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And is a pattern of celestial peace.
Whom should we match with Henry, being a king,
As is fair Margaret, he be link'd in love.
K. Hen. Whether it be through force of your report,
My tender youth was never yet attaint
Take, therefore, shipping; post, my lord, to France:
That lady Margaret do vouchsafe to come
To cross the seas to England, and be crown'd
FIRST PART OF KING HENRY VI.
Glo. Ay, grief, I fear me, both at first and last.
[Exeunt GLOSTER and EXETER
Suf. Thus Suffolk hath prevail'd; and thus he goes,
With hope to find the like event in love,
Margaret shall now be queen, and rule the king;
A Sea-captain, Master, and Master's MARGERY JOURDAIN, a Witch. Mate.
Wife to SIMPCOX.
Lords, Ladies, and Attendants; Herald; Petitioners, Aldermen, a Beadle, Sheriff, and Officers; Citizens, Prentices, Falconers, Guards, Soldiers, Messengers, &c.
SCENE, in various Parts of England.
ACT I. 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;
In presence of the kings of France and Sicil,
The dukes of Orleans, Calaber, Bretaigne, and Alençon,
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
The happiest gift that ever marquess gave,
The fairest queen that ever king receiv'd.
- Welcome, queen Margaret:
K. Hen. Suffolk, arise.
Than this kind kiss. -- O 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 had
By day, by night, waking, and in my dreams,
In courtly company, or at my beads,
With you mine alderlievest sovereign,
K. Hen. Her sight did ravish, but her grace in speech,
Makes me from wondering fall to weeping joys;
Such is the fulness of my heart's content.
Lords, with one cheerful voice welcome my love.
All. Long live queen Margaret, England's happiness!
Suf. My lord protector, so it please your grace,
Between our sovereign, and the French king Charles,
Glo. [Reads.] "Imprimis: It is agreed between the French king, Charles, and William de la Poole, marquess of Suffolk, ambassador for Henry king of England, that the said Henry shall espouse the lady Margaret, daughter unto Reignier king of Naples, Sicilia, and Jerusalem; and crown her queen of England ere the thirtieth of May next ensuing. - Item, That the duchy of Anjou and the county of Maine, shall be released and delivered to the king her father".
Uncle, how now?
Pardon me, gracious lord;
Some sudden qualm hath struck me at the heart,
And dimm'd mine eyes, that I can read no farther.
K. Hen. Uncle of Winchester, I pray, read on.
Win. Item, "It is farther agreed between them,
the duchies of Anjou and Maine shall be released and delivered over to the king her father; and she sent over of the king of England's own proper cost and charges, without having any dowry."
K. Hen. They please us well. Lord marquess, kneel down: We here create thee the first duke of Suffolk,
And girt thee with the sword. - Cousin of York,