Speeches (Lines) for King Edward IV (Plantagenet)
in "Henry VI, Part III"

Total: 132

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1

I,1,12

Lord Stafford's father, Duke of Buckingham,
Is either slain or wounded dangerously;...

2

I,1,122

Sweet father, do so; set it on your head.

3

I,2,295

No, I can better play the orator.

4

I,2,300

No quarrel, but a slight contention.

5

I,2,306

Now you are heir, therefore enjoy it now:
By giving the house of Lancaster leave to breathe,...

6

I,2,310

But for a kingdom any oath may be broken:
I would break a thousand oaths to reign one year.

7

I,2,367

I hear their drums: let's set our men in order,
And issue forth and bid them battle straight.

8

II,1,627

I wonder how our princely father 'scaped,
Or whether he be 'scaped away or no...

9

II,1,651

Dazzle mine eyes, or do I see three suns?

10

II,1,659

'Tis wondrous strange, the like yet never heard of.
I think it cites us, brother, to the field,...

11

II,1,675

O, speak no more, for I have heard too much.

12

II,1,695

Sweet Duke of York, our prop to lean upon,
Now thou art gone, we have no staff, no stay....

13

II,1,716

His name that valiant duke hath left with thee;
His dukedom and his chair with me is left.

14

II,1,729

O Warwick, Warwick! that Plantagenet,
Which held three dearly as his soul's redemption,...

15

II,1,770

Where is the Duke of Norfolk, gentle Warwick?
And when came George from Burgundy to England?

16

II,1,817

Lord Warwick, on thy shoulder will I lean;
And when thou fail'st—as God forbid the hour!—...

17

II,1,832

Then strike up drums: God and Saint George for us!

18

II,2,926

Now, perjured Henry! wilt thou kneel for grace,
And set thy diadem upon my head;...

19

II,2,932

I am his king, and he should bow his knee;
I was adopted heir by his consent:...

20

II,2,971

Say, Henry, shall I have my right, or no?
A thousand men have broke their fasts to-day,...

21

II,2,989

A wisp of straw were worth a thousand crowns,
To make this shameless callet know herself....

22

II,2,1015

And, in this resolution, I defy thee;
Not willing any longer conference,...

23

II,2,1021

No, wrangling woman, we'll no longer stay:
These words will cost ten thousand lives this day.

24

II,3,1032

Smile, gentle heaven! or strike, ungentle death!
For this world frowns, and Edward's sun is clouded.

25

II,3,1039

Bootless is flight, they follow us with wings;
And weak we are and cannot shun pursuit.

26

II,3,1061

O Warwick, I do bend my knee with thine;
And in this vow do chain my soul to thine!...

27

II,6,1284

Now breathe we, lords: good fortune bids us pause,
And smooth the frowns of war with peaceful looks....

28

II,6,1297

See who it is: and, now the battle's ended,
If friend or foe, let him be gently used.

29

II,6,1309

Bring forth that fatal screech-owl to our house,
That nothing sung but death to us and ours:...

30

II,6,1323

Clifford, repent in bootless penitence.

31

II,6,1327

Thou pitied'st Rutland; I will pity thee.

32

II,6,1353

Even as thou wilt, sweet Warwick, let it be;
For in thy shoulder do I build my seat,...

33

III,2,1471

Brother of Gloucester, at Saint Alban's field
This lady's husband, Sir Richard Grey, was slain,...

34

III,2,1480

It were no less; but yet I'll make a pause.

35

III,2,1487

Widow, we will consider of your suit;
And come some other time to know our mind.

36

III,2,1500

How many children hast thou, widow? tell me.

37

III,2,1508

'Twere pity they should lose their father's lands.

38

III,2,1510

Lords, give us leave: I'll try this widow's wit.

39

III,2,1515

Now tell me, madam, do you love your children?

40

III,2,1517

And would you not do much to do them good?

41

III,2,1519

Then get your husband's lands, to do them good.

42

III,2,1521

I'll tell you how these lands are to be got.

43

III,2,1523

What service wilt thou do me, if I give them?

44

III,2,1525

But you will take exceptions to my boon.

45

III,2,1527

Ay, but thou canst do what I mean to ask.

