A dreadful lay! Address thee instantly.
They fight, and CLIFFORD falls
La fin couronne les oeuvres.
Thus war hath given thee peace, for thou art still.
Peace with his soul, heaven, if it be thy will!
Enter YOUNG CLIFFORD
Shame and confusion! all is on the rout;
Fear frames disorder, and disorder wounds
Where it should
guard. O war, thou son of hell,
Whom angry heavens do make their minister
Throw in the frozen bosoms
of our part
Hot coals of vengeance! Let no soldier fly.
He that is truly dedicate to war
Hath no self-love,
nor he that loves himself
Hath not essentially but by circumstance
The name of valour.
Seeing his dead father
O, let the vile world end,
And the premised flames of the last day
Knit earth and heaven together!
the general trumpet blow his blast,
Particularities and petty sounds
To cease! Wast thou ordain'd, dear
To lose thy youth in peace, and to achieve
The silver livery of advised age,
And, in thy reverence
and thy chair-days, thus
To die in ruffian battle? Even at this sight
My heart is turn'd to stone: and while
It shall be stony. York not our old men spares;
No more will I their babes: tears virginal
to me even as the dew to fire,
And beauty that the tyrant oft reclaims
Shall to my flaming wrath be oil and
Henceforth I will not have to do with pity:
Meet I an infant of the house of York,
Into as many gobbets
will I cut it
As wild Medea young Absyrtus did:
In cruelty will I seek out my fame.
Come, thou new ruin of
old Clifford's house:
As did AEneas old Anchises bear,
So bear I thee upon my manly shoulders;
AEneas bare a living load,
Nothing so heavy as these woes of mine.
Exit, bearing off his father
Enter RICHARD and SOMERSET to fight. SOMERSET is killed
So, lie thou there;
For underneath an alehouse' paltry sign,
The Castle in Saint Alban's, Somerset
made the wizard famous in his death.
Sword, hold thy temper; heart, be wrathful still:
Priests pray for enemies,
but princes kill.
Fight: excursions. Enter KING HENRY VI, QUEEN MARGARET, and others
Away, my lord! you are slow; for shame, away!
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