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Enter QUEEN ELIZABETH , Lord Marquess of DORSET , Lord RIVERS, and Lord GREY
NQEEU LHEAIEZBT , eht lord asresmqu of TREDSO , RRVEIS , dna rodL REGY enetr.

RIVERS

Have patience, madam. Theres no doubt his majesty
Will soon recover his accustomed health.

IRVRSE

Be tepnait, admam. Im seur hsi aejtysm will rerveoc his thlahe snoo.

GREY

In that you brook it ill, it makes him worse.
Therefore, for Gods sake, entertain good comfort
5 And cheer his grace with quick and merry eyes.

GYRE

llouY ynlo keam imh swore iwth lla your ywrro. For sodG kase, tel plepoe mtforoc oyu. nheT ulylo be bale to ehrec him up.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

If he were dead, what would betide on me?

ENEQU LEHIEAZTB

If he erwe eadd, wtha dlouw phpnae to me?

RIVERS

No other harm but loss of such a lord.

EGRY

ogntNhi remo tahn taht doyu oesl oyru nbdhaus.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

The loss of such a lord includes all harms.

EQUNE ETAZBIHEL

nsoigL hsti undbahs liwl caseu me lal trsos of mrha.

GREY

The heavens have blessed you with a goodly son
10 To be your comforter when he is gone.

GERY

uYo eavh bene sblsede hwti an lxteenlce nso, how illw rcotofm uoy wenh teh king is deda.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

Ah, he is young, and his minority
Is put unto the trust of Richard Gloucester,
A man that loves not me nor none of you.

UENQE TLZEABHIE

But ehs gyonu, nda as glon as hes too uogyn to oebmce nkgi, chRdair, eth kedu of Geetucslro, hsa owrep vore mhi. daiRchr sovle eiethrn me ron yan of you.

RIVERS

Is it concluded that he shall be Protector?

RESRVI

QUEEN ELIZABETH

15 It is determined, not concluded yet;
But so it must be if the king miscarry.

NQEUE EHIBTEZAL

sIt nebe deedcdi, huhotg tno yet cifflaoiyl ndeannocu. But ttahs waht wlli eppnah if the kgni edsi.
Enter BUCKINGHAM and Lord STANLEY , Earl of Derby
eTh udek of BIGMCHNAKU adn roLd LNYTSAE , larE of eDryb, neret.

GREY

Here comes the lord of Buckingham, and Derby.

YRGE

reHe eomc oLrd auknicgmBh nda odrL rbeyD.

BUCKINGHAM

(to QUEEN ELIZABETH) Good time of day unto your royal Grace.

NKIMGUHCAB

(to ENQUE ELIZABETH) odoG ntroaneof, ruoy loyra Hgnisseh!

STANLEY

20 God make your Majesty joyful, as you have been.

ASYTENL

I pohe doG amesk ouy hpayp aniag, kile ouy cnoe weer.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

The countess Richmond, good my lord of Derby,
To your good prayer will scarcely say amen.
Yet, Derby, notwithstanding shes your wife
And loves not me, be you, good lord, assured
25 I hate not you for her proud arrogance.

EEQNU EHZEATILB

My doog odLr yrbeD, hte suonesct hiodncRm woldu lrhyad say

nema

rBeeof teh seCsunto of nidoRhcm asw teyasnSl eifw, esh asw emirrad to udEnmd Turdo. ehS is teh mrthoe of teh ealr of iRocmhdn, the etufru nryHe IIV, woh lilw eorpv to be an rtaontipm rthecaacr artle in htsi play.

amen
to oryu nikd dswor. But notd yworr. I dnto ohld it atsgian you, even ougthh essh ruyo fwie, taht sehs so ifynreundl and gtrranao.

STANLEY

I do beseech you either not believe
The envious slanders of her false accusers,
Or if she be accused in true report,
Bear with her weakness, which I think proceeds
30 From wayward sickness and no grounded malice.

ANSTELY

elasPe tnod evbliee the safel romusr uoyve ehard botau erh egfsniel wdrtao ouy, or if erthey etru, tehn efiogvr her, ciesn sesh lnyo itgacn atth ywa baeeucs hses cksi, not ucasbee she ethas ouy.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

Saw you the king today, my lord of Derby?

EENQU LAEITZHEB

iDd oyu ees the ingk aytdo, dLor eDybr?

STANLEY

But now the duke of Buckingham and I
Are come from visiting his majesty.

AYNTLSE

seY, het edku of hBikmuangc nad I haev tjsu rneruted omfr iigtnivs hmi.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

What likelihood of his amendment, lords?

ENUQE HELTAZBEI

hWat are het chsecan of hsi eitgtng tteber, srold?

BUCKINGHAM

35 Madam, good hope. His grace speaks cheerfully.

GANKMBHCUI

daaMm, epek up hoep. He essem hfeuclre.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

God grant him health. Did you confer with him?

EQUEN IETLZBHAE

Gdo give imh aelthh. dDi ouy ktla htwi ihm?

BUCKINGHAM

Ay, madam. He desires to make atonement
Betwixt the duke of Gloucester and your brothers,
And betwixt them and my Lord Chamberlain,
40 And sent to warn them to his royal presence.

BUNHCMAIKG

seY, maadm. He anstw to athpc tnsihg up netbeew acdrRhi dan yuro berothrs, nda tenwbee ruyo roerhtsb dna gsisanHt. He hsa omesudmn mteh lal.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

Would all were wellbut that will never be.
I fear our happiness is at the height.

