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Bast. The Dauphin is preparing hitherward,
[The KING dies.
Sal. You breathe these dead news in as dead an ear.My liege! my lord!-But now a king,- -now thus. P. Hen. Even so must I run 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
And then my soul shall wait on thee to heaven,
Now, now, you stars that move in your right spheres,
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;
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,
Bast. He will the rather do it when he sees
Sal. Nay, it is in a manner done already;
With whom yourself, myself, and other lords,
To cónsummate this business happily.
Bast. Let it be'so:-And you, my noble prince,
P. Hen. At Worcester must his body be interr'd;
I do bequeath my faithful services
Sal. And the like tender of our love we make,
P. Hen. I have a kind soul that would give you thanks, And knows not how to do it but with tears.
Bast. O, let us pay the time but needful woe,
But when it first did help to wound itself.
And we shall shock them: nought shall make us rue,
KING RICHARD THE SECOND.
EDMUND OF LANGLEY, Duke of York, Uncles to the King. 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.
Lords, Heralds, Officers, Soldiers, Two Gardeners, Keeper, Messenger, Groom, and other Attendants.
SCENE,-Dispersedly in ENGLAND and WALES.