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Richard III - Act 5, scene 2
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Act 5, scene 2
Richmond and his army march against Richard.Enter Richmond, Oxford, Blunt, Herbert, and others,
with Drum and Colors.
3314 Fellows in arms, and my most loving friends,
3315 Bruised underneath the yoke of tyranny,
3316 Thus far into the bowels of the land
3317 Have we marched on without impediment,
3318 5 And here receive we from our father Stanley
3319 Lines of fair comfort and encouragement.
3320 The wretched, bloody, and usurping boar,
3321 That spoiled your summer fields and fruitful vines,
3322 Swills your warm blood like wash, and makes his
3323 10 trough
3324 In your embowelled bosoms—this foul swine
3325 Is now even in the ⟨center⟩ of this isle,
3326 ⟨Near⟩ to the town of Leicester, as we learn.
3327 From Tamworth thither is but one day’s march.
3328 15 In God’s name, cheerly on, courageous friends,
p. 2713329 To reap the harvest of perpetual peace
3330 By this one bloody trial of sharp war.
3331 Every man’s conscience is a thousand men
3332 To fight against this guilty homicide.
3333 20 I doubt not but his friends will turn to us.
3334 He hath no friends but what are friends for fear,
3335 Which in his dearest need will fly from him.
3336 All for our vantage. Then, in God’s name, march.
3337 True hope is swift, and flies with swallow’s wings;
3338 25 Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.