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England and France, might, through their amity, his State, takes her up, kisses, and placeth her
Breed hun some prejudice; for from this league by him.
Peep'd harms that menaced him: he privily
Deals with our cardinal ; and, as I trow,-

Q. Kath. Nay, we must longer kneel; I am a suitor.
Which I do well ; for, I am sure, the eroperor Å. Hen. Arise, and take place by us :-Half your
Paid ere
he promised; whereby his suit was

suit
granted,

Never name to us; you have balf our power:
Ere it was ask'd ;--but when the way was made, The other moiety, ere you ask, is given;
And paved with gold, the emperor thus desired ; - Repeat your will, and take it.
That he would please to alter the king's course, Q. Kath. Thank your majesty.
And break the foresaid peace. Let the king know, That you would love yourself; and, in that love,
(As soon he shall by me,) that thus the cardinal Not unconsider'd leave your honour, nor
Does buy and sell his honour as he pleases, The dignity of your office, is the point
And for his own advantage.

Of my petition.
Nor. I am sorry

K. Hen. Lady, mine, proceed.
To hear this of himn; and could wish, he were Q. Kath. I am solicited, not by a few,
Something mistaken in't.

And those of true condition, that your subjects
Buck. No, not a syllable ;

Are in great grievance : there have been commis. I do pronounce him in that very shape,

sions He shall appear in proof.

Sent down among them, which hath flaw'd the

heart Enter BRANDON; a Sergeant at Arms before him, of all their loyalties :-Wherein, although, and Two or three of the Guard.

My good lord cardinal, they vent reproaches Bran. Your office, sergeant; execute it.

Most bitterly on you, as putter-on

Of these exactions, yet the king our master, Serg. Sir,

(Whuse honour heaven shield from soil !) even he My lord the duke of Buckingham, and earl of Hereford, Stafford, and Northampton, I

escapes not Arrest thee of high treason, in the name

Language unınannerly, yea, such which breaks

The sides of loyalty, and almost appears
Of our most sovereign king.

In loud rebellion.
Buck. Lo you, my lord,

Nor. Not almiost appears,
The net has fallin upon nie ; I shall perish
Under device and practice.

It doch appear : for, upon these taxations,
Brun. I am sorry

The clothiers all, not able to maintain

The many to them 'longing, have put off
To see you ta'en from liberty, to look on
The business present: 'tis his highness' pleasure,

The spinsters, carders, fullers, weavers, who,

Unfit for other life, compellid by hunger
You shall to the Tower.

Aud lack of other means, in desperate manner
Buch. It will help me nothing,

Daring the event to the teeth, are all in uprors,
To plead mine innocence; for that die is on me,
which makes my whitest part black. The will of And danger serves among them.

K. Hen. Taxation !
heaven
Be dune in this and all things !--I obey.

Wherein ? and what taxation !-- My lord cardinal,

You that are blamed for it alike with us,
O my lord Aberga'ny, fare you well.
Lruit. Nay, he must bear you company :--The

Know you of this taxation ?
king

(To Abergavenny.

Wol. Please you, Sir,

I know but of a single part, in aught
Is pleased you shall to the Tower, till you know

Pertains to the state ; and front but in that file.
How he determines further.

Where others tell steps with me.
Aber. As the duke said,
The will of heaven be done, and the king's pleasure you know no more than others: but yon frame

Q. Kath. No, my lord,
By me obey'd.
Brun. Here is a warra from

Things, that are known alike; which are not

wholesome The king, to attach lord Montacute; and the

To those which would not know them, and yet must bodies of the duke's confessor, John de la Court,

Perforce be their acquaintance. These exactions,

Whereof my sovereign would have note, they are
One Gilbert Peck, his chancellor,--
Buck. So, so;

Most pestilent to the hearing; and, to bear them,
These are the limbs of the plot: no more, I hope.

The back is sacrifice to the load. They say, Bran. A monk o' the Chartreux.

They are devised by you; or else you suffer

Too hard an exclamation.
Buck. 0, Nicholas Hopkins ?

