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Richard II

Act IV, Scene 1

Westminster Hall.
 
[Enter, as to the Parliament, HENRY BOLINGBROKE, DUKE OF AUMERLE, NORTHUMBERLAND, HENRY PERCY, LORD FITZWATER, DUKE OF SURREY, the BISHOP OF CARLISLE, the Abbot Of Westminster, and another Lord, Herald, Officers, and BAGOT]
 
HENRY BOLINGBROKE
        T    T    T     o
      Call forth Ba|got.   \\
           ,        ,       ,           ,    oo
      Now Ba|got, free|ly speak | thy mind,|
        ,                ,        ,        ,            ,
      What thou | dost know | of no|ble Glouce|ster's death,
             ,           ,          ,         ,          ,
      Who wrought | it with | the king,| and who | performed
            ,      ,       ,         ,        ,
      The bloo|dy of|fice of | his time|less end.
 
BAGOT
            ,        ,         ,          ,        ,
      Then set | before | my face | the Lord | Aumerle.
 
HENRY BOLINGBROKE
       ,               ,           ,      ,          ,
      Cousin,| stand^forth,| and look | upon | that man.
 
BAGOT
           ,        ,         ,          ,         ,
      My Lord | Aumerle,| I know | your da|ring tongue
         ,     2    ,            ,         ,      ,
      Scorns to un|say, what | once it | hath de|livered.
        2       ,      ,            ,             ,           ,
      In that dead | time when | Gloucester's | death was | plotted,
          ,          ,        ,        ,          ,
      I heard | you say,| Is not | my arm | of length,
            ,          ,          ,       ,         ,
      That rea|cheth from | the rest|ful Eng|lish court
          ,        ,        ,         ,         ,
      As far | as Ca|lais, to | mine^un|cle's head.
          ,          ,        ,          ,      ,
      Amongst | much^o|ther talk,| that ve|ry time,
          ,          ,          ,         ,     2    ,
      I heard | you say,| that you | had ra|ther refuse
           ,      ,      ,         ,          ,
      The of|fer of | a hun|dred thou|sand crowns,
            ,        ,          ,        ,         ,     2    ,
      Than Bo|lingbroke's | return | to Eng|land; add|ing withal,
             ,             ,           ,        ,          ,          ,
      How blessed | this land | would be,| in this | your cou|sin's death. (hex with prev)
 
DUKE OF AUMERLE
        ,            ,       ,
      Princes | and no|ble lords:  \\
            ,        ,         ,                ,   ,
      What an|swer shall | I make | to this / base man?
            ,        ,        ,            ,    ,
      Shall I | so much | disho|nor my / fair stars,
         ,        ,          ,          ,    ,
      On e|qual terms | to give | him chas|tisement?
       ,           ,         ,          ,        ,
      Either | I must,| or have | mine ho|nor soiled
        ,            ,       ,         ,    2      ,
      With the | attain|der of | his slan|derous lips.
        ,             ,         ,   2    ,         ,
      There is | my gage,| the man|ual seal | of death
             ,           ,          ,     __     ___
      That marks | thee out | for hell.| Thou | liest.
            ,          ,           ,           ,         ,
      And will | maintain | what thou | hast said | is false
                 ,     ,            ,       ,          ,
      In thy / heart-blood,| though be|ing all | too base
           ,          ,       ,        ,         ,
      To stain | the tem|per of | my knight|ly sword.
 
HENRY BOLINGBROKE
       ,           ,           ,           ,        ,
      Bagot | forbear,| thou shalt | not take | it up.
 
DUKE OF AUMERLE
         ,        ,        ,          ,          ,
      Excep|ting one,| I would | he were | the best
          ,          ,           ,           ,         ,
      In all | this pre|sence, that | hath moved | me so.
 
LORD FITZWATER
           ,         ,       ,         ,     ,
      If that | thy va|lor stand | on sym|pathy:
                  ,   ,        ,          ,         ,
      There is / my gage,| Aumerle,| in gage | to thine:
                  ,   ,            ,          ,             ,
      By that / fair sun,| which shows | me where | thou standst,
          ,           ,          ,       ,              x
      I heard | thee say |(and vaun|tingly | thou spakst it
             ,           ,         ,        ,            ,
      That thou | wert cause | of no|ble Glouce|ster's death.
           ,        ,          ,       ,            x
      If thou | denyst | it, twen|ty times | thou liest.
          ,          ,          ,     ,             ,
      And I | will turn | thy false|hood to | thy heart,
        ,               ,       ,        ,          ,
      Where it | was forged | with my | rapi|er's point.
 
