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KING HENRY VI.

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

KisG HENRY THE SIXTH.

VERNON, of the White Rose, or York Faction. DUKE OF GLOSTER, Uncle to the King, and Basset, of the Red Rose, or Lancaster Faction. Protector.

CHARLES, Dauphin, and afterwards King of DUXE OF BEDFORD, Uncle to the King, and France. Regent of France.

REIGNIER, Duke of Anjou, and Titular King Tuomas BEAUFORT, Duke of Exeter, great of Naples. Uncle to the King.

DOKE OF BURGUNDY.--DOKE OF ALENÇON. Hesky BEAUFORT, great Uncle to the King, GOVERNOR OF Paris.-BASTARD OF ORLEANS.

Bishop of Winchester; and afterwards MAST&R-GUNNER OF ORLEANS, and his Son.
Cardinal.

GENERAL OF THE FRENCH FORCES, in BourJoAN BEAUFORT, Earl of Somerset; after deaux. wards Duke.

A FRENCH SERGEANT.-A PORTER.
RICHARD PLANTAGENET, eldest son of Rich. An OLD SHEPHERD, Father to Joan la Pucelle:

ard, late Earl of Cambridge; after-
wards Duke of York.

MARGARET, Daughter to Reignier; afterward's EARL OF WARWICK-EAAL OF SALISBURY.

married to King Henry. EARL OF SUFFOLK.

COUNTESS OF AUVERGNE. LORD TALBOT, afterwards Earlof Shrewsbury. JOAN LA PUCELLE, commonly called, Joan of Jous TALBOT, bis Son.

Arc. EDMUND MORTIMER, Earl of March. MORTIMER'S KEEPER, and a LAWYER. Fiends appearing to La Pucelle, Lords, WarSir John FASTOLFE.-SiR WILLIAM Lucy. ders of the Tower, Heralds, Officers, SolSIR WILLIAM GLANDSDALE.-SIR THOMAS diers, Messengers, and several Attendants GARGRAVE.

both on the English and French. MAYOR OF LONDON. WOODTILLE, Lieutenant of the Tower. SCENE; partly in England, and partly in France

ACT I.

More dazzled and drove back bis enemies, SCENE I.- Westminsler Abbey.

Than mid-day sun, fierce bent against their faces.

[speech: Dead march. Corpse of King Henry the Fifth What should I say? his deeds exceed all discovered, lying in state; attended on by the He ne'er lift up his hand, but conquered. Dukes of BedroRD, GLOSTER, and EXETER;

Exe. We mourn in black; Why mourn we the Earl of WARWIOK, the Bishop of Win

not in blood ? CHESTER, Heralds, fc.

Henry is dead, and never shall revive : Bed. Hung be the heavens with black," Upon a wooden coffin we attend; yield day to night!

And death's dishonourable victory Comets, importing change of times and states, We with our stately presence glorify, Brandish your crystal tresses in the sky; Like captives bound to a triumphant car. And with them scourge the bad revolting What I shall we curse the planets of mishap, stars,

That plotted thus our glory's overthrow? That have consented upto Henry's death! Or shall we think the subtle-witted French Henry the fifth, too famous to live long ! Conjurors and sorcerers, that, afraid of him, England rre'er lost a king of so much worth. By magic verses* have contriv'd his end ?

Glo. England ne'er had a king, until his Win. He was a king bless'd of the King of Virtue he bad, deserving to command: [time,

kings. His brandish'd sword did blind men with his Unto the French the dreadful judgment day beams;

So dreadful will not be, as was his fight. His arms spread wider than a dragon's wings; The battles of the Lord of hosts he fought: His sparkling eyes replete with wrathful fire, The church's prayers made him so prosperous.

• Alluding to our apcient ginge-practice when a tra. • There was a notion long prevalent, that life might dy was in he acted.

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