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  • Title: Henry VI, Part 2 (Quarto 1, 1594)

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

    The first part of the contention of the two famous
    Go sirs, see them fast lockt in prison.
    Exet with them.
    Bucking. My Lord, I pray you let me go post vnto the King,
    Vnto S. Albones, to tell this newes.
    Yorke. Content. Away then, about it straight.
    709.1Buck. Farewell my Lord.
    Exet Buckingham.
    710Yorke. Whose within there?
    Enter one.
    711.1One. My Lord.
    Yorke. Sirrha, go will the Earles of Salsbury and Warwicke, to
    sup with me to night.
    Exet Yorke.
    713.1One. I will my Lord.
    Enter the King and Queene with her Hawke on her fist,
    and Duke Humphrey and Suffolke, and the Cardi-
    nall, as if they came from hawking.
    Queene. My Lord, how did your grace like this last flight?
    But as I cast her off the winde did rise,
    720And twas ten to one, old Ione had not gone out.
    King. How wonderfull the Lords workes are on earth,
    721.1Euen in these silly creatures of his hands,
    Vnckle Gloster, how hie your Hawke did sore?
    722.1And on a sodaine soust the Partridge downe.
    725Suffolke. No maruell if it please your Maiestie
    My Lord Protectors Hawke done towre so well,
    He knowes his maister loues to be aloft.
    Humphrey. Faith my Lord, it is but a base minde
    730That can sore no higher then a Falkons pitch.
    Card. I thought your grace would be aboue the cloudes.
    Humph. I my Lord Cardinall, were it not good
    Your grace could fllie to heauen.
    Card. Thy heauen is on earth, thy words and thoughts beat on
    a Crowne, proude Protector dangerous Peere, to smooth it thus
    with King and common-wealth.
    740Humphrey. How now my Lord, why this is more then needs,
    Church-men so hote. Good vnckle can you doate.
    745Suffolke. Why not Hauing so good a quarrell & so bad a cause.