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Full text of "The Troublesome raigne of John, King of England : the first quarto, 1591, which Shakspere rewrote (about 1595) as his "Life and death of King John" : part II : a facsimile, by photolithography, from the unique original in the Capell collection at Trinity College, Cambridge"

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[Shaksperc-Qiiarto Facsimiles, No. 40.] 



I. Editions and reprints, p. iii. 

2. Shortcomings of King John, p. iv. 

3. Mr. Edward Rose on 'Shakespeare as an Adapter,' p. v. 

4. Thanks to helpers, p. xvii. 

i. THE present Facsimile of this Play is the first since the 
original edition of it in 1591. The old reprints of the Play were made 
by George Steevens 1 and Nichols 2 from the second Quarto of 161 1 3 ; 
so was Mr. Hazlitt's ; and Mr. Fleay's modernisation of the drama 
in his edition of King John for Collins's Series of School and College 
Classics, 1878, is. 6d., seems to be from the same late version. Till 
now, few of us ordinary Shakspere students have verified the state 
ment of Cataloguers that the original print of the Play was in two 
volumes, with different title-pages ; for, as separate volumes of The 

1 ' Twenty of the Plays of Shakespeare, Being the whole Number printed in 
Quarto During his Life-time, or before the Restoration "... London, for Tonson, 
Payne, and Richardson, 1760, vol. ii, sig. N 6 to T8. Steevens gives the Second- 
Part's 15 lines 'To the Gentlemen Readers' before that Part. Nichols leaves 
them out. Steevens's Foreword is " The Author seems to have been so thoroughly 
dissatisfied with this Play as to have written it almost entirely anew, reserving 
only a few of the Lines and the conduct of several Scenes. It is said to have 
been originally published in 1591 for Sampson Clarke. The Edition published 
in 1622 [sigs. A to M 2 in fours] is no more than a Copy from this [Q2, 1611], 
for there is none more ancient than that in the Folio 1623, of the Play as it was 
afterwards alter'd by Shakespeare. Mr. Pope, in one of his Notes, affirms the old 
Play to have been written by Shakespeare and Rowley ; but I find no mention of 
the Name of the latter before either of the Editions." 

* Six /Old Plays, / on which / Shakspeare / founded his / Measure for Measure. / 
Comedy of Errors. / Taming the Shrew. / King John. / K. Henry IV. and K. 
Henry V. / King Lear. / In Two Volumes . London, / Printed for S. Learoft, 
Charing-Cross : / And sold by J. Nichols, Red- Lion Passage, Fleet-street ; / T. 
Evans in the Strand; and H. Payne, Pall Mall. / MDCCLXX1X . /. The 2 
vols. are paged continuously. The Troublesome Raigne is in vol. ii ; Part I, p. 
217 275 ; Part II, p. 277 316, with the half-title. 'The / Second Part / of 
the / Troublesome Raigne of / King John. / Containing / The Entrance of Lewis 
the French Kings Sonne : / with the / Poysoning of King John by a Monke. / ' 
sig. S. 3. The 1 1 lines of the ' Adresse to the Gentlemen Readers ' are left out. 

8 The first and Second Part / of the / Troublesome Raigne of / John King of 
England. / with the Discouerie of King Richard Cordelions base Sonne / Vulgarly 
named, the Bastard Fawconbridge ; \ Also, / The Death of King John at Sivin- 
stcad Abbey. / As they were (sundry times) lately acted / by the Queenes 
Maiesties Players. / Written by W. Sh. / Imprinted at London by Valentine 
Si/nines, for John / Helme, and are to be sold at his Shop in Samt / Dunstans 
Church-yard in Fleetestreet. 1611. / Qto. sigs. A to M 2 in fours ; M 2, blank. 


Contention, 1594, and True Tragedy, 1595, were put into one 
volume in T/ie Whole Contention, 1619, so in The Troublesome 
Raigne of 1611 the two distinct Parts of 1591 were turned into one 
volume ; and it is this volume which has been reprinted. The pre 
sent Facsimile is from the unique copy in the Capell Collection at 
Trinity College, Cambridge. Of the second edition of 1611, Mr. 
Hazlitt reports copies in the British Museum, Bodleian, Capell 
Collection, and the Duke of Devonshire's library : Handbook, 302/1. 
The "Written by W. Sh." of this second edition, and by W. Shake 
speare" of the third, 1 point to the popularity of the great dramatist's 
name, and the extra sale that its presence on a title-page would then 

2. Inasmuch as the main interest to Shakspereans, of this 
Troublesome Raigne, is, the use Shakspere made of it, how he trans- 
formd it into his King John, I have got leave from a practical play- 
v/right, Mr. Edward Rose, to reprint here the able and interesting 
Paper on the point which he read to us at the New Shakspere 
Society on Friday, Nov. 9, 1877. Rightly wishing for a wider 
audience for his Paper than our Society's Transactions could secure, 
Mr. Rose printed it in Macmillarfs Magazine for Nov. 1878, p. 
69 77 ; and the publishers of it have also kindly consented to the 
present reprint. I hope the readers of it will pay at least as much 
attention to Mr. Rose's statement of the shortcomings of Shakspere's 
King John as a drama, as they give to the praise of the play as an 
adaptation. It is sheer folly to hold Shakspere's work perfect. And 
when, as in this case, he degrades his first hero John into a skunk, 2 
also brings in a second hero, Arthur, and kills him, moreover 
developes Falconbridge into a third hero, and lastly makes a monk 
poison John without showing any motive for the act the Trouble 
some Raigne does show one, every reasonable being must acknow 
ledge that the playwright fails in these points. Constance, Arthur, 
Falconbridge, are the characters we care for in Shakspere's drama, 
not King John. The play is early Second-Period work, and 
however dear to us, his admirers must be reckond as a bit of 
Shakspere's 'dead self on which he stept to higher things. 

1 The first and Second Part of the troublesome Raigne of lohn King of Eng 
land. Written by W. Shakespeare. London, printed by Aug. Matthewes for 
Thomas Dewe, 1622. 410. A. to M.2, in fours. Br. Museum, Capell Coll., 
Duke of Devonshire, &c. Hazlitt. 

2 That Shakspere followd History, is no excuse. A man who wants to write 
a good Play must alter History as the rule of Drama bids him. Shelley ought 
not to have followd the Cenci story, in weakening Beatrice's character after the 
murder, as he did. 



[From Macmillan's Magazine, Nov. 1878, p. 69 77.] 

PEOPLE have tried, at one time or another, to show that Shake 
speare must have belonged to almost every conceivable trade and 
profession he had so wonderful a technical knowledge, we are told 
of lawyering, doctoring, soldiering, even grave-digging. There is 
but one thing which, to the best of my knowledge, has never been 
attempted : which is, to prove that he was a really good stage- 
manager, that he had a thorough knowledge of what may be called 
the business part of his art. 1 

For, as a matter of fact, very few purely literary critics see how 
all-important such skill is to every dramatist what it has done, 
above all, for Shakespeare. The principles and details of the con 
struction of plays for the stage, their division into acts and scenes, 
and the minor rules which regulate such matters as entrances, exits, 
and so forth, may seem but small things compared with the power 
which creates living characters, the genius which produces the highest 
poetry ; yet those lesser qualities were in very truth indispensable to 
his universal fame. Shakespeare would never have been read as 
widely, nor studied as closely, as he now is by every class, had he 
not been acted always and everywhere. There is not an evening in 
the year during which at some provincial theatre in England some 
play of Shakespeare's is not being acted; "on an emergency," 
country managers will tell you, " we always put up Hamlet" No 
other dramatist ever kept the stage for three hundred years; no 
other dramatist ever bore translation into every tongue ; no other 
ever so pleased every class of audience, from the roughs of California 
to the most cultivated gatherings of artists, poets, critics. It cannot 
be his poetry, his philosophy, his drawing of character, which have 
thus supremely fitted him for the stage ; they could hardly tdl so 
through bad acting and bad translation. It is the way in which he 
makes the framework of his plots, in which he presents his story and 
his characters, that gives force to his strong " situations," and secures 
their effect, under however unfavourable circumstances. 

And this art of effective presentation is absolutely necessary to 
make a tragedy or comedy a true work of art. Without it, a play 
cannot thoroughly interest an audience can be only a "play for 
the closet," not a genuine acting drama ; and plays for the closet 


1 See Henry Irvine's poor Paper on Shakspere as a Playwright, in Part I of 
'Henry Irving Shakespeare,' edited by Mr. Frank Marshall, <S:c., iSSS. F. 


are surely contradictions in terms ; hybrids, not works of pure art. 
It is often said that a play ought to bear reading; how much more, 
then, ought it to bear acting! This is where Browning, Shelley, 1 
many other poets fail ; to succeed, a man must be a practical 
dramatist and thus, a man must be a practical dramatist to be a 
true dramatic poet. 

How completely Shakespeare was this, has never, I think, been 
sufficiently shown ; and it is an omission in criticism which can hardly 
be supplied in half-a-dozen pages. Yet I hope that even the slightest 
of essays on such a subject will not be unwelcome, if it help to prove 
how careful, and ingenious, and skilful a playwright the great poet was. 

For, if it is believed that he won his triumphs by a sort of direct 
inspiration that his method of work was in no way like jhat of 
ordinary mortals he can only gain a blank unreasoning admiration ; 
a valueless wonder, indeed, instead of the hearty reverence and appre 
ciation which he deserves. If, on the other hand, we believe that 
even he was not above the great human necessity of taking pains : 
if we examine him with the candid care we should give a modern 
man, and thoroughly test his knowledge of the stage : not only shall 
we appreciate many of the qualities to which in very truth he owes 
his lasting fame, but we shall also learn how, according to the highest 
authority the world has seen, plays ought to be constructed, how 
dramatic effects should be made, and in what way great situations 
should be led up to and " placed." 

It is well known among dramatists that there is no more difficult 
task, none in which experience and stage tact are more required, 
than the adaptation to the actual theatre of a rough, straggling and 
ill-constructed play : the condensation of its never-ending purpose 
less talk, its crowded characters and unconnected incidents. If 
such a play contain a good scene, it is very likely put at the begin 
ning, when the audience are not properly settled down to enjoy it ; 
if a situation of strong human interest, very likely the previous 
explanations necessary to make people really understand and feel it 
are not given clearly or fully, or it is spoilt by being prolonged 
beyond the period during which intense excitement can be kept up. 
The knowledge of stage-mechanism in all its details required to fit 
such a play for the stage, is every whit as important as the creative 
genius which must breathe into its rough sketches of character the 
brenth of poetry and life. 

One such play, which Shakespeare adapted and re-wrote, has 
fortunately been preserved ; and the differences between this rude 
original and his finished work are most interesting. It is the 

1 We have shown that Shelley's Cenci (with Alma Murray as Beatrice, and 
Hermann Vezin as Count Cenci) will act, and that Browning's In a F>alcony 
(Alma Murray as Constance), Colombe s Birthday (Alma Murray as Colombe), 
and A BL>t in the 'Scutcheon '(Alma Murray as Mildred), will act too. F. J. F. 


"history" of King John, a chronicle-play perhaps suggested by, 
though not founded upon, the still older King Johan of John Bale, 
Bishop of Ossory. Who was its author no one, I believe, knows 
Pope, in his edition of Shakespeare, suggests Rowley, without, it 
would appear, any grounds whatever for doing so. If we take for 
consideration this anonymous play, and compare it with Shake 
speare's, we shall find how perfectly he understood his art ; and we 
may learn by his example not only what dramatic material to choose, 
and how to shape it, but which is by no means so usual with our 
poet what to avoid ; for King John, as it now stands, though it is 
in many ways a model of construction, and contains at least two of 
his finest characters and some of his noblest poetry, can hardly be 
called a successful stage-play. 

The old "chronicle" of the Troublesome Raigne of King John is 
clearly the work of a man of considerable, though uncultivated, 
power ; and it is some proof of the estimation in which it was held 
that three editions of it were published, in 1591, 1611, and 1622. 
On the title-page of the third, the publisher had the impudence to 
place the name of Shakespeare, but that it was not by hi;n must, I 
think, be evident to any man who has ever written a play or a poem. 
He has recast it more completely than anyone ever could or would, 
with a first sketch often so powerful recast his own work. Although 
each scene of Shakespeare follows a scene of the original, he has not 
throughout the whole play copied one line nearly word for word 
at least, I have not remarked one, except a list of " Volquesson, 
Touraine, Maine, Poitiers, and Anjou, these five provinces;" and 
this though he constantly found speeches as good as this : 

. -,I am interdicted by the Pope, 
All churches cursed, their doors are sealed up, 
And for the pleasure of the Romish priest 
The service of the Highest is neglected. 
The multitude (a beast of many heads) 
Do wish confusion to their sovereign. 
The nobles, blinded with ambition's fumes, 
Assemble powers to beat mine empire down, 
And, more than this, elect a foreign king. 
O England, wert thou ever miserable? 
King John of England sees thee miserable. 
John, 'tis thy sins that makes it miserable ! 
Qnicquid delirant reges, plectuntur Achivi. 

(Part II. sc. ii. 1. 120132, p. 12, below.) 

So entirely, indeed, had the dialogue been rewritten, that one 
can hardly imagine Shakespeare to have known the original play 
except by seeing it acted, and perhaps quickly reading it through. 
How immensely he improved on even the best speeches of his pre 
decessor may be seen from the quotations I shall make ; while that 
predecessor's worst was mere schoolboy doggerel. Nor is his refined 
and polished versification a greater improvement than the clearness 


and depth of thought in his lines, which show not merely what men 
said and did, but the reason and the appropriateness of those deeds 
and speeches. 

The chief faults of the old play are these : It has no hero there 
is not enough to bind the scenes together, and make an interesting 
whole of them. It is throughout filled with an anti-Romish spirit, 
violent and vulgar, and entirely out of place in a work of art, though 
no doubt adding much to the play's temporary popularity. The 
characters are mere rough outlines, wanting in fulness and consist 
ency ; and there is no one in the play, except here and there Falcon- 
bridge, in whom you can take much interest. The dialogue is rather 
dull, and lacking in variety and finish; and, finally, the play is 
much too long its Second Part especially and wants neatness and 
clearness of construction. 

It is characteristic of Shakespeare that, in remedying these faults, 
he does not for a moment depart from the lines the original author 
has laid down. He does not go to history for fresh facts to strengthen 
his plot he absolutely adds no word of allusion to the Great Charter, 
which might, one would think, have been worked up into a grand 
scene. - Indeed, the only alteration of fact that he makes, is a per 
version of history ; Arthur was not a mere child, but a young man, 
as, if we may judge by his conversation with Hubert, the original 
makes him. 

The old play is divided into two Parts, each of which is about 
the length of, and may have been split up into, five short acts. 
Although he has greatly extended almost every important scene, and 
has doubled the length of two leading characters, Shakespeare has 
compressed these ten acts into five of reasonable length; arranged, 
with a curious instinct which seems prophetic, in almost exact accord 
ance with modern scenic requirements ; except as regards the last 
act. Acts I. and II. have but one scene apiece ; Acts III. and IV. 
each three, of which the middle ones may well be flat or " carpenter's " 
scenes ; and even in the fifth act the scenery is not very difficult. 1 

It is a very noticeable difference between the two plays, that 
while in the elder we find no systematic division (except that into 
two rather unequal halves), in the later, Shakespeare who I believe 
always paid great attention to the construction of his acts has made 
the inter-acts divide the story into five complete and symmetrical 
parts. Act I. gives us the French king's challenge and its accept 
ance by John, with the story of the bastard Philip and his brother. 
Act II. shows the commencement of hostilities, and the mutual 
attack upon Angiers ; then the arrangement come to between the 
kings the peace made on the marriage between Lewis and Blanch. 
In Act III. the influence of Rome breaks off this peace; there is 

1 Modern editors somewhat unnecessarily divide the third act into four 


a battle in which the French are defeated, and Constance mourns 
the loss of her son. Act IV. brings us back to England, and gives 
us the remainder of Arthur's story, and the revolt of the barons at 
his death. Act V. shows the advance of the French in England, 
with their allies the rebellious lords ; the murder of the king ; and 
the final mishap to the Dauphin's army, which causes him to offer 
terms of peace. 

In reconstructing the play, the great want' which struck Shake 
speare seems to have been that of a strong central figure. He was 
attracted by the rough, powerful nature which he could see the 
Bastard's must have been ; almost like a modern dramatist " writing 
up " a part for a star actor, he introduced Falconbridge wherever it 
was possible, gave him the end of every act (except the third), and 
created, from a rude and inconsistent sketch, a character as strong, 
as complete, and as original as even he ever drew. Throughout a 
series of scenes, not otherwise very closely connected, this wonder 
fully real type of faulty, combative, not ignoble manhood is developed, 
a support and addition to the scenes in which he has least to say, a 
great power where he is prominent. 

This is the most striking example of his development of a char 
acter ; but his treatment of Constance, Arthur, Hubert, Pandulph, 
and of some portions of the character of John himself, is very notice 
able. The entire wonderful scene in which Constance laments the 
loss of her child is founded upon the seven lines : 

My tongue is tuned to story forth mishap : 
When did I breathe to tell a pleasing tale ? 
Must Constance speak ? Let tears prevent her talk. 
Must I discourse ? Let Dido sigh, and say 
She weeps again to hear the wrack of Troy : 
Two words will serve, and then my tale is done 
Elinor's proud brat hath robbed me of my son ! 

(Pt. I. sc. x. 1. 2430, p. 39.) 

The somewhat sinister wisdom of Pandulph is carefully and at 
length elaborated; and one of several indistinguishable barons 
(Salisbury) has been made chief spokesman of the revolt caused by 
the murder of Arthur. Hubert now stands out with a rough man 
hood which is very sympathetic ; and many subtle touches are added 
to the King's character of which more hereafter. 

And now let us see what were the principal alterations, "cuts," 
and extensions which the adapter of this old play made, and why he 
made them going straight through the piece, and studying each 
scene in which noticeable improvement has been effected by these 
means. I may here remark that he only omits four entire scenes, 
and introduces none, except the dialogue between Falconbridge and 
Hubert which concludes Act IV. 

The plays both begin with the same incident the King of 
France claiming the English crown for Arthur ; but, while the earlier 


author opens with twenty lines about the death of Richard and the 
succession of John, Shakespeare dashes at once into the heart of 
his subject : 

John, Now say, Chatillon, what would France with us ? 
Chatillon. Thus, after greeting, speaks the King of France 
In my behaviour to the majesty, 
The oorrowed majesty, of England here. 

And throughout the play there is the same exchange of tediousness 
for spirit and brilliancy ; very markedly in the succeeding discussion 
as to the legitimacy of Falconbridge, during which discussion Shake 
speare, writing for an audience he was himself making tender and 
refined, does not bring the mother upon the stage, as did the elder 
dramatist. There is, in the midst of the said discussion in the 
original play, a long " aside " of the Bastard's, which is most interest 
ing. Shakespeare omits it altogether, partly no doubt because it is 
a long "aside"; but how it influenced his conception of the character, 
and how he yet altered that character, are evident. I quote the 
soliloquy entire (Part I. sc. i. lines 238 268, p. 42, below) 

Essex. Philip, speak, I say : who was thy Father ? 

