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Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Adrian Kiernander
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Richard the Third (Quarto 1, 1597)

of Richard the third.
Buck. I doe, but long I shall not stay,
I shall returne before your Lordship thence.
Hast. Tis like enough, for I stay dinner there.
Buck. And supper too, although thou knowest it not:
1930Come shall we go along? Exeunt.
Enter Sir Richard Ratliffe, with the Lo: Riuers,
Gray, and Vaughan, prisoners.
1934.1Ratl. Come bring foorth the prisoners.
1935Ryu. Sir Richard Ratliffe let me tell thee this:
To day shalt thou behold a subiect die,
For truth, for duty, and for loyalty.
Gray. God keepe the Prince from all the packe of you:
A knot you are of damned bloudsuckers.
Ryu. O Pomfret Pomfret, Oh thou bloudy prison,
Fatall and ominous to noble peeres.
1945Within the guilty closure of thy wals
Richatd the second here was hackt to death:
And for more slaunder to thy dismall soule,
We giue thee vp our guiltlesse blouds to drinke.
Gray. Now Margarets curse is falne vpon our heads:
For standing by, when Richard stabd her sonne.
Riu. Then curst she Hastings, then curst she Bucking-(ham:
Then curst she Richard. Oh remember God,
1955To heare her praiers for them as now for vs,
And for my sister, and her princely sonne:
Be satisfied deare God with our true blouds,
Which as thou knowest vniustly must be spilt.
Rat. Come come dispatch, the limit of your linea is out.
1960Ryu. Come Gray, come Vaughan, let vs all imbrace
And take our leaue vntill we meete in heauen. Exeunt.
Enter the Lords to Councell.
Hast. My Lords at once the cause why we are met,
Is to determine of the coronation:
In Gods name say, when is this royall day?
1970Buc. Are all things fitting for that royall time?
Dar. It is, and wants but nomination.
Ryu. To morrow then, I guesse a happy time.
Buc. Who knowes the Lo: protectors mind herein?
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