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More worth than empty vanities; yet prayers, and Q. Kath. Sir, I desire you, do me right and justice; wishes,

And to bestow your pity on me: for
Are all I can return. 'Beseech your lordship, I am a most poor woman, and a stranger,
Voachsafe to speak my thanks, and my obedience, Born out of your dominions ; having here
As from a blushing hand maid to his highness; No judge indifferent, nor no more assurance
Whose health, and royalty, I pray for.

Of equal friendsbip and proceeding. Alas, sir, Chan.

In what have I offended you ! wlrat cause I shall not fail to approve the fair conceit,

Hath my behaviour given to your displeasure, The king hath of you. I have perus'd her well; That thus you should proceed to put ine off,

[ Aside. And take your good grace from me! Heaven witness, Beauty and honour in her are so mingled,

I have been to you a true and humble wife,
That they have caught the king: and who knows yet, At all times to your will comformable :
Bat from this lady may proceed a gem,

Ever in fear to kindle your dislike,
To lighten all this isle? I'll to the king,

Yea, subject to your countenance ; glad, or sorry, And say, I spoke with you.

As I saw it inclin'd. When was the hour, Anne.

My honour'd lord. I ever contradicted your desire,

[Exit Lord Chamberlain. Or made it not mine too! Or which of your friends Old L. Why, this it is; see, see!

Have I not sirove to love, although I knew I have been begging sixteen years in court

He were mine enemy! what friend of mine, (Am yet a courtier beggarly), nor could

That had to bim deriv'd your anger, did I Come pat betwixt too early and too late,

Continue in my liking ? nay, gave notice For any snit of pounds : and you, (O fate!)

He was from thence discharg'à ! Sir, call to mind A very fresh fish here, (tie, fie upon

That I have been your wife, in this obedience,
This compellid fortune !) have your mouth fill'd up, Upward of twenty years, and have been blest
Before you open it.

With many children by you : If, in the course
This is strange to me.

And process of this time, you can report
Old L. How tastes it! is it bittert forty pence, no. And prove it too, against mine honour aught,
There was a lady once 'tis an old story),

My bond to wedlock, or my love and duty,
That would not be a queen, that would she not, Against your sacred person, in God's name,
For all the mud in Egypt: Have you heard it! Turn me away; and let the foul'st contempt
Anne. Come, you are pleasant.

Shut door upon me, and so give me up Old L.

With your theme, I could To the sharpest kind of justice. Please you, sir, O'erinount the lark. The marchioness of Pembroke ! The king, your father, was reputed for A thousand pounds a year! for pure respect; A prince most prudent, of an excellent No other obligation: By my life,

And unmatch'd wit and judgment: Ferdinand, That promises more thousands : Honour's train My father, king of Spain, was reckon'd one Is longer than his foreskirt. By this time,

The wisest prince, that there had reign'd by many I know, your back will bear a duchess ;---Say, A year before : It is not to be question'd Are you not stronger than you were ?

That they had gather'd a wise council to them Anne.

Good lady,

of every realm, that did debate this business, Make yourself mirth with your particular fancy, Who deem'd our marriage lawful: Wherefore I bumAnd leave me out on't. 'Would I had no being, Beseech you, sir, to spare me, till I may [hly If this salute my blood a jot; it faints we,

Be by my friends in Spain artvis'd; whose council To think what follows.

I will implore: if not, i'the pame of God, The queen is comfortless, and we forgetful

Your pleasure be fulfillid! In our long absence : Pray, do not deliver


You have here, lady What here you have heard, to bor.

(And of your choice), these reverend fathers; men Old L.

What do you think me? of singular integrity and learning,

[ Exexent. Yea, the eleet of the land, who are assembled SCENE IV. A Hall in Blackfriars.

To plead your cause: It shall be therefore bootless, Trumpets, Sennet, and Cornets. Enter tvo Vergers, for your own quiet, as to rectify

That longer you desire the court; as well with short Silver Wands; next them, two Scribes, What is unsettled in the king. in the Habits of Doctors; after them, the Arch

Сап. bishop of Canterbury alone ; after him, the Bishop Hath spoken well, and justly: Therefore, madam, v Lincoln, Ely, Rochester, and St. Asaph; next it's fit ibis royal session do proceed ; Them, rith some small distance, follors à Gentleman bearing the Purse, with the Great Scal, and Be now produc'd, and heard.

