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King Henry the Sirth.
the King. Henry Beaufort, great uncle to the King, Bishop of
Winchester, and afterwards Cardinal. John Beaufort, Earl of Somerset; afterwards Duke. Richard Plantagenet, eldest son of Richard, late Earl
of Cambridge; afterwards Duke of York. Earl of Warwick. Earl of Salisbury. Earl of Suffolk. Lord Talbot, afterwards Earl of Shrewsbury. John Talbot, his son. Edmund Mortimer, Earl of March. Mortimer's Keeper, and a Lawyer. Sir John Fastolfe. Sir William Lucy. Sir William Glansdale: Sir Thomas Gargrave. Mayor of London. Woodviile, Lieut. of the Tower. Vernon, of the White Rose; or York faction. Basset, of the Red Rose, or Lancaster faction. Charles, Dauphin, mut usterwards King of France. Reignier, Duke of Anjou, and titular King of Naples. Duke of Burgundy. Duke of Alençon. Governor of Paris. Bastard of Orleans. Master-Gunner of Orleans, and his Son. General of the French forces in Bourdeaur. A French Sergeant. A Porter. An old Shepherd, father to Joan la Pucelle. Margaret, daughter to Reignier; afterwards married
to King Henry." Countess of Auvergne. Joan la Pucelle, commonly called Joan of Arc. Tiends appearing to La Pucelle, Lords, IVarders of
the Tower, Heralds, Officers, Soldiers, Messengers, and several attendants both on the English and French. SCENE, parily in England, and partly in France.
KING HENRY VI.
SCENE I. Westminster Abbey.
Dead march. Corpse of King Henry the Fifth dis
covered, lying in state; attended on by the Dukes of BEDFORD, GLOSTER, and Exeter; the Earl of WARWICK, the Bishop of Winchester, Heralds, &c.
Glo. England ne'er had a king, until his time.
1 Alluding to our antient stage-practice when a tragedy was to be acted.
More dazzled and drove back his enemies,
Win. He was a king bless'd of the King of kings.
made him so prosperous. Glo. The church! where is it? Had not church
men pray'd, His thread of life had not so soon decay'd : None do
like but an effeminate prince, Whom, like a school-boy, you may over-awe. Win. Gloster, whate'er we like, thou art pro
tector ; And lookest to command the prince, and realm. Thy wife is proud; she holdeth thee in awe,
2 There was a notion long prevalent, that life might be taken away by metrical charms.