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Of all his people shall revolt from him.
may be wrought out of their discontent. Lew. Strong reasons make strong actions : Let us
go; If you say, Ay, the King will not say, No.
[Exeunt the CARDINAL and LEWIS.
ACT THE FOURTH.
A Room in a Castle.
Enter HUBERT, with Irons in his Hand, and Twe
Hub. Heat me these irons hot: and, look thou
stand Within the arras : when I strike
foot Upon the bosom of the ground, rush forth; And bind the boy, which you shall find with me :Be heedful :-hence, and watch,
Exec. I hope, your warrant will bear out the deed, Hub. Uncleanly scruples! Fear not you :-look to't.
[Exeunt EXECUTIONERS. Young lad, come forth; I have to say with you.
Enter ARTHUR. Arth. Good morrow, Hubert. Hub. Good morrow, little Prince.
Arth. As little prince (having so great a title To be more prince, as may be.—You are sad.
Hub. Indeed, I have been merrier.
Arth, Mercy on me!
Hub. If I talk to him, with his innocent prate
Arth. Are you sick, Hubert? you look pale to day: In sooth, I would you were a little sick; That I might sit all night, and watch with you: I warrant, I love you more than you do me.
Hub. His words do take possession of my bosom. Read here, young Arthur. [Gives him a Warrant. How now, foolish rheum! I must be brief; lest resolution drop Out at mine eyes, in tender womanish tears.-Can you not read it is it not fair writ?
Arth. Too fairly, Hubert, for so foul effect : Must you with hot irons burn out both mine eyes?
Hub, Young boy, I must,
you the heart? When your head did
Hub, I have sworn to do it;
Arth. And if an angel should have come to me,
bert's. Hub. Come furth.
[HUBERT stamps, and the EXECUTIONERS
enter with the Irons and Cords. Do as I bid you, Arth. O, save me, Hubert, save me! my eyes are
out, Even with the fierce looks of these bloody men.
Hub. Give me the iron, I say, and bind him here.
Arth. Alas, what need you be so boist'rous rough? I will not struggle, I will stand stone-still. For Heaven's sake, Hubert, let me not be bound ! Nay, hear me, Hubert! drive these men away, And I will sit as quiet as a lamb;
I will not stir, nor wince, nor speak a word,
Hub, Go, stand within; let me alone with him.
[Exeunt ExecuTIONERS. Arth. Alas! I then have chid away my
Hub. Come, boy, prepare yourself.
tongue. Arth. Let me not hold my tongue; let me not,
Hub. I can heat it, boy.
Hub. But with my breath I can revive it, boy.
Arth. And if you do, you will but make it blush, And glow with shame of your proceedings, Hubert, Hub. I will not touch thine eyes,
For all the treasure that thine uncle owes.
Arth, O, now you look like Hubert ! all this while You were disguised,
Hub. Peace: no more;
Hubert. Hub. Silence; no more: Go closely in with me; Much danger do I undergo for thee.
Flourish of Drums and Trumpets.
KING John upon his Throne, Essex, PEMBROKE, SALISBURY, and ENGLISH GENTLEMEN, discovered. K. John. Here once again we sit, once again
crown'd, And look'd upon, I hope, with cheerful eyes. Pem. This once again, but that your highness
Sal. Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp,