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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
    His souldiers lurking in the towne about,
    And but attended by a simple guarde,
    2205We maie surprise and take him at our pleasure,
    Our skouts haue found the aduenture verie easie,
    Then crie king Henry with resolued mindes,
    And breake we presentlie into his tent.
    Cla. Why then lets on our waie in silent sort,
    For Warwike and his friends God and saint George.
    War. This is his tent, and see where his guard doth
    Stand, Courage my souldiers, now or neuer,
    2250But follow me now, and Edward shall be ours.
    All. A Warwike, a Warwike.
    Alarmes, and Gloster and Hastings flies.
    2260Oxf. Who goes there?
    War. Richard and Hastings let them go, heere is the (Duke.
    Edw. The Duke, why Warwike when we parted
    Last, thou caldst me king?
    War. I, but the case is altred now.
    When you disgraste me in my embassage,
    Then I disgraste you from being king,
    And now am come to create you Duke of Yorke,
    2270Alasse how should you gouerne anie kingdome,
    That knowes not how to vse embassadors,
    Nor how to vse your brothers brotherlie,
    2275Nor how to shrowd your selfe from enimies.
    Edw. Well Warwike, let fortune doe her worst,
    Edward in mind will beare himselfe a king.
    War. Then for his minde be Edward Englands king,
    But Henry now shall weare the English crowne.
    2290Go conuaie him to our brother archbishop of Yorke,
    And when I haue fought with Penbrooke & his followers,