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Alack, why am I sent for to a King,Alack, why am I sent for to a kingR2 IV.i.162
Before I haue shooke off the Regall thoughtsBefore I have shook off the regal thoughtsR2 IV.i.163
Wherewith I reign'd? I hardly yet haue learn'dWherewith I reigned? I hardly yet have learnedR2 IV.i.164
To insinuate, flatter, bowe, and bend my Knee.To insinuate, flatter, bow, and bend my knee.R2 IV.i.165
Giue Sorrow leaue a while, to tuture meGive sorrow leave awhile to tutor meR2 IV.i.166
To this submission. Yet I well rememberTo this submission. Yet I well rememberR2 IV.i.167
The fauors of these men: were they not mine?The favours of these men. Were they not mine?R2 IV.i.168
Did they not sometime cry, All hayle to me?Did they not sometime cry ‘ All hail!’ to me?R2 IV.i.169
So Iudas did to Christ: but he in twelue,So Judas did to Christ. But He in twelveR2 IV.i.170
Found truth in all, but one; I, in twelue thousand, none.Found truth in all but one; I, in twelve thousand, none.R2 IV.i.171
God saue the King: will no man say, Amen?God save the King! Will no man say Amen?R2 IV.i.172
Am I both Priest, and Clarke? well then, Amen.Am I both priest and clerk? Well then, Amen.R2 IV.i.173
God saue the King, although I be not hee:God save the King, although I be not he;R2 IV.i.174
And yet Amen, if Heauen doe thinke him mee.And yet Amen if Heaven do think him me.R2 IV.i.175
To doe what seruice, am I sent for hither?To do what service am I sent for hither?R2 IV.i.176
Giue me the Crown. Give me the crown.R2 IV.i.180.2
Here Cousin, seize ye Crown: / Here Cousin, Here, cousin – seize the crown. Here, cousin – R2 IV.i.181
on this side my Hand, on that side thine.On this side, my hand; and on that side, thine.R2 IV.i.182
Now is this Golden Crowne like a deepe Well,Now is this golden crown like a deep wellR2 IV.i.183
That owes two Buckets, filling one another,That owes two buckets, filling one another,R2 IV.i.184
The emptier euer dancing in the ayre,The emptier ever dancing in the air,R2 IV.i.185
The other downe, vnseene, and full of Water:The other down, unseen, and full of water.R2 IV.i.186
That Bucket downe, and full of Teares am I,That bucket down and full of tears am I,R2 IV.i.187
Drinking my Griefes, whil'st you mount vp on high.Drinking my griefs whilst you mount up on high.R2 IV.i.188
My Crowne I am, but still my Griefes are mine:My crown I am; but still my griefs are mine.R2 IV.i.190
You may my Glories and my State depose,You may my glories and my state depose,R2 IV.i.191
But not my Griefes; still am I King of those.But not my griefs. Still am I king of those.R2 IV.i.192
Your Cares set vp, do not pluck my Cares downe.Your cares set up do not pluck my cares down.R2 IV.i.194
My Care, is losse of Care, by old Care done,My care is loss of care by old care done;R2 IV.i.195
Your Care, is gaine of Care, by new Care wonne:Your care is gain of care by new care won.R2 IV.i.196
The Cares I giue, I haue, though giuen away,The cares I give, I have, though given away.R2 IV.i.197
They 'tend the Crowne, yet still with me they stay:They 'tend the crown, yet still with me they stay.R2 IV.i.198
I, no; no, I: for I must nothing bee:Ay, no. No, ay; for I must nothing be.R2 IV.i.200
Therefore no, no, for I resigne to thee.Therefore no no, for I resign to thee.R2 IV.i.201
Now, marke me how I will vndoe my selfe.Now mark me how I will undo myself.R2 IV.i.202
I giue this heauie Weight from off my Head,I give this heavy weight from off my head,R2 IV.i.203
And this vnwieldie Scepter from my Hand,And this unwieldy sceptre from my hand,R2 IV.i.204
The pride of Kingly sway from out my Heart.The pride of kingly sway from out my heart.R2 IV.i.205
With mine owne Teares I wash away my Balme,With mine own tears I wash away my balm,R2 IV.i.206
With mine owne Hands I giue away my Crowne,With mine own hands I give away my crown,R2 IV.i.207
With mine owne Tongue denie my Sacred State,With mine own tongue deny my sacred state,R2 IV.i.208
