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That she will light to listen to their lays,
Could I come near your beauty with my nails, I'd set my ten commandments in your face. K. Henry. Sweet aunt, be quiet; 'twas against her will. [in time; Elean. Against her will!-Good king, look to't She'll hamper thee, and dandle thee like a baby: Tho' in this place most master wears no breeches, 10 She shall not strike dame Eleanor unreveng'd. [Exit Eleanor. Buck. Lord cardinal, I will follow Eleanor, And listen after Humphrey, how he proceeds: She's tickled now; her fume can need no spurs, She'll gallop fast enough to her destruction." [Exit Buckingham. Re-enter Duke Humphrey.
Glo. Now, lords, my choler being over-blown
Suf. Before we make election, give me leave
York. I'll tell thee, Suffolk, why I am urmeet.
War. Image of pride, why should I hold my peace?
War. Whether your grace be worthy, yea, or
Car. Ambitious Warwick, let thy betters speak. 25
War. Warwick may live to be the best of all.
Why Somerset should be preferr'd in this. [so.
Elean. Was't I? yea, I it was, proud French
2. Mar. If he be old enough, what needs To be protector of his excellence?
Glo. Madam, I am protector of the realm;
Suf. Resign it then, and leave thine insolence.
Enter Horner the Armourer, and his Man Peter,
Suf. Because here is a man accus'd of treason: Pray God, the duke of York excuse himself! York. Doth any one accuse York for a traitor? K. Henry. What mean'st thou, Suffolk? tell me: What are these?
Buck. Thy cruelty in execution, Upon offenders, hath exceeded law, And left thee to the mercy of the law. [France, 2. Mar. Thy sale of offices, and towns in If they were known, as the suspect is great,Would make thee quickly hop without thy head. [Exit Gloster. The Queen drops her fan. Give me my fan: What, minion! can you not? [Gives the Dutchess a box on the ear. 60 I cry you mercy, madam; Was it you?
1i. e. the complaint of Peter the armourer's man against his master, for saying that York was the rightful king. 2 i. e. judgement or opinion.
his hands] he did speak them to me in the garret one night, as we were scouring my lord of York's
York. Base dunghill villain, and mechanical,
Arm. Alas, my lord, hang me, if ever I spake the words. My accuser is my prentice; and when I did correct him for his fault the other day, he did vow upon his knees he would be even with me: I have good witness of this; therefore, I beseech your majesty, do not cast away an honest man for a villain's accusation.
Boling. Patience, good laly; wizards know
Deep night, dark night, the silent' of the night,
When spirits walk, and ghosts break up theirgraves,
It thunders and lightens terribly; then the
M. Jourd. Asmath,
By the eternal God, whose name and power Thou tremblest at, answer that I shall ask; 20 For,'till thou speak, thou shalt not pass from hence. Spirit. Ask what thou wilt:-That I had said and done!
K.Henry. Uncle, what shall we say to this in law: 15
Boling. First, of the king. What shall of him be-
K. Henry. Then be it so. My lord of Somerset, We make your grace lord regent o'er the French. Som. I humbly thank your royal majesty. Arm. And I accept the combat willingly. Peter. Alas, my lord, I cannot fight; for God's sake, pity my case! the spight of a man prevaileth against me. O Lord, have mercy upon me! I shall never be able to fight a blow: O Lord, my 30
But him out-live, and die a violent death.
[As the spirit speaks, they write the answer, Boling. What fates await the duke of Suffolk? Spirit. By water shall he die, and take his end. Boling. What shall befall the duke of Somerset ? Spirit. Let him shun castles;
Safer shall he be upon the sandy plains,
Glo. Sirrah, or you must fight, or else be hang'd. K. Henry. Away with them to prison: and the day Of combat shall be the last of the next month.Come, Somerset, we'll see thee sent away. [Flourish. Exeunt. SCENE IV.
Duke Humphrey's Garden.
Enter Mother Jourdain, Hume, Southwel, and 40
Hume. Come, my masters; the dutchess, I tell you, expects performance of your promises.
Boling. Master Hume, we are therefore provided: Will her ladyship behold and hear our 45 exorcisms?
Hume. Ay; what else? fear you not her courage.
Boling. I have heard her reported to be a woman of an invincible spirit: But it shall be con-50 venient, master Hume, that you be by her aloft, while we be busy below; and so, I pray you, go in God's name, and leave us [Exit Hume]. Mother Jourdain, be you prostrate, and grovel on the earth: John Southwel, read you; and let us to our work.
Enter Eleanor, above,
Elean. Well said, my masters; and welcome all. To this geer; the sooner the better.
Have done, for more I hardly can endure. [lake:
[Thunder and lightning. Spirit descends. Enter the Duke of York, and the Duke of Buckingham, with their guard, and breuk in. York. Lay hands upon these traitors, and their trash.
Beldame, I think, we watch'd you at an inch.What, madam, are you there? the king and commonweal
Are deep indebted for this piece of pains;
See you well guerdon'd for these good deserts.
king, Injurious duke; that threat'st where is no cause. Buck. True,madam, none at all. What call you [Shewing her the papers. Away with them; let them be clapp'd up close, And kept asunder:-You, madam, shall with
Stafford, take her to thee.
We'll see your trinkets here forth-coming all;
1 Silent for silence. Mr. Steevens says, that the etymology of the word ban-dogs is unsettled. They seem, however, to have been designed by poets to signify some terrific beings whose office it was to make night hideous. i. e. rewarded.
