Speeches (Lines) for Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester)
in "Richard III"

Total: 15

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1

III,1,1669

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

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


2

III,1,1674

Richard III (Duke of Gloucester). How fares our cousin, noble Lord of York?

Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester). I thank you, gentle uncle. O, my lord,
You said that idle weeds are fast in growth
The prince my brother hath outgrown me far.


3

III,1,1678

Richard III (Duke of Gloucester). He hath, my lord.

Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester). And therefore is he idle?


4

III,1,1680

Richard III (Duke of Gloucester). O, my fair cousin, I must not say so.

Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester). Then is he more beholding to you than I.


5

III,1,1683

Richard III (Duke of Gloucester). He may command me as my sovereign;
But you have power in me as in a kinsman.

Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester). I pray you, uncle, give me this dagger.


6

III,1,1686

Prince Edward. A beggar, brother?

Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester). Of my kind uncle, that I know will give;
And being but a toy, which is no grief to give.


7

III,1,1689

Richard III (Duke of Gloucester). A greater gift than that I'll give my cousin.

Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester). A greater gift! O, that's the sword to it.


8

III,1,1691

Richard III (Duke of Gloucester). A gentle cousin, were it light enough.

Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester). O, then, I see, you will part but with light gifts;
In weightier things you'll say a beggar nay.


9

III,1,1694

Richard III (Duke of Gloucester). It is too heavy for your grace to wear.

Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester). I weigh it lightly, were it heavier.


10

III,1,1696

Richard III (Duke of Gloucester). What, would you have my weapon, little lord?

Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester). I would, that I might thank you as you call me.


11

III,1,1698

Richard III (Duke of Gloucester). How?

Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester). Little.


12

III,1,1701

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

Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester). You mean, to bear me, not to bear with me:
Uncle, my brother mocks both you and me;
Because that I am little, like an ape,
He thinks that you should bear me on your shoulders.


13

III,1,1713

Richard III (Duke of Gloucester). My lord, will't please you pass along?
Myself and my good cousin Buckingham
Will to your mother, to entreat of her
To meet you at the Tower and welcome you.

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


14

III,1,1715

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

Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester). I shall not sleep in quiet at the Tower.


15

III,1,1717

Richard III (Duke of Gloucester). Why, what should you fear?

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


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