John. Young man, how now ! What, art thou in a trance? 

Elianor. Philip, awake ! The man is in a dream. 

Philip. ! Philippus atavis edite regibus. 
What sayst thou, 'Philip, sprung of ancient kings?' 
Quo me rapit tempestas ? 

' What wind of honour blows this fury forth ? ' 
Or whence proceed these fumes of majesty? 
Methinks I hear a hollow echo sound, 
That Philip is the son unto a king : 
The whistling leaves upon the trembling trees, 
\Vhistle in consort I am Richard's son : 
The bubbling murmur of the water's fall 
Records P/iilifpus ftegts Filius : 
Birds in their flight make music with their wings, 
Filling the air with glory of my birth : 
Birds, bubbles, leaves, and mountains' echo, all 
Ring in mine ears, that I am Richard's son. 
Fond man ! ah, whither art thou carried ? 
How are thy thoughts ywrapt in honour's heaven ? 
Forgetful what thou art, and whence thou earnest. 
Thy father's land cannot maintain these thoughts ; 
These thoughts are far unfitting Fauconbridge : 
And well they may ; for why this mounting mind 
Doth soar too high to stoop to Fauconbridge. 
Why, how now ? Knowest thou where thou art ? 
And knowest thou who expects thine answer here ? 
Wilt thou, upon a frantic madding vein, 
Go lose thy land, and say thy self base-born ? 
No ! keep thy land, though Richard were thy sire, 
Whate'er thou thinkst, say thou art Fauconbridge. 

1 Aside, evidently. 

3. SHAKSPERE'S CUTS ix TR. p., PT. i. sc. n x. ARTHUR, xi 

However, when he is directly asked who was his father, he proudly 
claims Richard. 

In the scenes in France, which form the second and third acts, 
Shakespeare has very closely followed his original in construction, 
though he has greatly extended some passages and compressed 
others. Many of the details of his workmanship are very ingenious ; 
for example, when the treaty of marriage between Lewis and Blanch 
is made, he keeps Constance off the stage, because, as he says, " the 
match made up, her presence would have interrupted much." He 
tells in three lines, too (Act 111. sc. ii. lines 5 7), a scene of the 
original in which Elinor is captured by the French, and afterwards 
rescued by Falconbridge ; the representation of which would pro 
bably only have the effect of making the audience uncertain which 
side was winning. 

Then follows perhaps the most important "cut" in the play, 
that of a scene in which Falconbridge carries out the raid upon the 
clergy, spoken of here in two lines only (Act III. sc. iv. lines 171-2). 
In this place, and throughout the play, Shakespeare has removed 
the attacks on the Church of Rome to so great an extent that the 
Catholics claim him for themselves ; but it was probably more his 
hatred of vulgarity and buffoonery than of Protestantism, that made 
him strike out the scene in which the Bastard, ransacking the 
monasteries, finds a nun in the abbot's chest, a priest in a nun's ; 
and in which a pious friar, horror-stricken, remarks 

Oh, I am undone ! Fair Alice the nun 

Ilaili took up her rest in the Abbot's chest. 

Sancte benedicite, pardon my simplicitie ! 

Fie, Alice ! confession will not salve this transgression ! 

And, with regard to John's strong speeches against Popery at the 
end of the old play, they would probably make him more popular 
with the audience than Shakespeare could permit such a villain 
to be. 

A great deal of valuable space occupied by the prophet, Peter 
of Pomfret, is also saved. He was originally brought on in the 
convent-scene (where his introduction seems to show that dramatists 
even then felt that it was better not to change the scene too often), 
and in two subsequent scenes he made long speeches to John, em 
bodying the prophecy that he should give up his crown on Ascension 
Day, and embodied by Shakespeare, as far as Peter himself is con 
cerned, in one single line (Act IV. sc. ii. line 154), which was pro 
bably introduced because the audience had got used to their prophet, 
and would not have liked to part with him entirely. 

The prettiness and pathos of the great scene which follows, 
between Hubert and Arthur, are quite lost when the prince is made 
a philosophic young man instead of a winning and tender boy the 
sweetest, in Shakespeare's hands, of all pathetic children who have 


pleaded for their life in plays. Such arguments as the following, 
however sound and sensible, are not particularly touching : 

Advise thee, Hubert, for the case is hard 
To lose salvation for a king's reward. 

Hubert. My lord, a subject dwelling in the land 
Is tied to execute the king's command. 

Arthur. Yet God commands, whose power reacheth further, 
That no command should stand in force to murther. 

Hubert. But that same Essence hath ordained a law, 
A death for guilt, to keep the world in awe. 

(Pt. I. sc. xii. 1. 7683, p. 46.) 

And so on, for a page of controversial epigrams. It is perhaps 
worth noticing that even so vague an expression of religious specula 
tion as the terming God "that Essence" is hardly to be found in 
Shakespeare's writings. 

The next scene (I. xiii.) is substantially the same as the present, Act 
IV. sc. ii. ; but the difference in the skill of their workmanship makes 
it worth while to examine them in detail. In the first place, using the 
simple stage expedient of announcing a thing as just done instead of 
doing it, Shakespeare makes the king come on immediately after his 
second coronation instead of before it thus saving a good deal of 
time, and losing absolutely nothing : there was no gain of pageantry 
in the old arrangement, and the discussion between Pembroke and 
the others is brought in quite as naturally now. Then, in accord 
ance with the modern stage-rule (which, as a French critic tells us, 
has taken the place of the ancient rule of the three unities), that 
there must be no more entrances and exits than are absolutely neces 
sary, Falconbridge's two entrances are reduced to one. The five 
moons, also, which make their actual appearance in the old play, 
are, like some of the characters in Ben Jonson's lists of dramatis 
personce, " only talked on ; " and a few lines take the place of an 
entire later scene (the second of the Second Part), in which occurred 
the speech already quoted, describing the manifold evils which are 
making England miserable. Of the reduction of Peter of Pomfret 
I have already spoken. 

But the most important alteration in this scene is the way in 
which the false tidings of Arthur's death are treated. In the old 
version, John, after his coronation, offers a boon ; the barons ask 
for Arthur's safety, which he grants, but with amusing candour with 
draws at once upon Peter's prophecies of evil. Then comes Hubert, 
and blurts out before them all the news that 

According to your highness' strict command, 
Young Arthur's eyes are blinded and extinct. 

(I. xiii. 208-9, p. 54.) 

To which John replies, still with candid tranquillity 

Why, so ; then he may feel the crown but never see it. 
Hubert. Nor see nor feel ; for of the extreme pain, 


Within one hour gave he up the ghost. 

John. What, is he dead ? 

Hubert. He is, my lord. 

John. Then with him die my cares ! 

Essex. Now joy betide thy soul ! 

Pembroke. And heavens revenge thy death ! 

Essex. What have you done, my lord ? Was ever heard 
A deed of more inhuman consequence ? 
Your foes will curse, your friends will cry revenge. 
Unkindly rage, more rough than northern wind, 
To clip the beauty of so sweet a flower. 
What hope in us for mercy on a fault, 
When kinsman dies without impeach of cause? 
As you have done, so come to cheer you with ! 
The guilt shall never be cast in my teeth ! (I. xiii. 210 226, p. 55.) 

And the barons go. Now, Shakespeare has saved enough room 
elsewhere to be able to be far less jerky here. This is how he treats 
the above passage : Hubert enters, and John takes him apart, saying, 
" Hubert, what news with you?" Then 

Pembroke. This is the man should do the bloody deed : 
He showed his warrant to a friend of mine : 
The image of a wicked heinous fault 
Lives in his eye : that close aspect of his 
Does show the mood of a much troubled breast ; 
And I do fearfully believe 'tis done, 
What we so fear'd he had a charge to do. 

Salisbury. The colour of the king doth come and go 
Between his purpose and his conscience, 
Like heralds 'twixt two dreadful battles set : 
His passion is so ripe, it needs must break. 

Pembroke. And when it breaks, I fear will issue thence 
The foul corruption of a sweet child's death. 

John. \Ve cannot hold mortality's strong hand : 
Good lords, although my will to give is living, 
The suit which you demand is gone and dead : 
He tells us Arthur is deceased to-night. 

Salisbury. Indeed, we feared his sickness was past cure. 

Pembroke. Indeed, we heard how near his death he was 
Before the child himself felt he was sick : 
This must be answered either here or hence. 

John. Why do you bend such solemn brows on me ? 
Think you 1 bear the shears of destiny ? 
Have 1 commandment on the pulse of life? 

Salisbury. It is apparent foul play ; and 'tis shame 
That greatness should so grossly offer it : 
So thrive it in your game ! and so, farewell. 

Pembroke. Stay yet, Lord Salisbury ; I'll go with thee, 
And find the inheritance of this poor child, 
His little kingdom of a forced grave. 
That blood which owed the breadth of all this isle 
Three foot of it doth hold : bad world the while ! 
This must not be thus borne : this will break out 
To all our sorrows, and ere long I doubt. 

AVhoever will read this entire scene as it stands in Shakespeare, 


cannot fail to find how very much he has improved it in neatness of 
construction, in probability, in effectiveness, and even in brevity, 
though he has doubled the dignity and philosophic fulness of nearly 
all the chief speeches. And throughout the Second Part (which 
begins with Arthur's death) his alterations are at least as important 
and successful. Arthur does not make a speech of fifteen lines after 
he has leapt from the walls he is a much less " unconscionable 
time a-dying;" and an immense improvement has been made in 
the subsequent scene (7>. ./?., Pt. II. sc. i., K. John, Act IV. sc. 
iii.) between Hubert and the barons, by the introduction of 

In the first scene of Act V. Shakespeare repeats the stage 
expedient I have already spoken of he makes John come on just 
as he has yielded up his crown to Pandulph ; and indeed this scene 
and the next are altogether very neatly constructed. Instead of 
them we have, in the old piece, first a long scene in which John 
(after hanging poor Peter of Pomfret) describes his misfortunes, and, 
under great pressure, consents to become the Pope's vassal (Pt. It. sc. 
ii. p. 13 15) ; then another, in which are set forth most elaborately 
the appeal to Lewis by the English barons, their oath, and his 
treachery (Pt. II. iii.) : and a third, showing John's acceptance of 
the crown at Pandulph's hands, and the refusal of Lewis to retire 
at the Pope's bidding (Pt. II. sc. ii. p. 8 15). 

The fifth and seventh scenes of this Second Part, giving the 
progress of the struggle between John and the French and rebels, 
correspond closely to the fourth and fifth of Shakespeare's Act V. ; 
the sixth and eighth show at great length how John took refuge in 
Swinstead Abbey ; how a certain monk, with the connivance of his 
abbot, poisoned the king's drink, and, tasting it first himself, with the 
historic cry of "Wassell!" died, remarking aside, "If the inwards 
of a toad be a compound of any proof why, so : it works ! " how 
Falconbridge, very naturally, killed the abbot ; how the king died, 
after some long and powerful speeches, rather like those of Sir Gilej 
Overreach, but very strongly anti-Catholic ; and how, as he was 
dying, Henry and the revolted barons came, and John lifted his 
hand in token of forgiveness, and again as a sign that he died 
Christ's servant. 

Now, these long scenes of meditated murder, and of murder 
itself and its reward, form a particularly unpleasant conclusion to a 
play which has already had quite its fall share of treachery and 
crime: and their compression speaks as well for Shakespeare's 
healthy and manly feeling as for his skill as a dramatist. This skill 
is again displayed in the neatness with which he throws into a fjw 
lines, without change of scene, the establishment of Henry as king, 
which in the original play occupies a ninth scene, coming as an 
awkward anti-climax after the death of the hero. The " tag," given 


in both plays by Falconbridge, shows how commonplace verse can 
be converted into splendid poetry. The original lines 

Let England live but true within itself, 
And all the world can never wrong her state ; 

If England's peers and people join in one, 

Not Pope, nor France, nor Spain can do them wrong ! 

are replaced by the glorious 

This England never did, nor never shall, 

Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror 

But when it first did help to wound itself. 

Now these her princes are come home again, 

Come the three corners of the world in arms, 

And we shall shock them. Nought shall make us rue, 

If England to itself do rest but true. 

Before I leave these details of construction, I should like to 
remark three points in which Shakespeare, in compressing the 
original, has left matters a little less clear than he found them. 

In the first place, does it strike one why Falconbridge makes 
such a dead set at Austria or Lymoges, as Shakespeare, repeating 
his predecessor's blunder, sometimes calls him? Are we not apt to 
fancy that it was chiefly because the Bastard was a bullying sort of 
fellow, and saw that Austria was a coward ? But in the old play it 
is at once and fully shown that he wanted to avenge the duke's 
cruelty to his father, Richard I. ; Austria is indeed wearing the skin 
of the lion which Richard killed, and which gave him his famous 

Then it is a very minor matter but one does not quite know 
why Falconbridge should be so much annoyed at the betrothal of 
Blanche to the Dauphin ; nor why Blanche should have backed up 
Falconbridge in his apparently unjustifiable attack upon Austria. In 
the original, we find that Elinor had half promised Blanche's hand to 
the Bastard, whom the lady gave up for Lewis with some reluctance. 

Lastly and this is a good deal more important Shakespeare 
does not at all explain why the monk poisoned King John. Has 
not one been rather startled, on seeing the play acted, by its sudden 
termination ? Just when his fortunes are at their most critical point, 
the hero, without rhyme or reason, dies : some one comes in casually 
and says that the king is dying, murdered by an anonymous monk, 
who is indeed described as a "resolved villain," but who is not 
shown to have had any motive whatever for his deed. It is asjf 
the Gravedigger should suddenly brain Hamlet with his pick-axe, in 
the midst of their conversation, and decline to give any reason for 
his conduct. The author of the Troublesome Raigne, besides giving 
at length the scene of the ransacking the monasteries by the king's 
command, tells us in so many words that the murderous monk 
expected to be "canonized for a holy saint" for poisoning the king 


that did "contemn the pope" and "never loved a friar," and shows 
us his conception of and preparation for the crime. 

Having thus gone through the principal alterations which Shake 
speare made in adapting this rough and diffuse old " history " for 
his own theatre, and having tried to showliow greatly he improved 
it, even from the point of view of a modern stage-manager, I must 
explain why his example in this case seems to me, as I have said, 
a warning as well as a lesson to dramatists. What is it that has 
neutralised his efforts to make of King John a stage-play as success 
ful and enduringly popular as, for example, Richard JIL? It must 
be either the subject itself, or the way in which it has been dealt 
with in the original piece which, in its broad outlines, he has not 
attempted to alter. 

The subject is perhaps not altogether a good one. The king's 
great crime is so dastardly, the leading cause of his misfortunes (his 
quarrel with Rome about Stephen Langton) is so undramatic, and 
his nature breaks down so entirely at the end when even a villain 
like Richard III. fights nobly, and forces some sort of respect from 
the audience that it may be that no poet could have made a strong 
play of the story of his life. As it is, in Acts I. and II. he is a non 
entity. Falconbridge rilling the first act, and nobody being very 
prominent in the second ; in the third act Constance is supreme, 
and in the fourth Arthur ; while even in the fifth, the king is not of 
very great importance, his death-scene being much weakened in 
effect (however it may gain in refinement) by the removal of his 
violently remorseful and Protestant speeches. Indeed, it must be 
confessed that the omission from the play of the constant attacks on 
Popery, though an improvement from a purely literary point of view, 
destroys to a certain extent its raison d'etre, the spirit that helped to 
animate its old straggling mass, and, as has been pointed out, the 
motive of its denouement. 

The effort, too, to give the piece a hero in Falconbridge is a 
failure, because, as long experience teaches, you cannot force a cha 
racter out of the position he would naturally occupy in a play. 
Falconbridge is properly little more than a chorus, a cynical critic 
of a wicked age -he might be entirely omitted without in the least 
degree altering the substance of the plot and it is therefore impos 
sible to make the story centre in him, as should every story in some 
one figure, or inseparably-connected group of figures. 

Shakespeare has no doubt kept so closely to the lines of the 
older play because it was a favourite with his audience, and they 
had grown to accept its history as absolute fact; but one can hardly 
help thinking that, had he boldly thrown aside these trammels and 
taken John as his hero, his great central figure ; had he analysed 
and built up before us the mass of power, craft, passion, and devilry 
which made up the worst of the Plantagenets ; had he dramatised 


the grand scene of the signing of the Charter, and shown vividly the 
gloom and horror which overhung the excommunicated land; had 
he painted John's last despairing struggles against rebels and 
invaders, as he has given us the fiery end of Macbeth's life we 
might have had another Macbeth, another Richard, who would by 
his terrible personality have welded the play together, and carried 
us along breathless through his scenes of successive victory and 

That by this means something would be lost, is true Falcon- 
bridge, for example, would certainly be lessened but the worth of 
a real work of art is greater than the worth of any part of it ; and 
Constance and Hubert probably need not suffer, while the influence 
of the death of Arthur might very likely be made to penetrate more 
thoroughly the entire play. In Macbeth, Henry V., Richard ///., 
Coriolanus, everything is subordinated to the centre, the mainspring 
of the plot ; in King John each act has a different hero. What 
could be more fatal to the interest of the whole ? 

To some it may seem presumptuous thus to criticise Shake 
speare ; but is it not indeed the only way to make sure that one 
really appreciates him ? Of such appreciation I wish my unsparing 
criticism of his work to be a proof; it is a poor faith that dares not 
listen to and seek out every accusation against its idol. 


4. My thanks are due to the Master, Fellows, and Librarian of 
Trinity College, Cambridge, for allowing Mr. Praetorius to facsimile 
their unique original of The Troublesome Raigne, and to Mr. Edward 
Rose and Messrs. Macmillan for their leave to reprint Mr. Rose's 
Paper. The lithographic work of this volume has been done by the 
firm in Hamburg, which has before produced some of the best work 
in this Series. The scene- and line-numbers are in the cuter margin, 
the references to Shakspere's King John on the inner. F. J. F., 12 
June, 1888. 


(Those not in Shakspere's King John are stard *) 

King IOHN, Sc. i, p. 5 ; p. 19, 24, 31, 37, 48. 

Queene ELINOR, his Mother, Sc. i, p. 5 ; p. 19, 27, 32, 36, 37. 

William Marshal, Earle of PEMBROOKE, Sc. i, p. 5, &c. ; speaks, 

P- 49- 

The Earle of ESSEX, Sc. i, p. 5, u ; p. 51. 
The Earle of SALISBURY, Sc. i, p. 5. 

