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No Fear Act 2 Scene 2
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Enter DUKE OF YORK
The DUKE OF YORK enters.

GREEN

75Here comes the Duke of York.

GREEN

Here comes the Duke of York.

QUEEN

With signs of war about his aged neck:
O, full of careful business are his looks!
Uncle, for God’s sake, speak comfortable words.

QUEEN

His old neck shows signs of war. Oh, his face is full of anxiety! Uncle, for God’s sake, give us good news.

DUKE OF YORK

Should I do so, I should belie my thoughts:
80Comfort’s in heaven; and we are on the earth,
Where nothing lives but crosses, cares and grief.
Your husband, he is gone to save far off,
Whilst others come to make him lose at home:
Here am I left to underprop his land,
85Who, weak with age, cannot support myself:
Now comes the sick hour that his surfeit made;
Now shall he try his friends that flatter’d him.

DUKE OF YORK

If I were to give you good news, I would be hiding my real thoughts. Good news is in heaven, and we are on earth, where nothing lives but trials, anxieties, and sorrow. Your husband has gone to protect his rule in Ireland, while others have come here to take it from him in England. Here I am, too old to support myself, left to prop up his country. The bad times that we thought his overindulgent ways would bring have arrived. Now his friends will be tested.
Enter a Servant
A Servant enters.

SERVANT

My lord, your son was gone before I came.

SERVANT

My lord, your son was gone before I arrived.

DUKE OF YORK

He was? Why, so! go all which way it will!
90The nobles they are fled, the commons they are cold,
And will, I fear, revolt on Hereford’s side.
Sirrah, get thee to Plashy, to my sister Gloucester;
Bid her send me presently a thousand pound:
Hold, take my ring.

DUKE OF YORK

The nobles have fled, the commoners aren’t concerned, and they will likely fight on Hereford’s side. Sir, get thee to Plashy, to my sister-in-law Gloucester. Tell her to send me one thousand pounds right away. Wait, take my

ring

To prove the servant comes from the Duke of York.

ring
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SERVANT

95My lord, I had forgot to tell your lordship,
To-day, as I came by, I called there;
But I shall grieve you to report the rest.

SERVANT

My lord, I forgot to tell you, I went by her house today. But it will upset you if I tell you the rest.

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