Speeches (Lines) for Duchess of York
in "Richard III"

Total: 43

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# Act, Scene, Line
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Speech text

1

II,2,1272

No, boy.

2

II,2,1278

My pretty cousins, you mistake me much;
I do lament the sickness of the king....

3

II,2,1287

Peace, children, peace! the king doth love you well:
Incapable and shallow innocents,...

4

II,2,1297

Oh, that deceit should steal such gentle shapes,
And with a virtuous vizard hide foul guile!...

5

II,2,1302

Ay, boy.

6

II,2,1310

What means this scene of rude impatience?

7

II,2,1319

Ah, so much interest have I in thy sorrow
As I had title in thy noble husband!...

8

II,2,1345

Alas for both, both mine, Edward and Clarence!

9

II,2,1348

What stays had I but they? and they are gone.

10

II,2,1351

Was never mother had so dear a loss!
Alas, I am the mother of these moans!...

11

II,2,1380

God bless thee; and put meekness in thy mind,
Love, charity, obedience, and true duty!

12

II,4,1487

I long with all my heart to see the prince:
I hope he is much grown since last I saw him.

13

II,4,1492

Why, my young cousin, it is good to grow.

14

II,4,1500

Good faith, good faith, the saying did not hold
In him that did object the same to thee;...

15

II,4,1506

I hope he is; but yet let mothers doubt.

16

II,4,1510

How, my pretty York? I pray thee, let me hear it.

17

II,4,1515

I pray thee, pretty York, who told thee this?

18

II,4,1517

His nurse! why, she was dead ere thou wert born.

19

II,4,1527

What is thy news then?

20

II,4,1530

Who hath committed them?

21

II,4,1543

Accursed and unquiet wrangling days,
How many of you have mine eyes beheld!...

22

II,4,1556

I'll go along with you.

23

IV,1,2466

Who meets us here? my niece Plantagenet
Led in the hand of her kind aunt of Gloucester?...

24

IV,1,2490

I am their fathers mother; I will see them.

25

IV,1,2523

O ill-dispersing wind of misery!
O my accursed womb, the bed of death!...

26

IV,1,2562

[To DORSET]
Go thou to Richmond, and good fortune guide thee!...

27

IV,4,2809

So many miseries have crazed my voice,
That my woe-wearied tongue is mute and dumb,...

28

IV,4,2818

Blind sight, dead life, poor mortal living ghost,
Woe's scene, world's shame, grave's due by life usurp'd,...

29

IV,4,2839

I had a Richard too, and thou didst kill him;
I had a Rutland too, thou holp'st to kill him.

30

IV,4,2854

O Harry's wife, triumph not in my woes!
God witness with me, I have wept for thine.

31

IV,4,2922

Why should calamity be full of words?

32

IV,4,2928

If so, then be not tongue-tied: go with me.
And in the breath of bitter words let's smother...

33

IV,4,2934

O, she that might have intercepted thee,
By strangling thee in her accursed womb...

34

IV,4,2942

Thou toad, thou toad, where is thy brother Clarence?
And little Ned Plantagenet, his son?

35

IV,4,2952

Art thou my son?

36

IV,4,2954

Then patiently hear my impatience.

37

IV,4,2957

O, let me speak!

38

IV,4,2959

I will be mild and gentle in my speech.

39

IV,4,2961

Art thou so hasty? I have stay'd for thee,
God knows, in anguish, pain and agony.

40

IV,4,2964

No, by the holy rood, thou know'st it well,
Thou camest on earth to make the earth my hell....

41

IV,4,2981

I prithee, hear me speak.

42

IV,4,2983

Hear me a word;
For I shall never speak to thee again.

43

IV,4,2986

Either thou wilt die, by God's just ordinance,
Ere from this war thou turn a conqueror,...

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