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Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Adrian Kiernander
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Richard the Third (Modern)

Enter Stanley, [and] Sir Christopher.
Stanley Sir Christopher, tell Richmond this from me,
3350That in the sty of this most bloody boar
My son, George Stanley, is franked up in hold;
If I revolt, off goes young George's head.
The fear of that withholds my present aid.
But tell me, where is princely Richmond now?
Christopher At Pembroke, or at Harford-west in Wales.
Stanley What men of name resort to him?
3360Christopher Sir Walter Herbert, a renownèd soldier,
Sir Gilbert Talbot, Sir William Stanley,
Oxford, redoubted Pembroke, Sir James Blunt,
Rhys ap Thomas with a valiant crew,
With many more of noble fame and worth;
3365And towards London they do bend their course,
If by the way they be not fought withal.
Stanley Return unto thy lord, commend me to him;
3355Tell him the Queen hath heartily consented
He shall espouse Elizabeth, her daughter.
These letters will resolve him of my mind. Farewell.