And that, withoot delay, their arguments a Cardinal's Hat; then tro Priests, bearing each

Q. Xath.

Lord cardinal,a Silver Cross; then a Gentleman Usher bare. To you I speak. headed, accompanied with a Sergeant at Arms,

Wol. bearing a Silver Mace; then two Gentlemen, bears

Your pleasure, madam?

Sir, ing two great Silver Pillars; after them, side by I am about to weep; but, thinking that

Q. Kath. side, the two Curlinals Wolsey and Campejus: We are a queen (or loug 'have dream'd so), certain, two Noblemen with the Sword and Mace.' Then the daughter of a king, my drops of tears enter the King and Queen, and their Trains. The I'll turn to sparks of fire. King takes place under the Cloth of State; the


Be patient yet. two Cardinals sit under him as Judges. The Queen takes place, at some distance from the King or God will punish me.' I do believe,

Q. Kath. I will, when yon are humble; nay, before, The Bishops place themselves on each side the Induc'a by potent circumstances, that Court, in manner of a Consistory; between them, You are mine enemy; and make my challenge, The Scribes. The Lords sit next the Bishops. You shall not be my judge: for it is you The Crier and the rest of the Attendants stand in convenient order about the Stage.

Have blown this coal betwixt my lord and me,-

Which God's dew quench !-- Therefore, I say again, Wol. Whilst our commission from Rome is read,

I utterly abhor, yea, from my soul,
Let silence be commanded.
K. Hen.
What's the need?

Refuse you for my indge; whom, yet once more,

I hold any inost malicious foe, and think not It bath already publicly been read,

At all a friend to truth. And on all sides the authority allow'd :


I do profess You may then spare that time.

You speak not like yourself; who ever yet TVol.

Be't so: Proceed.

Hare stood to charity, and display'd the effects Scribe. Say, Henry, king of England, come into Of disposition gentle, and of wisdom

the court. Crier. Henry, king of England, &c.

O'ertopping, woman's power. Madam, you do me

I have no spleen against you : por injustice (wrong: K. Hen. Here.

For you, or any: how far I have proceeded, Scribe. Say, Katharine, queen of England, come

Or how far farther shall, is warranted into court.

By a commission from the consistory, Crier. Katharine, queen of England, &c.

Yea, the whole consistory of Rome. You charge me, [The Queen makes no Answer, risesout of her Chair, That I have blown this coal: I do deny it:

goes about the Court, comes to the King, and kneels The king is present: if it be known to him, at his Peet; then speaks.)

That I gainsay my deed, low may he wound,

His grace

And worthily, my falschood ! yea, as much

Respecting this our marriage with the dowager, As you have done my truth. But if he know Sometimes our brother's wife. This respite shook That I am free of your report, he knows,

The bosom of my conscience, enter'd me, I am not of your wrong. Therefore in him

Yea, with a splitting power, and made to tremble It lies, to cure me: and the core is, to

The region of my breast; which fore'd such way, Remove these thoughts from you: The which before That many maz'd considerings did throng, His higbness shall speak in, I do beseech

And press'd in with this caution. First, methought,
You, gracious madan, to upthink your speaking, I stood not in the smile of heaven ; who had
And to say so no more.

Commanded nature, that my lady's womb,
Q. Kath.
My lord, my lord,

If not conceiv'd a male child by me, should
I am a simple woman, much too weak [month'd; Do no more oflices of life to't, than
To oppose your cunning. You are meek, and humble- The grave dues to the dead: for her male issue
You sign your place and calling, in full seeping, Or died where they were nude, or shortly after
With meekness and humility :

your heart

This world had air'd then : Hence I took a thought, Is eramu'd with arrogancy, spleen, and pride. This was a judgment on me; that my kingdom, You have, by fortune, and his highness' favours, Well worthy the best heir o'the world should not Gone slightly o'er low steps; and now are mounted Be gladded in’t by me : Then follows, that Where powers are your retainers : and your words I weigu'd the danger which ny realus stood in Domestics to you, serve your will, as't please By this my issue's fail; and that gave to me Yourself propounce their office. I must tell you, Many a groaning throe. Thus halling in You tender inore your person's honour, than

The wild sea of my conscience, I did steer Your high profession spiritual : That again

Toward tbis reinedy, whereapon we are I do refuse you for my judge; and here,

Now present here together; that's to say, Before you áll, appeal unto the pope,

I meant to rectify my conscience, which To bring my whole cause 'fore his holiness,

I then did feel full sick, and yet not well, And to be judga by him.

