What is the meaning of the line "Make dust our paper and with rainy eyes write sorrow on the bosom of the earth" in Richard II?

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Richard II is in a despairing mood. His arch-rival Bolingbroke has landed in England and is rapidly making his way across the country to the acclamation of the common people. To make matters worse, some of Richard's supposedly loyal lieutenants tried to defect to the enemy camp, though they were executed for their treachery.

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