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Henry VI part one

Act V, Scene 1

 

London, at the palace.
 
[Sennet. Enter KING HENRY VI, GLOUCESTER, and EXETER]
 
KING HENRY VI
        ,             ,         ,         ,          ,
      Have you | perused | the let|ters from | the pope,
           ,    ,       2      ,        ,     ,
      The emp|eror,| and the Earl | of Ar|magnac?
 
GLOUCESTER
          ,         ,          ,         ,         ,
      I have | my lord,| and their | intent | is this,
            ,       ,       ,         ,      ,
      They hum|bly sue | unto | your ex|cellence,
           ,       ,       ,         ,       ,
      To have | a god|ly peace | conclu|ded of,
          ,            ,         ,         ,          ,
      Between | the realms | of Eng|land, and | of France.
 
KING HENRY VI
            ,           ,         ,           ,
      How doth | your grace | affect | their mot|ion?
 
GLOUCESTER
      <- ,           ,      T    T   T        ,      ,
        Well ||(my good | lord) and as | the on|ly means
           ,       ,       ,         ,          ,
      To stop | effus|ion of | our Chris|tian blood,
         2   ,        ,      ,        ,       ,
      And estab|lish qui|etness | on eve|ry side.
 
KING HENRY VI
           ,      ,       ,       ,         ,
      Aye mar|ry unc|le, for | I al|ways thought
          ,          ,   2    ,       ,    ,
      It was | both im|pious and | unna|tural,
             ,       ,    ,         ,        ,
      That such | imman|ity | and blood|y strife
               ,        ,        ,             ,    ,
      Should reign | among | profes|sors of / one faith.
 
GLOUCESTER
          ,         ,          ,      ,       ,
      Beside | my lord,| the soon|er to | effect,
           ,       ,           ,        ,   ,
      And sur|er bind | this knot | of am|ity,
            ,        ,     ,      T    T   .    T
      The Earl | of Ar|magnac | near knit to Charles,
         ,         ,         ,    ,         ,
      A man | of great | author|ity | in France,
        ,             ,      ,        ,          ,
      Proffers | his on|ly daught|er to | your grace,
          ,    ,        2      ,           ,   2      ,
      In mar|riage, with a | large and | sumptuous | dowry.
 
KING HENRY VI
       ,         ,     2  ,         ,           ,
      Mar|riage unc|le? alas | my years | are young:
           ,       ,        ,      ,         ,
      And fit|ter is | my stud|y, and | my books,
            ,       ,     2     ,       ,     ,
      Than want|on dal|liance with | a par|amour.
            ,       2   ,     ,         ,          ,
      Yet call | the ambas|sador,| and as | you please,
          ,           ,           ,        ,      ,
      So let | them have | their^ans|wers eve|ry one:
      ,              ,         ,         ,       ,
      I shall | be well | content | with an|y choice
        ,          ,    ,                 ,          ,
      Tends to | God's glo/ry, and | my count|ry's weal.
 
[Enter CARDINAL OF WINCHESTER in Cardinal's habit, a Legate and two Ambassadors]
 
EXETER
        ,             ,        ,       ,         ,
      What, is | my Lord | of Win|chester | installed,
             ,        ,      ,      ,         ,
      And called | unto | a car|dinal's | degree?
           ,        ,       ,             ,     ,
      Then I | perceive,| that will | be ver|ified
       ,            ,           ,        ,      ,
      Henry | the Fifth | did some|time pro|phesy,
           ,         ,        ,      ,     ,
      If once | he come | to be | a car|dinal,
              ,         ,       ,        ,          ,
      He'll make | his cap | co-e|qual with | the crown.
 
KING HENRY VI
           ,        ,      ,          ,   2     ,
      My lords | ambas|sadors,| your sev|eral suits
             ,        ,        ,       ,      ,
      Have been | consid|ered and | deba|ted on,
            ,              ,    ,          ,   2  ,
      Your pur|pose is / both good | and reas|onable:
            ,         ,        ,      ,         ,
      And there|fore are | we cert|ainly | resolved,
           ,        ,        ,        ,        ,
      To draw | condi|tions of | a friend|ly peace,
             ,        ,        ,       ,         ,
      Which by | my Lord | of Win|chester | we mean
             ,         ,        ,      ,         ,
      Shall be | transpor|ted pres|ently | to France.
 
GLOUCESTER
       ,     2        ,        ,        ,          ,
      And for the | proffer | of my | lord your | master,
          ,         ,           ,        ,        ,
      I have | informed | his high|ness so | at large,
          ,       ,        ,       ,    2     ,
      As lik|ing of | the la|dy's vir|tuous gifts,
            ,       ,         ,      ,         ,
      Her beaut|y, and | the val|ue of | her dower,
           ,        ,     ,              ,           ,
      He doth | intend | she shall | be Eng|land's queen.
 
KING HENRY VI
          ,     ,          ,          ,      ,
      In arg|ument | and proof | of which | contract,
        ,               ,        ,         ,     ,
      Bear her | this jewel,| pledge of | my af|fection.
           ,        ,        ,       ,           ,      ->
      And so | my lord | protec|tor see | them guar||ded,
            ,        ,          ,        ,          ,
      And safe|ly brought | to Dov|er, where | inshipped
          ,          ,        ,        ,        ,
      Commit | them to | the for|tune of | the sea.
 
[Exeunt all but CARDINAL OF WINCHESTER and Legate]
 
CARDINAL OF WINCHESTER
        ,         ,       ,                 ,         ,
      Stay my | lord Le|gate, you | shall first | receive
           ,        ,       ,         ,     ,
      The sum | of mon|ey which | I prom|ised
         ,           ,        ,        ,     ,
      Should be | deliv|ered to | his ho|liness,
           ,         ,                ,    ,     ,
      For clo|thing me | in these / grave orn|aments.
 
LEGATE
      ,     2     ,     ,           ,          ,
      I will at|tend u|pon your | lordship's^|leisure.
 
CARDINAL OF WINCHESTER
           ,       ,          ,        ,        ,
      Now Win|chester | will not | submit,| I trow,
          ,      ,    ,     2      ,         ,
      Or be | infer|ior | to the proud|est peer;
        ,              ,           ,            ,         ,
      Humphrey | of Glouce|ster, thou | shalt well | perceive,
            ,              ,     ,      2    ,    ,
      That neith|er in / birth, or | for author|ity,
            ,       ,       ,      ,          ,
      The bish|op will | be ov|erborne | by thee:
            ,        ,           ,           ,          ,
      I'll eith|er make | thee stoop,| and bend | thy knee,
           ,           ,        ,       ,    ,
      Or sack | this count|ry with | a mut|iny.
 
[Exeunt]

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