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


Houses, of Yorke and Lancaster.
And flie thou how thou can they will intangle thee.
Enter a Herald of Armes.
Herald. I summon your Grace, vnto his highnesse Parlament
holden at saint Edmunds-Bury, the first of the next month.
Humphrey. A Parlament and our consent neuer craude
1250Therein before. This is sodeine.
1250.1Well, we will be there.
Exet. Herald.

Maister Sheriffe, I pray proceede no further against my
Lady, then the course of law extendes.
Sheriffe. Please it your grace, my office here doth end,
And I must deliuer her to sir Iohn Standly,
1255To be conducted into the Ile of Man.
Humphrey. Must you sir Iohn conduct my Lady?
Standly. I my gratious Lord, for so it is decreede,
And I am so commanded by the King.
Humph. I pray you sir Iohn, vse her neare the worse,
1260In that I intreat you to vse her well.
The world may smile againe and I may liue,
1261.1To do you fauour if you do it her,
And so sir Iohn farewell.
Elnor. What gone my Lord, and bid not me farwell.
1265Humph. Witnesse my bleeding heart, I cannot stay to speake.
Exet Humphrey and his men.
Elnor. Then is he gone, is noble Closter gone,
And doth Duke Humphrey now forsake me too?
1268.1Then let me haste from out faire Englands boundes,
Come Standly come, and let vs haste away.
1285Standly. Madam lets go vnto some house hereby,
Where you may shift your selfe before we go.
Elnor. Ah good sir Iohn, my shame cannot be hid,
Nor put away with casting off my sheete:
But come let vs go, maister Sheriffe farewell,
1291.1Thou hast but done thy office as thou shoulst.
Exet omnes.
Enter to the Parlament.
Enter two Heralds before, then the Duke of Buckingham, and the
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Duke