Richard II

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Enter King, Aumerle, Greene, and Bagot.Enter the King with Bagot and Green at one door, R2 I.iv.1.1
and the Lord Aumerle at another R2 I.iv.1.2
We did obserue. Cosine Anmerle,We did observe. Cousin Aumerle, R2 I.iv.1
How far brought you high Herford on his way?How far brought you high Hereford on his way?high (adj.)
proud, haughty, grand
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I brought high Herford (if you call him so)I brought high Hereford, if you call him so, R2 I.iv.3
but to the next high way, and there I left him.But to the next highway; and there I left him. R2 I.iv.4
And say, what store of parting tears were shed?And say, what store of parting tears were shed? R2 I.iv.5
Faith none for me: except the Northeast windFaith, none for me, except the north-east wind, R2 I.iv.6
Which then grew bitterly against our face,Which then blew bitterly against our faces, R2 I.iv.7
Awak'd the sleepie rhewme, and so by chanceAwaked the sleeping rheum, and so by chancerheum (n.)

old form: rhewme
watery discharge, seepage [especially of the eyes]
R2 I.iv.8
Did grace our hollow parting with a teare.Did grace our hollow parting with a tear. R2 I.iv.9
What said our Cosin when you parted with him?What said our cousin when you parted with him? R2 I.iv.10
Farewell:‘ Farewell ’ –  R2 I.iv.11
and for my hart disdained yt my tongueAnd, for my heart disdained that my tongue R2 I.iv.12
Should so prophane the word, that taught me craftShould so profane the word, that taught me craftcraft (n.)
skill, art, ability
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To counterfeit oppression of such greefe,To counterfeit oppression of such griefoppression (n.)
misfortune, distress, difficulty
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counterfeit (v.)
copy, imitate, simulate
That word seem'd buried in my sorrowes graue.That words seemed buried in my sorrow's grave. R2 I.iv.15
Marry, would the word Farwell, haue lengthen'd houres,Marry, would the word ‘ farewell ’ have lengthened hoursmarry (int.)
[exclamation] by Mary
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And added yeeres to his short banishment,And added years to his short banishment, R2 I.iv.17
He should haue had a voIume of Farwels,He should have had a volume of farewells; R2 I.iv.18
but since it would not, he had none of me.But since it would not, he had none of me. R2 I.iv.19
He is our Cosin (Cosin) but 'tis doubt,He is our cousin, cousin; but 'tis doubt, R2 I.iv.20
When time shall call him home from banishment,When time shall call him home from banishment, R2 I.iv.21
Whether our kinsman come to see his friends,Whether our kinsman come to see his friends. R2 I.iv.22
Our selfe, and Bushy: heere Bagot and GreeneOurself and Bushy R2 I.iv.23
Obseru'd his Courtship to the common people:Observed his courtship to the common people, R2 I.iv.24
How he did seeme to diue into their hearts,How he did seem to dive into their hearts R2 I.iv.25
With humble, and familiat courtesie,With humble and familiar courtesy; R2 I.iv.26
What reuerence he did throw away on slaues;What reverence he did throw away on slaves, R2 I.iv.27
Wooing poore Craftes-men, with the craft of soules,Wooing poor craftsmen with the craft of smiles R2 I.iv.28
And patient vnder-bearing of his Fortune,And patient underbearing of his fortune,underbearing (n.)

old form: vnder-bearing
enduring, coping with
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As 'twere to banish their affects with him.As 'twere to banish their affects with him.affect (n.)
affection, warm feeling, regard
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Off goes his bonnet to an Oyster-wench,Off goes his bonnet to an oyster-wench.bonnet (n.)
hat, cap
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A brace of Dray-men bid God speed him well,A brace of draymen bid God speed him well,brace (n.)
group of two, couple, pair
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And had the tribute of his supple knee,And had the tribute of his supple knee, R2 I.iv.33
With thankes my Countrimen, my louing friends,With ‘ Thanks, my countrymen, my loving friends,’ R2 I.iv.34
As were our England in reuersion his,As were our England in reversion his,reversion (n.)

old form: reuersion
right of succession, situation of reverting to its original owner
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And he our subiects next degree in hope.And he our subjects' next degree in hope. R2 I.iv.36
Well, he is gone, & with him go these thoughts:Well, he is gone; and with him go these thoughts. R2 I.iv.37
Now for the Rebels, which stand out in Ireland,Now, for the rebels which stand out in Ireland,stand out (v.)
resist, hold out, refuse to yield
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Expedient manage must be made my LiegeExpedient manage must be made, my liege,expedient (adj.)
speedy, rapid, expeditious
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manage (n.)
management, direction, administration
liege (n.)
lord, sovereign
Ere further leysure, yeeld them further meanesEre further leisure yield them further means R2 I.iv.40
For their aduantage, and your Highnesse losse.For their advantage and your highness' loss. R2 I.iv.41
We will our selfe in person to this warre,We will ourself in person to this war; R2 I.iv.42
And for our Coffers, with too great a Court,And, for our coffers with too great a court R2 I.iv.43
And liberall Largesse, are growne somewhat light,And liberal largess are grown somewhat light, R2 I.iv.44
We are inforc'd to farme our royall Realme,We are enforced to farm our royal realm,farm (v.)

old form: farme
lease out, rent out, let
R2 I.iv.45
The Reuennew whereof shall furnish vsThe revenue whereof shall furnish us R2 I.iv.46
For our affayres in hand: if that come shortFor our affairs in hand. If that come short R2 I.iv.47
Our Substitutes at home shall haue Blanke-charters:Our substitutes at home shall have blank chartersblank charter, blank (n.)

old form: Blanke-charters
promissory document with the amount to pay left open
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Whereto, when they shall know what men are rich,Whereto, when they shall know what men are rich, R2 I.iv.49
They shall subscribe them for large summes of Gold,They shall subscribe them for large sums of goldsubscribe for (v.)
put down for [a sum of money], pledge
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And send them after to supply our wants:And send them after to supply our wants; R2 I.iv.51
For we will make for Ireland presently.For we will make for Ireland presently.presently (adv.)
after a short time, soon, before long
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Enter Bushy.Enter Bushy R2 I.iv.53
Bushy, what newes?Bushy, what news? R2 I.iv.53
Old Iohn of Gaunt is verie sicke my Lord,Old John of Gaunt is grievous sick, my lord, R2 I.iv.54
Sodainly taken, and hath sent post hasteSuddenly taken, and hath sent post-hastepost-haste, posthaste (adv.)

old form: post haste
at full speed
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To entreat your Maiesty to visit him.To entreat your majesty to visit him. R2 I.iv.56
Where lyes he?Where lies he? R2 I.iv.57
At Ely house.At Ely House. R2 I.iv.58
Now put it (heauen) in his Physitians minde,Now put it, God, in the physician's mind R2 I.iv.59
To helpe him to his graue immediately:To help him to his grave immediately! R2 I.iv.60
The lining of his coffers shall make CoatesThe lining of his coffers shall make coatslining (n.)
material which lies inside, contents
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To decke our souldiers for these Irish warres.To deck our soldiers for these Irish wars. R2 I.iv.62
Come Gentlemen, let's all go visit him:Come, gentlemen, let's all go visit him. R2 I.iv.63
Pray heauen we may make hast, and come too late. Pray God we may make haste and come too late! R2 I.iv.64
Amen! R2 I.iv.65
Exit.Exeunt R2 I.iv.65
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