Henry VI, Pt. 3
Act IV, Scene 5
Yorkshire. A park near Middleham Castle.
- Enter Richard of Gloucester, Lord Hastings, and Sir William
Duke of Gloucester1 - 13
- Now, my Lord Hastings and Sir William Stanley,
- Leave off to wonder why I drew you hither
- Into this chiefest thicket of the park.
- Thus stands the case: you know our king, my brother,
- Is prisoner to the Bishop here, at whose hands
- He hath good usage and great liberty,
- And often but attended with weak guard,
- Comes hunting this way to disport himself.
- I have advertis’d him by secret means
- That if about this hour he make this way,
- Under the color of his usual game,
- He shall here find his friends with horse and men
- To set him free from his captivity.
- Enter King Edward, and a Huntsman with him.
- This way, my lord, for this way lies the game.
King Edward15 - 17
- Nay, this way, man, see where the huntsmen stand.
- Now, brother of Gloucester, Lord Hastings, and the rest,
- Stand you thus close to steal the Bishop’s deer?
Duke of Gloucester18 - 19
- Brother, the time and case requireth haste,
- Your horse stands ready at the park-corner.
- But whither shall we then?
Lord Hastings21 - 22
- To Lynn, my lord—
- To Gloucester.
- And shipp’d from thence to Flanders?
Duke of Gloucester23
- Well guess’d, believe me, for that was my meaning.
- Stanley, I will requite thy forwardness.
Duke of Gloucester25
- But wherefore stay we? ’Tis no time to talk.
- Huntsman, what say’st thou? Wilt thou go along?
- Better do so than tarry and be hang’d.
Duke of Gloucester28
- Come then away, let’s ha’ no more ado.
King Edward29 - 30
- Bishop, farewell! Shield thee from Warwick’s frown,
- And pray that I may repossess the crown.