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Richard III: Act 4, Scene 5

Richard III
Act 4, Scene 5

Lord Stanley’s house.

  1. Enter Stanley the Earl of Derby, and Sir Christopher
  2. Urswick, a priest.

Stanley

3 - 11
  1. Sir Christopher, tell Richmond this from me:
  2. That in the sty of the most deadly boar
  3. My son George Stanley is frank’d up in hold;
  4. If I revolt, off goes young George’s head;
  5. The fear of that holds off my present aid.
  6. So get thee gone; commend me to thy lord.
  7. Withal say that the Queen hath heartily consented
  8. He should espouse Elizabeth her daughter.
  9. But tell me, where is princely Richmond now?

Christopher

12
  1. At Pembroke or at Ha’rford-West in Wales.

Stanley

13
  1. What men of name resort to him?

Christopher

14 - 20
  1. Sir Walter Herbert, a renowned soldier,
  2. Sir Gilbert Talbot, Sir William Stanley,
  3. Oxford, redoubted Pembroke, Sir James Blunt,
  4. And Rice ap Thomas, with a valiant crew,
  5. And many other of great name and worth;
  6. And towards London do they bend their power,
  7. If by the way they be not fought withal.

Stanley

21 - 23
  1. Well, hie thee to thy lord; I kiss his hand.
  2. My letter will resolve him of my mind.
  3. Farewell.
  1. Exeunt.
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