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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.
    K. Edwards seed true heire to Englands crowne.
    Enter Edward and Richard, and Hastings with a
    troope of Hollanders.
    Edw. Thus far from Belgia haue we past the seas,
    2500And marcht from Raunspur hauen vnto Yorke:
    But soft the gates are shut, I like not this.
    Rich. Sound vp the drum and call them to the wals.
    Enter the Lord Maire of Yorke vpon the wals.
    Mair. My Lords we had notice of your comming,
    And thats the cause we stand vpon our garde,
    2515And shut the gates for to preserue the towne.
    Henry now is king, and we are sworne to him.
    Edw. Why my Lord Maire, if Henry be your king,
    Edward I am sure at least, is Duke of Yorke.
    Mair. Truth my Lord, we know you for no lesse.
    Edw I craue nothing but my Dukedome.
    Rich. But when the Fox hath gotten in his head,
    Heele quicklie make the bodie follow after.
    2525Hast. Why my Lord Maire, what stand you vpon points
    Open the gates, we are king Henries friends.
    Mair. Saie you so, then Ile open them presentlie.
    Exit Maire.
    Ri. By my faith, a wise stout captain & soone perswaded.
    The Maire opens the dore, and brings the
    keies in his hand.
    2535Edw. So my Lord Maire, these gates must not be shut,
    But in the time of warre, giue me the keies:
    What, feare not man for Edward will defend
    the towne and you, despight of all your foes.
    Enter sir Iohn Mountgommery with
    drumme and souldiers.