Shakespeare's Holinshed; The Chronicle and the Historical Plays Compared

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 432 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...seen (p. 250 above) that " diuerse articles were laid against him in open councell." Defence was useless, for Hoi. iil 627'/iy'n. Halle, 209. although the duke sufficientlie gj"'" answered to all things against him obiected; yet, because his death JJjJj was determined, his wisedome and innocencie nothing auailed. A "Poste" from Ireland enters, bringing news "that Eebels there are vp" (11. 282, 283). The task of subduing them is assigned to York, who thus obtains the armed force which he needs to serve his ambition (11. 341-347). The dramatist sent York to Ireland, as Lieutenant, before the opening of the Second Part of Henry the Sixth, since in Act L, sc. i., Salisbury applies to an imaginary former term of office praise which belongs to the historic administration of 1448-50; undertaken by York in this scene. (See p. 248 above.) All now go out save York, who thereupon unfolds his policy (11. 348-359; 374, 375): Whiles I in Ireland nourish a mightie Band, 348 I will stirre vp in England some black Storme Shall blowe ten thousand Soules to Heauen or Hell: And this fell Tempest shall not cease to rage, Vntill the Golden Circuit on my Head, 352 Like to the glorious Sunnes transparant Beames, Do calme the furie of this mad-bred Flawe. And, for a minister of my intent, I haue seduc'd a head-strong Kentishman, 356 Iohn Cade of Ashford, To make Commotion, as full well he can, Vnder the title of Iohn Mortimer.... By this I shall perceiue the Commons minde, 374 How they affect the House and Claymo of Yorke. Cade's rebellion broke out at the end of May, 1450.1 Its origin is thus described: 1 Scptima in Pentecoste septimana Pentecostea Hearne conj. incepit communis insurreccio in Kancia."--Wyiv., 469. In 1450...

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