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KING Henry the Sixtb.
Humphry Duke of Gloucester, Uncle to the King.
Cardinal Beauford, Bishop of Winchester, great Uncle

to the King
Duke of York pretending to the Crown.
Duke of Buckingham,
Duke of Somerset, Of the King's Parly.
Duke of Suffolk,

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Lord Clifford, of the King's Party.
Lord Say.
Lord Scales, Governor of the Tower.
Sir Humphry Stafford.
Young Stafford, bis Brother.
Alexander Iden, a Kentish Gentleman.
Young Clifford, Son to the Lord Clifford.
Edward Plantagenet, } Sons to the Duke of York.
Richard Plantagenet,
Vaux, a Sea Captain, and Walter Whitmore, Pirates.
A Herald. Hume and Southwel, two Priests.
Bolingbrook, an Astrologer.
A Spirit, attending on Jordan tke Witch.
Thomas Horner, an Armourer. Peter, kis Man.
Clerk of Chatham. Mayor of St. Albans.
Simpcox, an Impostor.
Jack Cade, Bevis, Michael, John Holland, Dick the

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

of England..

King H E N R r VI.

ACT I.

SCENE I.

The 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.

SUFFOLK

A

S by your high imperial Majesty *
I had in charge at my depart for France,

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;
So in the famous ancient city, Tours,
In presence of the kings of France and Sicil,
The dukes of Orleans, Calaber, Bretaigne, Alanson,
Seven Earls, twelve Barons, twenty reverend Bishops,
I have perform'd my task, and was espous’d:
And humbly now upon my bended knee,
In sight of England and her lordly peers
Deliver up my title in the Queen

[Presenting the Queen to the King.
To your most gracious hand; that are the substance
Of that great shadow I did represent;
The happiest gift that ever Marquess gave,
The faireft Queen that ever King receiv'd.
K. Henry. Suffolk, arise. Welcome, Queen Mar-

garet;
I can express no kinder sign of love,
Than this kind kiss. O Lord, that lend'st me life,
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness !
For thou hast giv'n me, in this beauteous fæce,
A world of earthly blessings to my soul;
If sympathy of love unite our thoughts.
6. Mer. Great King of England, and my gracious

Lord,
The mutual confrence that my mind hath had, 2
By day, by night, waking and in my dreams,
In courtly company, or ar my beads,
With you, mine alder-liefest Sovereign,
Makes me the bolder to salute my King,
With ruder cerms, such as my wit affords,

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-'

WARBURTON.

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