Speeches (Lines) for Richard III (Duke of Gloucester)
in "Henry VI, Part III"

Total: 108

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1

I,1,18

Speak thou for me and tell them what I did.

2

I,1,23

Thus do I hope to shake King Henry's head.

3

I,1,42

Arm'd as we are, let's stay within this house.

4

I,1,120

You are old enough now, and yet, methinks, you lose.
Father, tear the crown from the usurper's head.

5

I,1,125

Sound drums and trumpets, and the king will fly.

6

I,2,294

Brother, though I be youngest, give me leave.

7

I,2,302

About that which concerns your grace and us;
The crown of England, father, which is yours.

8

I,2,305

Your right depends not on his life or death.

9

I,2,312

No; God forbid your grace should be forsworn.

10

I,2,314

I'll prove the contrary, if you'll hear me speak.

11

I,2,316

An oath is of no moment, being not took
Before a true and lawful magistrate,...

12

I,2,364

Ay, with five hundred, father, for a need:
A woman's general; what should we fear?

13

II,1,635

I cannot joy, until I be resolved
Where our right valiant father is become....

14

II,1,652

Three glorious suns, each one a perfect sun;
Not separated with the racking clouds,...

15

II,1,667

Nay, bear three daughters: by your leave I speak it,
You love the breeder better than the male....

16

II,1,676

Say how he died, for I will hear it all.

17

II,1,706

I cannot weep; for all my body's moisture
Scarce serves to quench my furnace-burning heart:...

18

II,1,718

Nay, if thou be that princely eagle's bird,
Show thy descent by gazing 'gainst the sun:...

19

II,1,724

Great Lord of Warwick, if we should recount
Our baleful news, and at each word's deliverance...

20

II,1,776

'Twas odds, belike, when valiant Warwick fled:
Oft have I heard his praises in pursuit,...

21

II,1,785

I know it well, Lord Warwick; blame me not:
'Tis love I bear thy glories makes me speak....

22

II,1,814

Ay, now methinks I hear great Warwick speak:
Ne'er may he live to see a sunshine day,...

23

II,1,829

Then, Clifford, were thy heart as hard as steel,
As thou hast shown it flinty by thy deeds,...

24

II,2,940

Are you there, butcher? O, I cannot speak!

25

II,2,943

'Twas you that kill'd young Rutland, was it not?

26

II,2,945

For God's sake, lords, give signal to the fight.

27

II,2,954

Northumberland, I hold thee reverently.
Break off the parley; for scarce I can refrain...

28

II,2,959

Ay, like a dastard and a treacherous coward,
As thou didst kill our tender brother Rutland;...

29

II,2,968

Then, executioner, unsheathe thy sword:
By him that made us all, I am resolved...

30

II,2,978

Whoever got thee, there thy mother stands;
For, well I wot, thou hast thy mother's tongue.

31

II,2,984

Iron of Naples hid with English gilt,
Whose father bears the title of a king,—...

32

II,3,1042

Ah, Warwick, why hast thou withdrawn thyself?
Thy brother's blood the thirsty earth hath drunk,...

33

II,3,1072

Brother, give me thy hand; and, gentle Warwick,
Let me embrace thee in my weary arms:...

34

II,4,1087

Now, Clifford, I have singled thee alone:
Suppose this arm is for the Duke of York,...

35

II,4,1099

Nay Warwick, single out some other chase;
For I myself will hunt this wolf to death.

36

II,6,1296

A deadly groan, like life and death's departing.

37

II,6,1299

Revoke that doom of mercy, for 'tis Clifford;
Who not contented that he lopp'd the branch...

38

II,6,1317

O, would he did! and so perhaps he doth:
'Tis but his policy to counterfeit,...

39

II,6,1322

Clifford, ask mercy and obtain no grace.

40

II,6,1326

Thou didst love York, and I am son to York.

41

II,6,1330

What, not an oath? nay, then the world goes hard
When Clifford cannot spare his friends an oath....

42

II,6,1360

Let me be Duke of Clarence, George of Gloucester;
For Gloucester's dukedom is too ominous.

43

III,2,1478

Your highness shall do well to grant her suit;
It were dishonour to deny it her.

44

III,2,1481

[Aside to CLARENCE] Yea, is it so?
I see the lady hath a thing to grant,...

45

III,2,1486

[Aside to CLARENCE] Silence!

46

III,2,1492

[Aside to CLARENCE] Ay, widow? then I'll warrant
you all your lands,...

47

III,2,1498

[Aside to CLARENCE] God forbid that! for he'll
take vantages.

48

III,2,1503

[Aside to CLARENCE] Nay, whip me then: he'll rather
give her two.

49

III,2,1506

[Aside to CLARENCE] You shall have four, if you'll
be ruled by him.

50

III,2,1511

[Aside to CLARENCE] Ay, good leave have you; for
you will have leave,...

51

III,2,1529

[Aside to CLARENCE] He plies her hard; and much rain
wears the marble.