By all the reverend fatbers of the land, [Ske courtesies to the King, ond offers to depart. And doctors learn'd.- First, I began in private Can.

The queen is obstinale, With you, my lord of Lincoln ; you remember Stubborn to justice, apt to accuse it, and

How onder my oppression I did reek, Disdainful to be tried by it; 'tis not well.

When I first mov'd you. She's going away.


Very well, my liege. K. Hen Call her again.


K. Hen. I have spoke long ; be pleas's yourself to Crier. Katharine, queen of England, come into the How far you satisfied me.

(say Grif. Madam, you are call's back. [your way :


So please your lighness, Q. Kath. What need you note it? pray yon, keep the question did at first so stagger ne,When you are call'd, return.--Now the Lord help, Bearing a state of mighty moment in't, They vex me past my patience !--pray you, pass op: And consequence of dread, -that I committed I will not tarry ; no, nor ever more,

The daring'st counsel which I uud, to doubt; Upon this business, my appearance make

And did entreat your bighuess to this course, In any of their courts.

Which you are rooping here. (Exeunt Queen, Griffith, and her other Attendants. K. Hen.

I then mov'd you, K. Hen. Go thy ways, Kate :

My lord of Canterbury; and got your leave That man i'tlie world, who shall report he has To make this present summons : -Unsolicited A better wife, let him in nought be trusted,

I left no reverend person in this court, For speaking false in tbat : Thou art, alone But by particular consent proceeded, (If thy rare qualities, sweet gentleness,

Under your bands and seals. Therefore, go on : Thy meekness saint-like, wife-like government, For no dislike i'the world against the person Obeying in commanding.--and thy parts,

of the good queen, but the sharp thorny points Sovereign and pious else, could speak thee out), of my alieged reasous, drive this forward The queen of earthly queens : -She is noble born ; Prove but our marriage lawful, by my life, And, like her true nobility, she has

And kingly dignity, we are contented Carried herself towards me.

To wear our mortal state to come, with her, Wol.

Most gracions sir, Katharine our queen, before the primest creature In humblest manner I require your bighness, That's paragon'd o’the world. That it shall please you to declare, in hearing


So please your highness, of all these ears (for where I ain robb'd and bound, The queen being absent, 'lis a need for fitness There must I be uwloos'd; although not there That we adjourn this court till further day : At once and fully satisfied), whether ever I

Meanwhile must be an earnest motion Did broach this business to your highness; or Made to the queen, to call back her appeal Laid any scruple in your way, which might She intends unto his holiness. [They rise to depart. Ioduce you to the question on't! or ever

K. Hen,

I may perceive, (Aside. Have to you, but with thanks to God for such These cardinals triffe with me: I abhor A royal lady,--spake one the least word, might This dilatory sloth, and tricks of Rome. Be to the prejudice of her present state,

My learn'd and well-beloved servant, Crab mer, Or touch of her good person !

Pr'ythee return ! with thy approach, I know, K. Hen.

My lord cardinal, My comfort comes along. Break up the court: I do excuse you ; yea, upon mine honour,

I say, set on (Exeunt, in manner as they entered.
I free you from't. You are not to be taught
That you have many enemies, that know not
Why they are so, but, like to village enrs,

ACT 111.
Bark when their fellows do: by some of these
The queeo is put ir anger. You are excus'd :

SCENE I. Paiace at Bridevell. A room in ta But will you be more justified ! you ever

Queen's Apartment. Have wish'd the sleeping of this business; never The Queen, and some of her Women, ct Work. Desir'd it to be stirr'd ; but oft have hinder'd; oft

