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  • Title: Richard the Third (Modern)
  • Editor: Adrian Kiernander

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    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Adrian Kiernander
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    Richard the Third (Modern)

    Enter Stanley, [and] Sir Christopher.
    Sir Christopher, tell Richmond this from me,
    3350That in the sty of this most bloody boar
    My son, George Stanley, is franked up in hold;
    If I revolt, off goes young George's head.
    The fear of that withholds my present aid.
    But tell me, where is princely Richmond now?
    At Pembroke, or at Harford-west in Wales.
    What men of name resort to him?
    Sir Walter Herbert, a renownèd soldier,
    Sir Gilbert Talbot, Sir William Stanley,
    Oxford, redoubted Pembroke, Sir James Blunt,
    Rhys ap Thomas with a valiant crew,
    With many more of noble fame and worth;
    3365And towards London they do bend their course,
    If by the way they be not fought withal.
    Return unto thy lord, commend me to him;
    3355Tell him the Queen hath heartily consented
    He shall espouse Elizabeth, her daughter.
    These letters will resolve him of my mind.