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This union shall do more than battery can,
Here's a stay,
seas; Talks as familiarly of roaring lions, As maids, of thirteen do of puppy-dogs! What cannoneer begot this lusty blood ? He speaks plain cannon, fire, and smoke, and
He gives the bastinado with his tongue;
at this match, With swifter spleen, &c.] Our author uses spleen for any violent hurry, or tumultuous speed.
? Here's a stay,] Some of the Commentators think that stay means a hinderer, and others, a supporter, or partizan,
I see a yielding in the looks of France;
i Cit. Why answer not the double majesties This friendly treaty of our threaten’d town? K. Phi. Speak England first, that hath been for
ward first To speak unto this city: What say you? K. John. If that the Dauphin there, thy
[Whispers with Blanch. 2 Drawn in the fluttering table of her eye.] Table is picture, or, rather, the board or canvas on which any object is painted. Tubleau, Fr.
Bast. Drawn in the flattering table of her eye!-
Hang'd in the frowning wrinkle of her brow! And quarter'd in her heart!—he doth espy
Himself love's traitor: This is pity now, That hang’d, and drawn, and quarter'd, there
should be, In such a love, so vile a lout as he.
Blanch. My uncle's will, in this respect, is mine. If he see aught in you, that makes him like, That any thing he sees, which moves his liking, I can with ease translate it to my will; Or, if you will, (to speak more properly,) I will enforce it easily to my
love. Further I will not flatter you, my lord, That all I see in you is worthy love, Than this,—that nothing do I see in you, (Though churlish thoughts themselves should be
your judge,) That I can find should merit
hate. K. John. What say these young ones? What say
you, my niece! Blanch. That she is bound in honour still to do What you in wisdom shall vouchsafe to say. K. John. Speak then, prince Dauphin; can you
love this lady?
Volquessen,] This is the ancient name for the country now called the Vexin; in Latin, Pagus Velocassinus. That part of it called the Norman Vexin, was in dispute between Philip and John,
Command thy son and daughter to join hands.
K. Phi. It likes us well ;-Young princes, close
Aust. And your lips too; for, I am well assurd, That I did so, when I was first assur'd.
K. Phi. Now, citizens of Angiers, ope your gates, Let in that amity which you have made; For at saint Mary's chapel, presently, The rites of marriage shall be solemniz'd.Is not the lady Constance in this troop?I know, she is not; for this match, made
up, Her presence would have interrupted much :Where is she and her son? tell me, who knows. Lew. She is sad and passionate at your highness'
tent. K. Phi. And, by iny faith, this league, that we
have made, Will give her sadness very little cure.Brother of England, how inay we content This widow lady? In her right we came; Which we, God knows, have turn’d another way, To our own vantage. K. John.
We will heal up all, For we'll create young Arthur duke of Bretagne, And earl of Richmond; and this rich fair town We'll make him lord of.-Call the lady Constance; Some specdy messenger bid her repair To our solemnity:- I trust we shall, If not fill up the measure of her will, Yet in some measure satisfy her so, That we shall stop her exclamation.
I am well assur'd, That I did so, when I was first assur'd.] Assur’dl is here used buth in its common sense, and in an uncommon one, where it significs aflianced, contracted.
* She is sad and passionate ] Passionate, in this instance, doos not signify disposed to anger, but a prey to mournful sensations.
Go we, as well as haste will suffer us, To this unlook'd for unprepared pomp. [Exeunt all but the Bastard.
--The Citizens retire from the walls. Bast. Mad world! mad kings! mad composition! John, to stop Arthur's title in the whole, Hath willingly departed with a part: And France, (whose armour conscience buckled
peace. And why rail I on this commodity ?
departed with a part:] To part and to depart were formerly synonymous.
rounded in the ear -] i. e. whispered in the ear. Commodity, the bias of the world;] Commodity is interest,