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Enter Salisbury.

“Sal. Now, by my sword, well hast thou fought to-day;

“By the 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:2 * "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 fled to London,
“To call a present court of parliament.
“Let us pursue him, ere the writs go forth:—
“What says lord Warwick? shall we after them?
War. After them! nay, before them, if we can.
Now, by my faith, lords, 'twas a glorious day:
Saint Albans' battle, 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 these to us befall!

i. e. Being enemies that are likely so soon to

(3 (2) i. e. We have not secured that which we * and recover themselves from this defeat.

have acquired.

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King Henry the Sixth:
Edward, prince of Wales, his son.
Lewis XI. king of France.
Duke of Somerset,
Duke of Exeter,
Earl of Oxford,
Earl of Northumberland,
Earl of Westmoreland,
Lord Clifford,
Richard Plantagenet, duke of York.
Edward, earl ; JMarch, afterwards
King Edward IV.
Edmund, earl of Rutland,
George, afterwards duke of Clarence,
Richard, afterwards duke of Glocester,
Duke of Norfolk,
JMarquis of Montague,
Earl of Warwick,

lords on King Henry's side.

his sons.

of the duke of York's

Sir John Mortimer,

Sir Hugh Mo...} uncles to the duke of York.

Henry, earl of Richmond, a youth.

Lord Rivers, brother to Lady Grey. Sir William Stanley. Sir John Montgomery. Sir John Somerville. Tutor to Rutland. . . Mayor of York. Lieutenant of the Tower. A Nobleman. Two Keepers. A Huntsman. A Son that has killed his father. A Father that has killed his son.

Queen Margaret.
Lady Grey, afterwards queen to Edward IV.
Bona, sister to the French queen.

Soldiers, and other attendants on King Henry and King Edward, JMessengers, Watchmen, &c.

Scene, during part of the third act, in France,

Earl of Pembroke, party. during all the rest of the play, in England.
Lord Hastings,
Lord Stafford,

ACT I. War. And so do I.-Victorious prince of York,

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York. While we pursu' north, He slily stole away, and left his men: Whereat the great lord of Northumberland, Whose warlike ears could never brook retreat, “Cheer'd up the drooping army; and himself, * Lord Co. and lord Stafford, all a-breast, “Charg’d our main battle's front, and, breaking in, • Were by the swords of common soldiers slain. Edw. Lord Stafford's father, duke of Buckingham, *Is either slain, or wounded dangerous: I cleft his beaver with a downright blow; That this is true, father, behold his blood. [Showing his bloody sword. JMont. And, brother, here's the earl of Wiltshire's blood, [To York, showing his. Whom I encounter'd as the battles join'd. Rich. Speak thou forme, and tell them what I did. [Throwing down the duke of Somerset's head. * York. Richard hath best deserv'd of all my sons.What, is your grace dead, my lord of Somerset? .Norf. Such hope have all the line of John of Gaunt' Rich. Thus do I hope to shake king Henry's heatl,

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Before I see thee seated in that throne Which now the house of Lancaster usurps, I vow by heaven, these eyes shall never close. This is the palace of the fearful king, “And this the regal seat: ss it, York: For this is thine, and not king Henry's heirs'. York. Assist me then, sweet Warwick, and 1 will; “For hither we have broken in by force. JNorf. We'll all assist you; he, that flies, shall die. York. Thanks, gentle Norfolk—Stay by me, my lords;– “And, soldiers, stay, and lodge by me this night. War. And, when the king comes, offer him no violence, “ Unless he seek to thrust you out by force. [They retire. * York. The queen, this day, here holds her rliament, *But little thinks we shall be of her council: * By words, or blows, here let us win our right. ich. Arm'd as we are, let's stay within this


War. The bloody parliament shall this be call’d, Unless Plantagenet, duke of York, be king: And bashful Henry depos'd, whose cowardice Hath made us by-words to our enemies.

‘York. Then leavemenot, my lords; be resolute; I mean to take possession of my right.

War. Neither the king, nor he that loves him best, “The proudest he that holds up Lancaster, Dares stir a wing, if Warwick shake his bells,

(1) Hawks had sometimes little bells hung on them, o. to dare the birds; that is, to fright them from rising.

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