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Why, then I do but drcam on sovereignty ;

Must strike her sail, and learn awhile to serve, Like one that stands upon a promontory,

Where kings command. I was, I must confess, And spies a far-off shore where he would tread, Great Albion's queen in former golden days : Wishing his foot were equal with his eye;

But now mischance hath trod my title down, And chides the sea that sunders him from thence, And with dishonour laid me on the ground; Saying, he 'll ladle it dry to have his way :

Where I must take like seat unto my fortune, So do I wish the crown, being so far ofl';

And to my humble seat conform myself. And so I chide the means that keep me from it;

K. Lew. Why, say, fair queen, whence spriugs this And so I say, I 'll cut the causes off,

deep despair ? Flattering me with impossibilities.

Q. Mar. From such a cause as fills mine eyes

wiù My eye 's too quick, my heart o'erweens too much,

tears, Unless my hand and strength could equal them. And stops my tongue, while heart is drown'd in carez. Well, say there is no kingdom then for Richard ; K. Lew. Whate'er it be, be thou still like thyself, What other pleasure can the world afford ?

And sit thee by our side: yield not thy neck I 'll make my heaven in a lady's lap,

[Seats her by him. And deck my body in gay ornaments,

To fortune's yoke, but let thy dauntless mind
And witch sweet ladies with my words and looks. Still ride in triumph over all mischance.
O miserable thought! anil more unlikely

Be plain, queen Margaret, and tell thy grief;
Than to accomplish twenty golden crowns !

It shall be eas d if France can yield relief Why, love forswore me in my mother's womb :

Q. Mar. Those gracious words revive my drooping And, for I should not deal in her sott laws,

thoughts, She did corrupt frail nature with some bribe

And give my tongue-tied sorrows leave to speak. To shrink mine arm up like a wither'd shrub;

Now, therefore, be it known to noble Lewis, To make an envious mountain on my back,

That Henry, sole possessor of my love, Where sits deformity to mock my body;

Is, of a king, become a banish'd man, To shape my legs of an unequal size;

And forc'd to live in Scotland a forlorn ; To disproportion me in every part,

While proud ambitious Edward, duke of York, Like to a chaos, or an unlick'd bear-whelp,

Usurps the regal title, and the seat That carries no impression like the dam.

Of England's true-anointed lawful king. And am I then a man to be belov d ?

This is the cause that I, poor Margaret, O, monstrous fault, to harbour such a thought! With this, my son, prince Edward, Henry's heir, Then, since this earth affords no joy to me

Am come to crave thy just and lawful aid; But to coinmand, to check, to o'erbear such

And if thou fail us all our hope is done : As are of better person than myself,

Scotland hath will to help, but cannot belp; I 'll make my heaven to dream upon the crown; Our people and our peers are both misled, And, whiles I live, to account this world but hell, Our treasure seiz'd, our soldiers put to tlight, Until my mis-shap'd trunk, that bears this head, And, as thou seest, ourselves in heary plight. Be round impaled with a glorious crown.

K. Lew. Renowned queen, with patience calm the And yet I know not how to get the crown,

storm, For many lives stand between me and home;

While we hethink a means to break it oft'. And I,- like one lost in a thorny wood,

Q. Mar. The more we stay the stronger grows our fie That rents the thorns, and is rent with the thorns,

K. Lew. The more I stay the more I 'll succourtiem Seeking a way, and straying from the way;

Q. Mar. O, but impatience waiteth un true surrow : Not knowing how to find the open air,

And see, where comes the breeder of my sorrow. But toiling desperately to find it out,Torment myself to catch the English crown:

Enter WARWICK, attended. And from that torment I will free myself,

K. Lev. What 's he approacheth boldly to our pre Or hew my way out with a bloody axe.

sence? Why, I can smile, and murther whiles I smile :

Q. Mar. Our earl of Warwick, Edward's greatest And cry, content, to that which grieves my heart;

friend. And wet my cheeks with artificial tears,

K. Lew. Welcome, brave Warwick : What brings And frame my face to all occasions.

thee to France ? I'll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall; [Descending from his state. QUEEN MARGARET rises. I 'll slay more gazers than the basilisk;

Q. Mar. Ay, now begins a second storm to rise; I'll play the orator as well as Nestor ;

For this is he that moves both wind and tide. Deceive more slily than Ulysses could ;

War. From worthy Edward, king of Albion, And, like a Sinon, take another Troy :

My lord and sovereign, and thy vowed friend, I can add colours to the cameleon;

I come, in kindness and unfeigned love, Change shapes with Proteus, for advantages,

First, to do greetings to thy royal person; And set the murtherous Machiavel to school.

