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Enter BRANDON ; a Sergeant at Arms before him, Never name to us ; you have half our power :
and two or three of the Guard.

The other moiety, ere you ask, is given;
Bran, Your office, sergeant; execute it. Repeat your will, and take it.
Serg.

Sir,
Q. Kath.

Thank your majesty.
My lord the duke of Buckingham, and earl That you would love yourself; and, it that love,
of Hereford, Stafford, and Northampton, I Not unconsider'd leave your honour, nor
Arrest thee of high treason, in the name

The dignity of your office, is the point Of our most sovereign king.

of my petition. Buck.

Lo you, my lord, K. Hen. Lady mine, proceed. The net has fall’n upon me; I shall perish

Q. Kath. I am solicited, not by a few, Cuder device and practice.!

And those of true condition, that your subjects Bran.

Are in great grievance : there have been commissions To see you ta'en from liberty, to look on

Sent down among them, which bath Aaw'd the heart The business present.? 'Tis his highness' pleasure, of all their loyalties :-wherein, although, You shall to the Tower.

My good lord cardinal, they vent reproaches Buck.

It will help me nothing, Most bitterly on you, as putter on To plead mine innocence ; for that dye is on me, Of these exactions, yet the king our master Which makes my whitest part black. The will of (Whose honour heaven shield from soil !) even ho heaven

escapes not Be done in this and all things !-I obey.

Language unmannerly, yea, such which breaks O my lord Aberga'ny, fare you well.

The sides of loyalty, and almost appears Bran. Nay, he must bear you company :-The In loud rebellion. king [T. ABERGAVENNY. Nor.

Not almost appears, Is pleas'd, you shall to the Tower, till you know It doth appear; for, upon these taxations, How he determines further.

The clothiers all, not able to maintain Aber.

As the duke said, The many to them 'longing, have put off
The will of heaven be done, and the king's pleasure The spinsters, carders, fullers, weavers, who,
By me obey'd.

Unfit for other life, compellid by hunger
Bran.
Here is a warrant from

And lack of other means, in desperate manner The king, to attach Lord Montacute, and the bodies Daring the event to the teeth, are all in uproar, Of the duke's confessor, John de la Car,

And Danger serves among them.'' One Gilbert Peck, his chancellor,

K. Hen.

Taxation ! Buck.

So, so ; Wherein ? and what taxation ?-My lord cardinal, These are the limbs of the plot : no more, I hope. You that are blam'd for it alike with us, Bran. À monk o' the Chartreux.

Know you of this taxation ? Buck, 0, Nicholas Hopkins ? Wol.

Please you, sir, Bran,

He. I know but of a single part, in aught Buck. My surveyor is false, the o'ergreat cardinal Pertains to the state ; and front but in that file " Hath show'd him gold; my life is spann'd 6 already : Where others tell steps with me. I am the shadow of poor Buckingham;

Q. Kath.

No, my lord, Whose figure even this instant cloud puts out, You know no more than others : but you frame By dark’ning my clear sun.-My lord, farewell. Things, which are known alike; which are not

(Ereunt.

wholesome SCENE II. The Council Chamber. Cornets. To those which would not know them, and yet must

Enter King HENRY, CARDINAL WOLSEY, the Perforce be their acquaintance. These exactions, Lords of the Council, Sir Thomas Lovell, Ofi- Whereof my sovereign would have note, they are cers, and Attendants. The King enters, leaning on Most pestilent to the hearing; and, to bear them, the Cardinal's shoulder.

The back is sacrifice to the load. They say, K. Hen. My life itself, and the best heart of it, Too hard an exclamation.

They are devis'd by you; or else you suffer Thanks you for this great care : I stood i'the levels

K. Hen.

Still exaction! Of a full charg'd confederacy, and give thanks

The nature of it? In what kind, let's know, To you that chok'd it.—Let be call'd before us

Is this exaction ? Thai gentleman of Buckingham's : in person

Q. Kath.

I am much too venturous L'I hear him his confessions justify;

In tempting of your patience; but am bolden'd And point by point the treasons of his master

Under your promis'd pardon. The subject's grief He shall again relate.

