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Lord Scales, Governor of the Tower.
Sir Humphry Stafford,
Young Stafford, his Brother.
Alexander Iden, a Kentish Gentleman.
Young Clifford, Son to the Lord Clifford.
Sons to the Duke of York.
Vaux, A Sea Captain, and Walter Whitmore---Pirates.
Hume and Southwel, two Priests.
Bolingbrook, an Aftrologer.
A Spirit attending on Jordan the Witch.
Thomas Horner, an Armourer.
Peter, his Man.
Clerk of Chatham.
Mayor of St. Albans.
Simpcox, an Imposter.
Jack Cade, Bevis, Michael, John Holland, Dick the Butcher, Smith, the Weaver, and feveral others, Rebels.
Margaret, Queen to King Henry VI. fecretly in Love with the Duke of Suffolk.
Dame Eleanor, Wife to the Duke of Gloucefter.
Mother Jordan, a Witch employed by the Dutchess of Gloucefter.
Pelitioners, Aldermen, a Beadle, Sheriff and Officers, Citizens, with Faulconers, Guards, Meffengers, and other Attendants.
The SCENE is laid very difperfedly in feveral Parts of England.
*THE SECOND PART OF
King HENRY VI.
ACT I. SCENE
Flourish of Trumpets: then, Hautboys. Enter King Henry, Duke Humphry, Salisbury, Warwick, and Beauford on the one fide: The Queen, Suffolk, York, Somerset, and Buckingham on the other.
S by your high imperial Majefty
As procurator for your Excellence,
To marry Princess Margret for your Grace;
In prefence of the Kings of France and Sicil.
In fight of England and her lordly peers
Deliver up my title in the Queen
[Prefenting the Queen to the King. To your most gracious hand; that are the fubftance Of that great fhadow I did reprefent:
The fecond Part, &c.] This and the Third Part were first written under the Title of the Contention of York and Lancafter, printed in 1600, but fince vastly improved by the Author. B 2
The happieft gift that ever Marquifs gave,
K. Henry. Suffolk, arife. Welcome, Queen Margaret; I can exprefs no kinder fign of love,
Than this kind kifs. O Lord, that lend'ft me life,
If fympathy of love unite our thoughts.
Q. Mar. Great King of England, and my gracious
The mutual conf'rence that my mind hath had,
With you mine alder-liefeft Sovereign;
K. Henry. Her fight did ravish, but her grace in
Her words y-clad with wisdom's majefty,
Make me from wondring fall to weeping joys,
Lords, with one cheerful voice welcome my love.
Q. Mar. We thank you all.
[Flourish. Suff. My lord protector, fo it please your grace, Here are the articles of contracted Peace,
Between our Sovereign and the French King Charles, For eighteen months concluded by confent.
Glo. [reads.] Imprimis, It is agreed between the French King, Charles, and William de la Pole Marquifs of Suffolk, Ambaffador for Henry King of England, that the faid Henry fall efpoufe the lady Margaret, daughter unto Reignier King of Naples, Sicilia, and Jerusalem, and crown her Queen of England, ere the thirtieth of May next enfuing..