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And they shall feel the vengeance of my wrath. Give me assurance with some friendly vow, Glo. I hear, yet say not much, but think the That I may never have you in suspect.

(Aside. Mont. So God help Montague, as he proves Enter a Messenger.

true!

(cause ! K. Edw. Now, messenger, what letters, or Hast. And Hastings, as he favours Edward's From France ?

[what news, K. Edw. Now, brother Richard, will you stand Mess. My sovereign liege, no letters; and few by us?

[you. words,

Glo. Ay, in despite of all that shall withstand But such as I, without your special pardon, K, Edw. Why so; then am I sure of victory. Dare not relate.

[in brief, Now therefore let us hence; and lose no hour, K. Edu. Go to, we pardon thee: therefore Till we meet Warwick with his foreign power. Tell me their words as near as thou canst guess

[Exeunt. them.

SCENE II. A plain in Warwickshire. What answer makes King Lewisunto ourletters? Mess. At my depart these were his very words; Enter WARWICK and OXFORD, with French and

other Forces. Go teu false Eeluurd, thy supposed king, That Lewis of France is sending over mask.rs, War. Trust me, my lord, all hitherto goes well; To rcvel it with him and his new bride.

The common people by numbers swarm to us. K. Edw. Is Lewis so brave? belike he thinks

Entr CLARENCE and SOMERSET. me Henry.

But, see, where Somerset and Clarence come But what said Lady Bona to my marriage ? Mess. These were her words, utter'd with Speak suddenly, my lords are we all friends?

Clar. Fear not that, my lord. (Warwick; mild disdain ;

War. Then, gentle Clarence, welcome unto Tell him, in hope he'll prove a widower shortly,

And welcome, Somerset:-I hold it cowardice, PU vear the villow gariand for his suke.

To rest mistrustful where a noble heart K. Edv. I blame not her, she could say little Hath pawu'd an open hand in sign of love; less ;

(queen? Else might I think, that Clarence, Edward's She had the wrong.

But what said llenry's brother, For I have heard, that she was there in place, Were but a feigned friend to our proceedings :

Mess. Tell him, quoth she, my mourning weeds But welcome, sweet Clarence; my daughter And I am ready to put armour on. are d me, shall be thine.

K. Edw. Belike, she minds to play the Amazon. And now what rests, but, in night's coverture, But what said Warwick to these injuries ?

Thy brother being carelessly encamp'd, Mess. He, more incens'd against your trajesty His soldiers lurking in the towns about, Than all the rest, discharg'd me with these Aud but attended by a simple guard, words:

We may surprise and take him at our pleasure? Tell him from me, that he hath done me rorong, Our scouts have found the adventure very easy: And therefore, I'U uucroun lin, ere't be long.

That as Ulysses, and stout Diomede, K. Edw, Ha! durst the traitor breathe out so With sleight and manhood stole to Rhesus' tents, proud words?

And brought from thence the Thracian fatal Well, I will arm me, being thus forewarn'd.

steeds;

(mantle, They shall have wars, and pay for their pre- so we, well cover'd with the night's black sumption.

At unawares may beat down Edward's guard, is Warwick friends with Margaret ?

And seize himself; I say not--slaughter hiin, Mess. Ay, gracious sovereign; they are so For I intend but only to surprise him.link'd in friendship,

You, that will follow me to this attempt, That young prince Edward marries Warwick's Applaud the name of Henry, with your leader. daughter. [the younger.

[They all cry, Henry! Clar. Belike, the elder; Clarence will have 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!

(Eseun. That, though I want a kingdom, yet in marriage SCENE 11. Edward's Camp, near Warwick. I may not prove inferior to yourself.You, that love me and Warwick, follow me.

