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Come, cousin, canst thou quake, and change thy colour,BUCKINGHAM
[Murder thy breath in the middle of a word,
And then begin again, and stop again,]
As if thou wert distraught and mad with terror?
Tut, I can counterfeit the deep tragedian;Page 81 - after line 23
[Speak and look back, and pry on every side,]
Tremble and start at wagging of a straw.
[Intending deep suspicion: ghastly looks
Are at my service, like enforced smiles;
And both are ready in their offices,
At any time, to grace my stratagems.]
But what, is Catesby gone?
So dear I loved the man that I must weep.Page 82 - after line 39
I took him for the plainest harmless creature
That breathed upon this earth a Christian.
[Made him my book wherein my soul recorded
The history of all her secret thoughts:
So smooth he daub'd his vice with show of virtue,
That, his apparent open guilt omitted,
I mean, his conversation with Shore's wife,
He lived from all attainder of suspect.]
What, think you we are Turks or infidels?
Or that we would, against the form of law,
Proceed thus rashly to the villain's death.
[But that the extreme peril of the case,
The peace of England and our persons' safety,
Enforced us to this execution?]
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And to that end we wish'd your lord-ship here,BUCKINGHAM
[To avoid the carping censures of the world.]
[But since you come too late of our intents,
Yet witness what you hear we did intend:]
And so, my good lord mayor, we bid farewell.
Exit Lord MayorGLOUCESTER
Go, after, after, cousin Buckingham.BUCKINGHAM
The mayor towards Guildhall hies him in all post:
There, at your meet'st advantage of the time,
Infer the bastardy of Edward's children:
[Tell them how Edward put to death a citizen,
Only for saying he would make his son
Heir to the crown; meaning indeed his house,
Which, by the sign thereof was termed so.]
Moreover, urge his hateful luxury
And bestial appetite in change of lust;
Which stretched to their servants, daughters, wives.
[Even where his lustful eye or savage heart,
Without control, listed to make his prey.]
Nay, for a need, thus far come near my person:
Tell them, when that my mother went with child
Of that unsatiate Edward, noble York
My princely father then had wars in France
And, by true computation of the time,
Found that the issue was not his begot-
[Which well appeared in his lineaments,
Being nothing like the noble duke my father.]
Yet touch this sparingly, as 'twere far off,
Because you know, my lord, my mother lives.
Doubt not, my lord, I'll play the oratorGLOUCESTER
[As if the golden fee for which I plead
Were for myself: and so, my lord, adieu.]
[If you thrive well, bring them to Baynard's Castle;]BUCKINGHAM
Where you shall find me
With reverend fathers and well-learned bishops.
[I go: and towards three or four o'clock
Look for the news that the Guildhall affords.]
[Go, Lovel, with all speed to Doctor Shaw;
Go thou to Friar Penker; bid them both
Meet me within this hour at Baynard's Castle.
Exeunt all but GLOUCESTER
Now will I in, to take some privy order,
To draw the brats of Clarence out of sight;
And to give notice, that no manner of person
At any time have recourse unto the princes.]