K. Hen. Still exaction !
Bran. He.
Buck. My surveyor is false; the o'er-great car.

The nature of it? In what kind, let's know,

Is this exaction!
dinal
Iluth shew'd him gold : my life is spann'd already : In tempting of your patience; but am bolden'd

Q. hath. I am much too venturous
l'am the shadow of poor Buckingham;
Whose figure even this instant cloud puts on,

Under your pronused pardon. The subject's grief
By dark’ning my clear sun.--
--My lord, fareivell, Comes through commissions, which compel tronu

each
(Eseunt.

The sixth part of his substance, to be levied SCENE II.-The Council-Chamber.

Without delay; and the pretence for this

Is named, your wars in France : this makes bold Cornets.--Enter King HENRY, Cardinal WOLSEY,

mouths : the Lords of the Council, Sir Thomas LOVELL, Tongues spit their duties out, and cold hearts freeze Oficers and Attendants.- The King enters leuna Allegiance in them; their curses now, ing on the Cardinal's Shoulder.

Live where their prayers did ; and it's come to

pass, K. Hen. My life itself, and the best heart of it,

That tractable obedience is a slave Thanks you for this great care: I blood i' the To each incensed will. I would, your lighness level

Would give it quick consideration, for
or a full charged confederacy, and give thanks,

There is no primer business.
To you that choked it. Let be call'd before us

K. llen. By my lite,
That gentleman of Buckingham's : in person This is against our pleasure.
P'll hear him his confessions justify;

Wol. And for me,
And point by point the treasons of his master

I have no further gone in this, than by
He shall again relate.

A single voice ; and that not pass'd me, but
The King takes his Slate.-- The Lords of the Council By learned approbation of the judges.

takes their several Places.-The Cordirat place am traduced by longues, which neither know himscy under the king's Feet, on his right Side.

My faculties, nor person, yet will be

Tsie chronicles of my doing --Jet me say,
A Noise within, crying, room for the Queen.- Enter T5 uut the date of place, and the roul brake.

the QUEEN, ushired by the Dukes of NorFOLK That virtue must go through. Went t net stat!
Wild SUFFOLK : she kneeis.--The King riseth jron

. I am only one among the other courrellors. Unfair stratagem. + Inickel of thorus.

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K. Hen, How kuo'st thou his?
Oar necessary actions, in the fear
To cope. malicious censurers; which evor,

Surv. vat long before your irgliness sped to As ravenous fishes, do a vessel follow

France, That is new trimm'd; but benefit no further The duke being at the Rose, within the parish Than vairly longing. What we oft do best, Saint Lawrence Pouliney, Gint G ile donand By sick interpreters, once + weak oncs, is

What is the speech amon; st the londoneis Not ours, or not allow'd1; what worst, as oft, Concerning the French journey: 1 replied, Hitiing a grosser quality, is cried up

Men iea'd, the Prench would prove pertidious, For our best act. If we shall stand still,

To the king's danger. Presently the duke In fear our motion will be inock'd or carp'd at, Said, 'Twas the fear, indeed; and that he doubted, We should take rout here where we sit, or sit Twould prove tue verity of certain words State statues only.

Spoke by a holy monk ; that oft, says he,
K. Hen. Things done well,

Hatta sent to me, u ishing me to permit
And with a care, exempt themselves from fear; John de la Court, my chaplain, a choice lour
Things done without example, in their issue To hear from him a matter of some moment :
Are to be fear'd. Have you a precedent

Thom aftor under the confession's seal of this commission? I believe, not any.

He solemaly had su orn), trut, what he spoke,
We must not rend our subjects from our laws, My chaplain to no creuture living, but
And stick them in our will. Sixth part of each? To me, should utter, aith demure confidence
A trembling contribution! Why, we take,

This pausingly ensued ,--Neither the king, nor his From every tree, lop, bark, and part o' the timber;

heirs, And, though we leave it with a rout, thus lack'd, (Tell you the duke) shall prosper: bid him sirive The air wil drink the sap. To every county, To gain the love of the commonally, the duke Where this is question'd, send our letters, with Shull gorern England. Free pardon to each man that has denied

Q. Kuth. If I know you well, The force of this coinmission : pray, look to't ; You were the duke's surveyor, and lost your office I put it to your care.

