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PERSONS OF THE DRAMA.
King EDWARD the Fourth.
EDWARD, prince of Wales, 2

afterwards K. Edward V. sons to the King.
RICHARD, Duke of York,
GEORGE, duke of Clarence, 2
RICHARD, duke of Gloster, brothers to the King.

afterwards K. Richard III. A ENRE,

San of Richmond, afterwardsK.Henry VII.
Cardinal BOURCHIER, archbishop of Canterbury
THOMAS ROTHERA'M, archbishop of York.

JOHN MORTON, bishop of Ely.
Duke of BUCKINGHAM.
Duke of NORFOLK: Earl of SURREY, his son.
Earl RIVERS, brother to king Edward's queen.
Marquis of DORSET, and Lord GREY, her sons,
Earl of OXFORD.' Lord HASTINGS. Lord

STANLEY. Lord LOVEL.
Sir THOMAS VAUGHAN. Sir RICHARD

RATCLIFF.
Sir WILLIAM CATESBY. SIJAMES TYRREL.
Sir JAMES BLOUNT.

Sir WALTER HER-
BERT.
Sir BOBERT BRAKENBURY, lieutenant of

the Tower.
CHRISTOPHER URSWICK, a Priest. Ano-

ther Priest.
Lord Mayor of London. Sheriff of Wiltshire.
ELIZABETH, queen of king Edward IV.
MARGARET,' widow of king Henry VI.
Duchess of YORK, mother to king Edward IV.

Clarence, and Gloster.
Lady ANNE, widow

of Edward prince of Wales,
son to king Henry VI., afterwards married to the

Duke of Gloster.
A young Daughter of Clarence.
Lords, and other Attendants; two Gentlemen, a
Pursuivant, Scrivener, Citizens, Murderers,
Messengers, Ghosts, Soldiers, &c.

Scene,-England.

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PERSONS OF THE DRAMA,
K EDWARD the Poarth.
EDWARD, prince of Wales, 2
afterwards k. Edward V. sons to the King.
RICHARD, Duke of York,
GEORGE, duke of Clarence,
RICHARD, duke of Gloster, brothers to the King.

afterwards K. Richard II.
A young Son of Clarence.
HENRY, earl of Richmond, afterwardsK.Henry FIL.
Cardinal 1 BOURCHIER, archbishop of Canterbary.

ROTHERAM, archbishop of York.
JOHN MORTON, bishop of Els.
Duke of NORFOLK : Earl of SURREY, his son
Earl RIVERS, brother to king Edward's queen

Lord HASTINGS. Lord
STANLEY. Lord LOVEL
Sir THOMAS VAUGHAN. Sir RICHARD

RATCLIFF
SirWILLIAM CATESBY. SITJAMES TYRREL
Sir JAMES BLOUNT. Sir WALTER HER-

BERT.
Sir BOBERT BRAKENBURY, lieutenant of

the Tower.
CHRISTOPHER URSWICK, a Priest. Ano-

ther Priest.
Lord Mayor of London. Sheriff of Wiltshire.
ELIZABETH, queen of king Edward IV.
MARGARET, widow of king Henry VI.
Duchess of YORK, mother to king Edward IV.

Clarence, and Gloster.
Lady ANNE, widow of Edward prince of Wales,
son to king Henry VI.; afterwards married to the

Duke of Gloster
A young Daughter of Clarence.
Lords, and other Attendants; two Gentlemen,
Pursuivant, Scrivener, Citizens, Murderers,
Messengers, Ghosts, Soldiers, &c.

San-England.

ACT I. SCENE I.

London. A street,

Enter GLOSTER.
Glo. Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this sun of York;
And all the clouds that lowr'd upon our house,
In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.
Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths;
Our bruised arms hung up for monuments;
Our stern alarums chang'd to merry meetings,
Our dreadful marches to delightful measures.
Grim-visag'd war hath smooth'd his wrinkled front;
And now,-instead of mounting barbed steeds,
To fright the

souls of fearful adversaries,
He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber,
To the lascivious pleasing of a lute.
But 1,-that am not shap'a for sportive tricks,
Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass;
1, that am rudely stamp'd, and want love's majesty,
To strut before a wanton ambling nymph;
1, that am curtail'd

of this fair proportion,
Cheated of feature by dissembling nature,
Deform'd, unfinish'a, sent before my time
luto this breathing world, scarce half made up,
And that so lamely and unfashionable,
That dogs bark at me, as I halt by them;
Why I, in this weak piping time of peace,
Have no delight to pass away the time;
Unless to spy my shadow in the sun,
And descant on mine own deformity :
And therefore, since I cannot prove

a lover,
To entertain these fair well-spoken days,
I am determined to prove a villain,
And hate the idle pleasures of these days.

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