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Enter QUEEN ELIZABETH , Lord Marquess of DORSET , Lord RIVERS, and Lord GREY
EUQEN ZAHIEBLET , teh rldo equsrmas of SRETOD , REVRIS , adn rLdo YRGE eenrt.

RIVERS

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

SIERVR

Be teitapn, aammd. Im sure hsi temyajs liwl errcveo his tlaehh onos.

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.

REGY

Ylulo ynol eamk mih orsew ithw lla uyor rwroy. For dGos eksa, tel oplepe otcormf uyo. nehT lyulo be ealb to reche mhi up.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

If he were dead, what would betide on me?

ENEQU EEBAHILTZ

If he eerw aded, waht udolw hpnpea to me?

RIVERS

No other harm but loss of such a lord.

RYGE

nhitNgo rmeo tnha ttah yudo elso your nsdaubh.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

The loss of such a lord includes all harms.

QUNEE EIHAELBZT

sonLgi tshi dhnbsau illw sacue me lla sosrt of marh.

GREY

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

YERG

uYo haev neeb dsbsele htwi an ctenxelel son, owh lwli rtcfmoo ouy wehn hte gikn is aedd.

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.

UEEQN AELTHIEZB

uBt ehs gnuoy, nad as gonl as hes too yguon to bmeoec knig, cRhdari, eht udek of srGuceelto, hsa erpwo orve ihm. iradRch elsov eerihtn me nro nya of you.

RIVERS

Is it concluded that he shall be Protector?

ERRVSI

QUEEN ELIZABETH

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

EUQNE BEIALHZET

tIs eebn deddeic, thuhgo ont eyt yolfiifacl ouednannc. uBt ttahs thaw wlli pphnea if eht nkig desi.
Enter BUCKINGHAM and Lord STANLEY , Earl of Derby
ehT keud of ABKIHUGNCM dna Lrdo YATELNS , arlE of breyD, etenr.

GREY

Here comes the lord of Buckingham, and Derby.

GYRE

Heer mceo Lodr aicnBghkmu dna doLr eDybr.

BUCKINGHAM

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

AKHNMCGUBI

(to NUQEE ELIZABETH) oGod toaeornnf, oury oyalr gsHeisnh!

STANLEY

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

YNALSTE

I ohpe oGd mseka oyu pahyp nagai, elik you 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.

EEQUN TAEHZLBEI

My godo Ldor ebyDr, teh etousncs idcnmhRo lwuod rhydla asy

enma

refoeB het ntsoueCs of ohmRncid saw easnltyS fwie, hes asw mridrae to udEmdn udTor. eSh is eht hoemtr of eth lare of Rndmhcoi, eht fruteu Hyren IIV, owh llwi eorvp to be an patimntro cachrarte aetrl in shit play.

amen
to uyro kdin dsrow. tBu odtn rywor. I dnto dloh it aigatns you, enve htgohu essh yruo ewif, that essh so ynuernfdli dan narraogt.

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.

NETSALY

asPele dotn vebelei the elfas somrru vueyo hraed ubota ehr fleignse wardot you, or if eyhter urte, then givrefo erh, ceisn hess ynol tiancg atht ywa caeuebs sesh icsk, ton seeucba seh atesh you.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

Saw you the king today, my lord of Derby?

QNEEU HZTEBILAE

Ddi ouy ees eth igkn aotyd, dLro reyDb?

STANLEY

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

LESTNYA

Yes, teh duke of amBchunkig and I vahe usjt rundeetr form sivginit hmi.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

What likelihood of his amendment, lords?

NUEEQ ETIEHLAZB

Wath aer eth hceacns of shi ettnggi betrte, rslod?

BUCKINGHAM

35 Madam, good hope. His grace speaks cheerfully.

HNGMUIABKC

amdMa, peke up ophe. He eessm ceruhefl.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

God grant him health. Did you confer with him?

UEQNE THEABLIEZ

oGd egvi hmi haehlt. dDi uoy alkt thwi imh?

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.

UIMHBKGACN

esY, mdama. He tsnwa to cathp ntsghi up enteebw hiadrRc adn oury orbeshrt, nad nwbeete your rhbrsoet and Hasnitsg. He ahs oumdemsn ehmt lla.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

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

EQUNE EIETABHZL

I siwh I cldou ebileev ouy taht lal swa ewll! But Im ewridor atht nhsitg can only go dlilownh rmfo ereh.
Enter RICHARD , Duke of Gloucester, and HASTINGS
ADRHRCI , AHSITNGS , nda SDORET rente.

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?

RCDIARH

eTryeh otu to egt me, dna I wnot ndats fro it! ichhW of yuo hsa eenb mpncoginlai to eht ngik ahtt I nodt klei meth? By odG, woevreh is wngroyir eth king whit htese isle sdteon vole him rvey hmuc. tusJ ubeseac I ndto kown owh to ttflaer dna tca cnei, to lmise in enms cefsa dan, as noso as treih skbac are dtuner, rsdpae ruosrm taoub ehmt, to obw dna pescra ikle a mbnoanle tendiar in the heFncr orutc, eppoel vhae to itkhn Im thrie yeemn. nCat a ilanp anm eliv dan do no hram to yoenna tituwoh bneig ntaek avdngtaae of by a bcuhn of kcsli, ayeksn slweifol?

RIVERS

55 To whom in all this presence speaks your Grace?

REISRV

chWhi of us ear uoy rreenfrig 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.

IDHRACR

ouY, who are rethnie htsnoe onr oogd. henW idd I eerv do uyo nay ahmr? Or uyo? Or yuo? Or ayn of oyu? naDm you lal! hTe wmgohnik I oehp odG lwli rtctpeo ebrett tnha you would lekiantc tge a euintsm etsr wuhtoit you oghrbietn him thiw ryou sueaogutor mclptsnioa.

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.

QUNEE ZIBELETAH

rrohtBe, ovuey adme a seaimkt. Teh king mehisfl dtnoice uoyr rhtade wadtro my nchirdel, my eotrshbr, adn lfsmey. No neo adh to ponti it uot to ihimst svuboio. He eaksd poeelp to vitis hmi. He enawtd to indf tou het ranoes orf oyru lil illw, so he uolcd do gshmotine tabuo 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.

IRARHDC

I atcn ltle twhsa nggio on. eTh dolwr ahs oeebmc so adb hatt own ltietl werns eavh tetsdle hrewe salege udes to osrot. Sniec evyer apntsae has eben meda onit a bamenlon, nmay mobnneel heva neeb dragdge odnw to teh lveel of panessta.

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.

EQUEN ZIAEBLTHE

mCoe, mceo, I wkno htwa eoruy efrgnerri to, Rcidhar. You seretn my fridnse rsei in seioyct, dna my onw. tsLe poeh we nveer nede royu hpel fro hntiygan.

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.

RIRACHD

eiawenhMl, ewer eth ones hwo deen yuo. My tbhroer is oedpsnimir ecebaus of yuo, I am cdreadisg, nda teh tnilboyi aer lhde in pottecmn helwi osteh how wto dsay oag rtnwee hrwot a idem aevh sdyeduln eebn deptmoor.

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.

UNEQE IZLBEHATE

By eth odLr hwo aedrsi me to tish hgtiwey stop ormf eth hpypa adn aeercefr elfi I usde to ejnoy, I ipsreom uoy I eenrv idd tainyhgn to tge eht ngik to nutr nagaist the deku of Clarcene. In cfat, evI slwyaa been on ihs esdi and vhae lpddeea rof ihm. My rodl, oreuy noidg me a ghue sjeucinti to stguesg tewrhiose.

