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No Fear Act 2 Scene 2
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Exeunt DUKE OF YORK and QUEEN
The DUKE OF YORK and the QUEEN exit.

BUSHY

125The wind sits fair for news to go to Ireland,
But none returns. For us to levy power
Proportionable to the enemy
Is all unpossible.

BUSHY

The message has probably reached Ireland, but no news has come back yet. It’s impossible for us to find enough soldiers to match the enemy’s force.

GREEN

Besides, our nearness to the king in love
130Is near the hate of those love not the king.

GREEN

Besides, our closeness to the king means we are hated by those who hate the king.

BAGOT

And that’s the wavering commons: for their love
Lies in their purses, and whoso empties them
By so much fills their hearts with deadly hate.

BAGOT

And that’s how the common folk must be. Their love depends on who gives them money, and they hate those who take their money away.

BUSHY

Wherein the king stands generally condemn’d.

BUSHY

That’s why almost all the common folk hate the king.

BAGOT

135If judgement lie in them, then so do we,
Because we ever have been near the king.

BAGOT

If they’re to be the judges, then our fate is in their hands, because we’ve always been on the side of the king.

GREEN

Well, I will for refuge straight to Bristol castle:
The Earl of Wiltshire is already there.

GREEN

Well, I’m going straight to Bristol Castle to take refuge. The Earl of Wiltshire is already there.

BUSHY

Thither will I with you; for little office
140The hateful commons will perform for us,
Except like curs to tear us all to pieces.
Will you go along with us?

BUSHY

I’ll go with you. The hateful common folk won’t help us at all but will act like dogs and tear us to pieces. Will you come with us?

BAGOT

No; I will to Ireland to his majesty.
Farewell: if heart’s presages be not vain,
145We three here art that ne’er shall meet again.

BAGOT

No. I’ll go to the king in Ireland. Goodbye. If my instinct is correct, the three of us here will never meet again.

BUSHY

That’s as York thrives to beat back Bolingbroke.

BUSHY

That depends on whether York can defeat Bolingbroke.

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