RICHARD
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Speake thou for me, and tell them what I did.Speak thou for me and tell them what I did.3H6 I.i.16
Thus do I hope to shake King Henries head.Thus do I hope to shake King Henry's head.3H6 I.i.20
Arm'd as we are, let's stay within this House.Armed as we are, let's stay within this house.3H6 I.i.38
You are old enough now, / And yet me thinkes you loose:You are old enough now, and yet, methinks, you lose.3H6 I.i.113
Father teare the Crowne from the Vsurpers Head.Father, tear the crown from the usurper's head.3H6 I.i.114
Sound Drummes and Trumpets, and the King will flye.Sound drums and trumpets, and the King will fly.3H6 I.i.118
Brother, though I bee youngest, giue mee leaue.Brother, though I be youngest, give me leave.3H6 I.ii.1
About that which concernes your Grace and vs,About that which concerns your grace and us – 3H6 I.ii.8
The Crowne of England, Father, which is yours.The crown of England, father, which is yours.3H6 I.ii.9
Your Right depends not on his life, or death.Your right depends not on his life or death.3H6 I.ii.11
No: God forbid your Grace should be forsworne. No; God forbid your grace should be forsworn.3H6 I.ii.18
Ile proue the contrary, if you'le heare mee speake.I'll prove the contrary, if you'll hear me speak.3H6 I.ii.20
An Oath is of no moment, being not tookeAn oath is of no moment, being not took3H6 I.ii.22
Before a true and lawfull Magistrate,Before a true and lawful magistrate3H6 I.ii.23
That hath authoritie ouer him that sweares.That hath authority over him that swears:3H6 I.ii.24
Henry had none, but did vsurpe the place.Henry had none, but did usurp the place.3H6 I.ii.25
Then seeing 'twas he that made you to depose,Then, seeing 'twas he that made you to depose,3H6 I.ii.26
Your Oath, my Lord, is vaine and friuolous.Your oath, my lord, is vain and frivolous.3H6 I.ii.27
Therefore to Armes: and Father doe but thinke,Therefore to arms! And, father, do but think3H6 I.ii.28
How sweet a thing it is to weare a Crowne,How sweet a thing it is to wear a crown;3H6 I.ii.29
Within whose Circuit is Elizium,Within whose circuit is Elysium3H6 I.ii.30
And all that Poets faine of Blisse and Ioy.And all that poets feign of bliss and joy.3H6 I.ii.31
Why doe we linger thus? I cannot rest,Why do we linger thus? I cannot rest3H6 I.ii.32
Vntill the White Rose that I weare, be dy'deUntil the white rose that I wear be dyed3H6 I.ii.33
Euen in the luke-warme blood of Henries heart.Even in the lukewarm blood of Henry's heart.3H6 I.ii.34
I, with fiue hundred, Father, for a neede.Ay, with five hundred, father, for a need.3H6 I.ii.67
A Woman's generall: what should we feare?A woman's general; what should we fear?3H6 I.ii.68
I cannot ioy, vntill I be resolu'dI cannot joy, until I be resolved3H6 II.i.9
Where our right valiant Father is become.Where our right valiant father is become.3H6 II.i.10
I saw him in the Battaile range about,I saw him in the battle range about,3H6 II.i.11
And watcht him how he singled Clifford forth.And watched him how he singled Clifford forth.3H6 II.i.12
Me thought he bore him in the thickest troupe,Methought he bore him in the thickest troop3H6 II.i.13
As doth a Lyon in a Heard of Neat,As doth a lion in a herd of neat;3H6 II.i.14
Or as a Beare encompass'd round with Dogges:Or as a bear encompassed round with dogs,3H6 II.i.15
Who hauing pincht a few, and made them cry,Who having pinched a few and made them cry,3H6 II.i.16
The rest stand all aloofe, and barke at him.The rest stand all aloof and bark at him.3H6 II.i.17
So far'd our Father with his Enemies,So fared our father with his enemies;3H6 II.i.18
So fled his Enemies my Warlike Father:So fled his enemies my warlike father.3H6 II.i.19
Me thinkes 'tis prize enough to be his Sonne.Methinks 'tis prize enough to be his son.3H6 II.i.20
See how the Morning opes her golden Gates,See how the morning opes her golden gates,3H6 II.i.21
And takes her farwell of the glorious Sunne.And takes her farewell of the glorious sun!3H6 II.i.22
How well resembles it the prime of Youth,How well resembles it the prime of youth,3H6 II.i.23
Trimm'd like a Yonker, prauncing to his Loue?Trimmed like a younker prancing to his love!3H6 II.i.24
Three glorious Sunnes, each one a perfect Sunne,Three glorious suns, each one a perfect sun;3H6 II.i.26
Not seperated with the racking Clouds,Not separated with the racking clouds,3H6 II.i.27
But seuer'd in a pale cleare-shining Skye.But severed in a pale clear-shining sky.3H6 II.i.28
See, see, they ioyne, embrace, and seeme to kisse,See, see! They join, embrace, and seem to kiss,3H6 II.i.29
As if they vow'd some League inuiolable.As if they vowed some league inviolable;3H6 II.i.30
Now are they but one Lampe, one Light, one Sunne:Now are they but one lamp, one light, one sun.3H6 II.i.31
