KING RICHARD
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OLd Iohn of Gaunt, time honoured Lancaster,Old John of Gaunt, time-honoured Lancaster,R2 I.i.1
Hast thou according to thy oath and bandHast thou according to thy oath and bandR2 I.i.2
Brought hither Henry Herford thy bold son:Brought hither Henry Hereford, thy bold son,R2 I.i.3
Heere to make good ye boistrous late appeale,Here to make good the boisterous late appeal – R2 I.i.4
Which then our leysure would not let vs heare,Which then our leisure would not let us hear – R2 I.i.5
Against the Duke of Norfolke, Thomas Mowbray?Against the Duke of Norfolk, Thomas Mowbray?R2 I.i.6
Tell me moreouer, hast thou sounded him,Tell me, moreover, hast thou sounded himR2 I.i.8
If he appeale the Duke on ancient malice,If he appeal the Duke on ancient malice,R2 I.i.9
Or worthily as a good subiect shouldOr worthily, as a good subject should,R2 I.i.10
On some knowne ground of treacherie in him.On some known ground of treachery in him?R2 I.i.11
Then call them to our presence Then call them to our presence.R2 I.i.15.1
face to face,Face to face,R2 I.i.15.2
And frowning brow to brow, our selues will heareAnd frowning brow to brow, ourselves will hearR2 I.i.16
Th'accuser, and the accused, freely speake;The accuser and the accused freely speak.R2 I.i.17
High stomackd are they both, and full of ire,High-stomached are they both, and full of ire;R2 I.i.18
In rage, deafe as the sea; hastie as fire.In rage, deaf as the sea, hasty as fire.R2 I.i.19
We thanke you both, yet one but flatters vs,We thank you both. Yet one but flatters us,R2 I.i.25
As well appeareth by the cause you come,As well appeareth by the cause you come,R2 I.i.26
Namely, to appeale each other of high treason.Namely, to appeal each other of high treason.R2 I.i.27
Coosin of Hereford, what dost thou obiectCousin of Hereford, what dost thou objectR2 I.i.28
Against the Duke of Norfolke, Thomas Mowbray?Against the Duke of Norfolk, Thomas Mowbray?R2 I.i.29
What doth our Cosin lay to Mowbraies charge?What doth our cousin lay to Mowbray's charge?R2 I.i.84
It must be great that can inherite vs,It must be great that can inherit usR2 I.i.85
So much as of a thought of ill in him.So much as of a thought of ill in him.R2 I.i.86
How high a pitch his resolution soares:How high a pitch his resolution soars!R2 I.i.109
Thomas of Norfolke, what sayest thou to this?Thomas of Norfolk, what sayst thou to this?R2 I.i.110
Mowbray, impartiall are our eyes and eares,Mowbray, impartial are our eyes and ears.R2 I.i.115
Were he my brother, nay our kingdomes heyre,Were he my brother – nay, my kingdom's heir – R2 I.i.116
As he is but my fathers brothers sonne;As he is but my father's brother's son,R2 I.i.117
Now by my Scepters awe, I make a vow,Now by my sceptre's awe I make a vowR2 I.i.118
Such neighbour-neerenesse to our sacred blood,Such neighbour nearness to our sacred bloodR2 I.i.119
Should nothing priuiledge him, nor partializeShould nothing privilege him, nor partializeR2 I.i.120
The vn-stooping firmenesse of my vpright soule.The unstooping firmness of my upright soul.R2 I.i.121
He is our subiect ( Mowbray) so art thou,He is our subject, Mowbray. So art thou.R2 I.i.122
Free speech, and fearelesse, I to thee allow.Free speech and fearless I to thee allow.R2 I.i.123
Wrath-kindled Gentlemen be rul'd by me:Wrath-kindled gentlemen, be ruled by me:R2 I.i.152
Let's purge this choller without letting blood:Let's purge this choler without letting blood.R2 I.i.153
This we prescribe, though no Physition,This we prescribe, though no physician;R2 I.i.154
Deepe malice makes too deepe incision.Deep malice makes too deep incision.R2 I.i.155
Forget, forgiue, conclude, and be agreed,Forget, forgive, conclude, and be agreed;R2 I.i.156
Our Doctors say, This is no time to bleed.Our doctors say this is no month to bleed.R2 I.i.157
Good Vnckle, let this end where it begun,Good uncle, let this end where it begun.R2 I.i.158
Wee'l calme the Duke of Norfolke; you, your son.We'll calm the Duke of Norfolk, you your son.R2 I.i.159
And Norfolke, throw downe his.And, Norfolk, throw down his.R2 I.i.162.1
Norfolke, throw downe, we bidde; there is no boote.Norfolk, throw down! We bid: there is no boot.R2 I.i.164
Rage must be withstood:Rage must be withstood.R2 I.i.173.2
Giue me his gage: Lyons make Leopards tame.Give me his gage. Lions make leopards tame.R2 I.i.174
Coosin, throw downe your gage, / Do you begin.Cousin, throw up your gage. Do you begin.R2 I.i.186
We were not borne to sue, but to command,We were not born to sue, but to command;R2 I.i.196
