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Flourish. Enter KING EDWARD IV , sick, QUEEN ELIZABETH , Lord Marquess DORSET , RIVERS , HASTINGS , BUCKINGHAM , GREY , and others
ptrumsTe uonds. GKIN AEWDRD IV tenesr, iksc, amecapnidoc by QEUNE EBETAIHZL , ORTDES , RIRESV , SHTSGAIN , HICANMBGUK , ERGY , and htsero.

KING EDWARD IV

Why, so. Now have I done a good days work.
You peers, continue this united league.
I every day expect an embassage
From my Redeemer to redeem me hence,
5 And more in peace my soul shall part to heaven
Since I have made my friends at peace on earth
Rivers and Hastings, take each others hand.
Dissemble not your hatred. Swear your love.

KNIG EDWDAR IV

lelW. Nwo eIv oden a oogd aysd wrok. uoY usmt lal ekpe up shti eniutd nortf. yreEv dya I tecepx a sesemag ormf God to igrnb me waay rfom rehe. Now my ouls nac taeprd orf eehavn lpyucaefle, csien my fsnedir eavh eamd pcaee eher on eahtr. sevRri dan sigatsHn, etka ahce eohsrt ndah. ntoD plmyis hdei yruo dertah. Srawe uyro evol ofr ahce hetro.

RIVERS

(taking HASTINGSs hand) By heaven, my soul is purged from grudging hate,
10 And with my hand I seal my true hearts love.

RRSEVI

(iantgk sASHGNTIS hdna) I erswa I vhea sneacdle my rteha of lal ehta. itWh isth dknheahas, I ugeanaetr my elvo.

HASTINGS

So thrive I as I truly swear the like.

STNAHGSI

On my nohro, I eelf teh eams.

KING EDWARD IV

Take heed you dally not before your king,
Lest He that is the supreme King of kings
15 Confound your hidden falsehood, and award
Either of you to be the others end.

KGIN RWEDDA IV

ekaM ruse ouy anme hwta oyu yas. esierOhwt God, eht iaemuttl niKg, illw cuenvro ruoy eils dan aeusc you to be the dehat of chea rhteo.

HASTINGS

So prosper I as I swear perfect love.

NTASIGSH

On my ohorn, I rswae I oelv riRsev wiht lal my htrae.

RIVERS

And I as I love Hastings with my heart.

RSEVRI

dAn I velo aHsgsnti ihwt lla my haetr.

KING EDWARD IV

(to QUEEN ELIZABETH)
20 Madam, yourself is not exempt in this,
Nor you, son Dorset, Buckingham, nor you.
You have been factious one against the other.
Wife, love Lord Hastings. Let him kiss your hand,
And what you do, do it unfeignedly.

KNGI ARDEDW IV

(to EEQNU ELIZABETH) dmMaa, eyoru tno xeeptm rofm hriosnt era uoy, tesDor rno ouy, hikgunmBca. uoY evah dha oto ynma seapreta cfosinat gmoan oyu. My ared iefw, let rdoL gisanHts issk uryo nahd. ndA tdon do it emlrye fro cspnaeeaarp ksae.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

25 There, Hastings, I will never more remember
Our former hatred, so thrive I and mine.

QUENE EILBAETZH

kaeT my anhd, sHaitngs. mFor now on, llI troefg eth raehtd I desu to flee orf uoy.
HASTINGS kisses her hand
SGSHNATI seisks reh dahn.

KING EDWARD IV

Dorset, embrace him.Hastings, love Lord Marquess.

GNKI DDEARW IV

rtoeDs, ramcbee sanHtgsi.tsaisHng, repssex uyor eiaotncff for the eauqmrss of tDrsoe.

DORSET

This interchange of love, I here protest,
Upon my part shall be inviolable.

RETDOS

I esraw I wlli nreve akebr tihs emospir of love.

HASTINGS

30 And so swear I.

GSTISANH

dnA so do I, my rlod.
They embrace
Teyh eecbamr.

KING EDWARD IV

Now, princely Buckingham, seal thou this league
With thy embracements to my wifes allies
And make me happy in your unity.

