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Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Adrian Kiernander
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Richard the Third (Quarto 1, 1597)

Entee Darbie, Sir Christopher.
Dar. Sir Christapher, tell Richmond this from me,
3350That in the stie of this most bloudie bore,
My sonne George Stanlie is franckt vp in hold,
If I reuolt, off goes young Georges head,
The feare of that, with holdes my present aide,
But tell me, where is princelie Richmond now?
Christ. At Pembroke, or at Harford-west in Wales.
Dar. What men of name resort to him.
3360S.Christ. Sir Walter Herbert, a renowned souldier,
Sir Gilbert Talbot, Sir William Stanlie,
Oxford, redoubted Pembroke, Sir Iames Blunt,
Rice vp Thomas, with a valiant crew,
With many moe of noble fame and worth,
3365And towardes London they doe bend their course,
If by the way, they be not fought withall.
Dar. Retourne vnto thy Lord, commend me to him,
3367.1Tell him, the Queene hath hartelie consented,
He shall espouse Elizabeth her daughter,
L. These
The Tragedy
These letters will resolue him of my minde.
Farewell. Exeunt.