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KING EDWARD THE FOURTH.
wards King Edward V. Sons to the king
Brothers to the RICHARD, duke of Gloster, afterwards King RICHARD III.
young Son of Clarence.
STANLEY. LORD LOVEL.
ELIZABETH, Queen of king Edward IV.
Clarence, and Gloster.
son to king Henry VI.; afterwards married to
the duke of Gloster. A young Daughter of Clarence. Lords, and other Attendants; two Gentlemen, a Pur
suivant, Scrivener, Citizens, Murderers, Messengers, Ghosts, Soldiers, 8c.
LIFE AND DEATH
KING RICHARD III.
ACT THE FIRST.
London. A Street.
Enter GLOSTER. Glo. Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York; And all the clouds, that lowr'd upon our house, In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths ; Our bruised arms hung up for monuments; Our stern alarums chang’d to merry meetings, Our dreadful marches to delightful measures.' Grim-visag'd war hath smooth'd his wrinkled front; And now,- instead of mounting barbed? steeds, To fright the souls of fearful adversaries, He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber, To the lascivious pleasing of a lute. But I, -that am not shap'd for sportive tricks, Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass ;