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The life and death of King Iohn. How easie dost thou take all England vp, From forth this morcell of dead Royaltie?
[2080]
The life, the right, and truth of all this Realme Is fled to heauen: and England now is left To tug and scamble, and to part by th'teeth The vn‑owed interest of proud swelling State: Now for the bare‑pickt bone of Maiesty,
[2085]
Doth dogged warre bristle his angry crest, And snarleth in the gentle eyes of peace: Now Powers from home, and discontents at home Meet in one line: and vast confusion waites As doth a Rauen on a sicke‑falne beast,
[2090]
The iminent decay of wrested pompe. Now happy he, whose cloake and center can Hold out this tempest. Beare away that childe, And follow me with speed: Ile to the King: A thousand businesses are briefe in hand,
[2095]
And heauen it selfe doth frowne vpon the Land.
Exit.
Actus Quartus, Scæna prima. [Act 5, Scene 1] Enter King Iohn and Pandolph, attendants. K. Iohn. Thus haue I yeelded vp into your hand The Circle of my glory. Pan. Take againe From this my hand, as holding of the Pope
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Your Soueraigne greatnesse and authoritie.
Iohn. Now keep your holy word, go meet the French, And from his holinesse vse all your power To stop their marches 'fore we are enflam'd: Our discontented Counties doe reuolt:
[2105]
Our people quarrell with obedience, Searing Allegiance, and the loue of soule To stranger‑bloud, to forren Royalty; This inundation of mistempred humor, Rests by you onely to be qualified.
[2110]
Then pause not: for the present time's so sicke, That present medicine must be ministred, Or ouerthrow incureable ensues.
Pand. It was my breath that blew this Tempest vp, Vpon your stubborne vsage of the Pope:
[2115]
But since you are a gentle conuertite, My tongue shall hush againe this storme of warre, And make faire weather in your blustring land: On this Ascention day, remember well, Vpon your oath of seruice to the Pope,
[2120]
Goe I to make the French lay downe their Armes.
Exit. Iohn. Is this Ascension day? did not the Prophet Say, that before Ascension day at noone, My Crowne I should giue off? euen so I haue: I did suppose it should be on constraint,
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But (heau'n be thank'd) it is but voluntary.
Enter Bastard. Bast. All Kent hath yeelded: nothing there holds out But Douer Castle: London hath receiu'd Like a kinde Host, the Dolphin and his powers. Your Nobles will not heare you, but are gone
[2130]
To offer seruice to your enemy: And wilde amazement hurries vp and downe The little number of your doubtfull friends.
Iohn. Would not my Lords returne to me againe After they heard yong Arthur was aliue ?

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Bast.
[2135]
They found him dead, and cast into the streets, An empty Casket, where the Iewell of life By some damn'd hand was rob'd, and tane away.
Iohn. That villaine Hubert told me he did liue. Bast. So on my soule he did, for ought he knew:
[2140]
But wherefore doe you droope? why looke you sad? Be great in act, as you haue beene in thought: Let not the world see feare and sad distrust Gouerne the motion of a kinglye eye: Be stirring as the time, be fire with fire,
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Threaten the threatner, and out‑face the brow Of bragging horror: So shall inferior eyes That borrow their behauiours from the great, Grow great by your example, and put on The dauntlesse spirit of resolution.
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Away, and glister like the god of warre When he intendeth to become the field: Shew boldnesse and aspiring confidence: What, shall they seeke the Lion in his denne, And fright him there? and make him tremble there ?
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Oh let it not be said: forrage, and runne To meet displeasure farther from the dores, And grapple with him ere he come so nye.
Iohn. The Legat of the Pope hath beene with mee, And I haue made a happy peace with him,
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And he hath promis'd to dismisse the Powers Led by the Dolphin.
