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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.
Glo. That was in thy rage :
Anne. I would, I knew thy heart.
[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,
Anne. With all my heart; and much it joys me too,
Glo. Bid me farewel.
Anne. 'Tis more than you deserve :
Exeunt two, with lady Anne.
coming. [Exeunt tre rest, with the corse.
$ 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,
Edward, her lord, whom I, foine three months since,
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,
Enter the Queen, Lord Rivers her brother, and Lord
Grey her son.
Riv. Have patience, madam ; there's no doubt,
Grey. In that you brook it ill, it makes him worse :
Queen. If he were dead, what would betide of me?
Riv. Is it concluded, he shall be protector ?
Queen. ? It is determnin’d, not concluded yet :
Enter Buckingham, and Stanley.
? 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
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
Stanley. I do beseech you, either not believe
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,