Richard II
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Enter Yorke, and his Duchesse.Enter Duke of York and the Duchess R2 V.ii.1
Duch. DUCHESS OF YORK 
My Lord, you told me you would tell the rest,My lord, you told me you would tell the rest, R2 V.ii.1
When weeping made you breake the story off,When weeping made you break the story off, R2 V.ii.2
Of our two Cousins comming into London.Of our two cousins' coming into London. R2 V.ii.3
Yorke. YORK 
Where did I leaue?Where did I leave? R2 V.ii.4.1
Duch. DUCHESS OF YORK 
At that sad stoppe, my Lord,At that sad stop, my lord,stop (n.)
old form: stoppe
pause, hesitation, breaking off
R2 V.ii.4.2
sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
Where rude mis-gouern'd hands, from Windowes tops,Where rude misgoverned hands from windows' topswindows' tops (n.)
old form: Windowes
topmost windows, upper windows
R2 V.ii.5
rude (adj.)violent, harsh, unkind
misgoverned (adj.)
old form: mis-gouern'd
unruly, unrestrained
Threw dust and rubbish on King Richards head.Threw dust and rubbish on King Richard's head. R2 V.ii.6
Yorke. YORK 
Then, as I said, the Duke, great Bullingbrooke,Then, as I said, the Duke, great Bolingbroke, R2 V.ii.7
Mounted vpon a hot and fierie Steed,Mounted upon a hot and fiery steed R2 V.ii.8
Which his aspiring Rider seem'd to know,Which his aspiring rider seemed to know, R2 V.ii.9
With slow, but stately pace, kept on his course:With slow but stately pace kept on his course,pace (n.)way of walking, gaitR2 V.ii.10
While all tongues cride, God saue thee Bullingbrooke.Whilst all tongues cried ‘ God save thee, Bolingbroke!’ R2 V.ii.11
You would haue thought the very windowes spake,You would have thought the very windows spake, R2 V.ii.12
So many greedy lookes of yong and old,So many greedy looks of young and old R2 V.ii.13
Through Casements darted their desiring eyesThrough casements darted their desiring eyescasement (n.)window [on hinges and able to be opened]R2 V.ii.14
Vpon his visage: and that all the walles,Upon his visage, and that all the wallsvisage (n.)face, countenanceR2 V.ii.15
With painted Imagery had said at once,With painted imagery had said at onceimagery (n.)decorated cloth, painted fabricR2 V.ii.16
once, at (adv.)all together, jointly, collectively
Iesu preserue thee, welcom Bullingbrooke.‘ Jesu preserve thee, welcome Bolingbroke,’ R2 V.ii.17
Whil'st he, from one side to the other turning,Whilst he, from the one side to the other turning, R2 V.ii.18
Bare-headed, lower then his proud Steeds necke,Bare-headed, lower than his proud steed's neck R2 V.ii.19
Bespake them thus: I thanke you Countrimen:Bespake them thus: ‘I thank you, countrymen.'bespeak (v.), past forms bespake, bespokeaddress, speak toR2 V.ii.20
And thus still doing, thus he past along.And thus still doing, thus he passed along.still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyR2 V.ii.21
Dutch. DUCHESS OF YORK 
Alas poore Richard, where rides he the whilst?Alack, poor Richard! Where rode he the whilst? R2 V.ii.22
Yorke. YORK 
As in a Theater, the eyes of menAs in a theatre the eyes of men, R2 V.ii.23
After a well grac'd Actor leaues the Stage,After a well graced actor leaves the stage,well-graced (adj.)
old form: well grac'd
full of pleasing qualities, well-favoured
R2 V.ii.24
Areidlely bent on him that enters next,Are idly bent on him that enters next,idly (adv.)
