Speeches (Lines) for Second Keeper
in "Henry VI, Part III"

Total: 9

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1

III,1,1371

First Keeper. Under this thick-grown brake we'll shroud ourselves;
For through this laund anon the deer will come;
And in this covert will we make our stand,
Culling the principal of all the deer.

Second Keeper. I'll stay above the hill, so both may shoot.


2

III,1,1378

First Keeper. That cannot be; the noise of thy cross-bow
Will scare the herd, and so my shoot is lost.
Here stand we both, and aim we at the best:
And, for the time shall not seem tedious,
I'll tell thee what befell me on a day
In this self-place where now we mean to stand.

Second Keeper. Here comes a man; let's stay till he be past.


3

III,1,1393

Henry VI. Let me embrace thee, sour adversity,
For wise men say it is the wisest course.

Second Keeper. Why linger we? let us lay hands upon him.


4

III,1,1422

Henry VI. My queen and son are gone to France for aid;
And, as I hear, the great commanding Warwick
Is thither gone, to crave the French king's sister
To wife for Edward: if this news be true,
Poor queen and son, your labour is but lost;
For Warwick is a subtle orator,
And Lewis a prince soon won with moving words.
By this account then Margaret may win him;
For she's a woman to be pitied much:
Her sighs will make a battery in his breast;
Her tears will pierce into a marble heart;
The tiger will be mild whiles she doth mourn;
And Nero will be tainted with remorse,
To hear and see her plaints, her brinish tears.
Ay, but she's come to beg, Warwick to give;
She, on his left side, craving aid for Henry,
He, on his right, asking a wife for Edward.
She weeps, and says her Henry is deposed;
He smiles, and says his Edward is install'd;
That she, poor wretch, for grief can speak no more;
Whiles Warwick tells his title, smooths the wrong,
Inferreth arguments of mighty strength,
And in conclusion wins the king from her,
With promise of his sister, and what else,
To strengthen and support King Edward's place.
O Margaret, thus 'twill be; and thou, poor soul,
Art then forsaken, as thou went'st forlorn!

Second Keeper. Say, what art thou that talk'st of kings and queens?


5

III,1,1426

Henry VI. More than I seem, and less than I was born to:
A man at least, for less I should not be;
And men may talk of kings, and why not I?

Second Keeper. Ay, but thou talk'st as if thou wert a king.


6

III,1,1428

Henry VI. Why, so I am, in mind; and that's enough.

Second Keeper. But, if thou be a king, where is thy crown?


7

III,1,1433

Henry VI. My crown is in my heart, not on my head;
Not decked with diamonds and Indian stones,
Nor to be seen: my crown is called content:
A crown it is that seldom kings enjoy.

Second Keeper. Well, if you be a king crown'd with content,
Your crown content and you must be contented
To go along with us; for as we think,
You are the king King Edward hath deposed;
And we his subjects sworn in all allegiance
Will apprehend you as his enemy.


8

III,1,1440

Henry VI. But did you never swear, and break an oath?

Second Keeper. No, never such an oath; nor will not now.


9

III,1,1442

Henry VI. Where did you dwell when I was King of England?

Second Keeper. Here in this country, where we now remain.


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