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af you do sweat to put a tyrant down, A thing devised by the enemy:You sleep in peace, the tyrant being slain; Go, gentlemen, every man unto his charge: If you do fight against your country's foes, Lct not our babbling dreams aflright our souls Your country's fat shall pay your pains the Conscience is but a word that cowards use, hire;
Devis'd at first to keep the strong in awe; If you do fight in safeguard of your wives, Our strong arms be our conscience, swords our Your wives shall welcome honie the con
law. querors ;
March on, join bravely, let us to't pell-mell; if you do free your children from the sword, If not to heaven, then hand in hand to hell.. Your children's children quit" it in your age. What shall I say more than I have inferr'd Then in the name of God, and all these rights, Remember whom you are to cope withal;Advance your standards, draw your willing A sort* of vagabonds, rascals, and run-aways, swords;
A scum of Bretagnes, and base lackey peasants. For me, the ransom of my bold attempt Whom their o'er-cloyed country.vomits forth Shall be this cold corpse on the earth's cold To desperate ventures and assur’d destruction But if I thrive, the gain of my attempt [face; You sleeping safe, they bring you to unrest; The least of you shall share his part thereof. You having lands, and bless'd with beauteous Sound, drums and trumpets, boldly and cheer
They would restrain the one, distain the other. God, and Saint George! Richmond, and vic. And who doth lead them, but a paltry fellow,
[Exeunt. Long kept in Bretagne at our mother's cost? Re-enter King RICHARD, Ratcliff, Allendunts, felt so much cold as over shoes in snow?
A milk-sop, one that never in his life and forces.
Let's whip these stragglers o'er the seas again, K. Rich. What said Northumberland, as Lash hence these over-weening rags of France, touching Richmond ?
These famish'd beggars, weary of their lives; Rat. That he was never trained up in arms. Who, but for dreaming on this fond exploit, K. Rich. He said the truth: And what said For want of nieans, poor rats, had hang’d Surrey then?
themselves : Rat. He smild and said, the better for our If we be conquer'd, let men conquer us, purpose.
And not these bastard Bretagnes; whom our K. Rich. He was i’the right; and so, indeed,
(thump'd. it is.
(Clock strikes. Have in their own land beaten, bobb'd, and Tell the clock there.-Give me a calendar.- And, on record, left them the heirs of shame. Who saw the sun to-day?
Shall these enjoy our lands? lie with our wives? Rut. Not I, my lord. K. Rich. Then be disdains to shine ; for, by
Ravish our daughters ?-Hark, 1 hear their drun.
[Drum afar off the book,
Fight, gentlemen of England! hight, bold yeoHe should have brav’dt the east an hour ago:
men! A black day will it be to somebody.-- Draw, archers, draw your arrows to the head Ratcliff,
Spur your proud horses hard, and ride in blood; Rat. My lord ?
Amaze the welkin with your broken staves !t K. Rich. The sun will not be seen to-day; The sky doth frown and lour upon our army.
Enter a MESSENGER. I would, these dewy tears were from the ground. What says lord Stanley? will he bring b Not shine to-day! Why, what is that to me, More than to Richmond ? for the self-same
Mess. My lord, he doth deny to come. heaven,
K. Rich. Off instantly with his son George's That frowns on me, looks sadly upon him.
head. Enter NORFOLK.
Nor. My lord, the enemy is pass'd the marsh Nor. Arm, arm, my lord; the foe vaunts in After the battle let George Stanley die.
K. Rich. A thousand hearts are great withio the field. K. Rich. Come, bustle, bustle ;-Caparison Advance our standards, set upon our foes;
my bosom: my horse ;Call uplorú Stanley, bid him bring his power:
Our ancient word of courage, fair Saint I will lead forth my soldiers to the plain,
George, And thus my battle shall be ordered.
