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Expeâ faint Martin's summer, halcyon days,
Since I have enter'd thus into these wars.
Glory, is like a circle in the water,
Which never ceases to enlarge itself,
"Till, by broad spreading, it disperse to nought:
With Henry's death, the English circle ends;
Dispersed are the glories it included.
Now am I like that proud insulting ship;
Which Cæfar and his fortune bare at once.

Dau. Was Mahomet inspired with a dove?
Thou with an eagle art inspired then.
Helen, the mother of great Constantine,
Nor yet faint Philip's daughters, were like thee.
Bright star of Venus, fall’n down on the earth,
How may I reverently worship thee enough?

Alen. Leave off delays, and let us raise the fiege. Reig. Woman, do what thou canst to save our

honours ; Drive them from Orleans, and be immortaliz'd. Dau. Presently we'll try : Come, let's away a

bout it:No prophet will I trust, if she prove false.

[Exeunt:

SCENÉ ill. Tower-Gates, in Londona

Enter GLOBTER, with his Serving-Men. Glo. I am come to survey the Tower this day ; Since Henry's death, I fear, there is conveyance.Where be these warders; that they wait not here? Open the gates ; it is Glofter that calls. 1 Ward. Who's there, that knocketh so imperiBreak up

ously? 1 Man. It is the noble duke of Gloster.

2 Ward.

2 Ward. Whoe'er he be, you may not be let in, 1 Man. Villains, answer you so the lord protect

or? 1 Ward. The Lord protect him ! fo we answer We do no otherwise than we are will’d. [him : Gio. Who willed you? or whose will stands, but

mine? There's none protector of the realm, but I

the

gates. I'll be your warrantize : Shall I be flouted thuş by dunghill grooms? Gloster's Men rush at the Tower-Gates, and Wood

VILE, the Lieutenant, Speaks within. !lood. What noite is this? what traitors have we

here? Gl. Lieutenant, is it you, whose voice I hear? Open the gates : here's Glofter, that would enter,

W cod. Have patience, noble duke; I may not The cardinal of Winchester forbids : [openį From him I have express commandment, That thou, nor none of thine, shall be let in. Glo. Faint-hearted Woodvile, prizelt him 'fore

me? Arrogant Winchester? that haughty prelate, Whom Henry, ourlate fovereign ne'er could brook? Thou art no friend to God, or to the king: Open the gates, or I'll shut thee out shortly.

Serv. Open the gates there to the lord protector; We'll burit them open, if that you come not quickly Enter to the Protector, at the Tower-Gates, WINCHES:

TER, and his Men in tawny Coats. W'in. How now, ambitious Humphrey? What means this ?

Gla:

Pield priest, dost thou command me to be shut out?

I do, thou most ufurping proditor; And not protector of the king or realm.

Glo. Stand back, thou manifest conspirator ; Thou, that contriv'dit to murder our dead lord ; Thou, that giv'st whores indulgences to fin: I'll canvass thee in thy broad cardinal's hat, If thou proceed in this thy infolence,

Win. Nay, stand thou back, I will not budge a This be Damascus, be thou cursed Cain, [foot? To play thy brother Abel, if thou wilt.

G!.. I will not slay thee, but I'll drive theeback: Thy scarlet robes, as a child's bearing-cloth I'll use, to carry thee out of this place. Win. Do what thou dar'st; I beard thee to thy

face.
Gl.. What? amldar'd, and bearded to my face?
Draw, men, for all this privileged place;
Blue-coats to tawny-coats. Prieltbeware thy

beard ;
I mean to tug it, and to cuff you foundly :
Under my feet I'll stamp thy cardinal's liat ;
In spite of pope, or dignities of church,
Here by the cheeks I'll drag thee up

and down. Win. Gloster, thou'lt answer this before the pope.

Gl. Winchester goofe! I cry--A rope! a rope! Now beat them herce, Why do you let them stay?--Thee I'll chase hence, thou wolf in sheep's array.Out, tawny coats! out, scarlet hypocrite! Here Gloster's Men beat out the Cardiral's; and

enter, in the Hurly-Burly, the Mayor of London, and bis Oficers.

Mayor.

Mayor. Fie, lords! that you, being supreme ma

gistrates, Thus contumeliously should break the peace ! Glo. Peace, mayor; for thou know'st little of

my wrongs : Here's Beaufort, that regards nor God nor king, Hath here distrain'd the Tower to his use.

Win. Here's Gloster too, a foe to citizens ; One that still motions war, and never peace, O'er-charging your free purses with large fines; That seeks to overthrow religion, Because he is protector of the realm ; And would have armour here out of the Tower, To crown himself king, and suppress the prince. Glo. I will not answer thee with words but blows.

[Here they skirmish again. Mayor. Nought rests for me in this tumultuous But to make open proclamation : [strife, Come, officer; as loud as e'er thou canit.

Offi. All manner of men, asembled here in arms this day, against God's peace and the king's, we charge and command you, in his highness' name, to repair to your several dwelling-places; and not wear, handle, or use, any sword, weapon, or dagger, henceforward, upon pain of death.

Glo. Cardinal, I'll be no breaker of the law: But we shall meet, and break our minds at large. Win. Glofter, we'll meet; to thy cost, be thou

sure: Thy heart-blood I will have for this day's work.

Mayor. I'll call for clubs, if you will not away :-This cardinal is more haughty than the devil.

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