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  • Title: The History of King Leir (Quarto, 1605)
  • Editor: Andrew Griffin

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    The History of King Leir (Quarto, 1605)

    1790Enter the Gallian Ambassador solus.
    Am. There is of late newes come vnto the Court,
    That old Lord Leir remaynes in Cambria:
    Ile hye me thither presently, to impart
    My letters and my message vnto him.
    1795I neuer was lesse welcome to a place
    In all my life time, then I haue bin hither,
    Especially vnto the stately Queene,
    Who would not cast one gracious looke on me,
    But still with lowring and suspicious eyes,
    1800Would take exceptions at each word I spake,
    And fayne she would haue vndermined me,
    To know what my Ambassage did import:
    But she is like to hop without her hope,
    And in this matter for to want her will,
    1805Though (by report) sheele hau't in all things else.
    Well, I will poste away for Cambria:
    Within these few dayes I hope to be there, Exit.