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Unless they seek for hatred at my hands : And hafte is needful in this desperate cafe.--
Which if they do, yet will I keep thee safe, Pembroke, and Stafford, you in our behalf
And they thall feel the vengeance of my wrath, Go levy men, and make prepare for war ;
Gio. (ajide.] 1 hear, yet tay not much, but they are already, or quickly will be landed :
think the more.

Myself in person will Itraight follow you.
Enter a Pofi.

[Exeunt Pemb: oke and Stafford,

But, ere I go, Hastings,--and Montague, K. Edw. Now, messenger, what letters, or Resolve my doubt. You twain, of all the rest, what news,

Are near io Warwick, by blood, and by alliance:
From France?

(words, Tell me, if you love Warwick more than me?
Past. My sovereign liege, no letters; and few If it be so, then both depart to him ;
But such as I, without your special pardon, I rather wish you foes, than hollow friends :
Dare not relate.

[brief, But if you mind to hold your true obedience,
K. Edw. Go to, we pardon thee: therefore, in Give me anurance with some friendly vow,
Tell me their words as near as thou canst gueis That I may never have you in suspect.
them,

Mon. So God help Montague, as he proves true ! What answer makes king Lewis unto our letters?

Haf. And Hattings, as he favours Edward's Poft. At my depart, these were his very words:

caure !

[hy us? « Go tell false Edward, thy supposed king:

K. Edw. Now, brother Richard, will you stand « That Lewis of France is sending over maskers,

Glo. Ay, in delpight of all that hall withstand “ To revel it with him and his new bride."

you. K. Edw. Is Lewis so brave? belike, he thinks

K. Edw. Why so; then am I sure of victory. nie Henry.

Now therefore let us hence; and lose no hour, But u hat said lady Bona to my marriage ? 'Till we meet Warwick with his foreign power. Pof. These were her words, utter'd with mild

[Excunt. disdain : " Tell him, in hope he'll prove a widower shortly,

S C Ε Ν Ε 11.
“ l'll wear the willow garland for his fake.”

Warwickshire.
K. Edw. I blame not her, she could say little less ;
She had the wrong. But what said Henry's queen?

Enter Wartvice and Oxford, with French soldiers.
For I have heard, that the was there in place. War. Trust me, my lord, all hitherto goes well;
Poft. “ 'Tell him," quoth she, “ my mourning The common people by numbers fwarm to us.

weeds are done,
" And I am ready to put armour on."

Inter Clarince, and Somerset.
K. Ed. Belike, the minds to play the Amazon. But, fee, where Somerset and Clarence comes;
But what fad Warwick to these injuries? Speak suddenly, my lords, are we all friends ?

Pot. He, more incens'd against your majesty Clar. Fear not that, my lord. (Warwick;
Than all the reit, ditcharg'd me with these words: War. Then, gentle Clarence, welcome unto
“ Tell him from me, that he hath done me wrong, And welcome, Somerset :--I hold it cowardice,
“ And therefore I'll uncrown him, ere't be long," To reft miftruitful where a noble heart
K. Edw. Ha! Jurit the traitor breathe out 10 Hath pawnd an open band in sign of love ; [ther,
proud words?

Elle might I think, that Clarence, Eduard's bioWell, I will arm me, being tbus forewari'd : Were but a seigned friend to our proceedings : They shall have wars, and pay for their presump- But welcome, Clarence; my daughter thall be tion.

thine. But say, is Warwick friends with Margaret? And now what refts, but, in night's coverture, Pojt. Ay, gracious fovereign; they are to link'd Thy brother being careleily encamp’d, in friendthip,

(daughter. His foldiers lurking in the towns about,
That young prince Edward marries Warwick's And but attended by a simple guard,
Clar. Belike, the younger; Clarence will have We may surprize and take him at our pleasure ?
the e der.

Our scouts have found the adventure very easy :
Now, brother king, farewel, and sit you fall, That as Ulyiles, and stout Diomede,
For I will hence to Warwick's other daughter ; With night and manhood stole to Rhesus' tents,
Thar, though I want a kingdom, yet in marriage And brought from thence the Thracian fatal iteeds;
I may not prove inferior to yourself. -

So we, well cover'd with the night's black mantle,
You, that love me and Warwick, follow me.

