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Enter Richard and BuckinghamEnter Richard, Duke of Gloucester, and Buckingham R3 III.vii.1.1
at seuerall Doores.at several doorsseveral (adj.)separate, different, distinctR3 III.vii.1.2
Rich.RICHARD 
How now, how now, what say the Citizens?How now, how now? What say the citizens? R3 III.vii.1
Buck.BUCKINGHAM 
Now by the holy Mother of our Lord,Now, by the holy Mother of our Lord, R3 III.vii.2
The Citizens are mum, say not a word.The citizens are mum, say not a word.mum (adj.)silent, mute, saying nothingR3 III.vii.3
Rich.RICHARD 
Toucht you the Bastardie of Edwards Children?Touched you the bastardy of Edward's children?touch (v.)
old form: Toucht
refer to, treat of, deal with
R3 III.vii.4
BuckBUCKINGHAM 
I did, with his Contract with Lady Lucy,I did, with his contract with Lady Lucy R3 III.vii.5
And his Contract by Deputie in France,And his contract by deputy in France; R3 III.vii.6
Th'vnsatiate greedinesse of his desire,Th' unsatiate greediness of his desireinsatiate, unsatiate (adj.)
old form: vnsatiate
insatiable, never satisfied, voracious
R3 III.vii.7
And his enforcement of the Citie Wiues,And his enforcement of the city wives;enforcement (n.)violation, overcomingR3 III.vii.8
His Tyrannie for Trifles, his owne Bastardie,His tyranny for trifles; his own bastardy,tyranny (n.)
old form: Tyrannie
cruelty, barbarity, unmerciful violence
R3 III.vii.9
As being got, your Father then in France,As being got, your father then in France, R3 III.vii.10
And his resemblance, being not like the Duke.His resemblance, being not like the Duke. R3 III.vii.11
Withall, I did inferre your Lineaments,Withal I did infer your lineaments,infer (v.)
old form: inferre
adduce, bring up, put forward
R3 III.vii.12
lineament (n.)line, feature, characteristic, attribute
Being the right Idea of your Father,Being the right idea of your father R3 III.vii.13
Both in your forme, and Noblenesse of Minde:Both in your form and nobleness of mind; R3 III.vii.14
Layd open all your Victories in Scotland,Laid open all your victories in Scotland, R3 III.vii.15
Your Discipline in Warre, Wisdome in Peace,Your discipline in war, wisdom in peace,discipline (n.)military strategy, tactics, training in the art of warR3 III.vii.16
Your Bountie, Vertue, faire Humilitie:Your bounty, virtue, fair humility; R3 III.vii.17
Indeed, left nothing fitting for your purpose,Indeed, left nothing fitting for your purposepurpose (n.)intention, aim, planR3 III.vii.18
Vntoucht, or sleightly handled in discourse.Untouched, or slightly handled in discourse;discourse (n.)conversation, talk, chatR3 III.vii.19
slightly (adv.)
old form: sleightly
without much attention, neglectfully
And when my Oratorie drew toward end,And when mine oratory drew toward end R3 III.vii.20
I bid them that did loue their Countries good,I bid them that did love their country's good R3 III.vii.21
Cry, God saue Richard, Englands Royall King.Cry, ‘ God save Richard, England's royal King!’ R3 III.vii.22
Rich.RICHARD 
And did they so?And did they so? R3 III.vii.23
Buck.BUCKINGHAM 
No, so God helpe me, they spake not a word,No, so God help me, they spake not a word, R3 III.vii.24
But like dumbe Statues, or breathing Stones,But, like dumb statues or breathing stones,statua (n.)statueR3 III.vii.25
Star'd each on other, and look'd deadly pale:Stared each on other, and looked deadly pale.deadly (adj.)deathly, death-likeR3 III.vii.26
Which when I saw, I reprehended them,Which when I saw, I reprehended themreprehend (v.)reprove, censure, rebukeR3 III.vii.27
And ask'd the Maior, what meant this wilfull silence?And asked the Mayor what meant this wilful silence. R3 III.vii.28
His answer was, the people were not vsedHis answer was, the people were not used R3 III.vii.29
To be spoke to, but by the Recorder.To be spoke to but by the Recorder. R3 III.vii.30
Then he was vrg'd to tell my Tale againe:Then he was urged to tell my tale again: R3 III.vii.31
Thus sayth the Duke, thus hath the Duke inferr'd,‘ Thus saith the Duke, thus hath the Duke inferred ’ – infer (v.)
