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Here GLOSTER's Men beat out the Cardinal's; and enter, in the Hurly-Burly, the Mayor of London, and his Officers.

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Mayor. Fie, lords! that you, being supreme magistrates,

Thus contumeliously should break the peace!

Glo. Peace, mayor; for thou know'st little of my wrongs:

Here's Beaufort, that regards nor God nor king,
Hath here distrain'd the Tower to his use.

Win. Here's Gloster too, a foe to citizens;
One that still motions war, and never peace,
O'er-charging your free purses with large fines;
That seeks to overthrow religion,

Because he is protector of the realm;


And would have armour here out of the Tower,
To crown himself king, and suppress the prince.
Glo. I will not answer thee with words, but blows.
[Here they skirmish again.

Mayor. Nought rests for me in this tumultuous


But to make open proclamation :

Come, officer; as loud as e'er thou canst.


Off. All manner of men, assembled here in arms this day, against God's peace and the king's, we charge and command you, in his highness' name, to repair to your several dwelling-places; and not wear, handle, or use, any Cij sword,

sword, weapon, or dagger, henceforward, upon pain of death.

Glo. Cardinal, I'll be no breaker of the law: But we shall meet, and break our minds at large. Win. Gloster, we'll meet; to thy cost, be thou


Thy heart-blood I will have for this day's work.
Mayor. I'll call for clubs, if you will not away :-
This cardinal is more haughty than the devil.
Glo. Mayor, farewel: thou dost but what thou


Win. Abominable Gloster! guard thy head; For I intend to have it, ere long.


[Exeunt. Mayor. See the coast clear'd, and then we will de


Good God! that nobles should such stomachs bear! I myself fight not once in forty year.



Orleans in France.

Enter the Master-Gunner of Orleans, and his Boy.

M. Gun. Sirrah, thou know'st how Orleans is be


And how the English have the suburbs won.

Boy. Father, I know and oft have shot at them,

Howe'er, unfortunate, I miss'd my aim.

421 M. Gun.

M. Gun. But now thou shalt not. Be thou rul'd by


Chief master-gunner am I of this town;
Something I must do, to procure me grace.
The prince's spials have informed me,
How the English, in the suburbs close entrench'd,
Went, through a secret grate of iron bars
In yonder tower, to over-peer the city :

And thence discover, how, with most advantage,
They may vex us, with shot, or with assault.
To intercept this inconvenience,

A piece of ordinance 'gainst it I have plac'd;
And fully even these three days have I watch'd, '
If I could see them: Now, boy, do thou watch;
For I can stay no longer.

If thou spy'st any, run and bring me word;
And thou shalt find me at the governor's.



Boy. Father, I warrant you; take you no care; I'll never trouble you, if I may spy them.

Enter the Lords SALISBURY and TALBOT, with Sir W. GLANSDALE and Sir THOMAS GARGRAVE, on the Turrets.

Sal. Talbot, my life, my joy, again return'd! 449 How wert thou handled, being prisoner › Or by what means got'st thou to be releas'd? Discourse, I pry'thee, on this turret's top,

Tal. The duke of Bedford had a prisoner, Called the brave lord Ponton de Santrailles; For him was I exchang'd and ransomed.

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But with a baser man of arms by far,

Once, in contempt, they would have barter'd me:
Which I, disdaining, scorn'd; and craved death
Rather than I would be so pill'd esteem'd.

In fine, redeem'd I was as I desir'd.


But, oh! the treacherous Fastolffe wounds my heart! Whom with my bare fists I would execute,

If I now had him brought into my power.

Sal. Yet tell'st thou not, how thou wert entertain'd. Tal. With scoffs, and scorns, and contumelious


In open market-place produc'd they me,

To be a public spectacle to all;


Here, said they, is the terror of the French,
The scare-crow that affrights our children so.
Then broke I from the officers that led me ;
And with my nails digg'd stones out of the ground,
To hurl at the beholders of my shame.

My grisly countenance made others fly;

None durst come near, for fear of sudden death.
In iron walls they deem'd me not secure;

So great fear of my name 'mongst them was spread,
That they suppos'd, I could rend bars of steel,
And spurn in pieces posts of adamant :
Wherefore a guard of chosen shot I had,
That walk'd about me every minute while;


And if I did but stir out of my bed,

Ready they were to shoot me to the heart.


Enter the Boy with a Linstock.

Sal. I grieve to hear what torments you endur'd; But we will be reveng'd sufficiently.

Now it is supper-time in Orleans:

Here through this grate, I can count every one,
And view the Frenchmen how they fortify;
Let us look in, the sight will much delight thee.
Sir Thomas Gargrave, and Sir William Glansdale,
Let me have your express opinions.


Where is best place to make our battery next..
Gar. I think, at the north gate: for there stand


Glan. And I here, at the bulwark of the bridge. Tal. For aught I see, this city must be famish'd, Or with light skirmishes enfeebled.

[Shot from the Town. SALISBURY and Sir THO. GARGRAVE fall down.

Sal. O Lord, have mercy on us, wretched finners! Gar. O Lord, have mercy on me, woful man!

Tal. What chance is this, that suddenly hath cross'd


Speak, Salisbury; at least, if thou canst speak; 490 How far'st thou, mirror of all martial men?

One of thy eyes, and thy cheek's side struck off!--
Accursed tower! accursed fatal hand,

That hath contriv'd this woeful tragedy!
In thirteen battles Salisbury o'ercame;

Henry the fifth he first train`d to the wars :
Whilst any trump did sound, or drum struck up,


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