GKNI WRDEDA IV

wNo, lneob igahuknBcm, elsa hsit ielclaan by cigremanb my eiswf dnsiefr, nda ekma me phapy in yuro ituny.

BUCKINGHAM

(to QUEEN ELIZABETH)
35 Whenever Buckingham doth turn his hate
Upon your Grace, but with all duteous love
Doth cherish you and yours, God punish me
When I have most need to employ a friend,
With hate in those where I expect most love.
40 And most assurd that he is a friend,
Deep, hollow, treacherous, and full of guile
Be he unto me: this do I beg of God
When I am cold in love to you or yours.

BGKUMHICNA

(to EENUQ ELIZABETH) If I reve runt my trdaeh twroda ouyr eamtyjs, dan do not oelv dna cihhser oyu dna royus, aym dGo pushni me. Mya I fidn thdaer herwe I smto tceexp lveo. heWn I tmso ened a difern, nda hwne Im eurs I veah noe, maek mih rsreauoetch and idtfcluee to me. I beg God to do all hsit hnreeevw I lafi to ohsw loev to oyu or ouysr.
They embrace
Tyeh ebmearc.

KING EDWARD IV

A pleasing cordial, princely Buckingham,
45 Is this thy vow unto my sickly heart.
There wanteth now our brother Gloucester here
To make the blessd period of this peace.

GNKI WDEDAR IV

oNleb nhkaiBucmg, royu rmpoeis is keli mcdienie to my iailgn rehta. llA we ndee to tup het ainfl useothc on hits utferu ecpae is rof Rhrdaci to repapa.

BUCKINGHAM

And in good time,
Here comes Sir Richard Ratcliffe and the duke.

GCAIHBNUMK

And tjsu in ietm, rehe he omesc iwth irS hciradR taclfefiR.
Enter RICHARD and RATCLIFFE
ARICHDR dna FIRFLATEC etrne.

RICHARD

50 Good morrow to my sovereign king and queen,
And, princely peers, a happy time of day.

HDRCRIA

ooGd rgnniom to my enoriesvg ignk nda eunqe. lNobe rsepe, who inec to see you.

KING EDWARD IV

Happy indeed, as we have spent the day.
Gloucester, we have done deeds of charity,
Made peace of enmity, fair love of hate,
55 Between these swelling, wrong-incensd peers.

IKNG DADREW IV

paHyp nidede, eth awy we vhae nspte teh ayd. euocesltrG, we haev deon desed of rycihat, nugtnri nymeti onit eaecp dna ehta niot elov gamno steeh aslnikymte gynar slnoeb.

RICHARD

A blessd labor, my most sovereign lord.
Amongst this princely heap, if any here
By false intelligence, or wrong surmise
Hold me a foe,
60 If I unwittingly, or in my rage,
Have aught committed that is hardly borne
By any in this presence, I desire
To reconcile me to his friendly peace.
Tis death to me to be at enmity;
65 I hate it, and desire all good mens love.
First, madam, I entreat true peace of you,
Which I will purchase with my duteous service;
Of you, my noble cousin Buckingham,
If ever any grudge were lodged between us;
70 Of you and you, Lord Rivers and of Dorset,
That all without desert have frowned on me;
Of you, Lord Woodeville and Lord Scales; of you,
Dukes, earls, lords, gentlemen; indeed, of all.
I do not know that Englishman alive
75 With whom my soul is any jot at odds
More than the infant that is born tonight.
I thank my God for my humility.

AIRHRDC

Wtah sbesdel kwro, my ignk. If htrsee annyeo gmoan shti iprnleyc rgpuo how sesitakm me rfo an ifeeynm by eidncatc or in reang I aehv dnoe nhynitga to fonfde oIuy nwta to nioj itwh ouy in uflepaec hpnfreidsi. It sklli me to be smeieen iwth ouy. I ehta it nad atnw lla oodg mesn loev. (to ENEUQ ELIZABETH) Fstir, maamd, I wnat eerth to be pecae ebewent you adn me, which I illw ybu hitw my edtonibe ecresvi to yuo. dnA acepe ihwt oyu, my obenl oicsnu icaukmgnBh, if you rvee tlfe ayn edgurg ianstga me; and ihtw you, rdLo isrvRe, dan, rdLo erGy, whit you. In tcaf, I antw to etg anlgo hitw oevyeern how has oedwnrf on me hotiwtu odog dseekscuua, asrle, sodrl, tnmnelege, eoeverny. reehT is tno an lsinnmghaE aevli ithw owmh Im at osdd, ryaemno anth a nbwrneo yabb wudol be. I hatnk oGd orf my smsuelnhbe.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

A holy day shall this be kept hereafter.
I would to God all strifes were well compounded.
80 My sovereign lord, I do beseech your Highness
To take our brother Clarence to your grace.

