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Rich. An oath is of no moment, ' being not took
l'ork. Richard, enough. I will be King, or die.
? An oath is of no moment,-] from the Kentifomen being so The obligation of an oath is witty; I can't be so partial, here cluded by very despicable however, to my own County, as inphistry. A lawful magistrate to let this Compliment pass. I alone has the power to exact an make no Doubt to read, oath, but the oath derives no
for they are Soldiers. part of its force from the ma. Wealthy and courteous, liberal, gistrate. The plea against the full of Spirit. obligation of an oath obliging to Now these five Characteristicks maintain an ufurper, taken from anfwer to Lord Say's Description the unlawfulness of the oath it- of them in the preceding Play. self in the foregoing play, was Kent in tbe commentaries Cæsar rational and just.
writ, 8 In formes Editions :
Is term'd the civil'it Place in all Witty, courteous, liberal, full
this ille; of Spirit.] What a blefied The perple liberal, valiant, active, harmonious Line have the Edi wealthy. THEOBALD. tors giren us, and what a pro This is a conjecture of very miling Epithet, in ork's behalf, little import.
While you are thus employ'd, what resteth more
Enter Messenger. But stay, what news? why com'st thou in such poft ? Gab. * The Queen, with all the northern Earls and
that we fear them?
Mont. Brother, I go; I'll win them, fear it not,
[Exit Montague. Enter Sir John Mortimer and Sir Hugh Mortimer.
York. Sir John and Sir Hugh Mortimer, mine uncles, You are come to Sandal in a happy hour. The army of the Queen means to besiege us. Sir Jobn. She shall not need, we'll meet her in the
field. York. What with five thousand men ? Rich. Ay, with five hundred, father, for a need. * The Queen, with all, &c.] use unlawful means to do that I know not whether the authour which a little delay would put intended any moral inftruction, honeftly in their power. Had but he that reads this has a strikYork staid but a few moments ing admonition against that pre- he had saved his caufc from the sipitancy by which men often stain of perjury.
A woman's General ; what should we fear?
(A march afar off. Edw. I hear their drums: let's set our men in order, And issue forth, and bid them batcle strait,
York. Five men to twenty! Though the odds be great, I doubt not, Uncle, of our victory. Many a battle have I won in France, When as the enemy hath been ten to one; Why should I noe now have the like success?
[ Alarm. Exeunt.
A Field of Battle between Sandal-Caffle and Wakefield.
Enter Rutland and his Tutor. Rut. H, whither shall I fly to 'scape their hands?
Ah, Tudor, look' where bloody Clifford
Enter Clifford and Soldiers. Clif. Chaplain, away! thy priesthood faves thy life; As for the Brat of this accursed Duke, Whole father few my facher, he shall die.
Tutor. And I, my Lord, will bear him company. Clif. Soldiers, away, and drag him hence perforce.
Tutor. Ah! Clifford, murder not this innocent child, Lelt thou be hated both of God and man.
[Exit, dragg'd off. Clif. How now? is he dead already? or, is't fear That makes him close his eyes? I'll
Rut. * So looks the pent-up Lion o'er the wretch
Solvoks the pent-up lion.) That is, the lion that hath been long confined without tood, and is let out to devour a man condemned.
KING HENRY VI.
Rut. Then let my father's blood open't again ;
Clif. Had I thy brethren here, their lives and thine
[Lifting bis band.
Clif. Such pity as my rapier's point affords.
Rut. But 'cwas, ere I was born.
Clif. No cause!
(Clif. stabs him.
Clif. Plantagenet, I come, Plantagenet !
Alarm. Enter Richard Duke of York.
[Ahort alarm within,
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