Henry VI, Part One; Henry VI, Part Two; Henry VI, Part Three
New American Library, 1986 - 620 pages
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Father , the Duke hath told the truth ; Thus got the house of Lancaster the crown . York . Which now they hold by force and not by right : For Richard , the first son's heir , being dead , The issue of the next son should have reigned .
York cannot speak , unless he wear a crown . A crown for York ! and , lords , bow low to him . Hold you his hands whilst I do set it on . [ Puts a paper crown on his head . ] Ay , marry , o sir , now looks he like a king !
But , if thou be a king , where is thy crown ? King Henry . My crown is in my heart , not on my head ; Not decked with diamonds and Indian stones , Nor to be seen . My crown is called content : A crown it is that seldom kings enjoy .
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Henry VI Part One
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