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


2260Oxf. Who goes there?
War. Richard and Hastings let them go, heere is the
Edw. The Duke, why Warwike when we parted
Last, thou caldst me king?
War. I, but the case is altred now.
When you disgraste me in my embassage,
Then I disgraste you from being king,
And now am come to create you Duke of Yorke,
2270Alasse how should you gouerne anie kingdome,
That knowes not how to vse embassadors,
Nor how to vse your brothers brotherlie,
2275Nor how to shrowd your selfe from enimies.
Edw. Well Warwike, let fortune doe her worst,
Edward in mind will beare himselfe a king.
War. Then for his minde be Edward Englands king,
But Henry now shall weare the English crowne.
2290Go conuaie him to our brother archbishop of Yorke,
And when I haue fought with Penbrooke & his followers,
Ile come and tell thee what the ladie Bona saies,
And so for a while farewell good Duke of Yorke.
2295
Exeunt some with Edward.
Cla. What followes now, all hithertoo goes well,
But we must dispatch some letters to France,
To tell the Queene of our happy fortune,
And bid hir come with speed to ioine with vs.
2300War. I thats the first thing that we haue to doe,
And free king Henry from imprisonment,
And see him seated in his regall throne,
Come let vs haste awaie, and hauing past these cares,
Ile post to Yorke, and see how Edward fares.
Exeunt Omnes.