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King Henry the Sixth.
HUMPHREY, Duke of GLOSTER, his Uncle.
Cardinal BEAUFORT, Bishop of WINCHESTER, great

Uncle to the King.
EDWARD and RICHARD, his Sons.
Duke of SUFFOLK,
Duke of BUCKINGHAM, of the King's Party.
Young CLIFFORD, his Son,
Earl of WARWICK,'} of the York Faction.
Lord SCALES, Governor of the Tower. Lord SAY.
Sir HUMPHREY STAFFORD, and his Brother. Sir John

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,

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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,
To marry princess Margaret 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, and Alençon,
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
To your most gracious hands, that are the substance
Of that great shadow I did represent;
The happiest gift that ever marquess gave,
The fairest queen that ever king receiv'd.

K. Hen. Suffolk, arise.—Welcome, queen Margaret:
I can express no kinder sign of love,
Than this kind kiss.-0 Lord, that lends me life,
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness !
For thou hast given me, in this beauteous face,
A world of earthly blessings to my soul,
If sympathy of love unite our thoughts.

Q. Mar. Great king of England, and my gracious lord; The mutual conference that my mind hath hadBy day, by night; waking, and in niy dreams; In courtly company, or at my beads,With you mine alder-liefest sovereign, Makes me the bolder ko 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;

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