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} of the King's Party. } of the York Fation.
KING Henry the Sixth.
to the King.
Sons to the Duke of York.
Butcher, Smith the Weaver, and several others, Rebels.
with the Duke of Suffolk.
Citizens, with Faulconers, Guards, Mellengers, and
other Attendants. The SCENE is laid very dispersedly in several Parts
King H EN Rr VI.
The P A L A CE.
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 *
As procurator for your Excellence, * The second part, &c.] This at St. Albans, and won by the and the third part were first writ- York Faction, in the 33d Year ten under the title of the Con- of his Reign. So that it comtention of York and Lancaster, prizes the History and Transacprinted in 1600, but since vastly tions of 10 Years. THEOBALD. improved by the author. Pope.
2. As by your high, &c.] Vide The second part of K. Henry VI.) Hall's Chronicle, Fol. 66. Year This and the Third part of King 23. Init.
POPE. Henry VI.contain that troublesome It is apparent that this play Period of this Prince's Reign, begins where the former ends, which took in the whole Conten- and continues the series of transtion betwixt the two Houses of actions, of which it presupposes York and Lancaster: And under the first part already, known. that title were these two Plays This is a sufficient proof that the first acted and published. The second and third parts were not present Scene opens with K. Hen- written without dependance on gy's Marriage, which was in the the first, tho' they were printed 23d Year of his Reign; and as containing a complete period closes with the fift Battle fought of history.