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K. Hen. Whether it be through force of your re
My noble lord of Suffolk; or for that
Such fierce alarums both of hope and fear,
That lady Margaret do vouchsafe to come
And so conduct me, where from company
Suf. Thus Suffolk hath prevail'd: and thus he goes, As did the youthful Paris once to Greece; With hope to find the like event in love, But prosper better than the Trojan did. Margaret shall now be queen, and rule the king; But I will rule both her, the king, and realm. [Exit.
King Henry the Sixth:
Humphrey, duke of Gloster, his uncle. Cardinal Beaufort, bishop of Winchester, great uncle to the king.
Richard Plantagenet, duke of York:
Duke of Somerset,
of the king's party.
Young Clifford, his son,J
Earl of Salisbury,
Earl of Warwick, of the York faction.
Lord Scales, governor of the tower. Lord Say.
A Sea-captain, Master, and Master's Mate, and Walter Whitmore.
Two Gentlemen, prisoners with Suffolk.
George, John, Dick, Smith, the Weaver, Michael, &c. his followers.
Alexander Iden, a Kentish gentleman.
Margaret, queen to king Henry.
Eleanor, duchess of Gloster.
Margery Jourdain, a witch. Wife to Simpcox.
Lords, Ladies, and Attendants; Petitioners, Aldermen, a Beadle, Sheriff, and Officers; Citizens, Prentices, Falconers, Guards, Soldiers, Messengers, &c.
SCENE,-dispersedly in various parts of England.
SCENE L-London. A Room of state in the Palace. Flourish of Trumpets: then Hautboys. Enter, on one side, King Henry, Duke of Gloster, Salisbury, Warwick, and Cardinal Beaufort; on the other, Queen Margaret, led in by Suffolk; York, Somerset, Buckingham, and others, following.
As by your high imperial majesty,
I had in charge at my depart for France,
To marry princess Margaret for your grace;
In presence of the kings of France, and Sicil,
In sight of England and her lordly peers,
your most gracious hands, that are the substance Of that great shadow I did represent;
The happiest gift that ever marquess gave,