Enter certain Watchmen, lo guard tie King's Teni. [Exit CLARENCE, and SOMERSET fullous. 1 Watch. Come on, my masters, each man take Glo. Not I:

his stand; My thoughts aim at a further matter; I The king, by this, is set him down to sleep. Stay not for love of Edward, but the crown. 2 Watch. What, will be not to bed ? (row

[Aside. 1 Watch. Why, no: for he hath made a solemn K. Edw. Clarence and Somerset both gone to Never to lie and take his natural rest, Warwick!

Till Warwick, or himself, be quite suppress'd. Yet am I arm'd against the worst can happen; 2 Watch. To-morrow then, belike, shall be the And haste is needful in this desperate case. If Warwick be so near as men r-port. [day, Pembroke, and Stafford, you in our behalf 3 Watch. But say, I pray, what noblemanis that, Go levy men, and make prepare for war; That with the king here rest thin his tent? They are already, or quickly will be landed: 1 Watch. 'Tis the Lord Hastings, the king's Myself in person will straight follow you.

chiefest friend.

(kius, [Exunt P'EMBOKE and STAFFORD. 3 Watch. O, is it so? But why commands the But, ere I go, ilastings,--and Montague, That his chief followers lodge in towns about Resolve my doubt. You twain, of all the rest, him, Are near to Warwick, by blood, and by alliance : While he himself keepeth in the cold field? Tell me, if you love Warwick more than me? 2 Watch. 'Tis the more honour, because more If it be so, then both depart to him;

dangerous.

fness, I rather wish you foes, than hollow friends; 3 Watch. Ay; but give me worship and quietLut if you inind to hold your true obedience, I like it better than a dangerous honorir.

But say,

If Warwick knew in what estate he stands, Q. Eliz. No, but the loss of his own royal 'Tis to be doubted, he would waken him.

person. 1 Watch. Unless our halberds did shut up his Riv. Then is my sovereign slain? [soner; passage.

(royal tent, Q. Eliz. Ay, almost slain, for he is taken pri2 Watch. Ay; wherefore else guard we his Either betray'd by falsehood of his guard, But to defend his person from night foes ? Or by his foe surprisd 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 stand Fell Warwick's brother, and by that our foe. his guard.

Riv. These news, I must confess, are full of Courage, my masters: honour now, or never!

griet: But follow me, and Edward shall be ours. Yet, gracious madam, bear it as you may : 1 Watch. Who goes there?

Warwick may lose, that now hath won the day. 2 Watch. Stay, or thou diest.

Q. Ediz. Till then, fair hope must hinder life's (Warwick, and the rest, cry all-Warwick! And I the rather win me from despair, (decay.

Warwick! and set upon the Guard; who For love of Edward's offspring in my womb:
Ay, crying, Arm! Arm! WARWICK, and This is it that makes me bridle passion,
the rest, following them.

And bear with mildness my misfortune's cross; The Drum beating, and Trumpets sminding, re- Ay, ay, for this ! draw in inany a tear,

enter Warwick, and the rest, bringing the King And stop the rising of blood-sucking sighs, out in a Gown, sitting in a Chair ; Gloster anel Lest with my sighs or tears I blast or drown HASTINGS fly.

King Edward's fruit, true heir to the English Som. What are they that fly there? crown.

[become? War. Richard, and Hastings: let them go,

Riv. But, madam, where is Warwick then here's the duke.

(parted last,

Q. Eliz. I am informed, that he comes toK. Edw. The duke! why, Warwick, when we

wards London, Thou call'dst me king?

To set the crown once more on Henry's head: War.

Ay, but the case is alter'd : Guess thou the rest; King Edward's friends When you disgrac'd me in my embassade,

must down. Then I degraded you from being king,

But to prevent the tyrant's violence And come now to create you duke of York. (For trust not him that hath once broken faith), Alas! how should you govern any kingdom,

I'll hence forthwith unto the sanctuary, That know not how to use ambassadors : To save at least the heir of Edward's right; Nor how to be contented with one wife;

There shall I rest secure from force, and fraud. Nor how to use your brothers brotherly;

Come therefore, let us fly, while we may fiy; Nor how to study for the people's welfare ; If Warwick take us, we are sure to die. Exeunt. Nor how to shroud yourself from enemies?

