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KING JOHN.-Crimson tunic, and purple velvet robe, richly embroidered, armour on the arms and legs, gauntlets, and coronet.
PRINCE ARTHUR.-Light blue dress, white satin pantaloons, and white plumes.
PRINCE HENRY.-Scarlet dress, richly embroidered.
EARL OF SALISBURY.-Light brown ancient English dress, with white satin puffs, embroidered.
EARL OF ESSEX.- Blue dress, &c. same as Salisbury.
EARL OF PEMBROKE.-Black velvet dress, black satin puffs, &c. richly embroidered.
TAULCONBRIDGE.-Fawn-coloured old English tunic, buff satin trimming, buff pantaloons. Second dress.-Mail armour, aud a mantle of scarlet and gold.
ROBT. FAULCON BRIDGE.-Brown ancient English dress, pantaloons, triinmed with light blue,
JAMES GURNEY.-Brown old English dress, trimmed with light satin.
ENGLISH HERALD.-Buff dress, trimmed with silver, and a berala's coat.
AUSTRIA.- A complete suit of mail armour.
KING OF FRANCE -Fawn-coloured robe, trimmed with gold and ermine, light blue mantle, with fleurs-de-lis.
DAUPHIN.White dress, trimmed with silver. Second dress. Complete armour.
CARDINAL PANDULPH.-Scarlet robe, trimmed wiih point lace, scarlet hat.
FRENCH HERALD.-French gray dress, herald's coat.
QUEEN.-Purple velvet dress, trimmed with gold, mantle, scarlet and gold.
CONSTANCE.- Black Velvet dress, embroidered.
LADY FAULCOWBRIDGE.-Gray satin dress, trimmed with black.
Cast of the Characters at the Theatre-Royal,
Master C, Parsloe.
Mr. C. Kemble.
Miss Foote. Lady Faulconbridge
SCENE I.-England.-The Palace.-Flourish of
Drums and Trumpets.
SALISBURY, PEMBROKE, HUBERT, CHATILLON,
France with us?
Eli. A strange beginning ;-borrow'd majesty !
Cha. The proud control of fierce and bloody war,
blood, Controlment for controlment : so answer France.
Cha. Then take my king's defiance from my mouth, The furthest limit of my embassy.
K. John. Bear mine to him; and so depart in peace Be thou as lightning in the eyes of France; For, ere thou can'st report I will be there, The thunder of my cannon shall be heard ; So, hence ! Be thou the trumpet of our wrath, And sullen presage of your own decay.-An honourable conduct let him have; Hubert, look to't :- Farewell, Chatillon.
[Exeunt CHATILLON, HUBERT, and the
French Gentlemen, L.
have I not ever said,
Enter ENGLISH HERALD, L., who whispers Essex. K. John. Our strong possession, and our right, for us. Eli. Your strong possession, much more than your
Ess. My liege, here is the strangest controversy
[Exit ENGLISH HERALD, L. Our abbeys and our priories shall pay This expedition's charge.
Enter ENGLISH HERALD, with Philip and ROBERT
Faul. (L.) Your faithful subject I, a gentleman,
K. John. What art thou ?