By William Shakespeare
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ELINOR Out on thee, impolite guy! Thou dost disgrace thy mom,  And wound her honour with this diffidence. BASTARD I, madam? No, i've got no reason behind it – that's my brother’s plea, and none of mine; The which if he can end up, ’a pops me out not less than from reasonable pound a 12 months.  Heaven defend my mother’s honour and my land! KING JOHN an outstanding blunt fellow. Why, being more youthful born, Doth he lay declare to thine inheritance? BASTARD i do know now not why, other than to get the land, yet as soon as he slander’d me with bastardy;  yet whe’er I be as actual begot or no, that also I lay upon my mother’s head; yet that i'm to boot begot, my liege – reasonable fall the bones that took the rigors for me! – evaluate our faces and be pass judgement on your self.  If previous Sir Robert did beget us either And have been our father, and this son like him – O previous Sir Robert, father, on my knee I provide heaven thank you i used to be in contrast to to thee! KING JOHN Why, what a madcap hath heaven lent us the following!  ELINOR He hath a trick of Coeur-de-lion’s face; The accessory of his tongue affecteth him. Do you no longer learn a few tokens of my son within the huge composition of this guy? KING JOHN Mine eye hath good tested his components  And unearths them excellent Richard. Sirrah, converse, What doth flow you to assert your brother’s land? BASTARD simply because he hath a half-face, like my father. With part that face may he have all my land; A half-fac’d groat pound a 12 months!  ROBERT My gracious liege, whilst that my father liv’d, Your brother did hire my father a lot – BASTARD good, sir, by way of this you can't get my land; Your story has to be how he employ’d my mom. ROBERT And as soon as dispatch’d him in an embassy  To Germany, there with the Emperor to regard of excessive affairs touching that point. Th’advantage of his absence took the King, And meanwhile sojourn’d at my father’s; the place how he did be successful I disgrace to talk –  yet fact is fact: huge lengths of seas and shorelines among my father and my mom lay, As i've got heard my father converse himself, while this related lusty gentleman used to be bought, Upon his death-bed he through will bequeath’d  His lands to me, and took it on his demise That this my mother’s son was once none of his; And if he have been, he got here into the realm complete fourteen weeks sooner than the process time. Then, solid my liege, enable me have what's mine,  My father’s land, as was once my father’s will. KING JOHN Sirrah, your brother is valid; Your father’s spouse did after wedlock endure him, And if she did play fake, the fault used to be hers; Which fault lies at the dangers of all husbands  That marry better halves. inform me, how if my brother, Who, as you are saying, took pains to get this son, Had of your father claim’d this son for his? In sooth, buddy, your father may have saved This calf, bred from his cow, from the entire international;  In sooth, he could; then, if he have been my brother’s, My brother would possibly not declare him; nor your father, Being none of his, refuse him. This concludes; My mother’s son did get your father’s inheritor; Your father’s inheritor should have your father’s land.