Act V, Scene 7 London. The palace.
Flourish. Enter KING EDWARD IV,
|KING EDWARD IV||Once more we sit in England's royal throne,
Re-purchased with the blood of enemies.
What valiant foemen, like to autumn's corn,
Have we mow'd down, in tops of all their pride!
Three Dukes of Somerset, threefold renown'd
For hardy and undoubted champions;
Two Cliffords, as the father and the son,
And two Northumberlands; two braver men
Ne'er spurr'd their coursers at the trumpet's sound;
With them, the two brave bears, Warwick and Montague,
That in their chains fetter'd the kingly lion
And made the forest tremble when they roar'd.
Thus have we swept suspicion from our seat
And made our footstool of security.
Come hither, Bess, and let me kiss my boy.
Young Ned, for thee, thine uncles and myself
Have in our armours watch'd the winter's night,
Went all afoot in summer's scalding heat,
That thou mightst repossess the crown in peace;
And of our labours thou shalt reap the gain.
|GLOUCESTER||[Aside] I'll blast his harvest, if your head were laid;
For yet I am not look'd on in the world.
This shoulder was ordain'd so thick to heave;
And heave it shall some weight, or break my back:
Work thou the way,--and thou shalt execute.
|KING EDWARD IV||Clarence and Gloucester, love my lovely queen;
And kiss your princely nephew, brothers both.
|CLARENCE||The duty that I owe unto your majesty
I seal upon the lips of this sweet babe.
|QUEEN ELIZABETH||Thanks, noble Clarence; worthy brother, thanks.|
|GLOUCESTER||And, that I love the tree from whence thou sprang'st,
Witness the loving kiss I give the fruit.
[Aside] To say the truth, so Judas kiss'd his master,
And cried 'all hail!' when as he meant all harm.
|KING EDWARD IV||Now am I seated as my soul delights,
Having my country's peace and brothers' loves.
|CLARENCE||What will your grace have done with Margaret?
Reignier, her father, to the king of France
Hath pawn'd the Sicils and Jerusalem,
And hither have they sent it for her ransom.
|KING EDWARD IV||Away with her, and waft her hence to France.
And now what rests but that we spend the time
With stately triumphs, mirthful comic shows,
Such as befits the pleasure of the court?
Sound drums and trumpets! farewell sour annoy!
For here, I hope, begins our lasting joy.
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|Full Text||Act III, Scene 3 France. KING LEWIS XI's palace.|
|Act I, Scene 1 London. The Parliament-house.||Act IV, Scene 1 London. The palace.|
|Act I, Scene 2 Sandal Castle.||Act IV, Scene 2 A plain in Warwickshire./Act IV, Scene 3 Edward's camp, near Warwick.|
|Act I, Scene 3 Field of battle betwixt Sandal Castle and Wakefield.||Act IV, Scene 4 London. The palace./Act IV, Scene 5 A park near Middleham Castle In Yorkshire.|
|Act I, Scene 4 Another part of the field.||Act IV, Scene 6 London. The Tower.|
|Act II, Scene 1 A plain near Mortimer's Cross in Herefordshire.||Act IV, Scene 7 Before York./Act IV, Scene 8 London. The palace.|
|Act II, Scene 2 Before York.||Act V, Scene 1 Coventry.|
|Act II, Scene 3 A field of battle between Towton and Saxton, in Yorkshire.||Act V, Scene 2 A field of battle near Barnet. /Act V, Scene 3 Another part of the field.|
|Act II, Scene 4 Another part of the field./Act II, Scene 5 Another part of the field.||Act V, Scene 4 Plains near Tewksbury.|
|Act II, Scene 6 Another part of the field.||Act V, Scene 5 Another part of the field.|
|Act III, Scene 1 A forest in the north of England.||Act V, Scene 6 London. The Tower.|
|Act III, Scene 2 London. The palace.||Act V, Scene 7 London. The palace.|
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