Richard III

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 5 Scene 3

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RICHMOND

45Good night, good Captain Blunt.

RICHMOND

Good night, dear Captain Blunt.
BLUNT exits
Blunt exits.
Come, gentlemen,
Let us consult upon tomorrow’s business
Into my tent. The dew is raw and cold.
Come, gentlemen, let’s discuss tomorrow’s action in my tent. The night air is too raw and cold for us to stay outdoors.
Enter, to his tent, RICHARD, NORFOLK, RATCLIFFE, CATESBY, and others
RICHARD, NORFOLK, RATCLIFFE, CATESBY, and others enter in RICHARD’s tent.

RICHARD

What is “t o”clock?

RICHARD

What time is it?

CATESBY

50It’s suppertime, my lord. It’s nine o'clock.

CATESBY

It’s dinnertime, my lord. It’s nine o'clock.

RICHARD

I will not sup tonight. Give me some ink and paper.
What, is my beaver easier than it was?
And all my armor laid into my tent?

RICHARD

I’m not going to eat dinner tonight. Give me some ink and paper. Is the visor of my helmet working better now? And has my armor been put in my tent?

CATESBY

It is, my liege, and all things are in readiness.

CATESBY

Yes, my lord. Everything’s ready.

RICHARD

55Good Norfolk, hie thee to thy charge.
Use careful watch. Choose trusty sentinels.

RICHARD

My good man Norfolk, hurry to your post. Be careful whom you choose as guards—make sure they’re trustworthy.

NORFOLK

I go, my lord.

NORFOLK

I’m off, my lord.

RICHARD

Stir with the lark tomorrow, gentle Norfolk.

RICHARD

Get up early tomorrow—at the sound of the lark—noble Norfolk.

NORFOLK

I warrant you, my lord.

NORFOLK

I will, my lord.
Exit
He exits.

RICHARD

60Catesby.

RICHARD

Catesby.