Lord CHATTILION, Ambassador from Fraunce, Sc. i, p. 6 ; p. 18. 
Thomas NIDIGATE, Shrieue of Northamptonshire, Sc. i, p. 7. 
Philip FAUCONBRiDGE, 1 Bastard Son of K. RICHARD I, Cordelion, 

by Lady R. FAUCONBRIDGE, Sir Robert's Wife, Sc. i, p. 7 ; p. 20, 

24, 25, 31, 35, 38, 40, 49. 
Robert FAUCONBRIDGE, son and heir of Sir Robert FAUCONBRIDGE 

of Mount bery, Sc. i, p. 7. 
Lady FAUCONBRIDGE, Sc. i, p. 7, 9. 
PHILIP, the French King, Sc. ii, p. 17 : p. 25, 31, 38. 
LEWES, the Dolphin, PHILIPS Son, Sc. ii, p. 17. 
LIMOGES, the Austrich Duke, Sc. ii, p. 17 ; p. 32. 
CONSTANCE, Mother of ARTHUR, Widow of GEFFREY, Duke of 

Britaine (Bretayne), elder Brother of K. IOHN, Sc. ii, p. 17; 

P- 27, 31, 36, 38. 
ARTHUR, Duke of Britaine, Sonne to CONSTANCE, Sc. ii, p. 17; 

P- 25, 36, 37, 44. 
BLANCH, Neece to Q. ELINOR, Daughter to the King of Spaine 

(Alphonso IX), Sc. ii, p. 19; p. 25. 
Citizens of Angiers, Sc. ii, p. 22 ; p. 24, 29. 

1 Knighted by K. John, as 'Sir Richard Plantaginet,' Sc. i, 1. 301, p. 13. 


English Herold, Sc. iv, p. 22. 
French Herold, Sc. iv, p. 22. 
PANDULPH, Cardinall of Millaine, and Legate from the Sea of 

Rome, Sc. v, p. 33 ; p. 38. 

A Messenger to the French King, Sc. vii, p. 36. 
HUBERT de BURGH (Chamberlain to K. John), Sc. ix, p. 37 ; p. 

44, 54- 

*Two Franciscan Friers, Sc. xi, p. 40. 
* ALICE, the Nun, Sc. xi, p. 41. 
*Frier LAURENCE, Sc. xi, p. 42. 

PETER, a Prophet, with People, Sc. xi, p. 43 ; p. 53. 
*Boy, Sc. xi, p. 43. > 

3 Men, imployed to bind ARTHUR, Sc. xii, p. 44. 

English Nobles, Sc. xiii, p. 50. 

Trumpets, Soldiers, &c. 

Scene: England & France. Time, A.D. 1199 1202; & 1211 
(Sc. ix x). 

1 A JL_j 

Troublefome Raigne 

oflohn King of England \ with the di 

couerie of K^ng Richard Cordelions 

Bafe fonne (Vulgarly named, ThcBa- 

ftardFawconbridge) . alfo the 

death of King John at SVttnftcad 

As it "toas (fundry times) pMikely atted by the 
<$ueenes JMaietfies- ^Players^ in the ho 
nourable fitie of 


Imprinted at London for Samp fin 

and Are to befolde at his [hop, on tbt 
fjdeof thcJ?^<Af ftecbtngt. 
* 5 9 ' 

To the Gentlemen Readers* 

YOu that With friendly grace o.fpnaathfd brow 
Hate entertaindthe Scythian Tamburlainc, 
Aadgiuen apflaH/i vnto an Infidel : 
Uouchfafe 10 welcome ("with like curttjiej 
xf Warlike Christian and your Conntrcyman . 
for ChriSt s true faith indued he many aftorme, 
And fa himfelfe again ft the Man of Rome, 
Untillhafe treafin (by a damned wight) 
DidaS his firmer trinrnphspHt to flight, 
Accept of it (ftyeete Gentles') ingoodfirt t 
Andthtnkf it WeUfrcpardeferyour dtffort. 

A 2 

K. John. 

The troublelome Raigne of 
IQng lohn. 

Enter Klohn,Quecnc Elinor his mothet,Wi//iam Jtfarfial 
Earleof PembwokfjAit Earlcsof^jJ/b^and of Salisbury 

Queene Elianor, 

^nD clao tfrts Lann in tlotc of tHfawil |iii?u 
5l?ct 0ttt me leaue co io j> 3 amj top pou alt, 
Cfat fromtbta luombe ^at^ fpjung afecowti ^opt 
Rising tfjatm^p inrtile aito uertueOotj) 


is tlje Cfoonc of migljtie Hn 
get /<7/^ pour lo^UaContentcb uncontent, 
CflltU (03 &e map) rulfaine ffje (jeanfe pofee 

Dare lap mp Ijantj tfjat ^// 

3f of mp Bepbem Arthur anb I)t0ciaitwe ? 

Enter Chtttilion and the two Earles. 

lohn p|> lo?U Chattilton, toelcome into England : 

|f)oto fare? out ^jotber Philip King of Frame ? 


$no toilo me to falute pour Spaieffie, 

anu fpare not man,toc arrp?eparoe to fyeare* 

Chalitiion. Thilip bpt^egraceof OD IHOft 

^bfluinff taken into jite o;tiaroatn ano p?otpoion^r- 
^rJDuhe of Brittame^ fon ff ^?ire to /<#rf7 t^ine eluer b?o 
^er,requiretb in the beetle oft&e fatD ^r/'W.tbeHtmgoom 

t|)C lo?t)ft)tp of Ireland , Potters, Aniffw t 

: ana 31 atteno t^ine aunfmere. 
: belthebc makes account 

C^at nglandjrelaad, Potters, Anio w } Tor<ttB t Mairi f 

j^te notbin0 fo? aiding to gate at once : 
3 toon&er to&at ^e meane to leaue fo? me. 
Cell Philip fit ma? keepe bw iojb at l;ome, 
COitb greater honour tbanto feno tljemtbtw; 
^Du CmbaffaDea fyatnot concrrnefjimfelfe, 
$)} if tbcj oio, tootUu peefo&ut fmallretntne* 
312 tbis tljiue anftoere ": 

iMn& too o;ooo an anC\er fo \ fo p?ouo a meflagc* 
^cben Eino; of jg/m/,fn m? spafterg name, 
m]p?tncc ^r//>r Duke of Britaincc name, 
31 boo oefte tbec as an Anemic, 
5no toiQj tbee to prepare foi bloom'e toams* 

Q.Elinor spp to?o (tbatffanDg bponoefiattcettytw) 
Comment Jtie to mp jf3epbe\s),teUHje bop, 
^(jat 3 }eene f /wwr (bi$ (g^ranDmotber) 
Bpon mp bleffino; c(;aro;e frtnt leaue (KB armea, 
^tberetobi^ beao-Qroiig s^otber p^ckg bim fo : 
Jj?erp?ttie ujefenoto.ann knoin berfo? a Dame 
CM tmn notniche to Ojing bimto (ji enoe, 
^>o Oje map bjino; ber felfe to rulea/&ealme. 
Ttet toi(^f)imto fo^faKctlje^tno; of Fr 


,3trt> teme tt roe aiftto bb&ncle fyere. 

Sine be fijal! toant foj nothing at our f)ano 

7* jb* ?&r<^,conuap (nrtifatetp to f be fc*j 
But not in bad ; fa j as toe ace aauifne, 

3f n AnioH t Tor<*in anb in Normandy* Exit Chatt . 

Enter the Shriuej&whifpcrs thearleof5<f^inthe eare. 
ee Salisbury, jpleafe it pour$^aie&ie5^^ei0tj?e^)J)?iueof 

Northhamfttnjhire, uritb certain? perfons. tbat of late com* 
mittefc a not, anb baue appeals to pour Spaietfte fofcec&rng 
pour $i$bne$ fo? fpeciall caufe to bearc tfcem, 

/0/v* tain tbem come ueere,anu iofjilctue bcare tbecaufe, 
i&Qt$*lsbHry anb malte piouifon, 
tOe meane toirf) fpeebt topalle tbe tea to Frame. 
j> ap ^b?ieue 5 UJbat are tbefe men,\bat baue tbep tone *i 
jfiD? ibercta> t enoj? tbe courfe of (bis appeal? ? 

Shrituc. ]pieafe it pour ^aieffie tljefe ttoo I v 
tucallp falling at otog about tbeir jratbers liuing; b 
ken pour l^igbnes peace ,in fecking to rigbt tbeir own to? oge 
toitbout caufe of lau) 3 o> o^oer of JuOice, ano tmiatofullp Af- 
TembleD tbemfeluee in mutinous manner, bauing committeb 
a n'ot,appealino; from triall in tbeir Countrep to pour Jjptgft 

4 j, OV^ 1 ~*. . rf/ V *+ ^ f . f I 

/<?^/>r,tooeiiuertbemouerto tbeir triall. 

/tf^ s^p Jto^D of /ffx,wi\\ tbe 0ffenterfi to (tan^ foo^t^, 
anu tell tbe caufe of tfeetr quarreU. 

Q^jf 6entlernett,tt i tbe Eings pleafure tbat pou fcifco* 
uer pour griefes,^toubt not but pou (bail baueiufl ice* 

Philip pleafett pour ^aiel!ie,tbe iu?ono; is mine; pet toil 
3 abide all tojongi >befo;e 31 once open mp mout|) to bnrippe 
tbelbamefull flaunoer of mp patentee bifyonour of mpff (f, 
90 $ tbe UJicfceo Dealing of mp b?otber in tbis p?incelp aflfembtp* 

Robert ^tbenbp mp pjineejjis leaue fijall Robert fpeafee, 
5nb teUpottr^aieflie)xbflt rigb^ 3! (jane 

t&o ouer wj ong , as \)c accounted uyong;. 
fl^p JF atber (not imknotoenomto pour 6rare) 
IXcceiui) |ns fpturwf l^igbtboofc in tf>e jf ieto, 

3t Xftnglp Richards (janDS in Ptltftwe, 

GUben as tb* toaUs of ex* &AU e (jim tuap : 

l^ijB nante ^>tt Robert FAuconbridge tf^JMcuntbery, 

iKtljat bp fucceffion from f)t0 ^ttnceftoursJ, 


l.)ia Ituiiii^ tiiD amount fro at &i&eaf fc 
^too ttjotifano Sl^arhes re uene IB euctp pearct 
^ttot^is (mpio^) 3? cfmUengtfo? mp tfg|t, 

,5s (atofult fcCtre to /?tf^^ Fattconbridgf. 

fbitip. j]f firft 6o;nefonnebe^eiretn&ul'fate 
25p cmatne rigbe of EngUndi aunclenf latoe, 
Ipoua flnwlo mpfelfe make anp otf)er boiibt, 

^llf 3i am teftt tO Robert Faitconyrtyc ? 

Jahn f ono gout^to trouble tbefe our princely eatts 
jflD^ make a qae&ion info ptome ar afe t 
;>peflke,t'0 t&i0nian t^ine elder B?ot(jerbo?ne < : 

5^fcf ^leafe it pour ^race toitbpattence fo? to dearej 
31 not dentc but fje mineClber w, 
*rne doer B^otbet too : petinfucb fojt, 
}& ne can make no trtfe to tbe lann* 

John % uoubtftiU talc m euc r 3 bin beare, 
C^p 3^of ber anu tOme erotr,anu no frr ite : 

Robert 3| graum (mp 1.070) be is mp motto Tonne, 

^j?fd reputes bfrntanftin (wre, 

,,'# atber in big fife MB count Iwnfo, 
#nb frere mp S^otbcr ftaribs to p?ooae bim fo : 
2Bui $ (mploio) canp?ooue,anonooaiierrc 
&otb tomp^otbf r fi)ame anu bis repjoacfr, 
:o beifc an; pet legitimate, 
(gtac ioufilozts) let F*uconbridgt en 
UUig tl)at belongs to F a nconbri4ge. 


n& let not bim poCfeffc anotfjersriflfyv 
lohn Jjftyoite tbtSj tbe lan& i* thine bp England Uto. 

<lln$ractou0 poutb ,to rip tbp ntorbers ff;arae, 
from fobence rbou foiDfttl;p being take, 

&U boned earejs abtjo^retfjp toickeDneg, 

Bat ffolo 31 fee Dotfj be atf ootonc natures to. 
Mother,^ gradpu0Lo?o > ^pott%ce reufrenti.Damf, 

Cbat fee tlje teare0bi'Mmg from mine epee, 

J3no fcaltimg %ljes bio tone from ar ewco heart $ 

jTo) bonoutanoreitarD of toomanboou, 

lee meentreateto be commatmDf^l^nce 

Let not tbefe eare? receittftjft ^ifrtng fouitu 

ffur b a btper,ttbo toUb popfotir o UJO?D 

Dotb malTerate (be boruels of mp foul*, 
John. iame,ttann up,be patient fb?atobt(et 

bolebaffaro is tbpb?otljer* 
J)t f o? mp feifc, no; fo? mp mother noto : 

33ut foi tbcbonourof fob^auea^pan, 

C^lbom be accufetfc tiMtbaoultene * 

Jperc 31 befeecb pour O&rar e bpon mp fenecg, 

^o count bi"tmaD,anoffl oifmitTevsbence* 

Cijarge tbee before tbws ropall p^efenee Oere 

:o be a JBaftatD toeing Richards fe(f, 

^>onne to pour race,an& B}otber to pourflpaieltic* 


^//w^w ^ong man tbon nauff not be afbatneo of tljp Kin, 
^o? of tbp &ire, But fo^toaro toitb cbp pjoofe. 

Robert ^Lbe p?oofe fo plaine,tl;e argument foftronp;, 
^stljat pour ^ipjbnes anotbefe noble Eo^os, 
QHD ali (fane tljofe tbat baue no epes to fee) 
g>baH fwcare Ijim to be15aftaro to tbe^mo;. 
^i'rft \I;en mp f atber luas Cmbaltaoouc 
gjti Gcrmame unto tbc Cmjierour, 
Cbe Hing lap often at mp / atber^ boufe . 
#n& an t^cHleolnie fufpetteo wbat befell: 



165 #nb at mp j^atbera back return* agen 

Spp Spotter taas befiucreoas tis CMI, 
;&irt tteekeg before tb* account mp jfatber maae. 

us 33ut moje tfan tbis : iooke but onPhi/tps 

"* ' features, action0,anb bi lineaments. 


^: 10 no otbet but King Richan,. ,, 
/?z Cben grartoiis Lo?b,reft be ^Ring Rtchards &oiute, 

3nb let me reft fafe in mp Jfatber0 rigbt, 
bat am bis rtgbtfull fonne ana onelp bcrre. 
John 310 tbi* tbp p?o)fe,anb all tboti baftf o fap ': 
Kobm 3i baue no tno?e,no? neebe 3! greater p^oofe* 
John jfirn,ttjbere tbou faibft in abfence of tbp &ire 
S^p 15?otbt r often lobgeb in bis: boufe : 
3nb tubat oftbat ? bafe groom efofiaunberirim, 
batbonoureb bi Cmbaflabo? fomucb, 
3!n abfence of t|)e man t-o cbeeretbe toife ? 

^r .' . rf v t -J 

dlbp gtoD <g)ir Squire are poa fa tunning grotoca 
'Slo trofce account of tDomens rfehomngs : 
fepit in. pour j;anD anb to pour otberpjwnfea: 
$)anp mifcbaunces bap tn fucb affairwr 
^Lomahe a moman come before bwtim*. 

John anu tnheretbou faiR be looKet j) iiketb 
3In adton .feature anb p^opojtion : 
fcfcer ein 3 bolbe uiitb tbajo? ittmp Itfc. 
^Ineuerfatu foliuelp counter fet 

#nb let me baue mj> liuing anb mp rigbt* 

196 Q Elinor JftdB hearp umi <2at'r tintiftinM <. *^ r A. 


jrtfu Jfatf>er,dnbti)U^tbppoa 



ffanq Richard nip %>onne 3 anDfopour^offjet 
in tbts fafyicm. 

fybfrt. spa&ame,poti tjong me fljujs to teft it out, 
31 crauc mp ru$t : fJm#/^ as t boti art tog, 
>o fa tfcoa iuft,ano Ue me fjatte mp rip;()t* 

7*^. 22Jbp(foottfl)&op) tbppjoofesarcfriuofottjff, 
j/5o? canft tbourtjaiengr atip tfjing tljerebp* 
:But fboufljalt f ^DUJ 31 void fitfpe t^P clatme, 
^:jjw ia mj> ooome,anb tty& m? Doome fljall ftauo 
3Irwocable,a 31 amKmo; of EngUnd. 
3fo? tbou bn0ianot,toeeleafke of t^em tbacknoto^ 
K)i0 mother ano dtmfelfeQjall enoe this ftrife : 


<Llntc tbemfeiue^. Caiufrerefte (ilielifjooo 

Hull ojitic tbe liuing from tymfelfe \ 
^tinap not 6e mp io?o. 

LO?DS feeepe Mm back, ano 

OtjoU3a jfatbertotp fyonnt Phikp ? 
Afother pfeafe it pour^aitdie^ir ^^^^ ?**con\>ridge. 
Robert 5L(ji^ is ngijt, aif (te mp f elotu t&m if 3J Be a t^iefe. 

jf at^er ? 

Si^aB mp io?D 5 ant tf)at a queftion : ant> pott ^ao 
not taken fome pames loitO (jer before, 31 Ojouio fjaue oeCreb 
port to afke mp Sporber. 
lohn ^>ap tobo toaa t^p jf fitljcr - ? 
/ > ^/A> /ditb (mp t o?o) to anftoe re pou fure fee is mp fa* 
tbertbatuiasnarcffmp motber mjjen 31 tow gotten, 

John fflexfa fa^ton^ fakefcemauno agen, 
/Sub fo n en&e to tfti? contention* 



Robert WL*& euer matitfcus tojongb as Robert {& ? 
Effex Philip fpeake 5! favstobo u>as tbp Jfatbf r : 
M $>oug man fjoto no tu,ttbat art tbou in a trauncc 
E&MKV ?///> atsjake>tbe mania in a Oceanic. 

'Philip P htlippfti at unit adite Regtbw. 

SQOat faiftcbow ^^/vfp?ang of aunrtent Eingg ? 

J^<? me rafit tempettof ? 

eortat tumoe of bonour blotoe^ tbts futie fo^tlj ? 
SD^ VD^CIKC p>oecoc t(jcfe fumes of^pateflic ^ 
0e tjjtafiefi j Of are a MtoCccbo founo, 
fl6at Philips tbc &Qtineftruo a King : 
^beto^ifHing leaites tpontbe (remhling; f iec<s, 

ubling murmur of c^e ujatew fall, 

25irDs in tijctr flight make muficke tottij tt;cir toing^ 
jf tiling tbeayjeioitf) glo?te of mp Dirtlj : 
n&rosjbubblr^leattesjaifli mountain c0,ccOo,alt 
Bing in mine cares,t(jat 31 am Tabards ^onne. 
4r ono man,al) \ul>etOcr arttfrou carrier ? 
^)ow arc cbp tbougbts pto?apt in ^)oooi beaueti ? 
^ojtgetfull inlnit fbott art 5 ann UJbenre tbou comff, 
'SLIjp jfatfcer0 lano cannot maintaine tbefe tfomgbts, 
:beff tbougbtiS are farre imfiaing Fauconbridge : 
3no tocU tbcp map ; fo? ibp tbis monnting minoe 

SDotb foarf tOO bigl) to ItOUpC to Fauconbridge, 

2tbp boiu no\u \ knofcjefttfcou inhere tbou arc **. 
9nD knotted tbou mOo erpect tbineanfuiere bere^ 
UU tbou upon fifrantccti mantling haine 
<Ne loofe tbp lanu,anu fap tfcpfelfc bafelio^ne 

eretbou tbinKfl,faj> tbou art Famconbridge. 

