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King Edward the Fourth.
wards King Edward V. Sons to the king.
wards king Richard III.
son of Clarence.
king Henry VI.; afterwards married to the duke of
suirunt, Scrivener, Citizens, murderers, messengers,
Gloster. 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 2 steeds, To fright the souls of fearful adversaries,He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber, To the lascivious pleasing of a lute. But I,—that am not shap'd for sportive tricks, Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass z.
1, 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 ;~ 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 ove 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 CLÀRENCE, guarded, and BRAKENBURY. Brother, good day: What means this armed guard, That waits upon your grace ?
3 Preparations for mischief,