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Bast. The Dauphin is preparing hitherward, Where heaven he knows how we shall answer him; For in a night the best part of my power, As I upon advantage did remove, Were in the washes all unwarily Devoured by the unexpected flood. [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. #en. 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;
Bast. Let it be so:—And you, my noble prince,
P. Hen. At Worcester must his body be interr'd;
Thither shall it, then:
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,
KING RICHARD THE SECOND.
EDMUND OF LANGLEY, Duke of York, } Uncles to the King.
JOHN OF GAUNT, Duke of Lancaster,
to JOHN OF GAUNT, afterwards KING HENRY IV.
QUEEN to KING RICHARD.
Lords, Heralds, Officers, Soldiers, Two Gardeners, Keeper,
Messenger, Groom, and other Attendants.
SCENE,-Dispersedly in ENGLAND and WALES.