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Good time of day vnto my gracious Lord.Good time of day unto my gracious lord.R3 I.i.122
With patience (Noble Lord) as prisoners must:With patience, noble lord, as prisoners must;R3 I.i.126
But I shall liue (my Lord) to giue them thankesBut I shall live, my lord, to give them thanksR3 I.i.127
That were the cause of my imprisonment.That were the cause of my imprisonment.R3 I.i.128
More pitty, that the Eagles should be mew'd,More pity that the eagles should be mewed,R3 I.i.132
Whiles Kites and Buzards play at liberty.While kites and buzzards prey at liberty.R3 I.i.133
No newes so bad abroad, as this at home:No news so bad abroad as this at home:R3 I.i.135
The King is sickly, weake, and melancholly,The King is sickly, weak, and melancholy,R3 I.i.136
And his Physitians feare him mightily.And his physicians fear him mightily.R3 I.i.137
He is.He is.R3 I.i.143
O, 'twas the foulest deed to slay that Babe,O, 'twas the foulest deed to slay that babe,R3 I.iii.182
And the most mercilesse, that ere was heard of.And the most merciless, that e'er was heard of!R3 I.iii.183
False boding Woman, end thy frantick Curse,False-boding woman, end thy frantic curse,R3 I.iii.246
Least to thy harme, thou moue our patience.Lest to thy harm thou move our patience.R3 I.iii.247
So thriue I, as I truly sweare the like.So thrive I as I truly swear the like!R3 II.i.11
So prosper I, as I sweare perfect loue.So prosper I as I swear perfect love!R3 II.i.16
And so sweare I.And so swear I.R3 II.i.28
And so say I.And so say I.R3 II.ii.140
On what occasion God he knowes, not I;On what occasion God He knows, not I,R3 III.i.26
The Queene your Mother, and your Brother Yorke,The Queen your mother and your brother YorkR3 III.i.27
Haue taken Sanctuarie: The tender PrinceHave taken sanctuary. The tender PrinceR3 III.i.28
Would faine haue come with me, to meet your Grace,Would fain have come with me to meet your grace,R3 III.i.29
But by his Mother was perforce with-held.But by his mother was perforce withheld.R3 III.i.30
I goe, my Lord. I go, my lord.R3 III.i.59
Who knockes? (within) Who knocks?R3 III.ii.2
What is't a Clocke?What is't a clock?R3 III.ii.4
Cannot my Lord Stanley sleepe these tedious /Nights?Cannot my Lord Stanley sleep these tedious nights?R3 III.ii.6
What then?And then?R3 III.ii.9
Goe fellow, goe, returne vnto thy Lord,Go, fellow, go, return unto thy lord;R3 III.ii.19
Bid him not feare the seperated Councell:Bid him not fear the separated council.R3 III.ii.20
His Honor and my selfe are at the one,His honour and myself are at the one,R3 III.ii.21
And at the other, is my good friend Catesby;And at the other is my good friend Catesby;R3 III.ii.22
Where nothing can proceede, that toucheth vs,Where nothing can proceed that toucheth usR3 III.ii.23
Whereof I shall not haue intelligence:Whereof I shall not have intelligence.R3 III.ii.24
Tell him his Feares are shallow, without instance.Tell him his fears are shallow, without instance;R3 III.ii.25
And for his Dreames, I wonder hee's so simple,And for his dreams, I wonder he's so simpleR3 III.ii.26
To trust the mock'ry of vnquiet slumbers.To trust the mockery of unquiet slumbers.R3 III.ii.27
To flye the Bore, before the Bore pursues,To fly the boar before the boar pursuesR3 III.ii.28
Were to incense the Bore to follow vs,Were to incense the boar to follow us,R3 III.ii.29
And make pursuit, where he did meane no chase.And make pursuit where he did mean no chase.R3 III.ii.30
Goe, bid thy Master rise, and come to me,Go, bid thy master rise and come to me,R3 III.ii.31
And we will both together to the Tower,And we will both together to the Tower,R3 III.ii.32
Where he shall see the Bore will vse vs kindly.Where he shall see the boar will use us kindly.R3 III.ii.33
Good morrow Catesby, you are early stirring:Good morrow, Catesby; you are early stirring.R3 III.ii.36
What newes, what newes, in this our tott'ring State?What news, what news, in this our tottering state?R3 III.ii.37
How weare the Garland? / Doest thou meane the Crowne?How! Wear the garland! Dost thou mean the crown?R3 III.ii.41
Ile haue this Crown of mine cut frõ my shoulders,I'll have this crown of mine cut from my shouldersR3 III.ii.43
Before Ile see the Crowne so foule mis-plac'd:Before I'll see the crown so foul misplaced.R3 III.ii.44
But canst thou guesse, that he doth ayme at it?But canst thou guess that he doth aim at it?R3 III.ii.45
