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FIRST PART OF

KING HENRY THE SIXTH.

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

King HENRY THE Sixth.

Mayor of London. WoodvilLE, Lieutenant of DUKE of Gloster, Uncle to the King, and Pro

the Tower. lector.

VERNON, of the White Rose, or York Faction. DUKE of BEDFORD, Uncle to the King, and Regent Basset, of the Red Rose, or Lancaster Faction.

of France. Thomas BEAUFORT, Duke of Exeter, great Uncle REIGNIER, Duke of Anjou, and titular King of

CHARLES, Dauphin, and afterwards King of France. to the King. HENRY BEAUFORT, great Uncle to the King, Bi- DUKE of BURGUNDY. DUKE of Alencor.

Naples.
shop of Winchester, and afterwards Car- Governor of Paris. Bastard of Orleans.

dinal.
John BEAUFORT, Earl of Somerset; afterwards General of the French Forces in Bordeaux.

Master-Gunner of Orleans, and his Son.
Duke.
Richard PLANTAGENET, eldest Son of Richard, An old Shepherd, Father to Joan la Pucelle.

A French Sergeant. A Porter.
late Earl of Cambridge ; afterwards Duke
of York.

MARGARET, Daughter to Reignier: afterwards EARL OF WARWICK. EARL of SALISBURY, EARL married to King Henry. of SUFFOLK.

Countess of AUVERGNE. LORD TALBOT, afterwards Earl of Shrewsbury. Joan La PUCELLE, commonly called Joan of Arc. John TALBOT, his Son.

Fiends appearing to La Pucelle, Lords, Warders EDMUND MORTIMER, Earl of March. Mortimer's Keeper, and a Lawyer.

of the Tower, Heralds, Officers, Soldiers, MesSir John FASTOLFE. SIR WILLIAM Lucy.

sengers, and several Attendants both on the Eng

lish and French, SIR WILLIAM GLANSDALE. SIR THOMAS GAR

SCENE-partly in England, and partly in France.

GRAVE.

night!

ACT I.

Like captives bound to a triumphant car. SCENE 1. Westminster Abbey., Dead March. That plotted thus our glory's overthrow ?

What ? 'shall we curse the planets of mishap, Corpse of King Henry the Fifth discovered, lying Or shall we think the subtle-witted French in state; atlended on by the Dukes of BEDFORD, Conjurers and sorcerers, that, afraid of him, GLOSTER, and Exeter; the Earl of WAR- By magick verses' have contriv'd his end ? WICK,' the Bishop of WinCHESTER, Heralds, Win. He was a king bless'd of the King of kings. foc.

Unto the French the dreadful judgment day
Bedford.

So dreadful will not be, as was his sight.
Hung be the heavens with black,’ yield day to

The battles of the Lord of Hosts he fought :

The church's prayers made him so prosperous. Comets, importing change of times and states,

Glo. The church! where is it? Had not church. Brandish your crystal tresses in the sky,

men pray'd, And with ihem scourge the bad revolting stars,

His thread of life had not so soon decay'd : That have consented* unto Henry's death!

Nono do you like but an effeminate prince, Henry the Fifth, too fainous to live long!

Whom, like a schoolboy, you may overawe. England ne'er lost a king of so much worth.

Win. Gloster, whate'er we like, thou art proGlo. England ne'er had a king, until his time.

tector; Virtue he had, deserving to command :

And lookest to command the prince, and realm. His brandish'd sword did blind men with his beams; Thy wife is proud; she holdeth thee in awe, Ilis arms spread wider than a dragon's wings;

More than God, or religious churchmen, may; His sparkling eyes, replete with wrathful fire, Glo. Name not religion, for thou lov'st the flesh; More dazzled and drove back his enemies,

And ne'er throughout the year to church thou go'st, Than midday sun fierce bent against their faces.

Except it bo to pray against thy foes. What should I say? his deeds exceed all speech:

Bed. Cease, conse these jars, and rest your minds He ne'er lift up his hand, but conquer’d.

in peace! Exe. We mourn in black ; Why mourn we not Let's to the altar :-Heralde, wait on us :in blood ?

