Enter BUCKINGHAM with SHERIFF and halberds, led to execution
Will not King Richard let me speak with him?
No, my good lord. Therefore be patient.
Hastings and Edward’s children, Grey and Rivers,
Holy King Henry and thy fair son Edward,
5Vaughan, and all that have miscarrièd
By underhand, corrupted, foul injustice,
If that your moody, discontented souls
Do through the clouds behold this present hour,
Even for revenge mock my destruction.—
10This is All Souls' Day, fellow, is it not?
Why, then All Souls' Day is my body’s doomsday.
This is the day which, in King Edward’s time,
I wished might fall on me when I was found
15False to his children and his wife’s allies.
This is the day wherein I wished to fall
By the false faith of him who most I trusted.
This, this All Souls' Day to my fearful soul
Is the determined respite of my wrongs.
20That high All-seer which I dallied with
Hath turned my feignèd prayer on my head
And given in earnest what I begged in jest.