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Stand all apart. Cousin of Buckingham.Stand all apart. Cousin of Buckingham – R3 IV.ii.1
Giue me thy hand. Give me thy hand.R3 IV.ii.3.1
Thus high, by thy aduice,Thus high, by thy adviceR3 IV.ii.3.2
and thy assistance, / Is King Richard seated:And thy assistance, is King Richard seated.R3 IV.ii.4
But shall we weare these Glories for a day?But shall we wear these glories for a day?R3 IV.ii.5
Or shall they last, and we reioyce in them?Or shall they last, and we rejoice in them?R3 IV.ii.6
Ah Buckingham, now doe I play the Touch,Ah, Buckingham, now do I play the touch,R3 IV.ii.8
To trie if thou be currant Gold indeed:To try if thou be current gold indeed.R3 IV.ii.9
Young Edward liues, thinke now what I would speake.Young Edward lives. Think now what I would say.R3 IV.ii.10
Why Buckingham, I say I would be King.Why, Buckingham, I say I would be king.R3 IV.ii.12
Ha? am I King? 'tis so: but Edward liues.Ha! Am I king? 'Tis so. But Edward lives.R3 IV.ii.14
O bitter consequence!O bitter consequenceR3 IV.ii.15.2
That Edward still should liue true Noble Prince.That Edward still should live true noble prince!R3 IV.ii.16
Cousin, thou wast not wont to be so dull.Cousin, thou wast not wont to be so dull.R3 IV.ii.17
Shall I be plaine? I wish the Bastards dead,Shall I be plain? I wish the bastards dead,R3 IV.ii.18
And I would haue it suddenly perform'd.And I would have it suddenly performed.R3 IV.ii.19
What say'st thou now? speake suddenly, be briefe.What sayest thou now? Speak suddenly, be brief.R3 IV.ii.20
Tut, tut, thou art all Ice, thy kindnesse freezes:Tut, tut, thou art all ice; thy kindness freezes.R3 IV.ii.22
Say, haue I thy consent, that they shall dye?Say, have I thy consent that they shall die?R3 IV.ii.23
I will conuerse with Iron-witted Fooles,I will converse with iron-witted foolsR3 IV.ii.28
And vnrespectiue Boyes: none are for me,And unrespective boys. None are for meR3 IV.ii.29
That looke into me with considerate eyes,That look into me with considerate eyes.R3 IV.ii.30
High-reaching Buckingham growes circumspect.High-reaching Buckingham grows circumspect.R3 IV.ii.31
Boy.Boy!R3 IV.ii.32
Know'st thou not any, whom corrupting GoldKnow'st thou not any whom corrupting goldR3 IV.ii.34
Will tempt vnto a close exploit of Death?Would tempt unto a close exploit of death?R3 IV.ii.35
What is his Name?What is his name?R3 IV.ii.40.1
I partly know the man: goe call him hither, / Boy. I partly know the man. Go call him hither, boy.R3 IV.ii.41
The deepe reuoluing wittie Buckingham,The deep-revolving witty BuckinghamR3 IV.ii.42
No more shall be the neighbor to my counsailes.No more shall be the neighbour to my counsels.R3 IV.ii.43
Hath he so long held out with me, vntyr'd,Hath he so long held out with me, untired,R3 IV.ii.44
And stops he now for breath? Well, be it so.And stops he now for breath? Well, be it so.R3 IV.ii.45
How now, Lord Stanley, what's the newes?How now, Lord Stanley? What's the news?R3 IV.ii.46.1
Come hither Catesby, rumor it abroad,Come hither, Catesby. Rumour it abroadR3 IV.ii.49
That Anne my Wife is very grieuous sicke,That Anne my wife is grievous sick.R3 IV.ii.50
I will take order for her keeping close.I will take order for her keeping close.R3 IV.ii.51
Inquire me out some meane poore Gentleman,Inquire me out some mean poor gentleman,R3 IV.ii.52
Whom I will marry straight to Clarence Daughter:Whom I will marry straight to Clarence' daughter.R3 IV.ii.53
The Boy is foolish, and I feare not him.The boy is foolish, and I fear not him.R3 IV.ii.54
Looke how thou dream'st: I say againe, giue out,Look how thou dream'st! I say again, give outR3 IV.ii.55
That Anne, my Queene, is sicke, and like to dye.That Anne, my Queen, is sick and like to die.R3 IV.ii.56
About it, for it stands me much vponAbout it! For it stands me much uponR3 IV.ii.57
To stop all hopes, whose growth may dammage me.To stop all hopes whose growth may damage me.R3 IV.ii.58
I must be marryed to my Brothers Daughter,I must be married to my brother's daughter,R3 IV.ii.59
Or else my Kingdome stands on brittle Glasse:Or else my kingdom stands on brittle glass.R3 IV.ii.60
Murther her Brothers, and then marry her,Murder her brothers, and then marry her – R3 IV.ii.61
Vncertaine way of gaine. But I am inUncertain way of gain! But I am inR3 IV.ii.62
So farre in blood, that sinne will pluck on sinne,So far in blood that sin will pluck on sin.R3 IV.ii.63
Teare-falling Pittie dwells not in this Eye.Tear-falling pity dwells not in this eye.R3 IV.ii.64
Is thy Name Tyrrel?Is thy name Tyrrel?R3 IV.ii.65
Art thou indeed?Art thou, indeed?R3 IV.ii.67.1
Dar'st thou resolue to kill a friend of mine?Dar'st thou resolve to kill a friend of mine?R3 IV.ii.68
Why then thou hast it: two deepe enemies,Why, there thou hast it! Two deep enemies,R3 IV.ii.71
Foes to my Rest, and my sweet sleepes disturbers,Foes to my rest and my sweet sleep's disturbers,R3 IV.ii.72
Are they that I would haue thee deale vpon:Are they that I would have thee deal upon.R3 IV.ii.73
Tyrrel, I meane those Bastards in the Tower.Tyrrel, I mean those bastards in the Tower.R3 IV.ii.74
Thou sing'st sweet Musique: / Hearke, come hither Tyrrel,Thou sing'st sweet music. Hark, come hither, Tyrrel.R3 IV.ii.77
Goe by this token: rise, and lend thine Eare,Go by this token. Rise, and lend thine ear.R3 IV.ii.78
