Speeches (Lines) for Sir Pierce of Exton in "History of Richard II"

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 V / 4
  • Didst thou not mark the king, what words he spake,
    'Have I no friend will ri...
  • Didst thou not mark the king, what words he spake,
    'Have I no friend will rid me of this living fear?'
    Was it not so?
  • Duchess of York. Come, my old son: I pray God make thee new.

    Sir Pierce of Exton. Didst thou not mark the king, what words he spake,
    'Have I no friend will rid me of this living fear?'
    Was it not so?

2 V / 4
  • 'Have I no friend?' quoth he: he spake it twice,
    And urged it twice together...
  • 'Have I no friend?' quoth he: he spake it twice,
    And urged it twice together, did he not?
  • Servant. These were his very words.

    Sir Pierce of Exton. 'Have I no friend?' quoth he: he spake it twice,
    And urged it twice together, did he not?

3 V / 4
  • And speaking it, he wistly look'd on me,
    And who should say, 'I would thou w...
  • And speaking it, he wistly look'd on me,
    And who should say, 'I would thou wert the man'
    That would divorce this terror from my heart;'
    Meaning the king at Pomfret. Come, let's go:
    I am the king's friend, and will rid his foe.
  • Servant. He did.

    Sir Pierce of Exton. And speaking it, he wistly look'd on me,
    And who should say, 'I would thou wert the man'
    That would divorce this terror from my heart;'
    Meaning the king at Pomfret. Come, let's go:
    I am the king's friend, and will rid his foe.

4 V / 5
  • As full of valour as of royal blood:
    Both have I spill'd; O would the deed w...
  • As full of valour as of royal blood:
    Both have I spill'd; O would the deed were good!
    For now the devil, that told me I did well,
    Says that this deed is chronicled in hell.
    This dead king to the living king I'll bear
    Take hence the rest, and give them burial here.
  • King Richard II. How now! what means death in this rude assault?
    Villain, thy own hand yields thy death's instrument.
    [Snatching an axe from a Servant and killing him]
    Go thou, and fill another room in hell.
    [He kills another. Then Exton strikes him down]
    That hand shall burn in never-quenching fire
    That staggers thus my person. Exton, thy fierce hand
    Hath with the king's blood stain'd the king's own land.
    Mount, mount, my soul! thy seat is up on high;
    Whilst my gross flesh sinks downward, here to die.

    Sir Pierce of Exton. As full of valour as of royal blood:
    Both have I spill'd; O would the deed were good!
    For now the devil, that told me I did well,
    Says that this deed is chronicled in hell.
    This dead king to the living king I'll bear
    Take hence the rest, and give them burial here.

5 V / 6
  • Great king, within this coffin I present
    Thy buried fear: herein all breathl...
  • Great king, within this coffin I present
    Thy buried fear: herein all breathless lies
    The mightiest of thy greatest enemies,
    Richard of Bordeaux, by me hither brought.
  • Henry IV. Carlisle, this is your doom:
    Choose out some secret place, some reverend room,
    More than thou hast, and with it joy thy life;
    So as thou livest in peace, die free from strife:
    For though mine enemy thou hast ever been,
    High sparks of honour in thee have I seen.

    Sir Pierce of Exton. Great king, within this coffin I present
    Thy buried fear: herein all breathless lies
    The mightiest of thy greatest enemies,
    Richard of Bordeaux, by me hither brought.

6 V / 6
  • From your own mouth, my lord, did I this deed.
  • From your own mouth, my lord, did I this deed.
  • Henry IV. Exton, I thank thee not; for thou hast wrought
    A deed of slander with thy fatal hand
    Upon my head and all this famous land.

    Sir Pierce of Exton. From your own mouth, my lord, did I this deed.

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