SCENE V. K. Edw. Yea, brother of Clarence, art thou

A Park near Middleham Castle in Yorkshire. here too? Nay, then I see, that Edward needs must down.- Enler GLOSTER, HASTINGS, Sir WiLLIAM STAVYet, Warwick, in despite of all mischance,

LEY, and Others. Of thee thyself, and all thy complices,

Glo. Now, my Lord Hastings, and Sir WilEdward will always bear himself as king,

liam Stanley, Though fortune's malice overthrow my state,

Leave off to wouder why I drew you hither, My mind exceeds the compass of her wheel.

Into this chiefest thicket of the park. (brother, War. Then, for his mind, be Edward England's Thus stands the case : You know, our king, my king:

[Takes off his Crown. Is prisoner to the bishop here, at whose hands But Henry now shall wear ihe English crown, He hath good usage and great liberty ; And be true king indeed; thou but the shadow. And often, but attended with weak guard, My lord of Somerset, at my request,

Comes hunting this way to disport himself. See that forth with Duke Edward be convey'd

I have advertis'd him by secret means, Unto my brother, archbishop of York.

That if, about this hour, he make his way, When I have fought with Pembroke and his Under the colour of his usual game, [men, P'll follow you, and tell what answer (fellows, He shall here find his friends, with horse and Lewis, and the Lady Bona, send to him:

To set him free from his captivity. Now, for awhile, farewell, good duke of York. Enter Kixo EDWARD and a Huntsman. K. Edw. What fates impose, that men must

Hunt. This way, my lord; for this way lies needs abide;

the game. It boots not to resist both wind and tide.

K. Edw. Nay, this way, man: see, where the (Exit K. Eiw. led out; Som, with him. huntsmen stand

(rust, Oxf. What now remains, my lords, for us to do, Now, brother of Gloster, Lord Ilastings, and the But march to London with our soldiers? Stand you thus close, to steal the bishop's deer? War. Ay, that's the first thing that we have

Glo. Brother, the time and case requireth To free King Henry from imprisonment, (to do;

haste; And see him seated in the regal throne.

Your horse stands ready at the park corner. (E.ceunt. K. Edw. But whither shall we then?

Hast. To Lynn, my lord: and ship from thence SCENE IV. London. A Room in the Palace.

to Flanders.

(muy meaning. Enter Queen ELIZABETH and RIVERS. Glo. Well guess'd, believe me, for that was Riv. Madam, what makes you in this sudden K. Edw. Stanley, I will requite thy forwardchange?

[learn,
ness.

[laik.
Q. Eliz. Why, brother Rivers, are you yet to Glo. But wherefore stay we? 'tis no time to
What late misfortune is befallen King Edward? K. Edw. Huntsman, what say'st thou? wilt
Riv. What, loss of some pitch'd battle against thou go along?
Warwick ?

Hunt. Better do 50, than tarry and be hang d.

Glo. Come then, a way; let's have no more ado. That Margaret your queen and my son Edward, K. Edw. Bishop, farewell: shield thee from Be sent for, return from France with speed : Warwick's frown;

For, till I see them here, by doubtful fear And pray that I may repossess the crown. My joy of liberty is half eclips'd.

[Exeunt. Clar. It shall be done, my sovereign, with all SCENE VI. A Room in the Tower,

speed.

(that, Enter King Henry, CLARENCE, WARWICK, So- of whom yon seem to have so tender care ?

K. Hen. My lord of Somerset, what youth is MERSET, young RICHMOND, OXFORD, MONTA

Som. My liege, it is young Henry, earl of GUE, Lieutenant of the Tower, and Attendants.