Which since we cannot do to make you friends,Which since we cannot do to make you friends,R2 I.i.197
Be readie, (as your liues shall answer it)Be ready as your lives shall answer itR2 I.i.198
At Couentree, vpon S. Lamberts day:At Coventry upon Saint Lambert's day.R2 I.i.199
There shall your swords and Lances arbitrateThere shall your swords and lances arbitrateR2 I.i.200
The swelling difference of your setled hate:The swelling difference of your settled hate.R2 I.i.201
Since we cannot attone you, you shall seeSince we cannot atone you, we shall seeR2 I.i.202
Iustice designe the Victors Chiualrie.Justice design the victor's chivalry.R2 I.i.203
Lord Marshall, command our Officers at Armes, Lord Marshal, command our officers-at-armsR2 I.i.204
Be readie to direct these home Alarmes. Be ready to direct these home alarms.R2 I.i.205
Marshall, demand of yonder ChampionMarshal, demand of yonder championR2 I.iii.7
The cause of his arriuall heere in Armes,The cause of his arrival here in arms.R2 I.iii.8
Aske him his name, and orderly proceedAsk him his name, and orderly proceedR2 I.iii.9
To sweare him in the iustice of his cause.To swear him in the justice of his cause.R2 I.iii.10
Marshall: Aske yonder Knight in Armes,Marshal, ask yonder knight in armsR2 I.iii.26
Both who he is, and why he commeth hither,Both who he is, and why he cometh hitherR2 I.iii.27
Thus placed in habiliments of warre:Thus plated in habiliments of war;R2 I.iii.28
And formerly according to our LawAnd formally, according to our law,R2 I.iii.29
Depose him in the iustice of his cause.Depose him in the justice of his cause.R2 I.iii.30
We will descend, and fold him in our armes.We will descend and fold him in our arms.R2 I.iii.54
Cosin of Herford, as thy cause is iust,Cousin of Hereford, as thy cause is right,R2 I.iii.55
So be thy fortune in this Royall fight:So be thy fortune in this royal fight!R2 I.iii.56
Farewell, my blood, which if to day thou shead,Farewell, my blood – which if today thou shed,R2 I.iii.57
Lament we may, but not reuenge thee dead.Lament we may, but not revenge thee dead.R2 I.iii.58
Farewell, my Lord, securely I espyFarewell, my lord. Securely I espyR2 I.iii.97
Vertue with Valour, couched in thine eye:Virtue with valour couched in thine eye.R2 I.iii.98
Order the triall Marshall, and begin.Order the trial, Marshal, and begin.R2 I.iii.99
Let them lay by their Helmets & their Speares,Let them lay by their helmets and their spearsR2 I.iii.119
And both returne backe to their Chaires againe:And both return back to their chairs again.R2 I.iii.120
Withdraw with vs, and let the Trumpets sound,Withdraw with us, and let the trumpets soundR2 I.iii.121
While we returne these Dukes what we decree.While we return these dukes what we decree.R2 I.iii.122
Draw neere Draw near,R2 I.iii.123
and list / What with our Councell we haue done.And list what with our council we have done.R2 I.iii.124
For that our kingdomes earth should not be soyldFor that our kingdom's earth should not be soiledR2 I.iii.125
With that deere blood which it hath fostered,With that dear blood which it hath fostered,R2 I.iii.126
And for our eyes do hate the dire aspectAnd for our eyes do hate the dire aspectR2 I.iii.127
Of ciuill wounds plowgh'd vp with neighbors swords,Of civil wounds ploughed up with neighbours' sword,R2 I.iii.128
And for we think the eagle-winged prideR2 I.iii.129
Of sky-aspiring and ambitious thoughtsR2 I.iii.130
With rival-hating envy set on youR2 I.iii.131
To wake our peace, which in our country's cradleR2 I.iii.132
Draws the sweet infant-breath of gentle sleep,R2 I.iii.133
Which so rouz'd vp with boystrous vntun'd drummes, Which so roused up with boisterous untuned drums,R2 I.iii.134
With harsh resounding Trumpets dreadfull bray, With harsh-resounding trumpets' dreadful bray,R2 I.iii.135
And grating shocke of wrathfull yron Armes,And grating shock of wrathful iron arms,R2 I.iii.136
Might from our quiet Confines fright faire peace,Might from our quiet confines fright fair peaceR2 I.iii.137
And make vs wade euen in our kindreds blood:And make us wade even in our kindred's blood:R2 I.iii.138
Therefore, we banish you our Territories.Therefore we banish you our territories.R2 I.iii.139
You Cosin Herford, vpon paine of death,You, cousin Hereford, upon pain of lifeR2 I.iii.140
Till twice fiue Summers haue enrich'd our fields,Till twice five summers have enriched our fieldsR2 I.iii.141
Shall not regreet our faire dominions,Shall not regreet our fair dominions,R2 I.iii.142
