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King Richard the Second, II. i

By his attorneys-general to sue 204
His livery, and deny his offer'd homage,
You pluck a thousand dangers on your head,
You lose a thousand well-disposed hearts,
And prick my tender patience to those thoughts 208
Which honour and allegiance cannot think.

K. Rich. Think what you will: we seize into our hands
His plate, his goods, his money, and his lands.

York. I'll not be by the while: my liege, farewell: 212
What will ensue hereof, there's none can tell;
But by bad courses may be understood
That their events can never fall out good. Exit.

K. Rich. Go, Bushy, to the Earl of Wiltshire straight: 216
Bid him repair to us to Ely House
To see this business. To-morrow next
We will for Ireland; and 'tis time, I trow:
And we create, in absence of ourself, 220
Our uncle York lord governor of England;
For he is just, and always lov'd us well.
Come on, our queen: to-morrow must we part;
Be merry, for our time of stay is short. 224

Flourish. Exeunt King and Queen [and
]. Manent North[umberland],
Willoughby, and Ross.

North. Well, lords, the Duke of Lancaster is dead.

Ross. And living too; for now his son is duke.

Willo. Barely in title, not in revenues.

North. Richly in both, if justice had her right. 228

204 attorneys-general: proxies
204, 205 sue . . . livery; cf. n.
213 ensue: come as the consequence
215 events: outcome
216 Earl of Wiltshire: Lord Treasurer of England
219 I trow: I dare say
224 S. d. Manent: remain