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* And see, where comes the breeder of my sorrow. Oxf. Call him my king, by whose injurious doom

· My elder brother, the lord Aubrey Vere, Enter Warwick, attended.

Was done to death? and more than so, my father, · K. Lew. What's he, approacheth boldly to our | Even in the downfall of his mellow'd

years, presence?

When nature brought him to the door of death? Q. Mar. Our earl of Warwick, Edward's great. No, Warwick, no ; while life upholds this arm, est friend.

This arm upholds the house of Lancaster. K. Lew. Welcome, brave Warwick! What War. And I the house of York. brings thee to France?

K. Lew. Queen Margaret, prince Edward, and (Descending from his state, Queen Mar. rises.

Oxford, * R. Ay, now begins a second storm to rise; | Vouchsafe, at our request, to stand aside, * For this is he, that moves both wind and tide. While I use further conference with Warwick.

War. From worthy Edward, king of Albion, * Q. Mar. Heaven grant, that Warwick's words My lord and sovereign, and thy vowed friend,

bewitch him not! I come, -in kindness, and unfeigned love,

(Retiring with the Prince and Oxford. First to do greetings to thy royal person;

K. Lew. Now, Warwick, tell me, even upon And, then, to crave a league of amity;

thy conscience, And, lastly, to confirm that amity

* Is Edward your true king? for I were loath, With nuptial knot, thou vouchsafe to grant • To link with him that were not lawful chosen. That virtuous lady Bona, thy fair sister,

War. Thereon I pawn my credit and mine To England's king in lawful marriage.

honour. "Q. Mar. If that go forward, Henry's hope is K. Lew. But is he gracious in the people's eye? done.

War. The more, that Henry was unfortunate. War. And, gracious madarn, [To Bona.) in our K. Lew. Then further,-all dissembling set aside, king's behalf,

Tell me for truth the measure of his love
I am commanded, with your leave and favour, Unto our sister Bona.
Humbly to kiss your hand, and with my tongue War.

Such it seems,
To tell the passion of my sovereign's heart : As may beseem a monarch like himself

. Where fame, late entering at his

heedful ears, Myself have often heard him and swear, Hath plac'd thy beauty's image, and thy virtue. That this his love was an eternal plant ; Q. Mar. King Lewis,-and lady Bona, -hear Whereof the root was fix'd in virtue's ground, me speak,

The leaves and fruit maintain'd with beauty's sun; Before you answer Warwick. His demand Exempt from envy, but not from disdain, * Springs not from Edward's well-meanthonest love,||Unless the lady Bona quit his pain. * But from deceit, bred by necessity;

K. Lew. Now, sister, let us hear your firm resolve. * For how can tyrants safely govern home,

Bona. Your grant, or your denial, shall be mine: * Unless abroad they purchase great alliance? Yet I confess, (To War.) that often ere this day, * To prove him tyrant, this reason may suffice,- When I have heard your king's desert recounted, * That Henry liveth still: but were he dead. Mine ear hath tempted judgment to desire. * Yet here prince Edward stands, king Henry's son. * K. Lew. Then, Warwick, thus,–Our sister * Look therefore, Lewis, that by this league and

shall be Edward's : marriage

* And now forthwith shall articles be drawn * Thcu draw not on thy danger and dishonour: * Touching the jointure that your king must make, * For though usurpers sway the rule a while, * Which with her dowry shall be counterpois’d :* Yet heavens are just, and time suppresseth wrongs. Draw near, queen Margaret; and be a witness, War. Injurious Margaret!

That Bona shall be wife to the English king. Prince.

And why not queen ? Prince. To Edward, but not to the English king. War. Because thy father Henry did usurp; * Q. Mar. Deceitful Warwick ! it was thy device And thou no more art prince, than she is queen. * By this alliance to make void my suit; Oxf Then Warwick disannuls great John of \* Before thy coming, Lewis was Henry's friend. Gaunt,

* K. Lew. And still is friend to him and MarWhich did subdue the greatest part of Spain;

garet : And, after John of Gaunt, Henry the Fourth, * But if your title to the crown be weak,• Whose wisdom was a mirror to the wisest; * As may appear by Edward's good success, And, after that wise prince, Henry the Fifth, * Then 'tis but reason, that I be releas'd Who by his prowess conquered all France: * From giving aid, which late I promised. From these our Henry lineally descends. * Yet shall you have all kindness at my hand, War. Oxford, how haps it, in this smooth dis- ||* That your estate requires, and mine can yield. course,

