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Bishop of Exeter, his elder brother,
Enter another Messenger. 2 Mess. In Kent, my liege, the Guildfords are in
arms; And every hour more competitors Flock to the rebels, and their power grows strong.
Enter another Messenger. 3 Mess. My lord, the arıny of great BuckinghamK. Rich. Out on ye, owls! nothing but songs of death?
[He strikes him. There, take thou that, till thou bring better news.
3 Mess. The news I have to tell your majesty,
0, I cry you mercy: There is my purse, to cure that blow of thine. Hath any well-advised friend proclaim'd Reward to him that brings the traitor in? 3 Mess. Such proclamation hath been made, my
Enter another Messenger. 4 Mess. Sir Thomas Lovel, and lord marquis
Dorset, 'Tis said, my liege, in Yorkshire are in arms. But this good comfort bring I to your highness,The Bretagne navy is dispers'd by tempest: Richmond, in Dorsetshire, sent out a boat
more competitors-) That is, more opponents to us, or rather associates with them.
Unto the shore, to ask those on the banks,
A Room in Lord Stanley's House.
Enter STANLEY and Sir CHRISTOPHER URSWICK.?
Stan. Sir Christopher, tell Richmond this from
I they must be told.] This was the language of Shakspeare's time, when the word news was often considered as plural.
while we reason here,] i. e. while we talk here. 2 Sir Christopher Urswick.] The person, who is called Sir Christopher here, and who has been styled so in the Dramatis Personce of all the impressions, was Christopher Urswick, a bachelor 'in divinity; and chaplain to the Countess of Richmond, who had intermarried with the Lord Stanley. This priest, the
That, in the sty of this most bloody boar,
Chris. Sir Walter Herbert, a renowned soldier;
to him; Tell him, the queen hath heartily consented He shall espouse Elizabeth her daughter. These letters will resolve him of my mind. Farewell. [Gives Papers to Sir CHRISTOPHER.
SCENE I. Salisbury.
An open Place. Enter the Sheriff, and Guard, with BUCKINGHAM,
led to Execution. Buck. Will not king Richard let me speak with
history tells us, frequently went backwards and forwards, unsuspected, on messages betwixt the Countess of Richmond, and her husband, and the young Earl of Richmond, whilst he was preparing to make his descent on England. He was afterwards Almoner to King Henry VII. and retired to Hackney, where he died in 1521.
Sher. No, my good lord; therefore be patient.
Sher. It is, my lord.
[Exeunt BUCKINGHAM, &c.
s Is the determin'd respite of my wrongs.] Hanmer has rightly explained it, the time to which the punishment of his wrongs was respited. Wrongs in this line means wrongs done, or injurious practices.
Plain near Tamworth.
Enter, with Drum and Colours, RICHMOND, Ox
FORD, Sir James Blunt, Sir Walter HERBERT, and Others, with Forces, marching. Richm. Fellows in arms, and my most loving
friends, Bruis'd underneath the yoke of tyranny, Thus far into the bowels of the land Have we march'd on without impediment; And here receive we from our father Stanley Lines of fair comfort and encouragement. The wretched, bloody, and usurping boar, That spoil'd your summer fields, and fruitful vines, Swills your warm blood like wash, and makes his
trough In your embowell'd bosoms, this foul swine Lies now even in the center of this isle, Near to the town of Leicester, as we learn: From Tamworth thither, is but one day's march. In God's name, cheerly on, courageous friends, To reap the harvest of perpetual peace By this one bloody trial of sharp war.
Oxf. Every man's conscience is a thousand swords, To fight against that bloody homicide.
Herb. I doubt not, but his friends will turn to us. Blunt. He hath no friends, but who are friends
for fear; Which, in his dearest need, will fly from him. Richm. All for our vantage. Then, in God's
* Lies now —] i. e. sojourns.