Speeches (Lines) for Basset in "History of Henry VI, Part I"

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# Act, Scene, Line Speech text
1 III, 4, 1740
  • Yes, sir; as well as you dare patronage
    The envious barking of your saucy to...
  • Yes, sir; as well as you dare patronage
    The envious barking of your saucy tongue
    Against my lord the Duke of Somerset.
  • Vernon. Now, sir, to you, that were so hot at sea,
    Disgracing of these colours that I wear
    In honour of my noble Lord of York:
    Darest thou maintain the former words thou spakest?

    Basset. Yes, sir; as well as you dare patronage
    The envious barking of your saucy tongue
    Against my lord the Duke of Somerset.

2 III, 4, 1744
  • Why, what is he? as good a man as York.
  • Why, what is he? as good a man as York.
  • Vernon. Sirrah, thy lord I honour as he is.

    Basset. Why, what is he? as good a man as York.

3 III, 4, 1747
  • Villain, thou know'st the law of arms is such
    That whoso draws a sword, 'tis...
  • Villain, thou know'st the law of arms is such
    That whoso draws a sword, 'tis present death,
    Or else this blow should broach thy dearest blood.
    But I'll unto his majesty, and crave
    I may have liberty to venge this wrong;
    When thou shalt see I'll meet thee to thy cost.
  • (stage directions). [Strikes him]

    Basset. Villain, thou know'st the law of arms is such
    That whoso draws a sword, 'tis present death,
    Or else this blow should broach thy dearest blood.
    But I'll unto his majesty, and crave
    I may have liberty to venge this wrong;
    When thou shalt see I'll meet thee to thy cost.

4 IV, 1, 1844
  • And me, my lord, grant me the combat too.
  • And me, my lord, grant me the combat too.
  • Vernon. Grant me the combat, gracious sovereign.

    Basset. And me, my lord, grant me the combat too.

5 IV, 1, 1851
  • And I with him; for he hath done me wrong.
  • And I with him; for he hath done me wrong.
  • Vernon. With him, my lord; for he hath done me wrong.

    Basset. And I with him; for he hath done me wrong.

6 IV, 1, 1854
  • Crossing the sea from England into France,
    This fellow here, with envious ca...
  • Crossing the sea from England into France,
    This fellow here, with envious carping tongue,
    Upbraided me about the rose I wear;
    Saying, the sanguine colour of the leaves
    Did represent my master's blushing cheeks,
    When stubbornly he did repugn the truth
    About a certain question in the law
    Argued betwixt the Duke of York and him;
    With other vile and ignominious terms:
    In confutation of which rude reproach
    And in defence of my lord's worthiness,
    I crave the benefit of law of arms.
  • Henry VI. What is that wrong whereof you both complain?
    First let me know, and then I'll answer you.

    Basset. Crossing the sea from England into France,
    This fellow here, with envious carping tongue,
    Upbraided me about the rose I wear;
    Saying, the sanguine colour of the leaves
    Did represent my master's blushing cheeks,
    When stubbornly he did repugn the truth
    About a certain question in the law
    Argued betwixt the Duke of York and him;
    With other vile and ignominious terms:
    In confutation of which rude reproach
    And in defence of my lord's worthiness,
    I crave the benefit of law of arms.

7 IV, 1, 1887
  • Confirm it so, mine honourable lord.
  • Confirm it so, mine honourable lord.
  • Vernon. Nay, let it rest where it began at first.

    Basset. Confirm it so, mine honourable lord.

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