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Fellowes in Armes, and my most louing FrendsFellows in arms, and my most loving friendsR3 V.ii.1
Bruis'd vnderneath the yoake of Tyranny,Bruised underneath the yoke of tyranny,R3 V.ii.2
Thus farre into the bowels of the Land,Thus far into the bowels of the landR3 V.ii.3
Haue we marcht on without impediment;Have we marched on without impediment;R3 V.ii.4
And heere receiue we from our Father StanleyAnd here receive we from our father StanleyR3 V.ii.5
Lines of faire comfort and encouragement:Lines of fair comfort and encouragement.R3 V.ii.6
The wretched, bloody, and vsurping Boare,The wretched, bloody, and usurping boar,R3 V.ii.7
(That spoyl'd your Summer Fields, and fruitfull Vines)That spoiled your summer fields and fruitful vines,R3 V.ii.8
Swilles your warm blood like wash, & makes his troughSwills your warm blood like wash, and makes his troughR3 V.ii.9
In your embowel'd bosomes: This foule SwineIn your embowelled bosoms – this foul swineR3 V.ii.10
Is now euen in the Centry of this Isle,Is now even in the centre of this isle,R3 V.ii.11
Ne're to the Towne of Leicester, as we learne:Near to the town of Leicester, as we learn;R3 V.ii.12
From Tamworth thither, is but one dayes march.From Tamworth thither is but one day's march.R3 V.ii.13
In Gods name cheerely on, couragious Friends,In God's name cheerly on, courageous friends,R3 V.ii.14
To reape the Haruest of perpetuall peace,To reap the harvest of perpetual peaceR3 V.ii.15
By this one bloody tryall of sharpe Warre.By this one bloody trial of sharp war.R3 V.ii.16
All for our vantage, then in Gods name march,All for our vantage. Then in God's name march!R3 V.ii.22
True Hope is swift, and flyes with Swallowes wings,True hope is swift and flies with swallow's wings;R3 V.ii.23
Kings it makes Gods, and meaner creatures Kings.Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.R3 V.ii.24
The weary Sunne, hath made a Golden set,The weary sun hath made a golden setR3 V.iii.19
And by the bright Tract of his fiery Carre,And by the bright track of his fiery carR3 V.iii.20
Giues token of a goodly day to morrow.Gives token of a goodly day tomorrow.R3 V.iii.21
Sir William Brandon, you shall beare my Standard:Sir William Brandon, you shall bear my standard.R3 V.iii.22
Giue me some Inke and Paper in my Tent:Give me some ink and paper in my tent:R3 V.iii.23
Ile draw the Forme and Modell of our Battaile,I'll draw the form and model of our battle,R3 V.iii.24
Limit each Leader to his seuerall Charge,Limit each leader to his several charge,R3 V.iii.25
And part in iust proportion our small Power.And part in just proportion our small power.R3 V.iii.26
My Lord of Oxford, you Sir William Brandon,My Lord of Oxford – you, Sir William Brandon – R3 V.iii.27
And your Sir Walter Herbert stay with me:And you, Sir Walter Herbert – stay with me.R3 V.iii.28
The Earle of Pembroke keepes his Regiment;The Earl of Pembroke keeps his regiment;R3 V.iii.29
Good Captaine Blunt, beare my goodnight to him,Good Captain Blunt, bear my good-night to him,R3 V.iii.30
And by the second houre in the Morning,And by the second hour in the morningR3 V.iii.31
Desire the Earle to see me in my Tent:Desire the Earl to see me in my tent.R3 V.iii.32
Yet one thing more (good Captaine) do for me:Yet one thing more, good captain, do for me – R3 V.iii.33
Where is Lord Stanley quarter'd, do you know?Where is Lord Stanley quartered, do you know?R3 V.iii.34
If without perill it be possible,If without peril it be possible,R3 V.iii.39
Sweet Blunt, make some good meanes to speak with himSweet Blunt, make some good means to speak with himR3 V.iii.40
And giue him from me, this most needfull Note.And give him from me this most needful note.R3 V.iii.41
Good night good Captaine Blunt:Good night, good Captain Blunt.R3 V.iii.44.1
Come Gentlemen,Come, gentlemen,R3 V.iii.44.2
Let vs consult vpon to morrowes Businesse;Let us consult upon tomorrow's business.R3 V.iii.45
Into my Tent, the Dew is rawe and cold.Into my tent; the dew is raw and cold.R3 V.iii.46
All comfort that the darke night can affoord,All comfort that the dark night can affordR3 V.iii.81
Be to thy Person, Noble Father in Law.Be to thy person, noble father-in-law!R3 V.iii.82
Tell me, how fares our Noble Mother?Tell me, how fares our loving mother?R3 V.iii.83
Good Lords conduct him to his Regiment:Good lords, conduct him to his regiment.R3 V.iii.104
