How sweet a plant have you untimely
, butchers! if you had,
The thought of them would have stirr'd up :64
But if you ever chance to have a child,
Look in his youth to have him so cut off
As, , you have this sweet young prince!
K. Edw. Away with her! go, bear her hence perforce.68
Queen. Nay, never bear me hence, dispatch me here:
Here sheathe thy sword, I'll pardon thee my death.
What! wilt thou not? then, Clarence, do it thou.
Clar. By heaven, I will not do thee so much ease.72
Queen. Good Clarence, do; sweet Clarence, do thou do it.
Clar. Didst thou not hear me swear I would not do it?
Queen. Ay, but thou
'Twas sin before, but now 'tis charity.76
What! wilt thou not? Where is that devil's butcher,
Richard, hard-favour'd Richard? Richard, where art thou?
Thou art not here: murther is thy ;
Petitioners for blood thou ne'er put'st back.80
K. Edw. Away, I say! I charge ye, bear her hence.
Queen. So Exit Queen [led out forcibly].you and yours, as to this prince!
K. Edw. Where's Richard gone?
Clar. To London, all in post; and, as I guess,84
To make a bloody supper in the Tower.
K. Edw. He's sudden if a thing comes in his head.
Now march we hence: discharge the
With pay and thanks, and let's away to London88
62 cropp'd: broken off
63 You have no children; cf. n.
64 remorse: pity
67 deathsmen: executioners
rid: made away
75 usest: hast the habit
79 alms-deed: charity
82 come to: befall
87 common sort: plain soldiery