No Fear Act 3 Scene 4
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STANLEY

We have not yet set down this day of triumph.
Tomorrow, in my judgement, is too sudden,
45For I myself am not so well provided
As else I would be, were the day prolonged.

STANLEY

We have not yet set the coronation day. Tomorrow, in my opinion, is too soon. I myself am not as well-equipped as I would be if the day were put off a bit.
Enter Bishop of ELY,
ELY returns.

ELY

Where is my lord the duke of Gloucester?
I have sent for these strawberries.

ELY

Where is my lord, the duke of Gloucester? I have sent for the strawberries.

HASTINGS

His grace looks cheerfully and smooth this morning.
50There’s some conceit or other likes him well
When that he bids good morrow with such spirit.
I think there’s never a man in Christendom
Can lesser hide his love or hate than he,
For by his face straight shall you know his heart.

HASTINGS

Richard is looking cheerful today. You always know he’s got some plan that pleases him when he says good morning with such gusto. I don’t think there’s a man under the sun who’s worse at hiding his love or hate than Richard. You know his feelings immediately just by looking at his face.

STANLEY

55What of his heart perceive you in his face
By any livelihood he showed today?

STANLEY

And what feelings did you see in his face today?

HASTINGS

Marry, that with no man here he is offended,
For were he, he had shown it in his looks.

HASTINGS

That he’s not angry with anyone here. If he were, he would have shown it.

STANLEY

I pray God he be not, I say.

STANLEY

I pray to God he isn’t.
Enter RICHARD and BUCKINGHAM
RICHARD and BUCKINGHAM return.

RICHARD

60I pray you all, tell me what they deserve
That do conspire my death with devilish plots
Of damnèd witchcraft, and that have prevailed
Upon my body with their hellish charms?

RICHARD

Tell me, all of you, what punishment does a person deserve who conspires to kill me with witchcraft and who has already plagued my body with black magic?