DUCHESS OF YORK
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No Boy.No, boy.R3 II.ii.2
My pretty Cosins, you mistake me both,My pretty cousins, you mistake me both.R3 II.ii.8
I do lament the sicknesse of the King,I do lament the sickness of the King,R3 II.ii.9
As loath to lose him, not your Fathers death:As loath to lose him, not your father's death;R3 II.ii.10
It were lost sorrow to waile one that's lost.It were lost sorrow to wail one that's lost.R3 II.ii.11
Peace children peace, the King doth loue you wel.Peace, children, peace! The King doth love you well.R3 II.ii.17
Incapeable, and shallow Innocents,Incapable and shallow innocents,R3 II.ii.18
You cannot guesse who caus'd your Fathers death.You cannot guess who caused your father's death.R3 II.ii.19
Ah! that Deceit should steale such gentle shape,Ah, that deceit should steal such gentle shapeR3 II.ii.27
And with a vertuous Vizor hide deepe vice.And with a virtuous visor hide deep vice!R3 II.ii.28
He is my sonne, I, and therein my shame,He is my son – yea, and therein my shame;R3 II.ii.29
Yet from my dugges, he drew not this deceit.Yet from my dugs he drew not this deceit.R3 II.ii.30
I Boy.Ay, boy.R3 II.ii.32
What meanes this Scene of rude impatience?What means this scene of rude impatience?R3 II.ii.38
Ah so much interest haue in thy sorrow,Ah, so much interest have I in thy sorrowR3 II.ii.47
As I had Title in thy Noble Husband:As I had title in thy noble husband.R3 II.ii.48
I haue bewept a worthy Husbands death,I have bewept a worthy husband's death,R3 II.ii.49
And liu'd with looking on his Images:And lived with looking on his images;R3 II.ii.50
But now two Mirrors of his Princely semblance,But now two mirrors of his princely semblanceR3 II.ii.51
Are crack'd in pieces, by malignant death,Are cracked in pieces by malignant death,R3 II.ii.52
And I for comfort, haue but one false Glasse,And I for comfort have but one false glassR3 II.ii.53
That greeues me, when I see my shame in him.That grieves me when I see my shame in him.R3 II.ii.54
Thou art a Widdow: yet thou art a Mother,Thou art a widow; yet thou art a mother,R3 II.ii.55
And hast the comfort of thy Children left,And hast the comfort of thy children left;R3 II.ii.56
But death hath snatch'd my Husband from mine Armes,But death hath snatched my husband from mine armsR3 II.ii.57
And pluckt two Crutches from my feeble hands,And plucked two crutches from my feeble hands,R3 II.ii.58
Clarence, and Edward. O, what cause haue I,Clarence and Edward. O, what cause have I,R3 II.ii.59
(Thine being but a moity of my moane)Thine being but a moiety of my moan,R3 II.ii.60
To ouer-go thy woes, and drowne thy cries.To overgo thy woes and drown thy cries!R3 II.ii.61
Alas for both, both mine Edward and Clarence.Alas for both, both mine, Edward and Clarence!R3 II.ii.73
What stayes had I, but they? and they are gone.What stays had I but they? And they are gone.R3 II.ii.76
Was neuer Mother had so deere a losse.Was never mother had so dear a loss.R3 II.ii.79
Alas! I am the Mother of these Greefes,Alas! I am the mother of these griefs;R3 II.ii.80
Their woes are parcell'd, mine is generall.Their woes are parcelled, mine is general.R3 II.ii.81
She for an Edward weepes, and so do I:She for an Edward weeps, and so do I;R3 II.ii.82
I for a Clarence weepes, so doth not shee:I for a Clarence weep, so doth not she;R3 II.ii.83
These Babes for Clarence weepe, so do not they.These babes for Clarence weep, and so do I;R3 II.ii.84
I for an Edward weep, so do not they.R3 II.ii.85
Alas! you three, on me threefold distrest:Alas, you three on me, threefold distressed,R3 II.ii.86
Power all your teares, I am your sorrowes Nurse,Pour all your tears! I am your sorrow's nurse,R3 II.ii.87
And I will pamper it with Lamentation.And I will pamper it with lamentation.R3 II.ii.88
God blesse thee, and put meeknes in thy breast,God bless thee, and put meekness in thy breast,R3 II.ii.107
Loue Charity, Obedience, and true Dutie.Love, charity, obedience, and true duty!R3 II.ii.108
QUEEN ELIZABETH and DUCHESS OF YORK
With all our hearts.R3 II.ii.145
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
Why my good Cosin, it is good to grow.Why, my young cousin? It is good to grow.R3 II.iv.9
