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Inspire us with the spleen of fiery dragons! Upon them! Victory sits upon our helms. 352 [Exeunt.
SCENE IV. Another Part of the Field. Alarum: Excursions. Enter NORFOLK and Forces; to him CATESBY.
Cafe. Rescue, my Lord of Norfolk! rescue,
The king enacts more wonders than a man,
Alarum. Enter KING RICHARD.
·K. Rich. A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!
Cate. Withdraw, my lord; I'll help you to a horse.
K. Rich. Slave! I have set my life upon a cast,
I think there be six Richmonds in the field;
Proclaim a pardon to the soldiers fled
The brother blindly shed the brother's blood,
[Exeunt. Alarums. Enter from opposite sides KING RICHARD and RICHMOND, and exeunt fighting. Retreat and flourish. Then re-enter RICHMOND, STANLEY, bearing the crown, with divers other Lords, and Forces.
O! now, let Richmond and Elizabeth,
With smiling plenty, and fair prosperous days!
Richm. God and your arms be prais'd, vic- Abate the edge of traitors, gracious Lord,
The day is ours, the bloody dog is dead.
Stan. Courageous Richmond, well hast thou acquit thee!
Lo! here, this long-usurped royalty
KING HENRY THE EIGHTH
KING HENRY THE EIGHTH.
Charles the Fifth.
DOCTOR BUTTS, Physician to the King.
CAPUCIUS, Ambassador from the Emperor Surveyor to the Duke of Buckingham.
CRANMER, Archbishop of Canterbury.
DUKE OF NORFOLK.
DUKE OF SUFFOLK.
DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM.
EARL OF SURREY.
GARDINER, Bishop of Winchester.
BISHOP OF LINCOLN.
SIR THOMAS LOVELL.
CROMWELL, Servant to Wolsey.
BRANDON, and a Sergeant-at-Arms.
Page to Gardiner.
QUEEN KATHARINE, Wife to King Henry; afterwards divorced.
ANNE BULLEN, her Maid of Honour; after-
An Old Lady, Friend to Anne Bullen.
Several Lords and Ladies in the Dumb Shows;
SCENE.-Chiefly in London and Westminster; once, at Kimbolton.
I come no more to make you laugh: things now,
The play may pass, if they be still and willing,
'Twixt Guynes and Arde: I was then present, saw them salute on borseback;
8 Beheld them, when they lighted, how they clung In their embracement, as they grew together; Which had they, what four thron'd ones could have weigh'd
Such a compounded one?
All the whole time 12 I was my chamber's prisoner. Nor. Then you lost The view of earthly glory: men might say, Till this time, pomp was single, but now married To one above itself. Each following day 16 Became the next day's master, till the last Made former wonders its. To-day the French All clinquant, all in gold, like heathen gods, Shone down the English; and to-morrow they Made Britain India: every man that stood Show'd like a mine. Their dwarfish pages were As cherubins, all gilt: the madams, too, Not us'd to toil, did almost sweat to bear The pride upon them, that their very labour Was to them as a painting. Now this masque Was cried incomparable; and the ensuing night Made it a fool, and beggar. The two kings, 28 Equal in lustre, were now best, now worst, As presence did present them; him in eye, Still him in praise; and, being present both, 'Twas said they saw but one; and no discerner Durst wag his tongue in censure. When these
For so they phrase 'em-by their heralds challeng'd
The noble spirits to arms, they did perform Beyond thought's compass; that former fabulous story, 36
Being now seen possible enough, got credit,
From his ambitious finger. What had he
For, being not propp'd by ancestry, whose grace
I cannot tell What heaven hath given him: let some graver
Of all the gentry; for the most part such
Have broke their backs with laying manors on 'em 84
For this great journey. What did this vanity But minister communication of
A most poor issue?
Grievingly I think,
The peace between the French and us not
. The ambassador is silenc'd? Nor.
Is it therefore 96 I'll follow, and out-stare him.
Aber. A proper title of a peace; and pur- What 'tis you go about. To climb steep hills chas'd
At a superfluous rate!
Honour and plenteous safety,-that you read 104
What his high hatred would effect wants not
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 fixeth his eye on BUCKINGHAM, and BUCKINGHAM on him, both full of disdain.
Wol. The Duke of Buckingham's surveyor, ha?
Where's his examination?
Here, so please you. 116
Shall lessen this big look.
[Exeunt WOLSEY, and Train. Buck. This butcher's cur is venom-mouth'd, and I
120 Have not the power to muzzle him; therefore best
Requires slow pace at first: anger is like
The articles o' the combination drew
Which makes my whit'st part black. The will
Be done in this and all things!
Is pleas'd you shall to the Tower, till you know
The will of heaven be done, and the king's
Here is a warrant from
Of the duke's confessor, John de la Car, One Gilbert Peck, his chancellor,— Buck.
So, so; These are the limbs o' the plot: no more, I hope. Bran. A monk o' the Chartreux.
O! Nicholas Hopkins? He.
Hath show'd him gold. My life is spann'd already:
I am the shadow of poor Buckingham,
SCENE II.-The Council Chamber.
Enter the KING, leaning on the CARDINAL'S shoulder, the Lords of the Council, SIR THOMAS LOVELL, Officers, and Attendants. The CARDINAL places himself under the KING'S feet on the right side.
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 chok'd it. Let be call'd before us 4 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.
A noise within, crying, 'Room for the Queen!' Enter QUEEN KATHARINE, ushered by the DUKES OF NORFOLK and SUFFOLK: she kneels. The KING riseth from his state, takes her up, kisses, and placeth her by him. Q. Kath. Nay, we must longer kneel: I am a suitor.
K. Hen. Arise, and take place by us: half your suit