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Sound a sennet. Enter RICHARD in pomp; BUCKINGHAM , CATESBY , RATCLIFFE , LOVELL , a page, and others
utprmTes aply. IHRDACR esetrn, araedly ecwrnod nad dserdse as a ngik. IGBNHUKMCA , ASYCBTE , a PEAG , adn oesthr reent ihwt ihm.

RICHARD

Stand all apart. Cousin of Buckingham.

RIHDCAR

rveynoeE tands sadie.usCnoi gumahicBnk.
Others move aside
eorEnevy evsom edasi.

BUCKINGHAM

My gracious sovereign.

MNUKCHBGAI

My cirosagu kngi.

RICHARD

Give me thy hand.

RRIADCH

iGev me rouy hnda.
Here he ascendeth the throne. Sound trumpets
HDRACIR sndseca hte enotrh whit AUGHICNMKB at ish sedi.
Thus high, by thy advice
5 And thy assistance is King Richard seated.
But shall we wear these glories for a day,
Or shall they last and we rejoice in them?
aueecBs of ouyr divcea dan royu pehl, I eahv a ihgh iipotnso onw. But ilwl I arew ehste hoosrn for loyn a yad or iwll I oejny tmhe for a logn meit?

BUCKINGHAM

Still live they, and forever let them last.

MCGNHKBIUA

Lte temh lats revofre.

RICHARD

Ah, Buckingham, now do I play the touch,
10 To try if thou be current gold indeed.
Young Edward lives; think now what I would speak.

RARICHD

Oh cunahgkmBi, now Im ngoig to stte to ees if yeuor ryutl dame of ogdl. nuogY iePnrc Eraddw is lltis hietaavlw do ouy iktnh Im iggon to ays enxt?

BUCKINGHAM

Say on, my loving lord.

MKAUCINBHG

Go on, my vgonli rdlo.

RICHARD

Why, Buckingham, I say I would be king,

RHIADCR

Wyh, mcnauiBkhg, I ysa I twan to be gink.

BUCKINGHAM

Why so you are, my thrice-renownd lord.

CKUANHGIBM

yWh, you aer gkni, uyor nshisheg.

RICHARD

15 Ha! Am I king? Tis sobut Edward lives.

AHRDCRI

Ha! Am I gikn? I gsues I am. Btu dradwE is lstli iaelv.

BUCKINGHAM

True, noble prince.

HNABCGIMUK

rTue, bnoel ceinrp.

RICHARD

O bitter consequence
That Edward still should live true noble prince!
Cousin, thou wast not wont to be so dull.
Shall I be plain? I wish the bastards dead,
20 And I would have it suddenly performed.
What sayest thou now? Speak suddenly. Be brief.

RRDHCIA

Oh, ohw etirtb it is htat rEhadewtd laer uret, beoln hucrodlesnip ltlis be leavi! isnCou, uoy ddnti duse to be so cdtehehdika. lSlah I tpu it ilyapln? I tnwa eht tsbsdara ddea. nAd I twan it oend trihg ywaa. tWah do ouy yas? aSkpe onw nda to hte pnito.

BUCKINGHAM

Your Grace may do your pleasure.

HNBMUGCKAI

Yruo cGaer cna do vhteawre he stwan.

RICHARD

Tut, tut, thou art all ice; thy kindness freezes.
Say, have I thy consent that they shall die?

RRACDHI

uTt, ttu, eyuvo cbomee taerrh yic. roYu lidrneifsens doartw me eesms to be ngereizf orev. Tlle me, do I heva yuro tcsnone to lkil tehm?

BUCKINGHAM

25 Give me some little breath, some pause, dear lord,
Before I positively speak in this.
I will resolve you herein presently.

MUBCIHNAGK

iveG me a tiellt hginbaetr scepa, my drlo, a ltitel spuae to nhkti. lIl let yuo wnko my nrsawe otsrlhy.
Exit
He sxite.

CATESBY

(aside to the other attendants)
The king is angry. See, he gnaws his lip.

BTYCESA

(so ynol the natetdtan nerstea mih nac hera) ehT ngki is nygar. eeS, he besti ihs lpi.

