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King Henry the Sixth.
Uncle to the King.
STANLEY. A Sea-Captain, Master, and Master's Mate, and Wal
TER WHITMORE. Two Gentlemen, Prisoners with SUFFOLK, A Herald. Vaux. Hume and ŞOUTHWELL, Two Priests. BOLINGBROKE, a Conjurer. A Spirit raised by him. Thomas HORNER, an Armourer. Peter, his Man. Clerk of Chatham. Mayor of Saint Albans. SIMPCox, an Impostor. Two Murderers. JACK CADE, a Rebel. GEORGE, JOHN, DICK, SMITH, the Weaver, MICHAEL,
&c. his Followers. ALEXANDER IDEN, a Kentish Gentleman. MARGARET, Queen to King Henry. ELEANOR, Duchess of GLOSTER. MARGERY JOURDAin, a Witch. Wife to Simpcox. Lords, Ladies, and Attendants; Petitioners, Aldermen, a
Beadle, Sheriff, and Officers; Citizens, Prentices, Falconers, Guards, Soldiers, Messengers, &c. SCENE, dispersedly in various Parts of England,
SCENE I.- London. A Room of State in the Palace.
Flourish of Trumpets: then Hautboys. Enter, on one side,
King Henry, Duke of Gloster, SALISBURY, WARWICK, and Cardinal BEAUFORT; on the other, Queen MARGARET, led in by SUFFOLK; YORK, SOMERSET, BUCKINGHAM, and Others, following.
Suf. As by your high imperial majesty I had in charge at my depart for France,
As procurator to your excellence,
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,
K. Hen. Suffolk, arise.—Welcome, queen Margaret;
Q. Mar. Great king of England, and my gracious lord; The mutual conference that my mind hath hadBy day, by night; waking, and in my dreams; In courtly company, or at my beads,With you mine alder-liefest sovereign, Makes me the bolder to salute my king With ruder terms; such as my wit affords, And overjoy of heart doth minister.
K. Hen. Her sight did ravish; but her grace in speech, Her words y-clad with wisdom's majesty, Makes me, from wondering fall to weeping joys;