Instead of gold, we'll offer up our arms; Henry is dead, and never shall revive;

Since arms avail not, now that Henry's dead. Upon a wooden coffin we attend;

Posterity, await for wretched years, And death's dishonourable victory,

When at their mothers' moist eyes babes shall suck; We with our stately presence glorify,

Our isle be made a nourish" of salt tears,

And none but women left to wail the dead.-i Richard Beauchamp, earl of Warwick, who is a character in King Henry V. The earl of Warwick, 3 Crystal is an epithet repeatedly bestowed on comets who appears in a subsequent part of this drama, is by our ancient writers. Richard Nevill, son to the earl of Salisbury, who came 4 Consented here means conspired together to proto the title in right of his wife, Anne, sister of Henry mote the death of Henry by their malignant influence

on human events, Our ancestors had but one word to Beauchamp, duke of Warwick. Richard, the father of this Henry, was appointed governor to the king on express consent, and concent, which meant accord and the demise of 'Thomas Beaufort, duke of Exeter, and agreement, whether of persons or things. died in 1439. There is no reason to think the author 5 There was a notion long prevalent that life might be Deant to confound the two characters.

taken away by metrical charms. 2 Alluding to the ancient practice of hanging the stage 6 Nurse, was anciently spelt nouryce and noryshe ; with black when a tragedy was to be acted.

and, by Lyugale, even nourish.

Henry the Fifth! Thy ghost I invocate ;

Retiring from the siege of Orleans,
Prosper this realm, keep it from civil broils ! Having

full scarce six thousand in his troop,
Combat with adverse planets in the heavens ! By three and twenty thousand of the French
A far more glorious star thy soul will make, Was round encompassed and set upon:
Than Julius Cæsar, or bright

No leisure had he io enrank his men;

He wanted pikes to set before his archers;
Enter a Messenger.

Instead whereof, sharp stakes, pluck'd out of hedges,
Mess. My honourable lords, health to you all! They pitched in the ground confusedly,
Sad tidings bring I to you out of France,

To keep the horsemen off from breaking in. Of loss, of slaughter, and discomfiture :

More than three hours the fight continued; Gienne, Champaigne, Rheims, Orleans,

Where valiant Talbot, above human thought, Paris, Guysors, Poictiers, are all quite lost. Enacted wonders with his sword and lance. Bed. What say'st thou, man, before dead Henry's Hundreds he sent to hell, and none durst stand him; corse ?

Here, there, and every where, enrag'd he slew : Speak softly; or the loss of those great towns The French exclaim'd, The devil was in arms; will make him burst his lead, and rise from death. All the whole army stond agaz'd on him:

Gl. Is Paris lost ? is Rouen yielded up? His soldiers, spying his undaunted spirit, If Henry were recall’d to life again,

A Talbot! Talbot! cried out amaín, These news would cause him once more yield the And rush'd into the howels of the battle. ghost.

Here had the conquest fully been seald up, Exe. How were they lost ? what treachery was if Sir John Fastolfes had not play'd the coward; us'd ?

He being in the vaward (plac'd behind, Mess. No treachery; but want of men and money. With purpose to relieve and follow them,) Among the soldiers this is mutter'd,

Cowardly fled, not having struck one stroke. That here you maintain several factions ;

Hence grew the general wreck and massacre; And, whilsi a field should be despatch'd and fought, Enclosed were they with their enemies : You are disputing of your generals.

A base Walloon, to win the Dauphin's grace, One would have ling’ring wars, with little cost; Thrust Talbot with a spear into the back; Another would fly swift, but wanteth wings; Whom all France, with their chief assembled A third man thinks, without expense at all,

strength, By guileful fair words peace may be obtain'd. Durst not presume to look once in the face. Awake, awake, English nobility!

