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to|is.
Threw duft and rubbish on kinic Richard's head.

York Then, as I xaal, the duke, great Bolimt-
Moiinied U|>oii u hot and fiery sieed. [broke,—
Which hiit aspiring rider seem'd to kmiw,—
With kIow. hut ^lalely pace, kept on his coun«,
Whi.e all tongues cried — God save thee, Buliac*

bnike 1
You would have thought the very windows q>ak«,
So many greedy kx>ks of young and old
ThrouKh CHsements darted their desinng ojm
UiKiu his visage ; and :hat all the walb.
With painted imoff'ry, had said at once,—
Jesu pieeerve thee! welcome. Bolingbrokel
Whilst he. from. one side to the other luniuig,
Bare- headed, lower than his prood eieed's neok»
Besooke them thus,—! thank you. ouantrymen:
And thus siill doing, thus lie passed alone.

Dnch. Alas, poor Ridiard 1 where rides ha the
while 1

York. Am in a theatre, the eyea of men,
AAer a well>grac'd actor leaves the stage.
Are idly bent on him that enters next,
1'hinking his prattle to be tedious :
Even so, or with much more ouulempt, men^ eyes
Did scowl on Richard ; — no man cnrtl, God save

him ;
No joyful tongue gave him his welcome home :
but dust was thrown opon h*s aacred head :
Whwh Willi such gentle mmtuw he shook nO*.—
Him face siill noinlmiing with tearsund smiles.
The budses of his gnei and pNtienre,—
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KING RICHARD II.



CnmiiuUed bjr jroar perwHi, ami Toor A Jlowera,
AtftiitiKt the suiie and pruiit uf Uub I:iihI ;
That, tqr otuiKwiiic 'heiii, ihn nouIs of men
Hhv (It^u 11 at you ure wunhily depw'tl.

K. Back. Uu^l I uu Bu t uihI must I ruvel oQt
My wraved-upfollienT Geuile Northuniberland,
l( thv uHenoe were nurro rpcorJ.
WoqjU it nut ahaiiie th««, m » • iHir a troop.
I'o read a leer ure of tlieiu T If thuu would*«t.
There ■htMild'i4 ihi»a And one heinous ar.ide,—
CuMtainiiig thtt deptwiug uf u kiuc.
Arid Clacking Uie Ktruu« wsirruit of au oath, —
Mark'd with u hioi. daniu'd in Ihtf book of heuven :
Nay, all of you. that stand wnd io«*k up«»o in*t.
VhiM that my wretched ueKS doih bait niyaelf.—
1 bough Bonie of you, with Pilaie, ,wiish your



Showing an outward pity ; yet yon Pilates
H^iYe here deliver'd nie to my sour nrusM.
And water cannot wa»h away your sin. [tirles.
liurth. Ilr lord, deefiatch : read o'er these ur-
K. Rich. Mine ty*at are full of teare, I cannot

And yet suit water blinds them not so much.
But they can see a sort of Iraitoia here.
Nay. if i turn mine eyes upon myself^
1 find myself a truiiur wi; h tlie rest :
For I liave given here my souI'm consent.
To uudeck the pomiNius biidy of a king;
Muke glor^ haM ; and suvereignly a slave ;
Proud m^iesiy. a subjisRt ; state, a peaaant.

Sorlh hU lord,

A*. Rtck. No lord of iliine, tlioa liaoght, insolt-
inf man.
^or no man's lord ; I have no name, no title,^
rio. not that name whs given me at the fiait,—
But 'lis usurp'd .—Alack, the heavy duy.
That I have worn so niatiy winters out.
And know not now whut name to call myself I
O, that 1 were a mockery king u( sn<iw,
Standiug before the sun of Bolimcbroke,
To inel: myrelf awuv in wuier-drupe! [good,)
tiood king,— great king,— (and yet not greatly
Aial if my word be sterung yet in England,
Let it comnuiiMi a mirror hither straight;
lliat It may show me what a (mv I have,
Siiioe It IS bankrupt of his niajesiy.
Botimg. Go fuioe of you, aial leich n looking-
ghiae. [£Mt an Atteialunt.