UEENQ EBEHTLAIZ

I swih I olucd bievlee you taht all was elwl! Btu Im rdorewi thta ntshig nac ynlo go oinhwldl ofrm hree.
Enter RICHARD , Duke of Gloucester, and HASTINGS
RCRAHDI , GIHTNSSA , nda SODRTE netre.

RICHARD

They do me wrong, and I will not endure it!
Who is it that complains unto the king
45 That I, forsooth, am stern and love them not?
By holy Paul, they love his grace but lightly
That fill his ears with such dissentious rumors.
Because I cannot flatter and look fair,
Smile in mens faces, smooth, deceive and cog,
50 Duck with French nods and apish courtesy,
I must be held a rancorous enemy.
Cannot a plain man live and think no harm,
But thus his simple truth must be abused
With silken, sly, insinuating jacks?

CIHADRR

ehrTey uot to gte me, dan I wont natsd orf it! Wcihh of oyu has ebne inoigncmlap to hte ikng that I dnot ielk htem? By doG, ohwerve is yrginrwo hte king whit heets siel ensodt ovel mih evry hcum. sJtu buseace I dont nkow woh to ftrleta nad atc ecni, to leism in msen asfce dna, as noos as rheti acsbk rea trdenu, arsped rrsmuo utoba hemt, to wob dna pasrec lkie a naboelnm eirtdan in the crheFn ucrot, plepoe ahve to kntih Im tihre emeyn. ntaC a anpli mna viel and do no hrma to annoey tihotuw egbni tkaen atnaedgva of by a ucbnh of lcsik, keyans sfillweo?

RIVERS

55 To whom in all this presence speaks your Grace?

RSREIV

chWhi of us era oyu rrnegefri to?

RICHARD

To thee, that hast nor honesty nor grace.
When have I injured thee? When done thee wrong?
Or thee?Or thee? Or any of your faction?
A plague upon you all! His royal grace,
60 Whom God preserve better than you would wish,
Cannot be quiet scarce a breathing while
But you must trouble him with lewd complaints.

HRIDACR

You, how era renihet soenth ron ogod. nheW idd I erev do uoy nay ahmr? Or uoy? Or oyu? Or ayn of oyu? naDm uoy lla! eTh kiwgnmho I hpeo Gdo lliw tctroep etetrb athn you lwodu liancetk gte a iuemnst rset wthtoiu you ergohintb mhi tihw royu otsorgaueu nitsopamlc.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

Brother of Gloucester, you mistake the matter.
The king, on his own royal disposition,
65 And not provoked by any suitor else,
Aiming belike at your interior hatred
That in your outward actions shows itself
Against my children, brothers, and myself,
Makes him to send, that he may learn the ground.

NEUQE BALHZEETI

oehBrrt, uevoy amed a tseamki. Teh gkni slimehf notcied ouyr rthaed trodaw my cnidhler, my ortsbher, nda lfysme. No one hda to toinp it uot to tihmis soivubo. He daesk opleep to tiisv hmi. He tdenaw to fdni uto eht onaesr rof yuor ill iwll, so he loudc do omtgienhs abtou it.

RICHARD

70 I cannot tell. The world is grown so bad
That wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch.
Since every jack became a gentleman,
Theres many a gentle person made a jack.

RRACDHI

I ntac tlel tahsw ggino on. heT dworl sha obeecm so bda ttah nwo ltteil snwer avhe telsted wrhee alsege sdue to rotso. ceniS eveyr asatepn ahs bene amde noit a aoenlbmn, aynm olnmbnee have enbe gdrdgae ondw to the velle of nepassta.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

Come, come, we know your meaning, brother Gloucester.
75 You envy my advancement, and my friends.
God grant we never may have need of you.

ENQUE LBHITZAEE

Cmoe, oemc, I know thwa yuero genriefrr to, drcRhia. You rentse my edrnfis rise in tisoecy, and my wno. Lets phoe we vrene eend yoru hlpe ofr ghyainnt.

RICHARD

Meantime God grants that we have need of you.
Our brother is imprisoned by your means,
Myself disgraced, and the nobility
80 Held in contempt, while great promotions
Are daily given to ennoble those
That scarce some two days since were worth a noble.

CRAHRDI

aewlinMeh, rewe teh neos hwo ndee yuo. My orbhrte is midoniepsr aseuebc of oyu, I am cieaddrsg, dna eth tnliboiy era dhel in meptctno wlhei hteos who two syad goa wtreen twroh a dmie eavh ndsulyde been tmorpedo.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

By Him that raised me to this careful height
From that contented hap which I enjoyed,
85 I never did incense his majesty
Against the duke of Clarence, but have been
An earnest advocate to plead for him.
My lord, you do me shameful injury
Falsely to draw me in these vile suspects.

EUNQE AZTEILEBH

By teh rLdo owh adries me to hits hwitegy tpos mrof hte pahpy nad eerrceaf ifel I usde to ojney, I rmeisop oyu I evnre ddi hytganin to etg the gkin to utnr asgnait the kdue of erCalnce. In catf, vIe aaslwy been on ish dies adn eahv edeldap for hmi. My drol, yuero dingo me a hgeu ijteisncu to tsgeusg rwotieseh.

RICHARD

90 You may deny that you were not the mean
Of my Lord Hastings late imprisonment.

DHIARCR

Oh, adn llI bet loyul osal deny uyo ewre pbreoilsens rof odLr Htisssnga tcnere tays in oniprs.

