Act III, Scene 3 A bedchamber.
Enter the KING, SALISBURY,
WARWICK, to the
|KING HENRY VI||How fares my lord? speak, Beaufort, to
|CARDINAL||If thou be'st death, I'll give thee England's treasure,
Enough to purchase such another island,
So thou wilt let me live, and feel no pain.
|KING HENRY VI||Ah, what a sign it is of evil life,
Where death's approach is seen so terrible!
|WARWICK||Beaufort, it is thy sovereign speaks to thee.|
|CARDINAL||Bring me unto my trial when you will.
Died he not in his bed? where should he die?
Can I make men live, whether they will or no?
O, torture me no more! I will confess.
Alive again? then show me where he is:
I'll give a thousand pound to look upon him.
He hath no eyes, the dust hath blinded them.
Comb down his hair; look, look! it stands upright,
Like lime-twigs set to catch my winged soul.
Give me some drink; and bid the apothecary
Bring the strong poison that I bought of him.
|KING HENRY VI||O thou eternal Mover of the heavens.
Look with a gentle eye upon this wretch!
O, beat away the busy meddling fiend
That lays strong siege unto this wretch's soul.
And from his bosom purge this black despair!
|WARWICK||See, how the pangs of death do make him grin!|
|SALISBURY||Disturb him not; let him pass peaceably.|
|KING HENRY VI||Peace to his soul, if God's good pleasure be!
Lord cardinal, if thou think'st on heaven's bliss,
Hold up thy hand, make signal of thy hope.
He dies, and makes no sign. O God, forgive him!
|WARWICK||So bad a death argues a monstrous life.|
|KING HENRY VI||Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all.
Close up his eyes and draw the curtain close;
And let us all to meditation.
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|Full Text||Act III, Scene 3 A bedchamber.|
|Act I, Scene 1 London. The palace.||Act IV, Scene 1 The coast of Kent.|
|Act I, Scene 2 GLOUCESTER'S house.||Act IV, Scene 2 Blackheath.|
|Act I, Scene 3 The palace.||Act IV, Scene 3 Another part of Blackheath./Act IV, Scene 4 London. The palace. /Act IV, Scene 5 London. The Tower./Act IV, Scene 6 London. Cannon Street.|
|Act I, Scene 4 GLOUCESTER's garden.||Act IV, Scene 7 London. Smithfield.|
|Act II, Scene 1 Saint Alban's.||Act IV, Scene 8 Southwark.|
|Act II, Scene 2 London. YORK'S garden.||Act IV, Scene 9 Kenilworth Castle./Act IV, Scene 10 Kent. IDEN's garden.|
|Act II, Scene 3 A hall of justice.||Act V, Scene 1 Fields between Dartford and Blackheath.|
|Act II, Scene 4 A street.||Act V, Scene 2 Saint Alban's.|
|Act III, Scene 1 The Abbey at Bury St. Edmund's.||Act V, Scene 3 Fields near St. Alban's.|
|Act III, Scene 2 Bury St. Edmund's. A room of state.|
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