old form: inferr'd
adduce, bring up, put forward
R3 III.vii.32
But nothing spoke, in warrant from himselfe.But nothing spoke in warrant from himself.warrant (n.)licence, sanction, authorizationR3 III.vii.33
When he had done, some followers of mine owne,When he had done, some followers of mine own, R3 III.vii.34
At lower end of the Hall, hurld vp their Caps,At the lower end of the hall, hurled up their caps, R3 III.vii.35
And some tenne voyces cry'd, God saue King Richard:And some ten voices cried, ‘ God save King Richard!’ R3 III.vii.36
And thus I tooke the vantage of those few.And thus I took the vantage of those few:vantage (n.)right moment, suitable opportunityR3 III.vii.37
Thankes gentle Citizens, and friends, quoth I,‘ Thanks, gentle citizens and friends,’ quoth I.quoth (v.)saidR3 III.vii.38
gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind
This generall applause, and chearefull showt,‘ This general applause and cheerful shout R3 III.vii.39
Argues your wisdome, and your loue to Richard:Argues your wisdoms and your love to Richard ’ –  R3 III.vii.40
And euen here brake off, and came away.And even here brake off and came away. R3 III.vii.41
Rich.RICHARD 
What tongue-lesse Blockes were they, / Would they not speake?What tongueless blocks were they! Would not they speak? R3 III.vii.42
Will not the Maior then, and his Brethren, come?Will not the Mayor then and his brethren come? R3 III.vii.43
Buck.BUCKINGHAM 
The Maior is here at hand: intend some feare,The Mayor is here at hand. Intend some fear;intend (v.)pretend, convey, purport, professR3 III.vii.44
Be not you spoke with, but by mightie suit:Be not you spoke with but by mighty suit;suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petitionR3 III.vii.45
And looke you get a Prayer-Booke in your hand,And look you get a prayer-book in your hand R3 III.vii.46
And stand betweene two Church-men, good my Lord,And stand betwixt two churchmen, good my lord, R3 III.vii.47
For on that ground Ile make a holy Descant:For on that ground I'll make a holy descant;descant (n.)melodious accompaniment, tuneful variationR3 III.vii.48
ground (n.)[music] constant bass rhythm underneath a descant, foundation
And be not easily wonne to our requests,And be not easily won to our requests. R3 III.vii.49
Play the Maids part, still answer nay, and take it.Play the maid's part: still answer nay, and take it.still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyR3 III.vii.50
Rich.RICHARD 
I goe: and if you plead as well for them,I go; and if you plead as well for them R3 III.vii.51
As I can say nay to thee for my selfe,As I can say nay to thee for myself, R3 III.vii.52
No doubt we bring it to a happie issue.No doubt we'll bring it to a happy issue.issue (n.)outcome, result, consequence(s)R3 III.vii.53
Buck.BUCKINGHAM 
Go, go vp to the Leads, the Lord Maior knocks.Go, go, up to the leads! The Lord Mayor knocks.lead (n.)(plural) lead-covered flat roofsR3 III.vii.54
Exit Richard R3 III.vii.54
Enter the Maior, and Citizens.Enter the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and citizens R3 III.vii.55.1
Welcome, my Lord, I dance attendance here,Welcome, my lord. I dance attendance here;attendance (n.)diligent service, dutiful ministration, assiduous attentionR3 III.vii.55
I thinke the Duke will not be spoke withall.I think the Duke will not be spoke withal. R3 III.vii.56
Enter Catesby.Enter Catesby R3 III.vii.57
Buck. Now Catesby, what sayes your Lord to my request?Now, Catesby, what says your lord to my request? R3 III.vii.57
Catesby.CATESBY 
He doth entreat your Grace, my Noble Lord,He doth entreat your grace, my noble lord, R3 III.vii.58
To visit him to morrow, or next day:To visit him tomorrow or next day. R3 III.vii.59
He is within, with two right reuerend Fathers,He is within, with two right reverend fathers, R3 III.vii.60
Diuinely bent to Meditation,Divinely bent to meditation,divinely (adv.)
