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2 Gent. May I be bold to ask what that con- , And more, and richer, when he strains that tains,
lady: That paper in your hand ?
| I cannot blame his conscience. 1 Gent. Yes ; 'tis the list
1 Gent. They, that bear or those, that claim their offices this day, The cloth of bonour over her, are four barulls By custom of the coronation.
of the Cinque-ports. The duke of Suffolk is the first, and claims 12 Gent. Those men are happy; and so are all, To be high steward; next the duke of Nor
are near her. folk,
I take it, she that carries up the train, He to be earl marshal ; you may read the rest. Is that old noble lady, duchess of Norfolk. 2 Gent. I thank you, Sir; bad I not known 1 Gent. It is; and all the rest are coun. those customs,
tessses. I should have been bebolden to your paper.
2 Gent. Their coronets say so. These are But, I beseech you, what's become of Katha
stars indeed ; rine,
And, sometimes, falling ones. The princess dowager ! how goes her business 1 1 Gent. No inore of that. 1 Gent. That I can tell you too. Tbe arch
(Erit Procession, with a great flourish bishop
of trumpets. of Canterbury, accompanied with other Learned and reverend fathers of his order,
Enter a third GENTLEMAN. Held a late court at Dunstable, six miles off God save you, Sir! Where have you been broil. From Ampthill, where the princess lay; to
ing 3 which
2 Gent. Among the crowd i'the abbey; where She oft was cited by them, but appear'd not ;
a finger And, to be short, for not appearance, and
Could not be wedg'd in more ; and I am stifled The king's late scruple, by the main assent With the mere rankness of their joy. or all these learned men she was divorc'd,
2 Gent. You saw
1 Gent. How was it ? 2 Gent. Alas, good lady !
[Trumpets. 3 Gent. Well worth the seeing. The trumpets sound : stand close, the queen is 2 Gent. Good Sir, speak it to us. coming.
3 Gent. As well as I am able. The rich
stream THE ORDER OF THE PROCESSION.
of lords, and ladies, having brought the queen
To a prepar'd place in the choir, fell off A lively flourish of Trumpets; then enter A distance from her ; while her grace sat down 1. Two Judges.
To rest a wbile, some half an hour, or so, 2. The Lord Chancellor, with the purse and
In a rich chair of state, opposing freely mace before him.
The beauty of her person to the people. 3. Choristers singing:
(Music. Believe me, Sir, she is the goodliest woman 4. Mayor of London bearing the mace. Then
That ever lay by man : which when the people Garter, in his coat of arms, and on his Had the full view of, such a noise arose head, a gilt copper croun.
As the sbron.ls make at sea in a stiff tempest, 5. Marouis Dorset, bearing a sceptre orl As loud, and to as many tunes : lats, cloaks,
gold, on his head a demi-coronal orl(Doublets, I think,) flew up: and had their gold. With him the earl of Surrey,
faces bcaring the rod of silver with the dove, Been loose, tbis day they bad been lost. Such crowned with an earl's coronet. Cola lars of ss.
I never saw before. Great-bellied women 6. Duke of Suffolk, in his robe of estate. his That had not half a week to go, like rams coronet on his head, bearing a long
In the old time of war, would shake the press, white wund, as high-steward. With
And make them reel before them. No man him, the duke of Norfolk, with the
living rod of marshalship, a coronet on his
onet on his could say, This is my wife, there ; all were head. Collars of .
ports ; under it. The Queen in her robel 2 Gent. But, 'pray, what follow'd ?
Came to the altar; where she kneel's, and, 8. The old duchess of Norfolk, in a coronal of
saint-like, gold, wrought with sowers, bearing the
Cast her fair eyes to heaven, and pray'd deQueen's train.
voutly. 9. Certuin Ladies or Countesses, with plain
Then rose again, and bow'd her to the people : circlets of gold without flowers.
