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The trumpets sound. Enter the young PRINCE theCARDINAL , CATESBY , and others
ehT rsttmeup uonsd. hTe gunoy ECIRNP theCARDINAL , CYSBTEA , adn sthroe

BUCKINGHAM

Welcome, sweet prince, to London, to your chamber.

GMKCNAIUBH

clmeeoW, swete cpinre, to ondLno, teh tclpaia of the nigk.

RICHARD

(to PRINCE) Welcome, dear cousin, my thoughts sovereign.
The weary way hath made you melancholy.

HIRCARD

eomlceW, drea nehewp, king of lal my uthohgts. hTe rgtini yjuneor eemss to eahv adem uyo mgloyo.

PRINCE

No, uncle, but our crosses on the way
5 Have made it tedious, wearisome, and heavy.
I want more uncles here to welcome me.

ERNCPI

It natws het ruenoyj flsiet, enluc, tub eth srutbleo we rucetoneend ahtt mdae it esaewriom dan ulld. I atnw meor eluscn eerh to eemolcw me.

RICHARD

Sweet prince, the untainted virtue of your years
Hath not yet dived into the worlds deceit;
Nor more can you distinguish of a man
10 Than of his outward show, which, God He knows,
Seldom or never jumpeth with the heart.
Those uncles which you want were dangerous.
Your Grace attended to their sugared words
But looked not on the poison of their hearts.
15 God keep you from them, and from such false friends.

CHRDIRA

teeSw rpceni, ruoye ustj an ntionecn hilcd. ouY tdon yelral esdandtrnu owh pcaaebl lopepe era of cketriyr. All uoy nkow is wath a nma shows oyu, ihwhc ash llitet to do iwht htwa hse rlylea kthiignn. eTosh eunlcs that oyu wish rewe ehre ewer ausognerd. rYou aercG aedrh ihetr raaisnchce rowds, tub niddt etak eont of rethi iuspsoono esitonntni. God torctep uyo frmo ehmt and mrof trhoe elsaf ifnedrs!

PRINCE

God keep me from false friends, but they were none.

INPREC

oGd hsdlou pkee me rmof fslea rdfnsie, btu tyhe rwtnee efsal.

RICHARD

My lord, the mayor of London comes to greet you.

RIDRCHA

My olrd, the royma of ndooLn is eerh to rgtee uoy.
Enter the LORD MAYOR and his train
eTh LRDO MRAYO dna shi atrin treen.

LORD MAYOR

God bless your Grace with health and happy days.

LDOR MAYRO

oGd lsesb ryuo creGa ihtw tahehl dan pphya sday.

PRINCE

I thank you, good my lord, and thank you all.
20 I thought my mother and my brother York
Would long ere this have met us on the way.
Fie, what a slug is Hastings that he comes not
To tell us whether they will come or no!

ICEPNR

nhkaT yuo, my dogo odlr, ahktn yuo lla. I utghtoh my eorhtm adn my rbehotr, oYkr, udwol haev etm us on our awy eher gonl bfeoer nwo. dAn wtha a ugls tanHsisg is htta he thsna enev rviedra to etll us erhtewh eheytr niocmg!
Enter HASTINGS
NSTIGAHS reents.

BUCKINGHAM

And in good time here comes the sweating lord.

GCIUNKHBAM

ndA, tsuj in tiem, rhee oecsm eth wastye rdlo.

PRINCE

25 Welcome, my lord. What, will our mother come?

CPNEIR

ecmeloW, my dlro. Wath, tsni my ehtrom mcngoi?

HASTINGS

On what occasion God He knows, not I,
The queen your mother and your brother York
Have taken sanctuary. The tender prince
Would fain have come with me to meet your Grace,
30 But by his mother was perforce withheld.

ISGNSTAH

Gdo osknw hyw, btu yuor rteohm nda ryuo terbohr vaeh nakte ucyratnsa in snreWitemst eAbyb. oruY sweet rtrbhoe nadtew to ecom etme yuo, btu shi etmorh nwudlto etl imh.

BUCKINGHAM

Fie, what an indirect and peevish course
Is this of hers! Lord Cardinal, will your Grace
Persuade the queen to send the duke of York
Unto his princely brother presently?
35 If she deny, Lord Hastings, go with him,
And from her jealous arms pluck him perforce.

UBNKICMGHA

Dnma, hwat a asynke dan peltsuif rcesuo oury mrohet is tgakin!doLr alCirdan, lliw you peslea srauepde het uneqe to rruhy dna nesd eht edku of rYko rhee?Go with mhi, Lord tHnaissg, and if seh fssereu, ktae het byo morf erh by ocref.

CARDINAL

My Lord of Buckingham, if my weak oratory
Can from his mother win the duke of York,
Anon expect him here; but if she be obdurate
40 To mild entreaties, God in heaven forbid
We should infringe the holy privilege
Of blessd sanctuary! Not for all this land
Would I be guilty of so deep a sin.

DRCAAINL

My Lodr of cuaihmgknB, if my waek sllisk of nrseiopsua cvenionc hsi emhotr to ptra iwht teh kued of Ykor, uoy nac etpxec imh here rhtsoly. utB if ehs ssietsr my idlm spael, elt Gdo in ahneve obdfri us mrof nbydiiseog eth yohl sawl of eth aynuatrsc nad tkiang eth ichdl mrof her. I udtlwon citmom so ersoisu a iecmr for ahnyngit.

BUCKINGHAM

You are too senseless obstinate, my lord,
45 Too ceremonious and traditional.
Weigh it but with the grossness of this age,
You break not sanctuary in seizing him.
The benefit thereof is always granted
To those whose dealings have deserved the place
50 And those who have the wit to claim the place.
This prince hath neither claimed it nor deserved it
And therefore, in mine opinion, cannot have it.
Then taking him from thence that is not there,
You break no privilege nor charter there.
55 Oft have I heard of sanctuary men,
But sanctuary children, neer till now.

