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Richard II

Richard II

Richard II Quotes

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Power Quotes

God's is the quarrel; for God's substitute,His deputy anointed in His sight,Hath caused his death: the which if wrongfully,Let heaven revenge; for I may never liftAn angry arm against His minister....

Family Quotes

Further I say and further will maintainUpon his bad life to make all this good,That he did plot the Duke of Gloucester's death,Suggest his soon-believing adversaries,And consequently, like a traito...

Language and Communication Quotes

Once more, the more to aggravate the note, With a foul traitor's name stuff I thy throat, And wish – so please my sovereign – ere I move, What my tongue speaks my right-drawn sword may prove. (...

Identity Quotes

O, how that name befits my composition! Old Gaunt indeed, and gaunt in being old. Within me Grief hath kept a tedious fast, And who abstains from meat that is not gaunt? (2.1.4)

Loyalty Quotes

There lives or dies, true to King Richard's throne, A loyal, just and upright gentleman. (1.3.2)

Gender Quotes

JOHN OF GAUNT God's is the quarrel; for God's substitute,His deputy anointed in His sight,Hath caused his death: the which if wrongfully,Let heaven revenge; for I may never liftAn angry arm against...

Appearances Quotes

Uncle, even in the glasses of thine eyesI see thy grieved heart. Hath from the number of his banished yearsPlucked four away. (1.3.9)

Suffering Quotes

We see the very wrack that we must suffer, And unavoided is the danger nowFor suffering so the causes of our wrack. (2.1.7)

Passivity Quotes

My dear dear lord, The purest treasure mortal times affordIs spotless reputation; that away, Men are but gilded loam or painted clay. (1.1.6)

Pride Quotes

Richard: Now, by my sceptre's awe, I make a vowSuch neighbour nearness to our sacred bloodShould nothing privilege him nor partialize The unstooping firmness of my upright soul. (1.1.7).

Exile Quotes

Think not the king did banish thee, But thou the king. (1.3.10)
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