| Quote #4
Not all the water in the rough rude sea
Richard is really confident in his position as king, don't you think? Even as he's just returned to England because Henry Bolingbroke's men are gaining popularity, Richard shows us why he eventually loses the monarchy. Rather than take active steps to remain in office, Richard believes God and nature will protect the king, so he doesn't really have to bother.
| Quote #5
Proud Bolingbroke, I come
Richard accuses Henry Bolingbroke of pride here. Hmm... seems like someone is trying to put his own flaws on someone else.
| Quote #6
O God, O God, that e'er this tongue of mine
Richard regrets having banished Henry Bolingbroke, the "proud man," and wishes his tongue still had the power to reverse the sentence with soothing words. It doesn't, of course, and this leads him to reflect on just how far he's fallen and how much less painful it would be if he could just forget that he had once been king.