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Andover-joy of heart doth minister.
pinefs! Q. Mar. We thank you all.
(Flourish. Suf. My Lord protector, so it please your grace, Here are the articles of contracted Peace, Between our Sovereign and the French King, Charles, For eighteen months concluded by consent.
Glo.reads. ] Imprimis, It is agreed between the French King, Charles, and William de la Pole Marquess of Suffolk, Ambassador for Henry King of England, that the said Henry Mall espause the Lady Margaret, daughter unto Reignier King of Naples, Sicilia, and Jerusalem, and crown ber Queen of England, ere the ihirtieth of May next ensuing.
Item, That the Dutchy of Anjou, and the County of Maine, fall be released and delivered to the King her father.
[Lets fall the Poper. K. Henry. Uncle, how now?
Glo. Pardon me, gracious Lord; Some sudden qualm hath struck me to the heart, And dimm'd mine eyes, that I can read no further.
K. Henry. Uncle of Winchester, I pray, read on.
Win. Item, That the Dutchies of Anjou and Maine shall be released and delivered to the King ber father, and the sent over of the King of England's own proper cost and charges, without having any dowry. K. Henry. They please us weil. Lord Marquess,
kneel you down; We here create thee the first duke of Suffolk, And gird thee with the sword. Cousin of York, We bere discharge your Grace from being Regent
I'th' parts of France, till term of eighteen months
[Exeunt King, Queen, and Suffolk, S C Ε Ν Ε ΙΙ.
Manent the rest. Glo. Brave peers of England, pillars of the state,
you Duke Humphry must unload his grief, Your grief, the common grief of all the land. What! did my brother Henry spend his youth, His valour, coin, and people in the wars? Did he so often lodge in open field, In winter's cold, and summer's parching heat, To conquer France, his true inheritance ? And did my brother Bedford coil his wits To keep by policy what Henry got ? Have you yourselves, Somerset, Buckinghani, Brave York, and Salisbury, victorious Warwick, Receiv'd deep scars in France and Normandy? Or hath mine uncle Beauford, and myself, With all the learned council of the realm, Studied so long, sat in the council house, Early and late, debating to and fro, How France and Frenchmen might be kept in awę? And was his Highness in his infancy Crowned in Paris, in despight of foes? And shall these labours and these honours die ! Shall Henry's Conquest, Bedford's vigilance, Your deeds of war, and all our counsel die ? O peers of England, Måneful is this league, Fatal this marriage; cancelling your fame, Blotting your naines from books of memory;
Razing the characters of your renown,
Car. Nephew, what means this passionate discourse?
Glo. Ay, uncle, we will keep it if we can ;
Sal. Now, by the death of him who dy'd for all,
War. For grief that they are past recovery. For were there hope to conquer them again, My sword should shed hot blood, inine eyes no tears. Anjou and Maine ! myself did win them both, Those provinces these arms of mine did conquer. And are the cities, that I got with wounds, Deliver'd up again with peaceful words ? *
York. For Suffolk's Duke, may he be suffocate, That dims the honour of this warlike ille! France should have torn and rent my very heart, Before I would have yielded to this league. I never read, but England's Kings have had Large sums of gold, and dowries with their wives : And our King Henry gives away his own, To match with her that brings no vantages..
Glo. A proper jest, and never heard before, That Suffolk should demand a whole fifteenth, For coft and charges in transporting her.
This peroration with such cir- wick is natural, and I wish it
cumstances ?] This speech had been better expressed ; erowded with so many instances there is a kind of jingle inof aggravation.
tended in wounds and words. • The indignation of War
She should have staid in France, and starv'd in France, Before
Car. My Lord of Gloster, now ye grow. too hot. It was the pleasure of my Lord the King.
Glo. My Lord of Winchester, I know your mind.
Car. So, there goes our protector in a rage.
Buck. Why should he then protect our sovereign,
And all the wealthy king. in the West as well as in the
doms of the west,] Cer- East, and the Western kingtainly Shakespeare wrote eẠST. doms were more likely to be in
WARBURTO». the thought of the speaker. There are wealthy kingdoms
Ang g And all together with the Duke of Suffolk, We'll quickly hoist Duke Humphry from his seat.
Car. This weighty business will not brook delay. I'll to the Duke of Suffolk presently.
[Exit, Som. Cousin of Buckingbam, though Humphry's pride And greatness of his place be griet to us, Yet let us watch the haughty Cardinal : His insolence is more intolerable Than all the princes in the land beside. If Glo'fter be displac'd, he'll be protector,
Buck. Or Somerset, or I, will be protector. Despight Duke Humphry, or the Cardinal.
[Exeunt Buckingham and Somerset.
Thy late exploits done in the heart of France,