King John: Second Series (Arden Shakespeare)

King John: Second Series (Arden Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare

Language: English

Pages: 256

ISBN: 1903436095

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The Arden Shakespeare is the established edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden guides you a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays. This edition of King John provides, a clear and authoritative text, detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text, a full introduction discussing the critical and historical background to the play and appendices presenting sources and relevant extracts.

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never did nor never shall So much as frown on you? HUBERT I have sworn to do it; And with hot irons must I bum them out. [60] ARTHUR Ah, none but in this iron age would do it! The iron of itself, though heat red-hot, Approaching near these eyes would drink my tears, And quench his fiery indignation Even in the matter of mine innocence; [65] Nay, after that, consume away in rust But for containing fire to harm mine eye. Are you more stubborn-hard than hammer’d iron? An if an angel

Then I, as one that am the tongue of these, To sound the purposes of all their hearts, Both for myself and them – but, chief of all, [50] Your safety, for the which myself and them Bend their best studies – heartily request Th’ enfranchisement of Arthur, whose restraint Doth move the murmuring lips of discontent To break into this dangerous argument: [55] If what in rest you have in right you hold; Why then your fears – which, as they say, attend The steps of wrong – should move you

remembrance! thou and eyeless night Have done me shame. Brave soldier, pardon me That any accent breaking from thy tongue [15] Should scape the true acquaintance of mine ear. BASTARD Come, come; sans compliment, what news abroad? HUBERT Why, here walk I in the black brow of night To find you out. BASTARD Brief, then; and what’s the news? HUBERT O, my sweet sir, news fitting to the night, [20] Black, fearful, comfortless, and horrible. BASTARD Show me the very wound of this ill news;

open air, It would allay the burning quality Of that fell poison which assaileth him. PRINCE HENRY Let him be brought into the orchard here. [10] Doth he still rage? [Exit Bigot. PEMBROKE He is more patient Than when you left him; even now he sung. PRINCE HENRY O vanity of sickness! Fierce extremes In their continuance will not feel themselves. [15] Death, having prey’d upon the outward parts, Leaves them invisible, and his siege is now Against the mind, the which he pricks and

Attendants, who bring in KING JOHN in a chair. KING JOHN Ay, marry, now my soul hath elbow-room; It would not out at windows nor at doors. [30] There is so hot a summer in my bosom That all my bowels crumble up to dust. I am a scribbled form drawn with a pen Upon a parchment, and against this fire Do I shrink up. PRINCE HENRY How fares your Majesty? [35] KING JOHN Poison’d – ill-fare! Dead, forsook, cast off; And none of you will bid the winter come To thrust his icy fingers in my

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