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KING Henry VI.
Humphry Duke of Gloucester,

Cardinal Beauford, Bp. of Winchester

, } Uncles to tbe King.

} Earl of Salisbury; } of the York Faatiom.

Duke of York, pretending to the Crown.
Duke of Buckingham,
Duke of Somerset, of the King's Party.
Dukeof Suffolk,

Earl of Warwick,
Lord Clifford, of the King's Party.
Lord Say.
Lord Scales, Governor of the Tower.
Sir Humphry Stafford.
Young Stafford, bis Brotber.
Alexander Iden, a Kentish Gentleman.
Young Clifford, Son to the Lord Clifford.
Edward Plantagenet,

} Richard Plantagenet,

Sons to the Duke of York.
Vaux, a Sea-Captain, and Walter Whitmore- - Pirates.
A llerald.
Hume and Southwel, 2 Priests.
Bolingbrook, an Aftrologer.
A Spirit, attending on Jordan tbe Witcb.
Thomas Horner, an Armourer.
Peter, his Man.
Clerk of Chatham.
Mayor of St. Albans.
Simpcox, an Impostor.
Jack Cade, Bevis, Michael, John Holland, Dick the Butcher,

Smith the Weaver, and several otbers, Rebels.
Margaret, Queen to King Henry VI. secretly in love with the

Duke of Suffolk. Dame Eleanor, Wife to the Duke of Gloucester. Mother Jordan, a Witch, employ'd by the Dutchess of Gloucester. Wife to Simpcox. Petitioners, Aldermen, a Beadle, Sheriff and Officers,

Citizens, with Faulconers, Guards, Messengers, and other Attendants.

The SCENE is laid very dispersedly in several

Parts of England.

The SECOND PART of (1)



SC EN E, The Palace. Flourish of Trumpets : then, Hautboys. Enter King

Henry, Duke Humphry, Salisbury, Warwick, and Beauford on the one side : The Queen, Suffolk, York, Somerset, and Buckingham on the other.

S by your high imperial Majesty

I had in charge at my depart for France,
As procurator for your Excellence,
To marry Princess Marg’ret for your

Grace ;

So in the famous ancient city, Tours, In presence of the Kings of France and Sicil, The dukes of Orleans, Calaber, Bretaigne, Alanson, Seven Earls, twelve Barons, twenty reverend Bishops, I have perform'd my task, and was espous'd :


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(1) The second Part of K. Henry VI.] This and the third part of K. Henry VI. contain that troublesome Period of this Prince's Reign, which took in the whole Contention betwixt the two Houses of York and Lancaster : And under thạt Title were


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And humbly now upon my bended knee,
In fight of England and her lordly peers
Deliver up my title in the Queen

[Presenting the Queen to the King: To

your molt gracious hand; that are the substance
Of that great shadow I did represent :
The happiest gift that ever Marquiss gave,
The faireft Queen that ever King receivid.

K. Henry. Suffolk, arise. Welcome, Queen Margaret;
I can express no kinder fign of love,
Than this kind kiss. O Lord, that lend'ft me life,
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness !
For thou hast giv'n me, in this beauteous face,
A world of earthly bleffings 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,
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 ; such as my wit affords,
And over joy of heart doth minifter.

K. Henry. Her fight did ravish, but her grace in fpeech,
Her words y clad with wisdom's majelty,
Make me from wondring fall to weeping joys,
Such is the fulness of my heart's content.
Lords, with one cheerful voi welcome my love.
All kneel. Long live Queen Marg'ret, England's hap
Between our Sovereign and the French King Charles,
For eighteen months concluded by consent.

piness! Q. Mar. We thank you


[Flourish. Suff. My lord protector, fo it please your grace, Here are the articles of contracted Peace, these two Plays first acted and published. The present Scene opens with K. Henry's Marriage, which was in the 23d Year of his Reign ; and closes with the first Battle fought at St Albans, and won by the York Faction, in the 33d Year of his Reign. So that it comprizes the Hiftory and Transactions of 10 Years.


Glo. [reads. ] Imprimis, It is agreed between the French King, Charles, and William de la Pole Marquifs of Suffolk, Ambasador for Henry King of England, that the said Henry shall c/ pause the lady Margaret, daughter unio Reignier King of Naples, Sicilia, and Jerufalem, and crown her Queen of England, ere the thirtieth of May next ensuing

Item. That the Durchy of Anjou, and the County of Maine, shall be released and delivered to the King ber father.

[Lets fall the paper. K. Henry. Uncle, how now?

Glo. Pardon me, gracious lord ;
Some sudden qualm hath ftruck 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 her father, and
she sent over of the King of England's own proper cost and
charges, without having any dowry.
K. Henry. They pleale us well. "Lord Marquiss, kneel

you down;
We here create thee the first duke of Suffolk,
And gird thee with the sword. Cousin of York,
We here discharge your Grace from being Regent
I'th' parts of France, 'till term of eighteen months
Be full expir’d. Thanks, uncle Winchester,
Glofter, York, Buckingham, and Somerfet,
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.

Manent the rest.
Glo. Brave peers of England, pillars of the state,
To you Duke Humphry must upload his grief,
Your grief, the common grief of all the land.
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