Inspire us with the spleen of fiery dragons! My foreward shall be drawn out all in length, Upon them! Victory sits on our helms. Consisting equally of horse and foot;
[Ereunt. Our archers shall be placed in the midst: John duke of Norfolk, Thomas earl of Surrey, Alarum: Excursions. Enter Norfolk, and
SCENE IV.-Another purt of the field. Shall have the leading of this foot and horse. They thus directed, we ourself will follow
Forces; to him Catesby. In the main battle; whose puissance on either Cate. Rescue, my lord of Norfolk, rescue, side
rescue! Shall be well winged with our chiefest horse. The king enacts more wonders than a man, This, and Saint George to boot!-What think'st Daring an opposite to every danger; thou, Norfolk?
His horse is slain, and all on foot he fights, Nor. A good direction, warlike sovereign.- Secking for Richmood in the throat or death This found I on my tent this morning.
Rescue, fair lord, or else the day is lost!
(Giring a scroll. K. Rich. mcky of Norfolk, be not too boll,
Alarum. Enter King RICHARD.
reads. K. Rich. A horse! a horse ! my kingdom fa For Dickon: thy master is bought and sold.
a horse! * Requite.
+ Made it splendid.
* Company. The ancient familiarization of Richard.
+ Fright the skies with the shirers of your lances.
Cate. Withdraw, my lord, I'll help you to a Richm. Inter their bodies as becomes their horse.
births. K. Rich. Slave, I have set my life upon a Proclaim a pardon to the soldiers fled, And I will stand the hazard of the die: Icast, That in submission will return to us; I think, there be six Richmonds in the field; And then, as we have ta'en the sacrament, Five have I slain to day, instead of him :- We will unite the white rose with the red : A horse! a horse ! my kingdom for a horse! Smile heaven upon this fair conjunction,
[Exeunt. That long hath frown'd upon their enmity! Alarums. Enter King RICHARD and RICHMOND; England hath long been mad, and scarr'd her
What traitor hears me, and says not,-Amen? and ereunt fighting. Retreat, and flourish.
self; Then enter RICHMOND, STANLEY, bearing the The brother blindly shed the brother's blood, crown, with divers other Lords, and Forces.
The father rashly slaughter'd his own son, Richm. God, and your arms, be prais’d, vic. The son, compelld, been butcher to the sire: torious friends;
All this divided York and Lancaster, The day is ours, the bloody dog is dead.
Divided, in their dire division.Stan. Courageous Richmond, well hast thou o, now, let Richmond and Elizabeth, acquit thee!
The true succeeders of each royal house, Lo, here, this long-usurped royalty,
By God's fair ordinance conjoin together! From the dead temples of this bloody wretch
And let their heirs, (God, if thy will be so,) Have I pluck'd off, to grace thy brows withal; Enrich the time to come with smooth-faca Wear it, enjoy it, and make much of it.
peace, Richm. Great God of heaven, say, Amen, to With smiling plenty, and fair prosperous days all :
Abate the edge of traitors, gracious Lord, But tell me first, is young George Stanley liv- | That would reduce these bloody days again, Stan. He is, my lord, and safe in Leicester And make poor England weep in streams of town;
blood! Whither, if it' please you, we may now with Let them not live to taste this land's increase,
That would with treason wound this fair land's Richi. What men of name are slain on
peace! either side ?
Now civil wounds are stopp'd, peace lives Sian. John duke of Norfolk, Walter lord
[don. That she may long live here, God sur-Amen. Sir Robert Brakenbury, and Sir Willium Bren
King HENRY THE EIGHTH.
SURVEYOR to the Duke of Buckingham. CARDINAL WOLSEY.-CARDINAL CAMPEIUS. BRANDON, and a Sergeant at Arms. CAPUCIUS, Ambassador from the Emperor, DOOR-Keeper of the Council-Chamber. Charles V.
Porter, and his Man, CRANMER, Archbishop of Canterbury. PAGE to Gardiner.-A CRIER. DUKE OF NORFOLK.-DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM. DUKE OF SUFFOLK.--EARL OF SURREY. Queen KATHARINE, Wife to King Henry; afLORD CHAMBERLAIN.-LORD CHANCELLOR.
terwards divorced. GARDINER, Bishop of Winchester.
