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DUKE OF AUMERLE

Who sets me else? by heaven, I’ll throw at all:
I have a thousand spirits in one breast,
60To answer twenty thousand such as you.

DUKE OF AUMERLE

Who else challenges me? By heaven, I’ll throw my glove at you all. My breast holds a thousand spirits that can outmatch twenty thousand like you.

DUKE OF SURREY

My Lord Fitzwater, I do remember well
The very time Aumerle and you did talk.

DUKE OF SURREY

My lord Fitzwater, I remember very well when you and Aumerle spoke.

LORD FITZWATER

’Tis very true: you were in presence then;
And you can witness with me this is true.

LORD FITZWATER

That’s true, you were there. And you can be my witness that this is true.

DUKE OF SURREY

65As false, by heaven, as heaven itself is true.

DUKE OF SURREY

It’s as false as heaven is true.

LORD FITZWATER

Surrey, thou liest.

LORD FITZWATER

Surrey, you lie.

DUKE OF SURREY

Dishonourable boy!
That lie shall lie so heavy on my sword,
That it shall render vengeance and revenge
70Till thou the lie-giver and that lie do lie
In earth as quiet as thy father’s skull:
In proof whereof, there is my honour’s pawn;
Engage it to the trial, if thou darest.

DUKE OF SURREY

Dishonorable boy! Your lie will give such weight to my sword that it will attack you in revenge until you’re lying in the grave as quiet as your dead father. As proof, there’s my glove. Take it up, if you dare.

LORD FITZWATER

How fondly dost thou spur a forward horse!
75If I dare eat, or drink, or breathe, or live,
I dare meet Surrey in a wilderness,
And spit upon him, whilst I say he lies,
And lies, and lies: there is my bond of faith,
To tie thee to my strong correction.
80As I intend to thrive in this new world,
Aumerle is guilty of my true appeal:
Besides, I heard the banish’d Norfolk say
That thou, Aumerle, didst send two of thy men
To execute the noble duke at Calais.

LORD FITZWATER

You taunt me so foolishly! As easily as I dare to eat or drink or breathe or live, I dare to meet Surrey in a wild place and spit on him, all the while declaring that he lies. There is my response, so that you can’t run away from it. I intend to do well in this new kingdom, and Aumerle is guilty. Besides, I heard the banished Duke of Norfolk, Thomas Mowbray, say that you, Aumerle, sent two of your men to kill the noble duke at Calais.

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