On the complaint o' the tenants : take good heed, Wol. A word with you. $75 the Secretary. Yon charge not in your spleen a noble person, Let there be letters writ to every shire,

And spoil your nobler soul! I say, take heed; Of the king's grace and pardon. The grieved com- Yes, heartily beseech you.

K. Jon, Let him on :Hardly conceive of me; let it be noised,

Go forward. That, ihrough our intercession, this revokement Surv. On my soul, I'll speak but truth. And pardon comes : I shall anon advise you I told my lord the duke, by the devil's illusions Further in the proceeding. [Exit Secretary. The monk might be deceived ; and that it was

dangerous for him, Enter .SURVEYOR.

To ruminate on this so far, until Q. Kath. I am sorry, that the duke of Bucking. It forged him some design, which, being believed, bam

It was much like to do : He answer'd, Push ! Is run in your displeasure.

It can do me no damage: adding further, K. Hen. It grieves many :

That, had the king in his last sickness fail'd, The gentleman is learn'd, and a most rare speaker, The cardinal's and Sir Thomas Lovell's head's To nature none more bound; his training suci, Should have gone oil. That he may furnish and instruct great teachers, killen. Ha! What, so rank? Ah, ha! And never seek for aid out of himself.

There's mischief in this man :-Canst thou say far.

ther? When these so noble benefits shall prove

Surr. I can, my liege.
Not well disposed, the mind growing once corrupt,

K. Hen. Proceed.
They turn to vicious forms, ten times more ugly Surv. Being at Greenwich,
Than ever they were fair. This man so complete, | After your highness had reproved the duke
Who was enroil'd 'mongst wonders, and when we, About Sir William Blonner,--
Almost with ravish'a iislini%, could not find

K. Hen. I remember,
His hour of speech a minnie; he, my lady,

of such a time :-- Being my servant srorn, Hath into inonstrous habits put the races

The duke retaio'd him his.-- But on; What That once were his, and is become as black

hence? As if besmear'd in hell. Sit by us; you shall hear Surv. 11, quoth he, I for this had been com. (This was his gentleinan in trust), of him

millest, Things to strike honour sad.- Bid him recount As, to the Tower, I thought,-/ uvuld have play'd The fore-recited practices; whereof

The part my frther meant to act upon We cannot feel too little, hear too much.

The usurper Richard : uho, being at Salisbury, Wol. Stand forth; and with bold spirit relate Mude suit to come in his presence ; which if granted,

As he made semblance of his duly, would Most like a careful subject, have collected

Huve put his knife into him. Out of the duke of Buckingham.

K. llen. A giant traitor ! X. llen. Speak freely.

Wol. Now, Madam, may his highness live in Surv. First, it was usual with him, every day

freedorn, It would infect his speech, that if the king And this man ont of prison? Should without issue die, he'd carry it so

Q. Kath. God mend all ! To make the sceptre his! these very words

. Hen. There's something more would out of I have heard him utter to his son-in-law,

thee; what say'st ? Lord Aberga'ny ; to whom by vath he menaced Surv. Alter--the duke his father with the knife, Revenge upon the cardinal.

He stretch'd him, and, with one hand on his dagger, "Vol. Please your highness, note

Another spread on his breast, mounting his eyes, This dangerous conception in this point.

He did discharge a horrible oath; whose tenour Not friended by his wish, to your high person Was,-Were he evil used, he would out-go His will is most nalignant, and it stretches His father, by as inuch as a performance Beyond you, to your friends.

Does an irresolute purpose. 9. Kain. My learned lord cardinal,

K. Hen. There's his period, Deliver all with charity.

To sheath his knife in us. He is attach'd; K. Hen. Speak on :

Call him to present trial: if he may How grounded he his title to the crown,

Find mercy in the law, 'uis his; it none, Upon our fail ? To this point

hast thou heard him Let hiin not seek’t of us : by day and night, At any time speak aught !