Q. Kath. Take thy late, wencb: wy soul grows The passages made toward it :-on my honour,

sad with troubles ; I speak my good lord cardinal to this point, And thus far clear him. Now, what mov'd me to't Sing, and disperse them, if thoucanst; leave working, I will be bold with time, and your attention :

SONG. Then mark the inducement.' Thus it came ;-give

Orpheus with his lute made trees, heed to't:

And the mountain tops that freeze,

Bore themselves, when he did sing:
My conscience first received a tenderness,
Scruple, and prick, on certain specches utter'd

To his music, plants, and flowers,
By the bishop of Bayonne, then French ambassador;

Ever sprung; as sun, and shorrers, Who had been hither sent on the debating

There had been a lasting spring.
A marriage 'twixt the duke of Orleans and

Every thing that heart him play,
Our daughter Mary : l'the progress this business, Eren the billors of the sea,
Ere a determinate resolution, he

Hung their heads, and then lay by. (I mean the bishop) did require a respite ;

In siceet music is such art; Wherein be might the king his lord advertise

killing care, and grief of heart, Whether our daughter were legitimate,

Fall asleep, or, hearing, die.

Enter a Gentleman,


I would, your grace Q. Kath. How now?

Would leave your griefs, and take my counsel. Gent. An't please your grace, the two great cardinals

Q. Kath.

How, sir? Wait in the presence.

Cam. Put your main cause into the king's protection; Q. Kath, Would they speak with me?

He's loving and most gracious; 'will be much Gent. They will'd me say so, nadam.

Both for your honour better, and your cause ; Q. Kath.

Pray their graces

For, if the trial of the law o'ertake you, To come near. [Exit Gent.) What can be their You'll part away disgrau'd.


He tells you rightly. business With me, a poor weak woman, fallen from favour? Q. Kath. Ye tell me what ye wish for both, my ruin. I do not like their coming, now I think on't.

Is this your Christian counsel ? out upon ye ! They should be good men; their affairs as righteous :

Heaven is above all yet; there sits a judge,
But all hoods make not monks.

That no king can corrupt.

Your rage mistakes us.
Enter Wolsey and Campeius.

Q Kath. The more shame for ye; holy men I thought Wol.

Peace to your highness ! U pon my soul, two reverend cardinal virtues : [ye, Q. Kath. Your graces find me here part of a But cardinal sins, and hollow hearts, I fear ye : housewife ;

Mend them for shame, my lords. Is this your comfort!
I would be all, against the worst may happen. The cordial that ye bring a wretched lady?.
What are your pleasures with me, reverend lords? A woman lost among ye, laugh's at, scorn'd ?

Wol. May it please you, noble madam, to withdraw I will not wish ye half my miseries,
Into your private chamber, we shall give you I have more charity : But say, I warn'd ye;
The full cause of our coming.

Take heed, for heaven's sake, take heed, lest at once Q. Kath.

Speak it here; The burden of my sorrows fall upon ye. There's nothing I have done yet, o'ny conscience, Wol. Madam, this is a mere distraction ; Deserves a corner: 'Would, all otber women, Yon turn the good we offer into envy. Could speak this with as free a soul as I do!

Q. Kath. Yetura me into nothing: Woe upon ye, My lords, I care pot (50 much I am happy

And all such false professors ! Would ye have me Above a number), if my actious

(If you have any justice, any pity; Were tried by every tongne, every eye saw them, If ye he any thing but charehmen's habits), Envy and base opinion set against them,

Put my sick cause into his hands that hates me! I know my life so even ; If your business

Alas! he has banish'd me bis bed already ; Seek me out, and that way I am wife in,

His love, too long ago : I am old, my lords, Out with it boldly! Truth loves open dealing. And all the fellowship I hold now with him Wol. Tanta est erga te ment is integritas, regina is only iny obedience. What can happen serenissima,

To iné, above this wretchedness ? all your studies Q. Kath. 0, good my lord, no Latin ;

Make me a curse like this. I am not sach a truant since my coming,


Your fears are worse. As not to know the language I have liv'd in :

Q. Kath. Have I liv'd thus long-(let ine speak A strange tongue makes my cause more strauge, sus

myselt, picious;

Since virtue finds no friends),- a wife, a true one ! Pray, speak in English: here are some will thank yon, A woman (I dare say, without vain-glory), If you speak truth, for their poor nistress' sake Never yet branded with suspicion ! Believe me, she has had inuch wrong: Lord cardinal, Have I' with all my fall affections

[him? The willing'st sin I ever yet committed,

Still met the king i lor'd bim next heaven! obey'd May be absolv'a in English.

