Speeches (Lines) for Queen Margaret
in "Richard III"

Total: 33

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# Act, Scene, Line
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Speech text

1

I,3,574

And lessen'd be that small, God, I beseech thee!
Thy honour, state and seat is due to me.

2

I,3,581

Out, devil! I remember them too well:
Thou slewest my husband Henry in the Tower,...

3

I,3,589

Yea, and much better blood than his or thine.

4

I,3,597

A murderous villain, and so still thou art.

5

I,3,600

Which God revenge!

6

I,3,606

Hie thee to hell for shame, and leave the world,
Thou cacodemon! there thy kingdom is.

7

I,3,618

A little joy enjoys the queen thereof;
For I am she, and altogether joyless....

8

I,3,629

But repetition of what thou hast marr'd;
That will I make before I let thee go.

9

I,3,632

I was; but I do find more pain in banishment
Than death can yield me here by my abode....

10

I,3,652

What were you snarling all before I came,
Ready to catch each other by the throat,...

11

I,3,680

And leave out thee? stay, dog, for thou shalt hear me.
If heaven have any grievous plague in store...

12

I,3,699

Richard!

13

I,3,701

I call thee not.

14

I,3,704

Why, so I did; but look'd for no reply.
O, let me make the period to my curse!

15

I,3,708

Poor painted queen, vain flourish of my fortune!
Why strew'st thou sugar on that bottled spider,...

16

I,3,716

Foul shame upon you! you have all moved mine.

17

I,3,718

To serve me well, you all should do me duty,
Teach me to be your queen, and you my subjects:...

18

I,3,722

Peace, master marquess, you are malapert:
Your fire-new stamp of honour is scarce current....

19

I,3,733

And turns the sun to shade; alas! alas!
Witness my son, now in the shade of death;...

20

I,3,741

Urge neither charity nor shame to me:
Uncharitably with me have you dealt,...

21

I,3,747

O princely Buckingham I'll kiss thy hand,
In sign of league and amity with thee:...

22

I,3,754

I'll not believe but they ascend the sky,
And there awake God's gentle-sleeping peace....

23

I,3,764

What, dost thou scorn me for my gentle counsel?
And soothe the devil that I warn thee from?...

24

IV,4,2792

So, now prosperity begins to mellow
And drop into the rotten mouth of death....

25

IV,4,2807

Hover about her; say, that right for right
Hath dimm'd your infant morn to aged night.

26

IV,4,2812

Plantagenet doth quit Plantagenet.
Edward for Edward pays a dying debt.

27

IV,4,2817

When holy Harry died, and my sweet son.

28

IV,4,2829

If ancient sorrow be most reverend,
Give mine the benefit of seniory,...

29

IV,4,2841

Thou hadst a Clarence too, and Richard kill'd him.
From forth the kennel of thy womb hath crept...

30

IV,4,2856

Bear with me; I am hungry for revenge,
And now I cloy me with beholding it....

31

IV,4,2877

I call'd thee then vain flourish of my fortune;
I call'd thee then poor shadow, painted queen;...

32

IV,4,2913

Forbear to sleep the nights, and fast the days;
Compare dead happiness with living woe;...

33

IV,4,2920

Thy woes will make them sharp, and pierce like mine.

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