North. Read o'er this paper, while the glass
doth come. [to belL

K. Rich. Fiend ! thou tormenl'M me ere I come

£olmg- Vrt9 it no more, my lord Northumber-
land.

North. The commons will mit then be satisfied.

K. Rich. I'hfy Khali he saibried : I'll read
When I do see the very hook iialeed [enoofh.
Where all my sius are writ, and ihat'ls — myself.

Re-tnier Attendant uith a gUiu
Oive me that {{lass, and ilierein will I read.
No deeper wrinkles yet I Hath sormw strock
Ho many blows upon tliis face of mine,
And made n(»dee|ier womab t— I), datlering glasa.
Like to my followers in prospeniy.
Thou dost l«guile me ! Whs thui face the fiaoe
'Iliat every day oiider his hou.sehold roof
Dai keep ten tbousttiid men f Wus this the face,
lliai. Uke I he sun, dal make beholden wink I
yK MM Uiis ilie free, thai foc'd so many ibilies,
And was ft lent out-fac'd by Uoliugbruke I
A bnitle glory sluneib in ihis face :
As briiUe as the glory '» the face ;

{Dagkrs thi ylius Oi/ohut Iht ground.
fWthare tt w, cruck'd io a hundred shivtfis.—




Mark, silent king, the moral of iius sport,—
How soon my sorrow huih drKtrovM my face.

Bolmg. The shadow of yoiir sorrow hath da-
The siiailnw of your lace. [•Uuy'U

K. Rtei Say that again.

1'lie shadow of my sorrow T Hu ! let's see :—
Tts very true, my gnef lie:* all withui :
And tlMS'^e ex erual manners of lament
Are merely shadows to Uie unseen grief.
That swelhi with 8ileu<'« in the tortur'd soul ;
I'liere lies the ttulaHanoH : und 1 Uiunk thee, king.
For thy greiit liouuty. that no only gtv'st
Me cause to wuil, biit tea(Uie<«t me the way
How to Itiiiieiit tiie cause. I'll beg laie boon,
And thv-n lie gone, aial trouble youtio more.
Shall 1 obtain it I

Boting. Name it fair cousin. (a king :

K. Rich. Fair cousin I Why. I urn greater ihait
For, when I was a king, my flatterers
Were then hut sabjeou : being now a sttl:(iect,
I have a king here to my flatterer.
Being so great, I have no need to beg.

Holing. Yet ask

K. Rich. And shuU I have T

BtLitj You shall.

K. Rich. Then give me leave to go.

BoiiHct. WhiiUftl [sights

K. Rtch. Whither you will, ao I were from your

Bolmg. Go, Mime of you. convey liim to the
Tower. [you all,

K. Rith. Of gotid! Convey T — Conveyera are
That rise thus nimbly by a true king's fall.
[Exnmi K. Kicliurd. tome Lords "ltd a Guaid.

Boiiag. On WcMlnesduy next, we sitlemuly set
down
Oor oorunatioD : lords, prepare vouraelve^.

lExemU olLbHltkt Ab(N>i, Bisluip of Carlisle.
ami Aumerle.

Abbot. A woefnl pageant have we here beheld.

Cor. The wue's to come ; the children yet uu-
• bom
Shall feel this dav as sharp to them as thorn.

Awn You holy clergymen, is there no plot
To rid tlie realm of thst pemicanut blot T

Abbot. Before I freely speak my mind herein.
You shall not only take tltH sacrament
To bury mine intents, but to effect
Whatever I shall happen to deviae:—
I see your brows are lull of disotmtent.
Your hearts of surrew, and your eyes of tears;
Come home with me to supper; 1 will lay
A plot, ahall show us aU a nienry day. lExeimL

ACT V.

SCENE L— London. A Street kadag to the
Tower.

Bntor Queen and Ladies.
Quem. This way the king will come ; thisiatht
To Julius Cesar's illereitied tower, [way

To whose flint bosom my condemned lord
Is dooin'd a prisoner 1^ preud Bolingbroke :
Here let im rest, if this reliellious earth
Have any resting for her true kiug's queeu.

