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

Total: 6

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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.



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
'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.



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.



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.



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

Duke of York. Grandam, his nurse.



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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