Speeches (Lines) for Edmond, Earl of Rutland
in "Henry VI, Part III"

Total: 7

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1

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(stage directions). [Alarums. Enter RUTLAND and his Tutor]

Edmond, Earl of Rutland. Ah, whither shall I fly to 'scape their hands?
Ah, tutor, look where bloody Clifford comes!


2

I,3,389

Lord Clifford. How now! is he dead already? or is it fear
That makes him close his eyes? I'll open them.

Edmond, Earl of Rutland. So looks the pent-up lion o'er the wretch
That trembles under his devouring paws;
And so he walks, insulting o'er his prey,
And so he comes, to rend his limbs asunder.
Ah, gentle Clifford, kill me with thy sword,
And not with such a cruel threatening look.
Sweet Clifford, hear me speak before I die.
I am too mean a subject for thy wrath:
Be thou revenged on men, and let me live.


3

I,3,400

Lord Clifford. In vain thou speak'st, poor boy; my father's blood
Hath stopp'd the passage where thy words should enter.

Edmond, Earl of Rutland. Then let my father's blood open it again:
He is a man, and, Clifford, cope with him.


4

I,3,413

(stage directions). [Lifting his hand]

Edmond, Earl of Rutland. O, let me pray before I take my death!
To thee I pray; sweet Clifford, pity me!


5

I,3,416

Lord Clifford. Such pity as my rapier's point affords.

Edmond, Earl of Rutland. I never did thee harm: why wilt thou slay me?


6

I,3,418

Lord Clifford. Thy father hath.

Edmond, Earl of Rutland. But 'twas ere I was born.
Thou hast one son; for his sake pity me,
Lest in revenge thereof, sith God is just,
He be as miserably slain as I.
Ah, let me live in prison all my days;
And when I give occasion of offence,
Then let me die, for now thou hast no cause.


7

I,3,428

(stage directions). [Stabs him]

Edmond, Earl of Rutland. Di faciant laudis summa sit ista tuae!


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