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That she will light to listen to their lays,
Elean. Was't I? yea, I it was, proud FrenchAnd never mount to trouble you again. So, let her rest: And, madam, list to me; Could I come near your beauty with my nails, For I am bold to counsel you in this.
I'd set my ten commandments in your face. Although we fancy not the cardinal,
5 K. Henry. Sweet aunt, be quiet; 'twas against Yet must we join with him, and with the lords,
[in time; Will we have brought duke Humphreyin disgrace. Elcan. Against her will!- Good king, look to't As for the duke of York, this late complaint' She'll hamper thee, and dandle thee like a baby: Will make but little for his benefit:
Tho' in this place most master wears no breeches, So, one by one, we'll weed them all at last, 10 She shall not strike dame Eleanor unreveng'd. And you yourself shall steer the happy helin.
Buck. Lord cardinal, I will follow Eleanor, To them enter King Henry, Duke Humphrey, Car And listen after Humphrey, how he proceeds:
dinal Beaufort, Buckingham, York, Salisbury, She's tickled now; her fume can need no spus, Warwick, and the Dutchess of Gloster. 15 She'll gallop fast enough to her destruction. K. Henry. For my part, noble lords, I care
[Erit Buckingham. not which;
Re-enter Duke Humphrey. Or Somerset, or York, all's one to me. [France, Glo. Now, lords, my choler being over-blowa
York. If York have ill demcan'd hiinself in With walking once about the quadrangle, Then let him bc deny'd the regentship. 20 I come to talk of commonwealth affairs. Som. If Somerset be unworthy of the place,
As for your spightful false objections,
War. Whether your grace be worthy, yea, or But God in mercy deal so with my soul,
Cur. Ambitious Warwick, let thy betters speak. 25 But, to the inatter that we have in hand :-
Suf. Before we make election, give me leave
York. I'll tell thee, Suffolk, why I am unmeet. Why Somerset should be preferr'd in this. (so. First, for I cannot flatter thee in pride:
2. Mar. Because the king, forsooth, will have it Next, if I be appointed for the place,
Glo. Madam, the king is old enough himself My lord of Somerset will keep me here, To give his censure?: these are no women's 35 Without discharge, money, or furniture, matters.
[grace "Till France be won into the Dauphin's hands. 2. Mar. If he be old enough, what needs your Last time, I danc'd attendance on his will, To be protector of his excellence?
|'Till Paris was besieg'd, famish'd, and lost. Glo. Madam, I am protector of the realm ; War. That can I witness; and a fouler fact And, at his pleasure, will resign my place. 40 Did never traitor in the land commit.
Suf. Resign it then, and leave thine insolence. Suf. Peace, head-strong Warwick! Since thou wert king, (as who is king, but thou?) War. Image of pride, why should I hold my The commonwealth hath daily run to wreck:
peace ? The Dauphin hath prevail'd beyond the seas; Enter Ilorner the Armourer, and his Man Peter, And all the peers and nobles of the realm 451
guarded. Have been as bondmen to thy sovereignty. Suf. Because here is a man accus'd of treason: Car. The conimons hast thou rack'd; the Pray God, the duke of York excuse himself! clergy's bags
York. Doth any one accuse York for
a traitor? Are lank and lean with thy extortions. [attire, K. Henry. What mean'st thou, Suffolk? tell
Som. Thy suinptuous buildings, and thy wife's 50) me: What are these? Have cost a mass of publick treasury.
Suf. Please it your majesty, this is the man Buck. Thy cruelty in execution,
That doth accuse his master of high treason: Upon offenders, hath exceeded law,
His words were these ;--that Richard, duke of And left thee to the mercy of the law. [France,
York, 2. Mar. Thy sale of offices, and towns in 55 Was rightful heir unto the English crown; If they were known, as the suspect is great, And that your majesty was an usurper. Would make thee quickly hop without thy head. K. Henry. Say, man, were these thy words?
[Erit Gloster. The Queen drops her fun. Arm. An't shall please your majesty, never Give me my fan: What, minion! can you not? said nor thought any such matter: God is my
Dutchess a box on the ear. 60 witness, I am falsely accus’d by the villain. I cry you niercy, madam; Was it you?