Been, out of fondness, superstitious to him? Wol.

Noble lady,

Almost forgot my prayers to content hin! I am sorry my integrity should breed

And am I thus rewarded ? 'tis not well, lords. (And service to his majesty and you),

Bring me a constant woman to her husband, So deep suspicion, where all faith was meant. One that ne'er dreau'd a joy beyond bis pleas are ; We come not by the way of accusation,

And to that woman, when she bas done most, To taint that honour every good tongue blesses; Yet will I add an honour,-a great patience. Nor to betray you any way to sorrow;

Wol. Madam, yon wander froin the good we ain at. You have too much, good lady: but to know

Q. Kath. My lord, I dare not make myself so guilty, How you stand minded in the weighty difference To give up willingly that noble title Between the king and you; and to deliver, Your coaster wed me to : nothing but death Like free and honest men, our just opinions, Shall e'er divorce my dignities. And comforts to your cause.


'Pray, hear me. Сат.

Most honour'd madam, Q: Kath. 'Would I had never trud this English My lord of York,-out of his poble nature,

Or felt the flatteries that grow upon it! [earth, Zeai and obedience he still bore your grace ;

Ye have angeis' faces, bui heaven knows your hearts. Forgetting, like a good man, your late censu e What will become of me now, wretched lady? Both of his truth and him (which was too far), I ain the most uphappy woman living.Offers, as I do, in a sign of peace,

Alas! poor wenches, wbere are now your fortunes ! His service and his counsel.

(To her Women Q. Kath.

To betray me. [Aside. Shipwreck'd upon a kingdom, where no pily, My lords, I thank you both for your good wills, No friends, no hope ; no kindred woep for me, Ye speak like honest men, (pray God, ye prove so !) Almost, no grave allow'd me :-Like the lily, But how to make you suddenly an answer,

That once was mistress of the field, and flourish'u, In such a point of weight, so near mine honour I'll hang my head, and perish. (More near my life, I fear), with my weak wit,


If your grave And to such meu of gravity and learning,

Could bat be brought to know, our ends are honest, In truth, I know not. I was set at work

You'd feel more comfort: why should we, good lady, Among my maids; full little, God knows, locking Upon what cause, wrong you ? alas ! our places, Either for such meu, or such business,

The way of our profession, is against it; For her sake that I have been (for I feel

We are to cure such sorrows, not to sow them. The last fit ol' my greatness), good yonr graces, For good pess' sake, consider what you do ; Let me have time, and counsel, for iny cause; How you may burt yourself, ay, utterly Alas ! I am a woman, friendless, hopeless.

Grow from the king's acquaintance, by this carriage. Wol. Madam, you wrong the king's love with these The hearts of princes kiss obedience, Your hopes and friends are infinite.

So much they love it; but, to stubborn spirits, Q. Kath.

In England, They swell, and grow as terrible as storms. But little for my profit: Can you think, lords, I know you have a gentle, noble temper, That any Englishman dare give me counsel ? A soul as even as a calm : Pray, think us Or be a known friend, 'gainst his highness' pleasure Those we profess, peace-makers, friends, and servants. (Though he be grown so desperate to be honest), Cam. Madam, you'll find it so. You wrong your And live a subject ? Nay, forsooth, my friends,

virtues They that musí weigh out my afflictions,

With these weak women's fears. A noble spirit, They that my trust must grow to, live not here; As yours was put into you, ever casts (you; They are, as all my other comforts, far hence, Such doubts, as false coin, from it. The king loves In mine own country, lords.

Beware, you lose it not: For us, if you please


To trust us in your business, we are ready

Will make this sting the sooner. Cardinal Campeius To use our utmost studies in your service.

Is stolen away to Rome: hath ta'en no leave ;
Q. Kath. Do what ye will, my lords : And, pray, Has left the cause o'the king uphandied; and
If I have as'd myself unmanperly: (forgive me, Is posted, as the agent of our cardinal,
You know, I am a woman, lacking wit

To second all his plot. I do assure you
To make a seemly answer to such persons.

