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Limit' each leader to his several charge, | 1, as I may, (that which I would, I cannot,)
Be executed in his father's sight.
Farewell : The leisure and the fearful time
Cuts oth the cereinonious vows of love,
Once more, adieu :-Be valiant, and speed well ! South from the mighty power of the king.
Richm. Good lords, conduct him to his regiment: Richm. Jf without peril it be possible,
I'll strive, with troubled thoughts, to take a nap; Sweet Blunt, make some good means to speak with Lest leaden slumber peise me down to-morrow, him,
When I should mount with wings of victory:
(Exeunt Lords, &c. with Stanley.
o Thon! whose captain I account myself, Richm.' Good night, good captain Blunt. Come, Look on my forces with a gracious eye; gentlemen,
Put in their hands thy bruising irons of wrath, Let us consult opon to-morrow's business ;
That they may crush down with a heavy fall In to my tent, the air is raw and cold.
The usurping helmets of our adversaries ! (They withdraw into the Tent. Make us thy ministers of chastisement, Enter to his Tent, King RICHARD, NORFOLK,
That we may praise thee in thy victory !
To thee I do commend my watchful sool,
Ere I let fall the windows of mine eyes ;
Sleeping, and waking, 0, defend me still! (Sleeps.
The Ghost of Prince EDWARD, SON to HENRY the
Sixth, rises between the two Tents.
Ghost. Let me sit heavy on thy
soul to-morrow !
(To King Richard. And all my armour laid into my tent ?
Think, how thou stab’dst me in iny prime of youth Cate. It is, my liege ; and all things are in rea
At Tewksbury: Despair therefore, and die ! diness. K. Rich. Good Norfolk, hie thee to thy charge ; | or butcher'd princes fight in thy behalf :
Be cheerful, Richmond; for the wronged souls
King Henry's issue, Richo.ond, comforts thee.
Ghost. When I was mortal, my anointed body
(To King Richard. K. Rich. Ratcliff, Rat. My lord ?
By thee was punched full of deadly holes : K. Rich. Send out a pursuivant at arms
Think on the Tower, and me; Despair, and die; To Stantley's regiment; bid him bring his power
Harry the sixth bids thee despair and die !
Virtuous and holy, be thou conqueror! Before sun-rising, lest bis son George fall
(To Richmond. Into the blind cave of eternal night.Fill me a bowl of wine.Give me a watch 1:
Harry, that prophecied thou shouldst be king,
Doth comfort thee in thy sleep ; Live, and flourish!
(To Catesby. Saddle white Surrey for the field to-morrow.
The Ghost of CLARENCE rises.
(To King Richard. Rat. My lord ?
I, that was wash'd to death with fulsome wine, K. Rich. Saw'st thou the melancholy lord Nor thumberland ?
Poor Clarence, by thy guile betray'd to death!
To-morrow in the battle think on me,
And fall thy edgeless sword ; Despair, and die !
Thou oflspring of the house of Lancaster,
(70 Richmond. K. Rich. I am satisfied. Give me a bowl of wine : I have not that alacrity of spirit,
The wronged heirs of York do pray for thee; Nor cheer of mind, that I was wont to have.
Good angels guard thy battle; Live, and flourish!
The Ghosts of Rivers, Grey, and VAUGHAN, rise.
Riv. Let me sit heavy on thy soul to-morrow,
(To King Richard. About the mid of night, come to my tent And help to arm me.- Leave me,
Rivers, that died at Pomfret! Despair, and die !
Grey. Think upon Grey, and let thy soul despair! [King Richard retires into his Tent.-Ereunt
(To King Richard. Ratcliff and Catesby.
Vaugh. Think upon Vaughan; and, with guilty
fear, RICHMOND's Tent opens, and discovers him, and his
Let fall thy lance ! Despair, and die !
[To King Richard.
All. Awakel and think, our wrongs in Richard's Stan. Fortune and victory sit on thy helm!
(To Richmond. Rickan. All comfort, that the dark night can Will conquer him ;-Awake, and win the day! afford,
The Ghost of HASTINGS rises.
Ghost. Bloody and guilty, guiltily awake ;
(To King Richard. ther,
And in a bloody battle end thy days!
Quiet untroubled soul, awake, awake!
(70 Richmond. In brief, for so the season bids us be,
Arm, fight, and conquer, for fair England's sake!
