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Armed in proof, and led by shallow Richmond.
(Exeunt K. Richard and Ratcliff.
SCE NE VI.
Enter the Lords to Richmond, fitting in his Tent.
Lords. Good morrow, Richmond.
Richm. 'Cry mercy, Lords and watchful gentlemen, That you have ta’en a tardy Nuggard here.
Lords. How have you Nept, my Lord ?
Lords. Upon the stroke of four.
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A base foul stone, made precious by the foil
you do sweat to put a Tyrant down,
S CE N E VII.
Enter King Richard, Ratcliff and Catesby.
-By the foil leaf (feuielle) or thin plate of Of England's Chair.] It is metal in which the stone is set. plain that foil cannot here mean I The ranjom of my bold atthac of which the obscurity re tempt.] The fine paid by commends the brightness of the me in atonement for my ralhness diamond. It muit mean the shall be my dead corps.
K. Rich. He was i'th'right, and so, indeed, it is. -Tell the clock there— give me a Kalendar.
[Clock strikes. Who saw the Sun to-day?
Rat. Not I, my Lord.
Rat. My Lord?
K. Rich. The Sun will not be seen to day ;
Job Duke of Norfolk, Thomas Earl of Surrey,
Norfolk ? 2 This and St. George 10 mises success, and over and above
boot.] That is, this is the this, is the projection of our order of our battle, which pro- ' patron Saint.
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Nor. A good direction, warlike Sovereign. -This paper found I on my tent this morning.
[Giving a scrowl. Jocky of Norfolk, be not to bold, [Reads,
For Dickon thy nafier is bougbt and fold. K. Riih. A thing devised by the enemy. - Go, gentlemen, go, each man to his Charge. Let not our babbling dreams affright our souls; Conscience is but a word that cowards use, Devis’d at first to keep the strong in awe : Our strong arms be our conscience, swords our law. March on, join bravely, let us to'r pell-mell, If not to heav'n, then hand in hand to hell, What shall I say more than I have inferr’d? Remember, whom you are to cope withal ; * A sort of vagabonds, of rafcals, runaways, A scum of Britons, and base lackey-peasants, Whom their o'er-cloyed Country vomits forth To desperate adventures and destruction, You neeping safe, they bring you to unrest: You having lands, and bleit with beauteous wives, 3 They would diftrain the one, distain the other. 4 And who doth lead them but a paltry fellow, Long kept in Bretagne at his mother's cost ?
A fort, that is, a company, fronı having any common Mother, a collectio.
but England: and the Earl of 3 They would RESTRAIN the Rich.. ond was not subfied a
one, dilain the thir.). The broad at the Nation's publick one means the Lands; the other. Charge. During the greatest part their wives. It is plain then we of his Residence abroad, he was should read.
watch'd and rellrain'ü almoit like They would D!STRAIN, a Captive; and fubfifted by Supi. e. feize upon. WARB. plies convey'd from the Coun. 4 Árni who ucih led their but iels of Rickonind, his Mother. a tahrey I ll 2,
It seems probable therefore, that Linie krpe in Britain atour Mo- we nuit read;
ter's Con This is ípoksn. Lungkin Idretagne as his by Rchard, of Henry Earl of Micker's Cor. Richmond : but they were far
A milk-sop, one that never in his life
[Drum afar off Fight, gentlemen of England, fight, bold yeomen! Draw, archers, draw your arrows to the head; Spur your proud horses hard, and ride in blood, s Amaze the welkin with your broken staves !
Mes. My Lord, he doth deny to come.
Nor. My Lord, the enemy hath past the marsh;
bosom. Advance our standards, set upon our foes ; Our ancient word of courage, fair St. George, Inspire us with the spleen of fiery dragons. Upon them! Victory fits on our helms. [Exeunt.
? That is, fright the skies with the shivers of your Lances.