Bast. Oh inglorious league: Shall we vpon the footing of our land, Send fayre‑play‑orders, and make comprimise,
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Insinuation, parley, and base truce To Armes Inuasiue ? Shall a beardlesse boy, A cockred‑silken wanton braue our fields, And flesh his spirit ihn a warre‑like soyle, Mocking the ayre with colours idlely spred,
[2170]
And finde no checke? Let vs my Liege to Armes: Perchance the Cardinall cannot make your peace; Or if he doe, let it at least be said They saw we had a purpose of defence.
Iohn. Haue thou the ordering of this present time. Bast.
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Away then with good courage: yet I know Our partie may well meet a prowder foe.
Exeunt.
Scœna Secunda. [Act 5, Scene 2] Enter (in Armes) Dolphin, Salisbury, Meloone, Pem­ broke, Bigot, Souldiers. Dol. My Lord Melloone, let this be coppied out, And keepe it safe for our remembrance: Returne the president to these Lords againe,
[2180]
That hauing our faire order written downe, Both they and we, perusing ore these notes May know wherefore we tooke the Sacrament, And keepe our faithes firme and inuiolable.
Sal. Vpon our sides it neuer shall be broken.
[2185]
And Noble Dolphin, albeit we sweare A voluntary zeale, and an vn‑urg'd Faith To your proceedings: yet beleeue me Prince, I am not glad that such a sore of Time Should seeke a plaster by contemn'd reuolt,
[2190]
And heale the inueterate Canker of one wound, By

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Scœna Secunda. [Act 5, Scene 2] Enter (in Armes) Dolphin, Salisbury, Meloone, Pem­ broke, Bigot, Souldiers. Dol. My Lord Melloone, let this be coppied out, And keepe it safe for our remembrance: Returne the president to these Lords againe,
[2180]
That hauing our faire order written downe, Both they and we, perusing ore these notes May know wherefore we tooke the Sacrament, And keepe our faithes firme and inuiolable.
Sal. Vpon our sides it neuer shall be broken.
[2185]
And Noble Dolphin, albeit we sweare A voluntary zeale, and an vn‑urg'd Faith To your proceedings: yet beleeue me Prince, I am not glad that such a sore of Time Should seeke a plaster by contemn'd reuolt,
[2190]
And heale the inueterate Canker of one wound, By making many: Oh it grieues my soule, That I must draw this mettle from my side To be a widow‑maker: oh, and there Where honourable rescue, and defence
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Cries out vpon the name of Salisbury. But such is the infection of the time, That for the health and Physicke of our right, We cannot deale but with the very hand Of sterne Iniustice, and confused wrong:
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And is't not pitty, (oh my grieued friends) That we, the sonnes and children of this Isle, Was borne to see so sad an houre as this, Wherein we step after a stranger, march Vpon her gentle bosom, and fill vp
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Her Enemies rankes? I must withdraw, and weepe Vpon the spot of this inforced cause, To grace the Gentry of a Land remote, And follow vnacquainted colours heere: What heere? O Nation that thou couldst remoue,
[2210]
That Neptunes Armes who clippeth thee about, Would beare thee from the knowledge of thy selfe, And cripple thee vnto a Pagan shore, Where these two Christian Armies might combine The bloud of malice, in a vaine of league,
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And not to spend it so vn‑neighbourly.
Dolph. A noble temper dost thou shew in this, And great affections wrastling in thy bosome Doth make an earth‑quake of Nobility: Oh, what a noble combat hast fought
[2220]
Between compulsion, and a braue respect: Let me wipe off this honourable dewe, That siluerly doth progresse on thy cheekes: My heart hath melted at a Ladies teares, Being an ordinary Inundation:
[2225]
But this effusion of such manly drops, This showre, blowne vp by tempest of the soule, Startles mine eyes, and makes me more amaz'd Then had I seene the vaultie top of heauen Figur'd quite ore with burning Meteors.