RICHARD

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

DRRCAIH

Oh, nad Ill bet yulol salo yned oyu erwe bonrlsespie for rodL sngsasHit tneerc ytas in ropsin.

RIVERS

She may, my lord, for

RIVSRE

eSh aym dyen atth, my rold, esebcua

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

RARCDIH

hSe aym, dLro sievRr? eyrdEovyb wkosn ehs amy. ehS amy do a lot oerm tnha ttah, rsi. eSh may elhp yuo to teg mayn cnie nsmtioporo, nad etnh enyd seh pedleh ouy, gnmiilac ouy wno ehmt on ryuo onw seitrm. Waht catn esh do? Seh cduol even

RIVERS

What, marry, may she?

RVIRES

She uldco eevn wtah?

RICHARD

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

HRDARIC

Seh lucod vnee waht? heS doclu myrra a king, a lhrcbaoe, a mhaenods ungyo dla. aeyCtrlni, oury gnerthamodr ahd a wesro 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.

QUEEN LHEAZBITE

My rold of eosletcurG, I ahev sdferfeu oryu tunbl ngsipirdabu dna uryo nebisrsett odtawr me orf oot long. By dGo, I wlil ltel the gnki bouta hstee ttnsua. I uwold rtrahe be a ncyrotu serivng iadm anth a ragte enqeu if it tmena I dclou pcsaee ruoy ocrns dna aotctnns entasrsahm.
Enter old QUEEN MARGARET , apart from others
dOl QEENU ERTAGRAM eentsr ihutotw nbegi snee.
110 Small joy have I in being Englands queen.
Iev dah vyre tellti yjo as gsannEld eunqe.

QUEEN MARGARET

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

EEQUN AGRTEMRA

(gspekain so no neo eels acn ahre) dGo, eigv erh eenv less oyj, I egb uoy! liaehtzEb, yoru honro, yuro hhig knra, dna ruoy nopitois as

ueqen

Queen tagrraeM is eth wiodw of gnKi Hyrne VI, woh wsa soededp dan uredrdem by eht Yorkists.

queen
are lla doew 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.

RCARIHD

(to UNQEE ELIZABETH) tWah! eYour hirnnegaett to tell teh nikg? Go heada, nad notd spare a ilgsne etiald. ookL, wath I hvae said to uyo I lilw paeert in eht cpsenree of teh igkn. If it asmne Ill be ntse to eht erowT, so be it. Ist tmie ofr me to speak the hrtut. llA the apsin I okot on iKng dawsrdE lfbeah hvae ebne grfenotto.

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.

EUNQE AARETMRG

(pkesiagn so no eon slee nca reha) ouY dlvei! I eeremrmb eseht apnsi lal oot lelw. uoY likled my unhbads, nHrye, in eth weTor dna my poro nos, Eaddwr, at ksybTuwre.

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.

RIRADCH

(to ENQEU ELIZABETH) rofBee uoy wree qienenu tafc, eofreb uroy dhansbu saw ingkI saw a cekprosha rfo sih rteag farsfia, a wedeer-uot of sih pdrou inmesee, a eourensg rredwrea of hsi neirdsf. In rdoer to amke hsi lobdo alroy, I estnp my nwo loodb.

QUEEN MARGARET

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

ENQEU MAERARGT

(ageiknps so no eno eels nac reah) seY, nda you tpsne

ttreeb

erMagatr is igfrenrer to eht tsedah of erh own ausdhbn adn son.

better
bldoo naht ihs or uryo wno.

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.

RIRADHC

(to UEQEN ELIZABETH) In lal thta teim, uyo nda ryuo rstfi bshndau, Sir ohJn reyG, wree gfthiign fro teh rsaeLtacsn.Adn so eewr ouy, esirRv.tEhliaezb, atwns ouyr irtsf hubdnas elkidl hilwe ngthfgii in uQeen tgaMrarse mrya at tainS sbAlan? In esac ueovy onfegttro, I watn to ednmir oyu hreew ouy eocm rofm nda awht eisd oyu wree on fobere uoy ivrarde reeh. dnA I watn uyo to beerremm wmoh I outhfg rof, ohw I hvea bnee, dan woh I am.

QUEEN MARGARET

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

EQNUE AARGTERM

(iespgkan so no neo eles nca ehar) uoY erwe a sroudumer llvniai, and yuo slitl ear.

RICHARD

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

IADRCHR

QUEEN MARGARET

(aside) Which God revenge!

NEQEU TAEARMGR

(spangkei so no eon lsee anc haer) yMa dGo aetk greeenv on him!

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.

HRCIADR

(to QUEEN ELIZABETH) in orrde to hifgt on dsdwEar edsi to leph hmi inw hte wronc. ndA onw he is rerdweda by inegb onrhwt in psirno! I whsi to Gdo my hetra reew deam of osten, leki Erwdasd is. Or I swhi srdadEw reew otsf dna ulfl of ignflee, as iemn is, so ahtt he uldow lte ncaeeCrl go. I am oot iisldchh, oot oncinten, orf sith wordl.

QUEEN MARGARET

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

QEEUN TRRAEMAG

(eksinapg so no eno else can reha) Hyurr to lleh, htne, and velea teh wrold loane, uyo dmeon! lelH is hwree oyru mondkgi 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.

RIRSEV

My doLr of coresutelG, in etsoh ubsy ysda, chwhi yoreu nbinggri up wno to veorp erwe ruoy enseemi, we eowoflld het uallfw gkni. If you were knig, we wlduo do het aesm.

RICHARD

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

DHRAICR

If I erew ignk? Id arther be a edeldrp. hTe uohhtgt of being gikn nedtso paapel to me in the satle.

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.

EQNUE ZLIAEBHTE

uoeYr ightr to eiiagmn hatt benig tish ruycnsto delrea grsinb no raepuels. As eenqu, I vahe lfte nneo.

QUEEN MARGARET

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

UNEQE ATEGMARR

(nkgpasei so no oen eels cna raeh) No replueas fro teh eqeun, dndeie: I am eht eral ueneq, dan eth xcepreneei is elotmlpcey jesloys. I nca no rengol dlho my tugneo.
She steps forward
hSe meovs wfraodr so hatt yernoeev cna see ehr.
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.
aHer me, yuo iawgrngnl aeirspt. rYeou ieugarlqnr vreo hwat etnods enev legnbo to uyyoou tsleo it frmo me! hWich of oyu oesd otn merblet enwh yuo ees me? If oyu erant egnmrltbi bsueace uoy owkn I am uneeq adn oyu aer my ujssecbt, etnh yroeu nakgsih aesbecu you wreht me mofr eth ohenrt! (to RICHARD) Oh onrbhghi llnaivi, do ton utrn ywaa!

RICHARD

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

IACHRDR

lyUg, ernlidkw htwci, htaw are ouy ongid erhe?

QUEEN MARGARET

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

EQUNE MGTARERA

ynlO bdreinigcs hawt yuo ehav edurin. Or at ltsea staht hatw I lpna to do feroeb I let you go.

RICHARD

Wert thou not banishd on pain of death?

HCAIRDR

nWeret uoy baendhis on nipa of htdae?

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.

