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Welcome, my lord: what is the news?
North. First, to thy sacred state wish I all happiness.
The next news is, I have to London sent
The heads of Oxford, Salisbury, Blunt, and Kent:
Boling. We thank thee, gentle Percy, for thy
And to thy worth will add right worthy gains.
Fitz. My lord, I have from Oxford sent to
The heads of Brocas and Sir Bennet Seely,
Boling. Thy pains, Fitzwater, shall not be forgot; Right noble is thy merit, well I wot.
Enter PERCY, and the BISHOP of Carlisle. Percy. The grand conspirator, Abbot of Westminster,
With clog of conscience and sour melancholy
But here is Carlisle living, to abide
Thy kingly doom and sentence of his pride.
Choose out some secret place, some reverend
More than thou hast, and with it joy thy life;
8. Oxford; apparently an given by Holinshed, and thence oversight for 'Spencer' (i.e. the
Earl of Gloucester), the name
substituted in Ff.
So as thou livest in peace, die free from strife:
Enter EXTON, with persons bearing a coffin.
Boling. Exton, I thank thee not; for thou hast wrought
A deed of slander with thy fatal hand
Upon my head and all this famous land.
Exton. From your own mouth, my lord, did I this deed.
Boling. They love not poison that do poison
Nor do I thee though I did wish him dead,
35. A deed of slander, one that will cause scandal or re
SIR MICHAEL, a friend to the Archbishop of York.
LADY PERCY, wife to Hotspur, and sister to Mortimer.
MISTRESS QUICKLY, hostess of a tavern in Eastcheap.
Lords, Officers, Sheriff, Vintner, Chamberlain, Drawers, two Carriers, Travellers, and Attendants.
DURATION OF TIME
Dramatic Time. -Ten 'historic' days, with three extra 'Fal. staffian' days, and intervals.