£altfr King Richard amt Gnanla.
But soft, but see, or rather do not see.
My fair rase wither : Yet look up ; hehtdd ;
That you in pity may dissolve to dew.
And wash him fresh again with trta'-love tears.
Ah, thou, the model where old I'niy dal stand ;
Thou map of honour ; thou king Richard's uaub
And nut king Richard ; thou most beautvous au^




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M»nir a Unia hiitli imuiMh'd Norfulk ronxtii
For Jesu Clirtsl : in icturioiM (;Uhaiiau Arid,
Atmiuinc tlm oiuif^ of Uie Chnttian crun,
A|min< tilMok Painins, I'arks. aud StirRoeus :
Aim. unI'U wiiti worktof war. raiir'd liiniself
'I'o lulv : and iher^, at Vaoioe. gave
His biiuy to that pleasaut ooaotry's earth,
AikI his pure siiul uaui hi« CMUtNln Chrwt,
Under « hiiM miiiiiin be hud fiiiurht no lonf .
Bolmg. Why. liii»>iiH>. is Norfolk dead I
Car. As sure as i live, vaj lord. [the hneiN
Bolmo. Sweet pewoe ooudaot Ills sweet soul to
or KOnJold AbraliMiii!—L<»rd« appellants.
Vour diOereuoes shall all rest under gafe,
Till we aasigu you to your days of triaL

Enter York, attended.

York Great Juke <}f Lancaster, I oome to thee
From pluiue-pliick'd Kiohiml ; who with wiUiuf

soul
Adopts thee heir, and his hich sneptre yields
To iiie p o ss tiSi iou of thy niyul hand :
Asneiid hw tiiDHKi. descending now (hnn hini,~
Aud long live H«iiry. of that nsme the fourth !

Bolinif. in God's name. I'll ttsoend tlie regal

Car, Mitrry, God fortnd !— [throne.

Worst in thiv ntyiil preeeiice may I speak.
Yet best beseeming me Ui spesk the tmih.
Would God, thai nuy in this noble presence
Were enough noble to be uphglit judge
Of noble Rirhaid ; then true nobles woakl
Learn him forbearance fnmi so fiMil a wrong.
Wlmt suluea can give wentenoe on bis king r
And who sirs here, thsl is not Richard's sulqect T
11ii«*ves are uiK Judic'd, but they are by to bear,
Althougii spparent guilt he seen iu them :
And shall the figure of God's m:gesty,
His captain, steward, deputy elect,
AuoiiiLed. crowned, planted many years.
Be judg'd by subject aud inferior breath.
And he himself n«it present! O, forbid it, God,
Tliut, iu aChrirtian climaie, souls relin'd
Should show so heinous, black, ubaoeue a deed !
1 speak 10 ttul^lects, and a sulijeot speaks,
Stirr'd up bv heaven ihus boldly f ^r his king.
My lord of (lerelonl here, whom vou call king.
Is u foul traitor to proud Herefonl's kiug :
AihI if you crown him, let me prophecy,—
The blood of EiiKlish sliall manure ifaie ground.
And future ages cntaii forllib foul act ;
Peace shall so sleep with I'urks and intidels,
AiaL in this seat of peace, luinultmiUB ware
ShaU km with kin, and kind with kind confound ;
Disorder, liorntr. fear, and mutiny.
Shall here mhiti<it.Hnd thw land becall'd
The field of Golgoiha, aud dead men's sculla.
O, if you rear this houite a^ainsl this hott»e,
It will the woel'ullttvt division prove
I'hat ever fell upiMi itiij« curbed earth :
Prevent, resist it, let it wit b« so,
Leet cliild, child's children, cry against you —
Woe ! ipuins.

North. Well have you argn'd.sir; and, for your
Of capital treas<m we arrest you here :—
My lord of Wesiminsier. be it your charge
I'u keep him safely till his day of tnal.—
Nay*t please you. lords, to grant the commons'
suit.

BoUnff. Ketch hither Richard, that in commoo
view
He may surrender ; so we shall proceed
WiilnMit suspiuiou.

York. I will be his conduce iExU.