There is no more but so: say it is done,There is no more but so; say it is done,R3 IV.ii.79
And I will loue thee, and preferre thee for it.And I will love thee and prefer thee for it.R3 IV.ii.80
Well, let that rest: Dorset is fled to Richmond.Well, let that rest. Dorset is fled to Richmond.R3 IV.ii.84
Stanley, hee is your Wiues Sonne: well, looke vnto it.Stanley, he is your wife's son. Well, look unto it.R3 IV.ii.86
Stanley looke to your Wife: if she conueyStanley, look to your wife; if she conveyR3 IV.ii.91
Letters to Richmond, you shall answer it.Letters to Richmond, you shall answer it.R3 IV.ii.92
I doe remember me, Henry the SixtI do remember me Henry the SixthR3 IV.ii.94
Did prophecie, that Richmond should be King,Did prophesy that Richmond should be kingR3 IV.ii.95
When Richmond was a little peeuish Boy.When Richmond was a little peevish boy.R3 IV.ii.96
A King perhaps.A king! – Perhaps! – R3 IV.ii.97
How chance the prophet could not at that timeR3 IV.ii.99
Have told me, I being by, that I should kill him?R3 IV.ii.100
Richmond! When last I was at Exeter,R3 IV.ii.102
The Mayor in courtesy showed me the castle,R3 IV.ii.103
And called it Rouge-mount; at which name I started,R3 IV.ii.104
Because a bard of Ireland told me onceR3 IV.ii.105
I should not live long after I saw Richmond.R3 IV.ii.106
Ay, what's a clock?R3 IV.ii.108
Well, but what's a clock?R3 IV.ii.110.2
Well, let it strike.R3 IV.ii.111.2
Because that like a Jack thou keep'st the strokeR3 IV.ii.113
Betwixt thy begging and my meditation.R3 IV.ii.114
I am not in the giving vein today.R3 IV.ii.115
Thou troublest me, I am not in the vaine. Thou troublest me; I am not in the vein.R3 IV.ii.117
Kinde Tirrell, am I happy in thy Newes.Kind Tyrrel, am I happy in thy news?R3 IV.iii.24
But did'st thou see them dead.But didst thou see them dead?R3 IV.iii.27.2
And buried gentle Tirrell.And buried, gentle Tyrrel?R3 IV.iii.28.2
Come to me Tirrel soone, and after Supper,Come to me, Tyrrel, soon at after-supper,R3 IV.iii.31
When thou shalt tell the processe of their death.When thou shalt tell the process of their death.R3 IV.iii.32
Meane time, but thinke how I may do the good,Meantime, but think how I may do thee good,R3 IV.iii.33
And be inheritor of thy desire.And be inheritor of thy desire.R3 IV.iii.34
Farewell till then.Farewell till then.R3 IV.iii.35.1
The Sonne of Clarence haue I pent vp close,The son of Clarence have I pent up close,R3 IV.iii.36
His daughter meanly haue I matcht in marriage,His daughter meanly have I matched in marriage,R3 IV.iii.37
The Sonnes of Edward sleepe in Abrahams bosome,The sons of Edward sleep in Abraham's bosom,R3 IV.iii.38
And Anne my wife hath bid this world good night.And Anne my wife hath bid this world good night.R3 IV.iii.39
Now for I know the Britaine Richmond aymesNow, for I know the Britain Richmond aimsR3 IV.iii.40
At yong Elizabeth my brothers daughter,At young Elizabeth, my brother's daughter,R3 IV.iii.41
And by that knot lookes proudly on the Crowne,And by that knot looks proudly on the crown,R3 IV.iii.42
To her go I, a iolly thriuing wooer.To her go I, a jolly thriving wooer.R3 IV.iii.43
Good or bad newes, that thou com'st in so bluntly?Good or bad news, that thou com'st in so bluntly?R3 IV.iii.45
Ely with Richmond troubles me more neere,Ely with Richmond troubles me more nearR3 IV.iii.49
Then Buckingham and his rash leuied Strength.Than Buckingham and his rash-levied strength.R3 IV.iii.50
Come, I haue learn'd, that fearfull commentingCome! I have learned that fearful commentingR3 IV.iii.51
Is leaden seruitor to dull delay.Is leaden servitor to dull delay;R3 IV.iii.52
Delay leds impotent and Snaile-pac'd Beggery:Delay leads impotent and snail-paced beggary.R3 IV.iii.53
Then fierie expedition be my wing,Then fiery expedition be my wing,R3 IV.iii.54
Ioues Mercury, and Herald for a King:Jove's Mercury, and herald for a king!R3 IV.iii.55
Go muster men: My counsaile is my Sheeld,Go, muster men. My counsel is my shield;R3 IV.iii.56
We must be breefe, when Traitors braue the Field.We must be brief when traitors brave the field.R3 IV.iii.57
Who intercepts me in my Expedition?Who intercepts my expedition?R3 IV.iv.136
A flourish Trumpets, strike Alarum Drummes:A flourish, trumpets! Strike alarum, drums!R3 IV.iv.149
Let not the Heauens heare these Tell-tale womenLet not the heavens hear these tell-tale womenR3 IV.iv.150
Raile on the Lords Annointed. Strike I say.Rail on the Lord's anointed. Strike, I say!R3 IV.iv.151
Either be patient, and intreat me fayre,Either be patient and entreat me fair,R3 IV.iv.152
Or with the clamorous report of Warre,Or with the clamorous report of warR3 IV.iv.153
Thus will I drowne your exclamations.Thus will I drown your exclamations.R3 IV.iv.154
I, I thanke God, my Father, and your selfe.Ay, I thank God, my father, and yourself.R3 IV.iv.156
Madam, I haue a touch of your condition,Madam, I have a touch of your conditionR3 IV.iv.158
That cannot brooke the accent of reproofe.That cannot brook the accent of reproof.R3 IV.iv.159
Do then, but Ile not heare.Do then, but I'll not hear.R3 IV.iv.160.2
And breefe (good Mother) for I am in hast.And brief, good mother, for I am in haste.R3 IV.iv.162
And came I not at last to comfort you?And came I not at last to comfort you?R3 IV.iv.165
Faith none, but Humfrey Hower, / That call'd your GraceFaith, none, but Humphrey Hour, that called your graceR3 IV.iv.176