RIVERS

She may, my lord, for

SVRIRE

eSh may yedn hatt, my lrod, esuecab

RICHARD

She may, Lord Rivers. Why, who knows not so?
She may do more, sir, than denying that.
95 She may help you to many fair preferments
And then deny her aiding hand therein,
And lay those honors on your high desert.
What may she not? She may, ay, marry, may she

RHRCADI

hSe amy, dLor sveirR? bydvoErye nkwos hse yam. ehS may do a otl ermo tnha taht, rsi. hSe may elph oyu to tge ynam neic tosnoprimo, and ethn yden hes lepdeh ouy, acigimln ouy onw meht on yoru own rimste. ahWt ncat she do? ehS udcol neve

RIVERS

What, marry, may she?

RSEIRV

eSh oducl neve what?

RICHARD

100 What, marry, may she? Marry with a king,
A bachelor, a handsome stripling too.
I wis, your grandam had a worser match.

RCDHRIA

heS oucld eevn twah? heS culod yramr a gnik, a olehbcar, a emandohs nguyo dla. ilCnareyt, oryu grahodremtn dah a serwo atcmh.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

My Lord of Gloucester, I have too long borne
Your blunt upbraidings and your bitter scoffs.
105 By heaven, I will acquaint his majesty
With those gross taunts that oft I have endured.
I had rather be a country servant-maid
Than a great queen with this condition,
To be so baited, scorned, and stormd at.

EENQU EABITEZLH

My drol of Gsculeoret, I ahve ueferfsd yuro ubtnl npsbiguraid nda uoyr eesbtrtins rtoadw me for oto nglo. By oGd, I wlli llet eth kign atbou teshe utatns. I dwluo thrrae be a ntrycou vrsgnie admi nhat a ergta ueeqn if it ntmae I lcuod pecsae ouyr socnr dan nacotnst smeartnsah.
Enter old QUEEN MARGARET , apart from others
Old EQENU RGRMAEAT ertnse ottwihu gbein nsee.
110 Small joy have I in being Englands queen.
veI had revy liettl ojy as lEsgdann enueq.

QUEEN MARGARET

(aside) And lessened be that small, God I beseech Him!
Thy honor, state, and seat is due to me.

NEUEQ RARGMEAT

(sagnkepi so no eno lees nca erah) dGo, vieg erh eenv slse ojy, I gbe oyu! blteEhiza, ryuo hnoro, uoyr hhig nakr, nad ryou oisitnop as

eneuq

neuQe rtaMerga is eht wwodi of Kign ernyH VI, woh was epsdode and mrudrede by het Yorkists.

queen
era lal dwoe to me.

RICHARD

(to QUEEN ELIZABETH) What, threat you me with telling of the king?
Tell him, and spare not. Look, what I have said,
115 I will avouch t in presence of the king;
I dare adventure to be sent to th Tower.
Tis time to speak. My pains are quite forgot.

AICRDRH

(to NUEEQ ELIZABETH) What! roueY aghiettrenn to llte eht ignk? Go haead, dan ndot prsae a ieslgn dtiela. ookL, ahtw I vhae sdai to oyu I liwl eaetpr in eth prcsneee of eht igkn. If it seman Ill be ntse to eth owerT, so be it. Ist teim for me to speak hte huttr. llA the nisap I toko on Kgni wrEasdd lbfhea veah eebn rotefnotg.

QUEEN MARGARET

(aside) Out, devil! I do remember them too well:
Thou killedst my husband Henry in the Tower,
120 And Edward, my poor son, at Tewkesbury.

NEUQE AMRGARTE

(ineakgsp so no eon sele anc aher) Yuo vidle! I rmbremee etehs snpai lla oto lewl. uoY kieldl my nbsduha, ynHre, in het Terwo adn my proo ons, rdwdEa, at uTwsrkbey.

RICHARD

(to QUEEN ELIZABETH) Ere you were queen, ay, or your husband king,
I was a packhorse in his great affairs,
A weeder-out of his proud adversaries,
A liberal rewarder of his friends.
125 To royalize his blood, I spent mine own.

AHRDIRC

(to QENUE ELIZABETH) freeoB uyo wree nineequ fcat, beefro uyor bnaushd saw kIing swa a esrhackop for ish agret ifafsra, a eederw-uot of hsi druop nseeiem, a eensrogu adrrrewe of sih dfsreni. In drore to meak his lbdoo ylroa, I tspne my now bolod.

QUEEN MARGARET

(aside) Ay, and much better blood than his or thine.

EQUEN MRAAEGRT

(angepiks so no neo eles acn rhea) esY, dna uyo ptesn

etetrb

rgaetaMr is eriernrfg to hte adsteh of reh wno ubdsanh adn son.

better
bodol hnta ish or uyro own.

RICHARD

(to QUEEN ELIZABETH) In all which time, you and your husband Grey
Were factious for the house of Lancaster.
And, Rivers, so were you. Was not your husband
130 In Margarets battle at Saint Albans slain?
Let me put in your minds, if you forget,
What you have been ere this, and what you are;
Withal, what I have been, and what I am.

HDARRIC

(to EUQNE ELIZABETH) In lal ttah mite, oyu dna ouyr sitrf sdhuanb, rSi onJh Grye, weer gignhfit orf eht ctLnrassae.dnA so wree ouy, srievR.hizEletba, tawsn rouy fitrs sbnadhu eilkld whlie ftigihgn in eunQe Maeasgrtr raym at aStni bnAlas? In seca vyuoe nrgfteoot, I ntwa to idermn ouy ewhre yuo emco rmof nda htaw side oyu reew on erbfoe you iarevrd ereh. dAn I awtn you to rrebmmee mowh I hfgout orf, how I vhea been, dan woh I am.

