His lands then seiz'd on by the conqueror:
Her suit is now, to repossess those lands; 4
Which we in justice cannot well deny,
Rich. Your highness shall do well to grant her suit; 8
It were dishonour to deny it her.
K. Edw. It were no less: but yet I'll make a.
Rich. [Aside to Clarence.] Yea; is it so?
I see the lady hath a thing to grant, 12
Before the king will grant her humble suit.
Clar. [Aside to Richard.] He knows the game: how true he keeps the!
Rich. [Aside to Clarence.] Silence!
K. Edw. Widow, we will consider 16
come some other time to know our mind.
Widow. Right gracious lord, I cannot brook delay:
May it please your highness to me now,
And what your pleasure is shall satisfy me. 20
Rich. [Aside to Clarence.] Ay, widow? then I'll warrant you all your lands,
An if what pleases him shall pleasure you:
Fight closer, or, good faith, you'll catch a blow.
Clar. [Aside to Richard.] I 24her not, unless she chance to fall.
Glo. [Aside to Clarence.] God forbid that! for he'll take vantages.
K. Edw. How many children hast thou, widow? tell me.
Clar. [Aside to Richard.] I think he means to beg a child of her.
6, 7 Cf. n.
10 pause: delay
14 wind: advantageous position
16 of: concerning
17 And: and therefore
19 resolve: free from anxiety
24 fear: fear for