To Breakefast once, forth of my company.To breakfast once, forth of my company.R3 IV.iv.177
If I be so disgracious in your eye,If I be so disgracious in your eye,R3 IV.iv.178
Let me march on, and not offend you Madam.Let me march on and not offend you, madam.R3 IV.iv.179
Strike vp the Drumme.Strike up the drum.R3 IV.iv.180.1
You speake too bitterly.You speak too bitterly.R3 IV.iv.181.1
So.So.R3 IV.iv.183
Stay Madam, I must talke a word with you.Stay, madam; I must talk a word with you.R3 IV.iv.199
You haue a daughter call'd Elizabeth,You have a daughter called ElizabethR3 IV.iv.204
Vertuous and Faire, Royall and Gracious?Virtuous and fair, royal and gracious.R3 IV.iv.205
Wrong not her Byrth, she is a Royall Princesse.Wrong not her birth; she is a royal princess.R3 IV.iv.212
Her life is safest onely in her byrth.Her life is safest only in her birth.R3 IV.iv.214
Loe at their Birth, good starres were opposite.Lo, at their births good stars were opposite.R3 IV.iv.216
All vnauoyded is the doome of Destiny.All unavoided is the doom of destiny.R3 IV.iv.218
You speake as if that I had slaine my Cosins?You speak as if that I had slain my cousins!R3 IV.iv.222
Madam, so thriue I in my enterprizeMadam, so thrive I in my enterpriseR3 IV.iv.236
And dangerous successe of bloody warres,And dangerous success of bloody warsR3 IV.iv.237
As I intend more good to you and yours,As I intend more good to you and yoursR3 IV.iv.238
Then euer you and yours by me were harm'd.Than ever you or yours were by me harmed!R3 IV.iv.239
Th'aduancement of your children, gentle LadyTh' advancement of your children, gentle lady.R3 IV.iv.242
Vnto the dignity and height of Fortune,Unto the dignity and height of fortune,R3 IV.iv.244
The high Imperiall Type of this earths glory.The high imperial type of this earth's glory.R3 IV.iv.245
Euen all I haue; I, and my selfe and all,Even all I have – yea, and myself and all – R3 IV.iv.249
Will I withall indow a childe of thine:Will I withal endow a child of thine,R3 IV.iv.250
So in the Lethe of thy angry soule,So in the Lethe of thy angry soulR3 IV.iv.251
Thou drowne the sad remembrance of those wrongs,Thou drown the sad remembrance of those wrongsR3 IV.iv.252
Which thou supposest I haue done to thee.Which thou supposest I have done to thee.R3 IV.iv.253
Then know, That from my Soule, I loue thy Daughter.Then know that from my soul I love thy daughter.R3 IV.iv.256
What do you thinke?What do you think?R3 IV.iv.258
Be not so hasty to confound my meaning:Be not so hasty to confound my meaning.R3 IV.iv.262
I meane that with my Soule I loue thy daughter,I mean that with my soul I love thy daughterR3 IV.iv.263
And do intend to make her Queene of England.And mean to make her Queen of England.R3 IV.iv.264
Euen he that makes her Queene: / Who else should bee?Even he that makes her queen. Who else should be?R3 IV.iv.266
Euen so: How thinke you of it?Even so. How think you of it?R3 IV.iv.267.2
That I would learne of you,That would I learn of you,R3 IV.iv.268.2
As one being best acquainted with her humour.As one being best acquainted with her humour.R3 IV.iv.269
Madam, with all my heart.Madam, with all my heart.R3 IV.iv.270.2
You mocke me Madam, this not the wayYou mock me, madam; this is not the wayR3 IV.iv.284
To win your daughter.To win your daughter.R3 IV.iv.285.1
Say that I did all this for loue of her.Say that I did all this for love of her.R3 IV.iv.288
Looke what is done, cannot be now amended:Look what is done cannot be now amended.R3 IV.iv.291
Men shall deale vnaduisedly sometimes,Men shall deal unadvisedly sometimes,R3 IV.iv.292
Which after-houres giues leysure to repent.Which after-hours give leisure to repent.R3 IV.iv.293
If I did take the Kingdome from your Sonnes,If I did take the kingdom from your sons,R3 IV.iv.294
To make amends, Ile giue it to your daughter:To make amends I'll give it to your daughter.R3 IV.iv.295
If I haue kill'd the issue of your wombe,If I have killed the issue of your womb,R3 IV.iv.296
To quicken your encrease, I will begetTo quicken your increase I will begetR3 IV.iv.297
Mine yssue of your blood, vpon your Daughter:Mine issue of your blood upon your daughter;R3 IV.iv.298
A Grandams name is little lesse in loue,A grandam's name is little less in loveR3 IV.iv.299
Then is the doting Title of a Mother;Than is the doting title of a mother;R3 IV.iv.300
They are as Children but one steppe below,They are as children but one step below,R3 IV.iv.301
Euen of your mettall, of your very blood:Even of your metal, of your very blood,R3 IV.iv.302
Of all one paine, saue for a night of groanesOf all one pain, save for a night of groansR3 IV.iv.303
Endur'd of her, for whom you bid like sorrow.Endured of her for whom you bid like sorrow.R3 IV.iv.304
Your Children were vexation to your youth,Your children were vexation to your youthR3 IV.iv.305
But mine shall be a comfort to your Age,But mine shall be a comfort to your age.R3 IV.iv.306
The losse you haue, is but a Sonne being King,The loss you have is but a son being king,R3 IV.iv.307
And by that losse, your Daughter is made Queene.And by that loss your daughter is made queen.R3 IV.iv.308
I cannot make you what amends I would,I cannot make you what amends I would;R3 IV.iv.309
Therefore accept such kindnesse as I can.Therefore accept such kindness as I can.R3 IV.iv.310
