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Anne BULLEN, maid of honour to Queen Katharine,
and afterwards Queen.
Appears, Act II. sc. 3. Act V. sc. 1.
Appears, Act IV. sc. 2.
Several Lords and Ladies in the dumb shows; Women
attending upon the Queen ; Spirits which appear to her; Scribes, Officers, Guards, and other Attendants.
SCENE,-CHIEFLY IN LONDON AND WESTMINSTER;
ONCE, AT KIMBOLTON.
KING HENRY VIII.
I come no more to make you laugh ; things now, That bear a weighty and a serious brow, Sad, high, and working, full of state and woe, Such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow, We now present. Those that can pity, here May, if they think it well, let fall à tear; The subject will deserve it. Such as give Their money out of hope they may believe, May here find truth too. Those that come to see Only a show or two, and so agree
The play may pass, if they be still and willing, I 'll undertake may see away their shilling Richly in two short hours. Only they That come to hear a merry, bawdy play, A noise of targets; or to see a fellow In a long motley coat, guarded with yellow, Will be deceiv'd : for, gentle hearers, know, To rank our chosen truth with such a show As fool and fight is, beside forfeiting Our own brains, and the opinion that we bring, (To make that only true we now intend,) Will leave us never an understanding friend. Therefore, for goodness' sake, and, as you are known The first and happiest bearers of the town, Be sad, as we would make you : Think, ye see The very persons of our noble story,
As they were living ; think, you see them great,
SCENE 1.-London. An Antechamber in the
Enter the DUKE OF NORFOLK, at one door ; at the
other, the DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM, and the Lord ABERGAVENNY. Buck. Good morrow, and well met. How have you
I thank your grace:
An untimely ague
"Twixt Guynes and Arde :
All the whole time
Then you lost
a Andren. So the original; so the Chroniclers. But the modern editors write "the vale of Arde.” Arde, or Ardres, is the town, which in the next line is spelt Arde in the original. Andren, or Ardren, is the village near the place of meeting.
To one above itself. Each following day
0, you go far.
All was royal ;
As you guess :