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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)

    The first part of the contention of the two famous
    For Somerset was forewarned of Castles,
    The which he alwaies did obserue.
    3290And now behold, vnder a paltry Ale-house signe,
    The Castle in saint Albones,
    Somerset hath made the Wissard famous by his death.
    Alarme again, and enter the Earle of
    3218.1Warwicke alone.

    VVar. Clifford of Comberland, tis Warwicke calles,
    3220And if thou doest not hide thee from the Beare,
    Now whilst the angry Trompets sound Alarmes,
    And dead mens cries do fill the emptie aire:
    Clifford I say, come forth and fight with me,
    Proud Northerne Lord, Clifford of Comberland,
    3225Warwicke is hoarse with calling thee to Armes.
    3225.1Clifford speakes within.
    Warwicke stand still, and view the way that Clifford hewes with
    his murthering Curtelaxe, through the fainting troopes to finde
    thee out.
    3225.5Warwicke stand still, and stir not till I come.
    Enter Yorke.
    VVar. How now my Lord, what a foote?
    3227.1Who kild your horse?
    Yorke. The deadly hand of Clifford. Noble Lord,
    3228.1Fiue horse this day slaine vnder me,
    And yet braue Warwicke I remaine aliue,
    But I did kill his horse he lou'd so well,
    The boniest gray that ere was bred in North.
    Enter Clifford, and Warwicke offers to
    3232.1fight with him.
    Hold Warwicke, and seeke thee out some other chase,
    3235My selfe will hunt this deare to death.
    VVar. Braue Lord, tis for a Crowne thou fights,
    Clifford farewell, as I entend to prosper well to day,
    It grieues my soule to leaue thee vnassaild.
    3238.1Exet VVarwicke.
    Yorke. Now Clifford, since we are singled here alone,