Richard III
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Enter King Richard in Armes with Norfolke, Ratcliffe,Enter King Richard in arms, with Norfolk, Ratcliffe, R3 V.iii.1.1
and the Earle of Surrey.and the Earl of Surrey, and soldiers R3 V.iii.1.2
Rich. KING RICHARD 
Here pitch our Tent, euen here in Bosworth field,Here pitch our tent, even here in Bosworth field.field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combatR3 V.iii.1
My Lord of Surrey, why looke you so sad?My Lord of Surrey, why look you so sad?sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomyR3 V.iii.2
Sur. SURREY 
My heart is ten times lighter then my lookes.My heart is ten times lighter than my looks. R3 V.iii.3
Rich. KING RICHARD 
My Lord of Norfolke.My Lord of Norfolk –  R3 V.iii.4.1
Nor. NORFOLK 
Heere most gracious Liege.Here, most gracious liege.liege (n.)lord, sovereignR3 V.iii.4.2
Rich. KING RICHARD 
Norfolke, we must haue knockes: / Ha, must we not?Norfolk, we must have knocks. Ha! Must we not?knock (n.)
old form: knockes
hard blow, harsh stroke, buffet
R3 V.iii.5
Nor. NORFOLK 
We must both giue and take my louing Lord.We must both give and take, my loving lord. R3 V.iii.6
Rich. KING RICHARD 
Vp with my Tent, heere wil I lye to night,Up with my tent! Here will I lie tonight. R3 V.iii.7
Soldiers begin to set up the King's tent R3 V.iii.8
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?descry (v.)catch sight of, make out, espy, discoverR3 V.iii.9
Nor. NORFOLK 
Six or seuen thousand is their vtmost power.Six or seven thousand is their utmost power.power (n.)force, strength, mightR3 V.iii.10
Rich. KING RICHARD 
Why our Battalia trebbles that account:Why, our battalia trebles that account;account, accompt (n.)reckoning, count, estimateR3 V.iii.11
battalia (n.)large body of troops arrayed for battle, marshalled force
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.faction (n.)party, group, set [of people]R3 V.iii.13
want (v.)lack, need, be without
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.vantage (n.)advantageous position, place of vantage, superiorityR3 V.iii.15
Call for some men of sound direction:Call for some men of sound direction.direction (n.)authoritative guidance, tactical knowledge, capacity for directionR3 V.iii.16
Let's lacke no Discipline, make no delay,Let's lack no discipline, make no delay,discipline (n.)military strategy, tactics, training in the art of warR3 V.iii.17
For Lords, to morrow is a busie day. For, lords, tomorrow is a busy day. R3 V.iii.18
ExeuntExeunt R3 V.iii.18
Enter Richmond, Sir William Brandon, Oxford, Enter Richmond, Sir William Brandon, Oxford, R3 V.iii.19.1
and Dorset.Dorset, Herbert, and Blunt. Some of the soldiers pitch R3 V.iii.19.2
Richmond's tent R3 V.iii.19.3
Richm. RICHMOND 
The weary Sunne, hath made a Golden set,The weary sun hath made a golden setset (n.)setting, sunsetR3 V.iii.19
And by the bright Tract of his fiery Carre,And by the bright track of his fiery cartract (n.)course, process, trackR3 V.iii.20
car (n.)
old form: Carre
carriage, cart, chariot [often of the sun god]
Giues token of a goodly day to morrow.Gives token of a goodly day tomorrow. R3 V.iii.21
Sir William Brandon, you shall beare my Standard:Sir William Brandon, you shall bear my standard. R3 V.iii.22
Giue me some Inke and Paper in my Tent:Give me some ink and paper in my tent: R3 V.iii.23
Ile draw the Forme and Modell of our Battaile,I'll draw the form and model of our battle,model (n.)
old form: Modell
ground-plan, layout, outline
R3 V.iii.24
form (n.)
old form: Forme
orderly manner, good arrangement
Limit each Leader to his seuerall Charge,Limit each leader to his several charge,charge (n.)company, commandR3 V.iii.25
several (adj.)
