The Bodleian First Folio

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The Life of Henry The Fift. Exet.

Onely he hath not yet subscribed this:

Where your Maiestie demands, That the King of France

hauing any occasion to write for matter of Graunt, shall

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name your Highnesse in this forme, and with this additi-

on, in French: Nostre trescher filz Henry Roy d'Angleterre Heretere de Fraunce: and thus in Latine; Præclarissimus Filius noster Henricus Rex Angliæ & Heres Franciæ .

France. Nor this I haue not Brother so deny'd,
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But your request shall make me let it passe.
England. I pray you then, in loue and deare allyance, Let that one Article ranke with the rest, And thereupon giue me your Daughter. France. Take her faire Sonne, and from her blood rayse vp
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Issue to me, that the contending Kingdomes Of France and England, whose very shoares looke pale, With enuy of each others happinesse, May cease their hatred; and this deare Coniunction Plant Neighbour-hood and Christian-like accord
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In their sweet Bosomes: that neuer Warre aduance His bleeding Sword 'twixt England and faire France.
Lords. Amen. King. Now welcome Kate: and beare me witnesse all, That here I kisse her as my Soueraigne Queene. Flourish. Quee.
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God, the best maker of all Marriages, Combine your hearts in one, your Realmes in one: As Man and Wife being two, are one in loue, So be there 'twixt your Kingdomes such a Spousall, That neuer may ill Office, or fell Iealousie

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Which troubles oft the Bed of blessed Marriage, Thrust in betweene the Pation of these Kingdomes, To make diuorce of their incorporate League: That English may as French, French Englishmen, Receiue each other. God speake this Amen.
All.
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Amen.
King. Prepare we for our Marriage: on which day, My Lord of Burgundy wee'le take your Oath And all the Peeres, for suretie of our Leagues. Then shall I sweare to Kate, and you to me,
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And may our Oathes well kept and prosp'rous be.
Senet. Exeunt.
[Epilogue] Enter Chorus. Thus farre with rough, and all-vnable Pen, Our bending Author hath pursu'd the Story, In little roome confining mightie men, Mangling by starts the full course of their glory.
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Small time: but in that small, most greatly liued This Starre of England. Fortune made his Sword; By which, the Worlds best Garden he atchieued: And of it left his Sonne Imperiall Lord. Henry the Sixt, in Infant Bands crown'd King
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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 showne; and for their sake, In your faire minds let this acceptance take.
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[Epilogue] Enter Chorus. Thus farre with rough, and all-vnable Pen, Our bending Author hath pursu'd the Story, In little roome confining mightie men, Mangling by starts the full course of their glory.
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Small time: but in that small, most greatly liued This Starre of England. Fortune made his Sword; By which, the Worlds best Garden he atchieued: And of it left his Sonne Imperiall Lord. Henry the Sixt, in Infant Bands crown'd King
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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 showne; and for their sake, In your faire minds let this acceptance take.
 

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      <l n="3259">In your faire minds let this acceptance take.</l>
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