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Enter the Coarse of Henrie the sixt with Halberds to Enter the corse of Henry the Sixth, with halberds tohalberd (n.)person armed with a halberdR3 I.ii.1.1
corse (n.)corpse, dead body
guard it, Lady Anne being the Mourner.guard it; Lady Anne being the mourner, attended byattend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]R3 I.ii.1.2
Tressel and Berkeley R3 I.ii.1.3
Anne. ANNE 
Set downe, set downe your honourable load,Set down, set down your honourable load –  R3 I.ii.1
If Honor may be shrowded in a Herse;If honour may be shrouded in a hearse – shroud (v.)
old form: shrowded
hide, conceal, shelter
R3 I.ii.2
Whil'st I a-while obsequiously lamentWhilst I awhile obsequiously lamentobsequiously (adv.)as a mourner, with proper regard for the deadR3 I.ii.3
Th' vntimely fall of Vertuous Lancaster.Th' untimely fall of virtuous Lancaster.untimely (adj.)
old form: vntimely
premature, coming before its time
R3 I.ii.4
The bearers set down the hearse R3 I.ii.5.1
Poore key-cold Figure of a holy King,Poor key-cold figure of a holy king,key-cold (adj.)cold as a metal keyR3 I.ii.5
Pale Ashes of the House of Lancaster;Pale ashes of the house of Lancaster, R3 I.ii.6
Thou bloodlesse Remnant of that Royall Blood,Thou bloodless remnant of that royal blood, R3 I.ii.7
Be it lawfull that I inuocate thy Ghost,Be it lawful that I invocate thy ghostinvocate (v.)
old form: inuocate
invoke, call upon, entreat
R3 I.ii.8
To heare the Lamentations of poore Anne,To hear the lamentations of poor Anne, R3 I.ii.9
Wife to thy Edward, to thy slaughtred Sonne,Wife to thy Edward, to thy slaughtered son R3 I.ii.10
Stab'd by the selfesame hand that made these wounds.Stabbed by the selfsame hand that made these wounds! R3 I.ii.11
Loe, in these windowes that let forth thy life,Lo, in these windows that let forth thy lifewindow (n.)
old form: windowes
opening, hole; wound
R3 I.ii.12
I powre the helplesse Balme of my poore eyes.I pour the helpless balm of my poor eyes.helpless (adj.)
old form: helplesse
unavailing, useless, unprofitable
R3 I.ii.13
O cursed be the hand that made these holes:O, cursed be the hand that made these holes! R3 I.ii.14
Cursed the Heart, that had the heart to do it:Cursed be the heart that had the heart to do it! R3 I.ii.15
Cnrsed the Blood, that let this blood from hence:Cursed the blood that let this blood from hence!blood (n.)blood relationship, kinshipR3 I.ii.16
More direfull hap betide that hated WretchMore direful hap betide that hated wretchhap (n.)fortune, lot, fateR3 I.ii.17
betide (v.)happen (to), befall, come (to)
That makes vs wretched by the death of thee,That makes us wretched by the death of thee R3 I.ii.18
Then I can wish to Wolues, to Spiders, Toades,Than I can wish to wolves – spiders, toads, R3 I.ii.19
Or any creeping venom'd thing that liues.Or any creeping venomed thing that lives! R3 I.ii.20
If euer he haue Childe, Abortiue be it,If ever he have child, abortive be it,abortive (adj.)
old form: Abortiue
monstrous, defective, unnatural
R3 I.ii.21
Prodigeous, and vntimely brought to light,Prodigious, and untimely brought to light,prodigious (adj.)
old form: Prodigeous
abnormal, monstrous, unnatural
R3 I.ii.22
untimely (adv.)
old form: vntimely
prematurely, too soon, before due time
Whose vgly and vnnaturall AspectWhose ugly and unnatural aspectaspect (n.)[of a human face] look, appearance, expressionR3 I.ii.23
May fright the hopefull Mother at the view,May fright the hopeful mother at the view,fright (v.), past form frightedfrighten, scare, terrifyR3 I.ii.24
And that be Heyre to his vnhappinesse.And that be heir to his unhappiness!unhappiness (n.)
