The Plays of Shakspeare, Volume 11
General Books LLC, 2010 - 182 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE FIRST PART OP THE CONTENTION OF THE TWO EAMOVS HOUSES OE YOEKE AND LANCASTEE, With the death of the good Duke Humphrey. Enter at me doore, King Henry the sixt, and Humphrey Duke of Gloster, the Duke of Sommerset, the Duke of Buckingham, Cardinall Bewford, and others. Enter at the other doore, the Duke O/yorke, and the Marquetsse of Suffolke, and Qucene Margaret, and the Earle of Salisrury and Warwick. Suf. As by your high imperial! Maiestiea command, I had in charge at my depart for France, As Procurator for your excellence, To marry Princes Margaret for your grace, So in the auncient famous Citie Towres, In presence of the Kings of France & Cyssile, The Dukes of Orleance, Calabar, Brittaine, and Alonson. Seuen Earles, twelue Barons, and then the reuerend Bishops, I did performe my task and was espousde, And now, most humbly on my bended knees, In sight of England and her royall Peeres, Deliuer vp my title in the Queene, Vnto your gratious excellence, that are the substance Of that great shadow I did represent: The happiest gift that euer Marquesse gaue, The fairest Queene that euer King possest. King. Suffolke arise. Welcome Queene Margaret to English Henries Court, The greatest show of kindnesse yet we can bestow, Is this kinde kisse: Oh gracious God of heauen, Lend me a heart repleat with thankfulnesse, For in thU beautious face thou hast bestowde A world of pleasures to my perplexed soule. Queene. Th' excessiue loue I bear vnto your grace, Forbids me to be lauish of my tongue, Least I should speake more then beseemes a woman: Let this suffice, my blisse is in your liking, And nothing can make poore Margaret miserable, Vnlesse the frowne of mightie Englands King. Kin. Her lookes did wound, but now her speech doth pierce, Louely Queene Margaret sit down by...
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