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I come no more to make you laugh; things
Of thousand friends; then, in a moment, see
(1) Laced. (2) Pretend.
SCE.WE I–London. An antechamber in the
GOOD morrow, and well met. How have you
Healthful; and ever since a fresh admirer
Buck. An untimely ague
JNoor. "Twixt Guynes and Arde: I was then present, saw them salute on horseback; Beheld them, when they lighted, how they clung In their embracement, as they grew together; Which had they, what fourthron'd ones could have
Such a compounded one?
Buck. All the whole time
.Wor. Then you lost
(3) Henry VIII, and Francis I. king of France. (4) Glittering, shining.
Made Britain, India: every man, that stood,
The noble i. to arms, they did perform Beyond thought's compass; that former fabulous story, ing now seen ible enough, got credit, That Bevisa ... , go O, you go far.
.Nor. As I belong to worship, and affect In honour honesty, the tract of every thi Would by a discourser lose some life, Which action's self was e to. All was royal; To the disposing of it nought rebell'd; Order gave each thing view; the office did
Distinctly his full function.
Buck. Who did guide,
JNor. One, certes, that promises no element" In such a business.
Buck. I pray you, who, my lord?
.Wor. All this was order'd by the discretion Of the right reverend cardinal of York.
Buck. devils him! noman's pie is freed From his ambitious r. What had he To do in these fierces vanities? I wonder, That such a keecho can with his very bulk Take up the rays o'the beneficial sun, And keep it from the earth.
JW Surely, sir,
or. There's in him stuff that puts him to these ends: For, being not propp'd by ancestry... grace Chalks successors their way,) nor call'd upon For high seats done to the crown; neither allied To eminent assistants, but, spider-like, Out of his self-drawing web, he gives us note, The force of his own merit makes his way; A gift that heaven gives for him, which buys A place next to the king.
ber. I cannot tell What heaven hath given him, let some graver eye Pierce into that; but I can see his pride
.Aber. I do know Kinsmen of mine, three at the least, that have By this so sicken'd their estates, that never
hey shall abound as formerly.
Buck. O, many Have broke their backs with laying manors on them For this great journey. What did this vanity, But minister communication of A most poor issue?
.Noor. Grievingly I think,
The sudden breach on't. sor. Which is budded out;
For Francehath flaw'd the league, and hathattach'd Our merchants' goods at Bourdeaux.
...Aber. Is it therefore The ambassador is silenc'd?
JWor. Marry, is't.
.Aber. A proper title of a peace; and purchas'd At a superfluous rate'
Buck. Why, all this business Our reverend cardinal carried.9
.Noor. "Like it your grace, The state takes notice of the private difference Betwixt you and the cardinal. I advise you, (And take it from a heart that wishes towards you Honour and plenteous safety,) that you read The cardinal's malice and his potency Together: to consider further, that What his high hatred would effect, wants not A minister in his power: You know his nature, That he's revengeful; and I know, his sword Hath a sharp : it's long, and, it may be said, It reaches far; and where 'twill not extend, Thither he darts it. Bosom up my counsel, You'll find it wholesome. Lo, where comes that
rock, That I advise your shunning. Enter Cardinal Wolsey (the purse borne before him,) certain of the guard, and two Secretaries with papers. The Cardinal in his passage Jireth his eye on Buckingham, and Buckingham on him, both full of disdain. Wol. The duke of Buckingham's surveyor, ha! Where's his examination? 1 Secr. Here, so please you. Wol. Is he in person
Buckingham Shall lessen this big look. [Exe. Wolsey, and train. Buck. o butcher's curlo is venom-mouth'd, an Have not the power to muzzle him; therefore, best Not wake him in his slumber. A beggar's book Out-worths a noble's blood. JNor. What, are you chaf'd? Ask God for temperance; that's the appliance only, Which your disease requires. Buck. I read in his looks Matter against me; and his eye revil'd Me, as his abject object: at this instant
(8) Sets down in his letter without consulting the council.
(10) Wolsey was the son of a butcher.
And from a mouth of honour quite cry down This Ipswich fellow's insolence; or proclaim, There's difference in no persons.
or. Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot That it do singe yourself: We may outrun, By violent swiftness, that which we run at, And lose by over-running. Know you not, The fire, that mounts the liquor till it run o'er, In seeming to augment it, wastes it? Be advis'd: I say again, there is no English soul More stronger to direct you than yourself; If with the sap of reason you would quench, Or but allay, the fire of passion. Buck. Sir, I am thankful to you; and I'll go along By your prescription —but this top-proud fellow, W. lo. the flow of gall I name not, but rom sinceremotions,) by intelligence, , And proofs as clear as founts in Júly, when We see each grain of gravel, I do know To be corrupt and treasonous.
