Enter RICHARD and BUCKINGHAM, at several doors
How now, how now? What say the citizens?
Now, by the holy mother of our Lord,
The citizens are mum, say not a word.
Touched you the bastardy of Edward’s children?
5I did; with his contract with Lady Lucy
And his contract by deputy in France;
Th' unsatiate greediness of his desire
And his enforcement of the city wives;
His tyranny for trifles; his own bastardy,
10As being got, your father then in France,
His resemblance being not like the duke.
Withal, I did infer your lineaments,
Being the right idea of your father,
Both in your form and nobleness of mind;
15Laid open all your victories in Scotland,
Your discipline in war, wisdom in peace,
Your bounty, virtue, fair humility;
Indeed, left nothing fitting for your purpose
Untouched or slightly handled in discourse.
20And when mine oratory grew toward end,
I bid them that did love their country’s good
Cry “God save Richard, England’s royal king!”