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The Burgesses of Callis mighty king,The burgesses of Calais, mighty prince,E3 IV.ii.62
Haue by a counsell willingly decreed,Have by a council willingly decreedE3 IV.ii.63
To yeeld the towne and Castle to your hands,To yield the town and castle to your hands,E3 IV.ii.64
Vpon condition it will please your grace,Upon condition it will please your graceE3 IV.ii.65
To graunt them benefite of life and goods.To grant them benefit of life and goods.E3 IV.ii.66
Why this it is to trust a broken staffe.Why, this it is to trust a broken staff.E3 IV.ii.80
Had we not been perswaded Iohn our King,Had we not been persuaded John our KingE3 IV.ii.81
Would with his armie haue releeud the towne,Would with his army have relieved the town,E3 IV.ii.82
We had not stood vpon defiance so:We had not stood upon defiance so.E3 IV.ii.83
But now tis past that no man can recall,But now 'tis past that no man can recall,E3 IV.ii.84
And better some do go to wrack then all.And better some do go to wrack, than all.E3 IV.ii.85
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