old form: seuerall
various, sundry, respective, individual
limit (v.)appoint, specify, fix the limit of
And part in iust proportion our small Power.And part in just proportion our small power.power (n.)armed force, troops, host, armyR3 V.iii.26
part (v.)divide, share, split up
My Lord of Oxford, you Sir William Brandon,My Lord of Oxford – you, Sir William Brandon –  R3 V.iii.27
And your Sir Walter Herbert stay with me:And you, Sir Walter Herbert – stay with me. R3 V.iii.28
The Earle of Pembroke keepes his Regiment;The Earl of Pembroke keeps his regiment; R3 V.iii.29
Good Captaine Blunt, beare my goodnight to him,Good Captain Blunt, bear my good-night to him, R3 V.iii.30
And by the second houre in the Morning,And by the second hour in the morning R3 V.iii.31
Desire the Earle to see me in my Tent:Desire the Earl to see me in my tent. R3 V.iii.32
Yet one thing more (good Captaine) do for me:Yet one thing more, good captain, do for me –  R3 V.iii.33
Where is Lord Stanley quarter'd, do you know?Where is Lord Stanley quartered, do you know? R3 V.iii.34
Blunt. BLUNT 
Vnlesse I haue mistane his Colours much,Unless I have mista'en his colours much,colours (n.)battle-flags, ensigns, standards, bannersR3 V.iii.35
(Which well I am assur'd I haue not done)Which well I am assured I have not done, R3 V.iii.36
His Regiment lies halfe a Mile at leastHis regiment lies half a mile at least R3 V.iii.37
South, from the mighty Power of the King.South from the mighty power of the King.power (n.)armed force, troops, host, armyR3 V.iii.38
Richm. RICHMOND 
If without perill it be possible,If without peril it be possible, R3 V.iii.39
Sweet Blunt, make some good meanes to speak with himSweet Blunt, make some good means to speak with him R3 V.iii.40
And giue him from me, this most needfull Note.And give him from me this most needful note. R3 V.iii.41
Blunt. BLUNT 
Vpon my life, my Lord, Ile vndertake it,Upon my life, my lord, I'll undertake it; R3 V.iii.42
And so God giue you quiet rest to night.And so God give you quiet rest tonight! R3 V.iii.43
Richm. RICHMOND 
Good night good Captaine Blunt:Good night, good Captain Blunt. R3 V.iii.44.1
Exit Blunt R3 V.iii.44
Come Gentlemen,Come, gentlemen, R3 V.iii.44.2
Let vs consult vpon to morrowes Businesse;Let us consult upon tomorrow's business. R3 V.iii.45
Into my Tent, the Dew is rawe and cold.Into my tent; the dew is raw and cold. R3 V.iii.46
They withdraw into the Tent.They withdraw into the tent R3 V.iii.47.1
Enter Richard, Ratcliffe, Norfolke, Enter, to his tent, King Richard, Ratcliffe, Norfolk, R3 V.iii.47.2
& Catesby.and Catesby R3 V.iii.47.3
Rich. KING RICHARD 
What is't a Clocke?What is't a clock? R3 V.iii.47.1
Cat. CATESBY 
It's Supper time my Lord,It's supper time, my lord; R3 V.iii.47.2
it's nine a clocke.It's nine a clock. R3 V.iii.48.1
King. KING RICHARD 
I will not sup to night,I will not sup tonight.sup (v.)have supperR3 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?beaver (n.)
old form: Beauer
visor of a helmet, face-guard
R3 V.iii.50
And all my Armour laid into my Tent?And all my armour laid into my tent? R3 V.iii.51
Cat. CATESBY 
It is my Liege: and all things are in readinesse.It is, my liege; and all things are in readiness. R3 V.iii.52
Rich. KING RICHARD 
Good Norfolke, hye thee to thy charge,Good Norfolk, hie thee to thy charge;hie (v.)
old form: hye
hasten, hurry, speed
R3 V.iii.53
Vse carefull Watch, choose trusty Centinels,Use careful watch, choose trusty sentinels. R3 V.iii.54
Nor. NORFOLK 
I go my Lord.I go, my lord. R3 V.iii.55
Rich. KING RICHARD 
Stir with the Larke to morrow, gentle Norfolk.Stir with the lark tomorrow, gentle Norfolk.gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, nobleR3 V.iii.56
Nor. NORFOLK 
I warrant you my Lord. I warrant you, my lord.warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirmR3 V.iii.57
ExitExit R3 V.iii.57
Rich. KING RICHARD 
Ratcliffe.Catesby! R3 V.iii.58
Rat. CATESBY 
My Lord.My lord? R3 V.iii.59.1
Rich. KING RICHARD 
Send out a Pursuiuant at ArmesSend out a pursuivant-at-armspursuivant-at-arms (n.)junior officer attending a heraldR3 V.iii.59.2
To Stanleys Regiment: bid him bring his powerTo Stanley's regiment; bid him bring his powerpower (n.)armed force, troops, host, armyR3 V.iii.60
Before Sun-rising, least his Sonne George fallBefore sunrising, lest his son George fall R3 V.iii.61
Into the blinde Caue of eternall night.Into the blind cave of eternal night.blind (adj.)
old form: blinde
dark, black
R3 V.iii.62
Exit Catesby R3 V.iii.62
Fill me a Bowle of Wine: Giue me a Watch,Fill me a bowl of wine. Give me a watch.watch (n.)watchmen, officers, street patrolR3 V.iii.63
Saddle white Surrey for the Field to morrow:Saddle white Surrey for the field tomorrow.field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combatR3 V.iii.64
Look that my Staues be sound, & not too heauy. Look that my staves be sound and not too heavy.staff (n.)
