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Love they 4 to live, that love and honour have.
[Exit, borne out by his attendants. K. Rich. And let them die, that age and sullens have; For both haft thou, and both become the grave.
York. I do beseech your majesty, impute his words
K. Rich. Right ; you say true : as Hereford's love, so his. As theirs, so mine ; and all be as it is.
Enter NORTHUMBERLANDS. North. My liege, old Gaunt commends him to your
North. Nay, nothing; all is said :
York. Be York the next that must be bankrupt so!
K. Rich. The ripeft fruit first falls, and so doth he;
York. How long shall I be patient? Ah, how long
4 Love they- ] That is, let them love. Johnson. Noribumberland-] was Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland.
WALPOLE. our pilgrimage must be : ] i.e. is yet to comc. MASON.
wbere no vencm else,] This alludes to a tradition that St. Patrick freed the kingdom of Ireland from venomous reptiles of every kind. STEEVENS.
Not Gaunt's rebukes, nor England's private wrongs,
K. Rich. Why, uncle, what's the matter?
York. O, my liege,
as not Gaunt just? and is not Harry true ?
8 Nor the prevention of poor Boling broke
Abcut bis marriage,) When the duke of Hereford, after his banishment, went into France, he was honourably entertained at that court, and would have obtained in marriage the only daughter of the duke of Berry, uncle to the French king, had not Richard prevented the match. STEEVENS.
? Accomplish'd witb the number of iby bours;] i. e. when he was of thy age. MALONE. VOL. v.
Let not to-morrow then ensue to-day;
K. Rich. Think what you will ; we seize into our hands His plate, his goods, his money, and his lands.
York. I'll not be by, the while: My liege, farewel: What will ensue hereof, there's none can tell; But by bad courtes may be understood, That their events can never fall out good. [Exit.
K. Rich. Go, Bufhy, to the earl of Wiltshire straight; Bid him repair to us to Ely-house, To see this business: To-morrow next We will for Ireland; and 'tis time, I trow; And we create, in absence of ourself, Our uncle York lord-governor of England, For he is just, and always lov'd us well. Come on, our queen : to-morrow must we part; Be merry, for our time of stay is short. [Flourishe
[Exeunt King, Queen, Bus. Aum. Gre, and BAG. North. Well, lords, the duke of Lancaster is dead. Rofs. And living too; for now his son is duke. Willo. Barely in title, not in revenue. North. Richly in both, if juitice had her right.
Ross. My heart is great; but it must break with silence, Ere's be disburden'd with a liberal tongue. North. Nay, speak thy mind; and let him ne'er speak
more, That speaks thy words again, to do thee harm !
deny lis offer'd bomage,] That is, refuse to admit the homage, by which he is to hold his lands. JOHNSON.
Willo. Tends that thou'dft speak, to the duke of
Roso. No good at all, that I can do for him ;
Ross. The commons hath he pill’d with grievous taxes, And quite lost their hearts: the nobles hath he fin’d For ancient quarrels, and quite lost their hearts.
Willo. And daily new exactions are devis'd; As-blanks, benevolences, and I wot not what: But what, o'God's name, doth become of this?
North. Wars have not wasted it, for warr’d he hath not, But basely yielded upon compromise That which his ancestors atchiev'd with blows: More hath he spent in peace, than they in wars.
Rofs. The earl of Wiltshire hath the realm in farm.
Rofs. He hath not money for these Irilh wars,
North. His noble kinsman:-Molt degenerate king!
Rofi. 2 And yet we strike mal,] To forike the soils, is, to contrakt them when there is too much wind. JOHNSON 3 but securely perish.] We perish by too great confidence in our VOL, V.
Rofs. We see the very wreck that we must suffer ;
North. Not so; even through the hollow eyes of death,
Willo. Nay, let us ihare thy thoughts, as thou doft ours.
Ros. Be confident to fpeak, Northumberland :
North. Then thus :-I have from Port le Blanc, a bay
fecurity. The word is used in the same sense in the Merry Wives of Windsor : “ Though Ford be a secure fool, &c. MALONE.
4 And unavoided is ibe danger-] Unavoided is, I believe, here used for unavoidable. MALONE. 5 Tbe fon of Ricbard corl of Arundel,
Ibar late broke from rhe duke of Exeter,] For the insertion of the line included within crutchets, I am answerable; it not being found in the old copies. Mr. Steevens observed, that“ all the persons enumcraled in Holinthed's account of those embarked with Bolingbroke are here mentioned with great exactness, except "Thomas Arundell, funne and heire to the late Earle of Arundell, beheaded at the Tower-hill.' And yet this nobleman is the person to whom alone that circumstance relates of having broke from ibe Duke of Exeter.” From hence he very justly inferred, that a line must have been lost, “ in which the name of this Thomas Arundel had originally a place."
The pallages in Holinthed relative to this matter run thus : « Aboute the same time the Earl of Arundell's sonne, named Thomas, wbich was kepe in obe Duke of Exeter's boufe, escaped out of the realme, by means or one William Scot," &c. “Duke Henry,--chiefly through the earnest persuasion of Thomas Arundell, lateArchbishoppe of Canterburie, (who, as before you have heard, had been removed from his fea, and banished the realme by King Richardes means,) got him downe to Britaine : and when all his provision was made ready, he tooke the fea, together with the said Archbishop of Canterburie, and his nephew Thomas Arundell, sonne and beyre to the late Earle of Arundell, beheaded on Tower-hill. There were also with him Regina Lord Co Sir Thomas Erpingham," &c.
There cannos, therefore, I think, be the imallest doubt, that a line