No Fear Act 5 Scene 5
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Enter Keeper, with a dish
The Keeper enters, with a dish.

KEEPER

Fellow, give place; here is no longer stay.

KEEPER

Fellow, go away. You can’t stay any longer.

KING RICHARD II

If thou love me, ’tis time thou wert away.

KING RICHARD II

If you love me, you should go.

GROOM

What my tongue dares not, that my heart shall say.

GROOM

I don’t dare say what my heart feels.
Exit
He exits.

KEEPER

My lord, will’t please you to fall to?

KEEPER

My lord, will you eat?

KING RICHARD II

100Taste of it first, as thou art wont to do.

KING RICHARD II

Taste it first, as you usually do.

KEEPER

My lord, I dare not: Sir Pierce of Exton, who
lately came from the king, commands the contrary.

KEEPER

My lord, I don’t dare. Sir Pierce of Exton, who just arrived from the king, ordered me not to.

KING RICHARD II

The devil take Henry of Lancaster and thee!
Patience is stale, and I am weary of it.

KING RICHARD II

May the devil take Henry of Lancaster and you! I am tired of being patient.
Beats the keeper
He beats the Keeper.

KEEPER

105Help, help, help!

KEEPER

Help, help, help!
Enter EXTON and Servants, armed
EXTON and servants enter, with weapons.

KING RICHARD II

How now! what means death in this rude assault?
Villain, thy own hand yields thy death’s instrument.

KING RICHARD II

Do you mean to kill me in this despicable assault? Villain, I’ll kill you with your own weapon.
Snatching an axe from a Servant and killing him
He snatches an axe from a servant and kills him.
Go thou, and fill another room in hell.
Go to hell.
He kills another. Then Exton strikes him down
He kills another, and then Exton strikes him down.
That hand shall burn in never-quenching fire
110That staggers thus my person. Exton, thy fierce hand
Hath with the king’s blood stain’d the king’s own land.
Mount, mount, my soul! thy seat is up on high;
Whilst my gross flesh sinks downward, here to die.
You’ll burn in hell forever for killing me. Exton, you’ve stained the king’s land with the king’s own blood. Arise my soul! Your place is in heaven, while my body sinks down and dies.

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