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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)

    Alarum, excursions. Enter Catesby.
    Rescue, my Lord of Norfolk, rescue, rescue!
    The King enacts more wonders than a man,
    Daring an opposite to every danger;
    His horse is slain and all on foot he fights,
    3830Seeking for Richmond in the throat of death;
    Rescue, fair lord, or else the day is lost.
    Enter King Richard.
    King Richard
    A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!
    Withdraw, my lord, I'll help you to a horse.
    King Richard
    Slave, I have set my life upon a cast
    And I will stand the hazard of the die;
    I think there be six Richmonds in the field;
    Five have I slain today instead of him.
    3840A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!
    [Exeunt King Richard and Catesby.]