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KING HENRY THE SIXTH.
DUKE OF GLOSTER, Uncle to the King, and Protector.
DUKE OF BEDFORD, Uncle to the King,
Henry Beaufort, great Uncle to the King,
JOHN BEAUFORT, Earl of Somerset; afterwards Duke.
RICHARD PLANTAGENET, eldest son of Richard, late Earl of Cambridge; afterwards Duke of York.
EARL OF WARWICK.-EARL OF Salisbury.— EARL OF SUFFOLK.
LORD TALBOT, afterwards Earl of Shrewsbury.
EDMUND MORTIMER, Earl of March.
MAYOR OF LONDON.
WOODVILLE, Lieutenant of the Tower.
KING HENRY VI.
SCENE I-Westminster Abbey. Dead march. Corpse of King HENRY the Fifth 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
That have consented unto Henry's death! Henry the fifth, too famous to live long! England ire'er lost a king of so much worth.
Glo. England ne'er had a king, until his Virtue he had, deserving to command: [time, His brandish'd sword did blind men with his
His arms spread wider than a dragon's wings;
VERNON, of the White Rose, or York Faction
DUKE OF BURGUNDY.-DUKE OF ALENÇON.
A FRENCH SERGEANT.-A PORTER.
MARGARET, Daughter to Reignier; afterwards
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
|More dazzled and drove back his enemies, Than mid-day sun, fierce bent against their faces. [speech: What should I say? his deeds exceed all He ne'er lift up his hand, but conquered.
Exe. We mourn in black; Why mourn we
Henry is dead, and never shall revive :
Unto the French the dreadful judgment day
There was a notion long prevalent, that life might be taken away by metrical charms.