John >peake man,be fooaine,UJbo cbp jfati^r tuas. 

Philip l^leafe it pour 0aie(to, 
Philip $at Fnuconbridge cttaucg to t 
3it toiil notout>3i cannot foj mp (ife 

e rt 


Sc . i 

Jlet lanfc an* lining goe,ti8 jjonojus fire 
Chat mafcea me foeare Axing Richard toag mp &t 
OftaTe to ajKing afcoos title of moje g>tate, 
CfomJRntgbte begotten,tfamgf) legttttmate, 
jateafr it pour Oprace, 3i am King 'Ktchards 

j|)is faltrmg tongue not Qiffers (;tm to lie . 
Mother on^at (jeat> -flrong furie ootb c nc fjatmt mp fonne': 
Phify Philip cannot repent, fo? fje batf) Done. 
John &fy\iPhilip blame notme,tf;p felfe ^aftloft 

tlje fjetrc Of Fanconbnde y 

0ob giuc t^ee iop,greatcrtl;an t^p beferr. 

nor n<L\ty (joto no\ Philip^m atoap tfjine atone *: 
a(f)arjflmr,3) amfeoiu totitake mp fe (fe powrnep^lo, 
oled Mnfmantfmr pourit)tgl)ne$ Ijat^ : 
5no mitb t|)ts l^jioucrb gin tlje toojUi aneto, 
^)c(p bam>$f,3i Me no latiDs,l)onour i0 mptefire} 
let P/?////> hue to foevn (jimfe!fen)o^t()ie Ibgreat a &i're. 

n/ffor Philtp^ tbink tbou hnetoff tl;p (Sranoamjs minbe: 
15m cbeere fcbop,31 tutH not fee tl;de uiant 
J3s long as l*nor (jatb foote of fans ; 
^>encefo?tb tboti (halt be taken fo? rnp foane, 
#no \uaite on me arto on tfiine Onckle beere, 
5O|)o fball giut honour to tbp noble ininDe. 

John Philip kneeleijabDn,t&attljoumaij(ltfeotijj!)l|knjotti 
$oto mucl) tbp refolutioa^leafetb w, 

Phil, c^raunt jjeauew tfjat Philip onee map (^eu 

/Dj bafeft gfojieof a 

/*/? jftatu Gentlemen, u>t \x>iU atoap to 
Co cfct ef\e the^ijme tf^-frthur ami l;ig mates i 
/V7-'^ ,tf)ou fijalt be lluter of mp ^iealme, 
^no totoaro tlje maine charges i of mp voarre^, 







3lc reattt&ela^ie 3bbep lubber slanas 

3 ntn mp banoa to pap mp men of umrre . 

Cljclpope anfo pepelituj* fyal 

GUitfjgoloeanD groat as j 

bus foj uiar>) Lojtos ,let our commauno be bone, 

J^nfl mwtb 1? fo?\arD mtgbtelp to Frawtce. Exeunt. 

Manet T^j/ipand his Mother. 

Phily ^aoame 31 fetfeedj pou Deign* me fo mucb kafure 
a? the fr wring of a matter t baf Ji lon^ ta impart to you, 

a&ljatfltbematter^/f. 3! tbinke pourfuttt'n 
jtenos to fomemonep mat(er,\ubi(^P&u ftippofe buritg 
in t^e bottome of mprijeft. 

?//. JQo ^abam^t is no fur b fuf eas to br g oj bo^roto, 
But fciclja fute,as mig^t foineotber grant, 
31 fyoulb not noiD baue troubled pou tuitbaf f f 
Mother Qi (Soosname (?t to^ b^ weit* 

at mp fcanoall grolues bji mcants of pou, 
3!n tl;at report (jatb rumo^o up <uib Do^n c, 
31 am a baftarD,annno F/utcon bridge. 
Cbfe gtofe atteint fo ttltet^j in mp tfjougljttf, 
^aintaininj combat to abjiojemp eafe, 
Cbat firio ana tottme,anti companp alone, 
2ajj>atfo 3 tooo,o!U$t rtfoere 3i am, 
31 cannot c^afe tjre flaunber from tbp t^oug(jtf. 
3Ifitbe trtte,refoIuetTtecf mp ^>tre> 
tfo? patoon ^atjame,if 3 tbtnhe amirTt. 

Be Philip Philip anb 110 F*HCH bridge, 

ifrfe jratbetuoubtetoas as b?auea,man 
Co pou on kneesasfometime Phactsn, 

^>trapnina: r little bafljfnll mooe&ie, 

31 ben; tome inttance tubfnce 3i am ertraitf$t, 

Mother ^et mo^e aooo to bafte me to mpgratte 
3n^ vuilt tljou too become a qpotbers crcffe ': 
99u(T 3"! atcufe mpfelfto clofetoit^on? 


|>Iaunber mpfelf to quiet pour affect* t 
'fcbou- moottft me Thikp tmtfjtbis idle falfce, 
JB^icf) 3ltrm&fn bope tbis moobtDillbie. 

?////> jftap labieinotljer,beareme farmer pcf, 
3f oj ftrong conceiptbjuues butiebeticeatobilc: 
3Dour buftanb FtHconbridgt teas jf atber to tbat foitne, 
Cbat carries mar ha of jftature Iik t^e &ire, 
Cbc foiinc tljat blcctf tf; pou UJttij lue clocks O^cncf;, 
9nb bolbs mp ri^ljt, as liticall inDifc?nt 
4f rom im toUofe fozme U)as Bgiirea in bi3 face* 
Can jftatuw fobiflfeittble in bcr frame, 
to make (be one fo like as like map be, 
0nb inffre otber p^im no cbaraaer 
Ho crjalenge anp marke of true oilcent^ 
^p b^otbers minoe i#6aCc,anb too too bull, 
Co mount tobfre pA/Ap loogerjjbw affett0> 
^no tjts eytertiallgracea tbat pou uiem 
({bou0lj 3 trpo?t it) counterpotfe not mine : 
IDis condtttition platne oefailifie, 
Requires tbe cljap?e,anti mine tije feate of Ceele* 
3f2aj>,tD!jat is be,o? tobat am 31 to bim ^ 
2<Ubcn anp one tbat knotted; Ijoto to carye, 
Ct ill fear eel p iuoge t?s botb one Countrep borne. 
^Lbis 9paDame,tbi0,batb n?oue me from mpfelfe : 
flno bere bp brauens eternall !ampe0 3! fuseare, 
^s turfeo T^cro \aitb bis mother bib, 
&o 31 toitbpoa,if pourcfolue me nor* 

Mother lee motbecs teareg qucncb out tbp atw;erst to, 
,3-no tnge no further \bat tbouoood require* 

?*//!> let fonnesentreatie (\uaptbemotbernoto, 
>? elfttbenies: 31le not infringe mpboUi* 

Mother nnbappp tafke : muft 31 re caunt mp (^ame, 
315lab mp mifDeeDe,o? bp concealing rue *: 
>omepoU)er ftrikemerpeecl;le(Te fojta time, 
>j take from bim amd tie bis bearing bfe^ 







Ci>efaurt fc mine,an& be tbe faultfefrute, 
3 WuiW faint, of; fcotito 3! mig&tbemitfe* 

/////>. $)otf)et be fyiefe, 31 tono; to fcnoto nip name, 

Mother #no longing ope to fl)?otoD f bp^potfoers i^jatne. 

/'/i////). Come^annmc come^ouneeoenotbcfo lotfo. 
C|)e Hjame ^ tbafco equafl ttuitt bs botb. 
,31ft not a flflcfcnea in mr toojtfnc blame, 
^o be rool&e,anti cannot tt^tte mp name 
^oo& ^otberrefoluf me, 

Mother. Ceti P/> emr t fortune ano mp firiefe, 

nnme,ano ^uf banosfemt tu^onaf, 
ill mamfi an& ftaiiio bp poutb^ Dnrulp t'\ap. 
^no tobeadjou knotoefl from \uljence tjjouatt eiftratt^bt, 
5? if tbou fencujft tobat fute0,tbatt()?eate?,uj(}at fearer, 
^o moouebt> (oue,o? mafTacre bp oeat^j* 
'fto peelo uw't^ lotic,o? r no bp loues contempt. 
Cbf migbtines of funufwt courteo me, 
CCJho temp;et terroi luit(jbt5 luanton talke, 
b& fomet^no; map extenuate tbe guilt, 
15 ut let it not aouantage me fo muclj : 

Ojeb ^er blooato toaib avuap ber ftame, 
^Itbp ftano 3 to eppoftulate tbe crime 

Z&ltrjpre & contra, nottJ tbe babe i)8 OOn , 

2l|jen to conclude ttoo UJO^B map tell tbe tale, 
^bat Philips J'atberioasaiaHnces ^>on, 
3$tc!) ^/^^rtile,tuoilos onebterro^h^e, 
jTo? bonour lode (eftme toif (; cf)tloe of tijee : 

Robin F*Hconbridge% 

ite spotter, tbe tDa?!ofoinmpl5ebt, 
merbing curing to plant agin tt* 
marrie ^ir 3 le( meafone fc; game, 


f S^T 

art fome toonoer* noto J Knota mp name. 

35P blrfleo Mane jte not (V II tbat pjtioe 

jpoj Engltnds ieaUb 5 ano all tbe tnojlobeftoe* 

>tt faft tbe ppubeft of nip atfors foea, 

^Itoap ooo $}otf)er,tl;ere tbe comfojt goes. Exeunt. 

I . jj . Enter Phtlip die French Kine, and Lcvt^LimogCf, Con- 

Enter ?/?r/j/> die French Kine, a 
ftancf^nd her fonnc islTthnr. 

King jftoto fi^n tue b?oacb tbe title of tbp cteimc 
^)ong Arthur in tbe csilbion iDerrito?ie0, 
Sjcari'jgpjoua ^f^rjtoitba puiflantfiebge: 
^ae vf #r/>,caufe of Cordtliom oeatj), 
,315 alfo come to aioe t^ee in tbp toarrrs ; 
^no all our JF o^ces copne fo? Arthurs rigb^ 
^nb, but fo? caufes of great confequence, 
pleaDinn; felap till nerxjefront England 'come, 

3Tocoole tbe fet-locfe0 ofljte toearie teame, 
Cill3! ban tmtb animreOftefc (bock 
Controlo tbe mannage of pjoub Angws toatfe, 
flD? made a fyfet of mp fame to Cbaunce, 

Conflancc $$np Ue tbat hbn in confcience oj in feare 
'Co offer to^ong tnbere pern impugne tbe ill, 
CliU feno fucb calme conoition bac he to Fr*unce, 
&* (ball rebate tbe edge of fearefull toacr c? : 
3ff fojfojbearanceisa oeeae tuellbone 

Arthur j^b spotber,pofleffion of a Crohme i? muc|, 
!no hh* as 31 baue bearD repo;teo of> 
Jr o; pjefcnt Damage ftonlD aouenture farrc* 
^Ije ttiojib cantoitnes in (ji^^otber0 time, 
4>e toohe upon bim rule ano almoft raigne : 
Cljenmufltttfollotu a a boubtfull popnt, 
Cbatbee'ferengne tbe rule unto bis J5epbeto. 
31 ratber tbinbe tbe menace of tbe tuojto 
^onnoe in tji? eare^ as t^ea^ of no eftemc, 






$nD fooner \uoalo be fcojne 0^ potoer, 
'fcban ico fc r(jc fmallcft title be eniope0 j 
jToji queftionles be te an Cngliftmaiu 

* \v (DQftp are tbe toglify parele* in compare? 
35jauc Caualiers ap ere t bat 3llanD b?e&, 
$aue liuoe ano DpHe,anD naroe nno none enough 
l>et ncueri0;racDe tljeir Countrepfo) f|je caufe : 

K. John 

/; of England ifl a0 Ot^Cr / 

'Eruft me pong Arthur ^ tbou tifte mp r&* , 
}P?a tfe tljott cbe jf vcncb tjjat belye tfj in t^is neefe* 

Lymoges ^cije CngUHiman baib little caufe 31 troto 
Co fpeno goto fpeac bc0 on fo pioufi a foe, 
Stbp Arthur berw bfe fpople r l;at noto 10 gon , 
211)0 toben be liuoe outrouoe bi0 ^otber M .- 
3t badte c urres tljat lie To long to catcb, 
Come baiting borne ,anu meete tbeir ouer mateb. 
15ut netnes comeg noto,l;erejf tfje CmbaflTaoour* 

Enter (hattilion. 

K phtHf JnD in gooo time,toelcome mp lo?o cba 
2Obat ne\uetf *; toil! lohn accord to our commauno. 

Chattilion $*% not bitefe to tell pour Hpigljneaall, 
tys iBill appjoacb to interrupt mp rale: 
Jr o? one felfe bottome b?ougbt\ botb to France. 
J[)c on bifi part fcrill trp tbe rbaunce of tnarre, 
Sni) if bw toojw inferre alTureD trutb, 
m\[\ loofe btmfelfe ano all bis follower*, 
re p6;lD tinto tbe leaff of pour oemaunn^ 
'SLbe spotber SQuane 0je tafee tb on amaine 
8aintt iauie Conine p,eottnting ber tbe cawfe 
^Dbatuotb effect tbw claime to Albion, 
Coniuring Arthur\nit\) a Oranaames care, 
^o leaue bts spotber ; toilling bim Oibmtt 
l^b Rate to lohn am> ber pjotedton, 
(asfl;efaitb)are (fuDiottsfojbfc g 

^Tbte ia tbe fumme,ftbitb tyieflp 3f baue (botone. 

X P/H/. Cbfe bitter intone muff nip Come boniest fpjing, 
feooaine an& b?iefe,tot)p fo,tts batnea to wtijrr . 
3$ut fap Cbatifonjatotf, perfonzof attempt are toirlj bim 

h*rttlion <$&iEngi*nd Carle Pembrooke 

^b* onelp noteo men of anp name. 
j!3ejct tbema T5atfan> of tbe &in#s oeceaff, 
3 barDp ft) tloe be ao,toug|j anD benturous, 
^21it!;manp otber men of ^io;l; refolue* 
t^ben is tbere uutb tbem ^/wrgpotber lueene, 
3nD BUmh bee Jf5eece oaugbter to tbe JKino; ofp 
^befe atetbep?ime 15tro0 of tbi0bot aouenture. 

Enter lohn & his foUowers^Quccne.BaftardjEarleSj&C* 

K.Thiltp flpe Feemetb hhn an ouer-Darino; fpirit 
Cffed* fome fren^'e in tbp rafyappjoaeb, 
SLreauing mp Confines toitb tbp armeD Croupe^ 
31 ratijer lookt foj fomc fubmtffe repip 
^oucjjingtbe claime tbp Jf3epbet Arthur make? 
<Eo trja t vobicb t bou uniufllp Doff nfitrpe. 

K John jfo^ tbat Chatt&on ran Dtfcbarge pou all, 
3! lidnot pleaD mp &itle toitb mp tongue 
J^oj came 31 betber toitb intent of tojong 
^o Frtuncc o? tbee,oj anp rtgbt of tbrne^ 
05ut in Defence ana purcbafe of mp rigbt, 
^be 'Eotone of Anglers : tobicjj tbou oooil begirt 
3ln tlje bebalfe of iaoie Confancc ^>onne, 
Ujeretoo no) be no? (be can lap iuft r laime* ^ 

Con/lance ge,0 (falfemtruDer) if t|)at iuff be toft, 
UnD beaDdrong ufurpation put apart, 
Arthur mp g>omie,beire to tbp eloer ' 
QUttbout ambiguous (baDoto of Difcent, 
3{0 ^oueraigneto tbe fub ffance t!jou toitbbolt>lT 

Q.Elinor spifgouemD(fifoffip,ltaine tot^jtrefo^t 
^Dccafion of tbefe tinoeciDeDiarres, 
3 fap (tbatKnoto) to cljecfc tbp Daine fuppofe. 

lonnc ^ naupjfjt to DCD mitb tljatbeclapme^ 

C z Jf oj 






y}C. 11. - -- ^- 

#<$ pjoofe tofjereof,3! can t'nferre a tattH, 
^ba* barre( tbe toap b^tygetb bp Diftent* 

" wee 82auim6rct>c } arrabbefc5B0mane!twH 

tbe DiueUis an ouerfor, 
^.._ r ^^D name Einor folejrecutrefle t 
;S(E)oje will's tban fo,on perill of mp foule 
C2Jere neuer maoeto binoer Arthurs tig.,,. 

Arthur 3i5ut Tap tbere toas, as fure tbere can be none, 
&be la to intends Tttcb te ftaments agbopD, 
SUbere rto;bt oifrentcan no map be impearbt. 
QEimoryamz ^r^rpeace,tbpmotber makegtbe* toings 
Sofoare totcb perill after farm, 
5\no truft me pongling fo? tbe jfatbers fake 
31 pitte mucb tbe ba?arD of tfjp poutb* 

ontt*nce 75e(b?eto pou els IjotD pi'tifull pou are, 
Beaoieto lueepe to bearebim afkebisotone; 
g>o;r0to betioe fucb 6ranoamrs ano fucb grtefe, 
Cbat miniffer apopfon fo? pureloue* 
^ut tubo fo bUnDe,as cannot fa tbis beame, 
^bat pottfo^footb tttoulu kff pe pour coufin Dotone > 
jf o? fearebw^otber (boulo be ufte too useU i 
31 tberes tbegriefe,confufiotj catcbtbe b?aine, 
^Lbat bammew fttfts to (top a ^incearatgne. 

Q^Elianor ampatientjfranttke^ommotiflanoerer, 
3!mmooea Dame^nnurtreo quarreller, 
J tell tbtt 3l,not enuie to tbp ^>on, 
15ut iuaice makes me fpeakeas 3 baueuon. 

KJohn. ([Obat ujants, mp fmo;o (bal mo?e at large fet noton* 
Lara ^5ut tbat map b?eake before tbe trutb be knotone. 
<is B*flard <&\w tfjia map bold till all bis rigbt be (botone. 

Lymoges ooD tuo^ fir fauce,pour betters are in Blare. 
B*Jtrd J5ot pou fir oougbtie VBitb pour Iion0 rafc . 
' ad top betioe l;i0 fouie 5 to t^om tbat fpoile beloao 

R.Johii ^ A *^*.*^ 

y . O 

&boulo be a pjeBDemr'affrtgbt pou all. 

