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Give me another horse,-bind up my wounds,Have mercy, Jesu !-Soft, I did but dream.O coward conscience, how dost thou afflict me! The lights burn blue. It is now dead midnight. Cold fearful drops stand on my trembling flesh. What do I fear? myself?
RICHARD'S ADDRESS BEFORE THE BATTLE. A thousand hearts are great within my bosom: Advance our standards, set upon our foes ; Our ancient word of courage, fair Saint George, Inspire us with the spleen of fiery dragons ! Upon them! Victory sits on our helms.
RICHARD'S BEHAVIOUR AFTER AN ALARUM. A horse! a horse ! 'my kingdom for a horse! Cate. Withdraw, my lord, I'll help you to a horse.
K. Rich. Slave, I have set my life upon a cast, And I will stand the hazard of the die: I think, there be six Richmonds in the field; Five bave I slain to-day instead of him: A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!
King Henry VIII.
To climb steep hills,
ACTION TO BE CARRIED ON WITH RESOLUTION.
Our necessary actions, in tbe fear
АСТ II. THE DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM'S PRAYER FOR THE KING,
MAY he live Longer than I have time to tell his years! Ever belov'd, and loving, may his rule be! And, when old time shall lead him to his end, Goodness and he fill up one monument! DEPENDENTS NOT TO BE TOO MUCH TRUSTED BY GREAT
MEN. This from a dying man receive as certain: Where you are liberal of your loves, and counsels, Be sure you be not loose : for those you make friends, And give your hearts to, when they once perceive The least rub in your fortunes, fall away Like water from ye, never found again But where they mean to sink ye.
A GOOD WIFE.
A loss of her,
THE BLESSINGS OF A LOW STATION.
'Tis better to be lowly born, And range with humble livers in content, Than to be perk'd up in a glistering grief, And wear a golden sorrow.
QUEEN KATHARINE'S SPEECH TO HER HUSBAND.
Alas, sir, In what have I offended you? what cause Hath my behaviour given to your displeasure, That thus you should proceed to put me off, And take your good grace from me? Heaven witness, I have been to you a true and humble wife, At all times to your will conformable: Ever in fear to kindle your dislike, Yea, subject to your countenance : glad, or sorry, As I saw it inclin'd. When was the hour, I ever contradicted your desire, Or made it not mine too? Or which of your friends Have I not strove to love, although I knew He were mine enemy? what friend of mine That had to him deriv'd your anger, did I Continue in my liking? nay, gave notice He was from thence discharg'd? Sir, call to mind That I have been your wife, in this obedience, Upward of twenty years, and have been blest With many children by you: If, in the course And process of this time, you can report, And prove it too, against mine honour aught, My bond to wedlock, or my love and duty,
Against your sacred person, in God's name,
You are meek, and humble-mouth'd ;
That man i' the world, who shall report he has A better wife, let him in nought be trusted, For speaking false in that: Thou art, alone, (If thy rare qualities, sweet gentleness, Thy meekness saint-like, wife-like government, Obeying in commanding, -and thy parts Sovereign and pious else, could speak thee outt.) The queen of earthly queens.
ACT III. QUEEN KATHARINE ON HER OWN MERIT. Have I liv'd thus long-(let me speak myself, Since virtue finds no friends, a wife, a true one? A woman (I dare say, without vainglory,) Never yet branded with suspicion ? Have I with all my full affections Still met the king? lov’d bim next heaven? obey'd him?
* Appearance. + Speak out thy merits.