With mine owne Breath release all dutious Oathes;With mine own breath release all duteous oaths.R2 IV.i.209
All Pompe and Maiestie I doe forsweare:All pomp and majesty I do forswear.R2 IV.i.210
My Manors, Rents, Reuenues, I forgoe;My manors, rents, revenues I forgo.R2 IV.i.211
My Acts, Decrees, and Statutes I denie:My acts, decrees, and statutes I deny.R2 IV.i.212
God pardon all Oathes that are broke to mee,God pardon all oaths that are broke to me;R2 IV.i.213
God keepe all Vowes vnbroke are made to thee.God keep all vows unbroke are made to thee;R2 IV.i.214
Make me, that nothing haue, with nothing grieu'd,Make me, that nothing have, with nothing grieved,R2 IV.i.215
And thou with all pleas'd, that hast all atchieu'd.And thou with all pleased, that hast all achieved.R2 IV.i.216
Long may'st thou liue in Richards Seat to sit,Long mayst thou live in Richard's seat to sit,R2 IV.i.217
And soone lye Richard in an Earthie Pit.And soon lie Richard in an earthly pit.R2 IV.i.218
God saue King Henry, vn-King'd Richard sayes,‘ God save King Henry,’ unkinged Richard says,R2 IV.i.219
And send him many yeeres of Sunne-shine dayes.‘ And send him many years of sunshine days.’R2 IV.i.220
What more remaines?What more remains?R2 IV.i.221.1
Must I doe so? and must I rauell outMust I do so? And must I ravel outR2 IV.i.227
My weau'd-vp follyes? Gentle Northumberland,My weaved-up follies? Gentle Northumberland,R2 IV.i.228
If thy Offences were vpon Record,If thy offences were upon record,R2 IV.i.229
Would it not shame thee, in so faire a troupe,Would it not shame thee in so fair a troopR2 IV.i.230
To reade a Lecture of them? If thou would'st,To read a lecture of them? If thou wouldst,R2 IV.i.231
There should'st thou finde one heynous Article,There shouldst thou find one heinous article,R2 IV.i.232
Contayning the deposing of a King,Containing the deposing of a kingR2 IV.i.233
And cracking the strong Warrant of an Oath,And cracking the strong warrant of an oath,R2 IV.i.234
Mark'd with a Blot, damn'd in the Booke of Heauen.Marked with a blot, damned in the book of heaven.R2 IV.i.235
Nay, all of you, that stand and looke vpon me,Nay, all of you that stand and look upon me,R2 IV.i.236
Whil'st that my wretchednesse doth bait my selfe,Whilst that my wretchedness doth bait myself,R2 IV.i.237
Though some of you, with Pilate, wash your hands,Though some of you – with Pilate – wash your hands,R2 IV.i.238
Shewing an outward pittie: yet you PilatesShowing an outward pity, yet you PilatesR2 IV.i.239
Haue here deliuer'd me to my sowre Crosse,Have here delivered me to my sour cross,R2 IV.i.240
And Water cannot wash away your sinne.And water cannot wash away your sin.R2 IV.i.241
Mine Eyes are full of Teares, I cannot see:Mine eyes are full of tears. I cannot see.R2 IV.i.243
And yet salt-Water blindes them not so much,And yet salt water blinds them not so muchR2 IV.i.244
But they can see a sort of Traytors here.But they can see a sort of traitors here.R2 IV.i.245
Nay, if I turne mine Eyes vpon my selfe,Nay, if I turn mine eyes upon myselfR2 IV.i.246
I finde my selfe a Traytor with the rest:I find myself a traitor with the rest.R2 IV.i.247
For I haue giuen here my Soules consent,For I have given here my soul's consentR2 IV.i.248
T'vndeck the pompous Body of a King;To undeck the pompous body of a king;R2 IV.i.249
Made Glory base; a Soueraigntie, a Slaue;Made glory base, and sovereignty a slave;R2 IV.i.250
Prowd Maiestie, a Subiect; State, a Pesant.Proud majesty, a subject; state, a peasant.R2 IV.i.251
No Lord of thine, thou haught-insulting man;No lord of thine, thou haught, insulting man;R2 IV.i.253
No, nor no mans Lord: I haue no Name, no Title;Nor no man's lord. I have no name, no title – R2 IV.i.254
No, not that Name was giuen me at the Font,No, not that name was given me at the font – R2 IV.i.255
But 'tis vsurpt: alack the heauie day,But 'tis usurped. Alack the heavy day,R2 IV.i.256
That I haue worne so many Winters out,That I have worn so many winters outR2 IV.i.257
