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Shewing an outward pity; yet you Pilates
North. My lord, dispatch ; read o'er these articles.
K. Rich. Mine eyes are full of tears, I cannot see :
North. My lord,
K. Rich. No lord of thine, thou haught 'insulting man,
[Exit an Attendant.
a sort-) A pack, a company. WARBURTON. See Vol. II. p. 490. n. 5. MALONE.
- haught,] i. e. baughty. STEEVENS. 2 No, not that name was given me at tbe font, ] How that name which was given him at the font could be usurped, I do not understand. Per. haps Shakspeare meant to thew that imagination, dwelling long on its own misfortunes, represents them as greater than they really are.
North. The commons will not then be satisfy'd.
Re-enter Attendant, with a glass.
[Dalhes the glass against the ground,
Boling. The shadow of your sorrow hath destroy'd
K. Rich. Say that again.
* Did keep ten thousand men > ] Shakspeare is here not quite accurate. Our old chronicles only say " that to his household came every day, to neare, ten thousand men.' MALONE.
my ief lies all within ;
“ But I have that within which parfeth show;
How to lament the cause. I'll beg one boon,
Boling. Name it, fair cousin.
K. Rich. Fair coufin? Why, I am greater than a king:
Boling. Yet alk.
K. Rich. O good! Convey - Conveyers are you all", That rise thus nimbly by a true king's falls,
[ Exeunt K. Rich. fome Lords, and a guard. Boling. On Wednesday next, we solemnly set down Our coronation: lords, prepare yourselves. [Exeunt all but the Abbot, bishop of Carlisle, and Aun. Abbot. A woeful pageant have we here beheld.
Car. The woe's to come ; the children yet unborn Shall feel this day as sharp to them as thorn 6.
Aum. You holy clergymen, is there no plot
Abbot. Before I freely speak my mind herein,
4 - Conveyers are you all,] To convey is a term often used in an ill sense, and 10 Richard understands it here. Pistol says of stealing, “con. vey the wise it call”; and to convey is the word for Neight of hand, which seems to be alluded to here. Ye are all, says the deposed prince, jago glers, who rise with this nimble dexterity by the follof a good king. JOENS.
5- a true king's fall.] This is the last of the additional lines which were first printed in the quarto, 1608. MALONE.
- as sharp to ibem as tborri.] This pathetick denunciation fhews that Shakspeare intended to impress his auditors with dinike of the de. posal of Richard& JOHNSON. 7 To bury-] To conceal, to keep secret. Johnson.
Whatever I shall happen to devise :-
A CT V.
London. A street leading to the Tower.
Enter Queen, and Ladies,
Enter King RICHARD, and guards,
? To Julius Cæsar's &c.] The tower of London is traditionally said
“ Here reft, if any reft con barbour bere." JOHNSON. 3 Ab, tbou, tbe model wbere old Troy did stand;] The queen uses comparative terms absolutely. Instead of saying, Thou wbo appearest as the ground on which the magnificence of Troy was once erected, Me says,
Ab, thou, tbe model, &c.
Tbou map of bonour ;
Model, it has already been observed, is used by our author, for a thing made after a pattern. He is, I believe, fingular in this use of the word. Thou ruined majesty, says the queen, that resembleft the desolated waste where Troy once stood. So before :
" Who was the model of thy father's life.” See p. 58, n. 4.-In our author's Rape of Lucrece, Nesp is called “ the map of death," MALONE.
Thou map of honour; thou king Richard's tomb,
K. Rich. Join not with griefs, fair woman, do not so,
Queen. What, is my Richard both in shape and mind Transform’d, and weakened ? Hath Boling broke Depos'd thine intelle&t ? hath he been in thy heart ? The lion, dying, thrusteth forth his paw, And wounds the earth, if nothing else, with rage To be o'erpower'd; and wilt thou, pupil-like, Take thy correction mildly? kiss the rod; And fawn on rage with base humility, Which art a lion, and a king of beasts?
K. Rich. A king of beasts, indeed ; if aught but beasts, I had been still a happy king of men. Good sometime queen, prepare thee hence for France: Think, I am dead; and that even here thou tak’ft, As from my death bed, my last living leave. In winter's tedious nights, sit by the fire With good old folks; and let them tell thee tales
4- beauteous inn,] Inn does not here signify a house of publick entertainment; but, as in Spenser, a habitation in general. STEEVENS.
I cannot agree with Mr. Steevens. It means a house of entertainment, and is opposed to ale-bouse in the following line. MASON.
s Join not with grief,] Do not thou unite with grief against me; do not, by thy additional sorrows, enable grief to strike me down at once. My own part of sorrow I can bear, but thy affliction will immediately destroy me. JOHNSON. o I am sworn brotber, sweet,
To grim neceflity ; ] have reconciled myself to necessity, I am in a state of amity with the constraint which I have sustained. Johnson.