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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 em|peror | 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 En|gland 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   ,        ,      ,        ,       ,
10    And esta|blish qui|etness | on ev|ery side.
 
KING HENRY VI
           ,      ,       ,       ,         ,
      Aye mar|ry un|cle; 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 daugh|ter to | your grace
          ,    ,        2      ,           ,   2      ,
20    In mar|riage, with a | large and | sumptuous | dowry.
 
KING HENRY VI
       ,         ,     2  ,         ,           ,
      Mar|riage un|cle? alas | my years | are young:
           ,       ,        ,      ,         ,
      And fit|ter is | my stud|y, and | my books,
            ,       ,     2     ,       ,     ,
      Than wan|ton dal|liance with | a par|amour.
            ,       2   ,     ,         ,          ,
      Yet call | the ambas|sador;| and as | you please,
          ,           ,           ,        ,      ,
      So let | them have | their^an|swers ev|ery one:
      ,              ,         ,         ,       ,
      I shall | be well | content | with a|ny choice
        ,          ,    ,                ,          ,
      Tends to | God's glo/ry and | my coun|try'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?
           ,        ,       ,             ,     ,
30    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.
            ,         ,        ,      ,         ,
      And there|fore are | we cer|tainly | 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        ,        ,        ,          ,
40    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 beau|ty and | the val|ue of | her dower,
           ,        ,     ,              ,           ,
      He doth | intend | she shall | be En|gland's queen.
 
KING HENRY VI
          ,     ,          ,          ,      ,
      In ar|gument | 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 Do|ver, where | inshipped
          ,          ,        ,        ,        ,
      Commit | them to | the for|tune of | the sea.
 
[Exeunt all but CARDINAL OF WINCHESTER and Legate]
 
CARDINAL OF WINCHESTER
        ,         ,       ,                 ,         ,
50    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 or|naments.
 
      Legate
      ,     2     ,     ,           ,          ,
      I will at|tend u|pon your | lordship's^|leisure.
 
CARDINAL OF WINCHESTER [Aside]
           ,       ,          ,        ,        ,
      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 nei|ther in / birth or | for author|ity,
            ,       ,       ,      ,          ,
      The bish|op will | be o|verborne | by thee:
            ,        ,           ,           ,          ,
60    I'll ei|ther make | thee stoop | and bend | thy knee,
           ,           ,        ,       ,    ,
      Or sack | this coun|try with | a mu|tiny.
 
[Exeunt]

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