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A noise willin, crying Room for the Queen. En-| Is nam'd, your wars in France : This makes bold ter the Queen, ushered by the Dukes of Norfolk
mouths : and Suffolk : she kneels. The King riseth from Tongues spit their duties out, and cold hearts freeze his state, takes her up, kisses, and pluceth her Allegiance in them; their curses now, by him.
Live where their prayers did ; and it's come to pass,
That tractable obedience is á slave Q. Kath. Nay, we must longer kneel; I am a To each incensed will. I would, your highness suitor.
Would give it quick consideration, for K. Hen. Arise, and take place by us:-Hall There is no primer business. your suit
By my life,
* And for me, Repeat your will, and take it.
I have no farther gone in this, than by
Thank your majesty. A single voice; and that not pass'd me, but
If I am traduc'd by tongues, which neither know The dignity of your office, is the point
My faculties, nor person, yet will be or my petition.
The chronicles of my doing, let me say, K.'Hen. Lady mine, proceed.
'Tis but the fate of place, and the rough brake? Q. Kath. I am solicited, not by a few,
That virtue must go through. We must not stint'.
As ravenous fishes, do a vessel follow
Than vainly longing. What we oft do best,
Not ours, or not allow'd ;* what worst, as oft. Of these exactions, yet the king our master
Hitting a grosser quality, is cried up (Whose honour Heaven shield from soil !) even he For our best act. 'If we shall stand still, escapes not
In fear our motion will be mock'd or carp'd at, Language uninannerly, yea, such which breaks We should take root here where we sit, or sit The sides of loyalty, and almost appears
State statues only.
K. Hen. - Things done well,
And with a care, exempt themselves from fear; It doth appear; for, upon these taxations,
Things done without example, in their issue The clothiers all, not able to maintain
Are to be fear'd. Have you a precedent The many to them 'longing, have put off
or this commission? I believe, not any. The spinsters, carders, fullers, weavers, who, We must not rend our subjects from our laws, Unfit for other lise, compellid by hunger
And stick them in our will. Sixth part of each ? And lack of other means, in desperate manner A trembling contribution! Why, we take, Daring the event to the teeth, are all in uproar, From every trec, lop, bark, and part o'the timber ; And Danger serves among them.
And, though we leave it with a root, thus hack'd, K. Hen.
Taxation ! The air will drink the sap. To every county, Wherein ? and what taxation ?-My lord cardinal, Where this is question'd, send our letters, with You that are blam'd for it alike with us,
Free pardon to each man that has denied Know you of this taxation ?
The force of this commission : Pray, look to't; Wd.
Please you sir, I put it to your case. I know but of a single part, in aught
A word with you. Pertains to the state ; and front but in that file'
[To the Secretary. Where others tell steps with me.
Let there be letters writ to every shire, Q. Kath.
No, my lord, for the king's grace and pardon. The grievid You know no more than others : but you frame
commons Things, that are known alike; which are not whole- Hardly conceive of me; let it be nois'd, some
That, through our intercessic. 1, this revokement To those which would not know them, and yet must And pardon comes : I shall anon advise you Perforce be their acquaintance. These exactions, Further in the proceeding. (Exit Secretary. Whereof my sovereign would have note, they are Most pestilent to the hearing: and, to bear them,
Enter Surveyor. The back is sacrifice to the load. They say, Q. Kath. I am sorry, that the duke of BuckingThey are devis'd by you; or else you suffer
ham Too hard an exclamation.
Is run in your displeasure.
It grieves many : The nature of it? In what kind, let's know, The gentleman is learn'd, and a most rare speaker, Is this exaction?
To nature none more bound ; his training such, Q. Kath. I am much too venturous
That he may furnish and instruct great teachers, In tempting of your patience; but am bolden'd And never seek for aid out' of himself, Under your promis'd pardon. The subjects' grief Yet see Comes through commissions, which comper from When these so noble benefits shall prove each
Not well-dispos'd, the mind growing once corrupt, The sixth part of his substance, to be levied They turn to vicious forms, ten times more ugly. Without delay; and the pretence for this
Than ever they were fair. 'This man so complete, (1) I am only one among the other counsellors. | (4) Encounter. (6) Sometime. (6) Approvedo (2) Thicket of thorns. (3) Retard. 10) Beyond.
Who was enroll'd 'mongst wonders, and when we, Go forward.
The monk might be deceir'd; and that 'twas That once were his, and is become as black
dang'rous for him, As if besmeard in hell. Sit by us ; you shall hear To ruminate on this so far, until (This was his gentleman in trust,) of him
It forg'd him some design, which, being believ'd, Things to strike honour sad.-Bid him recount It was much like to do: He answer'd, Tush! The fore-recited practices; whereof
It can do me no damage: adding further, We cannot feel too little, hear too much.
