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K. John. O, cousin, thou art come to set mine eye.
Bast. The dauphin is preparing hitherward;
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,
Sal. It seems you know not then so much as we.
Bast. He will the rather do it, when he sees
Sal. Nay, it is in a manner done already;
you think meet, this afternoon will post To consummate this business happily.
Bast. Let it be so;— and you, my noble prince,
P. Hen. At Worcester must his body be interred;
Thither shall it then.
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, Since it hath been beforehand with our griefs.This England never did (nor never shall) Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror, But when it first did help to wound itself. Now these her princes are come home again, Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them. Nought shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true.
KING RICHARD THE SECOND.
Son to John of Gaunt; afterwards King Henry
Queen to King Richard.
Lords, Heralds, Officers, Soldiers, two Gardeners, Keeper,
Messenger, Groom, and other Attendants.
SCENE, dispersedly in England and Wales.