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Long liue Qu. Margaret, Englands happines.Long live Queen Margaret, England's happiness!2H6 I.i.37
Inprimis, It is agreed betweene the Imprimis, it is agreed between the2H6 I.i.43
French K. Charles, and William de la Pole Marquesse of French King Charles and William de la Pole, Marquess of2H6 I.i.44
Suffolke, Ambassador for Henry King of England, That the Suffolk, ambassador for Henry King of England, that the2H6 I.i.45
said Henry shal espouse the Lady Margaret, daughter said Henry shall espouse the Lady Margaret, daughter2H6 I.i.46
vnto Reignier King of Naples, Sicillia, and Ierusalem, unto Reignier King of Naples, Sicilia, and Jerusalem,2H6 I.i.47
and Crowne her Queene of England, ere the thirtieth of May and crown her Queen of England ere the thirtieth of May2H6 I.i.48
next ensuing. Item, That next ensuing. Item, it is further agreed between them that2H6 I.i.49
the Dutchy of Aniou, and the County of Main, shall be the duchy of Anjou and the county of Maine shall be2H6 I.i.50
released and deliuered to the King her father.released and delivered over to the King her father – 2H6 I.i.51
Pardon me gracious Lord,Pardon me, gracious lord.2H6 I.i.52.2
Some sodaine qualme hath strucke me at the heart,Some sudden qualm hath struck me at the heart2H6 I.i.53
And dim'd mine eyes, that I can reade no further.And dimmed mine eyes, that I can read no further.2H6 I.i.54
Braue Peeres of England, Pillars of the State,Brave peers of England, pillars of the state,2H6 I.i.73
To you Duke Humfrey must vnload his greefe:To you Duke Humphrey must unload his grief,2H6 I.i.74
Your greefe, the common greefe of all the Land.Your grief, the common grief of all the land.2H6 I.i.75
What? did my brother Henry spend his youth,What? Did my brother Henry spend his youth,2H6 I.i.76
His valour, coine, and people in the warres?His valour, coin, and people in the wars?2H6 I.i.77
Did he so often lodge in open field:Did he so often lodge in open field,2H6 I.i.78
In Winters cold, and Summers parching heate,In winter's cold and summer's parching heat,2H6 I.i.79
To conquer France, his true inheritance?To conquer France, his true inheritance?2H6 I.i.80
And did my brother Bedford toyle his wits,And did my brother Bedford toil his wits2H6 I.i.81
To keepe by policy what Henrie got:To keep by policy what Henry got?2H6 I.i.82
Haue you your selues, Somerset, Buckingham,Have you yourselves, Somerset, Buckingham,2H6 I.i.83
Braue Yorke, Salisbury, and victorious Warwicke,Brave York, Salisbury, and victorious Warwick,2H6 I.i.84
Receiud deepe scarres in France and Normandie:Received deep scars in France and Normandy?2H6 I.i.85
Or hath mine Vnckle Beauford, and my selfe,Or hath mine uncle Beaufort and myself,2H6 I.i.86
With all the Learned Counsell of the Realme,With all the learned Council of the realm,2H6 I.i.87
Studied so long, sat in the Councell house,Studied so long, sat in the Council House2H6 I.i.88
Early and late, debating too and froEarly and late, debating to and fro2H6 I.i.89
How France and Frenchmen might be kept in awe,How France and Frenchmen might be kept in awe?2H6 I.i.90
And hath his Highnesse in his infancie,And had his highness in his infancy2H6 I.i.91
Crowned in Paris in despight of foes,Crowned in Paris in despite of foes?2H6 I.i.92
And shall these Labours, and these Honours dye?And shall these labours and these honours die?2H6 I.i.93
Shall Henries Conquest, Bedfords vigilance,Shall Henry's conquest, Bedford's vigilance,2H6 I.i.94
Your Deeds of Warre, and all our Counsell dye?Your deeds of war, and all our counsel die?2H6 I.i.95