At unawares may beat down Edward's guard, [Exit Clarence, and Somerset follows. And leize himself ; I say not—Naughter him, Gl. Not I:

For I intend but only to surprize him.
My thoughts aim at a further matter; I

You, that will follow me to this attempt,
Stay not for love of Edward, but the crown. Applaud the name of Henry, with your leader.

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[They all cry, Henry! X. Edw. Clarence and Somerset both gone to Why, then, let's on our way in hilent fort : Warwick !

For Warwick and his friends, God and Saint Yet am I arm'd against the worst can happen ;

George!

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Nay, then I see, that Edward seeds must dort
Edward's Camp

Yet, Warwick, in despight of all mischance,

Of thee thyself, and all thy complices,
Enter the Watchmen 10 guard his teni.

Edward will always bear hiruself as king: Watch. Come on, my masters, each man|Thoughs fortune's mualice overthrow my 1tare, take bis ftand ;

My mind exceeds the compass of her wheel. The king, by this, is set him down to sleep.

War. Then, for his mind, be Edward Engknd's 2 Warcb. Wint, will he not to bed?

king :

[Tokes off bis sismus. z Warch. Why, no: for he hath made a fo- But Henry nuts thall wear the Englith crown, lemn vow,

And be true king indeed; throu but the thaowNever to lie and take his natural rest,

My lord of Sonertet, at my requett, Till Warwick, or binnelt, be quite supprest. See that furthwith suke Elward be convey'd 2. Watch. To-morrow then, belike, shall be unto my brother, archbishop of lorii tbe day,

When I have fuught with Pembroke and his fellows, 1 Warwick be so near as men report. {that, I'll follow you, and tell usłuae antwer

3 Watch. But say, I pray, what nobleman is Lewis, and the Bały Buna, tend to him :That with the king here refteth in his tent?

Now, for a while, farewei, goou dluke of Tork. Il Parcb. 'Tis the lord Hattings, the king'schiefest

K. Edce. What fases impole, that men midt friend.

king,

needs abide; 3 Maxcb. O, is it so? But why commands the It boots rot to resist both wine arri tide. Thar his chief followers lodge in towns about him,

(Exit Aime Edvard, led exi. While he himself keepcti in the cold helde

Oxf. What row remains, my lords, for us to do, 2. Waisb. 'Tis the more honour, because more But march to Londou with our foldiers ! dangerous.

sels

Far, Ay, that's the first thing tiut we have to do; 3 Toach. Ay; but give me worship anxi quiet- to free king Henry from imprifonment, I like it better than a dangerous honou. And fee him feated in the regal throne. (Ex. stig If Warwick knew in what eftate he stands,

S CE N E IV. 'Tis to be doubted, he would waken him. 1 Watch. Unless our halberds did shut up his

Lord». Tlx Palace. pallage.

(tent,

Entor zbe Queen, and Rizers. 2 Witch. Ay; wherefore else guard we his royal Riv. Madam, what makes you in this foriden Bu to defend his person trom night-foes!

change? Ester Warwick, Clarence, Orfo d, Somerset, and

Queen. Why, brother Rivers, are you yet to French holdiers, liient all.

What late misfortune is befallin kg Edvard : War. This is his tent; and see, where stand

Kiv. Whic, lots of fome pich'd battle against his gilird.

Warwick : Comnge, my masters : honour now, or never !

Quien. No, but the loss of his owo royal person, But follow me, and Edward ihall be ours.

hiv. Then is my sovereign sain? 1 Warch. Who goes there?

Quez. Ay, almoit fiain, for he is taken prisoner; z l'atch. Stay, or thovi dieit.

Either betray'd by falihood of his guard, [1V2"wik, and the reji, or all,-Parzick! Or by lus foe furpriz'd at us.wares :

Ikaruick! and set upon the suurd; who ry, And, as I further have to understand,
*?Y!!----10m! Arm! I'arwick, and the rest, I. new committed to the bishop of York,
foil wingiw.

Fell Warwick's brother, and by that our foe.

