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XING Henry the Eighth.
Cardinal Wolfey, his firft Minifter and Favourite.
Duke of Buckingham.
Earl of Surrey.
Cardinal Campeius, the Pope's Legat.
Capucius, Ambaffador from the Emperor Charles the Fifth.
Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester..
Sir Henry Guildford
Cromwell, firft. Servant to Wolfey, afterwards to the King,
Griffith, Gentleman-Usher to Queen Katharine.
Dr. Butts, Phyfician to the King.
Surveyor to the Duke of Buckingham.
Queen Katharine, firft Wife to King Henry, afterwards Divorc'd.
Anne Bullen, belov'd by the King, and, afterwards married to him.
An old Lady, Friend to Anne Bullen.
Patience, Woman of the Bed-Chamber to Queen Katharine.
Several Lords and Ladies in the dumb Shews. Whomen attending upon the Queen. Spirits which appear to her. Scribes, Officers, Guards, and other Attendants.
The SCENE lies mostly in LONDON.
The LIFE of
Enter the Duke of Norfolk at one door: at the other the Duke of Buckingham, and the Lord Abergavenny.
COD morrow, and well met. How have you done
Since laft we faw y'in France?\
Nor. I thank your Grace:
Healthful, and ever fince a fresh admirer
Buck. An untimely ague
Staid me a prifoner in my chamber, when
Nor. 'Twixt Guynes and Arde :
I was then prefent, faw 'em falute on horfe back,
Such a compounded one?
Buck. All the whole time
I was my chamber's prisoner.
The view of earthly glory: men might fay
Buck. Oh, you go far.
Nor. As I belong to worfhip, and affect In honour, honefty; the tract of every thing Would by a good difcourfer lofe some life, Which action's felf was tongue to.
Buck. All was royal;
To the difpofing of it nought rebell'd,
Order gave each thing view.
The office did
Diftinely his full function. Who did guide,
†The old romantic legend of Bevis of Southampton.
Of this great sport together, as you guess?
Buck. Pray you, who, my lord?
Nor. All this was order'd by the good difcretion Of the right rev'rend Cardinal of York.
Buck. The devil speed him : no man's pye is freed From his ambitious finger. What had he
To do in these fierce vanities? I wonder
Nor. Yet furely Sir,
There's in him ftuff that puts him to these ends.
Out of his felf-drawn web; this gives us note,
Aber. I cannot tell
What heav'n hath giv'n him; let fome graver eye
Peep through each part of him; whence has he that,
Or has giv'n all before, and he begins
Buck. Why the devil,
Upon this French going out, took he upon him,
Who fhould atttend him? he makes up the file
tno rudiment or beginning.
ketch, from the Italian Caicchio, fignifying a Tub, Barrel, sr Hogshead, Skinner,
Muft fetch in him het papers.
Aber. I do know
Kinsmen of mine, three at the leaft, that have
Buck. O many
Have broke their backs with laying mannors on, 'ena For this great journey. What did this great vanity But minifter communication of
A moft poor iffue?
Nor. Grievingly I think.
The peace between the French and us, not values
Buck. Every man,
After the hideous ftorm that follow'd, was
Nor. Which is budded out:
For France hath flaw'd the league, and hath attach'd Our merchants goods at Bourdeaux.
Aber. Is it therefore
Th' ambaffador is filenc'd ?
Nor. Marry is't.
Aber. A proper title of a peace, and purchas❜d At a fuperfluous rate!
Buck. Why all this business
Our rev'rend Cardinal carried.
Nor. Like it your Grace,
The state takes notice of the private difference
the papers, a verb; His own letter, by his own single anthority and without the concurrence of the Council, must fetch in Him whom he papers down. I don't understand it, unless this be the meaning.