Life of William Shakespeare, by J.O. Halliwell-Phillipps. Henry VI, PT. 1-3

Life of William Shakespeare, by J.O. Halliwell-Phillipps. Henry VI, PT. 1-3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...may be shortened. Puc. Will nothing turn your unrelenting hearts? Then, Joan, discover thine infirmity, 60 That warranteth by law to be thy privilege. I am with child, ye bloody homicides: Murder not then the fruit within my womb, Although ye hale me to a violent death. York. Now heaven forfend! the holy maid with child! War. The greatest miracle that e'er ye wrought: Is all your strict preciseness come to this? York. She and the Dauphin have been juggling: I did imagine what would be her refuge. War. Well, go to; we 'll have no bastards live; 70 Especially since Charles must father it. Pac. You are deceived; my child is none of his: It was Alencon that en joy'd my love. York. Alencon! that notorious Machiavel! It dies, an if it had a thousand lives. Puc. O, give me leave, I have deluded you: 'Twas neither Charles nor yet the duke I named, But Reignier, king of Naples, that prevail'd. War. A married man! that 's most intolerable. York. Why, here 's a girl! I think she knows not well, 80 There were so many, whom she may accuse. War. It 's sign she hath been liberal and free. York. And yet, forsooth, she is a virgin pure. 78. For this murdering of the heroic maiden's character, --a thing more cruel than her death itself, --Shakespeare had the authority of the chroniclers, and, doubtless, of popular tradition. The following is Holinshed's story: "But herein, she fullie afore possest of the feend, not able to hold hir in anie towardnesse of grace, falling streight waie into hir former abominations, yet seeking to eetch out life as long as she might, stake not to confesse hir selfe a strumpet, and to be with child. For trial, the lord regents lenitie gave hir nine months staie, more

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