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[Act 2, Scene 2] Enter Yorke, Salisbury, and Warwick. Yorke. Now my good Lords of Salisbury & Warwick, Our simple Supper ended, giue me leaue,
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In this close Walke, to satisfie my selfe, In crauing your opinion of my Title, Which is infallible, to Englands Crowne.
Salisb. My Lord, I long to heare it at full. Warw. Sweet Yorke begin: and if thy clayme be good,
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The Neuills are thy Subiects to command.
Yorke. Then thus: Edward the third, my Lords, had Seuen Sonnes: The first, Edward the Black‑Prince, Prince of Wales; The second, Wiliam of Hatfield; and the third,
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Lionel, Duke of Clarence; next to whom, Was Iohn of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster; The fift, was Edmond Langley, Duke of Yorke; The sixt, was Thomas of Woodstock, Duke of Gloster; William of Windsor was the seuenth, and last.
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Edward the Black‑Prince dyed before his Father, And left behinde him Richard, his onely Sonne, Who after Edward the third's death, raign'd as King, Till Henry Bullingbrooke, Duke of Lancaster, The eldest Sonne and Heire of Iohn of Gaunt,
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Crown'd by the Name of Henry the fourth, Seiz'd on the Realme, depos'd the rightfull King, Sent his poore Queene to France, from whence she came, And him to Pumfret; where, as all you know, Harmelesse Richard was murthered traiterously.
Warw.
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Father, the Duke hath told the truth; Thus got the House of Lancaster the Crowne.
Yorke. Which now they hold by force, and not by right: For Richard, the first Sonnes Heire, being dead, The Issue of the next Sonne should haue reign'd. Salisb.
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But William of Hatfield dyed without an Heire.
Yorke. The third Sonne, Duke of Clarence, From whose Line I clayme the Crowne, Had Issue Phillip, a Daughter, Who marryed Edmond Mortimer, Earle of March:
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Edmond had Issue, Roger, Earle of March; Roger had Issue, Edmond, Anne, and Elianor.
Salisb. This Edmond, in the Reigne of Bullingbrooke, As I haue read, layd clayme vnto the Crowne, And but for Owen Glendour, had beene King;
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Who kept him in Captiuitie, till he dyed. But, to the rest.
Yorke. His eldest Sister, Anne, My Mother, being Heire vnto the Crowne, Marryed Richard, Earle of Cambridge,
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Who was to Edmond Langley, Edward the thirds fift Sonnes Sonne; By her I clayme the Kingdome: She was Heire to Roger, Earle of March, Who was the Sonne of Edmond Mortimer,
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Who marryed Phillip, sole Daughter Vnto Lionel, Duke of Clarence. So, if the Issue of the elder Sonne Succeed before the younger, I am King.
Warw. What plaine proceedings is more plain then this?
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Henry doth clayme the Crowne from Iohn of Gaunt, The fourth Sonne, Yorke claymes it from the third: Till Lionels Issue fayles, his should not reigne. It fayles not yet, but flourishes in thee, And in thy Sonnes, faire slippes of such a Stock.
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Then Father Salisbury, kneele we together, And in this priuate Plot be we the first, That shall salute our rightfull Soueraigne With honor of his Birth‑right to the Crowne.
Both. Long liue our Soueraigne Richard, Englands King. Yorke.
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We thanke you Lords: But I am not your King, till I be Crown'd, And that my Sword be stayn'd With heart‑blood of the House of Lancaster: And that's not suddenly to be perform'd,
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But with aduice and silent secrecie. Doe you as I doe in these dangerous dayes, Winke at the Duke of Suffolkes insolence, At Beaufords Pride, at Somersets Ambition, At Buckingham, and all the Crew of them,
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Till they haue snar'd the Shepheard of the Flock, That vertuous Prince, the good Duke Humfrey: 'Tis that they seeke; and they, in seeking that, Shall finde their deaths, if Yorke can prophecie.
Salisb.

My Lord, breake we off; we know your minde

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at full.

Warw. My heart assures me, that the Earle of Warwick Shall one day make the Duke of Yorke a King. Yorke. And Neuill, this I doe assure my selfe, Richard shall liue to make the Earle of Warwick
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The greatest man in England, but the King.
Exeunt.
 

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   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exeunt.</stage>
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