• King Richard II: Act 1, Scene 1

  • London. King Richard's palace.

  • (King Richard; John of Gaunt; Nobles; Attendants; Bullingbrook; Mowbray)

  • Enter King Richard, John of Gaunt, with other Nobles and Attendants.

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    King Richard the Second

    Old John of Gaunt, time-honored Lancaster,

  • Hast thou, according to thy oath and band,

  • Brought hither Henry Herford thy bold son,

  • Here to make good the boist'rous late appeal,

  • Which then our leisure would not let us hear,

  • Against the Duke of Norfolk, Thomas Mowbray?

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    John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster

    I have, my liege.

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    King Richard the Second

    Tell me, moreover, hast thou sounded him,

  • If he appeal the Duke on ancient malice,

  • Or worthily, as a good subject should,

  • On some known ground of treachery in him?

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    John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster

    As near as I could sift him on that argument,

  • On some apparent danger seen in him

  • Aim'd at your Highness, no inveterate malice.

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    King Richard the Second

    Then call them to our presence; face to face,

  • And frowning brow to brow, ourselves will hear