old form: vnhappinesse
evil, wrong-doing, perniciousness
R3 I.ii.25
If euer he haue Wife, let her be madeIf ever he have wife, let her he made R3 I.ii.26
More miserable by the death of him,More miserable by the life of him R3 I.ii.27
Then I am made by my young Lord, and thee.Than I am made by my young lord and thee! R3 I.ii.28
Come now towards Chertsey with your holy Lode,Come now, towards Chertsey with your holy load, R3 I.ii.29
Taken from Paules, to be interred there.Taken from Paul's to be interred there.Paul's (n.)St Paul's Cathedral, LondonR3 I.ii.30
And still as you are weary of this waight,The bearers take up the hearse R3 I.ii.31
Rest you, whiles I lament King Henries Coarse.And still, as you are weary of this weight, R3 I.ii.31
Enter Richard Duke of Gloster.Rest you, whiles I lament King Henry's corse.corse (n.)
old form: Coarse
corpse, dead body
R3 I.ii.32

Enter Richard, Duke of Gloucester R3 I.ii.33
Rich. RICHARD 
Stay you that beare the Coarse, & set it down.Stay, you that bear the corse, and set it down. R3 I.ii.33
An. ANNE 
What blacke Magitian coniures vp this Fiend,What black magician conjures up this fiend R3 I.ii.34
To stop deuoted charitable deeds?To stop devoted charitable deeds?devoted (adj.)
old form: deuoted
holy, consecrated, dedicated
R3 I.ii.35
Rich. RICHARD 
Villaines set downe the Coarse, or by S. Paul,Villains, set down the corse, or, by Saint Paul, R3 I.ii.36
Ile make a Coarse of him that disobeyes.I'll make a corse of him that disobeys! R3 I.ii.37
Gen. GENTLEMAN 
My Lord stand backe, and let the Coffin passe.My lord, stand back, and let the coffin pass. R3 I.ii.38
Rich. RICHARD 
Vnmanner'd Dogge, / Stand'st thou when I commaund:Unmannered dog! Stand thou, when I command!unmannered (adj.)
old form: Vnmanner'd
ill-mannered, rude, insolent
R3 I.ii.39
Aduance thy Halbert higher then my brest,Advance thy halberd higher than my breast,halberd (n.)
old form: Halbert
long-handled weapon ending in a combination of axe-blade and spearhead
R3 I.ii.40
advance (v.)
old form: Aduance
raise, lift up, upraise
Or by S. Paul Ile strike thee to my Foote,Or, by Saint Paul, I'll strike thee to my foot R3 I.ii.41
And spurne vpon thee Begger for thy boldnesse.And spurn upon thee, beggar, for thy boldness.spurn (v.)
old form: spurne
kick, strike, stamp [on], dash
R3 I.ii.42
The bearers set down the hearse R3 I.ii.43
Anne. ANNE 
What do you tremble? are you all affraid?What, do you tremble? Are you all afraid? R3 I.ii.43
Alas, I blame you not, for you are Mortall,Alas, I blame you not, for you are mortal, R3 I.ii.44
And Mortall eyes cannot endure the Diuell.And mortal eyes cannot endure the devil. R3 I.ii.45
Auant thou dreadfull minister of Hell;Avaunt, thou dreadful minister of hell!avaunt (int.)
old form: Auant
begone, go away, be off
R3 I.ii.46
Thou had'st but power ouer his Mortall body,Thou hadst but power over his mortal body; R3 I.ii.47
His Soule thou canst not haue: Therefore be gone.His soul thou canst not have. Therefore, be gone. R3 I.ii.48
Rich. RICHARD 
Sweet Saint, for Charity, be not so curst.Sweet saint, for charity, be not so curst.curst (adj.)bad-tempered, quarrelsome, shrewish, crossR3 I.ii.49
An. ANNE 
Foule Diuell, / For Gods sake hence, and trouble vs not,Foul devil, for God's sake hence, and trouble us not, R3 I.ii.50
For thou hast made the happy earth thy Hell:For thou hast made the happy earth thy hell, R3 I.ii.51
Fill'd it with cursing cries, and deepe exclaimes:Filled it with cursing cries and deep exclaims.exclaim (n.)
old form: exclaimes
exclamation, outcry, protest
R3 I.ii.52
If thou delight to view thy heynous deeds,If thou delight to view thy heinous deeds, R3 I.ii.53
Behold this patterne of thy Butcheries.Behold this pattern of thy butcheries.pattern (n.)