Rit. There news, I nu contefs, are full of grief; The drum besting, and trumpets founding. Ender bi urevick, some jet, and the rifi, bo ivoing tbe Warwick may lute, that sow hath won the dar:

Yet, gracious madan, bear it as you may ; King out in a gown, jilting in a chuir : Gloer and

Queen. 'Till theil, tar hope mult binder life's Haflings fly over tbe llage.

decry. Som. What are ther, thirt fly there?

And I the rather wean me from despair, Har. Richard!, and Hastings : let them go, For love of Edward's orisping in my wond: here's the eluke.

(partea laít, This is it that makes me bridte my paifion, X. Ediv. The duke! why, Warwick, when we And bear with mildnets my misfortune's crois; Thou call'att me king?

Ay, ay, for this I draw in many a tear, Mar. Ay, but the case is alterid :

And top the rising of blood-fucking fighs, When you disgracd me in my emballage, Lift with my nighs or tears I blant or drown Then I degraded you from being king,

King Edward's fruit, true heir to the English crown. And come now to create you duke of York. Riv. But, madam, where is Witrivick then be Als! how thuuld zou govern any kinyiloni,

coine ?

(London, That know not how to pie enbailados;

Queer. I am inforned, that he comes towards Nor how to 5€ contented with one wife;

To let the crown once more on Henry's head : Nor how to use your brothers brotherly ;

Guess thou the rest; king Edward's friends must Nor how to study for the people's welfare ; But, to prevent the tyrant's violence, (down. Nor how to throwd yourself from enemies ? too (For trust not him that once hath broken faith) X. Edw. Yea, brother of Ourunice, art thou here li'll hence forthwith unto the sanctuary,

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To save at least the heir of Edward's right; Ay, such a pleasure as incaged birds
There shall I rest secure from force, and fraud. Conceive, when, after many moody thoughts,
Come therefore, let us fly, while we may Ay; At last, by notes of houshold harmony,
If Warwick take us, we are sure to die. [Excunt. They quite forget their loss of liberty.--

Put, Warwick, after God, thou seti'lt me free,
S CE N E V.

And chiefly therefore I thank God and thee ; A Park near Middlebam Castle in Yorkshire. He was the author, thou the initrument. Enter Glofter, Haflings, and Sir William Stanley.

Therefore, that I may conquer fortune's spight, Glo. Now, my lord Hastings, and Sir William By living low, where fortune cannot hurt me ; Stanley,

And that the people of this blessed land Leave off to wonder why I drew you hither,

May not be punith'd with my thwarting stars ; Into this chiefest thicket of the park. [brother,

Warwick, although my head still wear the crown, Thus stands the cafe: You know, our king, my For thou art fortunate in all thy deeds.

I here resign my government to thee,
Is prisoner to the bishop / er, at whose hands
He hath good usage and great liberty ;

War. Your grace hath still beenfam'd for virtuous; And often, but attended with weak guard,

And now may seem as wile as virtuous, Comes hunting this way to disport himielf.

By ipying, and avoiding, fortune's malice, I have advertis'd him by secret means,

For few men rightly temper with the stars ' : That if, about this hour, he make this way,

Yet in this one thing let me blame your grace, Under the colour of his usual game,

For chusing me, when Clarence is in place. He shall here tind his friends, with horse and men,

Clar. No, Warwick, thou art worthy of the fway, To set him free from his captivity.

To whom the heavens, in thy nativity,
Enter King Edward, and a Huntíman.

Adjudg’d an olive branch, and laurei crown, Hurt. This way, my lord; for this way lies the As likely to be blest in peace, and war; game.

And therefore I yield thee my free consent. (huntsmen stand.

War. And I chufe Clarence only for protector. K. Edw. Nay, this way, man ; see, where the Now, brother of Glofter, lord Hastings, and the reft,

K. Henry. Warwick, and Clarence, give me buth Stand you thus close to steal the bishop's deer?

your hands;

hearts, Glo Brother, the time and case requireth hafte; That no dilter:tion hinder government :

Now join your hands, and, with your hands, your Tour horfe 1tands ready at the park-corner. K. Edw. But whither shall we then ?

I make you both protectors of this land ;

While I myself will lead a private life, Hafi. To Lynn, my lord; and thip from thence to Flanders.

(meaning.

