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ACCURATELY PRINTED FROM
The Text of the Corrected Copy left by the late GEORGE STEEVENS, ESQ.
A SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF SHAKSPEARE.
IN EIGHT VOLUMES.
KING HENRY VI. PART I....KING HENRY VI. PART II.... KING HENRY VI. PART 111....KING RICHARD III.
Stereotyped by J. Howe......N. York.
PUBLISHED BY H. C. CAREY; AND . TEA, AND M'CARTY & DAVIS,
King Henry the Sixth.
Duke of Gloster, uncle to the king, and protector. Duke of Bedford, uncle to the king, and regent of France.
Thomas Beaufort, duke of Exeter, great uncle to the king.
Henry Beaufort, great uncle to the king, bishop of Winchester, and afterwards cardinal.
John Beaufort, earl of Somerset ; afterwards duke. Richard Plantagenet, eldest son of Richard, late earl of Cambridge; afterwards duke of York. Earl of Salisbury.
Earl of Warwick.
Earl of Suffolk.
Lord Talbot, afterwards earl of Shrewsbury.
John Talbot, his son.
Edmund Mortimer, earl of March.
Mortimer's keeper, and a lawyer.
Sir John Fastolfe.
Sir William Lucy.
Sir Thomas Gargrave. Mayor of London. Woodville lieut. of the Tower. Vernon, of the white rose, or York faction. Basset, of the red rose, or Lancaster faction. Charles, dauphin, and afterwards king of France. Reignier,duke of Anjou, and titular king of Naples. Duke of Burgundy.
Governor of Paris.
Duke of Alençon.
Bastard of Orleans.
Master-gunner of Orleans, and his son.
General of the French forces in Bourdeaux.
A French Sergeant.
An old shepherd, father to Joan la Pucelle. Margaret, daughter to Reignier; afterwards mar
ried to King Henry. Countess of Auvergne. Joan la Pucelle commonly called Joan of Arc. Fiends appearing to La Pucelle, lords, warders
of the Tower, heralds, officers, soldiers, messengers, and several attendants, both on the English and French.
Scene, partly in England, and partly in France.
FIRST PART OF
KING HENRY VI.
SCENE I-Westminster Abbey. Dead march. Corpse of King Henry the Fifth discovered, lying in state; attended on by the Dukes of Bedford, Gloster, and Exeter; the Earl of Warwick, the Bishop of Winchester, Heralds, &c.
HUNG be the heavens with black,' yield day to night!
Comets, importing change of times and states,
His brandish'd sword did blind men with his beams;
(1) Alluding to our ancient stage-practice when a tragedy was to be acted.