Peter. By these ten bones, my lord, [holding up "1. e. the complaint of Peter the armourer's man against his master, for saying that York was the rightful king ? i. e. judgement or opinion.
his hands] he did speak them to me in the garret Boling. Patience, good laly; wizards know one night, as we were scouring my lord of York's
Deep night, dark night, the silent' of the night,
When spirits walk,andghosts break up theirgraves, Arm. Alas, my lord, hang me, if ever I spake That time best fits the work we have in hand. the words. My accuser is my prentice; and when Madam, sit you, and fear not; whom we raise, I did correct him for his fault the other day, he did 10 We will make fast within a hallow'd verge. row upon his knees he would be even with me: [Here they perform the ceremonies, and make the I have good witness of this ; therefore, I bescech circle ; Bolingbroke, or Southwvel reads, Conyour majesty, do not cast away an honest man for juro te, &c. á villain's accusation.
It thunders and lightens terribly; then the K.Henry.Uncle, whatshall we say to this in law: 15
M. Jourd. Asmath,
By the eternal God, whose name and power
Spirit. Ask what thou wilt:--That I had said
and done! K. Henry. Then be it so. My lord of Somerset, Boling. First, of the king. What shall of him beWe make your grace lord regent o'er the French.
come? (Reading out of a paper: Som. I humbly thank your royal majesty. 25 Spirit. The duke yet lives, that Henry shall Arm. And I accept the combat willingly.
Boling. irhat shall be fall the duke of Somerset?
Than where castles mounted stand.
Boling. Descend to darkness, and the burning
[Thunder and lightning. Spirit descends. Duke Humphrey's Garden.
Enter the Duke of York, and the Duke of BuckingEnter Mother Jourdain, Hume, Southwel, and 40 ham, with their guard, and breuk in. Bolingbroke.
York. Lay hands upon these traitors, and their Hume. Come, my masters; the dutchess, I tell
trash. you, expects performance of your promises.
Beldame, I think, we watch'd you at an inch.-Boling. Master Hume, we are therefore pro What, madam, are you there! the king and vided : Will her ladyship behold and hear our 45
Are deep indebted for this piece of pains ; Hume. Ay; what else? fear you not her cou My lord protector will, I doubt it not, rage.
See you well guerdon'd'for these good deserts. Boling. I have heard her reported to be a wo
Elean. Not balf so bad as thine to England's man of an invincible spirit: But it shall be con- 50 king, venient, master Hume, that you be by her aloft, Injurious duke; that threat'st where is no cause. while we be busy below; and so, I pray you, go
Buck. True,inadam,none at all. What call you in God's 's name, and leave us [Exit Hume). Mother
[Shewing her the papers.
Stafford, take her to thee.
Away![Exeunt guardszcithJourdain, Southrexl, &c.
York. Lord Buckinghain, methinks, youwatch'al Come, come, my lords: her well:
These oracles are hardily attain's, A pretty plot, well chose to build upon!
And hardly understoodl. Now, pray, my lord, let's see the devil's writ. The king is now in progress towards Saint Albans; What have we here?
[Reads. 5 With him the husband of this lovely lady: (them; The duke yet lites, that Henry shall depose; Thither go these news, as fast as horse can carry But him out-live, and die a riolent death. [posse. 1 sorry breakfast for my lord protector. (York, Why, this is just, Aio te, duciila, Romanos vincere Buck. Your grace shall give me leave,my lord of Well, to the rest :
To be the post, in hope of his reward. Tell me what fate awaits the duke of Suffolk ? 10 York. At your pleasure, my good lord. By water shall he die, and take his end.
Who's within there, ho! What shall betide the duke of Somerset ?
Enter a Serring-man. Let him shun castles ;
invite my lords of Salisbury, and Warwick, Safer shall he be on the sandy pluins,
To sup with me to-morrow night.—Away! Than where castics inounicd stand.
2. Mur: BE?
Suf. Nomalice, sir; noinore than well becomes At Saint Albuns.
So good a quarrel, and so bad a peer.
25 Glo. As who, my lord ? Enter King Henry, Queen, Gloster, Cardinal, and Suf. Why, as yourself, my lord; Suffolk, with Falconers hallooing. An't like your lordly lord-protectorship. [lence. ELIEVE me, lords, for flying at Glo. Why, Suffolk, England knows thine inso the brook',
2. Mar. And thy ambition, Gioster. I saw not better sport these seven years' day: 301 K. Henry. I pr’ythee, peace, good qucen; Yet, by your leave, the wind was very high; And whet not on these too too furious peers, And, ten tv one, old Joan liad not gone out?. for blessed are the peace-inakers on carth. K.Henry. But what a point,nıy lord, your falcon Car. Let me be blessed for the peace I make, made, I
Igainst this proud protector, with my sword ! And what a pitch she flew above the rest ! 135 Glo. Faith, holy uncle, 'would 'twere To see how God in all his creatures works!
come to that!