old form: Diuinely
piously, spiritually, in a religious manner
R3 III.vii.61
And in no Worldly suites would he be mou'd,And in no worldly suits would he be movedsuit (n.)
old form: suites
formal request, entreaty, petition
R3 III.vii.62
To draw him from his holy Exercise.To draw him from his holy exercise.exercise (n.)religious practice, spiritual observanceR3 III.vii.63
Buck.BUCKINGHAM 
Returne, good Catesby, to the gracious Duke,Return, good Catesby, to the gracious Duke. R3 III.vii.64
Tell him, my selfe, the Maior and Aldermen,Tell him, myself, the Mayor and Aldermen, R3 III.vii.65
In deepe designes, in matter of great moment,In deep designs, in matter of great moment,design (n.)
old form: designes
undertaking, purpose, enterprise
R3 III.vii.66
No lesse importing then our generall good,No less importing than our general good, R3 III.vii.67
Are come to haue some conference with his Grace.Are come to have some conference with his grace. R3 III.vii.68
Catesby.CATESBY 
Ile signifie so much vnto him straight. I'll signify so much unto him straight.straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at onceR3 III.vii.69
Exit.Exit R3 III.vii.69
Buck.BUCKINGHAM 
Ah ha, my Lord, this Prince is not an Edward,Ah ha, my lord! This prince is not an Edward. R3 III.vii.70
He is not lulling on a lewd Loue-Bed,He is not lulling on a lewd love-bed,day-bed (n.)couch, sofa, divanR3 III.vii.71
lull (v.)loll, recline, lounge
lewd (adj.)lascivious, unchaste, lustful
But on his Knees, at Meditation:But on his knees at meditation; R3 III.vii.72
Not dallying with a Brace of Curtizans,Not dallying with a brace of courtesans,brace (n.)group of two, couple, pairR3 III.vii.73
dally (v.)flirt, be amorous, engage in love-play
courtesan, courtezan (n.)prostitute, strumpet
But meditating with two deepe Diuines:But meditating with two deep divines;deep (adj.)
old form: deepe
learned, profound, erudite
R3 III.vii.74
divine (n.)clergyman, priest, parson
Not sleeping, to engrosse his idle Body,Not sleeping, to engross his idle body,engross (v.)
old form: engrosse
fatten, distend, make bloated
R3 III.vii.75
But praying, to enrich his watchfull Soule.But praying, to enrich his watchful soul.watchful (adj.)
old form: watchfull
wakeful, unsleeping, vigilant
R3 III.vii.76
Happie were England, would this vertuous PrinceHappy were England would this virtuous prince R3 III.vii.77
Take on his Grace the Soueraigntie thereof.Take on his grace the sovereignty thereof; R3 III.vii.78
But sure I feare we shall not winne him to it.But sure I fear we shall not win him to it. R3 III.vii.79
Maior.LORD MAYOR 
Marry God defend his Grace should say vs nay.Marry, God defend his grace should say us nay!marry (int.)[exclamation] by MaryR3 III.vii.80
defend (v.)forbid, prohibit
Buck.BUCKINGHAM 
I feare he will: here Catesby comes againe.I fear he will. Here Catesby comes again. R3 III.vii.81
Enter Catesby.Enter Catesby R3 III.vii.82
Now Catesby, what sayes his Grace?Now, Catesby, what says his grace? R3 III.vii.82.1
Catesby.CATESBY 
My lord, R3 III.vii.82.2
He wonders to what end you haue assembledHe wonders to what end you have assembled R3 III.vii.83
Such troopes of Citizens, to come to him,Such troops of citizens to come to him, R3 III.vii.84
His Grace not being warn'd thereof before:His grace not being warned thereof before. R3 III.vii.85
He feares, my Lord, you meane no good to him.He fears, my lord, you mean no good to him. R3 III.vii.86
Buck.BUCKINGHAM 
Sorry I am, my Noble Cousin shouldSorry I am my noble cousin should R3 III.vii.87
Suspect me, that I meane no good to him:Suspect me that I mean no good to him. R3 III.vii.88
By Heauen, we come to him in perfit loue,By heaven, we come to him in perfect love; R3 III.vii.89
And so once more returne, and tell his Grace. And so once more return and tell his grace. R3 III.vii.90
Exit.Exit Catesby R3 III.vii.90
When holy and deuout Religious menWhen holy and devout religious men R3 III.vii.91
Are at their Beades, 'tis much to draw them thence,Are at their beads, 'tis hard to draw them thence,bead (n.)
