King John Translation Act 5, Scene 3
Alarums. Enter KING JOHN and HUBERT
How goes the day with us? O, tell me, Hubert.
How is the battle going? Oh, tell me, Hubert.
Badly, I fear. How fares your majesty?
Badly, I'm afraid. How are you, your majesty?
This fever, that hath troubled me so long,Lies heavy on me; O, my heart is sick!
This fever I've suffered from so long is weighing on me. Oh, my heart is sick!
Enter a Messenger
My lord, your valiant kinsman, Faulconbridge,Desires your majesty to leave the fieldAnd send him word by me which way you go.
My lord, your brave relative, Faulconbridge, wants you to leave the battlefield and send me back to tell him which way you're going.
Tell him, toward Swinstead, to the abbey there.
Tell him toward Swinstead, to the abbey there.
Be of good comfort; for the great supply That was expected by the Dauphin here, Are wreck'd three nights ago on Goodwin Sands. This news was brought to Richard but even now: The French fight coldly, and retire themselves.
Don't worry; the many reinforcements expected by the Dauphin here were shipwrecked three nights ago on Goodwin Sands. Richard heard the news just now. The French aren't fighting enthusiastically and they're retreating.
Ay me! this tyrant fever burns me up, And will not let me welcome this good news. Set on toward Swinstead: to my litter straight; Weakness possesseth me, and I am faint.
Oh poor me! This tyrant of a fever burns me up and won't let me feel happy at this good news. Go on toward Swinstead. Take me to my stretcher. I'm overcome by weakness and feel faint.
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