Bed. Is Talbot slain? then I will slay myself, Let not sloth dim your honours, new begot : For living idly here, in pomp and ease, Cropp'd are the flower-do-luces in your arms; Whilst such a worthy leader, wanting aid, Of England's coat one half is cut away.

Unto his dastard foe man is betray'd. Ere. Were our tears wanting to this funeral, 3 Mess. O no, he lives; but is took prisoner, These tidings would call forth her flowing tides.) And Lord Scales with him, and Lord Hungerford;

Bed. Me they concern; regent I am of France:- Most of the rest slaughter'd, or took, likewise. Give me my steeled coat, l'iì fight for France.- Bed. His ransom there is none but I shall pay : Away with these disgraceful wailing robes ! I'll hale the Dauphin headlong from his throne, Wounds I will lend the French, instead of eyes, His crown shall be the ransom of my friend ; To weep their intermissive miseries.*

Four of their lords I'll change for one of ours.Enter another Messenger.

Farewell, my masters; to my task will I;

Bonfires in France forthwith I am to make, 2 Mess Lords, view these letters, full of bad To keep our great Saint George's feast withal : mischance,

Ten thousand soldiers with me I will take, Frunce is revolted from the English quite ; Whose bloody deeds shall make all Europe quake. Except some petty towns of no import :

3 Mess. So you had need; for Orleans is beThe Dauphin Charles is crowned king in Rheims;

sieg'd;
The bastard of Orleans with him is join'd; The English army is grown weak and faint:
Reiguier, duke of Anjou, doth take his part ; The earl of Salisbury craveth supply,
The duke of Alencon flieth to his side.

And hardly keeps his men from mutiny, Ere. The Dauphin is crowned king! all fly to Since they, so few, watch such a multitude. him!

Ece. Remember, lords, your oaths to Henry 0, whither shall we fly from this reproach?

sworn; Gło. We will not fly, but to our enemies' throats; Either to quell the Dauphin utterly, Bedford, if thou be slack, I'll fight it out.

Or bring him in obedience to your yoke. Bel. Gloster, why doubt'st thou of my forward- Bed. I do remember it; and here take leave, ness? To go about my preparation.

[Erit. An army have I muster'd in my thoughts,

Glo. I'll to the Tower, with all the haste I can, Wherewith already France is overrun.

To view the artillery and munition;
Enter a third Messenger.

And then I will proclaim young Henry king. [Exit.

Ere. To Eltham will I, where the young king is, 3 Mess. My gracious lords, to add to your laments, Being ordain'd his special governor; Wherewith you now bedew King Henry's hearse, - And for his safety there I'll best devise. [Exit. I must inform you of a dismal fight,

Win. Each hath his place and function to attend : Betwist the stout Lord Talbot and the French.

I am left out: for me nothing remains. Win. What! wherein Talbot overcame? is't so ? But long I will not be Jack-out-of-office; 3 Mess. 0, no; wherein Lord Talbot was o'er- The king from Eltham I intend to steal, thrown:

And sit at chiefest stern of public weal. The circumstance I'll tell you more at large.

(Erit. Scene closes. The tenth of August last, this dreadful lord,

5 For an account of this Sir John Fastolfe, vide Bio. I Pope conjectured that this blank had been supplied graphia Britannica, by Kippis, vol. v.; in which is his by the naine of Francis Drake, which, though a gla. life, written by Mr. Gough. $15 anachronism, might have been a popular, though 6 The old copy reads send, the present reading was of judicious, mode of attracting plaudits in the theatre. proposed by Mason, who observes that the king was not Part of the arms of Drake was two blazing stars. at this time in the power of the cardinal, but under the

2 Capel proposeil to complete this defective verse by care of the duke of Exeter. The second anicle of accu. the insertion of Rouen among the places lost, as Gloster sation brought against the bishop by the duke of Glouces. Infers that it had been mentioned with the rest.

ter is that he purposed and disposed him to set hand on 3 1. e. England's flowing tices.

the king's person, and to have remored him from El. 4 1. e. their miseries which have only a short inter. tham to Windsor, to the intent to put him in governance ision.

as him list.' Holinshed, vol. iii. p. 591.