Good faith, good faith, the saying did not holdGood faith, good faith, the saying did not holdR3 II.iv.16
In him that did obiect the same to thee.In him that did object the same to thee.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 leisurelyR3 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
I hope he is, but yet let Mothers doubt.I hope he is; but yet let mothers doubt.R3 II.iv.22
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
I prythee pretty Yorke, who told thee this?I pray thee, pretty York, who told thee this?R3 II.iv.31
His Nurse? why she was dead, ere yu wast borne.His nurse? Why, she was dead ere thou wast born.R3 II.iv.33
Good Madam, be not angry with the Childe.Good madam, be not angry with the child.R3 II.iv.36
What is thy Newes?What is thy news?R3 II.iv.41
Who hath committed them?Who hath committed them?R3 II.iv.44.1
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 tossedR3 II.iv.58
For me to ioy, and weepe, their gaine and losse.For me to joy and weep their gain and loss;R3 II.iv.59
And being seated, and Domesticke broylesAnd being seated, and domestic broilsR3 II.iv.60
Cleane ouer-blowne, themselues the Conquerors,Clean overblown, themselves the conquerorsR3 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 preposterousR3 II.iv.63
And franticke outrage, end thy damned spleene,And frantic outrage, end thy damned spleen,R3 II.iv.64
Or let me dye, to looke on earth no more.Or let me die, to look on death no more!R3 II.iv.65
Stay, I will go with you.Stay, I will go along with you.R3 II.iv.67.2
Who meetes vs heere? / My Neece Plantagenet,Who meets us here? My niece Plantagenet,R3 IV.i.1
Led in the hand of her kind Aunt of Gloster?Led in the hand of her kind aunt of Gloucester?R3 IV.i.2
Now, for my Life, shee's wandring to the Tower,Now, for my life, she's wandering to the TowerR3 IV.i.3
On pure hearts loue, to greet the tender Prince.On pure heart's love, to greet the tender Prince.R3 IV.i.4
Daughter, well met.Daughter, well met.R3 IV.i.5.1
I am their Fathers Mother, I will see them.I am their father's mother; I will see them.R3 IV.i.22
O ill dispersing Winde of Miserie.O ill-dispersing wind of misery!R3 IV.i.52
O my accursed Wombe, the Bed of Death:O my accursed womb, the bed of death!R3 IV.i.53
A Cockatrice hast thou hatcht to the World,A cockatrice hast thou hatched to the world,R3 IV.i.54
Whose vnauoided Eye is murtherous.Whose unavoided eye is murderous.R3 IV.i.55
Go thou to Richmond, & good fortune guide thee,Go thou to Richmond, and good fortune guide thee!R3 IV.i.91
Go thou to Richard, and good Angels tend thee,Go thou to Richard, and good angels tend thee!R3 IV.i.92
Go thou to Sanctuarie, and good thoughts possesse thee,Go thou to sanctuary, and good thoughts possess thee!R3 IV.i.93
I to my Graue, where peace and rest lye with mee.I to my grave, where peace and rest lie with me!R3 IV.i.94
Eightie odde yeeres of sorrow haue I seene,Eighty odd years of sorrow have I seen,R3 IV.i.95
And each howres ioy wrackt with a weeke of teene.And each hour's joy wrecked with a week of teen.R3 IV.i.96
So many miseries haue craz'd my voyce,So many miseries have crazed my voiceR3 IV.iv.17
That my woe-wearied tongue is still and mute.That my woe-wearied tongue is still and mute.R3 IV.iv.18
Edward Plantagenet, why art thou dead?Edward Plantagenet, why art thou dead?R3 IV.iv.19
Dead life, blind sight, poore mortall liuing ghost,Dead life, blind sight, poor mortal-living ghost,R3 IV.iv.26
Woes Scene, Worlds shame, Graues due, by life vsurpt,Woe's scene, world's shame, grave's due by life usurped,R3 IV.iv.27
Breefe abstract and record of tedious dayes,Brief abstract and record of tedious days,R3 IV.iv.28
Rest thy vnrest on Englands lawfull earth,Rest thy unrest on England's lawful earth,R3 IV.iv.29
Vnlawfully made drunke with innocent blood.Unlawfully made drunk with innocents' blood!R3 IV.iv.30
I had a Richard too, and thou did'st kill him;I had a Richard too, and thou didst kill him;R3 IV.iv.44
I had a Rutland too, thou hop'st to kill him.I had a Rutland too, thou holp'st to kill him.R3 IV.iv.45
Oh Harries wife, triumph not in my woes:O Harry's wife, triumph not in my woes!R3 IV.iv.59
