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ECLECTIC MAGAZINE

OF

FOREIGN LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND ART.

AUGUST, 1844.

TRIAL OF QUEEN KATHERINE,

From Shakspeare's Henry VIII.

ACT II. SCENE IV. A HALL IN BLACKFRIARS. -King Henry, Queen Katherine, the two cardinals Wolsey and Campeius, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishops of Ely, Rochester, and St. Asaph, Lords, Priests, Officers of the Court, &.c.

Cam. His Grace

Hath spoken well and justly; therefore, madam,
It's fit this royal session do proceed;
And that, without delay, their arguments
Be now produced, and heard.

Q. Kath. Lord Cardinal,

To you I speak.

Wol. Your pleasure, madam?

Q. Kath. Sir,

I am about to weep; but, thinking that

We are a queen (or long have dream'd so,) certain,
The daughter of a king, my drops of tears
I'll turn to sparks of fire,

Wol. Be patient yet.

Q. Kath. I will when you are humble;

before,

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You sign your place and calling, in full seeming,
With meekness and humility: but your heart
Is cramm'd with arrogancy, spleen, and pride.
You have, by fortune and his highness' favors,
Gone slightly o'er low steps; and now are
mounted

Where powers are your retainers, and your words
Domestics to you, serve your will as 't please
Yourself pronounce their office. I must tell you,
You tender more your person's honor, than
Your high profession spiritual: that again
I do refuse you for my judge: and here,
Before you all, appeal unto the pope,

nay, To bring my whole cause 'fore his holiness,
And to be judged by him.

Or God will punish me. I do believe,
Induced by potent circumstances, that
You are mine enemy; and make my challenge,
You shall not be my judge; for it is you
Hath blown this coal between my lord and me,—

Cam. The Queen is obstinate,
Stubborn to justice, apt to accuse it, and
Disdainful to be try'd by it, 'tis not well.-
She's going away!

King H. Call her again.

POPULAR POETRY OF THE BRETONS. our readers for the subject upon which From the Foreign Quarterly Review. we now propose to enter. In that article we depicted the social and moral characBarzas-Breiz. Chants Populaires de la Bretagne, recueillis et publiés, avec une teristics of the Bretons; their way of life,' Traduction Française, des Eclaircisse-Primitive, antique, and uniform, presenting in the midst of the refinements and transiments, des Notes, et les Melodies origi-tions of modern civilization, a sort of petrinales. (Popular Songs of Brittany, &c.) fied specimen of the middle ages; their rePar M. de la Villemarqué. 2 tom. Paris. 1839.

In a recent article on the habits and superstitions of the Bretons, we prepared

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*The Sept. No. 1843, of Ec. M. AUGUST, 1844. 28

ligious enthusiasm, their aboriginal hospitality, and their superstition. An inquiry into the Popular Poetry of the Bretons will form a proper pendant to that picture. The poetry that exists familiarly amongst a

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