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K. Phi. Thou shalt not need :-England, I'll fall
time, Is it as he will? well then, France shall rue. Blanch. The sun's o'ercast with blood: Fair day,
Lew. Lady, with me; with me thy fortune lies.
fortune lives, there my life dies. K. John. Cousin, go draw our puissance together.
[Exit Bastard. France, I am burn'd up with inflaming wrath; A rage, whose heat hath this condition, Than nothing can allay, nothing but blood, The blood, and dearest-valu'd blood, of France. K. Phi. Thy rage shall burn thee up, and thou
shalt turn To ashes, ere our blood shall quench that fire: Look to thyself, thou art in jeopardy. K. John. No more than he that threats.-To arms let's hie!
The same. Plains near Angiers.
Alarums, Excursions. Enter the Bastard, with
AUSTRIA's Head. Bast. Now, by my life, this day grows wondrous
hot; Some airy devil hovers in the sky, And pours down mischief.
down mischief. Austria's head lie there; While Philip breathes.
Enter King Jon, ARTHUR, and HUBERT.
My lord, I rescu'd her;
Alarums; Excursions; Retreat. Enter King JOHN,
ELINOR, ARTHUR, the · Bastard, HUBERT, and
[To ELINOR. So strongly guarded.—Cousin, look not sad:
Thy grandam loves thee; and thy uncle will
grief. K. John. Cousin, [To the Bastard.] away for
England; ħaste before: And, ere our coming, see thou shake the bags Of hoarding abbots; angels imprisoned Set thou at liberty: the fat ribs of peace Must by the hungry now be fed upon: Use our commission in his utmost force. Bast. Bell, book, and candle’ shall not drive me
Eli. Farewell, my gentle cousin.
[Exit Bastard. Eli. Come hither, little kinsinan; hark, a word.
She takes ARTHUR aside. K. John. Come hither, Hubert. O my gentle
Hub. I am much bounden to your majesty.
? Bell, book, and candle-] In an account of the Romish curse given by Dr. Grey, it appears that three candles were extinguished, one by one, in different parts of the execration.
K. John. Good friend, thou hast no cause to say
But thou shalt have; and creep time ne'er so slow,
Hub. So well, that what you bid me undertake, Though that my death were adjunct
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;
- full of gawds,] Gawds are any showy ornaments.
using conceit alone,] Conceit here, as in many other places, signifies conception, thought.
And, wheresoe'er this foot of mine doth tread,
And I will keep him so,
K. John. Death.
He shall not live.
Eli. My blessing go with thee!
For England, cousin:
The French King's Tent.
Enter King PHILIP, Lewis, PANDULPH, and
Attendants. K. Phi. So, by a roaring tempest on the flood, A whole armado of convicted sail 2 Is scatter'd and disjoin’d from fellowship. Pand. Courage and comfort! all shall yet go
· Remember.] This is one of the scenes to which may be promised a lasting commendation. Art could add little to its perfection; no change in dramatick taste can injure it; and time itself can subtract nothing from its beauties.
of convicted sail-) Overpowered, baffled, destroyed.