The Ghosts of the Two young Princes rise.
Ghosts. Dream on thy cousins smother'd in the
Tower, • Appoint. + Remains with. I A watch-light. $ Wood of the lances Twilight. ! Deputation.
Let us be lead within thy bosom, Richard,
RICHMOND wakes.Enter O&FORD and others.
Lords. Good morrow, Richmond.
That you have ta'en a tardy slug ard here.
Lords. How have you slept, my lord ?
Richm. The sweetest sleep, and fairest-boding
That ever entered in a drowsy head,
Have I since your departure had, my lords. Ghost. Richard, thy wife, that wretched Anne Methought, their souls, whose' bodies Richard thy wite,
murdered, That never slept a quiçt hour with thee,
Came to my tent, and cried-On ! Victory!
I promise you, my heart is very jocund
In the remembrance of so fair a dream..
How far into the morning is it, lords?
Lords. Upon the stroke of four.
(To Richmond. Richm. Why, then 'tis time to arm and give di Dream of success and happy victory;
rection.- (He advances to the Troops,
More than I have said, loving countrymen,
The leisure and entorcement of the time
Forbids to dwell on : Yet remember this,Ghost. The first was I, that helped thee to the God, and our good cause, fight upon our side; crown;
(70 King Richard. The prayers of holy saints, and wronged souls, The last was I, that felt thy tyranny :
Like high reared bulwarks, stand before our faces; 0, in the battle think on Buckingham,
Richard except, those, whom we fight against, And die in terror of thy guilliness!
Had rather have 11s win, than him they foliow.
For what is he they follow? Truly, gentlemen,
[To Richmond. One that made means to come by what he hath, But cheer thy heart, and be thou not dismay'd:
And slaughtered those that were the means to help
A base foul stone, made precious by the foil
One that hath ever been God's enemy :
God will, in justice, ward + you as his soldiers ;
you do fight against your country's foes, Cold fearful drops stand on my trembling tiesh.
Your country's fat shall pay your pains the hire; What do I fear? myself? there's none else by :
If you do tight in safeguard of your wives, Richard loves Richard ; that is, I am I.
Your wives shall welcome home the conquerors; Is there a murderer here ? No ;-Yes; I am: If you do free your children from the sword, Then fly.- What, froin myself? Great reason:
Your children's children quit ; it in your age.
Then, in the name of God, and all these rights,
For me, the ransome of my bold attempt
Shall be this cold corpse on the earth's cold face; 0, no : alas, I rather hate mysell,
But if I thrive, the gain of my attempt
The least of you shall share his part thereof.
Sound, drums and trumpets, boldly and cheerfully;
Re-enter King RICHARD, RATCLIFF, Attendants, and
K. Rich. What said Northamberland, as touching
Rat. That he was never trained up in arms.
K. Rich. He said the truth : And what said Surrey
Rat. He smiled and said, the better for our purpose.
K. Rich. He was i' the right; And so, indeed, it is. Methought, the souls of all that I had murder'd
(Clock strikes. Came to my tent; and every one did threat
Tell the clock there.-Give me a calendar.-
Rat. Not I, my lord.
K. Rich. l'hen he disdain's to shine; for, by the
book, K. Rich. Who's there?
He should have braved the east an hour ago :
Rat. My lord ?
K. Rich. The sun will not be seen to-day ; K. Rich. 0, Ratclife, I have dream’d a fearful The sky doth frown and lour upon our army. dream!
I would, these dewy tears were from the ground. What thinkest thou? Will our friends prove all
Not shine to-day! Why, what is that to me, true?
More than to Richmond ? For the self-same heaven,
That frowns on me, looks sadly upon him.
Nor. Arm, arm, my lord; the foe vaunts in the shadows.
field. K. Rich. By the apostle Paul, shadows to-night
K. Rich. Come, bustle, bustle ;--Caparison my
Call up lord Stanley, bid him bring his power :
I will lead torth my soldiers to the plain,
And thus my battle shall be ordered.
+ Guard. * Requite, (Encunt King Richard and Ratclip.
Made it splendid.