Ile striue with troubled noise, to take a Nap,I'll strive with troubled thoughts to take a nap,R3 V.iii.105
Lest leaden slumber peize me downe to morrow,Lest leaden slumber peise me down tomorrow,R3 V.iii.106
When I should mount with wings of Victory:When I should mount with wings of victory.R3 V.iii.107
Once more, good night kinde Lords and Gentlemen.Once more, good night, kind lords and gentlemen.R3 V.iii.108
O thou, whose Captaine I account my selfe,O Thou, whose captain I account myself,R3 V.iii.109
Looke on my Forces with a gracious eye:Look on my forces with a gracious eye;R3 V.iii.110
Put in their hands thy bruising Irons of wrath,Put in their hands Thy bruising irons of wrath,R3 V.iii.111
That they may crush downe with a heauy fall,That they may crush down with a heavy fallR3 V.iii.112
Th'vsurping Helmets of our Aduersaries:Th' usurping helmets of our adversaries;R3 V.iii.113
Make vs thy ministers of Chasticement,Make us Thy ministers of chastisement,R3 V.iii.114
That we may praise thee in thy victory:That we may praise Thee in the victory.R3 V.iii.115
To thee I do commend my watchfull soule,To Thee I do commend my watchful soulR3 V.iii.116
Ere I let fall the windowes of mine eyes:Ere I let fall the windows of mine eyes.R3 V.iii.117
Sleeping, and waking, oh defend me still. Sleeping and waking, O defend me still!R3 V.iii.118
Cry mercy Lords, and watchfull Gentlemen,Cry mercy, lords and watchful gentlemen,R3 V.iii.225
That you haue tane a tardie sluggard heere?That you have ta'en a tardy sluggard here.R3 V.iii.226
The sweetest sleepe, / And fairest boading Dreames,The sweetest sleep, and fairest-boding dreamsR3 V.iii.228
That euer entred in a drowsie head,That ever entered in a drowsy headR3 V.iii.229
Haue I since your departure had my Lords.Have I since your departure had, my lords.R3 V.iii.230
Me thought their Soules, whose bodies Rich. murther'd,Methought their souls whose bodies Richard murderedR3 V.iii.231
Came to my Tent, and cried on Victory:Came to my tent and cried on victory.R3 V.iii.232
I promise you my Heart is very iocond,I promise you my heart is very jocundR3 V.iii.233
In the remembrance of so faire a dreame,In the remembrance of so fair a dream.R3 V.iii.234
How farre into the Morning is it Lords?How far into the morning is it, lords?R3 V.iii.235
Why then 'tis time to Arme, and giue direction.Why, then 'tis time to arm and give direction.R3 V.iii.237
More then I haue said, louing Countrymen,More than I have said, loving countrymen,R3 V.iii.238
The leysure and inforcement of the timeThe leisure and enforcement of the timeR3 V.iii.239
Forbids to dwell vpon: yet remember this,Forbids to dwell upon. Yet remember this:R3 V.iii.240
God, and our good cause, fight vpon our side,God and our good cause fight upon our side;R3 V.iii.241
The Prayers of holy Saints and wronged soules,The prayers of holy saints and wronged souls,R3 V.iii.242
Like high rear'd Bulwarkes, stand before our Faces,Like high-reared bulwarks, stand before our faces.R3 V.iii.243
( Richard except) those whom we fight against,Richard except, those whom we fight againstR3 V.iii.244
Had rather haue vs win, then him they follow.Had rather have us win than him they follow.R3 V.iii.245
For, what is he they follow? Truly Gentlemen,For what is he they follow? Truly, gentlemen,R3 V.iii.246
A bloudy Tyrant, and a Homicide:A bloody tyrant and a homicide;R3 V.iii.247
One rais'd in blood, and one in blood establish'd;One raised in blood and one in blood established;R3 V.iii.248
One that made meanes to come by what he hath,One that made means to come by what he hath,R3 V.iii.249
And slaughter'd those that were the meanes to help him:And slaughtered those that were the means to help him;R3 V.iii.250
A base foule Stone, made precious by the soyleA base foul stone, made precious by the foilR3 V.iii.251
Of Englands Chaire, where he is falsely set:Of England's chair, where he is falsely set;R3 V.iii.252
One that hath euer beene Gods Enemy.One that hath ever been God's enemy.R3 V.iii.253
Then if you fight against Gods Enemy,Then if you fight against God's enemy,R3 V.iii.254
God will in iustice ward you as his Soldiers.God will in justice ward you as his soldiers;R3 V.iii.255
If you do sweare to put a Tyrant downe,If you do sweat to put a tyrant down,R3 V.iii.256
You sleepe in peace, the Tyrant being slaine:You sleep in peace, the tyrant being slain;R3 V.iii.257
If you do fight against your Countries Foes,If you do fight against your country's foes,R3 V.iii.258
