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The hope thereof, makes Clifford mourne in Steele.The hope thereof makes Clifford mourn in steel.3H6 I.i.58
Patience is for Poultroones, such as he:Patience is for poltroons, such as he;3H6 I.i.62
He durst not sit there, had your Father liu'd.He durst not sit there had your father lived.3H6 I.i.63
My gracious Lord, here in the ParliamentMy gracious lord, here in the parliament3H6 I.i.64
Let vs assayle the Family of Yorke.Let us assail the family of York.3H6 I.i.65
Whom should hee follow, but his naturall King?Whom should he follow but his natural king?3H6 I.i.82
Vrge it no more, lest that in stead of words,Urge it no more; lest that, instead of words,3H6 I.i.98
I send thee, Warwicke, such a Messenger,I send thee, Warwick, such a messenger3H6 I.i.99
As shall reuenge his death, before I stirre.As shall revenge his death before I stir.3H6 I.i.100
King Henry, be thy Title right or wrong,King Henry, be thy title right or wrong,3H6 I.i.159
Lord Clifford vowes to fight in thy defence:Lord Clifford vows to fight in thy defence;3H6 I.i.160
May that ground gape, and swallow me aliue,May that ground gape and swallow me alive,3H6 I.i.161
Where I shall kneele to him that slew my Father.Where I shall kneel to him that slew my father!3H6 I.i.162
What wrong is this vnto the Prince, your Sonne?What wrong is this unto the Prince your son!3H6 I.i.176
How hast thou iniur'd both thy selfe and vs?How hast thou injured both thyself and us!3H6 I.i.179
Come Cousin, let vs tell the Queene these Newes.Come, cousin, let us tell the Queen these news.3H6 I.i.182
In dreadfull Warre may'st thou be ouercome,In dreadful war mayst thou be overcome,3H6 I.i.187
Or liue in peace abandon'd and despis'd.Or live in peace abandoned and despised!3H6 I.i.188
Chaplaine away, thy Priesthood saues thy life.Chaplain, away! Thy priesthood saves thy life.3H6 I.iii.3
As for the Brat of this accursed Duke,As for the brat of this accursed duke,3H6 I.iii.4
Whose Father slew my Father, he shall dye.Whose father slew my father, he shall die.3H6 I.iii.5
Souldiers, away with him.Soldiers, away with him!3H6 I.iii.7
How now? is he dead alreadie? / Or is it feare,How now? Is he dead already? Or is it fear3H6 I.iii.10
that makes him close his eyes? / Ile open them.That makes him close his eyes? I'll open them.3H6 I.iii.11
In vaine thou speak'st, poore Boy: / My Fathers bloodIn vain thou speakest, poor boy; my father's blood3H6 I.iii.21
hath stopt the passage / Where thy words should enter.Hath stopped the passage where thy words should enter.3H6 I.iii.22
Had I thy Brethren here, their liues and thineHad I thy brethren here, their lives and thine3H6 I.iii.25
Were not reuenge sufficient for me:Were not revenge sufficient for me;3H6 I.iii.26
No, if I digg'd vp thy fore-fathers Graues,No, if I digged up thy forefathers' graves3H6 I.iii.27
And hung their rotten Coffins vp in Chaynes,And hung their rotten coffins up in chains,3H6 I.iii.28
It could not slake mine ire, nor ease my heart.It could not slake mine ire nor ease my heart.3H6 I.iii.29
The sight of any of the House of Yorke,The sight of any of the house of York3H6 I.iii.30
Is as a furie to torment my Soule:Is as a fury to torment my soul;3H6 I.iii.31
And till I root out their accursed Line,And till I root out their accursed line3H6 I.iii.32
And leaue not one aliue, I liue in Hell.And leave not one alive, I live in hell.3H6 I.iii.33
Therefore---Therefore – 3H6 I.iii.34
Such pitty as my Rapiers point affords.Such pity as my rapier's point affords.3H6 I.iii.37
Thy Father hath.Thy father hath.3H6 I.iii.39.1
No cause? thy Father slew my Father: therefore dye.No cause?3H6 I.iii.46
Thy father slew my father; therefore, die.3H6 I.iii.47
Plantagenet, I come Plantagenet:Plantagenet! I come, Plantagenet!3H6 I.iii.49
And this thy Sonnes blood cleauing to my Blade,And this thy son's blood cleaving to my blade3H6 I.iii.50
Shall rust vpon my Weapon, till thy bloodShall rust upon my weapon, till thy blood3H6 I.iii.51
Congeal'd with this, doe make me wipe off both. Congealed with this, do make me wipe off both.3H6 I.iii.52
I, to such mercy, as his ruthlesse ArmeAy, to such mercy as his ruthless arm3H6 I.iv.31
With downe-right payment, shew'd vnto my Father.With downright payment showed unto my father.3H6 I.iv.32
Now Phaton hath tumbled from his Carre,Now Phaethon hath tumbled from his car,3H6 I.iv.33