Baflard bat toojp0 are tbefe*; boto DOO mp flneto* fyahe? 
S8p f atbera foe claD in mp jfatber* fpople, 
3 tboufano furies kinDIe toitbreuenoge, 
CbitfbarttbatcboIlerfceepejBa,con{Ifto?ie, *>& 

&>earinj& mp intoaro? tuitb a bjanD of bate \ 
$oto Dotb Ak ft o mbifper in mine earea \ 
Delap not Phtltp&illtbt wllame ftratgbt, 
Dtfrobe bim of tbematcbU0 moniment 
Cbp jTattjers triumpb o?e tbe -^auages, 
3afe bearogroome, cotoarD, peafan 


Mtbat makil tfjou toitb tbe Cr opbei of a ftinff ? 
fehamO tbou not copRrelMoatbtonie Dun^^ili fuian, 
Co grace tbp carkaflfe tomb an ornament 
Coo precious foj a S^narcbs couerture ? 
Scarce can 31 temper Due obcDience 
Onto tbep;efenre of mp^oaecaigne, 
^Trom acting outrage on t^trunke of bate : 
Jfo^ bp()i0fou!e3l ftoeare,mp jpatljera foule, 
Cuitce loill 3i not retueto tbe po?ning0 rife, 
Ciil 3! baue to^ne tbat Cropbei from tbp back. 
9no fpitt tbpbeart,fo; bearing it fo long* 
Phtbp batb fwo?ne,anD if it be not Done, 
let not tbe toajlD repute me Richards 4>onne, i99 

Lymoges jf5ap foft fir 3aftarD,barts are not (jplit fo foone, 
let ttjcmr fiop ce tbat at tbe enuc DOO torn : 
^nD take tins leiton at tbp foeman^ bano , 
^atonenottbp Iife,to o;ettf^p jfatbcrsfkin. / 

Blanch soe l( map tbe mojlD fpeake of bi Kniftbtlp tmlok 
Cbat toinue tbis b^e to toeare a t aoie0 fauour . 

B<tjt*rd 3iu map 3! tb?iue, ano notbmg b^ooke luttb rnee, 
Jf ftjo?tlp3 pjefentit not to tbee. , 66 

tityattoo?fc0 cannot Determine, 
C 3 






#n& to tbe purjjofe foj tbe caufe pou come* 
jSpe ffemr e pou frt rtgfjr in cfoau nee of taarre, 
|3effotng no otber reafonsfoj pour claime, 
2ttt fo an* To .became it fyall be fo , 
^o injonfl; fl;albe fubopo bp trurt of Hrengtf) t 
^Cp^antg ppctfy to inueft bimfelff, 

tLe tbec^ tbc mbtrfy'n bo !p latofuU 9rmcg, 
31 tntbe rigbt of Arthur Gefrfy S>onne, 
#m come before tbw Cif it of A*gitrt> 
%* barreaH otberfalfe fuppofeo clapme, 
jfrom UJbence o? botofoere tbe erro? fp?ing0 t 
9no in bis quarrel! on mp Ipiincelp UJO?D, 
3iie fiffbt it out unto tbe lateft man. 

lokn jKnotpJKmg ofFrannte, 3 tofli not becommaunoet 
^p anp potocr o? prince in CIjjiQenoomc, 
^o peeft) an inlTancc boiu 3! bclo mine ottme, 
59o?e tban co anftu ere, tbat mine o rune is mine* 
3ut unit tboutee me parlep tottbtbe Bourne, 
^no beare (bem offer me alleageance, 
4Tealtieanb ijoma0;c,a0 true liege men ought. 

KMHp Summon tbem, 3) tuill noc beleetie tttfid 3] fee 

it,anD ibfn3Itee itSile foonecbangett. 
They fummon thcTowne, the Citizens appcarc vpon die 

K.lohn jDoumen of Angitrt, ano as 31 take it nip lopall 
^ubietfsf^bauefummoneopoutotbe toallBi: to Difpntron 
mp rigbt, Were totbinhc pouuoubcfuUtbereiu, tobicb 3f am 
perfwaDeD pou are not. 3?n fetu tDo;D0,onr^otberg ^onne, 
bacfct toitb tbeJKing of Fraunce^ut beleagreti pour ^otone 
jdpon a falfe p^etemiet) title to tbe fame : in Defence tobereof 
31 pour liege Lojo baue bjougbt our potoer to fence pou from 
tbe Ufurper, to free pour intenDen feruituue , anu utterlp to 
fupplant tbe foemen,to mp rigbt $ pour ita, &ap then, 
tobo keepepou tbe Eoume fo> ? 



(not in 

$ toafl no leffe perftoaoeo : t&en in #o ttf name open 
pourp;ate0,ami letme enter* 3no it pleafepour $iff (jne* toe comptrottnot pour 
title >neit&er toill toe rafylp arnnitpotir entrance: if pou bee 
latofutt iKmff.tnitij all obeuiencc me keepeic topour t)fe,if not 
j&ino^our rafone* to beintpeac&eo fo? peeldm&ttritfjoutmojc 
confioerate triad ; tor anfmere not ns men (afrit*; out to tije 
toftoofe of ijim tl;at p,ioouc5 latofuli. 

John 3! fijall not come m tben f 

Citizen jj5o mp Io?D,till toe knoto mo?e. 

K.Philip C^enbeaiemelpeake tnt^ebebalfeof Arthur 
^onneof Gtffi-fy elder #?ct&er to M/r, (>ta title mamfeft 
tottboutcontranimonto tbeCrottne ano iSmgUomeiif^/^- 
ujitM^VrjanDOtuers'Eomnes on t(n0 doe t(;e fea: 
pou acknomknge him pour liege lo^,tP^cfpeaKetb in 
mp ipojo to inttrtatne pou tuitb all fauour*a$befeemetb a 
JRing to bis futuecfg, oia fcieno to t)i> tpel-U)iHer$: o? ftano 
to tljepenJl of pour contempt, tuljen bt<5 title w p^ooueo DP 

2de ante re a^ before till pou baue p?ooueD one 
Hgjjt, toe acknotole^e none rigbt,fje tbat trie^ bimfelfe our 
^oueraigne, to Inm un'lltDe remainefirme fubiect^anB foj 
bim.ano in fji^ rijljt toe IjoID our Eotone a0 ticfirous to KnoU> 
tde trut b as loarf to fubfmbe before toe knotue *r j^ojte tftan 
tl;i0 toe cannot fap,anti mo?e tljan tlji> toe nare not ooo. 

K. Philip ^bcn/^3loefie t^eein tlje nameanobeWfe 
of -Arthur plntaginct\\w !Xtnp;anD couftn, tt&ofeng&tano 
patrimonietJjou Detained^ ^1 ooubt not ere tfje nap enne ia 
afetbattell make t^jee confefTe ; toftereunto toftft ajealeto 
right 31 c&attengetbee. 

KJohn 3i accept tdecbaUenge, anuturnetjc Defiance to 
t&p tf^oate, 

Excurfions. The Banardcliafeth LytnogtttinR Auftricb 
Duke,and makcth him leaue the Lyons skinne. 





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Sc iii. 



#nfi art tfjou gone,miffa? tune fmme tfop ff epp, 
#no tfollcaloe feare aflatle tbp timc*of rett. 
Morfhtm leanc (jere tfcp fifenc Cban caue, 
T>cfic Dp (jte tljougljf fi U)itij uifmall fantafif 0, 
^(no gbattlp obieas of palet^eatntng tJtfors, 
^flfricrtitljim ewerp minute toitb flcarneloofccs 
let Qjaootoe temper terro? in bts tl;ougb, 
^nD let tyt terro?mabe tl^ cotoaru mao, 
J^nD in f)ia maoncs let In'ni feare purfutc, 
3no fo in fren^ie let tlje yeafant Die. 
f)cre is tljc ranfome tljat allapes Inss ragr, 
^)e firft freebolD tijat &(h*rd left !)te fonne : 
2,Iitl) luljtch 3i MI furp?(?c I; is huing;fors, 
^0 /y^ow (tatuetJio tlje fainting Grccket. Exit. 

JEntcrthe Kings Hcrolds with Trumpets to the wals of 
t/fttgiers : they fummon the Towne f 

Eng.Herotd 7ofebp t&e grace of 6otJ Ixillff ^Englan^ 
1Lv]totoUrelftn<l,AnioK,Torine,&c. DemauttDafj once againc 
of pou. bis fubiects of ts4ngtrs t if pou null quieilp furrenoec 
Dp tfye Cotune into bis (janos ^ 

Fr.Hcrold Philtptytfa grace Of<SoU Kin tfFrAHtrceflte 

maunurtf) in t(je bebalfe of ^r//?r 2Duke of Bntatne 3 if poa 
mill fur rennet Dp t(je onine nuo (jis ijanos, to t^e Die of tfce 

lt)errolos o;oe ten t 
toe tlje poou Slnbabitantg of Angiers, require a parle of 


Enrerthe Kings, Quecne/i>wor, Blaunch^ Baftard, Ly~ 
moves >Lc wes.CaftiU an, Pcmbrookt,Sa(ubnry y Conpance, 

(not in 

K.Jo 1m) 


^>erolo,Uj^at antoert ooo tfje ^Lotonfmen fenu? 



Philip 2BtU Angers p&fo (0 Philip &W$tfF 

En.Hcr&ty &otnfinen on tbe teals accept pour <$race. 
Fr. ffcrj&ito craue aparlep of pour$)aielrie 
/<7/w jflou Citizens of Avgiers } \)a\te pour epe# 
Bebelntbc ilaugbier that our ngli(b botoes 
$aue maoe upon tbe cotoarD fraiwDfuH jf rencfc * 
Snd batif pou uni'clp pono^co rfjcrctoitfjali 

Cfjeir loOe in peeloing to tbe Cnpjlill; j^injff* 
, tljcp fato from out tljetr l;ig W otoenai 
'ftbc Cbeualierjs of France anu croffeboto (bot 
SBahe lanes of flaug&trru bonier t^ougi) tl?tne doaff, 
^ina are refoluoe to paloe co Arthurs rttyfrt. 

/<^ CObp T/;//^tbougb t^oub^aueftrt foje tbe toalte, 
^Lbp confcirnceKnoUjejSt^at/tf^ Jjatbtoonne tljefieln. 

P^I//> 21bat ere mp conference ftnoiufijt^p ^rmie fteles 
Cbat "PhtUp ^ao tfje better of tl;e Da^. 

Philip fa&aDe (jat(j jot t^e Ipon^ cafe, 

!Bafe Duke to ffpe ano leaue fuc|i fpople* bebinue t 
D5ut t\)is tbou knetoft offeree to mahe nw (lap, 
31t faroe toith tfyaag tuitb t^emarrtner, 

JDotbbeare tlje mattes like mount amcsfo^c cite twitte, 
Ebat tb?otoe0 out emptte beirellfi(,fo to ffap 
llDia f urie,tabile tbe (bip uotb faile atoap* 
Phify tt'0 tbine : anu fo^e tbts p?mcelpp?cfence, 
Saoame^l bumblp lap tt at pour feete, 
3$et'n$ tbe firfl auttr ntur? 3i atcbieuD, 
^IID firft erplopt pour <3race Dtb eniopne : 
|?tt manp moje 31 long to be emopnfc, 
jBUuncb phtlip jj tahe tt,amj 31 tbee commaunu 
Eo toeare ebe fame a0 eara tby 4Tatber diu : 
Cbereuritb receiue tbt? fauour at mp banns, 
^r'incourage tbee to foUotd % hard* fame. 

$pe Cttijens of Angers &w pc routed 


tl w .v. John 

?,fap fobfcfr fbaU be pourlSing ? 
23e care not tobicWf once toe fcneto tfje rfgfa, 
25ut til) tire knott toe tofll not peelDourrigbt 

Btttard s$iQ\)t Philip counfeKtluo fo migl^tiei^ings, 
$ are tbe^ing^ ^England ano of France, 
4)e tooulo aouife pour <$race0 to Unite 
^nD knit pour fojceg gainft tbefe Cit^en0, 
pulling tbeir batteren toallst about tfjeir eares. 
^Dbe ^Cotone once toonne tften firiue about t^e riaime, 
jfo? rbep are mmoeD to Deluot pou botb. 

Cjj? Citizens tfAngitn all bp me 

Cntreate pour^aieffie to beare tbem fpeafte ; 

;3nD a pou like tfje motion tfcep (ball make, 

^>o to account ano folloto tfjeir aouice* 
John. Philip, j&peake omtoe giue t^ee !eaue= 
Citizen ^jjen tljuj* : toberea? t^at pong ^ luaiekntgbt 

31nctte0 pou on to knit pour Mnglp ftrengtfoj: 

^be motion cannot cljoofe but pleafe t&e gooD, 

jand fucb ajs (oue tfoe quiet of tbe^tate* 

^Butboh) m? io^Uoto 0)oulo pour Crengtbs be knit t 

Jftot to oppjefle pour fubiect^ ann pour frienos, 

^nofill t()e too^lu toit() bjatoles anomutinie^ ; 

35ut ijnto peace pour fo?ce*(boutobeknit 

^o Itae in pjincelp league anD amitie : 

)oo fbitf, t^e gates of Angers ft;all giue toap 

^n^i ftano toioe open to pourbartjj content. 

Eo make tbt'0 peace a Ming bona of loue, 

^Remains one onelp (jono?abfe nwanes, 

Cflbicbbppourparoon ^ (ball ^ereDifpIap. 

L&ts tfjeDoIpbin anu tbe beire of ' Frame?, 

% man of noteu ualo? tljjougb tlje tDO^lir, 

31 pet unmarieD : let bim take to tnife 

^be beauteous tiaugbter of tbf&ing of Spain? 

3l5eece toJK^/j/?, tbelouelp t aoie Blanche 

^e^otten onto differ Elinor. 


K-JOIUI w. ****.. *v,^- 


SHftitb fcer in marriage toill ber tmchfe igme 
Catties ano ^otuers a0 fittetb fucbamatcb. 
$Lbe JKing* tbu0 iopffl> in league of perfect foue, 

<td()0 is but pong 5 ano pet fcnmeete to raignc, 
* l;e tfeall (lano contented eaerie uoap* 
'Chup fjaue^l boioip (ioji tljc common goon) 
l^eltuereb taftattbe Cttiegaue in charge. 
5ntJ as bpon contrition* pou agree, 
g>o (ball m (lano content to peelo t&e Eotone* 

Arthur 3 proper peace,if (licfr a motion f;olo ; 
ICbeft ^tngs beare armce fo; me.anu foj mp rig^ 9 
^nu tbep rball (bare mp Ian)0 to mafte rljem fiienue* 

^> o n ne M,falloto tljic motion, a? tbou 1 oueft 

Spake league toitb Phitipjttft to anp tbing : 100 

Lewer l^all baue mp j]5eece,anu tbenbe fure 
Arthur tyti\ baue fmall fuccour out tffraiince. 

John ^5;otber of-Fr^awr^pou beare tbe Citt^cng : 
^ben tell me.,boto pou mcane to Deale berein. 
Con/lance 22Jbp M*>to^ canft tbou gtue \jt( 
^bat batt no foote oflan6 5 but Arthur sti$/t t i 

L*\vef T$yi. laDie Citt?en0,3I lifte pour cbopce, 
91 louelp ( DamfeIU0 tbeLauie Blanche, IDS 

22Io)tbie tbe beire ^Europe fo? ber pbeere* 
IT. jr. Confl*ncc 2Bbat Eingjs.mbp dan^pott gating in a trance* 

tSlbp bo to n oto JLojDjB.' accurfen Citi^en^ 
^uo fid anD tickle tbeir am hi ciotw eare*, 
221itb bope of gaine, tbat fpjings from Artburs\$ftt. 
^ome DifmaU ^lannetat tbp birtb^ap raigno, 
fivi noto 31 Ce e tbe fall of all tbp bope*. 

K.Philip JLat>te,ant>puhe of Britaiatjaufln poubotb, 
^bei^ing of Fraunce refpectjs W tiono? moje, 
<&ban to betrap bis friend and fauourer** 
IP^tttcelTe of 5/?rf/f ,coulo pou affect mp ^onne, 
3f toe upon conoitiona could agree ^ /* tf 

J2 z Saftard 


izi BaJtarA g> toottnu* g^acam.take an (ftiglfft (Gentleman: 

&lme as 31 teas ,31 tbougbt to bauemooufce tbe mat el;. 
<?5ranBamf pou mafce me balfe ap?omifeonee, 
d;at ianp BUnch Ojonft tying me toealtb inougb, 
3nu make me be ireof fto?e of Cngliflj lanu* 

Q.Eluwv peace PhtHp,% toill looke tbee out a toiff, 
t^le mull mitb poilicie eompounntbis flrifr. 

Bafttrd jf LWU get Ijer, \uell, 31 fap no moje : 
!^ut let tbe frolicke Jf reucljman take no fcojne, 
- %f phily front bim voitb an Cngltfl) bojne. 

fokn Lanie,lBbat anftof re make pou to tbe Eing of France) 
/3 Can pou affect tbe Dolpln'n fo? pour io^D ? 

Blanch 31 tbanke tbe King tbat likes of me fo toell, 
Co make me35jfoebntofo great a prince : 
But gtue me leauc mp 1 O?D to pan fe on t bis, 
leaff being to too fo?u>ar0 in tbe caufe, 
3it map be btemify to mp moDefiie. 

Q^EHner ^ponne^^ano too?tbie Philip ft, 
>oo pou confer atobile about tbe Dotoer, 

^Lbat (be (bail petio alfoone as poubaue Done. 

Constance 3Uberea tbe tojtetc^ tljat fyoacfjetb all tin's iH, 
SCll;p flpe,3j not upon tbeBcloames face, 
#nti toitb mp naples pull foojtb ber Ijatefull epe^ 

Arthur ^toceteSJBotbcr ceafetbefefjadie maboingfit^ 
J"o? mp fake,(et mp 6ranoame bane ber toil!, 
jD tooulo ft)e toitb berljanw pull fbjtb nip beart, 
t< 3 coultj affoo^d it to appeafe tbefe b?ople0* 

35ut motber let fos toifelp toinkeat all ? 
lead fartber bacmesi enfue our ba We fpeac^. 

Philip 3?otber of %/^ttJbat &ote?tf toilt tbou jjiuc 
Itnto mp ^onne in marriage toitb tbp jf5eece? 

John JTtrd/'^/^knotDefiberDoto^ieout 
Co be fo great a map content a King : 
#ut mo?e to meno ano amjilifie tbe fame, 
3JSWC in money tjjirtic t^oufanu marker 


K. John 
II. ft. 

jTo: lana 31 ten tie it to tfcine oiune nemaumx 

SQljt'cb tbou as &ing of ffg/WfcolDff in Frtitnct : 
^Cbf n fyall our peace be foone roncluneu on. 

jflo leffe tban fiue fur&pjownceg at once? 

Belief] m ucljeflF uQon of oar CngUfy blotto : 

lohn giuc tt ^im/o (bait tfrou Kue tn peace, 
&n& keepe tljcreftoue fan? it'oparoie* 

^no fjere in martage 31 ooo gtue lattb bf c 

, Potters, 

t bittie tboufano matkes of ftipeno copne* 
i^enSjboiD like pou oftbismatcb j 
&&e iop to fee fo fuieete a peace begun* 
Lewes Lewes toitb ^/4c/> (ball euer liue content, 
3^ut noto King //>, tobat fap pou to tbe Dke . ? 
^atbftjpeake as pou map in Ijis bebalfe. 

P^Ap K/^,be gooD unto tbp j^epbetobere, 
jQlnn giue btm fometobat tbat (bail pieafe tbee beft* 

John ex/r/^r,aUbougb t|jou troubled Snglands peace r 
^et bcrc 31 giue tbee "Brittaine ft^ tbine otone, 

Mno tbi ricb Citte of Al 

Q^iianor 2nDtftbou feeketo pieafe tbtne ancft(e/ 
^>balt fee mp g>onuc boto 3( toill make of tbee. 

lets in ano tbere prepare tbe martage rpteg, 
^Ibtcbtn &.4x*/*r/ Cbappellp^efentlp 
^balbe perfeymeo ere tfcis p^efencepart Exeunt. 