But treade the stranger pathes of banishment.But tread the stranger paths of banishment.R2 I.iii.143
Norfolke: for thee remaines a heauier dombe,Norfolk, for thee remains a heavier doom,R2 I.iii.148
Which I with some vnwillingnesse pronounce,Which I with some unwillingness pronounce.R2 I.iii.149
The slye slow houres shall not determinateThe sly slow hours shall not determinateR2 I.iii.150
The datelesse limit of thy deere exile:The dateless limit of thy dear exile.R2 I.iii.151
The hopelesse word, of Neuer to returne,The hopeless word of ‘ never to return ’R2 I.iii.152
Breath I against thee, vpon paine of life.Breathe I against thee upon pain of life.R2 I.iii.153
It boots thee not to be compassionate,It boots thee not to be compassionate.R2 I.iii.174
After our sentence, plaining comes too late.After our sentence plaining comes too late.R2 I.iii.175
Returne againe, and take an oath with thee,Return again, and take an oath with thee.R2 I.iii.178
Lay on our Royall sword, your banisht hands;Lay on our royal sword your banished hands.R2 I.iii.179
Sweare by the duty that you owe to heauenSwear by the duty that you owe to God – R2 I.iii.180
(Our part therein we banish with your selues)Our part therein we banish with yourselves – R2 I.iii.181
To keepe the Oath that we administer:To keep the oath that we administer:R2 I.iii.182
You ueuer shall (so helpe you Truth, and Heauen)You never shall, so help you truth and God,R2 I.iii.183
Embrace each others loue in banishment,Embrace each other's love in banishment,R2 I.iii.184
Nor euer looke vpon each others face,Nor never look upon each other's face,R2 I.iii.185
Nor euer write, regreete, or reconcileNor never write, regreet, nor reconcileR2 I.iii.186
This lowring tempest of your home-bred hate,This lowering tempest of your home-bred hate,R2 I.iii.187
Nor euer by aduised purpose meete,Nor never by advised purpose meetR2 I.iii.188
To plot, contriue, or complot any ill,To plot, contrive, or complot any illR2 I.iii.189
'Gainst Vs, our State, our Subiects, or our Land.'Gainst us, our state, our subjects, or our land.R2 I.iii.190
Vncle, euen in the glasses of thine eyesUncle, even in the glasses of thine eyesR2 I.iii.208
I see thy greeued heart: thy sad aspect,I see thy grieved heart. Thy sad aspectR2 I.iii.209
Hath from the number of his banish'd yearesHath from the number of his banished yearsR2 I.iii.210
Pluck'd foure away: Six frozen Winters spent,Plucked four away. (To Bolingbroke) Six frozen winters spent,R2 I.iii.211
Returne with welcome home, from banishment.Return with welcome home from banishment.R2 I.iii.212
Why Vncle, thou hast many yeeres to Iiue.Why, uncle, thou hast many years to live.R2 I.iii.225
Thy sonne is banish'd vpon good aduice,Thy son is banished upon good adviceR2 I.iii.233
Whereto thy tongue a party-verdict gaue,Whereto thy tongue a party-verdict gave.R2 I.iii.234
Why at our Iustice seem'st thou then to lowre?Why at our justice seemest thou then to lour?R2 I.iii.235
Cosine farewell: and Vncle bid him so:Cousin, farewell – and, uncle, bid him so.R2 I.iii.247
Six yeares we banish him, and he shall go. Six years we banish him, and he shall go.R2 I.iii.248
We did obserue. Cosine Anmerle,We did observe. Cousin Aumerle,R2 I.iv.1
How far brought you high Herford on his way?How far brought you high Hereford on his way?R2 I.iv.2
And say, what store of parting tears were shed?And say, what store of parting tears were shed?R2 I.iv.5
What said our Cosin when you parted with him?What said our cousin when you parted with him?R2 I.iv.10
He is our Cosin (Cosin) but 'tis doubt,He is our cousin, cousin; but 'tis doubt,R2 I.iv.20
When time shall call him home from banishment,When time shall call him home from banishment,R2 I.iv.21
Whether our kinsman come to see his friends,Whether our kinsman come to see his friends.R2 I.iv.22
Our selfe, and Bushy: heere Bagot and GreeneOurself and BushyR2 I.iv.23
Obseru'd his Courtship to the common people:Observed his courtship to the common people,R2 I.iv.24
How he did seeme to diue into their hearts,How he did seem to dive into their heartsR2 I.iv.25
With humble, and familiat courtesie,With humble and familiar courtesy;R2 I.iv.26
What reuerence he did throw away on slaues;What reverence he did throw away on slaves,R2 I.iv.27
Wooing poore Craftes-men, with the craft of soules,Wooing poor craftsmen with the craft of smilesR2 I.iv.28
And patient vnder-bearing of his Fortune,And patient underbearing of his fortune,R2 I.iv.29
As 'twere to banish their affects with him.As 'twere to banish their affects with him.R2 I.iv.30
