Scene V.A Park near Middleham Castle
Enter GLOUCESTER, HASTINGS, SIR
WILLIAM STANLEY, and Others.
Glo. Now, my Lord Hastings and Sir William
Leave off to wonder why I drew you hither,
Into this chiefest thicket of the park.
Thus stands the case. You know, our king, my
Is prisoner to the bishop here, at whose hands
He hath good usage and great liberty,
And often but attended with weak guard,
Comes hunting this way to disport himself.
I have advertis'd him by secret means,
That if about this hour he make this way,
Under the colour of his usual game,
He shall here find his friends, with horse and men
To set him free from his captivity.
Enter KING EDWARD and a Huntsman.
Hunt. This way, my lord, for this way lies
K. Edw. Nay, this way, man: see where the
Now, brother of Gloucester, Lord Hastings, and
Stand you thus close, to steal the bishop's deer?
Glo. Brother, the time and case requireth
Your horse stands ready at the park corner.
K. Edw. But whither shall we then?
Hast. To Lynn, my lord; and ship from
thence to Flanders.
Glo. Well guess'd, believe me; for that was
K. Edw. Stanley, I will requite thy forward-
Glo. But wherefore stay we? 'tis no time to
K. Edw. Huntsman, what sayst thou? wilt
thou go along?
Hunt. Better do so than tarry and be
Glo. Come then, away; let's ha' no more ado.
K. Edw. Bishop, farewell: shield thee from
And pray that I may repossess the crown.