old form: idlely
indifferently, half-heartedly, unenthusiastically
R2 V.ii.25
Thinking his prattle to be tedious:Thinking his prattle to be tedious: R2 V.ii.26
Euen so, or with much more contempt, mens eyesEven so, or with much more contempt, men's eyes R2 V.ii.27
Did scowle on Richard: no man cride, God saue him:Did scowl on gentle Richard. No man cried ‘ God save him!’gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, nobleR2 V.ii.28
No ioyfull tongue gaue him his welcome home,No joyful tongue gave him his welcome home; R2 V.ii.29
But dust was throwne vpon his Sacred head,But dust was thrown upon his sacred head, R2 V.ii.30
Which with such gentle sorrow he shooke off,Which with such gentle sorrow he shook off,gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kindR2 V.ii.31
His face still combating with teares and smilesHis face still combating with tears and smiles,still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyR2 V.ii.32
(The badges of his greefe and patience)The badges of his grief and patience,badge (n.)outward sign, symbol, markR2 V.ii.33
That had not God (for some strong purpose) steel'dThat had not God for some strong purpose steeledsteel (v.)
old form: steel'd
turn to steel, harden
R2 V.ii.34
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
The hearts of men, they must perforce haue melted,The hearts of men, they must perforce have melted,perforce (adv.)of necessity, with no choice in the matterR2 V.ii.35
And Barbarisme it selfe haue pittied him.And barbarism itself have pitied him.barbarism (n.)
old form: Barbarisme
savagery, people in the most uncivilized state
R2 V.ii.36
But heauen hath a hand in these euents,But heaven hath a hand in these events, R2 V.ii.37
To whose high will we bound our calme contents.To whose high will we bound our calm contents.content (n.)pleasure, satisfaction, happinessR2 V.ii.38
bound (v.)limit, confine, submit
To Bullingbrooke, are we sworne Subiects now,To Bolingbroke are we sworn subjects now, R2 V.ii.39
Whose State, and Honor, I for aye allow.Whose state and honour I for aye allow.aye (adv.)always, ever, for eternityR2 V.ii.40
Enter Aumerle.Enter Aumerle R2 V.ii.41
Dut. DUCHESS OF YORK 
Heere comes my sonne Aumerle.Here comes my son Aumerle. R2 V.ii.41.1
Yor. YORK 
Aumerle that was,Aumerle that was; R2 V.ii.41.2
But that is lost, for being Richards Friend.But that is lost for being Richard's friend; R2 V.ii.42
And Madam, you must call him Rutland now:And, madam, you must call him Rutland now. R2 V.ii.43
I am in Parliament pledge for his truth,I am in Parliament pledge for his truthtruth (n.)loyalty, allegiance, faithfulnessR2 V.ii.44
And lasting fealtie to the new-made King.And lasting fealty to the new-made King.fealty (n.)
old form: fealtie
[feudal obligation of obedience] duty of loyalty, allegiance, fidelity
R2 V.ii.45
Dut. DUCHESS OF YORK 
Welcome my sonne: who are the Violets now,Welcome, my son! Who are the violets now R2 V.ii.46
That strew the greene lap of the new-come Spring?That strew the green lap of the new-come spring? R2 V.ii.47
Aum. AUMERLE 
Madam, I know not, nor I greatly care not,Madam, I know not, nor I greatly care not. R2 V.ii.48
God knowes, I had as liefe be none, as one.God knows I had as lief be none as one.lief, had as
old form: liefe
should like just as much
R2 V.ii.49
Yorke. YORK 
Well, beare you well in this new-spring of timeWell, bear you well in this new spring of time, R2 V.ii.50
Least you be cropt before you come to prime.Lest you be cropped before you come to prime. R2 V.ii.51
What newes from Oxford? Hold those Iusts & Triumphs?What news from Oxford? Do these justs and triumphs hold?triumph (n.)public festivity, pageant, display of celebration, tournamentR2 V.ii.52
just (n.)
old form: Iusts
joust, tournament
hold (v.)stand firm, continue, carry on
Aum. AUMERLE 
For ought I know my Lord, they do.For aught I know, my lord, they do.aught (n.)