DUKE OF AUMERLE
             ,           ,         ,        ,         ,
      Thou darst | not (cow|ard) live | to see | the day.
 
LORD FITZWATER
            ,        ,        ,          ,           ,
      Now* by | my soul,| I would | it were | this^hour.
 
DUKE OF AUMERLE
        ,  ,                   ,          ,          ,
      Fitzwa/ter thou | art damned | to hell | for this.
 
HENRY PERCY
          ,            x          ,      ,        ,
      Aumerle,| thou liest:| his ho|nor is | as true
           ,        ,         ,         ,        ,
      In this | appeal,| as thou | art all | unjust:
            ,          ,          ,         ,          ,
      And that | thou art | so, there | I throw | my gage
           ,         ,          ,      2   ,         ,
      To prove | it on | thee, to | the extre|mest point
          ,        ,           ,          ,          ,
      Of mor|tal brea|thing: seize | it, if | thou darst.
 
DUKE OF AUMERLE
           ,    2    ,     ,        T    T   T
      And if | I do not,| may my  hands rot off,
           ,       ,         ,        ,         ,
      And ne|ver bran|dish more | revenge|ful steel,
      ,            ,          ,       ,       ,
      Over | the glit|tering hel|met of | my foe.
 
LORD
          ,          ,       2      ,         ,         ,
      I task | the earth | to the like,| forsworn | Aumerle;
            ,          ,          ,        ,      ,
      And spur | thee on | with full | as ma|ny lies
          ,      2    ,      ,         ,     2     ,
      As may | be hollo|aed in | thy trea|cherous ear
            ,        ,      ,            ,         ,
      From sun | to sun:| there is | my ho|nor's pawn;
          ,        ,        ,       ,          ,
      Engage | it to | the tri|al, if | thou darst.
 
DUKE OF AUMERLE
            ,         ,          x            ,         ,
      Who sets | me else?| By heaven,| I'll throw | at all:
          ,        ,        ,             ,     ,
      I have | a thou|sand spi|rits in / one breast,
          ,        ,       ,         ,        ,
      To an|swer twen|ty thou|sand such | as you.
 
DUKE OF SURREY
       .   T    T  T      ,     2   ,        ,
      My Lord Fitzwa|ter: I | do remem|ber well,
           ,      ,        ,          ,          ,
      The ve|ry time | Aumerle,| and you | did talk.
 
LORD FITZWATER
            ,      ,     ,             ,          ,
      'Tis ve|ry true:| you were | in pre|sence then,
           ,         ,         ,          ,         ,
      And you | can wit|ness with | me, this | is true.
 
DUKE OF SURREY
           ,           x           x         ,         ,
      As false,| by heaven,| as heaven | itself | is true.
 
LORD FITZWATER
       ,              x
      Surrey,| thou liest.
 
DUKE OF SURREY
                              ,    ,      ,
                          Disho|nora|ble boy:
            ,           ,        ,      ,        ,
      That lie,| shall lie | so hea|vy on | my sword,
            ,          ,       ,           ,        ,
      That it | shall ren|der ven|geance, and | revenge,
             ,         ,    ,         2      ,        ,
      Till thou | the lie-|giver,| and that lie,| do lie
           ,         ,       ,        ,          ,
      In earth | as qui|et, as | thy fa|ther's skull.
           ,           ,     ,            ,         ,
      In proof | whereof,| there is | my ho|nor's pawn,
          ,        ,         ,      T   T    T
      Engage | it to | the trial,| if thou darst.
 
LORD FITZWATER
            ,       ,           ,       ,         ,
      How fond|ly dost | thou spur | a for|ward horse?
         ,         ,         ,           ,           ,
      If I | dare^eat,| or drink,| or breathe,| or live,
          ,      ,   ,              ,       ,
      I dare | meet Sur/rey in | a wil|derness,
            ,      ,            ,        ,         ,
      And spit | upon | him, whilst | I say | he lies,
            ,          ,      ,             ,         ,
      And lies,| and lies:| there is | my bond | of faith,
          ,      ,             ,         ,       o
      To tie | thee to | my strong | correc|tion.
         ,       ,          ,                ,    ,
      As I | intend | to thrive | in this / new world,
          ,          ,      ,        ,        ,
      Aumerle | is guil|ty of | my true | appeal.
          ,         ,          ,         ,        ,
      Besides,| I heard | the ba|nished Nor|folk say,
             ,        ,             ,     ,            ,
      That thou | Aumerle | didst send | two of | thy men
          ,    ,         ,       ,        ,      ->
      To ex|ecute | the no|ble duke | at Ca||lais.
 
