The Life and Death of King
Richard the Second
[Windsor. Within the Castle Walls]
Enter King Richard, John of Gaunt, with other Nobles and Attendants.
K. Rich. Old John of Gaunt, time-honour'd Lancaster,
Hast thou, according to thy oath and ,
Brought hither Henry thy bold son,
Here to make good the boisterous late , 4
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, 8
If he 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 sift him on that 12
On some apparent danger seen in him
Aim'd at your highness, no inveterate malice.
K. Rich. Then call them to our presence: face to face,