SCENE II. France. Before Orleans. Enter Speak, shall I call her in?. Believe my words,

CHARLES, with his Forces; Alexcon, REIGNIER, For they are certain and infallible. and others.

Char. Go, call her in: [Exit Bastard.) But, first Char. Mars his true moving,' even as in the

to try her skill, heavens,

Reignier, stand thou as Dauphin in my place: So in the earth, to this day is not known:

Question her proudly, let ihy looks be stern:Late did he shine upon the English side;

By this mean shall we sound what skill she hath. Now we are victors, upon us he smiles.

(Retires. What towns of any moment, but we have? Enter LA PUCELLE, Bastard of Orleans, and others. At pleasure here we lie, near Orleans;

Reig. Fair maid, is't thou wilt do these wondrous Otherwhiles, the famish'd English, like pale ghosts,

feats? Faintly besiege us one hour in a month.

Puc. Reignier, is't thou that thinkest to beguilo Alen. They want their porridge, and their fat bull

me ?-becves:

Where is the Dauphin ?--come, come from behind; Either they must be dieted like mules,

I know thee well, ihough never seen before. And have their provender tied to their mouths,

Be not amaz'd, there's nothing hid from me: Or piteous they will look, like drowned mice. Reig. Let's raise the siege; Why live we idly Stand back, you lords, and give us leave a while.

In private will I talk with thee apart:here?

Reig. She takes upon her bravely at first dash. Talbot is taken, whom we wont to fcar:

Puc. Dauphin, I am by birth a shepherd's daughter. Remaineth none but mad-brain'd Salisbury;

Mv nit untrain') in any kind of art. And he may well in treuling spend hie gall,

Heavenl, and our Lady gracious, hath it pleas'd Nor men, nor money, bath he to make war. Chuer. Sound, sound alarum; we will rush on them. Lo, whilst I waited on my tender lambs,

To shine on my contempuble estate: Now for the honour of the forlorn French:-

And to sun's parching heat display'd my cheeks, Ilim I forgive niy death, that killeth me,

God's mother deigned to appear to me; When he sees me go back one foot, or tly. [Exeunt. And, in a vision full of majesty,

Alarums : Excursions : afterwards a Retreal. Willd me to leave my base vocation, Re-enter CHARLES, ALENCON, REIGNIER, and And free my country from calamity: others.

ller aid she promis'd, and assurd success: Char. Who ever saw the like ? what men have 1?- And, whereas I was black and swart before,

In complete glory she reveal'd herself; Dors! cowards ! dastards !--I would ne'er have fled, with those clear rays which she infus'd on me, But that they lefi me 'midst my enemies. Rrig. Salisbury is a desperate homicide ;

That heauty am I bless'd with, which you see.

Ask me what question thou canst possible,
He fightesh as one weary of his life.
The other lords, like lions wanting food,

And I will answer unpremeditated :
Do rush upon us as their hungry prey.?

My courage try by combat, if thou darlst, Alen. Fruissard, a countryman of ours, records, Resolve on tiis: a Thou shalt be fortunate,

And thou shali find that I exceed my sex. England all Olivers and Rowiands bred,

I thou receive me for thy warlike mate. During the time Edward the Third did reign.

Chur. Thou hast astonish'd me with thy high Mure truly now may this be verified ;

terms; For none but Samsons, and Goliasses It sendeth forth to skirmish. One to ten!

Only this proof I'll of thy valour make, Lean raw-bon'd rascals; who would e'er suppose

In single coinbat thou shalt buckle with me : They had such courage and audacity?

And, if thou vanquishest, thy words are true; Char. Let's leave this town; for they are hair- Otherwise, I renounce all confidence. brain'd slaves,

Pue. Iam prepar'd: bere is my keen-edged sword,

Deck'd with five flower-de-luces on cach side : And hunger will enforce them to be more eager: of old I know them; rather with their teeth

The which at Touraine, in Saint Katharine's churchThe walls they'll ivar down, than forsake the siege.

yard,

Out of a great deal of old iron I chose forth.
Reig. I think, by some odd gimmals or device,
Their arms are sei, like clocks, still to strike on;

Char. Then come o'God's name, I fear no woman. Else ne'er could they hold out so as they do.