Richmond. K. llen. Master Lieutenant, now that God K.Hen. Come hither, England's hope: If and friends

secret powers (Lays his Hand on his Head. Have shaken Edward from the regal seat; Suggest but truth to my divining thoughts, And turn'd my captive state to liberty, This pretty lad will prove our country's bliss. My fear to hope, my sorrows unto joys; Ilis looks are full of peaceful majesty; At our enlargement what are thy due fees? His head by nature fram'd to wear a crown, Licu, Subjects may challenge nothing of their His hand to wield a sceptre; and himself sovereigns ;

Likely, in time, to bless a regal throne. But, if an humble prayer may prevail, Make much of him, my lords; for this is he, I then crave pardon of your majesty. [me? Must help you more than you are hurt by me. K. Hen. For what, lieutenant ? for well using

Enter a Messenger. Nay, be thou sure, I'll well requite thy kindness, War. What news, my friend? (ther, For that it made my imprisonment a pleasure: Mess. That Edward is escaped from your broAy, such a pleasure as incaged birds

And fled, as he hears since, to Burgundy. Conceive, when, after many moody thoughts, War. Unsavoury news: But how made he At last, by notes of household harmony,

escape?

[Gloster They quite forget their loss of liberty.-- Mess. He was conveyed by Richard duke of But, Warwick, after God, thou set'st me free, And the Lord Hastings, who attended him And chiefly therefore I thank God, and thee; In secret ambush on the forest side, He was the author, thou the instrument. And from the bishop's huntsmen rescued him; Therefore, that I may conquer fortune's spite, For hunting was his daily exercise. [charge.--By living low, where fortune cannot hurt me; Ilar. My brother was too careless of his And that the people of this blessed land But let us hence, ny sovereign, to provide May not be punish'd with my thwarting stars; A salve for any sore that may betide. Warwick, although my head still wear the [Ecrunt King IENRY, WAR. CLAR. Lieut. I here resign my government to thee, [crown,

and Attendants. For thou art fortunate in all thy deeds. tuous; Som. My lord, I like not of this flight of EdWar. Your grace hath still been fam'd for vir

ward's : And now may seem as wise as virtuous, For, doubtless, Burgundy will yield him help ; By spying, and avoiding, fortune's malice, And we shall have more wars, before't be long. For few men rightly temper with the stars : As llenry's late presaging prophecy Yet in this one thing let me blame your grace, Did glad my heart, with hope of this young For choosing me, when Clarence is in place.

Richmond; Clar. No, Warwick, thou art worthy of the So doth my heart misgive me, in these conflicts To whom the heavens, in thy nativity, sway, What may befall him, to his harm, and ours : Adjudg‘d an olive branch, and laurel crown, Therefore, Lord Oxford, to prevent the worst, As likely to be blest in peace, and war; Forthwith we'll send him hence to Britany, And therefore I yield thee my free consent. Till storms be past of civil enmity,

War. And I choose Clarence only for protector. Orf. Ay; for if Edward repossess the crown, K. Hen. Warwick, and Clarence, give me both "Tis like, that Richmond with the rest shali your hands :

[your hearts, down. Now join your hands, and, with your hands, Som. It shall be so; he shall to Britany. That no dissension hinder government: Come, therefore, let's about it speedily. [ Excunt. I make you both protectors of this land; While I myself will lead a private life,

SCENE VII. Befor York. And in devotion spend my latter days, Enter KING EDWARD, GLOSTER, HASTINGS, and To sin's rebuke, and my Creator's praise.

Forces. War. What answers Clarence to his sove K. Edw. Now, brother Richard, Lord Hastreign's will?

