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William Shakespeare (1564–1616). The Oxford Shakespeare. 1914.

Act V. Scene IV.

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

Another Room in the Castle.

Enter EXTON and a Servant.

Exton.Didst thou not mark the king, what words he spake?

‘Have I no friend will rid me of this living fear?’

Was it not so?

Serv.Those were his very words.

Exton.‘Have I no friend?’ quoth he: he spake it twice,

And urg’d it twice together, did he not?

Serv.He did.

Exton.And speaking it, he wistly looked on me,

As who should say, ‘I would thou wert the man

That would divorce this terror from my heart;’

Meaning the king at Pomfret. Come, let’s go:

I am the king’s friend, and will rid his foe.[Exeunt.