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O God! forgive my sins, and pardon thee!
Glo. What, will the aspiring blood of Lancaster Sink in the ground? I thought it would have mounted. See, how my sword weeps for the poor king's death! O, may such purple tears be always shed
From those that wish the downfal of our house!-
I, that have neither pity, love, nor fear.—
I came into the world with my legs forward:
Had I not reason, think ye, to make haste,
And not in me; I am myself" alone.-
Clarence, beware; thou keep'st me from the light;
SCENE VII.-The same. A Room in the Palace. King Edward is discovered sitting on his Throne; Queen Elizabeth with the infant Prince, Clarence, Gloster, Hastings, and others, near him.
K. Edw. Once more we sit in England's royal throne, Re-purchas'd with the blood of enemies.
What valiant foe-men, like to autumn's corn,
And two Northumberlands; two braver men
Ne'er spurr'd their coursers at the trumpet's sound: With them, the two brave bears, Warwick and Mon
That in their chains fetter'd the kingly lon,
Glo. I'll blast his harvest, if your head were laid; For yet I am not look'd on in the world.
This shoulder was ordain'd so thick, to heave;
And kiss your princely nephew, brothers both.
Cla. The duty that I owe unto your majesty, I seal upon the lips of this sweet babe.
K. Edw. Thanks, noble Clarence; worthy brother, thanks.
266 THIRD PART OF KING HENRY VL
Glo. And, that I love the tree from whence thou sprang'st,
Witness the loving kiss I give the fruit:-
K. Edw. Now am I seated as my soul delights, Having my country's peace, and brothers' loves.
Cla. What will your grace have done with Margaret? Reignier, her father, to the king of France Hath pawn'd the Sicils and Jerusalem,
And hither have they sent it for her ransome.
K. Edw. Away with her, and waft her hence to France.
And now what rests, but that we spend the time
King Edward the Fourth.
Henry, earl of Richmond, afterwards K. Henry VII.
sons to the king.
brothers to the king.
John Morton, bishop of Ely.
Earl of Surrey, his son.
Earl Rivers, brother to king Edward's queen:
Sir William Catesby.
Sir James Tyrrel.
Sir James Blount. Sir Walter Herbert.
Elizabeth, queen of king Edward IV.
Duchess of York, mother to king Edward IV. Clarence,
A young Daughter of Clarence.
Lady Anne, widow of Edward prince of Wales, son to king Henry VI.; afterwards married to the duke of
Lords, and other Attendants; two Gentlemen, a Pur suivant, Scrivener, Citizens, Murderers, Messengers, Ghosts, Soldiers, &c.