O Peeres of England, shamefull is this League,O peers of England, shameful is this league,2H6 I.i.96
Fatall this Marriage, cancelling your Fame,Fatal this marriage, cancelling your fame,2H6 I.i.97
Blotting your names from Bookes of memory,Blotting your names from books of memory,2H6 I.i.98
Racing the Charracters of your Renowne,Razing the characters of your renown,2H6 I.i.99
Defacing Monuments of Conquer'd France,Defacing monuments of conquered France,2H6 I.i.100
Vndoing all as all had neuer bin.Undoing all, as all had never been!2H6 I.i.101
I Vnckle, we will keepe it, if we can:Ay, uncle, we will keep it, if we can;2H6 I.i.105
But now it is impossible we should.But now it is impossible we should.2H6 I.i.106
Suffolke, the new made Duke that rules the rost,Suffolk, the new-made duke that rules the roast,2H6 I.i.107
Hath giuen the Dutchy of Aniou and Mayne,Hath given the duchy of Anjou and Maine2H6 I.i.108
Vnto the poore King Reignier, whose large styleUnto the poor King Reignier, whose large style2H6 I.i.109
Agrees not with the leannesse of his purse.Agrees not with the leanness of his purse.2H6 I.i.110
A proper iest, and neuer heard before,A proper jest, and never heard before,2H6 I.i.130
That Suffolke should demand a whole Fifteenth,That Suffolk should demand a whole fifteenth2H6 I.i.131
For Costs and Charges in transporting her:For costs and charges in transporting her!2H6 I.i.132
She should haue staid in France, and steru'd in FranceShe should have stayed in France, and starved in France,2H6 I.i.133
Before ---Before – 2H6 I.i.134
My Lord of Winchester I know your minde.My Lord of Winchester, I know your mind;2H6 I.i.137
'Tis not my speeches that you do mislike:'Tis not my speeches that you do mislike,2H6 I.i.138
But 'tis my presence that doth trouble ye,But 'tis my presence that doth trouble ye.2H6 I.i.139
Rancour will out, proud Prelate, in thy faceRancour will out; proud prelate, in thy face2H6 I.i.140
I see thy furie: If I longer stay,I see thy fury. If I longer stay,2H6 I.i.141
We shall begin our ancient bickerings:We shall begin our ancient bickerings.2H6 I.i.142
Lordings farewell, and say when I am gone,Lordings, farewell; and say, when I am gone,2H6 I.i.143
I prophesied, France will be lost ere long. I prophesied France will be lost ere long.2H6 I.i.144
O Nell, sweet Nell, if thou dost louethy Lord,O Nell, sweet Nell, if thou dost love thy lord,2H6 I.ii.17
Banish the Canker of ambitious thoughts:Banish the canker of ambitious thoughts!2H6 I.ii.18
And may that thought, when I imagine illAnd may that thought, when I imagine ill2H6 I.ii.19
Against my King and Nephew, vertuous Henry,Against my king and nephew, virtuous Henry,2H6 I.ii.20
Be my last breathing in this mortall world.Be my last breathing in this mortal world!2H6 I.ii.21
My troublous dreames this night, doth make me sad.My troublous dreams this night doth make me sad.2H6 I.ii.22
Me thought this staffe mine Office-badge in CourtMethought this staff, mine office-badge in court,2H6 I.ii.25
Was broke in twaine: by whom, I haue forgot,Was broke in twain – by whom I have forgot,2H6 I.ii.26
But as I thinke, it was by'th Cardinall,But, as I think, it was by the Cardinal – 2H6 I.ii.27
And on the peeces of the broken WandAnd on the pieces of the broken wand2H6 I.ii.28
Were plac'd the heads of Edmond Duke of Somerset,Were placed the heads of Edmund Duke of Somerset2H6 I.ii.29
And William de la Pole first Duke of Suffolke.And William de la Pole, first Duke of Suffolk.2H6 I.ii.30
This was my dreame, what it doth bode God knowes.This was my dream; what it doth bode, God knows.2H6 I.ii.31
Nay Elinor, then must I chide outright:Nay, Eleanor, then must I chide outright:2H6 I.ii.41
