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King John: Act 5, Scene 5

King John
Act 5, Scene 5

The French camp.

  1. Enter Lewis the Dauphin and his Train.

Lewis

2 - 9
  1. The sun of heaven, methought, was loath to set,
  2. But stay’d and made the western welkin blush,
  3. When English measure backward their own ground
  4. In faint retire. O, bravely came we off,
  5. When with a volley of our needless shot,
  6. After such bloody toil, we bid good night,
  7. And wound our tott’ring colors clearly up,
  8. Last in the field, and almost lords of it!
  1. Enter a French Messenger.

French Messenger

11
  1. Where is my prince, the Dauphin?

Lewis

12
  1.                                  Here: what news?

French Messenger

13 - 16
  1. The Count Melune is slain; the English lords
  2. By his persuasion are again fall’n off,
  3. And your supply, which you have wish’d so long,
  4. Are cast away, and sunk on Goodwin Sands.

Lewis

17 - 21
  1. Ah, foul shrewd news! Beshrew thy very heart!
  2. I did not think to be so sad tonight
  3. As this hath made me. Who was he that said
  4. King John did fly an hour or two before
  5. The stumbling night did part our weary pow’rs?

French Messenger

22
  1. Whoever spoke it, it is true, my lord.

Lewis

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  1. Well; keep good quarter and good care tonight;
  2. The day shall not be up so soon as I,
  3. To try the fair adventure of tomorrow.
  1. Exeunt.
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