Speeches (Lines) for Prince Edward
in "Richard III"

Total: 19

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1

III,1,1570

Richard III (Duke of Gloucester). Welcome, dear cousin, my thoughts' sovereign
The weary way hath made you melancholy.

Prince Edward. No, uncle; but our crosses on the way
Have made it tedious, wearisome, and heavy
I want more uncles here to welcome me.


2

III,1,1582

Richard III (Duke of Gloucester). Sweet prince, the untainted virtue of your years
Hath not yet dived into the world's deceit
Nor more can you distinguish of a man
Than of his outward show; which, God he knows,
Seldom or never jumpeth with the heart.
Those uncles which you want were dangerous;
Your grace attended to their sugar'd words,
But look'd not on the poison of their hearts :
God keep you from them, and from such false friends!

Prince Edward. God keep me from false friends! but they were none.


3

III,1,1586

Lord Mayor of London. God bless your grace with health and happy days!

Prince Edward. I thank you, good my lord; and thank you all.
I thought my mother, and my brother York,
Would long ere this have met us on the way
Fie, what a slug is Hastings, that he comes not
To tell us whether they will come or no!


4

III,1,1593

Duke of Buckingham. And, in good time, here comes the sweating lord.

Prince Edward. Welcome, my lord: what, will our mother come?


5

III,1,1628

Lord Hastings. I go, my lord.

Prince Edward. Good lords, make all the speedy haste you may.
[Exeunt CARDINAL and HASTINGS]
Say, uncle Gloucester, if our brother come,
Where shall we sojourn till our coronation?


6

III,1,1637

Richard III (Duke of Gloucester). Where it seems best unto your royal self.
If I may counsel you, some day or two
Your highness shall repose you at the Tower:
Then where you please, and shall be thought most fit
For your best health and recreation.

Prince Edward. I do not like the Tower, of any place.
Did Julius Caesar build that place, my lord?


7

III,1,1641

Duke of Buckingham. He did, my gracious lord, begin that place;
Which, since, succeeding ages have re-edified.

Prince Edward. Is it upon record, or else reported
Successively from age to age, he built it?


8

III,1,1644

Duke of Buckingham. Upon record, my gracious lord.

Prince Edward. But say, my lord, it were not register'd,
Methinks the truth should live from age to age,
As 'twere retail'd to all posterity,
Even to the general all-ending day.


9

III,1,1650

Richard III (Duke of Gloucester). [Aside] So wise so young, they say, do never
live long.

Prince Edward. What say you, uncle?


10

III,1,1655

Richard III (Duke of Gloucester). I say, without characters, fame lives long.
[Aside]
Thus, like the formal vice, Iniquity,
I moralize two meanings in one word.

Prince Edward. That Julius Caesar was a famous man;
With what his valour did enrich his wit,
His wit set down to make his valour live
Death makes no conquest of this conqueror;
For now he lives in fame, though not in life.
I'll tell you what, my cousin Buckingham,—


11

III,1,1662

Duke of Buckingham. What, my gracious lord?

Prince Edward. An if I live until I be a man,
I'll win our ancient right in France again,
Or die a soldier, as I lived a king.


12

III,1,1668

Duke of Buckingham. Now, in good time, here comes the Duke of York.

Prince Edward. Richard of York! how fares our loving brother?


13

III,1,1670

Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester). Well, my dread lord; so must I call you now.

Prince Edward. Ay, brother, to our grief, as it is yours:
Too late he died that might have kept that title,
Which by his death hath lost much majesty.


14

III,1,1685

Richard III (Duke of Gloucester). My dagger, little cousin? with all my heart.

Prince Edward. A beggar, brother?


15

III,1,1699

Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester). Little.

Prince Edward. My Lord of York will still be cross in talk:
Uncle, your grace knows how to bear with him.


16

III,1,1714

Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester). What, will you go unto the Tower, my lord?

Prince Edward. My lord protector needs will have it so.


17

III,1,1719

Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester). Marry, my uncle Clarence' angry ghost:
My grandam told me he was murdered there.

Prince Edward. I fear no uncles dead.


18

III,1,1721

Richard III (Duke of Gloucester). Nor none that live, I hope.

Prince Edward. An if they live, I hope I need not fear.
But come, my lord; and with a heavy heart,
Thinking on them, go I unto the Tower.
[A Sennet. Exeunt all but GLOUCESTER, BUCKINGHAM]
and CATESBY]


19

V,3,3593

(stage directions). [Enter the Ghost of Prince Edward, son to King Henry VI]

Prince Edward. [To KING RICHARD III]
Let me sit heavy on thy soul to-morrow!
Think, how thou stab'dst me in my prime of youth
At Tewksbury: despair, therefore, and die!
[To RICHMOND]
Be cheerful, Richmond; for the wronged souls
Of butcher'd princes fight in thy behalf
King Henry's issue, Richmond, comforts thee.


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