The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King Henry VI by William Shakespeare:|
to prove him a knave and myself an honest man; and touching the
Duke of York, I will take my death, I never meant him any ill,
king, nor the queen;--and therefore, Peter, have at thee with a
Dispatch; this knave's tongue begins to double.--
Sound, trumpets, alarum to the combatants!
[Alarum. They fight, and Peter strikes him down.]