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Haile you annointed deputies of heauen;Hail, you anointed deputies of heaven!KJ III.i.136
To thee King Iohn my holy errand is:To thee, King John, my holy errand is.KJ III.i.137
I Pandulph, of faire Millane Cardinall,I Pandulph, of fair Milan Cardinal,KJ III.i.138
And from Pope Innocent the Legate heere,And from Pope Innocent the legate here,KJ III.i.139
Doe in his name religiously demandDo in his name religiously demandKJ III.i.140
Why thou against the Church, our holy Mother,Why thou against the church, our holy mother,KJ III.i.141
So wilfully dost spurne; and force perforceSo wilfully dost spurn; and force perforceKJ III.i.142
Keepe Stephen Langton chosen ArshbishopKeep Stephen Langton, chosen ArchbishopKJ III.i.143
Of Canterbury from that holy Sea:Of Canterbury, from that holy see.KJ III.i.144
This in our foresaid holy Fathers nameThis, in our foresaid Holy Father's name,KJ III.i.145
Pope Innocent, I doe demand of thee.Pope Innocent, I do demand of thee.KJ III.i.146
Then by the lawfull power that I haue,Then, by the lawful power that I have,KJ III.i.172
Thou shalt stand curst, and excommunicate,Thou shalt stand cursed and excommunicate,KJ III.i.173
And blessed shall he be that doth reuoltAnd blessed shall he be that doth revoltKJ III.i.174
From his Allegeance to an heretique,From his allegiance to an heretic;KJ III.i.175
And meritorious shall that hand be call'd,And meritorious shall that hand be called,KJ III.i.176
Canonized and worship'd as a Saint,Canonized and worshipped as a saint,KJ III.i.177
That takes away by any secret courseThat takes away by any secret courseKJ III.i.178
Thy hatefull life.Thy hateful life.KJ III.i.179.1
There's Law and Warrant (Lady) for my curse.There's law and warrant, lady, for my curse.KJ III.i.184
Philip of France, on perill of a curse,Philip of France, on peril of a curse,KJ III.i.191
Let goe the hand of that Arch-heretique,Let go the hand of that arch-heretic,KJ III.i.192
And raise the power of France vpon his head,And raise the power of France upon his head,KJ III.i.193
Vnlesse he doe submit himselfe to Rome.Unless he do submit himself to Rome.KJ III.i.194
What canst thou say, but wil perplex thee more?What canst thou say but will perplex thee more,KJ III.i.222
If thou stand excommunicate, and curst?If thou stand excommunicate and cursed?KJ III.i.223
All forme is formelesse, Order orderlesse,All form is formless, order orderless,KJ III.i.253
Saue what is opposite to Englands loue.Save what is opposite to England's love.KJ III.i.254
Therefore to Armes, be Champion of our Church,Therefore to arms! Be champion of our church,KJ III.i.255
Or let the Church our mother breathe her curse,Or let the church, our mother, breathe her curse,KJ III.i.256
A mothers curse, on her reuolting sonne:A mother's curse, on her revolting son.KJ III.i.257
France, thou maist hold a serpent by the tongue,France, thou mayst hold a serpent by the tongue,KJ III.i.258
A cased Lion by the mortall paw,A chafed lion by the mortal paw,KJ III.i.259
A fasting Tyger safer by the tooth,A fasting tiger safer by the tooth,KJ III.i.260
Then keepe in peace that hand which thou dost hold.Than keep in peace that hand which thou dost hold.KJ III.i.261
So mak'st thou faith an enemy to faith,So makest thou faith an enemy to faith,KJ III.i.263
And like a ciuill warre setst oath to oath,And like a civil war settest oath to oath,KJ III.i.264
Thy tongue against thy tongue. O let thy vowThy tongue against thy tongue. O, let thy vowKJ III.i.265
First made to heauen, first be to heauen perform'd,First made to heaven, first be to heaven performed,KJ III.i.266
That is, to be the Champion of our Church,That is, to be the champion of our church.KJ III.i.267
What since thou sworst, is sworne against thy selfe,What since thou sworest is sworn against thyselfKJ III.i.268
And may not be performed by thy selfe,And may not be performed by thyself.KJ III.i.269
