Shall I seem crest-fall'n in my father's sight, 188
Or with pale beggar-fear impeach my
Before this out-dar'd dastard? Ere my tongue
Shall wound mine honour with such feeble wrong,
Or , my teeth shall tear 192
The slavish of recanting fear,
And spit it bleeding in his high disgrace,
Where shame doth harbour, even in Mowbray's face.
K. Rich. We were not born to sue, but to command: 196
Which since we cannot do to make you friends,
Be ready, as your lives shall answer it,
At Coventry, upon :
There shall your swords and lances arbitrate 200
The swelling difference of your settled hate:
Since we cannot you, we shall see
Justice the victor's chivalry.
Marshal, command our 204
Be ready to direct these home . Exeunt.
[London. A Room in the Duke of Lancaster's Palace]
Enter Gaunt and Duchess of Gloucester.
Gaunt. Alas! the part I had in
Doth more me than your ,
To stir against the butchers of his life.
189 height: high rank
192 sound . . . parle; cf. n.
193 motive: moving organ, i.e., tongue
199 Saint Lambert's day: September 17
202 atone: reconcile, make 'at one'
203 design: indicate
204 officers-at-arms; cf. n.
205 alarms: disturbances