Richard II
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Enter Queene, and Ladies.Enter the Queen with her attendants R2 V.i.1
Qu. QUEEN ISABEL 
This way the King will come: this is the wayThis way the King will come. This is the way R2 V.i.1
To Iulius Casars ill-erected Tower:To Julius Caesar's ill-erected Tower,ill-erected (adj.)built for wicked endsR2 V.i.2
Julius Caesar[pron: 'seezer] Roman politician and general, 1st-c BC
To whose flint Bosome, my condemned LordTo whose flint bosom my condemned lordflint (n.)flint-like, hard, mercilessR2 V.i.3
Is doom'd a Prisoner, by prowd Bullingbrooke.Is doomed a prisoner by proud Bolingbroke. R2 V.i.4
Here let vs rest, if this rebellious EarthHere let us rest, if this rebellious earth R2 V.i.5
Haue any resting for her true Kings Queene.Have any resting for her true King's Queen. R2 V.i.6
Enter Richard, and Guard.Enter Richard and guard R2 V.i.7.1
But soft, but see, or rather doe not see,But soft, but see, or rather do not see,soft (int.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quietR2 V.i.7
My faire Rose wither: yet looke vp; behold,My fair rose wither. Yet look up, behold, R2 V.i.8
That you in pittie may dissolue to dew,That you in pity may dissolve to dew R2 V.i.9
And wash him fresh againe with true-loue Teares.And wash him fresh again with true-love tears. R2 V.i.10
Ah thou, the Modell where old Troy did stand,Ah, thou the model where old Troy did stand!model (n.)
old form: Modell
ground-plan, layout, outline
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Troy (n.)ancient city of W Turkey, besieged for 10 years during the Trojan Wars; also called Ilium, Ilion
Thou Mappe of Honor, thou King Richards Tombe,Thou map of honour, thou King Richard's tomb,map (n.)
old form: Mappe
epitome, embodiment, incarnation
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And not King Richard: thou most beauteous Inne,And not King Richard! Thou most beauteous inn, R2 V.i.13
Why should hard-fauor'd Griefe be lodg'd in thee,Why should hard-favoured grief be lodged in thee R2 V.i.14
When Triumph is become an Ale-house Guest.When triumph is become an alehouse guest? R2 V.i.15
Rich. RICHARD 
Ioyne not with griefe, faire Woman, do not so,Join not with grief, fair woman, do not so, R2 V.i.16
To make my end too sudden: learne good Soule,To make my end too sudden. Learn, good soul, R2 V.i.17
To thinke our former State a happie Dreame,To think our former state a happy dream,state (n.)splendour, magnificence, stateliness, dignityR2 V.i.18
From which awak'd, the truth of what we are,From which awaked the truth of what we are R2 V.i.19
Shewes vs but this. I am sworne Brother (Sweet)Shows us but this. I am sworn brother, sweet,brother, sworn
old form: sworne Brother
companion-in-arms, devoted friend
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To grim Necessitie; and hee and ITo grim Necessity, and he and I R2 V.i.21
Will keepe a League till Death. High thee to France,Will keep a league till death. Hie thee to France,hie (v.)
old form: High
hasten, hurry, speed
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And Cloyster thee in some Religious House:And cloister thee in some religious house. R2 V.i.23
Our holy liues must winne a new Worlds Crowne,Our holy lives must win a new world's crown R2 V.i.24
Which our prophane houres here haue stricken downe.Which our profane hours here have thrown down. R2 V.i.25
Qu. QUEEN ISABEL 
What, is my Richard both in shape and mindeWhat, is my Richard both in shape and mind R2 V.i.26
Transform'd, and weaken'd? Hath BullingbrookeTransformed and weakened? Hath Bolingbroke R2 V.i.27
Depos'd thine Intellect? hath he beene in thy Heart?Deposed thine intellect? Hath he been in thy heart? R2 V.i.28
The Lyon dying, thrusteth forth his Paw,The lion dying thrusteth forth his paw R2 V.i.29
And wounds the Earth, if nothing else, with rageAnd wounds the earth, if nothing else, with rage R2 V.i.30
To be o're-powr'd: and wilt thou, Pupill-like,To be o'erpowered. And wilt thou pupil-like R2 V.i.31
Take thy Correction mildly, kisse the Rodde,Take thy correction, mildly kiss the rod, R2 V.i.32
And fawne on Rage with base Humilitie,And fawn on rage with base humility,base (adj.)dishonourable, low, unworthyR2 V.i.33
Which art a Lyon, and a King of Beasts?Which art a lion and a king of beasts? R2 V.i.34
Rich. RICHARD 
A King of Beasts indeed: if aught but Beasts,A king of beasts indeed! If aught but beastsaught (n.)anything, [with negative word] nothingR2 V.i.35
I had beene still a happy King of Men.I had been still a happy king of men.still (adv.)ever, now [as before]R2 V.i.36
Good (sometime Queene) prepare thee hence for France:Good sometimes queen, prepare thee hence for France.sometimes (adj.)sometime, former, at one timeR2 V.i.37
Thinke I am dead, and that euen here thou tak'st,Think I am dead, and that even here thou takest R2 V.i.38
As from my Death-bed, my last liuing leaue.As from my deathbed thy last living leave. R2 V.i.39
In Winters tedious Nights sit by the fireIn winter's tedious nights sit by the fire R2 V.i.40
With good old folkes, and let them tell thee TalesWith good old folks, and let them tell thee tales R2 V.i.41
Of wofull Ages, long agoe betide:Of woeful ages long ago betid;betide (v.)happen, take place, befallR2 V.i.42
And ere thou bid good-night, to quit their griefe,And ere thou bid goodnight, to quite their griefsquite (v.)
