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O, if you rear this house against this house,
It will the woefullest division prove,
That ever fell upon this cursed earth :
Prevent, resist it, let it not be so,
Lest child, child's children, cry against you-woe!
North. Well have you argu'd, sir; and, for your

pains,
Of capital treason we arrest you here :-
My lord of Westminster, be it

your charge To keep him safely till his day of trial.May't please you, lords, to grant the commons'

suit. Boling. Fetch hither Richard, that in common

view
He may surrender ; so we shall proceed
Without suspicion.
York.

I will be his conduct. [Exit. Boling. Lords, you that are here under our

arrest, Procure your süreties for your days of answer :Little are we beholden to your love, [To CARLISLE. And little look'd for at your helping hands. Re-enter York, with King RICHARD, and Officers

bearing the Crown, &c. K. Rich. Alack, why am I sent for to a king, Before I have shook off the regal thoughts Wherewith I reign'd? I hardly yet have learn'd To insinuate, flatter, bow, and bend my knee :Give sorrow leave a while to tutor me To this submission. Yet I well remember The favours of these men :5 Were they not mine? Did they not sometime cry, all hail ! to me? So Judas did to Christ: but he, in twelve,

A his conduct.] i. e, conductor.
9 The favours, &c.] The countenances, the features

Found truth in all, but one ; I, in twelve thousand,

none.
God save the king !-Will no man say, amen?
Am I both priest and clerk ? well then, amen.
God save the king! although I be not he;
And yet, amen, if heaven do think him me.-
To do what service am I sent for thither?

York. To do that office, of thine own good will,
Which tired majesty did make thee offer, -
The resignation of thy state and crown
To Henry Bolingbroke.
K. Rich. Give me the crown Here, cousin,

seize the crown ; Here, on this side, my hand; on that side, thine. Now is this golden crown like a deep well, That owes two buckets filling one another ; The emptier ever dancing in the air, The other down, unseen, and full of water : That bucket down, and full of tears, am I, Drinking my griefs, whilst you mount up on high.

Boling. I thought you had been willing to resign. K. Rich. My crown, I am, but still my griefs

are mine: You may my glories and my state depose, But not my griefs ; still am I king of those.

Boling. Part of your cares you give me with your K. Rich. Your cares set up, do not pluck my.

cares down. My care is—loss of care, by old care done ;? Your care is—gain of care, by new care won:

crown.

6 The emptier ever dancing — ] This is a comparison not easily accommodated to the subject, nor very naturally introduced. The best part is this line, in which he makes the usurper the empty bucket. Johnson.

My care is-loss of care, by old care done ;] Shakspeare often obscures his meaning by playing with sounds. Richard seems to

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The cares I give, I have, though given away ;
They tend the crown, yet still with me they stay.

Boling. Are you contented to resign the crown?
K. Rich. Ay, no ;-—no, ay;--for I must nothing

be;

Therefore no no, for I resign to thee.
Now mark me how I will undo myself :-
I give this heavy weight from off my head,
And this unwieldy scepter from my hand,
The pride of kingly 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 sacred state,
With mine own breath release all duteous oaths :
All pomp and majesty I do forswear ;
My manors, rents, revenues, I forego;
My acts, decrees, and statutes, I deny:
God pardon all oaths, that are broke to me!
God keep all vows unbroke, are made to thee!
Make me, that nothing have, with nothing griev'd;
And thou with all pleas'd, that hast all achiev'd!
Long may’st thou live in Richard's seat to sit,
And soon lie Richard in an earthy pit!
God save king Henry, unking’d Richard says,
And send him many years of sunshine days!
What more remains ?
North.

No more, but that you read

[Offering a paper. These accusations, and these grievous crimes, Committed by your person, and your followers, Against the state and profit of this land ;

say here, that his cares are not made less by the increase of Bolingbroke's cares ; for this reason, that his care is the loss of care, -his grief is, that his regal cares are at an end, by the cessation of the care to which he had been accustomed. Johnson.

my balm,] The oil of consecration. He has mentioned it before. JOHNSON.

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