He's traitor to the height.

(Exeunt. Sury. He was brought to this By a vain prophecy of Nicholas Hopkins.

SCENE III.-A Room in the Palace.
K. Hen. 'What was that Hopkins ?
Surv. Sir, a Chartreux friar,

Enter the Lord CHAMBERLAIN, and Lord SANDS. His confessor ; who fed him every minute

Cham. Is it possible, the spells of Franco should With words of sovereignty.

joggle

Men into such strange mysteries? • Encounter:

+ Sometime. * Approved. $ Beyond, # Conduct, manage.

• Now Merchant-Taylors' School.

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Sands. New customs,

For I was epoke to, with Sir Henry Guildford,
Though they be never so ridiculoas,

This night to be comptrollers.
Nay, let them be onmanly, yet are followid. Sands. I am your lordship's.

(Exeunt.
Cham. As far as I see, all the good our Eng Misb
Have got by the late voyage, is but merely,

SCENE IP,-The Presence-Chamber in York-Place. A fit. or two o'the face; but they are shrewd ones Hautboys.-A small Table under a State for the For when they hold them, you would swear di

CARDINAL, a longer Table for the Guests.-- Enter rectly,

at one Door, ANNE BULLEN, and divers Lords, Their very noses had been counsellors

Ladies, and Gentlewomen, as Guests; at anottur
To Pepin, or Clotharius, they keep state so.

Door, enter Sir HENRY GUILDFORD.
Sands. They have all new legs, and lame ones;
one would take it,

Guild, Ladies, a general welcome from his grace
That never saw them pace before, the spavin,

Salutes ye all: this night he dedicates
A springhalt + reign'd among them,

To fair content, and you: none here, he hopes,
Cham. Death! My lord,

In all this noble bevy, has brought with her Their clothes are after such a pagan cat too,

One care abroad; he would have all as merry That, sure, they have worn out christendom. How

As first-good company, good wine, good welcome

Can make good people.--0, my lord, you are
nows
What news, Sir Thomas Lovells

Lardy;
Enter Sir THOMAS LOVEL).

Enter Lord CHAMBERLAIN, Lord Sands, and Str

THOMAS LOYELL.
Loo. 'Faith, my lord,
I hear of none, but the new proclamation

The very thought of this fair company
That's clapp'd upon the court-gate.

Clapp'd wings to me.
Cham. What is't for?

Cham. You are young, Sir Harry Guildford.
Lou. The reformation of our travell'd gallants,

Sands. Sir Thomas Lovell, had the cardinal That till the court with quarrels, talk, and tailors.

But half my lay-thoughts in him, some of these Cham. I am glad, 'lis there ; now I would pray

Should find a running banquet ere they rested,

I think, would better please them: by my life,
our monsieurs
To think an English courtier may be wise,

They are a sweet society of fair ones.
And never see the Louvre 1.

Lov. O, that your lordship were but now con

fessor
Lov. They must either
(For so run the conditions), leave these remnants

To one or two of these!

Sands. I would, I were ;
Of fool, and feather, that they got in France,
With all their honourable points of ignorance,

They should tind easy penance.
Pertaining thereunto, (as fights, and fireworks ;

Lov. 'Faith, low easy?
Abusing better men than they can be,

Sunds. As easy as a clown bed would afford it.
Out of a foreign wisdom), renouncing clean

Chuin. Sweet ladies, will it please you sit? Sir
The faith they have in tennis, and tail stockings,

Harry,
Short blister'd breeches, and those types of travel, Place you that side, I'll take the charge of this:
And understand again like lionest men;

llis grace is entring.--Nay, you must not freeze ; Or pack to their old play fellows: there, I take it, My lord Sands, you are one will keep them waking;

Two women placed together makes cold weather:-
They may, cum privilegio s, wear away
The lag end of their lewdness, and be laugh'd at.

Piay, sit between these ladies.
Sands. 'Tis time to give them physio, their diseases

Sunds. By iny faith,
Are grown so catching.

