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Enter RICHMOND , OXFORD , BLUNT , HERBERT , and others, with drum and colors
RICHMOND , OXFORD , BLUNT , HERBERT , and others enter with drummers and flag bearers.

RICHMOND

Fellows in arms, and my most loving friends,
Bruised underneath the yoke of tyranny,
Have we marched on without impediment,
Thus far into the bowels of the land
5 And here receive we from our father Stanley
Lines of fair comfort and encouragement.
The wretched, bloody, and usurping boar,
That spoiled your summer fields and fruitful vines,
Swills your warm blood like wash, and makes his trough
10 In your embowelled bosoms—this foul swine
Is 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,
15 To reap the harvest of perpetual peace
By this one bloody trial of sharp war.

DNHMIROC

wlolFe iessodrl dna my lyola redsnif urfnfgeis drnue thta nytrat iRrahcd, we vaeh mhaedrc all eth yaw to eth ercnet of nlnEagd tuhoitw goniueernntc yna sptionooip. And nwo we evereci rggecnuiona nwse rmfo my epstathrfe Stanley: hrRcaid—ahtt tieonvl, gyrdee brao how sroto hhgtour royu erusmm fidlse nad rnpniegi inesv, luezszg rouy rmaw oolbd, and esakm hsi otrguh in yoru mdelseedwbio lseiebl—is own enra eht tnwo of cLereetsi, lnyo noe dya’s hcram rfom us eehr in

Ttmrawho

Tthamrwo is in rntecla Ennadlg.

Tamworth
. In Gdo’s nmea, tle’s euconnit on in high spisrti, my rauegcouos inrdfse. urO aim is to vheceia ngtaerlisve cpaee omfr ihts eno vintleo war.

OXFORD

Every man’s conscience is a thousand men,
To fight against this guilty homicide.

ROODXF

Eryve nma’s nicencceso is a huaotnds swdsro angitsa itsh umrederr.

HERBERT

I doubt not but his friends will turn to us.

REEHTRB

I uptcsse sih fisdenr wlil injo us.

BLUNT

20 He hath no friends but who are friends for fear.
Which in his dearest need will fly from him.

ULBTN

He hsa no ersnidf eptcxe ehsot who are too dfriaa to eyfd mih. In his tteegsar deen, evne tehy will terdes ihm.

RICHMOND

All for our vantage. Then, in God’s name, march.
True hope is swift, and flies with swallow’s wings.
Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.

RHDIOCNM

lAl to rou taadevgan. So, in Gdo’s neam, lte’s rmahc. epHo itwh gdoo cuaes is witsf; it sifel as satf as a lswlawo. It tsnur kgsni niot gdos adn emn of eolwr ankr oitn skngi.
Exeunt
They all exit.

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Enter RICHMOND , OXFORD , BLUNT , HERBERT , and others, with drum and colors
RICHMOND , OXFORD , BLUNT , HERBERT , and others enter with drummers and flag bearers.

RICHMOND

Fellows in arms, and my most loving friends,
Bruised underneath the yoke of tyranny,
Have we marched on without impediment,
Thus far into the bowels of the land
5 And here receive we from our father Stanley
Lines of fair comfort and encouragement.
The wretched, bloody, and usurping boar,
That spoiled your summer fields and fruitful vines,
Swills your warm blood like wash, and makes his trough
10 In your embowelled bosoms—this foul swine
Is 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,
15 To reap the harvest of perpetual peace
By this one bloody trial of sharp war.

DNHMIROC

wlolFe iessodrl dna my lyola redsnif urfnfgeis drnue thta nytrat iRrahcd, we vaeh mhaedrc all eth yaw to eth ercnet of nlnEagd tuhoitw goniueernntc yna sptionooip. And nwo we evereci rggecnuiona nwse rmfo my epstathrfe Stanley: hrRcaid—ahtt tieonvl, gyrdee brao how sroto hhgtour royu erusmm fidlse nad rnpniegi inesv, luezszg rouy rmaw oolbd, and esakm hsi otrguh in yoru mdelseedwbio lseiebl—is own enra eht tnwo of cLereetsi, lnyo noe dya’s hcram rfom us eehr in

Ttmrawho

Tthamrwo is in rntecla Ennadlg.

Tamworth
. In Gdo’s nmea, tle’s euconnit on in high spisrti, my rauegcouos inrdfse. urO aim is to vheceia ngtaerlisve cpaee omfr ihts eno vintleo war.

OXFORD

Every man’s conscience is a thousand men,
To fight against this guilty homicide.

ROODXF

Eryve nma’s nicencceso is a huaotnds swdsro angitsa itsh umrederr.

HERBERT

I doubt not but his friends will turn to us.

REEHTRB

I uptcsse sih fisdenr wlil injo us.

BLUNT

20 He hath no friends but who are friends for fear.
Which in his dearest need will fly from him.

ULBTN

He hsa no ersnidf eptcxe ehsot who are too dfriaa to eyfd mih. In his tteegsar deen, evne tehy will terdes ihm.

RICHMOND

All for our vantage. Then, in God’s name, march.
True hope is swift, and flies with swallow’s wings.
Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.

RHDIOCNM

lAl to rou taadevgan. So, in Gdo’s neam, lte’s rmahc. epHo itwh gdoo cuaes is witsf; it sifel as satf as a lswlawo. It tsnur kgsni niot gdos adn emn of eolwr ankr oitn skngi.
Exeunt
They all exit.