Comes through commissions, which compel from The King lakes his state. The Lords of the Council

each take their several places. The Cardinal places him- The sixth part of his substance, to be levied

self under the King's feet, on his right side. Without delay: and the pretence for this A noise within, 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 slate, takes her up, kisses, and placeth her by him. Allegiance in them; tneir curses now Q. Kath. Nay, we must longer kneel: I am a That tractable obedience is a slave

Live where their prayers did ; and it's come to pass, suitor. K. Hen. Arise, and take place by us :—Half your 6 i. e. measured, the duration of it determined. Man's suit

life is said in scripture to be but a span long.

7 The old copy reads 'this instant sun puts on.' 1 i.e. treachery or unfair stratagem. This word 8 To stand in the level of a gun, is to stand in a line has already been amply illustrated.

with its mouth, so as to be hit by the shot. 2 I am sorry that I am obliged to be present, and an 9 i. e. promoter or instigator." eye witness of your loss of liberty.

10 Warburton is full of admiration at this sudden 3 This was Henry Pole, grandson to George duke of rising of the poet ólo a height truly sublime !' where by Clarence, and eldest brother to Cardinal Pole. He had the noblest stretch of fancy Danger is personified as serv: married Loril Abergavenny's daughter. Though reing in the rebel army, and shaking the established stured to favour at this juncture, he was executed for

Gower, Chaucer, Skelton, and Spenser another alleged treason in this reign.

have also personified Danger. 4 The jame of this monk of the Chartreux was 11 He means to say that he is but one among many John del: rar, alias de la Court. See Holinshed, p. counsellors, who proceed in the same course with him 863.

in the business of the state. To this the queen replies, 5 Nichoas Hopkins, another monk of the same order, that he frames things, or they originate with him, which belonging to a religious house called Henton-beside are afterwards known to the council and promulgated by Bristow.

them.

government.

To each incensed will. I would, your highness (This was his gentleman in trust) of him
Would give it quick consideration, for

Things to strike honour sad.-Bid him recount There is no primer business.

The fore-recited practices ; whereof K. Hen.

By my life, We cannot feel too little, hear too much This is against our pleasure.

Wol. Stand forth; and with bold spirit relate what Wol. And for me,

you, I have no farther gone in this, than hy

Most like a careful subject, have collected A single voice; and that not pass'd me,

but

Out of the Duke of Buckingham. By learned approbation of the judges. If I am K. Henry.

Speak freely. Traduc'd by ignorant tongues, which neither know Surv. First, it was usual with him, every day My faculties, nor person, yet will be

It would infect his speech, That if the king
The chronicles of my doing,- let me say,

Should without issue die, he'd carry?? it so
'Tis but the fate of place, and the rough brake To make the sceptre his : These very words
That virtue must go through. We must not stint I have heard him utter to his son-in-law,
Our necessary actions, in the fear

Lord Aberga'ny; to whom by oath he menac'd
To copes malicious censurers; which ever, Revenge upon the cardinal.
As ravenous fishes, do a vessel follow

Wol.

Please your highness, noto
That is new trimm'd; but benefit no further This dangerous conception in this point.
Than vainly longing. What we oft do best, Not friended by his wish, to your high person
By sick interpreters, once weak ones, is

His will is most malignant; and it stretches
Not ours, or not allow'd;" what worst, as oft, Beyond you, to your friends.
Hitting a grosser quality, is cried up

8. Kath.

My learn'd lord cardinal, For our best act. If we shall stand still,

Deliver all with charity.
In fear our motion will be mock'd or carp'd at, K. Hen,

Speak on :
We should take root here where we sit, or sit How grounded he his title to the crown,
State statues only.

Upon our fail ? to this point hast thou heard him
K. Hen,
Things done well,

At any time speak aught ? And with a care, exempt themselves from fear; Surv.

He was brought to this Things done without example, in their issue By a vain prophecy of Nicholas Hopkins. Are to be fear'd. Have you a precedent

K. Hen. What was that Hopkins ? Of this commission ? I believe, not any.

Suru.

Sir, a Chartreux friar, We must not rend our subjects from our laws, His confessor; who fed him every minute And stick them in our will. Sixth part of each? With words of sovereignty. A trembling contribution! Why, we take,

K. Hen.

· How know'st thou this? From every tree, lop, bark, and part o'the timber; Surv. Not long before your highness sped to And, though we leave it with a root, thus hack'd,

France,
The air will drink the sap. To every county, The duke being at the Rose,'' within the parish
Where this is question’d, send our letters, with Saint Lawrence Poultney, did of me demand
Free pardon to each man that has denied

What was the speech amongst the Londoners
The force of this commission ; Pray, look to't ; Concerning the French journey: I replied,
I put it to your care.

