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O, if you rear this house against this house,
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
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.
Found truth in all, but one ; I, in twelve thousand,
York. To do that office, of thine own good will,
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:
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
нг Richard. Tunsted Time and now doth Tóme a'aste me,
For now hath Time made me his numbring clock .
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The cares I give, I have, though given away ;
Boling. Are you contented to resign the crown?
Therefore no no, for I resign to thee.
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.