Richard II

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 3 Scene 3

page Act 3 Scene 3 Page 7

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HENRY BOLINGBROKE

My gracious lord, I come but for mine own.

HENRY BOLINGBROKE

My gracious lord, I’m only here to reclaim my own property.

KING RICHARD II

Your own is yours, and I am yours, and all.

KING RICHARD II

Your property is yours, and I am your king.

HENRY BOLINGBROKE

So far be mine, my most redoubted lord,
As my true service shall deserve your love.

HENRY BOLINGBROKE

My dreaded lord, you are my king only if I deserve your love.

KING RICHARD II

205Well you deserve: they well deserve to have,
That know the strong’st and surest way to get.
Uncle, give me your hands: nay, dry your eyes;
Tears show their love, but want their remedies.
Cousin, I am too young to be your father,
210Though you are old enough to be my heir.
What you will have, I’ll give, and willing too;
For do we must what force will have us do.
Set on towards London, cousin, is it so?

KING RICHARD II

Uncle, give me your hands. No, dry your eyes. Tears show love, but do nothing to fix their cause. Cousin, I am too young to be your father, even though you are old enough to inherit my kingdom. I’ll willingly give you what you want, because you’ve forced me to do it. So now you’ll go to London, cousin?

HENRY BOLINGBROKE

Yea, my good lord.

HENRY BOLINGBROKE

Yes, my good lord.

KING RICHARD II

215Then I must not say no.

KING RICHARD II

Then I can’t say no.
Flourish. Exeunt
Trumpets blow. They exit.

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