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As, let them have their rights, they are ever forward
Gent. May I be bold to ask what that contains, That paper in your hand? 1 Gent.
Yes ; 'tis the list
1 Gent. That I can tell you too. The archbishop
Alas, good lady!
[Trumpets. The trumpets sound: stand close, the queen is
• The marriage lately considered as valid.
THE ORDER OF THE PROCESSION. A lively flourish of trumpets ; then enter 1. Two judges. 2. Lord Chancellor, with the purse and mace be.
fore him. 3. Choristers singing.
[Musick. 4. Mayor of London, bearing the mace. Then
Garter, in his coat of arms, and on his
head, a gilt copper crown. 5. Marquis Dorset, bearing a sceptre of gold, on
his head a demi-coronal of gold. With him, the earl of Surrey, bearing the roda of silver with the dove, crowned with an
earl's coronet. Collars of ss. 6. Duke of Suffolk, in his robe of estate, his coro
net on his head, bearing a long white wand, as high-steward. With him, the duke of Norfolk, with the rod of marshal.
ship, a coronet on his head. Collars of ss. 7. A canopy borne by four of the Cinque-ports;
under it, the Queen in her robe; in her hair richly adorned with pearl, crowned. On each side of her, the bishops of London
and Winchester. 8. The old duchess of Norfolk, in a coronal of
gold, wrought with flowers, bearing the
Queen's train. 9. Certain ladies or countesses, with plain circlets
of gold, without flowers.
2 Gent. A royal train, believe me. These I
know ;Who's that, that bears the sceptre? 1 Gent.
Marquis Dorset : And that the earl of Surrey, with the rod. 2 Gent. A bold brave gentleman: And that should
be The duke of Suffolk,
'Tis the same; high-steward. 2 Gent. And that my lord of Norfolk 1 Gent.
Yes. 2 Gent.
Heaven bless thee !
(Looking on the Queen, Thou hast the sweetest face I ever look'd on. Sir, as I have a soul, she is an angel; Our king has all the Indies in his arms, And more, and richer, when he strains that lady: I cannot blame his conscience. 1 Gent.
They, that bear The cloth of honour over her, are four barons of the Cinque-ports. • 2 Gent. Those men are happy; and so are all, are
near her. I take it, she that carries up the train, Is that old noble lady, duchess of Norfolk.
1 Gent. It is; and all the rest are countesses. 2 Gent. Their coronets say so. These are stars,
indeed; And, sometimes, falling ones. 1 Gent.
No more of that. [Exit procession, with a great flourish of
Enter a third Gentleman. God save you, sir! Where have you been broiling? 3 Gent. Among the croud i'the abbey; where a
finger Could not be wedg'd in more ; and I am stified With the mere rankness of their joy. 2 Gent.
You saw The ceremony? 3 Gent.
That I did.
How was it?
Good sir, speak it to'us. 3 Gent. As well as I am able. The rich stream Of lords, and ladies, having brought the queen
To a prepar'd place in the choir, fell off
But, pray, what follow'd ? 3 Gent. At length her grace rose, and with modest
paces Came to the altar; where she kneeld, and, saint
like, Cast her fair eyes to heaven, and pray'devoutly, Then rose again, and bow'd her to the people: When by the archbishop of Canterbury She had all the royal makings of a queen ; As holy oil, Edward Confessor's crown, The rod, and bird of peace, and all such emblems. Laid nobly on her: which perform'd, the choir, With all the choicest musick of the kingdom, Together subg Te deum. So she parted, And with the same full state pac'd back again To York.place, where the feast is held. 1 Cient.
Sir, you Must no more call it York-place, that is past: For, since the cardinal fell, that title's lost; 'Tis now the king's, and call'd-Whitehall. 3 Gent.
I know it;
But 'tis so lately alter'd, that the old name
What two reverend bishops Were those that went on each side of the queen? 3 Gent. Stokesly and Gardiner; the one, of Win.
He of Winchester
All the land knows that: However, yet there's no great breach; when it
comes, Cranmer will find a friend will not shrink from him.
2 Gent. Who may that be, I pray you? 3 Gent.
Thomas Cromwell ; A man in much esteen with the king, and truly A worthy friend. The king Has made him master o'the jewel-house, And one, already, of the privy-council.
2 Gent. He will deserve more. 3 Gent.
Yes, without all doubt. Come, gentlemen, ye shall go my way, which Is to the court, and there ye shall be my guests ; Something I can command. As I walk thither, I'll tell ye more. Both. You may command us, sir.