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Fr. King. Yes, my lord, you see them perspectively: the cities turned into a maid, for they are all girdled with maiden walls, that war hath never entered.
K. Hen. Shall Kate be my wife?
K. Hen. I am content; so the maiden cities you talk of, may wait on her; so the maid, that stood in the way for my wish, shall show me the way to my will.
Fr. King. We have consented to all terms of reason.
West. The king hath granted every article:
Exe. Only, he hath not yet subscribed this. Where your majesty demands, that the king of France, having any occasion to write for matter of grant, shall name your highness in this form, and with this addition, in French, Notre très cher filz Henry roy d'Angleterre, heretier de France; and thus in Latin, — Præclarissimus filius noster Henricus, rex Angliæ, et hæres Franciæ.
Fr. King. Nor this I have not, brother, so denied,
K. Hen. I pray you, then, in love and dear alliance
Fr. King. Take her, fair son; and from her blood raise up
K. Hen. Now welcome, Kate: - and bear me witness all, That here I kiss her as my sovereign queen.
(Flourish. Q. Isa. God, the best maker of all marriages,
Combine your hearts in one, your realms in one!
K. Hen. Prepare we for our marriage: on which day,
Our bending author hath pursu'd the story;
Mangling by starts the full course of their glory.
This star of England. Fortune made his sword,
And of it left his son imperial lord.
Of France and England, did this king succeed;
That they lost France, and made his England bleed;
KING HENRY VI.
DRAMATIS PERSONÆ. KING HENRY THE SIXTH. WOODVILLE, Lieutenant of the DUKE OF GLOSTER, Uncle to the Tower. Mayor of London. King, and Protector.
VERNON, of the White Rose, or DUKE OF BEDFORD, Uncle to the York Faction. King, Regent of France.
BASSET, of the Red Rose, or DUKE OF EXETER.
Lancaster Faction. HENRY BEAUFORT, Bishop of CHARLES, Dauphin, and afterWinchester.
wards King of France. JOHN BEAUFORT, Earl of Somer- REIGNIER, Duke of Anjou, and set.
King of Naples. RICHARD PLANTAGENET, Duke DUKES OF BURGUNDY and of York.
ALENÇON. BASTARD OF OREARLS OF WARWICK, SALIS- LEANS. BURY, and SUFFOLK.
Governor of Paris. Master Gunner TALBOT, afterwards Earl of of Orleans, and his Son. Shrewsbury..
General of the French Forces in JOHN TALBOT, bis Son.
Bordeaux. EDMOND MORTIMER, Earl of A French Sergeant. A Porter. An March.
old Shepherd, Father to Joan la Mortimer's Keeper, and a Lawyer.
Pucelle. SIR JOHN FASTOLFE. SIR WIL- MARGARET, Daughter to Reignier. LIAM LUCY. SIR WILLIAM COUNTESS OF AUVERGNE. GLANSDALE. SIR THOMAS JOAN LA PUCELLE, commonly GARGRAVE.
called Joan of Arc. Fiends appearing to La Pucelle, Lords, Warders of the Tower, Heralds,
Officers, Soldiers, Messengers, and several Attendants both on the English and French.
SCENE, partly in England, and partly in France.
ACT I. SCENE I.
Westminster Abbey. Dead March. The Corpse of King Henry the Fifth is discovered,
lying in state; attended on by the Dukes of BEDFORD, GLOSTER, and EXETER; the Earl of WARWICK, the Bishop of Winchester, Heralds, f.c.
Bed. Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night!
Glo. England ne'er had a king, until his time.
Exe. We mourn in black: why mourn me not in blood?
Win. He was a king, bless'd of the King of kings.