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Henry VI part two

Act II, Scene 2

London. YORK'S garden.
 
[Enter YORK, SALISBURY, and WARWICK]
 
YORK
       ,               ,         ,     x          ,
      Now my | good* Lords | of Sal|isbury and | Warwick,
           ,       ,       ,        ,         ,
      Our sim|ple sup|per en|ded, give | me leave
                  ,     ,        ,     ,       ,
      In this / close walk | to sa|tisfy | myself,
          ,         ,      ,       ,       ,     ->
      In cra|ving your | opin|ion of | my ti||tle,
        ,       2   ,     ,        ,           ,
      Which | is infal|lible,| to Eng|land's crown.
 
SALISBURY
           ,        ,           x          ,
      My lord,| I long | to hear it | at full.  (pickup)
 
WARWICK
        T     T    . T         ,         ,          ,
      Sweet York, begin:| and if | thy claim | be good,
           ,       ,         ,    ,             ,
      The Ne|vils are | thy sub|jects to | command.
 
YORK
             ,
      Then thus:   (picked up)
       ,             ,          ,          ,       ,
      Edward | the Third,| my lords,| had se|ven sons:
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      The first,| Edward the | Black Prince, Prince | of Wales;
           ,        ,      2    ,    ,                ,
      The se|cond, Wil|liam of Hat|field, and | the third,
       ,         ,        ,           ,         ,
      Lio|nel, Duke | of Cla|rence: next | to whom
            ,         ,           ,        ,      ,
      Was John | of Gaunt,| the Duke | of Lan|caster;
            ,          ,        ,         ,         ,
      The fifth,| was Ed|mund Lang|ley, Duke | of York;
            ,          ,     2     ,    T      T   .    T         ->
      The sixth,| was Tho|mas of Wood|stock, Duke of Glouce||ster;
       ,      2     ,       ,           x            ,
      Wil|liam of Wind|sor was | the seventh,| and last.
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      Edward the | Black Prince died | before | his fa|ther,
            ,        ,          ,        ,    ,      ___
      And left | behind | him Rich|ard, his | only | son,  (hex with prev)
           ,      ,               ,      ,        ,          __
      Who af|ter Ed|ward the / Third's death,| reigned as | king,
            ,      ,       ,       ,        ,     __
      Till Hen|ry Bo|lingbroke,| Duke of | Lanca|ster,  (hex with prev)
           ,       ,          ,         ,         ,
      The el|dest son | and heir | of John | of Gaunt,
        ,        ,         ,        ,             ,
      Crowned | by the | name of | Henry | the Fourth,
         ,              ,         ,           ,         ,
      Seized on | the realm,| deposed | the right|ful king,
        ,                ,           ,             ,           ,
      Sent his | poor* queen | to France,| from whence | she came,
           ,        ,          ,         ,          ,
      And him | to Pom|fret; where,| as all | you know,
        ,         ,             ,          ,    2    ,
      Harmless | Richard | was mur|dered trai|torously.
 
WARWICK
       ,             ,           ,          ,     oo
      Father,| the duke | hath told | the truth;|
            ,          ,         ,      ,          ,
      Thus got | the house | of Lan|caster | the crown.
 
YORK
             ,           ,         ,          ,         ,
      Which now | they hold | by force,| and not | by right;
           ,                ,     ,       ,            ,
      For Ri|chard, the / first son's | heir, be|ing dead,
           ,                 ,   ,     ,             ,
      The is|sue of the // next son should | have reigned.
 
SALISBURY
           ,      2    ,           ,         ,         ,
      But Wil|liam of Hat|field* died | without | an heir.
 
YORK
            ,            ,        ,
      The third | son, Duke | of Cla|rence,
      <-  ,            ,         ,           ,
        From | whose line || I claim | the crown,
           ,    2     ,         ,       2->
      Had is|sue Philippe,| a daugh||ter,
           ,        ,       ,    2      ,         ,
      Who mar|ried Ed|mund Mor|timer, Earl | of March:
       ,            ,       ,        ,         ,
      Edmund | had is|sue, Ro|ger, Earl | of March;
       ,   2       ,       ,         ,          ,  2
      Roger had | issue,| Edmund,| Anne, and | Eleanor*.
 
