Speeches (Lines) for Winchester
in "Henry VI, Part I"

Total: 27

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1

I,1,32

He was a king bless'd of the King of kings.
Unto the French the dreadful judgement-day
So dreadful will not be as was his sight.
The battles of the Lord of hosts he fought:
The church's prayers made him so prosperous.

2

I,1,41

Gloucester, whate'er we like, thou art protector
And lookest to command the prince and realm.
Thy wife is proud; she holdeth thee in awe,
More than God or religious churchmen may.

3

I,1,114

What! wherein Talbot overcame? is't so?

4

I,1,183

Each hath his place and function to attend:
I am left out; for me nothing remains.
But long I will not be Jack out of office:
The king from Eltham I intend to steal
And sit at chiefest stern of public weal.

5

I,3,384

How now, ambitious Humphry! what means this?

6

I,3,386

I do, thou most usurping proditor,
And not protector, of the king or realm.

7

I,3,393

Nay, stand thou back, I will not budge a foot:
This be Damascus, be thou cursed Cain,
To slay thy brother Abel, if thou wilt.

8

I,3,399

Do what thou darest; I beard thee to thy face.

9

I,3,407

Gloucester, thou wilt answer this before the pope.

10

I,3,420

Here's Gloucester, a foe to citizens,
One that still motions war and never peace,
O'ercharging your free purses with large fines,
That seeks to overthrow religion,
Because he is protector of the realm,
And would have armour here out of the Tower,
To crown himself king and suppress the prince.

11

I,3,441

Gloucester, we will meet; to thy cost, be sure:
Thy heart-blood I will have for this day's work.

12

I,3,446

Abominable Gloucester, guard thy head;
For I intend to have it ere long.
[Exeunt, severally, GLOUCESTER and BISHOP OF]
WINCHESTER with their Serving-men]

13

III,1,1221

Comest thou with deep premeditated lines,
With written pamphlets studiously devised,
Humphrey of Gloucester? If thou canst accuse,
Or aught intend'st to lay unto my charge,
Do it without invention, suddenly;
As I with sudden and extemporal speech
Purpose to answer what thou canst object.

14

III,1,1247

Gloucester, I do defy thee. Lords, vouchsafe
To give me hearing what I shall reply.
If I were covetous, ambitious or perverse,
As he will have me, how am I so poor?
Or how haps it I seek not to advance
Or raise myself, but keep my wonted calling?
And for dissension, who preferreth peace
More than I do?—except I be provoked.
No, my good lords, it is not that offends;
It is not that that hath incensed the duke:
It is, because no one should sway but he;
No one but he should be about the king;
And that engenders thunder in his breast
And makes him roar these accusations forth.
But he shall know I am as good—

15

III,1,1264

Ay, lordly sir; for what are you, I pray,
But one imperious in another's throne?

16

III,1,1267

And am not I a prelate of the church?

17

III,1,1270

Unreverent Gloster!

18

III,1,1273

Rome shall remedy this.

19

III,1,1349

He shall submit, or I will never yield.

20

III,1,1365

Well, Duke of Gloucester, I will yield to thee;
Love for thy love and hand for hand I give.

21

III,1,1372

[Aside] So help me God, as I intend it not!

22

III,1,1394

As will the rest, so willeth Winchester.

23

IV,1,1760

God save King Henry, of that name the sixth!

24

V,1,2408

Stay, my lord legate: you shall first receive
The sum of money which I promised
Should be deliver'd to his holiness
For clothing me in these grave ornaments.

25

V,1,2413

[Aside] Now Winchester will not submit, I trow,
Or be inferior to the proudest peer.
Humphrey of Gloucester, thou shalt well perceive
That, neither in birth or for authority,
The bishop will be overborne by thee:
I'll either make thee stoop and bend thy knee,
Or sack this country with a mutiny.

26

V,4,2767

Lord regent, I do greet your excellence
With letters of commission from the king.
For know, my lords, the states of Christendom,
Moved with remorse of these outrageous broils,
Have earnestly implored a general peace
Betwixt our nation and the aspiring French;
And here at hand the Dauphin and his train
Approacheth, to confer about some matter.

27

V,4,2798

Charles, and the rest, it is enacted thus:
That, in regard King Henry gives consent,
Of mere compassion and of lenity,
To ease your country of distressful war,
And suffer you to breathe in fruitful peace,
You shall become true liegemen to his crown:
And Charles, upon condition thou wilt swear
To pay him tribute, submit thyself,
Thou shalt be placed as viceroy under him,
And still enjoy thy regal dignity.

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