The Life and Death of King John

Contents:
Author: William Shakespeare

Scene 3

The field of battle.

Alarums. Enter KING JOHN and HUBERT

KING JOHNHow goes the day with us? O, tell me, Hubert.

HUBERTBadly, I fear. How fares your majesty?

KING JOHNThis fever, that hath troubled me so long,
Lies heavy on me; O, my heart is sick!

Enter a Messenger

MessengerMy lord, your valiant kinsman, Faulconbridge,
Desires your majesty to leave the field
And send him word by me which way you go.

KING JOHNTell him, toward Swinstead, to the abbey there.

MessengerBe of good comfort; for the great supply
That was expected by the Dauphin here,
Are wreck’d three nights ago on Goodwin Sands.
This news was brought to Richard but even now:
The French fight coldly, and retire themselves.

KING JOHNAy me! this tyrant fever burns me up,
And will not let me welcome this good news.
Set on toward Swinstead: to my litter straight;
Weakness possesseth me, and I am faint.

Exeunt
Contents:

Related Resources

William Shakespeare

Download Options


Title: The Life and Death of King John

Select an option:

*Note: A download may not start for up to 60 seconds.

Email Options


Title: The Life and Death of King John

Select an option:

Email addres:

*Note: It may take up to 60 seconds for for the email to be generated.

Chicago: William Shakespeare, "Act 5, Scene 3," The Life and Death of King John in Original Sources, accessed August 7, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4MBENQMP6GU2KNY.

MLA: Shakespeare, William. "Act 5, Scene 3." The Life and Death of King John, in , Original Sources. 7 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4MBENQMP6GU2KNY.

Harvard: Shakespeare, W, 'Act 5, Scene 3' in The Life and Death of King John. cited in , . Original Sources, retrieved 7 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4MBENQMP6GU2KNY.