DUKE OF AUMERLE
        ,     ,         ,           ,            2    ,
      Some | honest | Christian | trust me | with a gage
            ,         ,      ,    2      T     T    T
      That Nor|folk lies:| here do I | throw down this,
          ,        ,        ,         ,         ,      ->
      If he | may be | repealed,| to try | his ho||nor.
 
HENRY BOLINGBROKE
        ,      ,    2              ,      ,           ,
      These | differences | shall all | rest un|der gage,
            ,        ,        ,          ,          ,         ->
      Till Nor|folk be | repealed:| repealed | he shall || be;
       ,          2     ,    ,        ,        ,
      And |(though mine^e|nemy)| restored | again
          ,          ,        2    ,         ,        2     ,
      To all | his lands | and signor|ies: when | he's returned,
          ,         ,          ,        ,           x
      Against | Aumerle | we will | enforce | his trial.
 
BISHOP OF CARLISLE
            ,    ,      ,            ,        ,
      That ho|nora|ble day | shall nere  be seen.
       ,         ,          ,         ,          ,
      Many | a time | hath ba|nished Nor|folk fought
           ,       ,         ,    2     ,          ,
      For Je|su Christ,| in glo|rious Christian field
        ,              ,       ,         ,          ,
      Streaming | the en|sign of | the Chris|tian cross,
      .   T     T    T         ,          ,     ,
      Against black pa|gans, Turks,| and Sa|racens:
             ,            ,         ,        ,          ,
      And toiled | with works | of war,| retired | himself
         ,    ,         ,         ,        ,
      To I|taly,| and there | at Ve|nice gave
           ,     ,          ,         ,          ,
      His bo|dy to | that plea|sant coun|try's earth,
                  ,    ,     ,          ,          ,
      And his / pure soul | unto | his cap|tain Christ,
       ,             ,       ,          ,          ,
      Under | whose co|lors he | had fought | so long.
 
HENRY BOLINGBROKE
           ,        ,    ,         __
      Why bi|shop, is | Norfolk | dead?
 
BISHOP OF CARLISLE
           ,          ,   ,         ,
      As sure|ly as / I live,| my lord.  (tetra with prev)
 
HENRY BOLINGBROKE
               ,          ,          ,       ,
      Sweet* peace | conduct | his sweet | soul
      <-          ,     2     ,        ,     ,
        To | the bo||som of good | old^A|braham.
      <-  ,       ,               ,        ,           ,      ,           ,
        Lords ap|pelants,|| your dif|ferences | shall all | rest un|der gage,
            ,       ,         ,          ,         ,
      Till we | assign | you to | your days | of trial.
 
[Enter DUKE OF YORK, attended]
 
DUKE OF YORK
              ,        ,      ,        ,         ,
      Great^Duke | of Lan|caster,| I come | to thee
        .    T      T     T         ,          ,         ,
      From^plume-plucked Ri|chard, who | with wil|ling soul
         ,            ,                ,    ,         ,
      Adopts | thee heir,| and his / high scep|ter yields
       ,           ,             ,   ,       ,
      To the | posses|sion of / thy roy|al hand.
         ,            ,         ,        ,          ,
      Ascend | his throne,| descen|ding now | from him,
       .    T    T   T       ,          ,           ,
      And long live Hen|ry, of | that name | the fourth.
 
HENRY BOLINGBROKE
           ,       ,             ,          ,        ,
      In God's | name, I'll | ascend | the re|gal throne.
 
