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Henry VI, Pt. 3: Act 5, Scene 7

Henry VI, Pt. 3
Act 5, Scene 7

London. A room in the palace.

  1. Flourish. Enter King Edward, Queen Elizabeth, Clarence,
  2. Richard of Gloucester, Hastings, Nurse with the young
  3. Prince, and Attendants.

King Edward

4 - 23
  1. Once more we sit in England’s royal throne,
  2. Repurchas’d with the blood of enemies.
  3. What valiant foemen, like to autumn’s corn,
  4. Have we mow’d down in tops of all their pride!
  5. Three Dukes of Somerset, threefold renown’d
  6. For hardy and undoubted champions;
  7. Two Cliffords, as the father and the son,
  8. And two Northumberlandstwo braver men
  9. Ne’er spurr’d their coursers at the trumpet’s sound;
  10. With them, the two brave bears, Warwick and Montague,
  11. That in their chains fetter’d the kingly lion,
  12. And made the forest tremble when they roar’d.
  13. Thus have we swept suspicion from our seat,
  14. And made our footstool of security.
  15. Come hither, Bess, and let me kiss my boy.
  16. Young Ned, for thee, thine uncles and myself
  17. Have in our armors watch’d the winter’s night,
  18. Went all afoot in summer’s scalding heat,
  19. That thou mightst repossess the crown in peace,
  20. And of our labors thou shalt reap the gain.

Duke of Gloucester

24 - 29
  1. Aside.
  2. I’ll blast his harvest, and your head were laid,
  3. For yet I am not look’d on in the world.
  4. This shoulder was ordain’d so thick to heave,
  5. And heave it shall some weight, or break my back:
  6. Work thou the wayand that shall execute.

King Edward

30 - 31
  1. Clarence and Gloucester, love my lovely queen,
  2. And kiss your princely nephew, brothers both.

Duke of Clarence

32 - 33
  1. The duty that I owe unto your Majesty
  2. I seal upon the lips of this sweet babe.

Queen Elizabeth

34
  1. Thanks, noble Clarence, worthy brother, thanks.

Duke of Gloucester

35 - 39
  1. And that I love the tree from whence thou sprang’st,
  2. Witness the loving kiss I give the fruit.
  3. Aside.
  4. To say the truth, so Judas kiss’d his master,
  5. And cried All hail!” when as he meant all harm.

King Edward

40 - 41
  1. Now am I seated as my soul delights,
  2. Having my country’s peace and brothers’ loves.

Duke of Clarence

42 - 45
  1. What will your Grace have done with Margaret?
  2. Reignier, her father, to the King of France
  3. Hath pawn’d the Sicils and Jerusalem,
  4. And hither have they sent it for her ransom.

King Edward

46 - 51
  1. Away with her, and waft her hence to France.
  2. And now what rests but that we spend the time
  3. With stately triumphs, mirthful comic shows,
  4. Such as befits the pleasure of the court?
  5. Sound drums and trumpets! Farewell sour annoy!
  6. For here I hope begins our lasting joy.
  1. Exeunt omnes.
finis
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