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Yields up his life unto a world of odds.
Som. York set him on, York should have sent him aid.
Lucy. And York as fast upon your Grace exclaims; Swearing, that you with-hold his levied host, Collected for this expedition. Som. York lies; he might have sent, and had the
horse ; I owe him little duty and less love, And take foul scorn to fawn on him by sending.
Lucy. The fraud of England, not the force of France, Hath now entrapt the noble-minded Talbot ; Never to England shall he bear his life, But dies, betray'd to fortune by your strife.
Som. Come, go; I will dispatch the horsemen strait; Within six hours they will be at his aid.
Lucy. Too late comes rescue ; he is ta’en, or Nain;
Som. If he be dead, brave Talbot, then adieu !
[Exeunt. S CE N E
Enter Talbot and his son.
To tutor thee in stratagems of war,
of death, F. A feast of death.] To a field where death will be feafted with Slaughter.
A terrible and unavoided danger.
John. Is my name Talbot ? and am I your son ?
Tal. Fly, to revenge my death, if I be Nain.
John. Then let me stay, and, father, do you fly;
Tal. Shall all thy mother's hopes lie in one tomb?
. Upon my blessing I command thee go.
9 For what reason this scene is other poem which was never fi. written in rhyme I cannot guess. vithed, and that being loath to If Shakespeare had not in other throw his labour away, he inplays mingled his rhymnes and serted it here. blank verses in the same manner, * Your regard.] Your care of I should have suspected that this your own fafety. dialogue had been a part of some
Tal. Thou never hadst renown, nor canst not lose it. John. Yes, your renowned name ; shall fight abuse it? Tal. Thy father's charge shall clear thee from that
ftain. John. You cannot witness for me, being Nain, If death be so apparent, then both fly.
Tal. And leave my followers here to fight and die ? My age was never tainted with such shame.
John. And shall my youth be guilty of such blame ? No more can I be sever'd from your side, Than can yourself yourself in twain divide ; Stay, go, do what you will, the like do I, For live I will not, if
my father die. Tal. Then here I take my leave of thee, fair son, Born to eclipse thy life this afternoon. Come, side by side, together live and die ; And soul with soul from France to heaven fly. [Exeunt.
Alarm : excursions, wherein Talbot's son is bemm'd
about, and Talbot rescues bim. Tal. St. George, and victory! fight, soldiers, fight : The Regent hath with Talbot broke his word, And left us to the rage of France's fword. Where is John Talbot? pause, and take thy breath ; I gave thee life, and rescu'd thee from death.
John. O, twice niy father! twice am I thy fon;
The ireful bastard Orleans, that drew blood
John. The sword of Orleans hath not made me smart,
On that advantage, bought timent better. I have ventur'd with such a shame,
at a slight Alteration, which deTo fave a paltry life, and say parts so little from the Reading
bright Fame!) This pal which has obtain’d, but so much sage seems to lie obscure and dif- raises the Sense, as well as takes jointed. Neither the Grammar away the Obscurity, that I am is to be justified; nor is the Sen- willing to think it restores the
Before young Talbot from old Talbot fly,
Tal. Then follow thou thy desp’rate Sire of Crete,
Alarm. Excursions. Enter old Talbot, led by the French.
Tal. Where is my other life? mine own is gone.
Author's Meaning ;
itself, but in this sense it wants Out on that vantage.
connection. Sir T. Hanmer reads, THEOBALD.
And leave me, which makes a Sir T. Hanmer reads, Oh what clcar sense and just confequence. advantage, which I have fol- But as change is not to be allowed, though Mr. Theobald's lowed without neceffity, I have conjecture may be well enough fuffered like to stand, because admitted.
I suppose the authour meant the 2 And like me to the peasant same as make like, or reduce to a
boys of France,] To like one level with. to the seasants is, to comfare, to * Death smear'd with copti. level by compar for, the line is vity.] That is, death stained therefore intelligible enough by and dishonoured with captivity,