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Plots have I laid, inductions dangerous,?
Enter CLARENCE, guarded, and BRAKENBURY. Brother, good day: What means this armed guard That waits upon your grace
Glo. Upon what cause ?
Because my name is George.
Cla. Yea, Richard, when I know; for, I protest,
1 -inductions dangerous,] Preparations for mischief. The induction is preparatory to the action of the play. - toys — ] Fancies, freaks of imagination.
Glo. Why, this it is, when men are ruld by wo
'Tis not the king, that sends you to the Tower ;
Clar. By heaven, I think, there is no man secure,
Glo. Humbly complaining to her deity
Brak. I beseech your graces both to pardon me;
Glo. Even so ? an please your worship, Brakenbury,
9 The jealous o'er-worn widow, and herself,] That is, the queen and Shore.
† And the queen's kindred are made gentlefolks : How say you, sir? can you deny all this?
Brak. With this, my lord, myself have naught to do. Glo. Naught to do with mistress Shore ? I tell thee,
Brak. What one, my lord ?
Brak. I beseech your grace to pardon me; and withal, Forbear your conference
with the noble duke. Clar. We know thy charge, Brakenbury, and will
obey. Glo. We are the queen's abjects', and must obey. Brother, farewell : I will unto the king; And whatsoe'er you will employ me in, Were it, to call king Edward's widow - sister, — I will perform it, to enfranchise you. Mean time, this deep disgrace in brotherhood, Touches me deeper than you can imagine.
Clar. I know, it pleaseth neither of us well.
Glo. Well, your imprisonment shall not be long;
I must perforce; farewell.
+ " And that the queen’s," &c. — MALONE.
- the queen's abjects,] The most servile of her subjects, who must of course obey all her commands.
lie for you :) i. e. be imprisoned in your stead. To lie was anciently to reside, as appears by many instances in these volumes.
Glo. As much unto my good lord chamberlain !
Hast. With patience, noble lord, as prisoners must :
Glo. No doubt, no doubt; and so shall Clarence too; For they, that were your enemies, are his, And have prevail d as much on him, as you.
Hast. More pity, that the eagle should be mew'd, While kites and buzzards prey at liberty.
Glo. What news abroad ?
Hast. No news so bad abroad, as this at home;
Glo. Now, by Saint Paul, this news is bad indeed.
should be mew'd,] A mew was the place of confinement where a hawk was kept till he had moulted.
an evil diet - ) i. e. a bad regimen.
For then I'll marry Warwick's youngest daughter :
Enter the Corpse of King Henry the Sixth, borne in an
open Coffin, Gentlemen bearing Halberds, to guard it; and Lady ANNE as Mourner.
Anne. Set down, set down your honourable load, If honour may be shrouded in a hearse, Whilst I a while obsequiously laments The untimely fall of virtuous Lancaster.Poor key-cold figure of a holy king! Pale ashes of the house of Lancaster ! Thou bloodless remnant of that royal blood ! Be it lawful that I invocate thy ghost, To hear the lamentations of poor Anne, Wife to thy Edward, to thy slaughter'd son, Stabb'd by the self-same hand that made these wounds! Lo, in these windows, that let forth thy life,
s obsequiously lament ---] Obsequious, in this instance, means funereal.
key-cold-) A key, on account of the coldness of the metal of which it is composed, was anciently employed to stop any slight bleeding. The epithet is common to many old writers.