War. Henry now lives in Scotland, at his ease; You told not, how Henry the Sixth hath lost Where having nothing, nothing he can lose. All that which Henry the Fifth had gotten? And as for you yourself, our quondam queen,Methinks, these peers of France should smile at that. You have a father able to maintain you; But for the rest, -You tell a pedigree

And better 'twere, you troubled him than France. Of threescore and two years; a silly time

* Q. Mar. Peace, impudent and shameless WarTo make prescription for a kingdom's worth.

wick, peace; ["Oxf. Why, Warwick, canst thou speak against * Proud setter-up and puller-down of kings ! thy liege,

* I will not hence, till with my talk and tears, • Whom thou obey'dst thirty and six years, * Both full of truth, I make king Lewis behold And not bewray thy treason with a blush ? * Thy sly conveyance, and thy lord's false love;

War. Can Oxford, that did ever fence the right, * For both of you are birds of self-same feather. Now buckler falsehood with a pedigree?

[ A horn sounded within, For shame, leave Henry, and call Edward king. K. Lew. Warwick, this is some post to us, or thee. (1) Malice, or hatred.

(2) Juggling.

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Enter a Messenger.

* K. Lew. And mine, with hers, and thine, and Mess. My lord ambassador, these letters are for Therefore, at last, I firmly am resolv’d,

Margaret's. you;

You shall have aid. Sent from your brother marquis Montague.

* Q. Mar. Let me give humble thanks for all at These from our king unto your majesty: --And, madam, these for you; from whom, I know not.

K. Lew. Then England's messenger, return in [To Margarot. They all read their letters. Oxf. 'I like it well, that our fair queen and inistress and tell false Edward, thy supposed king,

post; Smiles at her news, while Warwick frowns at his. That Lewis of France is sending over maskers, Prince. Nay, mark, how Lewis stamps as he || To revel it with him and his new bride : were nettled :

* Thou seest what's past, go fear thy king withal. * I hope, all's for the best.

Bona. Tell him, In hope he'll prove a widower · K. Lew. Warwick, what are thy news? and

shortly, yours, fair queen ?

I'll wear the willow garland for his sake. Q. Mar. Mine, such as fill my heart with un

Q. Mar. Tell him, My mourning weeds are laid hop'd joys.

aside, War. Mine, full of sorrow and heart's discon-| And I am ready to put armour on. tent.

War. Tell him from me, That he hath done me K. Lew. What! has your king married the lady

wrong; Grey ?

And therefore I'll uncrown him, ere't be long. And now, to sooth your forgery and his,

There's thy reward: be gone.

(Exit Miess. • Sends me a paper to persuade me patience ? K. Lew.

But, Warwick, thou, • Is this the alliance that he seeks with France ?

And Oxford, with five thousand men, • Dare he presunie to scorn us in this manner? * Q. Mar. I told your majesty as much before : * And, as occasion serves, this noble queen

Shall cross the seas, and bid false Edward battle : This proveth Edward's love, and Warwick’s hon- | * And prince shall follow with a fresh supply. esty.

• Yet, ere thou go, but answer me one doubt;War. King Lewis, I here protest,-in sight of | What pledge have we of thy firm loyalty? heaven,

War. This shall assure my constant loyaltý: And by the hope I have of heavenly bliss,

That if our queen and this young prince agree, That I am clear from this misdeed of Edward's;

I'll join mine eldest daughter, and my joy, No more my king, for he dishonours me;

To him forthwith in holy wedlock bands. But most himself, if he could see his shame.

Q. Mar. Yes, I agree, and thank you for your Did I forget, that by the house of York

motion : My father came untimely to his death?

Son Edward, she is fair and virtuous, Did I let pass the abuse done to

my

niece? Did I impale him with the regal crown?

1. Therefore delay not, give thy hand to Warwick ;

And, with thy hand, thy faith irrevocable, Did I put Henry from his native right;

• That only Warwick's daughter shall be thine. "And am I guerdon'di at the last with shame?

* Prince. Yes, I accept her, for she well de* Shame on himself! for my desert is honour.

serves it; * And, to repair my honour lost for him,

* And here, to pledge my vow, I give my hand. * I here renounce him, and return to Henry: • My noble queen, let former grudges pass,

(He gives his hand to Warwick. And henceforth I am thy true servitor;

K. Lew. Why stay we now? These soldiers

shall be levied, his

wrong to lady Bona, And replant Henry in his former state.

