King John

  • King John: Act 1, Scene 1

  • A room in King John's palace.

  • (King John; Queen Elinor; Pembroke; Essex; Salisbury; Chatillion of France; Sheriff; Robert Faulconbridge; Philip the Bastard; Lady Faulconbridge; James Gurney)

  • Enter King John, Queen Elinor, Pembroke, Essex, and Salisbury, with the Chatillion of France.

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    King John

    Now say, Chatillion, what would France with us?

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    Chatillion

    Thus, after greeting, speaks the King of France

  • In my behavior to the majesty,

  • The borrowed majesty, of England here.

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    Queen Elinor

    A strange beginning: 'borrowed majesty'!

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    King John

    Silence, good mother, hear the embassy.

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    Chatillion

    Philip of France, in right and true behalf

  • Of thy deceased brother Geffrey's son,

  • Arthur Plantagenet, lays most lawful claim

  • To this fair island and the territories,

  • To Ireland, Poictiers, Anjou, Touraine, Maine,

  • Desiring thee to lay aside the sword

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    Chatillion

    Which sways usurpingly these several titles,

  • And put the same into young Arthur's hand,

  • Thy nephew and right royal sovereign.

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    King John

    What follows if we disallow of this?