[2230]
Lift vp thy brow (renowned Salisburie) And with a great heart heaue away this storme: Commend these waters to those baby‑eyes That neuer saw the giant‑world enrag'd, Nor met with Fortune, other then at feasts,
[2235]
Full warm of blood, of mirth, of gossipping: Come, come; for thou shalt thrust thy hand as deepe Into the purse of rich prosperity As Lewis himselfe: so (Nobles) shall you all, That knit your sinewes to the strength of mine. Enter Pandulpho.
[2240]
And euen there, methinkes and Angell spake, Looke where the holy Legate comes apace, To giue vs warrant from the hand of heauen, And on our actions set the name of right With holy breath.
Pand.
[2245]
Haile noble Prince of France: The next is this: King Iohn hath reconcil'd Himselfe to Rome, his spirit is come in, That so stood out against the holy Church, The great Metropolis and Sea of Rome:
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Therefore thy threatning Colours now winde vp, And tame the sauage spirit of wilde warre, That like a Lion fostered vp at hand, It may lie gently at the foot of peace, And be no further harmefull then in shewe.
Dol.
[2255]
Your Grace shall pardon me, I will not backe: I am too high‑borne to be proportied To be a secondary at controll, Or vsefull seruing‑man, and Instrument To any Souueraigne State throughout the world.
[2260]
Your breath first kindled the dead coale of warres, Betweene this chastiz'd kingdome and my selfe, And brought in matter that should feed this fire; And now 'tis farre too huge to be blowne out With that same weake winde, which enkindled it:
[2265]
You taught me how to know the face of right, Acquainted me with interest to this Land, Yea, thrust this enterprize into my heart, And come ye now to tell me Iohn hath made His peace with Rome? what is that peace to me?
[2270]
I (by the honour of my marriage bed) After yong Arthur, claime this Land for mine, And now it is halfe conquer'd, must I backe, Because that Iohn hath made his peace with Rome? Am I Romes slaue? What penny hath Rome borne?
[2275]
What men prouided? What munition sent To vnder‑prop this Action? Is't not I That vnder‑goe this charge? Who else but I, And such as to my claime are liable, Sweat in this businesse, and maintaine this warre?
[2280]
Haue I not heard these Islanders shout out Viue le Roy, as I haue bank'd their Townes? Haue I not heere the best Cards for the game To winne this easie match, plaid for a Crowne? And shall I now giue ore the yeelded Set?
[2285]
No, no, on my soule it neuer shall be said.
Pand. You looke but on the out‑side of this worke. Dol. Out‑side or in‑side, I will not returne Till my attempt so much be glorified, As to my ample hope was promised,
[2290]
Before I drew this gallant head of warre, And cull'd these fiery spirits from the world To out‑looke Conquest, and to winne renowne Euen in the iawes of danger, and of death: What lusty Trumpet thus doth summon vs ?
Enter Bastard. Bast.
[2295]
According to the faire‑play of the world, Let me haue audience: I am sent to speake: My holy Lord of Millane, from the King I come to lear e how you haue dealt for him: And, as you answer, I doe know the scope
[2300]
And warrant limited vnto my tongue.
Pand. The Dolphin is too wilfull opposite And will not temporize with my intreaties: He flatly saies, hee ll not lay downe his Armes. Bast. By all the bloud that euer fury breath'd,
[2305]
The youth saies well. Now heare our English King, For thus his Royaltie doth speake in me: He is prepar'd, and reason to he should, This apish and vnmannerly approach, This harness'd Maske, and vnaduised Reuell,
[2310]
This vn‑heard sawcinesse and boyish Troopes, The King doth smile at, and is well prepar'd To whip this dwarfish warre, this Pigmy Armes From out the circle of his Territories. That hand which had the strength, euen at your dore,
[2315]
To cudgell you, and make you take the hatch, To diue like Buckets in concealed Welles, To crowch in litter of your stable plankes, To lye like pawnes, lock'd vp in chests and truncks, To hug with swine, to seeke sweet safety out
[2320]
In vaults and prisons, and to thrill and shake, Euen at the crying of your Nations crow, Thinking this voyce an armed Englishman. Shall that victorious hand be feebled heere, That in your Chambers gaue you chasticement?
