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And in it are the lords of York, Berkley, and Sey
mour; None else of name, and noble estimate.
Enter Ross and WILLOUGHBY.
North. Here come the lords of Ross and Wil
loughby, Bloody with spurring, fiery-red with haste. Boling. Welcome, my lords: I wot, your love
pursues A banish'd traitor; all my treasury Is yet but unfelt thanks, which, more enrich'd, Shall be your love and labour's recompense. Ross. Your presence makes us rich, most noble
lord. Willo. And far surmounts our labour to attain it. Boling. Evermore thanks, the exchequer of the
poor; Which, till my infant fortune comes to years, Stands for my bounty. But who comes here?
North. It is my lord of Berkley, as I guess.
meaning, To raze one title of your honour out:To you, my lord, I come, (what lord you will,) From the most glorious regent of this land, The duke of York; to know, what pricks you on
To take advantage of the absent time,
Enter YORK, attended. Boling. I shall not need transport my words by
you; Here comes his grace in person.--My noble uncle!
[Kneels. York. Show me thy humble heart, and not thy
knee, Whose duty is deceivable and false.
Boling. My gracious uncle!-
York. Tut, tut!
his power. .
Mars of men,
the absent time,] i. e. time of the king's absence. 4 But then' more why;] But, to add more questions.
$ And ostentation of despised arms?] The meaning of this probably is-a boastful display of arms which we despise.
Boling. My gracious uncle, let me know my
fault; On what condition stands it, and wherein ?
York. Even in condition of the worst degree, In gross rebellion, and detested treason: Thou art a banish'd man, and here art come, Before the expiration of thy time, In braving arms against thy sovereign.
Boling. As I was banishd, I was banish'd Here
But as I come, I come for Lancaster.
cousin king be king of England, It must be granted, I am duke of Lancaster. You have a son, Aumerle, my noble kinsman; Had you
first died, and he been thus trod down, He should have found his uncle Gaunt a father, To rouse his wrongs, and chase thein to the bay. I am denied to sue my livery here, And yet my letters-patent give me leave: My father's goods are all distrain’d, and sold; And these, and all, are all amiss einploy’d. What would you have me do? I am a subject, And challenge law: Attornies are denied me; And therefore personally I lay my claim To my inheritance of free descent.
indifferent eye:) i. e, with an impartial eye.
to sue my livery here,] A law phrase belonging to the feudal tenures.
North. The noble duke hath been too much
North. The noble duke hath sworn, his coming is
York. Well, well, I see the issue of these arms;
Boling. An offer, uncle, that we will accept.
9 It stands your grace upon, to do him right.] is e. it is yout interest, it is matter of consequence to you.
York. It may be, I will go
you :-but yet
For I am loath to break our country's laws.
A Camp in Wales.
Enter SALISBURY, and a Captain.
man; The king reposeth all his confidence In thee. Cap. 'Tis thought, the king is dead; we will not
stay. The bay-trees in our country are all wither'd,' And meteors fright the fixed stars of heaven; The pale-fac'd moon looks bloody on the earth, And lean-look'd prophets whisper fearful change; Rich men look sad, and ruffians dance and leap,-The one, in fear to lose what they enjoy, The other, to enjoy by rage and war: These signs forerun the death or fall of kings. Farewell; our countrymen are gone and fled, As well assur'd, Richard their king is dead.
· The bay-trees, &c.] This enumeration of prodigies is in the highest degree poetical and striking. JOHNSON.