old form: Staues
(plural ‘staves’) spear, lance
R3 V.iii.65
Ratcliff.Ratcliffe! R3 V.iii.66
Rat. RATCLIFFE 
My Lord.My lord? R3 V.iii.67
Rich. KING RICHARD 
Saw'st the melancholly Lord Northumberland?Saw'st thou the melancholy Lord Northumberland? R3 V.iii.68
Rat. RATCLIFFE 
Thomas the Earle of Surrey, and himselfe,Thomas the Earl of Surrey and himself, R3 V.iii.69
Much about Cockshut time, from Troope to TroopeMuch about cockshut time, from troop to troopcockshut (n.)evening twilight [time when poultry were shut away]R3 V.iii.70
Went through the Army, chearing vp the Souldiers.Went through the army, cheering up the soldiers. R3 V.iii.71
King. KING RICHARD 
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 spirit R3 V.iii.73
Nor cheere of Minde that I was wont to haue.Nor cheer of mind that I was wont to have.wont (v.)be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit ofR3 V.iii.74
A bowl of wine is brought R3 V.iii.75
Set it downe. Is Inke and Paper ready?Set it down. Is ink and paper ready? R3 V.iii.75
Rat. RATCLIFFE 
It is my Lord.It is, my lord. R3 V.iii.76
Rich. KING RICHARD 
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 tent R3 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
Exit Ratclif.Exit Ratcliffe with others R3 V.iii.79
King Richard withdraws into his tent, and sleeps R3 V.iii.80.1
Enter Derby to Richmond in his Tent.Enter Earl of Derby to Richmond in his tent, lords R3 V.iii.80.2
and others attendingattend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]R3 V.iii.80.3
Der. DERBY 
Fortune, and Victory sit on thy Helme.Fortune and victory sit on thy helm!helm (n.)helmetR3 V.iii.80
Rich. RICHMOND 
All comfort that the darke night can affoord,All comfort that the dark night can afford R3 V.iii.81
Be to thy Person, Noble Father in Law.Be to thy person, noble father-in-law! R3 V.iii.82
Tell me, how fares our Noble Mother?Tell me, how fares our loving mother?fare (v.)get on, manage, do, copeR3 V.iii.83
Der. DERBY 
I by Attourney, blesse thee from thy Mother,I, by attorney, bless thee from thy mother,attorney, by
old form: Attourney
by proxy [as opposed to ‘in person’]
R3 V.iii.84
Who prayes continually for Richmonds good:Who prays continually for Richmond's good. R3 V.iii.85
So much for that. The silent houres steale on,So much for that. The silent hours steal onsteal on (v.)
old form: steale
creep by, move stealthily
R3 V.iii.86
And flakie darkenesse breakes within the East.And flaky darkness breaks within the east.flaky (adj.)
old form: flakie
streaked with light
R3 V.iii.87
In breefe, for so the season bids vs be,In brief, for so the season bids us be, R3 V.iii.88
Prepare thy Battell early in the Morning,Prepare thy battle early in the morningbattle (n.)
old form: Battell
battle array, war formation, ranks of soldiers
R3 V.iii.89
And put thy Fortune to th' ArbitrementAnd put thy fortune to th' arbitrementarbitrament, arbitrement (n.)
old form: Arbitrement
deciding of a dispute, determination, settlement
R3 V.iii.90
Of bloody stroakes, and mortall staring Warre:Of bloody strokes and mortal-staring war.mortal-staring (adj.)
old form: mortall staring
with death-like glare, lethally penetrating
R3 V.iii.91
I, as I may, that which I would, I cannot,I, as I may – that which I would I cannot –  R3 V.iii.92
With best aduantage will deceiue thet ime,With best advantage will deceive the timetime (n.)circumstance, particular occasionR3 V.iii.93
And ayde thee in this doubtfull shocke of Armes.And aid thee in this doubtful shock of arms. R3 V.iii.94
But on thy side I may not be too forward,But on thy side I may not be too forward, R3 V.iii.95
Least being seene, thy Brother, tender GeorgeLest, being seen, thy brother, tender George,tender (adj.)youngR3 V.iii.96
Be executed in his Fathers sight.Be executed in his father's sight. R3 V.iii.97
Farewell: the leysure, and the fearfull timeFarewell. The leisure and the fearful timeleisure (n.)
old form: leysure
opportunity, moment, available time
R3 V.iii.98
fearful (adj.)
old form: fearfull
causing fear, awe-inspiring, terrifying, alarming
Cuts off the ceremonious Vowes of Loue,Cuts off the ceremonious vows of loveceremonious (adj.)scrupulous over formalities, punctilious about ritualR3 V.iii.99
And ample enterchange of sweet Discourse,And ample interchange of sweet discoursediscourse (n.)conversation, talk, chatR3 V.iii.100
Which so long sundred Friends should dwell vpon:Which so long sundered friends should dwell upon.sundered (adj.)
old form: sundred
separated, kept apart
R3 V.iii.101
God giue vs leysure for these rites of Loue.God give us leisure for these rites of love! R3 V.iii.102
Once more Adieu, be valiant, and speed well.Once more adieu. Be valiant, and speed well! R3 V.iii.103
Riehm. RICHMOND 
Good Lords conduct him to his Regiment:Good lords, conduct him to his regiment. R3 V.iii.104
Ile striue with troubled noise, to take a Nap,I'll strive with troubled thoughts to take a nap, R3 V.iii.105
Lest leaden slumber peize me downe to morrow,Lest leaden slumber peise me down tomorrow,peise down (v.)
old form: peize downe
weigh down, burden, load down
R3 V.iii.106
When I should mount with wings of Victory:When I should mount with wings of victory. R3 V.iii.107
Once more, good night kinde Lords and Gentlemen.Once more, good night, kind lords and gentlemen. R3 V.iii.108
Exeunt.Exeunt R3 V.iii.108
Manet Richmond.Richmond remains R3 V.iii.109
O thou, whose Captaine I account my selfe,O Thou, whose captain I account myself, R3 V.iii.109
Looke on my Forces with a gracious eye:Look on my forces with a gracious eye; R3 V.iii.110
Put in their hands thy bruising Irons of wrath,Put in their hands Thy bruising irons of wrath,bruising (adj.)crushing, damaging, cripplingR3 V.iii.111
That they may crush downe with a heauy fall,That they may crush down with a heavy fall R3 V.iii.112
Th'vsurping Helmets of our Aduersaries:Th' usurping helmets of our adversaries; R3 V.iii.113
Make vs thy ministers of Chasticement,Make us Thy ministers of chastisement, R3 V.iii.114
That we may praise thee in thy victory:That we may praise Thee in the victory. R3 V.iii.115
To thee I do commend my watchfull soule,To Thee I do commend my watchful soulcommend (v.)commit, entrust, hand overR3 V.iii.116
Ere I let fall the windowes of mine eyes:Ere I let fall the windows of mine eyes.window (n.)