Puc. And, while I live, I'll ne'er fly from a man. By my consent, we'll e'en let them alone.

(They fight. Alen. Be it so.

Char. Stay, stay thy hands; thou art an Amazon,

And fightest with the sword of Deborah.
Enter the Bastard of Orleans.

Puc. Christ's mother helps me, else I were too Bast. Where's the prince Dauphin, I have news

weak. for him.

Char. Whoe'er helps thee, 'tis thou that must Char. Bastard' of Orleans, thrice welcome to us.

help me : Basl. Methinks, your looks are sad, your cheer Impatiently I burn with thy desire; appallid:

My heart and hands thou hast at once subdu'd. Hath the late overthrow wrought this offence?

Excellent Pucelle, if thy name be so, Be not dismay'd, for succour is at band :

Let me thy servant, and not sovereign, be ; A holy maid hither with me I bring,

'Tis the French Dauphin such thus to thee. Which, by a vision sent to her from heaven,

Puc. I must not yield to any rites of love, Ordained is to raise this tedious siege,

For my profession's sacred from above : And drive the English forth the bounds of France. When I have chased all thy foes from hence, The spirit of deep prophecy she hath,

Then will I think upon a recompense. Exceeding the nine sibyls of old Rome;" What's past, and what's to come, she can descry. 4. By gimmals, gimbols, gimmers, or gimores, any

kind of device or machinery producing motion was 1 You are as ignorant in the true movings of my meant. Baret has 'the gimcio or hinge of a door.: muse as the astronomers are in the true murings of 5 Bastard was not in former times a uile of reproach. Mars, which to thisday they could never attain to. Gå- 6 Cheer in this instance means heart or courage, as briel Harrey's lunt is up; by Nush, 1596, Preface. in the expression 'be of good cheer.' 2 i. e, the prey for which they are hungry.

7 Warburton says that, there were no nine syhils of 3 These were two of the most famous in the list of Rome, it is a mistake for the nine Sibylline Oracles Charlemagne's twelve peers; and their exploits are the brought to one of the Tarquins. But the poet followed theme of the old romarices. From the equally doughty the popular books of his day, which say that the ten and unheard of exploits of these champions, arose ihe sybils were women that had the spirit of prophecy (enubaying of Giving a Rowland for an Oliver, for giving a merating them) and that they prophesied or Christi merson as good as he brings.

8 i. e. be convinced of it.

mc ?

Char. Mean time, look gracious on thy prostrate | Servants rush at the Tower Gates. Enter, to the thrall.

Gates, Woodville, the Lieutenant.
Reig. My lord, methinks, is very long in talk.
Alen. Doubtless he slirives this woman to her

IVood. (IVithin.] What nuise is this ? what trai

tors have we here? smock;

Glo. Lieutenant, is it you, whose voice I hear? Else ne'er could'he so long protract his speech. Open the gates; here's Gloster, that would enter. Reig. Shall we disturb him, since he keeps no Wood. [Within.] Have patience, noble duke: I mean?

may not open; Alen. He may mean more than we poor men do the cardinal of Winchester forbids : know:

From him I have express commandment, These women are shrewd tempters with their tongues. That thou, nor none of thine, shall be lot in. Reig. My lord, where are you? what devise you Glo. Faint-hearted Woodville, prizest him 'fore

on ? Shall we give over Orleans, or no?

Arrogant Winchester ? that haughty prelate, Puc, Why, no, I say, distrustful recreants !

Whom Henry, our late sovercign, ne'er could brook? Fight till the last gasp; I will be your guard. Thou art no friend to God, or to the king : Char. What she says, I'll contirm; we'll fight it Open the gates, or I'll shut thee out shortly. out.