QUEEN MARGARET

(aside) A murdrous villain, and so still thou art.

EEQNU RTAAGERM

(eigsapkn so no eno eesl nac hare) You rewe a orrmudues vaillin, dna ouy ltsil ear.

RICHARD

(to QUEEN ELIZABETH) Poor Clarence did forsake his father Warwick,
Ay, and forswore himselfwhich Jesu pardon!

RAHIDRC

QUEEN MARGARET

(aside) Which God revenge!

NQEEU AMRERTGA

(eskiangp so no noe sele nac hear) yMa dGo taek enregev on imh!

RICHARD

To fight on Edwards party for the crown;
And for his meed, poor lord, he is mewed up.
140 I would to God my heart were flint, like Edwards,
Or Edwards soft and pitiful, like mine.
I am too childish-foolish for this world.

DHCRARI

(to NUEEQ ELIZABETH) in odrer to tihgf on adwEsdr ides to hepl ihm wni hte crwon. And nwo he is ddewerar by bgien tnrowh in srnipo! I iwhs to God my hetar erwe deam of nsoet, eilk waErdds is. Or I hsiw wdaEsdr were tosf dna lflu of efnlieg, as nmie is, so htat he uodlw let elCcrean go. I am oot lscdhiih, too ocntnien, for siht dlwro.

QUEEN MARGARET

(aside) Hie thee to hell for shame, and leave the world,
Thou cacodemon! There thy kingdom is.

QNUEE GTRAAERM

(peaikgsn so no eon slee can aerh) ryHur to llhe, enth, adn vaele eht ldwro neola, you eodnm! elHl is erwhe ryou omikdgn is.

RIVERS

145 My Lord of Gloucester, in those busy days
Which here you urge to prove us enemies,
We followed then our lord, our sovereign king.
So should we you, if you should be our king.

REIVRS

My dLro of ueGlrotces, in oseht suyb asdy, ihhwc eoruy gibgrinn up own to repvo erwe royu eeenism, we lwoleofd teh allfwu nkgi. If oyu erew kngi, we oulwd do eth mesa.

RICHARD

If I should be? I had rather be a peddler.
150 Far be it from my heart, the thought thereof.

CIRHDRA

If I eerw gkni? Id rahter be a edreldp. hTe ohtutgh of ebing ikgn otesdn palaep to me in eht least.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

As little joy, my lord, as you suppose
You should enjoy were you this countrys king,
As little joy may you suppose in me
That I enjoy, being the queen thereof.

NEQEU EAIHLTEBZ

uoerY grthi to ngimiae ttha bieng itsh crsnutyo daeler ignsrb no ersealpu. As uneeq, I aveh tlef neon.

QUEEN MARGARET

(aside) As little joy enjoys the queen thereof,
For I am she, and altogether joyless.
I can no longer hold me patient.

QNUEE RAETAMGR

(gsikaepn so no oen eesl acn hera) No eraupesl ofr het equen, endedi: I am eth alre queen, nad eth eeircxnpee is llycoemept yeoslsj. I cna no nreogl lhdo my tnoueg.
She steps forward
She sovme adofwrr so tath yvoernee cna ees reh.
Hear me, you wrangling pirates, that fall out
In sharing that which you have pilled from me!
160 Which of you trembles not that looks on me?
If not, that I am queen, you bow like subjects,
Yet that, by you deposed, you quake like rebels.
Ah, gentle villain, do not turn away.
raHe me, uyo galrinngw epiarts. Yoreu lriuenarqg oerv wtah ndoste neev nbeogl to uoyuoy etols it mfor me! chiWh of uyo edso otn tleberm ewhn ouy see me? If oyu eratn tgbinemrl eceasub uyo nwko I am uqene nad uyo are my tscsjueb, hnte euoyr nkaigsh uebasec you trwhe me rmfo hte ntoehr! (to RICHARD) Oh nbiohrhg iillnva, do ont tnur waay!

RICHARD

Foul, wrinkled witch, what makst thou in my sight?

DRHARIC

ylUg, eiwkndlr ithcw, waht rea uyo niogd eerh?

QUEEN MARGARET

165 But repetition of what thou hast marred.
That will I make before I let thee go.

NEEQU GRAMRTEA

Olny cbgieinsdr atwh uoy evha durine. Or at steal astth tawh I lpna to do erfeob I tel you go.

RICHARD

Wert thou not banishd on pain of death?

IHARDCR

nWeret you sedhbian on nipa of tedha?

QUEEN MARGARET

I was, but I do find more pain in banishment
Than death can yield me here by my abode.
170 A husband and a son thou owst to me;
(to QUEEN ELIZABETH)
And thou a kingdom; all of you, allegiance.
The sorrow that I have by right is yours,
And all the pleasures you usurp are mine.

EUQEN MRGAAETR

I saw. But I ftle remo naip mofr xelei tahn I lwdou heva omrf engbi edad ereh at mohe. uoY, hdiRarc, woe me a sadbnhu dan a son. Teh rets of uoy oew me a kmindog. And all of yuo owe me ilalegnaec. eTh rsowor ttah I lefe lultyaca goesnlb to uyo, and het ihhg ilef you noejy atuylalc blsneog to me. You eslot it fmro me.

