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In cruelty will I seek out my fame.
[Exit, bearing off his Father. Enter Richard Plantagenet and Somerset, to fight.
R. Plan. So, lie thou there: [Somerset is killed.
[Exit Richard Plantagenet. Fight. Excursions. Enter King Henry, Queen Margaret,
and others. Q. Mar. Away, my Lord, you are slow; for fame away. K. Henry. Can we out-run the heav'ns! good Marg'ret,
ftay. Q. Mar. What are you made of? you'll not fight, nor fly: Now is it manhood, wisdom and defence, 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;
(23) For underneath an ale-bou se paltry fign, The castle in St. Albans, Somerset Hath made the wizard famous in bis death.] The death of Somerset here accomplishes that equivocal prediction given by Jordan, the witch, concerning this Duke; which we met with at the close of the first Act of this play :
Let him thun castles ;
Than where castles, mounted, stand.
And where this breach, now in our fortunes made,
[Exeunt. Alarum. Retreat. Enter York, Richard Plantagenet,
Warwick, and Soldiers, with Drum and Cclours.
This happy day
R. Plan. My noble father,
York. I know our safety is to follow them;
For, as I hear, the King is filed to London,
War. After them ! nay, before them, if we can.