Richard II

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Drums: Flourish, and Colours. Enter Richard, Drums; flourish and colours. Enter King Richard,colours (n.)
colour-ensigns, standard-bearers
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Aumerle, Carlile, and Souldiers.Aumerle, the Bishop of Carlisle, and soldiers R2 III.ii.1.2
Barkloughly Castle call you this at hand?Barkloughly Castle call they this at hand? R2 III.ii.1
Yea, my Lord: how brooks your Grace the ayre,Yea, my lord. How brooks your grace the airbrook (v.)
enjoy, find, feel about
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After your late tossing on the breaking Seas?After your late tossing on the breaking seas? R2 III.ii.3
Needs must I like it well: I weepe for ioyNeeds must I like it well. I weep for joy R2 III.ii.4
To stand vpon my Kingdome once againe.To stand upon my kingdom once again. R2 III.ii.5
Deere Earth, I doe salute thee with my hand,Dear earth, I do salute thee with my hand,salute (v.)
greet, welcome, address
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Though Rebels wound thee with their Horses hoofes:Though rebels wound thee with their horses' hoofs. R2 III.ii.7
As a long parted Mother with her Child,As a long-parted mother with her child R2 III.ii.8
Playes fondly with her teares, and smiles in meeting;Plays fondly with her tears and smiles in meeting, R2 III.ii.9
So weeping, smiling, greet I thee my Earth,So weeping, smiling, greet I thee, my earth, R2 III.ii.10
And doe thee fauor with my Royall hands.And do thee favours with my royal hands. R2 III.ii.11
Feed not thy Soueraignes Foe, my gentle Earth,Feed not thy sovereign's foe, my gentle earth,gentle (adj.)
peaceful, calm, free from violence
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Nor with thy Sweetes, comfort his rauenous sence:Nor with thy sweets comfort his ravenous sense, R2 III.ii.13
But let thy Spiders, that suck vp thy Venome,But let thy spiders that suck up thy venom, R2 III.ii.14
And heauie-gated Toades lye in their way,And heavy-gaited toads, lie in their way,heavy-gaited (adj.)

old form: heauie-gated
ponderously walking, clumsy-moving
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Doing annoyance to the trecherous feete,Doing annoyance to the treacherous feet R2 III.ii.16
Which with vsurping steps doe trample thee.Which with usurping steps do trample thee. R2 III.ii.17
Yeeld stinging Nettles to mine Enemies;Yield stinging nettles to mine enemies; R2 III.ii.18
And when they from thy Bosome pluck a Flower,And when they from thy bosom pluck a flower R2 III.ii.19
Guard it I prethee with a lurking Adder,Guard it, I pray thee, with a lurking adder, R2 III.ii.20
Whose double tongue may with a mortall touchWhose double tongue may with a mortal touchdouble (adj.)
forked, divided
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Throw death vpon thy Soueraignes Enemies.Throw death upon thy sovereign's enemies. R2 III.ii.22
Mock not my sencelesse Coniuration, Lords;Mock not my senseless conjuration, lords.senseless (adj.)

old form: sencelesse
lacking human sensation, incapable of feeling
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conjuration (n.)

old form: Coniuration
entreaty, injunction, solemn appeal
This Earth shall haue a feeling, and these StonesThis earth shall have a feeling, and these stones R2 III.ii.24
Proue armed Souldiers, ere her Natiue KingProve armed soldiers ere her native king R2 III.ii.25
Shall falter vnder foule Rebellious Armes.Shall falter under foul rebellion's arms. R2 III.ii.26
Feare not my Lord, that Power that made you KingFear not, my lord, that power that made you king R2 III.ii.27
Hath power to keepe you King, in spight of all.Hath power to keep you king in spite of all. R2 III.ii.28
The means that heavens yield must be embraced R2 III.ii.29
And not neglected; else heaven would, R2 III.ii.30
And we will not – heaven's offer we refuse, R2 III.ii.31
The proffered means of succour and redress.redress (n.)
relief, assistance, help, comfort
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He meanes, my Lord, that we are too remisse,He means, my lord, that we are too remiss, R2 III.ii.33
Whilest Bullingbrooke through our securitie,Whilst Bolingbroke through our securitysecurity (n.)