[sent: ings, and the rest; Clar. That he consents, if Warwick yield con- Yet thus far fortune maketh us amends, For on my fortune I repose myself. [content: And says—that once more I shall interchange

War. Why then, though loath, yet must I be My waned state for Henry's regal crown.
We'll yoke together, like a double shadow Well have we pass d, and now repass'd the sens,
To Henry's body, and supply his place :

And brought desired help from Burgundy :
I mean, in bearing weight of government, What then remains, we being thus arriv'd
While he enjoys the honour, and his ease. From Ravenspurg haven before the gates of
And, Clarence, now then it is more than neeedful, York,
Forth with that Edward be pronounced a traitor, But that we enter, as into our dukedom? [this;
And all his lands and goods be confiscate. Glo. The gates made fast!--Brother, I like not
Clar. What else ? and that succession be de- For many men, that stumble at the threshold,
termin'd.

[part, Are well foretold--that danger lurks within. War. Ay, therein Clarence shall not want his K. Ed. Tush, man! abodements must not K. Hen. But, with the first of all your chiet now affright us: affairs,

By fair or foul means we must enter in, Let me entreat (for I command no more) For hither will our friends repair to us.

Hast. My liege, rll knock once more, to And now will I be Edward's champion. summon them.

Hast. Sound, trumpet; Edward shall be here Entor, on the Walls, the Mayor of York, and his

proclaim'd :Brethren.

Come, fellow soldier, make thou proclamation. Hay. My lords, we were forewarned of your

Gives him a Papr. Flourish. coming,

Sold. (Reads.) Eduara the Fourth, by the grace, And shut the gates for safety of ourselves;

of Gol, king of England and France, and lord of For now we owe allegiance unto Henry.

Ireland, &c.

[rishi, K. Edw. But, master mayor, if Henry be your

Moni. And whosoe'er gainsays king Edward's king,

By this I challenge bim to single fight. Yet Edward, at the least is, duke of York.

[Throus down his gauntlet. May. True, my good lord; I know you for no

Al. Long live Edward the Fourth! less.

(my dukedom;

K. Edu. Thanks, brave Montgomery ;-and K. Edw. Why, and I challenge nothing but

thanks unto you all, As being well content with that alone.

If fortune serve me, I'll requite this kindness. Glo. But, when the fox hath once got in his Now, for this night, let's harbour here in York:

And, when the morning sun shall raise his car Dose, He'll soon find means to make the body follow. Above the border of this horizon,

(Asid.

We'll forward towards Warwick, and his mates; Hast. Why, master mayor, why stand you in For, well I wot, that Henry is no soldier.a doubt?

Ah, froward Clarence !-how evil it beseems

thee, Open the gates, we are King Henry's friends. May. Ay, say you so? the gates shall then To flatter Henry, and forsake thy brother! be open'd. (Ecrunt from above. Yet, as we may, we'll meet both thee and War

wick.Glo. A wise stout captain, and persuaded soon! Hust. The good old man would fain that all Come on, brave soldiers; doubt not of the day; were well,

And, that once gotteu, doubt not of large pay. So'twere not 'long of him : but, being enter'd,

(Exeunt. I doubt not, I, but we shall soon persuade SCENE VIII. London. A Room in the Palace. Both him, and all his brothers, unto reason. Enter King Henry, WARWICK, CLARENCE, Pe-enter the Mayor, and Two Alderman, below. MontaGUE, EXETER, ant Oxporn. K. Edw. So, master mayor: these gates must

War. What counsel, lords ? Edward from not be shut,

Belgia, But in the night, or in the time of war. With basty Germans, and blune Hollanders, What! fear not, man, but yield me up the keys; Hath pass'd in safety through the narrow seas,

[Takes his Keys. And with his troops doth march amain to LonFor Edward will defend the town, and thee,

And many giddy people flock to him. (don; And all those friends that deign to follow me. Oxf. Let's levy men, and beat him back again. Drum. Enter MONTGOMERY,and Forces, marching. Clar. A little fire is quickly trodden out;

Glo. Brother, this is Sir John Montgomery, Which, being sufferd, rivers cannot quench. Our trusty friend, unless I be deceiv'd.

War. In Warwickshire I have true-hearted K. Edv. Welcome, Sir John! But why come friends, yon in arms?

