King. I prithee, give no
I am a king, and privileg'd to speak. 120
Clif. My liege, the wound that bred this meeting here
Cannot be cur'd by words; therefore be still.
Rich. Then, executioner, unsheathe thy sword.
By him that made us all, I am 124
That Clifford's manhood lies upon his tongue.
Edw. Say, Henry, shall I have my right or no?
A thousand men have broke their fasts to-day,
That ne'er shall dine unless thou yield the crown. 128
War. If thou
For York .
Prince. If that be right which Warwick says is right,
There is no wrong, but everything is right. 132
For well I wot thou hast thy mother's tongue.
Queen. But thou art neither like thy sire nor dam,
But like a foul misshapen , 136
Mark'd by the destinies to be avoided,
As toads, or lizards' dreadful stings.
Whose father bears the title of a king, 140
As if a should be call'd the sea,—
Sham'st thou not, knowing whence thou art ,
To let thy tongue detect thy base-born heart?
Edw. A 144
To make this shameless know herself.
119 limits: limitation
124 resolv'd: convinced
129 deny: refuse
130 in . . . on: fights in a just cause
133 got: begot
136 stigmatic: one branded by deformity
138 venom: poisonous
139 You whose cheap Neapolitan origin is gilded by your English rank
141 channel: gutter
142 extraught: extracted
144 wisp of straw; cf. n.
145 callet: lewd woman