Speeches (Lines) for Lord Hastings
in "Henry VI, Part III"

Total: 9

---
# Act, Scene, Line
(Click to see in context)
Speech text

1

IV,1,2014

Marquess of Montague. Yet, to have join'd with France in such alliance
Would more have strengthen'd this our commonwealth
'Gainst foreign storms than any home-bred marriage.

Lord Hastings. Why, knows not Montague that of itself
England is safe, if true within itself?


2

IV,1,2017

Marquess of Montague. But the safer when 'tis back'd with France.

Lord Hastings. 'Tis better using France than trusting France:
Let us be back'd with God and with the seas
Which He hath given for fence impregnable,
And with their helps only defend ourselves;
In them and in ourselves our safety lies.


3

IV,1,2123

Marquess of Montague. So God help Montague as he proves true!

Lord Hastings. And Hastings as he favours Edward's cause!


4

IV,5,2301

King Edward IV (Plantagenet). But whither shall we then?

Lord Hastings. To Lynn, my lord,
And ship from thence to Flanders.


5

IV,7,2439

King Edward IV (Plantagenet). Tush, man, abodements must not now affright us:
By fair or foul means we must enter in,
For hither will our friends repair to us.

Lord Hastings. My liege, I'll knock once more to summon them.


6

IV,7,2451

Richard III (Duke of Gloucester). [Aside] But when the fox hath once got in his nose,
He'll soon find means to make the body follow.

Lord Hastings. Why, master mayor, why stand you in a doubt?
Open the gates; we are King Henry's friends.


7

IV,7,2456

Richard III (Duke of Gloucester). A wise stout captain, and soon persuaded!

Lord Hastings. The good old man would fain that all were well,
So 'twere not 'long of him; but being enter'd,
I doubt not, I, but we shall soon persuade
Both him and all his brothers unto reason.


8

IV,7,2490

King Edward IV (Plantagenet). When we grow stronger, then we'll make our claim:
Till then, 'tis wisdom to conceal our meaning.

Lord Hastings. Away with scrupulous wit! now arms must rule.


9

IV,7,2498

Marquess of Montague. Ay, now my sovereign speaketh like himself;
And now will I be Edward's champion.

Lord Hastings. Sound trumpet; Edward shall be here proclaim'd:
Come, fellow-soldier, make thou proclamation.


Return to the "Henry VI, Part III" menu

Plays + Sonnets + Poems + Concordance + Character Search + Advanced Search + About OSS