No Fear Act 2 Scene 4
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QUEEN ELIZABETH

40How doth the prince?

QUEEN ELIZABETH

How’s the prince?

MESSENGER

Well, madam, and in health.

MESSENGER

He’s fine and healthy, madam.

DUCHESS

What is thy news then?

DUCHESS

What is your news?

MESSENGER

Lord Rivers and Lord Grey are sent to Pomfret,
And, with them, Sir Thomas Vaughan, prisoners.

MESSENGER

DUCHESS

45Who hath committed them?

DUCHESS

Who sent them there?

MESSENGER

The mighty dukes, Gloucester and Buckingham.

MESSENGER

The powerful dukes Gloucester and Buckingham.

ARCHBISHOP

For what offence?

ARCHBISHOP

What did they do wrong?

MESSENGER

The sum of all I can, I have disclosed.
Why, or for what, the nobles were committed
50Is all unknown to me, my gracious lord.

MESSENGER

I’ve told you everything I know. Why the nobles were imprisoned, and on what charges, I don’t know, my gracious lord.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

Ay me! I see the ruin of my house.
The tiger now hath seized the gentle hind.
Insulting tyranny begins to jut
Upon the innocent and aweless throne.
55Welcome, destruction, blood, and massacre.
I see, as in a map, the end of all.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

Oh no! I see the downfall of my family. The tiger has seized the gentle deer: a tyrant has begun to attack the weak, innocent king. Welcome, destruction, blood, and massacre! I can see how all this will end as clearly as if I was looking at a map.