Richard II
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Enter Salisbury, and a Captaine.Enter Earl of Salisbury and a Welsh Captain R2 II.iv.1
Capt. CAPTAIN 
My Lord of Salisbury, we haue stayd ten dayes,My Lord of Salisbury, we have stayed ten days R2 II.iv.1
And hardly kept our Countreymen together,And hardly kept our countrymen together,hardly (adv.)with great difficulty, only with difficultyR2 II.iv.2
And yet we heare no tidings from the King;And yet we hear no tidings from the King.yet, as yet (adv.)stillR2 II.iv.3
Therefore we will disperse our selues: farewell.Therefore we will disperse ourselves. Farewell. R2 II.iv.4
Sal. SALISBURY 
Stay yet another day, thou trustie Welchman,Stay yet another day, thou trusty Welshman. R2 II.iv.5
The King reposeth all his confidence in thee.The King reposeth all his confidence in thee. R2 II.iv.6
Capt. CAPTAIN 
'Tis thought the King is dead, we will not stay;'Tis thought the King is dead. We will not stay. R2 II.iv.7
The Bay-trees in our Countrey all are wither'd,The bay trees in our country are all withered, R2 II.iv.8
And Meteors fright the fixed Starres of Heauen;And meteors fright the fixed stars of heaven.fright (v.), past form frightedfrighten, scare, terrifyR2 II.iv.9
The pale-fac'd Moone lookes bloody on the Earth,The pale-faced moon looks bloody on the earth, R2 II.iv.10
And leane-look'd Prophets whisper fearefull change;And lean-looked prophets whisper fearful change.prophet (n.)soothsayer, seer, prognosticatorR2 II.iv.11
lean-looked (adj.)
old form: leane-look'd
lean-looking, gaunt
Rich men looke sad, and Ruffians dance and leape,Rich men look sad, and ruffians dance and leap – sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomyR2 II.iv.12
The one in feare, to loose what they enioy,The one in fear to lose what they enjoy, R2 II.iv.13
The other to enioy by Rage, and Warre:The other to enjoy by rage and war.enjoy (v.)
old form: enioy
possess with delight, take pleasure [in], savour
R2 II.iv.14
rage (n.)warlike ardour, martial spirit
These signes fore-run the death of Kings.These signs forerun the death or fall of kings.forerun (v.)
old form: fore-run
forecast, foreshadow, be the precursor of
R2 II.iv.15
Farewell, our Countreymen are gone and fled,Farewell. Our countrymen are gone and fled, R2 II.iv.16
As well assur'd Richard their King is dead.As well assured Richard their king is dead. R2 II.iv.17
Exit.Exit R2 II.iv.17
Sal. SALISBURY 
Ah Richard, with eyes of heauie mind,Ah, Richard! With the eyes of heavy mindheavy (adj.)
old form: heauie
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
R2 II.iv.18
I see thy Glory, like a shooting Starre,I see thy glory like a shooting star R2 II.iv.19
Fall to the base Earth, from the Firmament:Fall to the base earth from the firmament.base (adj.)low-lying, lowlandR2 II.iv.20
Thy Sunne sets weeping in the lowly West,Thy sun sets weeping in the lowly west, R2 II.iv.21
Witnessing Stormes to come, Woe, and Vnrest:Witnessing storms to come, woe, and unrest.witness (v.)be a sign of, foreshadow, betokenR2 II.iv.22
Thy Friends are fled, to wait vpon thy Foes,Thy friends are fled to wait upon thy foes, R2 II.iv.23
And crossely to thy good, all fortune goes. And crossly to thy good all fortune goes.crossly (adv.)
old form: crossely
adversely, unfavourably, disadvantageously
R2 II.iv.24
Exit.Exit R2 II.iv.24
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