Dorset your Sonne, that with a fearfull souleDorset your son, that with a fearful soulR3 IV.iv.311
Leads discontented steppes in Forraine soyle,Leads discontented steps in foreign soil,R3 IV.iv.312
This faire Alliance, quickly shall call homeThis fair alliance quickly shall call homeR3 IV.iv.313
To high Promotions, and great Dignity.To high promotions and great dignity.R3 IV.iv.314
The King that calles your beauteous Daughter Wife,The King, that calls your beauteous daughter wife,R3 IV.iv.315
Familiarly shall call thy Dorset, Brother:Familiarly shall call thy Dorset brother.R3 IV.iv.316
Againe shall you be Mother to a King:Again shall you be mother to a king,R3 IV.iv.317
And all the Ruines of distressefull Times,And all the ruins of distressful timesR3 IV.iv.318
Repayr'd with double Riches of Content.Repaired with double riches of content.R3 IV.iv.319
What? we haue many goodly dayes to see:What! We have many goodly days to see:R3 IV.iv.320
The liquid drops of Teares that you haue shed,The liquid drops of tears that you have shedR3 IV.iv.321
Shall come againe, transform'd to Orient Pearle,Shall come again, transformed to orient pearl,R3 IV.iv.322
Aduantaging their Loue, with interestAdvantaging their love with interestR3 IV.iv.323
Often-times double gaine of happinesse.Of ten times double gain of happiness.R3 IV.iv.324
Go then (my Mother) to thy Daughter go,Go then, my mother; to thy daughter go;R3 IV.iv.325
Make bold her bashfull yeares, with your experience,Make bold her bashful years with your experience;R3 IV.iv.326
Prepare her eares to heare a Woers Tale.Prepare her ears to hear a wooer's tale;R3 IV.iv.327
Put in her tender heart, th'aspiring FlamePut in her tender heart th' aspiring flameR3 IV.iv.328
Of Golden Soueraignty: Acquaint the PrincesseOf golden sovereignty; acquaint the PrincessR3 IV.iv.329
With the sweet silent houres of Marriage ioyes:With the sweet silent hours of marriage joys;R3 IV.iv.330
And when this Arme of mine hath chastisedAnd when this arm of mine hath chastisedR3 IV.iv.331
The petty Rebell, dull-brain'd Buckingham,The petty rebel, dull-brained Buckingham,R3 IV.iv.332
Bound with Triumphant Garlands will I come,Bound with triumphant garlands will I comeR3 IV.iv.333
And leade thy daughter to a Conquerors bed:And lead thy daughter to a conqueror's bed;R3 IV.iv.334
To whom I will retaile my Conquest wonne,To whom I will retail my conquest won,R3 IV.iv.335
And she shalbe sole Victoresse, Casars Casar.And she shall be sole victoress, Caesar's Caesar.R3 IV.iv.336
Inferre faire Englands peace by this Alliance.Infer fair England's peace by this alliance.R3 IV.iv.343
Tell her, the King that may command, intreats.Tell her the King, that may command, entreats.R3 IV.iv.345
Say she shall be a High and Mighty Queene.Say she shall be a high and mighty queen.R3 IV.iv.347
Say I will loue her euerlastingly.Say I will love her everlastingly.R3 IV.iv.349
Sweetly in force, vnto her faire liues end.Sweetly in force unto her fair life's end.R3 IV.iv.351
As long as Heauen and Nature lengthens it.As long as heaven and nature lengthens it.R3 IV.iv.353
Say, I her Soueraigne, am her Subiect low.Say I, her sovereign, am her subject love.R3 IV.iv.355
Be eloquent in my behalfe to her.Be eloquent in my behalf to her.R3 IV.iv.357
Then plainly to her, tell my louing tale.Then plainly to tell her my loving tale.R3 IV.iv.359
Your Reasons are too shallow, and to quicke.Your reasons are too shallow and too quick.R3 IV.iv.361
Harpe not on that string Madam, that is past.Harp not on that string, madam; that is past.R3 IV.iv.364
Now by my George, my Garter, and my Crowne.Now, by my George, my Garter, and my crown – R3 IV.iv.366
I sweare.I swear – R3 IV.iv.368.1
Then by my Selfe.Then by myself –R3 IV.iv.374.1
Now by the World.Now by the world – R3 IV.iv.375.1
My Fathers death.My father's death – R3 IV.iv.376.1
Why then, by Heauen.Why then, by God – R3 IV.iv.377.1
The time to come.The time to come.R3 IV.iv.387.2
As I entend to prosper, and repent:As I intend to prosper and repent,R3 IV.iv.397
So thriue I in my dangerous AffayresSo thrive I in my dangerous affairsR3 IV.iv.398
Of hostile Armes: My selfe, my selfe confound:Of hostile arms! Myself myself confound!R3 IV.iv.399
Heauen, and Fortune barre me happy houres:Heaven and fortune bar me happy hours!R3 IV.iv.400
Day, yeeld me not thy light; nor Night, thy rest.Day, yield me not thy light, nor, night, thy rest!R3 IV.iv.401
Be opposite all Planets of good luckeBe opposite all planets of good luckR3 IV.iv.402
To my proceeding, if with deere hearts loue,To my proceedings if, with dear heart's love,R3 IV.iv.403
Immaculate deuotion, holy thoughts,Immaculate devotion, holy thoughts,R3 IV.iv.404
I tender not thy beautious Princely daughter.I tender not thy beauteous princely daughter!R3 IV.iv.405
In her, consists my Happinesse, and thine:In her consists my happiness and thine;R3 IV.iv.406
Without her, followes to my selfe, and thee;Without her, follows to myself and thee,R3 IV.iv.407
Her selfe, the Land, and many a Christian soule,Herself, the land, and many a Christian soul,R3 IV.iv.408
Death, Desolation, Ruine, and Decay:Death, desolation, ruin, and decay.R3 IV.iv.409
It cannot be auoyded, but by this:It cannot be avoided but by this;R3 IV.iv.410
It will not be auoyded, but by this.It will not be avoided but by this.R3 IV.iv.411
