Richard II
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Enter the Duke of Hereford, and Northumberland.Enter Bolingbroke and Northumberland R2 II.iii.1
Bul. BOLINGBROKE 
How farre is it my Lord to Berkley now?How far is it, my lord, to Berkeley now? R2 II.iii.1
Nor. NORTHUMBERLAND 
Beleeue me noble Lord,Believe me, noble lord, R2 II.iii.2
I am a stranger heere in Gloustershire,I am a stranger here in Gloucestershire. R2 II.iii.3
These high wilde hilles, and rough vneeuen waies,These high wild hills and rough uneven ways R2 II.iii.4
Drawes out our miles, and makes them wearisome.Draws out our miles and makes them wearisome. R2 II.iii.5
And yet our faire discourse hath beene as sugar,And yet your fair discourse hath been as sugar,discourse (n.)conversation, talk, chatR2 II.iii.6
Making the hard way sweet and delectable:Making the hard way sweet and delectable. R2 II.iii.7
But I bethinke me, what a wearie wayBut I bethink me what a weary waybethink (v.), past form bethought
old form: bethinke
call to mind, think about, consider, reflect
R2 II.iii.8
From Rauenspurgh to Cottshold will be found,From Ravenspurgh to Cotswold will be found R2 II.iii.9
In Rosse and Willoughby, wanting your companie,In Ross and Willoughby, wanting your company,want (v.)lack, need, be withoutR2 II.iii.10
Which I protest hath very much beguildWhich I protest hath very much beguiledbeguile (v.)
old form: beguild
charm away, while away, pass pleasantly
R2 II.iii.11
The tediousnesse, and processe of my trauell:The tediousness and process of my travel.process (n.)
old form: processe
progress, course, path
R2 II.iii.12
But theirs is sweetned with the hope to haueBut theirs is sweetened with the hope to have R2 II.iii.13
The present benefit that I possesse;The present benefit which I possess; R2 II.iii.14
And hope to ioy, is little lesse in ioy,And hope to joy is little less in joy R2 II.iii.15
Then hope enioy'd: By this, the wearie LordsThan hope enjoyed. By this the weary lords R2 II.iii.16
Shall make their way seeme short, as mine hath done,Shall make their way seem short as mine hath done R2 II.iii.17
By sight of what I haue, your Noble Companie.By sight of what I have – your noble company. R2 II.iii.18
Bull. BOLINGBROKE 
Of much lesse value is my Companie,Of much less value is my company R2 II.iii.19
Then your good words: but who comes here?Than your good words. But who comes here? R2 II.iii.20
Enter H. Percie.Enter Harry Percy R2 II.iii.21
North. NORTHUMBERLAND 
It is my Sonne, young Harry Percie,It is my son, young Harry Percy, R2 II.iii.21
Sent from my Brother Worcester: Whence soeuer.Sent from my brother Worcester whencesoever.whencesoever (adv.)
old form: Whence soeuer
from somewhere or other, from whatever place
R2 II.iii.22
Harry, how fares your Vnckle?Harry, how fares your uncle?fare (v.)get on, manage, do, copeR2 II.iii.23
Percie. PERCY 
I had thought, my Lord, to haue learn'd his health of you.I had thought, my lord, to have learned his health of you. R2 II.iii.24
North. NORTHUMBERLAND 
Why, is he not with the Queene?Why, is he not with the Queen? R2 II.iii.25
PERCY 
No, my good Lord, he hath forsook the Court,No, my good lord, he hath forsook the court, R2 II.iii.26
Broken his Staffe of Office, and disperstBroken his staff of office, and dispersedoffice (n.)role, position, place, functionR2 II.iii.27
The Household of the King.The household of the King. R2 II.iii.28.1
North. NORTHUMBERLAND 
What was his reason?What was his reason? R2 II.iii.28.2
He was not so resolu'd, when we last spake together.He was not so resolved when last we spake together. R2 II.iii.29
Percie. PERCY 
Because your Lordship was proclaimed Traitor.Because your lordship was proclaimed traitor. R2 II.iii.30
But hee, my Lord, is gone to Rauenspurgh,But he, my lord, is gone to Ravenspurgh R2 II.iii.31
To offer seruice to the Duke of Hereford,To offer service to the Duke of Hereford, R2 II.iii.32
And sent me ouer by Barkely, to discouerAnd sent me over by Berkeley to discoverdiscover (v.)