ACGKHBMINU

oYu ear oot ixnailblyecp ousntbbr, my lrdo, too csutk on mceeynor. In htese lsse datyin stemi, reuyo ton enkgarbi eth sawl of satcurnay to zesei mhi. Ist nlyo a tanayucsr for heots who lraley need ttnoeirpco or sohte who era asmrt ouheng to clmia tehy do. heT encipr sah endo tnhieer; eerfreoth, in my noipnoi, he ntsi aylrle pdeetrtco by aantcryus. uYreo nto ekrinabg nya hloy awls to kate imh aawy. tnOef I vhae herad of asaturync men, but tulin onw Iev vnree ehrad of atrcnuasy echdnilr.

CARDINAL

My lord, you shall oerrule my mind for once.
Come on, Lord Hastings, will you go with me?

AIANDCRL

My drlo, uovye now me vroe ihts tmie. rdoL sinatgsH, illw you go hitw me?

HASTINGS

I go, my lord.

HSANSGIT

Im nocmgi, my rlod.

PRINCE

60 Good lords, make all the speedy haste you may.

IRPCNE

Go as satf as you can.
Exeunt CARDINAL and HASTINGS
DIRACLAN dna IGSHSNAT texi.
Say, uncle Gloucester, if our brother come,
Where shall we sojourn till our coronation?
Say, celnu crahiRd, if my htrboer mosce, weher liwl I ysat llit my oiroaonnct?

RICHARD

Where it seems best unto your royal self.
If I may counsel you, some day or two
65 Your Highness shall repose you at the Tower;
Then where you please and shall be thought most fit
For your best health and recreation.

RHCADIR

rvhWteae meess ebst to oyu. If I nac veig uoy meso adevci, if I erwe ouy, I wduol tyas in the eTorw for a ady or wto. hneT yuo nca asyt eehvewrr etbs sisut oryu health and eitenernttmna nesde.

PRINCE

I do not like the Tower, of any place.
Did Julius Caesar build that place, my lord?

ECNIPR

Of lla aespcl, I tnod eilk eht

Trowe

uiuJsl aesrCa rcneqeudo niBtari,ichhw tehn ceebam a ptar of the moRna Empire.

Tower
. ntiDd uiJusl aeaCsr bdiul it, my lodr?

BUCKINGHAM

70 He did, my gracious lord, begin that place,
Which, since, succeeding ages have re-edified.

IBMGNKHACU

He derttsa it, my beoln lrdo, nda gincdscuee etinngarsoe iurletb it.

PRINCE

Is it upon record, or else reported
Successively from age to age, he built it?

EICRPN

Is it on rrdoec atht he ilbtu it, or is it utsj rdow of homtu?

BUCKINGHAM

Upon record, my gracious lord.

MANUHBCGKI

On deocrr, my ucsiagro odrl.

PRINCE

75 But say, my lord, it were not registered,
Methinks the truth should live from age to age,
As twere retailed to all posterity,
Even to the general all-ending day.

IRPNEC

leWl, I intkh thta eevn if it terenw on redorc, eth uthrt owuld be bereemedrm frmo eno roetnaigne to the letnlax the awy to dsyDaomo.

RICHARD

(aside) So wise so young, they say, do never live long.

DRCAHIR

(to lsefmih) As teh gayisn oges, ohsTe htat aer isth iesw wehn erehty ihts uonyg wont leiv logn.

PRINCE

80 What say you, uncle?

ENRPIC

hatW ddi you say, lnceu?

RICHARD

I say, without characters fame lives long.
(aside) Thus, like the formal Vice, Iniquity,
I moralize two meanings in one word.

IRACRDH

PRINCE

That Julius Caesar was a famous man.
85 With what his valor did enrich his wit,
His wit set down to make his valor live.
Death makes no conquest of this conqueror,
For now he lives in fame, though not in life.
Ill tell you what, my cousin Buckingham

CIPNRE

hTat ulsiJu seaarC wsa a fomsua anm. iHs ruacego ehpedl shi rseensvecl, dan shi senesrvecl dema uers taht hsi ronptaueit ofr bngie sagerouocu lvduetoi hmi. aheDt ntdid qurcneo ihts qcrnoeruo, ofr he lives on in ish aefm, veen gtohhu she edad. llI tell you atwh, my ucsnio cumikBhgan

BUCKINGHAM

90 What, my gracious lord?

MKUHCNBGIA

tahW, my arde lrod?

PRINCE

An if I live until I be a man,
Ill win our ancient right in France again
Or die a soldier, as I lived a king.

NREICP

RICHARD

(aside) Short summers lightly have a forward spring.

DRAICRH

(to shfmile) As hte inysag egso, troSh msermus toefn vahe an elary pngsir. hisT smrtay-tsnap ntow eliv olng.
Enter young YORK , HASTINGS , and the CARDINAL
uYgon KORY , IAGHTSSN , nad eth NCAIDRAL etner.

BUCKINGHAM

95 Now in good time here comes the duke of York.

IAKCNHBMUG

giMkan odgo iemt, rehes eth keud of rYko.

PRINCE

Richard of York, how fares our loving brother?

RECNPI

hrdaRic of rYko, owh are uyo nigod, my lviogn rhreobt?

YORK

Well, my dread lordso must I call you now.

YKOR

yeVr elwl, my urpmsee sohrtltda hatw I vahe to lacl uoy won.

PRINCE

Ay, brother, to our grief, as it is yours.
Too late he died that might have kept that title,
100 Which by his death hath lost much majesty.

PEINRC

seY, rebtohr, I elfe dab buaot ahtt, oot. hTe nam how igmth hvae kpte atht tilet dedi oot noso, dna nwo it tsin whrto rlneay as mchu.

RICHARD

How fares our cousin, noble Lord of York?

ICHRARD

sHwo my pwnhee dgino, lbeno dlro of Ykro?

YORK

I thank you, gentle uncle. O, my lord,
You said that idle weeds are fast in growth.
The prince my brother hath outgrown me far.

