But 'twas thy heavenly face that set me on.

[She lets fall the sword. Take up the sword again, or take up me.

Anne. Arise, dissembler ; though I wish thy death, I will not be thy executioner.

Gl. Then bid me kill myself, and I will do it.
Anne. I have already.

Glo. That was in thy rage :
Speak it again, and, even with the word,
This hand, which for thy love, did kill thy love,
Shall, for thy love, kill a far truer love ;
To both their deaths shalt thou be accessary.

Anne. I would, I knew thy heart.
Glo. 'Tis figur'd in my tongue.
Anne. I fear me, both are false.
Glo. Then néver man was true.
Anne. Well, well, put up your sword.
Glo. Say then, my peace is made.
Anne. That shall you know hereafter.
Glo. But shall I live in hope ?
Anne. All men, I hope, live fo.
Glo. Vouchsafe to wear this ring.

[She puts on the ring, Anne. To take is not to give.

Glo. Look, how this ring encompafseth thy finger, Even so thy breast encloseth my poor heart; Wear both of them, for both of them are thine. And if thy poor devoted servant may But beg one favour at thy gracious hand, Thou dost confirm his happiness for ever.

Anne. What is it?

Glo. That it may please you leave these fad designs To him that hath more cause to be a mourner, And presently repair to Crosby-place ? ;


1-Crosby-place:] A house near Bishopsgate-ftreet, belonging to the duke of Gloster. JOHNSON. Crosby-Place is now Crosby-fejuare in Bishopsgate-street ; part of



Where-after I have soleninly interr’d,
At Chertsey monastry this noble king,
And wet his grave with my repentant tears, -
I will with all expedient duty see you:
For divers unknown reafons, I beseech you,
Grant me this boon.

Anne. With all my heart; and much it joys me too,
To see you are become so penitent.---
Treffel, and Berkley, go along with me.

Glo. Bid me farewel.

Anne. 'Tis more than you deserve :
But, since you teach me how to flatter you
Imagine I have said farewel already.

Exeunt two, with lady Anne.
Glo. Take up the corse, firs.
Gen. Towards Chertsey, noble lord ?
Glo. No, to White-Fryars; there attend my

coming. [Exeunt tre rest, with the corse.
Was ever woman in this humour wood
Was ever woman in this humour won?
I'll have her, but I will not keep her long.
What! 1, that kill'd her husband, and his father,
To take her in her heart's extremelt hate ;
With curses in her mouth, tears in her eyes,
The bleeding witness of her hatred by;
With God, her conscience, and these bars against me,
And I no friends to back my suit withal,
But the plain devil, and dissembling looks,
And yet to win her, - all the world to nothing !
Ha !
Hath the forgot already that brave prince,
the house is yet remaining, and is a meeting place for a presby-
terian congregation. Sir J. HAWKINS.

$ Imagine, I have said farewel already.) Cibber, who altered Rich. III. for the stage, was so thoroughly convinced of the ridiculousness and improbability of this scene, that he thought himself obliged to make Trefsel lay :

i hen future chronicles shall geak of tiis,
They will be thought romance, not billory, Steevens,

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Edward, her lord, whom I, foine three months since,
Stabb’d in my angry mood at Tewksbury ?
A sweeter and a lovelier gentleman,-
9 Fram'd in the prodigality of nature,
Young, valiant, wife, and, no doubt, right

