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This once again (but that your Highnes pleas'd)This ‘ once again,’ but that your highness pleased,KJ IV.ii.3
Was once superfluous: you were Crown'd before,Was once superfluous. You were crowned before,KJ IV.ii.4
And that high Royalty was nere pluck'd off:And that high royalty was ne'er plucked off,KJ IV.ii.5
The faiths of men, nere stained with reuolt:The faiths of men ne'er stained with revolt;KJ IV.ii.6
Fresh expectation troubled not the LandFresh expectation troubled not the landKJ IV.ii.7
With any long'd-for-change, or better State.With any longed-for change or better state.KJ IV.ii.8
But that your Royall pleasure must be done,But that your royal pleasure must be done,KJ IV.ii.17
This acte, is as an ancient tale new told,This act is as an ancient tale new told,KJ IV.ii.18
And, in the last repeating, troublesome,And in the last repeating troublesome,KJ IV.ii.19
Being vrged at a time vnseasonable.Being urged at a time unseasonable.KJ IV.ii.20
When Workemen striue to do better then wel,When workmen strive to do better than well,KJ IV.ii.28
They do confound their skill in couetousnesse,They do confound their skill in covetousness;KJ IV.ii.29
And oftentimes excusing of a fault,And oftentimes excusing of a faultKJ IV.ii.30
Doth make the fault the worse by th'excuse:Doth make the fault the worse by th' excuse,KJ IV.ii.31
As patches set vpon a little breach,As patches set upon a little breachKJ IV.ii.32
Discredite more in hiding of the fault,Discredit more in hiding of the faultKJ IV.ii.33
Then did the fault before it was so patch'd.Than did the fault before it was so patched.KJ IV.ii.34
Then I, as one that am the tongue of theseThen I, as one that am the tongue of theseKJ IV.ii.47
To sound the purposes of all their hearts,To sound the purposes of all their hearts,KJ IV.ii.48
Both for my selfe, and them: but chiefe of allBoth for myself and them – but, chief of all,KJ IV.ii.49
Your safety: for the which, my selfe and themYour safety, for the which myself and themKJ IV.ii.50
Bend their best studies, heartily requestBend their best studies – heartily requestKJ IV.ii.51
Th'infranchisement of Arthur, whose restraintTh' enfranchisement of Arthur, whose restraintKJ IV.ii.52
Doth moue the murmuring lips of discontentDoth move the murmuring lips of discontentKJ IV.ii.53
To breake into this dangerous argument.To break into this dangerous argument:KJ IV.ii.54
If what in rest you haue, in right you hold,If what in rest you have in right you hold,KJ IV.ii.55
Why then your feares, which (as they say) attendWhy then your fears, which, as they say, attendKJ IV.ii.56
The steppes of wrong, should moue you to mew vpThe steps of wrong, should move you to mew upKJ IV.ii.57
Your tender kinsman, and to choake his dayesYour tender kinsman, and to choke his daysKJ IV.ii.58
With barbarous ignorance, and deny his youthWith barbarous ignorance, and deny his youthKJ IV.ii.59
The rich aduantage of good exercise,The rich advantage of good exercise.KJ IV.ii.60
That the times enemies may not haue thisThat the time's enemies may not have thisKJ IV.ii.61
To grace occasions: let it be our suite,To grace occasions, let it be our suit,KJ IV.ii.62
That you haue bid vs aske his libertie,That you have bid us ask, his liberty;KJ IV.ii.63
Which for our goods, we do no further aske,Which for our goods we do no further askKJ IV.ii.64
Then, whereupon our weale on you depending,Than whereupon our weal, on you depending,KJ IV.ii.65
Counts it your weale: he haue his liberty.Counts it your weal he have his liberty.KJ IV.ii.66
This is the man should do the bloody deed:This is the man should do the bloody deed;KJ IV.ii.69
He shew'd his warrant to a friend of mine,He showed his warrant to a friend of mine.KJ IV.ii.70
