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KING Richard the Second.
Uncles to the John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, 1 King. Bolingbroke, Son to John of Gaunt, afterwards King
Henry the Fourth.
Servants to King Richard.
Queen to King Richard.
and other Attendants.
SCENE, dispersedly, in several Parts of England.
Of this the Editions, earlier bald. than the first Folio, are,
II. 4to, for Mathew Law, I. 4to, by Valentine Simmes, 1615, from which the first Folio for Andrew Wise, 1598, of which was printed. I have a collation by Mr. Theo
The LIFE and DEATH of
KING RICHARD II.
A C Τ Ι.
SCEN E I.
Enter King Richard, John of Gaunt, with other
Nobles and Attendants.
Brought hither Henry Hereford thy bold son,
+ The Life and Death of King Accufation of high Treason, Richard II.) But this History which fell out in the Year 1398; comprizes little more than the and it closes with the Murder of Two laft Years of this Prince. King Richard at Pomfret-Castle The Action of the Drama be- towards the End of the Year gios with Bolingbroke's appeal. 1400, or the Beginning of the ing the Duke of Norfolk, on an ensuing Year. THEOBALD.
If he appeal the Duke on ancient malice,
SC EN E II.
Enter Bolingbroke and Mowbray.
Mowb. Each day still better other's happiness;
K. Rich. We thank you both, yet one but flatters us,
Boling. First (Heaven be the record to my speech!) In the devotion of a Subje&t's love, Tend'ring the precious fafety of my Prince, And free from other mis-begotten hate, Come I Appellant to this princely presence. -Now, Thomas Mowbray, do I turn to thee, And mark my Greeting well; for what I speak, My body shall make good upon this earth, Or my divine foul answer it in heav'n. Thou art a traitor and a miscreant;