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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 Warriors faint, why twere perpetuall
    2935Shame? Oh braue yong Prince, thy
    Noble grandfather doth liue againe in thee,
    Long maiest thou liue to beare his image,
    And to renew his glories.
    Sum. And he that turnes and flies when such do fight,
    Let him to bed, and like the Owle by daie
    2940Be hist, and wondered at if he arise.
    Enter a Messenger.
    2945Mes. My Lords, Duke Edward with a mighty power,
    Is marching hitherwards to fight with you.
    Oxf. I thought it was his pollicie, to take vs vnprouided,
    But here will we stand and fight it to the death.
    Enter king Edward, Cla. Glo. Hast. and Souldiers.
    Edw. See brothers, yonder stands the thornie wood,
    2955Which by Gods assistance and your prowesse,
    Shall with our swords yer night be cleane cut downe.
    2960Queen. Lords, Knights & gentlemen, what I should say,
    My teares gainesaie, for as you see, I drinke
    The water of mine eies. Then no more
    But this. Henry your king is prisoner
    In the tower, his land and all our friends
    2965Are quite distrest, and yonder standes
    The Wolfe that makes all this,
    Then on Gods name Lords togither cry saint George.
    All. Saint George for Lancaster.
    2970Alarmes to the battell, Yorke flies, then the chambers be
    discharged. Then enter the king, Cla & Glo. & the rest,
    & make a great shout, and crie, for Yorke, for Yorke, and
    then the Queene is taken, & the prince, & Oxf. & Sum.
    and then sound and enter all againe.
    E4. Edw.