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Grunt. Sister, farewel; I must to Coventry.
Enter the Lord Marshal, and Aumerle.
Aum. Yea, at all points, and longs to
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; Ak 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 art?
[To Mowbray. And why thou com’st, thus knightly clad in arms? Against what man thou com'ft, and what thy quarrel? Speak truly on thy Knighthood, and thine Oath, And so defend thee heaven, and thy valour! Mowb. My name is Thomas Mowbray, Duke of
his succeeding Ijue,] der, 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 If we was, by this just and grammatical. accusation, in danger of an attaina
Depose him in the justice of his Cause.
Boling. Harry of Hereford, Lancaster and Darby
Mar. On pain of death, no person be so bold,
hand, And bow my knee before his Majesty : For Mowbray and my felf are like two men That vow a long and weary pilgrimage ; Then let us take a ceremonious Leave, And loving Farewel, of our several friends. Mar. Th’Appellant in all duty greets your Highness,
[TO K. Rich. And craves to kiss your hand, and take his leave.
K. Rich. We will defcend and fold him in our arms.
Boling. Oh, let no noble eye profane a tear
Not sick, although I have to do with Death ;
Gaunt. Heav'n in thy good Cause make thee pro-
thrive! Mowb. However heav'n or fortune cast
my lot, There lives, or dies, true to King Richard's Throne, A loyal, just and upright Gentleman. Never did Captive with a freer heart Caft off his chains of bondage, and embrace His golden uncontrould enfranchisement, More than my dancing foul doth celebrate This Feast of battle, with mine adversary. Most mighty Liege, and my companion Peers, Take from my mouth the wish of happy years ; As gentle and as jocund, as to jest, Go I to fight: Truth hach a quiet breast.
As gentle and as jocund, as to of sport too. WARBURTON.
JEST,] Not so neither. We The sense would perhaps have should read, to just, in c. to been better if the authour had tilt or tourny, which was a kind written what his commentator
K. Rich. Farewel, my lord ; securely I espy Virtue with valour couched in thine
eye. Order the tryal, Marshal, and begin.
Mar. Harry of Hereford, Lancaster and njily,
Boling. Strong as a tower in hope, I cry Amen.
i Her. Harry of Hereford, Lancaster and Derby, Stands here for God, his Sovereign and Himself, On pain to be found false and recreant, To prove the Duke of Norfolk, Thomas Mowbray, A traitor to his God, his King, and him ; And dares him to set forward to the fight. 2 Her. Here ftandeth Thomas Mowbray, Duke of
Norfolk, On pain to be found false and recreant, Both to defend himself, and to approve Henry of Hereford, Lancaster and Derby, To God, his Sovereign, and co him, disloyal : Courageously, and with a free desire, Attending but the Signal to begin. [A Charge founded. Mar. Sound, Trumpets ; and set forward, Com
batants, -But stay, the King hath thrown his warder down. K. Rich. Let them lay by their helmets and their
[A long Flourish; after which, the King
Speaks to the Combatants.
And list, what with our Council we have done.
substitutes, but the rhyme to obliged Shakespeare to write jefl, which fepse is too often ensaved, and obliges us to read it.