old form: windowes
(plural) eyelids
R3 V.iii.117
Sleeping, and waking, oh defend me still. Sleeping and waking, O defend me still!still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyR3 V.iii.118
Sleeps.Sleeps R3 V.iii.119.1
Enter the Ghost of Prince Edward, Sonne to Henry the Enter the Ghost of Prince Edward, son to Henry the R3 V.iii.119.2
sixt.Sixth R3 V.iii.119.3
Gh. to Ri. GHOST  
(To Richard) R3 V.iii.119
Let me sit heauy on thy soule to morrow:Let me sit heavy on thy soul tomorrow! R3 V.iii.119
Thinke how thou stab'st me in my prime of youthThink how thou stab'st me in my prime of youth R3 V.iii.120
At Teukesbury: Dispaire therefore, and dye.At Tewkesbury; despair therefore, and die!Tewkesbury (n.)[pron: 'tyooksbree] town in Gloucestershire, a mustard-making centre; battle site (1471)R3 V.iii.121
Ghost to Richm. (To Richmond) R3 V.iii.122
Be chearefull Richmond,Be cheerful, Richmond; for the wronged souls R3 V.iii.122
For the wronged SoulesOf butchered princes fight in thy behalf R3 V.iii.123
Of butcher'd Princes, fight in thy behalfe:King Henry's issue, Richmond, comforts thee.issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendantR3 V.iii.124
King Henries issue Richmond comforts thee.Exit R3 V.iii.124
Enter the Ghost of Henry the sixt.Enter the Ghost of Henry the Sixth R3 V.iii.125
Ghost. GHOST  
(to Richard) R3 V.iii.125
When I was mortall, my Annointed bodyWhen I was mortal, my anointed body R3 V.iii.125
By thee was punched full of holes;By thee was punched full of deadly holes. R3 V.iii.126
Thinke on the Tower, and me: Dispaire, and dye,Think on the Tower, and me; despair, and die! R3 V.iii.127
Harry the sixt, bids thee dispaire, and dye.Harry the Sixth bids thee despair, and die! R3 V.iii.128
To Richm. Vertuous and holy be thou Conqueror:(To Richmond) Virtuous and holy, be thou conqueror! R3 V.iii.129
Harry that prophesied thou should'st be King,Harry, that prophesied thou shouldst be king, R3 V.iii.130
Doth comfort thee in sleepe: Liue, and flourish.Doth comfort thee in thy sleep; live, and flourish! R3 V.iii.131
Exit R3 V.iii.131
Enter the Ghost of Clarence.Enter the Ghost of Clarence R3 V.iii.132
Ghost. GHOST  
(to Richard) R3 V.iii.132
Let me sit heauy in thy soule to morrow.Let me sit heavy in thy soul tomorrow –  R3 V.iii.132
I that was wash'd to death with Fulsome Wine:I that was washed to death with fulsome wine,fulsome (adj.)distasteful, nauseating, repulsiveR3 V.iii.133
Poore Clarence by thy guile betray'd to death:Poor Clarence, by thy guile betrayed to death! R3 V.iii.134
To morrow in the battell thinke on me,Tomorrow in the battle think on me, R3 V.iii.135
And fall thy edgelesse Sword, dispaire and dye.And fall thy edgeless sword; despair, and die!fall (v.)drop, descend, let fallR3 V.iii.136
To Richm. Thou off-spring of the house of Lancaster(To Richmond) Thou offspring of the house of Lancaster, R3 V.iii.137
The wronged heyres of Yorke do pray for thee,The wronged heirs of York do pray for thee; R3 V.iii.138
Good Angels guard thy battell, Liue and Flourish.Good angels guard thy battle! Live, and flourish!battle (n.)
