Speeches (Lines) for George Plantagenet (Duke of Clarence)
in "Henry VI, Part III"

Total: 39

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1

II,2,1008

But when we saw our sunshine made thy spring,
And that thy summer bred us no increase,
We set the axe to thy usurping root;
And though the edge hath something hit ourselves,
Yet, know thou, since we have begun to strike,
We'll never leave till we have hewn thee down,
Or bathed thy growing with our heated bloods.

2

II,3,1036

Our hap is loss, our hope but sad despair;
Our ranks are broke, and ruin follows us:
What counsel give you? whither shall we fly?

3

II,3,1077

Yet let us all together to our troops,
And give them leave to fly that will not stay;
And call them pillars that will stand to us;
And, if we thrive, promise them such rewards
As victors wear at the Olympian games:
This may plant courage in their quailing breasts;
For yet is hope of life and victory.
Forslow no longer, make we hence amain.

4

II,6,1321

If so thou think'st, vex him with eager words.

5

II,6,1325

While we devise fell tortures for thy faults.

6

II,6,1328

Where's Captain Margaret, to fence you now?

7

III,2,1484

[Aside to GLOUCESTER] He knows the game: how true
he keeps the wind!

8

III,2,1496

[Aside to GLOUCESTER] I fear her not, unless she
chance to fall.

9

III,2,1501

[Aside to GLOUCESTER] I think he means to beg a
child of her.

10

III,2,1531

[Aside to GLOUCESTER] As red as fire! nay, then
her wax must melt.

11

III,2,1566

[Aside to GLOUCESTER] He is the bluntest wooer in
Christendom.

12

III,2,1593

[Aside to GLOUCESTER] When he was made a shriver,
'twas for shift.

13

III,2,1598

To whom, my lord?

14

III,2,1601

That's a day longer than a wonder lasts.

15

IV,1,1977

Alas, you know, 'tis far from hence to France;
How could he stay till Warwick made return?

16

IV,1,1981

I mind to tell him plainly what I think.
[Flourish. Enter KING EDWARD IV, attended; QUEEN]
ELIZABETH, PEMBROKE, STAFFORD, HASTINGS, and others]

17

IV,1,1986

As well as Lewis of France, or the Earl of Warwick,
Which are so weak of courage and in judgment
That they'll take no offence at our abuse.

18

IV,1,2004

Then this is mine opinion: that King Lewis
Becomes your enemy, for mocking him
About the marriage of the Lady Bona.

19

IV,1,2022

For this one speech Lord Hastings well deserves
To have the heir of the Lord Hungerford.

20

IV,1,2031

Or else you would not have bestow'd the heir
Of the Lord Bonville on your new wife's son,
And leave your brothers to go speed elsewhere.

21

IV,1,2036

In choosing for yourself, you show'd your judgment,
Which being shallow, you give me leave
To play the broker in mine own behalf;
And to that end I shortly mind to leave you.

22

IV,1,2095

Belike the elder; Clarence will have the younger.
Now, brother king, farewell, and sit you fast,
For I will hence to Warwick's other daughter;
That, though I want a kingdom, yet in marriage
I may not prove inferior to yourself.
You that love me and Warwick, follow me.

23

IV,2,2136

Fear not that, my lord.

24

IV,6,2346

No, Warwick, thou art worthy of the sway,
To whom the heavens in thy nativity
Adjudged an olive branch and laurel crown,
As likely to be blest in peace and war;
And therefore I yield thee my free consent.

25

IV,6,2360

That he consents, if Warwick yield consent;
For on thy fortune I repose myself.

26

IV,6,2370

What else? and that succession be determined.

27

IV,6,2378

It shall be done, my sovereign, with all speed.

28

IV,8,2528

A little fire is quickly trodden out;
Which, being suffer'd, rivers cannot quench.

29

IV,8,2547

In sign of truth, I kiss your highness' hand.

30

V,1,2684

Father of Warwick, know you what this means?
[Taking his red rose out of his hat]
Look here, I throw my infamy at thee
I will not ruinate my father's house,
Who gave his blood to lime the stones together,
And set up Lancaster. Why, trow'st thou, Warwick,
That Clarence is so harsh, so blunt, unnatural,
To bend the fatal instruments of war
Against his brother and his lawful king?
Perhaps thou wilt object my holy oath:
To keep that oath were more impiety
Than Jephthah's, when he sacrificed his daughter.
I am so sorry for my trespass made
That, to deserve well at my brother's hands,
I here proclaim myself thy mortal foe,
With resolution, wheresoe'er I meet thee—
As I will meet thee, if thou stir abroad—
To plague thee for thy foul misleading me.
And so, proud-hearted Warwick, I defy thee,
And to my brother turn my blushing cheeks.
Pardon me, Edward, I will make amends:
And, Richard, do not frown upon my faults,
For I will henceforth be no more unconstant.

31

V,3,2787

A little gale will soon disperse that cloud
And blow it to the source from whence it came:
The very beams will dry those vapours up,
For every cloud engenders not a storm.

32

V,5,2927

Untutor'd lad, thou art too malapert.

33

V,5,2937

And there's for twitting me with perjury.

34

V,5,2948

What? what?

35

V,5,2972

By heaven, I will not do thee so much ease.

36

V,5,2974

Didst thou not hear me swear I would not do it?

37

V,5,2985

To London, all in post; and, as I guess,
To make a bloody supper in the Tower.

38

V,7,3123

The duty that I owe unto your majesty
I seal upon the lips of this sweet babe.

39

V,7,3132

What will your grace have done with Margaret?
Reignier, her father, to the king of France
Hath pawn'd the Sicils and Jerusalem,
And hither have they sent it for her ransom.

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