My foreward shall be drawn out all in length,
SCENE IV.-Another part of the Field. Our archers shall be placed in the midst:
Alarum: Excursions.-Enter NORFOLK, and forces ; John duke of Norfolk, Thomas earl of Surrey,
to him CATESBY. Shall have the leading of this foot and horse. Cate. Rescue, my lord of Norfolk, rescue, rescue ! They thus directed, we ourself will follow
The king enacts more wonders than a man, in the main battle : whose puissance on either side Daring an opposite to every danger; Shall be well winged with our chiefest horse. His borse is slain, and all on fool he fights, Tbis, and Saint George to boot !- What think'st Seeking for Richmond, in the throat of death : thou, Norfolk ?
Rescue, fair lord, or else the day is lost!
Alarum.- Enter King RICHARD.
K. Rich. A horse! a horse! My kingdom for a K. Rich. Jocky of Norfolk, be not too bold, [Reads.
horse ! For Dickon • thy master is bought and sold. Cate. Withdraw, my lord, I'll help you to a horse. A thing devised by the enemy:
K. Rich, Slave, I have set my lite mpon a cast, Go, gentlemen, every man unto his charge :
And I will stand the hazard of the die : Lei not our babbling dreams afijight our souls; I think, there be six Richmonds in the field; Conscience is but a word that cowards use,
Five have I slain to-day, instead of hiin :Devised at first to keep the strong in awe;
A horse! a horse! My kingdom for a horse ! Our strong arms be our conscience, swords our law.
(Ereunt. March on, join bravely, let us to't pell-mell;
Alarums.-Enter King RICHARD and RICHMOND; If not to heaven, then hand in hand to hell.
Whal shall I say, more than I have interr'd?
andereunt, fighting.--Retreat and Flourish.-Then Remember whont you are to cope withal ;
enter Rich MOND, STANLEY, bearing the Crown, A surt + of vagabonds, rascals, and run-aways,
with rivers other Lords, and Forces. A scum of Bretagnes, and base lackey peasants,
Richm. God, and your arms, be praised, victorious Whom their o'er-cloyed country vomits forth
friends; To desperate ventures and assured destruction. The day is ours, the bloody dog is dead, You sleeping safe, they bring you to unrest;
Stan, Courageous Richmond, vell hast thou ac. You having lands, and bless'd with beauteous wives,
quit thee! They would restrain the one, distain the other.
Lo, here, this long-usurped royalty, And who doth lead them, but a paltry fellow,
From the dead temples of this bloody wretch Long kept in Bretague at our mother's cost? Have I pluck'd off, to grace thy brows withal; A inilk-sop, one that never in his life
Wear it, enjoy it, and make much of it. Felt so much cold as over shoes in snow?
Richm. Great God of heaven, say, amen, to all Let's whip these stragglers o'er the seas again; But, tell me tirst, is young George Stanley living? Lash hence these over-weening rags of France,
Stan. He is, my lord, and safe in Leicester town; These famish'd beggars, weary of their lives;
Whither, it please you, we may now withdraw us. Who, but for dreaming on this fond exploit,
Richm. What men of name are slain on either side? Forwantof means, poor rals, had hang'd themselves: Stan. Juhn duke of Nortolk, Walter lord Ferrers, If we be conquer'd, let men conquer us,
Sir Robert Brakenbury, and Sir William Brandon. And not these bastard Bretagnes ; whom our fathers
Richm. Inter their bodies as becomes their birth. Have in their own land beaten, bobb’d, and thump'd, Proclaim a pardon to the soldiers fied, And, on record, left them the heirs of shame. That in submission will return to us; Shall these enjoy our lands? Lie with our wives?
And then, as we have ta'en the sacrament, Ravish our daughters ?-Hark, I hear their drum.
We will unite the white rose with the red :
[Drum afar off: Smile heaven, upon this fair conjunction, Fight, gentlemen of England ! Fight, bold yeomen! That long hath frown'd upon their enmity! Draw, archers, draw your arrows to the head! What traitor hears me, and says not, - Amen? Spur your proud horses hard, and ride in blood; England hath long been mad, and scarr'd herself; Amaze the welkin with your broken staves I!
The brother blindly shed the brother's blood
The father rashly slaughter'd his own son,
The son, compeli'd, been butcher to the sire;
Divided, in their dire division.K. Rich. Off instantly with his son George's 0, now, let Richmond and Elizabeth, head.