Off goes his bonnet to an Oyster-wench,Off goes his bonnet to an oyster-wench.R2 I.iv.31
A brace of Dray-men bid God speed him well,A brace of draymen bid God speed him well,R2 I.iv.32
And had the tribute of his supple knee,And had the tribute of his supple knee,R2 I.iv.33
With thankes my Countrimen, my louing friends,With ‘ Thanks, my countrymen, my loving friends,’R2 I.iv.34
As were our England in reuersion his,As were our England in reversion his,R2 I.iv.35
And he our subiects next degree in hope.And he our subjects' next degree in hope.R2 I.iv.36
We will our selfe in person to this warre,We will ourself in person to this war;R2 I.iv.42
And for our Coffers, with too great a Court,And, for our coffers with too great a courtR2 I.iv.43
And liberall Largesse, are growne somewhat light,And liberal largess are grown somewhat light,R2 I.iv.44
We are inforc'd to farme our royall Realme,We are enforced to farm our royal realm,R2 I.iv.45
The Reuennew whereof shall furnish vsThe revenue whereof shall furnish usR2 I.iv.46
For our affayres in hand: if that come shortFor our affairs in hand. If that come shortR2 I.iv.47
Our Substitutes at home shall haue Blanke-charters:Our substitutes at home shall have blank chartersR2 I.iv.48
Whereto, when they shall know what men are rich,Whereto, when they shall know what men are rich,R2 I.iv.49
They shall subscribe them for large summes of Gold,They shall subscribe them for large sums of goldR2 I.iv.50
And send them after to supply our wants:And send them after to supply our wants;R2 I.iv.51
For we will make for Ireland presently.For we will make for Ireland presently.R2 I.iv.52
Bushy, what newes?Bushy, what news?R2 I.iv.53
Where lyes he?Where lies he?R2 I.iv.57
Now put it (heauen) in his Physitians minde,Now put it, God, in the physician's mindR2 I.iv.59
To helpe him to his graue immediately:To help him to his grave immediately!R2 I.iv.60
The lining of his coffers shall make CoatesThe lining of his coffers shall make coatsR2 I.iv.61
To decke our souldiers for these Irish warres.To deck our soldiers for these Irish wars.R2 I.iv.62
Come Gentlemen, let's all go visit him:Come, gentlemen, let's all go visit him.R2 I.iv.63
Pray heauen we may make hast, and come too late. Pray God we may make haste and come too late!R2 I.iv.64
What comfort man? How ist with aged Gaunt?What comfort, man? How is't with aged Gaunt?R2 II.i.72
Can sicke men pIay so nicely with their names?Can sick men play so nicely with their names?R2 II.i.84
Should dying men flatter those that liue?Should dying men flatter with those that live?R2 II.i.88
Thou now a dying, sayst thou flatter'st me.Thou now a-dying sayst thou flatterest me.R2 II.i.90
I am in health, I breath, I see thee ill.I am in health. I breathe, and see thee ill.R2 II.i.92
And thou, a lunaticke leane-witted foole, – a lunatic lean-witted fool,R2 II.i.115.2
Presuming on an Agues priuiledge,Presuming on an ague's privilege,R2 II.i.116
Dar'st with thy frozen admonitionDarest with thy frozen admonitionR2 II.i.117
Make pale our cheeke, chafing the Royall bloodMake pale our cheek, chasing the royal bloodR2 II.i.118
With fury, from his natiue residence?With fury from his native residence.R2 II.i.119
Now by my Seates right Royall Maiestie,Now by my seat's right royal majesty,R2 II.i.120
Wer't thou not Brother to great Edwards sonne,Wert thou not brother to great Edward's son,R2 II.i.121
This tongue that runs soroundly in thy head,This tongue that runs so roundly in thy headR2 II.i.122
Should run thy head from thy vnreuerent shoulders.Should run thy head from thy unreverent shoulders.R2 II.i.123
And let them dye, that age and sullens haue,And let them die that age and sullens have;R2 II.i.139
For both hast thou, and both become the graue.For both hast thou, and both become the grave.R2 II.i.140
Right, you say true: as Herfords loue, so his;Right, you say true. As Hereford's love, so his.R2 II.i.145
As theirs, so mine: and all be as it is.As theirs, so mine; and all be as it is.R2 II.i.146
What sayes he?What says he?R2 II.i.148.1
The ripest fruit first fals, and so doth he,The ripest fruit first falls, and so doth he.R2 II.i.153
His time is spent, our pilgrimage must be:His time is spent, our pilgrimage must be.R2 II.i.154
So much for that. Now for our Irish warres,So much for that. Now for our Irish wars.R2 II.i.155
We must supplant those rough rug-headed Kernes,We must supplant those rough rug-headed kernsR2 II.i.156
Which liue like venom, where no venom elseWhich live like venom where no venom elseR2 II.i.157
But onely they, haue priuiledge to liue.But only they have privilege to live.R2 II.i.158