The king cried, ha! at this. Pray, do my service to his majesty :


Now, God incense him, He has my heart yet; and shall have my prayers, And let him cry ha, louder! While I shall have my life. Come, reverend fathers,


But, my lord, Bestow your counsels on me: she now begs,

When returns Cranmer! That little thought, when she set footing here, Suff. He is return'd, in his opinions; which She should have bought her dignities so dear.

Have satisfied the king for his divorce,

[ Exeunt. Together with all famous colleges SCENE II. Antechamber to the King's Apartment. His second marriage shall be publish'd, and

Almost in Christendom: shortly, I believe, Enter the Duke of Norfolk, the Duke of Suffolk, the Her coronation. Katharine no more

Earl of Surry, and the Lord Chamberlain. Shall be call'd queen ; but princess dowager, Nor. If you will now unite in your complaints

And widow to prince Arthur. And force them with a constancy, the cardinal


This same Cranıner's Cannot stand under them: If you omit

A worthy fellow, and hath ta'en much pain The offer of this time, I cannot promise,

In the king's business. But that you shall sustain more new disgraces,


He has ; and we shall see him

i With these you bear already.

For it, an archbishop. Surry.

I am joyful


So I hear. To meet the least occasion that may give me


Remembrance of my father-in-law, the duke,

The cardinal-
To be reveng'd on him.
Which of the peers

Enter Wolsey and Cromwell.
Have uncontemn'd gone by him, or at least


Observe, observe, he's moody. Strangely neglected? when did be regard

Wol. The packet, Cromwell, gave it you the king? The stamp of nobleness in any person,

Crom. To his own hand, in his bedchamber. Out of himself?

Wol. Look'd be o'the inside of the paper !
My lords, you speak your pleasures :

Presently What he deserves of you and die, I know;

He did unseal them; and the first be view'd, What we can do to him (though now the time

He did it with a serious mind; a heed Gives way to as), I much fear. If you cannot Was in his countenance : You, he bade Bar his access to the king, never attempt

Attend him here this morning. Any thing on him ; for he hath a witchcraft


Is he ready Over the king in his tongue.

To come abroad! Nor.

0, fear him not;


I think, by this he is. His spell in that is out: the king hath found

Wol. Leave me awhile.-

[Erit Cromwell. Matter against him, that for ever mars

It shall be the duchess of Alencon, The honey of his language. No, he's settled, The French king's sister : he shall marry her.Not to come off, in his displeasure.

Anne Ballen! No; I'll no Anne Bullens for him : Surry.


There is more in it than fair visage.-Bullen! I should be glad to hear such news as this

No, we'll no Bullens.--Speedily I wish Once every hour.

To hear from Rome.-The marchioness of Pembroke ! Nor. Believe it, this is true.

Nor. He's discontented. In the divorce, bis contrary proceedings


May be, he hears the king Are all unfolded; wherein he appears,

Does whet bis anger to him. As I could wish mine enemy.

Sharp enough, Surry.

How came

Lord, for thy justice! His practices to light !

Wol. The late queen's gentlewoman; a knight's Suff Most strangely,

daughter, Surry.

o, how, how? To be her mistress' mistress! the queen's queen!Suff. The cardinal's letter to the pope miscarried, This candle barns not clear: 'tis i must souffit; And came to the eye o'the king; wherein was read, Then, out it goes-What though I know her virtuous How that the cardinal did entreat his holiness And well-deserving? yet I know her for To stay the judgment o'the divorce ; For if

A spleeny Lutheran ; and not wholesome to It did take place, I do, quoth he, perceive

Our cause, that she should lie i'the bosom of My king is tangled in adjection

Our hard-rol'd king. Again, there is sprang up A creature of the queen's, lady Anne Bullen. An heretic, an arch one, "Cranmer; one Surry. Has the king this!

Hath crawl'd into the favour of the king, Suff

Believe it.

And is his oracle.
Will this work! Nor.

He is vex'd at something
Chan. The king in this perceives him, how he Suff. I would, 'twere something that would fret the
The master-cord of his leart!

