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THE TRAGEDY OF
KING RICHARD II.
King RICHARD II.
| LORD Ross. John OF Gaunt, Duke)
LORD WILLOUGHBY. of Lancaster, (uncles to the LORD FITZWATER. EDMUND OF LANGLEY, [ King. - Bishop of Carlisle. Duke of York,
Abbot of Westminster. HENRY, surnamed BOLINGBROKE, Duke | Lord Marshal.
of Hereford, son to John of Gaunt; ! SIR STEPHEN SCROOP.
SIR PIERCE of Exton.
QUEEN to King Richard.
DUCHESS OF YORK. DUKE OF SURREY.
DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER.
Lady attending on the Queen.
Lords, Heralds, Officers, Soldiers, GREEN, J.
two Gardeners, Keeper, Messenger, EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND.
Groom, and other attendants. HENRY PERCY, surnamed Hotspur, his son.
Scene: England and Wales.
SCENE I. London. A room in the Palace.
Enter King RICHARD, attended ; JOHN OF Gaunt, and other Nobles,
K. Rich. Old John of Gaunt, time-honour'd Lancaster,
If he appeal the duke on ancient malice,
GAUNT. As near as I could sift him on that argument,
K. RICH. Then call them to our presence; face to face,
Enter BOLINGBROKE and NORFOLK.
NOR. Each day still better other's happiness;
K. RICH. We thank you both : yet one but flatters us,
BOLING. First, heaven be the record to my speech!
Nor. Let not my cold words here accuse my zeal: