Speeches (Lines) for Blanch in "History of King John"

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1 II / 1
  • O, well did he become that lion's robe
    That did disrobe the lion of that rob...
  • O, well did he become that lion's robe
    That did disrobe the lion of that robe!
  • Philip the Bastard. One that will play the devil, sir, with you,
    An a' may catch your hide and you alone:
    You are the hare of whom the proverb goes,
    Whose valour plucks dead lions by the beard;
    I'll smoke your skin-coat, an I catch you right;
    Sirrah, look to't; i' faith, I will, i' faith.

    Blanch. O, well did he become that lion's robe
    That did disrobe the lion of that robe!

2 II / 1
  • My uncle's will in this respect is mine:
    If he see aught in you that makes h...
  • My uncle's will in this respect is mine:
    If he see aught in you that makes him like,
    That any thing he sees, which moves his liking,
    I can with ease translate it to my will;
    Or if you will, to speak more properly,
    I will enforce it easily to my love.
    Further I will not flatter you, my lord,
    That all I see in you is worthy love,
    Than this; that nothing do I see in you,
    Though churlish thoughts themselves should be your judge,
    That I can find should merit any hate.
  • Philip the Bastard. Drawn in the flattering table of her eye!
    Hang'd in the frowning wrinkle of her brow!
    And quarter'd in her heart! he doth espy
    Himself love's traitor: this is pity now,
    That hang'd and drawn and quartered, there should be
    In such a love so vile a lout as he.

    Blanch. My uncle's will in this respect is mine:
    If he see aught in you that makes him like,
    That any thing he sees, which moves his liking,
    I can with ease translate it to my will;
    Or if you will, to speak more properly,
    I will enforce it easily to my love.
    Further I will not flatter you, my lord,
    That all I see in you is worthy love,
    Than this; that nothing do I see in you,
    Though churlish thoughts themselves should be your judge,
    That I can find should merit any hate.

3 II / 1
  • That she is bound in honour still to do
    What you in wisdom still vouchsafe t...
  • That she is bound in honour still to do
    What you in wisdom still vouchsafe to say.
  • King John. What say these young ones? What say you my niece?

    Blanch. That she is bound in honour still to do
    What you in wisdom still vouchsafe to say.

4 III / 1
  • That's the curse of Rome.
  • That's the curse of Rome.
  • Lewis. Bethink you, father; for the difference
    Is purchase of a heavy curse from Rome,
    Or the light loss of England for a friend:
    Forego the easier.

    Blanch. That's the curse of Rome.

5 III / 1
  • The Lady Constance speaks not from her faith,
    But from her need.
  • The Lady Constance speaks not from her faith,
    But from her need.
  • Constance. O Lewis, stand fast! the devil tempts thee here
    In likeness of a new untrimmed bride.

    Blanch. The Lady Constance speaks not from her faith,
    But from her need.

6 III / 1
  • Upon thy wedding-day?
    Against the blood that thou hast married?
    What, sh...
  • Upon thy wedding-day?
    Against the blood that thou hast married?
    What, shall our feast be kept with slaughter'd men?
    Shall braying trumpets and loud churlish drums,
    Clamours of hell, be measures to our pomp?
    O husband, hear me! ay, alack, how new
    Is husband in my mouth! even for that name,
    Which till this time my tongue did ne'er pronounce,
    Upon my knee I beg, go not to arms
    Against mine uncle.
  • Lewis. Father, to arms!

    Blanch. Upon thy wedding-day?
    Against the blood that thou hast married?
    What, shall our feast be kept with slaughter'd men?
    Shall braying trumpets and loud churlish drums,
    Clamours of hell, be measures to our pomp?
    O husband, hear me! ay, alack, how new
    Is husband in my mouth! even for that name,
    Which till this time my tongue did ne'er pronounce,
    Upon my knee I beg, go not to arms
    Against mine uncle.

7 III / 1
  • Now shall I see thy love: what motive may
    Be stronger with thee than the nam...
  • Now shall I see thy love: what motive may
    Be stronger with thee than the name of wife?
  • Constance. O, upon my knee,
    Made hard with kneeling, I do pray to thee,
    Thou virtuous Dauphin, alter not the doom
    Forethought by heaven!

    Blanch. Now shall I see thy love: what motive may
    Be stronger with thee than the name of wife?

8 III / 1
  • The sun's o'ercast with blood: fair day, adieu!
    Which is the side that I mus...
  • The sun's o'ercast with blood: fair day, adieu!
    Which is the side that I must go withal?
    I am with both: each army hath a hand;
    And in their rage, I having hold of both,
    They swirl asunder and dismember me.
    Husband, I cannot pray that thou mayst win;
    Uncle, I needs must pray that thou mayst lose;
    Father, I may not wish the fortune thine;
    Grandam, I will not wish thy fortunes thrive:
    Whoever wins, on that side shall I lose
    Assured loss before the match be play'd.
  • Philip the Bastard. Old Time the clock-setter, that bald sexton Time,
    Is it as he will? well then, France shall rue.

    Blanch. The sun's o'ercast with blood: fair day, adieu!
    Which is the side that I must go withal?
    I am with both: each army hath a hand;
    And in their rage, I having hold of both,
    They swirl asunder and dismember me.
    Husband, I cannot pray that thou mayst win;
    Uncle, I needs must pray that thou mayst lose;
    Father, I may not wish the fortune thine;
    Grandam, I will not wish thy fortunes thrive:
    Whoever wins, on that side shall I lose
    Assured loss before the match be play'd.

9 III / 1
  • There where my fortune lives, there my life dies.
  • There where my fortune lives, there my life dies.
  • Lewis. Lady, with me, with me thy fortune lies.

    Blanch. There where my fortune lives, there my life dies.

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