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heretier de France; and thus in Latin,-Præclarissimus filius noster Henricus, rex Anglia, et hæres Francia.

Fr. King. Nor this I have not, brother, so denied, But your request shall make me let it pass.

K. Hen. I pray you then, in love and dear alliance, Let that one article rank with the rest : And, thereupon, give me your daughter. Fr. King. Take her, fair son; and from her blood

raise up
Issue to me: that the contending kingdoms
Of France and England, whose very shores look pale
With envy of each other's happiness,
May cease their hatred; and this dear conjunction
Plant neighbourhood and christian-like accord
In their sweet bosoms, that never war advance
His bleeding sword 'twixt England and fair France.

All. Amen!
K. Hen. Now welcome, Kate :—and bear me witness

all, That here I kiss her as my sovereign queen. [Flourish.

Q. Isa. God, the best maker of all marriages,
Combine your hearts in one, your realms in one!
As man and wife, being two, are one in love,
So be there 'twixt your kingdoms such a spousal,
That never may ill office, or fell jealousy,
Which troubles of the bed of blessed marriage,
Thrust in between the paction of these kingdoms,
To make divorce of their incorporate league;
That English may as French, French Englishmen,
Receive each other !–God speak this Amen!

All. Amen!
K. Hen. Prepare we for our marriage :-on which day,

My lord of Burgundy, we'll take your oath,
And all the peers, for surety of our leagues.-
Then shall I swear to Kate, and you to me;
And may our oaths well kept and prosp'rous be!


Thus far, with rough, and all unable pen,

Our bending author hath pursu'd the story,
In little room confining mighty men,

Mangling by starts the full course of their glory, Small time, but, in that small, most greatly liv'd

This star of England: fortune made his sword;
By which the world's best garden he achiev'd,

And of it left his son imperial lord.
Henry the sixth, in infant bands crown'd king

Of France and England did this king succeed;
Whose state so many had the managing,

That they lost France, and made his England bleed : Which oft our stage hath shown; and, for their sake, In

your fair minds let this acceptance take. [Exit.


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