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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 – R3 I.ii.2
Whil'st I a-while obsequiously lamentWhilst I awhile obsequiously lamentR3 I.ii.3
Th' vntimely fall of Vertuous Lancaster.Th' untimely fall of virtuous Lancaster.R3 I.ii.4
Poore key-cold Figure of a holy King,Poor key-cold figure of a holy king,R3 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 ghostR3 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 sonR3 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 lifeR3 I.ii.12
I powre the helplesse Balme of my poore eyes.I pour the helpless balm of my poor eyes.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!R3 I.ii.16
More direfull hap betide that hated WretchMore direful hap betide that hated wretchR3 I.ii.17
That makes vs wretched by the death of thee,That makes us wretched by the death of theeR3 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,R3 I.ii.21
Prodigeous, and vntimely brought to light,Prodigious, and untimely brought to light,R3 I.ii.22
Whose vgly and vnnaturall AspectWhose ugly and unnatural aspectR3 I.ii.23
May fright the hopefull Mother at the view,May fright the hopeful mother at the view,R3 I.ii.24
And that be Heyre to his vnhappinesse.And that be heir to his unhappiness!R3 I.ii.25
If euer he haue Wife, let her be madeIf ever he have wife, let her he madeR3 I.ii.26
More miserable by the death of him,More miserable by the life of himR3 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.R3 I.ii.30
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.R3 I.ii.32
What blacke Magitian coniures vp this Fiend,What black magician conjures up this fiendR3 I.ii.34
To stop deuoted charitable deeds?To stop devoted charitable deeds?R3 I.ii.35
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!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
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.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.R3 I.ii.54
Oh Gentlemen, see, see dead Henries wounds,O gentlemen, see, see! Dead Henry's woundsR3 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 bloodR3 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 unnaturalR3 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,R3 I.ii.65
As thou dost swallow vp this good Kings blood,As thou dost swallow up this good King's bloodR3 I.ii.66
Which his Hell-gouern'd arme hath butchered.Which his hell-governed arm hath butchered!R3 I.ii.67
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
O wonderfull, when diuels tell the truth!O wonderful, when devils tell the truth!R3 I.ii.73
Vouchsafe (defus'd infection of man)Vouchsafe, diffused infection of a man,R3 I.ii.78
Of these knowne euils, but to giue me leaueFor these known evils, but to give me leaveR3 I.ii.79
By circumstance, to curse thy cursed Selfe.By circumstance to accuse thy cursed self.R3 I.ii.80
Fouler then heart can thinke thee, / Thou can'st make Fouler than heart can think thee, thou canst makeR3 I.ii.83
no excuse currant, / But to hang thy selfe.No excuse current but to hang thyself.R3 I.ii.84
And by dispairing shalt thou stand excused,And by despairing shouldst thou stand excusedR3 I.ii.86
For doing worthy Vengeance on thy selfe,For doing worthy vengeance on thyselfR3 I.ii.87
That did'st vnworthy slaughter vpon others.Which didst unworthy slaughter upon others.R3 I.ii.88
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
Why then he is aliue.Why, then he is alive.R3 I.ii.91.2
In thy foule throat thou Ly'st, / Queene Margaret sawIn thy foul throat thou li'st! Queen Margaret sawR3 I.ii.93
Thy murd'rous Faulchion smoaking in his blood:Thy murderous falchion smoking in his blood;R3 I.ii.94
The which, thou once didd'st bend against her brest,The which thou once didst bend against her breast,R3 I.ii.95
But that thy Brothers beate aside the point.But that thy brothers beat aside the point.R3 I.ii.96
Thou was't prouoked by thy bloody minde,Thou wast provoked by thy bloody mindR3 I.ii.99
That neuer dream'st on ought but Butcheries:That never dream'st on aught but butcheries.R3 I.ii.100
Did'st thou not kill this King?Didst thou not kill this King?R3 I.ii.101.1
Do'st grant me Hedge-hogge, / Then God graunt me tooDost grant me, hedgehog? Then God grant me tooR3 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!R3 I.ii.104
He is in heauen, where thou shalt neuer come.He is in heaven, where thou shalt never come.R3 I.ii.106
And thou vnfit for any place, but hell.And thou unfit for any place, but hell.R3 I.ii.109
Some dungeon.Some dungeon.R3 I.ii.111.1
Ill rest betide the chamber where thou lyest.Ill rest betide the chamber where thou liest!R3 I.ii.112
I hope so.I hope so.R3 I.ii.114.1
Thou was't the cause, and most accurst effect.Thou wast the cause and most accursed effect.R3 I.ii.120
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.R3 I.ii.126
Blacke night ore-shade thy day, & death thy life.Black night o'ershade thy day, and death thy life!R3 I.ii.131
I would I were, to be reueng'd on thee.I would I were, to be revenged on thee.R3 I.ii.133