The image of a wicked heynous faultThe image of a wicked heinous faultKJ IV.ii.71
Liues in his eye: that close aspect of his,Lives in his eye; that close aspect of hisKJ IV.ii.72
Do shew the mood of a much troubled brest,Does show the mood of a much troubled breast,KJ IV.ii.73
And I do fearefully beleeue 'tis done,And I do fearfully believe 'tis done,KJ IV.ii.74
What we so fear'd he had a charge to do.What we so feared he had a charge to do.KJ IV.ii.75
And when it breakes, I feare will issue thenceAnd when it breaks, I fear will issue thenceKJ IV.ii.80
The foule corruption of a sweet childes death.The foul corruption of a sweet child's death.KJ IV.ii.81
Indeed we heard how neere his death he was,Indeed we heard how near his death he was,KJ IV.ii.87
Before the childe himselfe felt he was sicke:Before the child himself felt he was sick.KJ IV.ii.88
This must be answer'd either heere, or hence.This must be answered – either here or hence.KJ IV.ii.89
Stay yet (Lord Salisbury) Ile go with thee,Stay yet, Lord Salisbury. I'll go with thee,KJ IV.ii.96
And finde th'inheritance of this poore childe,And find th' inheritance of this poor child,KJ IV.ii.97
His little kingdome of a forced graue.His little kingdom of a forced grave.KJ IV.ii.98
That blood which ow'd the bredth of all this Ile,That blood which owed the breadth of all this isle,KJ IV.ii.99
Three foot of it doth hold; bad world the while:Three foot of it doth hold – bad world the while!KJ IV.ii.100
This must not be thus borne, this will breake outThis must not be thus borne; this will break outKJ IV.ii.101
To all our sorrowes,and ere long I doubt. To all our sorrows, and ere long, I doubt.KJ IV.ii.102
Who brought that Letter from the Cardinall?Who brought that letter from the Cardinal?KJ IV.iii.14
Sir, sir, impatience hath his priuiledge.Sir, sir, impatience hath his privilege.KJ IV.iii.32
Oh death, made proud with pure & princely beuty,O death, made proud with pure and princely beauty!KJ IV.iii.35
The earth had not a hole to hide this deede.The earth had not a hole to hide this deed.KJ IV.iii.36
All murthers past, do stand excus'd in this:All murders past do stand excused in this.KJ IV.iii.51
And this so sole, and so vnmatcheable,And this, so sole and so unmatchable,KJ IV.iii.52
Shall giue a holinesse, a puritie,Shall give a holiness, a purity,KJ IV.iii.53
To the yet vnbegotten sinne of times;To the yet-unbegotten sin of times,KJ IV.iii.54
And proue a deadly blood-shed, but a iest,And prove a deadly bloodshed but a jest,KJ IV.iii.55
Exampled by this heynous spectacle.Exampled by this heinous spectacle.KJ IV.iii.56
Our soules religiously confirme thy words.Our souls religiously confirm thy words.KJ IV.iii.73
Cut him to peeces.Cut him to pieces!KJ IV.iii.93.1
There tel the king, he may inquire vs out. There tell the King he may inquire us out.KJ IV.iii.115
Vp once againe: put spirit in the French,Up once again! Put spirit in the French;KJ V.iv.2
If they miscarry: we miscarry too.If they miscarry, we miscarry too.KJ V.iv.3
They say King Iohn sore sick, hath left the field.They say King John, sore sick, hath left the field.KJ V.iv.6
It is the Count Meloone.It is the Count Melun.KJ V.iv.9.1
His Highnesse yet doth speak, & holds beleefe,His highness yet doth speak, and holds beliefKJ V.vii.6
That being brought into the open ayre,That, being brought into the open air,KJ V.vii.7
It would allay the burning qualitieIt would allay the burning qualityKJ V.vii.8
Of that fell poison which assayleth him.Of that fell poison which assaileth him.KJ V.vii.9
He is more patientHe is more patientKJ V.vii.11.2
Then when you left him; euen now he sung.Than when you left him. Even now he sung.KJ V.vii.12