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Myself in person will straight follow you.
[Exeunt PEMBROKE and STAFFORD. But, ere I go, Hastings,--and Montague,Resolve my doubt. You twain, of all the rest, Are near to Warwick, by blood, and by alliance: Tell me, if you love Warwick more than me? If it be so, then both depart to him; I rather wish you foes, than hollow friends; But if you mind to hold your true obedience, Give me assurance with some friendly vow, That I may never have you in suspect. Mont. Şo God help Montague, as he proves true! Hast. And Hastings, as he favours Edward's cause! K. Edw. Now, brother Richard, will you stand by us? Glo. Ay, in despite of all that shall withstand you.
K. Edw. Why so; then am I sure of victory. Now therefore let us hence; and lose no hour, Till we meet Warwick with his foreign power. [Exeunt.
SCENE II.- A Plain in Warwickshire.
Enter WARWICK and OXFORD, with French and other
Enter CLARENCE and SOMERSET.
Clar. Fear not that, my lord.
[They all cry, Henry! Why, then, let's on our way in silent sort: For Warwick and his friends, God and Saint George!
SCENE III.-EDWARD's Camp, near Warwick.
Enter certain Watchmen, to guard the King's Tent.
The king, by this, is set him down to sleep.
2 Watch. What, will he not to-bed?
i Watch. Why, no: for he hath made a solemn vow Never to lie and take his natural rest, Till Warwick, or himself, be quite suppress’d.
2 Watch. To-morrow then, belike, shall be the day, If Warwick be so near as men report.
3 Watch. But say, I pray, what nobleman is that, That with the king here resteth in his tent? i Watch. 'Tis the lord Hastings, the king's chiefest
friend. 3 Watch. O, is it so? But why commands the king, That his chief followers lodge in towns about him, While he himself keepeth in the cold field? 2 Watch. "Tis the more honour, because more dan
gerous. 3 Watch. Ay; but give me worship and quietness, I like it better than a dangerous honour. If Warwick knew in what estate he stands, "Tis to be doubted, he would waken him.
1 Watch. Unless our halberds did shut up his passage.
2 Watch. Ay; wherefore else guard we his royal tent, But to defend his person from night-foes?
Enter WARWICK, CLARENCE, OXFORD, SOMERSET,
i Watch. Who goes there?
[WARWICK, and the rest, cry all-Warwick! Warwick! and set upon the Guard; who fly, crying—— Arm! Arm! WARWICK, and the rest, following them.
The Drum beating and Trumpets sounding, Re-enter WAR-
duke. K. Edw. The duke! why, Warwick, when we parted
War. Ay, but the case is alter'd:
K. Edw. Yea, brother of Clarence, art thou here too!
[Takes off his Crown.
But Henry now shall wear the English crown,
[Exit King EDWARD, led out; Somerset with
him. Oxf. What now remains, my lords, for us to do, But march to London with our soldiers ?
War. Ay, that's the first thing that we have to do; To free king Henry from imprisonment, And see him seated in the regal throne. [Exeunt.
SCENE IV.- London.
A Room in the Palace.
Enter Queen ELIZABETH and RIVERS. Riv. Madam, what makes you in this sudden change?
Q. Eliz. Why, brother Rivers, are you yet to learn, What late misfortune is befalln king Edward? Riv. What, loss of some pitch'd battle against War
wick? Q. Eliz. No, but the loss of his own royal person. Riv. Then is my sovereign slain?