old form: ought
anything, [with negative word] nothing
R2 V.ii.53
Yorke. YORK 
You will be there I know.You will be there, I know. R2 V.ii.54
Aum. AUMERLE 
If God preuent not, I purpose so.If God prevent not, I purpose so.purpose (n.)intention, aim, planR2 V.ii.55
Yor. YORK 
What Seale is that that hangs without thy bosom?What seal is that that hangs without thy bosom? R2 V.ii.56
Yea, look'st thou pale? Let me see the Writing.Yea, lookest thou pale? Let me see the writing. R2 V.ii.57
Aum. AUMERLE 
My Lord, 'tis nothing.My lord, 'tis nothing. R2 V.ii.58.1
Yorke. YORK 
No matter then who sees it,No matter, then, who see it. R2 V.ii.58.2
I will be satisfied, let me see the Writing.I will be satisfied. Let me see the writing. R2 V.ii.59
Aum. AUMERLE 
I do beseech your Grace to pardon me,I do beseech your grace to pardon me. R2 V.ii.60
It is a matter of small consequence,It is a matter of small consequence R2 V.ii.61
Which for some reasons I would not haue seene.Which for some reasons I would not have seen. R2 V.ii.62
Yorke. YORK 
Which for some reasons sir, I meane to see:Which for some reasons, sir, I mean to see. R2 V.ii.63
I feare, I feare.I fear – I fear! R2 V.ii.64.1
Dut. DUCHESS OF YORK 
What should you feare?What should you fear? R2 V.ii.64.2
'Tis nothing but some bond, that he is enter'd into'Tis nothing but some bond that he is entered into R2 V.ii.65
For gay apparrell, against the Triumph.For gay apparel 'gainst the triumph day.apparel (n.)
old form: apparrell
clothes, clothing, dress
R2 V.ii.66
Yorke. YORK 
Bound to himselfe? What doth he with a BondBound to himself? What doth he with a bond R2 V.ii.67
That he is bound to? Wife, thou art a foole.That he is bound to? Wife, thou art a fool. R2 V.ii.68
Boy, let me see the Writing.Boy, let me see the writing. R2 V.ii.69
Aum. AUMERLE 
I do beseech you pardon me, I may not shew it.I do beseech you, pardon me. I may not show it. R2 V.ii.70
Yor. YORK 
I will be satisfied: let me see it I say. I will be satisfied. Let me see it, I say. R2 V.ii.71
Snatches itHe plucks it out of his bosom, and reads it R2 V.ii.72
Treason, foule Treason, Villaine, Traitor, Slaue.Treason! Foul treason! Villain! Traitor! Slave! R2 V.ii.72
Dut. DUCHESS OF YORK 
What's the matter, my Lord?What is the matter, my lord? R2 V.ii.73
Yorke. YORK 
Hoa, who's within there? Saddle my horse.Ho, who is within there? Saddle my horse. R2 V.ii.74
Heauen for his mercy: what treachery is heere?God for his mercy! What treachery is here! R2 V.ii.75
Dut. DUCHESS OF YORK 
Why, what is't my Lord?Why, what is it, my lord? R2 V.ii.76
Yorke. YORK 
Giue me my boots, I say: Saddle my horse:Give me my boots, I say. Saddle my horse. R2 V.ii.77
Now by my Honor, my life, my troth,Now, by mine honour, by my life, by my troth,troth, by myby my truth [exclamation emphasizing an assertion]R2 V.ii.78
I will appeach the Villaine.I will appeach the villain.appeach (v.)denounce, inform against, impeachR2 V.ii.79
Dut. DUCHESS OF YORK 
What is the matter?What is the matter? R2 V.ii.80.1
Yorke. YORK 
Peace foolish Woman.Peace, foolish woman. R2 V.ii.80.2
Dut. DUCHESS OF YORK 
I will not peace. What is the matter Sonne?I will not peace. What is the matter, Aumerle? R2 V.ii.81
Aum. AUMERLE 
Good Mother be content, it is no moreGood mother, be content. It is no morecontent (adj.)satisfied, calm, easy in mindR2 V.ii.82
Then my poore life must answer.Than my poor life must answer.answer (v.)satisfy, discharge, requiteR2 V.ii.83.1
Dut. DUCHESS OF YORK 
Thy life answer?Thy life answer? R2 V.ii.83.2
Yor. YORK 
Bring me my Boots, I will vnto the King.Bring me my boots. I will unto the King. R2 V.ii.84
Enter Seruant with Boots.His man enters with his boots R2 V.ii.85.1
Dut. DUCHESS OF YORK 
Strike him Aumerle. Poore boy, yu art amaz'd,Strike him, Aumerle! Poor boy, thou art amazed.amaze (v.)