That, had the king in his last sickness fail?d, Woh Stand forth; and with bold spirit relate The cardinal's and sir Thomas Lovell's heads what you,
Should have gone of.. Most like a careful subject, have collected
Ha! what, so rank? Ab, ha! Out of the duke of Buckingham.
There's mischief in this man:-Canst thou say fur. K. Hen.
ther? Surv. First, it was usual with him, every day Surt. I can, iny liege. It would infect his speech, That is the king
Proceed. Should without issue die, he'd carry' it so
Being at Greenwich, To make the sceptre his: These very words After your highness had repror'd the duke I have heard himn utter to his son-in-law,
| About sir William Blomer, Lord Aberra'ny; to whom by oath he menac'd K. Hen.
I remember, R-venge upon the cardinal.
of such a time:-Being my servant sworn, Please your highness, note The duke retain'd him 'his.— But on; What This dangerous conception in this point.
hence? Not friended by his wish, to your high person Surr. If, quoth he, I for this had been comHis will is most malignant; and it stretches
mitted, Bevond you, to your friends.
As to the Tower, I thought, I wordd have play'd Q. Kath....
My learn'd lord cardinal, The part my father meant to act sepen Deliver all with charity.
The usurper Richard: who, being at Salisbury, K. Hen. Speak on:
Nade suit to come in his presence; tohich, v How grounded he his title to the crown,
granted, Cpon our fail ? to this point hast thou heard him As he made semblance of his duty, would Ai any time speak aught ?
Hare pet his knife inte kim.
He was brought to this
A giant traitor! Bra rrin prophecy of Nicholas Hopkins.
Wol. Now, madam, may his highness live in K. Hen: What was that Hopkins?
Sir, a Chartreux friar, And this man out of prison ? IFs confessor; who led him every minute
God mend all ! Wah wonis of sorereignty:
R. Hen. There's something more would out of K. Hen. How know'st thou this?
thee; What say'st! Surs. Not long before your highness sped to Suert. Arer-the drake his father, with the
France, The dike being at the Rose,' within the parish He stretch'd bin, and, with one hand on his dagper, Saint Lawrence Poultney, did of me demand Another spread on his breast, mounting his eyes, What was the speech amongst the Londoners He did discharge a horrible oath ; whose tenor Concerning the French journer: I replied, Was,- Were he evil us'd, he would out-go Men fears the French would prore perfidious, His father, by as much as a performance To the king's danger. Presently the duke Does an irresolute purpose. Said, 'Twas the fear, indeed; and that he doubted, K. Hen.
There's his period, Twould prove the verity of certain words
To sheath his knife in us. He is attach'd; Spoke by a holy monk, That oft, says he,
Call him to present trial; if he may Hotli sext to me, teishing me to permek
Find merer in the Sw, tis his; it none, Jota de la Court, my chaplain, a chuice hour Let him not seek't of us; By day and night, To hear fire linn a matter of some monent : He's traitor to the height. Whom fler ander the confession's seal He solamente al suon, that, what the syoke,
SCENE II. - room in the palace. Enter the Vuelen to ne creature firins, bet
Lord Chamberlain, and Lord Sands. To me, sterunter, with deve confidence
Cham. Is it possible, the spells of France should Titas prassingly en Vilher the king, nor kis
Men into sach strange mysteries! (Te you the zeke) shall prosper: 2 him strive 1 Sais.
* Ner customs To prom the lare of the commonly; the chile Though ther be neter so rideuloos, Sial goren Engiend.
Nav, let them be unmanly, vet are follow
Ir I know you well, | Cim. As far as I see all the good our English You were the duke's surveyor, and lost your Hire pot be the late vorage, is but merely
1.A bizor troof the face, but timer ure shrewd ones; On the complaint o the terants : Tok rood beed For when the bold then, von would swear directly, You change Rot in your spken a nob'-personne Their very boses had been consellers And epal wour Dob'er sedi" I say, take heed; To Pepit, or Clotharies, they keep state se
Sams. They have a newlers, and hasse opes; Let in ee:
That berer saw them pece before, the sparis, (*) No Mercizi Taylor's Sekool
A springhall reign'd among them.
| They are set here for examples. Cham. Death! my lord, Cham.
True, they are so; Their clothes are after such a pagan cut too,.. But few now give so great ones. My barge stays ;Thal, sure, they have worn out Cristendom. How Your lordship shall along :-Come,good sir Thomas, now?
We shall be late else: which I would noi be, What news, sir Thomas Lovell ?
