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Whatever torment you do put me to.
Hub. Go, stand within ; let me alone with him.
Hub. Come, boy, prepare yourself.
Artb. O heav'n! that there were but a moth in yours,
Though to no use, but still to look on you.
Hub. I can heat it, boy.
Arth. ' No, in good sooth, the fire is dead with grief,
7 This is according to nature. not to hurt but to comfort, is We imagine no evil so great as dead with grief for finding itself that which is neat us.
ulet in aets of cruelty, which, 8 No, in good footh, &c.] The being innocent, I have not dem fense is : The fire, being created served. Hh2
And strew'd repentant ashes on its head.
Hub. But with my breath I can revive it, boy.
Arth. And if you do, you will but make it blush, And glow with shame of your proceedings, Hubert : Nay, it, perchance, will sparkle in your eyes : And like a dog, that is compelld to fight, Snatch at his master that doth tarre him on. All things, that you should use to do me wrong, Deny their office; only you do lack That mercy which fierce fire and iron extend, Creatures of note for mercy-lacking uses.
Hub. Well, fee to live; I will not touch thine eye, For all the treasure that thine uncle owns : Yet am I sworn; and I did purpose, boy, With this fame very iron to burn them out.
Artb. O, now you look like Hubert. All this while You were disguised.
Hub. Peace: no more. Adieu,
Arth. O heav'n! I thank you, Hubert.
Changes to the Court of England.
K. John. H
Pemb. ' This once again, but that your highness
Sal. Therefore to be possess’d with double pomp,
Pemb. But that your royal pleasure must be done,
Sal. In this the antique and well-noted face
Pemb. When workmen strive to do better than well,
9 This once again,
-was once by their Avarice, but in an eager superfluous.] This one time more Emulation, an intense Defire of was one time more than enough. excelling; as in Henry V. ! To guard a title that was But if it be a Sin to covet Ho.
rich before.) To guard, is nour, to fringe.
I am the magt offending Soul a2 They do corfound their Skillin live,
THEO BALD. Covetousness.] i. e. Not
As patches, set upon a little breach,
Sal. To this effect, before you were new-crown'd,
K. John. * Some reasons of this double coronation I have poffest you with, and think them strong. And more, more strong. (the lefser is my fear) I shall endue you with : mean time, but ask What you would have reform'd, that is not well, And well shall you perceive how willingly I will both hear and grant you your requests.
Pemb. Then I, as one that am the tongue of these, s To found the purposes of all their hearts, Both for myself and them, but chief of all, Your safety, for the which, myself and they Bend their best studies, heartily request Th' infranchisement of Arthur; whose reftraint Doth move the murm’ring lips of discontent To break into this dang'rous argument; If what in rest you have, in right you hold, Why shou'd your fears, (which, as they say, attend The steps of wrong) then move you to mew up Your tender kinsman, and to choke his days With barb'rous ignorance, and deny his youth The rich advantage of good exercise ?
1-inbiding of the FAULT, I fall endue you with.) I have
Than did the FAULT -} told you some reasons, in my We should read Flaw in both opinion frong, and shall tell more place, WARBURTON. yet stronger; for the fronger my 4 Some recfons of this double co reasons are, the less is my fiar of ronation
your disapprobation. This seems I have P:) A you with, and to be the meaning think the mpirorg,
s To fund the furfore] To Arid more, more lirong, the les declare, to publish the desires of jer is my fear,
That the time's enemies may not have this
K. Jobn. Let it be so; I do commit his youth
To your direction. Hubert, what news with you?
Pemb. This is the man, should do the bloody deed :
Sal. The colour of the King doth come and go,
Pemb. And when it breaks, * I fear, will issue thence The foul corruption of a sweet child's death.
K. John. We cannot hold mortality's strong hand. Good Lords, although my will to give is living, The suit which you demand is gone,
6 Between his purpose and his I have therefore ventur'd to read, confcience, ] Between his fent.
THEOBALD, consciou n ss of guilt, and his de This Dr. Warburton has folfign to conceal it by fair pro- lowed without much advantage; feflions.
fet is not fixed, but only placed; 7 Like Heralds, 'twixt trvo heralds must be set between bat
d. eadful Battles set ;] But tles in order to be sent between Heralds are not planted, I pre- them, sume, in the midit betwixt two 8 And when it breaks, Lines of Battle; tho' they, and This is but an indelicate metaTrumpets, are often sent over phor, taken from an impoftufrom Party to Party, to propose mated tumour. Terms, demand a Palej, &c.
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