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Prince Henry, Son to the King.
King Pembroke, Eflex, Salisbury,
English Lords. Hubert, Bigot, Faulconbridge, Bastard-Son to Richard the First. Robert Faulconbridge, Suppos’d Brother to the Ba
stard. James Gurney, Servant to the Lady Faulconbridge. Peter of Pomfret, a Prophet. Philip, King of France. Lewis, the Dauphin. Arch-Duke of Austria.. Pandulpho, the Pope's Legate. Melun, a French Lord. Chatcilion, Ambassador from France to King John. Elinor, Queen- Mother of England. Constance, Mother to Arthur. Blanch, Daughter to Alphonso King of Caftile,
and Neice to King John. Lady Faulconbridge, Mother to the Bastard and
Robert Faulconbridge. Citizens of Angiers, Heralds, Executioners, Mef
Jesgers, Soldiers, and other Attendants. The SCENE sometimes, in England, and sometimes in France.
LIFE and DEATH
A CT I. SCENE I. Enter King John, Queen Elinor, Pembroke, Effex,
and Salisbury, with Chattilion.
The borrow'd Majesty of England here.
Chat. Philip of France, in right and true behalf
D.siring thee to lay aside the Sword
K. John. What follows, if we disallow of this ?
Coat. The proud Control of fierce and bloody War, To inforce these Rights so forcibly with-held.
K. John. Here have we War for War, and Blood for Blood, Controlment for Controlment; so answer France.
Chat. Then take my King's Defiance from my Mouth,
K. John. Bear mine to him, and so depart in Peace.
Eli. What now, my Sɔn, have I not ever faid
K. John. Our strong Possession and our Right for us.
Eli. Your strong poñellion much more than your Right, Or elle it must
Effex. My Liege, here is the strangeit Controversie
K. John. Let them approach:
Enter Robert Faulconbridge and the Bastard.