And for these great affayres do aske some chargeAnd for these great affairs do ask some charge,R2 II.i.159
Towards our assistance, we do seize to vsTowards our assistance we do seize to usR2 II.i.160
The plate, coine, reuennewes, and moueables,The plate, coin, revenues, and moveablesR2 II.i.161
Whereof our Vncle Gaunt did stand possest.Whereof our uncle Gaunt did stand possessed.R2 II.i.162
Why Vncle, / What's the matter?Why, uncle, what's the matter?R2 II.i.186.1
Thinke what you will: we seise into our hands,Think what you will, we seize into our handsR2 II.i.209
His plate, his goods, his money, and his lands.His plate, his goods, his money, and his lands.R2 II.i.210
Go Bushie to the Earle of Wiltshire streight,Go, Bushy, to the Earl of Wiltshire straight,R2 II.i.215
Bid him repaire to vs to Ely house,Bid him repair to us to Ely HouseR2 II.i.216
To see this businesse: to morrow nextTo see this business. Tomorrow nextR2 II.i.217
We will for Ireland, and 'tis time, I trow:We will for Ireland, and 'tis time I trow.R2 II.i.218
And we create in absence of our selfeAnd we create in absence of ourselfR2 II.i.219
Our Vncle Yorke, Lord Gouernor of England:Our uncle York Lord Governor of England;R2 II.i.220
For he is iust, and alwayes lou'd vs well.For he is just, and always loved us well.R2 II.i.221
Come on our Queene, to morrow must we part,Come on, our Queen; tomorrow must we part.R2 II.i.222
Be merry, for our time of stay is short. Be merry; for our time of stay is short.R2 II.i.223
Barkloughly Castle call you this at hand?Barkloughly Castle call they this at hand?R2 III.ii.1
Needs must I like it well: I weepe for ioyNeeds must I like it well. I weep for joyR2 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,R2 III.ii.6
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 childR2 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,R2 III.ii.12
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,R2 III.ii.15
Doing annoyance to the trecherous feete,Doing annoyance to the treacherous feetR2 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 flowerR2 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 touchR2 III.ii.21
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.R2 III.ii.23
This Earth shall haue a feeling, and these StonesThis earth shall have a feeling, and these stonesR2 III.ii.24
Proue armed Souldiers, ere her Natiue KingProve armed soldiers ere her native kingR2 III.ii.25
Shall falter vnder foule Rebellious Armes.Shall falter under foul rebellion's arms.R2 III.ii.26
Discomfortable Cousin, knowest thou not,Discomfortable cousin, knowest thou notR2 III.ii.36
That when the searching Eye of Heauen is hidThat when the searching eye of heaven is hidR2 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 unseenR2 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 ballR2 III.ii.41
He fires the prowd tops of the Easterne Pines,He fires the proud tops of the eastern pines,R2 III.ii.42
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 nightR2 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 seaR2 III.ii.54
Can wash the Balme from an anoynted King;Can wash the balm off from an anointed king.R2 III.ii.55
The breath of worldly men cannot deposeThe breath of worldly men cannot deposeR2 III.ii.56
The Deputie elected by the Lord:The deputy elected by the Lord.R2 III.ii.57
For euery man that Bullingbrooke hath prest,For every man that Bolingbroke hath pressedR2 III.ii.58
To lift shrewd Steele against our Golden Crowne,To lift shrewd steel against our golden crown,R2 III.ii.59
Heauen for his Richard hath in heauenly payGod for his Richard hath in heavenly payR2 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.R2 III.ii.62
Welcome my Lord, how farre off lyes your Power?Welcome, my lord. How far off lies your power?R2 III.ii.63
But now the blood of twentie thousand menBut now the blood of twenty thousand menR2 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 againR2 III.ii.78
Haue I not reason to looke pale, and dead?Have I not reason to look pale and dead?R2 III.ii.79
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
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 strikesR2 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 YorkR2 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
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;R2 III.ii.95
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 GodR2 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.R2 III.ii.102
