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Lord cardinal-
To you I speak
Wol.

You plenare, madam?
I am about to do, thinking that
We are a queon for long have dream'd 20, cettes,
The daughter

dag, my drople of tears
It turn to spoke of fire
Wol.

Be patient yat:
Q. Kath. I will, when you see bumble; way,

before,
Or God will punish me to believe
Induc'd by potent circumstances, that
You are mine enemy and make ray challenge,
You shall not be my jutige for it is you

Have blown this coul betwist may ford and 1956,
- Which God's dew quench Therefore, I say ago

I utterly abhor, yes, from my soul,
Refuse you for my judge whom, yet once more
1 hold my most malicious foe, and think not
at all a friend to truth.
Wol.

I do profess,
You speak not like yourself; who ever yot

Have stood to charity, and displayed the effects
10 heb op de Ol disposition gentle, and of wisdom
Have a strone to lovs, although I knew O'ertopping woman's power. Madame, you do nie
He were in ceny? what friend of mine

wrong Those had to him deriy'd your anger, dit I I have no spleen against you, nor injustic Continue in my liking? nay, gave notice For you, or any : how far I have proceeded, He was from thence discharge Sir, call to mind Or how far further shall, is warranted That I have been your wife, in this obedience, By a commission from the consistory, Upward of twenty years, and have been blest Yes, the whole consistory of Rome. You charge

me, 1 Ensigns of dignity

dinals, Because she could directly to the king parted from thence. Many supposed that the wordt for the distance which

no pain to go are resorted again to her former place, but she tool about into the king, kn

This cet Becler way straight out of the house, Feaning (as she Croendish's Life of

ed. 1925. want always to do) upon the art of her gestral 3 This speech is taken

who copiesceiver Master Grimiths.- Lale of You, p. 139, Com Cavendishy) with

lactona. Hall 6 That you desire to protect the busin has given a different report of the queen's speech, court. "To pray for a longer day,' i. e. a more distant which, he says, was made in French, and translated by one, is yet the language of the bar in criminal trials. him from notes taken by Campeggio's secretary. 7 Cnallenge here (says Johnson) is a law term. The

4 That is, 'If you can report and prove aught against criminal, when he refuses a juryman, says "I chalmine honour, my love and duty, or aught against your lenge him. sacred person, &c.

s These are not the mere words of passion, but tech i The historical fact is, that the queen staid for no re. nical terms of the canon law: detestor and recuso. Th: ply is this speech. Cavendish says, ' And with that she former, in the language of canonists, signifies no more ruse up, making a low courtesy io the king, and so de- chan I protest against. --Blackstone.

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you from't.

Q. Kath.

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That I have blown this coal: I do deny it: Induce you to the question on't? or ever
The king is present: if it be known to him, Have to you,—but with thanks to God for such
That I gainsay' my deed, how may he wound, A royal lady,--spake one the least word, might
And worthily, my falsehood ? yea, as much Be to the prejudice of her present state,
As you have done my truth. But if he know Or touch of her good person ?
That I am free of your report, he knows,

K. Hen.

My lord cardinal, I am not of your wrong. Therefore in hím I do excuse you; yea, upon mine honour, It lies, to cure me; and the cure is, to

I free

You are not to be taught Remove these thoughts from you: The which before That you have many enemies, that know not His highness shall speak in, I do beseech

Why they are so, but, like to village curs, You, gracious madam, to unthink your speaking, Bark when their fellows do: by some of these And to say so no more.

The queen is put in anger. You are excus'd : My lord, my lord, But will you be more justified ? you ever I am a simple woman, much too weak

Have wish'd the sleeping of this business; never To oppose your cunning. You are meek, and hum- Desir'd it to be stirr'd ; but oft have hinder'd, oft, ble mouth'd;

The passages made toward it :-on my honour, You sign your place and calling, in full sceming, I speak my good lord cardinal to this point, With meekness and humility; but your heart And thus far clear him. Now, what mov'd me Is cramm’d with arrogancy, spleen, and pride.

to't, You have, by fortune, and his highness' favours, I will be bold with time, and your attention :Gone slightly o’er low steps ; and now are mounted Then mark the inducement. "Thus it came ;-give Where powers are your retainers: and your

heed to't:wards,

My conscience first receiv'd a tenderness, Domestics to you, serve your will, as't please Scruple, and prick,' on certain speeches utter'd Yourself pronounce their office. I must tell you, By the bishop of Bayonne, then French ambasa You tender more your person's honour, than

sador; Your high profession spiritual : That again Who had been 'hither sent on the debating, I do refuse you for my judge; and here,

A marriage, 'twixt the duke of Orleans and Before you all, appeal unto the pope,

Our daughter Mary : I' the progress of this buTo bring my whole cause 'fore his holiness,

siness, And to be judg'd by him.