In this, the Heauen figures some euent.In this the heaven figures some event.3H6 II.i.32
Nay, beare three Daughters: / By your leaue, I speake it,Nay, bear three daughters; by your leave I speak it,3H6 II.i.41
You loue the Breeder better then the Male.You love the breeder better than the male.3H6 II.i.42
But what art thou, whose heauie Lookes fore-tellBut what art thou, whose heavy looks foretell3H6 II.i.43
Some dreadfull story hanging on thy Tongue?Some dreadful story hanging on thy tongue?3H6 II.i.44
Say how he dy'de, for I will heare it all.Say how he died, for I will hear it all.3H6 II.i.49
I cannot weepe: for all my bodies moystureI cannot weep, for all my body's moisture3H6 II.i.79
Scarse serues to quench my Furnace-burning hart:Scarce serves to quench my furnace-burning heart;3H6 II.i.80
Nor can my tongue vnloade my hearts great burthen,Nor can my tongue unload my heart's great burden;3H6 II.i.81
For selfe-same winde that I should speake withall,For self-same wind that I should speak withal3H6 II.i.82
Is kindling coales that fires all my brest,Is kindling coals that fires all my breast,3H6 II.i.83
And burnes me vp with flames, that tears would quench.And burns me up with flames that tears would quench.3H6 II.i.84
To weepe, is to make lesse the depth of greefe:To weep is to make less the depth of grief;3H6 II.i.85
Teares then for Babes; Blowes, and Reuenge for mee.Tears then for babes, blows and revenge for me!3H6 II.i.86
Richard, I beare thy name, Ile venge thy death,Richard, I bear thy name; I'll venge thy death,3H6 II.i.87
Or dye renowned by attempting it.Or die renowned by attempting it.3H6 II.i.88
Nay, if thou be that Princely Eagles Bird,Nay, if thou be that princely eagle's bird,3H6 II.i.91
Shew thy descent by gazing 'gainst the Sunne:Show thy descent by gazing 'gainst the sun:3H6 II.i.92
For Chaire and Dukedome, Throne and Kingdome say,For ‘ chair and dukedom,’ ‘ throne and kingdom ’ say;3H6 II.i.93
Either that is thine, or else thou wer't not his.Either that is thine, or else thou wert not his.3H6 II.i.94
Great Lord of Warwicke, if we should tecomptGreat Lord of Warwick, if we should recompt3H6 II.i.96
Our balefull newes, and at each words deliueranceOur baleful news, and at each word's deliverance3H6 II.i.97
Stab Poniards in our flesh, till all were told,Stab poniards in our flesh till all were told,3H6 II.i.98
The words would adde more anguish then the wounds.The words would add more anguish than the wounds.3H6 II.i.99
O valiant Lord, the Duke of Yorke is slaine.O valiant lord, the Duke of York is slain!3H6 II.i.100
'Twas oddes belike, when valiant Warwick fled;'Twas odds, belike, when valiant Warwick fled;3H6 II.i.147
Oft haue I heard his praises in Pursuite,Oft have I heard his praises in pursuit,3H6 II.i.148
But ne're till now, his Scandall of Retire.But ne'er till now his scandal of retire.3H6 II.i.149
I know it well Lord Warwick, blame me not,I know it well, Lord Warwick; blame me not:3H6 II.i.156
'Tis loue I beare thy glories make me speake:'Tis love I bear thy glories makes me speak.3H6 II.i.157
But in this troublous time, what's to be done?But in this troublous time what's to be done?3H6 II.i.158
Shall we go throw away our Coates of Steele,Shall we go throw away our coats of steel,3H6 II.i.159
And wrap our bodies in blacke mourning Gownes,And wrap our bodies in black mourning gowns,3H6 II.i.160
Numb'ring our Aue-Maries with our Beads?Numbering our Ave-Maries with our beads?3H6 II.i.161
Or shall we on the Helmets of our FoesOr shall we on the helmets of our foes3H6 II.i.162
Tell our Deuotion with reuengefull Armes?Tell our devotion with revengeful arms?3H6 II.i.163
If for the last, say I, and to it Lords.If for the last, say ay, and to it, lords.3H6 II.i.164
I, now me thinks I heare great Warwick speak;Ay, now methinks I hear great Warwick speak.3H6 II.i.185
Ne're may he liue to see a Sun-shine day,Ne'er may he live to see a sunshine day3H6 II.i.186
That cries Retire, if Warwicke bid him stay.That cries ‘ Retire!’ if Warwick bid him stay.3H6 II.i.187
Then Clifford, were thy heart as hard as Steele,Then Clifford, were thy heart as hard as steel,3H6 II.i.200
As thou hast shewne it flintie by thy deeds,As thou hast shown it flinty by thy deeds,3H6 II.i.201
I come to pierce it, or to giue thee mine.I come to pierce it, or to give thee mine.3H6 II.i.202
Are you there Butcher? O, I cannot speake.Are you there, butcher? O, I cannot speak!3H6 II.ii.95
'Twas you that kill'd yong Rutland, was it not?'Twas you that killed young Rutland, was it not?3H6 II.ii.98
For Gods sake Lords giue signall to the fight.For God's sake, lords, give signal to the fight.3H6 II.ii.100
Northumberland, I hold thee reuerently,Northumberland, I hold thee reverently.3H6 II.ii.109
Breake off the parley, for scarse I can refraineBreak off the parley; for scarce I can refrain3H6 II.ii.110