And made an Euening at the Noone-tide Prick.And made an evening at the noontide prick.3H6 I.iv.34
So Cowards fight, when they can flye no further,So cowards fight when they can fly no further;3H6 I.iv.40
So Doues doe peck the Faulcons piercing Tallons,So doves do peck the falcon's piercing talons;3H6 I.iv.41
So desperate Theeues, all hopelesse of their Liues,So desperate thieves, all hopeless of their lives,3H6 I.iv.42
Breathe out Inuectiues 'gainst the Officers.Breathe out invectives 'gainst the officers.3H6 I.iv.43
I will not bandie with thee word for word,I will not bandy with thee word for word,3H6 I.iv.49
But buckler with thee blowes twice two for one.But buckler with thee blows, twice two for one.3H6 I.iv.50
I, I, so striues the Woodcocke with the Gynne.Ay, ay, so strives the woodcock with the gin.3H6 I.iv.61
That is my Office, for my Fathers sake.That is my office, for my father's sake.3H6 I.iv.109
Heere's for my Oath, heere's for my Fathers Death.Here's for my oath, here's for my father's death.3H6 I.iv.175
My gracious Liege, this too much lenityMy gracious liege, this too much lenity3H6 II.ii.9
And harmfull pitty must be layd aside:And harmful pity must be laid aside.3H6 II.ii.10
To whom do Lyons cast their gentle Lookes?To whom do lions cast their gentle looks?3H6 II.ii.11
Not to the Beast, that would vsurpe their Den.Not to the beast that would usurp their den.3H6 II.ii.12
Whose hand is that the Forrest Beare doth licke?Whose hand is that the forest bear doth lick?3H6 II.ii.13
Not his that spoyles her yong before her face.Not his that spoils her young before her face.3H6 II.ii.14
Who scapes the lurking Serpents mortall sting?Who 'scapes the lurking serpent's mortal sting?3H6 II.ii.15
Not he that sets his foot vpon her backe.Not he that sets his foot upon her back.3H6 II.ii.16
The smallest Worme will turne, being troden on,The smallest worm will turn, being trodden on,3H6 II.ii.17
And Doues will pecke in safegard of their Brood.And doves will peck in safeguard of their brood.3H6 II.ii.18
Ambitious Yorke, did leuell at thy Crowne,Ambitious York did level at thy crown,3H6 II.ii.19
Thou smiling, while he knit his angry browes.Thou smiling while he knit his angry brows;3H6 II.ii.20
He but a Duke, would haue his Sonne a King,He, but a duke, would have his son a king,3H6 II.ii.21
And raise his issue like a louing Sire.And raise his issue like a loving sire;3H6 II.ii.22
Thou being a King, blest with a goodly sonne,Thou, being a king, blest with a goodly son,3H6 II.ii.23
Did'st yeeld consent to disinherit him:Didst yield consent to disinherit him,3H6 II.ii.24
Which argued thee a most vnlouing Father.Which argued thee a most unloving father.3H6 II.ii.25
Vnreasonable Creatures feed their young,Unreasonable creatures feed their young;3H6 II.ii.26
And though mans face be fearefull to their eyes,And though man's face be fearful to their eyes,3H6 II.ii.27
Yet in protection of their tender ones,Yet, in protection of their tender ones,3H6 II.ii.28
Who hath not seene them euen with those wings,Who hath not seen them, even with those wings3H6 II.ii.29
Which sometime they haue vs'd with fearfull flight,Which sometime they have used with fearful flight,3H6 II.ii.30
Make warre with him that climb'd vnto their nest,Make war with him that climbed unto their nest,3H6 II.ii.31
Offering their owne liues in their yongs defence?Offering their own lives in their young's defence?3H6 II.ii.32
For shame, my Liege, make them your President:For shame, my liege, make them your precedent!3H6 II.ii.33
Were it not pitty that this goodly BoyWere it not pity that this goodly boy3H6 II.ii.34
Should loose his Birth-right by his Fathers fault,Should lose his birthright by his father's fault,3H6 II.ii.35
And long heereafter say vnto his childe,And long hereafter say unto his child3H6 II.ii.36
What my great Grandfather, and Grandsire got,‘What my great-grandfather and his grandsire got3H6 II.ii.37
My carelesse Father fondly gaue away.My careless father fondly gave away'?3H6 II.ii.38
Ah, what a shame were this? Looke on the Boy,Ah, what a shame were this! Look on the boy;3H6 II.ii.39
And let his manly face, which promisethAnd let his manly face, which promiseth3H6 II.ii.40
Successefull Fortune steele thy melting heart,Successful fortune, steel thy melting heart3H6 II.ii.41
To hold thine owne, and leaue thine owne with him.To hold thine own and leave thine own with him.3H6 II.ii.42
Why that is spoken like a toward Prince.Why, that is spoken like a toward prince.3H6 II.ii.66