Therefore deare Mother (I must call you so)Therefore, dear mother – I must call you so – R3 IV.iv.412
Be the Atturney of my loue to her:Be the attorney of my love to her:R3 IV.iv.413
Pleade what I will be, not what I haue beene;Plead what I will be, not what I have been – R3 IV.iv.414
Not my deserts, but what I will deserue:Not my deserts, but what I will deserve;R3 IV.iv.415
Vrge the Necessity and state of times,Urge the necessity and state of times,R3 IV.iv.416
And be not peeuish found, in great Designes.And be not peevish-fond in great designs.R3 IV.iv.417
I, if the Diuell tempt you to do good.Ay, if the devil tempt you to do good.R3 IV.iv.419
I, if your selfes remembrance wrong your selfe.Ay, if yourself's remembrance wrong yourself.R3 IV.iv.421
But in your daughters wombe I bury them.But in your daughter's womb I bury them,R3 IV.iv.423
Where in that Nest of Spicery they will breedWhere, in that nest of spicery, they will breedR3 IV.iv.424
Selues of themselues, to your recomforture.Selves of themselves, to your recomforture.R3 IV.iv.425
And be a happy Mother by the deed.And be a happy mother by the deed.R3 IV.iv.427
Beare her my true loues kisse, and so farewell.Bear her my true love's kiss; and so farewell – R3 IV.iv.430
Relenting Foole, and shallow-changing Woman.Relenting fool, and shallow, changing woman!R3 IV.iv.431
How now, what newes?How now? What news?R3 IV.iv.432
Some light-foot friend post to ye Duke of Norfolk:Some light-foot friend post to the Duke of Norfolk:R3 IV.iv.440
Ratcliffe thy selfe, or Catesby, where is hee?Ratcliffe, thyself – or Catesby – where is he?R3 IV.iv.441
Catesby, flye to the Duke.Catesby, fly to the Duke.R3 IV.iv.442.2
Catesby come hither, poste to Salisbury:Ratcliffe, come hither. Post to Salisbury.R3 IV.iv.444
When thou com'st thither: Dull vnmindfull Villaine,When thou com'st thither – (To Catesby) Dull unmindful villain,R3 IV.iv.445
Why stay'st thou here, and go'st not to the Duke?Why stay'st thou here and go'st not to the Duke?R3 IV.iv.446
O true, good Catesby, bid him leuie straightO, true, good Catesby; bid him levy straightR3 IV.iv.449
The greatest strength and power that he can make,The greatest strength and power that he can makeR3 IV.iv.450
And meet me suddenly at Salisbury.And meet me suddenly at Salisbury.R3 IV.iv.451
Why, what would'st thou doe there, before I goe?Why, what wouldst thou do there before I go?R3 IV.iv.454
My minde is chang'd:My mind is changed.R3 IV.iv.456.1
Stanley, what newes with you?Stanley, what news with you?R3 IV.iv.456.2
Hoyday, a Riddle, neither good nor bad:Hoyday, a riddle! Neither good nor bad!R3 IV.iv.459
What need'st thou runne so many miles about,What need'st thou run so many miles about,R3 IV.iv.460
When thou mayest tell thy Tale the neerest way?When thou mayst tell thy tale a nearest way?R3 IV.iv.461
Once more, what newes?Once more, what news?R3 IV.iv.462.1
There let him sinke, and be the Seas on him,There let him sink, and be the seas on him!R3 IV.iv.463
White-liuer'd Runnagate, what doth he there?White-livered runagate, what doth he there?R3 IV.iv.464
Well, as you guesse.Well, as you guess?R3 IV.iv.466
Is the Chayre emptie? is the Sword vnsway'd?Is the chair empty? Is the sword unswayed?R3 IV.iv.469
Is the King dead? the Empire vnpossest?Is the King dead? The empire unpossessed?R3 IV.iv.470
What Heire of Yorke is there aliue, but wee?What heir of York is there alive but we?R3 IV.iv.471
And who is Englands King, but great Yorkes Heire?And who is England's king but great York's heir?R3 IV.iv.472
Then tell me, what makes he vpon the Seas?Then tell me, what makes he upon the seas?R3 IV.iv.473
Vnlesse for that he comes to be your Liege,Unless for that he comes to be your liege,R3 IV.iv.475
You cannot guesse wherefore the Welchman comes.You cannot guess wherefore the Welshman comes.R3 IV.iv.476
Thou wilt reuolt, and flye to him, I feare.Thou wilt revolt and fly to him, I fear.R3 IV.iv.477
Where is thy Power then, to beat him back?Where is thy power then to beat him back?R3 IV.iv.479
Where be thy Tenants, and thy followers?Where be thy tenants and thy followers?R3 IV.iv.480
Are they not now vpon the Westerne Shore,Are they not now upon the western shore,R3 IV.iv.481
Safe-conducting the Rebels from their Shippes?Safe-conducting the rebels from their ships?R3 IV.iv.482
Cold friends to me: what do they in the North,Cold friends to me! What do they in the northR3 IV.iv.484
When they should serue their Soueraigne in the West?When they should serve their sovereign in the west?R3 IV.iv.485
I, thou would'st be gone, to ioyne with Richmond:Ay, thou wouldst be gone to join with Richmond;R3 IV.iv.490
But Ile not trust thee.I will not trust thee.R3 IV.iv.491.1
Goe then, and muster men: but leaue behindGo then, and muster men. But leave behindR3 IV.iv.494
Your Sonne George Stanley: looke your heart be firme,Your son, George Stanley. Look your heart be firm,R3 IV.iv.495
Or else his Heads assurance is but fraile.Or else his head's assurance is but frail.R3 IV.iv.496
Out on ye, Owles, nothing but Songs of Death,Out on you, owls! Nothing but songs of death?R3 IV.iv.507
There, take thou that, till thou bring better newes.There, take thou that, till thou bring better news.R3 IV.iv.508
I cry thee mercie:I cry thee mercy.R3 IV.iv.513.2
There is my Purse, to cure that Blow of thine.There is my purse to cure that blow of thine.R3 IV.iv.514