(storm, Not mutinous in peace, yet bold in war; Mont. To help King Edward in his time of Those will I muster up :-and thou, son ClaAs every loyal subject ought to do. (now forget rence,

K. Edw. Thanks, good Montgomery: But we shall stir, in Suffolk, Norfolk, and in Kent, Our title to the crown; and only claim

The knights and gentleinen to come with thee: Our dukedom, till God please to send the rest. Thou, brother Montague, in Buckingham, Mont. Then fare you well, for I will hence Northampton, and in Leicestershire, shalt find again;

Men well inclin'd to hear what thou comI came to serve a king, and not a duke,

mand'st: Drummer, strike up, and let us march away. And thou, brave Oxford, wondrous well belov’d,

(.4 March begun. In Oxfordshire shalt muster up thy friends.-K. Edw. Nay, stay, Sir John, a while; and My sovereign, with the loving citizens, we'll debate,

Like to his island, girt in with the ocean, By what safe means the crown may be recover'd. Or modest Dian, circled with her nymphs,

Mont. What talk you of debating? in few words, Shall rest in London, till we come to him.
If you'll not here proclaim yourself our king, Fair lords, take leave, and stand not to reply.
I'll leave you to your fortune; and be gone, Farewell, my sovereign.

[true hope. To keep them back that come to succour you: K. Hen. Farewell, my Hector, and my Troy's Why should we fight, if you pretend no title? Clar. In sign of truth, I kiss your highness Glo, Why, brother, wherefore stand you on hand.

tunate! nice points?

(make our claim; K. Hen. Well-minded Clarence, be thou for. K. Elw. When we grow stronger, then we'll Mont. Comfort, my lord,---and so I take my Till then, 'tis wisdom to conceal our meaning. leave. Hast. Away with scrupulous wit! now arms Oxf. And thus (Kissing Henry's hand.] I seal must rule.

(crowns. my truth, and bid adieu. (tague, Glo. And fearless minds climb soonest unto K. Hen. Sweet Oxford, and my loving MonBrother, we will proclaim you out of band; And all at once, once more a happy farewell. The bruit thereof will bring you many friends. War. Farewell, sweet lords; let's meet at

K. Edw. Then be it as you will; for 'tis my Coventry. And Henry but usurps the diadem. (right,

[Errunt WAR. CLAR. Oxf, and Mort Jont. Ay, now my sovereign speaketh like K. Hen. Here at the palace will I rest a while. bimself;

Cousin of Exeter, what thinks your lordsbip?

KB

Methinks, the power that Edward hath in field, Drums. Enter King EDWARD, GLOSTER, and Should not be able to encounter mine.

Forces, marching. Exe. The doubt is, that he will seduce the rest. K. Edw. Go, trumpet, to the walls, and sound K. Hen. That's not my fear, my meed hath a parle. got me fame.

Glo. See howthe surly Warwick mans thewall. I have not stopp'd mine ears to their demands, War. O,unbid spite! is sportful Edward come? Nor posted off their suits with slow delays; Where slept our scouts, or how are they seducd, My pity hath been balm to heal their wounds, That we could hear no news of his repair ? My mildness hath allay'd their swelling griefs, K. Edw. Now, Warwick, wilt thou ope the My mercy dried their water-flowing tears:

city gates, I have not been desirous of their wealth, Speak gentle words, and humbly bend thyknee? Nor much oppress'd them with great subsidies, Call'Edward, -king,and at his hands beg mercy, Nor forward of revenge, though they much erra: And he shall pardon thee these outrages. 'Then why should they love Edward more than War. Nay, rather, wilt thou draw thy forces me?

hence,

down? No, Exeter, these graces chalenge grace; Confess who set thee up and pluck'd thee And, when the lion fawns upon the lamb, Call Warwick-patron, and be penitent, The lamb will never cease to follow him. And thou shalt still remain the duke of York.