old form: Beades
[plural] rosary beads
R3 III.vii.92
much (adj.)hard, difficult
So sweet is zealous Contemplation.So sweet is zealous contemplation.zealous (adj.)earnest, fervent, ardentR3 III.vii.93
Enter Richard aloft, betweene two Bishops.Enter Richard aloft, between two bishops, and R3 III.vii.94.1
Catesby R3 III.vii.94.2
Maior.LORD MAYOR 
See where his Grace stands, tweene two Clergie men.See where his grace stands, 'tween two clergymen. R3 III.vii.94
Buck.BUCKINGHAM 
Two Props of Vertue, for a Christian Prince,Two props of virtue for a Christian prince, R3 III.vii.95
To stay him from the fall of Vanitie:To stay him from the fall of vanity;stay (v.)stop, prevent, endR3 III.vii.96
And see a Booke of Prayer in his hand,And see, a book of prayer in his hand –  R3 III.vii.97
True Ornaments to know a holy man.True ornaments to know a holy man. R3 III.vii.98
Famous Plantagenet, most gracious Prince,Famous Plantagenet, most gracious prince, R3 III.vii.99
Lend fauourable eare to our requests,Lend favourable ears to our request, R3 III.vii.100
And pardon vs the interruptionAnd pardon us the interruption R3 III.vii.101
Of thy Deuotion, and right Christian Zeale.Of thy devotion and right Christian zeal. R3 III.vii.102
Rich.RICHARD 
My Lord, there needes no such Apologie:My lord, there needs no such apology. R3 III.vii.103
I doe beseech your Grace to pardon me,I do beseech your grace to pardon me, R3 III.vii.104
Who earnest in the seruice of my God,Who, earnest in the service of my God, R3 III.vii.105
Deferr'd the visitation of my friends.Deferred the visitation of my friends.visitation (n.)visitR3 III.vii.106
But leauing this, what is your Graces pleasure?But, leaving this, what is your grace's pleasure? R3 III.vii.107
Buck.BUCKINGHAM 
Euen that (I hope) which pleaseth God aboue,Even that, I hope, which pleaseth God above R3 III.vii.108
And all good men, of this vngouern'd Ile.And all good men of this ungoverned isle. R3 III.vii.109
Rich.RICHARD 
I doe suspect I haue done some offence,I do suspect I have done some offence R3 III.vii.110
That seemes disgracious in the Cities eye,That seems disgracious in the city's eye,disgracious (adj.)disliked, out of favour, displeasingR3 III.vii.111
And that you come to reprehend my ignorance.And that you come to reprehend my ignorance.reprehend (v.)reprove, censure, rebukeR3 III.vii.112
Buck.BUCKINGHAM 
You haue, my Lord: / Would it might please your Grace,You have, my lord. Would it might please your grace, R3 III.vii.113
On our entreaties, to amend your fault.On our entreaties, to amend your fault! R3 III.vii.114
Rich. RICHARD 
Else wherefore breathe I in a Christian Land.Else wherefore breathe I in a Christian land? R3 III.vii.115
Buck. BUCKINGHAM 
Know then, it is your fault, that you resigneKnow then it is your fault that you resign R3 III.vii.116
The Supreme Seat, the Throne Maiesticall,The supreme seat, the throne majestical, R3 III.vii.117
The Sceptred Office of your Ancestors,The sceptred office of your ancestors,office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibilityR3 III.vii.118
Your State of Fortune, and your Deaw of Birth,Your state of fortune and your due of birth,state (n.)status, rank, positionR3 III.vii.119
The Lineall Glory of your Royall House,The lineal glory of your royal house, R3 III.vii.120
To the corruption of a blemisht Stock;To the corruption of a blemished stock; R3 III.vii.121
Whiles in the mildnesse of your sleepie thoughts,Whiles, in the mildness of your sleepy thoughts, R3 III.vii.122
Which here we waken to our Countries good,Which here we waken to our country's good, R3 III.vii.123
The Noble Ile doth want his proper Limmes:This noble isle doth want her proper limbs;want (v.)lack, need, be withoutR3 III.vii.124
His Face defac'd with skarres of Infamie,Her face defaced with scars of infamy, R3 III.vii.125
His Royall Stock grafft with ignoble Plants,Her royal stock graft with ignoble plants,graft (v.)
