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Author: William Shakespeare
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Henry VI, Part 3 (Octavo 1, 1595)


The Tragedie of Richard D. of
Thus haue we swept suspition from our seat,
3185And made our footstoole of securitie.
Come hither Besse, and let me kisse my boie,
Young Ned, for thee, thine Vncles and my selfe,
Haue in our armors watcht the Winters night,
Marcht all a foote in summers skalding heat,
3190That thou mightst repossesse the crowne in peace,
And of our labours thou shalt reape the gaine.
Glo. Ile blast his haruest and your head were laid,
For yet I am not lookt on in the world.
This shoulder was ordaind so thicke to heaue,
3195And heaue it shall some waight or breake my backe,
Worke thou the waie, and thou shalt execute.
Edward. Clarence and Gloster, loue my louelie
Queene,
And kisse your princely nephew brothers both.
Cla. The dutie that I owe vnto your, Maiestie,
3200I seale vpon the rosiate lips of this sweet babe.
Queen. Thankes noble Clarence worthie brother
thankes.
Gloster. And that I loue the fruit from whence thou
Sprangst, witnesse the louing kisse I giue the child.
To saie the truth so Iudas kist his maister,
3205And so he cride all haile, and meant all harme.
Edward. Nowe am I seated as my soule
delights,
Hauing my countries peace, and brothers loues.
Cla. What will your grace haue done with Margaret,
Ranard her father to the king of France,
3210Hath pawnd the Cyssels and Ierusalem,
And hither haue they sent it for her ransome.
Edward