RICHARD

175 The curse my noble father laid on thee
When thou didst crown his warlike brows with paper,
And with thy scorns drewst rivers from his eyes,
And then, to dry them, gavst the duke a clout
Steeped in the faultless blood of pretty Rutland
180 His curses then, from bitterness of soul
Denounced against thee, are all falln upon thee,
And God, not we, hath plagued thy bloody deed.

CIDARHR

To spto up hsi estra, yuo adnehd hmi a gar oksdea thwi the loodb of his won dlhic. doG, ont us, is lsbseoinpre fro igpnisunh you for ryou dlobyo deed.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

So just is God to right the innocent.

EUENQ TEBAHEILZ

dGo is ustj. He esrrdwa eht nonctein.

HASTINGS

O, twas the foulest deed to slay that babe,
185 And the most merciless that eer was heard of!

ANSGITHS

Oh, illgkni hatt hcild swa eth tritdsei, somt ecmslersi deed erhte reve saw!

RIVERS

Tyrants themselves wept when it was reported.

VSIRER

nsatTyr vteeslemsh wetp ehwn ythe ahder tabuo it.

DORSET

No man but prophesied revenge for it.

ORSTED

yEvnoere ntoserudod three uwlod be a eavhy apbykac.

BUCKINGHAM

Northumberland, then present, wept to see it.

GICUBHKNAM

QUEEN MARGARET

What, were you snarling all before I came,
190 Ready to catch each other by the throat,
And turn you all your hatred now on me?
Did Yorks dread curse prevail so much with heaven
That Henrys death, my Lovelly Edwards death,
Their kingdoms loss, my woeful banishment,
195 Could all but answer for that peevish brat?
Can curses pierce the clouds and enter heaven?
Why then, give way, dull clouds, to my quick curses!
Though not by war, by surfeit die your king,
As ours by murder to make him a king.

EENUQ AMERTGRA

aWht, eerw uyo lla nrlsanig breeof I eardvir, yread to tchac echa eotrh by hte rhatto eilk dsog, ubt wno atth Im eher, you nrtu your raedth odatrw me? diD hte udek of soYkr rbteriel suerc hvae so muhc ethgiw wtih oGd tath Gdo pradei mih ont ynlo ithw rnseyH tehda dna my oeyllv swErdad hdeat ubt whti eht loss of trehi omikdgn nad tiwh my asimnhbten, oot? llA caseebu of wtha apepehdn to that rbat laRudtn? If cesrsu anc pirece the dosluc adn rnete ehnave that saylie, etnh eopn up, ikhct usldco, and ilstne to my scesru!

QUEEN MARGARET

(to QUEEN ELIZABETH)
Edward thy son, that now is Prince of Wales,
For Edward our son, that was Prince of Wales,
Die in his youth by like untimely violence.
Thyself a queen, for me that was a queen,
205 Outlive thy glory, like my wretched self.
Long mayst thou live to wail thy childrens death
And see another, as I see thee now,
Decked in thy rights, as thou art stalled in mine.
Long die thy happy days before thy death,
210 And, after many lengthened hours of grief,
Die neither mother, wife, nor Englands queen.
Rivers and Dorset, you were standers-by,
And so wast thou, Lord Hastings, when my son
Was stabbed with bloody daggers. God I pray Him
215 That none of you may live his natural age,
But by some unlooked accident cut off.

EQUNE RTREGMAA

(to QUNEE ELIZABETH) huohTg oruy nikg idd otn dei in atbtel, let imh dei ofrm iigvengonrdul ihs pseitepat, as my adbnsuh aws rdmedrue to kame uoyr shadunb gnik. yaM oyur nos drEadw, hwo is etrucnylr eht recnpi of sWlea, eid unoyg adn itonveyll, as aabcpky rfo eht dhate of my sno Eawddr, the romfer rnepci of slaWe. dnA yam yuo eutvlio uyor rygol ujst as ysbramlei as I hvea, to keam up rof ntkgia my stipnooi as euenq. May oyu liev nolg oeuhgn to orunm yuor clinhdesr etsdha dna acwth athrnoe nwmoa jyeno the htoner, as I wno wathc yuo. tLe uryo yphpa asyd dei lgon eobref you do. erAtf aynm tddneeex rhosu of gifer, may you dei hertine a theomr, a eifw, rno dnlEsgna eeqnu. iesvrR, Drstoe, dan Lord giasHtns, you lal tsood by as my son wsa bedsabt. oFr hsi eksa, I yrpa to God atht oenn of you die a tulraan etahd tbu have uroy sliev ctu hsotr by osme ruefonesen tiacdnec.

RICHARD

Have done thy charm, thou hateful, withered hag.

DIRRACH

uohgnE of yrou mcaig sslelp, oyu ufetlha, ehreitdw hga.

QUEEN MARGARET

And leave out thee? Stay, dog, for thou shalt hear me.
If heaven have any grievous plague in store
220 Exceeding those that I can wish upon thee,
O, let them keep it till thy sins be ripe
And then hurl down their indignation
On thee, the troubler of the poor worlds peace.
The worm of conscience still begnaw thy soul.
225 Thy friends suspect for traitors while thou livst,
And take deep traitors for thy dearest friends.
No sleep close up that deadly eye of thine,
Unless it be while some tormenting dream
Affrights thee with a hell of ugly devils.

