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RICHARD

Then be it so, and go we to determine
Who they shall be that straight shall post to Ludlow.—
Madam, and you, my sister, will you go
To give your censures in this business?

RICHARD

Then we’re agreed. Now we need to figure out which of us will go to meet him. Madam and mother, will you go to offer your support to this weighty business?
Exeunt all but BUCKINGHAM and RICHARD
Everyone but BUCKINGHAM and RICHARD exits.

BUCKINGHAM

145My lord, whoever journeys to the prince,
For God’s sake let not us two at home.
For by the way I’ll sort occasion,
As index to the story we late talked of,
To part the queen’s proud kindred from the prince.

BUCKINGHAM

For God’s sake, my lord, let’s be sure to be part of the group that meets the prince. Along the way, I’ll find an opportunity to separate him from the queen’s proud relatives, as step one in the plan we’ve discussed.

RICHARD

150My other self, my council’s consistory,
My oracle, my prophet, my dear cousin,
I, as a child, will go by thy direction
Toward Ludlow then, for we’ll not stay behind.

RICHARD

You are my other self, my oracle, my prophet, my dear brother! I plan to act like a child and do exactly what you say. To Wales then, for we will not be left out.
Exeunt
They exit.