William Shakespeare: Richard III, Act IV, Scene V

Scene V

Lord Derby's house

Enter Derby and Sir Christopher Urswick

Derby

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 withholds my present aid. But, tell me, where is princely Richmond now?

Christopher

At Pembroke, or at Harford-west, in Wales.

Derby

What men of name resort to him?

Christopher

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 more of noble fame and worth: And towards London they do bend their course, If by the way they be not fought withal.

Derby

Return unto thy lord; commend me to him: Tell him the queen hath heartily consented He shall espouse Elizabeth her daughter. These letters will resolve him of my mind. Farewell.

Exeunt