The worst is Death, and Death will haue his day.The worst is death, and death will have his day.R2 III.ii.103
Too well, too well thou tell'st a Tale so ill.Too well, too well thou tellest a tale so ill.R2 III.ii.121
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 enemyR2 III.ii.124
Measure our Confines with such peacefull steps?Measure our confines with such peaceful steps?R2 III.ii.125
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.R2 III.ii.127
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 – R2 III.ii.132
Would they make peace? terrible Hell Would they make peace? Terrible hellR2 III.ii.133
make warre / Vpon their spotted Soules for this Offence.Make war upon their spotted souls for this.R2 III.ii.134
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 eyesR2 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 bequeathR2 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 deathR2 III.ii.152
And that small Modell of the barren Earth,And that small model of the barren earthR2 III.ii.153
Which serues as Paste, and Couer to our Bones:Which serves as paste and cover to our bones.R2 III.ii.154
For Heauens sake let vs sit vpon the ground,For God's sake let us sit upon the groundR2 III.ii.155
And tell sad stories of the death of Kings:And tell sad stories of the death of kings – R2 III.ii.156
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 crownR2 III.ii.160
That rounds the mortall Temples of a King,That rounds the mortal temples of a kingR2 III.ii.161
Keepes Death his Court, and there the Antique sitsKeeps death his court; and there the antic sits,R2 III.ii.162
Scoffing his State, and grinning at his Pompe,Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp,R2 III.ii.163
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,R2 III.ii.165
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 lifeR2 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 pinR2 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 bloodR2 III.ii.171
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
Thou chid'st me well: proud Bullingbrooke I comeThou chidest me well. Proud Bolingbroke, I comeR2 III.ii.188
To change Blowes with thee, for our day of Doome:To change blows with thee for our day of doom.R2 III.ii.189
This ague fit of feare is ouer-blowne,This ague-fit of fear is overblown.R2 III.ii.190
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?R2 III.ii.192
Speake sweetly man, although thy lookes be sowre.Speak sweetly, man, although thy looks be sour.R2 III.ii.193
Thou hast said enough.Thou hast said enough.R2 III.ii.203.2
Beshrew thee Cousin, which didst lead me forthBeshrew thee, cousin, which didst lead me forthR2 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 everlastinglyR2 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 goR2 III.ii.211
To eare the Land, that hath some hope to grow,To ear the land that hath some hope to grow;R2 III.ii.212
For I haue none. Let no man speake againeFor I have none. Let no man speak againR2 III.ii.213
To alter this, for counsaile is but vaine.To alter this; for counsel is but vain.R2 III.ii.214
He does me double wrong,He does me double wrongR2 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
Wee are amaz'd, and thus long haue we stoodWe are amazed; and thus long have we stoodR2 III.iii.72
To watch the fearefull bending of thy knee,To watch the fearful bending of thy kneeR2 III.iii.73
Because we thought our selfe thy lawfull King:Because we thought ourself thy lawful king.R2 III.iii.74
And if we be, how dare thy ioynts forgetAnd if we be, how dare thy joints forgetR2 III.iii.75
To pay their awfull dutie to our presence?To pay their awful duty to our presence?R2 III.iii.76
If we be not, shew vs the Hand of God,If we be not, show us the hand of GodR2 III.iii.77
That hath dismiss'd vs from our Stewardship,That hath dismissed us from our stewardship;R2 III.iii.78
For well wee know, no Hand of Blood and BoneFor well we know no hand of blood and boneR2 III.iii.79
Can gripe the sacred Handle of our Scepter,Can grip the sacred handle of our sceptreR2 III.iii.80
Vnlesse he doe prophane, steale, or vsurpe.Unless he do profane, steal, or usurp.R2 III.iii.81
And though you thinke, that all, as you haue done,And though you think that all, as you have done,R2 III.iii.82
Haue torne their Soules, by turning them from vs,Have torn their souls by turning them from us,R2 III.iii.83
And we are barren, and bereft of Friends:And we are barren and bereft of friends,R2 III.iii.84
Yet know, my Master, God Omnipotent,Yet know, my master, God omnipotent,R2 III.iii.85
