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Big. Away, toward Bury, to the Dauphin there!
Do but hear me, sir.
Hub. Upon my soul, —
. If thou didst but consent
Hub. If I in act, consent, or sin of thought
Phil. Go, bear him in thine arms.-
The unowed'interest of proud-swelling state.
SCENE I.-The same. A room in the palace. Enter King John, PANDULPH with the crown, and
Attendants. K. John. Thus have I yielded up into your hand The circle of my glory. Pand.
Giving back the crown to Jonn. From this my hand, as holding of the pope, Your sovereign greatness and authority.
K. John. Now keep your holy word: go meet the And from his holiness use all your power (French; To stop their marches, 'fore we are inflam'd. Our discontented counties do revolt; Our people quarrel with obedience;
* unclaimed, unowned.
Swearing allegiance, and the love of soul,
Pand. It was my breath that blew this tempest up,
[Exit. K. John. Is this Ascension-day? Did not the proSay, that, before Ascension-day at noon, sphet My crown I should give off? Even so I have: I did suppose, it should be on constraint; But, heaven be thank'd, it is but voluntary.
Enter Philip. Phil. All Kent hath yielded; nothing there holds But Dover castle: London hath receiv’d, sout, Like a kind host, the Dauphin and his powers : Your nobles will not hear you, but are gone To offer service to your enemy; And wild amazement hurries up and down The little number of your doubtful friends.
K. John. Would not my lords return to me again, After they heard young Arthur was alive?
Phil. They found him dead, and cast into the An empty casket, where the jewel of life, [streets; By some dread hand, was robb’d and ta'en away.
K. John. That villain Hubert told me, he did live.
Phil. So, on my soul, he did, for aught he knew. But wherefore do you droop? why look you sad ? Be great in act, as you have been in thought; Let not the world see fear, and sad distrust, Govern the motion of a kingly eye: Be stirring as the time; be fire with fire ; Threaten the threatner, and outface the brow Of bragging horror: so shall inferior eyes, That borrow their behaviours from the great, Grow great by your example, and put on The dauntless spirit of resolution. Away; and glister like the god of war, When he intendeth to become the field : Show boldness, and aspiring confidence. What, shall they seek the lion in his den, And fright him there? and make him tremble there? 0, let it not be said !-Forage,' and run To meet displeasure further from the doors; And grapple with him, ere he come so nigh.
K. John. The legate of the pope hath been with me, And I have made a happy peace with him ; And he hath promis’d to dismiss the powers Led by the Dauphin. Phil.
O inglorious league ! Shall we, upon the footing of our land, Send fair-play orders, and make compromise, Insinuation, parley, and base truce, To arms invasive ? shall a beardless boy, A cocker'd silken wanton brave our fields, And flesh his spirit in a warlike soil, Mocking the air with colours idly spread, And find no check ? Let us, my liege, to arms: Perchance, the cardinal cannot make your peace; Or if he do, let it at least be said, They saw we had a purpose of defence. [time.
K. John. Have thou the ordering of this present
* range abroad.
Phil. Away then, with good courage; yet I know Our party may well meet a prouder foe.' (Exeunt.
SCENE II.-A plain, near St. Edmund's-Bury. Enter, in arms, LEWIS, SALISBURY, Melun, Pem
BROKE, Bigot, and Soldiers.
Sal. Upon our sides it never shall be broken,
si.e. Our party is able to cope with one yet prouder, and more confident of his strength than Lewis.
• Meaning, the original treaty between the Dauphin and the English lords.