ANNE BULLEN, her Maid of Honour ; after-
AN OLD LADY, Friend to Anne Bullen.
Several Lords and Ladies in the Dumb Shows; CROMWELL, Servant to Wolsey,
Women attending upon the Queen; Spirits, GRIFFITH, Gentleman-Usher to Queen Katha. which appear to her; Scribes, Cthicers, rine.
Guards, and other Attendants. I AREE UTHER GENTLEMEN. Doctor Butts, Physician to the King. SCENE, chiefly in London and Westminsta GARTER, King'at Arms.
once, at Kimbolton.
ACT I. I come no more to make you laugh; things | SCENE 1.—London.-An Antc-chumber in now,
Palace. That bear a weighty and a serious brow,
Enter the Duke of NORFOLK, at one door ; at the bad, high, and working, full of state and woe, Such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow,
other, the Duke of BucKINGHAM, and the
Buck. Good morrow, and well met. How The subject will deserve it. Such, as give
have you done, Their money out of hope they may believe,
Since last we saw in France ? May here find truth too. Those, that come to
Nor. I thank your grace : Only a show or two, and so agree, (see Healthful; and ever since a fresh admirer The play may pass; if they be still, and willing, of what I saw there. I'll undertake, may see away their shilling
Buck. An untimely ague Richly in two short hours. Oniy they, Stay'd me a prisoner in my chamber, when That come to hear a merry, bawdy play, Those suns of glory, those two ligbts of men, A noise of targets; or to see a fellow
Met in the vale of Arde. In a long motley coat, guarded* with yellow, Nor. "Twixt Guynes and Arde: Will be deceiv'd : for, gentle hearers, know, I was then present, saw them salute on horseTo rank our chosen truth with such a show
(elung As foot and fight is, beside forfeiting
Beheld them, when they lighted, how they Our own brains, and the opinion that we bring, In their embracement, as they grew together; "To make that only true we now intend,t) Which had they, what four thron'd ones could Will leave us never an understanding friend.
have weigh'd Therefore, for goodness' sake, and as you are such a compounded one? known
Buck. All the whole time
The view of earthly glory : Men might say, As they were living; think, you see them great, Till this time, pomp was single; but now mar And follow'd with the general throng, and
To one above itself. Each following day Of thousand friends; then, in a moment, see Became the next day's master, till the last How soon this mightiness meets misery ! Made former wonders it's: To-day, the French And, if you can be merry then, I'll say, All clinquant,t all in gold, like heathen gods, A man may weep upon his wedding day,
Henry VIII. and Francis 1. king of Fuoce. † Pretend.
Shone down the English: and, to-morrow, Of all the gentry; for the most part such they
Too, whom as great a charge as little honour Made Britain, India: every man, that stood, He meant to lay upon: and his own letter,* Show'd like a mine. Their dwarfish pages The honourable board of council out,
Must fetch him in the papers. As cherubims, all gilt; the madams too,
Aber. I do know Not us'd to toil, did almost sweat to bear Kinsmen of mine, three at the least, that have The pride upon them, that their very labour By this so sicken'd their estates, that never Was to them as a painting: now this mask They shall abound as formerly. Was cried incomparable; and the ensuing
Buck. 0, many
Have broke their backs with laying manors on Made it a fool, and beggar. The two kings, For this great journey. What did this vanity, Equal in lustre, were now best, now worst, But minister communication of As presence did present them; bim in eye, A most poor issue? Stilf him in praise: and, being present both, Nor. Grievingly I think,
[values 'Twas said, they saw but one; and no discerner The peace between the French and us not Durst wag his tongue in censure.* When The cost that did conclude it. these suns
Buck. Every man, (For so they phrase them,) by their heralds After the hideous storm that follow'd, was The noble spirits to arms, they did perform A thing inspir'd: and, not consulting, broke Beyond thought's compass; that former fabu- Into a general prophecy,- That this tempest, lous story,
Dashing the garment of this peace, aboded Being
now seen possible enough, got credit, The sudden breach on't. That Bevist was believ'd.
