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King Edward the Fourth.
wards King Edward V. Sons to the king.
wards king Richard III.
Lovel. Sir Thomas Vaughan. Sir Richard Ratcliff, Sir William Catesby. Sir James Tyrrel. Sir James Blount. Sir Walter Herbert. Sir Robert Brakenbůry, lieutenant of the Tower, Christopher Urswick, a priest. Another priest. Lord Mayor of London. Sheriff of Wiltshire. : Elizabeth, queen of king Edward IV. Margaret, widow of king Henry VI. Duchess of York, rother 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 Pure
suivunt, Scrivener, Citizens, murderers, messengers, Ghosts, Soldiers, &c.
LIFE AND DEATH
KING RICHARD III.
SCENE I. London. A Street.
capers nimbly in a lady's chamber,
I, that am rudely stamp'd, and want love's majesty,
time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable, That dogs bark at me, as I halt by them;am 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. Plots have I laid, inductions 3 dangerous, By drunken prophecies, libels, and dreams, To set my brother Clarence, and the king, In deadly hate the one against the other : And, if king Edward be as true and just, As I am subtle, false, and treacherous, This day should Clarence closely be mew'd up ; About a prophecy, which says that G Of Edward's heirs the murderer shall be. Dive, thoughts, down to my soul! here Clarence
Enter CLARENCE, guarded, and BRAKENBURY. Brother, good day: What means this armed guard, That waits upon your grace ?
3 Preparations for mischief.