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SCENE X. - VORTICERN'S PALACE.
Enter VORTIGERN and First Baron.
Bar. Speed, my
most gracious lord! think on your
Vor. Where are my sons ?
1st Bar. Let not your tongue curse me when I shall say.
Vor. Speak, quick !
Bar. With all
their troops they join'd the enemy,
Vor. Well, sir; and what more tidings do you bring?
Off. To London's lofty walls they've follow'd us.
I care not an' they follow'd to the grave.
0ff. Alas! I fear me, sir, she's ta'en a prisoner.
Then all, indeed, is lost!Thou sweetest death!
Off. Shall I go forth, my lord, and man the walls'
Do as thou wilt.
Off. What, sir, are your commands ?
Vor. Thou art an old, and ever faithful servant.
Off. My means have not kept pace with my desires.
Vor. I know thee well. Wouldst thou not serve me.friend?
Ay, my good lord: but put me to the test,
I take thee at thy word. Hold here my sword,
0! if each drop that were to issue from thee,
Vor. Thou coward! what, afraid? 0! shame, fie on't!
Off. Consider, sir, your queen yet lives.
My friend, thou'rt in the right. To arms, then, out.
END OF THE FOURTH ACT.
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