Shakespeare's Tragedy of King Richard II, with Illustr., Notes &C

Shakespeare's Tragedy of King Richard II, with Illustr., Notes &C

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...fight, Weak men must fall; for heaven still guards the right. Enter Sal1sbury. Welcome, my lord; How far off lies your power? Sal. Nor near,14 nor farther off, my gracious lord, Than this weak arm: Discomfort guides my tongue, 65 And bids me speak of nothing but despair. One day too late, I fear, my noble lord, Hath clouded all thy happy days on earth: O, call back yesterday, bid time return, And thou shalt have twelve thousand fighting men:15 70 To-day, to day, unhappy day, too late, E O'erthrows thy joys, friends, fortune, and thy state; For all the Welshmen, hearing thou wert dead, Are gone to Bolingbroke, dispers'd, and fled. Aum. Comfort, my liege: why looks your grace so pale? 75 K. Rich. But now, the blood of twenty thousand men Did triumph in my face, and they are fled; And, till so much blood thither come again, Have I not reason to look pale and dead? All souls that will be safe fly from my side; 80 For time hath set a blot upon my pride. Aum. Comfort, my liege; remember who you are. K. Rich. I had forgot myself: Am I not king? Awake, thou sluggard majesty! thou sleepest. Is not the king's name forty thousand names? 85 Arm, arm, my name! a puny subject strikes At thy great glory.--Look not to the ground, Ye favourites of a king. Are we not high? High be our thoughts: I know, my uncle York Hath power enough to serve our turn. But who Comes here? 90 Enter Scroop. Scroop.16 More health and happiness betide my liege, Than can my care-tun'd tongue deliver him. K. Rich. Mine ear is open, and my heart prepar'd; The worst is worldly los3 thou canst unfold. Say, is my kingdom lost? why, 'twas my care; 95 And what loss is it to be rid of care? Strives Bolingbroke to be as great as we? Greater he shall not be; if he serve God, We'll more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236957164
  • 9781236957160