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  • Title: Henry VI, Part 2 (Quarto 1, 1594)

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    Author: William Shakespeare
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    Henry VI, Part 2 (Quarto 1, 1594)

    Houses, of Yorke and Lancaster.
    Richard. And if our words will not, our swords shall.
    Yorke. Call hither to the stake, my two rough beares.
    King. Call Buckingham, and bid him Arme himselfe.
    Yorke. Call Buckingham and all the friends thou hast,
    Both thou and they, shall curse this fatall houre.
    3145Enter at one doore, the Earles of Salsbury and VVarwicke, with
    Drumme and souldiers. And at the other, the Duke of Bucking-
    3146.1 ham, with Drumme and souldiers.
    Cliff. Are these thy beares? weele bayte them soone,
    Dispight of thee and all the friends thou hast.
    War. You had best go dreame againe,
    To keepe you from the tempest of the field.
    Clif. I am resolu'd to beare a greater storme,
    Then any thou canst coniure vp to day,
    3200And that ile write vpon thy Burgonet,
    Might I but know thee by thy houshold badge.
    VVar. Now by my fathers age, old Neuels crest,
    The Rampant Beare chaind to the ragged staffe,
    This day ile weare aloft my burgonet,
    3205As on a mountaine top the Caedar showes,
    That keepes his leaues in spight of any storme,
    Euen to affright the with the view thereof.
    Clif. And from thy burgonet will I rend the beare,
    And tread him vnderfoote with all contempt,
    3210Dispight the Beare-ward that protects him so.
    Yoong Clif. And so renowmed soueraigne to Armes,
    To quell these Traitors and their compleases.
    Richard. Fie, Charitie for shame, speake it not in spight,
    For you shall sup with Iesus Christ to night.
    3215Yoong Clif. Foule Stigmaticke thou canst not tell.
    Rich. No, for if not in heauen, youle surely sup in hell.
    3217.1Exet omnes.
    Alarmes to the battaile, and then enter the Duke of Somerset
    3288.1 and Richard fighting, and Richard kils him vnder the signe of
    the Castle in saint Albones.
    Rich. So Lie thou there, and breathe thy last.
    3289.1Whats here, the signe of the Castle?
    Then the prophesie is come to passe,
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