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Make me, that nothing have, with nothing griev'd ;
, And send him many years of sunshine days ! What more remains ?
North. No more, but that you read [Offering a paper.
K. Rich. Must I do so ? and must I ravel out
K. Rich. Mine eyes are full of tears, I cannot see:
soul's consent To undeck the pompous body of a king ;
a A sort-a company.
So in Richard III.'-
Made glory base ; a sovereignty a slave;
North. My lord, ---
K. Rich. No lord of thine, thou haught, insulting man, No, nor no man's lord ; I have no name, no title, No, not that name was given me at the font,But 't is usurp'd :-Alack the heavy day, That I have worn so many winters out, And know not now what name to call myself! O, that I were a mockery king of snow, Standing before the sun of Bolingbroke, To melt myself away in water-drops ! Good king,-great king, -(and yet not greatly good) An if my word be sterling yet in England, Let it command a mirror hither straight, That it may show me what a face I have, Since it is bankrupt of his majesty. Boling. Go some of you, and fetch a looking-glass.
[Exit an Attendant.
K. Rich. They shall be satisfied : I'll read enough,
Re-enter Attendant, with a glass.
A brittle glory shineth in this face:
[Dashes the glass against the ground.
Boling. The shadow of your sorrow hath destroy'd
Say that again.
Ha! let's see :-
way How to lament the cause. I'll beg one boon, And then be
and trouble you no more.
Name it, fair cousin.
Boling. Yet ask.
K. Rich. O, good! Convey ?-Conveyers b are you all, That rise thus nimbly by a true king's fall.
Exeunt K. RICHARD, some Lords, and a Guard.
a Laments is the reading of the old copies ; modern editions, lament.
Conveyers. Conveyer was sometimes used in an ill sense, --as a fraudulent appropriator of property, a juggler. In Tyndall's works we have, “ What say ye of
Boling. On Wednesday next, we solemnly set down Our coronation : lords, prepare yourselves.
Exeunt all but the ABBOT, BISHOP OF CARL., and Aum. Abbot. A woeful pageant have we here beheld.
Car. The woe's to come; the children yet unborn Shall feel this day as sharp to them as thorn.
Aum. You holy clergymen, is there no plot
Abbot. Before I freely speak my mind herein,
this crafty conveyer, which feareth not to juggle with the Holy Scripture ?” Pistol gives it as a soft name for stealing—“ Convey the wise it call.”
1 Scene I.
“ And there, at Venice, gave
His body to that pleasant country's earth." The remains of Thomas Mowbray were interred in Saint Mark's church, in Venice, A.D. 1399; but his ashes were removed to England in 1533. The slab which originally covered these remains at the latter end of the seventeenth century stood under the gallery of the ducal palace; and the arms of Thomas Mowbray being very elaborately engraved upon it, the stone was described by an Italian writer in 1682 as a Venetian hieroglyphic. By the indefatigable inquiries of Mr. Rawdon Brown, an English gentleman residing in Venice, this most curious monument was traced, in 1839, to the possession of a stonemason ; and it has been sent to England, and is now safe in the custody of Mr. Howard, of Corby.
The fourth act of Shakspere's History of “Richard II.' opens with the assembly of Bolingbroke and the peers in parliament. The entry of the triumphant Henry of Lancaster and the captive king into London is reserved by the poet for the unequalled description by York to his Duchess in the fifth act. But, as we are following the course of real events, we will very briefly describe the proceedings between the surrender of Richard at Flint Castle and his deposition.
After the interview between Richard and Bolingbroke, the author of the “Metrical History' thus proceeds: “ The said Duke Henry called aloud with a stern and savage voice, “ Bring out the king's horses;' and then they brought him two little horses that were not worth forty francs. The king mounted one, and the Earl of Salisbury the other.” Henry, with his captives, set out from Flint, and proceeded to Chester, where they stayed three days. The duke then dismissed many of his followers, saying that thirty or forty thousand men would be sufficient to take the king to London. At Lichfield the unhappy Richard attempted to escape by night, letting himself down into a garden through a window of his tower. The French knight goes on to record that a deputation arrived from London, to request Henry, on the part of the commons, to cut off the king's head; to which request Heury replied, “ Fair sirs, it would be a very great disgrace to us for ever if we should thus put him to death ; but we will bring him to London, and there he shall be judged by the parliament.” Proceeding by Coventry, Daventry, Northampton, Dunstable, and St. Alban’s, the army reached within six miles of London. Here the cavalcade was met by the Mayor, accompanied by a very great number of the
They paid much greater respect,” says the writer, “ to Duke Henry than to the king, shouting with a loud and fearful voice, · Long live the Duke of Lancaster!'") Richard was taken, according to this relation, to Westminster. Henry, who entered the city at the hour of vespers, “ alighted at St. Paul's, and went all armed before the high altar to make his orisons. He returned by the tomb of his father, which is very nigh to the said altar, and there he wept very