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King Richard the Second.
to John of Gaunt; afterwards King Henry IV.
creatures to King Richard. Green, Earl of Northumberland : Henry Percy, this son. Lord Ross. Lord Willoughby. Lord Fitzwater. Bishop of-Carlisle Abbot of Westminster. Lord Marshat; and another Lord. Sir Pierce of Eštor.. Sir Stephen Scroop. Captain of a bånd of Welshmen.
Queen to King Richard.
Lords, Heralds, Officers, Soldiers, two Gardeners,
Keeper, Messenger, Groom, and other Attendants.
Scene, dispersedly in England and Wales.
LIFE AND DEATH
KING RICHARD II.
SCENE 1. London. A Room in the Palace.
Enter King RICHARD, attended; John of Gaunt,
and other Nobles, with him.
King Richard. Old John of Gaunt, time-honour'd Lancaster, Hast thou, according to thy oath and band, Brought hither Henry Hereford thy: bold son; Here to make good the boistercus latê ar peal, Which then our leisure would not let us hear, Against the duke of Norfolk, Thomas Mgwbray?
Gaunt. I have, my liege.
K. Rich. Tell me moreover, hast thou joúndul him, If he appeal the duke on ancient malice; Or worthily as a good subject should, On some known ground of treachery in him? Gaunt. As near as I could sift him on that ar
gument, On some apparent danger seen in him, Aim'd at your highness, no inveterate malicè. K. Rich. Then call them to our presence; face to face,
And frowning brow to brow, ourselves will hear
[Exeunt some Attendants.
rage deaf as the sea, hasty as fire.
Re-enter Attendants, with BOLINGBROKE and
Boling. May many years of happy days befal
Nor. Each day still better other's happiness;
K. Rich. We thank you both: yet one but flatters us,
Boling. First, (heaven be the record to my speech!)