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That here come sacrifices for the field: Cool and congeal again to what it was, Persever not, but hear me, inighty kings. i Cit. Why answer not the double majesties K. John. Speak on, with favoar; we are This friendly treaty of our threaten'd town? bent to hear.

(Blanch, K. Phi. Speak England first, that hath been 1 Clt. That daughter there of Spain, the lady forward first Is vear to England: Look upon


years Tơ speak unto this city : What say yon? Of Lewis the dauphin, and that lovely maid: K. John. If that the dauphin there, thy If lusty love should go in quest of beauty,

princely son, Where should he find it fairer than in Blanch? Can in this book of beauty read, I love,

If zealous * love should go in search of virtue, Her dowry shall weigh equal with a queen:
Where should he find it purer than in Blanch For Anjon, and fair Touraine, Maine, Poictiers,
If love ambitious sought a match of birth, And all that we upon this side the sea
Whose veins bound richer blood than lady (Except this city now by us besieged)

Find liable to our crown and dignity,
Such as she is, in beauty, virtue, birth, Shall gild her bridal bed; and make her rich
Is the young dauphin every way complete: In titles, honours, and promotions,
If not complete, o say, he is not she;

As she in beauty, education, blood, And she again wants nothing, to name want, Holds hand with any princess of the world. It want it be not, that she is not he:

K. Phi. What sayst thou, boy? look in th: TIe is the half part of a blessed man,

lady's face. Left to be finished by such a she;

Lew. I do, my lord, and in her eye I find And she a fair divided excellence,

A wonder, or a wondrous miracle, Whose fulness of perfection lies in him. The shadow of myself form’d'in her eye; 0, two such silver currents, when they join, Which, being but the shadow of your son, Do glorify the banks that bound them in: Becomes a son and makes your son a shadow: And two such shores to two such streams I do protest, I never loved myself,

Till now infixed I beheld myself, Two such controlling bounds shall you be,kings, Drawn in the battering table I of her eye. To these two princes, if you marry them.

[Whispers with BLANCH. This union shall do more than battery can,

Bast. Drawn in the flattering table of her To our fast-closed gates; for, at this match,


(brow!With swifter spleent than powder can enforce, Hang'd' in the frowning wrinkle of her The mouth of passage shall we fling wide ope, And quarter'd in her heart!-he doth espy And give you entrance; but without this match, Himself love's traitor : This is pity now, The sea enraged is not half so deaf,

That hang'd, and drawn, and quarter'd, there Lions more confident, mountains and rocks In such a love, so vile a lout as he. (should be More free from motion; no, not death himself Blanch. My uncle's will, in this respect, is In mortal fury half so peremptory,

mine: As we to keep this city.

If he see aught in you, that makes him like, Bast. Here's a stay,

That any thing he sees, which moves his liking That shakes the rotten carcass of old death I can with ease translate it to my will; Out of his rags! Here's a large mouth, indeed, Or, if you will, (to speak more properly.) That spits forth death, and mountains, rocks, I will enforce it easily to my love.

Further I will not flatter you, my lord, Talks as familiarly of roaring lions,

That all I see in you is worthy love, As maids of thirteen do of puppy-dogs! Than this,--that nothing do I see in yon, What cannoneer begot this lusty blood? (Though churlish thoughts themselves should He speaks plain cannon, fire, and smoke, and be yonr judge,) bounce;

That I can find should merit any hate. He gives the bastinado with his tongue; K.John, What say these young ones? What Our ears are cudgell’d; not a word of his,

say you, my niece? But buffets better than a fist of France:

Blanch. That she is bound in honour still Zounds! I was never so bethump'd with words, What you in wisdom shall vouchsafe to say. Since I first call’d my brother's father, dad. K. John. Speak then, prince dauphin; cat Eli. Son, liśť to this conjanction, make this you love this lady? match;