1 Sarv. Open the gates unto the lord protector ; Puc. Assign'd am I to be the English scourge. Or we'll burst them open, is that you come not This pight the siege assuredly I'll raise :

quickly. Expect Saint Martin's summer,' halcyon days, Since I have entered into these wars.

Enter WINCHESTER, attended by a Truin of SerGlory is like a circle in the water,

vants in tawny Coats.Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself,

Win. How now, ambitious Humphry? what Tin, by broad spreading, it disperse to nought.?

means this? With Henry's death, the English circle ends ; Glo. Piel'd priest, dost thou command me to be Dispersed are the glories it included.

shut out? Now am I like that proud insulting ship,

Win. I do, thou most usurping proditor, Which Cesar and his fortune bare at once. And not protector of the king or realm.

Char. Was Mahomet inspired with a dove? Glo. Siand back, thou manifest conspirator; Thou with an eagle art inspired then.

Thou, that contriv'dst to murder our dead lord Helen, the mother of great Constantine,

Thou, that giv’st whores indulgences to sing : Nor yet Saint Philip's daughters,“ were like thee. I'll canvasti thee in thy broad cardinal's hat, Bright star of Venus, fall’n down on the earth, If thou proceed in this thy insolence. How may I reverently worship thee enough? Win. Nay, stand thou back, I will not budge a Alen, Leave off delays, and let us raise the siege.

foot; Reig. Woman, do what thou canst to save our This be Damascus, be thou cursed Cain, honours ;

To slay thy brother Abel, if thou wilt. Drive them from Orleans, and be immortaliz’d. Glo. I will not slay thee, but I'll drive thee back : Char. Presently we'll try :-Come lot's away Thy scarlet robes, as a child's bearing-cloth about it:

I'll use, to carry thee out of this place. No prophet will I trust, if she prove false. (Ereunt. Win. Do what thou dar’st: I beard thee to thy SCENE III. London, Hill before the Tower.

face. Enter, at the Gates, the Duke of GLOSTER, with

Glo. What? am I dar'd, and bearded to my

face? his Serving-men in blue Coats.

Draw, men, for all this privileged place; Gl. I am come to survey the Tower this day;

Blue-coats to tawny-coats. Priest, beware your Since Henry's death, I fear there is conveyance. S-

beard; Where be these warders, that they wait not here?

[Gloster and his men attack the Bishop. Open the gates; Gloster it is that calls.

I mean to tug it, and to cuff you soundly:
[Servants knock.

Under
I Ward. (Within.) Who is there that knocks so In spite of pope or dignities of church,

my feet I stamp thy cardinal's lat;
imperiously?

Here by the checks I'll drag thee up and down. I Serv. It is the noble duke of Gloster.

Win. Gloster, thou'lt answer this before the 2 Ward. (Within.) Whoe'er he be, you may not

pope.

Glo. Winchester goose, 12 I cry-a rope! a rope ! be let in. I Serv. Answer you so the lord protector, Thee I'll chase hence, thou woll in sheep's array. Now beat them hence: Why do you let them stay

? villains ? I Ward. (Within.) The Lord protect him! so

Out, tawny coats !--out scarlet13 hypocrite! we answer him:

Here a great Tumult. In the midst of it, Enter the We do no otherwise than we are will'd.

Mayor of London, 14 and Officers. Glo. Who willed you? or whose will stands, but May. Fye, lords ! that you, being supreme magismine?

trates, There's none protector of the realm, but I.-- Thus contumcliously should break the peace! Break up the gates, I'll be your warrantize :

Glo. Peace, mayor : thou know'st little of my Shall I be flouted thus by dunghill grooms ?

wrongs : 1 i.e. expect prosperity after misfortune, like fair 9 Traitor, weather at Martlemas, after winter has begun.