(string, And hedges, his own way. But in this point All his tricks founder, and he brings his physic

Enter the King, reading a Schedule; and Lovell. After his patient's death, the king already

The king, the king. Hath married the fair lady.

K. Hen. What piles of wealth hath he accumulated Surry.

'Would he had ! To his own portion ! and what expense by the hour Suff May you be happy in your wish, my lord ; Seems to flow from him! How, i'the name of thrift, Por, I profess, you have it.

Does he rake this together 1-Now, my lords :
Now all my joy

Saw you the cardinal!
Trace the conjunction !


My lord, we have
My amen to't!

Stood here observing him: Some strange commotion Nor.

All men's. Is in his brain : he bites his lip, and starts ; Suff. There's order given for her coronation : Stops on a sudden, looks upon the ground, Marry, this is yet but young, and may be left Then lays his finger on his temple; straight, To some ears unrecounted.-Bat, my lords,

Springs out into fast guit; then, stops again, She is a gallant creature, and complete

Strikes his breast hard; and anon, be casts In mind and feature : I persuade me, from her His eye against the moon: in most strange postures Will fall some blessing to this land, which shall We have seen him set himself, In it be memoriz'd.

K. Hen.

It may well be ; Surry. But, will the king

There is a mutiny in his mind. This morning, Digest this letter of the cardinal's !

Papers of state he sent me to peruse,
The Lord forbid !

As I requir'd; And, wot you, what I found
Marry, amen!

There ; on my conscience, put anwittingly?

No, no ;

Forsooth, an inventory, thus importing, There be more wasps that buzz about his nose, The several parcels of his plate, his treasure,





Rich stuffs, and ornaments of household ; which And, after, this: and then to break fast, with
I find at such proud rate, that it out-speaks

What appetite yon have.
Possession of a subject.

[Exit King, frowning upon Cardinal Wolsey, Nor. It's heaven's will;

the Nobles throng after him, smiling, and Some spirit put this paper in the packet,

whispering To bless your eye withal.


What should this mean? K. Hen. If we did think

What sudden anger's this ? how have I reap'd it? His contemplation were above the earth,

He parted frowning from me, as if ruin And fix'd on spiritual object, he should still

Leap'd from his eyes : So looks the chafed lion Dwell in his musings : but, I am afraid,

Upon the daring huntsman that has gall'd lim ; His thinkings are below the moon; not worth Then makes him nothing. I must read this paper; His serious considering.

I fear, the story of his anger.

'Tis so;
[He takes his Seat, and whispers Lovell, who This paper has nndone me: --"Tis the account
goes to Wolsey.

of all that world of wealth I have drawn together Wol.

Heaven forgive me !- Por mive own ends; indeed, to gain the popedom, Ever God bless your highness!

And fee my friends in Rome. O negligence,
K. Hen.

Good, my lord, Fit for a fool to fall by! What cross devil
You are full of heavenly staff, and bear the inventory Made me put this main secret in the packet,
Of your best graces in your mind; the which I sent the king? Is there no way to cure this?
You were now running o'er ; you have scarce time No new device to beat this from his brains ?
To steal from spiritual leisure, a brief span,

I know, 'twill stir him strongly; Yet I know
To keep your carthly audit: Sure, in that

A way, if it take right, in spite of fortune, I deem you an ill husband ; and am glad

Will bring me off again. What's this-To the Pope ? To have you therein my companion.

The letter, as I live, with all the business Wol.


I writ to his holiness. Nay, then, farewell! Por holy offices I have a time: a time

I have touch't the highest point of all my greatness; To think upon the part of business, which

And, from that full ineridian of my glory, I bear i'the state; and nature does require

I hasle now to my setting: I shall fall Her times of preservation, which, perforce,

Like a bright exhalation in the evening,
I her frail son, amongst my brethren mortal,

And no man see me more.
Must give my tendance to.
K. Hen.

You have said well. Re-enter the Dukes of Norfolk and Saffolk, tke Wol. And ever may your highness yoke together,

Earl of Surry, and the Lord Chamberlain. As I will lend you canse, my doing well

Nor. Hear the king's pleasure, cardinal: who comWith my well saying!

