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KING Richard the Second.
Duke of York,

Uncles to the John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, 1 King. Bolingbroke, Son to John of Gaunt, afterwards King

Henry the Fourth.
Aumerle, Son to the Duke of York.
Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk.
Earl of Salisbury.
Lord Berkley.

Servants to King Richard.
Earl of Northumberland.
Percy, Son to Northumberland.
Bishop of Carlisle.
Sir Stephen Scroop.
Abbot of Westminster.
Sir Pierce of Exton.


Queen to King Richard.
Dutchess of Gloucester.
Dutchess of York.
Ladies, attending on the Queen.
Heralds, two Gardiners, Keeper, Mesenger, Groom,

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


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Enter King Richard, John of Gaunt, with other

Nobles and Attendants.


LD John of Gaunt, time-honour'd Lancaster,
Hast thou, according to thy oath and bond,

Brought hither Henry Hereford thy bold son,
Here to make good the boist'rous late Appeal,
Which then our leisure would not let us hear,
Against the Duke of Norfolk, Thomas Mowbray ?
Gaunt. I have, my liege.
K. Rich. Tell me moreover, hast thou sounded him,

+ 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,
Or worthily, as a good Subject should,
On some known ground of treachery in him?
Gaunt. As near as I could fift him on that argu-

On some apparent Danger seen in him
Aim'd at your Highness; no inver’rate malice.
K. Rich. Then call them to our presence; face to

And frowning brow to brow. Ourselves will hear
Th' accuser, and th' accused freely speak.-
High-stomach'd are they Both, and full of ire;
In rage, deaf as the sea ; hasty as fire.


Enter Bolingbroke and Mowbray.
Boling. May many years of happy days befal
My gracious Sovereign, my most loving Liege!

Mowb. 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,
As well appeareth by the cause you come;
Namely, t'appeal each other of high Treason.
Cousin of Hereford, what dost thou object
Against the Duke of Norfolk, Thomas Mowbray?

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;

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