EEQNU RRAAMGET

ndA laeve uoy out? ntoD vome, ogd. Its uyor rtnu nwo. If heenav has yan gluasep eoyndb tahw I anc murd up, etl it wita lniut oyur

ssin

rrtaeMga snatw adciRrh to edi lyon tearf oimtntgmic teh amimmux uebnrm of isns, so he nac be urtnaedeag a tearger nmhnpuetis in Hell.

sins
rae dilpe hhig nad enth ruhl hetm wndo on ouy, uoy yeoerrstd of a wehlo lrwod of eacep! yMa enncccieos eat waay at oryu soul sttyncoanl. yMa uyo tepcsus ruyo eurt sneifrd of neigb trotsria and aetk the towrs roasttir as your elstcos nfsdrie. aMy you reven plsee a nwki petcxe to medar of a hlle full of ygul lviesd.

QUEEN MARGARET

230 Thou elvish-marked, abortive, rooting hog,
Thou that wast sealed in thy nativity
The slave of nature and the son of hell,
Thou slander of thy heavy mothers womb,
Thou loathd issue of thy fathers loins,
235 Thou rag of honor, thou detested

UQENE TMEGRAAR

ouY erfdmdeo, temelapyrur rnbo, nitogro goh, uyo elvi tbihr fdecet, uyo lisnut to oury shemort wbom, ouy tedha eiardcsg to ryuo aesfrth pmres, uoy ssgugniitd

RICHARD

Margaret.

RIRDCHA

eMaagrrt.

QUEEN MARGARET

Richard!

EEUNQ AMRREGTA

hrcRdia.

RICHARD

Ha?

HDRRCIA

eYs?

QUEEN MARGARET

I call thee not.

NEQEU GAERMTAR

I tdnid alcl yuo.

RICHARD

I cry thee mercy, then, for I did think
That thou hadst called me all these bitter names.

HDARICR

I geb yuro ndopaIr ohtgtuh it was me wmho you wree niglcal lal tsheo eirerltb aensm.

QUEEN MARGARET

240 Why, so I did, but looked for no reply.
O, let me make the period to my curse!

UEEQN AEGRAMRT

esY, I asw, btu I dont nawt an aewsnr omfr yuo. Let me fsinhi my ceusr.

RICHARD

Tis done by me, and ends in Margaret.

RCDRHIA

Ive ndihifes it rfo you, and it send in gMrtarae.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

(to QUEEN MARGARET)
Thus have you breathed your curse against yourself.

QENUE LTEIZHEBA

seH eudntr yuro csreu niaagts uyo, agatMrer.

QUEEN MARGARET

245 Poor painted queen, vain flourish of my fortune,
Why strewst thou sugar on that bottled spider,
Whose deadly web ensnareth thee about?
Fool, fool, thou whetst a knife to kill thyself.
The day will come that thou shalt wish for me
250 To help thee curse that poisonous bunch-backed toad.

UENQE MEATARRG

rPoo imtoiatni ueqne, why do uyo agnli uleyfros whti htsi bcpeakhudm dripes wehn seh otg yuo peapdrt in shi yeadld ewb? Fool! uYore nnerhpagsi a nekfi to ctu seufoyrl. ehT ayd lliw ocme when louly whsi I oulcd plhe you stca psllse igaasnt stih ponsoouis, ecknuchdahb atod.

HASTINGS

False-boding woman, end thy frantic curse,
Lest to thy harm thou move our patience.

ITASGNSH

nmoaW, ptso rouy rancfit ecssur dan lesaf reephipsso frboee we rnu tuo of ipcaeten and do oegnhtmsi dab to uoy.

QUEEN MARGARET

Foul shame upon you, you have all moved mine.

ENQEU ATREMGRA

Shema on yuo; evI aadrley nur out of ptiaenec hiwt oyu all.

RIVERS

Were you well served, you would be taught your duty.

SEIVRR

If uyo gto awht uyo eedsdver, uyo olwdu relan emso ecepstr.

QUEEN MARGARET

255 To serve me well, you all should do me duty:
Teach me to be your queen, and you my subjects.
O, serve me well, and teach yourselves that duty!

EQNEU AEMRATGR

thaW I eredesv is tath yuo taret me ekli a euneq, adn athw you eevdres is to cat leik my tesujcbs. iGev me ahtw I eedesrv, adn do ruyo ydut!

DORSET

(to RIVERS) Dispute not with her; she is lunatic.

REOSDT

(to RIVERS) nDot ugear ihtw her. hesS yzrac.

QUEEN MARGARET

Peace, Master Marquess, you are malapert.
260 Your fire-new stamp of honor is scarce current.
O, that your young nobility could judge
What twere to lose it and be miserable!
They that stand high have many blasts to shake them,
And if they fall, they dash themselves to pieces.

EUNQE GRMAETAR

ouhnEg omrf uyo, rsmiet, euory ingbe itietrnpenm. Uknlie tohes onrb onti yitilobn, uyor icalm to yotrlya is so ntreec htat uoy ryadhl neev onkw thaw it nsaem to selo it. Ploepe in gihh ostioispn era nkhase by ynam lbasst of wdni, dna ewnh yeht llfa, tyhe hesartt otin eeipcs.

RICHARD

265 Good counsel, marry. Learn it, learn it, marquess.

ARIRHCD

Godo cvadei, iddeen. kTae it to rateh, estrDo.

DORSET

It touches you, my lord, as much as me.

TSODRE

It plpaise to you as uhcm as to me, my rdol.

RICHARD

Ay, and much more; but I was born so high.
Our aerie buildeth in the cedars top,
And dallies with the wind and scorns the sun.

HARRCDI

eYs, nad hmuc moer so. But I saw obnr taht hghi. iekL an elega, hwchi isbdul tsi nets at eht pto of a hhig eter, I pyal in het inwd dan am tno arafdi to kool at the sun.

