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Buck. I hear the news, my lord.
K.Rich. Stanley, look to your wife ; if she convey Letters to Richmond, you shall answer it.
Buck. What says your highness to my just request ?
K.Rich. I do remember me,-Henry the Sixth
Buck. My lord,
K.Kich. How chance, the prophet could not at that time, Have told me, I being by, that I should kill him ?
Buck. My lord, your promise for the earldom,
K.Rich. Richmond !--When last I was at Exeter,
Buck. My lord, -
Buck. I am thus bold to put your grace in mind
K.Rich. Well, but what is't o'clock ?
 Thomas duke of Gloster, the fifth son of Edward the Third, married one of the daughters and coheirs of Humphrey de Bohun Earl of Hereford. Henry Stafford Duke of Buckingham was lineally descended from Thomas Duke of Gloster, his only daughter Anne having married Edmund Earl of Stafford, and Henry being the great grandson of Edmund and Anne. In this right he and his ancestors had possessed one half of the Hereford estate ; and he claimed and actually obtained from Richard III. after he usurped the throne, the restitorion of the other half, which had been seized on by Edward ; and also the earldom of Hereford, and the office of Constable of Eng. Jand, which had long been annexed by inheritance to that earldom. Many of our historians, however, ascribe the breach between him and Richard to Richard's refusing to restore the moiety of the Hereford estate ; and Shakspeare has followed them. MAL.
 An image, like those at St. Dunstan's church in Fleet Street, and at the market-houses at several towns in this kingdom, was usually called a Pack of the cleck-house. Richard resembles Buckingham to one of those auz.
I am not in the giving vein to-day.
Buck. Why, then resolve me whe'r you will, or no. K.Rich. Thou troublest me ; I am not in the vein.
[Exeunt K. RICHARD and Train. Buck. And is it thus ? repays he my deep service With such contempt? made I him king for this? 0, let me think on Hastings ; and be gone To Brecknock, while my fearful head is on. [Exit.
Enter King RICHARD. And here he comes :- All health, my sovereign lord !
K.Rich. Kind Tyrrel! am I happy in thy news?
Tyr. If to have done the thing you gave in charge Beget your happiness, be happy then, For it is done.
K. Rich. But didst thou see them dead ?
tomatons, and bids him not suspend the stroke on the clock-bell, but strike, that the hour may b? past, and himself be at liberty to pursue his medita tions. SIR J. HAWKINS.
Tyr. I did, my lord.
Tyr. The chaplain of the Tower hath buried them ; But where, to say the truth, I do not know.
K. Rich. Come to me, Tyrrel, soon, at after supper, When thou shalt tell the process of their death. Meantime, but think how I may do thee good, And be inheritor of thy desire. Farewel, till then. Tyr. I hunibly take my leave.
[Exit. K.Rich. The son of Clarence have I penn'd up close ;7 His daughter meanly have I match'd in marriage; The sons of Edward sleep in Abraham's bosom, And Anne my wife hath bid the world good night. Now, for I know the Bretagne Richmond aims At young Elizabeth, my brother's daughter, And, by that knot, looks proudly on the crown, To her gol, a jolly thriving wooer.
Enter CATESBY. Cate. My lord, K. Rich. Good news or bad, that thou com'st in so
bluntly! Cate. Bad news, my lord: Morton is fled to Richmond; And Buckingham, back'd with the hardy Welshmen, Is in the field, and still his power increaseth.
K. Rich. Ely with Richmond troubles me more near, Than Buckingham and his rash levied strength. Come,- I have learn'd, that fearful commenting Is leaden servitor to dull delay;8 Delay leads impotent and snail-pac'd beggary : Then fiery expedition be my wing, Jove's Mercury, and herald for a king ! Go, muster men: My counsel is my shield ; We must be brief, when traitors brave the field. [Exe.
17] In Sheriff Hutton Castle, Yorkshire ; where he remained till the com. ing of Henry VII, who immediately after the battle of Bosworth sent him to the Tower, and some few years after, most treacherously and barbarously put him to death ; being, from a total want of education and commerce with mankind, so ignorant, that he could not, according to Hall, discern a goose from a capon. With this
unfortunate young nobleman ended the male line of the illustrious house of Plantagenet. RITSON.  Timorous thought and cautious disquisition are dull attendants on delay. JOHNS.