Act III, Scene 4 Paris. The palace.
Enter KING HENRY VI, GLOUCESTER,
|TALBOT||My gracious prince, and honourable peers,
Hearing of your arrival in this realm,
I have awhile given truce unto my wars,
To do my duty to my sovereign:
In sign, whereof, this arm, that hath reclaim'd
To your obedience fifty fortresses,
Twelve cities and seven walled towns of strength,
Beside five hundred prisoners of esteem,
Lets fall his sword before your highness' feet,
And with submissive loyalty of heart
Ascribes the glory of his conquest got
First to my God and next unto your grace.
|KING HENRY VI||Is this the Lord Talbot, uncle Gloucester,
That hath so long been resident in France?
|GLOUCESTER||Yes, if it please your majesty, my liege.|
|KING HENRY VI||Welcome, brave captain and victorious lord!
When I was young, as yet I am not old,
I do remember how my father said
A stouter champion never handled sword.
Long since we were resolved of your truth,
Your faithful service and your toil in war;
Yet never have you tasted our reward,
Or been reguerdon'd with so much as thanks,
Because till now we never saw your face:
Therefore, stand up; and, for these good deserts,
We here create you Earl of Shrewsbury;
And in our coronation take your place.
|[Sennet. Flourish. Exeunt all but VERNON and BASSET]|
|VERNON||Now, sir, to you, that were so hot at sea,
Disgracing of these colours that I wear
In honour of my noble Lord of York:
Darest thou maintain the former words thou spakest?
|BASSET||Yes, sir; as well as you dare patronage
The envious barking of your saucy tongue
Against my lord the Duke of Somerset.
|VERNON||Sirrah, thy lord I honour as he is.|
|BASSET||Why, what is he? as good a man as York.|
|VERNON||Hark ye; not so: in witness, take ye that.|
|BASSET||Villain, thou know'st the law of arms is such
That whoso draws a sword, 'tis present death,
Or else this blow should broach thy dearest blood.
But I'll unto his majesty, and crave
I may have liberty to venge this wrong;
When thou shalt see I'll meet thee to thy cost.
|VERNON||Well, miscreant, I'll be there as soon as you;
And, after, meet you sooner than you would.
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|Full Text||Act III, Scene 3 The plains near Rouen.|
|Act I, Scene 1 Westminster Abbey.||Act III, Scene 4 Paris. The palace.|
|Act I, Scene 2 France. Before Orleans.||Act IV, Scene 1 Paris. A hall of state.|
|Act I, Scene 3 London. Before the Tower.||Act IV, Scene 2 Before Bourdeaux.|
|Act I, Scene 4 Orleans.||Act IV, Scene 3 Plains in Gascony.|
|Act I, Scene 5 The same./Act I, Scene 6 The same.||Act IV, Scene 4 Other plains in Gascony.|
|Act II, Scene 1 Before Orleans.||Act IV, Scene 5 The English camp near Bourdeaux./Act IV, Scene 6 A field of battle.|
|Act II, Scene 2 Orleans. Within the town.||Act IV, Scene 7 Another part of the field.|
|Act II, Scene 3 Auvergne. The COUNTESS's castle.||Act V, Scene 1 London. The palace.|
|Act II, Scene 4 London. The Temple-garden.||Act V, Scene 2 France. Plains in Anjou./Act V, Scene 3 Before Angiers.|
|Act II, Scene 5 The Tower of London.||Act V, Scene 4 Camp of the YORK in Anjou.|
|Act III, Scene 1 London. The Parliament-house.||Act V, Scene 5 London. The palace.|
|Act III, Scene 2 France. Before Rouen.|
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