Hath any well-aduised friend proclaym'dHath any well-advised friend proclaimedR3 IV.iv.515
Reward to him that brings the Traytor in?Reward to him that brings the traitor in?R3 IV.iv.516
March on, march on, since we are vp in Armes,March on, march on, since we are up in arms;R3 IV.iv.528
If not to fight with forraine Enemies,If not to fight with foreign enemies,R3 IV.iv.529
Yet to beat downe these Rebels here at home.Yet to beat down these rebels here at home.R3 IV.iv.530
Away towards Salsbury, while we reason here,Away towards Salisbury! While we reason here,R3 IV.iv.535
A Royall batteil might be wonne and lost:A royal battle might be won and lost.R3 IV.iv.536
Some one take order Buckingham be broughtSomeone take order Buckingham be broughtR3 IV.iv.537
To Salsbury, the rest march on with me. To Salisbury; the rest march on with me.R3 IV.iv.538
Here pitch our Tent, euen here in Bosworth field,Here pitch our tent, even here in Bosworth field.R3 V.iii.1
My Lord of Surrey, why looke you so sad?My Lord of Surrey, why look you so sad?R3 V.iii.2
My Lord of Norfolke.My Lord of Norfolk – R3 V.iii.4.1
Norfolke, we must haue knockes: / Ha, must we not?Norfolk, we must have knocks. Ha! Must we not?R3 V.iii.5
Vp with my Tent, heere wil I lye to night,Up with my tent! Here will I lie tonight.R3 V.iii.7
But where to morrow? Well, all's one for that.But where tomorrow? Well, all's one for that.R3 V.iii.8
Who hath descried the number of the Traitors?Who hath descried the number of the traitors?R3 V.iii.9
Why our Battalia trebbles that account:Why, our battalia trebles that account;R3 V.iii.11
Besides, the Kings name is a Tower of strength,Besides, the King's name is a tower of strength,R3 V.iii.12
Which they vpon the aduerse Faction want.Which they upon the adverse faction want.R3 V.iii.13
Vp with the Tent: Come Noble Gentlemen,Up with the tent! Come, noble gentlemen,R3 V.iii.14
Let vs suruey the vantage of the ground.Let us survey the vantage of the ground.R3 V.iii.15
Call for some men of sound direction:Call for some men of sound direction.R3 V.iii.16
Let's lacke no Discipline, make no delay,Let's lack no discipline, make no delay,R3 V.iii.17
For Lords, to morrow is a busie day. For, lords, tomorrow is a busy day.R3 V.iii.18
What is't a Clocke?What is't a clock?R3 V.iii.47.1
I will not sup to night,I will not sup tonight.R3 V.iii.48.2
Giue me some Inke and Paper:Give me some ink and paper.R3 V.iii.49
What, is my Beauer easier then it was?What, is my beaver easier than it was?R3 V.iii.50
And all my Armour laid into my Tent?And all my armour laid into my tent?R3 V.iii.51
Good Norfolke, hye thee to thy charge,Good Norfolk, hie thee to thy charge;R3 V.iii.53
Vse carefull Watch, choose trusty Centinels,Use careful watch, choose trusty sentinels.R3 V.iii.54
Stir with the Larke to morrow, gentle Norfolk.Stir with the lark tomorrow, gentle Norfolk.R3 V.iii.56
Ratcliffe.Catesby!R3 V.iii.58
Send out a Pursuiuant at ArmesSend out a pursuivant-at-armsR3 V.iii.59.2
To Stanleys Regiment: bid him bring his powerTo Stanley's regiment; bid him bring his powerR3 V.iii.60
Before Sun-rising, least his Sonne George fallBefore sunrising, lest his son George fallR3 V.iii.61
Into the blinde Caue of eternall night.Into the blind cave of eternal night.R3 V.iii.62
Fill me a Bowle of Wine: Giue me a Watch,Fill me a bowl of wine. Give me a watch.R3 V.iii.63
Saddle white Surrey for the Field to morrow:Saddle white Surrey for the field tomorrow.R3 V.iii.64
Look that my Staues be sound, & not too heauy. Look that my staves be sound and not too heavy.R3 V.iii.65
Ratcliff.Ratcliffe!R3 V.iii.66
Saw'st the melancholly Lord Northumberland?Saw'st thou the melancholy Lord Northumberland?R3 V.iii.68
So, I am satisfied: Giue me a Bowle of Wine,So, I am satisfied. Give me a bowl of wine.R3 V.iii.72
I haue not that Alacrity of Spirit,I have not that alacrity of spiritR3 V.iii.73
Nor cheere of Minde that I was wont to haue.Nor cheer of mind that I was wont to have.R3 V.iii.74
Set it downe. Is Inke and Paper ready?Set it down. Is ink and paper ready?R3 V.iii.75
Bid my Guard watch. Leaue me. / Ratcliffe,Bid my guard watch. Leave me. Ratcliffe,R3 V.iii.77
about the mid of night come to my TentAbout the mid of night come to my tentR3 V.iii.78
And helpe to arme me. Leaue me I say. And help to arm me. Leave me, I say.R3 V.iii.79
Giue me another Horse, bind vp my Wounds:Give me another horse! Bind up my wounds!R3 V.iii.178
Haue mercy Iesu. Soft, I did but dreame.Have mercy, Jesu! – Soft! I did but dream.R3 V.iii.179
O coward Conscience! how dost thou afflict me?O coward conscience, how dost thou afflict me!R3 V.iii.180
The Lights burne blew. It is not dead midnight.The lights burn blue. It is now dead midnight.R3 V.iii.181
Cold fearefull drops stand on my trembling flesh.Cold fearful drops stand on my trembling flesh.R3 V.iii.182
What? do I feare my Selfe? There's none else by,What do I fear? Myself? There's none else by.R3 V.iii.183
Richard loues Richard, that is, I am I.Richard loves Richard: that is, I am I.R3 V.iii.184
Is there a Murtherer heere? No; Yes, I am:Is there a murderer here? No. Yes, I am.R3 V.iii.185
Then flye; What from my Selfe? Great reason: why?Then fly. What, from myself? Great reason why – R3 V.iii.186
Lest I Reuenge. What? my Selfe vpon my Selfe?Lest I revenge. Myself upon myself?R3 V.iii.187