For I was spoke to, with sir Henry Guildford,
This night, to be comptrollers.
*I am your lordship’s. 'Faith, my lord, Loo.
(Erenni. I hear of none, but the new proclamation SCENE IV.-The presence chamber in YorkThat's clapp'd upon the court-gate.
place. Hartboys. A small table under a slate | Cho
What is't for? for the Cardinal, a longer Cable for the guests. Loo. The reformation of our travell'd gallants, Enter al one dovr, Anne Bullen, and dirers That fill the court with quarrels, talk, and tailors. Lords, Ladies, and Gentlewomen, as griests ; Chan. I am glad, 'tis there; now I would pray| at another door, enter Sir Henry Guildford. our monsieurs
Guild. Ladies, a general welcome from his grace To think an English courtier may be wise,
Salutes vc all: This night he dedicates And never see the Louvre.?
To fair content, and you: none here, he hopes, Lor.
They must either
In all this noble bevy, has brought with her (For so run the conditions) leave these remnants
One care abroad; he would have all as merry Or fool, and feather, that they got in France,
| As first-good company, good wine, good welcome, With all their honourable points of ignorance,
Can makc good people.-0, my lord, you are tardy ; Pertaining thereto (as fights, and fireworks; Abusing better men than they can be
Enter Lord Chamberlain, Lord Sands, and Sir Ont of a foreign wisdom,) renouncing clean
Cham. You are young, sir Harry Guildford.
But half my lay-thoughts in him, some or thesc The lag end of their lewdness, and be laugh'd at. Should find a running banquet cre they rested, Sards. 'Tis time to give them physic, their dis- i think, would better please them: By my life, eases
They are a sweet society of fair ones. Are grown so catching.
Lov. O, that your lordship were but now conCham. What a loss our ladies
fessor Will have of these trim vanities !
To one or two of these!
I would I were;
'Faith, howy easy? Have got a speeding trick to lay down ladies; Sands. As easy as a down-bed would afford it. A French song, and a fiddle, has no fellow,
Cham. Sweet ladies, will it please you sil? Sir Sands. The devil fiddle them! I am glad, they're Harry,... going;
Place you that 'side, I'll take the charge of this : (For, sure, there's no converting of them ;) now His grace is ent'ring.-Nay, you must not freeze; An honest country lord, as I am, beaten
Two women plac'd together makes cold weather:A long time out of play, may bring his plain- My lord Sands, you are one will keep them waking; song,
Pray, sit between these ladies. And have an hour of hearing; and, by'r-lady, Sands.
By my faith, Held current music too.
And thank your lordship.-By your leave, sweet | Cham.
Well said, lord Sands ; ladies : Your colt's tooth is not cast yet.
Seats himself belween Anne Bullen and Sands. * No, my lord;
another lady. Nor shall not, while I have a stump.
Ir I chance to talk a little wild, forgive me; Chan,
**Sir Thomas, I had it from my father. . Whither were you a going ?
Was he mad, sir ? Lov.
To the cardinal's; Sands. 0, very mad, exceeding mad ; in love too: Your lordship is a guest too.
| But he would bite none; just as I do now,
0, 'tis true: He would kiss you twenty with a breath. This night he makes a supper, and a great one,
(Kisses her. To many lords and ladies; there will be
Well said, my lord. Thz beauty of this kingdom, I'll assure you. | So, now you are fairly seated :-Gentlemen, Lov. That churchman bears a bounteous mind The penance lies on you, if these fair ladies
Pass away frowning. A hand as fruitful as the land that seeds us;
For my little cure, His dews fall every where.
Let me alone. | Cham.
No doubt, he's noble; when
ole; Hauboys. Enter Cardinal Wolsey, attended; He had a black mouth, that said other of him.
and lakes his slale. Sands. He may, my lord, he has wherewithal ; in him,
Wol. You are welcome, my fair guests; that noSparing would show a worse sin than ill doctrine:
ble lady, Men of his way should be most liberal,
(4) The speaker is at Bridewell, and the cardio (1). A disease incident to horses.
nal's house was at Whitehall. (2) A palace at Parie (3) With authority (5) Company; (6) Chair.
will, my lord
Or gentleman, that is not freely terry,
K. Hen. The fairest hand I ever touch'd! 0, Is not my friend : This, to confirm my welcome ;
beauty, And to you all good health.
[Drinks. Till now I never knew thee. (Music. Dance. Sands.
Your grace is noble;- Wol. My lord,Let me have such a bowl may hold my thanks, Cham.
Your grace? And save me so much talking
Wol. Pray, tell them thus much from me: Wol.
