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THIRD MESSENGER

515The news I have to tell your Majesty
Is that by sudden floods and fall of waters
Buckingham’s army is dispersed and scattered,
And he himself wandered away alone,
No man knows whither.

THIRD MESSENGER

The news I have to tell your majesty is that Buckingham’s army has dispersed from sudden floods and heavy rainfall. Buckingham himself has wandered away alone to who knows where.

RICHARD

     I cry thee mercy.
520There is my purse to cure that blow of thine.
He gives money
Hath any well-advisèd friend proclaimed
Reward to him that brings the traitor in?

RICHARD

I beg your pardon. Here’s some money to make up for that blow I gave you. (he gives money) Has any intelligent friend of ours offered a reward to whoever catches the traitor?

THIRD MESSENGER

Such proclamation hath been made, my lord.

THIRD MESSENGER

Yes, your Highness.
Enter FOURTH MESSENGER
A FOURTH MESSENGER enters.

FOURTH MESSENGER

525Sir Thomas Lovell and Lord Marquess Dorset,
'Tis said, my liege, in Yorkshire are in arms.
But this good comfort bring I to your Highness:
The Breton navy is dispersed by tempest.
Richmond, in Dorsetshire, sent out a boat
530Unto the shore to ask those on the banks
If they were his assistants, yea or no—
Who answered him they came from Buckingham
Upon his party. He, mistrusting them,
Hoisted sail and made his course for Brittany.

FOURTH MESSENGER

It’s been reported that Sir Thomas Lovell and Lord Marquess Dorset have assembled an army in

Yorkshire

Yorkshire: a town in northern England

Yorkshire
, my lord. But I bring your Grace this comfort: a storm has dispersed the navy from Brittany. And Richmond, who is in

Dorsetshir

Dorsetshire: a county on England’s south coast

Dorsetshir
e, sent a boat to shore to ask the men on the banks if they were on his side, yes or no. They said they were with Buckingham. Richmond didn’t trust them. He hoisted sail again and sailed back to Brittany.

RICHARD

535March on, march on, since we are up in arms,
If not to fight with foreign enemies,
Yet to beat down these rebels here at home.

RICHARD

Let’s keep marching since we’re prepared to fight. Even if we don’t fight foreign enemies, we’ll beat down these rebels at home.
Enter CATESBY
CATESBY returns.