The execution of my big-swolne heartThe execution of my big-swollen heart3H6 II.ii.111
Vpon that Clifford, that cruell Child-killer.Upon that Clifford, that cruel child-killer.3H6 II.ii.112
I like a Dastard, and a treacherous Coward,Ay, like a dastard and a treacherous coward,3H6 II.ii.114
As thou didd'st kill our tender Brother Rutland,As thou didst kill our tender brother Rutland;3H6 II.ii.115
But ere Sunset, Ile make thee curse the deed.But ere sun set I'll make thee curse the deed.3H6 II.ii.116
Then Executioner vnsheath thy sword:Then, executioner, unsheathe thy sword.3H6 II.ii.123
By him that made vs all, I am resolu'd,By Him that made us all, I am resolved3H6 II.ii.124
That Cliffords Manhood, lyes vpon his tongue.That Clifford's manhood lies upon his tongue.3H6 II.ii.125
Who euer got thee, there thy Mother stands,Whoever got thee, there thy mother stands;3H6 II.ii.133
For well I wot, thou hast thy Mothers tongue.For, well I wot, thou hast thy mother's tongue.3H6 II.ii.134
Iron of Naples, hid with English gilt,Iron of Naples hid with English gilt,3H6 II.ii.139
Whose Father beares the Title of a King,Whose father bears the title of a king – 3H6 II.ii.140
(As if a Channell should be call'd the Sea)As if a channel should be called the sea – 3H6 II.ii.141
Sham'st thou not, knowing whence thou art extraught,Shamest thou not, knowing whence thou art extraught,3H6 II.ii.142
To let thy tongue detect thy base-borne heart.To let thy tongue detect thy base-born heart?3H6 II.ii.143
Ah Warwicke, why hast yu withdrawn thy selfe?Ah, Warwick, why hast thou withdrawn thyself?3H6 II.iii.14
Thy Brothers blood the thirsty earth hath drunk,Thy brother's blood the thirsty earth hath drunk,3H6 II.iii.15
Broach'd with the Steely point of Cliffords Launce:Broached with the steely point of Clifford's lance;3H6 II.iii.16
And in the very pangs of death, he cryde,And in the very pangs of death he cried,3H6 II.iii.17
Like to a dismall Clangor heard from farre,Like to a dismal clangour heard from far,3H6 II.iii.18
Warwicke, reuenge; Brother, reuenge my death.‘ Warwick, revenge! Brother, revenge my death!’3H6 II.iii.19
So vnderneath the belly of their Steeds,So, underneath the belly of their steeds,3H6 II.iii.20
That stain'd their Fetlockes in his smoaking blood,That stained their fetlocks in his smoking blood,3H6 II.iii.21
The Noble Gentleman gaue vp the ghost.The noble gentleman gave up the ghost.3H6 II.iii.22
Brother, / Giue me thy hand, and gentle Warwicke,Brother, give me thy hand; and, gentle Warwick,3H6 II.iii.44
Let me imbrace thee in my weary armes:Let me embrace thee in my weary arms.3H6 II.iii.45
I that did neuer weepe, now melt with wo,I, that did never weep, now melt with woe3H6 II.iii.46
That Winter should cut off our Spring-time so.That winter should cut off our spring-time so.3H6 II.iii.47
Now Clifford, I haue singled thee alone,Now, Clifford, I have singled thee alone.3H6 II.iv.1
Suppose this arme is for the Duke of Yorke,Suppose this arm is for the Duke of York,3H6 II.iv.2
And this for Rutland, both bound to reuenge,And this for Rutland, both bound to revenge,3H6 II.iv.3
Wer't thou inuiron'd with a Brazen wall.Wert thou environed with a brazen wall.3H6 II.iv.4
Nay Warwicke, single out some other Chace,Nay, Warwick, single out some other chase;3H6 II.iv.12
For I my selfe will hunt this Wolfe to death.For I myself will hunt this wolf to death.3H6 II.iv.13
Whose soule is that which takes hir heauy leaue?Whose soul is that which takes her heavy leave?3H6 II.vi.42
A deadly grone, like life and deaths departing.A deadly groan, like life and death's departing.3H6 II.vi.43
Reuoke that doome of mercy, for 'tis Clifford,Revoke that doom of mercy, for 'tis Clifford;3H6 II.vi.46
Who not contented that he lopp'd the BranchWho not contented that he lopped the branch3H6 II.vi.47
In hewing Rutland, when his leaues put forth,In hewing Rutland when his leaves put forth,3H6 II.vi.48
But set his murth'ring knife vnto the Roote,But set his murdering knife unto the root3H6 II.vi.49
From whence that tender spray did sweetly spring,From whence that tender spray did sweetly spring:3H6 II.vi.50
I meane our Princely Father, Duke of Yorke.I mean our princely father, Duke of York.3H6 II.vi.51
O would he did, and so (perhaps) he doth,O, would he did! And so perhaps he doth;3H6 II.vi.64
'Tis but his policy to counterfet,'Tis but his policy to counterfeit,3H6 II.vi.65
Because he would auoid such bitter tauntsBecause he would avoid such bitter taunts3H6 II.vi.66
Which in the time of death he gaue our Father.Which in the time of death he gave our father.3H6 II.vi.67
Clifford, aske mercy, and obtaine no grace.Clifford, ask mercy and obtain no grace.3H6 II.vi.69
Thou didd'st loue Yorke, and I am son to Yorke.Thou didst love York, and I am son to York.3H6 II.vi.73