Ere a determinate resolution, he [She curtsies to the King, and offers to depart. (I mean, the bishop) did require a respite ; Cam.

The queen is obstinate, Wherein he might the king his lord advertise Stubborn to justice, apt to accuse it, and

Whether our daughter were legitimate, Disdainful to be try'd by it; 'tis not well,

Respectir.g this our marriage with the dowager, She's going away.

Sometimes our brother's wife. This respite shook K. Hen. Call her again.

The bosom of my conscience, enter'd me, Crier. Katharine queen of England, come into Yea, with a splitting power, and made to tremble the court.

The region of my breast; which fore'd such way, Grif. Madam, you are call'd back.

That many maz'd considerings did throng, Q. Rath. What need you note it? pray you, And press'd in with this caution. First methought, keep your way:

I stood not in the smile of heaven ; who had
When you are callid, return.-Now the Lord help, Commanded nature, that my lady's womb,
They vex me past my patience !-pray you, pass on: If it conceiv'd a male child by me, should
I will not tarry: no, nor ever more,

Do no more offices of life to't, than
Upon this business, my appearance make

The grave does to the dead : for her male issue In any of their courts.

Or died where they were made, or shortly after [Ereunt Queen, Griffith, and other This world had air’d them : Hence I took a thought, Attendants.

This was a judgment on me; that my kingdom, K. Hen.

Go thy ways, Kate : Well worthy the best heir o' the world, should not That man i' the world, who shall report he has Be gladded in't by me: Then follows, ihat A better wife, let him in nought be trusted, I weigh'd the danger which my realms stood in For speaking false in that: Thou art, alone, By this my issue's fail; and that gave to me (If thy rare qualities, sweet gentleness,

Many a groaning throe. Thus hulling in Thy meekness saint-like, wife-like government,- The wild sea of my conscience, I did steer Obeying in commanding,--and thy parts

Toward this remedy, whereupon we are Sovereign and pious else, could speak thee out,)* Now present here together; that's to say The queen of earthly queens :- She is noble born; I meant to rectify my conscience,—which And, like her true nobility, she has

I then did feel full sick, and yet not well, Carried herself towards me.

By all the reverend fathers of the land, Wol.

Most gracious sir,

And doctors learn'd.–First, I began in private In humblest manner I require your highness, With you, my lord of Lincoln ; you remember That it shall please you to declare, in hearing How under my oppression I did reek, 'u Of all these ears (for where I am robb’d and bound, When I first mov'd you. There must I be unloos'd; although not there Lin,

Very well, my liege.
At once and fully satisfied, ") whether ever I K. Hen. I have spoke long; be pleas'd yourself
Did broach this business to your highness; or
Laid any scruple in your way, which might

How far you satisfied me.
Lin,

So please your highness, 1 Deny. 2 You show in appearance meekness and humility, off; and declares upon his honour to the whole court,

6 The king, having first addressed Wolsey, breaks as a token or outwurd sign of your place and calling that he speaks the cardinal's sentiments upon the point but your heart is crammed with arrogancy, &c. 3 The old copy reads :

in question; and clears him from any allempt or wish to

stir that business. * Where powers are your relainers; and

your words,

7 The words of Cavendish are- The special cause Domestice to you,' &c.

that moved me hereunto was a scrupulosity ihat pricked 4 If thy several qualities had tongues capable of my conscience.?-See also Holinshed, p. 907. speaking out thy merits, 1. e. of doing them extensive 8 Theobald thought we should read. The bottom of justice.

his conscience.' 5 The sense, which is encumbered with words, is no 9 The phrase belongs to navigation. A ship is said more than this :-) must be loosed, though when so to hull when she is dismasted, and only her hull or hulk loosed I shall not be satisfied fully and at once ; that is, is left at the direction and mercy of the waves I shall not be immediately satisfied.

10 Waste, or wear away. S

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