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    Ill rest betide the chamber where thou liest!

    This is a dialogue in Richard III,

    What is the meaning of 'liest'? And what does Anee mean by saying, 'Ill rest betide the chamber where thou liest!'?

    I couldn't find 'liest' in dictionary.

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    Re: Ill rest betide the chamber where thou liest!

    It's 17th century English. You won't find it in a modern dictionary. Perhaps this might help you: http://nfs.sparknotes.com/richardiii/page_26.html
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: Ill rest betide the chamber where thou liest!

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's 17th century English. You won't find it in a modern dictionary. Perhaps this might help you: http://nfs.sparknotes.com/richardiii/page_26.html
    Dear Bhaisahab, it was my link in post #1.
    May I ask you what 'liest' means?

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    Re: Ill rest betide the chamber where thou liest!

    "Where thou liest" means "Where you are lying/resting".
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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