Lew. Nay, ask meif I can refrain froni love, Give with our niece a dowry large enough: For I do love her most unfcignedly. For by this knot thou shalt so surely tie K. John. Then do I give Volquessen, TouThy now unsured' assurance to the crown,

raine, Maine, That yon green boy shall have no sup to ripe Poictiers, and Anjou, these five provinces, The bloom that promiseth a mighty fruit. With her to thee; and this addition more, I see a yielding in the looks of France; Full thirty thousand marks of English coinMark, how they whisper: urge them, while Philip of France, if thou be pleased withal, Are capable of this ambition: [their 'souls Command thy son and daughter to join hands Lest zeal, now melted, by the windy breath K. Phi. It likes us well ;-Young printes, Of soft petitions, pity, and remorse,

close your hands. • Pious.: 12 + Speed.


and seas;

(to de Aust. Aud your lips tou; for, I am well And France,(whose armour conscience buckleid assured,

Whom zeal and charity brought to the field, (ou; That I did so, when I was first assured .. As God's own soldier,) rounded 5 in the ear X. Phi, Now, citizens of Angiers, ope your With that same purpose-changer, that sly devil; gates,

That broker, that still breaks the pite of faith; Let in that ámity which you have made; That daily break-vow; be that wius of all, for at saint Mary's chapel, presently, Of kings, of beggars, old inen, young wuen, che rites if marriage shall be solemnized.

maids ;Is not the lady Constance in this troop? Who having no external thing to lose I kı.ow, she is not; for this match, made up, But the word maid,--cheats the poor maid of Her presence would have interrupted much :

that ;

(modityli;- . Where is she and her son! tell me, who That smooth-faced gentleman, tickling com. knows.

(uesa' tent. Commodity, the bias of the world; Lew. She is sad and passionatet at your high. The world, who of itself is peised { well, K. Phi. And, by my faith, this league, that Made to run even, upon even gronnd; we have made,

Till this advantage, this vile drawing bias, Will give her sadness very little cure.-- This sway of motion, this commodity, Brother or England, how may we content Makes it take head from all indifferency, This widow lady? In hier right we cauie; From all direction, purpose, course, intent: . Weich we, God kuows, have turu'd another Aud this same bias, this commodity, To our own vantage I.

(way, This bawd, this broker, this all-changing word, K. John. We will heal up all; (tagne, Clapp'd ou the outward eye of fickle France, · For we'll create young Arthur duke of Bre- Hath drawn him from his own determined aid,

And earl of Richmond; and this rich fair town From a resolved and honourable war,
We make him lord of.-Call the lady Con-To a most base and vile-concluded peace.-
Some speely messenger bid her repair (stauce; And why raill on this commodity?
To our solemnity:-1 trust we shall,

But for because he hath not woo'd ne yet: If not till up the measure of her will,

Not that I have the power to clutch** пу

han:!, Yet in some measure satisfy her so,

When his fair angels it would salate my palan : That we shall stop her exclamation.

But for my hand, as unattempted yet, Go we, as well as haste will suffer us, Like a poor beggar, vaileth on the richi. To this uplook'd for, unprepared pomp. Well, whiles I anu a beggar, I will rail, [Exeunt ail but the Bastard. I'he Citizens And say-there is no sin, but to be rich; relire from the walls.

And being rich, iny virtue then shall be, i Bast. Mad world! mad kings! mad com- To say,--there is uo vice, but beggary:, position !

Since kings break faith upon comodity, John, to stop Arthur's title in the whole, Gain, be any lord I for I will worship thee! llath willingly departed with a part:



. SCENE I. The same. The French King's | But they will quake and tremble all this day. Tent.

What dost thou mean by shinking of thy hea: ? Enter CONSTANCE, ARTHUR, & SALISBURY. What ineans thathani nipou dat breastwithin ?

Wliy dost thon look so sadly on my son? Const. Gone to be married ! gone to swear Why holds thine eye that lamentable cheur." a peace!

