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

Total: 56

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1

II,4,920

Great lords and gentlemen, what means this silence?
Dare no man answer in a case of truth?

2

II,4,925

Then say at once if I maintain'd the truth;
Or else was wrangling Somerset in the error?

3

II,4,940

Tut, tut, here is a mannerly forbearance:
The truth appears so naked on my side...

4

II,4,947

Since you are tongue-tied and so loath to speak,
In dumb significants proclaim your thoughts:...

5

II,4,968

And I.

6

II,4,984

Now, Somerset, where is your argument?

7

II,4,988

Meantime your cheeks do counterfeit our roses;
For pale they look with fear, as witnessing...

8

II,4,996

Hath not thy rose a canker, Somerset?

9

II,4,999

Ay, sharp and piercing, to maintain his truth;
Whiles thy consuming canker eats his falsehood.

10

II,4,1005

Now, by this maiden blossom in my hand,
I scorn thee and thy fashion, peevish boy.

11

II,4,1009

Proud Pole, I will, and scorn both him and thee.

12

II,4,1018

He bears him on the place's privilege,
Or durst not, for his craven heart, say thus.

13

II,4,1029

My father was attached, not attainted,
Condemn'd to die for treason, but no traitor;...

14

II,4,1041

And, by my soul, this pale and angry rose,
As cognizance of my blood-drinking hate,...

15

II,4,1052

How I am braved and must perforce endure it!

16

II,4,1066

Good Master Vernon, I am bound to you,
That you on my behalf would pluck a flower.

17

II,4,1071

Thanks, gentle sir.
Come, let us four to dinner: I dare say...

18

II,5,1112

Ay, noble uncle, thus ignobly used,
Your nephew, late despised Richard, comes.

19

II,5,1121

First, lean thine aged back against mine arm;
And, in that ease, I'll tell thee my disease....

20

II,5,1138

Discover more at large what cause that was,
For I am ignorant and cannot guess.

21

II,5,1173

Of which, my lord, your honour is the last.

22

II,5,1179

Thy grave admonishments prevail with me:
But yet, methinks, my father's execution...

23

II,5,1189

O, uncle, would some part of my young years
Might but redeem the passage of your age!

24

II,5,1199

And peace, no war, befall thy parting soul!
In prison hast thou spent a pilgrimage...

25

III,1,1285

[Aside] Plantagenet, I see, must hold his tongue,
Lest it be said 'Speak, sirrah, when you should;...

26

III,1,1400

Thy humble servant vows obedience
And humble service till the point of death.

27

III,1,1408

And so thrive Richard as thy foes may fall!
And as my duty springs, so perish they...

28

IV,1,1845

This is my servant: hear him, noble prince.

29

IV,1,1873

Will not this malice, Somerset, be left?

30

IV,1,1881

Let this dissension first be tried by fight,
And then your highness shall command a peace.

31

IV,1,1885

There is my pledge; accept it, Somerset.

32

IV,1,1944

And so he did; but yet I like it not,
In that he wears the badge of Somerset.

33

IV,1,1948

An if I wist he did,—but let it rest;
Other affairs must now be managed.

34

IV,3,2028

Are not the speedy scouts return'd again,
That dogg'd the mighty army of the Dauphin?

35

IV,3,2036

A plague upon that villain Somerset,
That thus delays my promised supply...

36

IV,3,2052

O God, that Somerset, who in proud heart
Doth stop my cornets, were in Talbot's place!...

37

IV,3,2059

He dies, we lose; I break my warlike word;
We mourn, France smiles; we lose, they daily get;...

38

IV,3,2067

Alas, what joy shall noble Talbot have
To bid his young son welcome to his grave?...

39

V,3,2486

Damsel of France, I think I have you fast:
Unchain your spirits now with spelling charms...

40

V,3,2493

O, Charles the Dauphin is a proper man;
No shape but his can please your dainty eye.

41

V,3,2498

Fell banning hag, enchantress, hold thy tongue!

42

V,3,2500

Curse, miscreant, when thou comest to the stake.

43

V,4,2670

Bring forth that sorceress condemn'd to burn.

44

V,4,2685

This argues what her kind of life hath been,
Wicked and vile; and so her death concludes.

45

V,4,2705

Take her away; for she hath lived too long,
To fill the world with vicious qualities.

46

V,4,2725

Ay, ay: away with her to execution!

47

V,4,2736

Now heaven forfend! the holy maid with child!

48

V,4,2739

She and the Dauphin have been juggling:
I did imagine what would be her refuge.

49

V,4,2745

Alencon! that notorious Machiavel!
It dies, an if it had a thousand lives.

50

V,4,2751

Why, here's a girl! I think she knows not well,
There were so many, whom she may accuse.

51

V,4,2754

And yet, forsooth, she is a virgin pure.
Strumpet, thy words condemn thy brat and thee:...

52

V,4,2764

Break thou in pieces and consume to ashes,
Thou foul accursed minister of hell!

53

V,4,2775

Is all our travail turn'd to this effect?
After the slaughter of so many peers,...

54

V,4,2795

Speak, Winchester; for boiling choler chokes
The hollow passage of my poison'd voice,...

55

V,4,2822

Insulting Charles! hast thou by secret means
Used intercession to obtain a league,...

56

V,4,2844

Then swear allegiance to his majesty,
As thou art knight, never to disobey...

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