"Bell, Book And Candle"

Context: King John of England is at war with Philip, King of France, before Angiers. Philip the Bastard, illegitimate son of Richard I, has just entered with Austria's head, and has assured John that "very little pains / Will bring this labour to an happy end." Then in a brief respite King John tells Philip the Bastard to make haste to England, there to "shake the bags / Of hoarding abbots." The Bastard then replies that Excommunication will not frighten him away when he is drawn on by money:

Bell, book, and candle, shall not drive me back,
When gold and silver becks me to come on.
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