(friends! Like a proud river peering o'er his bount:? False blood to false blood join'd! Gone to be Be these sad signs confirmers of thy words? Shall Lewis have Blanchi and Blanch those Then speak again; not all thy former tale, provinces

But this one word, whether thy tale be true. It is not so; thou hast misspoke, mishcard; Sal. As true, as, I believe, you think then Be well advised, tell o'er thy tale again :

false, It cannot be; thou dost but say, 'tis so: That give yon cause to prove my saying tru.'. 1 trust, I may not trust thec; for thy word Const. u, if thou teachine to believe M S Is but the vain breath of a common man:

sorrow, Believe me, I do not believe thee, man; Teach thou this sorrow how to make me die; I have a king's oath to the contrary:

And let belief and life encounter so, 'Thou shalt be punish'd for thus frighting me, As doth the fury of two desperate men, For I am sick, and capable It of fears; (fears; Which, in the very meeting, rail, and die.--Oppress'd with wrongs, and therefore full of Lewis marry Blanch! 0, bay, then where are A widow, husbandless, subject to fears;


(or me?-. A woman, uaturally born to fears; (jest, France friend with England! whai becomes And thought thou now confess, thou didst bat Fellow, be gone; I cannot brook tiny sight; With my vex'd spirits I cannot take a truce, This news hath made thee a inost ugly m.i?.

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Sal. What other harm have I, good lady, But on this day, let seamen fear no wreck; done,

No bargains break, that are not this day made: But spoke the harm that is by others done? This day, all things begun come to ill end;

Const. Which harm within itself so heinous is, Yca, faith itself to hollow falsehood change! As it makes harmful all that speak of it. K. Phi. By heaven, lady, you shall have no

Arth. I do beseech yon, madam, be content. Const. If thon, that bidd'st me be content, To curse the fair proceedings of this day: wert grim,

Have I not pawn'd to yon my majesty? Ugly, and stand'rous to thy mother's womb, Const. You have beguiled me with a counFull of unpleasing blots, and sightless * stains, terfeit,

[and tried, Lame, foolish, crooked, swart, prodigionst, Resembling majesty; which, being touclid, Patch'd with foul moles, and eye-offending Proves valueless: You are forsworn, forsworn; marks,

You came in arms to spill mine enemies' blood, I wou not care, I then wonld be content; now in arms yon strengthen it with yours: For then I should not love thee; no, nor thou The grappling vigour and rough frown of war, Become thy great birth, nor deserve a crown. Is cold in amity and painted peace, But thou art fair; and at thy birth, dear boy! And our oppression hath made up this league: Nature and fortune join'd to make thee great: Arm, arm, you heavens, against these perjured of nature's gifts thoa may'st with lilies boast, kings! And with the half-blown rose : but fortune, 0! A widow cries; be husband to me, heavens! She is corrupted, changed, and won from thee; Let not the hours of this ungodly day She adulterates hourly with thine uncle John; Wear out the day in peace; but, ere sunset, And with her golden hand hath plack'd on Set armed discord'twixt these perjured kings! France

Hear me, 0, hear me! To tread down fair respect of sovereignty,


Lady Constance, peace. And made his majesty the bawd to theirs. Const. War! war! no peace! peace is to me France is a bawd to fortune, and king John;

a war. That strumpet fortune, that usorping John:- 0 Lymoges! O Austria! thou dost shame Tell me, thou fellow, is not France forsworn? That bloody spoil: Thou slave, thou wretch, Envenom him with words; or get thee gone,

thou coward; And leave those woes alone, which I alone Thou little valiant, great in villany! Am bound to under-bear.

Thou ever strong upon the stronger side! Sal.