old form: grafft
insert, implant, make grow
R3 III.vii.126
And almost shouldred in the swallowing GulfeAnd almost shouldered in the swallowing gulfshoulder (v.)
old form: shouldred
thrust unceremoniously aside, push roughly
R3 III.vii.127
Of darke Forgetfulnesse, and deepe Obliuion.Of dark forgetfulness and deep oblivion. R3 III.vii.128
Which to recure, we heartily soliciteWhich to recure, we heartily solicitrecure (v.)heal, make whole, restore to healthR3 III.vii.129
Your gracious selfe to take on you the chargeYour gracious self to take on you the charge R3 III.vii.130
And Kingly Gouernment of this your Land:And kingly government of this your land; R3 III.vii.131
Not as Protector, Steward, Substitute,Not as Protector, steward, substitute, R3 III.vii.132
Or lowly Factor, for anothers gaine;Or lowly factor for another's gain;factor (n.)agent, representative, brokerR3 III.vii.133
But as successiuely, from Blood to Blood,But as successively, from blood to blood,blood (n.)blood relationship, kinshipR3 III.vii.134
successively (adv.)
old form: successiuely
by right of succession, through inheritance
Your Right of Birth, your Empyrie, your owne.Your right of birth, your empery, you own.empery (n.)
old form: Empyrie
absolute dominion, sovereignty
R3 III.vii.135
For this, consorted with the Citizens,For this, consorted with the citizens, R3 III.vii.136
Your very Worshipfull and louing friends,Your very worshipful and loving friends, R3 III.vii.137
And by their vehement instigation,And by their vehement instigation, R3 III.vii.138
In this iust Cause come I to moue your Grace.In this just cause come I to move your grace.move (v.)
old form: moue
persuade, influence, talk encouragingly to
R3 III.vii.139
Rich. RICHARD 
I cannot tell, if to depart in silence,I cannot tell if to depart in silence R3 III.vii.140
Or bitterly to speake in your reproofe,Or bitterly to speak in your reproof R3 III.vii.141
Best fitteth my Degree, or your Condition.Best fitteth my degree or your condition.degree (n.)rank, station, standingR3 III.vii.142
condition (n.)position, social rank, station
If not to answer, you might haply thinke,If not to answer, you might haply thinkhaply (adv.)perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luckR3 III.vii.143
Tongue-ty'd Ambition, not replying, yeeldedTongue-tied ambition, not replying, yielded R3 III.vii.144
To beare the Golden Yoake of Soueraigntie,To bear the golden yoke of sovereignty R3 III.vii.145
Which fondly you would here impose on me.Which fondly you would here impose on me.fondly (adv.)foolishly, stupidly, madlyR3 III.vii.146
If to reproue you for this suit of yours,If to reprove you for this suit of yours,suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petitionR3 III.vii.147
So season'd with your faithfull loue to me,So seasoned with your faithful love to me, R3 III.vii.148
Then on the other side I check'd my friends.Then, on the other side, I checked my friends. R3 III.vii.149
Therefore to speake, and to auoid the first,Therefore – to speak, and to avoid the first, R3 III.vii.150
And then in speaking, not to incurre the last,And then, in speaking, not to incur the last –  R3 III.vii.151
Definitiuely thus I answer you.Definitively thus I answer you. R3 III.vii.152
Your loue deserues my thankes, but my desertYour love deserves my thanks, but my desertdesert, desart (n.)worth, merit, deservingR3 III.vii.153
Vnmeritable, shunnes your high request.Unmeritable shuns your high request.high (adj.)very great, extremeR3 III.vii.154
unmeritable (adj.)