When by the archbishop of Canterbury
She had all the royal makings of a queen ; 2 Gent. A royal train, believe me.---These I As holy oil, Edward Contessor's crown, know ;
The rod, and bird of peace, and all such em. Who's that, that bears the sceptre ?
blems 1 Gent. Marquis Dorset :
Laid nobly on her; which perform'd, the choir, And that the earl of Surrey, with the rod. With all the choicest music of the kingdom, 2 Gent. A bold brave gentleman : And tbat | Together sung Te Deum. So she parted, should be
And with the same full state pac'd back again The duke of Suffolk
To York-place, where the feast is held. 1 Gent. "Tis the same ; high-steward.
1 Gent. Sir, you 2 Gent. And that my lord of Norfolk?
Must no more call it York-place, that is past : 1 Gent. Yes.
For, since the cardinal fell, that title's lost; 2 Gent. Heaven bless thee !
'Tis now the king's, and call'd-Wbitehall. (Looking on the Queen. 13 Gent. I know it ; Thou bast the sweetest face I ever look'd 01. But 'us so lately alter'd, tbat the old name Sir, as I have a soul, she is an angel;
Is fresh about me. Our king bas all the Indies in his arms,
2 Gent. What two reverend bisbops
Were those that went ou each side of thus • The marriage lately considered as valid. I
3 Gent, Stokesly and Gardiner ; the one, of, of his own body he was ill, and gare Winchester,
The clergy ill example. (Newly preferr'd from the king's secretary, Grif. Noble madam, The other, London.
Men's evil manners live in brass ; their virtues 2 Gent. He of Winchester
We write in water. May it please your highneg Is held no great good lover of the archbishop's, I To hear me speak his good now? The virtuous Crapıner.
Kath. Yes, good Grimith; 3 Gent. All the land knows that:
I were malicious else. However, yet there's to great breach ; when it Grif. This cardinal, comes,
Though from an humble stock, undoubtedly Cranner will find a friend will not shrink from Was fashion'd tot much honour. Froin his hiin,
cradle, 2 Gent. Who may that be, I pray you? He was a scholar, and a ripe, and good one ; 3 Gent. Thomas Cromwell;
Exceeding wise, fair spoken, and persuading : A man in much esteem with the king, and truly Lofty, and sour, to them that lov'd him not ; A worthy friend.–The king
But, to those men that sought bim, sweet as Has made bir master o'the jewel house,
summer. And one, already, of the privy-council.
And though he were unsatisfied in getting, 2 Gent. He will deserve more.
(Which was a sin,) yet in bestowing, madam, 3 Gent. Yes, without all doubt.
He was most princely: Ever witness for him Come, gentlemen, ye shall go my way, which Those twins of learning, that he rais'd in you, Is to the court, and there ye shall be my guests; Ipswich and Oxford I one t of which fell with Something I can command. As I walk thither,
him, I'll tell ye more.
Unwilling to outlive the good that did it ; Both. You may command us, $ir. (Exeunt. The other, though unfinishid, yet so famous,
So excellent in art, and still so rising,
That Christendom shall ever speak his virtue.
His overthrow heap'd bappiness upon him ; Enter KATHARINE, Dowager, sick ; led be For then, and not till then, be felt himself, tween GRIFFITH and PATIENCE.
And found the blessedness of being little : Crif. How does your grace ?
And, to add greater bonours to his age Kath. O Griffith, bick to death :
Than man could give bim, he died, fearing My legs, like loaden branches, bow to the earth,
God. Willing to leave their burden : Reach a chair; Kath. After my death I wish no other herald, So,-now, methiaks, I feel a little ease.
No other speaker of my living actions, Didst tbou not tell me, Griffith, as thou led'st To keep mine honour from corruption, me,
But such an honest chronicler as Griffitb. That the great child of honour, cardinal Wolsey, Whom I most hated living, thou hast made me, Was dead ?
With thy religious truth, and modesty, Gris. Yes, madam ; but, I think, your grace. Now in big asbes hovour: Peace be with Out of the pain you suffer'd, gave no ear to't.
bim lKath. Pr'ythee, good Griffith, tell me how he Patience, be near me still ; and set me lower : died :
I have not long to trouble thee. Good Griffith, If well, he stepp'd before me, happily •
Cause the musicians play me that sad note For my example.
(nam'd my knell, wbilst I sit meditating Grij. Well, the voice goes, madam :
On that celestial harmony I go to.
