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While we pursu'd the Horsmen of ye North,While we pursued the horsemen of the north,3H6 I.i.2
He slyly stole away, and left his men:He slily stole away and left his men;3H6 I.i.3
Whereat the great Lord of Northumberland,Whereat the great Lord of Northumberland,3H6 I.i.4
Whose Warlike eares could neuer brooke retreat,Whose warlike ears could never brook retreat,3H6 I.i.5
Chear'd vp the drouping Army, and himselfe.Cheered up the drooping army; and himself,3H6 I.i.6
Lord Clifford and Lord Stafford all a-brestLord Clifford, and Lord Stafford, all abreast,3H6 I.i.7
Charg'd our maine Battailes Front: and breaking in,Charged our main battle's front, and, breaking in,3H6 I.i.8
Were by the Swords of common Souldiers slaine.Were by the swords of common soldiers slain.3H6 I.i.9
Richard hath best deseru'd of all my sonnes:Richard hath best deserved of all my sons.3H6 I.i.17
But is your Grace dead, my Lord of Somerset?But is your grace dead, my lord of Somerset?3H6 I.i.18
Assist me then, sweet Warwick, and I will,Assist me then, sweet Warwick, and I will;3H6 I.i.28
For hither we haue broken in by force.For hither we have broken in by force.3H6 I.i.29
Thankes gentle Norfolke, stay by me my Lords,Thanks, gentle Norfolk; stay by me, my lords.3H6 I.i.31
And Souldiers stay and lodge by me this Night.And, soldiers, stay and lodge by me this night.3H6 I.i.32
The Queene this day here holds her Parliament,The Queen this day here holds her parliament,3H6 I.i.35
But little thinkes we shall be of her counsaile,But little thinks we shall be of her council;3H6 I.i.36
By words or blowes here let vs winne our right.By words or blows here let us win our right.3H6 I.i.37
Then leaue me not, my Lords be resolute,Then leave me not; my lords, be resolute;3H6 I.i.43
I meane to take possession of my Right.I mean to take possession of my right.3H6 I.i.44
I am thine.I am thine.3H6 I.i.76.2
It was my Inheritance, as the Earledome was.It was my inheritance, as the earldom was.3H6 I.i.78
It must and shall be so, content thy selfe.It must and shall be so; content thyself.3H6 I.i.85
Will you we shew our Title to the Crowne?Will you we show our title to the crown?3H6 I.i.102
If not, our Swords shall pleade it in the field.If not, our swords shall plead it in the field.3H6 I.i.103
Sonnes peace.Sons, peace!3H6 I.i.119
'Twas by Rebellion against his King.'Twas by rebellion against his king.3H6 I.i.133
What then?What then?3H6 I.i.136
He rose against him, being his Soueraigne,He rose against him, being his sovereign,3H6 I.i.141
And made him to resigne his Crowne perforce.And made him to resign his crown perforce.3H6 I.i.142
Why whisper you, my Lords, and answer not?Why whisper you, my lords, and answer not?3H6 I.i.149
Henry of Lancaster, resigne thy Crowne:Henry of Lancaster, resign thy crown.3H6 I.i.164
What mutter you, or what conspire you Lords?What mutter you, or what conspire you, lords?3H6 I.i.165
Confirme the Crowne to me and to mine Heires,Confirm the crown to me and to mine heirs,3H6 I.i.172
And thou shalt reigne in quiet while thou liu'st.And thou shalt reign in quiet while thou livest.3H6 I.i.173
This Oath I willingly take, and will performe.This oath I willingly take and will perform.3H6 I.i.201
Now Yorke and Lancaster are reconcil'd.Now York and Lancaster are reconciled.3H6 I.i.204
Farewell my gracious Lord, Ile to my Castle.Farewell, my gracious lord; I'll to my castle.3H6 I.i.206
Why how now Sonnes, and Brother, at a strife?Why, how now, sons and brother! At a strife?3H6 I.ii.4
What is your Quarrell? how began it first?What is your quarrel? How began it first?3H6 I.ii.5
About what?About what?3H6 I.ii.7
Mine Boy? not till King Henry be dead.Mine, boy? Not till King Henry be dead.3H6 I.ii.10
I tooke an Oath, that hee should quietly reigne.I took an oath that he should quietly reign.3H6 I.ii.15
I shall be, if I clayme by open Warre.I shall be, if I claim by open war.3H6 I.ii.19
Thou canst not, Sonne: it is impossible.Thou canst not, son; it is impossible.3H6 I.ii.21
Richard ynough: I will be King, or dye.Richard, enough! I will be king or die.3H6 I.ii.35
Brother, thou shalt to London presently,Brother, thou shalt to London presently,3H6 I.ii.36
