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[To fight with Glendower and his Complices ;] A while to Work; and, after, Holy-day.
[Exeunt. S CE N E II. Changes to the coast of Wales.
Flourijs: Drums and Trumpets. Enter King Richard, Aumerle, Bishop of Carline,
and Soldiers. K. Rich. Arkloughly-castle call you this at hand ?
Aum. Yea, my good lord; how brooks
your Grace the air, After your tossing on the breaking Seas ?
K. Rich. Needs must I like it well. I weep for joy To stand upon my Kingdom once again. Dear Earth, I do falute thee with my hand, Though Rebels wound thee with their horses' hoofs : As a long-parted mother with her child Plays fondly with her tears, and smiles in meeting ; So weeping, smiling, greet I thee my Earth, And do thee favour with my royal hands. Feed not thy Sovereign's foe, iny gentle Earth, Nor with thy sweets comfort his rav'nous sense ; But let thy spiders that suck up thy venom, And heavy-gaited toads, lye in their way ; Doing annoyance to the treacherous feet, Which with usurping steps do trample thee. nor is so far afford of the Suc. macy of Wales, and imprison'd ceffion, as to think of going to Morrimer; yet it was not 'till the fuppress Insurrections before he fucceeding Year, that the King is planted in the Throne. Be- employed any force against him sides, we find, the Opposition of
THEOBALD. Glendower begins the First Part This emendation, which I of K. Hinry IV ; and Mortimer's think is juit, has been followed Defeat by that hardy Welshman by Sir T. Hammer, but is neglecis the Tidings of the first Scene ted by Dr. Warburton, of that Play. Again, tho' Glen * Here may be properly inserver, in the very first Year of serted the last scene of the feK. Henry IV, began to be trou cond act. blesome, put in for the Supre
Yield stinging nettles to mine enemies;
Aum. He means, my lord; that we are too remiss;
K. Rich. Discomfortable Cousin, know'st thou not,
s Fear not, my Lord.) Cf suitable to the personage. this speech the four last lines were Behind the globe, &c.] 1 reitored from the first edition by should read, Mr. l'ope. They were, I fup - the searching eye of heav'r pose, omitted by the players on
is bid ly to shorten the scenes, for they Pebind the globe and lights ile are worthy of the authour and lower world. E 3
Who all this while hath revell'd in the night,
Salif. Nor near, nor further off, my gracious lord,
6 The breath of worldly men.) all writers, whose opinions are Here is the doctrine of indefeafi- regulated by fashion or interest, ble right expressed in the strongest to impute the criginal of every terms, but our poet did not learn tenet which they have been it in the reign of King James, taught to think falfe or foolith, to which it is now the practice of
Aum. Comfort, my Liege, why looks your Grace
so pale ?
Did triumph in my face, and they are fed.
Have I not reafon to look pale, and dead?
Aum. Comfort, my Liege; remember, who you are.
K. Rich. I had forgot my self. Am I not King ?
K. Rich. Mine ear is open, and my heart prepar'd.
7. Mine car is opon. It seems the virtue of a confeffor rather to be the design of the poet to chan of a king. In his profperaile Richard to estecm in his rity we saw him imperious and fall, and consequently to interest oppressive, but in his distress he the reader in his favour. He is wise, patient, and pious. gives him only passive fortitude, E 4
They break their faith to God, as well as us.
Scroop. Glad am I, that your Highness is so arm'd
8 Thy very Bearfmen learn to Called ro, because the leaves of
bend their low..] Such is the Ewe are poison, and the the reading of all the copies, wood is employed for inftruments yet I doubt whether bea djmen be of death ; therefore double fatal right, for the bow seems to be should be with an hyphen. mentioned here as the proper
WARBURTON. weapon of a baim-n.
The I Wbere is the Earl of Wiltking's leaon were his chap. Thire? ubere is Bagot? rerila lains. *Trenía calls himself the What is he ome of Bulhy ?
bea'sman of his patron. Bead/ where is Green ? ] Here qu
man might likewise be any men are four of them named ; and, maintained by charity to pray within a very few Lines, the for their benefactor. Hanmer King, hearing they had made reads the very bead, men, but thy their Peace with Boingbrok, is beiter.
calls them TITRE E Judas s. But 9 of double fatal Ewr,-) how was ] how was their Peace made ?