Mancnt (onfttnce & Arthur. 

Anhur sgaoam gooo tijcere ,tbefe tJjouping Iani0:uiG;met 





18 it 

1 S . 



#oot no redjeflfe to falue our atoRfoara bap*. 
3!f beauen^ b &ue c onrlubeo tbefe euents, 
Co fmafl auatfe t> bitter penfmenes : 
^eafons mill cbangeano fo our pjefentgriefe 
$ap ebange toitb tbein,ano all to our rettefe* 
" finjlance &b &op,tbp peare jsj fee are farre too greene 
^o (oohe into tbe bottome of tbefe rare s. 
^ot 3l,mbo fee tbe popfe fbat tneigbetb ootone 
Up toeale,mp wifbann all tbe milling meanest 
fOberemitb tbp fortune ano tbp fame iboulo mount. 
),ibat eafe,tt3batre(l ran Ion ge in me, 

get ladies teares,an& r we0,ano folemne (botoj;, 
Uatber tban Ijelpes fjeape bp moK too.Jkefo? tooc0, 

Con/lance 31 f am>pott>er mill beare a toiDDofoeg plaint, 
^bat from a tnounoebfoule implo^esreuenge; 
g>eno fell contagiontoinfect tbi? CIpme, 
W& curfeo Countrep,tol;ere tbe trapto^sb^eatl; ; 
(Btlbofe periuric a* $otou Briarc**, 

no Beleaguers all tbe&fcie mitb mifbeltefe* 

IJepjomitt Arthur at be fmareit too, 
'C ofence tbp rigbt,anti ^eek tbp foemang piioe : 
25ut noto blacft-fpotcrt^eriurc as be is. 
$e fakesa trueemitb"fflrj namneo b?at, 
51n^ marries Lnrwtober louelp jf5eece, 
^baring tbp fortune ano tbp birtb-oapeg gift 
JJSettoeene tbefe louer^: ill bctiue tbe mate b, 
^noastbepibouloerfbee from out tbp omne, 
^nb f riumpb in a toiioTDes tearetull care0 : 
^>obeauen0 croffe tbrmmitb a tbtfft lea courfe* 
3l^alt tbe blouD pfpflfon eitber part, 
Clafing tbe rtanies cf tbe tbirllie eartb, 
c^rtmsne to a leuegameano a BjiDall feaft t 
^nomuft tbpbirtbriglH bio tbe meuoingbanejESV 
jpoo^ bflplei8 bop,boprles anobelples too, 

^^6 tomtom miffojttinefetmfjp no jofce at all. 


K. John 



djp ffajuljp ft ate s t&p imminett 

StftoimDeffr tbp motto? tljougbts toitb feeling care, 

SObp laokft tboupale Ube colour flpe* tbp face, 

31 trouble no to ti)c fountaine of tl?p pontlj, 

3 no makef t moo u t e toitb mp Doles oifcourfe, 

C3oc tn toitb me,teplp not louelp Oop, 

221e mu ft obfcure tfji s mone toiclj in elooie, 

lead ti)o?fcr U>;ach enfue our malecontent Exeunt. 

Enter the King oEngland,thc King otFraunce>Arthur, 


John tCljis (0 tljc ua^t&e long ocCceD oap, 
(KQbeitin tbe Kealmes of Engl*ndvcto tffraunce 
*5>tano Ijigblp blefTeo in a totting peace, 
'SD^ice (jappte iaf tbe^ioegroome ani> tlje ^ioe, 
J'rom toljofe ficeete^ioale fucb aconco?D fpjinijjj, 
'Eo make of mo? tall foe0 tmmojtaif frieno 0, 
Conftance angoolp peace maoe bp an ot(jer^ ttarre, 
T^/Y/p flln&appie peace^t^ac tics fytt from reueng r 4 
^Roufe r(jee Plant Aginct^ Hue not to fee 
Clje butcto of tbe great Plantiginec. 

jiparoon mp rafljnes,ano fo?giue tlje yttit 
:bat catie^ me in furie to 

a oooneuotb Philip bco; 
Jp^oftrate bpon btefcnee tpijicb knee Qjall eleaw 
Wnto tbe fupetfitiejEi of t(je eartti, 


John g>peafce Pbrf t E*gl#ul$twm* tbee tf;p requeft* 
Philip $n& ^ rcf confirmes tubateret0tn 
!S*y?W ^Dben Duke fit fattj leuell at tbp tieau, 
Qua bafe a ranfome fo?mp fatber0 life* 

| craue tje Combat luit^ tl;e ^Duke 


Cfjat bjaueg it in Difyono? of nip i&ire. 
jflonno?Ds arepaft no? eanpounoloretterfe 
Ejje pjtncelp jn.omife tbat reuiue* mp foule> 
SCiljereat me tjjin ka 3! fee his; finnetos (bake : 
Cbfc ijs tbe boon (Djeau lops) tobicb granteo once 
i life o? Death are pleafan r to mp foule ; 
(baU line anD Die in 



Co interrupt tljcfeljolp nuptiall 
cdlitb b?auiles ano tumults to a Dukes Hifgrace : 
let it fuffice,31 Cco^ne to topne m figlj t, 
tclitt) one fo farrctiiiequallro mp felfe. 

B*&Ard $ fine ejtcufejl&np if pou toilbe JSingiS, 
tEljen feeepe pour too^jano let &s combat it. 

M Pkibp&z cannot fo?ce tbe Duketotg^t, 
15eing a fotrmt unto neither Kcalme : 
38ut tell me e^Ar/ rw^f an Cngftft) Dufee 
^f)oulo Dare tbee tfous^ouloft tljou accept tfte rballenUge? 

Lymoffs lslettftetoo?[oacfounttbe cxf /?rVA Duke 
Ije srrateft cotoarD liumg on tl;e Cartb. 

John ^ubni cbeere t^ee Phiiip/ohn toiii keepe bis too^, 
^neele ootDne,in figbt of ^^ Etng of France 
5no all tbefe l|9;mcelp lo^ba afTembleo bere, 
J ^irDtbee toieb tbe fioo^D of 2^rwWi>, 
^no of rbat lane 31 ooo inueft tb Duke : 
^o ibalt tbou be in liuing anb in lanu 
4/5otbing inferiour ijuto Auftria. 

Lymog* 1fchbn$ cell tbee flatlp f o tf>p face 
Cijou UD^ongi! mine bonour : and tbat tbou maifi fee 
^)oU) muci; 31 fco?ne tbp netu maDe Dukeano tbee* 
33 flatl? fap,31 toill not be compelo : 
^nb fo faretuell S>ir Dube of lolu nearer, 
,3!lc finne a time to mate!; pou fo? tbi0 gcere. Exit. 

John <^tap PhiltpAtt btm joe tl;ebono?8 tbine* 
3! cannot liue unle0 \)it life be mine, 
^bp fojtoartmej* tfy'js bap ^atl; iopo my fottle. 


3n& matie me think e m? Richard\i\wt in tb&, 

K,T>hiltp Io?Bmgps Jets in,an& fpens tbe toeum'ng Sap 
31n maffces ana tffempfotettfeg quarreUs ceafe, 

Enter a Cardy nail from 

cw &tap King of Frtncc^ cljarge tfcee iopn not &an&* 
<xiitl) i;tm tbae toDs accurCt of 600 anQ men. 

EUOUJ fohnjfat 31 T>an<inlph CarOmall of iJMi/taine, anD 

legate ft om t(je ^>caof /?<?w^,DcmaunDof tbeetntljenamc 
of our falp ^atber tlje pope fnnoccnt^y tljou ooft(contra 
m totlje latues of our Ijolp mother tbe Cl)urc(j,anD our l;olpe 
fatbcr t()C Pope) DilTurbe tlje quiet oftlje Cl;urc(j,ano Dtfanulf 
tbe ttotiQiofSttphenLtnghton, luljombisfipolineg Ijatb eles 
cteo^rc^bifbopof fanttrbHnc : t|ji0m^ ipoltneg name 31 
DemaunDoftfjee 4 : 

//> ^iiD tol;at fjaft tfjou o?t(;elpope tljp matiter Co Doo (o 
Demaunb ofme,t)ou3 3leinplopnutieo\j)tte ? EnotD$rlP?ie(t 
as 31 (jonour tbe Cljurcfj ano ijolp Cburc&mm, fo3! fco?ne to 
be fubiect to tlje gteaceft Delate in tl;c UJO^ID. Cell tfop S^ai* 
fter fo fromme,anufap 5 /^ of England {&& it, tfjacneuer an 
^cahan lp jieft of tbem all, fijall eitlje r baue tpcOe, cole, o^ po* 
ling penieouc of EngUndjwt as 31 am Eing:,fo tuii 31 raigne 
nen uiiDa- 6oD,fupieamc beaD botl) ouer fpintuaH aim tettu 
rail : ano (jcetl;ac contradicts me in clji0, 31le make Ijim Ooppe 

to blafpbeme againft our bolp father tbe pope* 

John p^A/>,tljou<r,btl)ouam>all tlje 
Dome fu(fertbemfelue0 to be abufoebp a prelates fiauew, 
mp nunoe i not of fucb bafe temper 3lf tlje pope toill bee 
Eing in England Jet binttoinneit Mtb tlje fiuo?u,31 knoto no 
otbcr title lie can alleage to mine inheritance. 

Card. ^Ktbwwtbineanfujere? 

lohn ^battljen^ 

Card. -Cljtn 31 PandulphtfTadoa Jlt$ttt fromtftt ^po* 













flotteK<g>ea, uoo intbe name of &, Peter ano (jia fucceflb? our 

gfoojeuerpDftljpfubiectejsof aUoutie ano fealtie tbat tbep 
too oiDetotbee,anoparOon antofojgiuenetfof finne to tbofeoj 
tbem tobatfoeuer, tubieb fballearrie armesagainft tbfe,oj 
nwrDettbtt; tbi3!p?onouncc, anu tljtirgc all gooD memo 
abl;o?re tbccaa anficcommunifate perfon. 

//; ^o Or,tbe mo^e tlje tf ojt is curtl t(je better a fares : if 
6oibleffeme ano mp ianu, let tljelpopf ano bis fyaue lings 

c^r^. ^nrtbcrmo^Sicbarojeflja^A/^^inffof France, 
ant al tbe Ktncp ano prince? of Cbiiftentiome,to make \uar 
ippon tins mifcre ant j anu tube reas tbott Ijaff maoe a If ague 
iuitb bhn, ano confirmcu it bp oatb, 3i om in tbe name of our 
fo?efato fatbet tbc pope, acquit I bee of tbat oatlj as bnlatoful. 
beiiiff maoe uiitb an beretike, 

John ^otberof Fr^wr^tobat fap pou to tbe 

Thiltp 3 fap,3i am fo^rie fo? pour jSpaieftie, requefting 

you to fubmit pour felfe to tbe Cburcb of Rene. 
Jhn ^IMJ lubat fap you to our Ieague,tf 3! tooo not fubmit? 
PMif gatbat fljoulb 31 fap ^ 3 mutt obe? tlje )0ope, 
John C>bep tbe ppe,anD b?eahe pour oatb f o C&OD ^ 
PhiUp *Ebe legate batb abfoluoe me of mine oattj ; 

El;en peeioto ^w^o? 31 oefie tlja bare. 
John 52Jbp Philip ,31 &efie tbe popeano tbff, 

jTalfe aatbou art,ano pe riur&e JS. 

em'O tbou tbp fujo?D into a ip^elaees banns ? 
J^w^^tubereSI of abbots,(^onkeg an* friers 
$)aue taken fomembat to maintain* my toarrea 
Ji^ouj totti 3f take no mo?e but all tljep baue, 

je tbe lajie lubbers fromtbeir Cells. 

Defpigljt 3ile fcim tbem to tbe J9op? . 

Ebac tuill not folloto /^ in tbisammpt, 




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Iigfct pon tbn'r oamneD fouteg. 

fig^f fo? pour JSmg t(jat figfttet^ fo? pour 0ooD/ 
3no are tbep gone* Pandnlph tbp Crtfe (bait fee 

$010 France foUI figbt foj Rotncbi 

jf5oble3,to arme0,let (iim not palfetlje Teas, 
iUts take btm captiuc ? anD m triumph (eao 
r^co f ije pcrsr of ^w<?. 
t^ee man,antit()ou {^atc fee 
7^*&>|tof Frwr toiU DOO fo? t&ec. 
Blanche $tto uatll pour 6rarebyon 


L<iv ^>iDeete ^eart concent tfoMno lwe ftW agree. 

Philip jfoUottj meIo7Ds,Io^bCarr>pnaH lean tl;etoap^ 
Djums uSalbemuiiquc co Hjis toeODtngpap* Excunr. 

Excurfions. The Baftardpurfues^A^n^and kills 

g>onnc perfo^moe &fs 


3m offretj Attftria* bloun fo? facn'fice 
C-lnto bis fathers euerliuing fouie* 
35^aue CWr//w^iott mp bearc Docb lap, 
31 baue oeferuDe,tboug!j not ro be tljp (jetre 
2?ct a0 3Iam,tbp bafe begotten fonne, 
13 name as pleafingto tbp P^V/p/beart, 
30 to be calo tbe Duke of 1*(orm*ndt,c. 
lie tbere ap?ap to euerprauening fotole: 
^ino as mp jfat Jjer triumpbt in rtjp fpoples, 
$UD tro&e tbine Cnfigneunnenicatbljwfflete, 
feo noo 31 treao upon tbp curfed felfe, 
^nt> ieaue tbp booie to tbe fotoles fo^ fooo* Exit 

Exairfions . Arthur t Conttance, Lcwct, hauing taken. 

E 2 Con* 








. djusljat&ttje otJofJKingsttUl) eoiujitmitj 

arft tlje foe* to true fucceffion, 
pjouo,anDmlturber of tbp Couwrepes peace, 
fonftance DotfjHue to (ante tbine infolenee, 
Sno on tbp l;ea& tmll noui auengeo be 
4f 0? all tlje mifcbif frs batcbeD in tljp b?ainc> 

QElinor Conceniptuous fame imreuent Dutches f [jou, 
Co b?auc fo great a CUieene as/w^ 
35afefcoloeljaff tbou fo?5ot,djat 31 toas tuife, 
^Inu motfjer to tb?ee mtgljtte Cngliflj Etngs^ 
31 f barge tfjeetben,an& pou fo^fotlj fie 3i5op, 
Co fetpour Oranumotljer atlibftu'e, 
-9nDpeeloto John pour QncfcleanD pour ^ing: 

ce Cts not tbptoo?0s p?oub )ueene fbalfarrp tf 
,r5oj pet t&p tlj?eate0 p?ouo Dame (fwl oawnt mp 

3 le finae a time to triumph in tFjp fall. 

$y time is note to thumplj in tbp fan, 
J9no tbou (bait fenoto tljat fr/^w*teflJ triumpb. 

v4rrfcr roc Spotljer toeigb it is 5ueene Elinor r 
Cljouojb ft^ebe captiue,ijfeberliReberfelfe, 
^>iate (Sranuame beare toitij tnljat mp spotter fape0, 


Levant? to?u,Diifte a^ 
Co ar mes in ba(t,E. lohn relpes Ijis men , 
3nb ginnesi tbe 80l)t afretb : anb ftuearea toitljaH 
Eo lofe bis life,oj fet [jijB spotljer free* 

Arthur atoap.tts time to looke about. 

3&p boto nom oame.toljat is( pour courage COJ!D? 
j{2o Eiianorjxy courajgegatlier? ftrengt^ 



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SntJ Ijop c$ Co lean boclj ?*/w ano t bee as flatten : 
3 tin in tljat ijope,31 bale t (jcc to tljc ft do. Exeunt 

Excurfions. lianor\s rcfcued by John, and Arthur 
is taken prifoner. Exeunt. Sound viftorie. 

Enter Iohn,Elianor y and Arthur Prifoncr, Ba&ard, Pern- 
brooke ^Salisbury ^and Hubert de Bnrgh. 

John Wam ri$t triump^ 5 anD John triumph tn rigljt. 


^Lbp ^otljer^ pjtoe (jatl; b^ougfet t^ee to rt)tg fall, 
3t5ut (fat la(!,jf5epbetDt(joupeelotbP feife 
^into tbc garoanceof cbtne Oncfele/^, 
^Lbou fljalt be ufeo as becomes a ipjtnce, 

Cobcare captiuitie tuttbpatience* 

$tgbt t)atfjp?euaplu not n'gbt>fo? 3B am Emg 

^onne /oHfoone fljait toe teaclj l)im tofojgct 

Sbefe piouo piefumpttonu 5 anD to knoto Ijtmfclfe. 

lohn ^otber,bc neuer 
31 tooulo be liuoc not to remember it* 
^5ut leautng: tbi 3 ttje 

vino take fome ojuer toitb our laopcltngg tbere, 
ICbat fttell tuitlj p^iDc,anu fat of lap men* teno*, 
Philip 3lmahe tbee tljtefe in tbifl affaire, 

Conuert tbeir copne unto mp fouloiers Ufe : 

'Sbae goes to Romefo} iulfic e ano fo? lam, 
CObile be map baue bw rigbt toitbtn tbe Healmr, 
let bim be itiugDe a traito) f o tbe g>tate, 
^no fufifer as an enemie to England. 
;0otber ,\e leaue pou bere bepono t|je fr asi, 




^ take afpec&tf rourfe, 
3no tfcante our 6 oc t bat gaiie \)s wcto?ic 
Hubert de Burgh take Arthur JjetC to tljee, 

Be be tljp p?ifoner : Hubert fcape bim faf e, 
,jFoj pn bis life oatb bang U)j> ^ 
35ut in l)is aeatb confute tbp ^ou cratpca MtflTc : 
'Sfoen Hubert $* tfjou (boytlp l>earft from me, 
&o bft tbe pjifoner 31 baw giutn in cbatige, 

/f^^rf f rolicltponff pjinc e, tljoagb 3! poar deeper l>ee, 
|>ec tyd\ pout taper Uue at pour commauno* 

Arthur, ^spieafc mpt&oo/otfaHbecomeofme, 
onor ^ >onneto Sngi**^ m\{ fee tbee Qjipe, 

^olD uwrrwaw Donf,3(iono[fobeat (jome 
3<j utue iato t(jf ^onkes ano abbots bags, 
tSo make fome fpojc among i be fmootfc f^in J(3uTinf g, 
-aiiD keepe fome teueUtprcb tbe faa^en jTriera, 

^ittD arme pottrfeUiesagaiml tbe Eoinane p^ioe. Exeunt. 

Enter the K.of Frattncs^Le^ee his fonne, Cardinal! Pan- 
dolph Legate^and Ccnftance. 