BISHOP OF CARLISLE
       ,       ,           ,
      Marry,| heaven | forbid.  \\
        ,              ,      ,         ,        ,
      Worst in | this roy|al pre|sence may | I speak,
            ,       ,        ,        ,           ,
      Yet best | besee|ming me | to speak | the truth.
             ,         ,     ,         ,      ,        ->
      Would God,| that a|ny in | this no|ble pre||sence
        ,       ,      ,        2    ,         ,
      Were | enough | noble | to be up|right^judge
          ,      ,          ,      ,        ,
      Of no|ble Ri|chard: then | true no|blesse would
        ,             ,          ,         ,        ,
      Learn him | forbea|rance from | so foul | a wrong.
            ,               ,   ,         ,         ,
      What sub|ject can / give sen|tence on | his king?
       .   T    T    T        2    ,     ,           ,
      And who sits here | that is not | Richard's | subject?
         ,                 ,           ,         ,        ,
      Thieves are | not judged,| but they | are by | to hear,
           ,        ,        ,          ,         ,
      Although | appa|rent guilt | be seen | in them:
            ,          ,             ,    ,    ,
      And shall | the fi|gure of / God's ma|jesty,
           ,         ,         ,    ,     ,
      His cap|tain, ste|ward, de|puty-|elect,
         ,         ,         ,       ,       ,
      Anoin|ted, crow|ned, plan|ted ma|ny years,
            ,         ,    ,            ,   2     ,
      Be judged | by sub|ject, and | infe|rior breath,
         3  3     ,         ,         ,       ,         ,
      And he himself | not pre|sent? Oh,| forbid | it, God,
            ,       ,         ,         ,         ,
      That in | a Chris|tian cli|mate souls | refined
               ,        ,          ,         ,         ,
      Should show | so hei|nous, black,| obscene | a deed.
          ,         ,          ,       ,          ,
      I speak | to sub|jects, and | a sub|ject speaks,
               ,       ,           ,      ,          ,
      Stirred^up | by God,| thus bold|ly for | his king.
           ,         ,         ,          ,          ,
      My Lord | of Here|ford here,| whom you | call king,
               ,    ,             ,     ,           ,
      Is a / foul trai|tor to / proud Here|ford's king.
           ,         ,           ,        ,      ,
      And if | you crown | him, let | me pro|phesy,
            ,         ,         ,         ,           ,
      The blood | of Eng|lish shall | manure | the ground,
           ,      ,       ,                  ,   ,
      And fu|ture a|ges groan | for this / foul act.
        ,                ,            ,          ,     ,
      Peace shall | go sleep | with Turks | and in|fidels,
           ,          ,         ,        ,    2     ,
      And in | this seat | of peace | tumul|tuous wars
             ,          ,          ,           ,         ,
      Shall kin | with kin,| and kind | with kind | confound.
          ,       ,         ,         ,    ,
      Disor|der, hor|ror, fear,| and mu|tiny
              ,       ,       ,           ,          ,
      Shall here | inha|bit, and | this land | be called
            ,         ,   ,   2        T    T      T
      The field | of Gol|gotha and | dead men's skulls.
          ,         ,            ,         ,            ,
      Oh if | you raise | this house,| against | this house
           ,         ,       ,       ,        ,
      It will | the woe|fullest | divi|sion prove
           ,       ,      ,          ,        ,
      That e|ver fell | upon | this cur|sed earth.
             x           x          ,        ,        ,
      Prevent it,| resist it,| and let | it not | be so,
             ,        ,      ,                 ,           ,
      Lest child,| child's chil/dren, cry^|against | you, woe.
 
NORTHUMBERLAND
        ,              ,       ,         ,           ,
      Well have | you ar|gued sir:| and for | your pains,
          ,   2     ,       ,       ,          ,
      Of cap|ital trea|son we | arrest | you here.
           ,         ,   ,         ,             ,
      My Lord | of West|minster,| be it | your charge
           ,          ,       ,         ,         x
      To keep | him safe|ly till | his day | of trial.
         2      ,            ,          ,          ,          ,
      May it please | you, lords,| to grant | the com|mons' suit?
 
HENRY BOLINGBROKE
             ,       ,          ,        ,        ,
      Fetch^hi|ther Ri|chard, that | in com|mon view
          ,        ,        ,        ,          ,
      He may | surren|der: so | we shall | proceed
           ,       ,
      Without | suspi|cion.
 
DUKE OF YORK
                            ,       2          ,   ,
                            I | will be his / conduct.
 
[Exit]
 
HENRY BOLINGBROKE
        ,                 ,         ,      ,        ,
      Lords, you | that here | are un|der our | arrest,
           ,           ,        ,           ,        ,       ->
      Procure | your sure|ties for | your days | of an||swer:
       ,     2     ,      ,        ,          ,
      Lit|tle are we | behol|ding to | your love,
           ,         ,      ,             ,         ,
      And lit|tle looked | for at | your hel|ping hands.
 
