be griet to us, Yet let us watch the haughty Cardinal : His insolence is more intolerable Than all the princes in the land beside. If Glo'fter be displac'd, he'll be protector,

Buck. Or Somerset, or I, will be protector. Despight Duke Humphry, or the Cardinal.

[Exeunt 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 saw, but Humphry Duke of Gloster
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 suffian, 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.
And brother York, thy acts in Ireland,
In bringing them to civil discipline,

Thy late exploits done in the heart of France,
When thou west regent for our sovereign,
Have made thee fear'd and honour'd of the people.
Join we cogether for the public good,
In what we can, to bridle and suppress
The pride of Suffolk, and the Cardinal,
With Somerset's and Buckingham's ambition ;
And, as we may, cherish Duke Humphry's deeds,
While they do tend the proht of the land,

War,

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