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  • Title: Henry VI, Part 3 (Octavo 1, 1595)

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

    The Tragedie of Richard D. of
    Her sonne,
    Makes hir in furie thus forget hir selfe.
    Reuenged maie shee be on that accursed Duke.
    305Come cosen of Exeter, staie thou here,
    For Clifford and those Northern Lords be gone
    I feare towards Wakefield, to disturbe the Duke.

    Enter Edward, and Richard, and Montague.
    Edw. Brother and cosen Montague, giue mee leaue to
    Rich. Nay, I can better plaie the Orator.
    Mont. But I haue reasons strong and forceable.

    Enter the Duke of Yorke.
    York. Howe nowe sonnes what at a iarre amongst your
    Rich. No father, but a sweete contention, about that
    which concernes your selfe and vs, The crowne of Eng-
    land father.
    320York. The crowne boy, why Henries yet aliue,
    And I haue sworne that he shall raigne in quiet till
    His death.
    Edw. But I would breake an hundred othes to raigne
    one yeare.
    Rich. And if it please your grace to giue me leaue,
    Ile shew your grace the waie to saue your oath,
    And dispossesse king Henrie from the crowne.
    Yorke I prethe Dicke let me heare thy deuise.
    335Rich. Then thus my Lord. An oath is of no moment