What, not an Oath? Nay then the world go's hardWhat! Not an oath? Nay, then the world goes hard3H6 II.vi.77
When Clifford cannot spare his Friends an oath:When Clifford cannot spare his friends an oath.3H6 II.vi.78
I know by that he's dead, and by my Soule,I know by that he's dead; and, by my soul,3H6 II.vi.79
If this right hand would buy two houres life,If this right hand would buy two hour's life,3H6 II.vi.80
That I (in all despight) might rayle at him,That I in all despite might rail at him,3H6 II.vi.81
This hand should chop it off: & with the issuing BloodThis hand should chop it off, and with the issuing blood3H6 II.vi.82
Stifle the Villaine, whose vnstanched thirstStifle the villain whose unstanched thirst3H6 II.vi.83
Yorke, and yong Rutland could not satisfieYork and young Rutland could not satisfy.3H6 II.vi.84
Let me be Duke of Clarence, George of Gloster,Let me be Duke of Clarence, George of Gloucester;3H6 II.vi.106
For Glosters Dukedome is too ominous.For Gloucester's dukedom is too ominous.3H6 II.vi.107
Your Highnesse shall doe well to graunt her suit:Your highness shall do well to grant her suit;3H6 III.ii.8
It were dishonor to deny it her.It were dishonour to deny it her.3H6 III.ii.9
Yea, is it so:Yea, is it so?3H6 III.ii.11
I see the Lady hath a thing to graunt,I see the lady hath a thing to grant3H6 III.ii.12
Before the King will graunt her humble suit.Before the King will grant her humble suit.3H6 III.ii.13
Silence.Silence!3H6 III.ii.15
I Widow? then Ile warrant you all your Lands,Ay, widow? Then I'll warrant you all your lands,3H6 III.ii.21
And if what pleases him, shall pleasure you:An if what pleases him shall pleasure you.3H6 III.ii.22
Fight closer, or good faith you'le catch a Blow.Fight closer, or, good faith, you'll catch a blow.3H6 III.ii.23
God forbid that, for hee'le take vantages.God forbid that! For he'll take vantages.3H6 III.ii.25
Nay then whip me: hee'le rather giue her two.Nay then, whip me; he'll rather give her two.3H6 III.ii.28
You shall haue foure, if you'le be rul'd by him.You shall have four, if you'll be ruled by him.3H6 III.ii.30
I, good leaue haue you, for you will haue leaue,Ay, good leave have you; for you will have leave,3H6 III.ii.34
Till Youth take leaue, and leaue you to the Crutch.Till youth take leave and leave you to the crutch.3H6 III.ii.35
Hee plyes her hard, and much Raine weares the Marble.He plies her hard; and much rain wears the marble.3H6 III.ii.50
The Match is made, shee seales it with a Cursie.The match is made; she seals it with a curtsy.3H6 III.ii.57
The Widow likes him not, shee knits her Browes.The widow likes him not; she knits her brows.3H6 III.ii.82
The Ghostly Father now hath done his Shrift.The ghostly father now hath done his shrift.3H6 III.ii.107
The Widow likes it not, for shee lookes very sad.The widow likes it not, for she looks very sad.3H6 III.ii.110
That would be tenne dayes wonder at the least.That would be ten days' wonder at the least.3H6 III.ii.113
By so much is the Wonder in extremes.By so much is the wonder in extremes.3H6 III.ii.115
I, Edward will vse Women honourably:Ay, Edward will use women honourably.3H6 III.ii.124
Would he were wasted, Marrow, Bones, and all,Would he were wasted, marrow, bones, and all,3H6 III.ii.125
That from his Loynes no hopefull Branch may spring,That from his loins no hopeful branch may spring,3H6 III.ii.126
To crosse me from the Golden time I looke for:To cross me from the golden time I look for!3H6 III.ii.127
And yet, betweene my Soules desire, and me,And yet, between my soul's desire and me – 3H6 III.ii.128
The lustfull Edwards Title buryed,The lustful Edward's title buried – 3H6 III.ii.129
Is Clarence, Henry, and his Sonne young Edward,Is Clarence, Henry, and his son young Edward,3H6 III.ii.130
And all the vnlook'd-for Issue of their Bodies,And all the unlooked-for issue of their bodies,3H6 III.ii.131
To take their Roomes, ere I can place my selfe:To take their rooms, ere I can place myself:3H6 III.ii.132
A cold premeditation for my purpose.A cold premeditation for my purpose!3H6 III.ii.133
Why then I doe but dreame on Soueraigntie,Why then, I do but dream on sovereignty;3H6 III.ii.134
Like one that stands vpon a Promontorie,Like one that stands upon a promontory3H6 III.ii.135
And spyes a farre-off shore, where hee would tread,And spies a far-off shore where he would tread,3H6 III.ii.136
Wishing his foot were equall with his eye,Wishing his foot were equal with his eye,3H6 III.ii.137
And chides the Sea, that sunders him from thence,And chides the sea that sunders him from thence,3H6 III.ii.138
Saying, hee'le lade it dry, to haue his way:Saying he'll lade it dry to have his way;3H6 III.ii.139
So doe I wish the Crowne, being so farre off,So do I wish the crown, being so far off;3H6 III.ii.140
And so I chide the meanes that keepes me from it,And so I chide the means that keeps me from it;3H6 III.ii.141