BoUng. Lords, you that are here under our
arrest.



Hnicnre tour snrpties Ibryour davs of answer •—
I jule are We hehoklen to your love, r 7b Carhsle.
Aim! little Inok'il for at yi»ur lielping hands.

Re-enter York, wik Kiiia Richard, and Offioen,
beanng Ike crown, 4c.



K. Rfrh. Abick, why nm I sent for to a king,
Befiira 1 have sliiN»k off* the regal thoughts
Wherewith I reign'd f I hnnilv yet have learn'd
I'o insinuate. flaUer. bow, ami Wnd my kuee :—
Give sorrow leave a while to intor me
To ihw sniimiMuon. Yet I well r*f member
The favours of ttiese men : Were they not mine *
Did they not siNiie iiiie cry. all hail ! to me f
S«i Judusdid to Chnsa: but he. in twelve.
Found tr>ith lit all, boi <me: I. in twelve thai-

sand, none.
God save the king '.—Will no man say. amen 7
Am 1 butii pnest aial c erk T well then. amen.
0«id save the kiiig ! altli<»iwii t l>e not he ;
And yet, aiimn. ifheaven do'h think hiin me —
To do what anrvice am 1 sent fi»r liitlier f

York. To do that offi<'<i. ol thine own xood wdL

Which tirt^ maJoMiy dtu make thee oifer,

Tlie resignaiuMi of thy state and crown
To Henry Uoliugiin»ke.

K. Rirh. Give me the crown : — Here, cooaia
seize the crown ;
Here, on tins sale, my hami : on that side, thmo
Now is this golden cr^iwu hke a deep >^tn,
That owes two buckeU tilling taie mtother;
The emptier ever dancing in the air.
The oiherJown, unaeeti, and full of water ;
That bucket down, and full of tears, am U
Drinking my griefii, whUsl you mount no oo
nigti- l»ign.

Boitno. 1 1 bought you liad been willing to re-

K. Rick. My oiown.l am, but slid my gnela
are mine:
Yon may my glories and my state depose,
But nut my gnefs; still am 1 king of those.

Botinq. Part of your cares you give me wi h
your cruwu [cares dtmu.

K. Rich. Your cares set Bp.d(> not pluck my
My care IS— russ of cure. I>y old care doite ;
Ytiur care is— gain ot care, by new rare won ;
The cairetf 1 K'Ve. I have, tlHiogh given away :
They toud the rnmii. yet Ktili with me lliey i4ay.

BUiMff. Aro)oii ouiHeiited ti» resiicu ihecniwul

K. Rich Ay. no ; — uo. ay :— for i must noiluuf
lie; "-
Therefore no, no, for I resign to thee.
Now iiwrk me Ikiw I wnl undo myself.—
1 Kive Ibis heavy w^iKhi from off* my heed,
AimI that unwieldy nceplre from my hand,
I'lie pride of kingly eway (twti out my heart;
With mine own tfur^ I waidi a^-iiy my IniIiu,
Wiih imne own haials I aive away my crown,
Wi h lume own UHiaoe ueny my smtred state.
With mine own breath releaM*alidu eous oaths:
All pomp and majesty I do ion(W**ar ;
My manors, rents, revenues, 1 Ioiyxu;
My acis. decrees, aial statutea, 1 deny :
G«id panlon all oaths, that are broke to me 1
God keep all vitws uubroke, are uiade to tbeS !
Make uie. ilmt nothing have, wiUi nothing grivv'd ,
And thou with all pieas'd. thai hast all achiev'd I
Lung nuiy'st thou bve in Kichanl% seat to sit,
AikI siam lie Richard ui an earthly pit I
Gud save king Henry, unkinc'd Richard ssy^
AimI seial him many vears ut suiisluue days !
What more remains i

North. No more, but that you read

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UnnM his <lownriUn Siiy, where, when, and

hi*w, [wreieb.