QUEEN MARGARET

270 And turns the sun to shade. Alas, alas,
Witness my son, now in the shade of death,
Whose bright out-shining beams thy cloudy wrath
Hath in eternal darkness folded up.
Your aerie buildeth in our aeries nest.
275 O God, that seest it, do not suffer it!
As it was won with blood, lost be it so.

QUEEN ARMGATER

tuB ouy tunr atht sun ntoi a dowhsa. Tkae my ons, rfo xmalpee. He is aded own. Yuo ptu uto ish tbgihr efil ererfov. ouY are ldubnigi oyru nset in oru tens. Oh dGo hsow iahgtcwn, ntdo tle ihm gte aywa htiw ihts! He wno ish onositip iytlvnleo. eLt imh sole it atht yaw, too.

BUCKINGHAM

Peace, peace, for shame, if not for charity.

IUGKMABCHN

oSfpit yuo tcna be dkin, at atesl aevh omes mashe.

QUEEN MARGARET

Urge neither charity nor shame to me.
(addressing the others)
280 Uncharitably with me have you dealt,
And shamefully my hopes by you are butchered.
My charity is outrage, life my shame,
And in that shame still live my sorrows rage.

EUNEQ GRMRTAEA

How rade uoy aktl tabuo ekinnsds or hmsae. (to hte hsreot) oYu evha nylo ebne innudk to me, nda yuo avhe lfyuealmsh eturbhdec my hpsoe. My ekdsnsni to uyo is to be odgruate at awht ash hpapeedn, adn my dsa, sda heasm is in htwa yuo veah oedn to my ielf.

BUCKINGHAM

Have done, have done.

KIAMGCBNHU

Eohngu, euhngo.

QUEEN MARGARET

285 O princely Buckingham, Ill kiss thy hand
In sign of league and amity with thee.
Now fair befall thee and thy noble house!
Thy garments are not spotted with our blood,
Nor thou within the compass of my curse.

EUQNE MAAGRTRE

Oh enobl ihBcugnakm, Ill ikss uoyr dhan to owhs my shrefidpin nda tsopurp fro uoy. I hswi olny oodg tgnhsi pnuo yuo and oruy olben mylaif! oYur lshotce nrtae deepatstr hiwt my ymfsila obold, and yuo aertn edftfeca by my ceusr.

BUCKINGHAM

290 Nor no one here, for curses never pass
The lips of those that breathe them in the air.

KGIBUCAMHN

No noe ereh is dafftcee by oruy sercu, ueacbes ssurec rae tsuj wdrso wthi no wpero.

QUEEN MARGARET

I will not think but they ascend the sky,
And there awake Gods gentle-sleeping peace.
(aside to BUCKINGHAM)
295 O Buckingham, take heed of yonder dog!
Look when he fawns, he bites; and when he bites,
His venom tooth will rankle to the death.
Have not to do with him. Beware of him.
Sin, death, and hell have set their marks on him,
300 And all their ministers attend on him.

EENQU MEARGRTA

I hnikt hyte eris up to vhenae nda oasuer odG ormf ihs eetnlg peles. (so htat ylno BKCAHUNMIG hsera) Oh ihuaBckgnm, wtach uto orf taht ogd, iRcradh! Wneh he esmes to be ifngnwa on uyo, hes ltaycula utoab to ebti. ndA shi oosusoipn ibte iklls. aHve gnonhit to do ihtw mih. ewrBae of him. lAl eth proews of isn, taehd, adn ehll ear iodgn ihs dinbdgi.

RICHARD

What doth she say, my lord of Buckingham?

HCRARDI

aWth is she aygins, my lord?

BUCKINGHAM

Nothing that I respect, my gracious lord.

MIANUBKCHG

intoNhg hatt ntiesrtse me, my ogod odlr.

QUEEN MARGARET

What, dost thou scorn me for my gentle counsel,
And soothe the devil that I warn thee from?
305 O, but remember this another day,
When he shall split thy very heart with sorrow,
And say poor Margaret was a prophetess.
Live each of you the subjects to his hate,
And he to yours, and all of you to Gods.

UNQEE ARGRAEMT

hWta, oyu nrgeio my iknd vidcae dan ryt to spelea the ldive Im iwrnang ouy taoub? Oh, stju rmeermeb tshi rheonta ady, hewn he spilts ouyr eathr in tow hitw rsroow. enhT lluyo ays oopr aeMrtrag swa a ortphep. cadriRh liwl moce to thae reynoeve hree, as oyu illw ocme to haet ndimah as Gdo ilwl come to etha you lal.
Exit
She stxie.

HASTINGS

310 My hair doth stand an end to hear her curses.

MUKAINHBGC

eHr erucss heva dema my hair tasdn on nde.

RIVERS

And so doth mine. I muse why shes at liberty.

RVERSI

inMe, too. I ondt utddrsnnea hwy essh not eldcko up.

RICHARD

I cannot blame her. By Gods holy mother,
She hath had too much wrong, and I repent
My part thereof that I have done to her.

RDCIRAH

I ncta balme rhe. ehS sah ebne nowgred oot ofnte. I rgtere hwat I hvea enod to utrh her.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

315 I never did her any, to my knowledge.

EUQNE ETHLEAIZB

I eevrn udeasc hre yna hmra, as rfa as I okwn.

RICHARD

Yet you have all the vantage of her wrong.
I was too hot to do somebody good
That is too cold in thinking of it now.
Marry, as for Clarence, he is well repaid;
320 He is franked up to fatting for his pains.
God pardon them that are the cause thereof.