or. Buck. To the king I'll say't; as strong As shore of rock. Attend. This holy fox, Or wolf, or both (for he is equal ravenous, As he is subtle; and as prone to mischief, As able to perform it: his mind and place Insecting one another, yea, reciprocally,) o. show his pomp as well in France As here at home, suggests” the king our master To this last costly treaty, the interview, That swallow'd so much treasure, and like a glass Did break i'the rinsing. JWor. "Faith, and so it did. Buck. Pray, give me favour, sir. This cunning carciana The articles o'the combination drew, As himself pleas'd; and they were ratified, As he cried, Thus let be: to as much end, Asgive a crutch to the dead: But our count-cardinal Has done this, and 'tis well; for worthy Wolsey, Who cannot err, he did it. Now this follows (Which, as I take it, is a kind of puppy To the old dam, treason,)—Charles the emperor, Under pretence to see the queen his aunt For 'twas, indeed, his colour; but he came o whisper Wolsey,) here makes visitation: His fears were, that the interview, betwixt England and France, might, through their amity, Breed him some prejudice; for from this league Peep'd harms that menac'd him: He privily Deals with our cardinal; and, as I trow, Which I do well; for, I am sure, the emperor Paidere he promis'd; whereby his suit was granted, Ere it was ask'd;—but when the way was made, And pav'd with gold, the emperor thus desir'd;— That he would please to alter the king's course, And break the £o peace. Let the king know,
Say not, treasonous. and make my vouch
(As soon he shall by me,) that thus the cardinal
.Wor. I am sorry , To hear this of him; and could wish, he were Something mistaken in't
Buck. No, not a syllable, I do pronounce him in that very shape, He shall appear in proof.
Enter Brandon; a Serjeant at Arms before him, and two or three of the guards.
Bran. Your office, serjeant; execute it. Serj. Sir, My lord the duke of Buckingham, and earl Of Hereford, Stafford, and Northampton, I Arrest thee of high treason, in the name Of our most sovereign king. Buck. Loyou, my lord, The net has fall'n upon me; I shall perish Under device and practice.” Bran. I am so To see you ta'en from liberty, to look on The business present: "Tis his highness' pleasure You shall to the Tower. Buck. It will help me nothing, To plead mine innocence; for that die is on me, Which makes my whitest part black. The will of Heaven Be done in this and all things!—I obey.— O my lord Aberga'ny, fare you well. Bran. Nay, he must bear you company:-The king [To Abergavenny. Is pleas'd, you shall to the Tower, till you know How he determines further. er". As the duke said, The will of heaven be done, and the king's pleasure By me obey'd. Bran. Here is a warrant from The king, to attach lord Montacute; and the bodies Of the duke's confessor, John de la Court, One Gilbert Peck, his chancellor,
Buck. So, so; These are the limbs of the plot: no more, I hope. Bran. A monk o'the Chartreux. Buck. O, Nicholas Hopkins? Bran. He. Buck. . from is false; the o'er-great carina Hath show'd him gold: my life is 'd already: I am the shadow of poor #. am; Whose figure even this instant cloud puts on, By dark'ning my clear sun.—My ... farewell. [Exeunt. SCENTE II.-The council-chamber. Cornets. Enter King Henry, Cardinal Wolsey, the Lords of the Council, Sir Thomas Lovell, Officers, and JAssistants. The King enters, leaning on the Cardinal's shoulder. K. Hen. My life itself, and the best heart of it, Thanks you for this great care: I stood i'the level Of a full-charg’d confederacy, and give thanks To you that §§ it.—Let be call'd before us That gentleman of Buckingham's : in person I'll hear him his confessions justify; And point by point the treasons of his master He shall again relate. The King takes his state. The Lords of the Council take their several places. The Cardinal places himself under the King's feet, on his right side.
(1) Stabs. (2) Excites. (3) Unfair stratagem.
(4) Measured. (5) Chair.
Never name to us; you have half our power:
Of my petition.
sonne To those which would not know them, and yet must Perforce be their acquaintance. These exactions, Whereof my sovereign would have note, they are Most pestilent to ... ; and, to bear them, The back is sacrifice to the i. They say, They are devis'd by you; or else you suffer Too hard an exclamation.
K. Hen. Still exaction' The nature of it? In what kind, let's know, Is this exaction?
Q. Kath. I am much too venturous In tempting of your patience; but am bolden'd Under your promis'd pardon The subjects' grief Comes through commissions, which compel from
each The sixth part of his substance, to be levied Without delay; and the pretence for this
(1) I am only one among the other counsellors. (2) Thicket of thorns. (3) Retard.
Is nam'd, your wars in France: This makes bold
Enter Surveyor. Q. Kat. I am sorry, that the duke of Buckingann
Is run in your displeasure.
(4) Encounter. (5) Sometime. (6) A ed. §:" (5) me. (6) Approv