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CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF
LEWIS, the Dauphin. PRINCE HENRY, son to the king. LYMOGES, Duke of AUSTRIA. ARTHUR, Duke of Bretagne, CARDINAL PANDOLPH, the Pope's nephew to the king.
legate. The Earl of PEMBROKE.
MELUN, a French Lord. The Earl of Essex.
CHATILLON, ambassador from The Earl of SALISBURY.
France to King John.
QUEEN ELINOR, mother to King
CONSTANCE, mother to Arthur. PHILIP the BASTARD, his half- BLANCA of Spain, niece to King brother.
Lords, Citizens of Angiers, Sheriff, PETER of Pomfret, a prophet.
Heralds, Officers, Soldiers, MesPAILIP, King of France.
sengers, and other Attendants.
SCENE: Partly in England, and partly in France.
SCENE I. KING John's palace.
Enter KING JOHN, QUEEN ELINOR, PEMBROKE, Essex,
SALISBURY, and others, with CHATILLON. K. John. Now, say, Chatillon, what would France with
Eli. A strange beginning: * borrow'd majesty!"
Chat. Philip of France, in right and true behalf
To this fair island and the territories,
10 To Ireland, Poictiers, Anjou, Touraine, Maine, Desiring thee to lay aside the sword Which sways usurpingly these several titles, And put the same into young Arthur's hand, Thy nephew and right royal sovereign.
K. John. What follows if we disallow of this?
Chat. The proud control of fierce and bloody war, To enforce these rights so forcibly withheld.
K. John. Here have we war for war and blood for blood, Controlment for controlment: so answer France.
20 Chat. Then take my king's defiance from my mouth, The farthest limit of my embassy.
K. John. Bear mine io him, and so depart in peace:
K. John. Our strong possession and our right for us.
Eli. Your strong possession much more than your right, Or else it must go wrong with you and me:
41 So much my conscience whispers in your ear, Which none but heaven and you and I shall hear.
Enter a Sheriff.
K. John. Let them approach.