Richard III
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Enter Arch-bishop, yong Yorke, Enter Archbishop of York, the young Duke of York, R3 II.iv.1.1
the Queene, and the Dutchesse.Queen Elizabeth, and the Duchess of York R3 II.iv.1.2
Arch. ARCHBISHOP 
Last night I heard they lay at Stony Stratford,Last night, I hear, they lay at Stony Stratford, R3 II.iv.1
And at Northampton they do rest to night:And at Northampton they do rest tonight; R3 II.iv.2
To morrow, or next day, they will be heere.Tomorrow, or next day, they will be here. R3 II.iv.3
Dut. DUCHESS OF YORK 
I long with all my heart to see the Prince:I long with all my heart to see the Prince. R3 II.iv.4
I hope he is much growne since last I saw him.I hope he is much grown since last I saw him. R3 II.iv.5
Qu. QUEEN ELIZABETH 
But I heare no, they say my sonne of YorkeBut I hear no. They say my son of York R3 II.iv.6
Ha's almost ouertane him in his growth.Hath almost overta'en him in his growth. R3 II.iv.7
Yorke. YORK 
I Mother, but I would not haue it so.Ay, mother; but I would not have it so. R3 II.iv.8
Dut. DUCHESS OF YORK 
Why my good Cosin, it is good to grow.Why, my young cousin? It is good to grow. R3 II.iv.9
Yor. YORK 
Grandam, one night as we did sit at Supper,Grandam, one night as we did sit at supper, R3 II.iv.10
My Vnkle Riuers talk'd how I did growMy uncle Rivers talked how I did grow R3 II.iv.11
More then my Brother. I, quoth my Vnkle Glouster,More than my brother. ‘ Ay,’ quoth my uncle Gloucester,quoth (v.)saidR3 II.iv.12
Small Herbes haue grace, great Weeds do grow apace.‘ Small herbs have grace; great weeds do grow apace.’herb (n.)
old form: Herbes
plant
R3 II.iv.13
grace (n.)virtue, good quality
apace (adv.)quickly, speedily, at a great rate
And since, me thinkes I would not grow so fast,And since, methinks, I would not grow so fast,methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
R3 II.iv.14
Because sweet Flowres are slow, and Weeds make hast.Because sweet flowers are slow and weeds make haste. R3 II.iv.15
Dut. DUCHESS OF YORK 
Good faith, good faith, the saying did not holdGood faith, good faith, the saying did not hold R3 II.iv.16
In him that did obiect the same to thee.In him that did object the same to thee.object (v.)
old form: obiect
urge, adduce, bring up
R3 II.iv.17
He was the wretched'st thing when he was yong,He was the wretched'st thing when he was young, R3 II.iv.18
So long a growing, and so leysurely,So long a-growing and so leisurely R3 II.iv.19
That if his rule were true, he should be gracious.That, if his rule were true, he should be gracious. R3 II.iv.20
Yor. ARCHBISHOP 
And so no doubt he is, my gracious Madam.And so no doubt he is, my gracious madam. R3 II.iv.21
Dut. DUCHESS OF YORK 
I hope he is, but yet let Mothers doubt.I hope he is; but yet let mothers doubt. R3 II.iv.22
Yor. YORK 
Now by my troth, if I had beene remembred,Now, by my troth, if I had been remembered,remember (v.)
old form: remembred
remind, bring to someone's mind
R3 II.iv.23
I could haue giuen my Vnkles Grace, a flout,I could have given my uncle's grace a floutgrace (n.)virtue, good qualityR3 II.iv.24
flout (n.)insult, jibe, taunt
To touch his growth, neerer then he toucht mine.To touch his growth nearer than he touched mine.touch (v.)
old form: toucht
threaten, endanger, imperil
R3 II.iv.25
Dut. DUCHESS OF YORK 
How my yong Yorke, / I prythee let me heare it.How, my young York? I pray thee let me hear it. R3 II.iv.26
Yor. YORK 
Marry (they say) my Vnkle grew so fast,Marry, they say my uncle grew so fastmarry (int.)[exclamation] by MaryR3 II.iv.27
That he could gnaw a crust at two houres old,That he could gnaw a crust at two hours old; R3 II.iv.28
'Twas full two yeares ere I could get a tooth.'Twas full two years ere I could get a tooth. R3 II.iv.29
Grandam, this would haue beene a byting Iest.Grandam, this would have been a biting jest. R3 II.iv.30
Dut. DUCHESS OF YORK 
I prythee pretty Yorke, who told thee this?I pray thee, pretty York, who told thee this? R3 II.iv.31
Yor. YORK 
Grandam, his Nursse.Grandam, his nurse. R3 II.iv.32
Dut. DUCHESS OF YORK 
His Nurse? why she was dead, ere yu wast borne.His nurse? Why, she was dead ere thou wast born. R3 II.iv.33
Yor. YORK 
If 'twere not she, I cannot tell who told me.If 'twere not she, I cannot tell who told me. R3 II.iv.34
Qu. QUEEN ELIZABETH 
A parlous Boy: go too, you are too shrew'd.A parlous boy! Go to, you are too shrewd.parlous (adj.)shrewd, sharp, wilyR3 II.iv.35
shrewd (adj.)
