Speeches (Lines) for Earl of Warwick
in "Henry VI, Part I"

Total: 24

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1

II,4,931

Duke/Earl of Somerset. Judge you, my Lord of Warwick, then, between us.

Earl of Warwick. Between two hawks, which flies the higher pitch;
Between two dogs, which hath the deeper mouth;
Between two blades, which bears the better temper:
Between two horses, which doth bear him best;
Between two girls, which hath the merriest eye;
I have perhaps some shallow spirit of judgement;
But in these nice sharp quillets of the law,
Good faith, I am no wiser than a daw.


2

II,4,956

Duke/Earl of Somerset. Let him that is no coward nor no flatterer,
But dare maintain the party of the truth,
Pluck a red rose from off this thorn with me.

Earl of Warwick. I love no colours, and without all colour
Of base insinuating flattery
I pluck this white rose with Plantagenet.


3

II,4,1013

Duke/Earl of Somerset. Away, away, good William de la Pole!
We grace the yeoman by conversing with him.

Earl of Warwick. Now, by God's will, thou wrong'st him, Somerset;
His grandfather was Lionel Duke of Clarence,
Third son to the third Edward King of England:
Spring crestless yeomen from so deep a root?


4

II,4,1053

Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester). How I am braved and must perforce endure it!

Earl of Warwick. This blot that they object against your house
Shall be wiped out in the next parliament
Call'd for the truce of Winchester and Gloucester;
And if thou be not then created York,
I will not live to be accounted Warwick.
Meantime, in signal of my love to thee,
Against proud Somerset and William Pole,
Will I upon thy party wear this rose:
And here I prophesy: this brawl to-day,
Grown to this faction in the Temple-garden,
Shall send between the red rose and the white
A thousand souls to death and deadly night.


5

III,1,1274

Winchester. Rome shall remedy this.

Earl of Warwick. Roam thither, then.


6

III,1,1276

Duke/Earl of Somerset. My lord, it were your duty to forbear.

Earl of Warwick. Ay, see the bishop be not overborne.


7

III,1,1279

Duke/Earl of Somerset. Methinks my lord should be religious
And know the office that belongs to such.

Earl of Warwick. Methinks his lordship should be humbler;
it fitteth not a prelate so to plead.


8

III,1,1282

Duke/Earl of Somerset. Yes, when his holy state is touch'd so near.

Earl of Warwick. State holy or unhallow'd, what of that?
Is not his grace protector to the king?


9

III,1,1300

Henry VI. Uncles of Gloucester and of Winchester,
The special watchmen of our English weal,
I would prevail, if prayers might prevail,
To join your hearts in love and amity.
O, what a scandal is it to our crown,
That two such noble peers as ye should jar!
Believe me, lords, my tender years can tell
Civil dissension is a viperous worm
That gnaws the bowels of the commonwealth.
[A noise within, 'Down with the tawny-coats!']
What tumult's this?

Earl of Warwick. An uproar, I dare warrant,
Begun through malice of the bishop's men.


10

III,1,1343

Henry VI. O, how this discord doth afflict my soul!
Can you, my Lord of Winchester, behold
My sighs and tears and will not once relent?
Who should be pitiful, if you be not?
Or who should study to prefer a peace.
If holy churchmen take delight in broils?

Earl of Warwick. Yield, my lord protector; yield, Winchester;
Except you mean with obstinate repulse
To slay your sovereign and destroy the realm.
You see what mischief and what murder too
Hath been enacted through your enmity;
Then be at peace except ye thirst for blood.


11

III,1,1353

Duke of Gloucester. Compassion on the king commands me stoop;
Or I would see his heart out, ere the priest
Should ever get that privilege of me.

Earl of Warwick. Behold, my Lord of Winchester, the duke
Hath banish'd moody discontented fury,
As by his smoothed brows it doth appear:
Why look you still so stern and tragical?


12

III,1,1362

Henry VI. Fie, uncle Beaufort! I have heard you preach
That malice was a great and grievous sin;
And will not you maintain the thing you teach,
But prove a chief offender in the same?

Earl of Warwick. Sweet king! the bishop hath a kindly gird.
For shame, my lord of Winchester, relent!
What, shall a child instruct you what to do?


13

III,1,1381

(stage directions). [Exeunt Serving-men, Mayor, &c]

Earl of Warwick. Accept this scroll, most gracious sovereign,
Which in the right of Richard Plantagenet
We do exhibit to your majesty.


