Richard III

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 3 Scene 5

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BUCKINGHAM

95Doubt not, my lord. I’ll play the orator
As if the golden fee for which I plead
Were for myself. And so, my lord, adieu.

BUCKINGHAM

Don’t worry, my lord, I’ll be as eloquent as if the golden crown I’m pleading for were for myself. Goodbye, my lord.

RICHARD

If you thrive well, bring them to Baynard’s Castle,
Where you shall find me well accompanied
100With reverend fathers and well-learnèd bishops.

RICHARD

If things go well, bring the crowd to

Baynard’s

Baynard’s Castle was another of Richard’s London estates.

Baynard’s
Castle, where I’ll be surrounded by priests and learned bishops.

BUCKINGHAM

I go; and towards three or four o'clock
Look for the news that the Guildhall affords.

BUCKINGHAM

I’m off. Around three or four o'clock, look for news from the meeting hall.
Exit
BUCKINGHAM exits.

RICHARD

Go, Lovell, with all speed to Doctor Shaw.
(to RATCLIFFE) Go thou to Friar Penker. Bid them both
105Meet me within this hour at Baynard’s Castle.

RICHARD

Lovell, go as fast as you can to Doctor Shaw. (to RATCLIFFE) Go to Friar Penker. Both of you, tell these men to meet me in less than an hour at Baynard’s Castle.
Exit LOVELL and RATCLIFFE
LOWELL and RADCLIFFE exits.
Now will I go to take some privy order
To draw the brats of Clarence out of sight,
And to give order that no manner of person
Have any time recourse unto the princes.
Now I’ll go inside and write out a secret order to keep Clarence’s brats out of sight and to forbid anyone whatsoever from seeing King Edward’s sons.
Exit
He exits.