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KING RICHARD II

Think what you will, we seize into our hands
His plate, his goods, his money and his lands.

KING RICHARD II

Think whatever you want, but we’re going to seize his money and all of his property.

DUKE OF YORK

I’ll not be by the while: my liege, farewell:
What will ensue hereof, there’s none can tell;
215But by bad courses may be understood
That their events can never fall out good.

DUKE OF YORK

I won’t stand here and watch. Goodbye, my lord. What will happen now, nobody can say. But no good outcome can result from bad decisions like this.
Exit
DUKE OF YORK exits.

KING RICHARD II

Go, Bushy, to the Earl of Wiltshire straight:
Bid him repair to us to Ely House
To see this business. To-morrow next
220We will for Ireland; and ’tis time, I trow:
And we create, in absence of ourself,
Our uncle York lord governor of England;
For he is just and always loved us well.
Come on, our queen: to-morrow must we part;
225Be merry, for our time of stay is short

KING RICHARD II

Bushy, go straight to the Earl of Wiltshire and tell him to come to Ely House to help us. Tomorrow morning we’ll go to Ireland. I believe it’s time. I’ll make my uncle York the Lord Governor of England while I’m away. He is fair and has always loved me very much. Come, my queen, we must leave tomorrow. Be well.
Flourish. Exeunt KING RICHARD II, QUEEN, DUKE OF AUMERLE, BUSHY, GREEN, and BAGOT
Trumpets blow, as KING RICHARD II, the QUEEN, the DUKE OF AUMERLE, BUSY, GREEN, and BAGOT exit.

NORTHUMBERLAND

Well, lords, the Duke of Lancaster is dead.

NORTHUMBERLAND

Well, lords, the Duke of Lancaster is dead.

LORD ROSS

And living too; for now his son is duke.

LORD ROSS

But he also kind of lives because his son is now a duke.

LORD WILLOUGHBY

Barely in title, not in revenue.

LORD WILLOUGHBY

His son might have the title of duke, but he doesn’t have the income of one.

NORTHUMBERLAND

Richly in both, if justice had her right.

NORTHUMBERLAND

If there were justice in the world then he would both have the title and the income.

LORD ROSS

230My heart is great; but it must break with silence,
Ere’t be disburden’d with a liberal tongue.

LORD ROSS

I have a lot of troubles on my mind. But I must keep silent about them for now.

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