[2325]
No: know the gallant Monarch is in Armes, And like an Eagle, o're hi ayerie towres, To sowsse annoyance that comes neere his Nest; And you degenerate, you ingrate Reuolts, you bloudy Nero's, ripping vp the wombe
[2330]
Of your deere Mother‑England: blush for shame: For your owne Ladies, and pale‑visag'd Maides, Like Amazons, come tripping after drummes: Their thimbles into armed Gantlets change, Their Needl's to Lances, and their gentle hearts
[2335]
To fierce and bloody inclination.
Dol. There end thy braue, and turn thy face in peace, We grant thou canst out‑scold vs: Far thee well, We hold our time too precious to be spent With such a brabler. Pan.
[2340]
Giue me, leaue to speake.
Bast. No, I will speake. Dol. We will attend to neyther: Strike vp the drummes, and let the tongue of warre Pleade for our interest, and our being heere. Bast.
[2345]
Indeede your drums being beaten, wil cry out; And so shall you, being beaten: Do but start An eccho with the clamor of thy drumme, And euen at hand, a drumme is readie brac'd, That shall reuerberate all, as lowd as thine.
[2350]
Sound but another, and another shall (As lowd as thine) rattle the Welkins eare, And mocke the deepe mouth'd Thunder: for at hand (Not trusting to this halting Legate heere, Whom he hath vs'd rather for sport, then neede)
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Is warlike Iohn: and in his fore‑head sits A bare‑rib'd death, whose office is this day To feast vpon whole thousands of the French.
Dol. Strike vp our drummes, to finde this danger out. Bast. And thou shalt finde it (Dolphin) do not doubt Exeunt.
 

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      <l n="2180">That hauing our faire order written downe,</l>
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      <l n="2182">May know wherefore we tooke the Sacrament,</l>
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      <l n="2184">Vpon our sides it neuer shall be broken.</l>
      <l n="2185">And Noble Dolphin, albeit we sweare</l>
      <l n="2186">A voluntary zeale, and an vn‑urg'd Faith</l>
      <l n="2187">To your proceedings: yet beleeue me Prince,</l>
      <l n="2188">I am not glad that such a sore of Time</l>
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      <l n="2191">By making many: Oh it grieues my soule,</l>
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      <l n="2196">But such is the infection of the time,</l>
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      <l n="2199">Of sterne Iniustice, and confused wrong:</l>
      <l n="2200">And is't not pitty, (oh my grieued friends)</l>
      <l n="2201">That we, the sonnes and children of this Isle,</l>
      <l n="2202">Was borne to see so sad an houre as this,</l>
      <l n="2203">Wherein we step after a stranger, march</l>
      <l n="2204">Vpon her gentle bosom, and fill vp</l>
      <l n="2205">Her Enemies rankes? I must withdraw, and weepe</l>
      <l n="2206">Vpon the spot of this inforced cause,</l>
      <l n="2207">To grace the Gentry of a Land remote,</l>
      <l n="2208">And follow vnacquainted colours heere:</l>
      <l n="2209">What heere? O Nation that thou couldst remoue,</l>
      <l n="2210">That<hi rend="italic">Neptunes</hi>Armes who clippeth thee about,</l>
      <l n="2211">Would beare thee from the knowledge of thy selfe,</l>
      <l n="2212">And cripple thee vnto a Pagan shore,</l>
      <l n="2213">Where these two Christian Armies might combine</l>
      <l n="2214">The bloud of malice, in a vaine of league,</l>
      <l n="2215">And not to spend it so vn‑neighbourly.</l>
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      <l n="2216">A noble temper dost thou shew in this,</l>
      <l n="2217">And great affections wrastling in thy bosome</l>
      <l n="2218">Doth make an earth‑quake of Nobility:</l>
