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  • Title: Richard II (Folio 1, 1623)
  • Editor: Catherine Lisak
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-436-3

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    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Catherine Lisak
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    Richard II (Folio 1, 1623)

    Enter Exton and Seruants.
    Ext. Didst thou not marke the King what words hee
    spake?
    2655Haue I no friend will rid me of this liuing feare:
    Was it not so?
    Ser. Those were his very words.
    Ex. Haue I no Friend? (quoth he:) he spake it twice,
    And vrg'd it twice together, did he not?
    2660Ser. He did.
    Ex. And speaking it, he wistly look'd on me,
    As who should say, I would thou wer't the man
    That would diuorce this terror from my heart,
    Meaning the King at Pomfret: Come, let's goe;
    2665I am the Kings Friend, and will rid his Foe.
    Exit.