And then to crave a league of amity :
Can I do this, and cannot get a crown ?

And, lastly, to confirm that amity
Tut! were it farther ofi' I 'll pluck it down. [Erit. With nuptial knot, if thou vouchsafe to grant

That virtuous lady Bona, thy fair sister,
SCENE III.-France. A Room in the Palace. To England's king in lawful marriage.
Flourish. Enter Lewis the French King, and

Q. Mar. If that go forward Henry's hope is done.

War. And, gracious masam (to Bonaj, in our king's Lady Bona, attended ; the King takes his state.


I am commanded, with your leave and favour, her son, and the Earl of OxFORD.

Humbly to kiss your hand, and with my tongue K. Lev. Fair queen of England, worthy Margaret, To tell the passion of my sovereign's heart;

(Rising. Where fame, late entering at his heedful ears, Sit down with us; it ill befits thy state

Hath plac'd thy beauty's image, and thy virtue. And birth that thou shouldst stand, while Lewis doth sit. Q. Mar. King Lewis, and lady Bona, hear me speak.

Q. Mar. No, mighty king of France; wow Margaret Before you answer Warwick. His deinand



Springs not from Edward's well-meant honest love, K. Lero. Then, Warwick, thus,–Our sister shall be But from deceit, bred by necessity;

Edward's ; For how can tyrants sately govern home,

And now forthwith shall articles be drawn Unless abroad they purchase great alliance ?

Touching the jointure that your king must make, To prove him tyrant, this reason may suflice,

Which with her dowry shall be counterpois d : That Henry liveth still : but were he dead,

Draw near, queen Margaret, and be a witness Yet bere prince Edward stands, king Henry's son.

That Bona shall be wife to the English king. Look therefore, Lewis, that by this league and marriage Prince. To Edward, but not to the English king. Thou draw not on thy danger and dishonour :

Q. Mar. Deceitful Warwick! it was thy device l'or though usurpers sway the rule awhile,

By this alliance to make void my suit;
Yet Heavens are just, and time suppresseth wrongs. Before thy coming Lewis was Henry's friend.
War. Injurious Margaret !

K. Lev. And still is friend to him and Margaret : Prince.

And why not queen ? But if your title to the crown be weak,
War. Because thy father Henry did usurp; As may appear by Edward's good success,
And thou no inore art prince than she is queen.

Then 't is but reason that I be releas d
Orf. Then Warwick disannuls great John of Gaunt, From giving aid, which late I promised.
Which did subulue the greatest part of Spain ;

Yet sball you have all kindness at my hand Anil, after John of Gaunt, Henry the fourth,

T'hat your estate requires, and mine can yield. Whose wisdom was a mirror to the wisest;

War. Henry now lives in Scotland, at his ease ; And, after that wise prince, Henry the fifth,

Where, having nothing, nothing he can lose. Who by his prowess conquered all France :

And as for you yourself, our quondam queen, From these our Henry lineally descends.

You have a father able to maintain you; War. Oxford, how haps it in this smooth discourse And better 't were you troubled him than France. You told not, how Henry the sixth hath lost

Q. Mar. Peace, impudent and shameless Warwick, All that which Henry the fifth had gotten?

peace; Methinks, these peers of France should smile at that. Proud setter-up and puller-down of kings! But for the rest, you tell a pedigree

I will not hence till with my talk and tears, Of threescore and two years ; a silly time

Both full of truth, I make king Lewis behold To make prescription for a kingdom's worth.