And in devotion ipend my latter days, G!.. Well guess’d, believe me; for that was my

To fin's rebuke, and my Creator's praise. [will?

War. What uniwers Clarence to his fovereign's K. Edw. Stanley, I will requite thy forwardness.

Clar. That he consents, if Warwick yield conGis. But wherefore stay we? 'tis no time to talk. K. Edw. Huntíman, what fay'st thou? wilt thou

For on thy fortune I repole myself. [sent ;

War. Why then, though loth, yet muft i be go along?

content; Hunt. Better do so, than carry and be hang'd. Glo. Come then, away ; let's ha' no more ado.

We'll yoke together, like a double shadow . X. Edw. Bishop, farewel: Thield thee from To Henry's body, and supply his place; Warwick’s frown;

I mean, in bearing weight of government,
And pray that I may repollets the crown. [Exeunt. And, Clarence, now then it is nuose than needful,

While he enjoys the honour, and his eale.
S CE N E VI.

Forthwith that Edward be pronounc'd a traitor,
The Tower in London.

And all bis lands and goods confiscated. (min’d.

Clar. What else and that succession be deterEnter King Henry, Clarence, Warwick, Somerset,

War. Ay, therein Clarence thall not want liis Young Kichmond, Oxford, Montague, and Licute

part.

(tains, nani of tha Tower.

K. Henry. But, with the first of all our chief afa K. Henry. Dlafter lieutenant, now that God and Let me entreat, (for I command no more) Hve haken Edward from the regal seat ; [friends. That Margaret your queen, and my ion Edward, And turn'd my captive state to liberty,

be sent for, to return from France with speed: My fear to hope, my sorrows unto joys ;

For, 'till I see them here, by doubcrul foar At our enlargement what are thy due fees? My joy of liberty is half eclips'd. [ipeed. Lieu. Subjects may challenge noching of their Clar. It shall be done, my fuvereign, with all sovereigns ;

K. Ilonry. My lord of Somerset, what youth is But, if an humible prayer may prevail,

that, I then crave pardon of your majesty.

of whom you seem to have so tender care ? (mand. K. Henry. For what, lieutenant? for well using me? Som. My liege, it is young Heory, eari uf RichNay, be thou sure, I'll well requite thy kindness, K. Henry. Come bithcr, Englan-l's hope : If leFor that it made my imprisonment a pleasure :

cret powers i loys bis barani on kiikarit

"The meaning is, that few men conform their tenter to their deliny.

SI

Suggest

Suggest but truth to my divining thoughts, And shut the gates for safety of ourselves ;
This pretty lad' will prove our country's bliss. For now we owe allegiance unto Henry. [king,
His looks are full of peaceful majesty ;

K. Edw. But, master mayor, if Henry be your
His head by nature fram'd to wear a crown, Yet Edward, at the least, is duke of York.
His hand to wield a scepter ; and himself

Moyor. True, my good lord; I know you for Likely, in time, to bless a regal throne.

no less. Make much of him, my lords; for this is he, K. Edw. Why, and I challenge nothing but my Must help you more than you are hurt by me.

dukedon ; Enter a Podt.

As being well content with that alone. War. What new's, my friend?

Glo. But, when the fox has once got in his nose, Poft. That Edward is escared from your brother, He'll soon find means to make the body follow. And tied, as he hears since, to Burgundy.

[-16.dr. War. Unfavoury nervs: But how made he escape!

Haf. Why, master mayor, why stand you in 2 Poff. He wras convey'd by Richard duke of Glotter,

doubt? And the lord Hastings, who attended him

Open the gates, we are king Henry's friends. In secret aruburn on the forest fide,

Mayor. Ay, say you fo? the gates thall then be And from the bishop's huntímen rescued him;

open'd.

[He defiende. For hunting was his duily exercise.

