Speeches (Lines) for Second Citizen
in "Richard III"

Total: 6

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# Act, Scene, Line
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1

II,3,1432

First Citizen. Neighbour, well met: whither away so fast?

Second Citizen. I promise you, I scarcely know myself:
Hear you the news abroad?


2

II,3,1435

First Citizen. Ay, that the king is dead.

Second Citizen. Bad news, by'r lady; seldom comes the better:
I fear, I fear 'twill prove a troublous world.


3

II,3,1441

Third Citizen. Doth this news hold of good King Edward's death?

Second Citizen. Ay, sir, it is too true; God help the while!


4

II,3,1445

Third Citizen. Woe to the land that's govern'd by a child!

Second Citizen. In him there is a hope of government,
That in his nonage council under him,
And in his full and ripen'd years himself,
No doubt, shall then and till then govern well.


5

II,3,1471

Third Citizen. When clouds appear, wise men put on their cloaks;
When great leaves fall, the winter is at hand;
When the sun sets, who doth not look for night?
Untimely storms make men expect a dearth.
All may be well; but, if God sort it so,
'Tis more than we deserve, or I expect.

Second Citizen. Truly, the souls of men are full of dread:
Ye cannot reason almost with a man
That looks not heavily and full of fear.


6

II,3,1479

Third Citizen. Before the times of change, still is it so:
By a divine instinct men's minds mistrust
Ensuing dangers; as by proof, we see
The waters swell before a boisterous storm.
But leave it all to God. whither away?

Second Citizen. Marry, we were sent for to the justices.


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