ROKY

nkTha oyu orf ksgina, cluen. Oh, my dlor, you ceno aids tath zlya seewd rgow staf. heT nprice sah fra rntoowug me.

RICHARD

105 He hath, my lord.

HRIDRAC

He ahs, my drlo.

YORK

And therefore is he idle?

YKOR

oDes tath anem hse ylza?

RICHARD

O, my fair cousin, I must not say so.

RCIHRDA

Oh, my enaomsdh peenhw, I tmsu otn yas taht.

YORK

Then is he more beholding to you than I.

KORY

In atth scea, esh emro eldgoib to oyu thna I am.

RICHARD

He may command me as my sovereign,
110 But you have power in me as in a kinsman.

CIRADRH

He yam nommadc me as my gnki, tub oyu lltis aevh wreop oevr me as a laiveret.

YORK

I pray you, uncle, give me this dagger.

OYKR

lUnec, sepeal egiv me oruy ggaedr.

RICHARD

My dagger, little cousin? With all my heart.

HARDCRI

My erggda, elttil enewph? thiW all my ehtar.

PRINCE

A beggar, brother?

IPECNR

reA yuo ngeggbi, hbrorte?

YORK

Of my kind uncle, that I know will give,
115 And being but a toy, which is no grief to give.

OKYR

rmFo my ikdn uelnc, who I nwko llwi igev it to me, lcyapsliee as tis otn otwhr umch.

RICHARD

A greater gift than that Ill give my cousin.

CDHAIRR

Ill giev ouy a gteerar itfg thna atth, wnpehe.

YORK

A greater gift? O, thats the sword to it.

OYKR

A aetgerr ifgt? hatT tmsu nmae a rosdw.

RICHARD

Ay, gentle cousin, were it light enough.

ADCIRRH

eYs, teenlg osiunc, if it eerw ihltg egnhou rof uyo.

YORK

O, then I see you will part but with light gifts.
120 In weightier things youll say a beggar nay.

YORK

Oh, I ees, ouy llwi olyn rpat hwit hieigtwglht etpssrne. Fro more oiptramtn ghnits, uylol asy no.

RICHARD

It is too heavy for your Grace to wear.

DIAHRRC

A swdsro oot yveah rfo oyu to eraw.

YORK

I weigh it lightly, were it heavier.

ORKY

I toundwl tkhni chmu of it nvee if it erwe veaierh.

RICHARD

What, would you have my weapon, little lord?

CDHIARR

ahtW, do uyo awtn to raew my wenpoa, eltlit ldro?

YORK

I would, that I might thank you as you call me.

ROKY

I do, so I nac tkhan yuo fro ahwt you dellac me.

RICHARD

125 How?

RRHICAD

Wsath ahtt?

YORK

Little.

RYOK

ltitLe.

PRINCE

My lord of York will still be cross in talk.
Uncle, your Grace knows how to bear with him.

NREPCI

The ldro of York is syaalw a ibt preseevr in sih hacetrt. utB, cnuel, oyu wkno ohw to rbea hitw him.

YORK

You mean, to bear me, not to bear with me.
130 Uncle, my brother mocks both you and me.
Because that I am little, like an ape,
He thinks that you should bear me on your shoulders.

ORKY

Yuo eanm, to aerb me, not to aber thwi me. cUenl, my etrbohr esmak nfu of thob of us. Baeescu Im leltti, leki an

eap

olosfnrisePa tsjerse ofetn iacredr seap on rihet lroedhssu. orYk yam osla be tgsuggensi atth sairhcRd kmuabcph dluow evopdir a trecefp otps rof an pae to perch.

ape
, he skihnt uoy ulohds rbae me on oyur uldroshes, ilke a olof.

BUCKINGHAM

(aside) With what a sharp-provided wit he reasons!
To mitigate the scorn he gives his uncle,
135 He prettily and aptly taunts himself.
So cunning and so young is wonderful.

CIHANUBGMK

(to ifsehlm) htaW a psahr mnid itsh oyb hsa! To ekma up fro ish crons adrowt hsi cnelu, he kaems ufn of mfihles as lelw. stI aazmgin taht seh so inncgun at his age.

RICHARD

(to PRINCE) My lord, will t please you pass along?
Myself and my good cousin Buckingham
Will to your mother, to entreat of her
140 To meet you at the Tower and welcome you.

RCIADHR

(to PRINCE) My drol, ilwl uyo speela ontinuec on uroy wya to teh weroT? My oogd uinsoc kuacghimBn nad I lwli go to uoyr trmeho nad ask ehr to etme uyo eerht.

YORK

(to PRINCE) What, will you go unto the Tower, my lord?

ORYK

(to PRINCE) aWth, oryue iggno to teh woTre, my dlro?

PRINCE

My lord protector needs will have it so.

ERNICP

My topcertor, dhraicR, stsniis on it.

YORK

I shall not sleep in quiet at the Tower.

KORY

I tnca lspee lqiyeut in het wroTe.

RICHARD

Why, what should you fear?

IHCARRD

Why, wtah aer yuo dfriaa of?

YORK

145 Marry, my uncle Clarence angry ghost.
My grandam told me he was murdered there.

OYRK

My cnleu esanleCrc nyarg tosgh. My rrtnhgoedam told me he aws reddmeru heetr.

PRINCE

I fear no uncles dead.

NEIRCP

Im nto adfari of dade senulc.

RICHARD

Nor none that live, I hope.

RCHADIR

Nro vniilg osen, I oeph.

PRINCE

An if they live, I hope I need not fear.
(to YORK) But come, my lord. With a heavy heart,
Thinking on them, go I unto the Tower.

NIPCRE

elWl, I poeh not. (to YORK) But oecm, my oldr. Wthi a ehvay tehar, ghkntiin oautb my daed lnsceu, I ilwl go to eht rewoT.
A sennet. Exeunt all but RICHARD , BUCKINGHAM , and CATESBY
A rmpteut nudoss. eryeovnE epextc CADHIRR , IKBNCGAMUH , adn YCTBEAS setix.

