The Tragedy of King John

The Tragedy of King John

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...the burning quality Of that fell poison which assaileth him. P. Hen. Let him be brought into the orchard here. 10 Doth he still rage? Exit Bigot. Pem. He is more patient Than when you left him: even now he sung. P. Hen. O vanity of sickness? fierce extremes In their continuance will not feel themselves. Death, having preyed upon the outward parts, Leaves them, invisible, and his siege is now Against the mind, the which he pricks and wounds With many legions of strange fantasies Which, in their throng and press to that last hold, Confound themselves. 'T is strange that death should sing. I am the cygnet to this pale faint swan 21 Who chants a doleful hymn to his own death, And from the organ-pipe of frailty sings His soul and body to their lasting rest. Sal. Be of good comfort, prince; for you are born To set a form upon that indigest Which he hath left so shapeless and so rude. Re-enter Bigot and Attendants, who bring in King John in a chair, K. John. Ay, marry, now my soul hath elbow-room; It would not out at windows, nor at doors, There is so hot a summer in my bosom 30 That all my bowels crumble up to dust: I am a scribbled form, drawn with a pen Upon a parchment, and against this fire Do I shrink up. P. Hen. How fares your majesty? K. John. Poisoned--ill fare; dead, forsook, cast off: And none of you will bid the winter come, To thrust his icy fingers in my maw; Nor let my kingdonvs rivers take their course Through my burned bosom; nor entreat the north To make his bleak winds kiss my parched lips 40 And comfort me with cold. I do not ask you much, F I beg cold comfort; and you are so strait And so ingrateful, you deny me that. P. Hen. O, that there were some virtue in my tears That might relieve you! K. John. The salt in them is hot. Within...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236509838
  • 9781236509833