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And in it are the lords of York, Berkley, and Sey
None else of name, and noble estimate.
Enter Ross and WILLOUGHBY.
North. Here come the lords of Ross and Willoughby,
Bloody with spurring, fiery-red with haste.
A banish'd traitor; all my treasury
Is yet but unfelt thanks, which, more enrich'd,
Ross. Your presence makes us rich, most noble lord.
Willo. And far surmounts our labour to attain it. Boling. Evermore thanks, the exchequer of the
Which, till my infant fortune comes to years,
North. It is my lord of Berkley, as I guess.
Boling. My lord, my answer is-to Lancaster; And I am come to seek that name in England: And I must find that title in your tongue, Before I make reply to aught you say.
Berk. Mistake me not, my lord; 'tis not my meaning,
To raze one title of your honour out:
To you, my lord, I come, (what lord you will,)
The duke of York; to know, what pricks you on
To take advantage of the absent time,3
And fright our native peace with self-born arms.
Enter YORK, attended.
Boling. I shall not need transport my words by
Here comes his grace in person. My noble uncle! [Kneels. York. Show me thy humble heart, and not thy
Whose duty is deceivable and false.
Boling. My gracious uncle!-
York. Tut, tut!
Grace me no grace, nor uncle me no uncle:
So many miles upon her peaceful bosom;
Com'st thou because the anointed king is hence?
Were I but now the lord of such hot youth,
the absent time,] i. e. time of the king's absence. 4 But then more why;] But, to add more questions. 5 And ostentation of despised arms?] The meaning of this bably is-a boastful display of arms which we despise.
Boling. My gracious uncle, let me know my
On what condition stands it, and wherein ?
York. Even in condition of the worst degree,In gross rebellion, and detested treason: Thou art a banish'd man, and here art come, Before the expiration of thy time,
In braving arms against thy sovereign.
Boling. As I was banish'd, I was banish'd Hereford;
But as I come, I come for Lancaster.
And yet my letters-patent give me leave:
indifferent eye:] i. e. with an impartial eye.
7 To rouse his wrongs,] i. e. the
persons who wrong him. to sue my livery here,] A law phrase belonging to the feudal tenures.
North. The noble duke hath been too much
Ross. It stands your grace upon, to do him
Willo. Base men by his endowments are made great.
York. My lords of England, let me tell you
I have had feeling of my cousin's wrongs,
North. The noble duke hath sworn, his coming is
Boling. An offer, uncle, that we will accept.
9 It stands your grace upon, to do him right.] i. e. it is your interest, it is matter of consequence to you.
York. It may be, I will go with you:-but yet
For I am loath to break our country's laws.
A Camp in Wales.
Enter SALISBURY, and a Captain.
Cap. My lord of Salisbury, we have staid ten
And hardly kept our countrymen together,
The king reposeth all his confidence
Cap. 'Tis thought, the king is dead; we will not
The bay-trees in our country are all wither'd,'
1 The bay-trees, &c.] This enumeration of prodigies is in the highest degree poetical and striking. JOHNSON.