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Act II, Scene 2

The DUKE’S palace



  • Frederick. Can it be possible that no man saw them?
    It cannot be; some villains of my court
    Are of consent and sufferance in this.
  • First Lord. I cannot hear of any that did see her. 625
    The ladies, her attendants of her chamber,
    Saw her abed, and in the morning early
    They found the bed untreasur'd of their mistress.
  • Second Lord. My lord, the roynish clown, at whom so oft
    Your Grace was wont to laugh, is also missing. 630
    Hisperia, the Princess' gentlewoman,
    Confesses that she secretly o'erheard
    Your daughter and her cousin much commend
    The parts and graces of the wrestler
    That did but lately foil the sinewy Charles; 635
    And she believes, wherever they are gone,
    That youth is surely in their company.
  • Frederick. Send to his brother; fetch that gallant hither.
    If he be absent, bring his brother to me;
    I'll make him find him. Do this suddenly; 640
    And let not search and inquisition quail
    To bring again these foolish runaways. Exeunt