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KING Henry the Sixtb.
to the King
Lord Clifford, of the King's Party.
Butcher, Smith the Weaver, aad several others, Rebels. Margaret, Queen to King Henry VI. secretly in Love
with the Duke of Suffolk. Dame Eleanor, Wife to the Duke of Gloucester. Mother Jordan, a Witch employed by the Dutchess of
Gloucester. Wife to Simpcox. Petitioners, Aldermen, a Beadle, Sheriff and Officers,
Citizens, with Faulconers, Guards, Messengers, and
other Attenderits. The SCENE is laid very dispersedly in several Parts
King H E N R r VI.
The PÅ L A CE.
Flourish of Trumpets: then, Hautboys. Enter King
Henry, Duke Humphry, Salisbury, Warwick, and Beauford on the one side : The Queen, Suffolk, York, Somerset, and Buckingham on the other.
S by your high imperial Majesty *
As 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 Con- of his Reign, So that it comtention of York and Lancaster, prizes the History and Transacprinted in 1600, but since vaftly tions of 10 Years. THEOBALD. improved by the author. Pope.
2. A's 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 3 Henry VI.contain that troublesom It is apparent that this play Period of this Prince's Reign, begins where the former ends, which took in the whole (onten- 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 closcs with the frift Battle fought of history.
To marry Princess Marg'ret for your Grace;
[Presenting the Queen to the King.
3 Tbe mutual conj'rente) ly attached : Lieveft being the I am the bolder to address you, superlative 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 hyghe and mighty vereign ;) Alder lievest is Prince, and my right noble, and, an old Englijs word given to him after one, leveft Lord. to wtom che speaker is l'apreme-'