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KING RICHARD II. Appears, Act I. sc. 1; sc. 3; sc. 4. Act II. sc. I. Act III. sc. 2; sc. 3. Act IV. sc. 1. Act V. sc. 1; sc. B. EDMUND OF LANGLEY, Drike of York; uncle
to the King. Appears, Act II. sc. 1; sc. 2; sc. 3. Act III. sc. I; sc. 3.
Act IV. sc. 1. Act V. sc. 2; sc. 3; sc. 6. JOHN OF GAUNT, Duke of Lancaster ; uncle
to the King. Appears, Act I. sc. 1; sc. 2; sc. 3 Act II. sc. I. HENRY, surnamed BOLINGBROKE, Duke of
Hereford, son to John of Gaunt, afterwards King Henry IV.
Appears, Act I. sc. 1; sc. 3. Act II. sc. 3. Act III. sc. l; sc. 3. Act IV. sc. 1. Act V. sc. 3; sc. 6.
DUKE OF AUMERLE, son to the Duke of
Appears, Act I. sc. 3; sc. 4. Act II. sc. I.
MOWBRAY, Duke of Norfolk.
DUKE OF SURREY.
EARL OF SALISBURY.
Appears, Act II. sc. 3. BUSAY, a creature to King Richard. Appears, Act I. sc. 4. Act II. sc. 1 ; sc. 2. Act III. sc. 1.
Bagot, a creature to King Richard. Appears, Act I. sc. 4. Act II. sc. 1 ; sc. 2. Act IV. sc. 1.
GREEN, a creature to King Richard. Appears, Act I. sc. 4. Act II. sc. 1; sc. 2. Act III. sc. I.
EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND. Appears, Act II. sc. 1; sc. 3. Act III. sc. 1; sc. 3.
Act IV. sc. 1. Act V. sc. 1; sc. 6.
HENBY PERCY, son to the Earl of Northum.
BISHOP OF CARLISLE.
Act V. sc. 6.
Appears, Act IV. sc. I.
Appear, Act I. sc. 3.
SIR STEPHEN SCROOP.
Appears, Act III. sc. 2; sc. 3.
Appears, Act II. sc. 4.
QUEEN to King Richard.
Act V. sc. 1.
Appears, Act I. sc. 2.
Appears, Act V. sc. 2; sc. 3.
Appears, Act III. sc. 4.
deners, Keeper, Messenger, Groom, and other attendants.
SCENE, DISPERSEDLY IN ENGLAND AND WALES.
*.* The original editions have no Names of Characters.
Enter King RICHARD, attended; John of GAUNT, and other Nobles, with him.
K. Rich. Old John of Gaunt, time-honour'd Lancaster,
Hast thou, according to thy oath' and banda,
• Band. Bund and bond are each the past participle passive of the verb to bind; and hence the band, that by which a thing is confined, and the bond, that by which one is constrained, are one and the same thing.
Hereford. In the old copies this title is invariably spelt and pronounced Herford. In Hardynge's Chronicle' the word is always written Herford or Harford. It is constantly Herford, as a dissyllable, in Daniel's 'Civile Warres.'
Against the Duke of Norfolk, Thomas Mowbray ?
If he appeal the duke on ancient malice ;
On some known ground of treachery in him ?
On some apparent danger seen in him,
Aim'd at your highness,-no inveterate malice.
And frowning brow to brow, ourselves will hear
Re-enter Attendants, with BOLINGBROKE and NORFOLK.
Boling. Many years of happy days befal
My gracious sovereign, my most loving liege ! Nor. Each day still better other's happiness ;
Until the heavens, envying earth's good hap,
Add an immortal title to your crown!
As well appeareth by the cause you come a ;
Against the Duke of Norfolk, Thomas Mowbray ?
In the devotion of a subject's love,
• You come. On which you come: or you come on. The omission, in such a case, of the preposition is not unusual.
And wish, (so please my sovereign,) ere I move,
What my tongue speaks, my right-drawn sword may prove.
'T is not the trial of a woman's war,
By all my hopes, most falsely doth he lie.
Disclaiming here the kindred of the king;
What I have spoke, or thou canst worse devisec.
Which gently laid my knighthood on my shoulder,
If I be traitor, or unjustly fight!
• Doubled. In folio of 1623, doubly; doubled is the reading of the quartos.
Inhabitable. Uninhabitable, unhabitable. Jonson, and Taylor the Water-poet, both use the word in this sense, strictly according to its Latin derivation. So the quarto of 1597. The first folio reads,
“ What I have spoken, or thou canst devise.”
It must be great, that can inherit us a
So much as of a thought of ill in him.
That Mowbray hath receiv'd eight thousand noblesa,
This arm shall do it, or this life be spent.
Thomas of Norfolk, what say'st thou to this ?
And bid bis ears a little wbile be deaf,
How God, and good men, hate so foul a liar.
Were he my brother, nay, oure kingdom's heir,
* Inherit us. To inherit was not only used in the sense of to inherit as an heir, bat in that of to receive generally. It is here nsed for to cause to receive, in the same way that to possess is either used for to have, or to cause to have.
Said. So the folio. In the first quarto, speak. • Lewd, in its early signification, means misled, deluded; and thence it came to stand, as here, for wicked. The laity—“the body of the Christian people," as Gibbon calls them- were designated as lewede by the clergy. (See Tooke, vol. ii. p. 383.)