Presumptuous Dame, ill-nurter'd Elianor,Presumptuous dame! Ill-nurtured Eleanor!2H6 I.ii.42
Art thou not second Woman in the Realme?Art thou not second woman in the realm,2H6 I.ii.43
And the Protectors wife belou'd of him?And the Protector's wife, beloved of him?2H6 I.ii.44
Hast thou not worldly pleasure at command,Hast thou not worldly pleasure at command2H6 I.ii.45
Aboue the reach or compasse of thy thought?Above the reach or compass of thy thought?2H6 I.ii.46
And wilt thou still be hammering Treachery,And wilt thou still be hammering treachery,2H6 I.ii.47
To tumble downe thy husband, and thy selfe,To tumble down thy husband and thyself2H6 I.ii.48
From top of Honor, to Disgraces feete?From top of honour to disgrace's feet?2H6 I.ii.49
Away from me, and let me heare no more.Away from me, and let me hear no more!2H6 I.ii.50
Nay be not angry, I am pleas'd againe.Nay, be not angry; I am pleased again.2H6 I.ii.55
I go. Come Nel thou wilt ride withvs? I go. Come, Nell, thou wilt ride with us?2H6 I.ii.59
Madame, the King is old enough himselfeMadam, the King is old enough himself2H6 I.iii.114
To giue his Censure: These are no Womens matters.To give his censure. These are no women's matters.2H6 I.iii.115
Madame, I am Protector of the Realme,Madam, I am Protector of the realm,2H6 I.iii.118
And at his pleasure will resigne my Place.And at his pleasure will resign my place.2H6 I.iii.119
Now Lords, my Choller being ouer-blowne,Now, lords, my choler being overblown2H6 I.iii.150
With walking once about the Quadrangle,With walking once about the quadrangle,2H6 I.iii.151
I come to talke of Common-wealth Affayres.I come to talk of commonwealth affairs.2H6 I.iii.152
As for your spightfull false Obiections,As for your spiteful false objections,2H6 I.iii.153
Proue them, and I lye open to the Law:Prove them, and I lie open to the law;2H6 I.iii.154
But God in mercie so deale with my Soule,But God in mercy so deal with my soul2H6 I.iii.155
As I in dutie loue my King and Countrey.As I in duty love my king and country!2H6 I.iii.156
But to the matter that we haue in hand:But to the matter that we have in hand:2H6 I.iii.157
I say, my Soueraigne, Yorke is meetest manI say, my sovereign, York is meetest man2H6 I.iii.158
To be your Regent in the Realme of France.To be your Regent in the realm of France.2H6 I.iii.159
This doome, my Lord, if I may iudge:This doom, my lord, if I may judge:2H6 I.iii.202
Let Somerset be Regent o're the French,Let Somerset be Regent o'er the French,2H6 I.iii.203
Because in Yorke this breedes suspition;Because in York this breeds suspicion;2H6 I.iii.204
And let these haue a day appointed themAnd let these have a day appointed them2H6 I.iii.205
For single Combat, in conuenient place,For single combat in convenient place,2H6 I.iii.206
For he hath witnesse of his seruants malice:For he hath witness of his servant's malice.2H6 I.iii.207
This is the Law, and this Duke Humfreyes doome.This is the law, and this Duke Humphrey's doom.2H6 I.iii.208
Sirrha, or you must fight, or else be hang'd.Sirrah, or you must fight or else be hanged.2H6 I.iii.215
My Lord, 'tis but a base ignoble minde,My lord, 'tis but a base ignoble mind2H6 II.i.13
That mounts no higher then a Bird can sore:That mounts no higher than a bird can soar.2H6 II.i.14
I my Lord Cardinall, how thinke you by that?Ay, my lord Cardinal, how think you by that?2H6 II.i.16
Were it not good your Grace could flye to Heauen?Were it not good your grace could fly to heaven?2H6 II.i.17
What, Cardinall? / Is your Priest-hood growne peremptorie?What, Cardinal, is your priesthood grown peremptory?2H6 II.i.23
Tantane animis Colestibus ira, Tantaene animis coelestibus irae? 2H6 II.i.24