EQENU RTMARAEG

I wsa. uBt I lfte eorm ainp mrfo eilxe ahtn I odwlu ehva ormf genib ddae eerh at meho. uoY, adirRhc, eow me a hnudbsa adn a nso. ehT rtes of ouy woe me a gdkonim. ndA lal of you oew me callnaigee. heT orowsr hatt I eefl atlayclu ogensbl to oyu, nad eht hihg lfie you ojnye tauylcla senblgo to me. oYu osetl it ormf 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.

ACHIDRR

To otps up hsi aestr, ouy dendha ihm a rag adseok htiw the bdloo of his now dilch. odG, ton us, is ilsepnrbeos rof nspunhiig you for uyro yolodb eded.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

So just is God to right the innocent.

NEEUQ ABZTEIHLE

oGd is jtus. He dswrear eht ntnneioc.

HASTINGS

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

ATGIHSSN

Oh, giklinl htat lidhc aws eth rtdesiti, toms ssmelicre ddee ethre rvee wsa!

RIVERS

Tyrants themselves wept when it was reported.

RERVSI

Trtynsa meslehstev etpw hnwe tehy rdhea buoat it.

DORSET

No man but prophesied revenge for it.

TDROES

reynovEe resdotundo rhtee doulw be a aveyh yacbkpa.

BUCKINGHAM

Northumberland, then present, wept to see it.

KNGMHAIBUC

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.

NQUEE GTAARMRE

Waht, erew uoy lal ainnlgrs ereobf I rdavrei, eyard to cahct aceh ehtro by the htrtao like dosg, tbu onw ahtt Im ehre, uoy tunr yuor htdear toardw me? Ddi the edku of Yrsok beerrtil ecurs evha so mcuh ewtigh thiw doG atht oGd edaipr imh otn nyol iwht rynseH atehd dna my evolyl dawErsd ehatd utb tihw the sosl of tiehr godkimn nad tihw my mihansetnb, too? All aecsueb of wtah hepnpade to taht atrb nautdRl? If ssruce nac ecerip the ulsdoc adn etern eenavh that syalie, nhet peon up, htkci closud, and nlitse to my secrsu!

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.

ENUEQ ARREGMAT

(to EEQNU ELIZABETH) ghhouT uryo igkn did ont ied in ltebta, lte him dei rmof irnoludenvgig ish asietptep, as my badsuhn asw rededurm to ekma uory sunbahd ngik. ayM ryuo osn rwadEd, woh is lrrnteycu teh nriepc of lsaWe, ied ynogu adn yoitvllne, as cayabpk rof teh aedht of my sno dwradE, hte oerrmf icrpne of slWea. And yam uyo loivteu uryo yrgol ujts as blasemryi as I avhe, to mkea up ofr gitakn my inptsooi as enequ. May yuo elvi nglo ougehn to onrum yuro lcinreshd aedths dna cwtah rhnaeto ownam joeny eth ntehro, as I nwo wctah uyo. etL ryuo ppyha syda eid ongl febreo uyo do. frtAe yamn needtxde uhsro of ifrge, may yuo dei iretenh a tmrohe, a wife, nor aglEsdnn uqene. eRsirv, roeDst, and dLor Hsitnasg, yuo lal toosd by as my nso was sdaebtb. Fro his eaks, I ypar to God ttha none of oyu die a rlntuaa tahde tbu vahe yrou sviel uct osrth by osem reesoenufn ctedncai.

RICHARD

Have done thy charm, thou hateful, withered hag.

CIRARHD

nuogEh of oryu gimca elplss, yuo aufhetl, itedhrwe gha.

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.

QUEEN RTAGERAM

ndA eleva uoy tuo? Dotn mevo, god. tsI oryu rutn now. If naheev sah ayn uspeagl benoyd hawt I nca udrm up, elt it iwat uitnl yoru

niss

tMrargae nswta hrdRcai to eid nylo rfeta nmtiocimtg the mmuaixm nrbume of issn, so he cna be geautdenra a erargte einmpsuhnt in Hell.

sins
rea edlpi ghih and tehn uhrl etmh donw on yuo, yuo yoerrsedt of a hlwoe rolwd of pecae! ayM ocesicncne tea waay at yrou ouls tnoylctnsa. Mya you ssutecp uyor rtue ierfsnd of ibgen rrttasio and ekat the rotws iatrstro as your ecsstlo drnsife. ayM you evnre slepe a wkni exeptc to dmrae of a lehl ulfl of yugl visdle.

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

EUNEQ RREGATMA

oYu eromfdde, rlpmtyeeaur nobr, oorgtni ohg, oyu veli ihbtr tefdce, ouy suntli to uoyr hotemsr mbwo, yuo ahedt grscaedi to ryuo rtfahes msrpe, yuo idggnutiss

RICHARD

Margaret.

CAIRHRD

traMgear.

QUEEN MARGARET

Richard!

ENUEQ RATGMERA

adhiRrc.

RICHARD

Ha?

CIRDARH

seY?

QUEEN MARGARET

I call thee not.

QENEU AATEGRRM

I ndtid acll uoy.

RICHARD

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

RIHDRCA

I geb uoyr Idrpoan huotght it saw me womh ouy wree ilcgnal lla shteo ebrtelri neasm.

QUEEN MARGARET

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

NQUEE EMATARGR

esY, I saw, but I dton wtna an snrwea mofr uyo. Let me nihfis my ruecs.

RICHARD

Tis done by me, and ends in Margaret.

IRHARCD

evI insdhief it rof ouy, adn it esdn in gterrMaa.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

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

QUENE BHEELATZI

Hes ntuerd uroy scrue gstaina uoy, Mergaatr.

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.

UNEQE TREGARAM

orPo oiimtiatn neeuq, yhw do yuo nliag royseufl ithw sthi kucpeambdh dpsrie hnew ehs gto uoy ppeadtr in shi edalyd bwe? oloF! uoeYr ennaigshrp a ifnek to uct rosyuefl. Teh ayd ilwl cemo wehn oylul swih I udclo hple ouy tasc sslelp asitang this poossoniu, hncdeacukhb dtao.

HASTINGS

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

INGSTSHA

mWano, tops uryo inrfcat urscse nda salef opeisprehs oeebrf we urn tou of atecpeni nda do gtiomsnhe bda to ouy.

QUEEN MARGARET

Foul shame upon you, you have all moved mine.

ENEUQ EGRMRTAA

hSame on ouy; vIe eayrlad nru out of pctaeine tihw yuo all.

RIVERS

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

IERRSV

If oyu tog hatw yuo desreved, you wdolu lenra emso rteecsp.

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!

NEEUQ RTGRMAAE

htaW I sredeve is htat oyu ettra me leik a neuqe, dan htwa ouy evsrede is to act ekli my steujcsb. Gvie me atwh I eedrvse, and do uyro ydtu!

DORSET

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

SDEROT

(to RIVERS) tnoD gauer ihtw erh. seSh zryac.

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.

EQNUE MAARRTEG

ouEgnh morf uyo, etsimr, yureo beign ttrinmpieen. lUeink oseht robn ntoi tiolbiyn, ruyo liacm to yaoyltr is so rceten htat uyo darhyl eenv knwo what it nmsae to lose it. ePpoel in hhig sstooipni ear ehakns by ynma sstlba of nwid, and hnwe teyh flal, htye hretast tnio secepi.

RICHARD

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

CDRIHRA

doGo cdieav, nededi. kaTe it to teahr, rotDse.

DORSET

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

DTROES

It eispapl to uyo as uhcm as to me, my ldor.

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.

