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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... And to 't with stones:
Away, Artois, away; My soul doth prophesy we win the day. Exeunt.
Alarums, and Parties skirmishing. Enter King John. Joh. Our
multitudes are in themselves confounded, Dismayed, and distraught;
swift-starting fear Hath buzz'd a cold dismay through all our army,
And every petty disadvantage prompts The fear-possessed abject soul
to fly: Myself, whose spirit is steel to their dull lead, (What
with recalling of the prophesy, And that our native stones from
English arms Rebel against us) find myself attainted With strong
surprize of weak and yielding fear. Enter Charles. Cha. Fly,
father, fly the French do kill the French; Some, that would stand,
let drive at some that fly: Our drums strike nothing but
discouragement, Our trumpets sound dishonour and retire; The spirit
of fear, that feareth nought but death, Cowardly works confusion on
itself. Enter Philip. Phi. Pluck out your eyes, and see not this
days' shame An arm hath beat an army; one poor David Hath with a
stone foil'd twenty stout Goliahs: Some twenty naked starvelings,
with small flints, Have driven back a puissant host of men, Array'd
and fene'd in all accomplements. Joh. Mordieu, they quoit at us,
and kill us up; No less than forty thousand wicked elders Have
forty lean slaves this day ston'd to death. Clia. O, that I were
some other countryman This day hath set derision on the French; And
all the world will hlurt and scorn at us. Joh. What, is there no
hope left? Phi. No hope, but death, to bury up our shame. Joh. Make
up once more with me; the twentieth part Of those that live, are
men enough to quail The feeble handful on the adverse part. Cha.
Then charge again: if heaven be not oppos'd, We cannot lose the
day. Joh. On, on; away. Exeunt. Alarums, &c....
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