Church-men so hot? / Good Vnckle hide such mallice:Churchmen so hot? Good uncle, hide such malice;2H6 II.i.25
With such Holynesse can you doe it?With such holiness can you do it?2H6 II.i.26
As who, my Lord?As who, my lord?2H6 II.i.29.1
Why Suffolke, England knowes thine insolence.Why, Suffolk, England knows thine insolence.2H6 II.i.31
Faith holy Vnckle, would't were come to that.Faith, holy uncle, would 'twere come to that!2H6 II.i.37
Make vp no factious numbers for the matter,Make up no factious numbers for the matter;2H6 II.i.39
In thine owne person answere thy abuse.In thine own person answer thy abuse.2H6 II.i.40
True Vnckle, True, uncle.2H6 II.i.46
Cardinall, I am with you.Cardinal, I am with you.2H6 II.i.48.1
Talking of Hawking; nothing else, my Lord.Talking of hawking; nothing else, my lord.2H6 II.i.49
Now by Gods Mother, Priest, / Ile shaue your Crowne for this,Now, by God's mother, priest, I'll shave your crown for this,2H6 II.i.50
Or all my Fence shall fayle.Or all my fence shall fail.2H6 II.i.51.1
What meanes this noyse?What means this noise?2H6 II.i.57
Fellow, what Miracle do'st thou proclayme?Fellow, what miracle dost thou proclaim?2H6 II.i.58
Stand by, my Masters, bring him neere the King,Stand by, my masters; bring him near the King.2H6 II.i.70
His Highnesse pleasure is to talke with him.His highness' pleasure is to talk with him.2H6 II.i.71
Hadst thou been his Mother, thou could'st Hadst thou been his mother, thou couldst2H6 II.i.79
haue better told.have better told.2H6 II.i.80
How long hast thou beene blinde?How long hast thou been blind?2H6 II.i.96.2
What, and would'st climbe a Tree?What! And wouldst climb a tree?2H6 II.i.97.2
'Masse, thou lou'dst Plummes well, that would'st venture so.Mass, thou loved'st plums well, that wouldst venture so.2H6 II.i.100
A subtill Knaue, but yet it shall not serue:A subtle knave! But yet it shall not serve.2H6 II.i.103
Let me see thine Eyes; winck now, now open them,Let me see thine eyes; wink now; now open them.2H6 II.i.104
In my opinion, yet thou seest not well.In my opinion yet thou seest not well.2H6 II.i.105
Say'st thou me so: what Colour is this Cloake of?Sayst thou me so? What colour is this cloak of?2H6 II.i.108
Why that's well said: What Colour is my Gowne of?Why, that's well said. What colour is my gown of?2H6 II.i.110
But Cloakes and Gownes, before this day, a many.But cloaks and gowns before this day a many.2H6 II.i.114
Tell me Sirrha, what's my Name?Tell me, sirrah, what's my name?2H6 II.i.116
What's his Name?What's his name?2H6 II.i.118
Nor his?Nor his?2H6 II.i.120
What's thine owne Name?What's thine own name?2H6 II.i.122
Then Saunder, sit there, / The lying'st Knaue Then, Saunder, sit there, the lyingest knave2H6 II.i.124
in Christendome. / If thou hadst beene borne blinde,in Christendom. If thou hadst been born blind, thou2H6 II.i.125
Thou might'st as well haue knowne all our Names, / As thus to mightest as well have known all our names as thus to2H6 II.i.126
name the seuerall Colours we doe weare. / Sight may distinguish name the several colours we do wear. Sight may distinguish2H6 II.i.127
of Colours: / But suddenly to nominate them all, / It of colours; but suddenly to nominate them all, it2H6 II.i.128
is impossible. / My Lords, Saint Albone here hath done a is impossible. My lords, Saint Alban here hath done a2H6 II.i.129
Miracle: / And would ye not thinke it, Cunning to be great,miracle; and would ye not think his cunning to be great,2H6 II.i.130
That could restore this Cripple to his Legges againe.that could restore this cripple to his legs again?2H6 II.i.131