SALISBURY
            ,        ,         ,         ,       ,
      This Ed|mund, in | the reign | of Bo|lingbroke,
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      As I | have read,| laid claim un|to the crown;
           ,        ,       ,    2     ,           ,
      And but | for O|wen Glen|dower, had | been king,
            ,         ,       ,   2    ,         ,
      Who kept | him in | capti|vity till | he died.
       ,             ,
      But to | the rest.
 
YORK
                             ,       ,         ,
                        His el|dest sis|ter, Anne,
          ,        ,       ,       ,         ,
      My mo|ther, be|ing heir | unto | the crown
       ,          ,         ,        ,
      Married | Richard,| Earl of | Cambridge,
       ,         ,        ,         ,
      Who was | son to | Edmund | Langley, (tetra with prev)
       ,              ,        T     T    T
      Edward | the Third's | fifth son's son;
          ,        ,           ,       o
      By her | I claim | the king|dom:    (tetra with prev)
       T   T    T        ,        ,         ,
      She was heir | to Ro|ger, Earl | of March,
       ,             ,        ,       ,     ,
      Who was | the son | of Ed|mund Mor|timer,
           ,             ,      ,      ,
      Who mar|ried Phi/lippe, sole | daughter
       ,      , 2       ,        ,
      Unto | Lionel,| Duke of | Clarence.   (tetra with prev)
       ,            ,      ,        ,      ,
      So, if | the is|sue of | the el|der son
           ,        ,          ,       ,        ,
      Succeed | before | the youn|ger, I | am king.
 
WARWICK
             ,         ,              ,    ,          ,
      What plain | procee|ding is / more plain than this?
       ,             ,           ,            ,         ,
      Henry | doth claim | the crown | from John | of Gaunt,
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      The fourth | son, York claims | it from | the third:
            ,   2     ,       ,      ,                 ,
      Till Li|onel's is|sue fails,| his should | not reign:
           ,          ,          ,      ,         ,
      It fails | not yet,| but flou|rishes | in thee,
           ,         ,            ,          ,        ,
      And in | thy sons,| fair* slips | of such | a stock.
            ,       ,    3 3     ,      ,     ,
      Then fa|ther Sal|isbury, kneel | we to|gether,
           ,         ,         ,        ,         ,
      And in | this pri|vate plot | be we | the first,
             ,         ,          ,        ,     ,
      That shall | salute | our right|ful so|vereign
            ,      ,         ,     ,              ,
      With ho|nor of | his birth|right to | the crown.
 
BOTH
             ,         ,    2     ,         ,           ,
      Long^live | our sov|ereign Ri|chard, Eng|land's king.
 
YORK
           ,           ,
      We thank | you lords:  (pickup)
          ,       ,           ,         ,         ,
      But I | am not | your king,| till I | be crowned,
            ,         ,           ,
      And that | my sword | be stained
             ,      ,              ,         ,      ,
      With heart-|blood of | the house | of Lan|caster;
             ,      ,   ,              ,         ,
      And that's | not sud/denly | to be | performed,
       ,             ,         ,       ,     ,
      But with | advice | and si|lent se|crecy.
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      Do you | as I | do in | these dan|gerous days:
        ,             ,        ,          ,     ,
      Wink at | the Duke | of Suf|folk's in|solence,
           ,           ,         ,      ,        ,      2->
      At Beau|fort's pride,| at So|merset's | ambi||tion,
           ,      ,         ,          ,         ,
      At Buck|ingham | and all | the crew | of them,
        ,                 ,          ,         ,         ,
      Till they | have snared | the she|pherd of | the flock,
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      That vir|tuous prince,| the good | Duke Humphrey:
             ,           ,          ,        ,         ,
      'Tis that | they seek,| and they,| in see|king that,
              ,             ,          ,         ,      ,
      Shall find | their deaths,| if York | can pro|phesy.
 
SALISBURY
My lord, break we off; we know your mind at full.
 
WARWICK
           ,         ,      ,     2        ,        ,
      My heart | assures | me that the | Earl of | Warwick
             ,           ,          ,         ,        ,
      Shall one | day* make | the Duke | of York | a king.
 
YORK
           ,        ,       ,       ,        ,
      And Ne|vil, this | I do | assure | myself,
       ,     2          ,         ,          ,        ,
      Richard shall | live to | make the | Earl of | Warwick
            ,        ,        ,         ,          ,
      The grea|test man | in Eng|land, but | the king.
 
[Exeunt]

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