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FIRST PART OF KING HENRY VI. [ACT v.
As I am sick with working of my thoughts.
do censure me by what you were,
[Erit. Glo. Ay, grief, I fear me, both at first and last.
[Exeunt Gloster and Exeter. Suf. Thus Suffolk hath prevail'd; and thus he goes, As did the youthful Paris once to Greece, With hope to find the like event in love, But prosper better than the Trojan did. Margaret shall now be queen, and rule the king; But I will rule both her, the king, and realm. [Erit.
(163) To cross] “. Across,' I suspect.” Walker's Crit. Eram., &c., vol.
üi. P. 154.
FIRST printed in the folio of 1623.--An alteration by Shakespeare of a drama entitled The Pirst Part of the Contention betwist the two famous houses of Yorke and Lancaster, with the death of the good Duke Humphrey: And the banishment and death of the Duke of Suffolke, and the Tragicall end of the proud Cardinall of Winchester, with the notable Rebellion of lacke Cade: And the Duke of Yorkes first claime vnto the Crowne,-originally printed in 1594, 4to (reprinted for the Shakespeare Society in 1843).
See Introduction to The First Part of King Henry VI. p. 3 of this volume.
KING HENRY the Sixth
weaver, MICHAEL, &c., his followers. Two Murderers.
MARGARET, Queen to King Henry.
Lords. Ladies, and Attendants, Petitioners, Aldermen, a Herald, a Beadle,
Sheriff, and Officers, Citizens, Prentices, Falconers, Guards, Soldiers, Messengers, &c.
SCENE-In various parts of England.