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And now what rests, but in night's overture *,
[They all cry, Henry ! Why then, let's on our way in filent fort, For Warwick and his friends, God and Saint George!
[Exeunt. S CE N E IV. Enter the Watchmen to guard the King's tent. 1 IMatch. Come on, my masters, each 'man take
his stand : The King by this hath set him down to sleep.
2 Watch. What, will he not to bed ?
1 Watch. Why, no; for he hath made a folemn Never to ly and take his natural rest, [vow, Till Warwick or himself be quite supprefs'd.
2 Watch. To-morrow then, belike, shall be the If Warwick be so near as men report, [day.
3 Watch. But say, I pray, what Nobleman is that, That with the King here resteth in his tent? 1 Watch. 'Tis the Lord Hastings, the King's chiefest
friend. 3Watch. O, is it so?--But why commands the King, That his chief followers lodge, in towns about him, While he himself keepeth in the cold field? 2 Watch. 'Tis the more honour, because the more
3 Watch. Ay, but give me worship and quietness; I like it better than a dang’rous honour. If Warwick knew in what estate he stands, 'Tis to be doubted he would waken him. i Watch. Unless our halberds did ihut up his passage.
2 Watch. Ay; wherefore else guard we this royal But to defend his person from night-foes? [tent, Enter Warwick, Clarence, Oxford, Somerset, and
French Soldiers, silent all. War. This is his tent; and see where stands his
guard. -Courage, my masters: honour now, or never ! But follow me, and Edward Thall be ours.
1 Watch. Who goes there? 2 Watch. Stay, or thou dieft. [Warwick and the rest cry all, Warwick! War
wick! and set upon the Guard; who fly, crying, Arms! Armis! Warwick and the rest following them.
The drum beating and trumpets founding. Enter Warwick, Somerset, and the rest, bringing the
King out in a gown, sitting in a chair; Glo'ster
is the Duke. K. Edw. The Duke! why, Warwick, when we Thou call’dst me King.
[parted "Var. Ay, but the case is alter'd. When you disgrac'd me in my ambassade, Then. I degraded you from being King; And come now to create you Duke of York. Alas, how should you govern any kingdom,
That know not how to use ambassadors, Nor how to be contened with one wife, Nor how to use your brothers brotherly, Nor how to study for the people's welfare, Nor how to shrowd yourself from enemies?
K. Edw. Brother of Clarence, and art thou here Nay, then I see that Edward needs must down. [too? VOL. VI,
"Yet, Warwick, in despight of all mischance,
Of thee thyself, and all thy complices,
[Takes off his crown.
K. Edw. What fates impose, that man must needs It boots not to resist both wind and tide. [abide;
ÇExit King Edward led out. Oxf. What 'now remains, my Lords, for us to do, But march to London with our soldiers ?
War. Ay, that's the first thing that we have to do; To free king Henry from imprisonment, And see him seated in the regal throne. [Exeunt.
Enter Rivers and the Queen,
Queen. Ay, almost Nain, for he is taken prisones,
Fell Warwick's brother, and by that our foe.
Riv. These news, I must confess, are full of grief;,
Queen. Till then fair hope must hinder life's de-
Riv. But, Madam, where is Warwick then become?
Queen. I am informed that he comes tow'rds Lon.
S CE N E VI.
He fall here find his friends with horfe and men, To set him free from his captivity.
Enter King Edward and a Huntsman with him. Hunt. This way, my Lord, for this way lyes the
gaine. K. Edb. Nay, this way, man; see where the
buntsmen stand. Now, brother Glo'ster, Hastings, and the rest, Srand you thus close 10 steal the bishop's deer?
Glo. Brother, the time and care requiresh haften Your horse stands ready by at the park corner.
K. Edw. But whither thall we then?
Haft. To Lyn, my Lord, And ship from thence to Flanders. Glou. Well guess’d, believe me, for that was my
meaning. K. Edw, Stanley, I will requite thy forwardness. Glou. But wherefore stay we? 'is no time 10 talk, K. Edw. Huntsman, what say'st thou? wilt thou
go along? Hunt. Better do fo than tarry and be hang'd. Glou, Come then away, let's ha' no more ado. X. Edw. Bishop, farewell; shield thee from War
wick's frown, And pray that I may repossess the crown. [Exeunt.
S CE N E VII.
Changes to the Tower in London. Enter King Henry, Clarence, Warwick, Somerfer,
young Richmond, Oxford, Montague, and Lieutinant of the Tower.
K.Henry. Mr Lieutenant, now that God and friends! Have fhaken Edward from the renal feat, And surn'd my capure state to liberty, Ny fear to hope, my forrow's unto joys.. At our enlargement what are thy due fees?
Liew Subjects may challenge nothing of their loveBut if iuiliumble praver may prevail, [reigns; I then crave pardon of your Majeity.
K. Hen. Forsbar, Lieutenant for well- using me