And whet on Warwick to this Enterprise.And whet on Warwick to this enterprise.3H6 I.ii.37
Thou Richard shalt to the Duke of Norfolke,Thou, Richard, shalt to the Duke of Norfolk3H6 I.ii.38
And tell him priuily of our intent.And tell him privily of our intent.3H6 I.ii.39
You Edward shall vnto my Lord Cobham,You, Edward, shall unto my Lord Cobham,3H6 I.ii.40
With whom the Kentishmen will willingly rise.With whom the Kentishmen will willingly rise;3H6 I.ii.41
In them I trust: for they are Souldiors,In them I trust, for they are soldiers,3H6 I.ii.42
Wittie, courteous, liberall, full of spirit.Witty, courteous, liberal, full of spirit.3H6 I.ii.43
While you are thus imploy'd, what resteth more?While you are thus employed, what resteth more3H6 I.ii.44
But that I seeke occasion how to rise,But that I seek occasion how to rise,3H6 I.ii.45
And yet the King not priuie to my Drift,And yet the King not privy to my drift,3H6 I.ii.46
Nor any of the House of Lancaster.Nor any of the house of Lancaster?3H6 I.ii.47
But stay, what Newes? Why comm'st thou in such poste?But stay; what news? Why comest thou in such post?3H6 I.ii.48
I, with my Sword. What? think'st thou, that we feare them?Ay, with my sword. What! Thinkest thou that we fear them?3H6 I.ii.53
Edward and Richard, you shall stay with me,Edward and Richard, you shall stay with me;3H6 I.ii.54
My Brother Mountague shall poste to London.My brother Montague shall post to London.3H6 I.ii.55
Let Noble Warwicke, Cobham, and the rest,Let noble Warwick, Cobham, and the rest,3H6 I.ii.56
Whom we haue left Protectors of the King,Whom we have left protectors of the King,3H6 I.ii.57
With powrefull Pollicie strengthen themselues,With powerful policy strengthen themselves,3H6 I.ii.58
And trust not simple Henry, nor his Oathes.And trust not simple Henry nor his oaths.3H6 I.ii.59
Sir Iohn, and Sir Hugh Mortimer, mine Vnckles,Sir John and Sir Hugh Mortimer, mine uncles,3H6 I.ii.62
You are come to Sandall in a happie houre.You are come to Sandal in a happy hour;3H6 I.ii.63
The Armie of the Queene meane to besiege vs.The army of the Queen mean to besiege us.3H6 I.ii.64
What, with fiue thousand men?What, with five thousand men?3H6 I.ii.66
Fiue men to twentie: though the oddes be great,Five men to twenty! Though the odds be great,3H6 I.ii.71
I doubt not, Vnckle, of our Victorie.I doubt not, uncle, of our victory.3H6 I.ii.72
Many a Battaile haue I wonne in France,Many a battle have I won in France,3H6 I.ii.73
When as the Enemie hath beene tenne to one:When as the enemy hath been ten to one;3H6 I.ii.74
Why should I not now haue the like successe?Why should I not now have the like success?3H6 I.ii.75
The Army of the Queene hath got the field:The army of the Queen hath got the field;3H6 I.iv.1
My Vnckles both are slaine, in rescuing me;My uncles both are slain in rescuing me;3H6 I.iv.2
And all my followers, to the eager foeAnd all my followers to the eager foe3H6 I.iv.3
Turne back, and flye, like Ships before the Winde,Turn back and fly, like ships before the wind3H6 I.iv.4
Or Lambes pursu'd by hunger-starued Wolues.Or lambs pursued by hunger-starved wolves.3H6 I.iv.5
My Sonnes, God knowes what hath bechanced them:My sons, God knows what hath bechanced them;3H6 I.iv.6
But this I know, they haue demean'd themseluesBut this I know, they have demeaned themselves3H6 I.iv.7
Like men borne to Renowne, by Life or Death.Like men born to renown by life or death.3H6 I.iv.8
Three times did Richard make a Lane to me,Three times did Richard make a lane to me,3H6 I.iv.9
And thrice cry'de, Courage Father, fight it out:And thrice cried ‘ Courage, father! Fight it out!’3H6 I.iv.10
And full as oft came Edward to my side,And full as oft came Edward to my side,3H6 I.iv.11
With Purple Faulchion, painted to the Hilt,With purple falchion, painted to the hilt3H6 I.iv.12
In blood of those that had encountred him:In blood of those that had encountered him.3H6 I.iv.13
And when the hardyest Warriors did retyre,And when the hardiest warriors did retire,3H6 I.iv.14
Richard cry'de, Charge, and giue no foot of ground,Richard cried ‘ Charge! And give no foot of ground!’3H6 I.iv.15
And cry'de, A Crowne, or else a glorious Tombe,And cried ‘ A crown, or else a glorious tomb!3H6 I.iv.16