old form: Vnmeritable
unworthy, undeserving, lacking in merit
First, if all Obstacles were cut away,First, if all obstacles were cut away, R3 III.vii.155
And that my Path were euen to the Crowne,And that my path were even to the crowneven (adj.)
old form: euen
smooth, without obstacles
R3 III.vii.156
As the ripe Reuenue, and due of Birth:As my ripe revenue and due of birth,revenue (n.)
old form: Reuenue
possession, tenure, custody
R3 III.vii.157
ripe (adj.)properly considered, fully thought out
Yet so much is my pouertie of spirit,Yet so much is my poverty of spirit, R3 III.vii.158
So mightie, and so manie my defects,So mighty and so many my defects, R3 III.vii.159
That I would rather hide me from my Greatnesse,That I would rather hide me from my greatness, R3 III.vii.160
Being a Barke to brooke no mightie Sea;Being a bark to brook no mighty sea,bark, barque (n.)
old form: Barke
ship, vessel
R3 III.vii.161
brook (v.)
old form: brooke
endure, tolerate, put up with
Then in my Greatnesse couet to be hid,Than in my greatness covet to be hid R3 III.vii.162
And in the vapour of my Glory smother'd.And in the vapour of my glory smothered. R3 III.vii.163
But God be thank'd, there is no need of me,But, God be thanked, there is no need of me, R3 III.vii.164
And much I need to helpe you, were there need:And much I need to help you, were there need. R3 III.vii.165
The Royall Tree hath left vs Royall Fruit,The royal tree hath left us royal fruit, R3 III.vii.166
Which mellow'd by the stealing howres of time,Which, mellowed by the stealing hours of time,stealing (adj.)stealthily moving, gliding quietly byR3 III.vii.167
Will well become the Seat of Maiestie,Will well become the seat of majestybecome (v.)grace, honour, dignifyR3 III.vii.168
seat (n.)throne
And make (no doubt) vs happy by his Reigne.And make, no doubt, us happy by his reign. R3 III.vii.169
On him I lay that, you would lay on me,On him I lay that you would lay on me, R3 III.vii.170
The Right and Fortune of his happie Starres,The right and fortune of his happy stars, R3 III.vii.171
Which God defend that I should wring from him.Which God defend that I should wring from him!defend (v.)forbid, prohibitR3 III.vii.172
Buck.BUCKINGHAM 
My Lord, this argues Conscience in your Grace,My lord, this argues conscience in your grace. R3 III.vii.173
But the respects thereof are nice, and triuiall,But the respects thereof are nice and trivial,nice (adj.)trivial, unimportant, slightR3 III.vii.174
respect (n.)consideration, factor, circumstance
All circumstances well considered.All circumstances well considered. R3 III.vii.175
You say, that Edward is your Brothers Sonne,You say that Edward is your brother's son. R3 III.vii.176
So say we too, but not by Edwards Wife:So say we too, but not by Edward's wife; R3 III.vii.177
For first was he contract to Lady Lucie,For first he was contract to Lady Lucy – contract (v.)betrothe, engageR3 III.vii.178
Your Mother liues a Witnesse to his Vow;Your mother lives a witness to that vow –  R3 III.vii.179
And afterward by substitute betroth'dAnd afterward by substitute betrothedsubstitute (n.)subordinate, deputy, underlingR3 III.vii.180
To Bona, Sister to the King of France.To Bona, sister to the King of France. R3 III.vii.181
These both put off, a poore Petitioner,These both put off, a poor petitioner, R3 III.vii.182
A Care-cras'd Mother to a many Sonnes,A care-crazed mother to a many sons, R3 III.vii.183
A Beautie-waining, and distressed Widow,A beauty-waning and distressed widow,beauty-waning (adj.)
