William Shakespeare: King John, Act III, Scene II

Updated September 23, 2019 | Infoplease Staff

Scene II

The same. Plains near Angiers

Alarums, excursions. Enter the Bastard, with Austria's head


Now, by my life, this day grows wondrous hot;
Some airy devil hovers in the sky
And pours down mischief. Austria's head lie there,
While Philip breathes.

Enter King John, Arthur, and Hubert

King John

Hubert, keep this boy. Philip, make up:
My mother is assailed in our tent,
And ta'en, I fear.


My lord, I rescued her;
Her highness is in safety, fear you not:
But on, my liege; for very little pains
Will bring this labour to an happy end.


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