For that which thou hast sworne to doe amisse,For that which thou hast sworn to do amissKJ III.i.270
Is not amisse when it is truely done:Is not amiss when it is truly done;KJ III.i.271
And being not done, where doing tends to ill,And being not done, where doing tends to ill,KJ III.i.272
The truth is then most done not doing it:The truth is then most done not doing it.KJ III.i.273
The better Act of purposes mistooke,The better act of purposes mistookKJ III.i.274
Is to mistake again, though indirect,Is to mistake again; though indirect,KJ III.i.275
Yet indirection thereby growes direct,Yet indirection thereby grows direct,KJ III.i.276
And falshood, falshood cures, as fire cooles fireAnd falsehood falsehood cures, as fire cools fireKJ III.i.277
Within the scorched veines of one new burn'd:Within the scorched veins of one new-burned.KJ III.i.278
It is religion that doth make vowes kept,It is religion that doth make vows kept,KJ III.i.279
But thou hast sworne against religion:But thou hast sworn against religionKJ III.i.280
By what thou swear'st against the thing thou swear'st,By what thou swearest against the thing thou swearest,KJ III.i.281
And mak'st an oath the suretie for thy truth,And makest an oath the surety for thy truthKJ III.i.282
Against an oath the truth, thou art vnsureAgainst an oath! The truth thou art unsureKJ III.i.283
To sweare, sweares onely not to be forsworne,To swear, swears only not to be forswornKJ III.i.284
Else what a mockerie should it be to sweare?Else what a mockery should it be to swear!KJ III.i.285
But thou dost sweare, onely to be forsworne,But thou dost swear only to be forsworn,KJ III.i.286
And most forsworne, to keepe what thou dost sweare,And most forsworn to keep what thou dost swear.KJ III.i.287
Therefore thy later vowes, against thy first,Therefore thy later vows, against thy first,KJ III.i.288
Is in thy selfe rebellion to thy selfe:Is in thyself rebellion to thyself;KJ III.i.289
And better conquest neuer canst thou make,And better conquest never canst thou makeKJ III.i.290
Then arme thy constant and thy nobler partsThan arm thy constant and thy nobler partsKJ III.i.291
Against these giddy loose suggestions:Against these giddy loose suggestions.KJ III.i.292
Vpon which better part, our prayrs come in,Upon which better part our prayers come in,KJ III.i.293
If thou vouchsafe them. But if not, then knowIf thou vouchsafe them. But if not, then knowKJ III.i.294
The perill of our curses light on theeThe peril of our curses light on theeKJ III.i.295
So heauy, as thou shalt not shake them offSo heavy as thou shalt not shake them off,KJ III.i.296
But in despaire, dye vnder their blacke weight.But in despair die under their black weight.KJ III.i.297
I will denounce a curse vpon his head.I will denounce a curse upon his head.KJ III.i.319
Courage and comfort, all shall yet goe well.Courage and comfort! All shall yet go well.KJ III.iv.4
Lady, you vtter madnesse, and not sorrow.Lady, you utter madness, and not sorrow.KJ III.iv.43
You hold too heynous a respect of greefe.You hold too heinous a respect of grief.KJ III.iv.90
Before the curing of a strong disease,Before the curing of a strong disease,KJ III.iv.112
Euen in the instant of repaire and health,Even in the instant of repair and health,KJ III.iv.113
The fit is strongest: Euils that take leaueThe fit is strongest. Evils that take leave,KJ III.iv.114
On their departure, most of all shew euill:On their departure most of all show evil.KJ III.iv.115
What haue you lost by losing of this day?What have you lost by losing of this day?KJ III.iv.116
If you had won it, certainely you had.If you had won it, certainly you had.KJ III.iv.118
No, no: when Fortune meanes to men most good,No, no. When fortune means to men most goodKJ III.iv.119
Shee lookes vpon them with a threatning eye:She looks upon them with a threatening eye.KJ III.iv.120