old form: discouer
reconnoitre, scout out
R2 II.iii.33
What power the Duke of Yorke had leuied there,What power the Duke of York had levied there,power (n.)armed force, troops, host, armyR2 II.iii.34
Then with direction to repaire to Rauenspurgh.Then with directions to repair to Ravenspurgh.repair (v.)
old form: repaire
come, go, make one's way
R2 II.iii.35
North. NORTHUMBERLAND 
Haue you forgot the Duke of Hereford (Boy.)Have you forgot the Duke of Hereford, boy? R2 II.iii.36
Percie. PERCY 
No, my good Lord; for that is not forgotNo, my good lord; for that is not forgot R2 II.iii.37
Which ne're I did remember: to my knowledge,Which ne'er I did remember. To my knowledge R2 II.iii.38
I neuer in my life did looke on him.I never in my life did look on him. R2 II.iii.39
North. NORTHUMBERLAND 
Then learne to know him now: this is the Duke.Then learn to know him now – this is the Duke. R2 II.iii.40
Percie. PERCY 
My gracious Lord, I tender you my seruice,My gracious lord, I tender you my service, R2 II.iii.41
Such as it is, being tender, raw, and young,Such as it is, being tender, raw, and young,tender (adj.)immature, undeveloped, inexperiencedR2 II.iii.42
raw (adj.)unrefined, unskilled, unpolished
Which elder dayes shall ripen, and confirmeWhich elder days shall ripen and confirm R2 II.iii.43
To more approued seruice, and desert.To more approved service and desert.desert, desart (n.)worthy deed, meritorious actionR2 II.iii.44
approved (adj.)
old form: approued
tested, tried, established, proven
Bull. BOLINGBROKE 
I thanke thee gentle Percie, and be sureI thank thee, gentle Percy; and be suregentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, nobleR2 II.iii.45
I count my selfe in nothing else so happy,I count myself in nothing else so happy R2 II.iii.46
As in a Soule remembring my good Friends:As in a soul remembering my good friends; R2 II.iii.47
And as my Fortune ripens with thy Loue,And as my fortune ripens with thy love R2 II.iii.48
It shall be still thy true Loues recompence,It shall be still thy true love's recompense.still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyR2 II.iii.49
My Heart this Couenant makes, my Hand thus seales it.My heart this covenant makes, my hand thus seals it. R2 II.iii.50
North. NORTHUMBERLAND 
How farre is it to Barkely? and what stirreHow far is it to Berkeley, and what stirstir (n.)
old form: stirre
event, happening, activity
R2 II.iii.51
Keepes good old Yorke there, with his Men of Warre?Keeps good old York there with his men of war? R2 II.iii.52
Percie. PERCY 
There stands the Castle, by yond tuft of Trees,There stands the castle by yon tuft of trees,tuft (n.)clump, small group, thicketR2 II.iii.53
Mann'd with three hundred men, as I haue heard,Manned with three hundred men as I have heard, R2 II.iii.54
And in it are the Lords of Yorke, Barkely, and Seymor,And in it are the Lords of York, Berkeley, and Seymour, R2 II.iii.55
None else of Name, and noble estimate.None else of name and noble estimate.estimate (n.)reputation, honour, respectabilityR2 II.iii.56
Enter Rosse and Willoughby.Enter Ross and Willoughby R2 II.iii.57
North. NORTHUMBERLAND 
Here come the Lords of Rosse and Willoughby,Here come the Lords of Ross and Willoughby, R2 II.iii.57
Bloody with spurring, fierie red with haste.Bloody with spurring, fiery red with haste. R2 II.iii.58
Bull. BOLINGBROKE 
Welcome my Lords, I wot your loue pursuesWelcome, my lords. I wot your love pursueswot (v.)learn, know, be toldR2 II.iii.59
A banisht Traytor; all my TreasurieA banished traitor. All my treasury R2 II.iii.60
Is yet but vnfelt thankes, which more enrich'd,Is yet but unfelt thanks, which, more enriched,unfelt (adj.)