And so (I say) Ile cut the Causes off,And so I say I'll cut the causes off,3H6 III.ii.142
Flattering me with impossibilities:Flattering me with impossibilities.3H6 III.ii.143
My Eyes too quicke, my Heart o're-weenes too much,My eye's too quick, my heart o'erweens too much,3H6 III.ii.144
Vnlesse my Hand and Strength could equall them.Unless my hand and strength could equal them.3H6 III.ii.145
Well, say there is no Kingdome then for Richard:Well, say there is no kingdom then for Richard,3H6 III.ii.146
What other Pleasure can the World affoord?What other pleasure can the world afford?3H6 III.ii.147
Ile make my Heauen in a Ladies Lappe,I'll make my heaven in a lady's lap,3H6 III.ii.148
And decke my Body in gay Ornaments,And deck my body in gay ornaments,3H6 III.ii.149
And 'witch sweet Ladies with my Words and Lookes.And 'witch sweet ladies with my words and looks.3H6 III.ii.150
Oh miserable Thought! and more vnlikely,O, miserable thought! And more unlikely3H6 III.ii.151
Then to accomplish twentie Golden Crownes.Than to accomplish twenty golden crowns!3H6 III.ii.152
Why Loue forswore me in my Mothers Wombe:Why, love forswore me in my mother's womb;3H6 III.ii.153
And for I should not deale in her soft Lawes,And, for I should not deal in her soft laws,3H6 III.ii.154
Shee did corrupt frayle Nature with some Bribe,She did corrupt frail nature with some bribe3H6 III.ii.155
To shrinke mine Arme vp like a wither'd Shrub,To shrink mine arm up like a withered shrub;3H6 III.ii.156
To make an enuious Mountaine on my Back,To make an envious mountain on my back,3H6 III.ii.157
Where sits Deformitie to mocke my Body;Where sits deformity to mock my body;3H6 III.ii.158
To shape my Legges of an vnequall size,To shape my legs of an unequal size;3H6 III.ii.159
To dis-proportion me in euery part:To disproportion me in every part,3H6 III.ii.160
Like to a Chaos, or an vn-lick'd Beare-whelpe,Like to a chaos, or an unlicked bear-whelp3H6 III.ii.161
That carryes no impression like the Damme.That carries no impression like the dam.3H6 III.ii.162
And am I then a man to be belou'd?And am I then a man to be beloved?3H6 III.ii.163
Oh monstrous fault, to harbour such a thought.O, monstrous fault, to harbour such a thought!3H6 III.ii.164
Then since this Earth affoords no Ioy to me,Then, since this earth affords no joy to me3H6 III.ii.165
But to command, to check, to o're-beare such,But to command, to check, to o'erbear such3H6 III.ii.166
As are of better Person then my selfe:As are of better person than myself,3H6 III.ii.167
Ile make my Heauen, to dreame vpon the Crowne,I'll make my heaven to dream upon the crown,3H6 III.ii.168
And whiles I liue, t'account this World but Hell,And, whiles I live, t' account this world but hell,3H6 III.ii.169
Vntill my mis-shap'd Trunke, that beares this Head,Until my misshaped trunk that bears this head3H6 III.ii.170
Be round impaled with a glorious Crowne.Be round impaled with a glorious crown.3H6 III.ii.171
And yet I know not how to get the Crowne,And yet I know not how to get the crown,3H6 III.ii.172
For many Liues stand betweene me and home:For many lives stand between me and home;3H6 III.ii.173
And I, like one lost in a Thornie Wood,And I – like one lost in a thorny wood,3H6 III.ii.174
That rents the Thornes, and is rent with the Thornes,That rents the thorns and is rent with the thorns,3H6 III.ii.175
Seeking a way, and straying from the way,Seeking a way and straying from the way,3H6 III.ii.176
Not knowing how to finde the open Ayre,Not knowing how to find the open air,3H6 III.ii.177
But toyling desperately to finde it out,But toiling desperately to find it out – 3H6 III.ii.178
Torment my selfe, to catch the English Crowne:Torment myself to catch the English crown;3H6 III.ii.179
And from that torment I will free my selfe,And from that torment I will free myself,3H6 III.ii.180
Or hew my way out with a bloody Axe.Or hew my way out with a bloody axe.3H6 III.ii.181
Why I can smile, and murther whiles I smile,Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile,3H6 III.ii.182
And cry, Content, to that which grieues my Heart,And cry ‘ Content!’ to that which grieves my heart,3H6 III.ii.183
And wet my Cheekes with artificiall Teares,And wet my cheeks with artificial tears,3H6 III.ii.184
And frame my Face to all occasions.And frame my face to all occasions.3H6 III.ii.185
Ile drowne more Saylers then the Mermaid shall,I'll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall;3H6 III.ii.186
Ile slay more gazers then the Basiliske,I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk;3H6 III.ii.187
Ile play the Orator as well as Nestor,I'll play the orator as well as Nestor,3H6 III.ii.188
Deceiue more slyly then Vlisses could,Deceive more slily than Ulysses could,3H6 III.ii.189
And like a Synon, take another Troy.And, like a Sinon, take another Troy.3H6 III.ii.190
