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Another man possesseth. Where's your faction?
your assistance: that should make you whine, And not your country's sufferance as you term it.
Dal. The king is angry.
Craw. And the passionate duke,
War. The experience
Enter FRION. K. Ja. An humble-minded man !-Now, what
And the passionate duke,
Effeminately dolent.] Thus Bacon—" It is said that Perkin, acting the part of a prince handsomely, when he saw the Scotch fall to waste his country, came to the king in a passionate (plaintive, tearful) manner, making great lamentation,” &c. Whereunto the king answered “half in sport,”—much as we have it above.
K. Ja. His subsidies you meanMore, if you have it?
Fri. Howard earl of Surrey, Back'd by twelve earls and barons of the north, An hundred knights and gentlemen of name, And twenty thousand soldiers, is at hand To raise your siege. Brooke, with a goodly navy, Is admiral at sea; and Dawbeney follows With an unbroken
for a second.
K. Ja. Retreat;
War. Oh, rather, gracious sir,
K. Ja. I will be the man.,
[Exeunt. ACT IV. SCENE I. The English Camp near Ayton, on the Borders. Enter SURREY, DURHAM, Soldiers, with Drums
2 His person to an earl.] Here, and in p. 80, earl is used as a dissyllable. It is necessary to notice this, as Ford occasionally varies in the measure of this and similar words, in the course of the same speech.
Dur. Noble Surrey,
[A trumpet without. and this, the strongest of their forts, Old Ayton-Castle—] The castle of Aton, Bacon says, was then esteemed one of the strongest places between Berwick and Edinburgh. With the capture of this place, the struggle terminated ; little to the honour, and less to the advantage of either side. The noble historian says nothing of the main business of this scene, which, must, I believe, be placed entirely to the account of the poet; though it is, in some measure, justified, by the chivalrous and romantic character of James IV.
Sur. Rank all in order: 'tis a herald's sound; Some message from king James. Keep a fix'd
Enter MARCHMONT and another, in Heralds' coats. March. From Scotland's awful majesty we
come Unto the English general.
Sur. To me? Say on.
March. Thus, then; the waste and prodigal Effusion of so much guiltless blood, As in two potent armies, of necessity, Must glut the earth's dry womb, his sweet com
passion Hath studied to prevent; for which to thee, Great earl of Surrey, in a single fight, He offers his own royal person; fairly Proposing these conditions only, that If victory conclude our master's right, The earl shall deliver for his ransom The town of Berwick to him, with the Fish
For let the king know, gentle heralds, truly,
March. This answer
Dur. With favour,
Sir, you find