Your Countries Fat shall pay your paines the hyre.Your country's fat shall pay your pains the hire;R3 V.iii.259
If you do fight in safegard of your wiues,If you do fight in safeguard of your wives,R3 V.iii.260
Your wiues shall welcome home the Conquerors.Your wives shall welcome home the conquerors;R3 V.iii.261
If you do free your Children from the Sword,If you do free your children from the sword,R3 V.iii.262
Your Childrens Children quits it in your Age.Your children's children quits it in your age.R3 V.iii.263
Then in the name of God and all these rights,Then in the name of God and all these rights,R3 V.iii.264
Aduance your Standards, draw your willing Swords.Advance your standards, draw your willing swords.R3 V.iii.265
For me, the ransome of my bold attempt,For me, the ransom of my bold attemptR3 V.iii.266
Shall be this cold Corpes on the earth's cold face.Shall be this cold corpse on the earth's cold face;R3 V.iii.267
But if I thriue, the gaine of my attempt,But if I thrive, the gain of my attemptR3 V.iii.268
The least of you shall share his part thereof.The least of you shall share his part thereof.R3 V.iii.269
Sound Drummes and Trumpets boldly, and cheerefully,Sound drums and trumpets boldly and cheerfully:R3 V.iii.270
God, and Saint George, Richmond, and Victory.God and Saint George! Richmond and victory!R3 V.iii.271
God, and your Armes / Be prais'd Victorious Friends;God and your arms be praised, victorious friends!R3 V.v.1
The day is ours, the bloudy Dogge is dead.The day is ours; the bloody dog is dead.R3 V.v.2
Great God of Heauen, say Amen to all.Great God of heaven, say amen to all!R3 V.v.8
But tell me, is yong George Stanley liuing?But tell me, is young George Stanley living?R3 V.v.9
What men of name are slaine on either side?What men of name are slain on either side?R3 V.v.12
Interre their Bodies, as become their Births,Inter their bodies as becomes their births.R3 V.v.15
Proclaime a pardon to the Soldiers fled,Proclaim a pardon to the soldiers fledR3 V.v.16
That in submission will returne to vs,That in submission will return to us;R3 V.v.17
And then as we haue tane the Sacrament,And then, as we have ta'en the sacrament,R3 V.v.18
We will vnite the White Rose, and the Red.We will unite the White Rose and the Red.R3 V.v.19
Smile Heauen vpon this faire Coniunction,Smile, heaven, upon this fair conjunction,R3 V.v.20
That long haue frown'd vpon their Enmity:That long have frowned upon their enmity!R3 V.v.21
What Traitor heares me, and sayes not Amen?What traitor hears me, and says not amen?R3 V.v.22
England hath long beene mad, and scarr'd her selfe;England hath long been mad and scarred herself,R3 V.v.23
The Brother blindely shed the Brothers blood;The brother blindly shed the brother's blood,R3 V.v.24
The Father, rashly slaughtered his owne Sonne;The father rashly slaughtered his own son,R3 V.v.25
The Sonne compell'd, beene Butcher to the Sire;The son, compelled, been butcher to the sire:R3 V.v.26
All this diuided Yorke and Lancaster,All this divided York and Lancaster,R3 V.v.27
Diuided, in their dire Diuision.Divided in their dire division;R3 V.v.28
O now, let Richmond and Elizabeth,O, now let Richmond and Elizabeth,R3 V.v.29
The true Succeeders of each Royall House,The true succeeders of each royal house,R3 V.v.30
By Gods faire ordinance, conioyne together :By God's fair ordinance conjoin together!R3 V.v.31
And let thy Heires (God if thy will be so)And let their heirs, God, if Thy will be so,R3 V.v.32
Enrich the time to come, with Smooth-fac'd Peace,Enrich the time to come with smooth-faced peace,R3 V.v.33
With smiling Plenty, and faire Prosperous dayes.With smiling plenty, and fair prosperous days!R3 V.v.34
Abate the edge of Traitors, Gracious Lord,Abate the edge of traitors, gracious Lord,R3 V.v.35
That would reduce these bloudy dayes againe,That would reduce these bloody days againR3 V.v.36
And make poore England weepe in Streames of Blood;And make poor England weep in streams of blood!R3 V.v.37
Let them not liue to taste this Lands increase,Let them not live to taste this land's increaseR3 V.v.38
That would with Treason, wound this faire Lands peace.That would with treason wound this fair land's peace!R3 V.v.39
Now Ciuill wounds are stopp'd, Peace liues agen;Now civil wounds are stopped, peace lives again;R3 V.v.40
That she may long liue heere, God say, Amen. That she may long live here, God say amen!R3 V.v.41