Speeches (Lines) for Duke of York
in "Richard III"

Total: 6

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# Act, Scene, Line
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1

II,4,1491

Queen Elizabeth. But I hear, no; they say my son of York
Hath almost overta'en him in his growth.

Duke of York. Ay, mother; but I would not have it so.


2

II,4,1493

Duchess of York. Why, my young cousin, it is good to grow.

Duke of York. Grandam, one night, as we did sit at supper,
My uncle Rivers talk'd how I did grow
More than my brother: 'Ay,' quoth my uncle
Gloucester,
'Small herbs have grace, great weeds do grow apace:'
And since, methinks, I would not grow so fast,
Because sweet flowers are slow and weeds make haste.


3

II,4,1507

Duchess of York. I hope he is; but yet let mothers doubt.

Duke of York. Now, by my troth, if I had been remember'd,
I could have given my uncle's grace a flout,
To touch his growth nearer than he touch'd mine.


4

II,4,1511

Duchess of York. How, my pretty York? I pray thee, let me hear it.

Duke of York. Marry, they say my uncle grew so fast
That he could gnaw a crust at two hours old
'Twas full two years ere I could get a tooth.
Grandam, this would have been a biting jest.


5

II,4,1516

Duchess of York. I pray thee, pretty York, who told thee this?

Duke of York. Grandam, his nurse.


6

II,4,1518

Duchess of York. His nurse! why, she was dead ere thou wert born.

Duke of York. If 'twere not she, I cannot tell who told me.


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