King Richard III

King Richard III

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Excerpt: ... satisfied, dear God, with our true blood, Which, as Thou know'st, unjustly must be spilt. RATCLIFF Make haste; the hour of death is expiate. RIVERS Come, Grey;--come, Vaughan;--let us here embrace. Farewell, until we meet again in heaven. Exeunt. SCENE IV. London. A Room in the Tower BUCKINGHAM, STANLEY, HASTINGS, the BISHOP of ELY, RATCLIFF, LOVEL, and others sitting at a table: Officers of the Council attending. HASTINGS Now, noble peers, the cause why we are met Is to determine of the coronation. In God's name speak, --when is the royal day? BUCKINGHAM Are all things ready for that royal time? STANLEY Thery are, and wants but nomination. ELY To-morrow, then, I judge a happy day. BUCKINGHAM Who knows the lord protector's mind herein? Who is most inward with the noble duke? ELY Your grace, we think, should soonest know his mind. BUCKINGHAM We know each other's faces: for our hearts, He knows no more of mine than I of yours; Or I of his, my lord, than you of mine.-- Lord Hastings, you and he are near in love. HASTINGS I thank his grace, I know he loves me well; But for his purpose in the coronation I have not sounded him, nor he deliver'd His gracious pleasure any way therein: But you, my honourable lords, may name the time; And in the duke's behalf I'll give my voice, Which, I presume, he'll take in gentle part. ELY In happy time, here comes the duke himself. Enter GLOSTER. GLOSTER My noble lords and cousins all, good morrow. I have been long a sleeper; but I trust My absence doth neglect no great design Which by my presence might have been concluded. BUCKINGHAM Had you not come upon your cue, my lord, William Lord Hastings had pronounc'd your part, -- I mean, your voice, --for crowning of the king. GLOSTER Than my Lord Hastings no man might be bolder; His lordship knows me well and loves me well.-- My lord of Ely, when I was last in Holborn I saw good strawberries in your garden there: I do beseech you send for some of them. ELY Marry, and will, myshow more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236716493
  • 9781236716491