old form: patterne
picture, model, specimen, example
R3 I.ii.54
Oh Gentlemen, see, see dead Henries wounds,O gentlemen, see, see! Dead Henry's wounds R3 I.ii.55
Open their congeal'd mouthes, and bleed afresh.Open their congealed mouths and bleed afresh! R3 I.ii.56
Blush, blush, thou lumpe of fowle Deformitie:Blush, blush, thou lump of foul deformity; R3 I.ii.57
For 'tis thy presence that exhales this bloodFor 'tis thy presence that exhales this bloodexhale (v.)cause to flow, draw out, draw upR3 I.ii.58
From cold and empty Veines where no blood dwels.From cold and empty veins where no blood dwells. R3 I.ii.59
Thy Deeds inhumane and vnnaturall,Thy deeds inhuman and unnatural R3 I.ii.60
Prouokes this Deluge most vnnaturall.Provokes this deluge most unnatural. R3 I.ii.61
O God! which this Blood mad'st, reuenge his death:O God, which this blood mad'st, revenge his death! R3 I.ii.62
O Earth! which this Blood drink'st, reuenge his death.O earth, which this blood drink'st, revenge his death! R3 I.ii.63
Either Heau'n with Lightning strike the murth'rer dead:Either heaven with lightning strike the murderer dead; R3 I.ii.64
Or Earth gape open wide, and eate him quicke,Or earth gape open wide and eat him quick,quick (adv.)
old form: quicke
alive
R3 I.ii.65
As thou dost swallow vp this good Kings blood,As thou dost swallow up this good King's blood R3 I.ii.66
Which his Hell-gouern'd arme hath butchered.Which his hell-governed arm hath butchered! R3 I.ii.67
Rich. RICHARD 
Lady, you know no Rules of Charity,Lady, you know no rules of charity,rule (n.)principle, order, regulationR3 I.ii.68
Which renders good for bad, Blessings for Curses.Which renders good for bad, blessings for curses. R3 I.ii.69
An. ANNE 
Villaine, thou know'st nor law of God nor Man,Villain, thou know'st nor law of God nor man: R3 I.ii.70
No Beast so fierce, but knowes some touch of pitty.No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity. R3 I.ii.71
Rich. RICHARD 
But I know none, and therefore am no Beast.But I know none, and therefore am no beast. R3 I.ii.72
An. ANNE 
O wonderfull, when diuels tell the truth!O wonderful, when devils tell the truth! R3 I.ii.73
Rich. RICHARD 
More wonderfull, when Angels are so angry:More wonderful, when angels are so angry. R3 I.ii.74
Vouchsafe (diuine perfection of a Woman)Vouchsafe, divine perfection of a woman, R3 I.ii.75
Of these supposed Crimes, to giue me leaueOf these supposed crimes to give me leave R3 I.ii.76
By circumstance, but to acquit my selfe.By circumstance but to acquit myself.circumstance (n.)special argument, detailed explanationR3 I.ii.77
An. ANNE 
Vouchsafe (defus'd infection of man)Vouchsafe, diffused infection of a man,diffused (adj.)
old form: defus'd
disorderly, mixed-up, jumbled
R3 I.ii.78
Of these knowne euils, but to giue me leaueFor these known evils, but to give me leave R3 I.ii.79
By circumstance, to curse thy cursed Selfe.By circumstance to accuse thy cursed self. R3 I.ii.80
Rich. RICHARD 
Fairer then tongue can name thee, let me haueFairer than tongue can name thee, let me have R3 I.ii.81
Some patient leysure to excuse my selfe.Some patient leisure to excuse myself. R3 I.ii.82
An. ANNE 
Fouler then heart can thinke thee, / Thou can'st make Fouler than heart can think thee, thou canst make R3 I.ii.83
no excuse currant, / But to hang thy selfe.No excuse current but to hang thyself.current (adj.)
old form: currant
[as of a coin] authentic, genuine, valid
R3 I.ii.84
Rich. RICHARD 
By such dispaire, I should accuse my selfe.By such despair I should accuse myself. R3 I.ii.85
An. ANNE 
And by dispairing shalt thou stand excused,And by despairing shouldst thou stand excused R3 I.ii.86
For doing worthy Vengeance on thy selfe,For doing worthy vengeance on thyselfworthy (adj.)deserved, justified, warrantedR3 I.ii.87
That did'st vnworthy slaughter vpon others.Which didst unworthy slaughter upon others. R3 I.ii.88
Rich. RICHARD 
Say that I slew them not.Say that I slew them not? R3 I.ii.89.1
An. ANNE 
Then say they were not slaine:Then say they were not slain. R3 I.ii.89.2
But dead they are, and diuellish slaue by thee.But dead they are, and, devilish slave, by thee. R3 I.ii.90
Rich. RICHARD 
I did not kill your Husband.I did not kill your husband. R3 I.ii.91.1
An. ANNE 
Why then he is aliue.Why, then he is alive. R3 I.ii.91.2
Rich. RICHARD 
Nay, he is dead, and slaine by Edwards hands.Nay, he is dead, and slain by Edward's hands. R3 I.ii.92
An. ANNE 
In thy foule throat thou Ly'st, / Queene Margaret sawIn thy foul throat thou li'st! Queen Margaret saw R3 I.ii.93
Thy murd'rous Faulchion smoaking in his blood:Thy murderous falchion smoking in his blood;smoking (adj.)