46

III,2,1534

An easy task; 'tis but to love a king.

47

III,2,1536

Why, then, thy husband's lands I freely give thee.

48

III,2,1540

But stay thee, 'tis the fruits of love I mean.

49

III,2,1542

Ay, but, I fear me, in another sense.
What love, think'st thou, I sue so much to get?

50

III,2,1546

No, by my troth, I did not mean such love.

51

III,2,1548

But now you partly may perceive my mind.

52

III,2,1551

To tell thee plain, I aim to lie with thee.

53

III,2,1553

Why, then thou shalt not have thy husband's lands.

54

III,2,1556

Therein thou wrong'st thy children mightily.

55

III,2,1561

Ay, if thou wilt say 'ay' to my request;
No if thou dost say 'no' to my demand.

56

III,2,1568

[Aside] Her looks do argue her replete with modesty;
Her words do show her wit incomparable;...

57

III,2,1577

Sweet widow, by my state I swear to thee
I speak no more than what my soul intends;...

58

III,2,1583

You cavil, widow: I did mean, my queen.

59

III,2,1585

No more than when my daughters call thee mother.
Thou art a widow, and thou hast some children;...

60

III,2,1595

Brothers, you muse what chat we two have had.

61

III,2,1597

You'll think it strange if I should marry her.

62

III,2,1599

Why, Clarence, to myself.

63

III,2,1603

Well, jest on, brothers: I can tell you both
Her suit is granted for her husband's lands.

64

III,2,1608

See that he be convey'd unto the Tower:
And go we, brothers, to the man that took him,...

65

IV,1,1984

Now, brother of Clarence, how like you our choice,
That you stand pensive, as half malcontent?

66

IV,1,1989

Suppose they take offence without a cause,
They are but Lewis and Warwick: I am Edward,...

67

IV,1,1994

Yea, brother Richard, are you offended too?

68

IV,1,1999

Setting your scorns and your mislike aside,
Tell me some reason why the Lady Grey...

69

IV,1,2009

What if both Lewis and Warwick be appeased
By such invention as I can devise?

70

IV,1,2024

Ay, what of that? it was my will and grant;
And for this once my will shall stand for law.

71

IV,1,2034

Alas, poor Clarence! is it for a wife
That thou art malcontent? I will provide thee.

72

IV,1,2040

Leave me, or tarry, Edward will be king,
And not be tied unto his brother's will.

73

IV,1,2050

My love, forbear to fawn upon their frowns:
What danger or what sorrow can befall thee,...

74

IV,1,2060

Now, messenger, what letters or what news
From France?

75

IV,1,2065

Go to, we pardon thee: therefore, in brief,
Tell me their words as near as thou canst guess them....

76

IV,1,2072

Is Lewis so brave? belike he thinks me Henry.
But what said Lady Bona to my marriage?

77

IV,1,2077

I blame not her, she could say little less;
She had the wrong. But what said Henry's queen?...

78

IV,1,2082

Belike she minds to play the Amazon.
But what said Warwick to these injuries?

79

IV,1,2088

Ha! durst the traitor breathe out so proud words?
Well I will arm me, being thus forewarn'd:...

80

IV,1,2105

Clarence and Somerset both gone to Warwick!
Yet am I arm'd against the worst can happen;...

81

IV,1,2124

Now, brother Richard, will you stand by us?

82

IV,1,2126

Why, so! then am I sure of victory.
Now therefore let us hence; and lose no hour,...

83

IV,3,2202

The duke! Why, Warwick, when we parted,
Thou call'dst me king.

84

IV,3,2214

Yea, brother of Clarence, are thou here too?
Nay, then I see that Edward needs must down....

85

IV,3,2233

What fates impose, that men must needs abide;
It boots not to resist both wind and tide.

86

IV,5,2295

Nay, this way, man: see where the huntsmen stand.
Now, brother of Gloucester, Lord Hastings, and the rest,...

87

IV,5,2300

But whither shall we then?

88

IV,5,2304

Stanley, I will requite thy forwardness.

89

IV,5,2306

Huntsman, what say'st thou? wilt thou go along?

90

IV,5,2309

Bishop, farewell: shield thee from Warwick's frown;
And pray that I may repossess the crown.