Nor. Which is budded out; (tach'd Buck. 0, you go far.
For France hath flaw'd the league, and hath atNor. As I belong to worship, and affect Our merchants' goods at Bourdeaux In honour honesty, the tract of every thing Aber. Is it therefore Would by a good discourser lose some life, The ambassador is silenc'd ? Which action's self was tongue to. All was Nor. Marry, is't. royal;
Aber. A proper title of a peace; and pure To the disposing of it nought rebell’d,
chas'd Order gave each thing view ; the office did At a superfluous rate! Distinctly his full function.
Buck. Why, all this business Buck. Who did guide,
Our reverend cardinal carried.t I mean, who set the body and the limbs Nor. 'Like it your grace, Of this great sport together, as you guess? The state takes notice of the private difference
Nor. One, certes, that promises no elements Betwixt you and the cardinal. I advise you, In such a business.
(And take it from a heart that wishes towards Buck. I pray you, who, my lord ?
you Nor. All this was order'd by the good dis- Honour and plenteous safety,) that you read cretion
The cardinal's malice and his potency Of the right reverend cardinal of York.
Together: to consider further, that Buck. The devil speed him! no man's pie is what bis high hatred would effect, wants not free'd
A minister in his power: You know his naFrom his ambitious finger. What had he
ture, To do in these fiercell vanities? I wonder, That he's revengeful; and I know, his sword That such a keech can with bis very bulk Hath a sharp edge: it's long, and, it may be Take up the rays o' the beneficial sun,
said, And keep it from the earth.
It reaches far; and where 'twill not extend, Nor. Surely, Sir,
Thither he darts it. Bosom up my counsel, There's in him stuff that puts him to these You'll find it wholesome. Lö, where comes ends :
that rock, For, being not propp'd by ancestry, (whose That I advise your shunning. Chalks successors their way,) nor call'd upon For high feats done to the crown; neither Enter Cardinal Wolsey,(the purse borne before allied
him,) certain of the guard, and two SECRETo eminent assistants, but, spider-like, TARIES with papers. The Cardinal in his pasOut of his self-drawing web, he gives us note, sage fircth his eye on BUCKINGHAM, and BuckThe force of his own merit makes his way; INGHAM on him, both full of disdain. A gift that heaven gives for him, which buys A place next to the king.
Wol. The duke of Buckingham's surveyor? Aber. I cannot tell
ha? What heaven hath given him, let some graver
Where's his examination? Pierce into that; but I can see his pride
1 Secr. Here, so please you. Peep through each part of him: Whence has
Wol. Is he in person ready? he ihat?
1 Secr. Ay, please your grace. If not from hell, the devil is a niggard ;
Wol. Well, we shall then know more; and Or has given all before, and he begins
Buckingham A new hell in himself.
Shall lessen this big look. Buck. Why the devil,
(Exeunt WOLSEY, and train. Upon this French going-out, took he upon him,
Buck. This butcher's curt is venom-mouth'd, Without the privity o' the king, to appoint
[best Who should attend on him? He makes up the Have not the power to muzzle him; therefore, file**
Not wake him in his slumber. A beggar's
look In opinion, which was most noble. + Sir Bevis, an old romance. 1 Certainly. Practice. * Sets down in his letter without consulting the council. y Proud 1 Lump of fat.
+ Conducted. Wolsey was the son of a butcher.
Nor. What, are you chaf'd?
His fears were, that the interview, betwixt Ask God for temperance; that's the appliance England and France, might, through their only,
amity, Which your disease requires.
Breed him some prejudice; for from this Bruck. I read in his looks
league Matter against me; and his eye revil'd Ptep'd harms that menac'd him: He priviin Me, as his abject object: at this instant Deals with our cardinal; and, as I trow,He bores* nie with some trick: He's gone to which I do well; for, I am sure, the emperor the king;
Paid ere he promis'd; whereby his suit was I'U follow, and out-stare him.
granted, Nor. Stay, my lord,
Ere it was ask'd ;-but when the way was And let your reason with your choler question
made, What 'tis you go about: To climb steep hills, And pav’d with gold, the emperor thus de Requires slow pace at first: Anger is like
sir'd ;A full-hot horse; who being allow'd his way, That he would please to alter the king's course, Self-mettle tires him. Not a man in England And break the aforesaid peace. Let the king Can advise me like you: be to yourself
[nal As you would to your friend.