Suf. No marvel, an it like your majesty, Glo. Make up no factious numbers for
Aside. They know, their master loves to be aloit, 10 in thinc own person answer thy abuse. And bears his thoughts above his falcon's pitch. Car. Ay, where thou dar’st not peep: Glo. My lord, 'tis but a base ignoble mind
an if thou dar'st, That mounts no higher than a bird can soar. This evening, on the cast side ofthegrove.) Car. I thought as much; he'd be above the K. Henry. How now, iny lords? clouds.
(that: 15 Car. Believe me, cousin Gloster, Glo. Ay, my lord cardinal; Ilow think you by Had not your man put up the fowl so suddenly, Were it not good, your grace could fly to heaven? We'd had more sport.—Come with thy two-hand K. Henry. The treasury of everlasting joy!
[Aside to Gloster, Car. Thy heaven is on earth; thine eyes and Glo. True, uncle. thoughts
50 Are you advis'di-the cast side of the grove? Beat' on a crown, the treasure of thy heart; Cardinal, I ain with you.
[ Aside. Pernicious protector, dangerous peer,
K. Henry. Why, how now, uncle Gloster? That smooth’st it so with king and commonweal! Glo. Talking ot hawking; nothing else, my Glo.What, cardinal, is your pricsthood grownso
[for this, Tantane animis cælestibus iræ ? [peremptory: 55 Now,byGod's mother,priest, I'll shaveyourcrown Churchmen so hot? good uncle, hide such malice; Or all my fence' shall tail.
[Aside. With such holiness can you
| Car. [aside] Medic, teipsun; This is the falconer's term for hawking at water-fowl. ? The meaning, according to Dr. Johnson, is, that the wind being high, it was ten to one that the old hawk had tlown quite away; a triik which hawks often play their masters in windy weather; while Dr. Percy says, that the pa signifies, that the wind was so high, it was ten to one that old Joan would not have taken he: Alicht uit the game. lirwin horum muris, accipe. i. e. glad. * To bait or beat (bathe) is a term in iuconry. rence is the art of defence.
Protector, see to't well, protect yourself.
Simp. Yes, master, clear as day; I thank God, K. Henry. The winds grow high ; so do your
and saint Alban.
(cloak of? stomachs, lords.
Glo. Say'st thou mc so? What colour is this
Simp. Red, master; red as blood. (gown of?
K. Henry. Why then, thou know'st what co.
lour jet is of? Fellow, what miracle dost thou proclaim?
Suf. And yet, I think, jet did he never sec. One. A miracle! a miracle !
101 Gio. But cloaks, and gowns, before this day, a Suf.Come to the king, and tell him what miracle.
K.Henry. Now, God be prais’d! that to believing 15 G15. What's his name?
Simp. I know not.
Glo. What's thine own name?
, hast thou been long blind, and now restor’d: To nominate them all, it is impossible.
My lords, saint Alban here hath done a miracle ; Wife. Ay, indecd was he.
30 Would ye not think that cunning to be great, Suf. What woman is this?
That could restore this cripple to his legs again? k'ife. His wife, an't like your worship.
Simp. O, master, that you could !
Have you not beadles in your town, and things
Mayor.Sirrah, go fetch thebeadiehitherstraight.
[Erit Messenger But still remember what the Lord hath done. 401 Glo. Now fetch me á stool hither by-and-by. Queen. Tell me, good fellow, cam'st thou here Now, sirrah, if you mean to save yourself from Or of devotion, to this holy shrine? [by chance, whipping, leap me over this stool, and run away.
Simp. God knows, of puré devotion; being call'd Simp. Alas, master, I am not able to stand alone;
You go about to torture me in vain.
Glo. Well, sir, we must have you find your legs.
! Sirrah, beadle, whiphim 'till he leap overthat same Myself have heard a voice to call him so.
Bead. I will, my lord.--Come on, sirrah ; off
Simp. Alas, inaster, what shal} I do? I am not
able to stand. Wije. A plum-tree, naster.
[-3fier The Beaulle hath hit him once, he leaps Glo . How long hast thou been blind?
over the stool, and runs away; and the Simp. O, born so, master.
people follow and cry, A Miracle!
K. Henry. O God, seest thou this, and bear'st
Glo. Follow the knave; and take this drab away,
(damsons, 60 Wife, Alas, sir, we did it for pure need. (town
Until they come to Berwick, whence they came.
[E.rit Beaulle, rrith the woman, 84.
Glo. But you have done more miracles than 1;1 The first, Edward the Black Prince, prince of ·
The second, William of Hatfield; and the third, K. Henry. What tidings with our cousin Buck Lionel, duke of Clarence; next to whom ingham?