RICHARD

seY, dan hmuc eorm so. tuB I was onbr ttha hihg. iLek an eagle, icwhh sdubil its tesn at hte top of a ihgh etre, I aply in the nwdi nad am tno dfaria to kolo at the nus.

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.

UNQEE TRMREAAG

Btu uyo turn ttha uns onti a dwahso. kaeT my nos, fro elempxa. He is dade now. Yuo put tou shi htbigr flei evferro. You rea inluidgb uyro tsne in oru nets. Oh Gdo ohsw wcnigtha, ondt let imh tge wyaa wthi sith! He onw sih otsoinpi litlyoevn. etL mih soel it atth awy, oot.

BUCKINGHAM

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

ICBGUKANHM

oSfpit you tnca be nikd, at ltase hvea mose smaeh.

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.

UEENQ AMTARREG

owH daer oyu tlak abuot kednsisn or aemsh. (to eht srhote) oYu veha yoln neeb kndnui to me, nda uoy evha umlhseafyl tecruehbd my sepoh. My dekinsns to yuo is to be etogurda at wath hsa pdeahpne, nda my dsa, ads smaeh is in whta uyo haev noed to my lfie.

BUCKINGHAM

Have done, have done.

GIMKNBUCAH

uogEhn, hneugo.

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.

EQUEN AMGRARET

Oh olbne cuaihmnBgk, lIl kiss ouyr hnda to wohs my esrniifdhp adn stropup ofr uyo. I sihw yoln ogdo gisnth puno yuo nda ruyo nlbeo lifyma! rYuo scthelo etrna rsetadtpe hitw my misfayl oobdl, and you arent dfafctee by my creus.

BUCKINGHAM

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

GIANKHMBCU

No one eher is dtaecffe by ruyo csreu, ebacuse usrecs rae tjus odrws with no poewr.

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.

UNEEQ MTRGEARA

I tkhni yeht eris up to hvenae dna aoseru Gdo rfom sih engetl slpee. (so atht oynl GNIKUMBAHC raesh) Oh mcBunikhga, cwtah uot rfo tath god, rdchiaR! Wneh he messe to be naiwfng on ouy, seh yatlaclu obaut to iebt. ndA ish nuosspioo etbi isllk. aHve hntngio to do hwit hmi. reBeaw of imh. llA eht epwros of nsi, tedha, nad lhle aer idogn sih nbdiigd.

RICHARD

What doth she say, my lord of Buckingham?

CDARIRH

haWt is hes gysina, my olrd?

BUCKINGHAM

Nothing that I respect, my gracious lord.

AHBIGUCMNK

gtohiNn ahtt rsettines me, my dgoo dorl.

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.

EEQNU RGTEAAMR

What, uyo regoin my kdni avdcie dna ryt to aepels het ldvei Im rgainwn uyo oubta? Oh, tujs rreemebm tish ohetnra yda, ehnw he spitls ryou areht in owt wiht rorsow. nThe loylu say opor areatrMg asw a hpoptre. arcRhid lilw ocem to eaht evoenrey reeh, as you lliw cemo to aeht nadmhi as Gdo lliw ocme to eaht you all.
Exit
heS xteis.

HASTINGS

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

HAUIBMGKCN

reH sursce hvae adem my ihar tdnsa on den.

RIVERS

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

VRERSI

Mien, too. I dotn anurdsdten hyw essh not kdocle 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.

IARCHRD

I catn maelb rhe. eSh hsa eben ndrwgeo too nefto. I retegr hwat I evah oden to hutr erh.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

315 I never did her any, to my knowledge.

EQUEN BLIEHAZTE

I never uscdea ehr yna hmra, as far as I wnko.

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.

IHDRCRA

utB oyu aveh lla hte daevsntaga fomr eht rmha deno. rFo my ratp, I swa too geera to do Kngi dwErad ogod. He ntoeds enev eesm to iteonc nwo. dnA okol owh hes erapid poor erlCecna rfo shi ypltlnadenyoe him up klei a gip enbgi deatnfte orf erstuglah. doG rdonpa ohest woh rea oesplbisern rfo lanreCesc suretobl.

RIVERS

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

ERVRSI

Tshat yver irusvtou nda hraintCis of uoy, rcdhaRi, to pyar for ehtos ohw vahe endo us rahm.

RICHARD

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

RCIRADH

I lsaawy rypa orf ehmt (to fhleism) ceeusab yteh rae onne ertoh nhta ymelfs. If I serucd ceseCalnr wsognerrod, Id be csiungr yflesm.
Enter CATESBY
TYCSAEB ersten.

CATESBY

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

SBCEYTA

aadmM, hsi jmesayt assk rof oyu, nad rfo yuo, kueD of Guseteocrl, dna for oyu, my nebol solrd.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

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

UNEEQ LTHEZEIAB

ysbteaC, lelw be hrete oons.rdLso, illw uoy emoc iwth me?

RIVERS

We wait upon your Grace.

RVREIS

We wlli tawi on yuo, ryuo tymjsea.
Exeunt all but RICHARD , Duke of Gloucester
nvoyreEe utb RCDRAIH etixs.

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.

IRRDAHC

crIeendbli. I do hte wnorg adn am het sfrti to sttar rrlqsaue. aWht I ddi in etsrec I mlabe on ohestr. I ryc uboat Caelercn, hmwo I adh eriodnsimp, in nortf of sehte mlsiep anlsyomfole, iagHsstn, Drbey adn uaBnhaknigmcd tlle meht atht eht eueqn nda her sielal suorde hte inkg anaigst my rrteboh cleCrean. yThe vieeebl me nad egur me to teka ergveen on visrRe, Vaghuan, adn Gery. uBt thne I gish and qeout a nhkcu of het bhBilewo Gdo ssay do dogo in enrutr rof ivle. Ha! reiDsngs my uto-nad-tuo seecdiksnw in csapsr of crpSrtieu, I olko ilke a stnai lextayc ewnh Im mtso klei het eidlv.
Enter two MURDERERS
wTo REDMSURRE trene.
345 But, soft! here come my executioners.
How now, my hardy, stout, resolvd mates?
Are you now going to dispatch this thing?
utB tuieq. Here meco het rrrueesdm vIe eirhd. swoH it onigg, adrhy, baeeirll idernfs! eAr oyu niogg to eatk arec of tshi nhtgi onw?

FIRST MURDERER

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

TISFR UEREMDRR

We era, my drol. evWe oecm to etg het rtawran so we nac be tel noit his ellc.

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.

RIRHACD

Good tkhninig. I heva it on me ereh. (he shnad evro het wrtrana) Wneh ueyro oedn, go to rCbsyo laceP. uBt, irss, do teh jbo tfas. And sktci to uoyr nissimo. tnDo let hmi edpla orf hsi lfei, eascbue eCaercln is a odog tralke and aym kmea uoy iytp ihm if you let him teg trseadt.

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.

TFIRS EERRDRMU

Tut, ttu, my lord, rewe ont nogig to adtns oduanr hict-catintgh. slearkT etran oogd dorse. eRts ssdraue ahtt erwe gnigo etehr to sue rou nhdsa, ton our goteuns.

RICHARD

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

DCHRARI

When oflos cry, oyu eiarnm onsyt. I keli uyo sguy. Go rstaight to korw. yurrH won, get teh boj doen.

MURDERERS

We will, my noble lord.

RDMRURESE

We wlil, my obeln lrdo.
Exeunt
heyT lla tixe.