CMin'M thiiQ bjr theae ilUklinfrBj speiiic. thou

QmHL Pnnlon me. madMm : httle jojr hare I,
To breaUM thw news : yet. what 1 sav is true.
KuMc R«chanl, lie is in the miichtjr hokl
Uf B«4iiu(bnike : their fortunes both are weigb'd:
In jrour lord's scule is nothing hut himself.
Intl some few vani'ies ttiat make him light;
But in the balance uf great B>»lingliroke.
Betides himself, are ail the English peers.
And with that odds tie weighs limg Richanl down.
P.«t you to Loudon, aod you'll And ii sn :
I speak no more than every one doth Icnow.

Qmem. NuitbUi mischance, thou art so light of
Doth nut thy embassage belong to me. Ifout,
And aai 1 last that kn«iws it T O. thou think'st
fo senre me bnt, that I may longest keep
Thy sorrow in my breast —Come, halies, go.
To meet at London Lmid<m*s king in woe —
What, was I born to this ! Uiat my sad look
Should grace the triumph of great Bolingbroke f
Gardener, for telling rae this news of woe.
I would, the planU thou gmA'st may never grow.
lExKwd Queen oarf Ladies.

Gorrf. Pnnr queen I ao thai thy state might be
DO worse.
{ would ror skill were sul^^ to thy curse.—
Ifere did she drop a tear; here, in this place,
I'll set a hank of ru*t, sour herb of grace :
Roe. even for ruth, here slMtrtly shall be seen.
In the ramembranoe ^ • weepug queen.



ACT IV.

SCENE L — London Westminster HnlL TS*
Lords tpirUmt on the nifkt tide iff the tkrom ;
tke Lards temporal om tke kft; the Commons
ktlow.

KiUer Bolingtimke. Anmerte, Surrey. Northum-
berland, I^rcy. Fiizwater, ono/Aer Loid. Bishop
of Cvlisle, Abbot of Westminster, and Atten-
dants. Offioers Adktnrf wf<% Bagot

BWnv. Call fiirth Bagot:

Now, Bagot. freely speak thy mind ;
What thou dost know of noble Gtostef^ death :
Who wrought it with the king, and who perforuVl
The bloud/ oOice of his timeless end.
Bafol. 'llieii aeC before my fiioe the lord

Amiierle

Botuv- Cousin, stand forth, and look upon that

man [tongue

Sspol. My lord Aumerle, 1 know your danng

Foorns to oitsay what twice it hath deliver'd.

In that dead tmie wlien Gluster's denth was

plotted.
I heard you say.— b not aiy arm qf knglh,
7%it reachttk from the rrsiM BmghA oonrf ,
As Jar OS Caiats, to aiy mtck^s keod t
Aiuongat much oUier Ulk, that veiy time^
1 tieard yiMJ suy, that you hud rather refuse
The Oder of an hundred tluiusand oruMms,
Than B<»liu<br«)ke's return to Kngiand :
Aikliug wiibal. bow bU»t this land would be.
In this your ouusm's death.

ilaini. Princes, and noMe lords,

What answer shall I make to tliis base man I
Shall 1 so much dishonour mv fuir starx.
On equal ternai u> gire him chaMtwement ?
Ijther I must, or have mine honour sml'd
With the attMuder of has slawfrous hpe.— •



There is my srnge. the mniiUNl seal of death.
That marks thee out for hell : I say, thou liest.
And wdl maintain, what thou hasi saRi. in false.
In thy heart blood, though beimr all too Imse
To stain the temper of my kniglitly swi>nl.

Bating. Bagnt. tiirliear.tliou Hhalt not take it up.

Awn. Excepting one, 1 wi>uld he were the liest
In all this presence, that hath mov'd me Si>.

Filx. if that thy ralour stand on tiytii|Httliiea,
There is my ga«e, Aumerle. in gage to thine :
By that <iur sun that shows me where thoa

stand'st,
I heard thee say, and vnontinely thou spak'st it.
That thou wert chiim of noble GJiaAer's death.
If thou deiiy'st it, twentr times tlioii liest ;
And I wilt turn thy falsehood to thy henrt.
Where it was fonrd. with my rapier's point.

Anm. Thou darst not, cowanl, lire to see that
day. [Iiour.

