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  • Title: Richard the Third (Folio 1, 1623)
  • Editor: Adrian Kiernander

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    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Adrian Kiernander
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    Richard the Third (Folio 1, 1623)

    Alarum, excursions. Enter Catesby.
    3825Cat. Rescue my Lord of Norfolke,
    Rescue, Rescue:
    The King enacts more wonders then a man,
    Daring an opposite to euery danger:
    His horse is slaine, and all on foot he fights,
    3830Seeking for Richmond in the throat of death:
    Rescue faire Lord, or else the day is lost.
    Enter Richard.
    Rich. A Horse, a Horse, my Kingdome for a Horse.
    3835Cates. Withdraw my Lord, Ile helpe you to a Horse
    Rich. Slaue, I haue set my life vpon a cast,
    And I will stand the hazard of the Dye:
    I thinke there be sixe Richmonds in the field,
    Fiue haue I slaine to day, in stead of him.
    3840A Horse, a Horse, my Kingdome for a Horse.