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King John

King John Translation Act 5, Scene 3

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Alarums. Enter KING JOHN and HUBERT

KING JOHN

How goes the day with us? O, tell me, Hubert.

KING JOHN

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HUBERT

Badly, I fear. How fares your majesty?

HUBERT

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KING JOHN

This fever, that hath troubled me so long,Lies heavy on me; O, my heart is sick!

KING JOHN

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Enter a Messenger

MESSENGER

My lord, your valiant kinsman, Faulconbridge,Desires your majesty to leave the fieldAnd send him word by me which way you go.

MESSENGER

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KING JOHN

Tell him, toward Swinstead, to the abbey there.

KING JOHN

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MESSENGER

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.

MESSENGER

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KING JOHN

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.

KING JOHN

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