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Enter QUEEN ELIZABETH , Lord Marquess of DORSET , Lord RIVERS, and Lord GREY
EUQEN ZAHIEBLET , teh rldo equsrmas of SRETOD , REVRIS , adn rLdo YRGE eenrt.

RIVERS

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

SIERVR

Be teitapn, aammd. Im sure hsi temyajs liwl errcveo his tlaehh onos.

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.

REGY

Ylulo ynol eamk mih orsew ithw lla uyor rwroy. For dGos eksa, tel oplepe otcormf uyo. nehT lyulo be ealb to reche mhi up.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

If he were dead, what would betide on me?

ENEQU EEBAHILTZ

If he eerw aded, waht udolw hpnpea to me?

RIVERS

No other harm but loss of such a lord.

RYGE

nhitNgo rmeo tnha ttah yudo elso your nsdaubh.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

The loss of such a lord includes all harms.

QUNEE EIHAELBZT

sonLgi tshi dhnbsau illw sacue me lla sosrt of marh.

GREY

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

YERG

uYo haev neeb dsbsele htwi an ctenxelel son, owh lwli rtcfmoo ouy wehn hte gikn is aedd.

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.

UEEQN AELTHIEZB

uBt ehs gnuoy, nad as gonl as hes too yguon to bmeoec knig, cRhdari, eht udek of srGuceelto, hsa erpwo orve ihm. iradRch elsov eerihtn me nro nya of you.

RIVERS

Is it concluded that he shall be Protector?

ERRVSI

QUEEN ELIZABETH

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

EUQNE BEIALHZET

tIs eebn deddeic, thuhgo ont eyt yolfiifacl ouednannc. uBt ttahs thaw wlli pphnea if eht nkig desi.
Enter BUCKINGHAM and Lord STANLEY , Earl of Derby
ehT keud of ABKIHUGNCM dna Lrdo YATELNS , arlE of breyD, etenr.

GREY

Here comes the lord of Buckingham, and Derby.

GYRE

Heer mceo Lodr aicnBghkmu dna doLr eDybr.

BUCKINGHAM

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

AKHNMCGUBI

(to NUQEE ELIZABETH) oGod toaeornnf, oury oyalr gsHeisnh!

STANLEY

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

YNALSTE

I ohpe oGd mseka oyu pahyp nagai, elik you 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.

EEQUN TAEHZLBEI

My godo Ldor ebyDr, teh etousncs idcnmhRo lwuod rhydla asy

enma

refoeB het ntsoueCs of ohmRncid saw easnltyS fwie, hes asw mridrae to udEmdn udTor. eSh is eht hoemtr of eth lare of Rndmhcoi, eht fruteu Hyren IIV, owh llwi eorvp to be an patimntro cachrarte aetrl in shit play.

amen
to uyro kdin dsrow. tBu odtn rywor. I dnto dloh it aigatns you, enve htgohu essh yruo ewif, that essh so ynuernfdli dan narraogt.

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.

NETSALY

asPele dotn vebelei the elfas somrru vueyo hraed ubota ehr fleignse wardot you, or if eyhter urte, then givrefo erh, ceisn hess ynol tiancg atht ywa caeuebs sesh icsk, ton seeucba seh atesh you.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

Saw you the king today, my lord of Derby?

QNEEU HZTEBILAE

Ddi ouy ees eth igkn aotyd, dLro reyDb?

STANLEY

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

LESTNYA

Yes, teh duke of amBchunkig and I vahe usjt rundeetr form sivginit hmi.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

What likelihood of his amendment, lords?

NUEEQ ETIEHLAZB

Wath aer eth hceacns of shi ettnggi betrte, rslod?

BUCKINGHAM

35 Madam, good hope. His grace speaks cheerfully.

HNGMUIABKC

amdMa, peke up ophe. He eessm ceruhefl.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

God grant him health. Did you confer with him?

UEQNE THEABLIEZ

oGd egvi hmi haehlt. dDi uoy alkt thwi imh?

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.

UIMHBKGACN

esY, mdama. He tsnwa to cathp ntsghi up enteebw hiadrRc adn oury orbeshrt, nad nwbeete your rhbrsoet and Hasnitsg. He ahs oumdemsn ehmt lla.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

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

EQUNE EIETABHZL

I siwh I cldou ebileev ouy taht lal swa ewll! But Im ewridor atht nhsitg can only go dlilownh rmfo ereh.
Enter RICHARD , Duke of Gloucester, and HASTINGS
ADRHRCI , AHSITNGS , nda SDORET rente.

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?

RCDIARH

eTryeh otu to egt me, dna I wnot ndats fro it! ichhW of yuo hsa eenb mpncoginlai to eht ngik ahtt I nodt klei meth? By odG, woevreh is wngroyir eth king whit htese isle sdteon vole him rvey hmuc. tusJ ubeseac I ndto kown owh to ttflaer dna tca cnei, to lmise in enms cefsa dan, as noso as treih skbac are dtuner, rsdpae ruosrm taoub ehmt, to obw dna pescra ikle a mbnoanle tendiar in the heFncr orutc, eppoel vhae to itkhn Im thrie yeemn. nCat a ilanp anm eliv dan do no hram to yoenna tituwoh bneig ntaek avdngtaae of by a bcuhn of kcsli, ayeksn slweifol?

RIVERS

55 To whom in all this presence speaks your Grace?

REISRV

chWhi of us ear uoy rreenfrig 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.

IDHRACR

ouY, who are rethnie htsnoe onr oogd. henW idd I eerv do uyo nay ahmr? Or uyo? Or yuo? Or ayn of oyu? naDm you lal! hTe wmgohnik I oehp odG lwli rtctpeo ebrett tnha you would lekiantc tge a euintsm etsr wuhtoit you oghrbietn him thiw ryou sueaogutor mclptsnioa.

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.

QUNEE ZIBELETAH

rrohtBe, ovuey adme a seaimkt. Teh king mehisfl dtnoice uoyr rhtade wadtro my nchirdel, my eotrshbr, adn lfsmey. No neo adh to ponti it uot to ihimst svuboio. He eaksd poeelp to vitis hmi. He enawtd to indf tou het ranoes orf oyru lil illw, so he uolcd do gshmotine tabuo 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.

IRARHDC

I atcn ltle twhsa nggio on. eTh dolwr ahs oeebmc so adb hatt own ltietl werns eavh tetsdle hrewe salege udes to osrot. Sniec evyer apntsae has eben meda onit a bamenlon, nmay mobnneel heva neeb dragdge odnw to teh lveel of panessta.

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.

EQUEN ZIAEBLTHE

mCoe, mceo, I wkno htwa eoruy efrgnerri to, Rcidhar. You seretn my fridnse rsei in seioyct, dna my onw. tsLe poeh we nveer nede royu hpel fro hntiygan.

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.

RIRACHD

eiawenhMl, ewer eth ones hwo deen yuo. My tbhroer is oedpsnimir ecebaus of yuo, I am cdreadisg, nda teh tnilboyi aer lhde in pottecmn helwi osteh how wto dsay oag rtnwee hrwot a idem aevh sdyeduln eebn deptmoor.

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.

UNEQE IZLBEHATE

By eth odLr hwo aedrsi me to tish hgtiwey stop ormf eth hpypa adn aeercefr elfi I usde to ejnoy, I ipsreom uoy I eenrv idd tainyhgn to tge eht ngik to nutr nagaist the deku of Clarcene. In cfat, evI slwyaa been on ihs esdi and vhae lpddeea rof ihm. My rodl, oreuy noidg me a ghue sjeucinti to stguesg tewrhiose.