      <l n="2219">Oh, what a noble combat hast fought</l>
      <l n="2220">Between compulsion, and a braue respect:</l>
      <l n="2221">Let me wipe off this honourable dewe,</l>
      <l n="2222">That siluerly doth progresse on thy cheekes:</l>
      <l n="2223">My heart hath melted at a Ladies teares,</l>
      <l n="2224">Being an ordinary Inundation:</l>
      <l n="2225">But this effusion of such manly drops,</l>
      <l n="2226">This showre, blowne vp by tempest of the soule,</l>
      <l n="2227">Startles mine eyes, and makes me more amaz'd</l>
      <l n="2228">Then had I seene the vaultie top of heauen</l>
      <l n="2229">Figur'd quite ore with burning Meteors.</l>
      <l n="2230">Lift vp thy brow (renowned<hi rend="italic">Salisburie</hi>)</l>
      <l n="2231">And with a great heart heaue away this storme:</l>
      <l n="2232">Commend these waters to those baby‑eyes</l>
      <l n="2233">That neuer saw the giant‑world enrag'd,</l>
      <l n="2234">Nor met with Fortune, other then at feasts,</l>
      <l n="2235">Full warm of blood, of mirth, of gossipping:</l>
      <l n="2236">Come, come; for thou shalt thrust thy hand as deepe</l>
      <l n="2237">Into the purse of rich prosperity</l>
      <l n="2238">As<hi rend="italic">Lewis</hi>himselfe: so (Nobles) shall you all,</l>
      <l n="2239">That knit your sinewes to the strength of mine.</l>
      <stage rend="italic center" type="entrance">Enter Pandulpho.</stage>
      <l n="2240">And euen there, methinkes and Angell spake,</l>
      <l n="2241">Looke where the holy Legate comes apace,</l>
      <l n="2242">To giue vs warrant from the hand of heauen,</l>
      <l n="2243">And on our actions set the name of right</l>
      <l n="2244">With holy breath.</l>
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      <speaker rend="italic">Pand.</speaker>
      <l n="2245">Haile noble Prince of<hi rend="italic">France</hi>:</l>
      <l n="2246">The next is this: King<hi rend="italic">Iohn</hi>hath reconcil'd</l>
      <l n="2247">Himselfe to<hi rend="italic">Rome</hi>, his spirit is come in,</l>
      <l n="2248">That so stood out against the holy Church,</l>
      <l n="2249">The great Metropolis and Sea of Rome:</l>
      <l n="2250">Therefore thy threatning Colours now winde vp,</l>
      <l n="2251">And tame the sauage spirit of wilde warre,</l>
      <l n="2252">That like a Lion fostered vp at hand,</l>
      <l n="2253">It may lie gently at the foot of peace,</l>
      <l n="2254">And be no further harmefull then in shewe.</l>
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      <speaker rend="italic">Dol.</speaker>
      <l n="2255">Your Grace shall pardon me, I will not backe:</l>
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      <l n="2256">I am too high‑borne to be proportied</l>
      <l n="2257">To be a secondary at controll,</l>
      <l n="2258">Or vsefull seruing‑man, and Instrument</l>
      <l n="2259">To any Souueraigne State throughout the world.</l>
      <l n="2260">Your breath first kindled the dead coale of warres,</l>
      <l n="2261">Betweene this chastiz'd kingdome and my selfe,</l>
      <l n="2262">And brought in matter that should feed this fire;</l>
      <l n="2263">And now 'tis farre too huge to be blowne out</l>
      <l n="2264">With that same weake winde, which enkindled it:</l>
      <l n="2265">You taught me how to know the face of right,</l>
      <l n="2266">Acquainted me with interest to this Land,</l>
      <l n="2267">Yea, thrust this enterprize into my heart,</l>
      <l n="2268">And come ye now to tell me<hi rend="italic">Iohn</hi>hath made</l>
      <l n="2269">His peace with<hi rend="italic">Rome</hi>? what is that peace to me?</l>
      <l n="2270">I (by the honour of my marriage bed)</l>
      <l n="2271">After yong<hi rend="italic">Arthur</hi>, claime this Land for mine,</l>