And know not now, what Name to call my selfe.And know not now what name to call myself!R2 IV.i.258
Oh, that I were a Mockerie, King of Snow,O that I were a mockery king of snow,R2 IV.i.259
Standing before the Sunne of Bullingbrooke,Standing before the sun of Bolingbroke,R2 IV.i.260
To melt my selfe away in Water-drops.To melt myself away in water-drops!R2 IV.i.261
Good King, great King, and yet not greatly good,Good king; great king – and yet not greatly good – R2 IV.i.262
And if my word be Sterling yet in England,An if my word be sterling yet in EnglandR2 IV.i.263
Let it command a Mirror hither straight,Let it command a mirror hither straightR2 IV.i.264
That it may shew me what a Face I haue,That it may show me what a face I haveR2 IV.i.265
Since it is Bankrupt of his Maiestie.Since it is bankrupt of his majesty.R2 IV.i.266
Fiend, thou torments me, ere I come to Hell.Fiend, thou torments me ere I come to hell.R2 IV.i.269
They shall be satisfy'd: Ile reade enough,They shall be satisfied. I'll read enoughR2 IV.i.272
When I doe see the very Booke indeede,When I do see the very book indeedR2 IV.i.273
Where all my sinnes are writ, and that's my selfe.Where all my sins are writ; and that's myself.R2 IV.i.274
Giue me that Glasse, and therein will I reade.Give me that glass, and therein will I read.R2 IV.i.275
No deeper wrinckles yet? hath Sorrow struckeNo deeper wrinkles yet? Hath sorrow struckR2 IV.i.276
So many Blowes vpon this Face of mine,So many blows upon this face of mineR2 IV.i.277
And made no deeper Wounds? Oh flatt'ring Glasse,And made no deeper wounds? O, flattering glass,R2 IV.i.278
Like to my followers in prosperitie,Like to my followers in prosperity,R2 IV.i.279
Thou do'st beguile me. Was this Face, the FaceThou dost beguile me. Was this face the faceR2 IV.i.280
That euery day, vnder his House-hold Roofe,That every day under his household roofR2 IV.i.281
Did keepe ten thousand men? Was this the Face,Did keep ten thousand men? Was this the faceR2 IV.i.282
That like the Sunne, did make beholders winke?That like the sun did make beholders wink?R2 IV.i.283
Is this the Face, which fac'd so many follyes,Is this the face which faced so many follies,R2 IV.i.284
That was at last out-fac'd by Bullingbrooke?That was at last outfaced by Bolingbroke?R2 IV.i.285
A brittle Glory shineth in this Face,A brittle glory shineth in this face.R2 IV.i.286
As brittle as the Glory, is the Face,As brittle as the glory is the face,R2 IV.i.287
For there it is, crackt in an hundred shiuers.For there it is, cracked in a hundred shivers.R2 IV.i.288
Marke silent King, the Morall of this sport,Mark, silent King, the moral of this sport:R2 IV.i.289
How soone my Sorrow hath destroy'd my Face.How soon my sorrow hath destroyed my face.R2 IV.i.290
Say that againe.Say that again!R2 IV.i.292.2
The shadow of my Sorrow: ha, let's see,‘ The shadow of my sorrow ’ – ha, let's see.R2 IV.i.293
'Tis very true, my Griefe lyes all within,'Tis very true. My grief lies all within,R2 IV.i.294
And these externall manner of Laments,And these external manners of lamentsR2 IV.i.295
Are meerely shadowes, to the vnseene Griefe,Are merely shadows to the unseen griefR2 IV.i.296
That swells with silence in the tortur'd Soule.That swells with silence in the tortured soul.R2 IV.i.297
There lyes the substance: and I thanke thee KingThere lies the substance; and I thank thee, King,R2 IV.i.298
For thy great bountie, that not onely giu'stFor thy great bounty, that not only givestR2 IV.i.299
Me cause to wayle, but teachest me the wayMe cause to wail, but teachest me the wayR2 IV.i.300
How to lament the cause. Ile begge one Boone,How to lament the cause. I'll beg one boon,R2 IV.i.301
And then be gone, and trouble you no more.And then be gone and trouble you no more.R2 IV.i.302
Shall I obtaine it?Shall I obtain it?R2 IV.i.303.1
Faire Cousin? I am greater then a King:‘ Fair cousin ’? I am greater than a king;R2 IV.i.304
For when I was a King, my flatterersFor when I was a king, my flatterersR2 IV.i.305