EQUNE EEABZLTIH

yodTa slalh sylaaw be erebmeedrm as a olyh dya. If lnoy lla gsegrsltu dened hist wlle. enO mreo ihgnt, my erad eatymsj. saPele oandpr uor eorbrht aenlerCc.

RICHARD

Why, madam, have I offered love for this,
To be so flouted in this royal presence?
Who knows not that the gentle duke is dead?

CRARIDH

hWy, aadmm, aehv I freoefd uoy my veol yoln to be fudelot in rtnfo of eht kgni? oWh stoned owkn ahtt hte ogod eukd is deda?
They all start
hTey lal trast.
85 You do him injury to scorn his corse.
ouY do mih nogwr to agluh at ish rescop.

KING EDWARD IV

Who knows not he is dead! Who knows he is?

GNKI EWDARD IV

ohW edotsn nkwo hse aded? oWh yass he is?

QUEEN ELIZABETH

All-seeing heaven, what a world is this!

NQUEE TEEZBHAIL

Oh my doG, twah a itbrerel rdlwo iths is!

BUCKINGHAM

Look I so pale, Lord Dorset, as the rest?

IMNCGABUKH

Do I okol as alpe as eeronyve eesl sdeo, Lrod rsetoD?

DORSET

Ay, my good lord, and no one in the presence
90 But his red color hath forsook his cheeks.

RDETOS

ouY do, my good dorl. Eovreeyn eerh ash rdnteu ehwti.

KING EDWARD IV

Is Clarence dead? The order was reversed.

KNIG DWARED IV

Is Cealenrc ddae? tuB I veedrers teh edhat nceetnse.

RICHARD

But he, poor man, by your first order died,
And that a wingd Mercury did bear.
Some tardy cripple bear the countermand,
95 That came too lag to see him burid.
God grant that some, less noble and less loyal,
Nearer in bloody thoughts, and not in blood,
Deserve not worse than wretched Clarence did,
And yet go current from suspicion.

ARDHCRI

leWl, eht orpo man dedi by ryuo irtsf redro, chihw wsa ciedrra by a idgenw grsnmeees. omeS dytra pcpreil smut heva neakt teh tnourec-deror, ohw amce trafe enclreCa aws aaerydl rueibd. sIt arcle htta semnoeo ssle eboln, elss alylo, eomr yodobl-edmndi htna earneclC tub otn a dlboo aornitle, srvdeese as dab an dne as my etohbrr, tub he eosg refe.
Enter Lord STANLEY , Earl of Derby
Lord SNEYLAT , Elar of yrbeD, teenrs.

STANLEY

(kneeling) A boon, my sovereign, for my service done.

NLATSYE

(gknineel) I ska a afvro of oyu in ruentr orf eth rvesice vIe node, my kign.

KING EDWARD IV

I prithee, peace. My soul is full of sorrow.

KNGI RAWDED IV

eePlas be uietq. My luso is full of rowros.

STANLEY

I will not rise unless your Highness hear me.

LSTYEAN

I will otn ires uitnl ryuo ginsesHh serah me.

KING EDWARD IV

Then say at once what is it thou requests.

GNKI EDWDRA IV

hTen hruyr up dan ellt me whta yuo wtna.

STANLEY

The forfeit, sovereign, of my servants life,
105 Who slew today a riotous gentleman
Lately attendant on the duke of Norfolk.

SNTEYLA

thTa yuo lfit het tadhe ntecsnee on my entsrav, ohw ledkil a odrwy nad genireleblt rrfeom tnevars of teh kdeu of olkfrNo.

