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Henry VI part two

Act II, Scene 3

A hall of justice.
 
[Sound trumpets. Enter KING HENRY VI, QUEEN MARGARET, GLOUCESTER, YORK, SUFFOLK, and SALISBURY; the DUCHESS, MARGARET JOURDAIN, SOUTHWELL, HUME, and BOLINGBROKE, under guard]
 
KING HENRY VI
              ,          ,   2      ,          ,            ,
      Stand^forth | Dame^E|leanor* Cob|ham, Glouce|ster's wife:
           ,         ,         ,          ,          ,
      In sight | of God,| and us,| your guilt | is great,
          ,          ,         ,        ,          ,
      Receive | the sen|tence of | the law | for sins
        ,            ,       ,             ,          ,
      Such as | by God's | book are | adjudged | to death.
            ,           ,         ,         ,       ,
      You four | from hence | to pri|son, back | again;
              ,      ,  2        ,         ,   ,
      From thence,| unto the | place of | exe|cution:
            ,          ,     ,        2        ,         ,
      The witch | in Smith|field shall be | burned to | ashes,
           ,      ,        2       ,          ,        ,
      And you | three shall be | strangled | on the | gallows.
           ,       ,         ,          ,       ,
      You ma|dam, for | you are | more no|bly born,
          ,       ,         ,      ,          ,
      Despoi|led of | your ho|nor in | your life,
        ,             ,       T    Tx   T         ,
      Shall, af|ter three | days' open pe|nance done,
        ,              ,        ,        ,       ,
      Live in | your coun|try here | in ba|nishment,
            ,      ,    ,                  ,        ,
      With Sir | John Stan/ley, in | the Isle | of Man.
 
DUCHESS
       ,            ,       ,     ,            2     ,
      Welcome | is ba|nishment,| welcome | were my death.
 
GLOUCESTER
       ,    ,          ,           ,              ,
      Elea|nor, the | law thou | seest, hath | judged thee:
         ,       ,     ,       2     ,         ,
      I can|not jus|tify | whom the law | condemns.
 
[Exeunt DUCHESS and other prisoners, guarded]
             ,          ,         ,          ,          ,
      Mine^eyes | are full | of tears,| my heart | of grief.
           ,          ,        ,      ,          ,
      Ah Humph|rey, this | disho|nor in | thine age
             ,           ,          ,       ,          ,
      Will bring | thy head | with sor|row to | the ground.
       2    ,           ,     ,             ,         ,
      I beseech | your ma|jesty | give^me leave | to go;
       ,              ,        ,          ,            ,
      Sorrow | would so|lace, and | mine age | would ease.
 
KING HENRY VI
        T    T   T      ,          ,
      Stay Humphrey | Duke of | Gloucester:
       T    T   T     ,             ,
      Ere thou go,| give up | thy staff,   (tetra with prev)
       ,        ,            ,        ,       ,
      Henry | will to | himself | protec|tor be,
           ,           ,        ,         ,         ,
      And God | shall be | my hope,| My stay,| my guide,
           ,        ,        ,
      And lan|tern to | my feet:   \\
           ,        ,       ,             ,        ,
      And go | in peace,| Humphrey,| no less | beloved
             ,           ,        ,       ,         ,
      Than when | thou wert | protec|tor to | thy King.
 
QUEEN MARGARET
         ,        ,        ,        ,         ,
      I see | no rea|son, why | a king | of years
              ,       ,       ,        ,        ,
      Should be | to be | protec|ted like | a child.
       ,              ,      ,       ,           ,
      God and | King^Hen|ry go|vern Eng|land's realm.
        ,              ,      ,               ,          ,
      Give up | your staff,| sir, and | the king | his realm.
 
GLOUCESTER
           ,       T     Tx   T       ,        ,
      My staff?| Here, noble Hen|ry, is | my staff:
          ,       ,      ,         ,        ,
      As wil|lingly | do I | the same | resign
          ,         ,       ,       ,         ,
      As ere | thy fa|ther Hen|ry made | it mine;
          ,    2    ,      2   ,         ,           x
      And e|ven as wil|lingly at | thy feet | I leave it
         ,         ,        ,       ,          x
      As o|thers would | ambi|tiously | receive it.
            ,            ,         ,        ,          ,
      Farewell | good* king:| when I | am dead,| and gone,
           ,    ,       ,         ,           ,
      May ho|nora|ble peace | attend | thy throne.
 
