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And give you entrance; but without this match,
Faulc. Here's a stays,
Eli. Son, list to this conjunction, make this match, Give with our Neice a dowry large enough ; For by this knot thou shalt so surely tie Thy now unsur'd assurance to the Crown,
That yon green boy shall have no Sun to ripe The bloom, that promiseth a mighty fruit. I see a Yielding in the looks of France ; Mark, how they whisper; urge them, while their souls Are capable of this ambition;
8 Here's a say,
Here's a flaw, Tlat fakes the rotten carcass of That shakes the rolten carcass of old death
old Death. Out of bis rags:
- ] I can- That is, here is a gus of bravery, not but think that every reader a blaft of menace. This suits wishes for some other word in well with the spirit of the fpeech. the place of ftay, which though Stay and flaw, in a careless hand, it may signify an hindrance, or are not easily distinguished; and man that hinders, is yet very im- if the writing was obscure, fiar', proper to introduce the next being a word less usual, was easily line. I read,
missed. Vol. III.
Lest zeal now melted by the windy breathi
Cit. Why answer not the double Majesties
forward first To speak unto this City : what say you ?
K. John. If that the Dauphin there, thy Princely son,
9 Left zeal noru melted -] And all that We upon this Siás We have here a very unusual, and,
the Sea, I think, not very just image of Except this City now by us bezeal, which in its highest degree
fieg'd, is represented by others as Find liable, &c. - What fiame, but by Shakusprare as a was the City besieged, but it frost. To repress zeal, in the giers? King Yobin agrees to give language of others, is to coal, in up all he held in Frince, excer: Shak./peare's to melt it ; when it the City of Anglers, which te exerts its utmost power it is com now besieg'd and laid Ciaim to. monly said to fame, but by Sbake. But could he give up all except Jpeare to be congealed.
Angiers, and give up That too? In old editions,
Anjou was one of the Provinces For Angiers and fair Tou- which the English held in France. raine, Maine, Foictiers,
Becomes a Sun, and makes your son a shadow.
[Whispering with Blanch. Faulc. Drawn in the fatt'ring table of her eye!
Hang'd in the frowning wrinkle of her brow! And quarter'd in her heart ! he doth espie
Himself love's traitor : this is pity now, That hang'd, and drawn, and quarter'd, there should be, In such a Love, so vile a lout as he.
Blanch. My uncle's will in this respect is mine. If he see aught in you, that makes him like, That any thing he sees, which moves his liking, I can with ease translate it to my will: Or if you will, to speak more properly, I will enforce it easily to my love. Further I will not Aatter you, my lord, That all I see in you is worthy love, Than this ; that nothing do I see in you (Though churlish thoughts themselves should be your
judge) That I can
find should merit any hate. K. John. What say these young Ones? what say you,
my Niece ?
Blanch. That she is bound in Honour ftill to do
love this lady? Lewis. Nay, ask me, if I can refrain from love? For I do love her most unfeignedly.
K. John. Then do I give Volquessen, Touraine, Maine, Poi&tiers, and Anjou, these five Provinces, With her to thee; and this addition more, Full thirty thousand Marks of English coin. Philip of France, if thou be pleas’d withal, Command thy Son and Daughter to join hands.
K. Pbilip. It likes us well ; young Princes, close
Auft. And your lips too; for, I am well assur'd, That I did so, when I was first assur'd.
K. Philip. Now, Citizens of Angiers, ope your gates, Let in that amity which you have made: For at Saint Mary's Chapel presently The Rites of Marriage shall be solemniz'd. Is not the lady Constance in this troop? I know, she is not ; for this Match made up Her presence would have interrupted much. Where is she and her son, tell me, who knows? Lewis. She's sad and passionate at your Highness?
K. John. We will heal up all,
[Exeunt all but Faulconbridge.
Faule. Mad world, mad Kings, mad composition !
John, to stop Arthur's Title in the whole,