Act V, Scene 6 Windsor castle.

Flourish. Enter HENRY BOLINGBROKE, DUKE OF YORK,
with other Lords, and Attendants

 

HENRY BOLINGBROKE Kind uncle York, the latest news we hear
Is that the rebels have consumed with fire
Our town of Cicester in Gloucestershire;
But whether they be ta'en or slain we hear not.
  [Enter NORTHUMBERLAND]
  Welcome, my lord what is the news?
NORTHUMBERLAND First, to thy sacred state wish I all happiness.
The next news is, I have to London sent
The heads of Oxford, Salisbury, Blunt, and Kent:
The manner of their taking may appear
At large discoursed in this paper here.
HENRY BOLINGBROKE We thank thee, gentle Percy, for thy pains;
And to thy worth will add right worthy gains.
  [Enter LORD FITZWATER]
LORD FITZWATER My lord, I have from Oxford sent to London
The heads of Brocas and Sir Bennet Seely,
Two of the dangerous consorted traitors
That sought at Oxford thy dire overthrow.
HENRY BOLINGBROKE Thy pains, Fitzwater, shall not be forgot;
Right noble is thy merit, well I wot.
  [Enter HENRY PERCY, and the BISHOP OF CARLISLE]
HENRY PERCY The grand conspirator, Abbot of Westminster,
With clog of conscience and sour melancholy
Hath yielded up his body to the grave;
But here is Carlisle living, to abide
Thy kingly doom and sentence of his pride.
HENRY BOLINGBROKE Carlisle, this is your doom:
Choose out some secret place, some reverend room,
More than thou hast, and with it joy thy life;
So as thou livest in peace, die free from strife:
For though mine enemy thou hast ever been,
High sparks of honour in thee have I seen.
  [Enter EXTON, with persons bearing a coffin]
EXTON Great king, within this coffin I present
Thy buried fear: herein all breathless lies
The mightiest of thy greatest enemies,
Richard of Bordeaux, by me hither brought.
HENRY BOLINGBROKE Exton, I thank thee not; for thou hast wrought
A deed of slander with thy fatal hand
Upon my head and all this famous land.
EXTON From your own mouth, my lord, did I this deed.
HENRY BOLINGBROKE They love not poison that do poison need,
Nor do I thee: though I did wish him dead,
I hate the murderer, love him murdered.
The guilt of conscience take thou for thy labour,
But neither my good word nor princely favour:
With Cain go wander through shades of night,
And never show thy head by day nor light.
Lords, I protest, my soul is full of woe,
That blood should sprinkle me to make me grow:
Come, mourn with me for that I do lament,
And put on sullen black incontinent:
I'll make a voyage to the Holy Land,
To wash this blood off from my guilty hand:
March sadly after; grace my mournings here;
In weeping after this untimely bier.
  [Exeunt]

 

To see other scenes from the show:

Full Text Act III, Scene 3 Wales. Before Flint castle.
Act I, Scene 1 London. KING RICHARD II's palace. Act III, Scene 4 LANGLEY. The DUKE OF YORK's garden.
Act I, Scene 2 The DUKE OF LANCASTER'S palace. Act IV, Scene 1 Westminster Hall.
Act I, Scene 3 The lists at Coventry. Act V, Scene 1 London. A street leading to the Tower.
Act I, Scene 4 The court. Act V, Scene 2 The DUKE OF YORK's palace.
Act II, Scene 1 Ely House. Act V, Scene 3 A royal palace.
Act II, Scene 2 The palace. Act V, Scene 4 The same./Act V, Scene 5 Pomfret castle.
Act II, Scene 3 Wilds in Gloucestershire./Act II, Scene  4 A camp in Wales. Act V, Scene 6 Windsor castle.
Act III, Scene 1 Bristol. Before the castle./ Act III, Scene 2 The coast of Wales. A castle in view.  

 

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