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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)

    Yorke, and Henrie the Sixt.
    Clif. And reason George. Who should succeede the fa-
    ther but the son?
    970Rich. Are you their butcher?
    Clif. I Crookbacke, here I stand to answere thee, or any
    of your sort.
    Rich. Twas you that kild yong Rutland, was it not?
    Clif. Yes, and old Yorke too, and yet not satisfide.
    975Rich. For Gods sake Lords giue synald to the fight.
    War. What saiest thou Henry? wilt thou yeelde thy
    Queen. What, long tongde War. dare you speake?
    When you and I met at saint Albones last,
    980Your legs did better seruice than your hands.
    War. I, then twas my turne to flee, but now tis thine.
    Clif. You said so much before, and yet you fled.
    War. Twas not your valour Clifford, that droue mee
    Northum. No nor your manhood Warwike, that could
    make you staie.
    985Rich. Northumberland, Northumberland, wee holde
    Thee reuerentlie. Breake off the parlie, for scarse
    I can refraine the execution of my big swolne
    Hart, against that Clifford there, that
    Cruell child-killer.
    Clif. Why I kild thy father, calst thou him a child?
    990Rich. I like a villaine, and a trecherous coward,
    As thou didst kill our tender brother Rutland.
    But ere sunne set Ile make thee curse the deed.
    King. Haue doone with wordes great Lordes, and
    Heare me speake.
    995Queen. Defie them then, or else hold close thy lips.