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Yo. Siw. Thou liest, abhorred tyrant; with my sword I'll prove the lie thou speak’st.
[They fight, and young SIWARD is slain. Macb. Thou wast born of woman.But swords I smile at, weapons laugh to scorn, Brandish'd by man that's of a woman born.
[Exit. Alarums. Enter MACDUFF. Macd. That way the noise is :-Tyrant, show thy face : If thou be'st slain, and with no stroke of mine, My wife and children's ghost will haunt me still. I cannot strike at wretched kernes,* whose arms Are hired to bear their staves ; either thou, Macbeth, Or else my sword, with an unbatter'd edge, I sheathe again undeeded. There thou shouldst be; By this great clatter, one of greatest note Seems bruited :t Let me find him, fortune! And more I beg not.
Mal. We have met with foes
Re-enter MACDUFF. Macd. Turn, hell-hound, turn.
Macb. Of all men else I have avoided thee:
Macd. I have no words,
* Light troops.
+ Announced with clamour. Air which cannot be cut.
Macd. Despair thy charm;
Macb. Accursed be that tongue that tells me so,
Macd. Than yield thee, coward,
Macb. I'll not yield,
[Exeunt, fighting. Retreat. Flourish. Re-enter, with Drum and Colours, MAL
COLM, Old SIWARD, ROSSE, LENOX, ANGUS, CATHNESS, MEN-
Siw. Some must go off: and yet, by these I see,
Nal. Macduff is missing, and your noble son.
Rosse. Your son, my lord, has paid a soldier's debt:
Siw. Then he is dead ?
Rosse. Ay, and brought off the field: your cause of sorrow
Siw. Had he his hurts before ?
Siw. Why then, God's soldier be he!
Mal. He's worth more sorrow,
Siw. He's worth no more;
Re-enter MACDUFF, with MACBETH'S Head on a Pole,
(Flourish. Exeunt. * Wealth, ornament.
KING JOH N.
LEWIS, the Dauphin. PRINCE HENRY, his Son; after- | ARCH-DUKE of Austria. wards King Henry III.
CARDINAL PANDULPH, the Pope's ARTHUR, Duke of Bretagne, Son Legate.
of Geffrey, late Duke of Bretagne, MELUN, a French Lord.
the elder Brother of King John. CHATILLON, Ambassador from WILLIAM MARESHALL, Earl of France to King John.
Pembroke. GEFFREY FITZ-PETER, Earl of ELINOR, the Widow of King Henry
Essex, Chief Justiciary of England. WILLIAM LONGSWORD, Earl of CONSTANCE, Mother to Arthur.
II. and Mother of King John. Salisbury. ROBERT BIGOT, Earl of Norfolk. BLANCH, Daughter to Alphonso, HUBERT DE BURGH, Chamber.
King of Castile, and Niece to King
John. lain to the King. ROBERT FAULCONBRIDGE, Son
LADY FAULCONBRIDGE, Mother
to the Bastard and Robert Faul. of Sir Robert Faulconbridge. PHILIP FAULCONBRIDGE, his
conbridge. Half-brother, bastard Son to King
Richard the First. JAMES GURNEY, Servant to Lady LORDS, LADIES, CITIZENS of An. Faulconbridge.
giers, SHERIFF, HERALDS, OFFIPETER of Pomfret, a Prophet. CERS, SOLDIERS, MESSENGERS, PHILIP, King of France.
and other ATTENDANTS. SCENE.-Sometimes in England, and sometimes in France.
SCENE 1.–Northampton. A Room of State in the Palace. Enter KING JOHN QUEEN ELINOR, PEMBROKE, ESSEX, SALIS
BRUY, and others, with CHATILLON. K. John. Now, say, Chatillon, what would France with us?
Chat. Thus, after greeting, speaks the king of France, In my behaviour, *
* to the majesty,
Eli. A strange beginning ;-borrow'd majesty!
* I. e. person and manner.
Chat. Philip of France, in right and true behalf
K. John. What follows, if we disallow of this ?
Chat. The proud control of fierce and bloody war, To enforce these rights so forcibly withheld.
K. John. Here have we war for war, and blood for blood, Controlment for controlment: so answer France.
Chat. Then take my king's defiance from my mouth,
K. John. Bear mine to him, and so depart in peace :
[Exeunt CHATILLON and PEMBROKE.
K. John. Our strong possession, and our right, for us.
Eli. Your strong possession, much more than your right;
Essex. My liege, here is the strangest controversy,
[Exit SHERIFF. Our abbeys, and our priories, shall pay Re-enter Sheriff, with ROBERT FAULCONBRIDGE, and PHILIP,
his bastard Brother. This expedition's charge.-What men are you?
Bast. Your faithful subject I, a gentleman, Born in Northamptonshire; and eldest son,