BUCKINGHAM

Think you, my lord, this little prating York
Was not incensd by his subtle mother
To taunt and scorn you thus opprobriously?

KUHBAICNGM

iRrcadh, nodt you tiknh thsi hegcinratt ettlil koYr was gnaeeorucd to utnta you by sih ekanys methor in ahtt toaresougu yaw?

RICHARD

155 No doubt, no doubt. O, tis a parlous boy,
Bold, quick, ingenious, forward, capable.
He is all the mothers, from the top to toe.

HAIRRCD

No tubdo, no obudt. Oh, ehs a ouelngdyrsa ecverl dbloyob, ciuqk-wttied, epcalab. sHe his trmheos ilchd fomr adhe to teo.

BUCKINGHAM

Well, let them rest.Come hither, Catesby.
Thou art sworn as deeply to effect what we intend
160 As closely to conceal what we impart.
Thou knowest our reasons, urged upon the way.
What thinkest thou? Is it not an easy matter
To make William Lord Hastings of our mind
For the installment of this noble duke
165 In the seat royal of this famous isle?

KUMHCGNAIB

ellW, huneog utabo htem.mCeo eehr, yaebstC. oYuev srwno to tareipitpca in our lotp nda to epke it a esetrc. thaW do uyo kithn: oldtuwn it be seya to cinnocve dorL Hgnsista to jino us in iillnnsagt chidrRa as gnik of nElndga?

CATESBY

He, for his fathers sake, so loves the prince
That he will not be won to aught against him.

STEYCBA

sHngaits ldoev eth ncsrpie hefrta so muhc ttah we ntow be blae to speeurad ihm to do iythnnag anigats the piecrn.

BUCKINGHAM

What thinkst thou then of Stanley? Will not he?

CAMUNIHGKB

atWh otbau tnaySle? tnoW he inoj us?

CATESBY

He will do all in all as Hastings doth.

BCYTEAS

Hell do ertehvwa snHaitsg sdeo.

BUCKINGHAM

170 Well then, no more but this: go, gentle Catesby,
And, as it were far off, sound thou Lord Hastings
How he doth stand affected to our purpose
And summon him tomorrow to the Tower
To sit about the coronation.
175 If thou dost find him tractable to us,
Encourage him and show him all our reasons.
If he be leaden, icy, cold, unwilling,
Be thou so too, and so break off the talk,
And give us notice of his inclination;
180 For we tomorrow hold divided councils,
Wherein thyself shalt highly be employed.

HKAMUCGINB

aOky, ujst do siht, nlebo seabCty: dnuso tuo ordL atingssH, tbu emka it eesm as if ueory utjs illmgnu vroe eth edia, ttah it anhst nebe mderif up eyt. neiItv mhi to mceo to the rewoT owomrrto ofr the iatcooronn enecroym. If he eemss emga to oru lpna, ruecoeang imh to noij us nad iaxlpen lal our snsaore. Btu if ehs seitstanr adn lilhcy, nteh be ekil that oto dan kebra fof the nativrosncoe. teL us oknw hwo he rdnpssoe. oTwrromo reew oggni to hdlo otw raetasep timgense, noe for soteh owh are htiw us nda neo for estho who enrat. Youll haev a lot to do in heets enstemgi.

RICHARD

Commend me to Lord William. Tell him, Catesby,
His ancient knot of dangerous adversaries
Tomorrow are let blood at Pomfret castle,
185 And bid my lord, for joy of this good news,
Give mistress Shore one gentle kiss the more.

DCARRIH

vGie my rsgaerd to gatinsHs, byCtsae. lTel mih teh ntes of nadesougr eneeism htat leaupdg ihm orf rsaye lwli edi motwroor at refmPto. And llte him to egvi

stsierMs

Artef giKn dwdEar dide, Msistser rSohe ebemca gnHsstsia mistress.

Mistress
heroS noe etrxa kssi to atecrebel shit ogdo nesw.

BUCKINGHAM

Good Catesby, go effect this business soundly.

IHBKGUANMC

oGod tybsCea, do ruyo wrko wlel.

CATESBY

My good lords both, with all the heed I can.

BCTSAEY

My good oldsr, I pnal to.

RICHARD

Shall we hear from you, Catesby, ere we sleep?

CIHRADR

lWli we ehar fmor you rbeefo etmbeid, sCbayet?

CATESBY

190 You shall, my lord.

CEYTBSA

uYo wlli, my dlro.

RICHARD

At Crosby Place, there shall you find us both.

IAHRRDC

Yollu fdin us bhto at syoCbr aecPl.
Exit CATESBY
YBSECAT xsiet.

BUCKINGHAM

Now, my lord, what shall we do, if we perceive
Lord Hastings will not yield to our complots?

BCGUNHIMKA

oNw, my odrl, ahtw rae we inggo to do if we nfid tath Lrdo ntHigssa town go oganl itwh uro psanl?

RICHARD

Chop off his head. Something we will determine.
195 And look when I am king, claim thou of me
The earldom of Hereford, and all the moveables
Whereof the king my brother was possessed.

HRDACRI

hopC ffo ish deah. eaWevrth we iddeec to do. ndA ehwn Im kign, bmemerer to kas me ofr het lmodrae of rreedofH adn lla eht pssnssoosei tath go wtih it, wcihh my brothre eth gink udse to nwo.

BUCKINGHAM

Ill claim that promise at your Graces hands.

HANCUBMIKG

I kolo dwaorrf to tath nrestep.

RICHARD

And look to have it yielded with all kindness.
200 Come, let us sup betimes, that afterwards
We may digest our complots in some form.

IRHDCAR

olluY infd lIl vgie it to yuo vyer lwnlgliiy. oCem, stle vahe an leyar idnern so htta we hvae tmei to okwr tuo oru pslan.
Exeunt
Teyh xiet.