To render up the great seal presently [mands you K. Hen. "Tis well said again;

Into our hands; and to contine yourself And 'tis a kind of good deed, to say well :

To Asher-house, my lord of Wine ester's, And yet words are no deeds. My father lov'd you ; Till you hear further from his highness. He said, he did; and with his deed did crown


Stav, His word upon you. Since I had my office,

Where's your commission, lords I words cannot carry I bave kept you next my heart ; bave not alone Authority so weighty. Employ'd you where high profits might come home,

Who dare cross then? Bot par'd my present havings, to bestow

Bearing the king's will from his mouth expressly ! My bounties upon you.

Wol. Till I find more than will, or words, to do it Wol. What should this mean?

(I mean, your malice), know, officions lords,
Surry. The Lord increase this business! [Asiile. I dare, and must deny it. Now I feel
K. Hien.

Have I not made you of what course metal ye are moulded, -envy.
The prime man of the state ? I pray you, tell me, How eagerly ye follow my disgraces,
If what I now pronounce, you have found true : As if it fed ye! and how sleek and wanton
And, if you may confess it, say withal,

Ye appear in every thing may bring my rain!
If you are bound to us, or no. What say you ? Follow your envious courses, men of malice;

Wol. My sovereign, I confess, your royal graces You have Christian warrant for them, and, no doubt, Shower'd on me daily, have been more, than could In time will find their fit rewards. That seal, My studied purposes requite ; which went

You ask with such a violence, the king Beyond all man's endeavours :--my endeavours (Mine, and your master), with his own hand gave me: Have ever come too short of my desires,

Bade me enjoy it, with the place and honours, Yet, fill'd with my abilities: Mine own ends During my life; and, to confirm his goodness, Have been mine so, that evermore they pointed Tied it by letters patents : Now, who'll take it ! To the good of your most sacred person, and

Surry. The king, that gave it. The profit of the state. For your great graces


It must be himself then. Heap'd upon me, poor undeserver, I

Surry. Thou art a proud traitor, priest. Can nothing render but allegiant thanks;


Proud lord, thou liest; My prayers to heaven for you; my loyalty,

Within these forty bours Surry durst better
Which ever has, and ever shall be growing, Have burnt that tongue, than said so.
Till death, that winter, kill it.


Thy ambition, K. Hen.

Fairly answer'd; Thou scarlet sin, robb'd this bewailing land A loyal and obedient subject is

of noble Buckingham, my father-in-law : Therein illustrated : The honour of it

The heads of all thy brother cardinals Does pay the act of it; as, i'the contrary.

(With thee, and all thy best parts bound together), The fouluess is the punishment. I presume, Weigh'd not a hair of his. Plague of your policy ! That, as my hand has open'd bounty to you, You sent me deputy for Ireland; My heart dropp'd love, my power rain's honour, more Far from his succour, from the king. from all On you, than any ; so your hand, and heart,

That might have mercy on the fault thou gar'st binn; Your brain, and every function of your power, Whilst your great goodness, out of holy pity, Should, notwithstanding that your hond of duty, Absolv'd him with an axe. As 't were in love's particular, be more


This, and all else To me, your friend, than any.

This talking lord can lay upon my credit, Wol.

I do profess,

I answer, is most false. The duke by law
'That for your highress' good I ever labour'a Found his deserts ; how innocent I was
More than mive own; that am, have, and will be. From any private malice in his end,
Though all the world shonld crack their duty to you, His noble jury and four cause can witness.
And throw it from their soul: though perils did If I lov'd many words, lord, I should tell you,
Abound, as thick as thought could make them, and You have as little modesty as honour;
Appear in forms more horrid ; yet my duty,

That I, in the way of loyalty and truth
As doth a rock against the chiding flood,

Toward the king, my ever royal master, Should the approach of this wild river break, Dare mate a sounder man than Surry can be, And stand unshaken yours.

And all that love his follies. K. Hen. 'Tis nobly spoken:

By my soul, [feel Take notice, lords, he has a loyal breast,

Your long coat, priest, protects you ; thou shouldst Por you have seen him open't.-Read o'er this; My sword i'the life-blood of thee else.- My lords,

[Giving him Papers. Can ye endure to hear this arrogance!


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