My Masters of Saint Albones, / Haue you not My masters of Saint Albans, have you not2H6 II.i.133
Beadles in your Towne, / And Things call'd Whippes?beadles in your town, and things called whips?2H6 II.i.134
Then send for one presently.Then send for one presently.2H6 II.i.136
Now fetch me a Stoole hither by and by.Now fetch me a stool hither by and by.2H6 II.i.138
Now Sirrha, if you meane to saue your selfe from Whipping, Now, sirrah, if you mean to save yourself from whipping,2H6 II.i.139
leape me ouer this Stoole, and runne away.leap me over this stool and run away.2H6 II.i.140
Well Sir, we must haue you finde your Legges.Well, sir, we must have you find your legs.2H6 II.i.143
Sirrha Beadle, whippe him till he leape ouer that sameSirrah beadle, whip him till he leap over that same2H6 II.i.144
Stoole.stool.2H6 II.i.145
Follow the Knaue, and take this Drab away.Follow the knave, and take this drab away.2H6 II.i.152
Let th? be whipt through euery Market Towne,Let them be whipped through every market-town2H6 II.i.154
Till they come to Barwick, from whence they came.Till they come to Berwick, from whence they came.2H6 II.i.155
But you haue done more Miracles then I:But you have done more miracles than I;2H6 II.i.158
You made in a day, my Lord, whole Townes to flye.You made in a day, my lord, whole towns to fly.2H6 II.i.159
Ambitious Church-man, leaue to afflict my heart:Ambitious churchman, leave to afflict my heart.2H6 II.i.177
Sorrow and griefe haue vanquisht all my powers;Sorrow and grief have vanquished all my powers;2H6 II.i.178
And vanquisht as I am, I yeeld to thee,And, vanquished as I am, I yield to thee2H6 II.i.179
Or to the meanest Groome.Or to the meanest groom.2H6 II.i.180
Madame, for my selfe, to Heauen I doe appeale,Madam, for myself, to heaven I do appeal,2H6 II.i.185
How I haue lou'd my King, and Common-weale:How I have loved my king and commonweal;2H6 II.i.186
And for my Wife, I know not how it stands,And for my wife I know not how it stands.2H6 II.i.187
Sorry I am to heare what I haue heard.Sorry I am to hear what I have heard.2H6 II.i.188
Noble shee is: but if shee haue forgotNoble she is; but if she have forgot2H6 II.i.189
Honor and Vertue, and conuers't with such,Honour and virtue, and conversed with such2H6 II.i.190
As like to Pytch, defile Nobilitie;As, like to pitch, defile nobility,2H6 II.i.191
I banish her my Bed, and Companie,I banish her my bed and company,2H6 II.i.192
And giue her as a Prey to Law and Shame,And give her as a prey to law and shame2H6 II.i.193
That hath dis-honored Glosters honest Name.That hath dishonoured Gloucester's honest name.2H6 II.i.194
Elianor, the Law thou seest hath iudged thee,Eleanor, the law, thou seest, hath judged thee;2H6 II.iii.15
I cannot iustifie whom the Law condemnes:I cannot justify whom the law condemns.2H6 II.iii.16
Mine eyes are full of teares, my heart of griefe.Mine eyes are full of tears, my heart of grief.2H6 II.iii.17
Ah Humfrey, this dishonor in thine age,Ah, Humphrey, this dishonour in thine age2H6 II.iii.18
Will bring thy head with sorrow to the ground.Will bring thy head with sorrow to the ground!2H6 II.iii.19
I beseech your Maiestie giue me leaue to goe;I beseech your majesty give me leave to go;2H6 II.iii.20
Sorrow would sollace, and mine Age would ease.Sorrow would solace, and mine age would ease.2H6 II.iii.21
My Staffe? Here, Noble Henry, is my Staffe:My staff? Here, noble Henry, is my staff;2H6 II.iii.32
As willingly doe I the same resigne,As willingly do I the same resign2H6 II.iii.33
As ere thy Father Henry made it mine;As ere thy father Henry made it mine;2H6 II.iii.34
And euen as willingly at thy feete I leaue it,And even as willingly at thy feet I leave it2H6 II.iii.35
