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Suf. Yes, my good lord, her father is a King,
The King of Naples and Jerusalem ;
And of such great Authority in France,
That his Alliance will confirm our Peace ;
And keep the Frenchmen in allegiance.

Glou. And so the Earl of Armagnac may do,
Because he is near kinsman. unto Charles.

Exe. Beside, his wealth doth warrant lib'ral Dow'r,
While Reignier sooner will receive, than give.

Suf. A Dow'r, my lords ! disgrace not so your King,
That he should be so abject, base and poor,
To chuse for wealth, and not for perfect love.
Henry is able to enrich bis Queen ;
And not to seek a Queen, to make him rich.
So worthless peasants bargain for their wives,
As market-men for Oxen, Sheep or Horse.
But marriage is a matter of more worth,
Than to be dealt in by Attorneyship:
Not whom we will, but whom his Grace affects,
Must be companion of his nuptial bed.
And therefore, lords, fince he affects her most,
It most of all these reasons bindeth us,
In our opinions she should be preferr'd;
For whai is wedlock forced, but a hell,
An age of discord and continual ftrite ?
Whereas the contrary bringeth forth Bliss,
And is a pattern of celestial Peace.
Whom should we match with Henry, being a King,
But Margʻret, that is daughter to a King?
Her peerless feature, joined with her birib,
Approves her fit for none, but for a King :
Her valiant courage, and undaunted spirit,
(More than in woman commonly is seen)
Answer our hope in Iflue of a King:
For Henry, fon unto a Conqueror,
Is likely to beget more Conquerors;
If with a lady of so high resolve,
As is fair Marg'ret, he be link'd in love.

Then

Then yield, my lords, and here conclude with me,
That Margʻret shall be Queen, and none but she.
K. Henry. Whether it be through force of your

report,
My noble lord of Suffolk ; or for that
My tender youth was never yet attaint
With any pafsion of inflaming love,
I cannot tell; but this I am assur'd,
I feel such sharp diffention in my breaft,
Such fierce alarums both of hope and fear,
As I am fick with working of my thoughts.
Take therefore shipping; post, my lord, to France ;
Agree to any Covenants: and procure,
That lady Marg’ret do vouchsafe to come
To cross the seas to England; and be crown'd
King Henry's faithful and anointed Queen.
For your expences and sufficient charge,
Among the people gather up a tenth.
Be gone, I say; for 'till you do return,
I am perplexed with a thousand cares.
And you, good Uncle, banish all offence:
If
you

do censure me, by what you were, Not what you are, I know, it will excuse This fudden execution of my will. And so conduct me, where from company I may revolve and ruminate my grief.

Exit. Glou. Ay; grief, I fear me, both at first and last.

[Exit Gloucester. Suf. Thus Suffolk hath prevail'd, and thus he goes, As did the youthful Paris once to Greece, We hope to find the like event in love; But prosper better than the Trojan did: Marg’ret ihall now be Queen, and rule the King: But I will rule both her, the King, and realm. (Exit.

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The End of the Fifth Volunie.

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