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KING Henry VI.
}isons to the Duke of York.
the Weuver, and several others, Rebels.
Margaret, Queen to King Henry VI. secretly in Love with the Duke
Petitioners, Aldermen, a Beadle, Sherif and Officers, Citizens, with Faulconers, Guards, Messengers, and other Attendants.
The SCENE is laid very dispersedly in several
Parts of England.
SCENE, The Palace. Flourish of Trumpets: then, Hautboys. “- Enter King
Henry, Duke Humphry, Salisbury, Warwick, anil. Beauford on the one side : The Queen, Suffolk, York, Somerset, and Buckingham on the other.
I had in charge at my depart from France,
As procurator for your Excellence,
So in the famous ancient city, Tours,
21 ore (1) The 'econd part of K. Henry VI.) This and the Third Part of K. Henry VI. contain ihe troublesome Period of this Prince's Reign, which took in the whole Contention betwixt the two Houses of York and Lancaster : And under thất Title were these two Plays first acted
I have perform'd my talk, and was espous’d:
bended knee, Ini fight of England and her lordly peers Deliver up my title in the Queen
[Presenting the Queen to the King, To your most gracious hand; that are the substance Of that great thadow I did represent : The happiest gift that ever Marquis gave, The faireft Queen that ever King receiv'd.
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 beautcous face, A world of earthly bleffings to my fout ; If fympathy of love unite our thoughts.
Q. Mar. Great King of England, and my gracious Lord, 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-liefest Sovereign : Makes me the bolder to falute my King With ruder terms;
wit affords, And over-joy of heart doth minister.
K. Henry. Her fight did ravish, but her grace in fpeech, Her words y-clad with wisdom's majesty, Make me from wondring fall to weeping joys, Such is the fulnefs of my heart's content. Lords, with one cheerful voice welcome my
love. All kncel. Long live Queen Marg'ret, England's hap
piness! Q. Mar. We thank
[Flourish. Suf. My Lord Protector, fo it please your Grace, Here are the articles of contracted peace,
and published. The present Scene opens with K. Henry's Marriage, which was in the 23d Year of his Reign; and closes with the fist Battle fought at St. Albans, and won by the York Faction, in the 33d Year of his Reign. So that it comprises the History and Transactions of ten Years.