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Arch. Good madam, be not angry with the child.
Enter a Messenger. Arch.
Here comes a messenger: What news?
Mess. Such news, my lord,
How doth the prince ?
What is thy news? Mess. Lord Rivers, and lord Grey, are sent to Pom
Duch. Who hath committed them ?
The mighty dukes,
For what offence ?
Q. Eliz, Ah me, I see the ruin of my house !
Duch. Accursed and unquiet wrangling days;
s— awless - ] Not producing awe, nor reverenced. To jut upon is to encroach.
Blood to blood, self 'gainst self:—0, preposterous
Q. Eliz. Come, come, my boy, we will to sanctuary.-
Stay, I will go with you.
My gracious lady, go,
[To the Queen. And thither bear your treasure and your goods. For my part, I'll resign unto your grace The seal I keep ; And so betide to me, As well I tender you, and all of yours ! Come, I'll conduct you to the sanctuary. [Exeunt.
SCENE I.-The same. A Street.
The Trumpets sound. Enter the Prince of Wales,
chamber Glo. Welcome, dear cousin, my thoughts' sovereign : The weary way hath made you melancholy.
Prince. No, uncle; but our crosses on the way
Glo. Sweet prince, the untainted virtue of your years
0 — to your chamber.] London was anciently called Camera regis. This title it began to have immediately after the Norman conquest.
Seldom, or never, jumpeth with the heart.
were none. Glo. My lord, the mayor of London comes to greet
Enter the Lord Mayor, and his Train.
May. God bless your grace with health and happy
days ! Prince. I thank you, good my lord ;—and thank you all.—
[Exeunt Mayor, &c. I thought, my mother, and my brother York, Would long ere this have met us on the way: Fye, what a slug is Hastings! that he comes not To tell us, whether they will come, or no.
Buck. And in good time, here comes the sweating
lord. Prince. Welcome, my lord : What, will our mother
Buck. Fye! what an indirect and peevish course
les, God inut if she be
Card. My lord of Buckingham, if my weak oratory
Buck. You are too senseless-obstinate, my lord,
Card. My lord, you shall o'er-rule my mind for once.Come on, lord Hastings, will you go with me?
Hast. I go, my lord.
may. [Exeunt Cardinal and HASTINGS. Say, uncle Gloster, if our brother come, Where shall we sojourn till our coronation ?
Glo. Where it seems best unto your royal self. If I may counsel you, some day, or two, Your highness shall repose you at the Tower : Then where you please, and shall be thought most fit For your best health and recreation.
7 Too ceremonious, and traditional:] Ceremonious for superstitious ; traditional for adherent to old customs.
8 Weigh it but with the grossness of this age,] That is, compare the act of seizing him with the gross and licentious practices of these times, it will not be considered as a violation of sanctuary, for you may give such reasons as men are now used to admit.
Prince. I do not like the Tower, of any place :Did Julius Cæsar build that place, my lord ?
Glo. He did, my gracious lord, begin that place ; Which, since, succeeding ages have re-edified.
Prince. Is it upon record ? or else reported Successively from age to age, he built it ?
Buck. Upon record, my gracious lord.
Prince. But say, my lord, it were not register'd ; Methinks, the truth should live from age to age, As 'twere retail'd to all posterity, Even to the general all-ending day. Glo. So wise so young, they say, do ne'er live long.
(A side. Prince. What say you, uncle ? Glo. I say, without characters, fame lives long. Thus, like the formal vice, Iniquity,
Aside. I moralize two meanings in one word ". S
Prince. That Julius Cæsar was a famous man;
Buck. What, my gracious lord ?
Prince. An if I live until I be a man,
9 As 'twere retail'd to all posterity,] Retailed means handed down from one to another. 10 Thus, like the formal vice, Iniquity,
I moralize two meanings in one word.] The Vice of the old moralities was a buffoon character, whose chief employment was to make the audience laugh, and one of the modes by which he effected his purpose was by double meanings, or playing upon words. In these moral representations, Fraud, INIQUITY, Co vetousness, Luxury, Gluttony, Vanity, &c. were frequently introduced. The formal Vice perhaps means, the shrewd, the sensible