old form: smoaking
steaming hot, sending up spray
R3 I.ii.94
falchion (n.)
old form: Faulchion
curved broadsword
The which, thou once didd'st bend against her brest,The which thou once didst bend against her breast,bend (v.)aim, direct, level, turnR3 I.ii.95
But that thy Brothers beate aside the point.But that thy brothers beat aside the point. R3 I.ii.96
Rich. RICHARD 
I was prouoked by her sland'rous tongue,I was provoked by her slanderous tongue R3 I.ii.97
That laid their guilt, vpon my guiltlesse Shoulders.That laid their guilt upon my guiltless shoulders. R3 I.ii.98
An. ANNE 
Thou was't prouoked by thy bloody minde,Thou wast provoked by thy bloody mind R3 I.ii.99
That neuer dream'st on ought but Butcheries:That never dream'st on aught but butcheries.aught (n.)
old form: ought
anything, [with negative word] nothing
R3 I.ii.100
Did'st thou not kill this King?Didst thou not kill this King? R3 I.ii.101.1
Rich. RICHARD 
I graunt ye.I grant ye – yea. R3 I.ii.101.2
An. ANNE 
Do'st grant me Hedge-hogge, / Then God graunt me tooDost grant me, hedgehog? Then God grant me too R3 I.ii.102
Thou may'st be damned for that wicked deede,Thou mayst be damned for that wicked deed! R3 I.ii.103
O he was gentle, milde, and vertuous.O, he was gentle, mild, and virtuous!gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kindR3 I.ii.104
Rich. RICHARD 
The better for the King of heauen that hath him.The better for the King of Heaven that hath him. R3 I.ii.105
An. ANNE 
He is in heauen, where thou shalt neuer come.He is in heaven, where thou shalt never come. R3 I.ii.106
Rich. RICHARD 
Let him thanke me, that holpe to send him thither:Let him thank me that holp to send him thither; R3 I.ii.107
For he was fitter for that place then earth.For he was fitter for that place than earth. R3 I.ii.108
An. ANNE 
And thou vnfit for any place, but hell.And thou unfit for any place, but hell. R3 I.ii.109
Rich. RICHARD 
Yes one place else, if you will heare me name it.Yes, one place else, if you will hear me name it. R3 I.ii.110
An. ANNE 
Some dungeon.Some dungeon. R3 I.ii.111.1
Rich. RICHARD 
Your Bed-chamber.Your bedchamber. R3 I.ii.111.2
An. ANNE 
Ill rest betide the chamber where thou lyest.Ill rest betide the chamber where thou liest!ill (n.)trouble, affliction, misfortuneR3 I.ii.112
Rich. RICHARD 
So will it Madam, till I lye with you.So will it, madam, till I lie with you. R3 I.ii.113
An. ANNE 
I hope so.I hope so. R3 I.ii.114.1
Rich. RICHARD 
I know so. But gentle Lady Anne,I know so. But, gentle Lady Anne,gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, nobleR3 I.ii.114.2
To leaue this keene encounter of our wittes,To leave this keen encounter of our witswits, also five wits
old form: wittes
faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
R3 I.ii.115
And fall something into a slower method.And fall somewhat into a slower method, R3 I.ii.116
Is not the causer of the timelesse deathsIs not the causer of the timeless deathstimeless (adj.)