* And thou, lord Bourbon, our high admiral, •Q. Mar. Warwick, these words have turn'd|| I long, till Edward fall by war's mischance,

Shall waft them over with our royal fleet. my hate to love; And I forgive and quite forget old faults,

| For mocking marriage with a dame of France.

[Exeunt all but Warwick. And joy that thou becom'st king Henry's friend. War. So much his friend, ay, his unfeigned But I return his sworn and mortal foe :

War. I came from Edward as ambassador, friend,

Matter of marriage was the charge he gave me, That, if king Lewis vouchsafe to furnish us

But dreadful war shall answer his demand.
With some few bands of chosen soldiers,
I'll undertake to land them on our coast,

Had he none else to make a stale,3 but me?
And force the tyrant from his seat by war.

Then none but I shall turn his jest to sorrow. 'Tis not his new-made bride shall succour him

I was the chief that rais'd him to the crown, * And as for Clarence,-as my letters tell me,

And I'll be chief to bring him down again : * He's very likely now to fall from him ;

Not that I pity Henry's misery,

(Exit. * For matching more for wanton lust than honour,

But seek revenge on Edward's mockery. * Or than for strength and safety of our country. * Bona. Dear brother, how shall Bona be re

veng'd, * But by thy help to this distressed queen?

ACT IV. * Q. Mar. Renowned prince, how shall poor Henry live,

SCENE 1.--London. A room in the palace. * Unless thou rescue him from foul despair? Enter Gloster, Clarence, Somerset, Montague, * Bona. My quarrel, and this English queen's,

and others. * War. And mine, fair lady Bona, joins with

Glo. Now tell me, brother Clarence, what think

you yours.

"Of this new marriage with the lady Grey ? : (1) Rewarded. (2) Fright

(3) A stalking-horse, a pretence.

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* Hath not our brother made a worthy choice? Glo. And yet, methinks, your grace hath not * Clar. Alas, you know, 'tis far from hence to

done well, France;

• To give the heir and daughter of lord Scales * How could he stay till Warwick made return? • Unto the brother of your loving bride; * Som. My lords, forbear this talk; here comes • She better would have fitted me, or Clarence : the king.

But in your bride you bury brotherhood.

Clar. Or else you would not have bestow'd Flourish. Enter King Edward, attended ; Lady

the heir Grey, as Queen; Pembroke, Stafford, Hastings, fl. of the lord Bonville on your new wife's son, and others.

And leave your brothers to go speed elsewhere. * Glo. And his well-chosen bride.

K. Edw. Alas, poor Clarence is it for a wife, * Clar. I mind to tell him plainly what I think. That thou art malcontent? I will provide thee. K. Edw. Now, brother of Clarence, how like Clar. In choosing for yourself, you show'd you our choice,

judgment; • That you stand pensive, as half malcontent? Which being shallow, you shall give me leave Clar. As well as Lewis of France, or the earl To play the broker in mine own behalf; of Warwick;

And, to that end, I shortly mind to leave you. Which are so weak of courage, and in judgment, K. Edw. Leave me, or tarry, Edward will be • That they'll take no offence at our abuse.

king, K. Edw. Suppose they take offence without a • And not be tied unto his brother's will. cause,

"Q. Eliz. My lords, before it pleas'd his majesty They are but Lewis and Warwick; I am Edward, l. To raise my state to title of a queen, • Your king and Warwick's, and must have my will. Do me but right, and you must all confess Glo. Ănd you shall have your will, because : That I was not ignoble of descent,, our king :

* And meaner than myself have had like fortune. Vet hasty marriage seldom proveth well. * But as this title honours me and mine, K. Edw. Yea, brother Richard, are you offended * So your dislikes, to whom I would be pleasing, too?