Indeed I am no mourner for that newes,Indeed I am no mourner for that news,R3 III.ii.51
Because they haue beene still my aduersaries:Because they have been still my adversaries;R3 III.ii.52
But, that Ile giue my voice on Richards side,But that I'll give my voice on Richard's sideR3 III.ii.53
To barre my Masters Heires in true Descent,To bar my master's heirs in true descent – R3 III.ii.54
God knowes I will not doe it, to the death.God knows I will not do it, to the death!R3 III.ii.55
But I shall laugh at this a twelue-month hence,But I shall laugh at this a twelvemonth hence,R3 III.ii.57
That they which brought me in my Masters hate,That they which brought me in my master's hate,R3 III.ii.58
I liue to looke vpon their Tragedie.I live to look upon their tragedy.R3 III.ii.59
Well Catesby, ere a fort-night make me older,Well, Catesby, ere a fortnight make me older,R3 III.ii.60
Ile send some packing, that yet thinke not on't.I'll send some packing that yet think not on't.R3 III.ii.61
O monstrous, monstrous! and so falls it outO monstrous, monstrous! And so falls it outR3 III.ii.64
With Riuers, Vaughan, Grey: and so 'twill doeWith Rivers, Vaughan, Grey; and so 'twill doR3 III.ii.65
With some men else, that thinke themselues as safeWith some men else, that think themselves as safeR3 III.ii.66
As thou and I, who (as thou know'st) are deareAs thou and I, who, as thou know'st are dearR3 III.ii.67
To Princely Richard, and to Buckingham.To princely Richard and to Buckingham.R3 III.ii.68
I know they doe, and I haue well deseru'd it.I know they do, and I have well deserved it.R3 III.ii.71
Come on, come on, where is your Bore-speare man?Come on, come on! Where is your boar-spear, man?R3 III.ii.72
Feare you the Bore, and goe so vnprouided?Fear you the boar, and go so unprovided?R3 III.ii.73
My Lord, I hold my Life as deare as yours,My lord, I hold my life as dear as you do yours,R3 III.ii.77
And neuer in my dayes, I doe protest,And never in my days, I do protest,R3 III.ii.78
Was it so precious to me, as 'tis now:Was it so precious to me as 'tis now.R3 III.ii.79
Thinke you, but that I know our state secure,Think you, but that I know our state secure,R3 III.ii.80
I would be so triumphant as I am?I would be so triumphant as I am?R3 III.ii.81
Come, come, haue with you: / Wot you what, my Lord,Come, come, have with you. Wot you what, my lord?R3 III.ii.89
To day the Lords you talke of, are beheaded.Today the lords you talk of are beheaded.R3 III.ii.90
Goe on before, Ile talke with this good fellow.Go on before. I'll talk with this good fellow.R3 III.ii.94
How now, Sirrha? how goes the World with thee?How now, Hastings! How goes the world with thee?R3 III.ii.95
I tell thee man, 'tis better with me now,I tell thee, man, 'tis better with me nowR3 III.ii.97
Then when thou met'st me last, where now we meet:Than when I met thee last where now we meet.R3 III.ii.98
Then was I going Prisoner to the Tower,Then was I going prisoner to the TowerR3 III.ii.99
By the suggestion of the Queenes Allyes.By the suggestion of the Queen's allies;R3 III.ii.100
But now I tell thee (keepe it to thy selfe)But now I tell thee – keep it to thyself – R3 III.ii.101
This day those Enemies are put to death,This day those enemies are put to death,R3 III.ii.102
And I in better state then ere I was.And I in better state than e'er I was.R3 III.ii.103
Gramercie fellow: there, drinke that for me.Gramercy, Hastings. There, drink that for me.R3 III.ii.105
I thanke thee, good Sir Iohn, with all my heart.I thank thee, good Sir John, with all my heart.R3 III.ii.108
I am in your debt, for your last Exercise:I am in your debt for your last exercise;R3 III.ii.109
Come the next Sabboth, and I will content you.Come the next Sabbath, and I will content you.R3 III.ii.110
Good faith, and when I met this holy man,Good faith, and when I met this holy man,R3 III.ii.115
The men you talke of, came into my minde.The men you talk of came into my mind.R3 III.ii.116
What, goe you toward the Tower?What, go you toward the Tower?R3 III.ii.117
Nay like enough, for I stay Dinner there.Nay, like enough, for I stay dinner there.R3 III.ii.120
Ile wait vpon your Lordship.I'll wait upon your lordship.R3 III.ii.122.2
Now Noble Peeres, the cause why we are met,Now, noble peers, the cause why we are metR3 III.iv.1
Is to determine of the Coronation:Is to determine of the coronation.R3 III.iv.2
In Gods Name speake, when is the Royall day?In God's name, speak. When is the royal day?R3 III.iv.3