Thy sly conveyance," and thy lord's false love ; Orf. Why, Warwick, canst thou speak against thy For both of you are birds of self-same feather. liege,

(A horn sounded within. Whom thou obeyedst thirty and six years,

K. Lcu. Warwick, this is some post to us, or thee. And not bewray thy treason with a blush?

Enter a Messenger.
War. Can Oxford, that did ever fence the right,
Now buckler falsehood with a pedigree?

Mess. My lord ambassador, these letters are for you ; For shame! leave Henry, and call Edward king. Sent from your brother, marquis Montague ;

Ozf. Call him my king, by whose injurious doom These from our king unto your inajesty ;-
My elder brother, the lord Aubrey Vere,

And, madam, these for you; from whom-I know not. Was done to death ? and more than so, my father,

To MARGARET. They all read their letters. Even in the downfall of his mellow d years,

Orf. I like it well, that our fair queen and mistress When nature brought him to the door of death? Smiles at her news, while Warwick frowns at his. No, Warwick, no; while lise upholds this arm,

Prince. Nay, mark, how Lewis stamps as he were This arm upholds the house of Lancaster.

nettled : War. And I the house of York.

I hope all 's for the best. K. Leu. Queen Margaret, prince Edward, and Os- K. Lew. Warwick, what are thy news ? and yours, ford,

fair queen ? Vouchsafe at our request to stand aside,

Q. Mar. Mine, such as fill my heart with unbop'd joys. While I use further conference with Warwick.

War. Mine, full of sorrow and heart's discontent Q. Mar. Heavens grant that Warwick's words be- K. Ler. What! has your king married the lady Grey ? witch hiin not!

And now, to soothe your forgery and his, [Retiring with the Prince and Oxford. Sends me a paper to persuade me patience ? K. Lew. Now, Warwick, tell me, even upon thy Is this the alliance that he seeks with France ? conscience,

Dare he presume to scorn us in this manner ? I: Edward your true king? for I were loth

Q. Mar. I told your majesty as much before : To link with himn that were not lawful chosen.

This proveth Edward's love and Warwick's honesty. War. There in I pawn my credit and mine honour. War. King Lewis, I here protest, in sight of Heaven, K. Ler. But is he gracious in the people's eye? Anıl by the hope I have of heavenly bliss, War. The more, that Henry was unfortunate. That I am clear from this misdeed of Edward's ;

K. Lew. Then further, all dissembling set aside, No more my king, for he dishonours me; Tell me for truth the measure of his love

But most himself, if he could see his shame.
Coto our sister Bona.

Did I forget, that by the house of York
Such it seems

My father came untimely to his death?
As may beseem a monarch like himself.

Did I let pass the abuse done to my niece ? Jireell have often heard him say, and swear,

Did I impale him with the regal crown? That this his love was an eternal plant,

Did I put Henry from his native right; Whereof the root was fix'd in virtue's ground,

And am I guerdon'd at the last with shame? The leaves and fruit maintain'd with beauty's sun; Shame on himself: for my desert is honour. Exempt from envy, but not from disdain,

And to repair my honour lost for him, Unlees tbe laily Bona quit his pain.

I here renounce him, and return to Henry : K. Lero. Now, sister, let us hear your firm resolve. My noble queen, let former grudges pass,

Bmr. Your grant, or your denial, shall be mine :-- And henceforth I am thy true servitor; Yet I confess. [To War) that often ere this day, I will revenge bis wrong to lady Buna, "Then I have heard your king's desert recounted, And replant Henry in his former state. Mina par bath tempted judgment to desire.

& Cum eyance--juugiing-lice.


Q. Mar. Warwick, these words have turn d my hate K. Lew.

But, Warwick, thou, to love;

And Oxford, with five thousand men, And I forgive and quite forget old faults,

Shall cross the seas, and bid false Edward battle: And joy that thou becom'st king Henry's friend And, as occasion serves, this noble queen

War. So much his friend, ay, his unfeigned friend, And prince shall follow with a fresh supply. That if king Lewis vouchsafe to furnish us

Yet, ere thou go, but answer me one doubt; With some few bands of chosen soldiers,

What pledge have we of thy firm loyalty ? I'll undertake to land them on our coast,

War. This shall assure my constant loyalty: And force the tyrant from his seat by war.