* Do cloud my joys with danger and with sorrow. . Glo. Not I:

*K. Edw. My love, forbear to fawn upon their • No; God forbid, that I should wish them sever'd

frowns : · Whom God hath join'd together: ay, and 'twerell. What danger, or what sorrow, can befall thee, pity,

So long as Edward is thy constant friend, To sunder them that yoke so well together. |* And their true sovereign, whom they must obey? K. Edw. Setting your scorns, and your mislike, Nay, whom they shall obey, and love thee too, aside,

Unless they seek for hatred at my hands : • Tell me some reason, why the lady Grey Which if they do, yet will I keep thee safe, • Should not become my wife, and England's • And they shall feel the vengeance of my wrath. queen

Glo. I hear, yet say not much, but think the And you too, Somerset, and Montague,

(Aside. Speak freely what you think. Clar. Then this is my opinion,—that king Lewis

Enter a Messenger. • Becomes your enemy, for mocking him

K. Edw. Now, messenger, what letters, or • About the marriage of the lady Bona.

what news, Glo. And Warwick, doing what you gave in From France? charge,

Mess. My sovereign liege, no letters; and few • Is now dishonoured by this new marriage.

words, K. Edw. What, if both Lewis and Warwick |. But such as I, without your special pardon, be appeas'd,

Dare not relate. • By such invention as I can devise ?

K. Edw. Go to, we pardon thee: therefore, Mont. Yet to have join'd with France in such al

in brief, liance,

Tell me their words as near as thou canst guess Would more have strengthen'd this our common

them. wealth,

What answer makes king Lewis unto our letters ? 'Gainst foreign storms, than any home-bred mar- Mess. At my depart, these were his very words: riage.

Go tell false Edward, thy supposed king, *Hast, Why, knows not Montague, that of itself That Lewis of France is sending over maskers, • England is safe, if true within itself?

To revel it with him and his new bride. * Mont. Yes; but the safer, when 'tis back'd K. Edw. Is Lewis so brave? belike, he thinks with France.

me Henry. * Hast. 'Tis better using France, than trusting • But what said lady Bona to my marriage ? France :

Mess. These were her words, utter'd

with mild * Let us be back'd with God, and with the seas,

disdain ; * Which he hath given for fence impregnable, Tell him, in hope he'll prove a widower shortly, * And with their helps only defend ourselves; I'U wear the willow garland for his sake. * In them, and in ourselves, our safety lies.

K. Edw. I blame not her, she could say little less; Clar. For this one speech, lord Hastings well. She had the wrong. But what said Henry's queen? deserves

• For I have heard, that she was there in place.2 • To have the heir of the lord Hungerford.

Mess. Tell him, quoth she, my mourning weeds K. Edw. Ay, what of that? it was my will, and

are done, 3 grant ;

And I am ready to put armour on. * And, for this once, my will shall stand for law. K. Edw. Belike,

she minds to play the Amazon

But what said Warwick to these injuries? (1) The heiress of great estates were in the wardship of the king, who matched them to his favourites. (2) Present. (3) Thrown off.

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Mess. He, more incens'd against your majesty|| His soldiers lurking in the towns about,
Than all the rest, discharg'd me with these words ; | And but attended by a simple guard,
Tell him from me, that he hath done me wrong, We may surprise and take him at our pleasure ?
And therefore I'll uncrown him, ere't be long Our scouts have found the adventure very easy :
K. Edw. Ha! durst the traitor breathe out so * That as Ulysses, and stout Diomede,
proud words?

* With sleight and manhood stole to Rhesus' tents, Well, I will arm me, being thus forewarn'd: * And brought from thence the Thracian fatal They shall have wars, and pay for their presump

steeds; tion.

* So we, well cover'd with the night's black mantle, But say, is Warwick friends with Margaret? * At unawares may beat down Edward's guard, Mess. Ay, gracious sovereign; they are so link'd * And seize himself; I say not-slaughter him, in friendship,

* For I intend but only to surprise him.--• That young prince Edward marries Warwick's You, that will follow me to this attempt, daughter.

Applaud the name of Henry, with your leader. Clar. Belike, the elder; Clarence will have the

They all cry, Henry ! younger.

Why, then, let's on our way in silent sort: * Now, brother king, farewell, and sit you fast, For Warwick and his friends, God and Saint * For I will hence to Warwick's other daughter:

George!

(Exeunt. * That, though I want a kingdom, yet in marriage||SCENE III.-Edward's camp, near Warwick. * I may not prove inferior to yourself.

Enter certain Watchmen, to guard the King's You, that love me and Warwick, follow me.

tent. (Exit Clarence, and Somerset follows. * Gio. Not I:

*1 Watch. Come on, my masters, each man

take his stand; * My thoughts aim at a further matter; I *Stay not for love of Edward, but the crown. (Aside.

* The king, by this, is set him down to sleep. K. Edw. Clarence and Somerset both gone to

*2 Watch. What, will he not to-bed? Warwick !