Men feard the French would prove perfidious,
Wol.
A word with you.

To the king's danger. Presently the duke

[To the Secretary. Said, 'Twas the fear indeed; and that he doubled, Let there be letters writ to every shire,

'Twould prove the verity of certain words Of the king's grace and pardon. The griev'd commons Spoke by' a holy monk : That oft, says he, Hardly conceive of me; let it be nois'd,

Hath sent to me, wishing me to permit
That, through our intercession, this revokement John de la Court, my chaplain, a choice hour
And pardon comes : I shall anon advise you To hear from him a matter of some moment :
Further in the proceeding. [Exit Secretary. Whom after under the confession's seal 14
Enter Surveyor.

He solemnly had sworn, that, what he spoke,
Q. Kath. I am sorry, that the duke of Buckingham My chaplain to no creature living, but

To Is run in your displeasure.

me,

should utter, with demure confidence K. Hen. It grieves many :

This pausingly ensued, -Neither the king, nor his

heirs The gentleman is learn'd, and a most rare speaker, To nature none more bound; bis training such,

(Tell you the duke,) shall prosper : bid him strive That he may furnish and instruct great teachers,

To gain the love of the commonalty ; the duke

Shall govern England.
And never seek for aid out of himself.10
Yet see

Q. Kath.

If I know you well, When these so noble benefits shall prove

You were the duke's surveyor, and lost your office Not well dispos’d," the mind growing once corrupt, You charge not in your spleen a noble person,

On the complaint o' the tenants : Take good heed They turn to vicious forms, ten times more ugly Than ever they were fair.' This man so complete, And spoil your nobler soul! I say, take heed; Who was enrolld ’mongst wonders, and when we,

Yes, heartily beseech you.

K. Hen. Almost with ravish'd list’niny, could not find

Let him on :His hour of speech a minute ; he, my lady,

Go forward. Hath into monstrous habits put the graces

Surv. On my soul, I'll speak but truth. That once were his, and is become as black

I told my lord the duke, By the devil's illusions As if besmear’d in hell. Sit by us; you shall hear The monk might be deceiv’d; and that 'twas dangʻrous

for him I The meaning (says Malone) appears to be, things are now in such a situation that resentment and indig. 9 It appears from the prologue to the Romance of the nation predominate in every man's breast over duty and Knight of the Swanne, that it was translated from the allegiance.

French at the request of this unfortunate nobleman 2 The old copy reads "There is no primer baseness. The duke was executed on Friday the 17th of May, Warburton made the alteration, which Steevens seems to 1521. The book has no date. think unnecessary, though he has retained it in bis text. 10 i. e. beyond the treasures of his own mind. 3 Thicket of thorns.

11 Great gifts of nature and education not joined with 4 To slint is to stop or retard.

good dispositions. 5 i. e. to engage with, to encounter.

12 Conduct, manage. 6 Once is not unfrequently used for sometime or at 13 This house was purchased about the year 1561, by one time or other.

Richard Hill, sometime master of the merchant tailors: 7 i. e. approved.

company, and is now the merchant tailors' school, in 8 Holinshed says that this surveyor's name was Suffolk Lane, Charles Knyvet.

14 The old copy has commission's seal."

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-But on;

To ruminate on this so far, until

Have got by the late voyage, is but merely It forg'd him some design, which, being believ'd, A fit or two o' the face;t but they are shrewd ones; It was much like to do: He answer'd, Tush! For when they hold them, you would swear directly, It cando me no damage : adding further,

Their very noses had been counsellors That, had the king in his last sickness faild, To Pepin, or Clotharius, they keep state so. The cardinal's and Sir Thomas Lovell's heads Sands. They have all new legs, and lame ones; Should have gone off.

one would take it, K. Hen. Ha! what, so rank?! Ah, ah! That never saw them pace before, the spavin, There's mischief in this man: -Canst thou say A springhalt* reign'd among them. further ?

Cham.

Death! my lord, Surv. I can, my liege.

Their clothes are after such a pagan cut too, K. Hen. Proceed.

That, sure, they have worn out christendom.' How Suru. Being at Greenwich,

now? After your highness had reprov'd the duke What news, Sir Thomas Lovell ? About Sir William Blomer,

Enter SIR THOMAS LOVELL. K. Hen,

I remember, Of such a time :-Being my servant sworn,

Lov.