That if our queen and this young prince agree, 'T is not his new-made bride shall succour him : I'll join mine eldest daughter, and my joy, And as for Clarence, as my letters tell me,

To him forthwith in holy wedlock bands. He 's very likely now to fall from him ;

Q. Mar. Yes, I agree, and thank you


your For matching more for wanton lust than honour,

motion : Or than for strength and safety of our country.

Son Edward, she is fair and virtuous,
Bona. Dear brother, how shail Bona be reveng'u, Therefore delay not, give thy hand to Warwick;
But by thy help to this distressed queen ?

And, with thy hand, thy faith irrevocable,
Q. Mar. Renowned prince, how shall poor Henry live, That only Warwick's daughter shall be thine.
Unless thon rescue him from foul despair ?

Prince. Yes, I accept her, for she well deserves it;
Bona. My quarrel and this English queen's are one. And here, to pledge my vow, I give my hand.
War. And mine, fair lady Bona, joins with yours.

[He gives his hand to Warwick. K. Lew. And mine with hers, and thine, and Mar- K. Lew. Why stay we now? These soldiers sail garet's.

be levied, Therefore, at last, I firmly am resolv’d,

And thou, lord Bourbon, our high admiral,
You shall have aid.

Shall waft them over with our royal fleet.
Q. Mar. Let me give humble thanks for all at once. I long till Edward fall by war's mischance,

K. Lew. Then, England's messenger, return in post; For mocking marriage with a dame of France.
And tell false Edward, thy supposed king,

(Exeunt all but WARWICK. That Lewis of France is sending over maskers,

War. I came from Edward as ambassador,
To revel it with him and his new bride:

But I return his sworn and mortal foe :
Thou seest what 's past, go fear“ thy king withal. Matter of marriage was the charge he gave me,

Bona. Tell him, in hope he 'll prove a widower shortly, But dreadful war shall answer his demand
I 'll wear the willow garland for his sake.

Had he none else to make a stale" but me? Q. Mar. Tell bim, my mourning weeds are laid aside, Then none but I shall turn his jest to sorrow. And I am ready to put armour on.

I was the chief that rais'd him to the crown, War. Tell him from me, that he hath done me wrong; And I 'll be chief to bring him dowu again : And therefore I 'll uncrown him, ere 't be long.

Not that I pity Henry's misery, l'here's thy reward; be gone.

(Prit Mess. But seek revenge on Euwari's mockery. (Erit.


SCENE I.-London. A Room in the Palace. Whom God hath join`d together : ay, and it were pity

To sunder them that yoke so well together. Enter GLOSTER, CLARENCE, SOMERSET, MONTAGUE,

K. Edw. Setting your scorns and your mislike aside, and others.

Tell me some reason, why the lady Grey Glo. Now tell me, brother Clarence, what think you Should not become my wife, and England's queen : Of this new marriage with the lady Grey ?

And you too, Somerset and Montague, Ilath not our brother made a worthy choice?

Speak freely what you think. Clar. Alas, you know, 't is far from hence to France; Clar. Then this is my opinion, that king Lewis How could he stay till Warwick made return? Becomes your enemy, for mocking him Som. My lords, forbear this talk; here comes the king. About the marriage of the lady Bona.

Glo. And Warwick, doing what you gave in charge, Fiourish. Enter King Edward, attended; LADY

Is now dishonoured by this new marriage. Grey, as Queen; PEMBROKE, STAFFORD, Has

K. Edr. What, if both Lewis and Warwick be apa TINGS, and others.

peas d Glo. And his well-chosen bride.

By such invention as I can devise ? Clar. I mind to tell him plainly what I think. Mont. Yet, to have join'd with France in such alliance, K. Edw. Now, brother of Clarence, how like you our Would more have strengthen'd this our commonwea ta choice,

'Gainst foreiyn storms, than any home-bred marriage. That you stand pensive, as half malcontent?

