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10 (1. 27). Prate, idle talk, child-like 21 (1. 116). Create, for created. conversation.
22 (l. 120). Repentant ashes, &c., in 11 (l. 29). Dispatch, quickly do the allusion to the custom of penitents
work for which I was engaged. placing ashes on their heads as a 12 (l. 31). In sooth, in truth.
mark of sorrow. 13 (1. 36). Rheum, here means tears. * 23 (1. 126). Tarre, excite or urge on. 14 (l. 37). Dispiteous, having no pity. , 24 (l. 129). Fierce fire and iron, &c., The word is obsolete.
the one known as an instrument 15 (l. 40). Fair writ, legibly written. of destruction, the other of torture, 16 (1. 66). Iron age, hard, unmerciful and yet they show more mery age.
than Hubert. 17 (1. 88). Angerly, the old form of 25 (1. 139). Dogged, watching in the angrily.
sense of following about as a dog 18 (l. 100). Mote, a speck, a particle. from place to place. 19 (l. 102). Precious sense, the eye, the 26 (l. 144). Closely, secretly, so as not organ of the sense of sight.
to be noticed. 20 (l. 103). Boisterous, rough, painful.
The King's REMORSE.-Act 1V. SCENES 2, 3.
Enter a Messenger.
is that blood That I have seen inhabit in those cheeks? So foul a sky clears not without a storm : Pour down thy weather : how goes all in
France ? Mess. From France to England-Never such
a power For any foreign preparation Was levied in the body of a land ! The copy
your speed is learned by them ; For when you should be told they do prepare, The tidings come that they are all arrived. K. John. Oh, where hath our intelligence
Where hath it slept? Where is my mother's
tongue I idly heard ; if true, or false, I know not. K. John. Withhold thy speed, dreadful
occasion ! Oh, make a league with me, till I have pleased My discontented peers!
s [Exit Messenger. My mother dead!
Enter HUBERT. Hub. My lord, they say five moons were
seen to-night; Four fixed, and the fifth did whirl about The other four, in wondrous motion.
K. John. Five moons !
Hub. Old men and beldams,' in the streets, Do prophesy upon it dangerously : Young Arthur's death is common in their
months : And when they talk of him, they shake their
heads, And whisper one another in the ear; And he that speaks doth gripe? the hearer's
wrist; Whilst he that hears makes fearful action,
With wrinkled brows, with nods, with rolling
eyes. I saw a smith stand with his hammer, thus, 3 The whilst his iron did on the anvil cool, With open mouth swallowing a tailor's news; Who, with his shears and measure in his hand, 40 Standing on slippers (which his nimble haste Had falsely thrust upon contrary feet), Told of a many thousand warlike French That were embattailed and ranked in Kent : Another lean unwashed artificer Cuts off his tale, and talks of Arthur's death. K. John. Why seek’st thou to possess me
with these fears? Why urgest thou so oft young Arthur's
death? Thy hand hath murdered him : I had mighty
To wish him dead, but thou hadst none to kill him.
50 Hub. No had, my lord ! why, did you not
provokeo me? K. John. It is the curse of kings to be
attended By slaves, that take their humours for a
warrant To break 10 within the bloody house of life ; And, on the winking of authority, To understand a law; to know the meaning Of dangerous majesty, when, perchance, it
frowns More upon humour than advised respect.
Hub. Here is your hand and seal "? for what
heaven and earth
Hub. My lord --
made a pause,
When I spake darkly what I purposëd :
The deed, which both our tongues held vile to name.
Hub. Arm you against your other enemies,
to the peers,
1 (1. 20). Beldams (beldames), old to put his own crime upon Hn. women of repulsive appearance,
9 (l. 51). Provoke, here means urge, % (1. 34). Gripe, hold tightly, clutch ; encourage. grip.
10 (l. 54). Break, &c., to murder. 3 (l. 37). Thus. Hubert puts himself 11 (1.55). Winking of authority, small.
in the posture assumed by the est hint dropped by a king or one smith.
in power. 4 (l. 42). Contrary feet, the right 12 (1. 59). Hand and seal, your warrant
slipper on the left foot, and the of authority.
left slipper on the right foot. 13 (l. 70). Liable to be employed, well 5 (1. 44). Embattailed, drawn up in suited for such a work. order of battle.
14 (l. 82). Parley, hold converse with. 6 (l. 45). Artificer, a man who works 15 (1. 87). My state is braved, my kingat a trade.
dom is invaded. 7 (l. 47). Possess me, cause me to '16 (l. 89). This fleshly land, &c. The have.
king's body. 8 (l. 51). No had, here means, IVhat! 17 (1. 96). A maiden hand, one not
had no cause! expressing Hubert's ! practised in crime. great astonishment at the treache. 18 (1. 98). The Peers, the nobility who rous manner of the king in trying
had forsaken the king.