Sad and solemn music. (As a man sorely tainted,) to his answer,
Grif. She is asleep: Good wench, let's sit He fell sick suddenly, and grew so ill,
down quiet, He could not sit his mule.
For fear we wake her ;-Softly, gentle Patience. Kath. Alas! poor man ! Grif. At last, with easy roads, t hy cane to Leicester,
The Vision Enter, solemnly tripping one Lodg'd in the abbey; where the reverend abbot,
after another, six Personages, clad in white With all his convent, honourably receiv'd him ;
robes, wearing on their heads garlands of To whom he gave these words,- father abbot,
bays, and golden vizards on their faces; An old man, broken with the storms of state,
branches of bays, or palm, in their hands. Is come to lay his weary bones among ye ;
They first congee unto her, then dance ; and, Give him a little earth for charity !
at certain changes, the first tuo hold a So went to bed : where eagerly his sickness
spare garland over her head; at which, Pursued him still; and, three nights after this,
the other four make reverend court'sies ; About the hour of eight, (which he himself
then the two that held the garland, deliver Foretold should be bis last,) fuli of repentance
the same to the other next two, roho observe Continual meditations, tears, and sorrows,
the same order in their changes, and holdHe gave bis honours to the world again,
ing the garland over her head : which done, His blessed part to heaven, and slept in peace.
they deliver the same garland to the last Kath. So may he rest; bis faults lie gently two, who likewise observe the same order; on him !
at which, (as it were by inspiration,) she Yet thus far, Griffith, give me leave to speak makes in her sleep signs of rejoicing, and bim,
holdeth up her hands to heaven: and so And yet with charity, -He was a man
in their dancing they vanish, carrying of an unbounded stomach, I ever ranking
the garland with them. The music conHimself with princes ; one, that by suggestion
tinues. Tied all the kingdom : simony was fair play ; His own opinion was his law : l'the presence Kath. Spirits of peace, where are ye! Are He would say untruths ; and be ever double,
ye all gone? Both in his words and ineaning: He was never, And leave me here in wretchedness behind ye? But where he meant to ruin, pitiful :
Grif. Madam, we are here. His promises were, as he then was, mighty ;
Kirth. It is not you I call for. But his performance, as he is now, nothing. Saw ye none enter, since I slept
Grif, None, madan. • Haply. + By short stages.
Set a lewd example in his own ** o the king.
* Ipe ini.
lord, ove the
Xath. No ? Saw you not, even now, a blessed, I hope, she will deserve well ;) and a little troop
To love her for her mother's sake, that loy'd Invite me to a hanquet ; whose bright faces
him, Cast thousand beams upon me, like the sun ? | Heaven knows how dearly. My next poor They promis'd me eternal happiness ;
petition Aud brought me garlands, Griffith, which I feel Is, that his noble grace would have some pity I am not worthy yet to wear : I shall,
Upon my wretched women, that so long, Assuredly.
Have follow'd both my fortunes faithfully : Grif. 'I am most joyful, madam, such good of which there is not one, I dare avow Possess your fancy.
(dreams | (And now I should not lie,) but will deserve, Kath. Bid the music leave,
For virtue, and true beauty of the soul, They are harsh and heavy to me.
For hopesty, and decent carriage,
(Music ceases. A right good husband, let hiin be a noble; Pat. Do you note,
And, sure, those men are happy that shall have How much her grace is alter'd on the sudden ?
them. How long her face is drawn? How pale she The last is, for my men they are the poorest, looks,
But poverty could never draw them from me ; And of an earthy cold ? Mark you her eyes ? That they may have their wages duly paid Gril. She is going, wench ; pray, pray.
them, Pat. Heaven comfort her!
And something over to remember me by ;
If Heaven had pleas'd to have given me longer Enter a MESSENGER.
life, Mess. An't like your grace,
And able means, we had not parted thus. Kath. You are a saucy fellow :
These are the whole contents :- And, good my Deserve we no more reverence ? Grif. You are to blame,
By that you love the dearest in this world, Knowing, she will not lose her wonted gr
As you wish Christian peace to souls departed,
Stand these poor people's friend, and urge the ness,
kipg To use so rude behaviour : go to, kneel.
