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K. Hen. Can we outrun the heavens? good Margaret,
stay. Q. Mar. What are you made of ? you'll not fight, nor fly. Now is it manhood, wisdom, and defence, To give the enemy way; and to secure us By what we can, which can no more but fly.
[Alarum afar off. If you be ta'en, we then should see the bottom Of all our fortunes; but if we haply 'scape, (As well we may, if not through your neglect,) We shall to London get, where you are loved ; And where this breach, now in our fortunes made, May readily be stopped.
Enter Young CLIFFORD.
Y. Clif. But that my heart's on future mischief set,
I would speak blasphemy ere bid you fly;
But fly you must; uncurable discomfit
Reigns in the hearts of all our present parts.
Away, for your relief! and we will live
To see their day, and them our fortune give.
Away, my lord, away!
SCENE III. Fields near Saint Albans.
Alarum: Retreat. Flourish; then enter YORK, RICHARD
PLANTAGENET, WARWICK, and Soldiers, with drum and colors.
York. Of Salisbury, who can report of him;
That winter lion, who, in rage, forgets
Aged contusions and all brush of time;
And, like a gallant in the brow of youth,
Repairs him with occasion ? This happy day
Is not itself, nor have we won one foot,
If Salisbury be lost.
My noble father,
Three times to-day I holp him to his horse,
Three times bestrid him, thrice I led him off,
Persuaded him from any further act;
But still, where danger was, still there I met him;
And liké rich hangings in a homely house,
So was his will in his old feeble body.
But, noble as he is, look where he comes.
Sal. Now, by my sword, well hast thou fought to-day;
By the mass, so did we all.—I thank you, Richard.
God knows how long it is I have to live;
And it hath pleased him that three times to-day
You have defended me from imminent death.-
Well, lords, we have not got that which we have;
'Tis not enough our foes are this time fled,
Being opposites of such repairing nature.
York. I know our safety is to follow them;
For as I hear, the king is filed to London,
To call a present court of parliament.
Let us pursue him, ere the writs go forth. —
What says lord Warwick ? shall we after them?
War. After them! nay, before them, if we can.
Now, by my faith, lords, 'twas a glorious day;
Saint Albans' battle, won by famous York,
Shall be eternized in all age to come.
Sound, drums and trumpets,- and to London all;
And more such days as these to us befall! [Exeunt.
KING HENRY THE SIXTI:
EDWARD, Prince of Wales, his Son.
LEWIS XI. King of France.
Duke of Somerset,
Duke of Exeter,
Earl of Oxford,
Earl of Northumberland,
Lords on King Henry's side.
Earl of Westmoreland,
RICHARD PLANTAGENET, Duke of York
EDWARD, Earl of March, afterwards King
GEORGE, afterwards Duke of Clarence, his Sons.
RICHARD, afterwards Duke of Glocester,
EDMUND, Earl of Rutland,
Duke of Norfolk,
Marquis of Montague,
Earl of Warwick,
Earl of Pembroke,
of the Duke of York's Party.
SIR JOHN MORTIMER,
SIR HUCH MORTIMER, } Uncles to the Duke of York.
HENRY, Earl of Richmond, a Youth.
LORD RIVERS, Brother to Lady Grey. SIR WILLIAM STANLEY.
Sir John MONTGOMERY. SIR JOHN SOMERVILLE. Tutor
to Rutland. Mayor of York. Lieutenant of the Tower. A
Nobleman. Two Keepers. A Huntsman. A Son that has
killed his Father. A Father that has killed his Son.
LADY GREY, afterwards Queen to Edward IV.
BONA, Sister to the French Queen.
Soldiers, and other Attendants on King Henry and King Edward,
Messengers, Watchmen, &c.
SCENE, during part of the third act, in France; during all the rest of the play, in England.