Зображення сторінки
PDF
ePub

Where your majesty demands,—That the king of
France, having any occasion to write for matter of
grant, shall name your highness in this form, and
with this addition, in French,—Notre très cher filz
Henry, roy d'Angleterre, héritier de France ; and thus
in Latin,-Præclarissimus filius noster Henricus, rex
Angliæ, et hæres Franciæ.
Fr. King. Nor this I have not, brother,

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

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors]

raise up

[ocr errors][merged small][merged small]

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 neighborhood 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.

[florish. Q. Isa. God, the best maker of all marriages,

[merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small]

ution

[ocr errors]

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 oft 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 prosperous be!

[Exeunt.
Enter CHORUS.
Thus far, with rough and all unable pen,

Our bending author 1 has pursued the story ; In little room confining mighty men,

Mạngling by starts the full course of their glory. Small time, but, in that small, most greatly lived

This star of England: Fortune made his sword; By which the world's best garden 3 he achieved,

And of it left his son imperial lord.

1 Our author, unequal to the weight of the subject. 2 By touching only on select parts. s i. e. France.

one E

such as Zaloust

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.

[ocr errors]
[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small]

Teatly life

de his sman

achiere

he subject

« НазадПродовжити »