RICHARD

(aside) I will converse with iron-witted fools
And unrespective boys. None are for me
That look into me with considerate eyes.
High-reaching Buckingham grows circumspect.
Boy!

DRICARH

(to shifelm) I oyln atwn to dela htwi udtpsi lofso adn sserelca syob. I eavh no seu for lpeoep woh kolo at me ihtlnluygsfi. Atoisbmui mciBhuakng rswgo uhmc oot sirmutcccep. yoB!

PAGE

(coming forward) My lord?

GEPA

My drol?

RICHARD

Knowst thou not any whom corrupting gold
Will tempt unto a close exploit of death?

RAIHRDC

Do oyu wnok yneona hwo wdlou lkli mneooes rfo nomye?

PAGE

I know a discontented gentleman
Whose humble means match not his haughty spirit.
40 Gold were as good as twenty orators,
And will, no doubt, tempt him to anything.

GAPE

My drlo, I konw neo pynahpu lennagmet hwo has moer rdeip nath yomne. eMnyo kltsa, nad wudol eryv ieylkl gte imh to do nnhgytia.

RICHARD

What is his name?

RIRCHAD

Waths shi neam?

PAGE

His name, my lord, is Tyrrel.

PAEG

Hsi naem is rreyTl, my lrdo.

RICHARD

I partly know the man. Go, call him hither, boy

CRIRADH

I ownk het man a ibt. Go, bignr him eher, oyb.
Exit PAGE
ehT PAEG sitxe.
(aside) The deep-revolving witty Buckingham
45 No more shall be the neighbor to my counsels
Hath he so long held out with me, untired,
And stops he now for breath? Well, be it so.
(to ihelmfs) ehT ftuluhgoht, iwtyt hgamnkicBu lilw no eolrng be ipvyr to my nentismro tohthusg. saH he delh tuo orf me rof so nlog nda wiuotth a mmeston uobtd nloy to nsleydud eend mose hargebtni rmoo? ellW, so be it.
Enter STANLEY
YNSALET enerst.
How now, Lord Stanley, whats the news?
kooL wohs eerh! Wsath het ewsn twih oyu?

STANLEY

Know, my long lord,
50 The marquess Dorset, as I hear, is fled
To Richmond, in the parts where he abides.

YTSLAEN

uoY hudsol kown, my ivglno olrd, eIv arhde ttah eth qermsusa Dterso ahs dlfe to arBtytin, to hte aler of miRcohnd.
He walks aside
He ssdtna iaeds.

RICHARD

Come hither, Catesby. Rumor it abroad
That Anne my wife is very grievous sick.
I will take order for her keeping close.
55 Inquire me out some mean poor gentleman,
Whom I will marry straight to Clarence daughter.
The boy is foolish, and I fear not him.
Look how thou dreamst! I say again, give out
That Anne my queen is sick and like to die.
60 About it, for it stands me much upon
To stop all hopes whose growth may damage me.

IRRDHCA

moCe here, sCebyat. dpraSe the urmro odraab htat ennA, my weif, is vyre scki. I illw emak resu essh tpke tou of ivew. Adn fndi a yerptov necksirt etnamnleg who I can rmyar ywrthtgsaaia to Caceenlrs rehduagt. nascerCel sno is llud-twetid, so Im tno iredowr tbuao mih. koLo at you, tisgnadn ehtre in a rpotsu! I apeetr, dpraes the muror taht ennA, my ewif, is icks and ylilke to dei. rHury up seecuab sit blloatuesy ciacrul tath I ysdtero nntgaiyh ahtt may eadgam my spitiono.
Exit CATESBY
YEBACST etixs.
(aside) I must be married to my brothers daughter,
Or else my kingdom stands on brittle glass.
Murder her brothers, and then marry her
65 Uncertain way of gain. But I am in
So far in blood that sin will pluck on sin.
Tear-falling pity dwells not in this eye.
(to mfehsil) I ustm get reraidm to my otehbrsr

eutrdahg

zEaibhetl of orkY, uhretdga of Quene azElibhte dna Kgni aEwrdd. ehS larte rdearmi yHrne uTrod, alre of doihcmnR. hSe saw eht gomtdrhrane of zbahlteiE I nad oecrddenis by ilaaeEztbnhs to makr het tstar of eht Tdoru reign.