old form: vnfelt
intangible, not supported by solid evidence
R2 II.iii.61
Shall be your loue, and labours recompence.Shall be your love and labour's recompense. R2 II.iii.62
Ross. ROSS 
Your presence makes vs rich, most Noble Lord.Your presence makes us rich, most noble lord. R2 II.iii.63
Willo. WILLOUGHBY 
And farre surmounts our labour to attaine it.And far surmounts our labour to attain it.surmount (v.)excel, surpass, outshineR2 II.iii.64
Bull. BOLINGBROKE 
Euermore thankes, th'Exchequer of the poore,Evermore thank's the exchequer of the poor,evermore (adv.)
old form: Euermore
always, constantly, at all times
R2 II.iii.65
thank (n.)
old form: thankes
gratitude, thankfulness, appreciative thought
Which till my infant-fortune comes to yeeres,Which till my infant fortune comes to yearsyears (n.)
old form: yeeres
maturity, experience [coming through age]
R2 II.iii.66
Stands for my Bountie: but who comes here?Stands for my bounty. But who comes here?stand for (v.)take the place of, serve in lieu ofR2 II.iii.67
Enter Barkely.Enter Berkeley R2 II.iii.68
North. NORTHUMBERLAND 
It is my Lord of Barkely, as I ghesse.It is my Lord of Berkeley, as I guess. R2 II.iii.68
Bark. BERKELEY 
My Lord of Hereford, my Message is to you.My Lord of Hereford, my message is to you. R2 II.iii.69
Bull. BOLINGBROKE 
My Lord, my Answere is to Lancaster,My lord, my answer is to ‘ Lancaster.’ R2 II.iii.70
And I am come to seeke that Name in England,And I am come to seek that name in England, R2 II.iii.71
And I must finde that Title in your Tongue,And I must find that title in your tongue R2 II.iii.72
Before I make reply to aught you say.Before I make reply to aught you say.aught (n.)anything, [with negative word] nothingR2 II.iii.73
Bark. BERKELEY 
Mistake me not, my Lord, 'tis not my meaningMistake me not, my lord. 'Tis not my meaning R2 II.iii.74
To raze one Title of your Honor out.To raze one title of your honour out.race out (v.)
old form: raze
raze out, erase, scrape away
R2 II.iii.75
To you, my Lord, I come (what Lord you will)To you, my lord, I come – what lord you will –  R2 II.iii.76
From the most glorious of this Land,From the most gracious regent of this land, R2 II.iii.77
The Duke of Yorke, to know what pricks you onThe Duke of York, to know what pricks you onprick on (v.)incite, urge on, spur onR2 II.iii.78
To take aduantage of the absent time,To take advantage of the absent timeabsent (adj.)of absenceR2 II.iii.79
And fright our Natiue Peace with selfe-borne Armes.And fright our native peace with self-borne arms.self-borne (adj.)
old form: selfe-borne
carried for one's own cause; or: carried by oneself
R2 II.iii.80
fright (v.), past form frightedfrighten, scare, terrify
Enter Yorke.Enter York R2 II.iii.81
Bull. BOLINGBROKE 
I shall not need transport my words by you,I shall not need transport my words by you. R2 II.iii.81
Here comes his Grace in Person. My Noble Vnckle.Here comes his grace in person. My noble uncle! R2 II.iii.82
He kneels R2 II.iii.83
York. YORK 
Shew me thy humble heart, and not thy knee,Show me thy humble heart, and not thy knee, R2 II.iii.83
Whose dutie is deceiuable, and false.Whose duty is deceivable and false.false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidiousR2 II.iii.84
deceivable (adj.)