Alacke, I loue my Selfe. Wherefore? For any goodAlack, I love myself. Wherefore? For any goodR3 V.iii.188
That I my Selfe, haue done vnto my Selfe?That I myself have done unto myself?R3 V.iii.189
O no. Alas, I rather hate my Selfe,O no! Alas, I rather hate myselfR3 V.iii.190
For hatefull Deeds committed by my Selfe.For hateful deeds committed by myself.R3 V.iii.191
I am a Vlllaine: yet I Lye, I am not.I am a villain. Yet I lie, I am not.R3 V.iii.192
Foole, of thy Selfe speake well: Foole, do not flatter.Fool, of thyself speak well. Fool, do not flatter.R3 V.iii.193
My Conscience hath a thousand seuerall Tongues,My conscience hath a thousand several tongues,R3 V.iii.194
And euery Tongue brings in a seuerall Tale,And every tongue brings in a several tale,R3 V.iii.195
And euerie Tale condemnes me for a Villaine;And every tale condemns me for a villain.R3 V.iii.196
Periurie, in the high'st Degree,Perjury, perjury, in the highest degree.R3 V.iii.197
Murther, sterne murther, in the dyr'st degree,Murder, stern murder, in the direst degree,R3 V.iii.198
All seuerall sinnes, all vs'd in each degree,All several sins, all used in each degree,R3 V.iii.199
Throng all to'th'Barre, crying all, Guilty, Guilty.Throng to the bar, crying all, ‘ Guilty! Guilty!’R3 V.iii.200
I shall dispaire, there is no Creature loues me;I shall despair. There is no creature loves me;R3 V.iii.201
And if I die, no soule shall pittie me.And if I die, no soul will pity me.R3 V.iii.202
Nay, wherefore should they? Since that I my Selfe,Nay, wherefore should they, since that I myselfR3 V.iii.203
Finde in my Selfe, no pittie to my Selfe.Find in myself no pity to myself?R3 V.iii.204
Me thought, the Soules of all that I had murther'dMethought the souls of all that I had murderedR3 V.iii.205
Came to my Tent, and euery one did threatCame to my tent, and every one did threatR3 V.iii.206
To morrowes vengeance on the head of Richard.Tomorrow's vengeance on the head of Richard.R3 V.iii.207
Who's there?Zounds, who is there?R3 V.iii.209
O Ratcliffe, I have dreamed a fearful dream!R3 V.iii.213
What thinkest thou? Will our friends prove all true?R3 V.iii.214
O Ratcliffe, I feare, I feare.Ratcliffe, I fear, I fear!R3 V.iii.215.2
By the Apostle Paul, shadowes to nightBy the apostle Paul, shadows tonightR3 V.iii.217
Haue stroke more terror to the soule of Richard,Have struck more terror to the soul of RichardR3 V.iii.218
Then can the substance of ten thousand SouldiersThan can the substance of ten thousand soldiersR3 V.iii.219
Armed in proofe, and led by shallow Richmond.Armed in proof and led by shallow Richmond.R3 V.iii.220
'Tis not yet neere day. Come go with me,'Tis not yet near day. Come, go with me.R3 V.iii.221
Vnder our Tents Ile play the Ease-dropper,Under our tents I'll play the eavesdropper,R3 V.iii.222
To heare if any meane to shrinke from me.To see if any mean to shrink from me.R3 V.iii.223
What said Northumberland as touching Richmond?What said Northumberland as touching Richmond?R3 V.iii.272
He said the truth: and what said Surrey then?He said the truth. And what said Surrey then?R3 V.iii.274
He was in the right, and so indeed it is.He was in the right, and so indeed it is.R3 V.iii.276
Tell the clocke there. / Giue me a Kalender:Tell the clock there. Give me a calendar.R3 V.iii.277
Who saw the Sunne to day?Who saw the sun today?R3 V.iii.278.1
Then he disdaines to shine: for by the BookeThen he disdains to shine; for by the bookR3 V.iii.279
He should haue brau'd the East an houre ago,He should have braved the east an hour ago.R3 V.iii.280
A blacke day will it be to somebody. A black day will it be to somebody.R3 V.iii.281
Ratcliffe.Ratcliffe!R3 V.iii.282
The Sun will not be seene to day,The sun will not be seen today;R3 V.iii.283.2
The sky doth frowne, and lowre vpon our Army.The sky doth frown and lour upon our army.R3 V.iii.284
I would these dewy teares were from the ground.I would these dewy tears were from the ground.R3 V.iii.285
Not shine to day? Why, what is that to meNot shine today? Why, what is that to meR3 V.iii.286
More then to Richmond? For the selfe-same HeauenMore than to Richmond? For the selfsame heavenR3 V.iii.287
That frownes on me, lookes sadly vpon him.That frowns on me looks sadly upon him.R3 V.iii.288
Come, bustle, bustle. Caparison my horse.Come, bustle, bustle! Caparison my horse!R3 V.iii.290
Call vp Lord Stanley, bid him bring his power, Call up Lord Stanley, bid him bring his power.R3 V.iii.291
I will leade forth my Soldiers to the plaine,I will lead forth my soldiers to the plain,R3 V.iii.292
And thus my Battell shal be ordred.And thus my battle shall be ordered:R3 V.iii.293
My Foreward shall be drawne in length,My foreward shall be drawn out all in length,R3 V.iii.294
Consisting equally of Horse and Foot:Consisting equally of horse and foot;R3 V.iii.295
Our Archers shall be placed in the mid'st;Our archers shall be placed in the midst;R3 V.iii.296
Iohn Duke of Norfolke, Thomas Earle of Surrey,John Duke of Norfolk, Thomas Earl of Surrey,R3 V.iii.297
Shall haue the leading of the Foot and Horse.Shall have the leading of this foot and horse.R3 V.iii.298
They thus directed, we will fllowThey thus directed, we will followR3 V.iii.299
In the maine Battell, whose puissance on either sideIn the main battle, whose puissance on either sideR3 V.iii.300
Shall be well-winged with our cheefest Horse:Shall be well winged with our chiefest horse.R3 V.iii.301
