Gary Taylor, John Jowett, Terri Bourus, and Gabriel Egan (eds), The New Oxford Shakespeare: Critical Reference Edition, Vol. 2
pg 2033Critical ApparatusSc. 53.3[Scæna Tertia.]
Critical ApparatusAlarums, excursions, Retreat. Enter Iohn, Eleanor, Arthur, Bastard, Hubert, Lords.1
Iohn. So shall it be: your Grace shall stay behinde
2So strongly guarded: Cosen, looke not sad,
3Thy Grandame loues thee, and thy Vnkle will
4As deere be to thee, as thy father was.5
Arth. O this will make my mother die with griefe.6
Iohn. Cosen away for England, haste before,
7And ere our comming see thou shake the bags
Critical Apparatus8Of hoording Abbots, [the fat ribs of peace
9Must by the hungry now be fed vpon:
10Imprisoned angells Set at libertie]:
11Vse our Commission in his vtmost force.12
Bast. Bell, Booke, & Candle, shall not driue me back,
13When gold and siluer becks me to come on.
14I leaue your highnesse: Grandame, I will pray
15(If euer I remember to be holy)
16For your faire safety: so I kisse your hand.17
Ele. Farewell gentle Cosen.
Iohn. Coz, farewell.18
Ele. Come hether little kinsman, harke, a worde.19
Iohn. Come hether Hubert. O my gentle Hubert,
20We owe thee much: within this wall of flesh
21There is a soule counts thee her Creditor,
22And with aduantage meanes to pay thy loue:
23And my good friend, thy voluntary oath
24Liues in this bosome, deerely cherished.
25Giue me thy hand, I had a thing to say,
26But I will fit it with some better tune.
27By heauen Hubert, I am almost asham'd
28To say what good respect I haue of thee.29
Hub. I am much bounden to your Maiesty.30
Iohn. Good friend, thou hast no cause to say so yet,
31But thou shalt haue: and creepe time nere so slow,
32Yet it shall come, for me to doe thee good.
33I had a thing to say, but let it goe:
34The Sunne is in the heauen, and the proud day,
35Attended with the pleasures of the world,
pg 203436Is all too wanton, and too full of gawdes
37To giue me audience: If the mid-night bell
38Did with his yron tongue, and brazen mouth
Critical Apparatus39Sound on into the drowzie [cace] of night:
40If this same were a Church-yard where we stand,
41And thou possessed with a thousand wrongs:
42Or if that surly spirit melancholy
43Had bak'd thy bloud, and made it heauy, thicke,
44Which else runnes tickling vp and downe the veines,
45Making that idiot laughter keepe mens eyes,
46And straine their cheekes to idle merriment,
47A passion hatefull to my purposes:
48Or if that thou couldst see me without eyes,
49Heare me without thine eares, and make reply
50Without a tongue, vsing conceit alone,
51Without eyes, eares, and harmefull sound of words:
Critical Apparatus52Then, in despight of [broadeid] watchfull day,
53I would into thy bosome poure my thoughts:
54But (ah) I will not, yet I loue thee well,
55And by my troth I thinke thou lou'st me well.56
Hub. So well, that what you bid me vndertake,
57Though that my death were adiunct to my Act,
58By heauen I would doe it.
Iohn. Doe not I know thou wouldst?
59Good Hubert, Hubert, Hubert throw thine eye
60On yon young boy: Ile tell thee what my friend,
61He is a very serpent in my way,
62And wheresoere this foot of mine doth tread,
63He lies before me: dost thou vnderstand me?
64Thou art his keeper.
Hub. And Ile keepe him so,
65That he shall not offend your Maiesty.66
Hub. My Lord.
Iohn. A Graue.
Hub. He shall not liue.
67I could be merry now, Hubert, I loue thee.
68Well, Ile not say what I intend for thee:
69Remember: Madam, Fare you well,
70Ile send those powers o're to your Maiesty.pg 2035 71
Ele. My blessing goe with thee.
Iohn. For England Cosen, goe.
72Hubert shall be your man, attend on you
73With al true duetie: On toward Callice, hoa.Exeunt.