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Thou lov'st me not; for, brother, if thou didst,
War. Sweet rest to his soul ! Fly, lords, and save yourselves; for Warwick bids You all farewell, to meet again in heaven. [Dies. Oxf. Away, away, to meet the queen's great power!
[Exeunt, bearing off Warwick's body.
SCENE III.-Another part of the field. Flourish. Enter King EDWARD in triumph;
with Clarence, Gloster, and the rest. K. Edw. Thus far our fortune keeps an upward
Clar. A little gale will soon disperse that cloud, And blow it to the source from whence it came:
Thy very beams will dry those vapours up;
Glo. The queen is valu'd thirty thousand strong,
K. Edw. We are advértis'd by our loving friends, That they do hold their course toward Tewksbury; We, having now the best at Barnet field, Will thither straight, for willingness rids way; And, as we march, our strength will be augmented In every county as we go along.– Strike up the drum; cry-Courage! and away.
SCENE IV.–Plains near Tewksbury. March. Enter Queen MARGARET, Prince ED
WARD, Somerset, Oxford, and Soldiers.
blown over-board, The cable broke, the holding anchor lost, And half our sailors swallow'd in the flood ? Yet lives our pilot still: Is't meet, that he Should leave the helm, and, like a fearful lad, With tearful eyes add water to the sea, And give more strength to that which hath too much; Whiles, in his moan, the ship splits on the rock, Which industry and courage might have sav'd? Ah, what a shame! ah, what a fault were this! Say, Warwick was our anchor; What of that? And Montague our top-mast; What of him? Our slaughter'd friends the tackles; What of these ? Why, is not Oxford here another anchor?
And Somerset another goodly mast?
Prince. Methinks, a woman of this valiant spirit Should, if a coward heard her speak these words, Infuse his breast with magnanimity, And make him, naked, foil a man at arms. I speak not this, as doubting any here: For, did I but suspect a fearful man, He should have leave to go away betimes; Lest, in our need, he might infect another, And make him of like spirit to himself. If any such be here, as God forbid ! Let bim depart, before we need his help.
Oxf. Women and children of so high a courage ! And warriors faint! why, 'twere perpetual shame.O, brave young prince! thy famous grandfather
Doth live again in thee; Long may'st thou live,
Som. And he, that will not fight for such a hope,
thanks. Prince. And take his thanks, that yet hath nothing else.
Enter a Messenger. Mess. Prepare you, lords, for Edward is at hand, Ready to fight; therefore be resolute.
Oxf. I thought no less : it is his policy,
Som. But he's deceiv'd, we are in readiness.
wardness. Oxf. Here pitch our battle, hence we will not budge. March. Enter, at a distance, King EDWARD,
Clarence, Gloster, and Forces. K. Edw. Brave followers, yonder stands the thorny
wood, Which, by the heavens' assistance, and your strength, Must by the roots be hewn up yet ere night. I need not add more fuel to your fire, For, well I wot, ye blaze to burn them out : Give signal to the fight, and to it, lords.
Q. Mar. Lords, knights, and gentlemen, what I
My tears gainsay: for every word I speak,
I drink the water of mine eyes. Therefore, no more but this :
-Henry, your sovereign, Is prisoner to the foe; his state usurp'd, His realm a slaughterhouse, his subjects slain, His statutes cancelld, and his treasure spent ;
And yonder is the wolf, that makes this spoil.
[Exeunt both Armies.
SCENE V.-Another part of the same. Alarums: Excursions: and afterwards a Retreat.
1 hen enter King EDWARD, Clarence, Gloster, and Forces; with Queen MARGARET, Oxford, and Somerset, prisoners.
K. Edw. Now, here a period of tumultuous broils. Away with Oxford to Hammes' castle straight: For Somerset, off with his guilty head. Go, bear them hence; I will not hear them speak.
Oxf. For my part, I'll not trouble thee with words, Som. Nor I, but stoop with patience to my fortune.
(Exeunt Oxford and Somerset, guarded. Q. Mar. So part we sadly in this troublous world, To meet with joy in sweet Jerusalem. K. Edw. Is proclamation made,-that, who finds
Edward, Shall have a high reward, and he his life? Glo. It is: and, lo, where youthful Edward comes,
Enter Soldiers, with Prince EDWARD. K. Edw. Bring forth the gallant, let us hear him