My lord Sands, There should be one amongst them, by his person, I am beholden to you: cheer your neighbours.--- More worthy this place than myself ; to whom, Ladies, you are not merry ;-Gentlemen,
If I but knew him, with my love and duty
I would surrender it.
(Cham. goes to the coinpany, and returns. them
Wol. What say they? Talk us to silence.
Such a one, they all confess, Anne.
You are a merry gamester, There is, indeed; which they would have your grace My lord Sands.
Find out, and he will take it." Sands. Yes, if I make my play,'
Let me see then. Here's to your ladyship; and pledge it, madam,
(Comes from his stale. For 'tis to such a thing,
By all your good leaves, gentlemen ;-Here I'll Anne. You cannot show me.
make Sands. I told your grace, they would talk anon. My royal choice.
(Drum an l Irumpels within : chambers? K. Hen. You have found him, cardinal : discharged.
What's that? You hold a fair assembly; you do well, my lord : Cham. Look out there, some of you.
You are a churchman, or, I'll tell you, cardinal,
(Exit a Servant. [1 should judge now unhappily." Wol. Whal warlike voice?) Wol.
I am glad, And to what end is this ?--Nav, ladies, fear not; Your grace is grown so pleasant. By all the laws of war you are privileg'd.
My lord chamberlain,
Pr'vthee, come hither : What fair lady's that? Re-enter Servant.
Cham. An't please your grace, sir Thomas BulCham. How now? what is't ?
len's daughter, Serv.
A noble troop of strangers; The viscount Rochford, one of her highness' women. For so they seem : they have left their barge, and K. Hen. By heaven, she is a dainty one. -Sweetlanded;
heari, And hither make, as great ambassadors
I were unmannerly, to take you out, From foreign princes.
And not to kiss you.--A health, gentlemen, Wol.
Good lord chamberlain, Let it go round. Go, give them welcome; you can speak the French). Wol. Sir Thomas Lovell, is the banquet ready tongue;
I'the privy chamber? And, pray, receive them nobly, and conduct thein | Lov.
Yes, my lord. Into our presence, where this heaven of beauty
Your grace, Shall shine at sull upon them :-Some attend him.- I fear, with dancing is a little heated.
(Eril Chamberlain, attended. All arise, K. Hen. I fear, too much.
There's fresher air, my lord, You have now a broken banquet; but we'll mend it. Ir the next chamber. A good digestion to you all : and, once more, K. Hen. Lead in your ladies, every one. Sweet I shower a welcome on you ;-Welcome all.
I must not yet forsake you :-Let's be merry ;Hautboys. Enter the King, and twelve others, as Good my lord cardinal, I have hall a dozen healths maskers, habited like Shepherds, with sixteen | To drink to these fair ladies, and a measures Torch-bearers; ushered by the Lord Chamber- To lead them once again : and then let's dream lain. They pass directly before the Cardinal, Who's best in favour.-Let the music knock it. and gracefully salute him.
(Ereuni, with trumpets. A noble company! what are their pleasures ? Cham. Because they speak no English, thus they
pray'd To tell your grace ;—That, having heard by fame
ACT II. or this so noble and so fair assembly This night to meet here, they could do no less, SCENE I. A street. Enter two Gentlemen, Out of the great respect they bear to beauty,
meeting. But leave their flocks; and, under your fair conduct,
1 Gent. Whither away so fast ? Crave leave to view these ladies, and entreat
0,-God save you! An hour of revels with them.
Even to the hall, to hear what shall become Wol.
Say, lord chamberlain, or the great duke of Buckingham. They have done my poor house grace; for which i Gent.
I'll save you I pay them
That labour, sir. All's now done, but the ceremony A thousand thanks, and pray them take their plea- 1 of bringing back the prisoner. sures.
Were you there? (Ladies chosen for the dance. The King i Gent. Yes, indeed, was I. chooses Anne Bullen.
(3) The chief place.. (4) Mischievously. u) Choose my game (2) Small candor 15) Dance
2 Genl. Pray, speak, what has happen'd?| Hear what I say, and then go home and lose me. I Gent. You may guess quickly what.
I have this day receiv'd a traitor's judgment, 2 Genl.
Is he found guilty ? And by that name must die; Yet, heaven bear witI Gent. Yes, truly is he, and condemn'd upon it.
ness, 2 Gent. I am sorry for't.
And, if I have a conscience, let it sink me, 1 Gent.
So are a number more. Even as the axe falls, if I be not faithful ! 2 Gent. But, pray, how pass'd it?
