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Put in their hands thy brụising irons of wrath,
RICHARD STARTING OUT OF HIS DREAM.
Give me another horse,-bind up my wounds,Have
mercy, Jesu!-Soft; I did but dream.-
RICHARD'S ADDRESS BEFORE THE BATTLE.
RICHARD'S BEHAVIOUR AFTER AN ALARUM,
K. Rich. Slave, I have set my life upon a cast,
KING HENRY VIII.
*ires slow pace at first: Anger is like
A full hot-horse; who being allow'd his way,
ACTION TO BE CARRIED ON WITH RESOLUTION.
If I am traduc'd by tongues, which neither know My faculties, nor person, yet will be The Chronicles of my doing,-let me say, 'Tis but the fate of place, and the rough brake* That virtue must go through. We must not stintt Our necessary actions, in the fear To copet malicious censurers; which ever, As ravenous fishes do a vessel follow That is new trimm'd; but benefit no further Than vainly longing. What we oft do best, By sick interpreters, once weak ones, is Not ours, or not allow'd:11 what worst as oft, Hitting a grosser quality, is cried up For our best act. If we shall stand still, In fear our motion will be mock'd or carp'd at, We should take root here where we sit, or sit State statues cnly.
May he live
* Thicket of thorns. # Retard. # Encounter. 6 Sometime.
MUCH TRUSTED BY
And give your hearts to, when they once perceive
A GOOD WIFE,
A loss of her,
THE BLESSINGS OF A LOW STATION,
QUEEN KATHARINE'S SPEECH TO HER HUSBAND.
Alas, sir, In what have I offended you? what cause Hath my behaviour given to your displeasure, That thus you should proceed to put me off, And take your good grace from me? Heaven witness,
I have been to you a true and humble wife, * At all times to your will conformable: Ever in fear to kindle your dislike, Yea, subject to your countenance: glad, or sorry, As I saw it inclin'd. When was the hour, I ever contradicted your desire, Or made it not mine too? Or which of your friends Have I not strove to love, although I knew He were mine enemy? what friend of mine That had to him deriv'd your anger, did I Continue in mine liking? nay, gave notice He was from thence discharg'd? Sir, call to mind That I have been your wife, in this obedience, Upward of twenty years, and have been blest With many children by you: If, in the course And process of this time, you can report, And prove it too, against mine honour aught, y bond to wedlock, or my love and duty
Against your sacred person, in God's name,
You are meek, and humble mouth'd;
That man i’ the world, who shall report he has
ACT III. QUEEN KATHARINE ON HER OWN MERIT, Have I liv'd thus long-(let me speak myself, Since virtue finds no friends,)—a wife, a true one? A woman (I dare say without vain glory,) Never yet branded with suspicion? Have I with all my full affections Still met the king lov'd him next heav'n? obey'd him? Been, out of fondness, superstitious to him?! Almost forgot my prayers to content him? And am I thus rewarded? 'tis not well, lords. * Appearance.
† Speak out thy merits. Served him with superstitious attention.
Bring me a constant woman to her husband,
QUEEN KATHARINE COMPARED TO À LILY.
OBEDIENCE TO PRINCES.
OUTWARD EFFECTS OF HORROR.
Some strange commotion
the ground, Then, lays his finger on his temple; straight, Springs out into fast gait:* then stops again, Strikes his breast hard: and anon, he casts His eye against the moon: in most strange postures We have seen him set himself.
Though perils did Abound, as thick as thought could make them, and Appear in forms more hor:id; yet my duty, As doth a rock against the chiding flood, Should the approach of this wild river break, And stand unshaken yours.
EXTERNAL EFFECTS OF ANGER.
What sudden anger's this? how have I reap'd it? He parted frowning from me, as it' ruin Leap'd from his eyes: So looks the chafed lion Upon the daring huntsman that has galld him; Then makes him nothing.
FALLING GREATNESS. Nay then, farewell! I have touch'd the highest point of all my greatness; And, from that full meridian of my glory,