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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.
    To haue the daughter and heire of the Lord Hungerford.
    2075Edw. And what then? It was our will it should be so?
    Cla. I, and for such a thing too the Lord Scales
    Did well deserue at your hands, to haue the
    Daughter of the Lord Bonfield, and left your
    Brothers to go seeke elsewhere, but in
    Your madnes, you burie your brotherhood.
    2085Edw. Alasse poore Clarence, is it for a wife,
    That thou art mal-content,
    Why man be of good cheere, I will prouide thee one.
    2090Cla. Naie you plaide the broker so ill for yourselfe,
    2090That you shall giue me leaue to make my
    Choise as I thinke good, and to that intent,
    I shortlie meane to leaue you.
    Edw. Leaue me or tarrie I am full resolu'd.
    Edward will not be tied to his brothers wils.
    Queen. My Lords doe me but right and you must
    2095Confesse, before it pleasd his highnesse to aduance
    2095My state to title of a Queene,
    That I was not ignoble in my birth.
    Edw. Forbeare my loue to fawne vpon their frownes,
    2105For thee they must obay, naie shall obaie,
    And if they looke for fauour at my hands.
    Mont. My Lord, heere is the messenger returnd from
    Enter a Messenger.
    Edw. Now sirra, What letters or what newes?
    2115Mes. No letters my Lord, and such newes as without
    your highnesse speciall pardon I dare not relate.
    Edw. We pardon thee, and as neere as thou canst
    2120Tell me, What said Lewis to our letters?
    Mes. At my departure these were his verie words.