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Richard III


ACT IV SCENE VLord Derby’s House.
DERBYSir Christopher, tell Richmond this from me:
That in the sty of this most bloody boar
My son George Stanley is frank’d up in hold:
If I revolt, off goes young George’s head;
The fear of that withholds my present aid.5
But, tell me, where is princely Richmond now?
CHRISTOPHERAt Pembroke, or at Harford-west, in Wales.
DERBYWhat men of name resort to him?
CHRISTOPHERSir Walter Herbert, a renowned soldier;
Sir Gilbert Talbot, Sir William Stanley;10
Oxford, redoubted Pembroke, Sir James Blunt,
And Rice ap Thomas with a valiant crew;
And many more of noble fame and worth:
And towards London they do bend their course,
If by the way they be not fought withal.15
DERBYReturn unto thy lord; commend me to him:
Tell him the queen hath heartily consented
He shall espouse Elizabeth her daughter.
These letters will resolve him of my mind. Farewell.

Richard III, Act 5, Scene 1