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'Tis not enough our foes are this time fled, Being opposites of such repairing nature.
York. I know, our safety is to follow them; 330 For, as I hear, the king is fled to London, To call a present court of parliament. Let us pursue him, ere the writs go forth : What
says lord Warwick, shall we after them? War. After them! nay, before them, if we can. Now by my hand, lords, 'twas a glorious day : Saint Alban's battle, won by famous York, Shall be eterniz'd in all age to come.. Sound, drums and trumpets ;--and to London all ; And more such days as these to us befall! [Exeunt.
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