The true succeeders of each royal house, Nor. My lord, the enemy is pass'd the marsh;
By God's fair ordinance conjoin together! After the baltle let George Stanley die.
And let their heirs, (God, it thy will be so,) K. Rich. A thousand hearts are great within my Enrich the time to come with smooth-faced peace, bosom:
With smiling plenty, and fair prosperous days! Advance our standards, set upon our foes;
Abate the edge of traitors, gracious Lord, Our ancient word of courage, fair Saint George, That would reduce these bloody days again, Inspire us with the spleen ot fiery dragons ! And make poor England weep in streams of blood! Upon them! Victory sits upon our helms.
Let them not live to ta-te this land's increase, (Exeunt. That would with treason wound this fair land's
peace! • The ancient familiarization of Richard. Now civil wounds are s.opp'd, peace lives again; + Company.
That she may long live here, God say-Anien! Fright the skies with the shivers of your lances.
KING HENRY VIII.
KING HENRY THE Eighth.
SURVEYOR to the Duke of Buckingham.
BRANDON, and a Sergeant at Aims.
Page to Gardiner.- A Crver.
ANNE BULLEN, her Maid of Honour; afterwards
PATIENCE, Woman to Queen Katharine.
Women attending upon the Queen; Spirits,
which appear to her ; Scribes, Officers, Guards,
Scene, chiefly in London and Westminster ; once,
Stay'd me a prisoner in my chamber, when
Met in the vale of Arde.
In their embracement, as they grew together ;
Which had they,
What four throned ones could have weigh'd
Such a compounded one ?
Buck. All the whole time
Nor. Then you lost
The view of earthly glory : men might say,
Till this time, pomp was single ; but now married A noise of targets ; or to see a fellow
To one above itseli. Each following day In a long motley coat, guarded with yellow, Became the next day's master, uill the last Will be deceived: for, gentle hearers, know,
Made former wonders it's: To-day, the French, To rank our chosen truth with such a show All clinquant, all in gold, like heathen gods, As fool and fight is, besides forfeiting
Shone down ihe English'; and, to-morrow, they Our own brains, and the opinion that we bring, Made Britain India : every man, that stood, (To make that only true we now intend,
Shew'd like a mine. Their dwarfish pages were Will leave as never an understanding friend. As cherubins, all gilt: the madams too, Therefore, for goodness' sake, and as you are Not used to toil, did almost sweat to bear known
The pride upon them, that their very labour
Was to them as a painting : now this mask
Made it a fool, and beggar. The two kings,
Still him in praise : and, being present both, How soon this mightiness meets misery !
'Twas said, they saw but one ; and no discerner And, if you can be merry then, I'll say,
Durst wag his tongue in censure.
The noble spirits to arms, they did perform ACT I.
Beyond thought's compass; that former fabulous
story, SCENE 1.- London.- An Ante-chamber in the Being now seen possible enough, got credit, Palace.
That Bevis was believed.
Buck. 0, you go far.
Nor. As I belong to worship, and affect other, the Duke of BUCKINGHAM, and the Lord In honour honesty, the tract of every thing ABERGAVENNY.
Would by a good discourser lose some life,
To the disposing of it noughi rebellid,
Order gave each thing view ; the office did
Distinctly his full function.
Buck. Who did guide,
• Glittering, shining.
I mean, who set the body and the Ambs
Enter Cardinal WOL!!Y, (the Purse borne before Of this great sport together, as you guess ?
him.) certain of the Gurd, and turo SECRETAU!15 Nor. One, certes, that promises no element.
with Papers.- The Cardinal in his Passage fizeth. In such a business.
his Eye on BOCKINCHAM, and BUCKINGHAM, on Buck. I pray you, who, my lord ?
him, both full of disdain. Nor. All this was order'd by the good discretion Oi the right reverend cardinal of York.
Wol. The duke of Buckingham's surveyor ! ha! Buck. The devil speed him! No mau's pie is Where's bis examination ? free'd
1 Secr. Here, so please you. Prom his ambitious finger. What had he
Wol. Is he in person ready? To do in these fierce vanities? I wonder,
| Secr. Ay, please your grace. That such a keech + can with this very bulk
Wol. Well, we shall then kuow more ; and. Take up the rays o' the beneficial son,
Buckingham And keep it from the earth.