old form: Beautie-waining
of fading looks, of diminishing beauty
R3 III.vii.184
Euen in the after-noone of her best dayes,Even in the afternoon of her best days, R3 III.vii.185
Made prize and purchase of his wanton Eye,Made prize and purchase of his wanton eye,wanton (adj.)lascivious, lewd, obsceneR3 III.vii.186
purchase (n.)acquisition, prize, spoil
Seduc'd the pitch, and height of his degree,Seduced the pitch and height of his degreedegree (n.)rank, station, standingR3 III.vii.187
pitch (n.)height, elevation, high aspiration
To base declension, and loath'd Bigamie.To base declension and loathed bigamy.declension (n.)decline, deterioration, downward courseR3 III.vii.188
base (adj.)dishonourable, low, unworthy
By her, in his vnlawfull Bed, he gotBy her, in his unlawful bed, he got R3 III.vii.189
This Edward, whom our Manners call the Prince.This Edward, whom our manners call the Prince. R3 III.vii.190
More bitterly could I expostulate,More bitterly could I expostulate, R3 III.vii.191
Saue that for reuerence to some aliue,Save that, for reverence to some alive, R3 III.vii.192
I giue a sparing limit to my Tongue.I give a sparing limit to my tongue.sparing (adj.)forbearing, considerate, moderatingR3 III.vii.193
Then good, my Lord, take to your Royall selfeThen, good my lord, take to your royal self R3 III.vii.194
This proffer'd benefit of Dignitie:This proffered benefit of dignity;dignity (n.)
old form: Dignitie
official position, high office, rule
R3 III.vii.195
benefit (n.)bounty, benefaction, bestowal of rights [from a feudal lord]
If not to blesse vs and the Land withall,If not to bless us and the land withal, R3 III.vii.196
Yet to draw forth your Noble AncestrieYet to draw forth your noble ancestrydraw forth (v.)bring forward, redeem, recoverR3 III.vii.197
From the corruption of abusing times,From the corruption of abusing timesabusing (adj.)harmful, damaging, injuriousR3 III.vii.198
Vnto a Lineall true deriued course.Unto a lineal, true-derived course. R3 III.vii.199
Maior.LORD MAYOR 
Do good my Lord, your Citizens entreat you.Do, good my lord; your citizens entreat you. R3 III.vii.200
Buck.BUCKINGHAM 
Refuse not, mightie Lord, this proffer'd loue.Refuse not, mighty lord, this proffered love. R3 III.vii.201
Catesb.CATESBY 
O make them ioyfull, grant their lawfull suit.O, make them joyful, grant their lawful suit!suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petitionR3 III.vii.202
Rich.RICHARD 
Alas, why would you heape this Care on me?Alas, why would you heap this care on me? R3 III.vii.203
I am vnfit for State, and Maiestie:I am unfit for state and majesty. R3 III.vii.204
I doe beseech you take it not amisse,I do beseech you take it not amiss, R3 III.vii.205
I cannot, nor I will not yeeld to you.I cannot nor I will not yield to you. R3 III.vii.206
Buck.BUCKINGHAM 
If you refuse it, as in loue and zeale,If you refuse it – as, in love and zeal, R3 III.vii.207
Loth to depose the Child, your Brothers Sonne,Loath to depose the child, your brother's son; R3 III.vii.208
As well we know your tendernesse of heart,As well we know your tenderness of heart R3 III.vii.209
And gentle, kinde, effeminate remorse,And gentle, kind, effeminate remorse,effeminate (adj.)gentle, tender, compassionateR3 III.vii.210
remorse (n.)pity, compassion, tenderness
gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kind
Which we haue noted in you to your Kindred,Which we have noted in you to your kindred R3 III.vii.211
And egally indeede to all Estates:And egally indeed to all estates – egally (adv.)equally, evenly, commensuratelyR3 III.vii.212
estate (n.)degree of rank, place in life, type of person
Yet know, where you accept our suit, or no,Yet know, whe'er you accept our suit or no,suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petitionR3 III.vii.213
Your Brothers Sonne shall neuer reigne our King,Your brother's son shall never reign our king, R3 III.vii.214
But we will plant some other in the Throne,But we will plant some other in the throne R3 III.vii.215