'Faith, my lord, The duke retain'd him his.

What hence? I hear of none, but the new proclamation
Surv. If, quoth he, I for this had been committed, That's clapp'd upon the court gate.
As, to the Tower, I thought,- I would have play'd

Cham

What is't for? The part my father meant to act upon

Lov. The reformation of our travell’d gallants, The usurper Richard: who, being at Salisbury, That fill the court with quarrels, talk, and tailors. Made suit to come in his presence; which if granted,

Cham. I am glad, 'tis there : now I would pray As he made semblance of his duty, would

our monsieurs Have put his knife into him."

To think an English courtier may be wise, K. Hen.

A giant traitor!

And never see the Louvre.

Lov. Wol. Now, madam, may his highness live in

They must either freedom,

(For so run the conditions) leave these remnants And this man out of prison ?

of fool and feather, that they got in France, Q. Kath.

God mend all!

With all their honourable points of igorance, K. Hen. There's something more would out of Pertaining thereunto (as fights, and fireworks; thee; What say'st ?

Abusing better men than they can be, Surv. After—the duke his father, —with the Out of a foreign wisdom,) renouncing clean knife,

The faith they have in tennis, and tall stockings, He stretch'd him, and, with one hand on his dagger, Short blister'd breeches,'° and those types of travel, Another spread on his breast, mounting his eyes,

And understand again like honest men ; He did discharge a horrible oath; whose tenour

Or pack to their old playfellows: there, I take it, Was,-Were he evil us'd, he would outgo They may, cum privilegio, wear away His father, by as much as a performance

The lag end of their lewdness, and be laugh'd at. Does an irresolute purpose.

Sands. 'Tis time to give them physic, their dig. K. Hen.

There's his period,
To sheath his knife in us. He is attach'd ;

Are grown so catching.
Cham.

What a loss our ladies
Call him to present trial : if he may
Find mercy in the law, 'tis his; if none,

Will have of these trim vanities! Let him not seek’t of us : By day and night!

Lov.

Ay, marry, He's traitor to the height.

(Exeunt. There will be woe indeed, lords; the sly whoresons

Have got a speeding trick to lay down ladies; SCENE III. A Room in the Palace. Enter the A French song, and a fiddle, has no fellow,

Sands. The devil fiddle them! I am glad, they're Lord Chamberlain, and LORD Sands.5

going, Cham. Is it possible, the spells of France should (For, sure, there's no converting of them :) now juggle

An honest country lord, as I am, beaten Men into such strange mysteries ?6

A long time out of play, may bring his plain-song, Sands.

New customs, And have an hour of hearing; and, by'r lady, Though they be never so ridiculous,

Heldii current music too. Nay, let them be unmanly, yet are follow'd.

Cham.

Well said, Lord Sands; Cham. As far as I see, all the good our English | Your colt's tooth is not cast yet.

8 The springhalt or stringhalt is a disease incident I Rank weeds are weeds grown up to great height to horses, which makes them limp in their paces. It is and strength. “What, (says the king,) was he advanced a humorous comparison of the mincing gait of the Lo this pitch:

Frenchified courtiers to this convulsive motion. Ben 2 Sir William Blomer (Holinshed calls him Bulmer) Jonson, in his Bartholomew Fair, uses it :was reprimanded by the king in the Star Chamber, for "Poor soul, she has had a stringhall." that, being his sworn servant, he had left the king's

9 The text may receive illustration from Nashe's Life service for the duke of Buckingham's.

of Jacke Wilton, 1594:-'At that time (viz. in the court 3 The accuracy of Holinshed, from whom Shakspeare of King Henry VIII.) I was no common squire, no un. took his account of the accusations and punishment, to- dertrodden torchbearer, I had my feather in my cap as gether with the qualities of the duke of Buckingham, is big as a flag in the foretop, my French doublei gelte in proved in the most authentic manner by a very curious the belly, as though, (lyke a pig readie to be spilted,) report of his case in East. Term. 13 Hen. VIII, in the all my guts had beene pluckt out, a paire of side paneel year books published by authority, edit. 1597, f. 11, 12. hose that hung down like two scales filled with Holland

