Henry the Sixth, Part III, [4.4.16-24]. Queen Elizabeth “Till then fair hope must hinder life’s decay,/ And I the rather wean me from despair/ For love of Edward’s offspring in my womb,/ This is it makes me bridle passion/ And bear with mildness my misfortune’s cross./ Ay, ay, for this I draw in many a tear/ And stop the rising of blood-sucking sighs,/ Lest with my sighs or tears I blast or drown/ King Edward’s fruit, true heir to th’ English crown.”

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