I would your Highnesse would depart the field,I would your highness would depart the field;3H6 II.ii.73
The Queene hath best successe when you are absent.The Queen hath best success when you are absent.3H6 II.ii.74
And reason too,And reason too;3H6 II.ii.93
Who should succeede the Father, but the Sonne.Who should succeed the father but the son?3H6 II.ii.94
I Crooke-back, here I stand to answer thee,Ay, crook-back, here I stand to answer thee,3H6 II.ii.96
Or any he, the proudest of thy sort.Or any he the proudest of thy sort.3H6 II.ii.97
I, and old Yorke, and yet not satisfied.Ay, and old York, and yet not satisfied.3H6 II.ii.99
You said so much before, and yet you fled.You said so much before, and yet you fled.3H6 II.ii.106
I slew thy Father, cal'st thou him a Child?I slew thy father; callest thou him a child?3H6 II.ii.113
My Liege, the wound that bred this meeting here,My liege, the wound that bred this meeting here3H6 II.ii.121
Cannot be cur'd by Words, therefore be still.Cannot be cured by words; therefore be still.3H6 II.ii.122
Now Richard, I am with thee heere alone,Now, Richard, I am with thee here alone.3H6 II.iv.5
This is the hand that stabb'd thy Father Yorke,This is the hand that stabbed thy father York,3H6 II.iv.6
And this the hand, that slew thy Brother Rutland,And this the hand that slew thy brother Rutland,3H6 II.iv.7
And here's the heart, that triumphs in their death,And here's the heart that triumphs in their death3H6 II.iv.8
And cheeres these hands, that slew thy Sire and Brother,And cheers these hands that slew thy sire and brother3H6 II.iv.9
To execute the like vpon thy selfe,To execute the like upon thyself;3H6 II.iv.10
And so haue at thee.And so, have at thee!3H6 II.iv.11
Heere burnes my Candle out; I, heere it dies,Here burns my candle out; ay, here it dies,3H6
Which whiles it lasted, gaue King Henry light.Which, whiles it lasted, gave King Henry light.3H6
O Lancaster! I feare thy ouerthrow,O Lancaster, I fear thy overthrow3H6
More then my Bodies parting with my Soule:More than my body's parting with my soul!3H6
My Loue and Feare, glew'd many Friends to thee,My love and fear glued many friends to thee;3H6
And now I fall. Thy tough Commixtures melts,And, now I fall, thy tough commixture melts,3H6
Impairing Henry, strength'ning misproud Yorke;Impairing Henry, strengthening misproud York.3H6

The common people swarm like summer flies;3H6
And whether flye the Gnats, but to the Sunne?And whither fly the gnats but to the sun?3H6
And who shines now, but Henries Enemies?And who shines now but Henry's enemies?3H6
O Phoebus! had'st thou neuer giuen consent,O Phoebus, hadst thou never given consent3H6
That Phaeton should checke thy fiery Steeds,That Phaethon should check thy fiery steeds,3H6
Thy burning Carre neuer had scorch'd the earth.Thy burning car never had scorched the earth!3H6
And Henry, had'st thou sway'd as Kings should do,And, Henry, hadst thou swayed as kings should do,3H6
Or as thy Father, and his Father did,Or as thy father and his father did,3H6
Giuing no ground vnto the house of Yorke,Giving no ground unto the house of York,3H6
They neuer then had sprung like Sommer Flyes:They never then had sprung like summer flies;3H6
I, and ten thousand in this lucklesse Realme,I and ten thousand in this luckless realm3H6
Hed left no mourning Widdowes for our death,Had left no mourning widows for our death;3H6
And thou this day, had'st kept thy Chaire in peace.And thou this day hadst kept thy chair in peace.3H6
For what doth cherrish Weeds, but gentle ayre?For what doth cherish weeds but gentle air?3H6
And what makes Robbers bold, but too much lenity?And what makes robbers bold but too much lenity?3H6
Bootlesse are Plaints, and Curelesse are my Wounds:Bootless are plaints, and cureless are my wounds;3H6
No way to flye, nor strength to hold out flight:No way to fly, nor strength to hold out flight;3H6
The Foe is mercilesse, and will not pitty:The foe is merciless and will not pity,3H6
For at their hands I haue deseru'd no pitty.For at their hands I have deserved no pity.3H6
The ayre hath got into my deadly Wounds,The air hath got into my deadly wounds,3H6
And much effuse of blood, doth make me faint:And much effuse of blood doth make me faint.3H6
Come Yorke, and Richard, Warwicke, and the rest,Come, York and Richard, Warwick and the rest;3H6
I stab'd your Fathers bosomes; Split my brest.I stabbed your fathers' bosoms; split my breast.3H6