10 The public steins in Southwark were under the 2 This is a favourite image with poets.

jurisdiction of the bishop of Winchester. Upton had 3 Mahomet had a dove 'which he used to feed with seen the office book of the court leet, in which was enwheat out of his ear; which dove when it was hungry, tered the fees paid by, and the customs and regulations lighted on Mahomet's shoulder, and thrust its bill in to of these brothels. find its breakfast, Mahomet persuading the rude and 11 To carras was to tose in a sieve; a punishment simple Arabians that it was the Holy Ghost.' Raleigh's (says Cotgrave) inflicted on such as commit gross abHist. of the World, part i. c. vi.

surdities, 4 Meaning the four daughters of Philip mentioned in 12 A Winchester goose was a particular stage of the Acts, xxj. 9.

disease contracted in the stews, hence Gloucester be5 Conreyance anciently signified any kind of furtive stows the epithet on the bishop in derision and scorn. knavery, or privy stealing.

13 In King Henry VIII. the earl of Surrey, with a 6 To break up was the same as to break open. similar allusion to Cardinal Wolsey's habil, calls him 7 It appears that the attendants upon ecclesiastical scarlet sin.: courts, and a bishop's servants, were then, as now, dis. 14 It appears from Pennant's London that this mayor tinguished by clothing of a sombre colour.

was John Coventry, an opulent mercer, from whom the 8 1. e. bald, alluding to his shaven crown.

present carl of Coventry is descended.

Here's Beaufort, that regards nor Gud nor king, Or by what means gott'st thou to be releas'd? Hath here distrain'd the Tower to his use.

Discourse, I prythee, on this turrel's top. Win. Here's Gloster too, a soe to citizens;

Tal. The duke of Bedford had a prisoner, One that still motions war, and never peace,

Called--the brave Lord Punton de Santrailles; O'ercharging your free purses with large fines ; For him I was exchang'd and ransomed. That seeks to overthrow religion,

But with a baser man of arms by far, Because he is protector of the realm;

Once, in contempt, they would have barter'd me : And would have armour here out of the Tower, Which I, disdaining, scorn'd; and craved death To crown himself king, and suppress the prince.

Rather than I would be so vile esteem’d. Glo. I will not answer thee with words, but blows. In fine, redeem'd I was as I desir'd.

[Here they skirmish again. But, O! the treacherous Fastolse wounds my heart! May. Nought rests for me, in this tumultuous Whom with my bare fists I would execute, strife,

If I now had him brought into my power. But to make open proclamation :

Sal. Yet tell'st thou not, how ihou wert enter

tain'd. Conne, officer; as loud as e'er thou can'st.

Tal. With scoffs, and scorns, and contumelinus Off. All manner of men, assembled here in arms this

taunts. day against God's peace and the king's, we charge and commund you, in his highness' name, to repair To be a public spectacle to all;

In open market-place produc'd they me, to your several dwelling-places; and not to wear, handle, or use, any sword, weapon, or dagger, Here, said they, is the terror of the French,'

The scare-crow that affrights our cbildren so. hence forward, upon pain of death.

Then broke I from the officers that led me; Glo. Cardinal, I'll be no breaker of the law:

And with my nails digg'd stones out of the ground, But we shall meet, and break our minds at large.

To hurl at the beholders of my shame. Win. Gloster, we'll meet; to thy dear cost, be My grisly countenance made others fly; sure :

None durst come near for fear of sudden death. Thy heart-blood I will have, for this day's work. In iron walls they deem'd me not secure;

May. I'll call for clubs,' if you will not away : So great fear of my name 'mongst them was spread, This cardinal is more haughty than the devil.

That they suppos'd, I could rend bars of stoel, Glo. Mayor, farewell : thou dost but what thou And spurn in pieces posts of adamant: may'st.

Wherefore a guard of chosen shot I'had,
Win, Abominable Gloster! guard thy head ; That walk'd about me every minute-while;
For I intend to have it, ere long. (Exeunt. And if I did but stir out of 'my bed,
May. See the coasi cleard, and then we will Ready they were to shoot me to the heart.
depart.-

Sul. I grieve to hear what torments you endur'd : Good God! that nobles should such stomachs? But we will be reveng'd sufficiently. bear!

