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Commit them to the fortune of the sea.
[Exeunt King Henry and Train; Gloster, Exeter, and Ambassadors. Win. Stay, my lord legate; you shall first receive The sum of money, which I promised
Should be deliver'd to his holiness
For clothing me in these grave ornaments.
Leg. I will attend upon your lordship's leisure.
SCENE II.-France. Plains in Anjou. Enter Charles, Burgundy, Alencon, La Pucelle, and Forc es, marching.
Char. These news, my lords, may cheer our drooping spirits:
"Tis said, the stout Parisians do revolt,
And tuin again unto the warlike French.
Alen. Then march to Paris, royal Charles of France, And keep not back your powers in dalliance.
Puc. Peace be amongst them, if they turn to us; Else, ruin combat with their palaces!
Enter a Messenger.
Mes. Success unto our valiant general,
And happiness to his accomplices!
Char. What tidings send our scouts? I pr'ythee,
Mes. The English army, that divided was
Into two parts, is now conjoin'd in one;
Char. Somewhat too sudden, sirs, the warning is;
Bur. I trust, the ghost of Talbot is not there;
Puc. Of all base passions, fear is most accurs'd:---
Char. Then on, my lords; and France be fortunate! [Exeunt.
SCENE III.-The same.
Before Angiers. Alar. ums: Excursions. Enter La Pucelle.
Plc. The regent conquers, and the Frenchmen fly,-
This speedy quick appearance argues proof
Now, ye familiar spirits, that are cull'd,
[They hang their heads. No hope to have redress?-My body shall Pay recompense, if you will grant my suit.
[They shake their heads.
Cannot my body, nor blood-sacrifice,
Before that England give the French the foil.
See! they forsake me. Now the time is come,
And hell too strong for me to buckle with:
York. Damsel of France, I think, I have you fast:
Puc. Chang'd to a worser shape thou canst not be.
Puc. A plaguing mischief light on Charles, and
And may ye both be suddenly surpris'd
Puc. I pr'ythee, give me leave to curse awhile.
O fairest beauty, do not fear, nor fly;
I kiss these fingers [Kissing her hand.] for eternal
Who art thou? say, that I may honour thee.
Mar. Margaret my name; and daughter to a king, The king of Naples, whosoe'er thou art.
Suf. An earl I am, and Suffolk am I call'd. Be not offended, nature's miracle,
Thou art allotted to be ta'en by me:
[She turns away as going.
Hast not a tongue? is she not here thy prisoner?
Suf. How canst thou tell, she will deny thy suit, Before thou make a trial of her love?
[Aside. Mar. Why speak'st thou not? what ransome must 1 pay?
Suf. She's beautiful; and therefore to be woo'd: She is a woman; therefore to be won.
Mar. Wilt thou accept of ransome, yea, or no? Suf. Fond man! remember, that thou hast a wife; Then how can Margaret be thy paramour? [Aside.
Mar. I were best leave him, for he will not hear. Suf. There all is marr'd; there lies a cooling card. Mar. He talks at random; sure the man is mad. Suf. And yet a dispensation may be had.
Mar. And yet I would that you would answer me. Suf. I'll win this lady Margaret. For whom? Why, for my king: Tush! that's a wooden thing. Mar. He talks of wood; it is some carpenter. Suf. Yet so my fancy may be satisfied, And peace established between these realms. But there remains a scruple in that too: For though her father be the king of Naples, Duke of Anjou and Maine, yet is he poor, And our nobility will scorn the match.
[Aside Mar. Hear ye, captain? Are you not at leisure? Suf. It shall be so, disdain they ne'er so much: Henry is youthful, and will quickly yield.Madam, I have a secret to reveal.
Mar. What though I be enthrall'd? he seems a knight,
And will not any way dishonour me.
Suf. Lady, vouchsafe to listen what I say.
Suf. Sweet madam, give me hearing in a causeMar. Tush! women have been captivate ere now. [Aside.
Suf. Lady, wherefore talk you so? Mar. I cry you mercy, 'tis but quid for quo. Suf. Say, gentle princess, would you not suppose Your bondage happy, to be made a queen?
Mar. To be a queen in bondage, is more vile, Than is a slave in base servility;
For princes should be free.
And so shall you,
If happy England's royal king be free.
Mar. Why, what concerns his freedom unto me?