Sball lessen this big look. Nor. Surely, Sir,
(Erennt Wolsey and Train. There's in him stuff that puts him to these ends : Buck. This butcher's cur is venom-mouth'd,
and I For, being not propp'd by ancestry, (whose grace Chalks successors their way,) nor call’d upon Have not the power to muzzle him; therefore, For high feats done to the crown ; neither allied
best To eminent assistants, but, spider-like,
Not wake him in his slumber. A beggar's book Out of his self-drawing web, he gives us note, Out-worths a noble's blood. The force of his own merit makes his way ;
Nor. What, are you chased! A gift that heaven gives for him, which buys Ask God for temperaucu; that's the appliance only, A place next to the king.
Which your disease requires.
Buck. I read in my looks
Me, as his abject object : at this instant Peep through each part of bim: Whence has he He bores me with some trick: he's gone to the that?
king; If not from hell, the devil is a niggard ;
I'll follow, and oul-stare him. Or has given all before, and he begins
Nor. Slay, my lord, A new hell in himself.
And let your reason with your choler question Buck. Why the devil,
What 'us you go about: to climb steep hills, Upon this Prench going-out, took he upon hiin, Requires blow pace at tirst: anger is like Without the privity o' the king, to appoint
A full-hot horse ; who being allow'd his way, Who should attend ou him?" He wakes up the self-mettle tires him. Not a man in England file :
Can advise me like you : be to yourself Of all the gentry; for the most part such
As you would to your friend.
Buck. I'll to the king;
This Ipswich fellow's insolence; or proclaim, dast fetch him in the papers.
There's difference in no persons,
Nor. Be advised;
By violent swiftness, that which we run at,
And lose by over-running. Know you not, Have broke their backs with laying manors on The fire, that mounts the liquor till it run o'er, them
In seeming to augment it, wastes it! Be advised : For this great journey. What did this vanity, I say again, there is no English soul But minister communication of
More stronger to direct you than yourself; A most poor issue?
If with the sap of reason you would quench, Nor. Grievingly I think,
Or but allay, the fire of passion. The
Buck. Sir, peace between the French and us not values The cost that did conclude it.
I am thankful to you; and I'll go along Buck. Every man,
By your prescription :-But this top-proud fellow, After the bideous storm that follow'd, was
(Whom from the flow of gall I name not, but
To be corrupt and treasonous.
Nor. Say not, treasonous. Por France hath flaw'd the league, and bath Buck. To the king I'll say 't; and make my attach'd
vouch as strong Our merchants” goods at Bourdeaux.
As shore of rock, Attend. This holy fox, Aber. Is it therefore
Or wolf, or both, (for he is equal ravenous, The ambassador is silenced ?
As he is subtle ; and as prone to mischief, Nor. Marry, is't.
As able to perform it: his mind and place Aber. A proper title of a peace; and purchased Infecting one another, yea, reciprocally,) At a supertiuou rate !
Only to shew his pomp as well in France Burk. Why, all this business
As here at home, suggests the king our master Our reverend cardial carried $.
To this last costly treaty, the interview, Nor. 'Like it your grace,
That swallow'd so much treasure, and like a glass The state twkes notice of the private difference Did break i' the rinsing. Betwixt you and the cardinal. I advise you, Nor. 'Faith, and so it did. (And take it from a heart that wishes towards Buck. Pray, give me favour, Sír. This cunning
cardinal you Honour and plenteous safety,) that you read The articles o' the combination drew, Tir carvinai's malice air his potency
As himself pleased ; and they were ratified, Toglier: to consider turther, that
As he cried, Thus let be: to as much end, What his high haired would effect, wants not As give a crutch to the dead : but our count. Ammister in his power : yon know his nature,
cardinal That he's revengefui; and I know, his sword Has done this, and 'tis well ; for worthy Wolsey, Hath a sharp edge: it's long, and, it may be said, Who cannot err, he did it. Now this follows, It reaches far; and where 'twill not extend, (Which, as I take it, is a kind of puppy Thither he darts it.
Bosom up my coursel, To the old dam, treason.)- Charles the emperor, You'll find it wholesome. Lo, where comes that Under the pretence to see the queen his aunt, rock,
(For 'twas, indeed, his colour ; but he came That I advise your shonning.
To whisper Wolsey,) here makes visitation :
His fears were, that the interview, betwist