14

III,1,1392

Henry VI. And those occasions, uncle, were of force:
Therefore, my loving lords, our pleasure is
That Richard be restored to his blood.

Earl of Warwick. Let Richard be restored to his blood;
So shall his father's wrongs be recompensed.


15

IV,1,1942

Henry VI. Come hither, you that would be combatants:
Henceforth I charge you, as you love our favour,
Quite to forget this quarrel and the cause.
And you, my lords, remember where we are,
In France, amongst a fickle wavering nation:
If they perceive dissension in our looks
And that within ourselves we disagree,
How will their grudging stomachs be provoked
To wilful disobedience, and rebel!
Beside, what infamy will there arise,
When foreign princes shall be certified
That for a toy, a thing of no regard,
King Henry's peers and chief nobility
Destroy'd themselves, and lost the realm of France!
O, think upon the conquest of my father,
My tender years, and let us not forego
That for a trifle that was bought with blood
Let me be umpire in this doubtful strife.
I see no reason, if I wear this rose,
[Putting on a red rose]
That any one should therefore be suspicious
I more incline to Somerset than York:
Both are my kinsmen, and I love them both:
As well they may upbraid me with my crown,
Because, forsooth, the king of Scots is crown'd.
But your discretions better can persuade
Than I am able to instruct or teach:
And therefore, as we hither came in peace,
So let us still continue peace and love.
Cousin of York, we institute your grace
To be our regent in these parts of France:
And, good my Lord of Somerset, unite
Your troops of horsemen with his bands of foot;
And, like true subjects, sons of your progenitors,
Go cheerfully together and digest.
Your angry choler on your enemies.
Ourself, my lord protector and the rest
After some respite will return to Calais;
From thence to England; where I hope ere long
To be presented, by your victories,
With Charles, Alencon and that traitorous rout.
[Flourish. Exeunt all but YORK, WARWICK, EXETER]
and VERNON]

Earl of Warwick. My Lord of York, I promise you, the king
Prettily, methought, did play the orator.


16

IV,1,1946

Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester). And so he did; but yet I like it not,
In that he wears the badge of Somerset.

Earl of Warwick. Tush, that was but his fancy, blame him not;
I dare presume, sweet prince, he thought no harm.


17

V,4,2684

Shepherd. Out, out! My lords, an please you, 'tis not so;
I did beget her, all the parish knows:
Her mother liveth yet, can testify
She was the first fruit of my bachelorship.

Earl of Warwick. Graceless! wilt thou deny thy parentage?


18

V,4,2726

Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester). Ay, ay: away with her to execution!

Earl of Warwick. And hark ye, sirs; because she is a maid,
Spare for no faggots, let there be enow:
Place barrels of pitch upon the fatal stake,
That so her torture may be shortened.


19

V,4,2737

Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester). Now heaven forfend! the holy maid with child!

Earl of Warwick. The greatest miracle that e'er ye wrought:
Is all your strict preciseness come to this?


20

V,4,2741

Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester). She and the Dauphin have been juggling:
I did imagine what would be her refuge.

Earl of Warwick. Well, go to; we'll have no bastards live;
Especially since Charles must father it.


21

V,4,2750

Joan la Pucelle. O, give me leave, I have deluded you:
'Twas neither Charles nor yet the duke I named,
But Reignier, king of Naples, that prevail'd.

Earl of Warwick. A married man! that's most intolerable.


22

V,4,2753

Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester). Why, here's a girl! I think she knows not well,
There were so many, whom she may accuse.

Earl of Warwick. It's sign she hath been liberal and free.


23

V,4,2786

Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester). Is all our travail turn'd to this effect?
After the slaughter of so many peers,
So many captains, gentlemen and soldiers,
That in this quarrel have been overthrown
And sold their bodies for their country's benefit,
Shall we at last conclude effeminate peace?
Have we not lost most part of all the towns,
By treason, falsehood and by treachery,
Our great progenitors had conquered?
O Warwick, Warwick! I foresee with grief
The utter loss of all the realm of France.

Earl of Warwick. Be patient, York: if we conclude a peace,
It shall be with such strict and severe covenants
As little shall the Frenchmen gain thereby.
[Enter CHARLES, ALENCON, BASTARD OF ORLEANS,]
REIGNIER, and others]


24

V,4,2840

Duke of Alencon. To say the truth, it is your policy
To save your subjects from such massacre
And ruthless slaughters as are daily seen
By our proceeding in hostility;
And therefore take this compact of a truce,
Although you break it when your pleasure serves.

Earl of Warwick. How say'st thou, Charles? shall our condition stand?


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