old form: timelesse
untimely, premature, ill-timed
R3 I.ii.117
Of these Plantagenets, Henrie and Edward,Of these Plantagenets, Henry and Edward, R3 I.ii.118
As blamefull as the Executioner.As blameful as the executioner? R3 I.ii.119
An. ANNE 
Thou was't the cause, and most accurst effect.Thou wast the cause and most accursed effect. R3 I.ii.120
Rich. RICHARD 
Your beauty was the cause of that effect:Your beauty was the cause of that effect –  R3 I.ii.121
Your beauty, that did haunt me in my sleepe,Your beauty, that did haunt me in my sleep R3 I.ii.122
To vndertake the death of all the world,To undertake the death of all the world, R3 I.ii.123
So I might liue one houre in your sweet bosome.So I might live one hour in your sweet bosom. R3 I.ii.124
An. ANNE 
If I thought that, I tell thee Homicide,If I thought that, I tell thee, homicide, R3 I.ii.125
These Nailes should rent that beauty from my Cheekes.These nails should rent that beauty from my cheeks.rent (v.)rend, tear, pull to piecesR3 I.ii.126
Rich. RICHARD 
These eyes could not endure yt beauties wrack,These eyes could not endure that beauty's wrack;wrack (n.)destruction, ruinR3 I.ii.127
You should not blemish it, if I stood by;You should not blemish it, if I stood by. R3 I.ii.128
As all the world is cheared by the Sunne,As all the world is cheered by the sun, R3 I.ii.129
So I by that: It is my day, my life.So I by that. It is my day, my life. R3 I.ii.130
An. ANNE 
Blacke night ore-shade thy day, & death thy life.Black night o'ershade thy day, and death thy life! R3 I.ii.131
Rich. RICHARD 
Curse not thy selfe faire Creature, / Thou art both.Curse not thyself, fair creature – thou art both. R3 I.ii.132
An. ANNE 
I would I were, to be reueng'd on thee.I would I were, to be revenged on thee. R3 I.ii.133
Rich. RICHARD 
It is a quarrell most vnnaturall,It is a quarrel most unnatural R3 I.ii.134
To be reueng'd on him that loueth . thee.To be revenged on him that loveth thee. R3 I.ii.135
An. ANNE 
It is a quarrell iust and reasonable,It is a quarrel just and reasonable R3 I.ii.136
To be reueng'd on him that kill'd my Husband.To be revenged on him that killed my husband. R3 I.ii.137
Rich. RICHARD 
He that bereft the Lady of thy Husband,He that bereft thee, lady, of thy husband R3 I.ii.138
Did it to helpe thee to a better Husband.Did it to help thee to a better husband. R3 I.ii.139
An. ANNE 
His better doth not breath vpon the earth.His better doth not breathe upon the earth. R3 I.ii.140
Rich. RICHARD 
He liues, that loues thee better then he could.He lives, that loves thee better than he could. R3 I.ii.141
An. ANNE 
Name him.Name him. R3 I.ii.142.1
Rich. RICHARD 
Plantagenet.Plantagenet. R3 I.ii.142.2
An. ANNE 
Why that was he.Why that was he. R3 I.ii.142.3
Rieh. RICHARD 
The selfesame name, but one of better Nature.The selfsame name, but one of better nature. R3 I.ii.143
An. ANNE 
Where is he?Where is he? R3 I.ii.144.1
Rich. RICHARD 
Heere: Here. R3 I.ii.144.2
Spits at him. She spits at him R3 I.ii.144
Why dost thou spit at me.Why dost thou spit at me? R3 I.ii.144.3
An. ANNE 
Would it were mortall poyson, for thy sake.Would it were mortal poison for thy sake! R3 I.ii.145
Rich. RICHARD 
Neuer came poyson from so sweet a place.Never came poison from so sweet a place. R3 I.ii.146
An. ANNE 
Neuer hung poyson on a fowler Toade.Never hung poison on a fouler toad. R3 I.ii.147
Out of my sight, thou dost infect mine eyes.Out of my sight! Thou dost infect mine eyes. R3 I.ii.148
Rich. RICHARD 
Thine eyes (sweet Lady) haue infected mine.Thine eyes, sweet lady, have infected mine. R3 I.ii.149
An. ANNE 
Would they were Basiliskes, to strike thee dead.Would they were basilisks to strike thee dead!basilisk (n.)
old form: Basiliskes
mythical serpent which killed with its look
R3 I.ii.150
Rich. RICHARD 
I would they were, that I might dye at once:I would they were, that I might die at once, R3 I.ii.151
For now they kill me with a liuing death.For now they kill me with a living death. R3 I.ii.152
Those eyes of thine, from mine haue drawne salt Teares;Those eyes of thine from mine have drawn salt tears, R3 I.ii.153
Sham'd their Aspects with store of childish drops:Shamed their aspects with store of childish drops.aspect (n.)[of a human face] look, appearance, expressionR3 I.ii.154
These eyes, which neuer shed remorsefull teare,These eyes, which never shed remorseful tear – remorseful (adj.)
old form: remorsefull
conscience-stricken, guilty, full of sorrow
R3 I.ii.155
No, when my Father Yorke, and Edward wept,No, when my father York and Edward wept R3 I.ii.156
To heare the pittious moane that Rutland madeTo hear the piteous moan that Rutland made R3 I.ii.157
When black-fac'd Clifford shooke his sword at him.When black-faced Clifford shook his sword at him; R3 I.ii.158
Nor when thy warlike Father like a Childe,Nor when thy warlike father, like a child, R3 I.ii.159
Told the sad storie of my Fathers death,Told the sad story of my father's deathsad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomyR3 I.ii.160
And twenty times, made pause to sob and weepe:And twenty times made pause to sob and weep, R3 I.ii.161
That all the standers by had wet their cheekesThat all the standers-by had wet their cheeks R3 I.ii.162
Like Trees bedash'd with raine. In that sad time,Like trees bedashed with rain – in that sad timebedashed (adj.)
