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PLAYS OF SHAKSPEARE,
EXHIBITED IN A
SERIES OF OUTLINE PLATES
THE STORY OF EACH PLAY.
DRAWN AND ENGRAVED
BY FRANK HO WAR D.
QUOTATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS.
ACADEMY); J. G. AND F. RIVINGTON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-
LIST OF PLATES.
1. Philip, King of France, demanding the kingdom of England from
John, in right of Arthur. 2. The Citizens of Angiers propose that the Dauphin shall marry
Blanch of Castile. 3. Lord Salisbury is sent to Constance to inform her of the peace, and
to fetch her to the kings. She throws herself on the ground.
Enter King John, King Philip, Lewis, Blanch, Elinor, &c. &c. 4. Pandulph, the legate from the Pope, excommunicates King John,
for resisting the appointment of Stephen Langton as archbishop of Canterbury, and commands Philip to renounce his league with
him. 5. A battle is fought, and Arthur is taken prisoner. 6. Hubert going to burn out Arthur's eyes with hot irons. 7. King John recrowned— His lords desire to have the keeping of
Arthur. 8. Arthur jumps off the walls of the castle. 9. Salisbury, Pembroke, and Bigot, find the body of Arthur.–Faulcon
bridge and Hubert. 10. King John resigns his crown to Pandulph the legate, who returns
it to him. 11. Salisbury, Pembroke, and Bigot, join the Dauphin in his attack
upon England. In the battle, a French nobleman, the Count
Melun, is slain. 12. The return of the Lords to King John, who is sick of a fever at
Swinstead Abbey, with Prince Henry in their company. A
monk brings refreshments to the king. 13. The death of King John.
LIST OF PLATES.
RICHARD THE SECOND.
1. The duel at Gosford Green, between the Dukes of Hereford and
Norfolk, stopped by King Richard. 2. Richard seizing John of Gaunt's effects upon his death. The Duke
of York endeavouring to prevent him. 3. Bolingbroke, returned from banishment, in arms, joined by the Earl
of Northumberland, &c.-Enter York, attended. 6. Richard's return from Ireland; met by the Earl of Salisbury. 5. The meeting between Bolingbroke and Richard. 6. Queen overhearing the conversation of the Gardeners. 7. The entry of Bolingbroke and Richard into London. 8. The resignation of the crown to Bolingbroke by Richard. 9. The parting between Richard and his Queen, on his way to the
Tower. 10. The murder of Richard.
HENRY THE FOURTH.
1. Hotspur after the battle at Holmedon. 2. Hotspur defending himself before the King against the charge of
having denied the prisoners.-Worcester banished from the pre
sence. 3. Falstaff, Bardolph, Gadshill, and Peto, having robbed and bound
some travellers, are about to share the plunder, when Prince Henry and Poins, disguised, set on them. Falstaff, after a blow
or two, and the rest, run away. 4. Hotspur and Lady Percy. 5. Falstaff relating his adventures to Prince Henry and Poins. 6. Falstaff playing the part of the King. 7. Hotspur, Glendower, and Mortimer, dividing the kingdom. 8. Death of Hotspur. 9. Prince John, Prince Henry, and Falstaff.