To do me this last right. Mless. I bumbly do entreat your highness'
Cap. By heaven, I will : pardon ; My haste Diade me unmannerly: There is stay. 1°
| Or let me loose the fashion of a man ! ing
Kath. I thank you, honest lord. Remember A gentleman, sent from the king to see you.
In all buinility onto his bigbness : Kath. Admit him entrance, Gritth: But this
Say, his long trouble now is passing fellow
Out of this world: tell him, in death 1 bless'd Let me ne'er see again.
bim, (Ereunt GRIFFITH and MESSENGER.
For so I will.-Mine eyes grow dim.-Farewell,
| My lord.-Griffith, farewell.-Nay, Patience, Re-enter GRIFFITH, with CAPUCIUS. You inust not leave me yet. I must to bed ;
Call in more women.- When I am dead, good If my sigbt fail not,
wench, You should be lord ambassador from the em. Let me be us'd with honour ; strew me over peror,
With maiden flowers, that all the world may My royal nephew, and your name Capucius.
know Cap. Madam, the sanie, your servant.
I was a chaste wife to my grave :-embalm me, Kath. O my lord,
Then lay me forth : although unqueen'd, yet The times, and titles, now are alter'd strangely
like With me, since first you knew me. But, I pray A queen, and daughter to a king, inter me. you,
I can no more. What is your pleasure with me
(Exeunt leading KATHARINE. Cap. Noble lady, First, mive own service to your grace ; the
SCENE 1.- A Gallery in the Palace. Kath. O my good lord, that comfort comes too late;
Enter GARDINER Bishop of Winchester, a 'Tis like a pardon after execution :
PAGE with a torch before him, met by Sir That gentle physic, given in time, had cur'd me;
THOMAS LOVELL. But now I am past all comforts bere, but Gar. It's one o'clock, boy, is't not? prayers.
Boy. It hath struck, How does his highness ?
Gar. These should be hours for necessities, Cap. Madam, in good health.
Not for delights; times to repair our nature
Sir Thomas !
Lov. Came you from the king, my lord ?
primero + This to my lord the king.
With the duke of Suffolk. Cap. Most willing, madam.
Lov. I must to him too, Kath. In which I have commended to his Before he go to bed. I'll take my leave. goodness
Gar. Not yet, Sir Thomas Lovell. What's The model of our chaste loves, his young daughter : t
It seems you are in haste : an if there be The dews of beaven fall thick in blessings on No great offence belongs to't, give you friend her
Some touch of your late business : Affairs, that Beseeching him, to give her virtuous breeding;
walk (She is young, and of a noble modest nature;
• Even if he should be. • imaze. 1 Afterwards Q. Mary.
A game at cardı.
Gat. the mattern haste : an
(As, they say, spirits do,) at midnight, have I K. Hen. What say'st thou ha!
Lov. So said her woman; and that ber suffer Lov. My lord, I love you ;
ance made And durst commend a secret to your ear
Almost each pang 2 death. Much weightier than this work. The queen's K. Hen. Alas, good lady! in labour,
Suf. God safely quit her of her burden, and They say, in great extremity; and fear'd, With gentle travail, to the gladding of She'll with the labour end.
Your bighness with an heir ! Gar. The fruit she goes with,
K. Hen. 'Tis midnight, Charles, · pray for heartily ; that it may find
Pr'ythee, to bed; and in thy prayers reinember Good time, and live : but for the stock, Sir The estate of my poor queen. Leave me alone ; Thomas,
For I must think of that, wbicb company wish it grubu'd up now.
Will not be friendly to.
Suf. I wish your highness
K. Hen. Charles, good night.-
(Erit SOPFOLK. Hear me, Sir Thomas : You are a gentleman
Enter Sir ANTHONY DENNY. Of mine own way; I know you wise, religious ; And, let me tell you, it will ne'er be well, Well, Sir, what follows ? 'Twill not, Sir Thomas Lovell, take't of me, Den, Sir, I have brought my lord the arch. Till Cranmer, Cromwell, her two bands, and
As you commanded me. Sleep in their graves.