old form: bedash'd
dashed about, bespattered, splashed about
R3 I.ii.163
My manly eyes did scorne an humble teare:My manly eyes did scorn an humble tear; R3 I.ii.164
And what these sorrowes could not thence exhale,And what these sorrows could not thence exhale,exhale (v.)cause to flow, draw out, draw upR3 I.ii.165
Thy Beauty hath, and made them blinde with weeping.Thy beauty hath, and made them blind with weeping. R3 I.ii.166
I neuer sued to Friend, nor Enemy:I never sued to friend nor enemy; R3 I.ii.167
My Tongue could neuer learne sweet smoothing word.My tongue could never learn sweet smoothing word;smoothing (adj.)flattering, plausible, ingratiatingR3 I.ii.168
But now thy Beauty is propos'd my Fee,But, now thy beauty is proposed my fee,fee (n.)payment, reward, recompenseR3 I.ii.169
My proud heart sues, and prompts my tongue to speake.My proud heart sues, and prompts my tongue to speak. R3 I.ii.170
She lookes scornfully at him.She looks scornfully at him R3 I.ii.171
Teach not thy lip such Scorne; for it was madeTeach not thy lips such scorn; for it was made R3 I.ii.171
For kissing Lady, not for such contempt.For kissing, lady, not for such contempt. R3 I.ii.172
If thy reuengefull heart cannot forgiue,If thy revengeful heart cannot forgive, R3 I.ii.173
Loe heere I lend thee this sharpe-pointed Sword,Lo, here I lend thee this sharp-pointed sword, R3 I.ii.174
Which if thou please to hide in this true brest,Which if thou please to hide in this true breast R3 I.ii.175
And let the Soule forth that adoreth thee,And let the soul forth that adoreth thee, R3 I.ii.176
I lay it naked to the deadly stroke,I lay it naked to the deadly stroke R3 I.ii.177
And humbly begge the death vpon my knee,And humbly beg the death upon my knee. R3 I.ii.178
He layes his brest open, she offers at withhis sword.He lays his breast open. She offers at it with his swordoffer (v.)attempt, start, try, make a moveR3 I.ii.179
Nay do not pause: For I did kill King Henrie,Nay, do not pause; for I did kill King Henry –  R3 I.ii.179
But 'twas thy Beauty that prouoked me.But 'twas thy beauty that provoked me. R3 I.ii.180
Nay now dispatch: 'Twas I that stabb'd yong Edward,Nay now, dispatch; 'twas I that stabbed young Edward – dispatch, despatch (v.)kill, put to death, make away with, finish offR3 I.ii.181
But 'twas thy Heauenly face that set me on.But 'twas thy heavenly face that set me on. R3 I.ii.182
She fals the Sword.She falls the swordfall (v.)
old form: fals
drop, descend, let fall
R3 I.ii.183
Take vp the Sword againe, or take vp me.Take up the sword again, or take up me. R3 I.ii.183
An. ANNE 
Arise Dissembler, though I wish thy death,Arise, dissembler; though I wish thy deathdissembler (n.)hypocrite, deceiver, charlatanR3 I.ii.184
I will not be thy Executioner.I will not be thy executioner. R3 I.ii.185
Rich. RICHARD 
Then bid me kill my selfe, and I will do it.Then bid me kill myself, and I will do it. R3 I.ii.186
An. ANNE 
I haue already.I have already. R3 I.ii.187.1
Rich. RICHARD 
That was in thy rage:That was in thy rage. R3 I.ii.187.2
Speake it againe, and euen with the word,Speak it again, and even with the word R3 I.ii.188
This hand, which for thy loue, did kill thy Loue,This hand, which for thy love did kill thy love, R3 I.ii.189
Shall for thy loue, kill a farre truer Loue,Shall for thy love kill a far truer love; R3 I.ii.190
To both their deaths shalt thou be accessary.To both their deaths thou shalt be accessory. R3 I.ii.191
An. ANNE 
I would I knew thy heart.I would I knew thy heart. R3 I.ii.192
Rich. RICHARD 
'Tis figur'd in my tongue.'Tis figured in my tongue. R3 I.ii.193
An. ANNE 
I feare me, both are false.I fear me both are false.false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidiousR3 I.ii.194
Rich. RICHARD 
Then neuer Man was true.Then never man was true. R3 I.ii.195
An. ANNE 
Well, well, put vp your Sword.Well, well, put up your sword. R3 I.ii.196
Rich. RICHARD 
Say then my Peace is made.Say then my peace is made. R3 I.ii.197
An. ANNE 
That shalt thou know heereafter.That shall you know hereafter. R3 I.ii.198
Rich. RICHARD 
But shall I liue in hope.But shall I live in hope? R3 I.ii.199
An. ANNE 
All men I hope liue so.All men, I hope, live so. R3 I.ii.200
RICHARD 
Vouchsafe to weare this Ring.Vouchsafe to wear this ring. R3 I.ii.201
ANNE 
To take is not to give. R3 I.ii.202
She puts on the ring R3 I.ii.203.1
Rich. RICHARD 
Looke how my Ring incompasseth thy Finger,Look how this ring encompasseth thy finger,look how (conj.)just asR3 I.ii.203
Euen so thy Brest incloseth my poore heart:Even so thy breast encloseth my poor heart. R3 I.ii.204
Weare both of them, for both of them are thine.Wear both of them, for both of them are thine; R3 I.ii.205
And if thy poore deuoted Seruant mayAnd if thy poor devoted servant mayservant (n.)