old form: securitie
over-confidence, carelessness
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Growes strong and great, in substance and in friends.Grows strong and great in substance and in power. R2 III.ii.35
Discomfortable Cousin, knowest thou not,Discomfortable cousin, knowest thou notdiscomfortable (adj.)
disheartening, soul-destroying, discouraging
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That when the searching Eye of Heauen is hidThat when the searching eye of heaven is hid R2 III.ii.37
Behind the Globe, that lights the lower World,Behind the globe, that lights the lower world, R2 III.ii.38
Then Theeues and Robbers raunge abroad vnseene,Then thieves and robbers range abroad unseen R2 III.ii.39
In Murthers and in Out-rage bloody here:In murders and in outrage boldly here; R2 III.ii.40
But when from vnder this Terrestriall BallBut when from under this terrestrial ball R2 III.ii.41
He fires the prowd tops of the Easterne Pines,He fires the proud tops of the eastern pines,fire (v.)
set on fire, ignite, inflame
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And darts his Lightning through eu'ry guiltie hole,And darts his light through every guilty hole, R2 III.ii.43
Then Murthers, Treasons, and detested sinnesThen murders, treasons, and detested sins –  R2 III.ii.44
(The Cloake of Night being pluckt from off their backs)The cloak of night being plucked from off their backs –  R2 III.ii.45
Stand bare and naked, trembling at themselues.Stand bare and naked, trembling at themselves? R2 III.ii.46
So when this Theefe, this Traytor Bullingbrooke,So when this thief, this traitor Bolingbroke, R2 III.ii.47
Who all this while hath reuell'd in the Night,Who all this while hath revelled in the night R2 III.ii.48
Whilst we were wandering with the Antipodes, R2 III.ii.49
Shall see vs rising in our Throne, the East,Shall see us rising in our throne, the east, R2 III.ii.50
His Treasons will sit blushing in his face,His treasons will sit blushing in his face, R2 III.ii.51
Not able to endure the sight of Day;Not able to endure the sight of day, R2 III.ii.52
But selfe-affrighted, tremble at his sinne.But self-affrighted, tremble at his sin. R2 III.ii.53
Not all the Water in the rough rude SeaNot all the water in the rough rude searude (adj.)
[of wind or water] stormy, turbulent, harsh
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Can wash the Balme from an anoynted King;Can wash the balm off from an anointed king.balm (n.)

old form: Balme
fragrant oil used for anointing, consecrated oil
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The breath of worldly men cannot deposeThe breath of worldly men cannot depose R2 III.ii.56
The Deputie elected by the Lord:The deputy elected by the Lord.elect (v.)
pick out, choose, select
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For euery man that Bullingbrooke hath prest,For every man that Bolingbroke hath pressedpress (v.)

old form: prest
levy, raise, conscript
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To lift shrewd Steele against our Golden Crowne,To lift shrewd steel against our golden crown,steel (n.)