To the disgrace and downe-fall of your House:To the disgrace and downfall of your house; R3 III.vii.216
And in this resolution here we leaue you.And in this resolution here we leave you. R3 III.vii.217
Come Citizens, we will entreat no more. Come, citizens, Zounds! I'll entreat no more.zounds (int.)God's woundsR3 III.vii.218
entreat, intreat (v.)persuade, prevail upon
RICHARD 
O, do not swear, my lord of Buckingham. R3 III.vii.219
Exeunt.Exeunt Buckingham, Lord Mayor, R3 III.vii.219.1
Aldermen, and citizens R3 III.vii.219.2
Catesb.CATESBY 
Call him againe, sweet Prince, accept their suit:Call him again, sweet prince, accept their suit: R3 III.vii.220
If you denie them, all the Land will rue it.If you deny them, all the land will rue it. R3 III.vii.221
Rich.RICHARD 
Will you enforce me to a world of Cares.Would you enforce me to a world of cares? R3 III.vii.222
Call them againe, I am not made of Stones,Call them again. I am not made of stone, R3 III.vii.223
But penetrable to your kinde entreaties,But penetrable to your kind entreaties,penetrable (adj.)receptive, susceptible, capable of being affectedR3 III.vii.224
entreat, intreat (n.)entreaty, supplication, plea
Albeit against my Conscience and my Soule.Albeit against my conscience and my soul. R3 III.vii.225
Enter Buckingham, and the rest.Enter Buckingham and the rest R3 III.vii.226
Cousin of Buckingham, and sage graue men,Cousin of Buckingham, and sage grave men, R3 III.vii.226
Since you will buckle fortune on my back,Since you will buckle fortune on my back, R3 III.vii.227
To beare her burthen, where I will or no.To bear her burden, whe'er I will or no, R3 III.vii.228
I must haue patience to endure the Load:I must have patience to endure the load;endure (v.)undergo, suffer, put up withR3 III.vii.229
But if black Scandall, or foule-fac'd Reproach,But if black scandal or foul-faced reproach R3 III.vii.230
Attend the sequell of your Imposition,Attend the sequel of your imposition,attend (v.)accompany, follow closely, go withR3 III.vii.231
Your meere enforcement shall acquittance meYour mere enforcement shall acquittance meacquittance (v.)acquit, discharge, exonerateR3 III.vii.232
enforcement (n.)enforcing, propulsion
mere (adj.)
old form: meere
sole, personal, particular
From all the impure blots and staynes thereof;From all the impure blots and stains thereof; R3 III.vii.233
For God doth know, and you may partly see,For God doth know, and you may partly see, R3 III.vii.234
How farre I am from the desire of this.How far I am from the desire thereof. R3 III.vii.235
Maior.LORD MAYOR 
God blesse your Grace, wee see it, and will say it.God bless your grace! We see it, and will say it. R3 III.vii.236
Rich.RICHARD 
In saying so, you shall but say the truth.In saying so you shall but say the truth. R3 III.vii.237
Buck.BUCKINGHAM 
Then I salute you with this Royall Title,Then I salute you with this royal title –  R3 III.vii.238
Long liue King Richard, Englands worthie King.Long live King Richard, England's worthy king! R3 III.vii.239
All.ALL 
Amen.Amen. R3 III.vii.240
Buck. BUCKINGHAM 
To morrow may it please you to be Crown'd.Tomorrow may it please you to be crowned? R3 III.vii.241
Rich.RICHARD 
Euen when you please, for you will haue it so.Even when you please, for you will have it so. R3 III.vii.242
Buck.BUCKINGHAM 
To morrow then we will attend your Grace,Tomorrow then we will attend your grace,attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]R3 III.vii.243
And so most ioyfully we take our leaue.And so most joyfully we take our leave. R3 III.vii.244
Rich.RICHARD  
(to the bishops) R3 III.vii.245
Come, let vs to our holy Worke againe.Come, let us to our holy work again. R3 III.vii.245
Farewell my Cousins, farewell gentle friends. – Farewell, my cousin; farewell, gentle friends.gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kindR3 III.vii.246
Exeunt.Exeunt R3 III.vii.246
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