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Or not remember what I must be now!
Aum. Northumberland comes back from Bolingbroke.
- an obscure Grave.
3 Same way of common Trade, - I suppose it should be, Tread.
Give Richard leave to live, till Richard die?
North. My lord, in the base court he doth attend To speak with you, may't please you to come down.
K. Rich. Down, down I come ; like glist'ring Phaeton, Wanting the manage of unruly jades. In the base court? base court, where Kings grow base, To come at traitors' Calls, and do them grace. In the base court come down? down,court; down, King; For Night-owls shriek, where mounting Larks should
sing. Boling. What says his Majesty?
North. Sorrow, and Grief of Heart,
Boling. Stand all apart,
Boling. My gracious lord, I come but for mine own. K. Rich. Your own is yours, and I am yours, and all.
Boling. So far be mine, my most redoubted lord, As my true fervice shall deserve
Boling. Yea, my good lord.
S CE N E VII.
Enter Queen and two Ladies.
Lady. Madam, we'll play at bowls. [rubs,
Queen. 'Twill make me think, the world is full of And that my fortune runs against the bias,
Lady. Madam, we'll dance.
Queen. My legs can keep no measure in delight,
Lady. Madam, we'll tell tales.
Queen. Of neither, girl.
Lady. Madam, I'll sing.
Queen. 'Tis well, that thou haft cause: But thou should'st please me better, would'st thou weep.
Lady. I could weep, Madam, would it do you good.
Enter a Gardiner, and two Servants.
[Queen and Ladies retire.
Serv. Why should we, in the compass of a pale,
Gard. Hold thy peace.
4 Against a Change; woe is fore-run with woe.) But what was there, in the Gardiners' talking of State, for matter of so much woe ? Besides, this is intended for a Sentence, but proves a very fimple one. I suppose Shakespear wrote,
woe is fore-run with MOCKS, which has some meaning in it; and signifies, chat, when great Men are on the decline, their inferiors take advantage of their condition, and treat them without ceremony. And this we find to be the case in the following scene. But the Editors were seeking for a rhime. Tho' had they not been so impatient they would have found it gingled to what followed, tho' it did not to what went before.
5 -OUR form Aate ?] How could he say ours when he immediately subjoins, that it was infirm? We should read anem a firm fate.
Hath now himself met with the Fall of leaf:
Seri. What, are they dead?
Gard. They are, And Bolingbroke hath feiz'd the wasteful King. What pity is't, that he had not fo trimm'd And drest his Land, as we this Garden dress, And wound the bark, the skin, of our fruit-trees; Left, being over proud with fap and blood, With too much riches it confound it felf; Had he done fo to great and growing men, They might have liv'd to bear, and he to taste Their fruits of duty. All fuperfluous branches We lop away, that bearing boughs may live: Had he done fo, himself had born the Crown, Which waste and idle hours have quite thrown down. Sery. What, think you then, the King shall be
depos’d? Gard. Deprest he is already, and depos’d, 'Tis doubted, he will be. Letters last night Came to a dear friend of the Duke of York, That tell black tidings.
[speaking : Queen. Oh, I am prest to death, through want of Thou Adam's likeness, set to dress this garden, How dares thy tongue found this unpleasing news? What Eve, what Serpent hath suggested thee, To make a fecond Fall of curfed man? Why dost thou say, King Richard is depos’d? Dar’st thou, (thou little better Thing than earth,) Divine his downfal ? say, where, when, and how Cam’st thou by these ill tidings ? speak, thou wretch.
Gard. Pardon me, Madam. Little joy have I To breathe these news; yet, what I say, is true ; King Richard, he is in the mighty hold