      <l n="2272">And now it is halfe conquer'd, must I backe,</l>
      <l n="2273">Because that<hi rend="italic">Iohn</hi>hath made his peace with<hi rend="italic">Rome</hi>?</l>
      <l n="2274">Am I<hi rend="italic">Romes</hi>slaue? What penny hath<hi rend="italic">Rome</hi>borne?</l>
      <l n="2275">What men prouided? What munition sent</l>
      <l n="2276">To vnder‑prop this Action? Is't not I</l>
      <l n="2277">That vnder‑goe this charge? Who else but I,</l>
      <l n="2278">And such as to my claime are liable,</l>
      <l n="2279">Sweat in this businesse, and maintaine this warre?</l>
      <l n="2280">Haue I not heard these Islanders shout out</l>
      <l n="2281">
         <hi rend="italic">Viue le Roy</hi>, as I haue bank'd their Townes?</l>
      <l n="2282">Haue I not heere the best Cards for the game</l>
      <l n="2283">To winne this easie match, plaid for a Crowne?</l>
      <l n="2284">And shall I now giue ore the yeelded Set?</l>
      <l n="2285">No, no, on my soule it neuer shall be said.</l>
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   <sp who="#F-jn-pan">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pand.</speaker>
      <l n="2286">You looke but on the out‑side of this worke.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-jn-lew">
      <speaker rend="italic">Dol.</speaker>
      <l n="2287">Out‑side or in‑side, I will not returne</l>
      <l n="2288">Till my attempt so much be glorified,</l>
      <l n="2289">As to my ample hope was promised,</l>
      <l n="2290">Before I drew this gallant head of warre,</l>
      <l n="2291">And cull'd these fiery spirits from the world</l>
      <l n="2292">To out‑looke Conquest, and to winne renowne</l>
      <l n="2293">Euen in the iawes of danger, and of death:</l>
      <l n="2294">What lusty Trumpet thus doth summon vs<c rend="italic">?</c>
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   <stage rend="italic center" type="entrance">Enter Bastard.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-jn-phi">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bast.</speaker>
      <l n="2295">According to the faire‑play of the world,</l>
      <l n="2296">Let me haue audience: I am sent to speake:</l>
      <l n="2297">My holy Lord of Millane, from the King</l>
      <l n="2298">I come to lear<gap extent="1"
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              resp="#ES"/>e how you haue dealt for him:</l>
      <l n="2299">And, as you answer, I doe know the scope</l>
      <l n="2300">And warrant limited vnto my tongue.</l>
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   <sp who="#F-jn-pan">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pand.</speaker>
      <l n="2301">The<hi rend="italic">Dolphin</hi>is too wilfull opposite</l>
      <l n="2302">And will not temporize with my intreaties:</l>
      <l n="2303">He flatly saies, hee ll not lay downe his Armes.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-jn-phi">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bast.</speaker>
      <l n="2304">By all the bloud that euer fury breath'd,</l>
      <l n="2305">The youth saies well. Now heare our<hi rend="italic">English</hi>King,</l>
      <l n="2306">For thus his Royaltie doth speake in me:</l>
      <l n="2307">He is prepar'd, and reason to he should,</l>
      <l n="2308">This apish and vnmannerly approach,</l>
      <l n="2309">This harness'd Maske, and vnaduised Reuell,</l>
      <l n="2310">This vn‑heard sawcinesse and boyish Troopes,</l>
      <l n="2311">The King doth smile at, and is well prepar'd</l>
      <l n="2312">To whip this dwarfish warre, this Pigmy Armes</l>
      <l n="2313">From out the circle of his Territories.</l>
      <l n="2314">That hand which had the strength, euen at your dore,</l>
      <l n="2315">To cudgell you, and make you take the hatch,</l>
