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Immaculate devotion, holy thoughts,
Q.Eliz. Shall I be tempted of the devil thus ?
K.Rich. But in your daughter's womb I bury them : Where, in that nest of spicery, they shall breed Selves of themselves, to your recomforture.
Q.Eliz. Shall I go win my daughter to thy will ?
Q.Eliz. I go.-Write to me very shortly,
[Kissing her. Exit Q. ELIZ. Relenting fool, and shallow, changing-woman !5 How now what news!
Enter RATCLIFF ; CATESBY following:
K.Ric.Some light-foot friend post to the duke of Norfolk; -Ratcliff, thyself, -or Catesby ; where is he ? 6
Cate. Here, my good lord. . Such was the real character of this queen dowager, who would bave married her daughter to king Richard, and did all in her power to ajienate the Marquis of Dorset, her sor, fron the Earl of Richmond.
 Richard's precipitation and confusion is in this scene very happily rop. resented by inconsjstent orders, and sudden variations of opinion. JOHNS.
Cate. I go.
K.Rich. Catesby, fly to the duke.
K.Rich. Ratcliff, come hither : Post to Salisbury ;
[To CATESBY. Why stay'st thou here, and go'st not to the duke ?
Cat. First,mighty liege, tell me your highness' pleasure,
K.Rich. O, true, good Catesby ;-Bid him levy straight
K. Rich. Heyday, a riddle ! neither good nor bad !
Stan. Richmond is on the seas.
K. Rich. There let him sink, and be the seas on him !
Stan. I know not, mighty sovereign, but by guess.
K.Rich. Is the chair empty is the sword unsway'd ?
Stan. Unless for that, my liege, I cannot guess.
K.Rich. Unless for that he comes to be your liege,
Stan. No, mighty liege ; therefore mistrust me not.
Safe conducting the rebels from their ships?
Stan. No, my good lord, my friends are in the north.
K.Rich. Cold friends to me: what do they in the north, When they should serve their sovereign in the west ?
Stan. They have not been commanded, mighty king : Pleaseth your majesty to give me leave, I'll muster up my friends ; and meet your grace, Where, and what time, your majesty shall please. K.Rich. Ay, ay, thou would'st be gone to join with
Stan. Most mighty sovereign,
K. Ric. Well,go,muster men. But hear you leave behind
Enter a Messenger.
Enter another Messenger.
Enter another Messenger. 3 Mes. My lord, the army of great BuckinghamK.Rich. Out on ye, owls ! nothing but songs of death?
[He strikes him. There, take thou that, till thou bring better news.
3 Mes. The news I have to tell your majesty,
K.Rich. O, I cry you mercy :
3 Mes. Such proclamation hath been made, my liege,  That is, more opponents. JOHNS.
Enter another Messenger, 4 Mes. Sir Thomas Lovel, and lord marquis Dorset, 'Tis said, my liege, in Yorkshire are in arms. But this good comfort bring I to your highness, The Bretagne navy is dispers’d by tempest : Richmond, in Dorsetshire, sent out a boat Unto the shore, to ask those on the banks, If they were his assistants, yea, or no ; Who answer'd him, they came from Buckingham Upon his party : he, mistrusting them, Hois'd sail, and made his course again for Bretagne. 8
K. Rich. March on, march on, since we are up in arms; If not to fight with foreign enemies, Yet to beat down these rebels here at home.
Enter CATESBY. Cate. My liege, the duke of Buckingham is taken, That is the best news ; That the earl of Richmond Is with a mighty power landed at Milford, Is colder news, but yet they must be told.
K.Ric. Away towards Salisbury; while we reason here, A royal battle might be won and lost :Some one take order, Buckingham be brought 'To Salisbury ;-the rest march on with me. [Exeunt.
SCENE V. A Room in Lord Stanley's House. Enter STANLEY, and
Sir CHRISTOPHER URSWICK. Stan. Sir Christopher, tell Richmond this from me :That, in the sts of this most bloody boar, My son George Stanley is frank'd up in hold ; If I revolt, off goes young George's head ; The fear of that withholds my present aid.
 Henry Tudor Earl of Richmond, the eldest son of Edmund of Hadham Earl of Richmond, (who was half-brother to King Henry VI.) by Margaret, the only daughter of John the first duke of Somerset, who was grandson to John of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster, was carried by his uncle Jasper Earl of Peinbroke immediately after the battle of Tewksbury into Britany, where he was kept in a kind of lionourable custody by the Duke of Bretagne, and where he remained till the year 1484, when he made his escape and fled for protection to the French court. Being considered at that time as nearest in blood lo King Henry VI, all the Lancastrian party looked up to him even in the life time of King Edward IV. who was extremely jealous of him; and after Richard usurped the throne, they with more confidence supported Rich. mond's claim. Tht claim of Henry Duke of Buckingham was in some respects inferior to that of Richmond; for he was descended by his mother from Edmund the second Duke of Somerset, the younger brother of Duke John; by his father from Thomas Duke of Gloster, the younger brother of john of Gaunt : but whatever priority the Earl of Richmond might claim by his mother, he could not plead any ritle
through his father, who in fact had no Lancastrian biood whatsoever i nor was his maternal title of the pur. est kind, for John the first Earl of Somerset was an illegitimate son of John of Gaunt.
But, tell me, where is princely Richmond now?
Chris. At Pembroke, or at Ha'rford-west, in Wales.
Chris. Sir Walter Herbert, a renowned soldier ;
Stan. Well, hie thee to thy lord; commend me to him ;
Sher. No, my good lord ; therefore be patient.
Sher. It is, my lord.
Buck. Why,then All-Souls’day is my body's doomsday. This is the day, which, in king Edward's time, I wish'd might fall on me, when I was found False to his children, or his wife's allies ; This is the day, wherein I wish'd to fall By the false faith of him whom most I trusted ; This, this All-Souls' day to my fearful soul, Is the determin’d respite of my wrongs,
 This scene should, in my opinion, be added to the foregoing Act, so the fourth Act will have a more full and striking conclusion and the fifth Act will comprise the business of the important day, which put an end to che competition of York and Lancaster. JOHNS,
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