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And strew'd repentant ashes on its head.
Hub. But with my breath I can revive it, boy.
Artb. And if you do, you will but make it blush,
Hub. Well, see to live; I will not touch thine eye,
Arth. O, now you look like Hubert. All this while You were disguised.
Hub. Peace: no more. Adieu,
Arth. O heav'n! I thank you, Hubert.
Hub. Silence, no more ; go closely in with me. Much danger do I undergo for thee.
Changes to the Court of England. Enter King John, Pembroke, Salisbury, and other
ERE once again we fit, once again
crown'd, And look'd upon, I hope, with chearful eyes.
Pemb. This once again, but that your highness
Sal. Therefore, to be poffefs'd with double pomp,
Hemb. But that your royal pleasure must be done,
Sal. In this the antique and well-noted face
Pemb. When work men strive to do better than well,
9 This once again
-was once by their Avarice, but in an eager Superfluous.) This one time more Emulation, an intense Defire of was one time more than enough. excelling ; as in Henry V. " To guard a tiile that was But if it be a Sin to cover Ho
rich before.] To guard, is nour, to fringe.
I am the most offending Soul az They do confound their Skill in
THEOBALD. Corecousness. ) i, e.
As patches, set upon a little breach,
Sal. To this effect, before you were new-crown'd,
K. John. 4 Some reasons of this double coronation I have poffest you with, and think them strong. And more, more strong (the lesser is my fear) I shall endue you with: mean time, but ask What you would have reform’d, that is not well, And well shall you perceive how willingly I will both hear and grant you your requests.
Pemb. Then I, as one that am the tongue of these, * To found the purposes of all their hearts, Both for myself and them, but chief of all, Your safety, for the which, myself and they Bend their belt studies, heartily request Th' infranchisement of Arthur ; whose restraint Doth move the murm'ring lips of discontent To break into this dang'rous argument; If what in rest you have, in right you hold, Why should your fears (which, as they say, attend The steps of wrong) then move you to mew up Your tender kinsman, and to choke his days With barb'rous ignorance, and deny his youth The rich advantage of good exercise ?
3. in hiding of the FAULT, 1 fall endue you with.] I have
Than did the FAULT -- ] told you some reasons, in my We should read Flaw in both opinion firong, and shall tell more places.
WARBURTON. yet stronger ; for the ftronger my + Some reasons of this double co- realons are, the less is my fear of ronation
your disapprobation. This seems I have podleft you with, and to be the meaning. think then firong.
s To found be purposes.] To And more, more strong, the lefir decları, to put the desires of is my fear,
That the time's enemies may not have this
K. John. Let it be fo; I do commit his youth
To your direction. Hubert, what news with you?
Pemb. This is the man, should do the bloody deed: He shew'd his warrant to a friend of mine. The image of a wicked heinous fault Lives in his eye ; that close aspect of his Does shew 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.
Sal. The colour of the King doth come and go, Between his purpose and his conscience, Like heralds 'twixt two dreadful bactles sec ? : His passion is so ripe, it needs must break.
Pemb. And when it breaks I fear will iffue thence The foul corruption of a sweet child's death,
K. John. We cannot hold mortality's strong hand. Good Lords, although my will to give is living, The suit which you demand is gone, and dead.
6 Between his purpose and his I have therefore ventur’d to read, conscience, ) . Between his fent.
THEO BALD. consciousness of guilt, and his de- This Dr. Warburton has fol. Sign to conceal it by fair pro- lowed without much advantage; fellions.
fet is not fixed, but only placed; ? Like Heralis, 'twixt two heralds must be set between bac
dreadful Battles set ;) Buttles in order to be sent between Heralds are not planted, I pre. them. fume, in the midit betwixt two 8 And when it breaks, Lines of Battle; tho’ they, and This is but an indelicate metaTrumpets, are often sent over phor, taken from an importufrom Party to Party, to propose mated cumour. Terms, demand a Parley, &c.
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He tells us, Arthur is deceas'd to-night.
Sal. Indeed, we fear’d, his sickness was past cure.
Pemb. Indeed, we heard how near his death he was, Before the child himself felt he was sick. This must be answer’d, either here, or hence. K. John. Why do you bend such solemn brows on
Sal. It is apparent foul-play, and ’ris shame
Pemb. Stay yet, Lord Salisbury, I'll go with thee.
K. John. They burn in indignation ; I repent.
A fearful eye thou hast; where is that blood,
Mej. From France to England'. Never such a power,
9 From France 10 England.-] word goes, and answers, that The king asks how all goes in what vir is in France goes now France, the messenger catches the into England.