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Thomas of Norfolk, what fay'st thou to this?
Mowb. O, let my Sovereign turn away his face, And bid his ears a little while be deaf, Till I have told this Slander of his blood, How God and good men hate so foul a liar.
K. Rich. Mowbray, impartial are our eyes and ears. Were he our brother, nay, our Kingdom's heir, As he is but our father's brother's son ; Now by ’my Scepter's awe, I make a vow, Such neighbour-nearness to our sacred blood Should nothing priv'lege him, nor partialize Th’unstooping firmness of my upright soul. He is our Subject, Morebray, so art thou'; Free speech, and fearless, I to thee allow.
Mowb. Then, Boling broke, as low as to thy heart, Through the false passage of thy throat, thou liest! Three parts of that Receipt I had for Calais, Disburst I to his Highness' soldiers; The other part referv'd I by confent, For that my sovereign Leige was in my debt; Upon remainder of a dear account, Since last I went to France to fetch his Queen. Now, swallow down that Lie. -For Gloucester's death, I new him not; but, to mine own disgrace, Neglected my sworn duty in that case. For you, my noble lord of Lancaster, The honourable father to my foe, Once did I lay an ambush for A trespass that doth vex my grieved soul; But ere I last receiv'd the Sacrament, I did confess it, and exactly begg'd Your Grace's pardon; and, I hope, I had it, This is my fault; as for the rest appeald, It issues from the rancor of a villain, A recreant and most degen'rate traitor ; Which in my self I boldly will defend,
3 My Scepter's awe.]
The reverence due to my Scepter.
And interchangeably hurl down my gage
K. Rick. Wrath-kindled Gentlemen, be rul'd by me;
Gaunt. To be a make-peace shall become my age ;
K. Rich. And, Norfolk, throw down his.
Gaunt. When, Harry? when
4 This we preferibe, though no too, the rhyming verses are of a tysician, &c. ) I must make much better talte than all the one Remark, in general, on the others, which rather strengthens Rhymes throughout this whole my conjeure.
Pope. play ; they are so much inferior No 0001.] That is, no udto the rest of the writing, that vanta e, no ule, in delay or rethey appear to me of a different fusal. hand. What confirms this, is, 5 My fair Name, &c.] That is, that the context does every Niy name that lives on my grave in where exactly (and frequently delight of death. This easy parmuch better) connect without fage mot of the Editors seem to the inserted rhymes, except in a have mistaken. very few places; and jult there
Pierc'd to the soul with Nander's venom’d spear :
K. Rich. Rage must be withstood.
you begin. Boling. Oh, heav'ndefend my soul from such foul sin! Shall I feem crest-fall’n in my father's sight,
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 * The Navish motive of recanting fear, And spit it bleeding, in his bigh 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 you friends, Be ready, as your lives shall answer it, At Coventry upon Saint Lambert's day.
6 Or with pale beggar face-] 7 The Jlavish motive - Nic1.e. with a face of fupplication. tive, for instrument. But this will not satisfy the Ox Rather that which sear puts in ford Editor, he turns it to bago motion. WARBURTON.
There shall your Swords and Lances arbitrate
Changes to the Duke of Lancaster's Palace.
Enter Gaunt and Dutchefs of Gloucester.
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 Gloucefier.
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 my self?
* A cailiff recreant
] Cai. Ημισυ της αρτης απιαίαι δέλιον dif originally signified a prisiner; ήμαρ. . next a save, from the condition In this paslage it partakes of of prisoners; then a scoundrel, all these fignifications. from the qualities of a llave.