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


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Enter Edward, Clarence, Gloster, with souldiers.
Edw. Thus still our fortune giues vs victorie,
And girts our temples with triumphant ioies
The bigboond traytor Warwike hath breathde his last,
2860And heauen this daie hath smilde vpon vs all,
But in this cleere and brightsome daie,
I see a blacke suspitious cloud appeare
That will encounter with our glorious sunne
Before he gaine his easefull westerne beames,
I mean those powers which the Queen hath got in Frãce
Are landed, and meane once more to menace vs.
Glo. Oxford and Summerset are fled to hir,
And tis likelie if she haue time to breath,
Her faction will be full as strong as ours.
Edw. We are aduertisde by our louing friends,
2875That they doe hold their course towards Tewxburie.
Thither will we for willingnes rids waie,
And in euerie countie as we passe along,
2880Our strengthes shall be augmented.
Come lets goe for if we slacke this faire
Bright Summers daie, sharpe winters
Showers will marre our hope for haie.
Ex. Omnes.