5 Was John of Gaunt, the duke of Lancaster: Buck. Such as my heart doth tremble to unfold. The tisth was Edmund Langley, duke of York; A sort of naughty persons, lewdiy' bent,
The sixth was Thomas of Woodstock, duke of Under the countenance and contederacy
Gloster; Of lady Eleanor, the protector's wife',
William of Windsor was the seventh, and last. The ring-leader and head of a:l this rout, 10 Edward, the Black Prince, dy'd before his father; Have practis'd dangerously against your state,
ind leit behind hin Richard, bis only son, Dealing with witches, and with conjurers: Who,after Edward the third's death, reign'd king; Whom we have apprehended in the fact; Till Henry Bolingbroke, duke of Lancaster, Raising up wicked spirits from under ground, The eldest son and heir of John of Gaunt, Deinanding of king Henry's life and death, 15 Crown'd by the name of Henry the fourth, And other of your highness' privy council, Seiz'd on the realm ; depos'd the rightful king; As more at large your grace shall understand. Sent his poor queen to France, from whence she Car. And so, my lord protector, by this means
camie', Your lady is forth-coming yet at London?. And him to Pomfret; where, as both you know, Thisnews, I think,hath turn'd your weapon's edge: 20 llarmless Richard was murder'd traitorously. 'Tis like, my lord, you will not keep your hour. Bar. Father, the duke hath told the truth;
[Aside to Gloster. Thus got the house of Lancaster the crown. Glo. Ambitious churchman, leave to atžlict my York. Which now they hold by force, and not heart!
by right; Sorrow and grief have vanquish'd all my powers, 25 For Richard, the first son's heir, being dead, And, vanquish'd as I am, I yield to thee, The issue of the best son should have reign'd. Or to the ineanest groom.
[ed ones; Sal. But William of Hatfield died without an K.Henry. O God, what mischiefs work the wick
[whose line Heaping confusion on their own heads thereby! York. The third son, duke of Clarence, (from
Queen. Gloster, see here the tainture of thy nest; 30 [ claim the crown)had issue-Philippe,a daughter, And, lock, thyself be faultless, thou wert best. Who married Edmund Mortimer, earl of March.
Glo. Madam, for myself, to heaven I do appeal, Edmund had issuc-Roger, earl of March:
35 As I have read, laid claim unto the crown; Noble she is; but, if she have forgot
And, but for Owen Glendower, had been king, Honour and virtue, and convers'd with such Who kept him in captivity, 'till he dy'd. As, like to pitch, defile nobility,
But, to the rest. I banish her my bed and company;
York, His eldest sister, Anne, And give her, as a prey, to law, and shame, 10 My mother, being heir unto the crown, That hath dishonour'd Gloster's honest name. Married Richard earl of Cambridge; who was son K. Henry. Well, for this night, we will repose ToEdmund Langley, Edward the third's fifth son. us here:
By her I claim the kingdom: She then was heir Tomorrow, toward London, back again, To Roger, earl of March; who was the son To look into this business thoroughly, 450f Edmund Mortimer; who married Philippe, And call these foul offenders to their answers; Sole daughter unto Lionel, duke of Clarence: And poise the cause in justice' equal scales, So, if the issue of the elder son Whose beam stands sure, whose rightfui cause Succeed before the younger, I am king. [this? prevails.
[Flourish. Excunt. War. What plain proceeding is more plain than SCENE II.
50 Ilenry doth claim the crown from John of Gaunt, The Duke of York's Garden.
The fourth son; York claimeth it from the third. Enter York, Salisbury, and Warwick. "Till Lionel's issuc fails, his should not reign: York. Now, my good lords of Salisbury and It fails not yet; but flourishes in thee, Warwick,
and in thy sons, fair slips of such a stock.Our simple supper ended, give me leave, 55 Then, father Salisbury, kneel we both together; In this close walk, to satisfy inyself,
And, in this private plot, be we the first, In craving your opinion of my title,
That shall salute our rightful sovereign Which is intallible, to England's crown.
With honour of his birth-right to the crown. Sal. My lord, I long to hear it at full. [good, Both. Longliveoursovereign Richard, England's Ibar. Sweet York, begin : and if thy claim bc 60 king!
[king The Sevils are thy subjects to cominand.
York. We thank you, lords. But I am not your York. Then thus:
'Till I be crown'd; and that iny sword be stain'd Edward the third, my lords, had seven sons : With heart-blood of the house of Lancaster: 1 i. e. wickedly. ? That is, your lady is in custody.