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What shall I say more than I' have inferr'a ?
Remember, whom you are to cope withal;
A fort of vagabonds, of rascals, tun-aways,
A scum of Britons, and base lackey-peasants,
Whom their o'er-cloyed country. vomits forth
To defperate adventures and destruction.
You' f eping fate, they bring you to unreft:'.
You having lands, and bleft with beauteous wives,
They would restrain the one, diftain the other.
And who doth lead them but a paltry fellow, (26)
Long kept in Bretagne at his mother's coft ?
A milk-lop, one that never in his life
Fe't so much cold, as over thooes in fnoiv.ratin e
Let's whip these tragglers o'er the seas again,

Lah hence these over-weening rags of Francet, ncqu
These familh'd beggars, weary of their lives;
Who, but for dreaming on this fond exploit,
For want of means, poor rats, had hang’d themselves..
If we be conquer'd, let men conquer os,
And not thote bastard - Britons, whom our fathers
Have in their own land beaten, bobb'd and thump'!;
And on record left them the heirs of fame. 2611345*
Shall these enjoy our lands ? lie with our wives? 1950
Ravish our daughters ?-hark, I hear their drum.

[Drum afar of Fight, gentlemen of England; fight, bold yeomen!

(26). And who dosh lead them but a pakry follow, Long kept in Britaine at our morber's coft?] This is spoken by Richard, of Henry Earl of Richmord: but they were far from having any common mother, but England : and the Earl of Airbmond was not subfifted abroad at the nation's publick charge. He fled with the Earl of Pembroke Bretagny in King Edward IVth's reign: And many artifices were tried both by that King first, and King Richard afterwards, to get him deliver'd up by the French King and Duke of Bretagng. Bus he happily escap'd all the snareg laid for him. During the greatest part of his residence abroad, he was watch'd and restrain'd almost like a captive, and subhiked by supplies convey'd from the Countels of Richmond, his mother. k seems probable therefore, that we muf read;

Long kept in Bretagne at his morber's.cofor I publish'd this conjecture in the appendix to my SHAKESPEARE reflored; and Mr. Pope has thought fit to adopt it in his last edition of our poet.


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Spur your proud horses hard, and ride in blood:..3
Amaze the welkin with your broken staves !
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.90 158: :7: "ppni What says Lord Stanley, will he bring his power 8 o

Mef. My Lord, he doth deny to come. i 19 1 L
K. Rich. Off with his son George's head.

Nor. My Lord, the enemy is past the marsh;
After the battle let George Stanley die.

K. Rich. A thousand hearts are great within my bosom. Advance our standards, fet 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

Alarum. Excursions. Enter Catesby. Cates. Rescue, my Lord of Norfolk, rescue, rescue: The King enacts more wonders than a man, Daring an opposite to every danger! His horse is ftain, and all on foot he fights, Seeking for Richmond in the throat of death. Rescue, fair Lord, or else the day is loft.

1.3.1 Alarum. Entér King Richard.
K. Rich. A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!
Cates. Withdraw, my Lord, I'll help you to a horic,

K. Rich. Slave, I have set my life upon a caft, .
And I will stand the hazard of the dye:
I think, there he fix Richmonds in the field
Five have I flain to day instead of him.
A horse! a horfe! my kingdom for a horse! [Exeunt,
Alarums. Enter King Richard and Richmond; they fight,

Richard is flain.


Retreat and Flourish. Enter Richmond, Stanley bearing

the Crows, with divers other Lords. Richm. God and your arms be prais’d, victorious trends, The day is ours ! the bloody dog is dead.

Stan. Couragious Richmond, well haft thou acquit thees Lo, here these long-usurped royalties, From the dead temples of this bloody wretch, Have I pluckt off, to grace thy, brows withal. Wear it, enjoy it, and make much of it.

Richm. Great God of heaven, say, Amen, to all! But tell me firft, is young Gearge Stanley living?

Stan. He is, my Lord, and safe in Leicester town; Whither, if you so please, we may withdraw us.

Richm. What men of name are flain on either fide?

Stan. John Duke of Norfolk, Walter the Lord Ferris, Sir Robert Brakenbury, Sir William Brandon..

Richm. Interr their bodies as becomes their births. Proclaim a pardon to the soldiers fled, 'That in fubmission will return to us. And then, as we have ta'en the sacrament, We will unite the white rose and the red. Smile heav'n upon this fair conjunction, That long back frown'd upon their enmity! What traitor hears me, and says not, Amen? England hath long been mad, and scarr'd herself; 'The brother blindly shed the brother's blood, The father rathly flaughter'd his own son, The fons, compell’d, been butchers to the fire : All this divided York and Lancaster, Divided in their dire divifion. O now let Richmond and Elizabeth, The true succeeders of each royal house, By God's fair ordinance conjoin together! And let their heirs (God, if thy will be fo) Enrich the time to come with smooth-fac'd peace, With smiling plenty, and fair profp'rous days. Abate the edge of traitors, gracious Lord! That would reduce these bloody days again, And make poor England weep in streams of blood. Let them not live to taste this land's encrease, That would with treason wound this fair land's peace. Now civil wounds are stopp’d, peace lives

agen: That he may long live here, God say, Amen! (Exeunt.

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Dramatis Perfonæ.

KING Henry the Eighth.
Cardinal Wolsey, bis first Minister and Favouritea.
Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury.
Duke of Norfolk.
Duke of Buckingham..
Duke of Suffolk.
Earl of Surrey.
Lord Chamberlain..
Cardinal Campeius, the Pope's Legat.
Capucius, Ambasador from the Emperor Charles the Fift.
Sir Thomas Audleie, Lord Keeper after Sir Tho. More ;.

and then Lord Chancellor.
Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester,
Bishop of Lincoln.
Lord Abergavenny-
Lord Sands..
Sir. Henry Guildfordi.
Sir. Thomas Lovel.
Sir Anthony Denny:
Sir Nicholas Vaux..
Sir William Sands..
Cromwell, forft Servant to Wolfëy, afterwards to the Kirgo.
- Griffith, Gentleman-Ujher to Queen Catharine.
Three Gentlemen,
Doctor Buttsy. Physician to the King:
Garter, King at Arms.
Surveyor to the Duke of Buckingham..
Brandon, and Serjeant at Arms.
Door-keeper of the Council-Chamber.
Porter, and bis Mana

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