Now it is supper-time in Orleans : I myself fight not once in forty year. (Exeunt. Here, through this grate, I can count every one, SCENE IV. France. Before Orleans. Enter, And view the Frenchmen how they fortify;

on the Walls, the Master Gunner and his Son. Let us look in, the sight will much delight thee.M. Gun. Sirrah, thou know'st how Orleans is Sir Thomas Gargrave, and Sir William Glansdale, besieg'd:

Let me have your express opinions, And how the English have the suburbs won.

Where is best place to make our battery next. Son. Father, I know; and oft have shot at them, Gar. I think, at the north gate, for there stand Howe'er, unfortunate, I miss'd my aim.

lords. M. Gun. But now ihou shalt not. Be thou rul'd Glan. And I, here, at the bulwark of the bridge. by me:

Tal. For aught I see, this city must be famish'd, Chief master-gunner am I of this town;

Or with light skirmishes enfeebled. Something I must do, to procure me grace ::

(Shot from the Town, SALISBURY and Sir The prince's espials have inform’d

Tho. GARGRAVE fall.

me, How the English, in the suburbs close intrench’d,

Sal. O Lord, have mercy on us, wretched sinners! Wout, through a secret grate of iron bars

Gar. O Lord, have mercy on me, woeful man! In yonder tower, to overpeer the city ;.

Tal. What chance is this, that suddenly hath And thence discover how, with most advantage,

cross'd us They may vex us, with shot, or with assault. Speak, Salisbury: at least, if thou canst speak; To intercept this inconvenience,

How farist thou, mirror of all martial men? A piece of ordnance 'gainst it I have plac'd;

One of thy eyes, and thy cheek's side struck off!S. And fully even these three days have I watchd, Accursed tower ! accursed fatal hand, If I could see them. Now, boy, do thou watch,

That hath contriv'd this woeful tragedy ! For I can stay no longer.

In thirteen battles Salisbury o'ercame; If thou spy'st any, run and bring we word;

Henry the Fifth he first train’d to the wars; And thou shalt find me at the governor's. (Exit.

Whilst

any trump did sound, or drum struck up, Son. Father, I warrant you; take you no care :

His sword did ne'er leave striking in the field. I'll never trouble you, if I may spy them.

Yet liv'st thou, Salisbury? though thy speech doth

fail, Enter, in an upper Chamber of a Tower, the LORDS One eye thou hast to look to heaven for grace : SALISBURY and Talbot,

SIR WILLIAM The sun with one eye vieweth all the world.GLANSDALE, SIR Thomas GARGRAVE, and Heaven, be thou gracious to none alive, others.

If Salisbury wants mercy at thy hands ! Sal. Talbot, my life, my joy, again return'd! Bear hence his body, I will help to bury it.How wert thou handled, being prisoner ?

Sir Thomas Gargrave, hast thou any life?

Speak onto Talbot ; nay, look up to him. I Malonc erroneously thinks the mayor cries out for peace-officers armed with clubs or slaves. The practice very scourge and a daily terror, insomuch that as his of calling out Clubs! clubs! to call out the London person was fearful and terrible to his adversaries pre apprentices upon the occasion of any affray in the sent, so his name and fame was spiteful and dreadful to streets, has been before explained, see As You Like It, the common people absent; insomuch that women in Act v. Sc. 2.

France, to feare their yong children, would crye the 2 Stomach is pride, a haughty spirit of resentment. Talbot cometh.' Hall's Chronicle. 3 Favour.

8 Camden says, in his Remaines, that the French 4 Spies. Viile note on Hamlet, Act iii. Sc. 1.

scarce knew the use of great ordnance till the siege of 5 The old copy reads vent; the emendation is Mr. Mans in 1455, when a breach was made in the walls of Tyrwhitt's

that town by ihe English, under the conduct of this earl 6 The old copy reals 'pild esteem'd.'

oi Salisbury; and that he was the first English geulle7. This man (Talbot) was to the French people al man that was slain by a canuon ball.

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