old form: Steele
weapon of steel, sword
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shrewd (adj.)
harmful, dangerous, injurious
Heauen for his Richard hath in heauenly payGod for his Richard hath in heavenly pay R2 III.ii.60
A glorious Angell: then if Angels fight,A glorious angel. Then if angels fight, R2 III.ii.61
Weake men must fall, for Heauen still guards the right.Weak men must fall; for heaven still guards the right.still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
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Enter Salisbury.Enter Salisbury R2 III.ii.63.1
Welcome my Lord, how farre off lyes your Power?Welcome, my lord. How far off lies your power?power (n.)
armed force, troops, host, army
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Nor neere, nor farther off, my gracious Lord,Nor nea'er nor farther off, my gracious lord, R2 III.ii.64
Then this weake arme; discomfort guides my tongue,Than this weak arm. Discomfort guides my tonguediscomfort (n.)
discouragement, loss of heart
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And bids me speake of nothing but despaire:And bids me speak of nothing but despair. R2 III.ii.66
One day too late, I feare (my Noble Lord)One day too late, I fear me, noble lord, R2 III.ii.67
Hath clouded all thy happie dayes on Earth:Hath clouded all thy happy days on earth. R2 III.ii.68
Oh call backe Yesterday, bid Time returne,O, call back yesterday – bid time return, R2 III.ii.69
And thou shalt haue twelue thousand fighting men:And thou shalt have twelve thousand fighting men. R2 III.ii.70
To day, to day, vnhappie day too lateToday, today, unhappy day too late, R2 III.ii.71
Orethrowes thy Ioyes, Friends, Fortune, and thy State;O'erthrows thy joys, friends, fortune, and thy state; R2 III.ii.72
For all the Welchmen hearing thou wert dead,For all the Welshmen, hearing thou wert dead, R2 III.ii.73
Are gone to Bullingbrooke, disperst, and fled.Are gone to Bolingbroke – dispersed and fled. R2 III.ii.74
Comfort my Liege, why lookes your Grace so pale?Comfort, my liege. Why looks your grace so pale?liege (n.)
lord, sovereign
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But now the blood of twentie thousand menBut now the blood of twenty thousand men R2 III.ii.76
Did triumph in my face, and they are fled,Did triumph in my face; and they are fled. R2 III.ii.77
And till so much blood thither come againe,And till so much blood thither come again R2 III.ii.78
Haue I not reason to looke pale, and dead?Have I not reason to look pale and dead?dead (adj.)
death-like, lifeless, spiritless
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All Soules that will be safe, flye from my side,All souls that will be safe fly from my side, R2 III.ii.80
For Time hath set a blot vpon my pride.For time hath set a blot upon my pride. R2 III.ii.81
Comfort my Liege, remember who you are.Comfort, my liege. Remember who you are. R2 III.ii.82
I had forgot my selfe. Am I not King?I had forgot myself. Am I not King? R2 III.ii.83
Awake thou sluggard Maiestie, thou sleepest:Awake, thou coward majesty; thou sleepest. R2 III.ii.84
Is not the Kings Name fortie thousand Names?Is not the King's name twenty thousand names? R2 III.ii.85
Arme, arme my Name: a punie subiect strikesArm, arm, my name! A puny subject strikes R2 III.ii.86
At thy great glory. Looke not to the ground,At thy great glory. Look not to the ground, R2 III.ii.87
Ye Fauorites of a King: are wee not high?Ye favourites of a King. Are we not high? R2 III.ii.88
High be our thoughts: I know my Vnckle YorkeHigh be our thoughts. I know my uncle York R2 III.ii.89
Hath Power enough to serue our turne. / But who comes here? Hath power enough to serve our turn. But who comes here? R2 III.ii.90
Enter Scroope.Enter Scroop R2 III.ii.91.1
Scroope. SCROOP 
More health and happinesse betide my Liege,More health and happiness betide my liegebetide (v.)
happen (to), befall, come (to)
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Then can my care-tun'd tongue deliuer him.Than can my care-tuned tongue deliver him.deliver (v.)

old form: deliuer
report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
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care-tuned (adj.)

