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Phil. Madam, by chance, but not by truth: What
Something about," a little from the right,
In at the window, or else o'er the hatch :
K. John. Go, Faulconbridge; now hast thou thy desire,
A landless knight makes thee a landed 'squire.Come, madam, and come, Richard; we must speed For France, for France; for it is more than need. Phil. Brother, adieu; Good fortune come to thee! For thou wast got i' th' way of honesty.
[Exeunt all but PHILIP. A foot of honour better than I was;
But many a many foot of land the worse.
Good den, sir Richard,-God-a-mercy, fellow ;-2
'Tis too respective, and too sociable,
3 Faulconbridge is now entertaining himself with ideas of greatness, suggested by his recent knighthood.-Good den, sir Richard, he supposes to be the salutation of a vassal,-God-amercy, fellow, his own supercilious reply.-STEEVENS.
5 Change of condition from a private gentleman to a knight. 6 I catechise my spruce man about the countries through which he has travelled.
And then comes answer like an ABC-book.'-
It draws towards supper in conclusion so.
And fits the mounting spirit, like myself:
Enter Lady FAULCONBRIDGE and JAMES GURNEY. O me! it is my mother: How now, good lady? What brings you here to court so hastily?
Lady F. Where is that slave thy brother? where is he?
That holds in chase mine honour up and down?
Lady F. Sir Robert's son! Ay, thou unreverend
Written and pronounced absey-book.
A Danish giant.-Faulconbridge is making merry with his brother Robert's diminutive person.
Sir Robert's son, why scorn'st thou at sir Robert?
Phil. James Gurney, wilt thou give us leave a while?
There's toys abroad;3 anon I'll tell thee more.
Madam, I was not old sir Robert's son;
Sir Robert never holp to make this leg.
Lady F. Hast thou conspired with thy brother too, That for thine own gain should'st defend mine honour? What means this scorn, thou most untoward knave?
Phil. Knight, knight, good mother,―BasiliscoWhat! I am dubb'd; I have it on my shoulder. [like:* But, mother, I am not sir Robert's son ;
I have disclaim'd sir Robert, and my land;
Then, good my mother, let me know my father;
Lady F. King Richard Coeur-de-lion was thy By long and vehement suit I was seduc'd; Heaven lay not my transgression to my charge!Phil. Now, by this light, were I to get again, Madam, I would not wish a better father.
Good leave means a ready assent.
Philip indeed! Do you take me for a sparrow?—meaning, that he should have called him sir Richard.
3 Rumours, idle reports.
4 Like Basilisco in the play.
Some sins do bear their privilege on earth,'
And they shall say, when Richard me begot,
SCENE I.—France. Before the walls of Angiers. Enter, on one side, the Archduke of Austria, and forces; on the other, PHILIP, king of France, and forces; LEWIS, CONSTANCE, ARTHUR, and Atten
Lew. Before Angiers well met, brave Austria.-
There are sins that, whatever may be determined of them above, are not much censured on earth.
By this brave duke came early to his grave:
Of thy unnatural uncle, English John:
Arth. God shall forgive you Coeur-de-lion's death,
Lew. A noble boy! Who would not do thee right? Aust. Upon thy cheek lay I this zealous kiss, As seal to this indenture of my love; That to my home I will no more return, Till Angiers, and the right thou hast in France, Together with that pale, that white-fac'd shore, Whose foot spurns back the ocean's roaring tides, And coops from other lands her islanders, Even till that England, hedg'd in with the main, That water-walled bulwark, still secure And confident from foreign purposes, Even till that utmost corner of the west Salute thee for her king: till then, fair boy, Will I not think of home, but follow arms.
Const. O, take his mother's thanks, a widow's thanks, Till your strong hand shall help to give him strength, To make a more requital to your love.
Aust. The peace of heaven is theirs, that lift their In such a just and charitable war.
[swords K. Phi. Well then, to work; our cannon shall be Against the brows of this resisting town. Call for our chiefest men of discipline, To cull the plots of best advantages:
more, for greater.
3 stations, or posts.