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Gard'ner, for telling me these news of woe,
(Exeunt Queen and Ladies. Gard. Poor Queen, so that thy ftate might be no
worse, I would my skill were subject to thy Curse. Here did she drop a tear ; here, in this place, l'll set a bank of Rue, sour berb of grace ; Rue, ev'n for ruth, here shortly shall be seen, In the remembrance of a weeping Queen.
[Exeunt Gard. and Serv.
Northumberland, Percy, Fitzwater, Surry, Bishop
What thou dost know of noble Gloster's death ;
Bagot. Then set before my face the lord Aumerle.
Bagot. My Lord Aumerle, I know your daring tongue
6 I would, the plants, &c.-] been throughout this play very
his timeless end. ] his fortune. Mr. Pofe, who has Timeless for untimely.
I heard you say, “ Is not my arm of length,
Boling. Bagot, forbear; thou shalt not take it up.
Aum. Excepring one, I would he were the best In all this presence that hath mov'd me fo.
Fitzw. If that thy valour stand on fympathies, ' ! - my fair stARS,] I therefore one whom, according rather think it should be stem, to the rules of chivalry, he was be being of the royal blood. not obliged to fight, as a nobler
WARBURTON. life was not to be staked in duel I think the present reading un- against a baser. Fitzwalter then exceptionable. The birth is sup- throws down his gage a pledge posed to be influenced by the of battle, and tells him that if fars, therefore our authour with he stands upon sympathies, that his usual licence takes stars for is, upon equality of blood, the birth.
combat is now offered him by a 9 If that thy valour fard on man of rank not inferiour to his
lymparbies,] Here is a tran- own. Sympathy is an affection inSated sense much harlher than cident at once to two subjects. that of stars explained in the fore. This community of affection imgoing note. Aumerle has chal- plies a likeness or equality of nalenged Bagot with some hesita- ture, and thence our poet transtion, as not being his equal, and ferred the term to equality of blood.
There is my Gage, Aumerle, in gage to thine.
Aum. Thou dar’ft not, coward, live to see the day..
Percy. Aumerle, thou lielt ; his honour is as true,
ilum. And if I do not, may my hands rot off, And never brandilh more revengeful steel Over the glittering helmet of my foe. * Another Lord. I take the earth to the like, forsworn
sum. Who fets me else ? by heav'n, I'll throw at all. I have a thousand spirits in my breast, To answer twenty thousand such as you.
Surrey. My Lord Fitzwater, I remember well The very time Aumerle and you did talk. Fitzw. MyLord, 'tis true ; you were in presence then;
my rapier's point.) was not seen in England till two Shakespeare deferts the manners centuries afterwards. of the age in which his drama is This speech I have restored paced very often, without ne- from the firit edition in humble ceflity or advantage. The edge imitation of former editors, of a sword had served his pur- though, I believe, against the pose as well as the point of a ra mind of the authour. For ibe pier, and he had then escaped earth I suppose we lould read, the impropriety of giving the thy oath. En lo nobles a weapon which
And you can witness with me, this is true.
Surry. As false, by heav'n, as heav'n itself is true.
Surry. Dishonourable boy,
pawn ; Engage it to the tryal, if thou dar'st.
Fitz. How fondly dost thou spur a forward horse ? If I dare eat, or drink, or breathe, or live, 'I dare meet Surrey in a wilderness, And spit upon him, whilft I say, he lies, And lies, and lies. There is my bond of faith, To tie thee to my strong correction. As I intend to thrive ? in this new world, Aumerle is guilty of my true appeal. Besides I heard the banishid Norfolk say, That thou, Aumerle, didst send two of thy men To execute the noble Duke at Calais.
Aum. Some honest christian trust me with a gage, That Norfolk lies. Here do I throw down this, If he may be repeald, to try his honour.
Boling. These Diff'rences shall all rest under gage, Till Norfolk be repeald ; repeald he shall be, And, though mine enemy, restor'd again To all his Signiories ; when he's return'd, Against Aumerle we will enforce his tryal.
Carl. That honourable day shall ne'er be seen. Many a time hath banilh'd Norfolk fought For Jesu Christ, in glorious christian field • I dare meet Surrey in a wil 3 In this new world.] In this
der ness.) I dare meet him world where I have jut begun where no Help can be had by me to be an actor. Surrey has, a Against him. So in Macbeth, few Lines above, called him O be alive again,
boy, And dare me to the defert with iky /word,
Streaming the Ensign of the christian Cross,
Boling. Why, Bishop, is Norfolk dead?
Boling. Sweet peace conduct his soul
S CE N E II.
Enter York. York. Great Duke of Lancaster, I come to thee From plume-pluckt Richard, who with willing soul Adopts thee Heir, and his high Scepter yields To the Poffeffion of thy royal hand. Ascend his Throne, descending now from him, And long live Henry, of that name the Fourth!
Boling. In God's name, I'll ascend the regal throne.
Carl. Marry, heav'n forbid !
sprak the truth.) It might But I do not think it is printed be read more grammatically, otherwise than as Sbakespeare Yit beft beseems it me to speak wrote it.