      <l n="2316">To diue like Buckets in concealed Welles,</l>
      <l n="2317">To crowch in litter of your stable plankes,</l>
      <l n="2318">To lye like pawnes, lock'd vp in chests and truncks,</l>
      <l n="2319">To hug with swine, to seeke sweet safety out</l>
      <l n="2320">In vaults and prisons, and to thrill and shake,</l>
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      <l n="2321">Euen at the crying of your Nations crow,</l>
      <l n="2322">Thinking this voyce an armed Englishman.</l>
      <l n="2323">Shall that victorious hand be feebled heere,</l>
      <l n="2324">That in your Chambers gaue you chasticement?</l>
      <l n="2325">No: know the gallant Monarch is in Armes,</l>
      <l n="2326">And like an Eagle, o're hi ayerie towres,</l>
      <l n="2327">To sowsse annoyance that comes neere his Nest;</l>
      <l n="2328">And you degenerate, you ingrate Reuolts,</l>
      <l n="2329">you bloudy Nero's, ripping vp the wombe</l>
      <l n="2330">Of your deere Mother‑England: blush for shame:</l>
      <l n="2331">For your owne Ladies, and pale‑visag'd Maides,</l>
      <l n="2332">Like<hi rend="italic">Amazons</hi>, come tripping after drummes:</l>
      <l n="2333">Their thimbles into armed Gantlets change,</l>
      <l n="2334">Their Needl's to Lances, and their gentle hearts</l>
      <l n="2335">To fierce and bloody inclination.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-jn-lew">
      <speaker rend="italic">Dol.</speaker>
      <l n="2336">There end thy braue, and turn thy face in peace,</l>
      <l n="2337">We grant thou canst out‑scold vs: Far thee well,</l>
      <l n="2338">We hold our time too precious to be spent</l>
      <l n="2339">With such a brabler.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-jn-pan">
      <speaker rend="italic">Pan.</speaker>
      <l n="2340">Giue me, leaue to speake.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-jn-phi">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bast.</speaker>
      <l n="2341">No, I will speake.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-jn-lew">
      <speaker rend="italic">Dol.</speaker>
      <l n="2342">We will attend to neyther:</l>
      <l n="2343">Strike vp the drummes, and let the tongue of warre</l>
      <l n="2344">Pleade for our interest, and our being heere.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-jn-phi">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bast.</speaker>
      <l n="2345">Indeede your drums being beaten, wil cry out;</l>
      <l n="2346">And so shall you, being beaten: Do but start</l>
      <l n="2347">An eccho with the clamor of thy drumme,</l>
      <l n="2348">And euen at hand, a drumme is readie brac'd,</l>
      <l n="2349">That shall reuerberate all, as lowd as thine.</l>
      <l n="2350">Sound but another, and another shall</l>
      <l n="2351">(As lowd as thine) rattle the Welkins eare,</l>
      <l n="2352">And mocke the deepe mouth'd Thunder: for at hand</l>
      <l n="2353">(Not trusting to this halting Legate heere,</l>
      <l n="2354">Whom he hath vs'd rather for sport, then neede)</l>
      <l n="2355">Is warlike<hi rend="italic">Iohn</hi>: and in his fore‑head sits</l>
      <l n="2356">A bare‑rib'd death, whose office is this day</l>
      <l n="2357">To feast vpon whole thousands of the French.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-jn-lew">
      <speaker rend="italic">Dol.</speaker>
      <l n="2358">Strike vp our drummes, to finde this danger out.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-jn-phi">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bast.</speaker>
      <l n="2359">And thou shalt finde it (Dolphin) do not doubt</l>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exeunt.</stage>
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