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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 might'st repossess the crown in peace ;
And of our labours thou shalt reap the gain.

Glo. 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.2 [Aside.

K.Edw. Clarence, and Gloster, love my lovely queen; And kiss your princely nephew, brothers both.

Cla. The duty that I owe unto your majesty, I seal upon the lips of this sweet babe. K. Edw. Thanks, noble Clarence; worthy brother,

thanks. Glo. And, that I love the tree from whence thou

sprang'st, Witness the loving kiss I give the fruit :To say the truth, so Judas kiss'd his master;

Asi. And cry'd, all hail! when as he meant,all harm.

K.Edw. Now am I seated as my soul delights, Having my country's peace, and brothers' loves.

Cla. 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 ransome.

K.Edw. 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 befit the pleasures of the court ! Sound, drums and trumpets !-farewel, sour annoy! For here, I hope, begins our lasting joy. [Exeunt.

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[2] I believe we should read,--and this shall execute. Richard laying his hand on his forehead says:

Work thou the way then bringing down his hand and beholding it:

and this shall execute. Though that may stand, the arm being included in the shoulder. JOHNS.

KING RICHARD III.

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O thus, (quoth Forrest) lay the gentle babes, thus girdiing one anuther.

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