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Pierc'd to the soul with flander's venom'd spear:
K. Rich. Rage must be withstood.
Lions make Leopards tame. Mowb. Yea, but not change their spots. Take but
And I relign my gage. My dear, dear Lord,
begin, Boling. Oh, heav'n defend my soul from such foul sin! Shall I seem crest-fall’n in my father's fight, • Or with pale beggar face impeach my height, Before this out-dar'd Daftard ? Ere my tongue Shall wound my Honour with such feeble wrong, Or found so base a parle, my teeth shall tear 7 The slavish motive of recanting fear, And spit it bleeding, in his high disgrace, Where shame doth harbour, ev’n in Mowbray's face.
[Exit Gaunt, K. Rich. We were not born to sue, but to command, Which since we cannot do to make
friends, Be ready, as your lives shall answer it, At Coventry upon Saint Lambert's day.
Or with pale beggar fạce] ? The slavish motive---] Mo. i. e. with a face of fupplication. tive, for initrument.
WARB. But this will not satisfy the Ox Rather that which fear
in ford Editor, he turns it to bag- motion. gard fear. WAR EURTON.
There shall your Swords and Lances arbitrate
Changes to the Duke of Lancaster's Palace.
Enter Gaunt and Dutchess of Gloucester. Gaunt, Las! * the part I had in Gloster's blood
Doth more follicit me, than your Ex
Dutch. Finds brotherhood in thee no sharper spur?
* The part I had.] That is, my relation of consanguinity to Gloucester.
Made him a man; and though thou liv'st and breath'st,
Gaunt. God's is the Quarrel; for God's Substitute,
Dutch. Where then, alas, may I complain myself? Gaunt. To heav'n, the widow's Champion and De
fence. Dutch. Why then, I will: farewel, old Gaunt, farewel. Thou go'st to Coventry, there to behold Our Cousin Hereford and fell Mowbray fight. O, sit my husband's wrongs on Hereford's spear, That it may enter butcher Mowbray's breast! Or, if misfortune miss the first career, Be Mowbray's fins so heavy in his bosom, That they may break his foaming Courser's back, And throw the rider headlong in the lists,
A caitiff recreant to my cousin Hereford! Farewel, old Gaunt; thy sometime brother's wife With her companion Grief must end her life.
8 A caitiff recreant-] Cai Ημισυ της αρετής αποαίνεται δύλιον tif originally signified a prisoner; ήμαρ. . next a save, from the condition In this passage it partakes of of prisoners; then a scoundrel, all these significations. from the qualities of a flave.
Gaunt. Sister, farewel; I must to Coventry. As much Good stay with thee, as go with me; Dutch. Yet one word more grief boundeth where
it falls, Not with the empty hollowness, but weight: I take my leave, before I have begun; For Sorrow ends not, when it feemeth done. Commend me to my brother, Edmund York: Lo, this is all ----- nay, yet depart not fo; Though this be all, do not fo quickly go: I shall remember more. Bid him--oh, what? With all good speed at Plashie visit me. Alack, and what shall good old York fee there But empty lodgings, and unfurnish'd walls, Unpeopled offices, untrodden stones? And what hear there for welcome, but my groans? Therefore commend me let him not come there To seek out forrow that dwells every where; All defolate, will I from hence, and die; The last Leave of thee takes my weeping eye. [Exeunt.
The Lists, at Coventry,
Enter the Lord-Marshal, and Aumerle.
Y lord Aumerle, is Harry Hereford arm’d?
stay For nothing but his Majesty's approach. [Flourish.
The trumpets found, and the King enters with Gaunt,
Bushy, Bagot, and others : when they are set, Enter the Duke of Norfolk in armour.
K. Rich. Marshal, demand of yonder Champion The cause of his arrival here in arms; Ask him his name, and orderly proceed To swear him in the justice of his Cause. Mar. In God's name and the King's, say who thou
The trumpets found. Enter Bolingbroke, Appellant,
K. Rich. Marshal, ask yonder Knight in arms,
his succeeding Ifjue,] er, and therefore he might come Such is the reading of the first among other reasons for their folio; the later editions read my 'fake, but the old reading is more Iffue. Mowbray's Ifue was, by this juft and grammatical. accusation, in danger of an attaind