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A Field of Battle.
Faul. Now, by my life, this day grows wondrous
Some airy devil hovers in the sky,
Enter AUSTRIA; FAULCON BRIDGE and AUSTRIA engage; FAULCON BRIDGE drives AUSTRIA off the Stage, and presently re-enters with the Lion's Skin in his Hand.
Faul. Austria's head lie there, While Philip breathes.
Enter KING JOHN, ARTHUR, ENGLISH GENTLEMEN, and HUBERT.
K. John. Hubert, keep this boy;
[Exeunt HUBERT and ARTHUR.
Philip, make up;
Faul. My lord, I rescu'd her ;
Another Part of the Field.
A Retreat sounded.
Enter KING JOHN, ARTHUR, ELINOR, FAULCONBRIDGE,PEMBROKE, ESSEX, SALISBURY,HUBERT, ENGLISH GENTLEMEN, ENGLISH HERALD, and GUARDS.
K. John. So shall it be; your grace shall stay behind, [TO ELINOR.
So strongly guarded.-Cousin, look not sad:
Thy grandam loves thee; and thy uncle will
Arth. O, this will make my mother die with grief.
Faul. Bell, book, and candle shall not drive me back,
When gold and silver becks me to come on.
I leave your highness :-Grandam, I will pray,
your faith safety; so I kiss your hand. Eli. Farewell, gentle cousin.
K. John. Coz, Farewell.
Eli. Come hither, little kinsman; hark, a word.
[Taking ARTHUR aside. K. John. Come hither, Hubert.-0 my gentle
Hub. I am much bounden to your majesty.
so yet :
I would into thy bosom pour my thoughts:
Hub. So well, that what you bid me undertake, Though that my death were adjunct to my act, By Heaven, I'd do't.
K. John. Do not I know, thou would'st ?—Good Hubert, Hubert, Hubert, throw thine eye On yon young boy: I'll tell thee what, my friend, He is a very serpent in my way;
And, wheresoe'er this foot of mine doth tread,
Hub. And I'll keep him so,
That he shall not offend your majesty.
K. John. Death.
Hub. My lord?
K. John. A grave.
Hub. He shall not live.
I could be merry now.-Hubert, I love thee;—
I'll send those powers o'er to your majesty.
[Exeunt ELINOR and ENGLISH GENTLEMEN. K. John. For England, cousin; go: Hubert shall be your man, attend on you With all true duty.-On, towards Calais, ho!— Hubert, remember.
[Flourish of Drums and Trumpets.-Exeunt KING JOHN, HUBERT, ARTHUR, the LORDS, GENTLEMEN, HERALD, and GUARDS.
The French Court.
Enter LEWIS, KING PHILIP, and PANDULPH.
K. Phil. So, by a roaring tempest in the flood, A whole armado of convicted sail
Is scatter'd, and disjoin'd from fellowship.
Pan. Courage and comfort! all shall yet go well. K. Phil. What can go well, when we have run so ill?
Are we not beaten? Is not Angiers lost?
Look, who comes here! a grave unto a soul;
I pr'ythee, lady, go away with me.
Con. Lo, now, now see the issue of your peace!
Con. No, I defy all counsel, all redress,
K. Phil. O fair affliction, peace.
Con. No, no, I will not, having breath to cry :