Fits. Now, by my soul. 1 would it were thn

Au$n. Fitzwater, iltou art damo'd to hell for
this [true

Percf. Aumerle. thou liest; his honour is us
In this appeal, an thou art all iiiijust :
And, that ihtiu art so, there I throw my cage,
To prove it on thee to the extremest point
Of mortal breathing ; seize it, if thou dar'st.

Anm And if I do not. may my hands rot oflT,
And never bnindisli more revengeful steel
Over the glittering helmet of my fue ! [merle;

Lord. I take the earth ui thn like. ft»niworu Au-
And spur thee on with full as many lies
As may be liolla'd in thy ireaclierous ear
From sun to sun ; there is my honour's pawn ;
Engage it to the trial, if ihou dar'st. [at all ;

iliun. Who se's me else 7 by heaven, fll throw
I have a thousand Mpinta in one breast.
To answer twenty tliousaod such »s you.

Sttrreg. My lord t-lizwater, I do remember well
The very time Aumerle and yiMi did talk.

FU*. My lord, tts true : you were in presence
Uien;
And you can witness with me, this is true.

Surret As falae. by heaven, as heaven itself is

FUx. Surrey, liiou liest. [true.

Sarreg. Dishonourable buy I

That lie shall lie so heavy on my swurd.
That II sluill render vengeance and revenge,
Till thou the lie giver, aod that lie, do he
In eanu as quiet a^ thy fai tier's scull.
In proof whereof, there is my tumour's pawn;
Encage it to the trial, if thou dar'st

FUm. How foudly dost Ihou spur a forward
horse i
If I dare eat, or drink, or hn>athe, or live,
I dare meet 8uney in a wilderness,.
And spit upon Idiu, whibt I say, he lies,
I Aod lies, and lies: there is ray bund of faith
To tie thee to my strong correcUoii —
As I intend to thrive in this new worki,
Aumerle is guilty of my true appeal :
Besides, I heard the banish'd Not folk say,
That tlMMj. Aumerle, dalst send two of thjr men
I'o execute the noble duke at Calais.

Awn. Some honest Christ 'an trust me with a
gage.
That Norfolk lies: here do i throw down this.
If he may be repeal'd to try his honour, [gase,

Botmg. These differences sliall all rest under
Till Norfolk be repeul'd : repeal'd he shall be.
And, though mine enemy, restor'd again
To all his land and seigiHaies; wTieu he's r^

tum'd.
Against Aumerle we will enforce his trhU

Cur. lliat honoorable day shall ne'er be seen.—



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Oire KidiarU Ivavt) to live till Kiclmni die T
Yuu iimke n Wt, nimI BoUiu{l»n>Ku ikiy*— My.

North. My lorJ. in Uit; Xthic ctiurt li** diilli attend

t'u Hpeak with yuu ; — iiuiyt pl«M»e yuu !«• coiii«

duMuT (FhatJloii.

K. Bick. Duwn. diiwn. I come ; like glimeriii^

y^ aatiiif llie nuiuage uf uniiMly JHdett.

[Nortli. rc/irr* to B«»linff.
In the base court T Baae court, wUere kiugx grow

httpe,
To oome at traiUira* calls, and dn them grace.
Ill the bMM court ? Come dowu I Down, court !

down kuig!
For night-iiwU Hhriek. where mounting larks
Bh«iu Id sitig. [ ExruHt, from aboce.

Bobtio. What says his niMJevty T
Nor/A. Sorrow and Krief of heart

Makes him sptiak fondly, like a frantic man :
Yet he is come.

£Mer King Richard, and hu Attendants Mow.

Botmg. Stand tUl apart.

And show (Nir duty to his majesty.

My gracious k>rd.— [KtutUno-

K. Rtch Fair cousin, you debase your princely
knee.
To make the base earth proud with kissing it:
Me rather had. mf heart might feel your lore.
Than my uuplean d eye see your ctmrtesy.
Cp. cousin, up; yiMir heart is up. 1 know.
Thus high at le^st [totickifig Au oim hemt}, al-
Uiough your knee be low.

Boiit9 My gracious kird, I cume but for mine
own.