Parcon me, madam, Thon fortune's champion, that dost never fight I may not go withont you to the kings. But when her humorous ladyship is by Const. Thou may'st, thou shalt, I will not go To teach tliee safety! thou art perjured too, withi thee:

And sooth'st np greatness. What a fool artthon, I will instruct my sorrows to be prond; A ramping fool; to brag, and stamp, and swear, For grief is proud, and makes bis owner stout. Upon my party! Thoa cold blooded slave, To me, and to the state I of my great grief, Hast thou wot spoke like thunder on my side? Let kings assemble; for my griet's so great, Been sworn my soldier? bidding me depend That no supporter but the huge firm earth Upon thy stars, thy fortune, and thy strength? Can hold it up: here I and sorrow sit; And dost thou now fall over to my foes? Here is my throne, bid kings come bow to it. Thou wear a lion's hide! doff || it forshane,

[She throws herself on the ground. And hang a call's-skin on those recreant limbs. Enter King JOHN, Kiny PHILIP, LEWIS, Aust. O, that a man should speak those BLANCA, ELINOR, Bastard, AUSTRIA, und words to me!

(creant limbs. Attendants.

Bast. And ang a calf's-skin on those reK. Phi. 'Tis true, fair daughter; and this Aust. Thou darest not say so, villain, for blessed day,

(eveant limbs. Ever in France shall be kept festival:

Bast. And bang a calf's-skin on those reTo solemnize this day, the glorious sun

K. John. We like not this; thou dost forget Stays in his course, and plays the alchemist; thyself. Turning, with splendour of his precious eye,

Enter PANDULPH. The meagre cloddy earth to glittering gold: K. Phi. Here comes the holy legate of the The yearly course, that brings this day about,


(ven : Shall never see it but a holyday.

Pand, Hail, you anointed deputies of heaConst. A wicked day, and not a holyday!- To ther, king John, my holy errand is.

(Rising. I, Pandulph, of fair Milan cardinal, What hath this day deserved? what hath it. And from pope Innocent the legate here, That it in golden letters should be set, (done; Do, in his name, religiously demand, Among the high tides g, in the kalendar? Why thou against the church, our holy mother, Nay, rather, turn this day out of the week; So wilfully dost sparn; and, force perforce, This day of shame, oppression, perjury: Keep Stephen Langton, chosen archbishop Or, if it must stand still, let wives with child of Canterbury, from that koly see? Pray, that their burdens may not fall this day, This, in our 'foresaid holy father's name, Lest that their hopes prodigiously be cross'd: Pope Innocent, 1 do demand of thee. Unsightly. + Portentons. Seated in state.. $ Solemn geasons.

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K. John. What earthly name to interroga- Const. What should lie say, but, as the cartories,

Can task the free breath of a sacred king?" Lew. Bethink yon, father; for the difference
Thon canst not, cardinal, devise a name Is, purchase of a heavy, curse from Rome,
So slight, unworthy, and ridiculous,

Or the light loss of England for a friend:
To charge me to an answer, as the pope. [land, Forego the easier.
Tell him this tale; and from the mouth of Eng

Blanch. That's the curse of Rome. Add thus much more,—That no Italian priest Const. 0,Lewis, stand fast; the devil tempts. Shall title or toll in our dominions;

thee here, But as we under heaven are supreme head,

In likeness of a new untrimm bri So under him, that great supremacy,

Blanch. The lady Constanto,


Code 1 Where we do reign, we will alone uphold, But from her need.

(her faith, Withont the assistance of a mortal hand :


O, if the
So tell the pope: all reverence set apart, Which only lives but ly
To him and his usurp'd alithority.

That need must needis K. Phi. Brother of England, you blaspheme That faith would low in this.

(Christendom, 0, then, tread K. John. Though you, and all the kings of mounts Are led so grossly by this meddling priest, Keep my ner


ydowai, Dreading the curse that money inay buy out;

K. Johan d up, and faith is trodde.. And, by the merit of vile gold, dross, dust,

10' The king is moved, and answers Purchase corrupted pardon of a inan,

to this.

