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King John: Act V, Scene 3

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King John
Act V, Scene 3

The battlefield.

  1. Alarums. Enter King John and Hubert.

King John

  1. How goes the day with us? O, tell me, Hubert.

Hubert de Burgh

  1. Badly, I fear. How fares your Majesty?

King John

3 - 4
  1. This fever, that hath troubled me so long,
  2. Lies heavy on me. O, my heart is sick!
  1. Enter a Messenger.

The Messenger

5 - 7
  1. My lord, your valiant kinsman, Faulconbridge,
  2. Desires your Majesty to leave the field,
  3. And send him word by me which way you go.

King John

  1. Tell him toward Swinstead, to the abbey there.

The Messenger

9 - 13
  1. Be of good comfort; for the great supply,
  2. That was expected by the Dauphin here,
  3. Are wrack’d three nights ago on Goodwin Sands;
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    Goodwin Sands is a shallow portion of the North Sea near Kent England. It is notorious as the site of thousands of shipwrecks.
  4. This news was brought to Richard but even now.
  5. The French fight coldly, and retire themselves.

King John

14 - 17
  1. Ay me, this tyrant fever burns me up,
  2. And will not let me welcome this good news.
  3. Set on toward Swinstead. To my litter straight,
  4. Weakness possesseth me, and I am faint.
  1. Exeunt.
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