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The legate of the Pope hath been with me

King John
The legate of the Pope hath been with me,
And I have made a happy peace with him,
And he hath promised to dismiss the powers
Led by the Dauphin.
Bastard
O inglorious league!
Shall we upon the footing of our land
Send fair-play orders and make compromise,
Insinuation, parley, and base truce
To arms invasive? Shall a beardless boy,
A cockered silken wanton, brave our fields
And flesh his spirit in a warlike soil,
Mocking the air with colors idly spread,
And find no check? Let us, my liege, to arms!
Perchance the Cardinal cannot make your peace;
Or if he do, let it at least be said
They saw we had a purpose of defense.
King John
Have thou the ordering of this present time.
Bastard
Away, then, with good courage! (Aside.) Yet I know
Our party may well meet a prouder foe.
They exit

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Act 5
Scene 1
Line 63

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