old form: battell
army, fighting force, battalion
R3 V.iii.139
Exit R3 V.iii.139
Enter the Ghosts of Riuers, Gray, and Vaughan.Enter the Ghosts of Rivers, Grey, and Vaughan R3 V.iii.140
Riu RIVERS  
(to Richard) R3 V.iii.140
Let me sit heauy in thy soule to morrow,Let me sit heavy in thy soul tomorrow, R3 V.iii.140
Riuers, that dy'de at Pomfret: dispaire, and dye.Rivers, that died at Pomfret; despair, and die!Pomfret (n.)Pontefract, West Yorkshire; site of a castle in which Richard II was imprisoned; later, a Lancastrian strongholdR3 V.iii.141
Grey. GREY 
Thinke vpon Grey, and let thy soule dispaire.Think upon Grey, and let thy soul despair! R3 V.iii.142
Vaugh. VAUGHAN 
Thinke vpon Vaughan, and with guilty feareThink upon Vaughan and with guilty fear R3 V.iii.143
Let fall thy Lance, dispaire and dye.Let fall thy lance; despair, and die! R3 V.iii.144
All to Richm. ALL  
(to Richmond) R3 V.iii.145
Awake, / And thinke our wrongs in Richards Bosome,Awake, and think our wrongs in Richard's bosom R3 V.iii.145
Will conquer him. Awake, and win the day.Will conquer him! Awake, and win the day! R3 V.iii.146
Exeunt Ghosts R3 V.iii.146
Enter the Ghost of Lord Hastings.Enter the Ghost of Lord Hastings R3 V.iii.147
Gho. GHOST  
(to Richard) R3 V.iii.147
Bloody and guilty: guiltily awake,Bloody and guilty, guiltily awake R3 V.iii.147
And in a bloody Battell end thy dayes.And in a bloody battle end thy days! R3 V.iii.148
Thinke on Lord Hastings: dispaire, and dye.Think on Lord Hastings; despair, and die! R3 V.iii.149
Hast. to Rich. / Quiet vntroubled soule, / Awake, awake:(To Richmond) Quiet untroubled soul, awake, awake! R3 V.iii.150
Arme, fight, and conquer, for faire Englands sake.Arm, fight, and conquer, for fair England's sake! R3 V.iii.151
Exit R3 V.iii.151
Enter the Ghosts of the two yong Princes.Enter the Ghosts of the two young Princes R3 V.iii.152
Ghosts.GHOSTS  
(to Richard) R3 V.iii.152
Dreame on thy Cousins / Smothered in the Tower:Dream on thy cousins smothered in the Tower. R3 V.iii.152
Let vs be laid within thy bosome Richard,Let us be lead within thy bosom, Richard, R3 V.iii.153
And weigh thee downe to ruine, shame, and death,And weigh thee down to ruin, shame, and death! R3 V.iii.154
Thy Nephewes soule bids thee dispaire and dye.Thy nephews' souls bid thee despair, and die! R3 V.iii.155
Ghosts to Richm. (To Richmond) R3 V.iii.156
Sleepe Richmond, / Sleepe in Peace, and wake in Ioy,Sleep, Richmond, sleep in peace and wake in joy. R3 V.iii.156
Good Angels guard thee from the Boares annoy,Good angels guard thee from the boar's annoy!annoy (n.)injury, harm, hurtR3 V.iii.157
Liue, and beget a happy race of Kings,Live, and beget a happy race of kings! R3 V.iii.158
Edwards vnhappy Sonnes, do bid thee flourish.Edward's unhappy sons do bid thee flourish. R3 V.iii.159
Exit R3 V.iii.159
Enter the Ghost of Anne, his Wife.Enter the Ghost of Anne, his wife R3 V.iii.160
Ghost to Rich. GHOST  
(to Richard) R3 V.iii.160
Richard, thy Wife, / That wretched Anne thy Wife,Richard, thy wife, that wretched Anne thy wife, R3 V.iii.160
That neuer slept a quiet houre with thee,That never slept a quiet hour with thee, R3 V.iii.161
Now filles thy sleepe with perturbations,Now fills thy sleep with perturbations. R3 V.iii.162
To morrow in the Battaile, thinke on me,Tomorrow in the battle think on me, R3 V.iii.163
And fall thy edgelesse Sword, dispaire and dye:And fall thy edgeless sword; despair, and die!edgeless (adj.)
old form: edgelesse
blunted, useless, ineffective
R3 V.iii.164
fall (v.)drop, descend, let fall
Ghost to Richm. Thou quiet soule, / Sleepe thou a quiet sleepe:(To Richmond) Thou quiet soul, sleep thou a quiet sleep. R3 V.iii.165
Dreame of Successe, and Happy Victory,Dream of success and happy victory! R3 V.iii.166
Thy Aduersaries Wife doth pray for thee.Thy adversary's wife doth pray for thee. R3 V.iii.167
Exit R3 V.iii.167
Enter the Ghost of Buckingham.Enter the Ghost of Buckingham R3 V.iii.168
Ghost to Rich. GHOST  
(to Richard) R3 V.iii.168
The first was I / That help'd thee to the Crowne:The first was I that helped thee to the crown; R3 V.iii.168
That last was I that felt thy Tyranny.The last was I that felt thy tyranny. R3 V.iii.169
O, in the Battaile think on Buckingham,O, in the battle think on Buckingham, R3 V.iii.170
And dye in terror of thy guiltinesse.And die in terror of thy guiltiness! R3 V.iii.171
Dreame on, dreame on, of bloody deeds and death,Dream on, dream on, of bloody deeds and death. R3 V.iii.172
Fainting dispaire; dispairing yeeld thy breath.Fainting, despair; despairing, yield thy breath!faint (v.)lose courage, show fear, lose heart, take frightR3 V.iii.173
Ghost to Richm. I dyed for hope / Ere I could lend thee Ayde;(To Richmond) I died for hope ere I could lend thee aid, R3 V.iii.174
But cheere thy heart, and be thou not dismayde:But cheer thy heart and be thou not dismayed; R3 V.iii.175
God, and good Angels fight on Richmonds side,God and good angel fight on Richmond's side, R3 V.iii.176
And Richard fall in height of all his pride.And Richard falls in height of all his pride! R3 V.iii.177
Exit R3 V.iii.177
Richard starts out of his dreame.Richard starts out of his dream R3 V.iii.178
Rich. KING RICHARD 
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.soft (int.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quietR3 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 – fly (v.)
old form: flye
leave, run away [from], flee
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 good R3 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 myself R3 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,several (adj.)
old form: seuerall
separate, different, distinct
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,use (v.)
old form: vs'd
make use of, engage [in], practise [with]
R3 V.iii.199
Throng all to'th'Barre, crying all, Guilty, Guilty.Throng to the bar, crying all, ‘ Guilty! Guilty!’bar (n.)
