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Enter QUEEN ELIZABETH, DUCHESS of York, and DORSET at one door; ANNE, duchess of Gloucester with CLARENCE’s young daughter at another door
QUEEN ELIZABETH, DUCHESS of York, and DORSET enter on one side, and ANNE, the duchess of Gloucester, enters on the other, leading Clarence’s young daughter, Lady Margaret Plantagenet.





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DUCHESS
Who meets us here? My niece Plantagenet
Led in the hand of her kind aunt of Gloucester?
Now, for my life, she’s wandering to the Tower,
On pure heart’s love, to greet the tender prince.—
Daughter, well met.
DUCHESS
Who’s this? My granddaughter, with her kind aunt, the duchess of Gloucester, leading her by the hand? Now, on my life, the young child must be headed to the Tower to greet the young princes, whom she adores. Daughter, how nice to see you.


ANNE
     God give your Graces both
A happy and a joyful time of day.
ANNE
Good afternoon!

QUEEN ELIZABETH
As much to you, good sister. Whither away?
QUEEN ELIZABETH
The same to you, good sister. Where are you going?



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ANNE
No farther than the Tower, and, as I guess,
Upon the like devotion as yourselves,
To gratulate the gentle princes there.
ANNE
Just to the Tower—I’m guessing, for the same reason you are: to salute the noble princes who are staying there.

QUEEN ELIZABETH
Kind sister, thanks. We’ll enter all together.
QUEEN ELIZABETH
Yes, kind sister. We can all go together.
Enter BRAKENBURY
BRAKENBURY enters.


And in good time here the lieutenant comes.—
Master Lieutenant, pray you, by your leave,
How doth the prince and my young son of York?
And here comes the warden, just in time. Officer, please tell us, if you will, how are the prince and my little son, York?

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BRAKENBURY
Right well, dear madam. By your patience,
I may not suffer you to visit them.
The king hath strictly charged the contrary.
BRAKENBURY
They’re just fine, my dear madam. But I’m sorry—I’m not allowed to let you visit them. The king has strictly forbidden it.

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