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King Richard the Second.
Edmund of Langley, Duke of York;
uncles to the King.
Henry, surnamed Bolingbroke, Duke of Hereford, son to John of Gaunt; afterwards King Henry IV.
Duke of Aumerle, son to the Duke of York.
Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk.
Duke of Surrey.
Earl of Salisbury. Earl Berkley.
Lord Marshal; and another Lord.
"Sir Pierce of Exton. Sir Stephen Scroop.
Captain of a band of Welshmen.
Queen to King Richard.
Duchess of Gloster.
Duchess of York.
Lady attending on the Queen.
Lords, Heralds, Officers, Soldiers, two Gardeners,
SCENE, dispersedly in England and Wales.
SCENE I. London. A Room in the Palace.
Enter King RICHARD, attended; JOHN of GAUNT,
OLD John of Gaunt, time-honour'd Lancaster,
K. Rich. Tell me moreover, hast thou sounded him If he appeal the duke on ancient malice;
Or worthily as a good subject should,
On some known ground of treachery, in him?
Gaunt. As near as I could sift him on that ar
On some apparent danger seen in him,
Aim'd at your highness, no inveterate malicè.
K. Rich. Then call them to our presence; face to
And frowning brow to brow, ourselves will hear The accuser, and the accused, freely speak:[Exeunt some Attendants.
High-stomach'd are they both, and full of ire, rage deaf as the sea, hasty as fire.
Re-enter Attendants, with BOLINGBROKE and NORFOLK.
Boling. May many years of happy days befal My gracious sovereign, my most loving liege! Nor. Each day still better other's happiness; Until the heavens, envying earth's good hap, Add an immortal title to your crown!
K. Rich. We thank you both: yet one but flatters us,
Tendering the precious safety of my prince,
The uglier seem the clouds that in it fly.