KING DAVID
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My Lord of Lorrayne, to our brother of Fraunce,My lord of Lorraine, to our brother of FranceE3 I.ii.18
Commend vs as the man in Christendome,Commend us, as the man in ChristendomE3 I.ii.19
That we must reuerence and intirely loue,That we most reverence and entirely love.E3 I.ii.20
Touching your embassage, returne and say,Touching your embassage, return and sayE3 I.ii.21
That we with England will not enter parlie,That we with England will not enter parley,E3 I.ii.22
Nor neuer make faire wether, or take truce,Nor never make fair weather or take truce,E3 I.ii.23
But burne their neighbor townes and so persist,But burn their neighbour towns, and so persistE3 I.ii.24
With eager Rods beyond their Citie Yorke,With eager rods beyond their city, York;E3 I.ii.25
And neuer shall our bonny riders rest:And never shall our bonny riders rest,E3 I.ii.26
Nor rust in canker, haue the time to eate,Nor rusting canker have the time to eatE3 I.ii.27
Their light borne snaffles, nor their nimble spurre Their light-borne snaffles, nor their nimble spurs,E3 I.ii.28
Nor lay aside their Iacks of Gymould mayle,Nor lay aside their jacks of gimmaled mail,E3 I.ii.29
Nor hang their staues of grayned Scottish ash,Nor hang their staves of grained Scottish ashE3 I.ii.30
In peacefull wise, vpon their Citie wals,In peaceful wise upon their city walls,E3 I.ii.31
Nor from their buttoned tawny leatherne belts,Nor from their buttoned tawny leathern beltsE3 I.ii.32
Dismisse their byting whinyards, till your King,Dismiss their biting whinyards, till your kingE3 I.ii.33
Cry out enough, spare England now for pittie,Cry out: ‘ Enough, spare England now for pity!’E3 I.ii.34
Farewell, and tell him that you leaue vs heare,Farewell, and tell him that you leave us hereE3 I.ii.35
Before this Castle, say you came from vs,Before this castle; say you came from usE3 I.ii.36
Euen when we had that yeelded to our hands,Even when we had that yielded to our hands.E3 I.ii.37
Now Duglas to our former taske again,Now, Douglas, to our former task again,E3 I.ii.40
For the deuision of this certayne spoyle.For the division of this certain spoil.E3 I.ii.41
Nay soft ye sir, first I must make my choyse,Nay, soft ye, sir; first I must make my choice,E3 I.ii.43
And first I do bespeake her for my selfe,And first I do bespeak her for myself.E3 I.ii.44
Those are her owne still liable to her, Those are her own, still liable to her,E3 I.ii.46
And who inherits her, hath those with all. And who inherits her hath those withal.E3 I.ii.47
Dislodge, dislodge, it is the king of England.Dislodge, dislodge! It is the King of England.E3 I.ii.56
Meanst thou to fight, Duglas we are to weake.Mean'st thou to fight, Douglas? We are too weak.E3 I.ii.58
She mocks at vs Duglas, I cannot endure it.She mocks at us, Douglas; I cannot endure it.E3 I.ii.61
Shee heard the messenger, and heard our talke. She heard the messenger, and heard our talk,E3 I.ii.65
And now that comfort makes her scorne at vs.And now that comfort makes her scorn at us.E3 I.ii.66
He heard that to, intollerable griefe:She heard that too; intolerable grief!E3 I.ii.71
Woman farewell although I do not stay.Woman, farewell! Although I do not stay – E3 I.ii.72
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