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And may direct his course as please himself.
Glo. I hope, the King made peace with all of us : And the compact is firm, and true in me.
Riv. And so in me; and so, I think, in all. Yet since it is but green, it should be puc To no apparent likelihood of breach, Which, haply, by much company might be urg'd a Therefore I say, with noble Buckingham, That it is meet so few should fetch
che Prince. Haft. And so fay I.
Glo. Then be it fo; and go we to determine,
Madam, and you my sister, will you go,
[Exeunta [Manent Buckingham and Gloucester. Buck. My Lord, whoever journies to the Prince, For God's sake, let not us Two stay at home; For by the way, I'll fort occasion, As index to the story we late talk'd of, To part the Queen's proud kindred from the Prince.
Glo. My other self, my counsel's consistory,
Enter one Citizen at one door, and another at the otber.
OOD morrow, neighbour, whither away
so fast? 2 Cit. I promise you, I hardly know myself:
Hear you the news abroad?
1. Cit. Yes, the King's dead.
2 Cit. III News, by'r lady; seldom comes a better : I fear, I fear, 'cwill prove a giddy world.
Enter anotber Citizen,
Cit. Neighbours, God speed ! i Cit. Give you good morrow, Sir. 3 Cit. Doth the news hold of good King Edward's
death? 2 Cit. Ay, Sir, it is too true ; God help, the while! 3
Cit. Then, masters, look to see a troublous world. i Cit. No, no, by God's good grace his son fhall reign. 3 Git. Wo to that Land that's govern'd by a child ! 2 Cit. In him there is a hope of government,
Which in his nonage, council under him,
i Cit. So stood the State, when Henry the sixth
Cit. Stood the Scare so? no, no, good friends,
For then this Land was famously enrich'd
* !llich in his nonage.) The I believe a line to be loft in which word which has no antecedent, some mention was made of the nor can the sense or connection Land or the People. be ealily restored by any change.
This fickly land might solace as before. 1 Cit. Come, come, we fear the worst; all will be
well. 3 Cit. When clouds are seen, wise men put on their
cloaks? When great leaves fall, then winter is at hand; When the Sun sets, who doth not look for night? Untimely storms make men expect a dearth. All may be well; but if God fort it so, 'Tis more than we deserve or I expect.
2 Cit. Truly, the hearts of men are full of fear,
3 Cit. Before the days of change, still is it so ;
2 Cit. Marry, we were sent for to the justices.
Enter Archbishop of York, the young Duke of York,
the Queen, and the Dutchess of York. Arch. Heard, they lay the last night at Northamp
ton, At Stony Stratford they do rest to night; To morrow, or next day, they will be here.
Dutch. I long with all my heart to see the Prince; I hope, he is much grown since last I saw him,
Queen. But I hear, not; they say, my son of York Has almost over-ta'en him in his growth,
York. Ay, mother, but I would not have it fo. Dutcb. Why, my young Cousin, it is good to grow. York. Grandam, one night as we did sit at supper,
My uncle Rivers talk'd how I did grow
York. And so, no doubt, he is, my gracious Madam.
Dutch. I pr’ychee, precey York, who told thee this:
- the wretched't thing. ] 8 Been remembered.] To be reWretched is here used in a sense membered is in Shakespeare, to have yet retained in familiar language, one's memory quick, to have for paltry, pitiful, being below one's thoughts about one. expectation.
Enter a Messenger. Arch. Here comes a Messenger : what news ? Mej. Such news, my Lord, as grieves me to report. Queen. How doth the Prince ? Mes. Well, Madam, and in health. Dutch. What is thy news?
Mef. Lord Rivers and Lord Gray are sent to Pomfret, With them, Sir Thomas Vaughan, prisoners.
Dutch. Who hath committed them ?
Mes. The mighty Dukes,
Queen. * For what offence ?
. The sum of all I can, I have disclos’d:
Dutch. Accurfed and unquiet wrangling days !
Queen. For what offence ?] This awe, not reverenced. To jut question is given to the Arch- upon, is to encroach. bithop in former copies, but the 5 Or Let me die, to look on Earth messenger plainly speaks to the no more.] This is the ReadQueen or Dutché fs.
ing of all the Copies, fom the Awless. ] Not producing firstEdition putout by the Players,