The spacious world cannot again afford :
And will she yet abase her eyes on me,
That cropp'd the golden prime of this sweet prince,
And made her widow to a woeful bed ?
On me, whose all not equals Edward's moiety?
On me, that halt, and am mishapen thus ?
My dukedom to a beggarly denier,
I do mistake my person all this while :
Upon my life, she finds, although I cannot,
Myself to be a marvellous proper man.
I'll be at charges for a looking-glass;
And entertain a score or two of taylors,
To study fashions to adorn my body :
Since I am crept in favour with myself,
I will maintain it with some little cost.
But, first, I'll turn yon' fellow in his

grave; And then return lamenting to my love.-

9 Fram'd in the prodigality of nature,] i. e. when nature was in a prodigal or lavish' mood.

WARBURTON, -and, no doubt, right royal,-) Of the degree of royalty belonging to Henry the fixth there could be no doubt, nor could Richard have mentioned it with any such hesitation; he could not indeed very properly allow him royalty. I believe we should read :

and, no doubt, right loyal. That is, true to her bed. He enumerates the reasons for which she should love him. He was young, wife, and valiant; these were apparent and indisputable excellencies. He then mentions another not less likely to endear him to his wife, but which he had less opportunity of knowing with certainty, and, no doubt right loyal." Johnson.

Richard is not speaking of king Henry, but of Edward his son, whom he means to represent as full of all the noble properties of a . king. No doubt, right royal, may, however, be ironically spoken, alluding to the incontinence of Margaret, his mother. STEEVENS.

Shine out, fair sun, 'till I have bought a glass,
That I may see my shadow as I pass. [Exit.

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Enter the Queen, Lord Rivers her brother, and Lord

Grey her son.

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Riv. Have patience, madam ; there's no doubt,

his majesty
Will foon recover his accustom'd health.

Grey. In that you brook it ill, it makes him worse :
Therefore, for God's fake, entertain good comfort,
And chear his grace with quick and merry words.

Queen. If he were dead, what would betide of me?
Grey. No other harm, but loss of such a lord.
Queen. The loss of such a lord includes all harms.
Grey. The heavens have bless'd you with a goodly

To be your comforter, when he is gone.
Queen. Ah, he is young ; and his

Is put into the trust of Richard Glofter,
A man that loves not me, nor none of you.

Riv. Is it concluded, he shall be protector ?

Queen. ? It is determnin’d, not concluded yet :
But so it must be, if the king miscarry.

Enter Buckingham, and Stanley.
Grey. Here come the lords of Buckingham and


? It is determin'd, not concluded yet :) Determir'd fignifies the final conclufion of the will : concluded, what cannot be altered by reason of some act, consequent on the final judgment.

WARBURTON. 3 Here come the lords of Buckingham and Derby.) This is a blun


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Buck. Good time of day unto your royal grace! Stanley. God make your majesty joyful as you have

been ! Queen. The countess Richmond, good my lord of

To your good prayer will scarcely say_amen.
Yet, Stanley, notwithstanding she's your wife,
And loves not me, be you, good lord, assurd,
I hate not you for her proud arrogance.

Stanley. I do beseech you, either not believe
The envious slanders of her false accusers;
Or, if the be accus'd on true report,
Bear with her weakness, which, I think, proceeds
From wayward fickness, and no grounded malice.
Queen. Saw you the king to-day, my lord of

Stanley ? Stanley. But now the duke of Buckingham, and I, Are come from visiting his majesty.

Queen. What likelihood of his amendment, lords ? Buck. Madam, good hope ; his grace speaks chear

fully. Queen. God grant him health! Did you confer

with him? Buck. Ay,madam : he desires to make atonement * Between the duke of Gloster and your brothers,

der of inadvertence, which has run through the whole chain of impressions. It could not well be original in Shakespeare, who was most minutely intimate with his history, and the intermarriages of the nobility. The person here called Derby, was Thomas lord Stanley, lord steward of king Edward the fourth's houf. hold. But this Thomas lord Stanley was not created earl of Derby till after the accession of Henry the seventh ; and accordingly, afterwards, in the fourth and fifth acts of this play, before the battle of Bosworth-field, he is every where called lord Stanley. This fufficiently justifies the change Í have made in his title.

THEOBALD. * Ay, madam : he defires to make atonement] Thus all the old editions that I hare seen; but Mr. Pope altered it thus :

“ Madam, we did ; he seeks to make atonement ; and has been followed by succeeding editors, STEEVENS,


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