And thank your lordship.-By your leave, sweet

Jadies :
Cham. What a loss our ladies
Will have of these trim vanilies !

[Seats himself between Anne Bullen and another Lov, Ay, marry,

Lady.
There will be woe indeed, lords; the sly whore. It chance to talk a little wild, forgive me ;

I had it from my father.
Have got a speeding trick to lay down ladies; Anne, Was he viad, Sir ?

Sunds. 0, very mad, exceeding mad, in love too:
A French song, and a fiddle, has no fellow.
Sands. The devil fiddle them! I am glad they're But he would bite none ; just as I du now,

He would kiss you twenty with a breath.
going ;
(For, sure, there's no converting of them ;) now

(Kisses her. An honest country lord, as I am, beaten

Cham. Well said, iny lord.-
A long time out of play, nay bring his plain-song, So, now you are fairly seated :-Gentlemen,
And have an hour of hearing ; end, by’r.lady,

penance lies on you, if these fair ladies Held current music too.

Pass away frowning.

Sands. For my little cure,
Cham. Well said, lord Sands ;
Your colt's tooth is not cast yet.

Let me alone.
Sunds. No, my lord ;

Hautboys.- Enter Cardinal WOLSEY, attended; and
Nor shall not, while I have a stamp.

takes his State. Cham, Sir Thomas,

Wol. Yon are welcome, my fair guests; that no Whither were you a going?

ble lady,
Lov. To the cardinal's ;

Or gentleman, ihat is not freely merry,
Your lord ship is a grest too.

Is not my friend: this, to contirm my welcome;
Cham. 0, 'tis true :

And to you all good health.

[Drinks.
This night he makes a supper, and a great one, Sands. Your grace is noble:
To many lords and ladies; there will be

Let me have such a bowl may hold my thanks,
The beauty of this kingdom, I'll assure you. And save me so much talking.
Lov. That churchman bears a bounteous mind in

Wol. My lord Sands,
deed,

I am beholden to you: cheer your neighbours.-
A hand as fruitful as the land that feeds us;

Ladies, you are not merry ;-Gentlemen,
His dews fall every where.

Whose fault is this?
Chan. No doubt, he's noble;

Sands. The red wine first must rise
He had a black mouth, that said other of him.

In their fair cheeks, my lord; then we shall hare
Sands. He may, my lord, he has wherewithal; in

them
him,

Talk us to silence.
Sparing would shew a worse sin than ill doctrine:

Anre. You are a merry gamester,
Men of his way should be most liberal,

My lord Sands.
They are set here for examples.

Sands. Yes, if I make my play:
Chan. True, they are so ;
But few now give so great ones. My barge stays ||; For 'tis to such a thing,

Here's to your ladyship: and pledge it, madam,
Your lordship shall along :-Come, good Sir Thomas, Anne. You cannot shew me.
We shall be late else; which I would not be,

Sards. I wld your grace they would talk anon. • Grimace. + Discase incident to horses.

[Drum and "Trumpets uilhin: Chemiers * A palace at Paris.

discharged.
With authority. Wol. What's that?
i The speaker is at Bridewell, and the cardinal's
house was at Whitehall.

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Chan. Look oat, there, some of you.

K. Hen. Lead in your ladies, every one.-Sweet (Exit a Servant.

partner, Wol. What warlike voice?

I must not yet forsake you :-Let's be merry ;And to what end is this ?-Nay, ladies, fear not; Good my lord cardinal, I have half a dozen By all the laws of war you are privileged.

healths Re-enter SERVANT.

To drink to these fair ladies, and a measure

To lead them once again; and then let's dream Cham. How now? What is’t !

Who's best in favour.-Let the music knock it. Sere. A noble troop of strangers;

(Exeunt, with Trumpets. Por so they seem : they have left their barge and

landed;
And hither make, as great ambassadors

ACT II.
Prom foreign princes.
Wol. Good lord chamberlain,

SCENE I.-A Street.
Co, give them welcome, you can speak the French

Enter two GENTLEMEN, meeting.
tongue ;
And pray, receive them nobly, and conduct them 1 Gent. Whither away so fast !
Into our presence, where this heaven of beauty 2 Gent. 0, God save you!
Shall shine at full upon them :-Some attend him.-- Even to the hall, to hear what shall become

(Erit Chamberlain, attended.--All arise, and of the great duke of Buckingham.
Tables removed.