Is mustring in his Clouds, on our behalfe,Is mustering in his clouds on our behalfR2 III.iii.86
Armies of Pestilence, and they shall strikeArmies of pestilence; and they shall strikeR2 III.iii.87
Your Children yet vnborne, and vnbegot,Your children yet unborn and unbegot,R2 III.iii.88
That lift your Vassall Hands against my Head,That lift your vassal hands against my headR2 III.iii.89
And threat the Glory of my precious Crowne.And threat the glory of my precious crown.R2 III.iii.90
Tell Bullingbrooke, for yond me thinkes he is,Tell Bolingbroke – for yon methinks he stands – R2 III.iii.91
That euery stride he makes vpon my Land,That every stride he makes upon my landR2 III.iii.92
Is dangerous Treason: He is come to opeIs dangerous treason. He is come to openR2 III.iii.93
The purple Testament of bleeding Warre;The purple testament of bleeding war;R2 III.iii.94
But ere the Crowne he lookes for, liue in peace,But ere the crown he looks for live in peaceR2 III.iii.95
Ten thousand bloody crownes of Mothers SonnesTen thousand bloody crowns of mothers' sonsR2 III.iii.96
Shall ill become the flower of Englands face,Shall ill become the flower of England's face,R2 III.iii.97
Change the complexion of her Maid-pale PeaceChange the complexion of her maid-pale peaceR2 III.iii.98
To Scarlet Indignation, and bedewTo scarlet indignation, and bedewR2 III.iii.99
Her Pastors Grasse with faithfull English Blood.Her pastor's grass with faithful English blood.R2 III.iii.100
Northumberland, say thus: The King returnes,Northumberland, say thus. The King returnsR2 III.iii.121
His Noble Cousin is right welcome hither,His noble cousin is right welcome hither,R2 III.iii.122
And all the number of his faire demandsAnd all the number of his fair demandsR2 III.iii.123
Shall be accomplish'd without contradiction:Shall be accomplished without contradiction.R2 III.iii.124
With all the gracious vtterance thou hast,With all the gracious utterance thou hastR2 III.iii.125
Speake to his gentle hearing kind commends.Speak to his gentle hearing kind commends.R2 III.iii.126
We doe debase our selfe (Cousin) doe we not,We do debase ourselves, cousin, do we not,R2 III.iii.127
To looke so poorely, and to speake so faire?To look so poorly and to speak so fair?R2 III.iii.128
Shall we call back Northumberland, and sendShall we call back Northumberland and sendR2 III.iii.129
Defiance to the Traytor, and so die?Defiance to the traitor, and so die?R2 III.iii.130
Oh God, oh God, that ere this tongue of mine,O God, O God, that e'er this tongue of mine,R2 III.iii.133
That layd the Sentence of dread BanishmentThat laid the sentence of dread banishmentR2 III.iii.134
On yond prowd man, should take it off againeOn yon proud man, should take it off againR2 III.iii.135
With words of sooth: Oh that I were as greatWith words of sooth! O that I were as greatR2 III.iii.136
As is my Griefe, or lesser then my Name,As is my grief, or lesser than my name,R2 III.iii.137
Or that I could forget what I haue beene,Or that I could forget what I have been,R2 III.iii.138
Or not remember what I must be now:Or not remember what I must be now!R2 III.iii.139
Swell'st thou prowd heart? Ile giue thee scope to beat,Swellest thou, proud heart? I'll give thee scope to beat,R2 III.iii.140
Since Foes haue scope to beat both thee and me.Since foes have scope to beat both thee and me.R2 III.iii.141
What must the King doe now? must he submit?What must the King do now? Must he submit?R2 III.iii.143
The King shall doe it: Must he be depos'd?The King shall do it. Must he be deposed?R2 III.iii.144
The King shall be contented: Must he looseThe King shall be contented. Must he loseR2 III.iii.145
The Name of King? o' Gods Name let it goe.The name of king? A God's name, let it go.R2 III.iii.146
Ile giue my Iewels for a sett of Beades,I'll give my jewels for a set of beads,R2 III.iii.147
My gorgeous Pallace, for a Hermitage,My gorgeous palace for a hermitage,R2 III.iii.148
My gay Apparrell, for an Almes-mans Gowne,My gay apparel for an almsman's gown,R2 III.iii.149
My figur'd Goblets, for a Dish of Wood,My figured goblets for a dish of wood,R2 III.iii.150
My Scepter, for a Palmers walking Staffe,My sceptre for a palmer's walking-staff,R2 III.iii.151
My Subiects, for a payre of carued Saints,My subjects for a pair of carved saints,R2 III.iii.152
And my large Kingdome, for a little Graue,And my large kingdom for a little grave,R2 III.iii.153
A little little Graue, an obscure Graue.A little, little grave, an obscure grave;R2 III.iii.154