old form: deceiuable
deceitful, insincere
Bull. BOLINGBROKE 
My gracious Vnckle.My gracious uncle –  R2 II.iii.85
York.YORK 
Tut, tut, Grace me no Grace, nor Vnckle me,Tut, tut, grace me no grace, nor uncle me no uncle! R2 II.iii.86
I am no Traytors Vnckle; and that word Grace,I am no traitor's uncle; and that word ‘ grace ’ R2 II.iii.87
In an vngracious mouth, is but prophane.In an ungracious mouth is but profane.ungracious (adj.)
old form: vngracious
wicked, without grace, profane
R2 II.iii.88
Why haue these banish'd, and forbidden Legges,Why have those banished and forbidden legs R2 II.iii.89
Dar'd once to touch a Dust of Englands Ground?Dared once to touch a dust of England's ground?dust (n.)speck of dust, particle, iotaR2 II.iii.90
But more then why, why haue they dar'd to marchBut then more ‘ why ’ – why have they dared to march R2 II.iii.91
So many miles vpon her peacefull Bosome, So many miles upon her peaceful bosom, R2 II.iii.92
Frighting her pale-fac'd Villages with Warre,Frighting her pale-faced villages with warfright (v.), past form frightedfrighten, scare, terrifyR2 II.iii.93
And ostentation of despised Armes?And ostentation of despised arms?ostentation (n.)public show, display, exhibitionR2 II.iii.94
despised (adj.)scorned, derided, treated with contempt
Com'st thou because th'anoynted King is hence?Comest thou because the anointed King is hence? R2 II.iii.95
Why foolish Boy, the King is left behind,Why, foolish boy, the King is left behind, R2 II.iii.96
And in my loyall Bosome lyes his power.And in my loyal bosom lies his power.power (n.)authority, governmentR2 II.iii.97
Were I but now the Lord of such hot youth,Were I but now the lord of such hot youth R2 II.iii.98
As when braue Gaunt, thy Father, and my selfeAs when brave Gaunt, thy father, and myselfbrave (adj.)
old form: braue
noble, worthy, excellent
R2 II.iii.99
Rescued the Black Prince, that yong Mars of men,Rescued the Black Prince – that young Mars of men – Mars (n.)Roman god of warR2 II.iii.100
From forth the Rankes of many thousand French:From forth the ranks of many thousand French, R2 II.iii.101
Oh then, how quickly should this Arme of mine,O then how quickly should this arm of mine, R2 II.iii.102
Now Prisoner to the Palsie, chastise thee,Now prisoner to the palsy, chastise thee R2 II.iii.103
And minister correction to thy Fault.And minister correction to thy fault! R2 II.iii.104
Bull. BOLINGBROKE 
My gracious Vnckle, let me know my Fault,My gracious uncle, let me know my fault. R2 II.iii.105
On what Condition stands it, and wherein?On what condition stands it, and wherein?condition (n.)quality, behaviour, attribute, habitR2 II.iii.106
York. YORK 
Euen in Condition of the worst degree,Even in condition of the worst degree,condition (n.)nature, state, circumstancesR2 II.iii.107
In grosse Rebellion, and detested Treason:In gross rebellion and detested treason.detested (adj.)detestable, loathsome, hatefulR2 II.iii.108
Thou art a banish'd man, and here art comeThou art a banished man, and here art come R2 II.iii.109
Before th'expiration of thy time,Before the expiration of thy time R2 II.iii.110
In brauing Atmes against thy Soueraigne.In braving arms against thy sovereign!braving (adj.)
