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FIRST PART OF

KING HENRY V I.

VOL. IV.

B

KING HENRY THE SIXTH.
DUKE OF GLOSTER, Uncle to the KING, and Protector.
DUKE OF BEDFORD, Uncle to the King, and Regent of France.
THOMAS BEAUFORT, Duke of Exeter, Great-Uncle to 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 Keepers. A Lawyer. SIR JOHN FASTOLFE. SIR WILLIAM LUCY. SIR WILLIAM GLANSDALE. SIR THOMAS GARGRAVE. Mayor of London. WOODVILLE, Lieutenant of the Tower. VERNON, of the White-rose or York faction. BASSET, of the Red-rose or Lancaster faction. CHARLES, Dauphin, and afterwards King of France. REIGNIER, Duke of Anjou, and Titular King of Naples. DUKE OF BURGUNDY. DUKE OF ALENÇON. BASTARD OF ORLEANS. Governor of Paris. Master-Gunner of Orleans, and his Son. General of the French Forces in Bordeaux. 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. Lords, Warders of the Tower, Heralds, Officers, Soldiers, Messengers, and several English and French Attendants.

Fiends appearing to LA PUCELLE. SCENE, -Partly in ENGLAND, and partly in FRANCE.

FIRST PART OF

KING HENRY V I.

ACT I.

SCENE I.-Westminster Abbey. Dead March. Corpse of KING HENRY THE FIFTH, in state,

is brought in, attended on by the DUKES OF BEDFORD, GLOSTER, and EXETER, the EARL OF WARWICK, the BISHOP OF WINCHESTER, Heralds, &c.

Bed. Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night!
Comets, importing change of times and states,
Brandish your crystal tresses in the sky,
And with them scourge the bad revolting stars
That have consented unto Henry's death!
Henry the Fifth, too famous to live long !
England ne'er lost a king of so much worth.

Glo. England ne'er had a king until his time.
Virtue he had, deserving to command:
His brandish'd sword did blind men with his beams;
His arms spread wider than a dragon's wings;
His sparkling eyes, replete with wrathful fire,
More dazzled and drove back his enemies
Than mid-day sun fierce bent against their faces.
What should I say? his deeds exceed all speech :
He ne'er lift up his hand but conquered.

Esce. We mourn in black: why mourn we not in blood ?
Henry is dead, and never shall revive:
Upon a wooden coffin we attend;
And death's dishonourable victory
We with our stately presence glorify,
Like captives bound to a triumphant car.
What! shall we curse the planets of mishap,
That plotted thus our glory's overthrow?
Or shall we think the subtle-witted French

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