God witnesse with me, I haue wept for thine.God witness with me I have wept for thine.R3 IV.iv.60
Why should calamity be full of words?Why should calamity be full of words?R3 IV.iv.126
If so then, be not Tongue-ty'd: go with me,If so, then be not tongue-tied: go with me,R3 IV.iv.132
And in the breath of bitter words, let's smotherAnd in the breath of bitter words let's smotherR3 IV.iv.133
My damned Son, that thy two sweet Sonnes smother'd.My damned son that thy two sweet sons smothered.R3 IV.iv.134
The Trumpet sounds, be copious in exclaimes.The trumpet sounds. Be copious in exclaims.R3 IV.iv.135
O she, that might haue intercepted theeO, she that might have intercepted thee,R3 IV.iv.137
By strangling thee in her aceursed wombe,By strangling thee in her accursed womb,R3 IV.iv.138
From all the slaughters (Wretch) that thou hast done.From all the slaughters, wretch, that thou hast done!R3 IV.iv.139
Thou Toad, thou Toade, / Where is thy Brother Clarence?Thou toad, thou toad, where is thy brother Clarence?R3 IV.iv.145
And little Ned Plantagenet his Sonne?And little Ned Plantagenet, his son?R3 IV.iv.146
Where is kinde Hastings?Where is kind Hastings?R3 IV.iv.148
Art thou my Sonne?Art thou my son?R3 IV.iv.155
Then patiently heare my impatience.Then patiently hear my impatience.R3 IV.iv.157
O let me speake.O, let me speak!R3 IV.iv.160.1
I will be milde, and gentle in my words.I will be mild and gentle in my words.R3 IV.iv.161
Art thou so hasty? I haue staid for theeArt thou so hasty? I have stayed for thee,R3 IV.iv.163
(God knowes) in torment and in agony.God knows, in torment and in agony.R3 IV.iv.164
No by the holy Rood, thou know'st it well,No, by the Holy Rood, thou know'st it well,R3 IV.iv.166
Thou cam'st on earth, to make the earth my Hell.Thou cam'st on earth to make the earth my hell.R3 IV.iv.167
A greeuous burthen was thy Birth to me,A grievous burden was thy birth to me;R3 IV.iv.168
Tetchy and wayward was thy Infancie.Tetchy and wayward was thy infancy;R3 IV.iv.169
Thy School-daies frightfull, desp'rate, wilde, and furious,Thy schooldays frightful, desperate, wild, and furious;R3 IV.iv.170
Thy prime of Manhood, daring, bold, and venturous:Thy prime of manhood daring, bold, and venturous;R3 IV.iv.171
Thy Age confirm'd, proud, subtle, slye, and bloody,Thy age confirmed, proud, subtle, sly, and bloody,R3 IV.iv.172
More milde, but yet more harmfull; Kinde in hatred:More mild, but yet more harmful – kind in hatred.R3 IV.iv.173
What comfortable houre canst thou name,What comfortable hour canst thou nameR3 IV.iv.174
That euer grac'd me with thy company?That ever graced me with thy company?R3 IV.iv.175
I prythee heare me speake.I prithee hear me speak.R3 IV.iv.180.2
Heare me a word:Hear me a word,R3 IV.iv.181.2
For I shall neuer speake to thee againe.For I shall never speak to thee again.R3 IV.iv.182
Either thou wilt dye, by Gods iust ordinanceEither thou wilt die by God's just ordinanceR3 IV.iv.184
Ere from this warre thou turne a Conqueror:Ere from this war thou turn a conqueror,R3 IV.iv.185
Or I with greefe and extreame Age shall perish,Or I with grief and extreme age shall perishR3 IV.iv.186
And neuer more behold thy face againe.And never more behold thy face again.R3 IV.iv.187
Therefore take with thee my most greeuous Curse,Therefore take with thee my most grievous curse,R3 IV.iv.188
Which in the day of Battell tyre thee moreWhich in the day of battle tire thee moreR3 IV.iv.189
Then all the compleat Armour that thou wear'st.Than all the complete armour that thou wearest!R3 IV.iv.190
My Prayers on the aduerse party fight,My prayers on the adverse party fight,R3 IV.iv.191
And there the little soules of Edwards Children,And there the little souls of Edward's childrenR3 IV.iv.192
Whisper the Spirits of thine Enemies,Whisper the spirits of thine enemiesR3 IV.iv.193
And promise them Successe and Victory:And promise them success and victory!R3 IV.iv.194
Bloody thou art, bloody will be thy end:Bloody thou art, bloody will be thy end;R3 IV.iv.195
Shame serues thy life, and doth thy death attend. Shame serves thy life and doth thy death attend.R3 IV.iv.196
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