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Bast . Your faithful subject I , a gentleman , Born in Northamptonshire ; and eldest
son , As I suppose , to Robert Faulconbridge ; A soldier , by the honour - giving
hand Of Caur - de - lion knighted in the field . K. John . What art thou ? Rob .
With the Corrections and Illustrations of Various Commentators William
Shakespeare. You came not of one mother then , it seems . BAST . Most certain
of one mother , mighty king , That is well known ; and , as I think , one father : But ,
for the ...
... of countenance or feature . So , in King Henry IV . Part I. : “ That thou art my son
, I have partly thy mother's word , partly my own opinion ; but chiefly a villainous
trick of thine eye- . MALONE . BASt . Because he hath a half - face , 204 ACT 1 .
Because he hath a half - face , like my father ; With that half - face would he have
all my land : A half - faced groat five hundred pound a year ! Rob . My gracious
liege , when that my father liv'd , Your brother did employ my father much ;Bast .
Bast . Of no more force to dispossess me , sir , Than was his will to get me , as I
think . Eli . Whether hadst thou rather , —be a Faulconbridge , And like thy brother
, to enjoy thy land ; Or the reputed son of Coeur - de - lion , Lord of thy presence ...
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I was reading King John on Project Gutenberg, but I changed over to this version as I was looking up annotations. Now, I don't have to go to Google to look up the history and folio changes for specific lines.