K. Hen. Ha! Canterbury ? Lov. Now, Sir, you speak of two
Den. Ay, my good lord. The most remark'd i'the kingdom. As for K. Hen.' 'Tis true : Where is be, Denny? Cromwell,
Den. He attends your highness' pleasure. Beside that of the jewel-house, be's made mas K. Hen. Bring him to us. (Exit DENNY. ter
Lov. This is about that which the bishop O'the rolls, and the king's secretary: further, spake; Sir, I am happily come hither.
(Aside. btands in the gap and trade of more prefermerts,
Re-enter DENNY, with CRANSER. With which the time will load him: The arcb. K. Hen. Avoid the gallery. bishop
(LOVELL seems to stay. Is the king's hand, and tongue ; And who dare Ha!- I have said.--Begone. speak
(Exeunt LOVELL and DENNY. One syllable against bim?
Cran. I am fearful :-Wherefore frowns be Gar. Yes, yes, Sir Thomas,
thus ? There are that dare ; and I myself have ven- 'Tis his aspect of terror. All's not well. tur'd
K. Hen. How now, my lord ? You do desire To speak my mind of him : and, indeed, this
to know day,
Wherefore I sent for you. Sir, (I may tell it you,) I think I bave
Cran. It is my duty, Incens'd. the lords o'the council, that he is To attend your bighness' pleasure. (For so I know be is, they know he is,)
K. Hen, 'Pray yon, arise, A most arch heretic, a pestilence
My good and gracious lord of Canterbury. Tbat does infect the land : with which they come, you and I inust walk a turn together; moved
I have news to tell you : Come, come, give me Have broken + with the king ; who bath so far
your hand, Given ear to our complaint, (of his great grace Ab! my good lord, I grieve at what I speak, And princely care; foreseeing those fell mis. And am right sorry to repeat what follows: chiefs
I have, and most unwillingly, of late Our reasons laid before bim,) be hath com Heard many grievous, I do say, my lord, manded,
Grievous complaints of you; which, being conTo-morrow morning to the council-board
sider'd, He be convented. He's a rank weed, Sir Have mov'd us, and our council, that you shall Thomas,
This morning come before us; where, I know, And we must root him out. From your affairs You cannot with such freedom purge yourself, I binder you too long : good night, Sir Thomas. But that, till further trial, iu those charges Lov. Many good nights, my lord; I rest Which will require your answer, you must take your servant.
Your patience to you, and be well contented [Ereunt GARDINER and PAGE. To make your house our Tower : You a brother
of us, As LOTELL is going out, enter the KING, and It fits we thus proceed, or else no witness the Duke of SUFFOLK.
Would come against you. K. Hen. Charles, I will play no more to | Cran. I humbly thank your highness : night;
And am right glad to catch this good occasion My mind's not on't, you are too hard for me. Most throughly to be winnow'd, where my chaff
Suf. Sir, I did never win of you be fore. And corn sball fly asunder : for, I know,
There's none stands under more calumnious Nor shall not, when my fancy's on my play.
tongues, Now, Lovel), from the queen what is the Than I myself, poor man. news?
K. Hen. Stand up, good Canterbury ; Lov. I could not personally deliver to her Tby truth, and thy integrity, is routed What you commanded me, but by her woman in us, thy friend : Give me thy hand, stand up; I sent your message ; who returu'd her thanks Pr'ythee, let's walk. Now, by my holy-dame, In the greatest bumbleness, and desir'd your What manner of mau are you? My lord, I highness
look'd Most heartily to pray for ber.
You would have given me your petition, that
I should have ta'en some pains to bring together • Set on.
Told their minde.
• One of the rouncil.
Not: Hen: Rodd neveron are too
Yourself and your accusers; and to have heard Said I for this, the girl is like to him? you
I will have more, or else uusay't ; and now Withont indurance, further.
While it is hot I'll put it to the issue. Cran. Most dread liege,
[Exeunt. The good I stand ou is, my truth and honesty ; If they shall fail, I, with mine eneinies,
SCENE II.-Lobby before the Council. Will triumph o'er my person ; which I weigh.