4 Steevens takes unnecessary pains w explain this cheeses, my long stock that sate close to my dock,-my phrase. I wonder he could doubt that it was an adjura rapier pendant, like a round sticke, Sc. my blacke tion.

cloake of cloth, overspreading my backe lyke a thorn 5 Shakspeare has placed this scene in 1521. Charles backe or an elephant's eare; and in consummation of earl of Worcester was then lord chamberlain, and con- | my curiositie, my handes without gloves, all a more tinued in the office until his death, in 1526. But Caven. French,' &c.' Mr. Douce justly observes that Sir Tho. dish, from whom this was originally taken, places this mas Lovell's is an allusion to the feathers which were event at a later period, when Lord Sands himself was formerly worn by fools in their caps, as may be seen in chamberlain. Sir William Sands, of the Vine, near a print of Jordan's after Voert; and which is alluded to Basingstoke, Hants, was created a peer in 1524. He in the Ballad of News and no News: succeeded the earl of Worcester as chamberlain.

And feathers wagging in a fool's cap.? 6 Mysteries are arts, and here artificial fashions. 10 i. e. breeches puffed or swelled out like blisters.

7 A fit of the face seems to be a grimace, an artificial 11 The late edition of Mr. Boswell reads hold, noticing cast of the countenance.

that held is the reading of the first folio.

eases

Sands. No, my lord;

If I chance to talk a little wild, forgive me ;
Nortshall not, while I have a stump.

I had it from my father.
Cham.
Sir Thomas, Anne.

Was he mad, sir ?
Whither were you a going ?

Sands. 0, very mad, exceeding mad, in love too : Lov.

To the cardinal's ; But he would biie uone ; just as I do now,
Your lordship is a guest too.

Ho would kiss you twenty with a breath.
Cham.
O, 'tis true;

(Kisses her. This night he makes a supper, and a great one,

Cham.

Well

said, my lord. To many lords and ladies; there will be

So, now you are fairly seated :-Gentlemen,
The beauty of this kingdom, I'll assure you. The penance lies on you, if these fair ladies
Lov. That churchman bears a bounteous mind in- Pass away frowning.
deed,

Sands.

For my little cure,
A hand as fruitful as the land that feeds us ; Let me alone.
His dews fall every where.
Cham.

No doubt, he's noble;

Hautboys. Enter CARDINAL Wolsey, attended;

and takes his state. He had a black mouth, that said other of him. Sands. He may, my lord, he has wherewithal ;

Wol. You are welcome, my fair guests; that in him,

noble lady, Sparing would show a worse sin than ill doctrine : Or gentleman, that is not freely merry, Men of his way should be most liberal,

Is not my friend : This, to confirm my welcome ; They are set here for examples.

And to you all good health.

(Drinks Cham.

True, they are so:
Sands.

Your grace is noble ;But few now give so great ones. My barge stays;'

Let me have such a bowl may hold my thanks, Your lordship shall along :--Come, good Sir Tho- | And save me so much talking.

Wol.

My Lord Sands,
mas,
We shall be late else : which I would not be, I am beholden to you: cheer your neighbours.
For I was spoke to, with Sir Henry Guildford, Ladies, you are not merry ;-Gentlemen,
This night to be comptrollers.

Whose fault is this?
Sands.
I am your lordship’s. Sands.

The red wine first must rise
(E.ceunt. In their fair cheeks, my lord; then we shall havo

them SCENE IV. The Presence Chamber in York

Talk us to silence. Place. Hautboys. A small table under a state for the Cardinal, a longer table for the guests.

Anne. You are a merry gamester, my Lord Sands,

Sands. Yes, if I make my play.--
Enter at one door ANNE BULLEN, and divers
Lords, Ladies, and Gentlewomen, as guests ; at

Here's to your ladyship: and pledge it, madam,

For 'tis to such a thing, another door, enter Sır HENRY GUILDFORD.

Anne.

You cannot show me. Guild. Ladies, a general welcome from his grace Sands. I told your grace, they would talk anon. Salutes ye all: This night he dedicates

[Drum and trumpets within : Chamberg To fair content, and you: none here, he hopes,

discharged. In all this noble bevy, 2 has brought with her

Wol.

What's that? One care abroad: he would have all as merry Cham. Look out there, some of you. As first-good company, good wine, good welcome,

(Exit a Servant. Can make good people. -0, my lord, you are Wol.

