Act 3 - Scene 3
Alarums, excursions, retreat. Enter KING JOHN, QUEEN ELINOR, ARTHUR, the BASTARD, HUBERT,
[To QUEEN ELINOR] So shall it be; your grace shall
So strongly guarded.
Cousin, look not sad:
Thy grandam loves thee; and thy uncle will
As dear be to thee as thy father was.
O, this will make my mother die with grief!
[To the BASTARD] Cousin, away for England!
And, ere our coming, see thou shake the
Of hoarding abbots; imprisoned angels
Set at liberty: the fat ribs of peace
Must by the hungry now
be fed upon:
Use our commission in his utmost force.
Bell, book, and candle shall not drive me back,
When gold and silver becks me to come on.
I leave your
highness. Grandam, I will pray,
If ever I remember to be holy,
For your fair safety; so, I kiss your hand.
Farewell, gentle cousin.
Exit the BASTARD
Come hither, little kinsman; hark, a word.
Come hither, Hubert. O my gentle Hubert,
We owe thee much! within this wall of flesh
There is a soul
counts thee her creditor
And with advantage means to pay thy love:
And my good friend, thy voluntary
Lives in this bosom, dearly cherished.
Give me thy hand. I had a thing to say,
But I will fit it with some
By heaven, Hubert, I am almost ashamed
To say what good respect I have of thee.
I am much bounden to your majesty.
Good friend, thou hast no cause to say so yet,
But thou shalt have; and creep time ne'er so slow,
shall come from me to do thee good.
I had a thing to say, but let it go:
The sun is in the heaven, and the
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