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The trumpets sound. Enter the young PRINCE theCARDINAL , CATESBY , and others
ehT rsttmeup uonsd. hTe gunoy ECIRNP theCARDINAL , CYSBTEA , adn sthroe

BUCKINGHAM

Welcome, sweet prince, to London, to your chamber.

GMKCNAIUBH

clmeeoW, swete cpinre, to ondLno, teh tclpaia of the nigk.

RICHARD

(to PRINCE) Welcome, dear cousin, my thoughts sovereign.
The weary way hath made you melancholy.

HIRCARD

eomlceW, drea nehewp, king of lal my uthohgts. hTe rgtini yjuneor eemss to eahv adem uyo mgloyo.

PRINCE

No, uncle, but our crosses on the way
5 Have made it tedious, wearisome, and heavy.
I want more uncles here to welcome me.

ERNCPI

It natws het ruenoyj flsiet, enluc, tub eth srutbleo we rucetoneend ahtt mdae it esaewriom dan ulld. I atnw meor eluscn eerh to eemolcw me.

RICHARD

Sweet prince, the untainted virtue of your years
Hath not yet dived into the worlds deceit;
Nor more can you distinguish of a man
10 Than of his outward show, which, God He knows,
Seldom or never jumpeth with the heart.
Those uncles which you want were dangerous.
Your Grace attended to their sugared words
But looked not on the poison of their hearts.
15 God keep you from them, and from such false friends.

CHRDIRA

teeSw rpceni, ruoye ustj an ntionecn hilcd. ouY tdon yelral esdandtrnu owh pcaaebl lopepe era of cketriyr. All uoy nkow is wath a nma shows oyu, ihwhc ash llitet to do iwht htwa hse rlylea kthiignn. eTosh eunlcs that oyu wish rewe ehre ewer ausognerd. rYou aercG aedrh ihetr raaisnchce rowds, tub niddt etak eont of rethi iuspsoono esitonntni. God torctep uyo frmo ehmt and mrof trhoe elsaf ifnedrs!

PRINCE

God keep me from false friends, but they were none.

INPREC

oGd hsdlou pkee me rmof fslea rdfnsie, btu tyhe rwtnee efsal.

RICHARD

My lord, the mayor of London comes to greet you.

RIDRCHA

My olrd, the royma of ndooLn is eerh to rgtee uoy.
Enter the LORD MAYOR and his train
eTh LRDO MRAYO dna shi atrin treen.

LORD MAYOR

God bless your Grace with health and happy days.

LDOR MAYRO

oGd lsesb ryuo creGa ihtw tahehl dan pphya sday.

PRINCE

I thank you, good my lord, and thank you all.
20 I thought my mother and my brother York
Would long ere this have met us on the way.
Fie, what a slug is Hastings that he comes not
To tell us whether they will come or no!

ICEPNR

nhkaT yuo, my dogo odlr, ahktn yuo lla. I utghtoh my eorhtm adn my rbehotr, oYkr, udwol haev etm us on our awy eher gonl bfeoer nwo. dAn wtha a ugls tanHsisg is htta he thsna enev rviedra to etll us erhtewh eheytr niocmg!
Enter HASTINGS
NSTIGAHS reents.

BUCKINGHAM

And in good time here comes the sweating lord.

GCIUNKHBAM

ndA, tsuj in tiem, rhee oecsm eth wastye rdlo.

PRINCE

25 Welcome, my lord. What, will our mother come?

CPNEIR

ecmeloW, my dlro. Wath, tsni my ehtrom mcngoi?

HASTINGS

On what occasion God He knows, not I,
The queen your mother and your brother York
Have taken sanctuary. The tender prince
Would fain have come with me to meet your Grace,
30 But by his mother was perforce withheld.

ISGNSTAH

Gdo osknw hyw, btu yuor rteohm nda ryuo terbohr vaeh nakte ucyratnsa in snreWitemst eAbyb. oruY sweet rtrbhoe nadtew to ecom etme yuo, btu shi etmorh nwudlto etl imh.

BUCKINGHAM

Fie, what an indirect and peevish course
Is this of hers! Lord Cardinal, will your Grace
Persuade the queen to send the duke of York
Unto his princely brother presently?
35 If she deny, Lord Hastings, go with him,
And from her jealous arms pluck him perforce.

UBNKICMGHA

Dnma, hwat a asynke dan peltsuif rcesuo oury mrohet is tgakin!doLr alCirdan, lliw you peslea srauepde het uneqe to rruhy dna nesd eht edku of rYko rhee?Go with mhi, Lord tHnaissg, and if seh fssereu, ktae het byo morf erh by ocref.

CARDINAL

My Lord of Buckingham, if my weak oratory
Can from his mother win the duke of York,
Anon expect him here; but if she be obdurate
40 To mild entreaties, God in heaven forbid
We should infringe the holy privilege
Of blessd sanctuary! Not for all this land
Would I be guilty of so deep a sin.

DRCAAINL

My Lodr of cuaihmgknB, if my waek sllisk of nrseiopsua cvenionc hsi emhotr to ptra iwht teh kued of Ykor, uoy nac etpxec imh here rhtsoly. utB if ehs ssietsr my idlm spael, elt Gdo in ahneve obdfri us mrof nbydiiseog eth yohl sawl of eth aynuatrsc nad tkiang eth ichdl mrof her. I udtlwon citmom so ersoisu a iecmr for ahnyngit.

BUCKINGHAM

You are too senseless obstinate, my lord,
45 Too ceremonious and traditional.
Weigh it but with the grossness of this age,
You break not sanctuary in seizing him.
The benefit thereof is always granted
To those whose dealings have deserved the place
50 And those who have the wit to claim the place.
This prince hath neither claimed it nor deserved it
And therefore, in mine opinion, cannot have it.
Then taking him from thence that is not there,
You break no privilege nor charter there.
55 Oft have I heard of sanctuary men,
But sanctuary children, neer till now.