Were then but subiects; being now a subiect,Were then but subjects; being now a subjectR2 IV.i.306
I haue a King here to my flatterer:I have a king here to my flatterer.R2 IV.i.307
Being so great, I haue no neede to begge.Being so great, I have no need to beg.R2 IV.i.308
And shall I haue?And shall I have?R2 IV.i.310
Then giue me leaue to goe.Then give me leave to go.R2 IV.i.312
Whither you will, so I were from your sights.Whither you will, so I were from your sights.R2 IV.i.314
Oh good: conuey: Conueyers are you all,O, good, ‘ convey!’ – Conveyors are you all,R2 IV.i.316
That rise thus nimbly by a true Kings fall.That rise thus nimbly by a true king's fall.R2 IV.i.317
Ioyne not with griefe, faire Woman, do not so,Join not with grief, fair woman, do not so,R2 V.i.16
To make my end too sudden: learne good Soule,To make my end too sudden. Learn, good soul,R2 V.i.17
To thinke our former State a happie Dreame,To think our former state a happy dream,R2 V.i.18
From which awak'd, the truth of what we are,From which awaked the truth of what we areR2 V.i.19
Shewes vs but this. I am sworne Brother (Sweet)Shows us but this. I am sworn brother, sweet,R2 V.i.20
To grim Necessitie; and hee and ITo grim Necessity, and he and IR2 V.i.21
Will keepe a League till Death. High thee to France,Will keep a league till death. Hie thee to France,R2 V.i.22
And Cloyster thee in some Religious House:And cloister thee in some religious house.R2 V.i.23
Our holy liues must winne a new Worlds Crowne,Our holy lives must win a new world's crownR2 V.i.24
Which our prophane houres here haue stricken downe.Which our profane hours here have thrown down.R2 V.i.25
A King of Beasts indeed: if aught but Beasts,A king of beasts indeed! If aught but beastsR2 V.i.35
I had beene still a happy King of Men.I had been still a happy king of men.R2 V.i.36
Good (sometime Queene) prepare thee hence for France:Good sometimes queen, prepare thee hence for France.R2 V.i.37
Thinke I am dead, and that euen here thou tak'st,Think I am dead, and that even here thou takestR2 V.i.38
As from my Death-bed, my last liuing leaue.As from my deathbed thy last living leave.R2 V.i.39
In Winters tedious Nights sit by the fireIn winter's tedious nights sit by the fireR2 V.i.40
With good old folkes, and let them tell thee TalesWith good old folks, and let them tell thee talesR2 V.i.41
Of wofull Ages, long agoe betide:Of woeful ages long ago betid;R2 V.i.42
And ere thou bid good-night, to quit their griefe,And ere thou bid goodnight, to quite their griefsR2 V.i.43
Tell thou the lamentable fall of me,Tell thou the lamentable tale of me,R2 V.i.44
And send the hearers weeping to their Beds:And send the hearers weeping to their beds;R2 V.i.45
For why? the sencelesse Brands will sympathizeFor why the senseless brands will sympathizeR2 V.i.46
The heauie accent of thy mouing Tongue,The heavy accent of thy moving tongue,R2 V.i.47
And in compassion, weepe the fire out:And in compassion weep the fire out;R2 V.i.48
And some will mourne in ashes, some coale-black,And some will mourn in ashes, some coal-black,R2 V.i.49
For the deposing of a rightfulll King.For the deposing of a rightful king.R2 V.i.50
Northumberland, thou Ladder wherewithallNorthumberland, thou ladder wherewithalR2 V.i.55
The mounting Bullingbrooke ascends my Throne,The mounting Bolingbroke ascends my throne,R2 V.i.56
The time shall not be many houres of age,The time shall not be many hours of ageR2 V.i.57
More then it is, ere foule sinne, gathering head,More than it is ere foul sin, gathering head,R2 V.i.58
Shall breake into corruption: thou shalt thinke,Shalt break into corruption. Thou shalt think,R2 V.i.59
Though he diuide the Realme, and giue thee halfe,Though he divide the realm and give thee half,R2 V.i.60
It is too little, helping him to all:It is too little, helping him to all.R2 V.i.61
He shall thinke, that thou which know'st the wayHe shall think that thou, which knowest the wayR2 V.i.62
To plant vnrightfull Kings, wilt know againe,To plant unrightful kings, wilt know again,R2 V.i.63