old form: brauing
defiant, daring, boasting
R2 II.iii.111
Bull. BOLINGBROKE 
As I was banish'd, I was banish'd Hereford,As I was banished, I was banished Hereford; R2 II.iii.112
But as I come, I come for Lancaster.But as I come, I come for Lancaster. R2 II.iii.113
And Noble Vnckle, I beseech your GraceAnd, noble uncle, I beseech your grace R2 II.iii.114
Looke on my Wrongs with an indifferent eye:Look on my wrongs with an indifferent eye.indifferent (adj.)impartial, unbiased, neutralR2 II.iii.115
You are my Father, for me thinkes in youYou are my father; for methinks in youmethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
R2 II.iii.116
I see old Gaunt aliue. Oh then my Father,I see old Gaunt alive. O then, my father, R2 II.iii.117
Will you permit, that I shall stand condemn'dWill you permit that I shall stand condemned R2 II.iii.118
A wandring Vagabond; my Rights and RoyaltiesA wandering vagabond, my rights and royaltiesroyalty (n.)right granted by a monarch, royal prerogativeR2 II.iii.119
Pluckt from my armes perforce, and giuen awayPlucked from my arms perforce, and given awayperforce (adv.)forcibly, by force, violentlyR2 II.iii.120
To vpstart Vnthrifts? Wherefore was I borne?To upstart unthrifts? Wherefore was I born?unthrift (n.)
old form: Vnthrifts
spendthrift, squanderer, wastrel
R2 II.iii.121
If that my Cousin King, be King of England,If that my cousin King be King in England R2 II.iii.122
It must be graunted, I am Duke of Lancaster.It must be granted I am Duke of Lancaster. R2 II.iii.123
You haue a Sonne, Aumerle, my Noble Kinsman,You have a son, Aumerle, my noble cousin. R2 II.iii.124
Had you first died, and he beene thus trod downe,Had you first died and he been thus trod down R2 II.iii.125
He should haue found his Vnckle Gaunt a Father,He should have found his uncle Gaunt a father R2 II.iii.126
To rowze his Wrongs, and chase them to the bay.To rouse his wrongs and chase them to the bay.rouse (v.)
old form: rowze
[hunting] startle from a lair, draw out
R2 II.iii.127
bay (n.)[hunting] last stand, point of capture
I am denyde to sue my Liucrie here,I am denied to sue my livery here,sue one's livery
old form: Liucrie
institute a suit to obtain possession of lands
R2 II.iii.128
deny (v.)
old form: denyde
disallow, forbid, refuse permission [for]
And yet my Letters Patents giue me leaue:And yet my letters patents give me leave. R2 II.iii.129
My Fathers goods are all distraynd, and sold,My father's goods are all distrained and sold,distrain (v.)
old form: distraynd
seize, confiscate, commandeer
R2 II.iii.130
And these, and all, are all amisse imployd.And these, and all, are all amiss employed. R2 II.iii.131
What would you haue me doe? I am a Subiect,What would you have me do? I am a subject, R2 II.iii.132
And challenge Law: Attorneyes are deny'd me;And I challenge law. Attorneys are denied me,challenge (v.)demand as a right, claim, call for, insist onR2 II.iii.133
And therefore personally I lay my claimeAnd therefore personally I lay my claim R2 II.iii.134
To my Inheritance of free Discent.To my inheritance of free descent.free (adj.)direct, free from legal constraintR2 II.iii.135
North. NORTHUMBERLAND  
(to York) R2 II.iii.136
The Noble Duke hath been too much abus'd.The noble Duke hath been too much abused. R2 II.iii.136
Ross. ROSS 
It stands your Grace vpon, to doe him right.It stands your grace upon to do him right.stand upon (v.)
old form: vpon
be the duty of, be incumbent upon
R2 II.iii.137
Willo. WILLOUGHBY 
Base men by his endowments are made great.Base men by his endowments are made great.endowment (n.)endowing of possessions, enriching with propertyR2 II.iii.138
base (adj.)low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
York. YORK 
My Lords of England, let me tell you this,My lords of England, let me tell you this: R2 II.iii.139
I haue had feeling of my Cosens Wrongs,I have had feeling of my cousin's wrongs, R2 II.iii.140
And labour'd all I could to doe him right:And laboured all I could to do him right. R2 II.iii.141
But in this kind, to come in brauing Armes,But in this kind to come, in braving arms,kind (n.)manner, way, stateR2 II.iii.142
braving (adj.)