old form: Barre
tribunal, judgement place
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 myself R3 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 murderedmethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: Me thought
it seems / seemed to me
R3 V.iii.205
Came to my Tent, and euery one did threatCame to my tent, and every one did threatthreat (v.)threatenR3 V.iii.206
To morrowes vengeance on the head of Richard.Tomorrow's vengeance on the head of Richard. R3 V.iii.207
Enter Ratcliffe.Enter Ratcliffe R3 V.iii.208
Rat. RATCLIFFE 
My Lord.My lord! R3 V.iii.208
King KING RICHARD 
Who's there?Zounds, who is there?zounds (int.)God's woundsR3 V.iii.209
Rat. RATCLIFFE 
Ratcliffe my Lord, 'tis I: the early Village CockRatcliffe, my lord, 'tis I. The early village cock R3 V.iii.210
Hath twice done salutation to the Morne,Hath twice done salutation to the morn;morn (n.)
old form: Morne
morning, dawn
R3 V.iii.211
Your Friends are vp, and buckle on their Armour.Your friends are up and buckle on their armour. R3 V.iii.212
KING RICHARD 
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
RATCLIFFE 
No doubt, my lord. R3 V.iii.215.1
King. KING RICHARD 
O Ratcliffe, I feare, I feare.Ratcliffe, I fear, I fear! R3 V.iii.215.2
Rat. RATCLIFFE 
Nay good my Lord, be not affraid of Shadows.Nay, good my lord, be not afraid of shadows. R3 V.iii.216
King. KING RICHARD 
By the Apostle Paul, shadowes to nightBy the apostle Paul, shadows tonightshadow (n.)
old form: shadowes
spirit, phantom, spectre, ghost
R3 V.iii.217
Haue stroke more terror to the soule of Richard,Have struck more terror to the soul of Richard R3 V.iii.218
Then can the substance of ten thousand SouldiersThan can the substance of ten thousand soldiers R3 V.iii.219
Armed in proofe, and led by shallow Richmond.Armed in proof and led by shallow Richmond.proof (n.)
old form: proofe
tested strength, proven power of resistance, impenetrability
R3 V.iii.220
shallow (adj.)naive, gullible, lacking in depth of character
'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
Exeunt Richard & Ratliffe,Exeunt Richard and Ratcliffe R3 V.iii.223
Enter the Lords to Richmond sittingin his Tent.Enter the Lords to Richmond sitting in his tent R3 V.iii.224.1
Richm. LORDS 
Good morrow Richmond.Good morrow, Richmond!morrow (n.)morningR3 V.iii.224
Rich. RICHMOND 
Cry mercy Lords, and watchfull Gentlemen,Cry mercy, lords and watchful gentlemen,cry (v.)beg, entreat, imploreR3 V.iii.225
That you haue tane a tardie sluggard heere?That you have ta'en a tardy sluggard here. R3 V.iii.226
Lords. LORDS 
How haue you slept my Lord?How have you slept, my lord? R3 V.iii.227
Rich. RICHMOND 
The sweetest sleepe, / And fairest boading Dreames,The sweetest sleep, and fairest-boding dreamsfairest-boding (adj.)
old form: fairest boading
most favourable, most encouraging
R3 V.iii.228
That euer entred in a drowsie head,That ever entered in a drowsy head R3 V.iii.229
Haue I since your departure had my Lords.Have I since your departure had, my lords. R3 V.iii.230
Me thought their Soules, whose bodies Rich. murther'd,Methought their souls whose bodies Richard murdered R3 V.iii.231
Came to my Tent, and cried on Victory:Came to my tent and cried on victory.cry on (v.)shout out, call out aboutR3 V.iii.232
I promise you my Heart is very iocond,I promise you my heart is very jocundjocund (adj.)
old form: iocond
merry, joyful, cheerful
R3 V.iii.233
In the remembrance of so faire a dreame,In the remembrance of so fair a dream.remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollectionR3 V.iii.234
How farre into the Morning is it Lords?How far into the morning is it, lords? R3 V.iii.235
Lor. LORDS 
Vpon the stroke of foure.Upon the stroke of four. R3 V.iii.236
Rich. RICHMOND 
Why then 'tis time to Arme, and giue direction.Why, then 'tis time to arm and give direction. R3 V.iii.237
His Oration to his Souldiers.His oration to his soldiers R3 V.iii.238
More then I haue said, louing Countrymen,More than I have said, loving countrymen, R3 V.iii.238
The leysure and inforcement of the timeThe leisure and enforcement of the timeleisure (n.)
old form: leysure
opportunity, moment, available time
R3 V.iii.239
Forbids to dwell vpon: yet remember this,Forbids to dwell upon. Yet remember this: R3 V.iii.240
God, and our good cause, fight vpon our side,God and our good cause fight upon our side; R3 V.iii.241
The Prayers of holy Saints and wronged soules,The prayers of holy saints and wronged souls, R3 V.iii.242
Like high rear'd Bulwarkes, stand before our Faces,Like high-reared bulwarks, stand before our faces. R3 V.iii.243
( Richard except) those whom we fight against,Richard except, those whom we fight against R3 V.iii.244
Had rather haue vs win, then him they follow.Had rather have us win than him they follow. R3 V.iii.245
For, what is he they follow? Truly Gentlemen,For what is he they follow? Truly, gentlemen, R3 V.iii.246
A bloudy Tyrant, and a Homicide:A bloody tyrant and a homicide; R3 V.iii.247
One rais'd in blood, and one in blood establish'd;One raised in blood and one in blood established; R3 V.iii.248
One that made meanes to come by what he hath,One that made means to come by what he hath,means, make
old form: meanes
take pains, make efforts
R3 V.iii.249
And slaughter'd those that were the meanes to help him:And slaughtered those that were the means to help him; R3 V.iii.250
A base foule Stone, made precious by the soyleA base foul stone, made precious by the foilfoil (n.)setting, background which sets something off to advantage [as dull metal sets off a gem]R3 V.iii.251
base (adj.)non-precious, worthless, of low value
Of Englands Chaire, where he is falsely set:Of England's chair, where he is falsely set;chair (n.)
