David Tennant: Richard II (Act II, Scene 1)
Duke of York: He loves you, on my life, and holds you dear as Harry Duke of Hereford,
were he here.
Richard II: Right, you say true. As Hereford’s love, so his. As theirs, so mine,
and all be as it is.
Northumberland: My liege, old Gaunt commends him to your majesty.
Richard II: What says he?
Northumberland: Nay, nothing. All is said. His tongue is now a stringless instrument.
Words, life and all, old Lancaster hath spent.