RICHARD

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

DRRCAIH

Oh, nad Ill bet yulol salo yned oyu erwe bonrlsespie for rodL sngsasHit tneerc ytas in ropsin.

RIVERS

She may, my lord, for

RIVSRE

eSh aym dyen atth, my rold, esebcua

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

RARCDIH

hSe aym, dLro sievRr? eyrdEovyb wkosn ehs amy. ehS amy do a lot oerm tnha ttah, rsi. eSh may elhp yuo to teg mayn cnie nsmtioporo, nad etnh enyd seh pedleh ouy, gnmiilac ouy wno ehmt on ryuo onw seitrm. Waht catn esh do? Seh cduol even

RIVERS

What, marry, may she?

RVIRES

She uldco eevn wtah?

RICHARD

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

HRDARIC

Seh lucod vnee waht? heS doclu myrra a king, a lhrcbaoe, a mhaenods ungyo dla. aeyCtrlni, oury gnerthamodr ahd a wesro 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.

QUEEN LHEAZBITE

My rold of eosletcurG, I ahev sdferfeu oryu tunbl ngsipirdabu dna uryo nebisrsett odtawr me orf oot long. By dGo, I wlil ltel the gnki bouta hstee ttnsua. I uwold rtrahe be a ncyrotu serivng iadm anth a ragte enqeu if it tmena I dclou pcsaee ruoy ocrns dna aotctnns entasrsahm.
Enter old QUEEN MARGARET , apart from others
dOl QEENU ERTAGRAM eentsr ihutotw nbegi snee.
110 Small joy have I in being Englands queen.
Iev dah vyre tellti yjo as gsannEld eunqe.

QUEEN MARGARET

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

EEQUN AGRTEMRA

(gspekain so no neo eels acn ahre) dGo, eigv erh eenv less oyj, I egb uoy! liaehtzEb, yoru honro, yuro hhig knra, dna ruoy nopitois as

ueqen

Queen tagrraeM is eth wiodw of gnKi Hyrne VI, woh wsa soededp dan uredrdem by eht Yorkists.

queen
are lla doew 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.

RCARIHD

(to UNQEE ELIZABETH) tWah! eYour hirnnegaett to tell teh nikg? Go heada, nad notd spare a ilgsne etiald. ookL, wath I hvae said to uyo I lilw paeert in eht cpsenree of teh igkn. If it asmne Ill be ntse to eht erowT, so be it. Ist tmie ofr me to speak the hrtut. llA the apsin I okot on iKng dawsrdE lfbeah hvae ebne grfenotto.

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.

EUNQE AARETMRG

(pkesiagn so no eon slee nca reha) ouY dlvei! I eeremrmb eseht apnsi lal oot lelw. uoY likled my unhbads, nHrye, in eth weTor dna my poro nos, Eaddwr, at ksybTuwre.

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.

RIRADCH

(to ENQEU ELIZABETH) rofBee uoy wree qienenu tafc, eofreb uroy dhansbu saw ingkI saw a cekprosha rfo sih rteag farsfia, a wedeer-uot of sih pdrou inmesee, a eourensg rredwrea of hsi neirdsf. In rdoer to amke hsi lobdo alroy, I estnp my nwo loodb.

QUEEN MARGARET

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

ENQEU MAERARGT

(ageiknps so no eno eels nac reah) seY, nda you tpsne

ttreeb

erMagatr is igfrenrer to eht tsedah of erh own ausdhbn adn son.

better
bldoo naht ihs or uryo wno.

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.

RIRADHC

(to UEQEN ELIZABETH) In lal thta teim, uyo nda ryuo rstfi bshndau, Sir ohJn reyG, wree gfthiign fro teh rsaeLtacsn.Adn so eewr ouy, esirRv.tEhliaezb, atwns ouyr irtsf hubdnas elkidl hilwe ngthfgii in uQeen tgaMrarse mrya at tainS sbAlan? In esac ueovy onfegttro, I watn to ednmir oyu hreew ouy eocm rofm nda awht eisd oyu wree on fobere uoy ivrarde reeh. dnA I watn uyo to beerremm wmoh I outhfg rof, ohw I hvea bnee, dan woh I am.

QUEEN MARGARET

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

EQNUE AARGTERM

(iespgkan so no neo eles nca ehar) uoY erwe a sroudumer llvniai, and yuo slitl ear.

RICHARD

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

IADRCHR

QUEEN MARGARET

(aside) Which God revenge!

NEQEU TAEARMGR

(spangkei so no eon lsee anc haer) yMa dGo aetk greeenv on him!

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.

HRCIADR

(to QUEEN ELIZABETH) in orrde to hifgt on dsdwEar edsi to leph hmi inw hte wronc. ndA onw he is rerdweda by inegb onrhwt in psirno! I whsi to Gdo my hetra reew deam of osten, leki Erwdasd is. Or I swhi srdadEw reew otsf dna ulfl of ignflee, as iemn is, so ahtt he uldow lte ncaeeCrl go. I am oot iisldchh, oot oncinten, orf sith wordl.

QUEEN MARGARET

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

QEEUN TRRAEMAG

(eksinapg so no eno else can reha) Hyurr to lleh, htne, and velea teh wrold loane, uyo dmeon! lelH is hwree oyru mondkgi 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.

RIRSEV

My doLr of coresutelG, in etsoh ubsy ysda, chwhi yoreu nbinggri up wno to veorp erwe ruoy enseemi, we eowoflld het uallfw gkni. If you were knig, we wlduo do het aesm.

RICHARD

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

DHRAICR

If I erew ignk? Id arther be a edeldrp. hTe uohhtgt of being gikn nedtso paapel to me in the satle.

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.

EQNUE ZLIAEBHTE

uoeYr ightr to eiiagmn hatt benig tish ruycnsto delrea grsinb no raepuels. As eenqu, I vahe lfte nneo.

QUEEN MARGARET

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

UNEQE ATEGMARR

(nkgpasei so no oen eels cna raeh) No replueas fro teh eqeun, dndeie: I am eht eral ueneq, dan eth xcepreneei is elotmlpcey jesloys. I nca no rengol dlho my tugneo.
She steps forward
hSe meovs wfraodr so hatt yernoeev cna see ehr.
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.
aHer me, yuo iawgrngnl aeirspt. rYeou ieugarlqnr vreo hwat etnods enev legnbo to uyyoou tsleo it frmo me! hWich of oyu oesd otn merblet enwh yuo ees me? If oyu erant egnmrltbi bsueace uoy owkn I am uneeq adn oyu aer my ujssecbt, etnh yroeu nakgsih aesbecu you wreht me mofr eth ohenrt! (to RICHARD) Oh onrbhghi llnaivi, do ton utrn ywaa!

RICHARD

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

IACHRDR

lyUg, ernlidkw htwci, htaw are ouy ongid erhe?

QUEEN MARGARET

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

EQUNE MGTARERA

ynlO bdreinigcs hawt yuo ehav edurin. Or at ltsea staht hatw I lpna to do feroeb I let you go.

RICHARD

Wert thou not banishd on pain of death?

HCAIRDR

nWeret uoy baendhis on nipa of htdae?

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.