old form: shrew'd
knowing, artful, smart
Dut. DUCHESS OF YORK 
Good Madam, be not angry with the Childe.Good madam, be not angry with the child. R3 II.iv.36
Qu. QUEEN ELIZABETH 
Pitchers haue eares.Pitchers have ears. R3 II.iv.37
Enter a Messenger.Enter a Messenger R3 II.iv.38
Arch. ARCHBISHOP 
Heere comes a Messenger: What Newes?Here comes a messenger. What news? R3 II.iv.38
Mes. MESSENGER 
Such newes my Lord, as greeues me to report.Such news, my lord, as grieves me to report. R3 II.iv.39
Qu. QUEEN ELIZABETH 
How doth the Prince?How doth the Prince? R3 II.iv.40.1
Mes. MESSENGER 
Well Madam, and in health.Well, madam, and in health. R3 II.iv.40.2
Dut. DUCHESS OF YORK 
What is thy Newes?What is thy news? R3 II.iv.41
Mess. MESSENGER 
Lord Riuers, and Lord Grey, / Are sent to Pomfret, Lord Rivers and Lord Grey are sent to Pomfret,Pomfret (n.)Pontefract, West Yorkshire; site of a castle in which Richard II was imprisoned; later, a Lancastrian strongholdR3 II.iv.42
and with them, / Sir Thomas Vaughan, Prisoners.And with them Sir Thomas Vaughan, prisoners. R3 II.iv.43
Dut. DUCHESS OF YORK 
Who hath committed them?Who hath committed them? R3 II.iv.44.1
Mes. MESSENGER 
The mighty Dukes, The mighty dukes, R3 II.iv.44.2
Glouster and Buckingham.Gloucester and Buckingham. R3 II.iv.45.1
Arch. ARCHBISHOP 
For what offence?For what offence? R3 II.iv.45.2
Mes. MESSENGER 
The summe of all I can, I haue disclos'd:The sum of all I can I have disclosed. R3 II.iv.46
Why, or for what, the Nobles were committed,Why or for what the nobles were committed R3 II.iv.47
Is all vnknowne to me, my gracious Lord.Is all unknown to me, my gracious lord. R3 II.iv.48
Qu. QUEEN ELIZABETH 
Aye me! I see the ruine of my House:Ay me! I see the ruin of my house. R3 II.iv.49
The Tyger now hath seiz'd the gentle Hinde,The tiger now hath seized the gentle hind;gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kindR3 II.iv.50
Insulting Tiranny beginnes to IuttInsulting tyranny begins to jutinsulting (adj.)scornfully boasting, contemptuously exultingR3 II.iv.51
jut (v.)
old form: Iutt
push, shove, knock; or: strut, swagger, parade
Vpon the innocent and awelesse Throne:Upon the innocent and aweless throne.aweless (adj.)
old form: awelesse
inspiring no awe, lacking in respect
R3 II.iv.52
Welcome Destruction, Blood, and Massacre,Welcome destruction, blood, and massacre! R3 II.iv.53
I see (as in a Map) the end of all.I see, as in a map, the end of all.map (n.)outline, picture, imageR3 II.iv.54
Dut. DUCHESS OF YORK 
Accursed, and vnquiet wrangling dayes,Accursed and unquiet wrangling days, R3 II.iv.55
How many of you haue mine eyes beheld?How many of you have mine eyes beheld! R3 II.iv.56
My Husband lost his life, to get the Crowne,My husband lost his life to get the crown, R3 II.iv.57
And often vp and downe my sonnes were tostAnd often up and down my sons were tossed R3 II.iv.58
For me to ioy, and weepe, their gaine and losse.For me to joy and weep their gain and loss;joy (v.)
old form: ioy
derive enjoyment from, delight in
R3 II.iv.59
And being seated, and Domesticke broylesAnd being seated, and domestic broilsbroil (n.)
old form: broyles
quarrel, row, disturbance
R3 II.iv.60
Cleane ouer-blowne, themselues the Conquerors,Clean overblown, themselves the conquerorsoverblow (v.)
old form: ouer-blowne
blow over, pass away, abate
R3 II.iv.61
Make warre vpon themselues, Brother to Brother;Make war upon themselves, brother to brother, R3 II.iv.62
Blood to blood, selfe against selfe: O prepostorousBlood to blood, self against self. O preposterouspreposterous (adj.)contrary to the natural order, monstrous, pervertedR3 II.iv.63
blood (n.)blood relationship, kinship
And franticke outrage, end thy damned spleene,And frantic outrage, end thy damned spleen,outrage (n.)violence, hostility, furyR3 II.iv.64
spleen (n.)
old form: spleene
irritability, malice, bad temper
frantic (adj.)
old form: franticke
mad, insane, frenzied, out of one's senses
Or let me dye, to looke on earth no more.Or let me die, to look on death no more! R3 II.iv.65
Qu. QUEEN ELIZABETH 
Come, come my Boy, we will to Sanctuary.Come, come, my boy; we will to sanctuary. R3 II.iv.66
Madam, farwell.Madam, farewell. R3 II.iv.67.1
Dut. DUCHESS OF YORK 
Stay, I will go with you.Stay, I will go along with you. R3 II.iv.67.2
Qu. QUEEN ELIZABETH 
You haue no cause.You have no cause. R3 II.iv.68.1
Arch. ARCHBISHOP  
(to the Queen) R3 II.iv.68
My gracious Lady go,My gracious lady, go, R3 II.iv.68.2
And thether beare your Treasure and your Goodes,And thither bear your treasure and your goods. R3 II.iv.69
For my part, Ile resigne vnto your GraceFor my part, I'll resign unto your grace R3 II.iv.70
The Seale I keepe, and so betide to me,The seal I keep; and so betide to mebetide (v.)happen (to), befall, come (to)R3 II.iv.71
As well I tender you, and all of yours.As well I tender you and all of yours! R3 II.iv.72
Go, Ile conduct you to the Sanctuary. Go, I'll conduct you to the sanctuary. R3 II.iv.73
ExeuntExeunt R3 II.iv.73
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