Chamber. not, Being of those virtues vacant. I fear nothing
Enter CRANMER; SERVANTS, DOOR-KEEPER, What can be said against me.
&c. attending. K. Hen. Know you not how
Cran. I hope I am not too late ; and yet the Your state stands 'i'the world, with the whole
gentlenian, world ?
That was sent to ine from the council, pray'd Your enemies
me Are many, and not small; their practices
To make great haste. All fast? what means Must bear the same proportion : and not evert
this 1-Hoa !
D. Keep. Yes, my lord;
D. Keep. Your grace must wait, till you be You are potently oppos'd ; and with a malice
Enter Doctor BUTTS.
Butts. This is a piece of malice. I am glad,
Shall understand it presently. (Exit BUTTS. Cran. God and your majesty
Cran. (Aside.) 'Tis Butts, Protect mine innocence, or I fall into
The king's physician ; As be past along, The trap is laid for me !
How earnestly he cast bis eyes upon me! K. Hen. Be of good cheer;
Pray beaven, he sound not my disgrace I For They shall no more prevail, than we give way
This is of purpose laid by some that hate me, Keep comfort to you ; and this morning see (God turn their hearts! I never sought their You do appear before them; if they shall
To quench inine honour : they would shame to In charging you with matters, to commit you,
make me The best persuasions to the contrary
Wait else at door; a fellow counsellor, Fail not to use, and with what vehemency
Among boys, grooms, and lackeys. But their The occasion shall instruct you : if entreaties
pleasures Will render you no remedy, this ring
Must be fulfill'd, and I attend with patience. Deliver them, and your appeal to us There make before them.-Look, the good man Enter at a window above, the King and weeps.
BUTTS. He's bonest, on mine honour. God's blest Butts. I'll show your grace the strangest mother!
sight, I swear, he is true-hearted ; and a soul
K. Hen. What's that, Butts ? None better in my kingdom.-Get you gone,
Bulls. I think, your highness saw this many And do as I have bid you.-(Exit CRANMER.)
a day. He bas strangled
K. Hen. Body o'me, where is it?
Butts. There, my lord :
The high promotion of bis grace of Canter. Gent. (Within.) Come back ; What mean who holds his state at door, 'mongst pursulyou !
vants, Lady.' i'll not come back : the tidings that I Pages, and footboys. bring
K. Hen. Ha ! Tis be, indeed : Will make my boldness manners.--Now, good Is this the honour they do one another? angels
'Tis well, there's one above thein yet. I had Fly o'er thy royal head, and shade thy person
thought Under their blessed wings!
They had parted so much honesty among them, K. Hen. Now, by thy looks
(At least, good manners.) as not thus to suffer I guess thy message. Is the queen deliver'd ?
A man of his place, and so near our favour, Say, ay; and of a boy,
To dance attendance on their lordships' plca. Lady. Ay, ay, my liege ;
sures, And of a lovely boy : The God of heaven
And at tbe door too, like a post with packets. Both now and ever bless her 1'tis a girl,
By boly Mary, Butts, there's knavery : Promises boys hereafter. Sir, your queen
Let them alone, and draw the curtain close ! Desires your visitation, and to be
We sball hear more anon.
(Exeunt. Acquainted with this stranger ; 'tis as like you, As cherry is to cherry.
THE COUNCIL-CHAMBER. K. Hen. Lovell,
Enter the Lord CHANCELLOR, the Duke of Enter LOVELL.
SUFVOLK, Earl of SURREY, Lord CHAMLov. Sir.
BERLAIN, GARDINER, and CROMWELL. K. Hen. Give her a hundred marks. I'll to The Chancellor places himself at the upper the qucen.
(Exit KING. end of the table on the left hand ; a seat Lady. A bundred marks! By this light, I'll being left void above him, as for the Archhave more.
bishop of CANTERBURY. The rest seat An ordinary groom is for such payment.
themselves in order on each side. CR0.1I will bave more, or scold it out of him.
WELL at the louer end, as secretury.
Chan. Speak to the business, master secretary : • Value. Always.
Why are we met in council 1