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Richard II

Act I, Scene 4

The court.
 
[Enter KING RICHARD II, with BAGOT and GREEN at one door; and the DUKE OF AUMERLE at another]
 
KING RICHARD II
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      We did | observe | Cousin | Aumerle,
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        How far || brought you high | Hereford | on his | way?
 
DUKE OF AUMERLE
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      I brought | high Here/ford (if | you call | him so)
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      But to the | next high/way, and | there I | left him.
 
KING RICHARD II
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      And say,| what store | of par|ting tears | were shed?
 
DUKE OF AUMERLE
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      Faith^none | for me:| except | the north-|east^wind,
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      Which^then | blew bit|terly | against | our face,
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      Awaked | the slee|ping rheum,| and so | by chance
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      Did grace | our hol|low par|ting with | a tear.
 
KING RICHARD II
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      What said | our cou|sin when | you par|ted with || him?
 
DUKE OF AUMERLE
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      Farewell:| and for | my heart | disdained | that my tongue
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      Should so | profane | the word,| that taught | me craft
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      To coun|terfeit | oppres|sion of / such grief,
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      That word | seemed^bu|ried in | my sor|row's grave.
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      Marry,| would the word | farewell | have leng|thened hours,
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      And ad|ded years | to his / short ba|nishment,
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      He should | have had | a vol|ume of | farewells,
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      But since | it would / not, he | had none | of me.
 
KING RICHARD II
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      He is | our cou|sin (cou|sin)| but |'tis doubt,
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      When time | shall call | him home | from ba|nishment,
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      Whether | our kins|man come | to see | his friends,
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      Ourself,| and Bush|y: here | Bagot | and Green
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      Observed | his court|ship to the | common | people:
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      How he | did seem | to dive | into | their hearts
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      With hum|ble and | fami|liar cour|tesy,
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      What re|verence he | did throw | away | on slaves;
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      Wooing | poor crafts|men, with | the craft | of souls,
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      And pa|tient un|derbea|ring of his | fortune,
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      As 'twere | to ba|nish their | effects | with him.
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      Off goes his^bon|net to | an oy|ster-wench,
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      A brace | of dray|men bid | God* speed | him well,
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      And had | the tri|bute of | his sup|ple knee,
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      With thanks,| my coun|trymen,| my lo|ving friends,
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      As were | our Eng|land in | rever|sion his,
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      And he | our sub|jects'* next | degree | in hope.
 
GREEN
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      Well, he | is gone,| and with | him go | these thoughts:
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      Now for the | rebels | which stand | out in | Ireland,
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      Expe|dient ma|nage must | be made | my liege
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      Ere fur|ther lei|sure, yield | them fur|ther means
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      For their | advan|tage, and | your high|ness' loss.
 
KING RICHARD II
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      We will | ourself | in per|son to | this war,
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      And for | our cof|fers, with / too great | a court,
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      And li|beral largess,| are grown | somewhat light,
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      We are | enforced | to farm | our roy|al realm,
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      The re|venue | whereof | shall fur|nish us
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      For our | affairs | in hand:| if that | come short
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      Our sub|stitutes | at home | shall have blank | charters:
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      Whereto,| when they | shall know | what men | are rich,
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      They shall | subscribe | them for / large sums | of gold,
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      And send | them af|ter to | supply | our wants:
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      For we | will make | for Ire|land pre|sently.
       ,             ,
      Bushy,| what news?  (pickup)
 
[Enter BUSHY]
 
BUSHY
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      Old John | of Gaunt | is grie|vous sick | my lord,
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      Sudden|ly ta|ken, and hath // sent post-haste
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      To entreat | your ma|jesty | to vi|sit him.
 
KING RICHARD II
                                 ,       2
                         Where lies | he?
 
BUSHY
                                              ,      ,
                                           At E|ly House. (picked up)
 
KING RICHARD II
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      Now put | it (hea|ven) in | his physi|cian's mind,
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      To help | him to | his grave | imme|diately:
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      The li|ning of | his cof|fers shall / make coats
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      To deck | our sol|diers for | these I|rish wars.
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      Come gen/tlemen,| let's^all | go vi|sit him:
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      Pray heaven / we may | make^haste,| and come | too late.
 
[Exeunt]

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