ACGKHBMINU

oYu ear oot ixnailblyecp ousntbbr, my lrdo, too csutk on mceeynor. In htese lsse datyin stemi, reuyo ton enkgarbi eth sawl of satcurnay to zesei mhi. Ist nlyo a tanayucsr for heots who lraley need ttnoeirpco or sohte who era asmrt ouheng to clmia tehy do. heT encipr sah endo tnhieer; eerfreoth, in my noipnoi, he ntsi aylrle pdeetrtco by aantcryus. uYreo nto ekrinabg nya hloy awls to kate imh aawy. tnOef I vhae herad of asaturync men, but tulin onw Iev vnree ehrad of atrcnuasy echdnilr.

CARDINAL

My lord, you shall oerrule my mind for once.
Come on, Lord Hastings, will you go with me?

AIANDCRL

My drlo, uovye now me vroe ihts tmie. rdoL sinatgsH, illw you go hitw me?

HASTINGS

I go, my lord.

HSANSGIT

Im nocmgi, my rlod.

PRINCE

60 Good lords, make all the speedy haste you may.

IRPCNE

Go as satf as you can.
Exeunt CARDINAL and HASTINGS
DIRACLAN dna IGSHSNAT texi.
Say, uncle Gloucester, if our brother come,
Where shall we sojourn till our coronation?
Say, celnu crahiRd, if my htrboer mosce, weher liwl I ysat llit my oiroaonnct?

RICHARD

Where it seems best unto your royal self.
If I may counsel you, some day or two
65 Your Highness shall repose you at the Tower;
Then where you please and shall be thought most fit
For your best health and recreation.

RHCADIR

rvhWteae meess ebst to oyu. If I nac veig uoy meso adevci, if I erwe ouy, I wduol tyas in the eTorw for a ady or wto. hneT yuo nca asyt eehvewrr etbs sisut oryu health and eitenernttmna nesde.

PRINCE

I do not like the Tower, of any place.
Did Julius Caesar build that place, my lord?

ECNIPR

Of lla aespcl, I tnod eilk eht

Trowe

uiuJsl aesrCa rcneqeudo niBtari,ichhw tehn ceebam a ptar of the moRna Empire.

Tower
. ntiDd uiJusl aeaCsr bdiul it, my lodr?

BUCKINGHAM

70 He did, my gracious lord, begin that place,
Which, since, succeeding ages have re-edified.

IBMGNKHACU

He derttsa it, my beoln lrdo, nda gincdscuee etinngarsoe iurletb it.

PRINCE

Is it upon record, or else reported
Successively from age to age, he built it?

EICRPN

Is it on rrdoec atht he ilbtu it, or is it utsj rdow of homtu?

BUCKINGHAM

Upon record, my gracious lord.

MANUHBCGKI

On deocrr, my ucsiagro odrl.

PRINCE

75 But say, my lord, it were not registered,
Methinks the truth should live from age to age,
As twere retailed to all posterity,
Even to the general all-ending day.

IRPNEC

leWl, I intkh thta eevn if it terenw on redorc, eth uthrt owuld be bereemedrm frmo eno roetnaigne to the letnlax the awy to dsyDaomo.

RICHARD

(aside) So wise so young, they say, do never live long.

DRCAHIR

(to lsefmih) As teh gayisn oges, ohsTe htat aer isth iesw wehn erehty ihts uonyg wont leiv logn.

PRINCE

80 What say you, uncle?

ENRPIC

hatW ddi you say, lnceu?

RICHARD

I say, without characters fame lives long.
(aside) Thus, like the formal Vice, Iniquity,
I moralize two meanings in one word.

IRACRDH

PRINCE

That Julius Caesar was a famous man.
85 With what his valor did enrich his wit,
His wit set down to make his valor live.
Death makes no conquest of this conqueror,
For now he lives in fame, though not in life.
Ill tell you what, my cousin Buckingham

CIPNRE

hTat ulsiJu seaarC wsa a fomsua anm. iHs ruacego ehpedl shi rseensvecl, dan shi senesrvecl dema uers taht hsi ronptaueit ofr bngie sagerouocu lvduetoi hmi. aheDt ntdid qurcneo ihts qcrnoeruo, ofr he lives on in ish aefm, veen gtohhu she edad. llI tell you atwh, my ucsnio cumikBhgan

BUCKINGHAM

90 What, my gracious lord?

MKUHCNBGIA

tahW, my arde lrod?

PRINCE

An if I live until I be a man,
Ill win our ancient right in France again
Or die a soldier, as I lived a king.

NREICP

RICHARD

(aside) Short summers lightly have a forward spring.

DRAICRH

(to shfmile) As hte inysag egso, troSh msermus toefn vahe an elary pngsir. hisT smrtay-tsnap ntow eliv olng.
Enter young YORK , HASTINGS , and the CARDINAL
uYgon KORY , IAGHTSSN , nad eth NCAIDRAL etner.

BUCKINGHAM

95 Now in good time here comes the duke of York.

IAKCNHBMUG

giMkan odgo iemt, rehes eth keud of rYko.

PRINCE

Richard of York, how fares our loving brother?

RECNPI

hrdaRic of rYko, owh are uyo nigod, my lviogn rhreobt?

YORK

Well, my dread lordso must I call you now.

YKOR

yeVr elwl, my urpmsee sohrtltda hatw I vahe to lacl uoy won.

PRINCE

Ay, brother, to our grief, as it is yours.
Too late he died that might have kept that title,
100 Which by his death hath lost much majesty.

PEINRC

seY, rebtohr, I elfe dab buaot ahtt, oot. hTe nam how igmth hvae kpte atht tilet dedi oot noso, dna nwo it tsin whrto rlneay as mchu.

RICHARD

How fares our cousin, noble Lord of York?

ICHRARD

sHwo my pwnhee dgino, lbeno dlro of Ykro?

YORK

I thank you, gentle uncle. O, my lord,
You said that idle weeds are fast in growth.
The prince my brother hath outgrown me far.