old form: brauing
defiant, daring, boasting
Be his owne Caruer, and cut out his way,Be his own carver, and cut out his waycarver, be one's own
old form: owne, Caruer
be a law unto oneself
R2 II.iii.143
To find out Right with Wrongs, it may not be;To find out right with wrong – it may not be.find out (v.)discover, find, come uponR2 II.iii.144
And you that doe abett him in this kind,And you that do abet him in this kind R2 II.iii.145
Cherish Rebellion, and are Rebels all.Cherish rebellion, and are rebels all. R2 II.iii.146
North. NORTHUMBERLAND 
The Noble Duke hath sworne his comming isThe noble Duke hath sworn his coming is R2 II.iii.147
But for his owne; and for the right of that,But for his own, and for the right of that R2 II.iii.148
Wee all haue strongly sworne to giue him ayd,We all have strongly sworn to give him aid; R2 II.iii.149
And let him neu'r see Ioy, that breakes that Oath.And let him never see joy that breaks that oath. R2 II.iii.150
York. YORK 
Well, well, I see the issue of these Armes,Well, well, I see the issue of these arms.issue (n.)outcome, result, consequence(s)R2 II.iii.151
I cannot mend it, I must needes confesse,I cannot mend it, I must needs confess, R2 II.iii.152
Because my power is weake, and all ill left:Because my power is weak and all ill-left.ill-left (adj.)
old form: ill left
badly equipped; or: left in disorder
R2 II.iii.153
power (n.)armed force, troops, host, army
But if I could, by him that gaue me life,But if I could, by Him that gave me life, R2 II.iii.154
I would attach you all, and make you stoopeI would attach you all and make you stoopattach (v.)arrest, seize, apprehendR2 II.iii.155
Vnto the Soueraigne Mercy of the King.Unto the sovereign mercy of the King. R2 II.iii.156
But since I cannot, be it knowne to you,But since I cannot, be it known unto you R2 II.iii.157
I doe remaine as Neuter. So fare you well,I do remain as neuter. So fare you well,neuter (adj.)neutral, taking neither sideR2 II.iii.158
fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]
Vnlesse you please to enter in the Castle,Unless you please to enter in the castle R2 II.iii.159
And there repose you for this Night.And there repose you for this night. R2 II.iii.160
Bull. BOLINGBROKE 
An offer Vnckle, that wee will accept:An offer, uncle, that we will accept; R2 II.iii.161
But wee must winne your Grace to goe with vsBut we must win your grace to go with us R2 II.iii.162
To Bristow Castle, which they say is heldTo Bristol Castle, which they say is heldBristow, Bristol (n.)city-port in SW England, close to the mouth of the R SevernR2 II.iii.163
By Bushie, Bagot, and their Complices,By Bushy, Bagot, and their complices,complice (n.)accomplice, confederate, associateR2 II.iii.164
The Caterpillers of the Commonwealth,The caterpillars of the commonwealth,caterpillar (n.)
old form: Caterpillers
parasite, exploiter, sponger
R2 II.iii.165
Which I haue sworne to weed, and plucke away.Which I have sworn to weed and pluck away. R2 II.iii.166
York. YORK 
It may be I will go with you: but yet Ile pawse,It may be I will go with you, but yet I'll pause; R2 II.iii.167
For I am loth to breake our Countries Lawes:For I am loath to break our country's laws. R2 II.iii.168
Nor Friends, nor Foes, to me welcome you are,Nor friends, nor foes, to me welcome you are. R2 II.iii.169
Things past redresse, are now with me past care. Things past redress are now with me past care.redress (n.)
old form: redresse
relief, assistance, help, comfort
R2 II.iii.170
Exeunt.Exeunt R2 II.iii.170
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