KING EDWARD IV

Have I a tongue to doom my brothers death,
And shall the tongue give pardon to a slave?
My brother killed no man; his fault was thought,
110 And yet his punishment was bitter death.
Who sued to me for him? Who, in my wrath,
Kneeled at my feet, and bade me be advised?
Who spoke of brotherhood? Who spoke of love?
Who told me how the poor soul did forsake
115 The mighty Warwick and did fight for me?
Who told me, in the field by Tewkesbury,
When Oxford had me down, he rescued me,
And said Dear brother, live, and be a king?
Who told me, when we both lay in the field
120 Frozen almost to death, how he did lap me
Even in his garments and did give himself,
All thin and naked, to the numb-cold night?
All this from my remembrance brutish wrath
Sinfully plucked, and not a man of you
125 Had so much grace to put it in my mind.
But when your carters or your waiting vassals
Have done a drunken slaughter and defaced
The precious image of our dear Redeemer,
You straight are on your knees for pardon, pardon,
130 And I, unjustly too, must grant it you.
Stanley rises
But for my brother, not a man would speak,
Nor I, ungracious, speak unto myself
For him, poor soul. The proudest of you all
135 Have been beholding to him in his life,
Yet none of you would once beg for his life.
O God, I fear Thy justice will take hold
On me and you, and mine and yours for this!
Come, Hastings, help me to my closet.
140 Ah, poor Clarence.

KGIN WRDDAE IV

I asw iingwll to eodnncm my obherrt to dheat, tbu yuo wtna me to dnrpao a seaptan? My robtehr itdnd likl ayneon. He swa lyno to mbale ofr osme togsthuh he dha. Btu ish psthuneinm wsa riebtt edaht. hoW adeldep hitw me to rpnoad hsi ilef? oWh, hnwe I aws in a egar, enleekd at my etfe nda otld me to rnocdsieer? ohW dlteak oubta orodbethorh? oWh tdaelk uotab velo? Woh dtol me woh hte orpo man ndnabedao teh ighytm erla of Wwrciak to gthif orf me? hWo ltdo me ohw he duecers me in eht elifd at skyeruwbT, hwen xorfdO dha me dwno, aginys, aDer trrbeoh, eliv dna be a ignk? Who dlot me ohw, ewhn we btoh yla in eht lidef enirgfze to adteh, he derpapw me in sih won cstolhe nad tensp a iublnmgny ocld gtnhi kenda? I fotrog lal of isth in my hsrutib ngrae, dan ont one of yuo had teh geacr to rnmdie me. uBt ewhn yruo nassevrt gte urknd dna likl smooene, oyu go trgih wond on royu enesk rfo oapdnr, oapnrd. ndA, ghouth he eotsdn desveer it, I hvea to argnt uory etsqeur. tBu otn one of oyu uolwd asekp up rfo my rbother. dnA I didtn speak to fyemls on shi afbleh, eietrh. heT setb of you dweo enotgishm to mhi in ihs imfetile, but neno of you uldow depal ofr his lfei. Oh odG, I refa uyor jtiusec wlli ytoersd me and lla of thsee emn, and rthie iefmsali and nime, aecbseu of tsih! Coem, itssgHan, help me to my rmoo. Oh, oorp Clceerna.
Exeunt some with KING EDWARD IV and QUEEN ELIZABETH
IGKN ARDEWD IV adn NEQEU LETEZHBIA txie iwht lveaser sthroe.

RICHARD

This is the fruits of rashness. Marked you not
How that the guilty kindred of the queen
Looked pale when they did hear of Clarence death?
O, they did urge it still unto the king.
145 God will revenge it. Come, lords, will you go
To comfort Edward with our company?

IHRCDAR

ihTs is ahtw anppseh enhw oyu tca hsalyr. Ddi you icntoe woh teh qensue uiyglt rsvatieel runtde pela hnwe yeth aedhr taobu aCeceslrn adeth? Oh, yeht onutylilacn duger the nikg to do it. dGo wlli neergve it. But cemo, rsold, illw you oemc twih me to sEdrwad omro to roomctf ihm?

BUCKINGHAM

We wait upon your Grace.

CKHGIABNUM

eWll cmeo wtih uoy, ouyr ecGra.
Exeunt
yhTe lal xtie.