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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
    And they haue troopes of soldiers at their becke?
    Exet. But when the D. is slaine, theile quicklie flie.
    80King. Far be it from the thoughtes of Henries hart,
    To make a shambles of the parlement house.
    Cosen of Exeter, words, frownes, and threats,
    Shall be the warres that Henrie meanes to vse.
    Thou factious duke of Yorke, descend my throne,
    I am thy soueraigne.
    York. Thou art deceiu'd: I am thine.
    Exet. For shame come downe he made thee D. of
    90York. Twas mine inheritance as the kingdome is.
    Exet. Thy father was a traytor to the crowne.
    War. Exeter thou art a traitor to the crowne.
    In following this vsurping Henry.
    Clif. Whom should he follow but his naturall king.
    War. True Clif and that is Richard Duke of Yorke.
    King. And shall I stande while thou sittest in my
    York. Content thy selfe it must and shall be so.
    War. Be Duke of Lancaster, let him be king.
    100West. Why? he is both king & Duke of Lancaster,
    And that the Earle of Westmerland shall mainetaine.
    War. And Warwike shall disproue it. You forget
    That we are those that chaste you from the field
    And slew your father, and with colours spred,
    105Marcht through the Cittie to the pallas gates.
    Nor. No Warwike I remember it to my griefe,
    And by his soule thou and thy house shall rew it.
    West. Plantagenet of thee and of thy sonnes,