old form: Seruant
devotee, one who gives dedicated service, lover
R3 I.ii.206
But beg one fauour at thy gracious hand,But beg one favour at thy gracious hand, R3 I.ii.207
Thou dost confirme his happinesse for euer.Thou dost confirm his happiness for ever. R3 I.ii.208
An. ANNE 
What is it?What is it? R3 I.ii.209
Rich. RICHARD 
That it may please you leaue these sad designes,That it may please thee leave these sad designssad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomyR3 I.ii.210
design (n.)
old form: designes
undertaking, purpose, enterprise
To him that hath most cause to be a Mourner,To him that hath more cause to be a mourner, R3 I.ii.211
And presently repayre to Crosbie House:And presently repair to Crosby House;presently (adv.)after a short time, soon, before longR3 I.ii.212
repair (v.)
old form: repayre
come, go, make one's way
Where (after I haue solemnly interr'dWhere, after I have solemnly interredsolemnly (adv.)ceremoniously, with ritual celebrationR3 I.ii.213
At Chertsey Monast'ry this Noble King,At Chertsey monastery this noble king R3 I.ii.214
And wet his Graue with my Repentant Teares)And wet his grave with my repentant tears, R3 I.ii.215
I will with all expedient duty see you,I will with all expedient duty see you.expedient (adj.)speedy, rapid, expeditiousR3 I.ii.216
For diuers vnknowne Reasons, I beseech you,For divers unknown reasons, I beseech you,divers (adj.)
old form: diuers
different, various, several
R3 I.ii.217
Grant me this Boon.Grant me this boon. R3 I.ii.218
An. ANNE 
With all my heart, and much it ioyes me too,With all my heart; and much it joys me toojoy (v.)
old form: ioyes
add joy to, enjoy, gladden, brighten
R3 I.ii.219
To see you are become so penitent.To see you are become so penitent. R3 I.ii.220
Tressel and Barkley, go along with me.Tressel and Berkeley, go along with me. R3 I.ii.221
Rich. RICHARD 
Bid me farwell.Bid me farewell. R3 I.ii.222.1
An. ANNE 
'Tis more then you deserue:'Tis more than you deserve; R3 I.ii.222.2
But since you teach me how to flatter you,But since you teach me how to flatter you, R3 I.ii.223
Imagine I haue saide farewell already.Imagine I have said farewell already. R3 I.ii.224
Exit two with Anne. Exeunt Tressel and Berkeley, with Anne R3 I.ii.224
RICHARD 
Sirs, take up the corse.corse (n.)
old form: Coarse
corpse, dead body
R3 I.ii.225.1
Gent. GENTLEMAN 
Towards Chertsey, Noble Lord?Towards Chertsey, noble lord? R3 I.ii.225.2
Rich. RICHARD 
No: to White Friars, there attend my commingNo, to Whitefriars – there attend my coming.attend (v.)await, wait for, expectR3 I.ii.226
Exit CoarseExeunt bearers and guard with corse R3 I.ii.226
Was euer woman in this humour woo'd?Was ever woman in this humour wooed?humour (n.)style, method, way, fashionR3 I.ii.227
Was euer woman in this humour wonne?Was ever woman in this humour won? R3 I.ii.228
Ile haue her, but I will not keepe her long.I'll have her, but I will not keep her long. R3 I.ii.229
What? I that kill'd her Husband, and his Father,What? I that killed her husband and his father R3 I.ii.230
To take her in her hearts extreamest hate,To take her in her heart's extremest hate, R3 I.ii.231
With curses in her mouth, Teares in her eyes,With curses in her mouth, tears in her eyes, R3 I.ii.232
The bleeding witnesse of my hatred by,The bleeding witness of my hatred by, R3 I.ii.233
Hauing God, her Conscience, and these bars against me,Having God, her conscience, and these bars against me,bar (n.)objection, impedimentR3 I.ii.234
And I, no Friends to backe my suite withall,And I no friends to back my suit at allsuit (n.)