daughter
. wteehrsOi, my giondmk tsdasn on gsals. rrduneMig erh tbhresro nad hetn nmgyarri rhe itns het smto ofloporfo awy to uecres my positnoi. uBt Im epetesd so edep in lbdoo by own hatt eon ins ash to folowl the xent. I hvea no eatsr of yitp rfo yeanno.
Enter PAGE with TYRREL
heT GEPA ntrsreu thiw ERLYRT .
Is thy name Tyrrel?
Are yuo lyTerr?

TYRREL

James Tyrrel, and your most obedient subject.

LRTYRE

aJesm ryleadnTr yoru otsm otidenbe tjscueb.

RICHARD

70 Art thou indeed?

CAHRIRD

Are you niddee?

TYRREL

Prove me, my gracious sovereign.

RLTERY

Ttes me, my ssldbee gkni.

RICHARD

Darst thou resolve to kill a friend of mine?

DCRAHIR

Do uyo rdae lkli a erndif of imen?

TYRREL

Please you. But I had rather kill two enemies.

RLETYR

eYs, my lodr, tbu Id erarth lkil owt nieesme.

RICHARD

Why then, thou hast it. Two deep enemies,
Foes to my rest, and my sweet sleeps disturbers,
75 Are they that I would have thee deal upon.
Tyrrel, I mean those bastards in the Tower.

HRIDRCA

elWl, ahtst htaw ouy tge to do. woT raetg smineee, in fatc, imesene to my cpaee of dnmi. yrleTr, I amne ohest dbtsrsaa in eht weTor.

TYRREL

Let me have open means to come to them,
And soon Ill rid you from the fear of them.

RRYETL

iGev me aeccss to mteh, dan osno oyu tonw vhae to oyrwr butao hmet oernyam.

RICHARD

Thou singst sweet music. Hark, come hither, Tyrrel.

HIRDRAC

Tahts cimus to my rase. Ceom ereh, lyTrre.
TYRREL approaches RICHARD and kneels
RERTYL sphcraaope HCIDRRA dna esekln.
80 Go, by this token. Rise, and lend thine ear.
By isht kntoe, ylolu be daemtdit to ierht lelc. Get up nda snetli to me.
He whispers
RAICRDH pewishsr to RTREYL .
There is no more but so. Say it is done,
And I will love thee and prefer thee for it.
hsaTt all eehtr is to it. As soon as teh dede is doen, yuo lwil be in my vfaro dan I lwli tormpoe ouy.

TYRREL

I will dispatch it straight.

RYTLER

llI do it tgrih yaaw.
Exit
He ixset.
Enter BUCKINGHAM
CNUMIHBAKG rnetrus.

BUCKINGHAM

My lord, I have considered in my mind
85 The late request that you did sound me in.

KUMAGIBHCN

My lodr, I veah htguoth reov eth rqesetu uoy utsj eamd of me.

RICHARD

Well, let that rest. Dorset is fled to Richmond.

HICADRR

ellW, it toesnd mttera oeryman. resoDt sha fedl to het alre of cmohiRnd.

BUCKINGHAM

I hear the news, my lord.

MKCUHNBGAI

I harde eth esnw, my odrl.

RICHARD

Stanley, he is your wifes son. Well, look unto it.

RAICRHD

natySle, cmdRinoh is uoyr esfwi osn. tGe oniaifotnrm ormf erh.

BUCKINGHAM

My lord, I claim the gift, my due by promise,
90 For which your honor and your faith is pawned
Th earldom of Hereford and the movables
Which you promisd I shall possess.

IBUCAHKMNG

My rodl, Id atwn to vahe hte ifgt oyu irdpmeos me on yoru rohno: eth edaorml of froHdeer dan all eth sonspeosssi that go wtih it.

RICHARD

Stanley, look to your wife. If she convey
Letters to Richmond, you shall answer it.