[Shouts within. A Lancaster! A Lancaster! Glo. I thought, at least, he would have said Exe. Hark, hark, my lord! what shouts are

--the king; these?

Or did he make the jest against his will ?

War. Is not a dukedom, sir, a goodly gift? Enter King EDWARD, GLOSTER, and Soldiers. K. Edw. Seize on the shame-fac'd Henry, bear I'll do thee service for so good a gift.

Glo. Ay, by my faith, for a poor eari to give; him hence,

War. 'Twas I, that gave the kingdom to thy And one again proclaim us king of England

brother.

(wick's gitt. You are the fount that makes small brooks to

K. Edw. Why, then 'tis mine, if but by War. flow:

(dry,

War. Thou art no Atlas for so great a weight: Now stops thy spring; my sea shall suck them And, weakling, Warwick takes his gift again: And swell so much the higher by their ebb. And Henry is my king, Warwick his subject. Hence with him to the Tower; let him not speak.

K. Edw. But Warwick's king is Edward's (Exeunt some with King HENRY.

prisoner; And, lords, towards Coventry bend we our And, gallant Warwick, do but answer this,course,

What is the body, when the head is off ? Where peremptory Warwick now remains :

Glo. Alas, that Warwick had no more forecast, The sun shines hot, and, if we use delay,

But, whiles he thought to steal the single ten, Cold biting winter mars our hop'd-for hay.

The king was slyly finger'd from the deck! Glo. Away betimes, before his forces join, And take the great-grown traitor unawares:

You left poor llenry at the bishop's palace,

And, ten to one, you'll meet him in the Tower. Brave warriors, march amain towards Coventry.

K. Edw. 'Tis even so; yet you are Warwick (Exeunt.

etill. Glo. Come, Warwick, take the time, kneel

down, kneel down: Nay, when? strike now, or else the iron cools.

War. I had rather chop this hand off ata blow, SCENE I. Coventry.

And with the other fling it at thy face, Enter upon the Walls, WARWICK, the Mayor of Than bear so low a sail, to strike to thee.

Coventry, Two Messengers, and Others. K. Edw. Sail how thou canst, have wind and War. Where is the post that came fromvaliant

tide thy friend ; Oxford ?

This hand, fast wound about thy coal-black bair, llow far hence is thy lord, mine honest fellow? Shall, whiles the head is warm, and new cut off, 1 Mess. By this at Dunsmore, marching bi-Write in the dust this sentence with thyblood, therward.

Wind-changing Warwick now can change no more. War. How far off is our brother Montague ? Enter OXFORD, with Drum and Colours. Where is the post that came from Montague?

War. O cheerful colours ! see where Oxford 2 Moss. By this at Daintry, with a puissant Oxf. Oxford, Oxford, for Lancaster! [comes! troop.

[Oxford and his Forces enter the City. Enter SIR JOHN SOMERVILLE.

Glo. The gates are open, let us enter too. War. Say, Somerville, what says my loving Stand we in good array; for they, no doubt,

K. Edu. So other foes may set upon our backs. son? And, by thy guess, how nigh is Clarence now? Will issue out again, and bid us battle: Som. At Southam I did leave him with his If not, the city, being but of small defence, forces,

We'll quickly rouse the traitors in the same. And do expect him here some two hours hence.

War. O, welcome, Oxford, for we want thy (Drum hcard.

help. War. Then Clarence is at hand, I hear his Enter MONTAGUE, with Drum and Colours. drum.

Mont. Montague, Montague, for Lancaster! Som. It is not his, my lord : here Southam lies:

(He and his Forces enter the City. The drum your honour hears, marcheth from Glo. Thou and thy brother both shall buy Warwick.

this treason War. Who should that be? belike, unlook’d- Even with the dearest blood your bodies bear. for friends.

K. Edw. The harder match'd, the greater Som. They are at hand, and you shall quickly victory; know.

My mind presageth happy gain, and conquest.

Art Fifth.

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