Glo. A wise stout captain, and persuaded foon ! War. My brother was toocareless of his charge. Hajl. The good old man would fain that all But let us hence, my sovereign, to provide

were well, A falve for any fore that may beride. (Exeunt. So 'twere not 'long of him : but, being enter'd,

Maront Some, jei, Rickmord, und O: ford. I doubt noc, I, but we all toon periu..de Some My lord, i like not of this flight of Ed. Both diim, and all his brothers, unto reason. ward's :

Re-enter the Mayor and two Aldermer, beloa'. For, doubtlets, Burgundy will yield him help: K. Edw. So, matter mayor : thele gates must And we shall have more wars, before 't be long.

not be thut, As Henry's late preiaging prophecy [mond; But in the night, or in the time of war. Did glad my heat, wiih hope of this young Rich- What! fear not, nian, but yield me up the keys; So doth my heart misgive me, in these conflicts

Take; bis keys. What may befall him, to his harm, and ours : For Edward will defend the town, and thee, Therefore, lord Oxford, to prevent the worst, And all those friends that deign to follow me. Forthwith we'll send him hence to Britany, 'Till Itorms be part of civil enmity.

March. Enter Montgomery, wirba Drum and Soldiers. Oxf. Ay; for, if Edward re-potsess the crown, Glo. Brother, this is Sir John Montgomery, 'Tis like, that Richmond with the rest thall down. Our trusty friend, unless I be deceiv’d. [in arms? Som. It Thall be fo; he thall to Britany.

K. Edw. Welcome, Sir John ! But why come you Come therefore, let's about it speedily. [Exeunt. Montg. To help king Edward in histime of ttorm, SCE N E VII.

As every loyal subject ought to do. [now forget York.

K. Edw. Thanks, good Montgomery : But we Enter King Edward, Glofler, Haflings, and Scldiers. Our title to the crown ; and only claim K. Ediu. Now, brother Richard, lord Hattings, Our dukedom, 'till God plcase to send the rest. and the rest ;

Monts. Then fare you well, for I will hence Yet thus far fortune maketh us amends,

again;
And says-that once more I shall enterchange I came to serve a king, and not a duke
My wained state for Henry's regal crown. Druinmer, strike up, and let us march away.
Well have we pass’d, and now repass’d the seas,

[The drum begins a march. And brought desired help from Burgundy :

K. Edw. Nay, stay, Sir Jolin, a while ; and we'll What then remains, we being thus arriv'd

debate, From Ravenspurg haven before the gates of York, By what fate means the crown may he recover'd. But that we enter, as into our dukedom? (this; Nionig. What taikyou of debating? in few words,

Glo. The gates made fait !--- Brother, I like not if you'll not here proclaim youriels our king, For many men, that stumble at the threthold, I'll leave you to your fortune; and be gone, Are well foretold that danger lurks within. To keep them back that come to succour you : K. Edru: Tuth, man ! abovements must not now Why should we tight, if you pretend no title? affright us :

Glo. Why, brother, wherefore Itand you on nice By fair or foul means we must enter in,

points!

[make our claim : For hither will our friend repair to us. mon them. K. Edou. When we grow Itronger, then we'll

Hali. My licge, I'll knock once more, to sum- | 'Till then, 'tis wiidom to conceal our mcaning. Enter, on the wal's, the mayor of Fork, und bis liaji. Away with scrupulous wit! now arms Bythren

must rule.

[crowns. Maryou. My lords, we were forewarned of your Glo. And feariets minds climb sooncft unio coming,

Brother, we will proclaim you out of hand;

1 He was afterwards Henry VII. a man who put an end to the civil war of the lwo houfes. He was granslather lo queeu dizabcik, and the king from whom James inherited.

The

The bruit? thereof will bring you many friends. Or modeft Dian, circled with her nymphs,

K. Edw. Then be it as you will; for 'eis my right, Shall rest in London, 'till we come to him.And Henry but uíurps the diadem. [himself ; Fair lords, take leave, and stand nut to reply.Montg. Ay, now my sovereign speaketh like Farewel, my sovereign.

(true hope. And now will I be Edward's champion.

K. Heury. Farewel, my Hector, and my Troy's Haft. Sound, trumpet; Edward shall be here Clar. In sign of truth, I kiss your highness' hand. proclaim'd :

K. Henry. Well-minded Clarence, be thou forCome, fellow-soldier, make thou proclamation.

tunate!

[leave. [Flourish. Mont. Comfort, my lord ;--and so I take my Sold. [readi] Edward the forth, by the grace of Oxf. [Kijing Henry's hard.) And thus I seal my God, king of England and France, and lord of Ire

truth, and bid adieu.

(tague, land, &c.