old form: amaz'd
confuse, perplex, bewilder
R2 V.ii.85
(To York's man) R2 V.ii.86
Hence Villaine, neuer more come in my sight.Hence, villain! Never more come in my sight! R2 V.ii.86
Yor. YORK 
Giue me my Boots, I say.Give me my boots, I say! R2 V.ii.87
York's man gives him the boots and goes out R2 V.ii.88
Dut. DUCHESS OF YORK 
Why Yorke, what wilt thou do?Why, York, what wilt thou do? R2 V.ii.88
Wilt thou not hide the Trespasse of thine owne?Wilt thou not hide the trespass of thine own? R2 V.ii.89
Haue we more Sonnes? Or are we like to haue?Have we more sons? Or are we like to have?like (adv.)likely, probable / probablyR2 V.ii.90
Is not my teeming date drunke vp with time?Is not my teeming-date drunk up with time?teeming-date (n.)
old form: teeming date
child-bearing age
R2 V.ii.91
And wilt thou plucke my faire Sonne from mine Age,And wilt thou pluck my fair son from mine age? R2 V.ii.92
And rob me of a happy Mothers name?And rob me of a happy mother's name? R2 V.ii.93
Is he not like thee? Is he not thine owne?Is he not like thee? Is he not thine own? R2 V.ii.94
Yor. YORK 
Thou fond mad woman:Thou fond, mad woman,fond (adj.)foolish, stupid, madR2 V.ii.95
Wilt thou conceale this darke Conspiracy?Wilt thou conceal this dark conspiracy? R2 V.ii.96
A dozen of them heere haue tane the Sacrament,A dozen of them here have ta'en the Sacrament R2 V.ii.97
And interchangeably set downe their handsAnd interchangeably set down their handsinterchangeably (adv.)in turn, in exchange, reciprocallyR2 V.ii.98
To kill the King at Oxford.To kill the King at Oxford. R2 V.ii.99.1
Dut. DUCHESS OF YORK 
He shall be none:He shall be none. R2 V.ii.99.2
Wee'l keepe him heere: then what is that to him?We'll keep him here. Then what is that to him? R2 V.ii.100
Yor. YORK 
Away fond woman: were hee twenty times my SonAway, fond woman. Were he twenty times my son R2 V.ii.101
I would appeach him.I would appeach him.appeach (v.)denounce, inform against, impeachR2 V.ii.102
Dut. DUCHESS OF YORK 
Hadst thou groan'd for him as I haue done,Hadst thou groaned for him as I have done R2 V.ii.103
Thou wouldest be more pittifull:Thou wouldst be more pitiful. R2 V.ii.104
But now I know thy minde; thou do'st suspectBut now I know thy mind. Thou dost suspect R2 V.ii.105
That I haue bene disloyall to thy bed,That I have been disloyal to thy bed, R2 V.ii.106
And that he is a Bastard, not thy Sonne:And that he is a bastard, not thy son. R2 V.ii.107
Sweet Yorke, sweet husband, be not of that minde:Sweet York, sweet husband, be not of that mind. R2 V.ii.108
He is as like thee, as a man may bee,He is as like thee as a man may be; R2 V.ii.109
Not like to me, nor any of my Kin,Not like to me, or any of my kin, R2 V.ii.110
And yet I loue him.And yet I love him. R2 V.ii.111.1
Yorke. YORK 
Make way, vnruly Woman. Make way, unruly woman. R2 V.ii.111.2
ExitExit R2 V.ii.111
Dut. DUCHESS OF YORK 
After Aumerle. Mount thee vpon his horse,After, Aumerle. Mount thee upon his horse. R2 V.ii.112
Spurre post, and get before him to the King,Spur, post, and get before him to the King,post (v.)hasten, speed, ride fastR2 V.ii.113
And begge thy pardon, ere he do accuse thee,And beg thy pardon ere he do accuse thee. R2 V.ii.114
Ile not be long behind: though I be old,I'll not be long behind – though I be old, R2 V.ii.115
I doubt not but to ride as fast as Yorke:I doubt not but to ride as fast as York; R2 V.ii.116
And neuer will I rise vp from the ground,And never will I rise up from the ground R2 V.ii.117
Till Bullingbrooke haue pardon'd thee: Away be gone. Till Bolingbroke have pardoned thee. Away, be gone! R2 V.ii.118
ExitExeunt R2 V.ii.118
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