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Suf. Yes, my good lord, her father is a King,
The King of Naples and Jerufalem;

And of fuch great Authority in France,
That his Alliance will confirm our Peace;
And keep the Frenchmen in allegiance.

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

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

Suf. A Dow'r, my lords! difgrace not fo your King,
That he should be so abject, base and poor,
To chufe for wealth, and not for perfect love.
Henry is able to enrich his Queen;

And not to feek 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 moft,
It most of all thefe reafons bindeth us,
In our opinions fhe fhould be preferr'd;
For what is wedlock forced, but a hell,
An age of difcord and continual ftrife?
Whereas the contrary bringeth forth Blifs,
And is a pattern of celeftial Peace.

Whom should we match with Henry, being a King,
But Marg`ret, that is daughter to a King?
Her peerless feature, joined with her birth,
Approves her fit for none, but for a King:
Her valiant courage, and undaunted fpirit,
(More than in woman commonly is feen,)
Anfwer our hope in Iffue of a King:
For Henry, fon unto a Conqueror,
Is likely to beget more Conquerors;
If with a lady of fo high refolve,
As is fair Margret, he be link'd in love.


Then yield, my lords, and here conclude with me,
That Margret fhall be Queen, and none but she.

K. Henry. Whether it be through force of your


My noble lord of Suffolk; or for that
My tender youth was never yet attaint
With any paffion of inflaming love,
I cannot tell; but this I am affur'd,
I feel fuch fharp diffention in my breaft,
Such fierce alarums both of hope and fear,
As I am fick with working of my thoughts.
Take therefore shipping; poft, my lord, to France;
Agree to any Covenants: and procure,
That lady Margret do vouchsafe to come
To crofs the feas to England; and be crown'd
King Henry's faithful and anointed Queen.
For your expences and fufficient charge,
Among the people gather up a tenth.
Be gone, I fay; for 'till you do return,
I am perplexed with a thousand cares.
And you, good Uncle, banish all offence:
you do cenfure me, by what you were,
Not what you are, I know, it will excuse
This fudden execution of r my will.
And fo conduct me, where from company
I may revolve and ruminate my grief.


Exit. Glou. Ay; grief, I fear me, both at first and laft. [Exit Gloucefter. 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 profper better than the Trojan did:

Margret fhall now be Queen, and rule the King: But I will rule both her, the King, and realm. [Exit.

The End of the Fifth Volume.


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