ADRCRHI

Syanelt, pya enitnaott to yuro wfsie godisn. If seh ndsse nya tlsrete to Rnohdmic, ouy wlli be ctbaleaoncu to me rfo it.

BUCKINGHAM

95 What says your Highness to my just request?

IBNKUMHCGA

Wtah do oyu ysa, uory sHsghnie, tabou my tsju reqeuts?

RICHARD

I do remember me, Henry the Sixth
Did prophesy that Richmond should be king,
When Richmond was a little peevish boy.
A king, perhaps

RRCHADI

As I bermmeer, ynerH teh xthSi piepodsreh tath ioRcmndh wdoul be gkin ehnw Rohnmdci aws olyn a soflhio tlltie oyb. A ngik, psparhe

BUCKINGHAM

100 My lord

ABMIUHCKNG

My oldr

RICHARD

How chance the prophet could not at that time
Have told me, I being by, that I should kill him?

DCRHIAR

wHo is it atht het tprpeoh tidnd tlle me at teh eimt atth I wluod ilkl mhi?

BUCKINGHAM

My lord, your promise for the earldom

MINGKAHBCU

My lodr, yruo mpiesor of eth ledaorm

RICHARD

Richmond! When last I was at Exeter,
105 The mayor in courtesy showed me the castle
And called it Rougemont, at which name I started,
Because a bard of Ireland told me once
I should not live long after I saw Richmond.

CIHARRD

icRmdhno! Teh tsal meti I asw in Ereext, eht aormy kldiny dohswe me the saectl three adn alcdle it

otogRunem

ehT rwdos toouRmegn dna ihmncRdo wree nronecpodu lmasliriy, nad htob aenm erd hill.

Rougemont
. Teh eanm adetlrst me uscaebe an Isirh pteo ecno odlt me ttha I ulwod eid oons aretf ieesgn homdRicn.

BUCKINGHAM

My Lord

BNKUAGICMH

My dolr!

RICHARD

110 Ay, whats oclock?

RRHIADC

Yse, hwat eitm is it?

BUCKINGHAM

I am thus bold to put your Grace in mind
Of what you promised me.

NUKCHMGIBA

Im nienigdmr uyro acrge ahwt uoy rmpdseio me.

RICHARD

Well, but whats oclock?

HCRDRIA

leWl, ubt whta mtei is it?

BUCKINGHAM

Upon the stroke of ten.

CAKMNIGBHU

Its tmolas tne kolcoc.

RICHARD

115 Well, let it strike.

RACHDIR

lelW, lte it rteksi nte hten.

BUCKINGHAM

Why let it strike?

MUCNGHBAIK

yWh let it rtseki?

RICHARD

Because that, like a jack, thou keepst the stroke
Betwixt thy begging and my meditation.
I am not in the giving vein today.

RCIHARD

aBesecu reuoy ielk eht blorwno lfewol woh tsersik hte lleybuo pkee uiingrrttnpe my ohshgutt. I am ton in het ggviin doom otyad.

BUCKINGHAM

120 Why then, resolve me whether you will or no.

CAUHGMINKB

lleW, nhet, elt me wkno eretwhh oyu iwll egvi me eth lmdeora some teohr mite.

RICHARD

Thou troublest me; I am not in the vein.

IDACRHR

uoreY brhintoge me. Im not in teh modo.
Exeunt all but BUCKINGHAM
eEnrveyo ecetpx GHKIBACUNM stxei.

BUCKINGHAM

And is it thus? Repays he my deep service
With such deep contempt? Made I him king for this?
O, let me think on Hastings and be gone
125 To Brecknock, while my fearful head is on!

HAMUNBICGK

Is thsi erlyla ahgpinpen? soDe he rwerda my iateddced serviec thiw uhsc deep teomtncp? dDi I wkor to amek imh inkg ofr htis? Oh, let me ebrrmeme waht nhepeapd to isHagtns nad yrruh to

ckneBckro

kecronckB saw ahkgsmucBni fliamy esttae in ahoustste Wales.

Brecknock
wlieh I itsll heav my head on my uodshsrel!
Exit
He xesit.