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And therefore, Lords, fince he affects her moft,
It most of all these Reasons bindeth us,
In our Opinions fhe fhould be preferr'd;
For what is Wedlock forced, but a Hell,
An age of Difcord and continual Strife?
Whereas the contrary bringeth forth blifs,
And is a Pattern of celeftial Peace.

Whom should we match with Henry, being a King,
But Margaret, that is Daughter to a King?
Her peerless Feature, joined with her Birth,
Approves her fit for none, but for a King.
Her valiant Courage, and undaunted Spirit,
More than in Woman commonly is feen,
Will anfwer our hope in Iffue of a King:
For Henry, Son unto a Conqueror,
Is likely to beget more Conquerors,
If with a Lady of fo high refolve,

As is fair Margaret, he be link'd in Love.

Then yield my Lords, and here conclude with me,
That Margaret fhall be Queen, and none but she.

K. Henry. Whether it be through force of your report, My noble Lord of Suffolk; or for that My tender Youth was never yet attaint With any Paffion of inflaming Love, I cannot tell; but this I am affur'd, I feel fuch fharp diffention in my Breaft, Such fierce alarums both of Hope and Fear,

As I am fick with working of my Thoughts.

Take therefore Shipping, post, my Lord, to France,
Agree to any Covenants, and procure

That Lady Margaret do vouchsafe to come
To cross the Seas to England, and be Crown'd,
King Henry's faithful and anointed Queen.
For your Expences and fufficient Charge,
Among the People gather up a tenth.
Be gone, I fay, for 'till you do return,
I reft perplexed with a thousand Cares.
And you, good Uncle, banish all offence:
If you do cenfure me, by what you were,
Not what you are, I know it will excufe

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This fudden Execution of my Will.

And fo conduct me, where from company,
I may revolve and ruminate Grief.
my

Glo, Ay, Grief I fear me, both at first and laft.

[Exit.

[Exit Gloucefter. Suf. Thus Suffolk hath prevail'd, and thus he goes As did the youthful Paris once to Greece, With hope to find the like e Vent in Love, But profper better than the Trojan did': Margaret fhall now be Queen, and rule the King: But I will rule both her, the King, and Realm.

[Exit.

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THE

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King HENRY VI,

With the Death of the

Good Duke Humphry.

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