The Historical Shakespearian Reader; Comprising the "Histories," Or, "Chronicle Plays" of Shakespeare Expurgated and Revised, with Notes by John W. S. Hows
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...amen to that, thns we appear. Q. Isa. You English princes all, I do salute you. Bur. My duty to you both, on equal love, Great kings of France and England! That I have labor'd, With all my wits, my pains, and strong endeavors, To bring your most imperial majesties Unto this bar and royal interview. You are assembled: and my speech entreats That I may know the let, why gentle Peace Should not expel these inconveniences, And bless us with her foj-mer qualities. K. Hen. If, duke of Burgundy, you would have peace, You must buy that peace With full accord to all our just demands; Whose tenors and particular effects You have, enschedul'd briefly, in your hands. Bur. The king hath heard them; to the which, as yet, There is no answer made. K. Hen. Well then, the peace, Which you before so urg'd, lies in his answer. Fr. King. I have but with a cursorary eye O'er-glanc'd the articles: pleaseth your grace To appoint some of your council presently To sit with us once more, with better heed To re-survey them, we will suddenly Pass our accept, and peremptory answer. K. Hen. Brother, we shall.--Go, uncle Exeter, --And brother Clarence, --and yon, brother Gloster, --Warwick, --and Huntington, --go with the king; And take with you free power to ratify, Augment, or alter, as your wisdoms best Shall see advantageable for our dignity, Any thing in, or out of, our demands; And we'll consign thereto.--Will you, fair sister, Go with the princes, or stay here with us? Q. Isa. Out gracious brother, I will go with them: Haply a woman's voice may do some good, When articles, too nicely urg'd, be stood on. K. Hen. Yet leave our cousin Katharine here with us: She is our capital demand, compris'd Within the fore-rank of our articles. Q. Isa. She hath good leave. Exeunt all except...
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