Come, come, my lords:
The king is now in progress towards Saint Albans ;
Enter a Serving-man.
I saw not better sport these seven years' day:
Suf. No malice, sir; no more than well becomes
Enter King Henry, Queen, Gloster, Cardinal, and
Suf. Why, as yourself, my lord;
2. Mar. BELIEVE me, lords, for flying at
K. Henry. I pr'ythee, peace, good queen;
Car. Let me be blessed for the peace I make,
And what a pitch she flew above the rest!-
Suf. No marvel, an it like your majesty,
Glo. My lord, 'tis but a base ignoble mind
Car. Marry, when thou dar'st.
Glo. Make upno factious numbers for
In thine own person answer thy abuse.
Beat' on a crown, the treasure of thy heart;
This evening, on the cast side of thegrove.,
Glo. True, uncle.
50 Are you advis'd?--the cast side of the grove?
K. Henry. Why, how now, uncle Gloster? Glo. Talking of hawking; nothing else, my lord.[for this, Now,byGod's mother, priest, I'll shaveyourcrown Or all my fence' shall fail.
Car. [aside] Medice, teipsum;
This is the falconer's term for hawking at water-fowl. 2 The meaning, according to Dr. Johnson, is, that the wind being high, it was ten to one that the old hawk had flown quite away; a trick which hawks often play their masters in windy weather; while Dr. Percy says, that the passage signifies, that the wind was so high, it was ten to one that old Joan would not have taken her flight at the game. Utrum horum maxis, accipe. i. e. glad. To bait or beat (bathe) is a term in falconry.
"Fence is the art of defence.
SECOND PART OF KING HENRY VI.
Act 2. Scene 1.]
Protector, see to't well, protect yourself.
K. Henry. The winds grow high; so do your
How irksome is this music to my heart!
Glo. What means this noise?
Suf.Come to the king, and tell him what miracle.
K.Henry. Now, God be prais'd! that to believing 15 Gives light in darkness, comfort in despair! Enter the Mayor of Saint Albans, and his brethren, bearing Simpcox between two in a chair, Simpcox's wife following.
Car. Here come the townsmen on procession, 20 To present your highness with the man.
K.Henry.Great is his comfort in this earthlyvale,
Glo. Stand by, my masters, bring him near the
Suf. What woman is this?
Wife. His wife, an't like your worship.
Let never day nor night unhallow'd pass,
Simp. Yes, master, clear as day; I thank God,
K. Henry. Why then, thou know'st what co-
Suf. And yet, I think, jet did he never sec.
Wife. Never, before this day, in all his life.
Simp. No, indeed, master.
Simp. Saunder Simpcox, an if it please you,
Glo. Then, Saunder, sit there, the lyingest knave
To name the several colours we do wear.
My lords, saint Alban here hath done a miracle;
Have you not beadles in your town, and things
Mayor. Yes, my lord, if it please your grace.
Glo. Well, sir, we must have you find your legs.
Queen. Tell me, good fellow, cam'st thou here
Simp. God knows, of pure devotion; being call'd
Wife. Most true, forsooth; and many time and oft
Simp. Ay, God Almighty help me!
Glo. A subtle knave! but yet it shall not serve.— Let me see thine eyes:-wink now;-now open Lamy opinion, yet thou see'st not well. [them":-65
Bead. I will, my lord.-Come on, sirrah; off · 50 with your doublet quickly.
Simp. Alas, master, what shall I do? I am not able to stand.
[After the Beadle hath hit him once,
he leaps over the stool, and runs away; and the people follow and cry, A Miracle! K. Henry. O God, seest thou this, and bear'st
Queen. It made me laugh, to see the villain run. Glo. Follow the knave; and take this drab away. Wife. Alas, sir, we did it for pure need. [town Glo. Let then be whipt through every market Until they come to Berwick, whence they came. [Exit Beadle, with the woman, &c. Car.DukeHumphrey has done a miracle to-day. Glo Suf. True; made the lame to leap, and fly away.
Glo. But you have done more miracles than I ; You made, in a day, my lord, whole towns to fly. Enter Buckingham.
K. Henry. What tidings with our cousin Buck-
Buck. Such as my heart doth tremble to unfold.
Car. And so, my lord protector, by this means
To-morrow, toward London, back again,
The first, Edward the Black Prince, prince of
The second, William of Hatfield; and the third,
5 Was John of Gaunt, the duke of Lancaster:
heart! Sorrow and grief have vanquish'd all my powers; 25 And, vanquish'd as I am, I yield to thee, Or to the meanest groom. [ed ones; K.Henry.O God, what mischiefs work the wickHeaping confusion on their own heads thereby!
Queen. Gloster, see here the tainture of thy nest; 30
Glo. Madam, for myself, to heaven I do appeal,
William of Windsor was the seventh, and last.
And him to Pomfret; where, as both you know,
York. Which now they hold by force, and not
For Richard, the first son's heir, being dead,
Sal. This Edmund, in the reign of Bolingbroke, 35 As I have read, laid claim unto the crown;
And, but for Owen Glendower, had been king,
York. His eldest sister, Anne,
40 My mother, being heir unto the crown,
War. What plain proceeding is more plain than
That is, your lady is in custody.
The Duke of York's Garden,
York. Now, my good lords of Salisbury and
Our simple supper ended, give me leave,
Sul. My lord, I long to hear it at full. [good,
York. Then thus:
Edward the third, my lords, had seven sons:
? i. e. wickedly.