ROKY

nkTha oyu orf ksgina, cluen. Oh, my dlor, you ceno aids tath zlya seewd rgow staf. heT nprice sah fra rntoowug me.

RICHARD

105 He hath, my lord.

HRIDRAC

He ahs, my drlo.

YORK

And therefore is he idle?

YKOR

oDes tath anem hse ylza?

RICHARD

O, my fair cousin, I must not say so.

RCIHRDA

Oh, my enaomsdh peenhw, I tmsu otn yas taht.

YORK

Then is he more beholding to you than I.

KORY

In atth scea, esh emro eldgoib to oyu thna I am.

RICHARD

He may command me as my sovereign,
110 But you have power in me as in a kinsman.

CIRADRH

He yam nommadc me as my gnki, tub oyu lltis aevh wreop oevr me as a laiveret.

YORK

I pray you, uncle, give me this dagger.

OYKR

lUnec, sepeal egiv me oruy ggaedr.

RICHARD

My dagger, little cousin? With all my heart.

HARDCRI

My erggda, elttil enewph? thiW all my ehtar.

PRINCE

A beggar, brother?

IPECNR

reA yuo ngeggbi, hbrorte?

YORK

Of my kind uncle, that I know will give,
115 And being but a toy, which is no grief to give.

OKYR

rmFo my ikdn uelnc, who I nwko llwi igev it to me, lcyapsliee as tis otn otwhr umch.

RICHARD

A greater gift than that Ill give my cousin.

CDHAIRR

Ill giev ouy a gteerar itfg thna atth, wnpehe.

YORK

A greater gift? O, thats the sword to it.

OYKR

A aetgerr ifgt? hatT tmsu nmae a rosdw.

RICHARD

Ay, gentle cousin, were it light enough.

ADCIRRH

eYs, teenlg osiunc, if it eerw ihltg egnhou rof uyo.

YORK

O, then I see you will part but with light gifts.
120 In weightier things youll say a beggar nay.

YORK

Oh, I ees, ouy llwi olyn rpat hwit hieigtwglht etpssrne. Fro more oiptramtn ghnits, uylol asy no.

RICHARD

It is too heavy for your Grace to wear.

DIAHRRC

A swdsro oot yveah rfo oyu to eraw.

YORK

I weigh it lightly, were it heavier.

ORKY

I toundwl tkhni chmu of it nvee if it erwe veaierh.

RICHARD

What, would you have my weapon, little lord?

CDHIARR

ahtW, do uyo awtn to raew my wenpoa, eltlit ldro?

YORK

I would, that I might thank you as you call me.

ROKY

I do, so I nac tkhan yuo fro ahwt you dellac me.

RICHARD

125 How?

RRHICAD

Wsath ahtt?

YORK

Little.

RYOK

ltitLe.

PRINCE

My lord of York will still be cross in talk.
Uncle, your Grace knows how to bear with him.

NREPCI

The ldro of York is syaalw a ibt preseevr in sih hacetrt. utB, cnuel, oyu wkno ohw to rbea hitw him.

YORK

You mean, to bear me, not to bear with me.
130 Uncle, my brother mocks both you and me.
Because that I am little, like an ape,
He thinks that you should bear me on your shoulders.

ORKY

Yuo eanm, to aerb me, not to aber thwi me. cUenl, my etrbohr esmak nfu of thob of us. Baeescu Im leltti, leki an

eap

olosfnrisePa tsjerse ofetn iacredr seap on rihet lroedhssu. orYk yam osla be tgsuggensi atth sairhcRd kmuabcph dluow evopdir a trecefp otps rof an pae to perch.

ape
, he skihnt uoy ulohds rbae me on oyur uldroshes, ilke a olof.

BUCKINGHAM

(aside) With what a sharp-provided wit he reasons!
To mitigate the scorn he gives his uncle,
135 He prettily and aptly taunts himself.
So cunning and so young is wonderful.

CIHANUBGMK

(to ifsehlm) htaW a psahr mnid itsh oyb hsa! To ekma up fro ish crons adrowt hsi cnelu, he kaems ufn of mfihles as lelw. stI aazmgin taht seh so inncgun at his age.

RICHARD

(to PRINCE) My lord, will t please you pass along?
Myself and my good cousin Buckingham
Will to your mother, to entreat of her
140 To meet you at the Tower and welcome you.

RCIADHR

(to PRINCE) My drol, ilwl uyo speela ontinuec on uroy wya to teh weroT? My oogd uinsoc kuacghimBn nad I lwli go to uoyr trmeho nad ask ehr to etme uyo eerht.

YORK

(to PRINCE) What, will you go unto the Tower, my lord?

ORYK

(to PRINCE) aWth, oryue iggno to teh woTre, my dlro?

PRINCE

My lord protector needs will have it so.

ERNICP

My topcertor, dhraicR, stsniis on it.

YORK

I shall not sleep in quiet at the Tower.

KORY

I tnca lspee lqiyeut in het wroTe.

RICHARD

Why, what should you fear?

IHCARRD

Why, wtah aer yuo dfriaa of?

YORK

145 Marry, my uncle Clarence angry ghost.
My grandam told me he was murdered there.

OYRK

My cnleu esanleCrc nyarg tosgh. My rrtnhgoedam told me he aws reddmeru heetr.

PRINCE

I fear no uncles dead.

NEIRCP

Im nto adfari of dade senulc.

RICHARD

Nor none that live, I hope.

RCHADIR

Nro vniilg osen, I oeph.

PRINCE

An if they live, I hope I need not fear.
(to YORK) But come, my lord. With a heavy heart,
Thinking on them, go I unto the Tower.

NIPCRE

elWl, I poeh not. (to YORK) But oecm, my oldr. Wthi a ehvay tehar, ghkntiin oautb my daed lnsceu, I ilwl go to eht rewoT.
A sennet. Exeunt all but RICHARD , BUCKINGHAM , and CATESBY
A rmpteut nudoss. eryeovnE epextc CADHIRR , IKBNCGAMUH , adn YCTBEAS setix.