[Re-enter DUKE OF YORK, with KING RICHARD II, and Officers bearing the regalia]
 
KING RICHARD II
         ,     ,           ,     ,           ,
      Alack,| why am | I sent | for to | a king,
          ,               ,    ,         ,         ,
      Before | I have / shook off | the re|gal thoughts
             ,         ,          ,      ,            ,
      Wherewith | I reigned?| I hard|ly yet | have learned
        2   ,    T      Tx     T          ,         ,
      To insin|uate, flatter, bow,| and bend | my knee.
            ,        ,        ,         ,      ,
      Give^sor|row leave | awhile | to tu|tor me
           ,         ,        ,        ,       ,      2->
      To this | submiss|ion. Yet | I well | remem||ber
           ,             ,    ,           ,          ,
      The fa|vors of / these men:| were they | not mine?
            ,          ,        ,     T    T   .  T
      Did they | not some|time cry,| all hail to me?
          ,      ,          ,          ,         ,
      So Ju|das did | to Christ:| but he | in twelve,
              ,         ,         ,    T   .    T     T          ,
      Found^truth | in all,| but one:| I, in twelve thou|sand, none. (two sets of tri??)
       T    T   .    T          ,    ,         ,
      God save the king:| Will no | man say^|amen?
       ,             ,           ,       ,           ,
      Am I | both priest,| and clerk?| Well then,| amen.
       T    T   .    T         ,        ,        ,
      God save the king,| although | I be | not he:
           ,      ,          x          ,          ,
      And yet | amen,| if heaven | do think | him me.
          ,         ,    ,     2      ,         ,
      To do | what ser|vice, am I | sent for | hither?
 
DUKE OF YORK
          ,         ,       ,          ,            ,
      To do | that of|fice of | thine^own | good* will
              ,      ,    ,          ,          ,
      Which tired | maje|sty did | make thee | offer,
           ,     ,       ,         ,           ,
      The re|signa|tion of | thy state | and crown
          ,      ,       ,
      To Hen|ry Bo|lingbroke.  (pickup?)
 
KING RICHARD II
        ,    2        T      T   T         ,           ,
      Give me the | crown. Here cou|sin, seize | the crown;
        ,   ,              T    T   T     ,           T    T    T
      Here cou/sin, on | this side my | hand, on || that side thine. (picked up?)
       ,             ,        ,                ,    ,
      Now is | this gol|den crown | like a / deep well
        .    T   T     Tx      ,         ,     ,
      That^owes two buckets,| filling | one a|nother,
           ,    2  ,      ,        ,        ,
      The emp|tier e|ver dan|cing in | the air,
          ,        ,        ,          ,         x
      The o|ther down,| unseen,| and full | of water:
             ,       ,          ,         ,        ,
      That buck|et down,| and full | of tears | am I,
        ,              ,             ,           ,        ,
      Drinking | my griefs,| whilst you | mount^up | on high.
 
HENRY BOLINGBROKE
           ,           ,         ,        ,       ,
      I thought | you had  been wil|ling to | resign.
 
KING RICHARD II
           ,        ,         ,           ,           ,
      My crown | I am,| but still | my griefs | are mine:
           ,        ,        ,         ,         ,
      You may | my glo|ries and | my state | depose,
           ,          ,       ,            ,         ,
      But not | my griefs;| still am | I king | of those.
 
HENRY BOLINGBROKE
        ,              ,           ,         ,           ,
      Part of | your cares | you give | me with | your crown.
 
KING RICHARD II
             ,          ,     2      ,      T   T     T
      Your cares | set^up | do not pluck | my cares down.
           ,         ,         ,     .  T    T    T
      My care,| is loss | of care,| by^old care done,
        T    T    .   T         ,     .  T    T   T
      Your care, is gain | of care,| by new care won:
            ,         ,        ,             x       ,
      The cares | I give,| I have,| though given | away;
             ,          ,           ,           ,          ,
      They tend | the crown,| yet still | with me | they stay.
 
HENRY BOLINGBROKE
           ,        ,       ,       ,          ,
      Are you | conten|ted to | resign | the crown?
 
