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King John: Act V, Scene 6

King John
Act V, Scene 6

An open place in the neighborhood of Swinstead Abbey.

  1. Enter Bastard and Hubert severally.

Hubert de Burgh

1
  1. Who’s there? Speak ho! Speak quickly, or I shoot.

Bastard

2
  1. A friend. What art thou?

Hubert de Burgh

3
  1.                          Of the part of England.

Bastard

4
  1. Whither dost thou go?

Hubert de Burgh

5 - 6
  1. What’s that to thee? Why may not I demand
  2. Of thine affairs, as well as thou of mine?

Bastard

7
  1. Hubert, I think.

Hubert de Burgh

8 - 11
  1.                  Thou hast a perfect thought.
  2. I will upon all hazards well believe
  3. Thou art my friend that know’st my tongue so well.
  4. Who art thou?

Bastard

12 - 14
  1.               Who thou wilt; and if thou please,
  2. Thou mayst befriend me so much as to think
  3. I come one way of the Plantagenets.

Hubert de Burgh

15 - 18
  1. Unkind remembrance! Thou and endless night
  2. Have done me shame. Brave soldier, pardon me
  3. That any accent breaking from thy tongue
  4. Should scape the true acquaintance of mine ear.

Bastard

19
  1. Come, come; sans compliment, what news abroad?

Hubert de Burgh

20 - 21
  1. Why, here walk I in the black brow of night,
  2. To find you out.

Bastard

22
  1.                  Brief then; and what’s the news?

Hubert de Burgh

23 - 24
  1. O my sweet sir, news fitting to the night,
  2. Black, fearful, comfortless, and horrible.

Bastard

25 - 26
  1. Show me the very wound of this ill news;
  2. I am no woman, I’ll not swound at it.

Hubert de Burgh

27 - 31
  1. The King, I fear, is poison’d by a monk.
  2. I left him almost speechless, and broke out
  3. To acquaint you with this evil, that you might
  4. The better arm you to the sudden time
  5. Than if you had at leisure known of this.

Bastard

32
  1. How did he take it? Who did taste to him?

Hubert de Burgh

33 - 35
  1. A monk, I tell you, a resolved villain,
  2. Whose bowels suddenly burst out. The King
  3. Yet speaks, and peradventure may recover.

Bastard

36
  1. Who didst thou leave to tend his Majesty?

Hubert de Burgh

37 - 40
  1. Why, know you not? The lords are all come back,
  2. And brought Prince Henry in their company,
  3. At whose request the King hath pardon’d them,
  4. And they are all about his Majesty.

Bastard

41 - 48
  1. Withhold thine indignation, mighty heaven,
  2. And tempt us not to bear above our power!
  3. I’ll tell thee, Hubert, half my power this night,
  4. Passing these flats, are taken by the tide
  5. These Lincoln Washes have devoured them;
  6. Myself, well mounted, hardly have escap’d.
  7. Away before; conduct me to the King;
  8. I doubt he will be dead or ere I come.
  1. Exeunt.
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