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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.
    And saie, commend me to my valiant brother,
    2845And more he would haue spoke and more he said,
    Which sounded like a clamor in a vault,
    That could not be distinguisht for the sound,
    And so the valiant Montague gaue vp the ghost.
    War. What is pompe, rule, raigne, but earth and dust?
    And liue we how we can, yet die we must.
    2850Sweet rest his soule, flie Lords and saue your selues,
    For Warwike bids you all farewell to meet in Heauen,
    He dies.
    Oxf. Come noble Summerset, lets take our horse,
    And cause retrait be sounded through the campe,
    That all our friends that yet remaine aliue,
    Maie be awarn'd and saue themselues by flight.
    That done, with them weele post vnto the Queene,
    And once more trie our fortune in the field. Ex. ambo.
    2855Enter Edward, Clarence, Gloster, with souldiers.
    Edw. Thus still our fortune giues vs victorie,
    And girts our temples with triumphant ioies
    The bigboond traytor Warwike hath breathde his last,
    2860And heauen this daie hath smilde vpon vs all,
    But in this cleere and brightsome daie,
    I see a blacke suspitious cloud appeare
    That will encounter with our glorious sunne
    Before he gaine his easefull westerne beames,
    I mean those powers which the Queen hath got in Frãce
    Are landed, and meane once more to menace vs.
    Glo. Oxford and Summerset are fled to hir,
    And tis likelie if she haue time to breath,
    Her faction will be full as strong as ours.
    Edw. We are aduertisde by our louing friends,
    E3. That