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History of Henry VI, Part III

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Act II, Scene 4

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[Excursions. Enter RICHARD and CLIFFORD]

  • Richard III (Duke of Gloucester). Now, Clifford, I have singled thee alone:
    Suppose this arm is for the Duke of York,
    And this for Rutland; both bound to revenge,
    Wert thou environ'd with a brazen wall. 1090
  • Lord Clifford. Now, Richard, I am with thee here alone:
    This is the hand that stabb'd thy father York;
    And this the hand that slew thy brother Rutland;
    And here's the heart that triumphs in their death
    And cheers these hands that slew thy sire and brother 1095
    To execute the like upon thyself;
    And so, have at thee!

[They fight. WARWICK comes; CLIFFORD flies]

  • Richard III (Duke of Gloucester). Nay Warwick, single out some other chase;
    For I myself will hunt this wolf to death. 1100