(As soon he shall by me,) that thus the cardiBuck. I'll to the king;
Does buy and sell bis honour as he pleases, And from a mouth of honour quite cry down And for his own advantage. This Ipswich fellow's insolence; or proclaim, Nor. I am sorry There's difference in no persons.
To hear this of him; and could wish, he were Nor. Be advis'd;
Something mistaken in't. Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot
Buck. No, not a syllable ; That it do singe yourself: We may outrun, I do pronounce him in that very shape, By violent swiftness, that which we run at, He shall appear in proof. And lose by over-running. Know you not, The fire, that mounts the liquor till it run Enter BRANDON; a SERGEANT at Arms before
him, and two or three of the guard. In seerning to augment it, wastes it? Be advis'd:
Bran. Your office, sergeant; execute it. I say again, there is no English soul
Serg. Sir, More stronger to direct you than yourself;.
My lord the duke of Buckingham, and earl If with the sap of reason you would quench,
of Hereford, Stafford, and Northampton, I Or but allay, the fire of passion.
Arrest thee of high treason, in the name Buck. Sir,
Of our most sovereign king. I am thankful to you; and I'll go along
Buck. Lo you, my lord, By your prescription :- but this top-proud The net has fallen upon me; I shall perish fellow,
Under device and practice. (Whom from the flow of gall I name not, but
Bran. I am sorry From sincere motions,) by intelligence,
To see you ta'en from liberty, to look on And proofs as clear as founts in Júly, when
The business present: 'Tis bis highness' pleaWe see each grain of gravel, I do know
You shall to the Tower.
(sure To be corrupt and treasonous.
Buck. It will help me nothing, Nor. Say not, treasonous.
To plead mine innocence; for that die is on me, Buck. To the king I'll say't ; and make my | Which makes my whitest part black. The will vouch as strong
of hcaven As shore of rock. Attend. This holy fox,
Be done in this and all things!-I obey.Or wolf, or both, (for he is equal ravenous,
O my lord Aberg'any, fare you well. As he is subtle ; and as prone to mischief,
Bran. Nay, he must bear you company :As able to perform it: his mind and place
TO ABERGAVENNY. Infecting one another, yea, reciprocally,)
Is pleas'd you shall to the Tower, till you Only to show his pomp as well in France
How he determines further.
[know As here at home, suggestst the king our
Aber. As the duke said, • master
The will of heaven be done, and the king's To this last costly treaty, the interview,
pleasure That swallow'd so much treasure, and like a By me obey'd. Did break i’ the rinsing.
Bran. Here is a warrant from Nor. 'Faith, and so it did.
The king, to attach lord Montacute; and the
bodies Buck. Pray, give me favour, Sir. This cunning cardinal
Of the duke's confessor, John de la Court, The articles o' the combination drew,
One Gilbert Peck, his chancellor,As himself pleas'd; and they were ratified,
Buck. So, so; As he cried, Thus let it be: to as much end,
These are the limbs of the plot : no more, I As give a crutch to the dead : But our count
Bran. A monk o' the Chartreux. Has done this, and 'tis well; for worthy Wol- Buck. 0, Nicholas Hopkins ? Who cannot err, he did it. Now this follows,
Brun. He. Which, as I take it, is a kind of puppy
Buck. My surveyor is false; the o'er great to the old dam, treason,)-Charles tho em
Hath show'd him gold: my life is spann'dt al Under pretence to see the queen his aunt I am the shadow of poor Buckingham; (For 'twas, indeed, his colour; but he came Whose figure even this instant clouds put on, To whisper Wolsey,) here makes visitation :
By dark"ning my clear sun.-My lord, fare. well.
1. Erewni. + Excilan. • Unfair stratagems.