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To signify thou camest to bite the world:
And, if the rest be true which I have heard,
Glou. I'll hear no more: die, prophet, in thy speech:
For this, amongst the rest, was I ordain'd.
Sink in the ground? I thought it would have mounted.
Down, down to hell; and say I sent thee thither,
57, 58. I'll hear
[Stabs him again.
die, prophet... For... ordain'd] 46, 47. Die prophet for... ordainde Q.
48, 49. I and pardon thee. He dies Q. thought. O, may
59, 60. Ay, and 61-65. What
pardon thee] in the .
shed... wish house] 50-54. What?
shed, For such as seeke
the had thought Now maie 66, 67. If life... Down .. thither] 55, 56. If. . . life remaine in thee, Stab him againe. Downe . . . thither Q.
61, 62. aspiring blood of Lancaster mounted] Dyce, arguing that Marlowe had a large share in the compilation of the Contention and True Tragedie, produced parallels of these two lines from his Edward the Second (pp. 184, b, 212, b): "Frownst thou thereat, aspiring Lancaster," and "highly scorning that the lowly earth Should drink his blood, mounts up to the air." As I believe the True Tragedie is earlier than Edward II., these coincidences prove something else. For "earth drinking blood," see II. iii. 15, 23 (note). For "aspiring," see Part I. v. iv. 99.
66. spark of life] Another passage, in The Spanish Tragedy: "O speak if any sparke of life remaine" (II. v. 17, Boas).
67. Down, down . . . I sent thee] Collier advanced these lines as a proof that Greene wrote this play, on the likeness of them to a passage in Alphonsus (Grosart, xiii. 347)::
"Go packe thou hence unto the
And if he ask thee who did send
Go, take them hence, and when we meet in hell,
Then tell me, princes, if I did not well."
But especially see the origin in Faerie Queene, I. v. 13, when the faithful knight subdues his faithless foe :
"And to him said: 'Goe now, proud Miscreant
Thyselfe thy message do to ger. man beare
Goe say, his foe thy shield with his doth beare'.
Therewith his heauie hand," etc. This is Greene's source. Shakespeare probably thought of neither. Another parallel will be found in Jeronimo (Boas' Kyd, p. 323).
I, that have neither pity, love nor fear.
And this word "love," which greybeards call divine,
Clarence, beware; thou keep'st me from the light;
[Exit, with the body.
you. ruines rights? Q.
dog] 63-66. The women wept and the midwife cride. indeed, which. dogge Q. 78-83. Then
brother my body alone] 67-72. Then since Heauen hath made my bodie answere it. I had no father, I am like no father, I have no brothers, I am like no brothers, And . tearme alone Q. 84-88. Clarence
That Edward death] 74-78. Clarence. keptst... As Edward death Q. 89-93. King Henry the rest ... throw. . . doom] 79-83. Henry and his sonne are gone, thou Clarence next, And by one and one I will dispatch the rest drag doome. Exit. Q.
SCENE VII.—The same. The palace.
Flourish. Enter King EDWARD, Queen ELIZABETH, CLAR-
K. Hen. Once more we sit in England's royal throne,
For hardy and undoubted champions;
Two Cliffords, as the father and the son;
Ne'er spurr'd their coursers at the trumpet's sound;
With them, the two brave bears, Warwick and Montague,
That in their chains fetter'd the kingly lion,
And made the forest tremble when they roar'd.
Thus have we swept suspicion from our seat,
And made our footstool of security.
Come hither, Bess, and let me kiss my boy.
SCENE VII. Flourish] F 1; omitted Q, F 2, 3, 4.
3, 4. foemen mow'd down] Compare Troilus and Cressida, v. v. 25:
"the strawy Greeks, ripe for his edge,
Enter...] Enter King, (Gloucester omitted) and
"Who seeming sorely chauffed at his band,
As chained beare whom cruell dogs doe bait."
Referred to in Part II. v. i. 143-150.
Fall down before him like the See "forest-bear " above, II. ii. 13.
And Henry V. III. iii. 13:
'mowing like grass
See note to "bear and ragged staff,"
14. And made... security] Marlowe Your fresh-fair virgins and your has this line in The Massacre at Paris flowering infants."
That thou might'st repossess the crown in peace;
Glou. [Aside.] I'll blast his harvest, if your head were laid; For yet I am not look'd on in the world.
This shoulder was ordain'd so thick to heave;
And heave it shall some weight, or break my back.
K. Edw. Clarence and Gloucester, love my lovely queen;
Clar. The duty that I owe unto your majesty
I seal upon the lips of this sweet babe.
Q. Eliz. Thanks, noble Clarence; worthy brother, thanks. 30
[Aside.] To say the truth, so Judas kiss'd his master,
K. Edw. Now am I seated as my soul delights,
Having my country's peace and brothers' loves.
And hither have they sent it for her ransom.
K. Edw. Away with her, and waft her hence to France.
21-25. I'll. if thou shalt execute] 21-25. Ile . . . and (if Q 3) thou shalt execute (that shalt Ff 1, 2) Q. 26-36. Clarence . upon the lips tree.. fruit. when as he meant brothers' loves] 26-36. Clarence vpon the rosiate lips
brothers loues Q.
triumphs, mirthful pleasure
farewell to sower ...
29. upon the lips]" upon the rosiate lips,' Q. "Roseal" was not a rare word, but "roseate" was later except as a painter's colour term. "Rosate," "rosett," and "oil-rosat," are all in Holland's Pliny. And in Cunningham's Revels Accounts (Shakespeare Soc. p. 117). "Rosett... paynters percell' appears in 1577. Nashe calls women's breasts "Roseate buds " (Christ's Teares (Grosart, iv. 208), 1593).
33. Judas kiss'd] Lest this should cause a charge of irreverence here, it may be mentioned that this was a familiar proverb. Many earlier examples could be quoted, and later.
37. have done with Margaret?]
farewell sour . lasting joy] 37-46.
triumphs and mirthfull
"Queene Margaret lyke a prisoner was
40. sent it] Can only mean the money. Identical in Q. The sum is stated at 50,000 crowns by the French histories.
41. waft] "to carry or send over the
With stately triumphs, mirthful comic shows,
sea (Schmidt) occurs twice in this play, and in the last, but only once elsewhere in Shakespeare, in King John.
43. triumphs] public rejoicings. See Two Gentlemen of Verona, v. iv. 160, 161. And 1 Henry VI. v. v.
31. 43. mirthful] Not again in Shake
speare. "Mirthful glee" is in Kyd's Cornelia, IV. ii. 193.
45, 46. Sound drums joy] Similarly in Locrine, end of Act ii.: "Sound drums and trumpets, sound up cheerfully, Sith we return with joy and victory." See the last words of Part II. From these two Locrine derived the example.
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