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Act IV. Scene V.

Scene V.—The Same. A Room in LORD
STANLEY'S House.

Enter STANLEY and SIR CHRISTOPHER
URSWICK.

Stan. Sir Christopher, tell Richmond this
from me:
That in the sty of this most bloody boar
My son George Stanley is frank'd up in hold:
If I revolt, off goes young George's head;
The fear of that holds off my present aid.
So, get thee gone: commend me to thy lord.
Withal, say that the queen hath heartily con-
sented
He should espouse Elizabeth her daughter.
But, tell me, where is princely Richmond now?
Chris. At Pembroke, or at Ha'rford-west, in
Wales.
Stan. What men of name resort to him?
Chris. Sir Walter Herbert, a renowned
soldier,
Sir Gilbert Talbot, Sir William Stanley,
Oxford, redoubted Pembroke, Sir James Blunt,
And Rice ap Thomas, with a valiant crew;
And many other of great name and worth:
And towards London do they bend their power,
If by the way they be not fought withal.
Stan. Well, hie thee to thy lord; I kiss his
hand:
My letter will resolve him of my mind.
Farewell. [Exeunt.
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