4. SCENE IV. London. A Room in the Palace.
I pr'ythee, pretty York, who told thee this?
Grandam, his nurse.
His nurse! why she was dead ere thou wast born.
If 'twere not she, I cannot tell who told me.
A parlous boy!--go to, you are too shrewd.
Good madam, be not angry with the child.
Pitchers have ears.
Here comes a messenger.
[Enter a MESSENGER.]
Such news, my lord, as grieves me to report.
How doth the prince?
Well, madam, and in health.
What is thy news?
Lord Rivers and Lord Grey are sent to Pomfret,
With them Sir Thomas Vaughan, prisoners.
Who hath committed them?
The mighty dukes, Gloster and Buckingham.
For what offence?
The sum of all I can, I have disclos'd;
Why or for what the nobles were committed
Is all unknown to me, my gracious lady.
Ah me, I see the ruin of my house!
The tiger now hath seiz'd the gentle hind;
Insulting tyranny begins to jet
Upon the innocent and aweless throne:--
Welcome, destruction, blood, and massacre!
I see, as in a map, the end of all.