Or Ile be buryed in the Kings high-way,Or I'll be buried in the King's highway,R2 III.iii.155
Some way of common Trade, where Subiects feetSome way of common trade where subjects' feetR2 III.iii.156
May howrely trample on their Soueraignes Head:May hourly trample on their sovereign's head,R2 III.iii.157
For on my heart they tread now, whilest I liue;For on my heart they tread now whilst I live,R2 III.iii.158
And buryed once, why not vpon my Head?And buried once, why not upon my head?R2 III.iii.159
Aumerle, thou weep'st (my tender-hearted Cousin)Aumerle, thou weepest, my tender-hearted cousin.R2 III.iii.160
Wee'le make foule Weather with despised Teares:We'll make foul weather with despised tears.R2 III.iii.161
Our sighes, and they, shall lodge the Summer Corne,Our sighs and they shall lodge the summer corn,R2 III.iii.162
And make a Dearth in this reuolting Land.And make a dearth in this revolting land.R2 III.iii.163
Or shall we play the Wantons with our Woes,Or shall we play the wantons with our woes,R2 III.iii.164
And make some prettie Match, with shedding Teares?And make some pretty match with shedding tears,R2 III.iii.165
As thus: to drop them still vpon one place,As thus to drop them still upon one placeR2 III.iii.166
Till they haue fretted vs a payre of Graues,Till they have fretted us a pair of gravesR2 III.iii.167
Within the Earth: and therein lay'd, there lyesWithin the earth, and therein laid there liesR2 III.iii.168
Two Kinsmen, digg'd their Graues with weeping Eyes?Two kinsmen digged their graves with weeping eyes.R2 III.iii.169
Would not this ill, doe well? Well, well, I seeWould not this ill do well? Well, well, I seeR2 III.iii.170
I talke but idly, and you mock at mee.I talk but idly, and you laugh at me.R2 III.iii.171
Most mightie Prince, my Lord Northumberland,Most mighty prince, my Lord Northumberland,R2 III.iii.172
What sayes King Bullingbrooke? Will his MaiestieWhat says King Bolingbroke? Will his majestyR2 III.iii.173
Giue Richard leaue to liue, till Richard die?Give Richard leave to live till Richard die?R2 III.iii.174
You make a Legge, and Bullingbrooke sayes I.You make a leg, and Bolingbroke says ‘ Ay.’R2 III.iii.175
Downe, downe I come, like glist'ring Phaeton,Down, down I come like glistering Phaethon,R2 III.iii.178
Wanting the manage of vnruly Iades.Wanting the manage of unruly jades.R2 III.iii.179
In the base Court? base Court, where Kings grow base,In the base-court – base-court, where kings grow baseR2 III.iii.180
To come at Traytors Calls, and doe them Grace.To come at traitors' calls, and do them grace.R2 III.iii.181
In the base Court come down: down Court, down King,In the base-court. Come down – down court, down King,R2 III.iii.182
For night-Owls shrike, where moũting Larks should sing.For night-owls shriek where mounting larks should sing.R2 III.iii.183
Faire Cousin, / You debase your Princely Knee,Fair cousin, you debase your princely kneeR2 III.iii.190
To make the base Earth prowd with kissing it.To make the base earth proud with kissing it.R2 III.iii.191
Me rather had, my Heart might feele your Loue,Me rather had my heart might feel your loveR2 III.iii.192
Then my vnpleas'd Eye see your Courtesie.Than my unpleased eye see your courtesy.R2 III.iii.193
Vp Cousin, vp, your Heart is vp, I know,Up, cousin, up. Your heart is up, I know,R2 III.iii.194
Thus high at least, although your Knee be low.Thus high at least, although your knee be low.R2 III.iii.195
Your owne is yours, and I am yours, and all.Your own is yours, and I am yours and all.R2 III.iii.197
Well you deseru'd: / They well deserue to haue,Well you deserve. They well deserve to haveR2 III.iii.200
That know the strong'st, and surest way to get.That know the strongest and surest way to get.R2 III.iii.201
Vnckle giue me your Hand: nay, drie your Eyes,Uncle, give me your hands. Nay, dry your eyes.R2 III.iii.202
Teares shew their Loue, but want their Remedies.Tears show their love, but want their remedies.R2 III.iii.203
Cousin, I am too young to be your Father,Cousin, I am too young to be your fatherR2 III.iii.204
Though you are old enough to be my Heire.Though you are old enough to be my heir.R2 III.iii.205
What you will haue, Ile giue, and willing to,What you will have, I'll give, and willing too;R2 III.iii.206
For doe we must, what force will haue vs doe.For do we must what force will have us do.R2 III.iii.207
Set on towards London: / Cousin, is it so?Set on towards London, cousin – is it so?R2 III.iii.208
Then I must not say, no.Then I must not say no.R2 III.iii.209.2
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