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keeps “his regiment—The Earl of Pembroke,” RICHARD III., v. 3. 29. “That is, remains with it. Thus we say of a person confined by illness,—he keeps his chamber or his bed” (STEEVENS) . In a note onAntony and Cleopatra, act iii. sc. 6, Mr. Collier observes: “When, in ‘Richard III.’ [v. 3. 29], Richmond says, ‘The Earl of Pembroke keeps his regiment,’ he means his command generally, and not that the Earl was the colonel of a certain number of men, now called ‘a regiment.’ The same remark will apply to Richmond's direction [Richard III., v. 3. 103], ‘Good lords, conduct him to his regiment,’ speaking of Lord Stanley.” But compare King John, ii. 1. 295-296,
“‘Up higher to the plain; where we'll set forth
In best appointment all our regiments.”

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