The 1st play of a old tetralogy which include Shakespeare’s Henry IV (parts 1 and a couple of) and Henry V, Richard II information the tragic downfall of the eponymous king and simultaneous upward push of Henry IV. while Richard II’s reliance on his bloodline and the Divine correct of Kings makes him quaint and equivalent to medieval rulers, Henry IV’s contrastingly smooth reliance on Machiavellian rules and his highbrow prowess offers him an area that's finally Richard’s undoing. a robust and tricky tragedy, Richard II is still the most politically charged performs of Shakespeare’s illustrious occupation.
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Attending: anticipating, listening for 117 SD. warder: employees or truncheon carried as an emblem of place of work and used right here to sign the tip of the wrestle 118. remain: cease, wait 119. lay through: set aside 123. whereas: until eventually; we go back: I inform one hundred twenty five. record: i. e. , hearken to, pay attention 126. For that: i. e. , so that 128. for: simply because; point: suggested aspèct 132. set on you: i. e. , set you on, incited you one hundred thirty five. Which: maybe, which civil disturbance, or which bold concepts and envy (Grammatically, Which refers back to the notice peace as its antecedent, yet whilst it serves because the topic of the clause “Which . . . Might . . . fright reasonable peace. ”) 142. upon ache of lifestyles: i. e. , your lifestyles may be the penalty in the event you disobey a hundred and forty four. regreet: salute or greet back a hundred forty five. stranger: overseas one hundred fifty. heavier doom: graver sentence 152. determinate: placed an finish to 153. dateless: unlimited; restrict: prescribed time; expensive: dire 158. costlier: extra priceless; benefit: gift; maim: wound, harm a hundred sixty five. crafty: creative, skillfully contrived 166. open: i. e. , out of its case 166–67. into his fingers / That: i. e. , into the arms of somebody who 169. Doubly portcullised: i. e. , as though placed at the back of a double portcullis or grate (See photograph. ) Door with a portcullis. (1. three. 169) Print tipped into John Foxe, Actes and monuments . . . (1563). 171. attend on: wait upon, function attendant to 172. nurse: i. e. , nursemaid, one in all whose initiatives might were to aid a tender baby to talk 177. boots: advantages, gains; compassionate: self-pitying; or, attractive for pity 178. plaining: complaining, lamenting 179. me: i. e. , myself one hundred eighty. colors: darkness 185. therein: i. e. , within the responsibility that you just owe one hundred ninety. regreet: greet, salute 192. by way of advisèd function: i. e. , intentionally 193. complot: plot jointly, conspire; ailing: evil 197. as far as to mine enemy: maybe a sign that the phrases to stick to, even though addressed on to Mowbray, should not to be wrong for a pleasant overture (See longer word. ) 198. authorized us: i. e. , allowed us to struggle to the loss of life two hundred. Banished: i. e. , banished from; sepulcher: suggested sepùlcher 204. clogging: Clogs have been weights fixed to the legs of prisoners. (See photo. ) stressed with a clog. (1. three. 204; five. 6. 20) From Geoffrey Whitney, a call of emblemes . . . (1586). 206. My identify be: i. e. , could my identify be 210. stray: i. e. , move the opposite direction 212. glasses: having a look glasses, mirrors 213. point: reported aspèct 214. banished years: i. e. , years of banishment 219. wanton: luxuriant 221. in regard of: i. e. , as a result of your regard for 227–29. lamp, gentle, taper: Human existence is frequently (as within the Bible) in comparison to candles and lamps. Gaunt imagines his personal loss of life because the extinguishing of those resources of sunshine and warmth. 228. extinct: extinguished 235. furrow: the following, previous age is imaged within the wrinkled forehead, pictured as a box that point has plowed into furrows. 236. his pilgrimage: i. e. , its growth (A pilgrimage was once a trip to a sacred position, however the time period was once usually used to explain the process a human existence from adolescence to previous age and demise.