KING RICHARD II
             ,        ,        ,         ,        ,
      Aye*, no;| no,^aye;| for I | must no|thing be:
        ,          T   T   T     2    ,         ,
      Therefore | no, no, for | I resign | to thee.
       T     T   T       ,       2   ,       ,
      Now, mark me | how^I | will undo | myself.
          ,          ,        ,           ,         ,
      I give | this hea|vy weight | from off | my head,
                  ,  ,       ,        ,         ,
      And this / unwiel|dy scep|ter from | my hand,
            ,          ,       ,          ,         ,
      The pride | of king|ly sway | from out | my heart.
                   ,    ,         ,      ,         ,
      With mine / own tears | I wash | away | my balm,
                   ,    ,         ,      ,         ,
      With mine / own hands | I give | away | my crown,
                   ,     ,       ,        ,        ,
      With mine / own tongue | deny | my sa|cred state,
                   ,     ,         ,          ,   2     ,
      With mine / own breath | release | all du|tious oaths;
            ,         ,    ,       ,        ,
      All pomp | and ma|jesty | I do | forswear:
          ,         ,      ,     ,           ,
      My ma|nors, rents,| reve|nues I | forego;
           ,        ,           ,       ,      ,
      My acts,| decrees,| and stat|utes I | deny:
            ,       ,      ,                ,         ,
      God* par|don all | oaths that | are broke | to me,
             ,          ,        ,           ,         ,
      God* keep | all vows | unbroke | are made | to thee.
            ,         ,         ,          ,          ,
      Make^me,| that no|thing have,| with no|thing grieved,
            ,          ,       ,          2      ,        ,
      And thou | with all | pleased,| that hast all | achieved.
             ,            ,        ,           ,        ,
      Long^mayst | thou live | in Ri|chard's seat | to sit,
            ,          ,        ,        ,       ,
      And soon | lie* Ri|chard in | an earth|ly pit.
             ,          ,       ,         ,         ,
      God* save | King^Har|ry, un|kinged^Ri|chard says,
            ,         ,      ,      .  T   T     T
      And send | him ma|ny years | of sunshine days.
             ,        ,
      What more | remains?
 
NORTHUMBERLAND
                               ,          ,          ,
                          No more:| but that | you read
             ,    ,         ,            ,          ,
      These ac|cusa|tions, and | these grie|vous crimes,
          ,       ,           x      ,          ,   2
      Commit|ted by | your person,| and your | followers,
          ,           ,          ,       ,          ,
      Against | the state | and pro|fit of | this land:
            ,       ,         ,          ,         ,
      That by | confes|sing them,| the souls | of men
            ,          ,         ,      ,       ,
      May deem,| that you | are wor|thily | deposed.
 
KING RICHARD II
        ,       ,            ,       ,      ,
      Must I | do so?| And must | I ra|vel out
            ,        ,       ,     2     ,       ,
      My weaved-|up fol|ly? Gen|tle Northum|berland,
          ,       ,        ,      ,     ,
      If thy | offen|ses were | upon | record,
        ,              ,            ,        ,        ,
      Would it | not shame | thee, in | so fair | a troop,
           ,       ,        ,          ,           ,
      To read | a lec|ture of | them? If | thou wouldst,
                ,             ,         ,        ,    ,
      There shouldst | thou find | one^hei|nous ar|ticle,
          ,    ,           ,       ,       ,
      Contai|ning the | depo|sing of | a king,
            ,                ,    ,        ,        ,
      And crack|ing the / strong war|rant of | an oath,
         ,              ,       ,              ,          x
      Marked with | a blot,| damned in | the book | of heaven.
       ,    ,                    ,           ,      ,        ->
      Nay, all / of you,| that stand | and look | upon || me,
        ,          2     ,        ,           ,        ,
      Whilst | that my wret|chedness | doth bait | myself,
               ,        ,          ,         ,           ,
      Though some | of you,| with Pi|late, wash | your hands,
        ,           ,        ,      ,         ,       2->
      Showing | an out|ward pi|ty: yet | you Pi||lates
             ,       ,        ,             ,    ,
      Have here | deli|vered me | to my / sour cross,
           ,      ,        ,      ,          ,
      And wa|ter can|not wash | away | your sin.
 
NORTHUMBERLAND
           ,         ,           ,           ,     ,
      My lord | dispatch,| read ore | these ar|ticles.
 
KING RICHARD II
             ,          ,         ,        ,       ,
      Mine^eyes | are full | of tears,| I can|not see:
           ,      T    Tx     T           ,         ,
      And yet | salt water blinds | them not | so much
            ,         ,        ,         ,         ,
      But they | can see | a sort | of trai|tors here.
       ,            ,           ,      ,        ,
      Nay, if | I turn | mine^eyes | upon | myself,
          ,        ,        ,        ,          ,
      I find | myself | a trai|tor with | the rest:
          ,         ,       ,          ,          ,
      For I | have gi|ven here | my soul's | consent
        2    ,         ,        ,     ,       ,
      To undeck | the pom|pous bo|dy of | a king;
            ,       ,         ,   2     ,       ,
      Made^glo|ry base;| and so|vereignty | a slave,
        ,    ,   2        ,          ,        ,        2->
      Proud ma/jesty*| a sub|ject, state | a pea||sant.
 