As others would ambitiously receiue it.As others would ambitiously receive it.2H6 II.iii.36
Farewell good King: when I am dead, and gone,Farewell, good King. When I am dead and gone,2H6 II.iii.37
May honorable Peace attend thy Throne.May honourable peace attend thy throne.2H6 II.iii.38
Thus sometimes hath the brightest day a Cloud:Thus sometimes hath the brightest day a cloud;2H6 II.iv.1
And after Summer, euermore succeedesAnd after summer evermore succeeds2H6 II.iv.2
Barren Winter, with his wrathfull nipping Cold;Barren winter, with his wrathful nipping cold;2H6 II.iv.3
So Cares and Ioyes abound, as Seasons fleet.So cares and joys abound, as seasons fleet.2H6 II.iv.4
Sirs, what's a Clock?Sirs, what's o'clock?2H6 II.iv.5.1
Tenne is the houre that was appointed me,Ten is the hour that was appointed me2H6 II.iv.6
To watch the comming of my punisht Duchesse:To watch the coming of my punished duchess;2H6 II.iv.7
Vnneath may shee endure the Flintie Streets,Uneath may she endure the flinty streets,2H6 II.iv.8
To treade them with her tender-feeling feet.To tread them with her tender-feeling feet.2H6 II.iv.9
Sweet Nell, ill can thy Noble Minde abrookeSweet Nell, ill can thy noble mind abrook2H6 II.iv.10
The abiect People, gazing on thy face,The abject people gazing on thy face2H6 II.iv.11
With enuious Lookes laughing at thy shame,With envious looks, laughing at thy shame,2H6 II.iv.12
That erst did follow thy prowd Chariot-Wheeles,That erst did follow thy proud chariot wheels2H6 II.iv.13
When thou didst ride in triumph through the streets.When thou didst ride in triumph through the streets.2H6 II.iv.14
But soft, I thinke she comes, and Ile prepareBut soft, I think she comes; and I'll prepare2H6 II.iv.15
My teare-stayn'd eyes, to see her Miseries.My tear-stained eyes to see her miseries.2H6 II.iv.16
No, stirre not for your liues, let her passe by.No, stir not for your lives; let her pass by.2H6 II.iv.18
Be patient, gentle Nell, forget this griefe.Be patient, gentle Nell; forget this grief.2H6 II.iv.26
Ah Nell, forbeare: thou aymest all awry.Ah, Nell, forbear! Thou aimest all awry;2H6 II.iv.58
I must offend, before I be attainted:I must offend before I be attainted;2H6 II.iv.59
And had I twentie times so many foes,And had I twenty times so many foes,2H6 II.iv.60
And each of them had twentie times their power,And each of them had twenty times their power,2H6 II.iv.61
All these could not procure me any scathe,All these could not procure me any scathe2H6 II.iv.62
So long as I am loyall, true, and crimelesse.So long as I am loyal, true, and crimeless.2H6 II.iv.63
Would'st haue me rescue thee from this reproach?Wouldst have me rescue thee from this reproach?2H6 II.iv.64
Why yet thy scandall were not wipt away,Why, yet thy scandal were not wiped away,2H6 II.iv.65
But I in danger for the breach of Law.But I in danger for the breach of law.2H6 II.iv.66
Thy greatest helpe is quiet, gentle Nell:Thy greatest help is quiet, gentle Nell.2H6 II.iv.67
I pray thee sort thy heart to patience,I pray thee sort thy heart to patience;2H6 II.iv.68
These few dayes wonder will be quickly worne.These few days' wonder will be quickly worn.2H6 II.iv.69
And my consent ne're ask'd herein before?And my consent ne'er asked herein before!2H6 II.iv.72
This is close dealing. Well, I will be there.This is close dealing. Well, I will be there.2H6 II.iv.73
My Nell, I take my leaue: and Master Sherife,My Nell, I take my leave; and, Master Sheriff,2H6 II.iv.74
Let not her Penance exceede the Kings Commission.Let not her penance exceed the King's commission.2H6 II.iv.75