This, and Saint George to boote. / What think'st thou Norfolke.This, and Saint George to boot! What think'st thou, Norfolk?R3 V.iii.302
Iockey of Norfolke, be not so bold, Jockey of Norfolk, be not so bold,R3 V.iii.305
For Dickon thy maister is bought and sold.For Dickon thy master is bought and sold.R3 V.iii.306
A thing deuised by the Enemy.A thing devised by the enemy.R3 V.iii.307
Go Gentlemen, euery man to his Charge,Go, gentleman, every man unto his charge.R3 V.iii.308
Let not our babling Dreames affright our soules:(Aside) Let not our babbling dreams affright our souls;R3 V.iii.309
For Conscience is a word that Cowards vse,Conscience is but a word that cowards use,R3 V.iii.310
Deuis'd at first to keepe the strong in awe,Devised at first to keep the strong in awe.R3 V.iii.311
Our strong armes be our Conscience, Swords our Law.Our strong arms be our conscience, swords our law!R3 V.iii.312
March on, ioyne brauely, let vs too't pell mell,(To them) March on, join bravely, let us to't pell-mell,R3 V.iii.313
If not to heauen, then hand in hand to Hell.If not to heaven, then hand in hand to hell.R3 V.iii.314
What shall I say more then I haue inferr'd?What shall I say more than I have inferred?R3 V.iii.315
Remember whom you are to cope withall,Remember whom you are to cope withal – R3 V.iii.316
A sort of Vagabonds, Rascals, and Run-awayes,A sort of vagabonds, rascals, and runaways,R3 V.iii.317
A scum of Brittaines, and base Lackey Pezants,A scum of Britains and base lackey peasants,R3 V.iii.318
Whom their o're-cloyed Country vomits forthWhom their o'ercloyed country vomits forthR3 V.iii.319
To desperate Aduentures, and assur'd Destruction.To desperate adventures and assured destruction.R3 V.iii.320
You sleeping safe, they bring you to vnrest:You sleeping safe, they bring to you unrest;R3 V.iii.321
You hauing Lands, and blest with beauteous wiues,You having lands, and blessed with beauteous wives,R3 V.iii.322
They would restraine the one, distaine the other,They would distrain the one, distain the other.R3 V.iii.323
And who doth leade them, but a paltry Fellow?And who doth lead them but a paltry fellow,R3 V.iii.324
Long kept in Britaine at our Mothers cost,Long kept in Britain at our mother's cost?R3 V.iii.325
A Milke-sop, one that neuer in his lifeA milksop, one that never in his lifeR3 V.iii.326
Felt so much cold, as ouer shooes in Snow:Felt so much cold as over shoes in snow?R3 V.iii.327
Let's whip these straglers o're the Seas againe,Let's whip these stragglers o'er the seas again,R3 V.iii.328
Lash hence these ouer-weening Ragges of France,Lash hence these overweening rags of France,R3 V.iii.329
These famish'd Beggers, weary of their liues,These famished beggars, weary of their lives,R3 V.iii.330
Who (but for dreaming on this fond exploit)Who, but for dreaming on this fond exploit,R3 V.iii.331
For want of meanes (poore Rats) had hang'd themselues.For want of means, poor rats, had hanged themselves.R3 V.iii.332
If we be conquered, let men conquer vs,If we be conquered, let men conquer us,R3 V.iii.333
And not these bastard Britaines, whom our FathersAnd not these bastard Britains, whom our fathersR3 V.iii.334
Haue in their owne Land beaten, bobb'd, and thump'd,Have in their own land beaten, bobbed, and thumped,R3 V.iii.335
And on Record, left them the heires of shame.And, in record, left them the heirs of shame.R3 V.iii.336
Shall these enioy our Lands? lye with our Wiues?Shall these enjoy our lands? Lie with our wives?R3 V.iii.337
Rauish our daughters? Drum afarre off / Hearke, I heare their Drumme,Ravish our daughters? (Drum afar off) Hark! I hear their drum.R3 V.iii.338
Right Gentlemen of England, fight boldly yeomen,Fight, gentlemen of England! Fight, bold yeomen!R3 V.iii.339
Draw Archers draw your Arrowes to the head,Draw, archers, draw your arrows to the head!R3 V.iii.340
Spurre your proud Horses hard, and ride in blood,Spur your proud horses hard, and ride in blood!R3 V.iii.341
Amaze the welkin with your broken staues.Amaze the welkin with your broken staves!R3 V.iii.342
What sayes Lord Stanley, will he bring his power?What says Lord Stanley? Will he bring his power?R3 V.iii.343
Off with his sonne Georges head.Off with his son George's head!R3 V.iii.345
A thousand hearts are great within my bosom.A thousand hearts are great within my bosom!R3 V.iii.348
Aduance our Standards, set vpon our Foes,Advance our standards, set upon our foes.R3 V.iii.349
Our Ancient word of Courage, faire S. GeorgeOur ancient word of courage, fair Saint George,R3 V.iii.350
Inspire vs with the spleene of fiery Dragons:Inspire us with the spleen of fiery dragons!R3 V.iii.351
Vpon them, Victorie sits on our helpes.Upon them! Victory sits on our helms.R3 V.iii.352
A Horse, a Horse, my Kingdome for a Horse.A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!R3 V.iv.7
Slaue, I haue set my life vpon a cast,Slave, I have set my life upon a cast,R3 V.iv.9
And I will stand the hazard of the Dye:And I will stand the hazard of the die.R3 V.iv.10
I thinke there be sixe Richmonds in the field,I think there be six Richmonds in the field;R3 V.iv.11
Fiue haue I slaine to day, in stead of him.Five have I slain today instead of him.R3 V.iv.12
A Horse, a Horse, my Kingdome for a Horse.A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!R3 V.iv.13

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