KING RICHARD, BOLINGBROKE, YORK, AUMERLE, NORTHUMBERLAND,
PERCY, FITZWATER, SURREY, BISHOP OF CARLISLE, ABBOT
OF WESTMINSTER, HERALD, &C. AND BAGOT.
Bolingbroke. ARE you contented to resign
K. Rich. Ay, no;no, ay; for I must
Therefore no, no, for I resign to 'thee.
Now mark me how I will undo myself:
I give this heavy weight from off my head, And this
unwieldy sceptre from my hand,
The pride of kingly sway from out my heart;
With mine own tears I wash away my balm,
With mine own hands I give away my crown,
With mine own tongue deny my sacred state,
With mine own breath release all duteous oaths:
All pomp and majesty I do forswear;
My manors, rents, revenues, I forego;
My acts, decrees, and statutes, I deny:
God pardon all oaths that are broke to me!
God keep all vows unbroke are made to thee!
Painted by Mather Browne. Engraved by Benjamin
LONDON; A ROOM IN THE DUKE OF YORK'S PALACE.
THE ENTRANCE OF KING RICHARD AND BOLINGBROKE INTO
LONDON, AS DESCRIBED BY THE DUKE OF YORK.
York. THEN, as I said, the duke, great
Bolingbroke, Mounted upon a hot and fiery steed, Which
his aspiring rider seem'd to know,
With slow, but stately pace, kept on his course,
While all tongues criedGod save thee, Bolingbroke!
You would have thought the very windows spake,
So many greedy looks of young and old
Through casements darted their desiring eyes
Upon his visage; and that all the walls,
With painted imagery, had said at once,
Jesu preserve the! welcome, Bolingbroke!
Whilst he, from one side to the other turning,
Bare-headed, lower than his proud steed's neck,
Bespake them thus,I thank you, countrymen:
And thus still doing, thus he pass'd along.
Painted by James Northcote, R.A. Engraved by Robert