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King Henry the Sixth.
Winchester, and afterwards Cardinal.
of Cambridge; afterwards Duke of York.
to King Henry.
the Tower, Heralds, Officers, Soldiers, Messengers,
KING HENRY VI.
SCENE I. Westminster Abbey.
Dead march. Corpse of King Henry the Fifth dis
covered, lying in state; attended on by the Dukes of BedFORD, GLOSTER, and EXETER; the Earl of WARWICK, the Bishop of Winchester, Heralds, &c.
Glo. England ne'er had a king, until his time.
1 Alluding to our antient stage-practice when a tragedy was to be acted.
More dazzled and drove back his enemies,
Win. He was a king bless'd of the King of kings.
men pray'd, His thread of life had not so soon decay'd : None do
like but an effeminate prince, Whom, like a school-boy, you may over-awe. Win. Gloster, whate'er we like, thou art pro
tector ; And lookest to command the prince, and realm. Thy wife is proud; she holdeth thee in awe,
2 There was a notion long prevalent, that life might be taken away by metrical charms.