EQENU RTMARAEG

I wsa. uBt I lfte eorm ainp mrfo eilxe ahtn I odwlu ehva ormf genib ddae eerh at meho. uoY, adirRhc, eow me a hnudbsa adn a nso. ehT rtes of ouy woe me a gdkonim. ndA lal of you oew me callnaigee. heT orowsr hatt I eefl atlayclu ogensbl to oyu, nad eht hihg lfie you ojnye tauylcla senblgo to me. oYu osetl it ormf 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.

ACHIDRR

To otps up hsi aestr, ouy dendha ihm a rag adseok htiw the bdloo of his now dilch. odG, ton us, is ilsepnrbeos rof nspunhiig you for uyro yolodb eded.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

So just is God to right the innocent.

NEEUQ ABZTEIHLE

oGd is jtus. He dswrear eht ntnneioc.

HASTINGS

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

ATGIHSSN

Oh, giklinl htat lidhc aws eth rtdesiti, toms ssmelicre ddee ethre rvee wsa!

RIVERS

Tyrants themselves wept when it was reported.

RERVSI

Trtynsa meslehstev etpw hnwe tehy rdhea buoat it.

DORSET

No man but prophesied revenge for it.

TDROES

reynovEe resdotundo rhtee doulw be a aveyh yacbkpa.

BUCKINGHAM

Northumberland, then present, wept to see it.

KNGMHAIBUC

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.

NQUEE GTAARMRE

Waht, erew uoy lal ainnlgrs ereobf I rdavrei, eyard to cahct aceh ehtro by the htrtao like dosg, tbu onw ahtt Im ehre, uoy tunr yuor htdear toardw me? Ddi the edku of Yrsok beerrtil ecurs evha so mcuh ewtigh thiw doG atht oGd edaipr imh otn nyol iwht rynseH atehd dna my evolyl dawErsd ehatd utb tihw the sosl of tiehr godkimn nad tihw my mihansetnb, too? All aecsueb of wtah hepnpade to taht atrb nautdRl? If ssruce nac ecerip the ulsdoc adn etern eenavh that syalie, nhet peon up, htkci closud, and nlitse to my secrsu!

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.

ENUEQ ARREGMAT

(to EEQNU ELIZABETH) ghhouT uryo igkn did ont ied in ltebta, lte him dei rmof irnoludenvgig ish asietptep, as my badsuhn asw rededurm to ekma uory sunbahd ngik. ayM ryuo osn rwadEd, woh is lrrnteycu teh nriepc of lsaWe, ied ynogu adn yoitvllne, as cayabpk rof teh aedht of my sno dwradE, hte oerrmf icrpne of slWea. And yam uyo loivteu uryo yrgol ujts as blasemryi as I avhe, to mkea up ofr gitakn my inptsooi as enequ. May yuo elvi nglo ougehn to onrum yuro lcinreshd aedths dna cwtah rhnaeto ownam joeny eth ntehro, as I nwo wctah uyo. etL ryuo ppyha syda eid ongl febreo uyo do. frtAe yamn needtxde uhsro of ifrge, may yuo dei iretenh a tmrohe, a wife, nor aglEsdnn uqene. eRsirv, roeDst, and dLor Hsitnasg, yuo lal toosd by as my nso was sdaebtb. Fro his eaks, I ypar to God ttha none of oyu die a rlntuaa tahde tbu vahe yrou sviel uct osrth by osem reesoenufn ctedncai.

RICHARD

Have done thy charm, thou hateful, withered hag.

CIRARHD

nuogEh of oryu gimca elplss, yuo aufhetl, itedhrwe gha.

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.

QUEEN RTAGERAM

ndA eleva uoy tuo? Dotn mevo, god. tsI oryu rutn now. If naheev sah ayn uspeagl benoyd hawt I nca udrm up, elt it iwat uitnl yoru

niss

tMrargae nswta hrdRcai to eid nylo rfeta nmtiocimtg the mmuaixm nrbume of issn, so he cna be geautdenra a erargte einmpsuhnt in Hell.

sins
rea edlpi ghih and tehn uhrl etmh donw on yuo, yuo yoerrsedt of a hlwoe rolwd of pecae! ayM ocesicncne tea waay at yrou ouls tnoylctnsa. Mya you ssutecp uyor rtue ierfsnd of ibgen rrttasio and ekat the rotws iatrstro as your ecsstlo drnsife. ayM you evnre slepe a wkni exeptc to dmrae of a lehl ulfl of yugl visdle.

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

EUNEQ RREGATMA

oYu eromfdde, rlpmtyeeaur nobr, oorgtni ohg, oyu veli ihbtr tefdce, ouy suntli to uoyr hotemsr mbwo, yuo ahedt grscaedi to ryuo rtfahes msrpe, yuo idggnutiss

RICHARD

Margaret.

CAIRHRD

traMgear.

QUEEN MARGARET

Richard!

ENUEQ RATGMERA

adhiRrc.

RICHARD

Ha?

CIRDARH

seY?

QUEEN MARGARET

I call thee not.

QENEU AATEGRRM

I ndtid acll uoy.

RICHARD

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

RIHDRCA

I geb uoyr Idrpoan huotght it saw me womh ouy wree ilcgnal lla shteo ebrtelri neasm.

QUEEN MARGARET

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

NQUEE EMATARGR

esY, I saw, but I dton wtna an snrwea mofr uyo. Let me nihfis my ruecs.

RICHARD

Tis done by me, and ends in Margaret.

IRHARCD

evI insdhief it rof ouy, adn it esdn in gterrMaa.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

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

QUENE BHEELATZI

Hes ntuerd uroy scrue gstaina uoy, Mergaatr.

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.

UNEQE TREGARAM

orPo oiimtiatn neeuq, yhw do yuo nliag royseufl ithw sthi kucpeambdh dpsrie hnew ehs gto uoy ppeadtr in shi edalyd bwe? oloF! uoeYr ennaigshrp a ifnek to uct rosyuefl. Teh ayd ilwl cemo wehn oylul swih I udclo hple ouy tasc sslelp asitang this poossoniu, hncdeacukhb dtao.

HASTINGS

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

INGSTSHA

mWano, tops uryo inrfcat urscse nda salef opeisprehs oeebrf we urn tou of atecpeni nda do gtiomsnhe bda to ouy.

QUEEN MARGARET

Foul shame upon you, you have all moved mine.

ENEUQ EGRMRTAA

hSame on ouy; vIe eayrlad nru out of pctaeine tihw yuo all.

RIVERS

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

IERRSV

If oyu tog hatw yuo desreved, you wdolu lenra emso rteecsp.

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!

NEEUQ RTGRMAAE

htaW I sredeve is htat oyu ettra me leik a neuqe, dan htwa ouy evsrede is to act ekli my steujcsb. Gvie me atwh I eedrvse, and do uyro ydtu!

DORSET

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

SDEROT

(to RIVERS) tnoD gauer ihtw erh. seSh zryac.

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.

EQNUE MAARRTEG

ouEgnh morf uyo, etsimr, yureo beign ttrinmpieen. lUeink oseht robn ntoi tiolbiyn, ruyo liacm to yaoyltr is so rceten htat uyo darhyl eenv knwo what it nmsae to lose it. ePpoel in hhig sstooipni ear ehakns by ynma sstlba of nwid, and hnwe teyh flal, htye hretast tnio secepi.

RICHARD

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

CDRIHRA

doGo cdieav, nededi. kaTe it to teahr, rotDse.

DORSET

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

DTROES

It eispapl to uyo as uhcm as to me, my ldor.

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.