A Scepter, or an Earthly Sepulchre.A sceptre or an earthly sepulchre!’3H6 I.iv.17
With this we charg'd againe: but out alas,With this we charged again; but, out, alas!3H6 I.iv.18
We bodg'd againe, as I haue seene a SwanWe budged again; as I have seen a swan3H6 I.iv.19
With bootlesse labour swimme against the Tyde,With bootless labour swim against the tide3H6 I.iv.20
And spend her strength with ouer-matching Waues.And spend her strength with overmatching waves.3H6 I.iv.21
Ah hearke, the fatall followers doe pursue,Ah, hark! The fatal followers do pursue,3H6 I.iv.22
And I am faint, and cannot flye their furie:And I am faint and cannot fly their fury;3H6 I.iv.23
And were I strong, I would not shunne their furie.And were I strong, I would not shun their fury.3H6 I.iv.24
The Sands are numbred, that makes vp my Life,The sands are numbered that makes up my life;3H6 I.iv.25
Here must I stay, and here my Life must end.Here must I stay, and here my life must end.3H6 I.iv.26
Come bloody Clifford, rough Northumberland,Come, bloody Clifford, rough Northumberland,3H6 I.iv.27
I dare your quenchlesse furie to more rage:I dare your quenchless fury to more rage;3H6 I.iv.28
I am your Butt, and I abide your Shot.I am your butt, and I abide your shot.3H6 I.iv.29
My ashes, as the Phoenix, may bring forthMy ashes, as the phoenix, may bring forth3H6 I.iv.35
A Bird, that will reuenge vpon you all:A bird that will revenge upon you all;3H6 I.iv.36
And in that hope, I throw mine eyes to Heauen,And in that hope I throw mine eyes to heaven,3H6 I.iv.37
Scorning what ere you can afflict me with.Scorning whate'er you can afflict me with.3H6 I.iv.38
Why come you not? what, multitudes, and feare?Why come you not? What! Multitudes, and fear?3H6 I.iv.39
Oh Clifford, but bethinke thee once againe,O Clifford, but bethink thee once again,3H6 I.iv.44
And in thy thought ore-run my former time:And in thy thought o'errun my former time;3H6 I.iv.45
And if thou canst, for blushing, view this face,And, if though canst for blushing, view this face,3H6 I.iv.46
And bite thy tongue, that slanders him with Cowardice,And bite thy tongue, that slanders him with cowardice3H6 I.iv.47
Whose frowne hath made thee faint and flye ere this.Whose frown hath made thee faint and fly ere this!3H6 I.iv.48
So triumph Theeues vpon their conquer'd Booty,So triumph thieves upon their conquered booty;3H6 I.iv.63
So True men yeeld with Robbers, so o're-matcht.So true men yield, with robbers so o'ermatched.3H6 I.iv.64
Shee-Wolfe of France, / But worse then Wolues of France,She-wolf of France, but worse than wolves of France,3H6 I.iv.111
Whose Tongue more poysons then the Adders Tooth:Whose tongue more poisons than the adder's tooth!3H6 I.iv.112
How ill-beseeming is it in thy Sex,How ill-beseeming is it in thy sex3H6 I.iv.113
To triumph like an Amazonian Trull,To triumph, like an Amazonian trull,3H6 I.iv.114
Vpon their Woes, whom Fortune captiuates?Upon their woes whom Fortune captivates!3H6 I.iv.115
But that thy Face is Vizard-like, vnchanging,But that thy face is vizard-like, unchanging,3H6 I.iv.116
Made impudent with vse of euill deedes.Made impudent with use of evil deeds,3H6 I.iv.117
I would assay, prowd Queene, to make thee blush.I would assay, proud Queen, to make thee blush.3H6 I.iv.118
To tell thee whence thou cam'st, of whom deriu'd,To tell thee whence thou camest, of whom derived,3H6 I.iv.119
Were shame enough, to shame thee, / Wert thou not shamelesse.Were shame enough to shame thee, wert thou not shameless.3H6 I.iv.120
Thy Father beares the type of King of Naples,Thy father bears the type of King of Naples,3H6 I.iv.121
Of both the Sicils, and Ierusalem,Of both the Sicils and Jerusalem,3H6 I.iv.122
Yet not so wealthie as an English Yeoman.Yet not so wealthy as an English yeoman.3H6 I.iv.123
Hath that poore Monarch taught thee to insult?Hath that poor monarch taught thee to insult?3H6 I.iv.124
It needes not, nor it bootes thee not, prowd Queene,It needs not, nor it boots thee not, proud Queen;3H6 I.iv.125
Vnlesse the Adage must be verify'd,Unless the adage must be verified,3H6 I.iv.126
That Beggers mounted, runne their Horse to death.That beggars mounted run their horse to death.3H6 I.iv.127