^Kbac cuerp man ate acfcc toitb tf;ia( mi'Ojap * 

S^c tijinke^ it Differs from a toarltfcc mino 
Co lotiJ^e it fo) a cbecfce o? tto of cbairace. 
J^aD Lynches efwpt tbe bsffaros fpigbt, 
3 little fo^roto mfcbt baueceraoe our (olTe. 
^aue Aunria&tmtn ioj>eg to bauc tbee tfcere. 

c\tr^, 0ia fotaie I* fafe ano free from purgato^te, 
gDut bolp ^atbcr Ijatlj uifpenH bis finnes, 
:be bleffgD ^awta bauebeara our ojifon0, 
^no all are 9e otatojis fo? bis foule, 
5lno Or t()e rto^bt of tliefe mott bolp toatre^ 


I. John. 

&o all tbat follott) pou gainft <nj&lift bercti'tjues", 
anboftano accurfcD in our mother Cburcb* 

Enter Conftanct alone. 


311 malcontent comes Conftance fo? bcr bonne. 

315 c fyiefe gooD fl^aDame,fo? pour face impo?t0 
5 tragick tale bebtn^e tbats pet tontoloe. 
Iper paffions ftoptbe o^an , ofberbopce, 

Out toitij it laoie,tbat our 3<t map eno 
^ full Cataftropbe of fan laments* 

Con ft. q$p tongue ia fojtbrnitbap : 
221ben Diu 3i b^eatb to tell a pleating tale ? 
Spurt Conftancefytakt : let tearfs p?euent l;er talke: 
fiputt 31 fcifcourfe ? let X>/V fig^ ant) fap, 
$bbe tneepejsagaine to bearetbe to?ack of Troy .- 
3Lu>o IMO^DS toill ferue,ant> tbenmp tale is Done : 
ElnorsyiQvh tyat b^tf) robu me of mp %onne* 

Ipaue patience 98aDame } tbis is cbaunceof toarrc: 

^eit ner fo foone,3I (ball not hue fo long. 

Philip 3> fpairc not pet,come fin/I Ancegw \uitb me, 
^befe clottDee totll fleet,tbe Dap toill cleare againe.Exeunt, 

Card, jftoto Le w^,tbp fortune buos u>it() b a PPif ^P^S> 3 * 
Dur bolp jrat^erg papers effectetb tbw, 
<s4rthHri% fafe,let/o/> alone toifb b^ 
tfjj> title neptis fairtt to ^r/Crottjne : 
^oU) ftirre tbp jf atber to begin tmtb/f/w, 
^be pope fapes 3,ano fo is Albion tfcine* 

Ltvea ^Lbankea mp lo^d l^ate fo? pour 0oob conctipt, 
'Cts bell toe follotonotn tbe game is faire, 
Spp jpatber toants to too^kebtm pour gooolx>o?D0. 

Card. <3 feto toill fer ue to fojtoaro bim in tbta , 
^jjoft u;al not tuant : but lets about it rtjen. Exeunt. 



Enter Philip leading a Fricr,charging him to (how where 
the Abbots golde lay . 

Philip Come on you fat jfrancifcans,Danie no longer,bur 
Qjeujme toljeretbe 8bbot0 treafure Ipes, oj Die, 

BeneMcamus Domim t \$&& euer fucb an fnmrfe, 

enitt'r.oefentj \j0 from ertremf tie, 

In nomini Domini, niaHe 31 nip (jomt'Ue, 

(Gentle 6enttlitie grieue not tljc Cleatjjie. 
Philip <Brej) pjotonD #000 face^conmre pe, 

t bat gtrDetft iu t(;p coate* 
j^otd baloe ano barefooce Bungle bir& 

toljcri bp tlje gallolBcs earning, 
fbap Philip be ban too?D8 inougb 
to put poti tjoltine tuttb cpmmg. 


^ballfi}telu tbee from mgl;tfpcll3 anu D^eamtng of ctuen^ 
31f tboti lutlt fo$me me,anD neuer mo?c grteue me, 
22tttb fatting anu p?aj>mg,anD Halle <jMaric fapinp;. 
jfrom blachjpurgato^ie a penance rtgljc fo^ce. 

3it (ball neuer barme pou * 

Come leaue off pour rabble, 

^e? cbaritic 31 beg bis life, 
&>amt Frauntis c ju'efeft /rier, 
C(?e bed mall our Couent ^ir, 

O ffrangle not tbe gooo oloc man, 

^nb 31 tutu tying pou bpanc bp 


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Wlip 3f,f<amtfjouro^tftl)outDUctl)efrieci0 atlibertfc, 
31fnot,as 31 ambaneftman,3]lebanpoubotbfoj companie. 

Frar.Come betber,tljfe is tbe cbeft t&ougfo fimple to befjoto 
'Cljat toanweb not a tboufanD pounu tn ftluec anfc in goto, 
gpptelfe tt)iil tuarmmfuHfo mucb31 fcnovo tbe$bbots floje, 
;3ile patone nip life tbere fa no leffe to ftaue tvfat ere is mo?e, 


QSut if tbece toantof fullfo muc^tbp necdf^all pap tl;e fum. 
^eake uptbeCofer,jfner 

Frier fbli 3 am tnDun.faire ^licei^t j(5un 
tyacfr cooke ftp Ijerreft in tbe Abbot0 cbelT, 
Stfff^ bentdicitc, paroon mp 0mplic itie* 
4Tie xr/*,conffQon mill not falue tb(^ tranfgreftion* 

Philip Wfyat baue \uee bete, a bolp jf5un / ^>o heepe mee 

^ fmootb facte jfiunne(fo? ougljt 31 hnotoe) ta all tbe Abbots 

3!^ tbw tbe jf3onrieficba(titie * T&eityetteme but 31 tbtnKe 
^5ep goe ad oft to ftenerp, as mggarDs to tbeir o; tnfte. 
2Q^p paltrep jf rter ano pannar too , pee (bamelefle fi)aen 


3# tbw tbe cbeft tbat belD a b?D,at leafta tboufano pouno ? 
3no 10 tbr boo?o a bolp toboje': &Ucl be tbe bangman nimble, 
ipee'ie tahe tbe paint to pape pou borne, ant teacb pou to otf< 


Nimnt. $D fpare tbe jftinJ[nthory,& better neuertoa* 
'SLo ftnjf aDirtge Iblemnlp,o?reao a moaning S^afTe. 
31f monep be tbe meane* of tbitf, 3i ftnoto an ancient Bunne, 
'Cbat batb aboojtotbia feauen peares,otoneucr fw tbe funne; 
Sno tbat i pourjj,anu tobat i ors>fo fauouc noto be tyobm, 
20ou Q)all coittmaunoas commonlp^as if it weref our otnne* 
jotir honour ejrcepteD. 

Thomas^ meane To* 
^rom all faue from jrtitr${ 
<Dooo ^ir^ooo not tbmke fo *. 

31 tbinfce ano fee Co : tobp (joto camfl tfcoa fjm * 
3Lo bioe bottom lap men. 
^iatrue fic,fo? feare. 
jfojfeareoftbelaptiej apirtfufl&jeD 
SObena j^unne flics foj fuccour to a fat tf riersbe &. 
35itt noto foj pour ranfotwmp CIop(!er-b?eo Connep, 
Co tbe rbeft tbat potc fpeake of vuberelpes fo mucb nionep. 

5^wf ^Taire ^>ir,toitbin tbia p?efff,of plate * money id 
abf Wlein of a tbottfanu markesjano otbet tbinj bp gt? 
3Let Ds! alone,ano cake it all,ti0 pours >tr,nott poufenotoit, 
/Ai7*f Come on fie jfrie r,pick tfce loche, tfcis gene Dootb 

cotton banfome, 
bat couetoufnrs fo cunninglp muapap Utcfcer* ranfom. 

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,o^ fome uiuelt ig fent to oduoe Us : 

HaudcredoLaHrentiiu, tbattfjOU (bOttlDft be pCOD tt)Wt 

Sntbe pjeffe of a jftun toe are all imoon, 
3nU b^tugbt to oifrreoenf eif tbou be 

Frier Amor vincit omnia^ ffl fato , 

$no tberefo^ a jfrier \i)bofe fane ie foone bumetb : 
^ecaufebctfi mojtaH anomauc of moulo, 
^)e omits tobat fee oug6t.anD Dotb mo^e tfjan be footita. 
P^/'f J[)otijgoe0ib^0tErc: tbe Jfriers cbeft eioe toitb 


^(je BuimeajKain locks f riei 1 up,to keep bimfro tbe ^>tm . 
"Belike tbep^eOetepurgatojti^o? penance paHm^gcieuottB: 
S:dej?rierscbeftabelfoi Buns, Upomoo tbcfe oo(ts oecetue 
3 fe tbe laljour of tbcir due? to faoe ano lie at eafe, (DS/* 
^Co reuell fo(arciuiouflp as often as tbep pieafe 
$ie meno tbe fault 01 faiiltmp apme,if 3! ^omifTeamnuitno;, 
^Li better burn ? cloifters ooton tban Icaue tbe fo? oftenomg! 
But bolp pou,to pou 31 pan reu'$iou0 oiuell, 
^ tbw tbepjefie tbat boloeetbefummeto quite pou fo? pow 

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Frier $bfolue &ir fo? cbaritf e foe tooulo bereconcilne* 
/<.#no fo 31 (b&ilsOrs biuae tbem faft,tbists tbrir abfofocto, 
<o bang tljetn Dp fo? butting tbem, baft rbentto ererutum, 

fr. Lawrence Q tempHsedaxrerum, 

<Z5rue tfcil&jen bcohestbep tearetbent. 

j3c dneefco^e toelneere to goc rotfjtggeere, 
%o itip confc tence a rio to Dpe lilt^a ooo; 

Exandt rttt Dmine > fiuis mep/trce 
Dabo pccHntamJthabeo vcutant 

Z-o ftoe anD f cubit, 3! toill Difpatcb (f, 
^(junD^eu pounD ftcrlmg fo? mp iiues fparitty* 

Enter Peter aPropl]rt,wjth people. 
Pf ttr Ioe,tDbO IS Ijete, ^cP -Franncef bt pOUt fpttl, 

Come tamp flocMnu foHomine, ^otir foHn?s 
Come bftfecr bop, pe get tbee borne, am> clinic notouerbie; 
4To^ iromaloft tbp fortunes fianua inba^atDtboa 
<$OD be toitb pou /'^fr, 3j pjap pouromcto 

c r $$? bop (fjouj me tbp banu,ble ffe t(jec mp bop, 
f cjin tbp palme31 fee a manp troubles arc pbent toDttelf, 
J5ut tbou (bait fcape tbem all ano ooo full toell. 

^?7 31 tbanhe pou Pet fronts acljeefe fo? pour labo;: 
fitter y japes peto come borne, f te(! bet bom raaap (juftantis 
(be fl)d!Ibane,anD Cbee'lgtuepoua ribof baton, 

Teter gpp maaers.ttap at tbetotuns enu foj nie,3I^ come 
topou all anon : 31 umfttJtfpatcb feme bofines mitb a Jfrier, 
ani> tben Jlie reaD pour fojtunr0 

am of t(je too^Io ano in the toojio, but liue not ajs 
others bp if)? tno^lb : tcljat 31 anvj kno\u,aii6 tnbat tbott toiic 
bKl hnoto, jRltbouknotoclrmenott>bt'anftDereD;ifnot,en= 
quire no mo?e to^at .X am, 

Phil. ^>tr,3 fenotopou totU be a tt&embliiio; fenaue, tbat 
tieUiDee t be people tnitb bltn&e p^opbecies : pou are (jim % 
lookc fo^.pou fijall amp toitjj me r b?in# awapait tjie rabble, 

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ana pott if rier Laurence remember pour raunfome a bufflj?ea 

pound, ano a pardon fo? pour felfe, and tbereft come on* 
' t, you fijall nmhnte, to receiue alpppttfta rettaroe, 


Sc.lti Entex Hubert deBuwhwitlidircc men. K.Jolm 

$&p mattf rcf,3l baue foetoeD pou tobat toarrant 3 
foaue to? tljis attempt-, 3!peteeiaebppourbcaate countenan. 
cee, poa ban rat bee be otljer toife implopeu, ami fo? mp otome 
part,3l tuoulo tdc ISing bao maue cljopc e of fome ot^er ej:eca; 
ttoner : onelp tl)ts is mp comfort, that a King 

Default, Cbcrefo?etnb?tefe ) Ieaiieme,anobereaDie toattent) 
tbeaouenture j trap tnttbtn tbatemrp ,ana toben poubeare me 
crte,God faue the King, tffue fofcatnlp fooub, lap banDeg on 
Arthur ,fet bim intbwcbap?ejtDl;erm(oncj fail bouno) leaue 
btm voct!) me to rniifb tbe reft, 

it Attendants GElegoe^tbougbloatlj. Exeunt. 

Hubert 3ppLo?D,toiUitpleare pour Concur to cake tbe 
ienefice of tbe fatre euentng ^ 

Enter Arthur to Hubert de Burgh. 

Q&rameme Hubert fo? t!;p care of me, 
u 3! o? .to tobom reftraint v& netolp knotoen, 

'Cbe top of toalkmoj wfmall benefit, 
3et unll 31 take tbp offer toitb fmalltbanke*., 
3i tooulb not lofe tbe pleafureof tbe epe. 
z o T5ut tell me curteonjs keeper if pou can, 

^otolong tbeEmo; UJiIIbaueme tarrie Ijeere, 

Hubert 31 knoU) not ^?mce,but as 31 ffetfe not long. 
(3oa feno pon freeuome,anD God faue the King, 
They iffuc forth. 

Arthur SHIjpboUjnotofir^, tojjat map tjfc outrage 



belpeme Hubert gentle keeper Mpet 
<$ob feno tf}& fotiame mutinous ap^oacl; 
tEenD not to teauea to?etcbeti guiltier life. 

Hubert $>o firs,oepart,ano leaue tbe reft fojime. 

Arthur Cben Arthur peelD.Deatb frotonetj) m cbp face, 
GBbat meanetbtbte \ ftvtfo Hubert pleaa tlje cafe. 

Hubert patience pong Loj& 3 ano liften too^D0 of tooe, 
harmful I ano baru^^ell^i bo^ror to be bearo : 
3 Difmall tale fit fo? a furte^f tongue. 
3 faint to teH,Dapc fojr oto is cbe founo, 
Arthur, cajbat.muft 3! We ? 
Hubert. jQo netoe^ of oeatb, 
J3 to^a tbfull Doome.ann mod twluckie fate : 
Deaths Dtfb toere oaintie at fo fell a feaft s 
15e oeafe,beare noe.f t* bell to tell tfje re ff 

Arthur. ^latbou to^ongll mp poutb twtb tuo^ of feate, 
^ifi bell,tis bo?ro},not fo? one to fjeare : 
Clbat id it man if it muft neeoee beoon, 
3 ff (c,a n o eno tc, tljac tbe pain e toere g OIK 

//^^f 3i toiii not cbaunt fucb uolour toitb mp tonpe, 
^et muOf 31 att t(je outrage toitb mp bano . 
^p beart mp beao,ano all mp potters beCoe, 
3o aioe tbe office baue at once Dentoe. 

10r rufe tbis letter,lines of treble tnoc, s 

Eeao oje mp cbarge,anD pamon toben pou ftnoto- 

Hubert theft are to com maund thec, as thoutendrcft our 
quiet in mindc and theeftatc of ourperfon, thatpre- 
fently vpon the receipt of our commaund^hou put out 
the eyes of Arthur Plant agintt. 

t)amneuman,b^bcrp0?eatb fa* 
fetf0 tbe element^, 

Contagious \jenpmeutoelletb in bis beatt, 
effecting meanes to popfon all tbe toojlu. 5 * 

dnreuetcn t map 3 be to blame tbe beauen? 


<Df gr 

liuesto oppjeffe t tie innocents toitb tojong, 

^o (buna t(je trontp tfjat cauferb bell tritrmjJb ? 

l^eauen ujeepes,tbe faints DOO Ifcetj crtefliall te^res, 

Cbep feare tijp tall,an& t?etf) miib remote, 

Cbp knock t&p confcifSce,nioouiRff priictftrrf, 

Mtillmg to fence t brc from tbc rage of bell : 

i^elt Hither r,truft me ail tJbr plagues of (jel I 

I^nngs on performance of tbts Damned twoe. 

Cljis feale,cbe toarranf of itje uootes blifte, 

Cnfuretb ^>atan cine ftaine of tijp foule : 

<&abfcrtbe not Hubert &m not <>o&$ part aUwj 

3jfpeake notoneli?fb^ epespjfuile&ge, 

'Efjecbtefe eytetio? df)at 3 fcnnilb entop : 

3t fo? tl;pperiU,farre beponu mp pame, 

^bp foe ete fouJes lofle,mo?ett)an mp epes uaine lack; 

S caufe internall.anD eternall to), 

^Dm'fe tljee Hubert^ c(je cafe (0 barD, 

^o loofe faluatton fo? a &ings retom:^ 
//At^r^ ^p lo?o,a fubiect uujeHino; in tbe lanb 

3! tpeo to execute tbe Kings commauno* 

Arthur ,$)et @OD commanojs,tubofepotoei: reacbetb furrh 

^ acn commaunD D;OU!D (TanDinfoice tomurrbet* 
Hubert Q^uc tbat fame eflence batb o?tainD a idto a 

3 oeatb fo? gut,to heepe tlje too?ld m atoe* 
^r//;r 3} pieao not gwltte.treafonlec ant) fcee. 
Hubert 55ut tbat appeale mp loja concerne 0not ntc. 
^r^r 8Bbp,tbouattbtt&at maift omit tbe periU* 
Hubert ^3l,if mp ^ouerafgne toouto remit bi^uarrell 
Arthur |)is quarrel! ig wibaUottJeo falfe ano uo?ong k 
Hnbert 'Ebfn^tbeblametotobomitbotbiielong. 
Arthur g^bp tbaw to tbee if tbou aa t^ep p?oceeue, 

Hubert C2lbp tl;ea no execution can be latofull, 
^f^uoges nomejstnaft bereputro DoubtfuH. 


K. John 

Arthur j&es tofjcte iafojme of Lame in pface anD time, 

3lf)e offender iflConuicteDof rfje ctime, 
///^rr/. qy iojo, my Lo}D,tyt5 long ejpoffutotion, 

ilpeapes&p mojc gtiefe.tljan pjomife of retyeffej 

jfoj tljte 31 knott>,anD fo refoluDe 31 enD, 

^;fjat fubiects itues on^tngs commaun^s Depend* 

31 muft not reafoit tub? fa is pour foe, 

55uc ooo fjis cl)ar0 fince be commaunns tc fo, 
^r^r ^benooo tbprbarge,ano cfjargeo be cljp fowle 

Iftlrtb tojongfull peprr cution oone tfctc Dap. 