K R'ch. Your own is yours, and I am yours,
and ail.

Boting. So fur be mine, my most redoubted lord,
4ji my true servMXf sliall dewrve yi»ur love.

K. Rich. Well you desenre: — They well de-
senre to have.
That know the stromt'st and sorest way to get.—
Uncle, give me your band : nay, dry your eves ;
Tearii snow their love, but want their renieuies.—
Cousin, 1 am too yuuiig to be your fiitiier,
'1 hcugli yuu are old enough to be my lieir.
What you will have, I'll give, and wilUng too;
For do we nii«t. wliat fome will have us do.—
Set on towanls LuiHlon :— Cousin, is it so t

Bolxng. Yea, my good lord.

K. Rtch. llten I must not say. no.

iFUmnth. Etetutl.



SCENE IV.-



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Enter the Qn«fB and two Ladle*.

What sport shall we devise here in this
garden.
To drive away the heavy thought of oam?

I Ladif. Madam, we'll play at buwia

Queen. 'Twill make me think.

The workl is full of rubs, and that my lurtune
Rons 'gainst the bias.

I Ladjf. ftfadam, we will dance.

QMeM. My legs can keep no measure in delight,
Wlieu mf poor heart m> measure keeps in gnef :
'1 hereri»re, no daiiang, girl : some otiier sport.

1 Lmiif Madam, we II tell tales.

Qiteen. Of sorrow, or of joy t

1 Ladf. Of either, madam.

Queen. Of neither, girl :

Fur if of joy, being altogvtlier wanting.
It doth remember lue the more of sorrow ;
Or if of grief, being altogether had.
It adds more sorrow to my waul of joy :



For whui I have, I ne«-d not lo repeat :
Ami wliMt I want, ii iHMitk n<il to complain.

1 l/utf. MaJuni. I'il sinr

Qneen 1 is welT. that thou liast awtae ;

But thou should'st please nie iietter, would'sl ihoc

weep. Igwd.

1 I/idn. I could weep, m»dam, would it do y<Mi

Queen And 1 could weep, wou.d weepinc do
me good.
And never borrow any tear of thf>e.
But slay, hf rtr come the gurJeners :
Let's step into tlie shadow of these treet.'—

Enter Ganlener and two Servants.
Mr wretchedness nntn a row of pins.
They'll talk of stnie : for every one doth so
Agauwt a change : Woe is forerun with woe.

rWueen and Ladies retire,

Oard. Go, bind thon op yim' dangling ttpnouoka.
Which, like unruly children, make th«>ir aire
Stoop with oppri^tiSUHi of their prudutal weight:
Uive some supportauce lo the lieoding twigs.—
Go thou, ami, like an exuctiiioner.
Cut olT the heads of t4N»-fa»l-growing spraya.
That look t(M> luHy in our ooinmoiiwealth :
All must lie even in f*ur govenimeut.-^
You thus eniploy'd, I will go root awav
The noisome weeds, tliui without proni sock
I'he sinI's fertility fnmi whole9^>nle flowem.

1 Serv. Why should we. in the noaipass of n
Keep law, and funn. and due prnportiod. {pmiot
Showing, as in a model, our firm estate f
When our sea-walled garden, the whole land,
Is full of weeds; her fairest flowers cliok'd up,
Her fruit-trees all unprnn'd. her hedges ruin'u.
Her knots disunler'd, and her wholesome herba
Swarming with calerpillara ?

Gard. Hold thy peace :—

He that hath sofler'd this disorder'd spring.
Hath now himself niet witli the fall of leaf:
llie weeds, that his broad-spreading leaves dU

shelter.
That aeeiii'd in eating him to hold him op,
Are pluck'd up, rout and oil, bv Boliughroke ;
I menn the earl of Wiltshire, bushy, Green.

1 Serv. What, are they deiid!

Gard. 1'tiey are ; and Bnlingbruko

Hath koiz'd the wasteful king- — Uhl what piiy

is it,
Tliat he had not so trimro'd and dress'd his laml.
As we tills ganiou 1 We at iinie of year
Do wouud the hurk, the skin of our fruii-traea;



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