Lewis: Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale
Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.
Lewis: Strong reasons make strong actions.
King John: So foul a sky clears not without a storm.
Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.
This England never did, nor never shall, lie at the proud foot of a conqueror.
Bastard: Be great in act, as you have been in thought;
Let not the world see fear and sad distrust
Govern the motion of a kingly eye.
Bastard: Come the three corners of the world in arms,
And we shall shock them. Nought shall make us rue,
If England to itself do rest but true.
Austria: By how much unexpected, by so much
We must awake endeavour for defence;
For courage mounteth with occasion.
Let them be welcome, then; we are prepar'd.
Pembroke: When workmen strive to do better than well,
They do confound their skill in covetousness;
And oftentimes excusing of a fault
Doth make the fault the worse by th’ excuse.
King John: Now, say, Chatillon, what would France with us?
Chatillon: Thus, after greeting, speaks the King of France
In my behaviour to the majesty,
The borrowed majesty, of England here.