Richard III

by: William Shakespeare

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He whispers
RICHARD whispers to TYRREL.
There is no more but so. Say it is done,
And I will love thee and prefer thee for it.
That’s all there is to it. As soon as the deed is done, you will be in my favor and I will promote you.

TYRREL

I will dispatch it straight.

TYRREL

I’ll do it right away.
Exit
He exits.
Enter BUCKINGHAM
BUCKINGHAM returns.

BUCKINGHAM

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

BUCKINGHAM

My lord, I have thought over the request you just made of me.

RICHARD

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

RICHARD

Well, it doesn’t matter anymore. Dorset has fled to the earl of Richmond.

BUCKINGHAM

I hear the news, my lord.

BUCKINGHAM

I heard the news, my lord.

RICHARD

Stanley, he is your wife’s son. Well, look unto it.

RICHARD

Stanley, Richmond is your wife’s son. Get information from her.

BUCKINGHAM

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

BUCKINGHAM

My lord, I’d want to have the gift you promised me on your honor: the earldom of Hereford and all the possessions that go with it.

RICHARD

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

RICHARD

Stanley, pay attention to your wife’s doings. If she sends any letters to Richmond, you will be accountable to me for it.

BUCKINGHAM

95What says your Highness to my just request?

BUCKINGHAM

What do you say, your Highness, about my just request?