old form: care-tun'd
adjusted to sorrow, grief-attuned
Mine eare is open, and my heart prepar'd:Mine ear is open and my heart prepared. R2 III.ii.93
The worst is worldly losse, thou canst vnfold:The worst is worldly loss thou canst unfold. R2 III.ii.94
Say, Is my Kingdome lost? why 'twas my Care:Say, is my kingdom lost? Why, 'twas my care;care (n.)
anxiety, worry, solicitude [about]
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And what losse is it to be rid of Care?And what loss is it to be rid of care? R2 III.ii.96
Striues Bullingbrooke to be as Great as wee?Strives Bolingbroke to be as great as we? R2 III.ii.97
Greater he shall not be: If hee serue God,Greater he shall not be. If he serve God R2 III.ii.98
Wee'l serue him too, and be his Fellow so.We'll serve Him too, and be his fellow so. R2 III.ii.99
Reuolt our Subiects? That we cannot mend,Revolt our subjects? That we cannot mend. R2 III.ii.100
They breake their Faith to God, as well as vs:They break their faith to God as well as us. R2 III.ii.101
Cry Woe, Destruction, Ruine, Losse, Decay,Cry woe, destruction, ruin, and decay.cry (v.)
speak loudly, shout out, proclaim
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The worst is Death, and Death will haue his day.The worst is death, and death will have his day. R2 III.ii.103
Scroope. SCROOP 
Glad am I, that your Highnesse is so arm'dGlad am I that your highness is so armed R2 III.ii.104
To beare the tidings of Calamitie.To bear the tidings of calamity. R2 III.ii.105
Like an vnseasonable stormie day,Like an unseasonable stormy day R2 III.ii.106
Which make the Siluer Riuers drowne their Shores,Which makes the silver rivers drown their shores R2 III.ii.107
As if the World were all dissolu'd to teares:As if the world were all dissolved to tears,dissolve (v.)

old form: dissolu'd
melt, liquefy
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So high, aboue his Limits, swells the RageSo high above his limits swells the ragelimit (n.)
bank, edge, boundary
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Of Bullingbrooke, couering your fearefull LandOf Bolingbroke, covering your fearful land R2 III.ii.110
With hard bright Steele, and hearts harder then Steele:With hard bright steel, and hearts harder than steel. R2 III.ii.111
White Beares haue arm'd their thin and hairelesse ScalpsWhitebeards have armed their thin and hairless scalpswhitebeard (n.)
old man, patriarch, old-timer
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Against thy Maiestie, and Boyes with Womens Voyces,Against thy majesty. Boys with women's voices R2 III.ii.113
Striue to speake bigge, and clap their female iointsStrive to speak big and clap their female jointsclap (v.)
put smartly, place promptly, set effectively
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female (adj.)
womanish, weak, delicate
big (adv.)

old form: bigge
strongly, forcefully, with depth
In stiffe vnwieldie Armes: against thy CrowneIn stiff unwieldy arms against thy crown.arms (n.)

old form: Armes
armour, mail, protective covering
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Thy very Beads-men learne to bend their BowesThy very beadsmen learn to bend their bowsbeadsman (n.)

old form: Beads-men
almsman, pensioner [who prays for others]
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Of double fatall Eugh: against thy StateOf double-fatal yew against thy state.double-fatal (adj.)

old form: double fatall
yielding two kinds of death
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Yea Distaffe-Women manage rustie Bills:Yea, distaff-women manage rusty billsmanage (v.)
wield, handle, use
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distaff-woman (n.)

old form: Distaffe-Women
woman occupied in spinning
bill (n.)
[applied to various kinds of long-handled spear-like weapon] halberd; bill-hook
Against thy Seat both young and old rebell,Against thy seat. Both young and old rebel,seat (n.)
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And all goes worse then I haue power to tell.And all goes worse than I have power to tell. R2 III.ii.120
Too well, too well thou tell'st a Tale so ill.Too well, too well thou tellest a tale so ill.ill (adj.)
bad, adverse, unfavourable
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Where is the Earle of Wiltshire? where is Bagot?Where is the Earl of Wiltshire? Where is Bagot? R2 III.ii.122
What is become of Bushie? where is Greene?What is become of Bushy, where is Green, R2 III.ii.123
That they haue let the dangerous EnemieThat they have let the dangerous enemy R2 III.ii.124
Measure our Confines with such peacefull steps?Measure our confines with such peaceful steps?measure (v.)
pass through, travel over, traverse
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peaceful (adj.)