*1 Watch. Why, no: for he hath made a solemn * Yet am I arm'd against the worst can happen ; * And haste is needful in this desperate case.

* Never to lie and take his natural rest, • Pembroke, and Stafford, you in our behalf

* Till Warwick, or himself, be quite suppress'd. • Go levy men, and make prepare for war;

* 2 Watch. To-morrow then, belike, shall be • They are already, or quickly will be landed

* If Warwick be so near as men report. • Myself in person will straight follow you. [Exeunt Pembroke and Stafford.

*3 Watch. But say, I pray, what nobleman is

that, • But, ere I go, Hastings,-and Montague,• Resolve my doubt. You twain, of all the rest,

* That with the king here resteth in his tent? • Are near to Warwick, by blood, and by alliance :

*1 Watch. 'Tis the lord Hastings, the king's • Tell

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you love Warwick more than me?
• If it be so, then both depart to him;

*3 Watch. O, is it so ? But why commands the • I rather wish you foes, than hollow friends ;

king, • But if you mind to hold your true obedience,

* That his chief followers lodge in towns about him, Give me assurance with some friendly vow,

* While he himself keepeth in the cold field? • That I may never have you in suspect.

*2 Watch. 'Tis the more honour, because more Mont. So God help Montague, as he proves true!

dangerous. Hast. And Hastings, as he favours Edward's

*3 Watch. Ay; but give me worship and quiet

ness, cause! K. Edw. Now, brother Richard, will you stand

* I like it better than a dangerous honour.

* If Warwick knew in what estate he stands, Glo. Ay, in despite of all that shall withstand you.

* 'Tis to be doubted, he would waken him. .K. Edw. Why so; then am I sure of victory.

*1 Watch. Unless our halberds did shut up his • Now therefore let us hence; and lose no hour,

passage. • Till we meet Warwick with his foreign power.

* 2 Watch. Ay; wherefore else guard we his (Exeunt.

royal tent,

* But to defend his person from night-foes? SCENE II.- A plain in Warwickshire. Enter Enter Warwick, Clarence, Oxford, Somerset, and Warwick and Oxford, with French and other

forces. forces.

War. This is his tent; and see, where stand War. Trust me, my lord, all hitherto goes well; his guard. The common people by numbers swarm to us.

Courage, my masters : honour now, or never! Enter Clarence and Somerset.

• But follow me, and Edward shall be qurs. But see, where Somerset and Clarence come ;

1 Watch. Who goes there?

2 Watch. Stay, or thou diest. Speak suddenly, my lords, are we all friends ? Clar: Fear not that, my lord.

(Warwick, and the rest, cry allWarwick!

Warwick! and set upon the guard; who War. Then, gentle Clarence, welcome unto Warwick;

fy, cryingArm! Arm! Warwick, and And welcome, Somerset :- I hold it cowardice,

the rest, following them. To rest mistrustful where a noble heart

The drum beating, and trumpets sounding. ReHath pawn'd an open hand in sign of love; enter Warwick, and the rest, bringing the King Else might I think, that Clarence, Edward's brother, out in a gown, sitting in a chair; Gloster and Were but a feigned friend to our proceedings :

Hastings Aly. But welcome, Clarence; my daughter shall be thine. • Som.

What are they that fly there? And now what rests, but, in night's coverture, War. Richard, and Hastings: let them go, Thy brother being carelessly encamp'd,

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K. Edw. The duke! why, Warwick, when we * And stop the rising of blood-sucking sighs, parted last,

* Lest with my sighs or tears I blast or drown Thou call dst me king!

King Edward's fruit, true heir to the English crown. War.

Ay, but the case is alter'd: * Rio. Bat, madam, where is Warwick then beWhen you disgrac'd me in my embassade,

come? Then l degraded you from being king,

.Q. Eliz. I am informed, that he comes towards And come now to create you duke of York.

London, Alas! how should you govern any kingdom, * To set the crown once more on Henry's head: That know not how to use ambassadors ; * Guess thou the rest; king Edward's friends must Nor how to be contented with one wife;

down. Nor how to use your brothers brotherly ;

But to prevent the tyrant's violence * Nor how to study for the people's welfare; * (For trust not him that hath once broken fuithe) Nor how to shroud yourself from enemies? • I'll hence forthwith unto the sanctuary, * K. Edw. Yea, brother of Clarence, art thou ||. To save at least the heir of Edward's right; here too?