(well. Who, in that sale, seils pardon from himself:

1.0, be removed from him, and answer Though you, and all the rest, so grossly led,

-st. Do so, king Philip; hang no more in This juggling witchcraft with revenue cherish;


(sweet lout. Yet 1, alone, alone dio me oppose

Bast. Hang nothing but a calf's-skin, most Against the pope, and count his friends my foe K. Phi. I am perplex'd, and know not what Pand. Then, by the lawful power that I ha

(thee more, Thon shalt stand cursed, and excommuni

.ve, Pand. What canst thou say, bnt will perplex And blessed shall he be, that doth reve

cate: If thou stand excommunicate and cursed? From his allegiance to an heretic;


ķ. Phi. Good reverend father, make my And meritorious shall that hand be

person yours, Canonized, and worshipp'd as a so

callid, And tell me, how you would bestow yourself. That takes away by any secret'

int, This royal hand and mine are newly knits Thy hateful life.


And the conjunction of our inward souls Const. 0, la

Married in league, coupled and link'd together That I have room with Ro'

wful let it be, With all religious strength of sacved vows; Good father cardinal, or

ne to curse a wbile! The latest breath that gave the sound of words, Tc my keen curses;


y thou, amen, Was deep-sworn faith, peace, amity, true love, There is no tongue

ur, without my wrong, Between our kingdoms and our royalselves; right.

atb power to curse himn And even before this trace, but new betodePand. There's

No longer than we well could wash our hands, law and warrant, lady, for | To clap this royal bargain up of penet'.my curse Const. And

(no right, Heaven knows, they were besinear’dand overfor mine too; when law can do stain'd Let it be layful, that law bar no wrong;


With slaughter's pencil;, whiere revenge did. For he

ut give my child his kingdom here; The fearful difference of incensed kinys :Theref

wat holds his kingdom, holds the law: And shallthese hands,solately purged of blooii,,

since law itself is perfect wrong, How

So newly join'd in love, so strong in both, can the law forbid my tongue to curse? Unyoke this seizure, and this kind regreett? L'and. Philip of France, on peril of a curse, Play fast and loose with faith? 80 jest with Let go the hand of that arch-heretic;

heaven, And raise the power of France upon his head, Make such unconstant:children of ourselveti, Unless he do submit himself to Rome.

As now again to snatch our palm from palmu Eli. Lookst thou pale, France? do not let Unswear faith sworn; and on the marriage belas go thy hand.

(repent, Of smiling peace to march a bloody host, Const. Look to that, devil! lest that France And make a riot on the gentle brow Aud, by disjoining hands, hell lose a soul. Of trúe sincerity ? O, holy sir, Aust. King Philip, listen to the cardinal. My reverend father, let it not be so: Bast. And hang a calf's-skin on his re- Out of your grace, devise, ordain, in pose creant limbs.

(wrongs, Some gentle order; and then we shall be bless' Aust. Well, ruffian, I must pocket up these To do your pleasure, and continue, friends.

Pand. All form is formless, order orderless Bast. Your breeches best may carry them. Save what is opposite to England's love i K. John. Philip, what sayst thou to the Therefore, to arms! be champion of our churchill cardinal?

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A mother's curse, on her revolting son.

Const. That which upholdeth him that thee Trance,thou maysthold a serpent by the tongue, upholds,

honour! A cased lion by the mortal paw,

His honour: 0, thine honour, Lewis, thine A fasting tiger safer by the tooth, (hold. Liew.I musct your majesty doth seem so cold, Thąn keep in peace that hand which thou dost When soch profound respects do pull you on. X. Phi. I may disjoin my hand, but not my Pund. I will denounce a curse upon his head, faith.

[faith; K. Phi. Thou shalt not need :--England, I'll Fund. So makest thou faith an enemy to fall from thee. And, like a civil war, set'st oath to oath, Const. O fair retorn of banish'd majesty! Thy tongue against thy tongue, 0, let thy vow Eli, O foul revolt of French inconstancy! l'irst nade to heaven, first be to heaven per- K. John. France, thou shalt rue this liour ferm'd;

within this hour.