old form: peacefull
undisturbed, unopposed, untroubled
confine (n.)
territory, region, domain
If we preuaile, their heads shall pay for it.If we prevail, their heads shall pay for it. R2 III.ii.126
I warrant they haue made peace with Bullingbrooke.I warrant they have made peace with Bolingbroke.warrant (v.)
assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
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Scroope. SCROOP 
Peace haue they made with him indeede (my Lord.)Peace have they made with him indeed, my lord. R2 III.ii.128
Oh Villains, Vipers, damn'd without redemption,O, villains, vipers, damned without redemption! R2 III.ii.129
Dogges, easily woon to fawne on any man,Dogs easily won to fawn on any man! R2 III.ii.130
Snakes in my heart blood warm'd, that sting my heart,Snakes in my heart-blood warmed, that sting my heart; R2 III.ii.131
Three Iudasses, each one thrice worse then Iudas,Three Judases, each one thrice worse than Judas – Judas (n.)
in the Bible, Judas Iscariot, betrayer of Christ
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Would they make peace? terrible Hell Would they make peace? Terrible hell R2 III.ii.133
make warre / Vpon their spotted Soules for this Offence.Make war upon their spotted souls for this.spotted (adj.)
stained, blemished
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Scroope. SCROOP 
Sweet Loue (I see) changing his propertie,Sweet love, I see, changing his property,property (n.)

old form: propertie
quality, character, nature
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Turnes to the sowrest, and most deadly hate:Turns to the sourest and most deadly hate. R2 III.ii.136
Againe vncurse their Soules; their peace is madeAgain uncurse their souls. Their peace is made R2 III.ii.137
With Heads, and not with Hands: those whom you curseWith heads and not with hands. Those whom you curse R2 III.ii.138
Haue felt the worst of Deaths destroying hand,Have felt the worst of death's destroying wound, R2 III.ii.139
And lye full low, grau'd in the hollow ground.And lie full low, graved in the hollow ground.grave (v.)

old form: grau'd
entomb, bury, inter
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Is Bushie, Greene, and the Earle of Wiltshire dead?Is Bushy, Green, and the Earl of Wiltshire dead? R2 III.ii.141
Scroope. SCROOP 
Yea, all of them at Bristow lost their heads.Ay. All of them at Bristol lost their heads.Bristow, Bristol (n.)
city-port in SW England, close to the mouth of the R Severn
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Where is the Duke my Father with his Power?Where is the Duke, my father, with his power?power (n.)
armed force, troops, host, army
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No matter where; of comfort no man speake:No matter where. Of comfort no man speak. R2 III.ii.144
Let's talke of Graues, of Wormes, and Epitaphs,Let's talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs; R2 III.ii.145
Make Dust our Paper, and with Raynie eyesMake dust our paper, and with rainy eyes R2 III.ii.146
Write Sorrow on the Bosome of the Earth.Write sorrow on the bosom of the earth. R2 III.ii.147
Let's chuse Executors, and talke of Wills:Let's choose executors and talk of wills –  R2 III.ii.148
And yet not so; for what can we bequeath,And yet not so; for what can we bequeath R2 III.ii.149
Saue our deposed bodies to the ground?Save our deposed bodies to the ground? R2 III.ii.150
Our Lands, our Liues, and all are Bullingbrookes,Our lands, our lives, and all are Bolingbroke's, R2 III.ii.151
And nothing can we call our owne, but Death,And nothing can we call our own but death R2 III.ii.152
And that small Modell of the barren Earth,And that small model of the barren earthmodel (n.)