Must you, Sir Iohn, protect my Lady here?Must you, Sir John, protect my lady here?2H6 II.iv.79
Entreat her not the worse, in that I prayEntreat her not the worse in that I pray2H6 II.iv.81
You vse her well: the World may laugh againe,You use her well. The world may laugh again;2H6 II.iv.82
And I may liue to doe you kindnesse, if you doe it her.And I may live to do you kindness if2H6 II.iv.83
And so Sir Iohn, farewell.You do it her. And so, Sir John, farewell.2H6 II.iv.84
Witnesse my teares, I cannot stay to speake.Witness my tears, I cannot stay to speak.2H6 II.iv.86
All happinesse vnto my Lord the King:All happiness unto my lord the King!2H6 III.i.93
Pardon, my Liege, that I haue stay'd so long.Pardon, my liege, that I have stayed so long.2H6 III.i.94
Well Suffolke, thou shalt not see me blush,Well, Suffolk, thou shalt not see me blush,2H6 III.i.98
Nor change my Countenance for this Arrest:Nor change my countenance for this arrest;2H6 III.i.99
A Heart vnspotted, is not easily daunted.A heart unspotted is not easily daunted.2H6 III.i.100
The purest Spring is not so free from mudde,The purest spring is not so free from mud2H6 III.i.101
As I am cleare from Treason to my Soueraigne.As I am clear from treason to my sovereign.2H6 III.i.102
Who can accuse me? wherein am I guiltie?Who can accuse me? Wherein am I guilty?2H6 III.i.103
Is it but thought so? / What are they that thinke it?Is it but thought so? What are they that think it?2H6 III.i.107
I neuer rob'd the Souldiers of their pay,I never robbed the soldiers of their pay,2H6 III.i.108
Nor euer had one penny Bribe from France.Nor ever had one penny bribe from France.2H6 III.i.109
So helpe me God, as I haue watcht the Night,So help me God, as I have watched the night,2H6 III.i.110
I, Night by Night, in studying good for England.Ay, night by night, in studying good for England!2H6 III.i.111
That Doyt that ere I wrested from the King,That doit that e'er I wrested from the King,2H6 III.i.112
Or any Groat I hoorded to my vse,Or any groat I hoarded to my use,2H6 III.i.113
Be brought against me at my Tryall day.Be brought against me at my trial day!2H6 III.i.114
No: many a Pound of mine owne proper store,No, many a pound of mine own proper store,2H6 III.i.115
Because I would not taxe the needie Commons,Because I would not tax the needy commons,2H6 III.i.116
Haue I dis-pursed to the Garrisons,Have I disbursed to the garrisons,2H6 III.i.117
And neuer ask'd for restitution.And never asked for restitution.2H6 III.i.118
I say no more then truth, so helpe me God.I say no more than truth, so help me God!2H6 III.i.120
Why 'tis well known, that whiles I was Protector,Why, 'tis well known that, whiles I was Protector,2H6 III.i.124
Pittie was all the fault that was in me:Pity was all the fault that was in me;2H6 III.i.125
For I should melt at an Offendors teares,For I should melt at an offender's tears,2H6 III.i.126
And lowly words were Ransome for their fault:And lowly words were ransom for their fault.2H6 III.i.127
Vnlesse it were a bloody Murtherer,Unless it were a bloody murderer2H6 III.i.128
Or foule felonious Theefe, that fleec'd poore passengers,Or foul felonious thief that fleeced poor passengers,2H6 III.i.129
I neuer gaue them condigne punishment.I never gave them condign punishment;2H6 III.i.130
Murther indeede, that bloodie sinne, I tortur'dMurder indeed, that bloody sin, I tortured2H6 III.i.131
Aboue the Felon, or what Trespas else.Above the felon or what trespass else.2H6 III.i.132
Ah gracious Lord, these dayes are dangerous:Ah, gracious lord, these days are dangerous;2H6 III.i.142
Vertue is choakt with foule Ambition,Virtue is choked with foul ambition,2H6 III.i.143