old form: Chaire
throne
R3 V.iii.252
One that hath euer beene Gods Enemy.One that hath ever been God's enemy. R3 V.iii.253
Then if you fight against Gods Enemy,Then if you fight against God's enemy, R3 V.iii.254
God will in iustice ward you as his Soldiers.God will in justice ward you as his soldiers;ward (v.)protect, defend, guardR3 V.iii.255
If you do sweare to put a Tyrant downe,If you do sweat to put a tyrant down, R3 V.iii.256
You sleepe in peace, the Tyrant being slaine:You sleep in peace, the tyrant being slain; R3 V.iii.257
If you do fight against your Countries Foes,If you do fight against your country's foes, R3 V.iii.258
Your Countries Fat shall pay your paines the hyre.Your country's fat shall pay your pains the hire;pain (n.)
old form: paines
effort, endeavour, exertion, labour
R3 V.iii.259
fat (n.)plenty, wealth, abundance
If you do fight in safegard of your wiues,If you do fight in safeguard of your wives,safeguard (n.)
old form: safegard
safeguarding, defence, protection
R3 V.iii.260
Your wiues shall welcome home the Conquerors.Your wives shall welcome home the conquerors; R3 V.iii.261
If you do free your Children from the Sword,If you do free your children from the sword, R3 V.iii.262
Your Childrens Children quits it in your Age.Your children's children quits it in your age.quit (v.)pay back, repay, rewardR3 V.iii.263
age (n.)mature years, old age
Then in the name of God and all these rights,Then in the name of God and all these rights, R3 V.iii.264
Aduance your Standards, draw your willing Swords.Advance your standards, draw your willing swords.standard (n.)flag, ensignR3 V.iii.265
advance (v.)
old form: Aduance
raise, lift up, upraise
For me, the ransome of my bold attempt,For me, the ransom of my bold attempt R3 V.iii.266
Shall be this cold Corpes on the earth's cold face.Shall be this cold corpse on the earth's cold face; R3 V.iii.267
But if I thriue, the gaine of my attempt,But if I thrive, the gain of my attempt R3 V.iii.268
The least of you shall share his part thereof.The least of you shall share his part thereof.share (v.)take, receive, have [as one's share]R3 V.iii.269
Sound Drummes and Trumpets boldly, and cheerefully,Sound drums and trumpets boldly and cheerfully: R3 V.iii.270
God, and Saint George, Richmond, and Victory.God and Saint George! Richmond and victory!George, Saintin Christian tradition, the patron saint of England, 3rd-cR3 V.iii.271
Exeunt R3 V.iii.271
Enter King Richard, Ratcliffe, and Catesby.Enter King Richard, Ratcliffe, and soldiers R3 V.iii.272
K. KING RICHARD 
What said Northumberland as touching Richmond?What said Northumberland as touching Richmond? R3 V.iii.272
Rat. RATCLIFFE 
That he was neuer trained vp in Armes.That he was never trained up in arms. R3 V.iii.273
King. KING RICHARD 
He said the truth: and what said Surrey then?He said the truth. And what said Surrey then? R3 V.iii.274
Rat. RATCLIFFE 
He smil'd and said, the better for our purpose.He smiled and said, ‘ The better for our purpose.’purpose (n.)intention, aim, planR3 V.iii.275
King. KING RICHARD 
He was in the right, and so indeed it is.He was in the right, and so indeed it is. R3 V.iii.276
Clocke strikes.Clock strikes R3 V.iii.277.1
Tell the clocke there. / Giue me a Kalender:Tell the clock there. Give me a calendar.tell (v.)tell the time onR3 V.iii.277
Who saw the Sunne to day?Who saw the sun today? R3 V.iii.278.1
Rat. RATCLIFFE 
N t I my Lord.Not I, my lord. R3 V.iii.278.2
King. KING RICHARD 
Then he disdaines to shine: for by the BookeThen he disdains to shine; for by the book R3 V.iii.279
He should haue brau'd the East an houre ago,He should have braved the east an hour ago.brave (v.)
old form: brau'd
make splendid, adorn, brighten up
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
Rat. RATCLIFFE 
My Lord.My lord? R3 V.iii.283.1
King. KING RICHARD 
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.lour, lower (v.)
old form: lowre
frown, scowl, look dark and threatening
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 me R3 V.iii.286
More then to Richmond? For the selfe-same HeauenMore than to Richmond? For the selfsame heaven R3 V.iii.287
That frownes on me, lookes sadly vpon him.That frowns on me looks sadly upon him.sadly (adv.)seriously, gravely, solemnlyR3 V.iii.288
Enter Norfolke.Enter Norfolk R3 V.iii.289.1
Nor. NORFOLK 
Arme, arme, my Lord: the foe vaunts in the field.Arm, arm, my lord; the foe vaunts in the field.vaunt (v.)exult, rejoice, revelR3 V.iii.289
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
King. KING RICHARD 
Come, bustle, bustle. Caparison my horse.Come, bustle, bustle! Caparison my horse!caparison (v.)put the trappings on, equip, harnessR3 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:battle (n.)