old form: Modell
microcosm, miniature, tiny replica
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Which serues as Paste, and Couer to our Bones:Which serves as paste and cover to our bones.paste (n.)
pastry, doughy mixture
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For Heauens sake let vs sit vpon the ground,For God's sake let us sit upon the ground R2 III.ii.155
And tell sad stories of the death of Kings:And tell sad stories of the death of kings – sad (adj.)
downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
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How some haue been depos'd, some slaine in warre,How some have been deposed, some slain in war, R2 III.ii.157
Some haunted by the Ghosts they haue depos'd,Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed, R2 III.ii.158
Some poyson'd by their Wiues, some sleeping kill'd,Some poisoned by their wives, some sleeping killed, R2 III.ii.159
All murther'd. For within the hollow CrowneAll murdered. For within the hollow crown R2 III.ii.160
That rounds the mortall Temples of a King,That rounds the mortal temples of a kinground (v.)
ring, encircle, surround
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Keepes Death his Court, and there the Antique sitsKeeps death his court; and there the antic sits,antic, antick(e), antique (n.)
grotesque figure, grinning jester, buffoon
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Scoffing his State, and grinning at his Pompe,Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp,state (n.)
splendour, magnificence, stateliness, dignity
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Allowing him a breath, a little Scene,Allowing him a breath, a little scene, R2 III.ii.164
To Monarchize, be fear'd, and kill with lookes,To monarchize, be feared, and kill with looks,monarchize (v.)
perform the role of a monarch, play a king's part
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Infusing him with selfe and vaine conceit,Infusing him with self and vain conceit, R2 III.ii.166
As if this Flesh, which walls about our Life,As if this flesh which walls about our life R2 III.ii.167
Were Brasse impregnable: and humor'd thus,Were brass impregnable; and humoured thus, R2 III.ii.168
Comes at the last, and with a little PinneComes at the last, and with a little pin R2 III.ii.169
Bores through his Castle Walls, and farwell King.Bores through his castle wall, and – farewell, king! R2 III.ii.170
Couer your heads, and mock not flesh and bloodCover your heads, and mock not flesh and bloodcover (v.)

old form: Couer
put on one's hat [after it has been removed to show respect]
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With solemne Reuerence: throw away Respect,With solemn reverence. Throw away respect, R2 III.ii.172
Tradition, Forme, and Ceremonious dutie,Tradition, form, and ceremonious duty; R2 III.ii.173
For you haue but mistooke me all this while:For you have but mistook me all this while. R2 III.ii.174
I liue with Bread like you, feele Want,I live with bread, like you; feel want, R2 III.ii.175
Taste Griefe, need Friends: subiected thus,Taste grief, need friends. Subjected thus, R2 III.ii.176
How can you say to me, I am a King?How can you say to me I am a king? R2 III.ii.177
My Lord, wise men ne're waile their present woes,My lord, wise men ne'er sit and wail their woes, R2 III.ii.178
But presently preuent the wayes to waile:But presently prevent the ways to wail.presently (adv.)
immediately, instantly, at once
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prevent (v.)

old form: preuent
take steps to thwart, avoid by prompt action
To feare the Foe, since feare oppresseth strength,To fear the foe, since fear oppresseth strength, R2 III.ii.180
Giues in your weakenesse, strength vnto your Foe;Gives in your weakness strength unto your foe, R2 III.ii.181
And so your follies fight against yourself. R2 III.ii.182
Feare, and be slaine, no worse can come to fight,Fear, and be slain. No worse can come to fight; R2 III.ii.183
And fight and die, is death destroying death,And fight and die is death destroying death, R2 III.ii.184
Where fearing, dying, payes death seruile breath.Where fearing dying pays death servile breath.servile (adj.)

old form: seruile
befitting a slave, slavish, cringing
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My Father hath a Power, enquire of him,My father hath a power. Inquire of him, R2 III.ii.186
And learne to make a Body of a Limbe.And learn to make a body of a limb. R2 III.ii.187
Thou chid'st me well: proud Bullingbrooke I comeThou chidest me well. Proud Bolingbroke, I comechide (v.), past form chid

old form: chid'st
scold, rebuke, reprove
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To change Blowes with thee, for our day of Doome:To change blows with thee for our day of doom.change (v.)
exchange, trade
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doom, day of

old form: Doome
last day of life, death-day
This ague fit of feare is ouer-blowne,This ague-fit of fear is overblown.overblow (v.)

