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SOLD BY CARPENTER AND SON, OLD BOND STREET;

EDWARD BULL, HOLLIS STREET; N. HAJLES, PICCADILLY; J. POOLE, NEWGATE STREET ; COWIE AND CO. AND R. JENNINGS, POULTRY; AND

C. S. ARNOLD, TAVISTOCK STREET.

KING JOHN.

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PERSONS REPRESENTED.

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 Justi

ciary 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 Faul

conbridge: PHILIP FAULCONBRIDGE, his Half-brother, Bastard

Son to King Richard the First. JAMES GURNEY, Servant to Lady Faulconbridge. PETER of Pomfret, a Prophet. PHILIP, King of France. LEWIS, the Dauphin. ARCHDUKE OF AUSTRIA. CARDINAL PANDULPH, 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,

and Niece to King John. LADY FAULCONBRIDGE, Mother to the Bastard and

Robert Faulconbridge. Lords, Ladies, Citizens of Angiers, Sheriff, He. ralds, Officers, Soldiers, Messengers, and other Attendants.

SCENE, --sometimes in England, and sometimes in

France.

KING JOHN.

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.

Eli. A strange beginning ;-borrow'd majesty!
K. John. Silence, good mother: hear the em-

bassy. Chat. Philip of France, in right and true bebalf 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, Which sways usurpingly these several titles; And put the same into young Arthur's band, 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. Chat. Then take my king's defiance from my

mouth, The furthest limit of my embassy.

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