Internet Shakespeare Editions

Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Catherine Lisak
Peer Reviewed

Richard II (Quarto 1, 1597)


Manet sir Pierce Exton, &c.
Exton Didst thou not marke the K. what words he spake?
2655Haue I no friend will rid me of this liuing feare?
Was it not so?
Man These were his very words.
Exton Haue I no friend quoth he? he spake it twice.
And vrgde it twice togither, did he not?
2660Man He did.
Exton And speaking it, he wishtly lookt on me,
As who should say, I would thou wert the man,
That would diuorce this terrour from my heart,
Meaning the king at Pomfret. Come lets go,
2665I am the kings friend, and will rid his foe.