NORTHUMBERLAND
           ,
      My lord.   (cut off)
 
KING RICHARD II
           ,         ,             ,        ,        ,
      No lord | of thine,| thou haught | insul|ting man;
           ,           ,    ,     2       ,         ,
      Nor no | man's^lord;| I have no | name, no | title;
       T   T    T      ,          x          2      ,
      No, not that | name was | given me | at the font,
            ,        ,        ,         ,      ,
      But 'tis | usurped:| alack | the hea|vy day,
           ,          ,        ,     ,        ,
      That I | have worn | so ma|ny win|ters out,
            ,         ,           ,         ,        ,
      And know | not now,| what name | to call | myself.
       ,         ,            ,   2    ,         ,
      Oh, that | I were | a mock|ery king | of snow,
        ,            ,         ,        ,       ,
      Standing | before | the sun | of Bo|lingbroke,
           ,        ,      ,        ,       ,
      To melt | myself | away | in wa|ter-drops.
        T    T     T       ,      2            ,        ,
      Good king, great | king, and yet | not great|ly good,
           ,        ,         ,        ,        ,       ->
      And if | my word | be ster|ling yet | in Eng||land,
       ,      2     ,       ,       ,          ,
      Let | it command | a mir|ror hi|ther straight,
            ,         ,         ,        ,        ,
      That it | may show | me what | a face | I have,
        ,             ,    ,            ,    ,
      Since it | is bank|rupt of | his ma|jesty.
 
HENRY BOLINGBROKE
           ,        ,          ,         ,        ,
      Go some | of you,| and fetch | a look|ing-glass.
 
[Exit an attendant]
 
NORTHUMBERLAND
            ,          ,        ,           ,            ,
      Read ore | this pa|per, while | the glass | doth come.
 
KING RICHARD II
        ,                 ,          ,        ,         ,
      Fiend, thou | tormentst | me, ere | I come | to hell.
 
HENRY BOLINGBROKE
        ,            ,         ,         ,       ,
      Urge it | no more,| my Lord | Northum|berland.
 
NORTHUMBERLAND
           ,         ,          ,        ,      ,
      The com|mons will | not then | be sa|tisfied.
 
KING RICHARD II
             ,         ,      ,           ,       ,
      They shall | be sa|tisfied:| I'll read | enough,
           ,       ,         ,      ,        ,
      When I | do see | the ve|ry book | indeed,
             ,         ,          ,           ,         ,
      Where all | my sins | are writ,| and that's | myself.
 
[Re-enter Attendant, with a glass]
        ,              ,           ,        ,        ,
      Give me | that glass,| and there|in will | I read.
          ,        ,        ,          ,         ,
      No dee|per wrink|les yet?| Hath sor|row struck
          ,      ,       ,           ,         ,
      So ma|ny blows | upon | this face | of mine,
            ,        ,         ,         ,    2      ,
      And made | no dee|per wounds?| O flat|tering glass,
        ,           ,      ,      2    ,     ,
      Like to | my fol|lowers | in prospe|rity,
             ,        ,          ,           ,          ,
      Thou dost | beguile | me. Was | this face,| the face
            ,      ,     ,   2        T    T    T
      That ev|ery day,| under his | household roof
            ,           ,        ,          ,          ,
      Did keep | ten* thou|sand men?| Was this | the face,
             ,         ,          ,       ,         ,
      That like | the sun,| did make | behol|ders wink?
       ,     2        ,            ,         ,      ,
      Is this the | face, which^|faced so | many | follies,
       ,     2       T   T     T        ,       ,
      And was at | last out-faced | by Bo|lingbroke?
          ,       ,       ,       ,          ,
      A brit|tle glo|ry shin|eth in | this face,
           ,       ,        ,       ,         ,
      As brit|tle as | the glo|ry, is | the face,
 
[Dashes the glass against the ground]
            ,         ,      ,      2     ,         ,
      For there | it is,| cracked in a | hundred | shivers.
       __     ,         ,          ,        2       ,
      Mark | silent | king, the | moral | of this sport,
            ,        ,        ,         ,           ,
      How soon | my sor|row hath | destroyed | my face.
 
HENRY BOLINGBROKE
           ,       ,         ,        ,         ,
      The sha|dow of | your sor|row hath | destroyed
           ,       ,          ,
      The sha|dow of | your face.
 