I Gent. I'll save you
You have now a broken banquet; but we'll mend it. That labour, Sir. 'All's pow done, but the cere
A good digestion to you all: and, once more,

mony
I shower a welcome on you;-Welcome all. Of bringing back the prisoner.

2 Gent. Were you there? Hantboys.- Enter the King, and Twelve others, as

I Gent. Yes, indeed, was I. Muskers, huvited like Shepherds, with Sixteen

2 Gent. Pray speak, what has happen'd! Torch-b arers; ushered by the Lord CHAMEER.

I Gent. You may guess quickly what. LAIN.-They pass directly before the CARDINAL,

2 Gent. Is he found guilty ? and gracefully sulute him.

I Gent. Yes, truly is he, and condemn'd upon it. A noble company! What are their pleasures?

2 Gent. I am sorry for't. Chum. Because they speak no English, thus they 1 Gent. So are a number more.

2 Gent. But, pray, how pass'd it!
To tell your grace ;-That, having heard by fame 1 Gent. I'll tell you in a little, The great duke
Oi this so noble and so fair assembly

Came to the bar; where, to his accusations,
This night to meet here, they could do no less, lle pleaded still, not guilty, and alledged
Out of the great respect they bear to beauty, Many sharp reasons to defeat the law.
But leave theii teeks; and, under your fair conduct, Tlie kuig's attorney, oa the contrary,
Crave leave to view these ladies, and entreat Urged on the examinations, proofs, confessions
An hour of retels with thein.

01 divers winesses, which the duke desired 10. Say, lord Chamberlain,

To him brought, virâ voce, to his face :
They have done my poor house grace, for which i À! which appeai'd against him, his surveyor;

Sir Guteri Peck his chancellor; and John Court,
A thousand thanks, and pray then take their plea- Consensor to him ; with that devil-monk,
sares. (Ladies chosen for the Dancr.--7'n Hophis, that made this mischief.

king chooses Anne Bullen. 2 Gent. That was le,
K. Hen. The fairest hand I ever foue!!! 0, That led him with his prophecies?
beauty!

I Gent. The same.
Till now I never knew thee, [Music.-Dance. All these accused him strongly; which he fain
Wol. My lord,-

Would have tlung froin him, but, indeed, he could
Cam. Your grace?

not: Wol. Pray tell them thus much from me;

And so, his peers, upon this evidence,
There should be one amongst them, by his person, Have found him guilty of high treason. Much
Mure worthy this place than myself; to whom, le spoke, and learnedly, for lite ; but all
If I but knew him, with my love and duty

Was either pilied in him, or forgotten.
I would surrender it.

2 Cent. Aiter all this, how did he bear himCham. I will, my lord.

selt? [Cham. goes to the Company, and returns. 1 Gent. When he was brought again to the bar, Wol. What say they?

to hear Cham. Such a one they all confess,

His knell rung out, his judgment,-he was stirr'd
There is indeed ; which they would have your grace With such an agony, he sweat extremely,
Find out, and he will take it ..

And something spoke in choler, ill, and hasty :
Hol. Let une see then. [Coines from his State. But he tell to himself again, and, sweetly,
By all your good leaves, gentlemen ;-Here I'll make In all the rest siew'd a most noble patience.
Diy royal ci soice.

