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PRINTED FOR BELL & BRADFUTE, J. DICK SONY

W. CREECH, J. & J. FAIRBAIRN, AND

T. DUNCAN, BOOKSELLERS.

1795.

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Humphry Duke of
Gloucester,
uncles to
Cardinal Beaufort, the King
Bp. of Winchester.

Duke of York, pretending to the

crown.

Duke of Bucking

ham,

of the King's

Duke of Somerset,

party.

Duke of Suffolk,

Earl of Salisbury,

of the York

faltion."

Earl of Warwick,

Lord Clifford, of the King's party.
Lord Say.

Lord Scales, Governor of the
Tower.

Sir John Stanley.

Sir Humphry Stafford.
Young Stafford, his brother.
Alexander Iden, a Kentish Gen-
tleman.

Young Clifford, fon to the Lord
Clifford.

Edward Planta

genet. Richard Planta

genet,

fons to the Duke
of York.

Vaux, a fea captain, and Walter
Whitmore-pirates.

A Herald.

Hume and Southwell, two priefs.
Bolingbrook, an aftrologer.
A Spirit attending on Fordan the
witch.

Thomas Horner, an armourer.
Peter, his man.

Clerk of Chatham.

Mayor of St. Alban's.

Simpcox, an impoftor.

Jack Cade, Bevis, Michael, John
Holland, Dick the butcher,
Smith, the weaver, and several
others, rebels.

Margaret, Queen to K. Henry VI.
fecretly 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 Gloucefter.
Wife to Simpcox.

Petitioners, Aldermen, a Beadle,
Sheriff, and Officers, Citizens,
with Faulconers, Guards, Mef
Jengers, and other Attendants.

The SCENE is laid very difperfedly in feveral parts of England.

This and the third part were first written under the title of The contention of York and Lancaster, printed in 1607; but fince vastly improved by the author. Mr. Pope.

VOL. V.

A

ACT

ACT I. SCENE I.

The palace.

Flourish of trumpets: then hautboys. Enter King Henry, Duke Humphry, Salisbury, Warwick, and Beaufort, on the one fide: the Queen, Suffolk, York, Somerset, and Buckingham, on the other.

Suf*.

As by your high imperial Majesty

I had in charge at my depart from France,
As procurator for your Excellence,

To marry Princefs Margret for your Grace;
So in the famous ancient city Tours,

In prefence of the Kings of France and Sicil,

The Dukes of Orleans, Calaber, Bretagne, Alanfon,
Seven Earls, twelve Barons, twenty reverend Bishops,
I have perform'd my task, and was efpous'd:

And humbly now upon my

bended knee, In fight of England and her lordly peers, Deliver up my title in the Queen.

[prefenting the Queen to the King.

To your moft gracious hand; that are the fubftance

Of that great fhadow I did reprefent;

The happieft gift that ever Marquis gave,

The fairest Queen that ever King receiv'd.

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,

Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness!

For thou haft giv'n me in this beauteous face,
A world of earthly bleffings to my foul,

If fympathy of love unite our thoughts.

Mar. Great King of England, and my gracious

The mutual conf'rence that my mind hath had, [Lord.
By day, by night, waking, and in my dreams,
In courtly company, or at my beads,
With you mine alder-lievieft Sovereign;
Makes me the bolder to falute my King
With ruder terms; fuch as my wit affords,
And over-joy of heart doth minister.

K. Henry.

* Vide Hall's Chronicle, fol. 66. year 23. init. Mr.

Pope.

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