Being ne're so little vrg'd another way,Being ne'er so little urged another way,R2 V.i.64
To pluck him headlong from the vsurped Throne.To pluck him headlong from the usurped throne.R2 V.i.65
The Loue of wicked friends conuerts to Feare;The love of wicked men converts to fear,R2 V.i.66
That Feare, to Hate; and Hate turnes one, or both,That fear to hate, and hate turns one or bothR2 V.i.67
To worthie Danger, and deserued Death.To worthy danger and deserved death.R2 V.i.68
Doubly diuorc'd? (bad men) ye violateDoubly divorced! Bad men, you violateR2 V.i.71
A two-fold Marriage; 'twixt my Crowne, and me,A twofold marriage – 'twixt my crown and me,R2 V.i.72
And then betwixt me, and my marryed Wife.And then betwixt me and my married wife.R2 V.i.73
Let me vn-kisse the Oath 'twixt thee, and me;Let me unkiss the oath 'twixt thee and me;R2 V.i.74
And yet not so, for with a Kisse 'twas made.And yet not so; for with a kiss 'twas made.R2 V.i.75
Part vs, Northumberland: I, towards the North, – Part us, Northumberland: I towards the north,R2 V.i.76
Where shiuering Cold and Sicknesse pines the Clyme:Where shivering cold and sickness pines the clime;R2 V.i.77
My Queene to France: from whence, set forth in pompe,My wife to France, from whence set forth in pompR2 V.i.78
She came adorned hither like sweet May;She came adorned hither like sweet May,R2 V.i.79
Sent back like Hollowmas, or short'st of day.Sent back like Hallowmas or shortest of day.R2 V.i.80
I, hand from hand (my Loue) and heart frõ heart.Ay, hand from hand, my love, and heart from heart.R2 V.i.82
So two together weeping, make one Woe.So two together weeping make one woe.R2 V.i.86
Weepe thou for me in France; I, for thee heere:Weep thou for me in France, I for thee here.R2 V.i.87
Better farre off, then neere, be ne're the neere.Better far off than, near, be ne'er the nea'er.R2 V.i.88
Goe, count thy Way with Sighes; I, mine with Groanes.Go count thy way with sighs, I mine with groans.R2 V.i.89
Twice for one step Ile groane, ye Way being short,Twice for one step I'll groan, the way being short,R2 V.i.91
And peece the Way out with a heauie heart.And piece the way out with a heavy heart.R2 V.i.92
Come, come, in wooing Sorrow let's be briefe,Come, come – in wooing sorrow let's be brief,R2 V.i.93
Since wedding it, there is such length in Griefe:Since wedding it, there is such length in grief.R2 V.i.94
One Kisse shall stop our mouthes, and dumbely part;One kiss shall stop our mouths, and dumbly part.R2 V.i.95
Thus giue I mine, and thus take I thy heart.Thus give I mine, and thus take I thy heart.R2 V.i.96
We make Woe wanton with this fond delay:We make woe wanton with this fond delay.R2 V.i.101
Once more adieu; the rest, let Sorrow say. Once more, adieu. The rest let sorrow say.R2 V.i.102
I haue bin studying, how to compareI have been studying how I may compareR2 V.v.1
This Prison where I liue, vnto the World:This prison where I live unto the world;R2 V.v.2
And for because the world is populous,And for because the world is populous,R2 V.v.3
And heere is not a Creature, but my selfe,And here is not a creature but myself,R2 V.v.4
I cannot do it: yet Ile hammer't out.I cannot do it. Yet I'll hammer it out.R2 V.v.5
My Braine, Ile proue the Female to my Soule,My brain I'll prove the female to my soul,R2 V.v.6
My Soule, the Father: and these two begetMy soul the father, and these two begetR2 V.v.7
A generation of still breeding Thoughts;A generation of still-breeding thoughts,R2 V.v.8
And these same Thoughts, people this Little WorldAnd these same thoughts people this little world,R2 V.v.9
In humors, like the people of this world,In humours like the people of this world.R2 V.v.10
For no thought is contented. The better sort,For no thought is contented; the better sort,R2 V.v.11
As thoughts of things Diuine, are intermixtAs thoughts of things divine, are intermixedR2 V.v.12
With scruples, and do set the Faith it selfeWith scruples, and do set the word itselfR2 V.v.13