2 Gent. I do not think he fears death. K. Hen. You have found him, cardinal:

1 Gent. Sure, he does not,

(Unmasking. He never was so womanish; the cause
You hold a fair assembly; you do well, lord : He may a little grieve at.
You are a churchman, or, l'il tell you, cardinal, 2 Gent. Certainly,
I siouid now judge unhappily to'

The cardinal is the end of this.
Hol. I am glad,

1 Gent. 'Tis likely, Your grace is grown so pleasant.

By all conjectures: first, Kildare's attainder,
K. Hen. My lord chamberlain,

Then deputy of Ireland ; who removed,
Prythee, come hither: Whal lair lady's that? Earl Surrey was sent thither, and in haste too,
Cham.. An't please your grace, Sir Thomas Bul. Lest he should help his father.
len's daughter,

2 Gent. That trick of state
The viscount Rochford, one of her highness' women. Was a deep envious one.
K. Hen. By heaven, she is a dainty one.-Sweet 1 Gent. At his return,
heail,

No doubt, he will requite it. This is noted, I were unmannerly, to take you out,

And generally; whoever the king favours, And not to kiss you.-A healih, gentlemen,

The cardinal instantly will find employment,
Let it go round,

And far enough from court too.
Bol. Sir Thomas Lovell, is the banquet ready 2 Gent. All the commons
P the privy chamber?

Hate him perniciously, and, o' my conscience,
Lov. Yes, my lord.

Wish him ten fathom deep: this duke as much Wol. Your grace,

They love and dote on; call him, bounteous Buck I fear, with dancing is a little heated.

ingham, K. Hen, I fear, too much.

The mirror of all courtesy ;-Wol. There's fresher air, my lord,

I Gent. Stay there, Sir, In the next chaniber.

And see the noble ruin'd' man you speak of. • The chief place. Mischievously.

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Like water from ye, never found again
Enter BUCKINGHAM from his Arraignment ; Tip Bui where they mean to sink ye. All good people,

staves before him ; the Axe with the edge towards Pray for me! I must now sorsake ye; the last hour
hin; Halberds on each side: with him Sir Tho- of my long weary life is conie upon me.
MAS LOVELL, Sir NICHOLAS Vaux, Sir WILLIAM Farewell:
Sants, and common People.

And when you would say something that is sad,
2 Gent. Let's stand close, and behold him. Speak how I fell.-I have done; and God forgive me!
Buck. All good people,

[Ereunt Buckinghain urd Train. You that thus far have come to pity me,

1 Gent, O, this is full of pity !-Sir, it calls, Hear what I say, and then go home and lose me. I fear, too many curses on their heads, I have this day received a traitor's judgment, That were the authors. Aud by that name must die; yet heaven bear wit. 2 Gent. If the duke be guiltless, ness,

Tis full of woe: yet I can give you inkling
And, if I have a conscience, let it sink me,

Of an ensuing evil, if it fall,
Even as the axe falls, if I be not faithfull

Greater than this.
The law I bear no salice for my deaih,

1 Gent. Good angels keep it from us!
It has done, upon the premises, but justice; Where may it be? You do not doubt iny faith, Sir!
But those that sought it, I could wish more Chris. 2 Gent. This secret is so weighty, 'twill require
tians :

A strong faith. to conceal it.
Be what they will, I heartily forgive them:

1 Gent. Let me have it;
Yet let them look they glory not in niischief, I do not talk much.
Nor build their evils on the graves of great men; 2 Gent. I am confident;
For then my guiltless blood must cry against them. You shall, Sir: Did you not of late days hear
For further lite in this world I ne'er hope,

buzzing, of a separation
Nor will I sue, although the king have mercies Between the king and Katharine ?
More than I dare make faulls. You few that loved 1 Gent. Yes, but it held not:
me,

For when the king once heart it, out of anger
And dare be bold to weep for Buckingham, He sent command to the lord mayor, straight
His noble friends, and fellows, whom to leave To stop the rumour, and allay those tongues
Is only bitter to him, only dying,

That durst disperse it.
Go with me, like good angels, to my end ;

2 Gent. But that slander, Sir
And as the long divorce of steel fails on me,

Is found a truth now: for it grows again
Make of your prayers one sweet sacritice,

Fresher than e'er it was; and held for certain, And litt my soul to heaven.-Lead on, o' God's The king will venture at it. Either the cardmal, name.

