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"King John"

Brilliant Quotes From "King John"


King John is a dramatization of the rule of King John of England. Throughout the play, Shakespeare portrays the shallow loyalty, egotism, and hunger for power that exist in the pillars of the monarchy. King John is a play set during the medieval period in England. Here are the quotes from King John.

Act IV, Sc. I
How now, foolish rheum!

Act IV, Sc. II
Another lean unwashed artificer.

Act II, Sc. I
For courage mounteth with occasion.

Act III, Sc. I
That no Italian priest
Shall tithe or toll in our dominions.

Act IV, Sc. II
How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds
Make deeds ill done!

Act III, Sc. I
Here I and sorrows sit;
Here is my throne, bid kings come bow to it.

Act II, Sc. I
Talks as familiarly of roaring lions
As maids of thirteen do of puppy-dogs!

Act III, Sc. IV
Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale
Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.

Act V, Sc. VII
This England never did, nor never shall,
Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror.

Act III, Sc. I
Thou wear a lion's hide! doff it for shame,
And hang a calf's-skin on those recreant limbs.

Act I, Sc. I
And if his name be George, I'll call him Peter;
For new-made honour doth forget men's names.

Act II, Sc. I
Saint George, that swinged the dragon, and e'er since
Sits on his horse back at mine hostess' door.

Act IV, Sc. II
I saw a smith stand with his hammer, thus,
The whilst his iron did on the anvil cool,
With open mouth swallowing a tailor's news.

Act V, Sc. VII
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.

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