KING RICHARD II
                                   ,            ,
                                  Say that | again.
           ,       ,       ,        ,          ,
      The sha|dow of | my sor|row: ha,| let's^see,
            ,      ,         ,           ,        ,
      'Tis ve|ry true,| my grief | lies^all | within,
            ,        ,       ,        ,       ,
      And these | exter|nal man|ners of | laments,
            ,      ,                   ,  ,    ,
      Are mere|ly sha|dows, to the // unseen grief,
              ,           ,        ,        ,          ,
      That swells | with si|lence in | the tor|tured soul.
        T     T   .   T     ,              ,            ,
      There lies the sub|stance: and | I thank | thee king
                  ,     ,              ,   ,      ,
      For thy / great boun|ty, that / not on|ly givst
           ,          ,         ,         ,        ,
      Me cause | to wail | but tea|chest me | the way
       ,    2     ,          ,            T   T    T
      How to la|ment the | cause. I'll | beg one boon,
            ,         ,          ,       ,         ,
      And then | be gone | and trou|ble you | no more.
        ,           ,
      Shall I | obtain | it?
 
HENRY BOLINGBROKE
                               ,          ,     ,
                             Name | it, fair | cousin.
 
KING RICHARD II
        ,   ,                ,        ,        ,
      Fair cou/sin? I | am grea|ter than | a king:
            ,       ,        ,         ,      ,
      For when | I was | a king,| my flat|terers
             ,         ,    ,      2      ,       ,
      Were then | but sub|jects; being | now a | subject*,
          ,        ,      ,            ,     ,
      I have | a king | here to | my flat|terer:
       ,           ,         ,         ,        ,
      Being | so great,| I have | no need | to beg.
 
HENRY BOLINGBROKE
           ,
      Yet ask.
 
KING RICHARD II
                     ,         ,
               And shall | I have?
 
HENRY BOLINGBROKE
                                         ,     oo
                                   You shall.|
 
KING RICHARD II
             ,         ,         ,   oo
      Then give | me leave | to go.|
 
HENRY BOLINGBROKE
                                          ,
                                         Whither?
 
KING RICHARD II
       ,              ,       ,          ,            ,
      Whither | you will,| so I | were from | your sights.
 
HENRY BOLINGBROKE
           ,        ,        ,         ,         x
      Go some | of you,| convey | him to | the Tower.
 
KING RICHARD II
           ,        ,        ,       ,         ,
      Oh good:| convey:| convey|ers are | you all,
             ,          ,                ,     ,     ,
      That rise | thus nim|bly by a // true king's fall.
 
[Exeunt KING RICHARD II, some Lords, and a Guard]
 
HENRY BOLINGBROKE
            ,         ,        ,      ,         ,
      On Wednes|day next | we so|lemnly | set down
           ,    ,         ,          ,           ,
      Our co|rona|tion: lords,| prepare | yourselves.
 
[Exeunt all except the BISHOP OF CARLISLE, the Abbot of Westminster, and DUKE OF AUMERLE]
 
ABBOT
         ,       ,         ,         ,        ,
      A woe|ful pa|geant have | we here | beheld.
 
BISHOP OF CARLISLE
            ,          ,          ,        ,        ,
      The woe's | to come,| the chil|dren yet | unborn,
              ,          ,         ,          ,         ,
      Shall feel | this day | as sharp | to them | as thorn.
 
DUKE OF AUMERLE
           ,      ,     ,         ,          ,
      You ho|ly cler|gymen,| is there | no plot
          ,          ,          ,        ,         ,
      To rid | the realm | of this | perni|cious blot.
 
ABBOT
          ,        ,       ,          ,         ,
      Before | I free|ly speak | my mind | herein,
            ,          ,      ,         ,      ,
      You shall | not on|ly take | the sac|rament,
          ,      ,       ,          ,   3  3    ,
      To bu|ry mine^|intents,| but al|so to effect
          ,     ,          ,       ,       ,
      Whate|ver I | shall hap|pen to | devise.
         ,           ,           ,        ,       ,
      I see | your brows | are full | of dis|content,
             ,         ,        ,           ,         ,
      Your heart | of sor|row, and | your eyes | of tears.
              ,          ,       ,         ,     ,         , ->
      Come* home | with me | to sup|per, I'll | lay a || plot
                T   T  T       ,      ,
      Shall | show us all | a mer|ry day.
 
[Exeunt]

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