Speeches (Lines) for First Watchman in "History of Henry VI, Part III"

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 IV / 3
  • Come on, my masters, each man take his stand:
    The king by this is set him do...
  • Come on, my masters, each man take his stand:
    The king by this is set him down to sleep.
  • Earl of Warwick. Then, gentle Clarence, welcome unto Warwick;
    And welcome, Somerset: I hold it cowardice
    To rest mistrustful where a noble heart
    Hath pawn'd an open hand in sign of love;
    Else might I think that Clarence, Edward's brother,
    Were but a feigned friend to our proceedings:
    But welcome, sweet Clarence; my daughter shall be thine.
    And now what rests but, in night's coverture,
    Thy brother being carelessly encamp'd,
    His soldiers lurking in the towns about,
    And but attended by a simple guard,
    We may surprise and take him at our pleasure?
    Our scouts have found the adventure very easy:
    That as Ulysses and stout Diomede
    With sleight and manhood stole to Rhesus' tents,
    And brought from thence the Thracian fatal steeds,
    So we, well cover'd with the night's black mantle,
    At unawares may beat down Edward's guard
    And seize himself; I say not, slaughter him,
    For I intend but only to surprise him.
    You that will follow me to this attempt,
    Applaud the name of Henry with your leader.
    [They all cry, 'Henry!']
    Why, then, let's on our way in silent sort:
    For Warwick and his friends, God and Saint George!

    First Watchman. Come on, my masters, each man take his stand:
    The king by this is set him down to sleep.

2 IV / 3
  • Why, no; for he hath made a solemn vow
    Never to lie and take his natural res...
  • Why, no; for he hath made a solemn vow
    Never to lie and take his natural rest
    Till Warwick or himself be quite suppress'd.
  • Second Watchman. What, will he not to bed?

    First Watchman. Why, no; for he hath made a solemn vow
    Never to lie and take his natural rest
    Till Warwick or himself be quite suppress'd.

3 IV / 3
  • 'Tis the Lord Hastings, the king's chiefest friend.
  • 'Tis the Lord Hastings, the king's chiefest friend.
  • Third Watchman. But say, I pray, what nobleman is that
    That with the king here resteth in his tent?

    First Watchman. 'Tis the Lord Hastings, the king's chiefest friend.

4 IV / 3
  • Unless our halberds did shut up his passage.
  • Unless our halberds did shut up his passage.
  • Third Watchman. Ay, but give me worship and quietness;
    I like it better than a dangerous honour.
    If Warwick knew in what estate he stands,
    'Tis to be doubted he would waken him.

    First Watchman. Unless our halberds did shut up his passage.

5 IV / 3
  • Who goes there?
  • Who goes there?
  • Earl of Warwick. This is his tent; and see where stand his guard.
    Courage, my masters! honour now or never!
    But follow me, and Edward shall be ours.

    First Watchman. Who goes there?

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