And Charitie chas'd hence by Rancours hand;And charity chased hence by rancour's hand;2H6 III.i.144
Foule Subornation is predominant,Foul subornation is predominant,2H6 III.i.145
And Equitie exil'd your Highnesse Land.And equity exiled your highness' land.2H6 III.i.146
I know, their Complot is to haue my Life:I know their complot is to have my life;2H6 III.i.147
And if my death might make this Iland happy,And if my death might make this island happy,2H6 III.i.148
And proue the Period of their Tyrannie,And prove the period of their tyranny,2H6 III.i.149
I would expend it with all willingnesse.I would expend it with all willingness.2H6 III.i.150
But mine is made the Prologue to their Play:But mine is made the prologue to their play;2H6 III.i.151
For thousands more, that yet suspect no perill,For thousands more, that yet suspect no peril,2H6 III.i.152
Will not conclude their plotted Tragedie.Will not conclude their plotted tragedy.2H6 III.i.153
Beaufords red sparkling eyes blab his hearts mallice,Beaufort's red sparkling eyes blab his heart's malice,2H6 III.i.154
And Suffolks cloudie Brow his stormie hate;And Suffolk's cloudy brow his stormy hate;2H6 III.i.155
Sharpe Buckingham vnburthens with his tongue,Sharp Buckingham unburdens with his tongue2H6 III.i.156
The enuious Load that lyes vpon his heart:The envious load that lies upon his heart;2H6 III.i.157
And dogged Yorke, that reaches at the Moone,And dogged York, that reaches at the moon,2H6 III.i.158
Whose ouer-weening Arme I haue pluckt back,Whose overweening arm I have plucked back,2H6 III.i.159
By false accuse doth leuell at my Life.By false accuse doth level at my life.2H6 III.i.160
And you, my Soueraigne Lady, with the rest,And you, my sovereign lady, with the rest,2H6 III.i.161
Causelesse haue lay'd disgraces on my head,Causeless have laid disgraces on my head,2H6 III.i.162
And with your best endeuour haue stirr'd vpAnd with your best endeavour have stirred up2H6 III.i.163
My liefest Liege to be mine Enemie:My liefest liege to be mine enemy.2H6 III.i.164
I, all of you haue lay'd your heads together,Ay, all you have laid your heads together – 2H6 III.i.165
My selfe had notice of your Conuenticles,Myself had notice of your conventicles2H6 III.i.166
And all to make away my guiltlesse Life.And all to make away my guiltless life.2H6 III.i.167
I shall not want false Witnesse, to condemne me,I shall not want false witness to condemn me,2H6 III.i.168
Nor store of Treasons, to augment my guilt:Nor store of treasons to augment my guilt;2H6 III.i.169
The ancient Prouerbe will be well effected,The ancient proverb will be well effected:2H6 III.i.170
A Staffe is quickly found to beat a Dogge.‘ A staff is quickly found to beat a dog.’2H6 III.i.171
Farre truer spoke then meant: I lose indeede,Far truer spoke than meant. I lose indeed;2H6 III.i.183
Beshrew the winners, for they play'd me false,Beshrew the winners, for they played me false!2H6 III.i.184
And well such losers may haue leaue to speake.And well such losers may have leave to speak.2H6 III.i.185
Ah, thus King Henry throwes away his Crutch,Ah, thus King Henry throws away his crutch2H6 III.i.189
Before his Legges be firme to beare his Body.Before his legs be firm to bear his body.2H6 III.i.190
Thus is the Shepheard beaten from thy side,Thus is the shepherd beaten from thy side,2H6 III.i.191
And Wolues are gnarling, who shall gnaw thee first.And wolves are gnarling who shall gnaw thee first.2H6 III.i.192
Ah that my feare were false, ah that it were;Ah, that my fear were false; ah, that it were!2H6 III.i.193
For good King Henry, thy decay I feare. For, good King Henry, thy decay I fear.2H6 III.i.194