old form: quit
[= requite] reward, repay, recompense
R2 V.i.43
Tell thou the lamentable fall of me,Tell thou the lamentable tale of me, R2 V.i.44
And send the hearers weeping to their Beds:And send the hearers weeping to their beds; R2 V.i.45
For why? the sencelesse Brands will sympathizeFor why the senseless brands will sympathizesenseless (adj.)
old form: sencelesse
lacking human sensation, incapable of feeling
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sympathize (v.)respond to, match, answer to
The heauie accent of thy mouing Tongue,The heavy accent of thy moving tongue,heavy (adj.)
old form: heauie
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
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And in compassion, weepe the fire out:And in compassion weep the fire out; R2 V.i.48
And some will mourne in ashes, some coale-black,And some will mourn in ashes, some coal-black, R2 V.i.49
For the deposing of a rightfulll King.For the deposing of a rightful king. R2 V.i.50
Enter Northumberland.Enter Northumberland R2 V.i.51
North. NORTHUMBERLAND 
My Lord, the mind of Bullingbrooke is chang'd.My lord, the mind of Bolingbroke is changed. R2 V.i.51
You must to Pomfret, not vnto the Tower.You must to Pomfret, not unto the Tower.Pomfret (n.)Pontefract, West Yorkshire; site of a castle in which Richard II was imprisoned; later, a Lancastrian strongholdR2 V.i.52
And Madame, there is order ta'ne for you:And, madam, there is order ta'en for you:order, take
old form: ta'ne
make arrangements
R2 V.i.53
With all swift speed, you must away to France.With all swift speed you must away to France. R2 V.i.54
Rich. RICHARD 
Northumberland, thou Ladder wherewithallNorthumberland, thou ladder wherewithal R2 V.i.55
The mounting Bullingbrooke ascends my Throne,The mounting Bolingbroke ascends my throne, R2 V.i.56
The time shall not be many houres of age,The time shall not be many hours of age R2 V.i.57
More then it is, ere foule sinne, gathering head,More than it is ere foul sin, gathering head, R2 V.i.58
Shall breake into corruption: thou shalt thinke,Shalt break into corruption. Thou shalt think, R2 V.i.59
Though he diuide the Realme, and giue thee halfe,Though he divide the realm and give thee half, R2 V.i.60
It is too little, helping him to all:It is too little, helping him to all. R2 V.i.61
He shall thinke, that thou which know'st the wayHe shall think that thou, which knowest the way R2 V.i.62
To plant vnrightfull Kings, wilt know againe,To plant unrightful kings, wilt know again, R2 V.i.63
Being ne're so little vrg'd another way,Being ne'er so little urged another way, R2 V.i.64
To pluck him headlong from the vsurped Throne.To pluck him headlong from the usurped throne. R2 V.i.65
The Loue of wicked friends conuerts to Feare;The love of wicked men converts to fear, R2 V.i.66
That Feare, to Hate; and Hate turnes one, or both,That fear to hate, and hate turns one or both R2 V.i.67
To worthie Danger, and deserued Death.To worthy danger and deserved death.worthy (adj.)