The law I bear no malice for my death, i Gent. I'll tell you in a little. The great duke It has done, upon the premises, but justice : Came to the bar; where, to his accusations, But those, that sought it, I could wish more ChrisHe pleaded still, not guilty, and alleg'd
tians : Many sharp reasons to defeat the law.
Be what they will, I heartily forgive them : The king's attorney, on the contrary,
Yet let them look, they glory not in mischies, Urg'd on the examinations, proofs, confessions Nor build their evils on the graves of great men; or divers witnesses; which the duke desir'd For then my guiltless blood must cry against them: To him brought, viva voce, to his face :
For further life in this world I ne'er hope, At which appear'd against him, his surveyor; Nor will I sue, although the king have mercies Sir Gilbert Peck his chancellor; and John Court, More than I dare make faults. You lew that iov'd Confessor to him ; with that devil-monk,
me, Hopkins, that made this mischier.
And dare be bold to weep for Buckingham, 2 Geni.
That was he, His noble friends and fellows, whom to leave That fed him with his prophecies ?
Is oviy bitter to him, only dying, I Geni.
The same. Go with me, like good angels, to my end ; All these accused him strongly; which he sain And, as the long divorce of steel falls on me, Would have fung from him, but, indeed, he could Make of your prayers one sweet sacrifice, not:
And lift my soul to heaven.-Lead on, o'God's name. And so his peers, upon this evidence,
Lor. I do beseech your grace, for charity,
Were hid against me, now to forgive me frankly. Was either pitied in him, or forgotten.
Buck. Sir Thomas Lovell, I as free forgive you, 2 Gent. After all this, how did he bear himself? As I would be forgiven: I forgive all; I Gent. When I, was brought again to the bar,- There cannot be those numberless offences to hear
'Gainst me, I can't take peace with: no black envy His knell rung out, his judgment,--he was stirr'd Shall make my grave.-Commend me to his grace; With such an agony, he sweat extremely,
And, if he speak of Buckingham, pray, tell him, And something spoke in choler, ill, and hasty : | You met him half in heaven : My vows and prayers But he fell to himself again, and, sweetly,
Yet are the king's; and, till my soul forsake me, In all the rest show'd a most noble patience. Shall cry for blessings on him : May he live 2 Gent. I do not think, he fears death.
Longer than I have time to tell his years ! 1 Gent.
Sure, he does not. Ever belov'd, and loving, may his rule be ! He never was so womanish: the cause
And, when old time shall lead him to his end, He may a little grieve at.
Goodness and he fill up one monument! 2 Gent. Certainly,
Lov. To the water-side I must conduct your The cardinal is the end of this.
grace; I Gent.
Then give my charge up to sir Nicholas Vaux, By all conjectures: First, Kildare's attainder, Who undertakes you to your end. Then deputy of Ireland; who remov'd,
Prepare there, Earl Surrey was sent thither, and in haste too, The duke is coming : see, the barge be ready ; Lest he should help his father,
And fit it with such furniture, as suits 2 Gent.
That trick of state, The greatness of his person. Was a deep envious one.
Nav, sir Nicholas, i Gent. At his return,
Let it alone; my state now will but mock me. No doubt, he will requite it. This is noted, When I came hither, I was lord high constable, And generally; whoever the king favours, And duke of Buckingham; now, poor Edward The cardinal instantly will find employment,
Bohun: And far enough from court too.
Yet I am richer than my base accusers, 2 Gent.
All the commons That never knew what Iruth meant: I now seal it; Hate him perniciously, and o'my conscience, And with that blood will make them one day groan Wish him ten fathom deep: this duke as much
fort. They love and dote on; call him, bounteous Buck- My noble father, Henry of Buckingham, ingham.
Who first rais'd head against usurping Richard, The mirror of all courtesy ;
Flying for succour to his servant Banister, 1 Gent.
Stay there, sir, | Being distress'd, was by that wretch betray'd, And see the noble ruin'd man you speak of. And without trial sell ; God's peace be with him! Enter Buckingham
Henry the Seventh succeeding, truly pitying from his arraignment ; Tip- My father's loss, like a most royal prince, staves before him, the are with the edge toroards
Restor'd me to my honours, and out of ruins, him; halberds on each side ; with him, Sir
Made my name once more noble. Now his son, Thomas Lovell, Sir Nicholas Vaux, Sir William Ilenry the Eighth, life, honour, name, and all Sands, and common people.
That made me happy, at one stroke has taken ? Gent. Let's stand close, and behold him. For ever from the world. I had my trial, Buck.
All good people, And, must needs say, a noble one, which makes me You that thus far have come to pity me,
A little happier than my wretched father :
Yet thus far we are one in fortunes, Both (1) Close.
Fell by our servants, by those men we lor'd most: VOL. 11.