52

III,2,1538

[Aside to CLARENCE] The match is made; she seals it
with a curtsy.

53

III,2,1564

[Aside to CLARENCE] The widow likes him not, she
knits her brows.

54

III,2,1591

[Aside to CLARENCE] The ghostly father now hath done
his shrift.

55

III,2,1596

The widow likes it not, for she looks very sad.

56

III,2,1600

That would be ten days' wonder at the least.

57

III,2,1602

By so much is the wonder in extremes.

58

III,2,1613

Ay, Edward will use women honourably.
Would he were wasted, marrow, bones and all,...

59

IV,1,1974

Now tell me, brother Clarence, what think you
Of this new marriage with the Lady Grey?...

60

IV,1,1980

And his well-chosen bride.

61

IV,1,1992

And shall have your will, because our king:
Yet hasty marriage seldom proveth well.

62

IV,1,1995

Not I:
No, God forbid that I should wish them sever'd...

63

IV,1,2007

And Warwick, doing what you gave in charge,
Is now dishonoured by this new marriage.

64

IV,1,2026

And yet methinks your grace hath not done well,
To give the heir and daughter of Lord Scales...

65

IV,1,2058

[Aside] I hear, yet say not much, but think the more.

66

IV,1,2102

[Aside] Not I:
My thoughts aim at a further matter; I...

67

IV,1,2125

Ay, in despite of all that shall withstand you.

68

IV,5,2280

Now, my Lord Hastings and Sir William Stanley,
Leave off to wonder why I drew you hither,...

69

IV,5,2298

Brother, the time and case requireth haste:
Your horse stands ready at the park-corner.

70

IV,5,2303

Well guess'd, believe me; for that was my meaning.

71

IV,5,2305

But wherefore stay we? 'tis no time to talk.

72

IV,5,2308

Come then, away; let's ha' no more ado.

73

IV,7,2433

The gates made fast! Brother, I like not this;
For many men that stumble at the threshold...

74

IV,7,2449

[Aside] But when the fox hath once got in his nose,
He'll soon find means to make the body follow.

75

IV,7,2455

A wise stout captain, and soon persuaded!

76

IV,7,2468

Brother, this is Sir John Montgomery,
Our trusty friend, unless I be deceived.

77

IV,7,2487

Why, brother, wherefore stand you on nice points?

78

IV,7,2491

And fearless minds climb soonest unto crowns.
Brother, we will proclaim you out of hand:...

79

IV,8,2587

Away betimes, before his forces join,
And take the great-grown traitor unawares:...

80

V,1,2613

See how the surly Warwick mans the wall!

81

V,1,2625

I thought, at least, he would have said the king;
Or did he make the jest against his will?

82

V,1,2628

Ay, by my faith, for a poor earl to give:
I'll do thee service for so good a gift.

83

V,1,2638

Alas, that Warwick had no more forecast,
But, whiles he thought to steal the single ten,...

84

V,1,2644

Come, Warwick, take the time; kneel down, kneel down:
Nay, when? strike now, or else the iron cools.

85

V,1,2658

The gates are open, let us enter too.

86

V,1,2668

Thou and thy brother both shall buy this treason
Even with the dearest blood your bodies bear.

87

V,1,2675

Two of thy name, both Dukes of Somerset,
Have sold their lives unto the house of York;...

88

V,1,2709

Welcome, good Clarence; this is brotherlike.

89

V,3,2791

The queen is valued thirty thousand strong,
And Somerset, with Oxford fled to her:...

90

V,5,2905

It is: and lo, where youthful Edward comes!

91

V,5,2918

That you might still have worn the petticoat,
And ne'er have stol'n the breech from Lancaster.

92

V,5,2922

By heaven, brat, I'll plague ye for that word.

93

V,5,2924

For God's sake, take away this captive scold.

94

V,5,2935

Sprawl'st thou? take that, to end thy agony.

95

V,5,2940

Marry, and shall.

96

V,5,2943

Why should she live, to fill the world with words?

97

V,5,2945

Clarence, excuse me to the king my brother;
I'll hence to London on a serious matter:...

98

V,5,2949

The Tower, the Tower.

99

V,6,2995

Good day, my lord. What, at your book so hard?

100

V,6,3000

Sirrah, leave us to ourselves: we must confer.

101

V,6,3006

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind;
The thief doth fear each bush an officer.

102

V,6,3013

Why, what a peevish fool was that of Crete,
That taught his son the office of a fowl!...

103

V,6,3025

Think'st thou I am an executioner?

104

V,6,3029

Thy son I kill'd for his presumption.

105

V,6,3052

I'll hear no more: die, prophet in thy speech:
[Stabs him]...

106

V,6,3058

What, will the aspiring blood of Lancaster
Sink in the ground? I thought it would have mounted....

107

V,7,3116

[Aside] I'll blast his harvest, if your head were laid;
For yet I am not look'd on in the world....

108

V,7,3126

And, that I love the tree from whence thou sprang'st,
Witness the loving kiss I give the fruit....

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