What warlike voice 3 tardy;

And to what end is this ?-Nay, ladies, fear not; Enter Lord Chamberlain, Lord Sands, and SIR By all the laws of war you are privileg'd. Thomas LOVELL.

Re-enter Servant, The very thought of this fair company

Cham. How now? what is't ? Clapp'd wings to me.

Serv.

A noble troop of strangers ; Cham. You are young, Sir Harry Guildford. For so they seem: they have left their barge, and Sands. Sir Thomas Lovell, had the cardinal

landed :
But half my lay-thoughts in him, some of these And hither make, as great ambassadors
Should find a running banquet ere they rested, From foreign princes.
I think, would better please them: By my life, Wol.

Good lord chamberlami, They are a sweet society of fair ones.

Go, give them welcome, you can speak the French Lov. O, that your lordship were but now con

tongue ; fessor

And, pray, receive them nobly, and conduct them To one or two of these!

Into our presence, where this heaven of beauty Sands.

I would, I were ; Shall shine at full upon them :--Some attend him.They should find easy penance.

[Exit Chamberlain, attended. All arise, Lov. 'Faith, how easy?

and Tables removed. Sands. As easy as a down bed would afford it. You have now a broken banquet; but we'll mend it. Cham. Sweet ladies, will it please you sit ? Sir A good digestion to you all : and, once more, Harry,

I shower å welcome on you ;-Welcome all. Place you that vide, I'll take the charge of this: His grace is ent'ring.–Nay, you musi not freeze; Hautboys.' Enter the King, and twelve others, 28 Two women plac'd together makes cold weather :

Maskers, habited like Shepherds, with suteen My Lord Sands, you are one will keep them waking;

Torchbearers : ushered by the Lord Chamberlain, Pray, sit between these ladies.

They pass directly before the Cardinal, and graceSands.

By my faith, fully salute him. And thank your lordship.—By your leave, sweet A noble company! what are their pleasures ? ladies :

Cham. Because they speak no English, thus they (Seats himself between Anne BOLLEN and

pray'd another Lady.

charges, and make a loud report. They had their name | The speaker is now in the king's palace at Bride from being liule more than mere chambers to laulge well, from whence he is proceeding by water to York powder; that being the technical name for that cavity Place (Cardinal Wolsey's house), now Whitehall. in a gun which contains the powder or combusuble mai. 2.A bery is a company.

ter. Cavendish, describing this scene as it really oc3 i. e. il' I may choose my game.

curred, says that against the king's coming 'were laid 4 Chambers are short pieces of ordnanc3, standing charged many chambers, and at his landing they were almost erect upon their breechings, chiefly ased upon all shut off, which made such a rumble in the air has it festive occasions, being so conurived as to carry great was like thunder.'

sures.

To tell your grace ;--That, having heard by fame To drink to these fair ladies, and a measure or this so noble and so fair assembly

To lead them once again; and then let's dream This night to meet here, they could do no less, Who's best in favour.-Let the music knock it. Out of the great respect they bear to beauty,

(Exeunt, with trumpets. But leave their flocks; and under your fair conduct, Crave leave to view these ladies, and entreat An hour of revels with them. Woh Say, lord chamberlain,

ACT II. They have done my poor house graco ; for which SCENE 1. A Street. Enter two Gentlemen, I pay them

meeting. A thousand thanks, and pray them take their plea

1 Gent. Whither away so fast? (Ladies chosen for the dance. The King chooses Even to the hall to hear what shall become

2 Gent.

0,-God save you ! ANNE BULLEN.

Of the great duke of Buckingham. K. Hen. The fairest hand I ever touch'd! 0,

I Gent.

I'll save you beauty,

That labour, sir. All's now done, but the ceremony Till now I never knew thee. (Music Dance. Of bringing back the prisoner. Wol. My lord,

2 Gent.

Were you there? Cham. Your grace ?

I Gent. Yes, indeed, was I. Wol. Pray, tell them thus much from me:

2 Gent. Pray, speak, what has happen'd ? There should be one amongst them, by his person,

I Gent. You may guess quickly what. More worthy this place than myself; to whom,

2 Gent.

Is he found guilty ? If I but knew him, with my love and duty

I Gent. Yes, truly he is, and condemn'd upon it. I would surrender it.

2 Gent. I am sorry for’t. Cham, I will, my lord.

1 Gent.

So are a number more. (Cham. goes to the company, and returns. Wol. What say they ?