J^ou rolling epe0,tobole ftiperflr tw pet 

,31 Uoo bebolo witl) epes (bat jf?acure lent : 

feenD foo^tb tbe terro? of your S0oouer^frotone, 

^To weake nip tojong upon tbpmurtbei'ers 

^|jat rob me of ^our faire reflecting Uieitf ; 

31 et bell to tbem (as eavtb tbep ttriQj to mee) 

^e Dark e ant DiTefoU guerDon fo? tbeir 0tt?lt, 
-8nD let tbe blacjttfl?mentew of fceepe Tartar j 

OpbjaiDe tbem toicb t&te DamncD enterpjife, 

3inflirtin0: c bangc of tortures on tljeic fouler 
>elap not Hubert ^,mp o?ifons areenDeo, 
pl5egin 3|?ap tbee,reaueme ofmp Og^itt 
Oi5ut to perfo;me a tra^eoic tnoaDe, 
Conclu&e tbe period luitlj a mo jtall fiaU. 
Conflance fareiuelljtcQmetito)! come atoap, 
^ake mp oifpatcb tbe ^-trants fearting Dap* 

/f^^r/ ,31 faint,31 feare,mp confcience btosi Deflfl t 
jratntDiD 31 fap,feare toa0 it t|ja ^ nameo^ 
$)p ]King comtnannD^jtM warrant few me fra : 
!35ut (Soo fo?btD0,ano f?c commaunDetb jStiwts, 
Cbat 0ceat CommaunDei- counter cbeck^irnp charge, 
Joe (tapes mp banD,bemaJietb foft mp Ijcart, 
<Soe curfeo toole0^our office w eyempt, 
Cheer e t(;ee pong JLo?D,t^ouG)alttiot loofe an epe, 
'Cbouofh 31 QjouID pur cl;afe it tt)itb loiTe of life . 
3ile to il)e &ina 











&m or tlje lanpjo? tell bi m t bou arc Dear?, 
oe in brief) me,foj /Wfrt toa* not bojne 
^o blinDe tbofc lamped tlw t Mature pollifyt To, 

Arthur Httbert, if euer Arthur be in ftate, 
Hooke fo? amenos; of tbi0 rccetucn gift 
3l tafee mp cpfigbt bp t^ip curtefie, 
'Ei^ou lentH tbem me, J. to ill not be mgrate, 
53ue note piocrafttnanon map offeno 
'Kljt ifiue t bat tbp htnoncs bnoetf aftee : 
Depart toe Hubert to pjeuent tbe too^ft, Exeunt. 

Enter King lohn,flex, Salisbury, Pcnbrooke. 
lobn. jf2otD Warlike follottJew reftetb ougljt bnoon 
OLfjattnap fmpeacl) b of fono ouerfigbt * 
'E&e frencb bauefdc tbc temper of our tow*, 
Coin terro? ^eepe<s^oITeriTon m their fotle0, 
C becking tljeit oueraanng arrogance 
jfo? bucklmg luitl) fo great an oucrmatcij, 
^be^irdje p^outj tttlet l^^iell of fafy, 
Cbatcalles Jjimfelfegranu fttccartinoer <0ot> 
3[tbu(tei> nototoitbtrentaij obfequitsi, 
S^aflfe anc rnout^ mtnoe^trgcano 3? hnoto not tubat 
'Eo eafe tbrtr fotuless in painefuU purgato?p, 
^f? ac 4 aue mtfcarf eb m t befe blonup toarres* 


)ad tidmg0 of our fmall account of brm, 
l^oitj tott b a taunt taunting upon (;t toes 
^>e b?oge a reafon tot)? tbe Cngltflb ^(Te 

^b^ title (retierenrlp might J infetre) 
Became tbe Eing* t(jat earft baue bo^ne tbe toao, 

2&bo at l)i# pleafure eempero tbem like toave 
^o carrie arme* on oanijer of b3 curfe, 

3! grieue to tbinfte botc Ein^ in ages palt 

K.Johll Q Q r yrfi 

^^^^^~ / ^_ *^~~ --f^- th.&*4^..>kh* *A A f * A -^^ j. fc .^.^ n % V-/ v> Aiii i 

Iaue run into a tljoufano acts of ftjamc* 

25utn0U> foj confirmation of our ^tate, 

^>itb toeljauepjopnD Ujcmoje tfjan neeofull b^aunc(t 

C^at DID oppjielTt tbe true totl-grotoing ft ock, 

3It refte tl; me tbjougbout our Ecruto^es 

75e repjoclaimeo ano inueffeD Eing. 

tptmbrook. flpp Jtiege 3 tbat mere to buKe men tnitbDoub(0 9 
)nce toere pou crotunb.p^oclarmUjano mitli applaufe 
pour Citie ftreece^ batie eccljoeo to tbc eare, 
<Z5oD faue tl;e Eing,(So& faue our^>oucraigne A^. 
paroon mp feare,mp cenfure ootl; infer 
I>our Jptgbnre not DepofoefromHegan^tate 4 
^iltoulo b^eeo a mutinte in peopled tninoe^, 
dtbat it Iboulo meane to bane pou cromno againe. 

got itt.ano lo^oingg all be gou 
,9bout tl;ts tafke,3l mill be crofcmo anon* 

Enter the Baftard. 

J,boto b tbe abbots rfjeflte? 
^rejfrierji fatter tban tbe JQnnne^are faire ? 
^Hbat c^rere toittj burcbmen,bao tbe? goloe o? no *; 
^ellrac boto batb t^p office tooke effect ? 

^Lbe eafc b?eD Abbots ano tbe bare tote jfrier*, 
^bc flponkes rbe p;iojts ano bojp clopftreo Jftunne*, 
^re all in Ije altlj.anD toere mp lo?o in toealtlj , 
^Lill 3 baD tptboe anu toloe tbeir !?oip ^OOJDS. 
31 ooufct not toljcn pour Ipigbncs fees mp p^e, 
J3ou map p?opo?cton all tbeir former p?ioe. 

John utbp fo.noto fo^cs it Philips ttu)oufb : 
tCbi0 fmall in t ration into jgfcbep tr unkes, 5^ 

iCWl make tbe popeltngs excommunicate, 

5 Curfe, 


_ K.Jolin 

Curfe,ban,ant) bjtatb out oamneo ojifons, 
8s tbicfc as baileftones fojie tbe fpjingjs appjoael) : 
35ut pec a0 barmlesano tiritbout effect, 
#B is tbe ectbo of a Cannons crack 
Difcbargo againft t&e battlements of beauen. 
35ut tubat netues els befell tbere Philip ? 

grange netoes mp lo?o : toitbin pour terrtfo- 
nfret isajp^opbf t neto fpjong bp, (ries, 


%>t fete a bate *mto tjje Bclpames oeatb, 

ip;r fcribes boto long tbe airgins ftate Iball lail, 

<$iue0 limits Ditto bolp nuptiall rptes, 
jFojetellef b famtne,abounoetb plentie foub> 
tf>f fare,of fo?tune,life ano neatbbtcbats, 
COitb fucb aflurance,fcruples put apart, 
^Isif be kneto tbe certaine nojmes of beauen, 
jDj kept aEegilfet ofalltbe|Deainies. 

John Cbou celft memeruailes,tooulD tbou baoft b?ougbt, 
78 J0emtgbtbauequefttonobtmoftljmg?tocome. (tbeman, 

Bastard $}&aito$ tooke a care of bao 31 mid, 
&n& b^ougtjttbe I9?opbet ftoitbrne to tbe Court, 
|^e Hapes mp loju but at tbe Defence ooo?e : 
^ieafetb pour Hpigbnes^l toill call bim in . 

fobn J5ap (lap atubilc.toee'lbaue bim bere anon, 
ja tbing of toeigbt is firft to be perfojmo, 

Enter the Nobles andcrowne King/o^,and then crie 
Godfaue the King. 

John X0jDingj&an& frienos fuppo?ter0 of our flare, 
^unitre not at tbis bnaccuftomb courfe, 
J5o? in pour tbougbts blame not tbis Daoe of pour*, 
Cnce ere tbis time teas 3! inuefteo&niia;, 
gout fealtie ftoo^ne aaliegmen to our ftace : 




R.John & 

>nce fince t&at time ambicioti0 meeoes Ijaue fpjumy 

^oiTainc tbe beatitie of ottr garden plot j 

2Z5ut beanens in our conmtct rooting; tbence 

Cbe falfe tntruaers :) bjeake; of toojlo# peace, 

J[)aue to our iop,made feunflnneebafe tfjeux^me, 

3fter tbe trp pour conttancie, 

^Lbat now 31 fee w toojtbie of pour names, 

dOe crauae once moje pour belps foj to inuetf lua 

3(nt0 tbe rigbt tbat enuie fougbt to tDpark, 

jDnce tnap 3! not oepofoe^pour fojmercljojpce, 

j^oui to)tce been crotunen ano applauoeo: 

>our cbeereo aaton to inftall me fo, 

Infers a ffurpD toitneeofpour foues 

^no binos meouermajKinglpcare 

^ o renoer loue inifh (oue ; reitiarD0 ( 

^o ballance uotnne requitall to tbe full, 

3Sut tbankes rl;e tobile,tf?anke0 losings to pou all ? 

Qfke me ano sfe p me anD Cnne me pours, 
Effex l^boon mp to^D,atbattntageofpout tio?W 

SOealkc to gueroon all our lopalties* 
'Pembrooke 3(Tle take tbe time pour ^ 

pleafe it pougraun^pou make pour piomifegooD, 

Sttttfj letter lofle tban one fupcrfluousbaire 

Cbat not rememl)?eo falletb from pout beau* 
fohn s&p ftjo?D w paff,receiue pour bane n 

Waat map it be *: afke it.ano it 10 pout*, 
Efffx one craue mp io?u,to pleafe t&e Commons toif I? 

be liber tie of laoie Con(l*ncc g>onne : 

MJbofe Durance uarkenetl; pour ^)ig(jne0 rig^t, 

^0 if pou kept bim p^ifoner.cotbe eno 

gour felfe mere Doubtfull of tbe tbing pou Ijaiie* 

SDtfmilTebim tbence,pour^)igbne0nei^oe0not feare, 


Pembroke %\)i* if pou graunt, \uere all unto pourgooti : 
Jfo? fimple^eople mufe pou keepe bitn clofe 
John gour too^p lja,ue fearche t be center of mp tljougbr*, 




' - - ^-fc>" w "LJhn 

Confirming toarrant of pourlopalcte*, 

jDifmtfle pouc coutife HJtoap mp ftate, 
let John DOO nothing but op pour confenta. 
nom Philipjobatt jrtafie t'g tftis ; 
caffs tljott up clip cpes to Ijcauen fo ^ 

There the fiucMcx>ne$ appcare. 

Sce 3 

Olauncing mine epc to fee tbe Diaoem 
placte bp t^e 35ifi)opg on pour pgfmes bead, 
jTrom foojtlj a gloomie clouoe, t^icljcurtaine lifcc 
Difplaioett felfe,31 rpoatnlpefpteD 
^fiue ^peonejs reflcding, as pou fee tfoemnoto : 
u en in tbe moment tljat tlje Crolone mas pin 1 1 e 
an H?ep appeare,bolotngt0eeourfepoufee, 

lohn cai&at migt>t po^ceno tfjefe apparition?, 
Onbfuall figure, forerunners of euenr, 
}9?efager8 of ftrange terro? to tbe toojlD : 
Beleeue me IO?D tbe obiefl feares me mucb. 
Philip tfcou toloft me of me of oaji^aro late, 
jf etc& in tbe man to Deff ant of tbts (boto. 

Pembrooks Cbe beauens frotone bpon tbe 0nfn!l ear tf^ 
SObeattitb prooigiottsDnaccuffomD fignes 
Cbep fpot tbeir fuperflctes toittj fucb toonoer* 

Eflex ^efoje tbe mines of Iernfilen9, 
&utb ^eteo?8 mere tbe Cnfignes of bis tojatb 
t^bat l;aKncD to oedrop tlje faiStfuIl Coujne, 

Enter the Baftard with the Prophet. 

3|s tbts tbe man ^ 

?opbrt ofpomfrajq f fl 3 beare fyou art, 
5 bat calculate of manp things to come : 

a power repleatetottb^eauenlpijift 


R. John 


Can& blab tbe counfell of tbp Shakers ttiH. 
31 f fame be true>oj trurb be tojongo bp tljee, 
Define in eppberino; tobat tbefe fine 4)o0ne* 
Ipojtenu tbis CIpme,if fbcp pjefageatall. 

out tljp gift,anD if 3! liue to fee, 
oiuination take a true effect, 
3}Ie bonour rbee aboue all earthly men* 

3ube ^kie toberein tijtfespoones batierefiuence, 



jf otoje of tbe spoones p;efent foto?e jpjoumceg, 

^LO \O\tySpaine JDtnm<*rke, Germ ante fltfb Frannce t 

^Iiat beare tbe poke of pjouo commaunDino; Rome, 
^iuj flano in feare to tempt tlje prelates curfe 
Cbe fmaUe (t 9poone tbat tobirles about t^e reff, 
3! mpa tt'cnt of tbe place be Oo!o s tuitb ttym y 
Dotb figure foo?tb tl;i0 3llanti Albion, 
^bo gins to fcojne tbe ^>ea and ^>tate of l^me, 
5inD feekea to (bun tbeCout* oftr)e^ope : 
Cfjis fljoVDes tbe beatien,ant tbw 31 ooo auetre 
31s figures in tbefe apparitions. 

/<7/j SUbp tben it feemes tbe beauen^ fmile on U0, 
(Siuiug applaufe foi Icautuo; of tbe Ii9oyr 
But fo? tbep cbaunce in our Meridian, 
Doo tbep effect no p jiuate grolDino; ill 
Co be inflicteo on Ufiin tbi Clpme*t 

Peter ^{je ^Booneg effect no moje tban b)bat3! fato ; 
But on fome otljcr hnotol eugc tbat 3! (jaue 






SDf CroUmejCrtate^no Kopall uignitie, 
^boufbalt be rleane mfpopto ann Difpo'fleft. 

lohn jfalfc D?camer,pcritT; titb tbp toitcbeu netnejar, 
nilldine tbou toounDft me loitbtbp fallacies 
3If it be true, Dpe fo^tbp tioings pitce ; 
3f falfe,foj fearing me toitb Wine fuppofc : 

(5 3 lj>ence 

i :. \UJ < 

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9. OS 


Jpence tottfrtbe fSCHtr&i&elte namaeo fecretarie. 
jlock bim upfure : to? bjnnpfaicb 31 ftoeare, 
Crue oj not true,tbelt55ar& (ball not Ituc. 
SSefoje attention Dapttobo ItymlDbe caufe bereof 
Cut off tfce#uifeano tben tlje effect toili D^e, 
Cut ^atjT^p mercie fcrues; to maime mp ff |fe, 
^t rwte Dotl)iiue,from UJbenv 

|?eii?at (frail Dp* ,t&at terrifieg me t^u^ 
Pembroke ano ^/<?* 31 recall mp graunt, 
31 toiH not bup pour fauout Uiit^ my fcare : 
jft&p murmur not,mp toiHis to tnougb, 
3! loue ?ou toclUbuc if 31 louoe pou better, 
3! ftouft not bup ft foritfj mp DiTcom en t. 
Enter Hubert. 

Ipofe) noTtB.toljfit netoes vott^ t&ee. 

/f^^rr ^cco?uing to pour ^iofttiea ffrickt commaunu 
QMS Arthurs epesarebltnoeu ano ejctinrt. 

?<>/ ffi^I^ fo,tl)en &e map fale tlje eromne^ut neuer fa it. 

Hubert j/5o? fee itoj fale,fo? of tfee eytreame paine, 


e ^nDljeauens reuenje t^pDeatb* 
tfcx W)At baue pou oone mp iLo?o f (Uas euw I;earD 
5 oeejieof mo?e inbumane confequence - ? 
^our foestoiH curfe,pour frienaa toil! ctie reuenge* 
anhinftlp rage mo?e rougb tban JQo?rbern toinoe, 
^o cbip tbe beaune of fo fmeete a flouier. 
Sdtbat bope in us fo? mercie on a fault, 
([fidbenhinfman opeg toitbotit impeaci of caufe, 
Ss pou Ijjaue oone, fo come to cbare pou toitb, 
^fte guilt (ball netierbe raff memmp ceetl^ Exeunt. 


/0bn no are pou gonr ? Cfoe fatten be pnurpfoe t 

as po ate to bjaue me ftr : 

l, cockers of mp Ml* 
POM tongttes giue eDgemtt* t&e fatal! ftmfr r 
Cfjat fballljauepa{ra5rc()?augl>|>auf trataus tfyoate, 
^utl)un;t,b?eatl);nortogg^toa^sta fonng ff^oao, 
Xeafi umep?euenttt)e iiCueof%rwc^ 
Arthur 10 oeaD,3{ tljccc clic co^f? groioe* : 
^5uc triple tjc luio^&e Danger ipaatbemo?e ; 
j^tg ueat() (;atb fweti me from a cfjoufano feareja, 

Co toliomc tbecuueU oiues an open 0)ame j 
l[)is life a foe tbac (euclo at mp crotone, 
J;)i0 oeacb a frame to pull nip butlmng UoU3n? 
^pp though barpc ft ill on quiet bp bis enu, 
dCJbo liuing apmeo fl;?ou)Ip ac mp roome : 


^DtDtce oio mp fubieagfoeare me feaitte, 
^no in mp conference iouoe me as tbetr Itege 5 
^n tt)(;afe Defence tbep tooulo baue patono t^eir lutetf, 
But noto tf^ep ujtm me as; a Serpents Uiug, 
ja tragich Ep?ant fterue aij pitilrsJ, 
3no not a title folfovp safter hb. 
^uc 15utclKr,blou5fucKer ano murtfjerer, 
2J^at planet gouerntre mpnatiuitte, 
^o booe me foueratgne tppes of ^iglj efface, 
^o interlacte \uitb (;t ilifl) atfcontent, 
tQljcretnfell furie batb no intmff* 
Curft be tfoe Crotone cbiefe autfto; of mp care, 
jftap curlt mp toiU cbat mane the Ctotonc mp care : 
Curft be mp b(rtl)&ap,ciirft ten time* tSje toombe 
Ehat yeeltieo me aliue into tjje luo?lo 
^3 it tbou tbere uillame, jfurtes Ijaunt tfjceffiU, 
Jo j hilling ^im U^am all t^e too^o lament* 


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Hubert Mlbp fare* tup tojopour pgbnes 
Charging on (iuea regato to boo tbe Deeoc. 

John siboull conceipteo peasant knotiJll tbounot, 
3ic loaaa oamneo etc crable Deebe : 
^botoll me afealc ? jSDI; Dillainc,botlj our foules 
(paue foloe tljeir frr eoome to r Ijc tb?aH of bell, 
Olnoer tbe toarrant of tbat curfco feale. 
IDeace mllaine .bang tbp felfc,ano fap in bell 
tS'bat jf] am romming fo^a kmgoome there- 

Hubert j8^)p lojio atceno tbe bapyie tale 31 tell. 
jrcn brauenB bcalf b feno ^atljan packing bence 
t,bat iuil icratcs pour I,)igbne0 to Defpaitc, 
31f Arthur wNh bcDtfmall to be beam, 
^anote tbe ncuacs fo; rumojs of bntrutb t 
Xoe i iue ^ mp lo?o tbe Tttieeteil poutl; alme, 
3in bealtb ,ujttb r pGg!jt,not a baire amiffe* 
^L bis ban tooke Wgo? from cbis fo?toarc b^nt, 
Spaking it tueakc toerccuce pourcbarge* 

^^// iat bat lines bet Cben fttecce bope come boine agen, 
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