old form: worthie
deserved, justified, warranted
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North. NORTHUMBERLAND 
My guilt be on my Head, and there an end:My guilt be on my head, and there an end. R2 V.i.69
Take leaue, and part, for you must part forthwith.Take leave and part, for you must part forthwith.part (v.)depart [from], leave, quitR2 V.i.70
Rich. RICHARD 
Doubly diuorc'd? (bad men) ye violateDoubly divorced! Bad men, you violate R2 V.i.71
A two-fold Marriage; 'twixt my Crowne, and me,A two-fold marriage – 'twixt my crown and me, R2 V.i.72
And then betwixt me, and my marryed Wife.And then betwixt me and my married wife. R2 V.i.73
(To Queen Isabel) R2 V.i.74
Let me vn-kisse the Oath 'twixt thee, and me;Let me unkiss the oath 'twixt thee and me; R2 V.i.74
And yet not so, for with a Kisse 'twas made.And yet not so; for with a kiss 'twas made. R2 V.i.75
Part vs, Northumberland: I, towards the North, – Part us, Northumberland: I towards the north, R2 V.i.76
Where shiuering Cold and Sicknesse pines the Clyme:Where shivering cold and sickness pines the clime;pine (v.)afflict, wear out, cause to waste awayR2 V.i.77
clime (n.)
old form: Clyme
land, region, realm
My Queene to France: from whence, set forth in pompe,My wife to France, from whence set forth in pomp R2 V.i.78
She came adorned hither like sweet May;She came adorned hither like sweet May, R2 V.i.79
Sent back like Hollowmas, or short'st of day.Sent back like Hallowmas or shortest of day.Hallowmas (n.)in Christian tradition, All Saints' Day, 1 NovemberR2 V.i.80
Qu. QUEEN ISABEL 
And must we be diuided? must we part?And must we be divided? Must we part? R2 V.i.81
Rich. RICHARD 
I, hand from hand (my Loue) and heart frõ heart.Ay, hand from hand, my love, and heart from heart. R2 V.i.82
Qu. QUEEN ISABEL  
(To Northumberland) R2 V.i.83
Banish vs both, and send the King with me.Banish us both, and send the King with me. R2 V.i.83
North. NORTHUMBERLAND 
That were some Loue, but little Pollicy.That were some love, but little policy.policy (n.)
old form: Pollicy
statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
R2 V.i.84
Qu. QUEEN ISABEL 
Then whither he goes, thither let me goe.Then whither he goes, thither let me go. R2 V.i.85
Rich. RICHARD 
So two together weeping, make one Woe.So two together weeping make one woe. R2 V.i.86
Weepe thou for me in France; I, for thee heere:Weep thou for me in France, I for thee here. R2 V.i.87
Better farre off, then neere, be ne're the neere.Better far off than, near, be ne'er the nea'er. R2 V.i.88
Goe, count thy Way with Sighes; I, mine with Groanes.Go count thy way with sighs, I mine with groans. R2 V.i.89
Qu. QUEEN ISABEL 
So longest Way shall haue the longest Moanes.So longest way shall have the longest moans. R2 V.i.90
Rich. RICHARD 
Twice for one step Ile groane, ye Way being short,Twice for one step I'll groan, the way being short, R2 V.i.91
And peece the Way out with a heauie heart.And piece the way out with a heavy heart.piece out (v.)
old form: peece
prolong, extend, drag out
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heavy (adj.)
old form: heauie
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
Come, come, in wooing Sorrow let's be briefe,Come, come – in wooing sorrow let's be brief, R2 V.i.93
Since wedding it, there is such length in Griefe:Since wedding it, there is such length in grief. R2 V.i.94
One Kisse shall stop our mouthes, and dumbely part;One kiss shall stop our mouths, and dumbly part. R2 V.i.95
Thus giue I mine, and thus take I thy heart.Thus give I mine, and thus take I thy heart. R2 V.i.96
They kiss R2 V.i.97
Qu. QUEEN ISABEL 
Giue me mine owne againe: 'twere no good part,Give me mine own again. 'Twere no good part R2 V.i.97
To take on me to keepe, and kill thy heart.To take on me to keep and kill thy heart. R2 V.i.98
They kiss R2 V.i.99
So, now I haue mine owne againe, be gone,So, now I have mine own again, be gone, R2 V.i.99
That I may striue to kill it with a groane.That I may strive to kill it with a groan. R2 V.i.100
RICHARD 
We make Woe wanton with this fond delay:We make woe wanton with this fond delay.fond (adj.)foolish, stupid, madR2 V.i.101
fond (adj.)tender, loving, affectionate
wanton (adj.)unrestrained, undisciplined, boisterous, uncontrolled
Once more adieu; the rest, let Sorrow say. Once more, adieu. The rest let sorrow say. R2 V.i.102
Exeunt.Exeunt R2 V.i.102
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