Against the Faith: as thus: Come litle ones: Against the word; as thus: ‘ Come, little ones ’;R2 V.v.14
& then again,And then again,R2 V.v.15
It is as hard to come, as for a Camell‘ It is as hard to come as for a camelR2 V.v.16
To thred the posterne of a Needles eye.To thread the postern of a small needle's eye.’R2 V.v.17
Thoughts tending to Ambition, they do plotThoughts tending to ambition, they do plotR2 V.v.18
Vnlikely wonders; how these vaine weake nailesUnlikely wonders – how these vain weak nailsR2 V.v.19
May teare a passage through the Flinty ribbesMay tear a passage through the flinty ribsR2 V.v.20
Of this hard world, my ragged prison walles:Of this hard world, my ragged prison walls,R2 V.v.21
And for they cannot, dye in their owne pride.And for they cannot, die in their own pride.R2 V.v.22
Thoughts tending to Content, flatter themselues,Thoughts tending to content flatter themselvesR2 V.v.23
That they are not the first of Fortunes slaues,That they are not the first of Fortune's slaves,R2 V.v.24
Nor shall not be the last. Like silly Beggars,Nor shall not be the last; like seely beggars,R2 V.v.25
Who sitting in the Stockes, refuge their shameWho, sitting in the stocks, refuge their shameR2 V.v.26
That many haue, and others must sit there;That many have, and others must sit there.R2 V.v.27
And in this Thought, they finde a kind of ease,And in this thought they find a kind of ease,R2 V.v.28
Bearing their owne misfortune on the backeBearing their own misfortunes on the backR2 V.v.29
Of such as haue before indur'd the like.Of such as have before endured the like.R2 V.v.30
Thus play I in one Prison, many people,Thus play I in one person many people,R2 V.v.31
And none contented. Sometimes am I King;And none contented. Sometimes am I king.R2 V.v.32
Then Treason makes me wish my selfe a Beggar,Then treasons make me wish myself a beggar;R2 V.v.33
And so I am. Then crushing penurie,And so I am. Then crushing penuryR2 V.v.34
Perswades me, I was better when a King:Persuades me I was better when a king.R2 V.v.35
Then am I king'd againe: and by and by,Then am I kinged again; and by and byR2 V.v.36
Thinke that I am vn-king'd by Bullingbrooke,Think that I am unkinged by Bolingbroke,R2 V.v.37
And straight am nothing. But what ere I am, MusickAnd straight am nothing. But whate'er I be,R2 V.v.38
Nor I, nor any man, that but man is,Nor I, nor any man that but man is,R2 V.v.39
With nothing shall be pleas'd, till he be eas'dWith nothing shall be pleased, till he be easedR2 V.v.40
With being nothing. Musicke do I heare?With being nothing. (The music plays) Music do I hear.R2 V.v.41
Ha, ha? keepe time: How sowre sweet Musicke is,Ha, ha; keep time! How sour sweet music isR2 V.v.42
When Time is broke, and no Proportion kept?When time is broke, and no proportion kept.R2 V.v.43
So is it in the Musicke of mens liues:So is it in the music of men's lives;R2 V.v.44
And heere haue I the daintinesse of eare,And here have I the daintiness of earR2 V.v.45
To heare time broke in a disorder'd string:To check time broke in a disordered string,R2 V.v.46
But for the Concord of my State and Time,But for the concord of my state and time,R2 V.v.47
Had not an eare to heare my true Time broke.Had not an ear to hear my true time broke.R2 V.v.48
I wasted Time, and now doth Time waste me:I wasted time, and now doth time waste me;R2 V.v.49
For now hath Time made me his numbring clocke;For now hath time made me his numbering clock.R2 V.v.50
My Thoughts, are minutes; and with Sighes they iarre,My thoughts are minutes, and with sighs they jarR2 V.v.51
Their watches on vnto mine eyes, the outward Watch,Their watches on unto mine eyes, the outward watchR2 V.v.52
Whereto my finger, like a Dialls point,Whereto my finger, like a dial's point,R2 V.v.53
Is pointing still, in cleansing them from teares.Is pointing still in cleansing them from tears.R2 V.v.54
Now sir, the sound that tels what houre it is,Now, sir, the sound that tells what hour it isR2 V.v.55
