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My Lord of Salisbury, we haue stayd ten dayes,My Lord of Salisbury, we have stayed ten daysR2 II.iv.1
And hardly kept our Countreymen together,And hardly kept our countrymen together,R2 II.iv.2
And yet we heare no tidings from the King;And yet we hear no tidings from the King.R2 II.iv.3
Therefore we will disperse our selues: farewell.Therefore we will disperse ourselves. Farewell.R2 II.iv.4
'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.R2 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.R2 II.iv.11
Rich men looke sad, and Ruffians dance and leape,Rich men look sad, and ruffians dance and leap – R2 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.R2 II.iv.14
These signes fore-run the death of Kings.These signs forerun the death or fall of kings.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
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