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But follow me, and Edward shall be ours.
1 Watch Who goes there? 2 WATCH. Stay, or thou dieft. (Warwick and the rest cry all, Warwick ! Warwick!
and set upon the guard ; who fly, crying, Arms ! Arms! Warwick and the rest following them.
The drum beating, and trumpets founding.
Enter Warwick, Somerset, and the rest, bringing the King
out in a gown, sitting in a chair ; Glo'ster and Hastings flying over the stage. SOM. What are they that Ay there? WAR. Richard and Hastings. Let them go, here is the
duke. K. Edw. The duke ! why, Warwick, when we parted, Thou call'dft me king ?
WAR. Ay, but the case is alter’d.
K. Edw. Brother of Clarence, and art thou here too?
My mind exceeds the compass of her wheel.
[Takes off his crown. But Henry now shall wear the English crown, And be true king, indeed; thou but the shadow.
My lord of Somerset, at my request,
-Now for a while farewel, good duke of York.
[Exit King Edward led out. OXF. What now remains, my lords, for us to do, But march to London with our soldiers ?
War. Ay, that's the first thing that we have to do; To free king Henry from imprisonment, And see him seated in the regal throne. [Exeunt.
SCENE V. The Palace.
Enter Rivers and the Queen. Riv. Madam, what makes in
this sudden change ? Queen. Why, brother Rivers, are you yet to learn, What late misfortune has befaln king Edward ?
Riv. What ! loss of some pitcht battle against Warwick ?
QUEEN. Ay, almost lain, for he is taken prisoner,
And, as I further have to understand,
Riv. These news, I must confess, are full of grief,
Queen. Till then fair hope must hinder life's decay.
Riv. But, madam, where is Warwick then become?
QUEEN. I am informed that he comes tow'rds London, To set the crown once more on Henry's head : Guess thou the rest, king Edward's friends must down. But to prevent the tyrant's violence, For trust not him that once hath broken faith, I'll hence forthwith unto the fanctuary, To save at least the heir of Edward's right. There shall I rest secure from force and fraud. Come therefore, let us fly, while we may Ay; If Warwick take us, we are sure to die. [Exeunt.
SCENE VI. A Park near Middleham-castle in Yorkshire. Enter Gloucester, Lord Hastings, and Sir William Stanley.
Glo. Now, my lord Hastings, and fir William Stanley, Leave off to wonder why I drew you hither, Into the chiefest thicket of the park.
Thus ftands the case. You know, our king, my brother,
Enter King Edward and a Huntsman with him. HUNT. This way, my lord, for this way lies the game. K. Edw. Nay, this way, man ; see where the huntsmen
stand. Now, brother Glo'ster, Hastings, and the rest, Stand you thus close to steal the bishop's deer?
Glo. Brother, the time and cafe requireth hafte, Your horse stands ready by at the park-corner.
K. Edw. But whither shall we then ?
Hast. To Lyn, my lord, And ship from thence to Flanders. Glo. Well guess’d, believe me, for that was my mean
ing. K. Edw, Stanley, I will requite thy forwardness. Glo. But wherefore stay. we ? 'tis no time to talk. K. Edw. Huntsman, what say'lt thou ? wilt thou go
along? Hunt. Better do so, than tarry. and be hang'd. Glo. Come then away, let's ha' no more ado. K. Edw. Bishop, farewel; shield thee from Warwick's
And pray that I may repossess the crown. [Exeyat.
Sc E N E VII. Changes to the Tower in London. Enter King Henry, Clarence, Warwick, Somerset, young
Richmond, Oxford, Montague, and Lieutenant of the
K. Hen. Mr. Lieutenant, now that God and friends
Liev. Subjects may challenge nothing of their soveBut if an humble prayer may prevail,
[reigns, I then crave pardon of your majesty.
K. Hen. For what, lieutenant ? for well using me?
-But Warwick, aster God, thou sett'st me free,
WAR. Your grace has still been fam'd for virtuous,