old form: suite
wooing, courtship
R3 I.ii.235
But the plaine Diuell, and dissembling lookes?But the plain devil and dissembling looks?dissembling (adj.)deceitful, hypocritical, falseR3 I.ii.236
And yet to winne her? All the world to nothing.And yet to win her! All the world to nothing! R3 I.ii.237
Hah!Ha! R3 I.ii.238
Hath she forgot alreadie that braue Prince,Hath she forgot already that brave prince,brave (adj.)
old form: braue
noble, worthy, excellent
R3 I.ii.239
Edward, her Lord, whom I (some three monthes since)Edward, her lord, whom I, some three months since, R3 I.ii.240
Stab'd in my angry mood, at Tewkesbury?Stabbed in my angry mood at Tewkesbury?Tewkesbury (n.)[pron: 'tyooksbree] town in Gloucestershire, a mustard-making centre; battle site (1471)R3 I.ii.241
A sweeter, and a louelier Gentleman,A sweeter and a lovelier gentleman, R3 I.ii.242
Fram'd in the prodigallity of Nature:Framed in the prodigality of nature,frame (v.)
old form: Fram'd
fashion, make, form, create
R3 I.ii.243
Yong, Valiant, Wise, and (no doubt) right Royal,Young, valiant, wise, and, no doubt, right royal,royal (adj.)like a king, majesticR3 I.ii.244
The spacious World cannot againe affoord:The spacious world cannot again afford; R3 I.ii.245
And will she yet abase her eyes on me,And will she yet abase her eyes on me,abase (v.)lower, cast downR3 I.ii.246
That cropt the Golden prime of this sweet Prince,That cropped the golden prime of this sweet princecrop (v.)
old form: cropt
cut down, remove, hack off
R3 I.ii.247
And made her Widdow to a wofull Bed?And made her widow to a woeful bed? R3 I.ii.248
On me, whose All not equals Edwards Moytie?On me, whose all not equals Edward's moiety?moiety (n.)
old form: Moytie
half, equal share
R3 I.ii.249
On me, that halts, and am mishapen thus?On me, that halts and am misshapen thus?halt (v.)limp, proceed lamelyR3 I.ii.250
My Dukedome, to a Beggerly denier!My dukedom to a beggarly denierdenier (n.)tenth of a penny [trivial sum, paltry amount]R3 I.ii.251
I do mistake my person all this while:I do mistake my person all this while! R3 I.ii.252
Vpon my life she findes (although I cannot)Upon my life, she finds, although I cannot, R3 I.ii.253
My selfe to be a maru'llous proper man.Myself to be a marvellous proper man.proper (adj.)good-looking, handsome, comelyR3 I.ii.254
marvellous (adv.)
old form: maru'llous
very, extremely, exceedingly
Ile be at Charges for a Looking-glasse,I'll be at charges for a looking-glasscharge (n.)expense, cost, outlayR3 I.ii.255
And entertaine a score or two of Taylors,And entertain a score or two of tailorsentertain (v.)
old form: entertaine
hire, employ, maintain, take into service
R3 I.ii.256
To study fashions to adorne my body:To study fashions to adorn my body;study (v.)deliberate, meditate, reflect [on]R3 I.ii.257
Since I am crept in fauour with my selfe,Since I am crept in favour with myself R3 I.ii.258
I will maintaine it with some little cost.Will maintain it with some little cost. R3 I.ii.259
But first Ile turne yon Fellow in his Graue,But first I'll turn yon fellow in his grave, R3 I.ii.260
And then returne lamenting to my Loue.And then return lamenting to my love. R3 I.ii.261
Shine out faire Sunne, till I haue bought a glasse,Shine out, fair sun, till I have bought a glass,glass (n.)
old form: glasse
mirror, looking-glass
R3 I.ii.262
That I may see my Shadow as I passe. That I may see my shadow as I pass. R3 I.ii.263
exitExit R3 I.ii.263
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