Hast. Why, knows not Montague that of itself Clar. As well as Lewis of France, or the earl of England is safe, if tre within itself? Warwick;

Mont. Yes, but the safer when it is back d with Which are so weak of courage and in judgment,

France. That they 'll take no offence at our abuse.

Hast. 'T is better using France than trusting France : K. Edw. Suppose they take oflence without a cause, Let us be backd with God, and with the seas, They are but Lewis and Warwick; I am Edward, Which he hath given for fence impregnable, Your king and Warwick's, and must have my

will. And with their helps only defend ourselves; Glo. And you shall have your will, because our king; In them, and in ourselves, our safety lies. Yet hasty marriage seldom proveth well.

Clar. For this one speech, lord Hastings well deserter k. Edı. Yea, brother Richard, are you offended too? To have the heir of the lord Hungerford. Glo. Not I: no.

K. Edw. Ay, what of that? it was my will and grant; God forbid that I should wish them sever'd

And, for this once, my will shall stand for law.



Glo. And yet, methinks, your grace hath not done well Mess. Ay, gracious sovereign; they are so link di: To give the heir und daughter of lord Scales

friendship Unto the brother of your loving bride;

That young prince Edward marries Warwick's daughter. She better would have fitted me, or Clarence :

Clar. Belike, the elder; Clarence will have the But in your bride you bury brotherhod.

younger. Clar. Or else you would not have bestow'd the heir Now, brother king, farewell, and sit you fast, Of the lord Bonville on your new wife's son,

For I will hence to Warwick's other daughter ; And leave your brothers to go speed elsewhere.

That, though I want a kingdom, yet in marriage K. Edw. Alas, poor Clarence! is it for a wife I may not prove inferior to yourself. That thou art malcontent? I will provide thee. You that love me and Warwick, follow me. Clar. In choosing for yourself you show'd your judg

[Exit CLARENCE, and Somerset follows. ment;

Glo. Not I. Which being shallow, you shall give me leave

My thoughts aim at a further matter; To play the broker in mine own behall;

I stay not for love of Edward, but the crown. [ Aside. And, to that end, I shortly mind to leare you.

K. Edw. Clarence and Somerset both gone to Warwick! K. Edro. Leave me, or tarıy, Edward will be king, Yet am I arm d against the worst can happen; And not be tied unto his brother's will.

And haste is needful in this desperate case. Q. Eliz. My lords, before it pleas'd his majesty Pembroke, and Stafford, you in our behalf To raise my state to title of a queen,

Go levy men, and make prepare for war. Do me but right, and you must all confess

They are already, or quickly will be landed : That I was not ignoble of descent,

Myself in person will straight follow you. And meaner than myself have had like fortune.

[Eceunt Pembroke and STAFFORD. But as this title honours me and mine,

But, ere I go, Hastings and Montague,
So your dislikes, to whom I would be pleasing, Resolve my doubt. You twain, of all the rest,
Do cloud my joys with danger and with sorrow. Are near to Warwick by blood, and by alliance :
K. Edw. My love, forbear to fawn upon their frowns: Tell if


love Warwick more than me? What danger or what sorrow can befall thee,

If it be so, then both depart to him; So long as Edward is thy constant friend,

I rather wish you toes than hollow friends ; And their true sovereign, whom they must obey ? But if you mind to hold your true obedience, Vay, whom they shall obey, and love thee too,

Give me assurance with some friendly vow, Unless they seek for hatred at my hands :

That I may never have you in suspect. Which if they do, yet will I keep thee safe,

Mont. So God help Montague, as he proves true! And they shall feel the vengeance of my wrath.

Hast. And Hastings, as he favours Edward's cause! Glo. I hear, yet say not much, but think the more. K. Edw. Now, brother Richard, will you stand by us?

[Aside. Glo. Ay, in despite of all that shall withstand you.

K. Edw. Why so; then am I sure of victory. Enter a Messenger.

Now therefore let us hence; and lose no hour,
K. Edw. Now, messenger, what letters or what news Till we meet Warwick with his foreign power. [Exeunt.
From France ?

