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, Duke of Lancafler, } Uncles to the King. Bolingbroke, Son to John of Gaunt, afterwards King
Henry the Fourth.
Servants to King Richard.
broke, Willoughby, Bishop of Carlisle,
Sir Stephen Scroop, } Friends to King Richard.
Abbot of Westminster,
Lords in the Parliament,
Queen to King Richard.
and other Attendants.
SCENE, dispersedly, in several Parts of England.
(1) The LIFE and DEATH of KING RICHARD II.
A CT 1.
SC E N E, the COURT.
Enter King Richard, John of Gaunt, with other
Nobles and Attendants.
bond, Brought hither Henry Hereford thy bold
fon, l (1) The Life and Death of King Richard II.) But this Hiftosy comprizes little more than the Two last Years of this unfortunate Prince. The Action of the Drama begins with Bolingbroke's appealing the Duke of Norfolk, on an Acculation of high Treason, which fell out in the Year 1398 ; and it closes with the Murder of King Richard at Pomfret-Castle towards the End of the Year 1400, or the Beginning of the enluing Year,
Here to make good the boist'rous late Appeal,
K. Ricb. Tell me moreover, haft thou founded him,
Gaunt. As near as I could fift him on that argument,
K. Rich. Then call them to our presence ; face to face,
Enter Bolingbroke and Mowbray.
Mowb. Each day ftill better other's happiness ;
K. Rich. We thank you both, yet one but flatters us,
Boling. First (Heaven be the record to my speech!)
divine foul answer it in heav'n.