But how, is to be question'*}; for I saw her,

As I thought, dead; and have, in vain, said many

A prayer upon her grave. I'll not seek far

(For him, I partly know his mind) to find thee

An honourable husband. Come, Camillo,

And take her by the hand; whose worth and honesty

Is richly noted; and here justified

By us, a pair of Kings. Let's from this place.

"What? look upon my brother: Both your pardons,

That e'er I put between your holy looks

My ill suspicion: this, your son-in-law,

And son unto the King whom heav'ns directing,

Is troth-plight to your daughter. Good Paulina,
Lead us from hence, where we may leisurely
Each one demand, and answer to his part
Perform'd in this wide gap of time, since first
"We were dissever'd. Hastily lead away.

[Exeunt omnes.

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THE

LIFE W DEATH

O F

KING J OHM

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DRAMATIS PERSONÆ.

KING John.
Prince Henry, Son to the King.
Arthur, Duke os Bretagne, and Nephew to the King.
Pembroke, -\
Essex, /

Hubert, I ii .

Bigot, J
Faulconbridge, Bastard-Son to Richard the First.
Robert Faulconbridge, supposed Brother to the Bastard.
James Gurney, Servant to the Lady Faulconbridge.
Peter os Pomfret, a Prophet.

Philip, King os France.

Lewis, the Dauphin.

Arch-Duke os Austria.

Cardinal Pandulpho, the Pope's Legate.

Melun, a French Lord.

Chatilion, Ambassador srom France to King John.

Elinor, Queen-Mother os England.

Constance, Mother to Arthur.

Blanch, Daughter to Alphonso King os Castile, and

Neice to King John. Lady Faulconbridge, Mother to the Bastard, and

Robert Faulconbridge.

Citizens os Angiers, Heralds, Executioners, Messengers,

Ttbe SCENE, sometimes in England, and sometimes

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Soldiers, and other Attendants.

in France.

THE

1 The LIFE and DEATH os

KING JOHN.

ACT I. SCENE I.

The Court of England.

Enter King John, Queen Elinor, Pembroke, Essex, and Salisbury, with Chatilion.

King John.

O W, fay, Chatilion, what would France with us?

Chat. Thus, after greeting, speaks the
King of France,
In my behaviour, to the Majesty,
The borrow'd Majesty of England here.

Eli. A strange beginning; borrow'd Majesty!
K. John. Silence, good mother; hear the embassie.

i The troublesome Reign of King John was written in two parts, by W. Sbakespear and W. Rowley, and printed 1611. But the present Play is intirely different, and infinitely superior to it.

Mr. Pope.

Cc 3 Chat.

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