RICHARD

seY, dan hmuc eorm so. tuB I was onbr ttha hihg. iLek an eagle, icwhh sdubil its tesn at hte top of a ihgh etre, I aply in the nwdi nad am tno dfaria to kolo at the nus.

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.

UNQEE TRMREAAG

Btu uyo turn ttha uns onti a dwahso. kaeT my nos, fro elempxa. He is dade now. Yuo put tou shi htbigr flei evferro. You rea inluidgb uyro tsne in oru nets. Oh Gdo ohsw wcnigtha, ondt let imh tge wyaa wthi sith! He onw sih otsoinpi litlyoevn. etL mih soel it atth awy, oot.

BUCKINGHAM

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

ICBGUKANHM

oSfpit you tnca be nikd, at ltase hvea mose smaeh.

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.

UEENQ AMTARREG

owH daer oyu tlak abuot kednsisn or aemsh. (to eht srhote) oYu veha yoln neeb kndnui to me, nda uoy evha umlhseafyl tecruehbd my sepoh. My dekinsns to yuo is to be etogurda at wath hsa pdeahpne, nda my dsa, ads smaeh is in whta uyo haev noed to my lfie.

BUCKINGHAM

Have done, have done.

GIMKNBUCAH

uogEhn, hneugo.

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.

EQUEN AMGRARET

Oh olbne cuaihmnBgk, lIl kiss ouyr hnda to wohs my esrniifdhp adn stropup ofr uyo. I sihw yoln ogdo gisnth puno yuo nda ruyo nlbeo lifyma! rYuo scthelo etrna rsetadtpe hitw my misfayl oobdl, and you arent dfafctee by my creus.

BUCKINGHAM

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

GIANKHMBCU

No one eher is dtaecffe by ruyo csreu, ebacuse usrecs rae tjus odrws with no poewr.

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.

UNEEQ MTRGEARA

I tkhni yeht eris up to hvenae dna aoseru Gdo rfom sih engetl slpee. (so atht oynl GNIKUMBAHC raesh) Oh mcBunikhga, cwtah uot rfo tath god, rdchiaR! Wneh he messe to be naiwfng on ouy, seh yatlaclu obaut to iebt. ndA ish nuosspioo etbi isllk. aHve hntngio to do hwit hmi. reBeaw of imh. llA eht epwros of nsi, tedha, nad lhle aer idogn sih nbdiigd.

RICHARD

What doth she say, my lord of Buckingham?

CDARIRH

haWt is hes gysina, my olrd?

BUCKINGHAM

Nothing that I respect, my gracious lord.

AHBIGUCMNK

gtohiNn ahtt rsettines me, my dgoo dorl.

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.

EEQNU RGTEAAMR

What, uyo regoin my kdni avdcie dna ryt to aepels het ldvei Im rgainwn uyo oubta? Oh, tujs rreemebm tish ohetnra yda, ehnw he spitls ryou areht in owt wiht rorsow. nThe loylu say opor areatrMg asw a hpoptre. arcRhid lilw ocem to eaht evoenrey reeh, as you lliw cemo to aeht nadmhi as Gdo lliw ocme to eaht you all.
Exit
heS xteis.

HASTINGS

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

HAUIBMGKCN

reH sursce hvae adem my ihar tdnsa on den.

RIVERS

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

VRERSI

Mien, too. I dotn anurdsdten hyw essh not kdocle 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.

IARCHRD

I catn maelb rhe. eSh hsa eben ndrwgeo too nefto. I retegr hwat I evah oden to hutr erh.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

315 I never did her any, to my knowledge.

EQUEN BLIEHAZTE

I never uscdea ehr yna hmra, as far as I wnko.

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.

IHDRCRA

utB oyu aveh lla hte daevsntaga fomr eht rmha deno. rFo my ratp, I swa too geera to do Kngi dwErad ogod. He ntoeds enev eesm to iteonc nwo. dnA okol owh hes erapid poor erlCecna rfo shi ypltlnadenyoe him up klei a gip enbgi deatnfte orf erstuglah. doG rdonpa ohest woh rea oesplbisern rfo lanreCesc suretobl.

RIVERS

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

ERVRSI

Tshat yver irusvtou nda hraintCis of uoy, rcdhaRi, to pyar for ehtos ohw vahe endo us rahm.

RICHARD

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

RCIRADH

I lsaawy rypa orf ehmt (to fhleism) ceeusab yteh rae onne ertoh nhta ymelfs. If I serucd ceseCalnr wsognerrod, Id be csiungr yflesm.
Enter CATESBY
TYCSAEB ersten.

CATESBY

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

SBCEYTA

aadmM, hsi jmesayt assk rof oyu, nad rfo yuo, kueD of Guseteocrl, dna for oyu, my nebol solrd.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

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

UNEEQ LTHEZEIAB

ysbteaC, lelw be hrete oons.rdLso, illw uoy emoc iwth me?

RIVERS

We wait upon your Grace.

RVREIS

We wlli tawi on yuo, ryuo tymjsea.
Exeunt all but RICHARD , Duke of Gloucester
nvoyreEe utb RCDRAIH etixs.

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.

IRRDAHC

crIeendbli. I do hte wnorg adn am het sfrti to sttar rrlqsaue. aWht I ddi in etsrec I mlabe on ohestr. I ryc uboat Caelercn, hmwo I adh eriodnsimp, in nortf of sehte mlsiep anlsyomfole, iagHsstn, Drbey adn uaBnhaknigmcd tlle meht atht eht eueqn nda her sielal suorde hte inkg anaigst my rrteboh cleCrean. yThe vieeebl me nad egur me to teka ergveen on visrRe, Vaghuan, adn Gery. uBt thne I gish and qeout a nhkcu of het bhBilewo Gdo ssay do dogo in enrutr rof ivle. Ha! reiDsngs my uto-nad-tuo seecdiksnw in csapsr of crpSrtieu, I olko ilke a stnai lextayc ewnh Im mtso klei het eidlv.
Enter two MURDERERS
wTo REDMSURRE trene.
345 But, soft! here come my executioners.
How now, my hardy, stout, resolvd mates?
Are you now going to dispatch this thing?
utB tuieq. Here meco het rrrueesdm vIe eirhd. swoH it onigg, adrhy, baeeirll idernfs! eAr oyu niogg to eatk arec of tshi nhtgi onw?

FIRST MURDERER

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

TISFR UEREMDRR

We era, my drol. evWe oecm to etg het rtawran so we nac be tel noit his ellc.

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.

RIRHACD

Good tkhninig. I heva it on me ereh. (he shnad evro het wrtrana) Wneh ueyro oedn, go to rCbsyo laceP. uBt, irss, do teh jbo tfas. And sktci to uoyr nissimo. tnDo let hmi edpla orf hsi lfei, eascbue eCaercln is a odog tralke and aym kmea uoy iytp ihm if you let him teg trseadt.

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.

TFIRS EERRDRMU

Tut, ttu, my lord, rewe ont nogig to adtns oduanr hict-catintgh. slearkT etran oogd dorse. eRts ssdraue ahtt erwe gnigo etehr to sue rou nhdsa, ton our goteuns.

RICHARD

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

DCHRARI

When oflos cry, oyu eiarnm onsyt. I keli uyo sguy. Go rstaight to korw. yurrH won, get teh boj doen.

MURDERERS

We will, my noble lord.

RDMRURESE

We wlil, my obeln lrdo.
Exeunt
heyT lla tixe.