'Tis Beautie that doth oft make Women prowd,'Tis beauty that doth oft make women proud,3H6 I.iv.128
But God he knowes, thy share thereof is small.But, God He knows, thy share thereof is small.3H6 I.iv.129
'Tis Vertue, that doth make them most admir'd,'Tis virtue that doth make them most admired;3H6 I.iv.130
The contrary, doth make thee wondred at.The contrary doth make thee wondered at.3H6 I.iv.131
'Tis Gouernment that makes them seeme Diuine,'Tis government that makes them seem divine;3H6 I.iv.132
The want thereof, makes thee abhominable.The want thereof makes thee abominable.3H6 I.iv.133
Thou art as opposite to euery good,Thou art as opposite to every good3H6 I.iv.134
As the Antipodes are vnto vs,As the Antipodes are unto us,3H6 I.iv.135
Or as the South to the Septentrion.Or as the south to the Septentrion.3H6 I.iv.136
Oh Tygres Heart, wrapt in a Womans Hide,O tiger's heart wrapped in a woman's hide!3H6 I.iv.137
How could'st thou drayne the Life-blood of the Child,How couldst thou drain the lifeblood of the child,3H6 I.iv.138
To bid the Father wipe his eyes withall,To bid the father wipe his eyes withal,3H6 I.iv.139
And yet be seene to beare a Womans face?And yet be seen to bear a woman's face?3H6 I.iv.140
Women are soft, milde, pittifull, and flexible;Women are soft, mild, pitiful and flexible;3H6 I.iv.141
Thou, sterne, obdurate, flintie, rough, remorselesse.Thou stern, obdurate, flinty, rough, remorseless.3H6 I.iv.142
Bidst thou me rage? why now thou hast thy wish.Biddest thou me rage? Why, now thou hast thy wish;3H6 I.iv.143
Would'st haue me weepe? why now thou hast thy will.Wouldst have me weep? Why, now thou hast thy will;3H6 I.iv.144
For raging Wind blowes vp incessant showers,For raging wind blows up incessant showers,3H6 I.iv.145
And when the Rage allayes, the Raine begins.And when the rage allays, the rain begins.3H6 I.iv.146
These Teares are my sweet Rutlands Obsequies,These tears are my sweet Rutland's obsequies,3H6 I.iv.147
And euery drop cryes vengeance for his death,And every drop cries vengeance for his death3H6 I.iv.148
'Gainst thee fell Clifford, and thee false French-woman.'Gainst thee, fell Clifford, and thee, false Frenchwoman.3H6 I.iv.149
That Face of his, / The hungry CaniballsThat face of his the hungry cannibals3H6 I.iv.152
would not haue toucht, / Would not haue stayn'd with blood:Would not have touched, would not have stained with blood;3H6 I.iv.153
But you are more inhumane, more inexorable,But you are more inhuman, more inexorable,3H6 I.iv.154
Oh, tenne times more then Tygers of Hyrcania.O, ten times more, than tigers of Hyrcania.3H6 I.iv.155
See, ruthlesse Queene, a haplesse Fathers Teares:See, ruthless Queen, a hapless father's tears;3H6 I.iv.156
This Cloth thou dipd'st in blood of my sweet Boy,This cloth thou dipped'st in blood of my sweet boy,3H6 I.iv.157
And I with Teares doe wash the blood away.And I with tears do wash the blood away.3H6 I.iv.158
Keepe thou the Napkin, and goe boast of this,Keep thou the napkin, and go boast of this;3H6 I.iv.159
And if thou tell'st the heauie storie right,And if thou tellest the heavy story right,3H6 I.iv.160
Vpon my Soule, the hearers will shed Teares:Upon my soul, the hearers will shed tears;3H6 I.iv.161
Yea, euen my Foes will shed fast-falling Teares,Yea even my foes will shed fast-falling tears,3H6 I.iv.162
And say, Alas, it was a pittious deed.And say ‘ Alas, it was a piteous deed!’3H6 I.iv.163
There, take the Crowne, and with the Crowne, my Curse,There, take the crown, and with the crown my curse;3H6 I.iv.164
And in thy need, such comfort come to thee,And in thy need such comfort come to thee3H6 I.iv.165
As now I reape at thy too cruell hand.As now I reap at thy too cruel hand!3H6 I.iv.166
Hard-hearted Clifford, take me from the World,Hard-hearted Clifford, take me from the world;3H6 I.iv.167
My Soule to Heauen, my Blood vpon your Heads.My soul to heaven, my blood upon your heads!3H6 I.iv.168
Open thy Gate of Mercy, gracious God,Open Thy gate of mercy, gracious God!3H6 I.iv.177
My Soule flyes through these wounds, to seeke out thee.My soul flies through these wounds to seek out Thee.3H6 I.iv.178
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