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


THE FIRST PART OF THE CON-
TENTION OF THE TWO FAMOVS
Houses of Yorke & Lancaster, with the death of
the good Duke Humphrey.

Enter at one doore, King Henry the sixt, and Humphrey Duke of
Gloster, the Duke of Sommerset, the Duke of Buckingham, Car-
4.1dinall Bewford, and others.

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Enter at the other doore, the Duke of Yorke, and the Marquesse of
Suffolke, and Queene Margaret, and the Earle of Salisbury and
6.1Warwicke.


Suffolke.


AS by your high imperiall Maiesties command,
I had in charge at my depart for France,
10As Procurator for your excellence,
To marry Princes Margaret for your grace,
So in the auncient famous Citie Towres,
In presence of the Kings of France & Cyssile,
The Dukes of Orleance, Calabar, Brittaine, and Alonson.
15Seuen Earles, twelue Barons, and then the reuerend Bishops,
I did performe my taske and was espousde,
And now, most humbly on my bended knees,
In sight of England and her royall Peeres,
Deliuer vp my title in the Queene,
20Vnto your gratious excellence, that are the substance
Of that great shadow I did represent:
The happiest gift that euer Marquesse gaue,
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