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DRAMATIS PERSONÆ. KING HENRY THE SIXTH. SIR JOHN MOREDWARD, Prince of Wales, his Son. TIMER,
Uncles to the LEWIS XI., King of France. SIR HUGH MOR- Duke of York. DUKE OF SOMERSET,
TIMER, DUKE OF EXETER,
HENRY, Earl of Richmond, a EARL OF OXFORD,
Youth. EARL OF NORTHUM
on King BERLAND,
Henry's LORD RIVERS, Brother to Lady
side. EARL OF WESTMORE
Grey. SIR WILLIAM STANLEY.
SIR JOHN MONTGOMERY. SIR LAND,
JOHN SOMERVILLE. Tutor to LORD CLIFFORD, RICHARD PLANTAGENÉT, Duke
Rutland. Mayor of York. Lieu
tenant of the Tower. A Nobleof York.
man. EDWARD, Earl of March, af
Two Keepers. A Hunts
A Son that has killed bis terwards King Edward IV.
Father. A Father that has killed EDMUND, Earl of Rutland,
his GEORGE, afterwards Duke
his Son, of Clarence,
Sons. RICHARD, afterwards Duke
QUEEN MARGARET. of Glocester,
LADY GREY, afterwards Queen to DUKE OF NORFOLK,
Sister to the French TAGUE,
party. LORD STAFFORD, Soldiers, and other Attendants on King Henry and King Edward,
Messengers, Watchmen, &c. SCENE, during part of the Third Act, in France; during the rest
of the Play, in England.
ACT I. SCENE I.
London. The Parliament-House.
Drums. Some Soldiers of YORK's party break in. Then, enter
the Duke of YORK, EDWARD, RICHARD, NORFOLK, MONTAGUE.
York. While we pursued the horsemen of the north,
up the drooping army; and himself,
Edw. Lord Stafford's father, duke of Buckingham,
[Showing his bloody Sword. Mont. And, brother, here's the earl of Wiltshire's blood,
[To YORK, showing his. Whom I encounter'd as the battles join'd. Rich. Speak thou for me, and tell them what I did.
[Throwing down the Duke of SOMERSET'S Head.
Norf. Such hope have all the line of John of Gaunt!
War. And so do I. Victorious prince of York,
York. Assist me, then, sweet Warwick, and I will; For hither we have broken in by force.
Norf. We'll all assist you: he, that flies, shall die.
York. Thanks, gentle Norfolk. Stay by me, my lords: And, soldiers, stay, and lodge by me this night.
War. And, when the king comes, offer him no violence, Unless he seek to thrust you out by force.
[They retire. York. The queen this day here holds her parliament, But little thinks we shall be of her council. By words or blows here let us win our right.
Rich. Arm'd as we are, let's stay within this house.
War. The bloody parliament shall this be callid,
York. Then leave me not, my lords; be resolute,
War. Neither the king, nor he that loves him best,
[WARWICK leads YORK to the Throne, who seats him
Flourish. Enter King Henry, CLIFFORD, NORTHUMBERLAND,
WESTMORELAND, EXETER, and Others, with red Roses in their Hats.
K. Hen. My lords, look where the sturdy rebel sits,
North. If I be not, heavens be reveng'd on me!
West. What! shall we suffer this? let 's pluck him down: My heart for anger burns, I cannot brook it.
K. Hen. Be patient, gentle earl of Westmoreland.
Clif. Patience is for poltroons, such as he:
rth. Well hast thou spoken, cousin: e it so. K. Hen. Ah! know you not, the city favours them, And they have troops of soldiers at their beck?
Exe. But when the duke is slain, they 'll quickly fly.
K. Hen. Far be the thought of this from Henry's heart,
[They advance to the Duke.
I am thine. Exe. For shame! come down: he made thee duke of York. York. 'T was my inheritance, as the earldom was. Exe. Thy father was a traitor to the crown.
War. Exeter, thou art a traitor to the crown :
Clif. Whom should he follow, but his natural king?
West. He is both king and duke of Lancaster;
War. And Warwick shall disprove it. You forget,