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Richm. All for our vantage-then, in God's name,
march. True hope is swift, and flies with Swallow's wings, Kings it makes Gods, and meaner creatures Kings.
SC EN III.
Changes to Bosworth Field. : , Enter King Richard in arms, with Norfolk, Surrey,
Ratcliff, Catesby, and others.
Surr. My heart is ten times lighter than my looks,
we nor ? Nor. We must both give and take, my gracious
Lord. K. Rich. Up with my tent, here will I lie to night ; But where to morrow well, all's one for that.. -Who hath descry'd the number of the traitors ?
Nor. Sir, or fev'n thousand is their utmost Power. I
K. Rich. Why, our Battalion trebles that account; Besides, the King's name is a tower of strength, Which they upon the adverse faction want. Up with the tent. Come, noble gentlemen, Let us survey the vantage of the ground. Call for some men of 7 found direction ; Let's want no discipline, make no delay, For, Lords, to morrow is a busy day. [Exeunt.
7 Sound direction.] True judgment; tried military skill.
SCENE changes to another Part of Bofworth field.
Enter Richmond, Sir William Brandon, Oxford, and
Richm. HE weary Sun hath made a golden Set,
And, by the bright tract of his fiery car,
Blunt. Unless I have mista'en his quarters much,
Ricbm. If without peril it be possible,
Blunt. Upon my life, my Lord, I'll undertake it.
Richm. * Give me some ink and paper ; in my tent I'll draw the form and model of our battle, Limit each leader to his several charge, A’nd part in just proportion our small strength. Let us consult upon to-morrow's business. - Into our tent, the air is raw and cold.
[They withdraw inta the test,
Give me fome ink and paper ;] there follows; The Earl of PemI have placed these lines here as broke, &c. I think them more they stand in the first editions : naturally introduced here, when the rest place them three speech- he is retiring to his tent; and es before, after the words Sir considering what he has to do William Brandon, you shall bear that night.
Pops. my fandard; interrupting what
Enter King Richard, Ratcliff, Norfolk, and Catesby.
Cates. It's supper time, my Lord;
K. Rich. I will not sup to night.
Nor. I go, my Lord.
K. Rich. Send out a pursuivant at arms
[To Ratcliff, Saddle white Surrey for the field to-morrow.
9 Give me a watch.) A watch light, a candle to burn by him ; has many fignifications, but the light that afterwards burnt I should believe that it means in blue ; yet, a few lines after, he this place not a sentinel, which says, would be regularly placed at the Bid my guard watch. King's tent; nor an instrument which leaves it doubtful whether to measure time, which was not watch is not here a sentinel. psed in that age ; but a watch,
'Look, that my staves be sound, and not too heavy. Ratcliff
Rat. My Lord ?
K. Rich. I am fatisfy'd : give me a bowl of wine.
K. Rich. Bid my Guard watch, and leave me.
Enter Stanley to Richmond, Lords, &c. Stanl. Ortune and Victory sit on thy helm !
Richa. All comfort, chat the dark night
can afford, Be to thy person, noble father-in-law! Tell me, how fares our loving mother?
Stanl. I, by attorney, bless thee from thy mother ; Who prays continually for Richmond's good: So much for that—The silent hours steal on, And Aaky darkness breaks within the East. In brief, for so the season bids us be,
'Look that my staves be found.] By attorney. ] By deputaStaves are the wood of the lan- tion. ces.
Prepare thy battle early in the morning;
Richm. Good Lords, conduct him to his regiment: I'll strive, with troubled thoughts, to take a nap; Left leaden Number poize me down to morrow, When I should mount with wings of victory. - Once, 'more, good night, kind Lords, and gentlemen.
[Exeunt. Manet Richmond. - Thou! whose Captain 1 account myself, Look on my forces with a gracious eye, Put in their hands thy bruising irons of wrath, That they may crush down with a heavy fall Th' usurping helmets of our adversaries ! Make us thy Ministers of chastisement, That we may praise thee in thy victory.
3 I, as I may
ver harsh it may seem, I would With left advantage will de- do this if leisure would permit,
ceive the time.] I will take where leisure, as in this pastage, the best opportunity to elude the stands for want of leisure. So dangers of this conjuncture. again, +--The leisure, and the fear
More than I have said, ful time,
The leifare and enforcement of Cuts off the ceremonicus votus
tbe time of love.) We have still a
Forbids to dwell upon. phrase equivalent to this, howe.