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And fright him there? and make him tremble there?
60 And grapple with him ere he come so nigh. K. John. The legate of the pope hath been with me,
And I have made a happy peace with him;
Led by the Dauphin.
O inglorious league ! - 65
Perchance the cardinal cannot make your peace; 67. compromise] comprimise Ff. 72. idly] idlely Ff 1, 2; idely Ff 3, 4.
59. forage] range abroad, or, per- 70. cocker'd ... wanton] Very comhaps, seize supplies by force. Com- mon in Elizabethan English. Cotpare Edward III. iv. iii. 81: “And grave throws light on this expression forage their country as they have -"To cocker : ... mignarder”; done ours." Shakespeare uses the “Mignarder : to lull, feddie, dandle, word several times. Compare Henry cherish, wantonnize, make much or V. 1. ii. 110:
make a wanton of.” Compare Gos“Stood smiling to behold his lion's son's Schoole of Abuse (Arber): “ They whelp
are cockered continually in those Forage in blood.”
islandes, where they see nothing but Cotgrave has “Fourrager: ... to Foxes, and Hares, wil never be perforrage, ... to ransack, ravage, boot suaded that there are huger beastes." hale it."
71. flesh] to make an animal savage 66-69. Shall we ... invasive ?] by foretaste of flesh. Compare Hakshall we, with our feet upon our own luyt (1577), ed. Maclehose, x. 498 : soil, make overtures of peace to in. “The tigers being fleshed on those vading forces ?
Or if he do, let it at least be said
They saw we had a purpose of defence. K. John. Have thou the ordering of this present time. Bast, Away, then, with good courage ! yet, I know,
Our party may well meet a prouder foe. [Exeunt.
SCENE II.-The Dauphin's camp at St. Edmundsbury.
BiGoT, and Soldiers.
And keep it safe for our remembrance:
And keep our faiths firm and inviolable.
And, noble Dauphin, albeit we swear
10 To your proceedings; yet believe me, prince,
I am not glad that such a sore of time 3. precedent] Johnson ; president Ff. 78, 79. Away, then, . . . prouder I am confident that our party could foe] We can hardly agree with beat a stronger foe.” Johnson that the Bastard is here showing the white feather by mean
Scene 11. ing “ Yet I so well know the faintness of our party, that I think it may 1. this] the compact with the easily happen that they shall en- English lords. As an actual document counter enemies who have more it is evidently the same as the “prespirit than themselves." Quite the cedent," the original draft which was contrary meaning is more in keeping to be returned to the Englishmen, with the Bastard's character and while "it" in line 2 must have with the continual appeal to English meant the copy that Philip ordered patriotism in the play "Even now to be made,
Should seek a plaster by contemn'd revolt,
16. metal] Rowe (ed. 2); mettle Ff. 27. stranger, march] Ff; stranger march Theobald ; stranger's march Long MS.; stranger monarch Herr conj.
14. And heall We may take the “And cried, in fainting, upon Rosaconstruction to be either “such a lind." I incline to the second intersore of time . . . (should) heal” or pretation, because it has more “ (I am not glad to heal."
connection with what goes before. 17-19. O, and there . . . Salisbury] “ It grieves my soul to draw my Two explanations of the meaning of sword in order to become a widow these lines are offered. (i.) The maker, and that among those whom English honourably engaged in fight. I ought to rescue and protect." ing on their country's side would 27. stranger, march] Theobald and exclaim against Salisbury as a traitor. some others would omit the comma Compare 1 Henry IV. iv. iii. 81: after “stranger," thus making it an “Cries out upon abuses." (ii.) The adjective = foreign, and qualifying English would call upon Salisbury “march" = martial music." to rescue and defend them, where 30. spot] stain, dishonour. I must “cry out upon” = cry upon. Com- withdraw and weep over this dispare As You Like It, iv. iii. 150: honour into which I am forced.
And follow unacquainted colours here?
And not to spend it so unneighbourly!
36. grapple] Pope ; cripple Ff; gripple Steevens conj. ; couple Gould conj. 43. thou] omitted in Ff 1, 2, 3.
34. clippeth] embraceth, as often the distaste for this course into which in Shakespeare.
you are compelled by force of circum39. to spend] This insertion of the stances, and a consideration of the mark of the infinitive is common in woes of your country which make you the case of the second of two infini- bravely take this course. Hanmer tives following an auxiliary verb. printed “compassion” for “com
42. Doth] Attracted into the singu- pulsion," while Capell conjectured lar" by the influence of “bosom.” compunction." Hanmer printed “Do,” while Pope 51. amazed] See iv. ii. 137 and iv. corrected ' affections” in the previous iii. 140 supra. Here the word more line to “affection.”
nearly means “ astonished.” 44. Between . . . respect] between
Lift up thy brow, renowned Salisbury,
Look, where the holy legate comes apace, 65
With holy breath.
Hail, noble prince of France !
56. waters]F 1; warres F 2; warrs F 3; wars F 4. Cambridge ed. (Heath conj.); Full warm of Ff.
59. Full of warm]
64. And even ... spake] The only "shapes," i.e. = shapes itself, apsatisfactory explanation of this line pears; Herr “shakes.” In the Two is that of the Cambridge Editors, Angry Women of Abingdon the last who consider it a contemptuous aside part of scene vi. between Mistress of Lewis', with a play upon the word Goursey and Coomes turns upon “angel," suggested by “purse" and exactly the same pun upon the word “nobles.” There is also a reference “angel." to the entrance of Pandulph. Even 69. next] I can find no Shakethese explanations are not entirely spearian warrant for this peculiar use satisfactory. The Folios place the of “next.” Did Shakespeare write stage-direction “Enter Pandulpho” “news," as he did in scores of after line 63. Hanmer read “speeds” similar situations ? for “spake"; Vaughan suggests