Speeches (Lines) for Constance
in "King John"

Total: 36

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# Act, Scene, Line
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Speech text

1

II,1,322

O, take his mother's thanks, a widow's thanks,
Till your strong hand shall help to give him strength...

2

II,1,334

Stay for an answer to your embassy,
Lest unadvised you stain your swords with blood:...

3

II,1,415

Let me make answer; thy usurping son.

4

II,1,418

My bed was ever to thy son as true
As thine was to thy husband; and this boy...

5

II,1,427

There's a good grandam, boy, that would blot thee.

6

II,1,457

Do, child, go to it grandam, child:
Give grandam kingdom, and it grandam will...

7

II,1,465

Now shame upon you, whether she does or no!
His grandam's wrongs, and not his mother's shames,...

8

II,1,472

Thou monstrous injurer of heaven and earth!
Call not me slanderer; thou and thine usurp...

9

II,1,482

I have but this to say,
That he is not only plagued for her sin,...

10

II,1,492

Ay, who doubts that? a will! a wicked will:
A woman's will; a canker'd grandam's will!

11

III,1,916

Gone to be married! gone to swear a peace!
False blood to false blood join'd! gone to be friends!...

12

III,1,944

O, if thou teach me to believe this sorrow,
Teach thou this sorrow how to make me die,...

13

III,1,955

Which harm within itself so heinous is
As it makes harmful all that speak of it.

14

III,1,958

If thou, that bid'st me be content, wert grim,
Ugly and slanderous to thy mother's womb,...

15

III,1,983

Thou mayst, thou shalt; I will not go with thee:
I will instruct my sorrows to be proud;...

16

III,1,1002

A wicked day, and not a holy day!
[Rising]...

17

III,1,1019

You have beguiled me with a counterfeit
Resembling majesty, which, being touch'd and tried,...

18

III,1,1034

War! war! no peace! peace is to me a war
O Lymoges! O Austria! thou dost shame...

19

III,1,1102

O, lawful let it be
That I have room with Rome to curse awhile!...

20

III,1,1108

And for mine too: when law can do no right,
Let it be lawful that law bar no wrong:...

21

III,1,1119

Look to that, devil; lest that France repent,
And by disjoining hands, hell lose a soul.

22

III,1,1126

What should he say, but as the cardinal?

23

III,1,1132

O Lewis, stand fast! the devil tempts thee here
In likeness of a new untrimmed bride.

24

III,1,1136

O, if thou grant my need,
Which only lives but by the death of faith,...

25

III,1,1143

O, be removed from him, and answer well!

26

III,1,1237

O, upon my knee,
Made hard with kneeling, I do pray to thee,...

27

III,1,1243

That which upholdeth him that thee upholds,
His honour: O, thine honour, Lewis, thine honour!

28

III,1,1249

O fair return of banish'd majesty!

29

III,4,1405

Lo, now I now see the issue of your peace.

30

III,4,1407

No, I defy all counsel, all redress,
But that which ends all counsel, true redress,...

31

III,4,1422

No, no, I will not, having breath to cry:
O, that my tongue were in the thunder's mouth!...

32

III,4,1429

Thou art not holy to belie me so;
I am not mad: this hair I tear is mine;...

33

III,4,1453

To England, if you will.

34

III,4,1455

Yes, that I will; and wherefore will I do it?
I tore them from their bonds and cried aloud...

35

III,4,1477

He talks to me that never had a son.

36

III,4,1479

Grief fills the room up of my absent child,
Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me,...

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