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THE

PLAYS

OF

Tvilliam Shakspeare,

ACCURATELY PRINTED FROM

The Text of the Corrected Copy left by the late

GEORGE STEEVENS, ESQ.

WITH

GLOSSARIAL NOTES,

AND

A SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF SHAKSPEARE.

IN EIGHT VOLUMES.

VOL. V.

CONTAINING

KING HENRY VI. PART I....KING HENRY VI. PART II....

KING HENRY VI. PART III....KING RICHARD 111.

Stereotyped by J. Howe.....N. York.

PHILADELPHIA.
PUBLISHED BY H. C. CAREY; MD !! LEA, AND

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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

İVinchester, and afterwards cardinal. John Beaufort, earl of Somerset ; afterwards duke. Richard Plantagenet, eldest son of Richard, late

earl of Cambridge; afterwards duke of Yor Earl of Warwick. Earl of Salisbury. 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 William Glansdale. Sir Thomas Gargrave. Mayor of London. Woodville lient.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

Duke of Alençon. Governor of Paris. Bastard of Orleans. Master-gunner of Orleans, and his son. General of the French forces in Bourdeaux. A French Sergeant. A Porter An old shepherd, father to Joan la Pucelle. Margaret, davghter 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 V I.

ACT I. 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.

Bedford.
HUNG be the heavens with black,1 yield day to

night!
Comets, importing change of times and states,
Brandish your crystal tresses in the sky;
And with them scourge the bad revolting stars,
That have consented unto Henry's death!
Henry the Fifth, too famous to live long !
England ne'er lost a king of so much worth.

Glo. England ne'er had a king, until his time.
Virtue he had, deserving to command:
His brandish'd sword did blind men with his beams;
His arms spread wider than a dragon's wings;
His sparkling eyes replete with wrathful fire,
More dazzled and drove back his enemies,
Than mid-day sun, fierce bent against their faces.
What should I say? his deeds exceed all speech:

(1) Alluding to our ancient stage-practice when a tragedy was to be acted.

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