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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
    Edw. Lo here a period of tumultuous broiles,
    Awaie with Oxford to Hames castell straight,
    2975For Summerset off with his guiltie head.
    Awaie I will not heare them speake.
    Oxf. For my part Ile not trouble thee with words.
    Exit Oxford.
    Sum. Nor I, but stoope with patience to my death.
    Exit Sum.
    Edw. Now Edward what satisfaction canst thou make,
    For stirring vp my subiects to rebellion?
    Prin. Speake like a subiect proud ambitious Yorke,
    Suppose that I am now my fathers mouth,
    Resigne thy chaire, and where I stand kneele thou,
    Whilst I propose the selfesame words to thee,
    2995Which traytor thou woudst haue me answere to.
    Queen. Oh that thy father had bin so resolu'd:
    Glo. That you might still haue kept your
    Peticote, and nere haue stolne the
    Breech from Lancaster.
    Prince. Let Aesop fable in a winters night,
    3000His currish Riddles sorts not with this place.
    Glo. By heauen brat Ile plague you for that word.
    Queen. I, thou wast borne to be a plague to men.
    Glo. For Gods sake take awaie this captiue scold.
    Prin Nay take away this skolding Crooktbacke rather,
    Edw. Peace wilfull boy, or I will tame your tongue.
    Cla. Vntuterd lad thou art too malepert.
    Prin. I know my dutie, you are all vndutifull.
    Lasciuious Edward, and thou periurd George,
    3010And thou mishapen Dicke, I tell you all,
    I am your better, traytors as you be.