ACT 2, SCENE 2: A room in the palace.

Enter DUKE FREDERICK, with Lords.

DUKE 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.
The ladies, her attendants of her chamber,                                          [5]
Saw her a-bed, and in the morning early
They found the bed untreasured of their mistress.

Second Lord: My lord, the roynish clown, at whom so oft
Your grace was wont to laugh, is also missing.
Hisperia, the princess' gentlewoman,                                                   [10]
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;
And she believes, wherever they are gone,                                         [15]
That youth is surely in their company.

DUKE 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,
And let not search and inquisition quail                                              [20]
To bring again these foolish runaways.

[Exeunt.]


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