'Tis strange to thinke how much King Iohn hath lost'Tis strange to think how much King John hath lostKJ III.iv.121
In this which he accounts so cleareIy wonne:In this which he accounts so clearly won.KJ III.iv.122
Are not you grieu'd that Arthur is his prisoner?Are not you grieved that Arthur is his prisoner?KJ III.iv.123
Your minde is all as youthfull as your blood.Your mind is all as youthful as your blood.KJ III.iv.125
Now heare me speake with a propheticke spirit:Now hear me speak with a prophetic spirit;KJ III.iv.126
For euen the breath of what I meane to speake,For even the breath of what I mean to speakKJ III.iv.127
Shall blow each dust, each straw, each little rubShall blow each dust, each straw, each little rub,KJ III.iv.128
Out of the path which shall directly leadOut of the path which shall directly leadKJ III.iv.129
Thy foote to Englands Throne. And therefore marke:Thy foot to England's throne. And therefore mark:KJ III.iv.130
Iohn hath seiz'd Arthur, and it cannot be,John hath seized Arthur, and it cannot beKJ III.iv.131
That whiles warme life playes in that infants veines,That whiles warm life plays in that infant's veinsKJ III.iv.132
The mis-plac'd-Iohn should entertaine an houre,The misplaced John should entertain an hour,KJ III.iv.133
One minute, nay one quiet breath of rest.One minute, nay, one quiet breath, of rest.KJ III.iv.134
A Scepter snatch'd with an vnruly hand,A sceptre snatched with an unruly handKJ III.iv.135
Must be as boysterously maintain'd as gain'd.Must be as boisterously maintained as gained;KJ III.iv.136
And he that stands vpon a slipp'ry place,And he that stands upon a slippery placeKJ III.iv.137
Makes nice of no vilde hold to stay him vp:Makes nice of no vile hold to stay him up.KJ III.iv.138
That Iohn may stand, then Arthur needs must fall,That John may stand, then Arthur needs must fall.KJ III.iv.139
So be it, for it cannot be but so.So be it – for it cannot be but so.KJ III.iv.140
You, in the right of Lady Blanch your wife,You, in the right of Lady Blanche your wife,KJ III.iv.142
May then make all the claime that Arthur did.May then make all the claim that Arthur did.KJ III.iv.143
How green you are, and fresh in this old world?How green you are and fresh in this old world!KJ III.iv.145
Iohn layes you plots: the times conspire with you,John lays you plots; the times conspire with you – KJ III.iv.146
For he that steepes his safetie in true blood,For he that steeps his safety in true bloodKJ III.iv.147
Shall finde but bloodie safety, and vntrue.Shall find but bloody safety and untrue.KJ III.iv.148
This Act so euilly borne shall coole the heartsThis act, so evilly borne, shall cool the heartsKJ III.iv.149
Of all his people, and freeze vp their zeale,Of all his people, and freeze up their zeal,KJ III.iv.150
That none so small aduantage shall step forthThat none so small advantage shall step forthKJ III.iv.151
To checke his reigne, but they will cherish it.To check his reign, but they will cherish it.KJ III.iv.152
No naturall exhalation in the skie,No natural exhalation in the sky,KJ III.iv.153
No scope of Nature, no distemper'd day,No scope of nature, no distempered day,KJ III.iv.154
No common winde, no customed euent,No common wind, no customed event,KJ III.iv.155
But they will plucke away his naturall cause,But they will pluck away his natural causeKJ III.iv.156
And call them Meteors, prodigies, and signes,And call them meteors, prodigies and signs,KJ III.iv.157
Abbortiues, presages, and tongues of heauen,Abortives, presages, and tongues of heaven,KJ III.iv.158
Plainly denouncing vengeance vpon Iohn.Plainly denouncing vengeance upon John.KJ III.iv.159
O Sir, when he shall heare of your approach,O sir, when he shall hear of your approach,KJ III.iv.162
If that yong Arthur be not gone alreadie,If that young Arthur be not gone already,KJ III.iv.163
Euen at that newes he dies: and then the heartsEven at that news he dies; and then the heartsKJ III.iv.164