2 Gent. But, pray, how pass'd it? Char. Such a one, they all confess, Came to the bar ; where, to his accusations,

I Gent. I'll tell you in a little. The great duke There is, indeed ; which they would have your grace He pleaded still, 'not guilty, and alleg’d Find out, and he will take it.

Many sharp reasons to defeat the law. Wol.

Let me see, then.-

The king's attorney, on the contrary,

[Comes from his state. Urg'd on the examinations, proofs, confessions By all your good leaves, gentlemen ;-Here PN or divers witnesses ; which the duke desir'd make

To have brought, viva voce, to his face : My roval choice.

At which appear'd against him, his surveyor; K. Hen. You have found him, cardinal:' Sir Gilbert Peck his chancellor; and John Court,

(Unmasking. Confessor to him ; with that devil-monk, You hold a fair assembly ; you do well, lord :

Hopkins, that made this mischief. You are a churchman, or, I'll tell you, cardinal, 2 Gent.

That was he, should judge now unhappily.

That fed him with his prophecies?
Wol.

I am glad,
I Gent.

The same, Your grace is grown so pleasant.

All these accus'd bim strongly; which he fain K. Hen.

My lord chamberlain, Would have fung from himi, bus, indeed, he could Pr’ythee, come hither: What fair lady's that? Cham. An't please your grace, Sir Thomas Bul. And so his peers, upon this evidence,

len's daughter, The Viscount Rochford, one of her highness' wo He spoke, and learnedly, for life : but all

Have found him guilty of high treason. Much

Was either pitied in him, or forgotten. K. Hen. By heaven, she is a dainty one.--Sweet

2 Gent. After all this, how did he bear himself? heart,

I Gent. When he was brought again to the bar,I were unmannerly, to take you out,

to hear And not to kiss you.'-A health, gentlemen,

His knell rung out, his judgment,—he was stirr'd Let it go round.

With such an agony, he sweat extremely, Wol. Sir Thomas Lovell, is the banquet ready

And something spoke in choler, ill, and hasty : l' the privy chamber?

But he fell to himself again, and, sweetly,
In.
Yes, my lord.

In all the rest show'd a most noble patience.
Wol.

2 Gent. I do not think, he fears death. I fear, with dancing is a little heated.

1 Gent.

Sure, he does not, K. Hen. I fear, too much.

He never was so womanish; the cause Wol.

There's fresher air, my lord, He may a little grieve at. In the next chamber.

2 Gent.

Certainly, K. Hen. Lead in your ladies, every one.-Sweet The cardinal is the end of this. partner,

1 Gent.

"Tis likely, I must not yet forsake you.—Let's be merry ;- By all conjectures: First, Kildare's attainder, Good my lord cardinal, I have half a dozen healths Then deputy of Ireland ; who removid,

1 Cavendish, from whom Stowe and Holinshed copied was made and prepared for him, and there new appatheir account, says that the cardinal pitched upon · Sir relled him with rich and princely garments. And in tho Edward Neville, a comely knight of a goodly personage, time of the king's absence the dishes of the banquet were that much more resembled the king's person in that cleane taken up, and the tables spread with new and mask than any other," upon which the king plucked sweet perfumed cloths.-Then the king took his seat down his visor and Master Neville's also, and dashed under the cloth of estate, commanding no man to reout with such a pleasant cheer and countenance, that all move, but set still as they did before. Then in came a noble estates there assembled, seeing the king to be new banquet before the king's majesty, and to all the there amongst them, rejoiced very much.'

rest through the tables, wherein, I suppose, were served 2 i. e. waggishly, mischievously.

two hundred dishes or above. Thus passed they forib 3 A kiss was anciently the established fee of a lady's the whole night with banquetting,' &c. partner The custom is still prevalent among country 5 Thus in Antonio and Mellida :people in many parts of the kingdom.

Fla. Faith, the song will seem to come off hardly. 4 According to Cavendish, the king, on discovering Catz. Troth, not a whit, if you seem to come off himself, being desired by Wolsey to take his place un quickly. der the state or seat of honour, said that he would go Fla. Pert Calzo, knock it, then.' first and shist his apparel, and so departed, and went 6 Either produced no effect, or produced only ineffec straight inio my lord's bedchamber, where a great fire tual pity.

not:

men.

Your grace,

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