Are clamorous groanes, that strike vpon my heart,Are clamorous groans which strike upon my heart,R2 V.v.56
Which is the bell: so Sighes, and Teares, and Grones,Which is the bell. So sighs, and tears, and groansR2 V.v.57
Shew Minutes, Houres, and Times: but my TimeShow minutes, times, and hours. But my timeR2 V.v.58
Runs poasting on, in Bullingbrookes proud ioy,Runs posting on in Bolingbroke's proud joy,R2 V.v.59
While I stand fooling heere, his iacke o'th' Clocke.While I stand fooling here, his jack of the clock.R2 V.v.60
This Musicke mads me, let it sound no more,This music mads me. Let it sound no more;R2 V.v.61
For though it haue holpe madmen to their wits,For though it have holp madmen to their wits,R2 V.v.62
In me it seemes, it will make wise-men mad:In me it seems it will make wise men mad.R2 V.v.63
Yet blessing on his heart that giues it me;Yet blessing on his heart that gives it me;R2 V.v.64
For 'tis a signe of loue, and loue to Richard,For 'tis a sign of love, and love to RichardR2 V.v.65
Is a strange Brooch, in this all-hating world.Is a strange brooch in this all-hating world.R2 V.v.66
Thankes Noble Peere,Thanks, noble peer.R2 V.v.67.2
The cheapest of vs, is ten groates too deere.The cheapest of us is ten groats too dear.R2 V.v.68
What art thou? And how com'st thou hither?What art thou, and how comest thou hitherR2 V.v.69
Where no man euer comes, but that sad doggeWhere no man never comes but that sad dogR2 V.v.70
That brings me food, to make misfortune liue?That brings me food to make misfortune live?R2 V.v.71
Rode he on Barbary? Tell me gentle Friend,Rode he on Barbary? Tell me, gentle friend,R2 V.v.81
How went he vnder him?How went he under him?R2 V.v.82
So proud, that Bullingbrooke was on his backe;So proud that Bolingbroke was on his back!R2 V.v.84
That Iade hath eate bread from my Royall hand.That jade hath eat bread from my royal hand;R2 V.v.85
This hand hath made him proud with clapping him.This hand hath made him proud with clapping him.R2 V.v.86
Would he not stumble? Would he not fall downeWould he not stumble, would he not fall down – R2 V.v.87
(Since Pride must haue a fall) and breake the neckeSince pride must have a fall – and break the neckR2 V.v.88
Of that proud man, that did vsurpe his backe?Of that proud man that did usurp his back?R2 V.v.89
Forgiuenesse horse: Why do I raile on thee,Forgiveness, horse! Why do I rail on thee,R2 V.v.90
Since thou created to be aw'd by manSince thou, created to be awed by man,R2 V.v.91
Was't borne to beare? I was not made a horse,Wast born to bear? I was not made a horse,R2 V.v.92
And yet I beare a burthen like an Asse,And yet I bear a burden like an ass,R2 V.v.93
Spur-gall'd, and tyrd by iauncing Bullingbrooke.Spurred, galled, and tired by jauncing Bolingbroke.R2 V.v.94
If thou loue me, 'tis time thou wer't away.If thou love me, 'tis time thou wert away.R2 V.v.96
Taste of it first, as thou wer't wont to doo.Taste of it first, as thou art wont to do.R2 V.v.99
The diuell take Henrie of Lancaster, and thee;The devil take Henry of Lancaster, and thee.R2 V.v.102
Patience is stale, and I am weary of it.Patience is stale, and I am weary of it.R2 V.v.103
How now? what meanes Death in this rude assalt?How now! What means death in this rude assault?R2 V.v.105
Villaine, thine owne hand yeelds thy deaths instrument,Villain, thy own hand yields thy death's instrument.R2 V.v.106
Go thou and fill another roome in hell.Go thou, and fill another room in hell.R2 V.v.107
That hand shall burne in neuer-quenching fire,That hand shall burn in never-quenching fireR2 V.v.108
That staggers thus my person. Exton, thy fierce hand,That staggers thus my person. Exton, thy fierce handR2 V.v.109
Hath with the Kings blood, stain'd the Kings own land.Hath with the King's blood stained the King's own land.R2 V.v.110
Mount, mount my soule, thy seate is vp on high,Mount, mount, my soul. Thy seat is up on high,R2 V.v.111
Whil'st my grosse flesh sinkes downward, heere to dye.Whilst my gross flesh sinks downward here to die.R2 V.v.112