• There shall I rest secure from force, and fraud. * Nay, then I see, that Edward needs must down.- Come therefore, let us fly, while we may fly ; . Yet, Warwick, in despite of all mischance, If Warwick take us, we are sure to die. (Exe.

Of thee thyself, and all thy 'complices, • Edward will always bear himself as king:

SCENE V.-A Park near Middleham Castle,

in Yorkshire. Enter Gloster, Hastings, Sir * Though fortune's malice overthrow my state,

William Stanley, and others. * My mind exceeds the compass of her wheel. War. Then, for his mind, 1 be Edward England's Glo. Now, my lord Hastings, and sir William king: (Takes off his crown.

Stanley, But Henry now shall wear the English crown, * Leave off to wonder why I drew you hither, * And be true king indeed; thou but the shadow.- • Into this chiefest thicket of the park. My lord of Somerset, at my request,

* Thus stands the case: You know, our king, my • See that forthwith duke Edward be convey'd

brother, • Unto my brother, archbishop of York. * Is prisoner to the bishop here, at whose hands • When Ihave fought with Pembroke and his fellows, l' He hath good usage and great liberty; • I'll follow you, and tell what answer

* And often, but attended with weak guard, • Lewis, and the lady Bona, send to him :- | Comes hanting this way to disport himself. Now, for a while, farewell, good duke of York.

* I have advertis'd him by secret means, * K. Edw. What fates impose, that men nrust. That if about this hour, he make this way, needs abide;

Under the colour of his usual

game, * It boots not to resist both wind and tide. • He shall here find his friends, with horse and men,

(Exit King Edw. led.out; Som. with him. To set him free from his captivity. * Oxf. What now remains, my lords, for us to do,

Enter King Edward, and a Huntsman. * But march to London with our soldiers ?

Hunt. This way, my lord; for this way lies the War. Ay, tha: 's the first thing that we have

game. to do;

K. Edw. Nay, this way, man; see, where the • To free king Henry from imprisonment,

huntsmen stand. And see him seated in the regal throne. (Exeunt. l. Now, brother of Gloster, lord Hastings, and the

rest, SCENE IV:-London. A room in the palace. • Stand you thus close, to steal the bishop's deer? Enter Queen Elizabeth and Rivers..

Glo. Brother, the time and case requireth haste; Riv. Madam, what makes you in this sudden | Your horse stands ready at the park corner. change?

·K. Edw. But whither shall we then? •Q. Eliz. Why, brother Rivers, are you yet to Hast. To Lynn, my lord; and ship from thence leam,

to Flanders. What late misfortune is befall'n king Edward? Glo. Well guess'd, believe me; for that was Riv. What, loss of some pitch'd battle against

my meaning. Warwick?

K. Edw. Stanley, I will requite thy forwardness. •Q. Eliz. No, but the loss of his own royal person. * Glo. But wherefore stay we? 'tis no time to talk. Riv. Then is my sovereign slain?

K. Edw. Huntsman, what say'st thou? wilt thou Q. Eliz. Ay, almost slain, for he is taken pris

go along? oner;

Hunt. Better do so, than tarry and be hang'd. * Either betray'd by falsehood of his guard, * Glo. Come then, away; let's have no more ado. • Or by his foe surpris'd at unawares:

K. Edv. Bishop, farewell : shield thee from 6 And, as I further have to understand,

Warwick's frown; • Is new committed to the bishop of York, And pray that I may repossess the crown. (Exe. • Fell Warwick's brother, and by that our foe. Riv. These news, I must

confess, are full of grief: | SCENE VI.-A room in the Tower. Enter Yet, gracious madam, bear it as you may;

King Henry, Clarence, Warwick, Somerset, • Warwick may lose, that row hath won the day.

Young Richmond, Oxford, Montague, Lieuten*Q. Eliz. Till then, fair hope must hinder life's

ant of the Tower, and Attendants. decay.

* K. Hen. Master lieutenant, now that God and * And I the rather wean me from despair,

friends * For love of Edward's offspring in my womb: * Have shaken Edward from the regal seat; * This is it that makes me bridle passion, * And turn'd my captive state to liberty, * And bear with mildness my misfortune's cross ; * My fear to hope, my sorrows unto joys; * Ay, ay, for this I draw in many a tear, * At our enlargement what are thy due fees?

* Lieut. Subjects may challenge nothing of theis (1) ise. In bis mind; as far as his own mind goes. sovereigns;

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