[sexton time, That is, to be the champion of our church! Bast. Old time the clock-setter, that bald

orest, is sworn against thy. Is it as he will? well then, France shall rue.

ormed by thyself: (self, Blanch. The sun's o'ercast with blood: Fair For that, which thou ha.

at sworn to do aniiss, day, adieu! Io not amiss when it is tro. Toing 'tends to ill, I am with both : each army hath a hand;

'y done;

Which is the side that I must go withal? And being not do it, where The trpil

't doing it: And, in their rage, I having hold of both, ... is then most done nu.


They whirl asunder, and dismember me. ne better act of purposes misto.

Husband, I cannot pray that thou mayst win; Is, to mistake again; though indin

(fire, Uncle, I needs must pray that thou may st lose; Yet indirection thereby grows direc,

o cools Father, I may not wish the fortune thine; And falsehood falsehood cures; as firs

"n’d. Grandam, I will not wish thy wishes thrive: Within the scorched veins of one new bu.

Whoever wins, on that side shall I lose; It is religion, that doth make vows kept;

Assured loss, before the match be play'l. But thou hast sworn against religion;

Leu. Lady, with me; with me thy fortune By what thou swear'st, against the thing thou


(there my life dies. swear'st;

Blanch. There where my fortune lives, And makest an oath the surety for thy truth

John. Cousin, go draw our puissance Against an oath : The truth thou art unsure


[Erit Bastard. To swear, swear only not to be forsworn;

Tam burn'd up with in aming wrath; Else, what a mockery should it be to swear? France,.

hose heat hath this condition, But thon dost swear only to be forsworn: A rage, w. And most forsworn, to keep what thou dust That nothing dearest-valned blood, of France.

can allay, nothing but blood, swear.

The blood, anı Therefore, thy latter vows, against thy first,' A. Pli. Thy

rage shall burn thee np, aud Is in thyself rebellion to thyself:

thou shalt And better conquest never canst thou make, To ashes, ere our bli 'od shall quench that fire: Than arm thy constant and thy nobler parts Look to thyself, thou

art in jeopardy:

han he that threats.Against those giddy loose suggestions :

K. John. No more

(Excunt. Upon which better part our prayers come in,

To arms let's hie ! Irthou vouchsafethem: bat, if not, then know, SCENEII. The same. Pa

nins near Angiers. The peril of our curses light on thee; So heavy, as thou shalt not shake tliem off, Alarums, Ercursions. Em 'er the Bastard,

with AUSTRIA's Ile,

ad. But, in despair, die under their black weight. Aust. Rebellion, flat rebellion !

Bast. Now, by my life, this day grows Bast. Will't not be?

wondrons hot ; Will not a call's-skin stop that mouth of thine? Some airy devil lovers in the sky, Lew. Father, to arms !

And pours down mischief. Austria's l'ead lie Blanch.

U pon thy wedding day? | While Philip breathes, Against the blood that thou hast married? Enter King JOHN, ARTHUR, and IIUBERT. What, shall our feast be kept with slaughter'd K. John. Hubert, keep this boy:--thilip, men?

(drums - My mother is assailed in our tent, [make up: * Shall braying trumpets, and loud churlish And ta’en, I fear, Clamours of bell, be measures to our pomp?


My lord, I rescued her; O, husband, hear mela-ah, alack! how new Her highness is in safety, fear you not: Ishusband in my mouth !-even for that name, But on, my liege: for very little pins Which till this time my tongue did ne'er pro- Will bring this labour to an happy end. Upou my knee I beg, go not to arms (nounce,

(Exeunt. Against mine uncle.

SCENE III. The same. Const. 0, upon my knee,

Enter Made hard with kneeling, I do pray to thee, Alarums; Excursions ; Retreat. Thou virtuous Dauphin, alter not the doom King John, Elinor, ARTHUR, the Bas Fore-thought by heaven. (motive may

tard, HUBERT, and Lords. Blanch. Now shall I see thy love: What K. John. So shall it be; your grace shal Be stronger with thee than the name of wite? stay behind,

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