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My heart is turn'd to stone ;. and while 'tis mine
It shall be stony. York not our old men spares:
No more will I their babes: tears virginal
Shall be to me even as the dew to fire;
And beauty, that the tyrant oft reclaims,
Shall to my faming wrath be oil and flax.'
Henceforth I will not have to do with pity.
Meet I an infant of the house of York,
Into as many goblets will I cut it,
As wild Medea young Abfyrtus did.
In cruelty will I seek out my fame.
Come, thou new ruin of old Clifford's house:
As did Æneas old Anchises bear,
So bear I thee upon my manly shoulders;
But then Æneas bare a living load,
Nothing so heavy as these woes of mine.
[Exit, bearing of bis Father.
Enter Richard Plantagenet and Somerset, to fight.
R. Plan. So, lye thou there: (Somerset is killd.
For underneath an ale-houfe' paltry sign,
The castle in St. Albans, Somerset
Hath made the a wizard famous in his death;
Sword, hold thy temper; heart, be wrathful ftill:
Priests pray for enemies, but Princes kill.
[Exit Rich. Plantagenet.
S CE N E
Fight. Excursions. Enter King Henry, Queen Margaret,
and others. Q. Mar. Away, my Lord, you are slow; for shame, away!
[stay. K. Henry. Can we out-run the heav'ns? good Marg'ret,
Q. Mar. What are you made of? you'll not fight norfly: Now is it manhood, wisdom, and defence,
To (a) See before, p. 112.
To give the enemy way, and to secure us
By what we can, which can no more but fly.
(Alarum afar off If you be ta’en, we then should see the bottom Of all our fortunes; but if we haply 'scape, (As well we may, if not through your neglect,) We shall to London get, where you are lov’d, And where this breach now in our fortunes made May readily be stopt.
Clif. But that my heart's on future mischief fet,
I would speak blasphemy ere bid you fly;
But Ay you must: uncurable discomfit
Reigns in the hearts of all our present 3 'pow'rs.'
Away for your relief, and we will live
To see their day, and them our fortune give.
Away, my Lord, away!
Alarum. Retreat. Enter York, Richard Plantagenet,
Warwick, and Soldiers, with Drum and Colours.
York. Of Salisbury, who can report of him?
That winter lion, who in rage forgets.
Aged contusions and all brush of time;
And, like a gallant in the brow of youth,
Repairs him with occasion. This happy day
Is not it felf, nor have we won one foot,
If Salisbury be lost.
R. Plan. My noble father,
Three times to-day I holp him to his horse,
Three times bestrid him; thrice I led him off,
Persuaded him from any further act:
But still where danger was, still there I met him,
And like rich hangings in an homely house,
So was his will in his old feeble body.
But noble as he is, look where he comes.
Sal. Now, by my sword, well haft thou fought to-day;
By th' Mass, so did we all. I thank you, Richard.
God knows how long it is I have to live;
And it hath pleas'd him that three times to-day
You have defended me from imminent death.
Well, Lords, we have not got that which we have,
'Tis not enough our foes are this time fled,
Being opposites of such repairing nature.
York. I know our safety is to follow them,
For as I hear, the King is Aed to London,
To call a present court of Parliament,
Let us pursue him ere the writs
What says Lord Warwick, shall we after them?
War. After them! nay, before them, if we can.
Now by my hand, Lords, 'twas a glorious day.
St. Alban's battel, won by famous York,
Shall be eterniz'd in all age to come.
Sound + 'drums and trumpets, and to London all,
And more such days as s'this to us befall! Exeunt.
KING Henry VI.
Edward, Son to the King, and Prince of Wales.
Duke of Exeter, Brother to King Henry IV.
Duke of Somerset,
Earl of Northumberland,
Lords of King Henry's Earl of Oxford,
Earl of Westmorland,
Earl of Richmond, a Youth, afterwards King Henry VII.
Richard, Duke of York.
Edward, Eldeft Son to the Duke of York, afterwards King Edward IV.
George, Duke of Clarence, second Son to the Duke of York.
Richard, Duke of Gloucester, third Sox to the Duke of York, after-
wards King Richard III.
Edmund, Earl of Rutland, youngest Son to the Duke of York.
Duke of Norfolk,
Marquiss of Montague,
Earl of Warwick,
Earl of Salisbury, of the Duke of York's Party.
Uncles to the Duke of York.
Sir William Stanley.
Lord Rivers, Brother to the Lady Gray.
Sir John Montgomery.
Lieutenant of the Tower.
Mayor of Coventry.
Mayor and Aldermen of York.
Humphry and Sinklo, two Huntsmen.
Lewis, King of France.
Bourbon, Admiral of France.
Sir Hugh Mortimer, } Uncles to the Duke of York.
Bona, Sister to the French King.
Lady Gray, Widow of Sir Richard Gray, afterwards Queen to Ed-
Soldiers and other Attendants on King Henry, and King Edward.
In Part of the Third A&t the SCENE is laid in France, during all the rest of the Play in England.