Mess. My sovereign liege, no letters; and few words, SCENE II.-A Plain in Warwickshire.
But such as I, without your special pardon,
Dare not relate.

Enter WARWICK and Oxford, with French and other

Forces. K. Edro. Go to, we pardon thee: therefore, in brief, Tell me their words as near as thou canst guess them. War. Trust me, my lord, all hitherto goes well; What answer makes king Lewis unto our letters ? The common people by numbers swarm to us.

Jess. At my depart, these were his very words : " Go tell false Edward, thy supposed king,

Enter CLARENCE and SOMERSET. That Lewis of France is sending over maskers

But, see, where Somerset and Clarence come;
To revel it with him and his new bride."

Speak suddenly, my lords; are we all friends ?
K. Edw. Is Lewis so brave? belike he thinks me Clar. Fear not that, my lord.

War. Then, gentle Clarence, welcome unto Warwick; But what said lady Bona to my marriage ?

And welcome, Somerset: I hold it cowardice, Mess. These were her words, utter'd with mild dis- To rest mistrustful where a noble heart dain :

Hath pawn's an open hand in sign of love ; “ Tell him, in hope he'll prove a widower shortly, Else might I think that Clarence, Edward's brother, I'll wear the willow garland for his sake."

Were but a feigned friend to our proceedlings: K. Edu. I blame not her, she could say little less; But welcome, sweet Clarence; my daughter shall be She had the wrong. But what said Henry's queen ?

thine. For I have heard that she was there in place."

And now what rests, but, in night's coverture, Mess. “Tell him," quoth she, “my mourning weeds Thy brother being carelessly encamp'd, are done,

His soldiers lurking in the towns about,
And I am ready to put armour on.”

And but attended hy a simple guard,
K. Edw. Belike she minds to play the Amazon. We may surprise and take him at our pleasure ?
But what said Warwick to these injuries ?

Our scouts have found the adventure very easy : Mess. He, more incens d against your majesty That as Ulysses, and stout Diomede, Than all the rest, discharg'd me with these words: With slight and manhood stole to Rhesus' tents, * Tell him from me, that he hath done me wrong, And brought from thence the Thracian tatal steeds; And therefore I'll úncrown him ere 't be long.” So we, well cover'd with the night's black mantle, K. Edu, Ha! durst the traitor breathe out so proud At unawares may beat down Edward's guard, words?

And seize himself: I say not, slaughter him, Well, I will arm me, being thus forewarn d :

For I intend but only to surprise him. They shall bave wars, and pay for their presumption.

You that will follow me to this attempt But say, is Warwick friends with Margaret ?

Applaud the name of Henry, with your leader. . In place, there present

(They all cry Menry !

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Why, then, let 's on our way in silent sort :

War. Then, for his mind, be Edward England's king : For Warwick and his friends, God and St. George!

[Takes off his croica. [Exeunt. But Henry now shall wear the English crown,

And be true king indeed; thou but the shadow. SCENE III.--Edward's Camp near Warwick. My lord of Somerset, at my request,

See that forthwith duke Edward be convey'd Enter certain Watchmen, to guard the King's tent.

Unto my brother, archbishop of York. 1 Watch. Come on, my masters, each man take his Wben I have fought with Pernbroke and his fellows, stand ;

I 'll follow you, and tell what answer The king, by this, is set him down to sleep.

Lewis, and the lady Bona, send to him : 2 Watch. What, will he not to bed ?

Now, for a while, farewell, good duke of York. 1 Watch. Why, no : for he hath made a solemn vow K. Edr. What fates impose, that men must needs Never to lie and take his natural rest

abide; Till Warwick, or himself, be quite suppress'il.

It boots not to resist both wind and tide. 2 Iratch. To-morrow then, belike, shall be the day, [Erit King EDWARD, led out; SOMERSET with him. If Warwick he so near as men report.

Orf. What now remains, my lords, for us to do, 3 Watch. But say, I pray, what nobleman is that But march to London with our soldiers ? That with tbe king here resteth in his tent?

War. Ay, that is the first thing that we have to do; 1 Watch. "T is the lord Hastings, the king's chiefest To free king Henry from imprisonment, friend.