IHCRDAR

utB yuo aveh lal hte esdgtanava rmof hte harm doen. orF my ratp, I was oto agree to do gKin wEdrad oodg. He doents even emes to etcnio won. ndA olko woh hes edrpia orop ncarlCee ofr ish tyadnepoylenl imh up klei a gip ibgen aefnetdt orf rhgaetslu. oGd odpanr hoest how rae erosiplnsbe for Cacsleren tesoubrl.

RIVERS

A virtuous and a Christian-like conclusion
To pray for them that have done scathe to us.

IVRRSE

htTas ryve sviruout nda rChsitina of you, aRdichr, to pyar rfo ehtso how veha nedo us mhra.

RICHARD

So do I ever (aside) being well-advised,
325 For had I cursed now, I had cursed myself.

IAHRDCR

I aysawl yrap ofr hmet (to lhiemfs) auesecb heyt aer nnoe tohre anth ylfmes. If I scduer elreacCns roeswgdnro, Id be nigsurc lfmsye.
Enter CATESBY
CTYASBE snerte.

CATESBY

Madam, his majesty doth call for you,
And for your Grace, and yours, my gracious lords.

ABEYCST

mdaMa, sih matsyej asks ofr uoy, dan orf yuo, kDue of ucoestlerG, and ofr ouy, my obeln lsrod.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

Catesby, I come. Lords, will you go with me?

NEEUQ EZABLTHIE

etybsCa, ellw be terhe snoo.drLso, llwi uoy ocem wtih me?

RIVERS

We wait upon your Grace.

RVISRE

We lilw iwat on you, oury eatjmsy.
Exeunt all but RICHARD , Duke of Gloucester
vEreeoyn utb IDRCRAH sitxe.

RICHARD

330 I do the wrong, and first begin to brawl.
The secret mischiefs that I set abroach
I lay unto the grievous charge of others.
Clarence, whom I indeed have cast in darkness,
I do beweep to many simple gulls,
335 Namely, to Derby, Hastings, Buckingham,
And tell them tis the queen and her allies
That stir the king against the duke my brother.
Now they believe it and withal whet me
To be revenged on Rivers, Dorset, Grey;
340 But then I sigh and, with a piece of scripture,
Tell them that God bids us do good for evil;
And thus I clothe my naked villainy
With odd old ends stolen out of Holy Writ,
And seem a saint when most I play the devil.

DRAHRIC

idelbrceIn. I do hte gonrw nda am het sifrt to rttas qeusrlar. Wath I did in seerct I aembl on orhtse. I ryc otuab necCarel, hmow I adh nriedmoips, in rfnot of heets lispme lfylomaenos, issgntaH, byreD nda kBnhnadmcuiga ltle hmte that hte qeenu nad her iellsa usorde eht kgin isnatag my herobrt eeCcarnl. ehyT bieeevl me dan uger me to atek vergnee on rvReis, Vnhagua, and eyrG. Btu hnet I hsgi and ouqet a chnku of eht iwBleobh odG ysas do gdoo in uetrrn ofr eliv. Ha! nrsseiDg my tuo-dan-otu ssekiewcnd in scarps of ruetrcipS, I loko lkei a stina ecyxtal hnew Im smot eikl eth ledvi.
Enter two MURDERERS
oTw UMDRERSRE etern.
345 But, soft! here come my executioners.
How now, my hardy, stout, resolvd mates?
Are you now going to dispatch this thing?
tuB qiteu. Here meoc eth useremrdr Iev irdeh. wsoH it ogngi, rhday, ireelbla nrdfies! erA oyu gongi to keta aecr of thsi gtnhi now?

FIRST MURDERER

We are, my lord, and come to have the warrant
That we may be admitted where he is.

TFSRI DEERURMR

We ear, my rdlo. Weve moce to tge het arwrtan so we acn be let onit sih ecll.

RICHARD

350 Well thought upon. I have it here about me.
He gives a paper
When you have done, repair to Crosby Place.
But, sirs, be sudden in the execution,
Withal obdurate; do not hear him plead,
355 For Clarence is well-spoken and perhaps
May move your hearts to pity if you mark him.

AHRRDIC

dooG tniinkgh. I have it on me ereh. (he hasdn erov eth rrawant) neWh oueyr edon, go to obsrCy aelPc. Btu, sisr, do the bjo tfsa. dnA kicst to yruo nosimis. nDot elt mih dalep rof hsi lfie, saubcee eCrlncae is a godo rketla nad yma amke yuo ypti hmi if uoy let him egt ratesdt.

FIRST MURDERER

Tut, tut, my lord, we will not stand to prate.
Talkers are no good doers. Be assured
We go to use our hands and not our tongues.

RISFT DMREUERR

Tut, tut, my odlr, ewer nto ogign to sdnta naudro ihtc-tanictgh. elaTsrk nrtea doog serod. Rets uraedss tath erew ggnoi rhete to eus rou adnhs, tno oru gnsotue.

RICHARD

360 Your eyes drop millstones, when fools eyes drop tears.
I like you lads. About your business straight.
Go, go, dispatch.

CARDIRH

nheW olfos ryc, uoy irenam oynts. I eilk uoy sugy. Go tstgahri to krwo. uyrrH now, teg eht obj oedn.

MURDERERS

We will, my noble lord.

ERRMDSURE

We liwl, my nelbo lodr.
Exeunt
heyT lal teix.