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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.
Exe. Only, he hath not yet subscribed this.
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, But your request shall make me let it pass.
K. Hen. I pray you, then, in love and dear alliance
Let that one article rank with the rest;
And, thereupon, give me your daughter.
Fr. King. Take her, fair son; and from her blood raise up Issue to me, that the contending kingdoms
Of France and England, whose very shores look pale,
With envy of each other's happiness,
May cease their hatred; and this dear conjunction
Plant neighbourhood and christian-like accord
In their sweet bosoms, that never war advance
His bleeding sword 'twixt England and fair France.
K. Hen. Now welcome, Kate: - and bear me witness all,
That here I kiss her as my sovereign queen.
Q. Isa. God, the best maker of all marriages,
Combine your hearts in one, your realms in one!
on which day,
K. Hen. Prepare we for our marriage :
Thus far, with rough and all unable pen,
Mangling by starts the full course of their glory.
Of France and England, did this king succeed;
That they lost France, and made his England bleed;
KING HENRY VI.
KING HENRY THE SIXTH.
JOHN BEAUFORT, Earl of Somer
RICHARD PLANTAGENET, Duke of York.
EARLS OF WARWICK, SALIS-
JOHN TALBOT, his Son.
Mortimer's Keeper, and a Lawyer. SIR JOHN FASTOLFE. SIR WILLIAM LUCY. SIR WILLIAM GLANSDALE. SIR THOMAS GARGRAVE.
WOODVILLE, Lieutenant of the Tower. Mayor of London. VERNON, of the White Rose, or York Faction.
BASSET, of the Red Rose, or
CHARLES, Dauphin, and after-
DUKES OF BURGUNDY and
Governor of Paris. Master Gunner of Orleans, and his Son.
General of the French Forces in Bordeaux.
A French Sergeant. A Porter. An old Shepherd, Father to Joan la Pucelle.
MARGARET, Daughter to Reignier. COUNTESS OF AUVERGNE. JOAN LA PUCELLE, commonly
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.
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, &c.
Bed. Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night! Comets, importing change of times and states,
Brandish your crystal tresses in the sky,
And with them scourge the bad revolting stars,
Glo. England ne'er had a king, until his time.
His brandish'd sword did blind men with his beams;
Exe. We mourn in black: why mourn me not in blood?
Upon a wooden coffin we attend;
Win. He was a king, bless'd of the King of kings.
So dreadful will not be, as was his sight.