And see him seated in the regal tbrone. (Erennt. 3 Watch. O, is it so ? But why commands the king That his chief followers louige in towns about him, SCENE IV.-London. A Room in the Palace. While he himself keepeth in the cold field ? 2 Watch. 'T is the more honour, because more dan

Enter QUEEN ELIZABETH and Rivers. gerous.

Riv. Madam,what makes you in this sudden change! 3 Watch. Ay; but give me worship, and quietness, Q. Eliz. Why, brother Rivers, are you yet to learn I like it better iban a dangerous honour.

What late misfortune is befall'n king Elward ! If Warwick knew in what estate he stands,

Riv. What, loss of some pitch'd battle against War"T is to be doubted he would waken him.

wick ? 1 Watch. Unless our halberds did shut


Q. Eliz. No, but the loss of his own royal person.

Riv. Then is my sovereign slain ? 2 IVatch. Ay; wherefore else guard we his royal tent, Q. Eliz. Ay, almost slain, for he is taken prisoner ; But to defend his person from night-lues ?

Either betray'd by falsehood of his guaru,

Or by his foe surpris i at unawares : Enter Warwick, CLARENCE, Oxford, SOMERSET, And, as I further have to understand, and Forces.

Is new committed to the bishop of York, War. This is his tent; and see, where stands his Fell Warwick's brother, and by that our foe. guard.

Riv. These news, I must confess, are full of grief : ('ourage, my masters : honour now, or never!

Yel, gracious madam, bear it as you may; But follow me, and Edward shall be ours.

Warwick may lose, that now liath won the day. I Watch. Who goes there?

Q. Eliz. Till then, fair bope must hinder lite's decay. 2 Watch. Stay, or thou diest.

And I the rather wean me from despair,
[Warwick, and the rest, cry all-Warwick! | For love of Edward's offspring in my womb:

Warwick! and set upon the Guard ; who fly, i This is it that makes me bridle passion,
crying- Arm! Arm! WARWICK, and the And bear with mildness my misfortune's cross;
rest, following them.

Ay, ay, for this I draw in many a tear,

And stop the rising of blood-sucking sighs, l'he drum beating, and trumpets sounding, re-enter

Lest with my sighs or tears I blast or drown Warwick, and the rest, bringing the King out in King Edward's fruit

, true heir to the English crown. a gown, sitting in a chair : Gloster and HASTINGS

Riv. But, madam, where is Warwick then become fly.

Q. Eliz. I am informed that he comes towarus Som. What are they that fly there?

London, War. Richard and Hastings: let them go, liere is To set the crown once more on Henry's head: the duke.

Guess thou the rest; king Edward's friends must dowti. K. Edw. The duke! why, Warwick, when we parted But, to prevent the tyrant's violence, last,

(For trust not him that bath once broken faith,) Thou call'dst me king

ì 'll hence forthwith unto the sanctuary, War.

Ay, but the case is alter'd : To save at least the heir of Edward's right; When you disgrac'd me in my ambassade,

There shall I rest secure from force and fraud. Then I degraded you from being king,

Come therefore, let us fly, while we may fly; And come now to create you duke of York.

If Warwick take us we are sure to die.

[Елены Alas! how should you govern any kingdom, That know not how to use ainbassadors ;

SCENE V.-A Park near Middleham Castle w Nor how to be contented with one wife;

Nor how to use your brothers brotherly ;
Nor how to study for th:e people's welfare;


and others. Nor how to shround yourself from enemies ?

k'. Edw. Yea, brother of Clarence, art thou here tout Glo. Now, my lord Hastings, and sir William Nay, then I see that Edward needs must down.

Stanley, Yet, Warwick, in despite of all inischance,

Leave off to wonder why I drew you bither, of thee thyself, and all thy complices,

Into this chiefest thicket of the park. Eriward will always bear bimseli' as king:

Thus stands the case : You know our king, my trurier Though fortune's malice overthrow my state,

la prisoner to the bishop here, at whics anus My mind exceeds the compass of her wheel

Thelath good usage and great liberty ;

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