By William Shakespeare
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Then enable confusion of 1 half ascertain  The other’s peace. until eventually then, blows, blood, and demise! KING JOHN Whose get together do the townsmen but admit? KING PHILIP converse, electorate, for England; who’s your king? electorate The King of britain, once we be aware of the King. KING PHILIP comprehend him in us that the following delay his correct.  KING JOHN In us which are our personal nice deputy And undergo ownership of our individual right here, Lord of our presence, Angiers, and of you. electorate a better pow’r than we denies all this; And until it's undoubted, we do lock  Our former scruple in our strong-barr’d gates; King’d of our fears, until eventually our fears, resolv’d, Be by way of a few sure king purg’d and depos’d. BASTARD through heaven, those scroyles of Angiers flout you, kings, And stand securely on their battlements  As in a theatre, whence they gape and element At your industrious scenes and acts of dying. Your royal presences be rul’d by means of me: Do just like the mutines of Jerusalem, Be neighbors awhile, and either conjointly bend  Your sharpest deeds of malice in this city. via east and west enable France and England mount Their battering cannon, charged to the mouths, until eventually their soul-fearing clamours have brawl’d down The flinty ribs of this contemptuous urban.  I’d play ceaselessly upon those jades, Even until eventually unfenced desolation depart them as bare because the vulgar air. That performed, dissever your united strengths And half your mingled shades once more,  flip nose to nose and bloody element to indicate; Then in a second Fortune shall cull forth Out of 1 aspect her chuffed minion, To whom in favour she shall provide the day, And kiss him with a wonderful victory.  How such as you this wild advice, strong states? Smacks it no longer whatever of the coverage? KING JOHN Now, through the sky that hangs above our heads, i admire it good. France, lets knit our pow’rs And lay this Angiers inspite of the floor;  Then after struggle who will be king of it? BASTARD An if thou hast the mettle of a king, Being wrong’d as we're by means of this peevish city, flip thou the mouth of thy artillery, As we are going to ours, opposed to those saucy partitions;  And whilst that we've got dash’d them to the floor, Why then defy one another, and pell-mell Make paintings upon ourselves, for heaven or hell. KING PHILIP permit it's so. Say, the place will you attack? KING JOHN We from the west will ship destruction  Into this city’s bosom. AUSTRIA I from the north. KING PHILIP Our thunder from the south Shall rain their waft of bullets in this city. BASTARD [Aside] O prudent self-discipline! From north to south, Austria and France shoot in every one other’s mouth.  I’ll stir them to it. – Come, away, away! voters listen us, nice kings: vouchsafe awhile to stick, and that i shall convey you peace and fair-fac’d league; Win you this urban with out stroke or wound; Rescue these respiring lives to die in beds  That right here come sacrifices for the sphere. Persever no longer, yet listen me, effective kings. KING JOHN communicate on with favour; we're bent to listen to.