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Speak, and look back, and pry on every side,
Enter the Lord Mayor and CATESBY.
mayor, Glo. Look to the draw-bridge there. Buck.
Hark, hark! a drum. Glo. Catesby, o'erlook the walls. Buck. Lord mayor, the reason we have sent for
you, — Glo. Look back, defend thee, here are enemies.
Buck. God and our innocence defend and guard us! Enter Lovel and RATCLIFF, with Hastings's head. Glo. Be patient, they are friends; Ratcliff, and
Glo. So dear I lov'd the man, that I must weep.
So smooth he daub'd his vice with show of virtue,
May. What! had he so ?
Glo. What! think you we are Turks, or infidels ? Or that we would, against the form of law, Proceed thus rashly in the villain's death; But that the extreme peril of the case, The peace of England, and our persons' safety, Enforc'd us to this execution ?
May. Now, fair befal you! he deserv'd his death; And your good graces both have well proceeded, To warn false traitors from the like attempts. I never look'd for better at his hands, After he once fell in with mistress Shore.
Buck. Yet had we not determin'd he should die, Until your lordship came to see his end; Which now the loving haste of these our friends, Somewhat against our meaning, hath prevented : Because, my lord, we would have had you heard The traitor speak, and timorously confess
The manner and the purpose of his treasons ;
here, To avoid the censures of the carping world.
Buck. But since you came too late of our intent, Yet witness what
hear we did intend : And so, my good lord mayor, we bid farewell.
[Exit Lord Mayor. Glo. Go, after, after, cousin Buckingham. The mayor towards Guildhall hies him in all post :There, at your meetest vantage of the time, Infer the bastardy of Edward's children: Tell them, how Edward put to death a citizen, Only for saying-he would make his son Heir to the crown; meaning, indeed, his house, Which, by the sign thereof, was termed so. Moreover, urge his hateful luxury, And bestial appetite in change of lust; Which stretch'd unto their servants, daughters, wives, Even where his raging eye, or savage heart, Without control, listed to make his prey.
Nay, for a need, thus far come near my person :-
Buck. Doubt not, my lord; I'll play the orator,
Glo. If you thrive well, bring them to Baynard's
Where you shall find me well accompanied,
Buck. I go; and, towards three or four o'clock,
[Erit Buck. Glo. Go, Lovel, with all speed to doctor Shaw,Go thou (to Cat.] to friar Penker ;-bid them both Meet me, within this hour, at Baynard's castle.
[Exeunt Lovel and Catesby. Now will I in, to take some privy order To draw the brats of Clarence out of sight; And to give notice, that no manner of person Have, any time, recourse unto the princes. (Exeunt.
Enter a Scrivener.
Serio. Here is the indictment of the good lord
[Erit. SCENE VII.
The Same. Court of Baynard's Castle.
Enter GLOSTER, and BUCKINGHAM, meeting.
Glo. How now, how now? what say the citizens ?
Buck. Now by the holy mother of our Lord, The citizens are mum, say not a word.