old form: ouer-blowne
blow over, pass away, abate
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ague-fit (n.)

old form: ague fit
feverish fit, fit of shaking
An easie taske it is to winne our owne.An easy task it is to win our own. R2 III.ii.191
Say Scroope, where lyes our Vnckle with his Power?Say, Scroop, where lies our uncle with his power?power (n.)
armed force, troops, host, army
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Speake sweetly man, although thy lookes be sowre.Speak sweetly, man, although thy looks be sour. R2 III.ii.193
Scroope. SCROOP 
Men iudge by the complexion of the SkieMen judge by the complexion of the skycomplexion (n.)
appearance, look, colouring
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The state and inclination of the day;The state and inclination of the day. R2 III.ii.195
So may you by my dull and heauie Eye:So may you by my dull and heavy eyeheavy (adj.)

old form: heauie
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
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My Tongue hath but a heauier Tale to say:My tongue hath but a heavier tale to say. R2 III.ii.197
I play the Torturer, by small and smallI play the torturer, by small and smallsmall and small, by
little by little, by degrees, gradually
R2 III.ii.198
To lengthen out the worst, that must be spoken.To lengthen out the worst that must be spoken. R2 III.ii.199
Your Vnckle Yorke is ioyn'd with Bullingbrooke,Your uncle York is joined with Bolingbroke, R2 III.ii.200
And all your Northerne Castles yeelded vp,And all your northern castles yielded up, R2 III.ii.201
And all your Southerne Gentlemen in ArmesAnd all your southern gentlemen in armsgentleman in arms (n.)gentleman bearing a coat-of-armsR2 III.ii.202
Vpon his Faction.Upon his (n.)
side, faction, camp
R2 III.ii.203.1
Thou hast said enough.Thou hast said enough. R2 III.ii.203.2
(To Aumerle) R2 III.ii.204.1
Beshrew thee Cousin, which didst lead me forthBeshrew thee, cousin, which didst lead me forthbeshrew, 'shrew (v.)
curse, devil take, evil befall
R2 III.ii.204
Of that sweet way I was in, to despaire:Of that sweet way I was in to despair. R2 III.ii.205
What say you now? What comfort haue we now?What say you now? What comfort have we now? R2 III.ii.206
By Heauen Ile hate him euerlastingly,By heaven, I'll hate him everlastingly R2 III.ii.207
That bids me be of comfort any more.That bids me be of comfort any more. R2 III.ii.208
Goe to Flint Castle, there Ile pine away,Go to Flint Castle. There I'll pine away. R2 III.ii.209
A King, Woes slaue, shall Kingly Woe obey:A king, woe's slave, shall kingly woe obey. R2 III.ii.210
That Power I haue, discharge, and let 'em goeThat power I have, discharge, and let them go R2 III.ii.211
To eare the Land, that hath some hope to grow,To ear the land that hath some hope to grow;ear (v.)

old form: eare
plough, till, cultivate
R2 III.ii.212
For I haue none. Let no man speake againeFor I have none. Let no man speak again R2 III.ii.213
To alter this, for counsaile is but vaine.To alter this; for counsel is but vain.counsel (n.)

old form: counsaile
advice, guidance, direction
R2 III.ii.214
My Liege, one word.My liege, one word! R2 III.ii.215.1
He does me double wrong,He does me double wrong R2 III.ii.215.2
That wounds me with the flatteries of his tongue.That wounds me with the flatteries of his tongue. R2 III.ii.216
Discharge my followers: let them hence away,Discharge my followers. Let them hence away: R2 III.ii.217
From Richards Night, to Bullingbrookes faire Day.From Richard's night to Bolingbroke's fair day. R2 III.ii.218
Exeunt.Exeunt R2 III.ii.218
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