'The Troublesome Reign of King John'; Being the Original of Shakespeare's 'Life and Death of King John'

'The Troublesome Reign of King John'; Being the Original of Shakespeare's 'Life and Death of King John'

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... your ransom, my cloister-bred coney, To the chest that you speak of, where lies so much Nun. Fair sir, within this press, of plate and money I: The value of a thousand marks, and other things, by Gis. 34 Let us alone, and take it all; 'tis yours, sir, now you know it. Philip. Come on, sir Friar, pick the lock! this gear doth cotton handsome, That covetousness so cunningly must pay the lecher's ransom. What is in the hoard? 33 The 2nd Friar opens the second chest, and discovers Friar Laurence Friar. Friar Laurence, my lord! now holy water help us! Some witch or some devil is sent to delude us: Hand credo Laurentius, That thou should'st be pen'd thus, 91 In the press of a nun; We are all undone, And brought to discredence, Because he is mortal and made of mould, He omits what he ought, and doth more than he should. 10 Philip. How goes this gear? the friar's chest filled with a fausen nun; The nun again locks friar up, to keep him from the sun. Belike the press is purgatory, or penance passing grievous, The friar's chest a hell for nuns! How do these dolts deceive us! 14 Is this the labour of their lives, to feed and live at ease? To revel so lasciviously as often as they please? I'll mend the fault, or fault my aim, if I do miss amending; 'Tis better burn the cloisters down, than leave them for offending. 103 To the Friar 1l But holy you! to you I speak, to you, religious devil! Is this the press that holds the sum to quit you for your evil? Nun. I cry peccavi, parce me, good sir, I was beguil'd Friar. Absolve us, sir, for charity! she would be reconcil'd. 1" Philip. And so I shall. To.rolcents1ier.r. 1T Sirs, bind them fast! this is their absolution; Go hang them up! foshow more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236843347
  • 9781236843340