I can adde Colours to the Camelion,I can add colours to the chameleon,3H6 III.ii.191
Change shapes with Proteus, for aduantages,Change shapes with Proteus for advantages,3H6 III.ii.192
And set the murtherous Macheuill to Schoole.And set the murderous Machiavel to school.3H6 III.ii.193
Can I doe this, and cannot get a Crowne?Can I do this, and cannot get a crown?3H6 III.ii.194
Tut, were it farther off, Ile plucke it downe.Tut, were it farther off, I'll pluck it down.3H6 III.ii.195
Now tell me Brother Clarence, what thinke youNow tell me, brother Clarence, what think you3H6 IV.i.1
Of this new Marriage with the Lady Gray?Of this new marriage with the Lady Grey?3H6 IV.i.2
Hath not our Brother made a worthy choice?Hath not our brother made a worthy choice?3H6 IV.i.3
And his well-chosen Bride.And his well-chosen bride.3H6 IV.i.7
And shall haue your will, because our King:And shall have your will, because our king;3H6 IV.i.17
Yet hastie Marriage seldome proueth well.Yet hasty marriage seldom proveth well.3H6 IV.i.18
Not I:Not I;3H6 IV.i.20
no: / God forbid, that I should wish them seuer'd,No, God forbid that I should wish them severed3H6 IV.i.21
Whom God hath ioyn'd together: / I, and 'twere pittie,Whom God hath joined together; ay, and 'twere pity3H6 IV.i.22
to sunder them, / That yoake so well together.To sunder them that yoke so well together.3H6 IV.i.23
And Warwicke, doing what you gaue in charge,And Warwick, doing what you gave in charge,3H6 IV.i.32
Is now dis-honored by this new Marriage.Is now dishonoured by this new marriage.3H6 IV.i.33
And yet me thinks, your Grace hath not done well,And yet methinks your grace hath not done well3H6 IV.i.51
To giue the Heire and Daughter of Lord ScalesTo give the heir and daughter of Lord Scales3H6 IV.i.52
Vnto the Brother of your louing Bride;Unto the brother of your loving bride.3H6 IV.i.53
Shee better would haue fitted me, or Clarence:She better would have fitted me or Clarence;3H6 IV.i.54
But in your Bride you burie Brotherhood.But in your bride you bury brotherhood.3H6 IV.i.55
I heare, yet say not much, but thinke the more.I hear, yet say not much, but think the more.3H6 IV.i.83
Not I: / My thoughts ayme at a further matter:Not I; my thoughts aim at a further matter.3H6 IV.i.124
I stay not for the loue of Edward, but the Crowne.I stay not for the love of Edward, but the crown.3H6 IV.i.125
I, in despight of all that shall withstand you.Ay, in despite of all that shall withstand you.3H6 IV.i.145
Now my Lord Hastings, and Sir William StanleyNow, my Lord Hastings and Sir William Stanley,3H6 IV.v.1
Leaue off to wonder why I drew you hither,Leave off to wonder why I drew you hither3H6 IV.v.2
Into this cheefest Thicket of the Parke.Into this chiefest thicket of the park.3H6 IV.v.3
Thus stand the case: you know our King, my Brother,Thus stands the case: you know our King, my brother,3H6 IV.v.4
Is prisoner to the Bishop here, at whose handsIs prisoner to the Bishop here, at whose hands3H6 IV.v.5
He hath good vsage, and great liberty,He hath good usage and great liberty,3H6 IV.v.6
And often but attended with weake guard,And, often but attended with weak guard,3H6 IV.v.7
Come hunting this way to disport himselfe.Comes hunting this way to disport himself.3H6 IV.v.8
I haue aduertis'd him by secret meanes,I have advertised him by secret means3H6 IV.v.9
That if about this houre he make this way,That if about this hour he make this way3H6 IV.v.10
Vnder the colour of his vsuall game,Under the colour of his usual game,3H6 IV.v.11
He shall heere finde his Friends with Horse and Men,He shall here find his friends with horse and men3H6 IV.v.12
To set him free from his Captiuitie.To set him free from his captivity.3H6 IV.v.13
Brother, the time and case, requireth hast,Brother, the time and case requireth haste;3H6 IV.v.18
Your horse stands ready at the Parke-corner.Your horse stands ready at the park corner.3H6 IV.v.19
Wel guest beleeue me, for that was my meaningWell guessed, believe me; for that was my meaning.3H6 IV.v.22
But wherefore stay we? 'tis no time to talke.But wherefore stay we? 'Tis no time to talk.3H6 IV.v.24
Come then away, lets ha no more adoo.Come then, away; let's ha' no more ado.3H6 IV.v.27
The Gates made fast? / Brother, I like not this.The gates made fast! Brother, I like not this;3H6 IV.vii.10
For many men that stumble at the Threshold,For many men that stumble at the threshold3H6 IV.vii.11
Are well fore-told, that danger lurkes within.Are well foretold that danger lurks within.3H6 IV.vii.12
But when the Fox hath once got in his Nose,But when the fox hath once got in his nose,3H6 IV.vii.25
Hee'le soone finde meanes to make the Body follow.He'll soon find means to make the body follow.3H6 IV.vii.26
A wise stout Captaine, and soone perswaded.A wise stout captain, and soon persuaded!3H6 IV.vii.30
