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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.
    Edw. Take that, the litnes of this railer heere.
    Queen. Oh kill me too.
    3020Glo. Marrie and shall.
    Edw. Hold Richard hold, for we haue doone too (much alreadie.
    Glo. Why should she liue to fill the world with words?
    Edw. What doth she swound? make meanes for
    3025Her recouerie?
    Glo. Clarence, excuse me to the king my brother,
    I must to London on a serious matter,
    Ere you come there, you shall heare more newes.
    Cla. About what, prethe tell me?
    3030Glo. The Tower man, the Tower, Ile root them out
    Exit Gloster.
    Queen. Ah Ned, speake to thy mother boy? ah
    Thou canst not speake.
    Traytors, Tyrants, bloudie Homicides,
    They that stabd Caesar shed no bloud at all,
    For he was a man, this in respect a childe,
    And men nere spend then furie on a child,
    Whats worse then tyrant that I maie name,
    You haue no children Deuils, if you had,
    The thought of them would then haue stopt your rage,
    3045But if you euer hope to haue a sonne,
    Looke in his youth to haue him so cut off,
    As Traitors you haue doone this sweet young prince.
    Edw. Awaie, and beare her hence.
    Queen. Naie nere beare me hence, dispatch
    3050Me heere, heere sheath thy sword,
    Ile pardon thee my death. Wilt thou not?
    Then Clarence, doe thou doe it?
    Cla. By Heauen I would not doe thee so much ease.