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Richard III


ACT V SCENE IVAnother part of the field.
[ Alarum: excursions. Enter NORFOLK and forces fighting; to him CATESBY ]
CATESBYRescue, my Lord of Norfolk, rescue, rescue!
The king enacts more wonders than a man,
Daring an opposite to every danger:
His horse is slain, and all on foot he fights,
Seeking for Richmond in the throat of death.5
Rescue, fair lord, or else the day is lost!
[Alarums. Enter KING RICHARD III]
KING RICHARD IIIA horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!
CATESBYWithdraw, my lord; I’ll help you to a horse.
KING RICHARD IIISlave, I have set my life upon a cast,
And I will stand the hazard of the die:10
I think there be six Richmonds in the field;
Five have I slain to-day instead of him.
A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!

Richard III, Act 5, Scene 5