Brother, this is Sir Iohn Mountgomerie,Brother, this is Sir John Montgomery,3H6 IV.vii.40
Our trustie friend, vnlesse I be deceiu'd.Our trusty friend, unless I be deceived.3H6 IV.vii.41
Why Brother, wherefore stand you on nice points?Why, brother, wherefore stand you on nice points?3H6 IV.vii.58
And fearelesse minds clyme soonest vnto Crowns.And fearless minds climb soonest unto crowns.3H6 IV.vii.62
Brother, we will proclaime you out of hand,Brother, we will proclaim you out of hand;3H6 IV.vii.63
The bruit thereof will bring you many friends.The bruit thereof will bring you many friends.3H6 IV.vii.64
All. ALL
Long liue Edward the Fourth.Long live Edward the Fourth!3H6 IV.vii.75
Away betimes, before his forces ioyne,Away betimes, before his forces join,3H6 IV.viii.62
And take the great-growne Traytor vnawares:And take the great-grown traitor unawares.3H6 IV.viii.63
Braue Warriors, march amaine towards Couentry.Brave warriors, march amain towards Coventry.3H6 IV.viii.64
See how the surly Warwicke mans the Wall.See how the surly Warwick mans the wall!3H6 V.i.17
I thought at least he would haue said the King,I thought at least he would have said ‘ the King.’3H6 V.i.29
Or did he make the Ieast against his will?Or did he make the jest against his will?3H6 V.i.30
I, by my faith, for a poore Earle to giue,Ay, by my faith, for a poor earl to give;3H6 V.i.32
Ile doe thee seruice for so good a gift.I'll do thee service for so good a gift.3H6 V.i.33
Alas, that Warwicke had no more fore-cast,Alas, that Warwick had no more forecast,3H6 V.i.42
But whiles he thought to steale the single Ten,But whiles he thought to steal the single ten,3H6 V.i.43
The King was slyly finger'd from the Deck:The king was slily fingered from the deck!3H6 V.i.44
You left poore Henry at the Bishops Pallace,You left poor Henry at the Bishop's palace,3H6 V.i.45
And tenne to one you'le meet him in the Tower.And ten to one you'll meet him in the Tower.3H6 V.i.46
Come Warwicke, / Take the time, kneele downe, kneele downe:Come, Warwick, take the time; kneel down, kneel down.3H6 V.i.48
Nay when? strike now, or else the Iron cooles.Nay, when? Strike now, or else the iron cools.3H6 V.i.49
The Gates are open, let vs enter too.The gates are open; let us enter too.3H6 V.i.60
Thou and thy Brother both shall buy this TreasonThou and thy brother both shall buy this treason3H6 V.i.68
Euen with the dearest blood your bodies beare.Even with the dearest blood your bodies bear.3H6 V.i.69
Two of thy Name, both Dukes of Somerset,Two of thy name, both Dukes of Somerset,3H6 V.i.73
Haue sold their Liues vnto the House of Yorke,Have sold their lives unto the house of York,3H6 V.i.74
And thou shalt be the third, if this Sword hold.And thou shalt be the third, if this sword hold.3H6 V.i.75
Welcome good Clarence, this is Brother-like.Welcome, good Clarence; this is brother-like.3H6 V.i.105
The Queene is valued thirtie thousand strong,The Queen is valued thirty thousand strong,3H6 V.iii.14
And Somerset, with Oxford, fled to her:And Somerset, with Oxford, fled to her;3H6 V.iii.15
If she haue time to breathe, be well assur'dIf she have time to breathe, be well assured3H6 V.iii.16
Her faction will be full as strong as ours.Her faction will be full as strong as ours.3H6 V.iii.17
It is, and loe where youthfull Edward comes.It is; and lo, where youthful Edward comes!3H6 V.v.11
That you might still haue worne the Petticoat,That you might still have worn the petticoat3H6 V.v.23
And ne're haue stolne the Breech from Lancaster.And ne'er have stolen the breech from Lancaster.3H6 V.v.24
By Heauen, Brat, Ile plague ye for that word.By heaven, brat, I'll plague ye for that word.3H6 V.v.27
For Gods sake, take away this Captiue Scold.For God's sake, take away this captive scold.3H6 V.v.29
Sprawl'st thou? take that, to end thy agonie.Sprawlest thou? Take that, to end thy agony.3H6 V.v.39
Marry, and shall. Marry, and shall.3H6 V.v.42
Why should shee liue, to fill the World with words.Why should she live to fill the world with words?3H6 V.v.44
Clarence excuse me to the King my Brother:Clarence, excuse me to the King my brother;3H6 V.v.46
Ile hence to London on a serious matter,I'll hence to London on a serious matter.3H6 V.v.47
Ere ye come there, be sure to heare some newes.Ere ye come there, be sure to hear some news.3H6 V.v.48
Tower, the Tower. The Tower, the Tower.3H6 V.v.50
Good day, my Lord, what at your Booke so hard?Good day, my lord. What! At your book so hard?3H6 V.vi.1
Sirra, leaue vs to our selues, we must conferre.Sirrah, leave us to ourselves; we must confer.3H6 V.vi.6
Suspition alwayes haunts the guilty minde,Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind;3H6 V.vi.11
The Theefe doth feare each bush an Officer,The thief doth fear each bush an officer.3H6 V.vi.12