old form: Battell
battle array, war formation, ranks of soldiers
R3 V.iii.293
My Foreward shall be drawne in length,My foreward shall be drawn out all in length,foreward (n.)vanguard, front line [of soldiers]R3 V.iii.294
Consisting equally of Horse and Foot:Consisting equally of horse and foot;horse (n.)cavalry, horse soldiersR3 V.iii.295
foot (n.)foot-soldiers, infantry
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 follow R3 V.iii.299
In the maine Battell, whose puissance on either sideIn the main battle, whose puissance on either sidepuissance (n.)power, might, forceR3 V.iii.300
battle (n.)
old form: Battell
army, fighting force, battalion
Shall be well-winged with our cheefest Horse:Shall be well winged with our chiefest horse.wing (v.)furnish with troops, have a wing protected [by]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?boot, to
old form: boote
in addition, as well
R3 V.iii.302
Nor. NORFOLK 
A good direction warlike Soueraigne,A good direction, warlike sovereign. R3 V.iii.303
This found I on my Tent this Morning.This found I on my tent this morning. R3 V.iii.304
He showeth him a paper R3 V.iii.305.1
KING RICHARD  
King. (reads) R3 V.iii.305.2
Iockey of Norfolke, be not so bold, Jockey of Norfolk, be not so bold,Jockey (n.)[pet name] little Jack, JackyR3 V.iii.305
For Dickon thy maister is bought and sold.For Dickon thy master is bought and sold.buy and sell, past form bought and soldbetray, exploit, treat treacherouslyR3 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;affright (v.)frighten, terrify, scareR3 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,join (v.)
old form: ioyne
encounter, come together, meet in conflict
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
His oration to his army R3 V.iii.315.1
What shall I say more then I haue inferr'd?What shall I say more than I have inferred?infer (v.)adduce, bring up, put forwardR3 V.iii.315
Remember whom you are to cope withall,Remember whom you are to cope withal – cope, cope with (v.)encounter, face, have to do [with], come into contact [with]R3 V.iii.316
A sort of Vagabonds, Rascals, and Run-awayes,A sort of vagabonds, rascals, and runaways,runaway (n.)
old form: Run-awayes
deserter, coward, renegade
R3 V.iii.317
sort (n.)pack, crowd, gang
A scum of Brittaines, and base Lackey Pezants,A scum of Britains and base lackey peasants,lackey (adj.)servile, menial, abjectR3 V.iii.318
Britain (n.)
old form: Brittaines
[pron: 'briten] Breton, person from Brittany
base (adj.)low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
Whom their o're-cloyed Country vomits forthWhom their o'ercloyed country vomits forthovercloyed (adj.)
old form: o're-cloyed
overfilled, satiated, stuffed to busting
R3 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.distain (v.)
old form: distaine
dishonour, defile, corrupt
R3 V.iii.323
distrain (v.)seize, confiscate, commandeer
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 life R3 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,straggler (n.)
old form: straglers
vagabond, wanderer, roving vagrant
R3 V.iii.328
Lash hence these ouer-weening Ragges of France,Lash hence these overweening rags of France,overweening (adj.)
old form: ouer-weening
arrogant, overambitious, high and mighty
R3 V.iii.329
rag (n.)
old form: Ragges
worthless wretch, good-for-nothing creature, beggar
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,exploit (n.)military action, martial undertakingR3 V.iii.331
fond (adj.)foolish, stupid, mad
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 fathersBritain (n.)
old form: Britaines
[pron: 'briten] Breton, person from Brittany
R3 V.iii.334
Haue in their owne Land beaten, bobb'd, and thump'd,Have in their own land beaten, bobbed, and thumped,bob (v.)
old form: bobb'd
punch, strike, buffet
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!draw (v.)[archery] draw back a bow-stringR3 V.iii.340
Spurre your proud Horses hard, and ride in blood,Spur your proud horses hard, and ride in blood!proud (adj.)high-spirited, high-mettledR3 V.iii.341
Amaze the welkin with your broken staues.Amaze the welkin with your broken staves!welkin (n.)sky, firmament, heavensR3 V.iii.342
Enter a Messenger.Enter a Messengerpower (n.)armed force, troops, host, armyR3 V.iii.343.1
What sayes Lord Stanley, will he bring his power?What says Lord Stanley? Will he bring his power?power (n.)armed force, troops, host, armyR3 V.iii.343
Mes. MESSENGER 
My Lord, he doth deny to come.My lord, he doth deny to come.deny (v.)refuse, decline, scornR3 V.iii.344
King. KING RICHARD 
Off with his sonne Georges head.Off with his son George's head! R3 V.iii.345
Nor. NORFOLK 
My Lord, the Enemy is past the Marsh:My lord, the enemy is past the marsh. R3 V.iii.346
After the battaile, let George Stanley dye.After the battle let George Stanley die. R3 V.iii.347
King. KING RICHARD 
A thousand hearts are great within my bosom.A thousand hearts are great within my bosom!great (adj.)full of emotionR3 V.iii.348
Aduance our Standards, set vpon our Foes,Advance our standards, set upon our foes.standard (n.)flag, ensignR3 V.iii.349
advance (v.)
old form: Aduance
raise, lift up, upraise
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!spleen (n.)
old form: spleene
temper, spirit, passion [part of the body seen as the source of both gloomy and mirthful emotions]
R3 V.iii.351
Vpon them, Victorie sits on our helpes.Upon them! Victory sits on our helms.helm (n.)helmetR3 V.iii.352
Exeunt R3 V.iii.352
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