Speeches (Lines) for Richard Plantagenet the Younger in "History of Henry VI, Part II"

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1 V / 1
  • And if words will not, then our weapons shall.
  • And if words will not, then our weapons shall.
  • King Edward IV (Plantagenet). Ay, noble father, if our words will serve.

    Richard Plantagenet the Younger. And if words will not, then our weapons shall.

2 V / 1
  • Oft have I seen a hot o'erweening cur
    Run back and bite, because he was with...
  • Oft have I seen a hot o'erweening cur
    Run back and bite, because he was withheld;
    Who, being suffer'd with the bear's fell paw,
    Hath clapp'd his tail between his legs and cried:
    And such a piece of service will you do,
    If you oppose yourselves to match Lord Warwick.
  • Lord Clifford. Are these thy bears? we'll bait thy bears to death.
    And manacle the bear-ward in their chains,
    If thou darest bring them to the baiting place.

    Richard Plantagenet the Younger. Oft have I seen a hot o'erweening cur
    Run back and bite, because he was withheld;
    Who, being suffer'd with the bear's fell paw,
    Hath clapp'd his tail between his legs and cried:
    And such a piece of service will you do,
    If you oppose yourselves to match Lord Warwick.

3 V / 1
  • Fie! charity, for shame! speak not in spite,
    For you shall sup with Jesu Chr...
  • Fie! charity, for shame! speak not in spite,
    For you shall sup with Jesu Christ to-night.
  • Young Clifford. And so to arms, victorious father,
    To quell the rebels and their complices.

    Richard Plantagenet the Younger. Fie! charity, for shame! speak not in spite,
    For you shall sup with Jesu Christ to-night.

4 V / 1
  • If not in heaven, you'll surely sup in hell.
  • If not in heaven, you'll surely sup in hell.
  • Young Clifford. Foul stigmatic, that's more than thou canst tell.

    Richard Plantagenet the Younger. If not in heaven, you'll surely sup in hell.

5 V / 2
  • So, lie thou there;
    For underneath an alehouse' paltry sign,
    The Castle...
  • So, lie thou there;
    For underneath an alehouse' paltry sign,
    The Castle in Saint Alban's, Somerset
    Hath made the wizard famous in his death.
    Sword, hold thy temper; heart, be wrathful still:
    Priests pray for enemies, but princes kill.
    [Exit]
    [Fight: excursions. Enter KING HENRY VI, QUEEN]
    MARGARET, and others]
  • Young Clifford. Shame and confusion! all is on the rout;
    Fear frames disorder, and disorder wounds
    Where it should guard. O war, thou son of hell,
    Whom angry heavens do make their minister
    Throw in the frozen bosoms of our part
    Hot coals of vengeance! Let no soldier fly.
    He that is truly dedicate to war
    Hath no self-love, nor he that loves himself
    Hath not essentially but by circumstance
    The name of valour.
    [Seeing his dead father]
    O, let the vile world end,
    And the premised flames of the last day
    Knit earth and heaven together!
    Now let the general trumpet blow his blast,
    Particularities and petty sounds
    To cease! Wast thou ordain'd, dear father,
    To lose thy youth in peace, and to achieve
    The silver livery of advised age,
    And, in thy reverence and thy chair-days, thus
    To die in ruffian battle? Even at this sight
    My heart is turn'd to stone: and while 'tis mine,
    It shall be stony. York not our old men spares;
    No more will I their babes: tears virginal
    Shall be to me even as the dew to fire,
    And beauty that the tyrant oft reclaims
    Shall to my flaming wrath be oil and flax.
    Henceforth I will not have to do with pity:
    Meet I an infant of the house of York,
    Into as many gobbets will I cut it
    As wild Medea young Absyrtus did:
    In cruelty will I seek out my fame.
    Come, thou new ruin of old Clifford's house:
    As did AEneas old Anchises bear,
    So bear I thee upon my manly shoulders;
    But then AEneas bare a living load,
    Nothing so heavy as these woes of mine.
    [Exit, bearing off his father]
    [Enter RICHARD and SOMERSET to fight. SOMERSET]
    is killed]

    Richard Plantagenet the Younger. So, lie thou there;
    For underneath an alehouse' paltry sign,
    The Castle in Saint Alban's, Somerset
    Hath made the wizard famous in his death.
    Sword, hold thy temper; heart, be wrathful still:
    Priests pray for enemies, but princes kill.
    [Exit]
    [Fight: excursions. Enter KING HENRY VI, QUEEN]
    MARGARET, and others]

6 V / 3
  • My noble father,
    Three times to-day I holp him to his horse,
    Three times...
  • My noble father,
    Three times to-day I holp him to his horse,
    Three times bestrid him; thrice I led him off,
    Persuaded him from any further act:
    But still, where danger was, still there I met him;
    And like rich hangings in a homely house,
    So was his will in his old feeble body.
    But, noble as he is, look where he comes.
  • Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester). Of Salisbury, who can report of him,
    That winter lion, who in rage forgets
    Aged contusions and all brush of time,
    And, like a gallant in the brow of youth,
    Repairs him with occasion? This happy day
    Is not itself, nor have we won one foot,
    If Salisbury be lost.

    Richard Plantagenet the Younger. My noble father,
    Three times to-day I holp him to his horse,
    Three times bestrid him; thrice I led him off,
    Persuaded him from any further act:
    But still, where danger was, still there I met him;
    And like rich hangings in a homely house,
    So was his will in his old feeble body.
    But, noble as he is, look where he comes.

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