It is a quarrell iust and reasonable,It is a quarrel just and reasonableR3 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
His better doth not breath vpon the earth.His better doth not breathe upon the earth.R3 I.ii.140
Name him.Name him.R3 I.ii.142.1
Why that was he.Why that was he.R3 I.ii.142.3
Where is he?Where is he?R3 I.ii.144.1
Would it were mortall poyson, for thy sake.Would it were mortal poison for thy sake!R3 I.ii.145
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
Would they were Basiliskes, to strike thee dead.Would they were basilisks to strike thee dead!R3 I.ii.150
Arise Dissembler, though I wish thy death,Arise, dissembler; though I wish thy deathR3 I.ii.184
I will not be thy Executioner.I will not be thy executioner.R3 I.ii.185
I haue already.I have already.R3 I.ii.187.1
I would I knew thy heart.I would I knew thy heart.R3 I.ii.192
I feare me, both are false.I fear me both are false.R3 I.ii.194
Well, well, put vp your Sword.Well, well, put up your sword.R3 I.ii.196
That shalt thou know heereafter.That shall you know hereafter.R3 I.ii.198
All men I hope liue so.All men, I hope, live so.R3 I.ii.200
To take is not to give.R3 I.ii.202
What is it?What is it?R3 I.ii.209
With all my heart, and much it ioyes me too,With all my heart; and much it joys me tooR3 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
'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
God giue your Graces both, God give your graces bothR3 IV.i.5.2
a happie / And a ioyfull time of day.A happy and a joyful time of day!R3 IV.i.6
No farther then the Tower, and as I guesse,No farther than the Tower, and, as I guess,R3 IV.i.8
Vpon the like deuotion as your selues,Upon the like devotion as yourselves,R3 IV.i.9
To gratulate the gentle Princes there.To gratulate the gentle princes there.R3 IV.i.10
Their Aunt I am in law, in loue their Mother:Their aunt I am in law, in love their mother;R3 IV.i.23
Then bring me to their sights, Ile beare thy blame,Then bring me to their sights. I'll bear thy blameR3 IV.i.24
And take thy Office from thee, on my perill.And take thy office from thee on my peril.R3 IV.i.25
Despightfull tidings, O vnpleasing newes.Despiteful tidings! O unpleasing news!R3 IV.i.36
And I with all vnwillingnesse will goe.And I with all unwillingness will go.R3 IV.i.57
O would to God, that the inclusiue VergeO, would to God that the inclusive vergeR3 IV.i.58
Of Golden Mettall, that must round my Brow,Of golden metal that must round my browR3 IV.i.59
Were red hot Steele, to seare me to the Braines,Were red-hot steel, to sear me to the brains!R3 IV.i.60
Anoynted let me be with deadly Venome,Anointed let me be with deadly venomR3 IV.i.61
And dye ere men can say, God saue the Queene.And die ere men can say, ‘ God save the Queen!’R3 IV.i.62
No: why? When he that is my Husband now,No? Why? When he that is my husband nowR3 IV.i.65
Came to me, as I follow'd Henries Corse,Came to me as I followed Henry's corse,R3 IV.i.66
When scarce the blood was well washt from his hands,When scarce the blood was well washed from his handsR3 IV.i.67
Which issued from my other Angell Husband,Which issued from my other angel husbandR3 IV.i.68
And that deare Saint, which then I weeping follow'd:And that dear saint which then I weeping followed – R3 IV.i.69
O, when I say I look'd on Richards Face,O, when, I say, I looked on Richard's face,R3 IV.i.70
This was my Wish: Be thou (quoth I) accurst,This was my wish: ‘ Be thou,’ quoth I, ‘ accursedR3 IV.i.71
For making me, so young, so old a Widow:For making me, so young, so old a widow!R3 IV.i.72
And when thou wed'st, let sorrow haunt thy Bed;And when thou wed'st, let sorrow haunt thy bed;R3 IV.i.73
And be thy Wife, if any be so mad,And be thy wife, if any be so mad,R3 IV.i.74
More miserable, by the Life of thee,More miserable by the life of theeR3 IV.i.75
Then thou hast made me, by my deare Lords death.Than thou hast made me by my dear lord's death!’R3 IV.i.76
Loe, ere I can repeat this Curse againe,Lo, ere I can repeat this curse again,R3 IV.i.77
Within so small a time, my Womans heartWithin so small a time, my woman's heartR3 IV.i.78
Grossely grew captiue to his honey words,Grossly grew captive to his honey wordsR3 IV.i.79
And prou'd the subiect of mine owne Soules Curse,And proved the subject of mine own soul's curse,R3 IV.i.80
Which hitherto hath held mine eyes from rest:Which hitherto hath held mine eyes from rest;R3 IV.i.81
For neuer yet one howre in his BedFor never yet one hour in his bedR3 IV.i.82
Did I enioy the golden deaw of sleepe,Did I enjoy the golden dew of sleep,R3 IV.i.83
But with his timorous Dreames was still awak'd.But with his timorous dreams was still awaked.R3 IV.i.84
Besides, he hates me for my Father Warwicke,Besides, he hates me for my father Warwick,R3 IV.i.85
And will (no doubt) shortly be rid of me.And will, no doubt, shortly be rid of me.R3 IV.i.86
No more, then with my soule I mourne for yours.No more than with my soul I mourn for yours.R3 IV.i.88
Adieu, poore soule, that tak'st thy leaue of it.Adieu, poor soul, that tak'st thy leave of it.R3 IV.i.90
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