Of all his people shall reuolt from him,Of all his people shall revolt from him,KJ III.iv.165
And kisse the lippes of vnacquainted change,And kiss the lips of unacquainted change,KJ III.iv.166
And picke strong matter of reuolt, and wrathAnd pick strong matter of revolt and wrathKJ III.iv.167
Out of the bloody fingers ends of Iohn.Out of the bloody fingers' ends of John.KJ III.iv.168
Me thinkes I see this hurley all on foot;Methinks I see this hurly all on foot;KJ III.iv.169
And O, what better matter breeds for you,And, O, what better matter breeds for youKJ III.iv.170
Then I haue nam'd. The Bastard FalconbridgeThan I have named! The bastard FaulconbridgeKJ III.iv.171
Is now in England ransacking the Church,Is now in England ransacking the church,KJ III.iv.172
Offending Charity: If but a dozen FrenchOffending charity. If but a dozen FrenchKJ III.iv.173
Were there in Armes, they would be as a CallWere there in arms, they would be as a callKJ III.iv.174
To traine ten thousand English to their side;To train ten thousand English to their side,KJ III.iv.175
Or, as a little snow, tumbled about,Or as a little snow, tumbled about,KJ III.iv.176
Anon becomes a Mountaine. O noble Dolphine,Anon becomes a mountain. O noble Dauphin,KJ III.iv.177
Go with me to the King, 'tis wonderfull,Go with me to the King. 'Tis wonderfulKJ III.iv.178
What may be wrought out of their discontent,What may be wrought out of their discontent,KJ III.iv.179
Now that their soules are topfull of offence,Now that their souls are topfull of offence.KJ III.iv.180
For England go; I will whet on the King.For England, go! I will whet on the King.KJ III.iv.181
Take againeTake againKJ V.i.2.2
From this my hand, as holding of the PopeFrom this my hand, as holding of the PopeKJ V.i.3
Your Soueraigne greatnesse and authoritie.Your sovereign greatness and authority.KJ V.i.4
It was my breath that blew this Tempest vp,It was my breath that blew this tempest up,KJ V.i.17
Vpon your stubborne vsage of the Pope:Upon your stubborn usage of the Pope;KJ V.i.18
But since you are a gentle conuertite,But since you are a gentle convertite,KJ V.i.19
My tongue shall hush againe this storme of warre,My tongue shall hush again this storm of warKJ V.i.20
And make faire weather in your blustring land:And make fair weather in your blustering land.KJ V.i.21
On this Ascention day, remember well,On this Ascension Day, remember well,KJ V.i.22
Vpon your oath of seruice to the Pope,Upon your oath of service to the Pope,KJ V.i.23
Goe I to make the French lay downe their Armes. Go I to make the French lay down their arms.KJ V.i.24
Haile noble Prince of France:Hail, noble prince of France!KJ V.ii.68.2
The next is this: King Iohn hath reconcil'dThe next is this: King John hath reconciledKJ V.ii.69
Himselfe to Rome, his spirit is come in,Himself to Rome; his spirit is come inKJ V.ii.70
That so stood out against the holy Church,That so stood out against the holy church,KJ V.ii.71
The great Metropolis and Sea of Rome:The great metropolis and see of Rome.KJ V.ii.72
Therefore thy threatning Colours now winde vp,Therefore thy threatening colours now wind up,KJ V.ii.73
And tame the sauage spirit of wilde warre,And tame the savage spirit of wild war,KJ V.ii.74
That like a Lion fostered vp at hand,That, like a lion fostered up at hand,KJ V.ii.75
It may lie gently at the foot of peace,It may lie gently at the foot of peaceKJ V.ii.76
And be no further harmefull then in shewe.And be no further harmful than in show.KJ V.ii.77
You looke but on the out-side of this worke.You look but on the outside of this work.KJ V.ii.109
The Dolphin is too wilfull oppositeThe Dauphin is too wilful-opposite,KJ V.ii.124
And will not temporize with my intreaties:And will not temporize with my entreaties.KJ V.ii.125
He flatly saies, heell not lay downe his Armes.He flatly says he'll not lay down his arms.KJ V.ii.126
Giue me leaue to speake.Give me leave to speak.KJ V.ii.162.2