91

IV,7,2424

Now, brother Richard, Lord Hastings, and the rest,
Yet thus far fortune maketh us amends,...

92

IV,7,2436

Tush, man, abodements must not now affright us:
By fair or foul means we must enter in,...

93

IV,7,2444

But, master mayor, if Henry be your king,
Yet Edward at the least is Duke of York.

94

IV,7,2447

Why, and I challenge nothing but my dukedom,
As being well content with that alone.

95

IV,7,2461

So, master mayor: these gates must not be shut
But in the night or in the time of war....

96

IV,7,2470

Welcome, Sir John! But why come you in arms?

97

IV,7,2473

Thanks, good Montgomery; but we now forget
Our title to the crown and only claim...

98

IV,7,2480

Nay, stay, Sir John, awhile, and we'll debate
By what safe means the crown may be recover'd.

99

IV,7,2488

When we grow stronger, then we'll make our claim:
Till then, 'tis wisdom to conceal our meaning.

100

IV,7,2494

Then be it as you will; for 'tis my right,
And Henry but usurps the diadem.

101

IV,7,2507

Thanks, brave Montgomery; and thanks unto you all:
If fortune serve me, I'll requite this kindness....

102

IV,8,2576

Seize on the shame-faced Henry, bear him hence;
And once again proclaim us King of England....

103

V,1,2612

Go, trumpet, to the walls, and sound a parle.

104

V,1,2617

Now, Warwick, wilt thou ope the city gates,
Speak gentle words and humbly bend thy knee,...

105

V,1,2631

Why then 'tis mine, if but by Warwick's gift.

106

V,1,2635

But Warwick's king is Edward's prisoner:
And, gallant Warwick, do but answer this:...

107

V,1,2643

'Tis even so; yet you are Warwick still.

108

V,1,2649

Sail how thou canst, have wind and tide thy friend,
This hand, fast wound about thy coal-black hair...

109

V,1,2659

So other foes may set upon our backs.
Stand we in good array; for they no doubt...

110

V,1,2670

The harder match'd, the greater victory:
My mind presageth happy gain and conquest.

111

V,1,2707

Now welcome more, and ten times more beloved,
Than if thou never hadst deserved our hate.

112

V,1,2711

What, Warwick, wilt thou leave the town and fight?
Or shall we beat the stones about thine ears?

113

V,1,2716

Yes, Warwick, Edward dares, and leads the way.
Lords, to the field; Saint George and victory!...

114

V,2,2722

So, lie thou there: die thou, and die our fear;
For Warwick was a bug that fear'd us all....

115

V,3,2778

Thus far our fortune keeps an upward course,
And we are graced with wreaths of victory....

116

V,3,2795

We are advertised by our loving friends
That they do hold their course toward Tewksbury:...

117

V,4,2874

Brave followers, yonder stands the thorny wood,
Which, by the heavens' assistance and your strength,...

118

V,5,2894

Now here a period of tumultuous broils.
Away with Oxford to Hames Castle straight:...

119

V,5,2903

Is proclamation made, that who finds Edward
Shall have a high reward, and he his life?

120

V,5,2907

Bring forth the gallant, let us hear him speak.
What! can so young a thorn begin to prick?...

121

V,5,2926

Peace, wilful boy, or I will charm your tongue.

122

V,5,2933

Take that, thou likeness of this railer here.

123

V,5,2942

Hold, Richard, hold; for we have done too much.

124

V,5,2944

What, doth she swoon? use means for her recovery.

125

V,5,2968

Away with her; go, bear her hence perforce.

126

V,5,2981

Away, I say; I charge ye, bear her hence.

127

V,5,2984

Where's Richard gone?

128

V,5,2987

He's sudden, if a thing comes in his head.
Now march we hence: discharge the common sort...

129

V,7,3096

Once more we sit in England's royal throne,
Re-purchased with the blood of enemies....

130

V,7,3121

Clarence and Gloucester, love my lovely queen;
And kiss your princely nephew, brothers both.

131

V,7,3130

Now am I seated as my soul delights,
Having my country's peace and brothers' loves.

132

V,7,3136

Away with her, and waft her hence to France.
And now what rests but that we spend the time...

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