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Author: William Shakespeare
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Henry VI, Part 2 (Quarto 1, 1594)


Houses, of Yorke and Lancaster.
383.1For feare you lose your head before you goe.
Exet.
Enter two Petitioners, and Peter the
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Armourers man.

1. Peti. Come sirs let vs linger here abouts a while,
Vntill my Lord Protector come this way,
That we may show his grace our seuerall causes.
2. Peti. I pray God saue the good Duke Humphries life,
390For but for him a many were vndone,
390.1That cannot get no succour in the Court,
But see where he comes with the Queene.

Enter the Duke of Suffolke with the Queene, and they
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take him for Duke Humphrey, and giues
him their writings.

1. Peti. Oh we are vndone, this is the Duke of Suffolke.
Queene. Now good-fellowes, whom would you speak withall?
2. Peti. If it please your Maiestie, with my Lord Protectors
Grace.
Queene. Are your sutes to his grace. Let vs see them first,
400Looke on them my Lord of Suffolke.
Suffolke. A complaint against the Cardinals man,
401.1What hath he done?
2. Peti. Marry my Lord, he hath stole away my wife,
And th'are gone togither, and I know not where to finde them.
Suffolke. Hath he stole thy wife, thats some iniury indeed.
405But what say you?
410Peter Thump. Marry sir I come to tel you that my maister said,
that the Duke of Yorke was true heire vnto the Crowne, and
that the King was an vsurer.
412.1Queene. An vsurper thou wouldst say.
Peter. I forsooth an vsurper.
Queene. Didst thou say the King was an vsurper?
415Peter. No forsooth, I saide my maister saide so, th'other day
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