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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)

    The Tragedie of Richard D. of
    I cleft his Beuer with a downe right blow:
    Father that this is true behold his bloud.
    Mont. And brother heeres the Earle of Wiltshires
    20Bloud, whom I encountred as the battailes ioind.
    Rich. Speake thou for me and tell them what I did.
    York. What is your grace dead my L. of Summerset?
    Norf. Such hope haue all the line of Iohn of Gawnt.
    25Rich. Thus doe I hope to shape king Henries head.
    War. And so do I victorious prince of Yorke,
    Before I see thee seated in that throne
    Which now the house of Lancaster vsurpes,
    I vow by heauens these eies shal neuer close.
    30This is the pallace of that fearefull king,
    And that the regall chaire? Possesse it Yorke:
    For this is thine and not king Henries heires.
    York Assist me then sweet Warwike, and I wil:
    For hither are we broken in by force.
    35Norf. Weele all assist thee, and he that flies shall die.
    York. Thanks gentle Norffolke. Staie by me my Lords,
    and souldiers staie you heere and lodge this night:
    War. And when the king comes offer him no
    40Violence, vnlesse he seek to put vs out by force.
    Rich. Armde as we be, lets staie within this house?
    45War. The bloudie parlement shall this be calde,
    Vnlesse Plantagenet Duke of Yorke be king
    And bashfull Henrie be deposde, whose cowardise
    Hath made vs by-words to our enemies.
    York. Then leaue me not my Lords: for now I meane
    50To take possession of my right.