Enter at one door KING HENRY, EXETER, BEDFORD, GLOUCESTER, WARWICK, WESTMORELAND, and other lords; at another, the FRENCH
KING, QUEEN ISABEL, the princess KATHERINE, ALICE and other ladies; the Duke of BURGUNDY, and his train
Unto our brother France and to our sister,
Health and fair time of day.—Joy and good wishes
To our most fair and princely cousin Katherine.—
And, as a branch and member of this royalty,
5By whom this great assembly is contrived,
We do salute you, Duke of Burgundy.—
And princes French, and peers, health to you all.
Peace to this meeting wherefore we are met.
KING OF FRANCE
10Right joyous are we to behold your face,
Most worthy brother England. Fairly met.
—So are you, princes English, every one.
So happy be the issue, brother England,
Of this good day and of this gracious meeting,
15As we are now glad to behold your eyes—
Your eyes which hitherto have borne in them
Against the French that met them in their bent
The fatal balls of murdering basilisks.
The venom of such looks, we fairly hope,
20Have lost their quality, and that this day
Shall change all griefs and quarrels into love.
To cry “Amen” to that, thus we appear.
You English princes all, I do salute you.