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Bast. The Dauphin is preparing hitherward, Where heaven he knows how we shall answer him; For in a night the best o: of my power, As I upon advantage did remove, Were in the washes all unwarily Devoured by the unexpected flood. [The KING dies. Sal. You breathe these dead news in as dead an ear.— My liegel my lord —But now a king, now thus. P. Hen. Even so must Irun on, and even so stop. What surety of the world, what hope, what stay, When this was now a king, and now is clay! Bast. Art thou gone so? I do but stay behind To do the office for thee of revenge, And then my soul shall wait on thee to heaven, As it on earth hath been thy servant still.— Now, now, you stars that move in your right spheres, Where be your powers? Show now your mended faiths; And instantly return with me again, To push destruction and perpetual shame Out of the weak door of our fainting land. Straight let us seek, or straight we shall be sought; The Dauphin rages at our very heels. Sal. It seems you know not, then, so much as we: The Cardinal Pandulph is within at rest, Who half an hour since came from the Dauphin, And brings from him such offers of our peace As we with honour and respect may take, With purpose presently to leave this war. Bast. #. ill the rather do it when he sees Ourselves well sinewed to our defence. Sal. Nay, it is in a manner done already; For many carriages he hath despatch'd To the sea-side, and E. his cause and quarrel To the disposing of the cardinal: With whom yourself, myself, and other lords, If you think meet, this afternoon will post To cónsummate this business happily. Bast. Let it be"so:-And you, my noble prince, With other princes that may best be spar'd, Shall wait upon your father's funeral. P. Hen. At Worcester must his body be interr'd; For so he will'd it. Bast. Thither shall it, then: And happily may your sweet self put on The lineal state and glory of the land To whom, with all submission, on my knee,
I do bequeath my faithful services
KING RICHARD THE SECOND.
EDMUND of LANGLEY, Duke of York,
JoHN of GAUNT, Duke of Lancaster,
HENRY, surnamed BoLINGBROKE, Duke of Hereford, Son to JoHN of GAUNT, afterwards KING HENRY IV.
DUKE of AUMERLE, Son to the Duke of York.
THoMAs Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk.
DUKE of SURREY.
EARL of SALISBURY.
BAGOT, Creatures to KING RICHARD.
EARL of North UMBERLAND.
HENRY PERCY, his Son.
LoRD WILLough BY.
BISHoP of CARLISLE.
ABBOT OF WESTMINSTER.
SIR PIERCE OF ExTON.
SIR STEPHEN SCR00P.
Captain of a Band of Welshmen.
Uncles to the King.
QUEEN to KING RICHARD.
Lords, Heralds, Officers, Soldiers, Two Gardeners, Keeper, Messenger, Groom, and other Attendants.
SCENE,-Dispersedly in ENGLAND and WALEs.