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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.
    840Why via, To London will we march amaine,
    And once againe bestride our foming steedes,
    And once againe crie charge vpon the foe,
    But neuer once againe turne backe and flie.
    Rich. I, now me thinkes I heare great Warwike speake:
    845Nere maie he liue to see a sunshine daie,
    That cries retire, when Warwike bids him stay.
    Edw. Lord Warwike, on thy shoulder will I leane,
    And when thou faints, must Edward fall:
    Which perill heauen forefend.
    850War. No longer Earle of March, but Duke of Yorke,
    The next degree, is Englands royall king:
    And king of England shalt thou be proclaimde,
    In euery burrough as we passe along:
    And he that casts not vp his cap for ioie,
    855Shall for the offence make forfeit of his head.
    King Edward, valiant Richard, Montague,
    Stay we no longer dreaming of renowne,
    But forward to effect these resolutions.
    Enter a Messenger.
    865Mes. The Duke of Norffolke sends you word by me,
    The Queene is comming with a puissant power,
    And craues your companie for speedie councell.
    War. Why then it sorts braue Lordes. Lets march a-
    way. Exeunt Omnes.
    870Enter the King and Queene, Prince Edward and
    the Northerne Earles, with drum
    and Souldiers.
    Quee. Welcome my Lord to this braue town of York,
    Yonders the head of that ambitious enemie,
    875That sought to be impaled with your crowne.