I thanke his Grace, I know he loues me well:I thank his grace, I know he loves me well;R3 III.iv.14
But for his purpose in the Coronation,But, for his purpose in the coronation,R3 III.iv.15
I haue not sounded him, nor he deliuer'dI have not sounded him, nor he deliveredR3 III.iv.16
His gracious pleasure any way therein:His gracious pleasure any way therein;R3 III.iv.17
But you, my Honorable Lords, may name the time,But you, my honourable lords, may name the time,R3 III.iv.18
And in the Dukes behalfe Ile giue my Voice,And in the Duke's behalf I'll give my voice,R3 III.iv.19
Which I presume hee'le take in gentle part.Which, I presume, he'll take in gentle part.R3 III.iv.20
His Grace looks chearfully & smooth this morning,His grace looks cheerfully and smooth this morning;R3 III.iv.48
There's some conceit or other likes him well,There's some conceit or other likes him wellR3 III.iv.49
When that he bids good morrow with such spirit.When that he bids good morrow with such spirit.R3 III.iv.50
I thinke there's neuer a man in ChristendomeI think there's never a man in ChristendomR3 III.iv.51
Can lesser hide his loue, or hate, then hee,Can lesser hide his love or hate than he,R3 III.iv.52
For by his Face straight shall you know his Heart.For by his face straight shall you know his heart.R3 III.iv.53
Mary, that with no man here he is offended:Marry, that with no man here he is offended;R3 III.iv.56
For were he, he had shewne it in his Lookes.For were he, he had shown it in his looks.R3 III.iv.57
The tender loue I beare your Grace, my Lord,The tender love I bear your grace, my lord,R3 III.iv.63
Makes me most forward, in this Princely presence,Makes me most forward in this princely presenceR3 III.iv.64
To doome th' Offendors, whosoe're they be:To doom th' offenders: whatsoever they be,R3 III.iv.65
I say, my Lord, they haue deserued death.I say, my lord, they have deserved death.R3 III.iv.66
If they haue done this deed, my Noble Lord.If they have done this deed, my noble lord – R3 III.iv.73
Woe, woe for England, not a whit for me,Woe, woe for England, not a whit for me!R3 III.iv.80
For I, too fond, might haue preuented this:For I, too fond, might have prevented this.R3 III.iv.81
Stanley did dreame, the Bore did rowse our Helmes,Stanley did dream the boar did raze our helms,R3 III.iv.82
And I did scorne it, and disdaine to flye:And did scorn it and disdain to fly.R3 III.iv.83
Three times to day my Foot-Cloth-Horse did stumble,Three times today my footcloth horse did stumble,R3 III.iv.84
And started, when he look'd vpon the Tower,And started when he looked upon the Tower,R3 III.iv.85
As loth to beare me to the slaughter-house.As loath to bear me to the slaughterhouse.R3 III.iv.86
O now I need the Priest, that spake to me:O, now I need the priest that spake to me!R3 III.iv.87
I now repent I told the Pursuiuant,I now repent I told the pursuivant,R3 III.iv.88
As too triumphing, how mine EnemiesAs too triumphing, how mine enemiesR3 III.iv.89
To day at Pomfret bloodily were butcher'd,Today at Pomfret bloodily were butchered,R3 III.iv.90
And I my selfe secure, in grace and fauour.And I myself secure, in grace and favour.R3 III.iv.91
Oh Margaret, Margaret, now thy heauie CurseO Margaret, Margaret, now thy heavy curseR3 III.iv.92
Is lighted on poore Hastings wretched Head.Is lighted on poor Hastings' wretched head!R3 III.iv.93
O momentarie grace of mortall men,O momentary grace of mortal men,R3 III.iv.96
Which we more hunt for, then the grace of God!Which we more hunt for than the grace of God!R3 III.iv.97
Who builds his hope in ayre of your good Lookes,Who builds his hope in air of your good looksR3 III.iv.98
Liues like a drunken Sayler on a Mast,Lives like a drunken sailor on a mast,R3 III.iv.99
Readie with euery Nod to tumble downe,Ready with every nod to tumble downR3 III.iv.100
Into the fatall Bowels of the Deepe.Into the fatal bowels of the deep.R3 III.iv.101
O bloody Richard: miserable England,O bloody Richard! Miserable England!R3 III.iv.103
I prophecie the fearefull'st time to thee,I prophesy the fearfull'st time to theeR3 III.iv.104
That euer wretched Age hath look'd vpon.That ever wretched age hath looked upon.R3 III.iv.105
Come, lead me to the Block, beare him my Head,Come, lead me to the block; bear him my head.R3 III.iv.106
They smile at me, who shortly shall be dead.They smile at me who shortly shall be dead.R3 III.iv.107
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