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Sweet prince, the untainted virtue of your yearsPage 62 - after line 18
Hath not yet dived into the world's deceit
[Nor more can you distinguish of a man
Than of his outward show; which, God he knows,
Seldom or never jumpeth with the heart.]
Those uncles which you want were dangerous.
[Your grace attended to their sugar'd words,
But look'd not on the poison of their hearts.]
God keep you from them, and from such false friends!
I thank you, good my lord; and thank you all.
I thought my mother, and my brother York,
Would long ere this have met us on the way
[Fie, what a slug is Hastings, that he comes not
To tell us whether they will come or no!]
[And, in good time, here comes the sweating lord.]PRINCE EDWARD
Welcome, my lord: what, will our mother come?
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My Lord of Buckingham,BUCKINGHAM
[if my weak oratory
Can from his mother win the Duke of York,
Anon expect him here; but if she be obdurate
To mild entreaties,]
God in heaven forbid
We should infringe the holy privilege
Of blessed sanctuary!
[not for all this land
Would I be guilty of so deep a sin.]
[You are too senseless--obstinate, my lord,CARDINAL
Too ceremonious and traditional
Weigh it but with the grossness of this age,
You break not sanctuary in seizing him.
The benefit thereof is always granted
To those whose dealings have deserved the place,
And those who have the wit to claim the place.]
This prince hath neither claim'd it nor deserved it;
And therefore, in mine opinion, cannot have it:
[Then, taking him from thence that is not there,
You break no privilege nor charter there.]
Oft have I heard of sanctuary men;
But sanctuary children ne'er till now.
My lord, you shall o'er-rule my mind for once.HASTINGS
Come on, Lord Hastings, will you go with me?
I go, my lord.PRINCE EDWARD
[Good lords, make all the speedy haste you may.
Exeunt CARDINAL and HASTINGS
Say, uncle Gloucester, if our brother come,]GLOUCESTER
Where shall we sojourn till our coronation?
Where it seems best unto your royal self.Page 64 - after line 74
If I may counsel you, some day or two
Your highness shall repose you at the Tower.
[Then where you please, and shall be thought most fit
For your best health and recreation.]
But say, my lord, it were not register'd,GLOUCESTER
Methinks the truth should live from age to age,
[As 'twere retail'd to all posterity,
Even to the general all-ending day.]
Aside: So wise so young, they say, do neverPRINCE EDWARD
What say you, uncle?GLOUCESTER
I say, without characters, fame lives long.
Thus, like the formalvice, Iniquity,Page 66 - after line 110
I moralize two meanings in one word.]
A beggar, brother?YORK
Of my kind uncle, that I know will give;GLOUCESTER
[And being but a toy, which is no grief to give.]
A greater gift than that I'll give my cousin.YORK
A greater gift! O, that's the sword to it.GLOUCESTER
[A gentle cousin, were it light enough.]YORK
[O, then, I see, you will part but with lightgifts;GLOUCESTER
In weightier things you'll say a beggar nay.]
It is too heavy for your grace to wear.
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[With what a sharp-provided wit he reasons!GLOUCESTER
To mitigate the scorn he gives his uncle,
He prettily and aptly taunts himself:
So cunning and so young is wonderful.]
My lord, will't please you pass along?YORK
[Myself and my good cousin Buckingham
Will to your mother, to entreat of her
To meet you at the Tower and welcome you.]
[What, will you go unto the Tower, my lord?]PRINCE EDWARD
[My lord protector needs will have it so.]YORK
I shall not sleep in quiet at the Tower.GLOUCESTER
Why, what should you fear?YORK
Marry, my uncle Clarence' angry ghost:PRINCE EDWARD
My grandam told me he was murdered there.
I fear no uncles dead.GLOUCESTER
Nor none that live, I hope.PRINCE EDWARD
An if they live, I hope I need not fear.
[But come, my lord; and with a heavy heart,
Thinking on them, go I unto the Tower.]
A Sennet. Exeunt all but GLOUCESTER, BUCKINGHAM and CATESBYBUCKINGHAM
[Think you, my lord, this little prating YorkGLOUCESTER
Was not incensed by his subtle mother
To taunt and scorn you thus opprobriously?]
[No doubt, no doubt; O, 'tis a parlous boy;BUCKINGHAM
Bold, quick, ingenious, forward, capable
He is all the mother's, from the top to toe.]
[Well, let them rest. Come hither, Catesby.CATESBY
Thou art sworn as deeply to effect what we intend
As closely to conceal what we impart:
Thou know'st our reasons urged upon the way;]
What think'st thou? is it not an easy matter
To make William Lord Hastings of our mind,
For the installment of this noble duke
In the seat royal of this famous isle?
He for his father's sake so loves the prince,BUCKINGHAM
That he will not be won to aught against him.
What think'st thou, then, of Stanley? Will not he?CATESBY
He will do all in all as Hastings doth.BUCKINGHAM
[Well, then, no more but this: go, gentle Catesby,GLOUCESTER
As it were far off sound thou Lord Hastings,
How doth he stand affected to our purpose;
And summon him to-morrow to the Tower,
To sit about the coronation.
If thou dost find him tractable to us,
Encourage him, and show him all our reasons.
If he be leaden, icy-cold, unwilling,
Be thou so too; and so break off your talk,
And give us notice of his inclination:
For we to-morrow hold divided councils,
Wherein thyself shalt highly be employ'd.
Commend me to Lord William. Tell him, Catesby,BUCKINGHAM
His ancient knot of dangerous adversaries
To-morrow are let blood at Pomfret-castle;
And bid my friend, for joy of this good news,
Give mistress Shore one gentle kiss the more.
[Good Catesby, go, effect this business soundly.]CATESBY
My good lords both, with all the heed I can.GLOUCESTER
[Shall we hear from you, Catesby, ere we sleep?]CATESBY
[You shall, my lord.]GLOUCESTER
[At Crosby Place, there shall you find us both.]
Now, my lord, what shall we do, if we perceiveGLOUCESTER
Lord Hastings will not yield to our complots?
Chop off his head, man; Something we will determine.BUCKINGHAM
And, look, when I am king, claim thou of me
The earldom of Hereford, and all the moveables
Whereof the King my brother was possess'd.
I'll claim that promise at your grace's hands.GLOUCESTER
And look to have it yielded with all kindness.
[Come, let us sup betimes, that afterwards
We may digest our complots in some form.]