On some about him near, have, out of malice Lov. I do beseech your grace, for charity, To the good queen, possess'd him with a scruple If ever any malice in your heart

That will mundo hier: to confirm this too,
Were hid against me, now to forgive me frankly. Cardinal Carapeius is arrived, and lat.ly;
Buck. Sir Thomas Lovell, I as free forgive you,

As a.. taink, for this business.
As I would be forgiven: I forgive all;

I Gent. 'Tis the cardinal;
There cannot be those numberless ollencee

And merely ou revenge him on the emperor, 'Gainst me, I can't take peace with: no black envy

For mot bestowing onlim, at his asking,
Shall make* my grave.--Conmend me to his grace; | The archbishopre of Toledo, this is purposed.
And, if he speak of Buckingham, pray telt him, 2 :. I trink, you have hit the mar's : bat ist
You met him half in heaven: my vows and prayers

not cruel,
Yet are the hing's; and, lill my soul forsake me, That she should feel the smart of this? The cardiua!
Shall cry for blessings on him: may he live Will have his will, and she must fall.
Longer than I have time to tell his years!

I Gent. 'Tis veful.
Excr beloved, and loving, may his rule be!

We are too open liere to argue this;
And, when old ume shall lead him to his end, Let's think in private more.
Goodness and he fill up one monument!

Lov. To the water-side I must conduct your grace; SCEVE 11.- An Ante-chamber in the Palace.
Then give my charge up to Sir Nicholas Vaux,
Who undertakes you to your end.

Enter the Lor: CHAMBERLAIN, reading a Letler. l'arr. Prepare there,

Chann. My Inrd,--The lorses your lordship sent The vilke is coming: see the barge be ready; for, with all lic cars I heisst saw well cher, And fit it with such furniture, as suits

rider, and furnished. They uer: "wung nad hart The greatness of his person.

some ; and of the best broerd in the milk. Buck. Nay, Sir Nicholas,

they "ore reiy ti sci out for ionton, a inan dj
Let it alone; my atite now will but mock me. lorit Cardirai's, by commission, and main guant,
When I came hither, I was lord high constable, took 'em jon me; with this reaso!,--His nasıl
And duke of Buckingha.n; now, puor Edward rould be scrued before a subject, if not before in
Bohun:

king; ukic's stopped our moubis, Sir.
Yet I am richer than my basc accusers,
That never knew what iruih meni: I now seal it; I fear, he will, indecd : well, let him have them;
And with that blood will make then one day groan

he will have all, I think.
fort.
My noble father, Henry of Buckinghari,

Enter the Dukes of NORFOLK and SUFFOLK.
Who first raised head against userpi!); s'ichard,

Nor. Well met; my good
Plving for succour to his servant lidl ler,

Lord chamberlai.
Being di tressid, was by that wretch betray'd, Cham. Good da to both your races.
And without trial fell; God's peace be with him! Suf. How is the king employ'd ?
Henry the seventh succeeding, truly piitying

(lain. I let him private,
My father's loss, like a most royal prince,

Full of sad tight and troubles.
Restored me to my honours, and, ont of ruins, Mor. What's the cusc?
Made my name once more poble. Now his son,

Cham. It seems, the marriage with his brother's
Henry the eighth, lite, honour, name, and all

wife
That made me happy, at one stroke has taken Hath crept too near his conscience.
For ever from the world. I had my trial,

Suf. No, his conscience
And, must beeris say, a noble one; which makes me Has crept too near another lady.
A little happier than my wretched father:

Nor. 'Tis so;
Yet thus far we are one in fortunes,-Both

This is the cardinal's doing, the king-cardinal:
Fell by our servants, by those men we loved most; That blind priest, like the eldest son of Fortune,
A most unnatural and faithless service!

furns what he lists. The king will know him one Heaven has an end in all: yet, you that hear me, day. This from a dying man receive as certain:

Sufi Pray God, be do! He'll never know himself
Where you are liberal of your loves and connsels,

else.
Besire you be not loose; for those yon make friends, Nor. How holily he works in all his business!
And give your hearts to, when they once perceive And with whut zeal! For, how he has crack d the
The leist rub iw you fortunes, fall away

league
• Close.

• Great fidelity.

(Exetent.

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