Be resident in men like one another
And not in me: I am myself alone.
Clarence, beware; thou keep'st me from the light:84
But I will a day for thee;
For I will abroad such prophecies
That Edward shall be fearful of his life;
And then, to his fear, I'll be thy death.88
King Henry and the prince his son are gone:
Clarence, thy turn is next, and then the rest,
Counting myself but till I be best.
I'll throw thy body in another room,92
And triumph, Henry, in thy day of doom. Exit [with the body].
[The Same. A Room in the Palace]
Flourish. Enter King, Queen [Elizabeth], Clarence, Richard, Hastings, Nurse [with Infant], and Attendants..
King. Once more we sit in England's royal throne,
Repurchas'd with the blood of enemies.
What valiant foemen, like to autumn's corn,
Have we mow'd down, of all their pride!4
Three Dukes of Somerset, threefold renown'd
For hardy and champions;
Two Cliffords, the father and the son;
And two Northumberlands: two braver men8
Ne'er spurr'd their coursers at the trumpet's sound;
With them, the two brave bears, Warwick and Montague,
85 sort: find out
86 buzz: whisper
88 purge: remove
91 bad: lowly
4 in tops: at the height
6 undoubted: fearless
7 as: to wit