Why what a peeuish Foole was that of Creet,Why, what a peevish fool was that of Crete,3H6 V.vi.18
That taught his Sonne the office of a Fowle,That taught his son the office of a fowl!3H6 V.vi.19
And yet for all his wings, the Foole was drown'd.And yet, for all his wings, the fool was drowned.3H6 V.vi.20
Think'st thou I am an Executioner?Thinkest thou I am an executioner?3H6 V.vi.30
Thy Son I kill'd for his presumption.Thy son I killed for his presumption.3H6 V.vi.34
Ile heare no more: / Dye Prophet in thy speech, I'll hear no more; die, prophet, in thy speech!3H6 V.vi.57
For this (among'st the rest) was I ordain'd.For this, amongst the rest, was I ordained.3H6 V.vi.58
What? will the aspiring blood of LancasterWhat! Will the aspiring blood of Lancaster3H6 V.vi.61
Sinke in the ground? I thought it would haue mounted.Sink in the ground? I thought it would have mounted.3H6 V.vi.62
See how my sword weepes for the poore Kings death.See how my sword weeps for the poor King's death!3H6 V.vi.63
O may such purple teares be alway shedO, may such purple tears be alway shed3H6 V.vi.64
From those that wish the downfall of our house.From those that wish the downfall of our house!3H6 V.vi.65
If any sparke of Life be yet remaining,If any spark of life be yet remaining,3H6 V.vi.66
Downe, downe to hell, and say I sent thee thither.Down, down to hell; and say I sent thee thither,3H6 V.vi.67
I that haue neyther pitty, loue, nor feare,I that have neither pity, love, nor fear.3H6 V.vi.68
Indeed 'tis true that Henrie told me of:Indeed, 'tis true that Henry told me of;3H6 V.vi.69
For I haue often heard my Mother say,For I have often heard my mother say3H6 V.vi.70
I came into the world with my Legges forward.I came into the world with my legs forward.3H6 V.vi.71
Had I not reason (thinke ye) to make hast,Had I not reason, think ye, to make haste,3H6 V.vi.72
And seeke their Ruine, that vsurp'd our Right?And seek their ruin that usurped our right?3H6 V.vi.73
The Midwife wonder'd, and the Women cri'deThe midwife wondered and the women cried3H6 V.vi.74
O Iesus blesse vs, he is borne with teeth,‘ O, Jesus bless us, he is born with teeth!’3H6 V.vi.75
And so I was, which plainly signified,And so I was, which plainly signified3H6 V.vi.76
That I should snarle, and bite, and play the dogge:That I should snarl and bite and play the dog.3H6 V.vi.77
Then since the Heauens haue shap'd my Body so,Then, since the heavens have shaped my body so,3H6 V.vi.78
Let Hell make crook'd my Minde to answer it.Let hell make crooked my mind to answer it.3H6 V.vi.79
I haue no Brother, I am like no Brother:I have no brother, I am like no brother;3H6 V.vi.80
And this word (Loue) which Gray-beards call Diuine,And this word ‘ love,’ which greybeards call divine,3H6 V.vi.81
Be resident in men like one another,Be resident in men like one another3H6 V.vi.82
And not in me: I am my selfe alone.And not in me; I am myself alone.3H6 V.vi.83
Clarence beware, thou keept'st me from the Light,Clarence, beware; thou keepest me from the light.3H6 V.vi.84
But I will sort a pitchy day for thee:But I will sort a pitchy day for thee;3H6 V.vi.85
For I will buzze abroad such Prophesies,For I will buzz abroad such prophecies3H6 V.vi.86
That Edward shall be fearefull of his life,That Edward shall be fearful of his life,3H6 V.vi.87
And then to purge his feare, Ile be thy death.And then, to purge his fear, I'll be thy death.3H6 V.vi.88
King Henry, and the Prince his Son are gone,King Henry and the Prince his son are gone;3H6 V.vi.89
Clarence thy turne is next, and then the rest,Clarence, thy turn is next, and then the rest,3H6 V.vi.90
Counting my selfe but bad, till I be best.Counting myself but bad till I be best.3H6 V.vi.91
Ile throw thy body in another roome,I'll throw thy body in another room3H6 V.vi.92
And Triumph Henry, in thy day of Doome. And triumph, Henry, in thy day of doom.3H6 V.vi.93
Ile blast his Haruest, if your head were laid,I'll blast his harvest, if your head were laid;3H6 V.vii.21
For yet I am not look'd on in the world.For yet I am not looked on in the world.3H6 V.vii.22
This shoulder was ordain'd so thicke, to heaue,This shoulder was ordained so thick to heave;3H6 V.vii.23
And heaue it shall some waight, or breake my backe,And heave it shall some weight or break my back.3H6 V.vii.24
Worke thou the way, and that shalt execute.Work thou the way, and that shall execute.3H6 V.vii.25
And that I loue the tree frõ whence yu sprang'st:And that I love the tree from whence thou sprangest,3H6 V.vii.31
Witnesse the louing kisse I giue the Fruite,Witness the loving kiss I give the fruit.3H6 V.vii.32
To say the truth, so Iudas kist his master,(aside) To say the truth, so Judas kissed his master,3H6 V.vii.33
And cried all haile, when as he meant all harme.And cried ‘ All hail!’ when as he meant all harm.3H6 V.vii.34
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