The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Henry VI, Pt. 1-2
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.1880 Excerpt: ... Stan. Madam, your penance done, throw off this sheet, And go we to attire you for our journey. Ditch. My shame will not be shifted with my sheet: No, it will hang upon my richest robes, And show itself, attire me how I can. Go, lead the way; I long to see my prison. Exeunt. ACT III. Scene I.---The Abbey at Bury St. Edmund's. Sennet. Enter, to the Parliament, King Henry, Queen Margaret, Cardinal Beaufort, Suffolk, York, BuckingHam, and others. King. I muse 1 my Lord of Gloster is not come: Tis not his wont to be the hindmost man, Whate'er occasion keeps him from us now. Queen. Can you not see? or will ye not observe The strangeness of his alter'd countenance? With what a majesty he bears himself; How insolent of late he is become, How proud, how peremptory, and unlike himself? We know the time since 2 he was mild and affable; And, if we did but glance a far-off look, Immediately he was upon his knee, That all the Court admired him for submission: But meet him now, and, be it in the morn, When every one will give the time of day, He knits his brow, and shows an angry eye, 1 " I muse" is I wonder, I marvel. A frequent usage. 2 Since is here equivalent to when. See voi. iii. page 29, note 23. And passeth by with stiff unbowed knee, Disdaining duty that to us belongs. Small curs are not regarded when they grin; But great men tremble when the lion roars, --And Humphrey is no little man in England. First note, that he is near you in descent; And, should you fall, he is the next will mount. Me seemeth, then, it is no policy, --Respecting3 what a rancorous mind he bears, And his advantage following your decease, --That he should come about your royal person, Or be admitted to your Highness' Council. By flattery hath he won the commons' hearts; And, when he please to ma...
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