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king John.

A

TRAGEDY,

BY

WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE.

ACCURATELY PRINTED

FROM THE TEXT OP

MR. STEEVENS'S LAST EDITION.

King John:
Prince Henry, his son; afterwards King Henry III.
Arthur, Duke of Bretagne, son of Geffrey, late Duke

of Bretagne, the elder brother of King John,
William Mareshall, Earl of Pembroke.
Geffrey Fitz-Peter, Earl of Essex, Chief Justiciary

of England.
William Longsword, Earl of Salisbury.
Robert Bigot, Earl of Norfolk.
Hubert de Burgh, Chamberlain to the King.
Robert Faulconbridge, son of Sir Robert Faulconbridge:
Philip Faulconbridge, his half-brother; bastard son to

K. Richárd the First.
James Gurney, servant to Lady Faulconbridge.
Peter of Pomfret, a Prophet.
Philip, King of France.
Lewis, the Dauphin.
Arch-duke of Austria.
Cardinal Pandulpho, the Pope's Legate.
Melun, a French Lord.
Chatillon, Ambassador from France to King John.

Elinor, the Widow of King Henry II. and mother of

King John.
Constance, mother to Arthur.
Blanch, daughter to Alphonso King of Castile, und

niece to King John.
Lady Faulconbridge, mother to the bastard, and Robert

Faulconbridge. Lords, Ladies, Citizens of Angiers, Sheriff, Heralds, Officers,

Soldiers, Messengers, and other Attendants.

SCENE, sometimes in England, and sometimes in France.

KING JOH N.

ACT I. SCENE I.

NORTHAMPTON.

A ROOM OF STATE IN THE

PALACE

Enter King John, Queen Elinor, Pembroke, Essex,

Salisbury, and Others, with Chatillon. K. John. Now, say, Chatillon, what would France

with us? Chat. Thus, after greeting, speaks the king of

France, In

my behaviour, to the majesty,
The borrow'd majesty of England here.

Elin. A strange beginning;-borrow'd majesty!
K.John. Silence, good mother; hear the embassy.

Chat. Philip of France, in right and true behalf
Of thy deceased brother Geffrey's son,
Arthur Plantagenet, lays most lawful claim
To this fair island, and the territories;
To Ireland, Poictiers, Anjou, Touraine, Maine:
Desiring thee to lay aside the sword,

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