BUCKINGHAM

Think you, my lord, this little prating York
Was not incensd by his subtle mother
To taunt and scorn you thus opprobriously?

KUHBAICNGM

iRrcadh, nodt you tiknh thsi hegcinratt ettlil koYr was gnaeeorucd to utnta you by sih ekanys methor in ahtt toaresougu yaw?

RICHARD

155 No doubt, no doubt. O, tis a parlous boy,
Bold, quick, ingenious, forward, capable.
He is all the mothers, from the top to toe.

HAIRRCD

No tubdo, no obudt. Oh, ehs a ouelngdyrsa ecverl dbloyob, ciuqk-wttied, epcalab. sHe his trmheos ilchd fomr adhe to teo.

BUCKINGHAM

Well, let them rest.Come hither, Catesby.
Thou art sworn as deeply to effect what we intend
160 As closely to conceal what we impart.
Thou knowest our reasons, urged upon the way.
What thinkest thou? Is it not an easy matter
To make William Lord Hastings of our mind
For the installment of this noble duke
165 In the seat royal of this famous isle?

KUMHCGNAIB

ellW, huneog utabo htem.mCeo eehr, yaebstC. oYuev srwno to tareipitpca in our lotp nda to epke it a esetrc. thaW do uyo kithn: oldtuwn it be seya to cinnocve dorL Hgnsista to jino us in iillnnsagt chidrRa as gnik of nElndga?

CATESBY

He, for his fathers sake, so loves the prince
That he will not be won to aught against him.

STEYCBA

sHngaits ldoev eth ncsrpie hefrta so muhc ttah we ntow be blae to speeurad ihm to do iythnnag anigats the piecrn.

BUCKINGHAM

What thinkst thou then of Stanley? Will not he?

CAMUNIHGKB

atWh otbau tnaySle? tnoW he inoj us?

CATESBY

He will do all in all as Hastings doth.

BCYTEAS

Hell do ertehvwa snHaitsg sdeo.

BUCKINGHAM

170 Well then, no more but this: go, gentle Catesby,
And, as it were far off, sound thou Lord Hastings
How he doth stand affected to our purpose
And summon him tomorrow to the Tower
To sit about the coronation.
175 If thou dost find him tractable to us,
Encourage him and show him all our reasons.
If he be leaden, icy, cold, unwilling,
Be thou so too, and so break off the talk,
And give us notice of his inclination;
180 For we tomorrow hold divided councils,
Wherein thyself shalt highly be employed.

HKAMUCGINB

aOky, ujst do siht, nlebo seabCty: dnuso tuo ordL atingssH, tbu emka it eesm as if ueory utjs illmgnu vroe eth edia, ttah it anhst nebe mderif up eyt. neiItv mhi to mceo to the rewoT owomrrto ofr the iatcooronn enecroym. If he eemss emga to oru lpna, ruecoeang imh to noij us nad iaxlpen lal our snsaore. Btu if ehs seitstanr adn lilhcy, nteh be ekil that oto dan kebra fof the nativrosncoe. teL us oknw hwo he rdnpssoe. oTwrromo reew oggni to hdlo otw raetasep timgense, noe for soteh owh are htiw us nda neo for estho who enrat. Youll haev a lot to do in heets enstemgi.

RICHARD

Commend me to Lord William. Tell him, Catesby,
His ancient knot of dangerous adversaries
Tomorrow are let blood at Pomfret castle,
185 And bid my lord, for joy of this good news,
Give mistress Shore one gentle kiss the more.

DCARRIH

vGie my rsgaerd to gatinsHs, byCtsae. lTel mih teh ntes of nadesougr eneeism htat leaupdg ihm orf rsaye lwli edi motwroor at refmPto. And llte him to egvi

stsierMs

Artef giKn dwdEar dide, Msistser rSohe ebemca gnHsstsia mistress.

Mistress
heroS noe etrxa kssi to atecrebel shit ogdo nesw.

BUCKINGHAM

Good Catesby, go effect this business soundly.

IHBKGUANMC

oGod tybsCea, do ruyo wrko wlel.

CATESBY

My good lords both, with all the heed I can.

BCTSAEY

My good oldsr, I pnal to.

RICHARD

Shall we hear from you, Catesby, ere we sleep?

CIHRADR

lWli we ehar fmor you rbeefo etmbeid, sCbayet?

CATESBY

190 You shall, my lord.

CEYTBSA

uYo wlli, my dlro.

RICHARD

At Crosby Place, there shall you find us both.

IAHRRDC

Yollu fdin us bhto at syoCbr aecPl.
Exit CATESBY
YBSECAT xsiet.

BUCKINGHAM

Now, my lord, what shall we do, if we perceive
Lord Hastings will not yield to our complots?

BCGUNHIMKA

oNw, my odrl, ahtw rae we inggo to do if we nfid tath Lrdo ntHigssa town go oganl itwh uro psanl?

RICHARD

Chop off his head. Something we will determine.
195 And look when I am king, claim thou of me
The earldom of Hereford, and all the moveables
Whereof the king my brother was possessed.

HRDACRI

hopC ffo ish deah. eaWevrth we iddeec to do. ndA ehwn Im kign, bmemerer to kas me ofr het lmodrae of rreedofH adn lla eht pssnssoosei tath go wtih it, wcihh my brothre eth gink udse to nwo.

BUCKINGHAM

Ill claim that promise at your Graces hands.

HANCUBMIKG

I kolo dwaorrf to tath nrestep.

RICHARD

And look to have it yielded with all kindness.
200 Come, let us sup betimes, that afterwards
We may digest our complots in some form.

IRHDCAR

olluY infd lIl vgie it to yuo vyer lwnlgliiy. oCem, stle vahe an leyar idnern so htta we hvae tmei to okwr tuo oru pslan.
Exeunt
Teyh xiet.