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KING Henry the Sixth.
to the King.
Lord Clifford, of the King's Party.
Butcher, Smith the Weaver, and several others, Rebels.
with the Duke of Suffolk.
Citizens, with Fou!coners, Guards, Merengers, and
other Attendants. The SCENE is laid very dispersedly in several Parts
Η Ε N R r VI.
The P A L A C E.
Flourish of Trumpets: then, Hautboys. Enter King
Henry, Duke Humphry, Salisbury, Warwick, and
S by your high imperial Majesty
I had in charge at my depart for France, AAs 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 Com- of his Reign. So that it comtention of York and Lancaster, prizes the History and Transacs printed in 1600, but since vastly tions of 10 Years. THEOBALD. improved by the author. Popé.
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 ry'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,
To marry Princess Marg’ret for your Grace;
[Presenting the Queen to the King.
Q. Mar. Great King of England, and my gracious
The mutual conf'rence that my mind hath had,
3 The mutual conf"rence---] ly attached: Lieves being the I am the bolder to address you, fuperlative of the comparative, having already familiarised you levar, rather, from lief. So Hall to my imagination.
in his Chronicle, Henry VI. Fomine alder-lievest So- lio 12. Ryght byghe and mighty
vereign ;) Alder-lieves is Prince, and my ryght noble, and, an old English word given to him after one, levest Lord. to whom the speaker is supreme
And over-joy of heart doth minister,
Glo. reads.] Imprimis, It is agreed between the French King, Charles, and William de la Pole Marquess of Suffolk, Ambassador for Henry King of England, that the said Henry Mall espouse the Lady Margaret, daughter unto Reignier King of Naples, Sicilia, and Jerusalem, and crown ber Queen of England, ere the thirtieth of May next ensuing:
Icem, That the Dutchy of Anjou, and the County of Maine, shall be released and delivered to the King her father.
[Lets fall the Paper. K. Henry. Uncle, how now?
Glo. Pardon me, gracious Lord;
K. Henry. Uncle of Winchester, I pray, read on.
Win. ltem, That the Dutchies of Anjou and Maine Mall 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 baving any dowry. K. Henry. They please us well.
Lord Marquess, kneel you down, We here create thee the first duke of Suffolk, And gird thee with the sword. Cousin of Icrk, We here discharge your Grace from being Regent