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By William Shakespeare

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HUBERT Badly, I worry. How fares your Majesty? KING JOHN This fever that hath stricken me goodbye Lies heavy on me. O, my middle is in poor health! input a Messenger. [5] MESSENGER My lord, your valiant kinsman, Faulconbridge, wishes your Majesty to depart the sphere And ship him be aware by means of me which means you move. KING JOHN inform him, towards Swinstead, to the abbey there. MESSENGER Be of excellent convenience; for the nice offer That used to be anticipated via the Dauphin right here [10] Are wreck’d 3 nights in the past on Goodwin Sands; This information used to be dropped at Richard yet even now. The French struggle coldly, and retire themselves. KING JOHN Ay me, this tyrant fever burns me up [15] and won't enable me welcome this excellent news. Set on towards Swinstead; to my muddle immediately; weak spot possesseth me, and i'm faint. [Exeunt. SCENE IV. England. one other a part of the battlefield. input SALISBURY, PEMBROKE, and BIGOT. SALISBURY i didn't imagine the King so stor’d with acquaintances. PEMBROKE Up once more; placed spirit within the French; in the event that they miscarry, we miscarry too. SALISBURY That misbegotten satan, Faulconbridge, [5] despite spite, by myself upholds the day. PEMBROKE they are saying King John, sore ill, hath left the sphere. input MELUN wounded. MELUN Lead me to the revolts of britain right here. SALISBURY once we have been chuffed we had different names. PEMBROKE it's the count number Melun. SALISBURY Wounded to dying. [10] MELUN Fly, noble English, you're obtained and bought; Unthread the impolite eye of uprising, And welcome domestic back discarded religion. hunt down King John, and fall earlier than his ft; For if the French be lords of this loud day, [15] He ability to recompense the rigors you are taking by means of removing your heads. hence hath he sworn, and that i with him, and plenty of moe with me, Upon the altar at Saint Edmundsbury; Even on that altar the place we swore to you [20] expensive amity and eternal love. SALISBURY could this be attainable? could this be precise? MELUN Have I no longer hideous demise inside of my view, protecting yet a volume of existence, Which bleeds away whilst a sort of wax [25] Resolveth from his determine gainst the fireplace? What on this planet should still make me now misinform, in view that i have to lose using all deceit? Why should still I then be fake, because it is correct That i have to die the following, and stay as a result by way of fact? [30] I say back, if Lewis do win the day, he's forsworn if e’er these eyes of yours Behold one other day holiday within the east; yet even tonight, whose black contagious breath Already smokes concerning the burning crest [35] Of the outdated, feeble, and day-wearied solar, Even this sick evening, your respiring shall expire, Paying the nice of rated treachery inspite of a treacherous nice of your whole lives, If Lewis through your advice win the day. [40] Commend me to 1 Hubert, together with your king; the affection of him – and this recognize in addition to, For that my grandsire used to be an Englishman – Awakes my moral sense to admit all this. In lieu whereof, I pray you, endure me accordingly [45] From forth the noise and hearsay of the sector, the place i'll imagine the remnant of my strategies In peace, and half this physique and my soul With contemplation and religious wishes.

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