[Exit]
 
QUEEN MARGARET
           ,        ,       ,         ,    2     ,
      Why now | is Hen|ry king,| and Mar|garet queen;
            ,          ,          ,            ,          ,
      And Humph|rey, Duke | of Glouce|ster, scarce | himself,
             ,           ,         ,          ,          ,
      That bears | so shrewd | a maim:| two pulls | at once;
           ,     ,    ,       2      T     T    T
      His la|dy ba|nished, and a | limb lopped off.
             ,         ,        ,            ,         ,
      This staff | of ho|nor raught,| there let | it stand
             ,          ,        ,       ,         ,
      Where it | best^fits | to be,| in Hen|ry's hand.
 
SUFFOLK
              ,           ,       ,          ,            ,
      Thus droops | this lof|ty pine | and hangs | his sprays;
           ,    2       ,       ,             ,         ,
      Thus E|leanor's^pride | dies in | her youn|gest days.
 
YORK
        T     T   .   T      ,              ,     ,
      Lords, let him go.| Please it | your ma|jesty,
        ,    2       ,       ,                  ,  ,
      This is the | day ap|pointed | for the / combat,
           ,      ,       2   ,    ,     2    ,
      And rea|dy are | the appel|lant and de|fendant,
           ,   2    ,         ,        ,    2      ,
      The ar|morer and | his man,| to en|ter the lists,
            ,            ,        ,       ,          ,
      So please | your high|ness to | behold | the fight.
 
QUEEN MARGARET
       ,               ,         ,       ,          ,
      Aye, good*| my lord:| for pur|posely | therefore
        ,            ,         ,           ,        ,
      Left I | the court,| to see | this quar|rel tried.
 
KING HENRY VI
      .   T     T   T           ,     .   T     T    T
      A God's name see | the lists | and all things fit,
            ,            x          ,        ,          ,
      Here let | them end it,| and God | defend | the right.
 
YORK
         ,      ,       ,        ,      ,
      I ne|ver saw | a fel|low worse | bested,
           ,       ,          ,           ,      2   ,        o ->
      Or more | afraid | to fight,| than is | the appel||lant,
           ,        ,         ,   2         ,
      The ser|vant of | this ar|morer, my lords.
 
[Enter at one door, HORNER, the Armorer, and his Neighbours, drinking to him so much that he is drunk; and he enters with a drum before him and his staff with a sand-bag fastened to it; and at the other door PETER, his man, with a drum and sand-bag, and 'Prentices drinking to him]
 
FIRST NEIGHBOR
Here, neighbour Horner, I drink to you in a cup of sack: and fear not, neighbour, you shall do well enough.
 
SECOND NEIGHBOR
And here, neighbour, here's a cup of charneco.
 
THIRD NEIGHBOR
And here's a pot of good double beer, neighbour: drink, and fear not your man.
 
HORNER
Let it come, in faith, and I'll pledge you all; and a fig for Peter! First 'Prentice Here, Peter, I drink to thee: and be not afraid. Second 'Prentice Be merry, Peter, and fear not thy master: fight for credit of the 'prentices.
 
PETER
I thank you all: drink, and pray for me, I pray you; for I think I have taken my last draught in this world. Here, Robin, an if I die, I give thee my apron: and, Will, thou shalt have my hammer: and here, Tom, take all the money that I have. O Lord bless me! I pray God! for I am never able to deal with my master, he hath learnt me so much fence already.
 
SALISBURY
Come, leave your drinking, and fall to blows. Sirrah, what's thy name?
 
PETER
Peter, forsooth.
 
SALISBURY
Peter! what more?
 
PETER
Thump.
 
SALISBURY
Thump! then see thou thump thy master well.
 
HORNER
Masters, I am come hither, as it were, upon my man's instigation, to prove him a knave and myself an honest man: and touching the Duke of York, I will take my death, I never meant him any ill, nor the king, nor the queen: and therefore, Peter, have at thee with a downright blow!
 
YORK
Dispatch: this knave's tongue begins to double. Sound, trumpets, alarum to the combatants!
 
[Alarum. They fight, and PETER strikes him down]
 
HORNER
Hold, Peter, hold! I confess, I confess treason.
 
[Dies]
 
YORK
Take away his weapon. Fellow, thank God, and the good wine in thy master's way.
 
PETER
O God, have I overcome mine enemy in this presence? O Peter, thou hast prevailed in right!
 
KING HENRY VI
       T    T    T            ,        ,          ,
      Go, take hence | that trai|tor from | our sight;
       ,          ,         ,       ,          ___
      For his | death we | do per|ceive his | guilt:
           ,        ,         ,         ,         ,
      And God | in jus|tice hath | revealed | to us
            ,          ,      ,         ,           ,      ->
      The truth | and in|nocence | of this | poor* fel||low,
        ,       2       ,        2      ,          ,       ,
      Which | he had thought | to have mur|dered wrong|fully.
        T   T  T     ,    2          ,        ,
      Come fellow,| follow us | for thy | reward.
 
[Sound a flourish. Exeunt]

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