K. Henry. Sweet Oxford, and my loving MonMontg. And whosoe'er gainsays king Edward's And all at once, once more a happy farewel. By this I challenge him to single fight. [right, War. Farewel, sweet lords ; let's meet at Co[Tbrows down bis gauntlet.

ventry. Al. Long live Edward the fourth !

[Excunt ll'arwick, Clarence, Oxford, and Montague. K. Edw. Thanks, brave Montgomery ;-and K. Henry. Here at the palace will I rest a while. thanks unto you all.

Cousin of Exeter, what thinks your lordihip? If fortune serve me, I'll requite this kindness. Methinks, the power, that Edward hath in field, Now, for this night, let's harbour here in York: Should not be able to encounter mine. And, when the morning sun shall raise his car Exe. The doubt is, that he will feduce the rest. Above the border of this horizon,

K. Henry. That's not my fear, my meed 2 hath We'll forward towards Warwick, and his mates ;

got me fame : For well I wot that Henry is no soldier.-- I have not stopp'd mine ears to their demands, Ah, froward Clarence !-how evil it beseems thee, Nor posted off their suits with flow delays ; To flatter Henry, and forsake thy brother ! (wick. My pity hath been balm to heal their wounds, Yet, as we may, we'll meet both thee and War- My mildness hath allay'd their swelling griefs, Come on, brave soldiers ; doubt not of the day ; My mercy dry'd their water-flowing tears : And, that once gutten, doubt noi of large pay. I have not been desirous of their wealth,

[Exiuni. Nor much oppress’d them with great subsidies, SCENE VIII.

Nor forward of revenge, though they much errid; London.

Then why thould they love Edward more than me? Erter King Henry, Warwick, Clarence, Montague, No, Exeter, these graces challenge grace : Exeter, and Oxford.

And, when the lion fawns upon the lamb, War. What counsel, lords : Edward from Belgia, The lamb will never cease to follow him. With hatty Germans, and blunt Hollanders,

[Sbout within. A Lancisir ! A Lancaster I Hath pals'd in safety through the nurow seas, Exe. Hark, hark, my lord! what ihouts are these? And with his troops doth march amain to London; En:er King Edward, Glofter, und Soldiers. And many giełdy people flock to him. (again. X. Edw. Seize on the fhaine-fau'd Henry, bear K. Henry. Let's levy men, and beat him back

him hence, Char. A little fire is quickly trodden out; And once again proclaim us king of England. Which, being su:Fer'd, rivers cannot quench. You are the fount, that make foail brooks to flow :

War. In Warwickshire I have true-hearted Now Itops thy spring; my sea thall fuck ihein dry, Not mutinous in peace, yet bolil in war; [friend, And swell so much the higher by their ebb.Those will I muster up :--and thou, son Clarence, Hence with him to the Tower; let bin not speak. Shall stir, in Suffolk, Norfolk, and in Kent,

[Ex9w"lume with King llenry. The knights and gentlemen to come with thee : And, lords, cowards Coventry bend we our courie, Thou, brother Montague, in Buckingham, Where peremptory Warwick now remains : Northampion, and in Leicestershire, thalt find The sun shines liut, and, if we use delay, Men wellinclin'd to hear what thou command'lt: Cold biting winter mars our liop'd-for hay. And thou, brave Oxford, wondrous well belov'd, Gla. Away betimes, before his forces join, In Oxfordihire shalt muster up thy friends. - And take the great-grown traitor unawares : My sovereign, with the loving citizens, - Brave warriors, march annain towards Coventry. Like to his illand, girt in with the oceail,

[Excurs.

V.

ACT
SCENE I.

I Mif. By this at Dunsmore, marching hitherward.
Before the Town of Coventry.

War. How far off is our brother Moncague ?Enter Warovićk, the Mayor of Coventry, iwo Mes. Where is the pet that came from Montague ? Doogers, and others, upon the walls.

2 Muf. By this at Daiatry, with a puilíant troop. Wor. HERE is the post, that came from

Enter Sir John Somerville. valiant Oxford ?

War. Say, Somerville, what savs my loving ico? How far hence is thy lord, mine boncft fellow ? Ard, by thy guess, how nigh is Clarence not?

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