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shall abon's fevokement
r in the are
K. Hon. Things done well,
K. Hen. Speak on : And with a care, exempt themselves froin fear; How grounded he his title to the crown, Things done without example, in their issue Upon our fail : to this point hast thou heard Are to be fear'd. Have you a precedent
him of this commission ? I believe not any.
At any tinie speak aught?
K. Hen. Wbat was that Hopkins
Suro. Sir, a Chartreux friar, From every tree, lop, bark, and part o'tbe tim- His confessor ; wbo fed him every minute ber;
With words of sovereignty. And, though we leave it with a root, thus K. Hen. How know'st thou this? back'd
| Sury. Not long before your bighness sped to The air will drink the sap. To every county,
France, Wbere this is question'd, send our Jettors, The duke being at the Rose, witbin the pe. with
risb Free pardon to each man that bas denied
Saint Lawrence Poultney, did of me demand The force of this commission : Pray, look to't; What was the speech amongst the Londoners I put it to your care.
Concerning the French journey : I replied, Wol. A word with you.
Men fear'd the French would prove perfidious,
[To the SECRETARY. | To the king's danger. Presently the duke Let there be letters writ to every shire,
Said, 'Twas the fear, indeed ; and that he of the king's grace and pardon. The griev'd
'Twould prove the verity of certain words Hardly conceived of me ; let it be nois'd, Spoke by a holy monk ; That oft, says he, That through our intercession, this revokement Hath sent to me, wishing me to permit And pardon comes : I shall anon advise you John de la Court, my chaplain, a choice hour Further in the proceeding.
To hear from him a matter of some moment ; [Erit SECRETARY. Whom after under the confession's seal
He solemnly had sworn, that, what he spoke, Enter SURVEYOR.
My chaplain to no creature liring, but Q. Kath. I am sorry that the duke of Buck
To me, should utter, with demure confidence ingham
This pausingly ensu'd,-Neither the king, Is run in your displeasure.
nor his heirs, K. Hen. It grieves many :
(Tell you the duke) shall prosper : bid him The gentleman is learn’d, and a mostrare
To gain the love of the commonalty; the duke To nature none more bound; his training such,
Shall govern England. That he may furnish and instruct great
Q. Kuth. If I know you well, teachers,
You were the duke's surveyor, and lost your And never seek for aid out of himself.
office Yet see,
On the complaint o'the tenants : Take good When these so noble benents shall prove
heed, Not well dispos'd, the mind growing once
Yon charge not in your epleen a noble person, corrupt,
And spoil your nobler soul! I say, take heed; They turn to vicious forms, ten times more Yes, heartily beseech you. ugly
K. Hen. Let him on :Than ever they were fair. This ian so com. Go forward. plete,
Suru. On my soul, I'll speak but truth. Who was enroll'd 'inongst wonders, and wben I told my lord' the duke, "By the devil's illawe,
sions Almost with ravish'd list'ning, could not find
The monk might be deceiv'd ; aud that 'twas His bour of speech a minute ; be, my lady,
dang'rous for him, Hath into monstrous babits put the graces
To ruminate on this so far, until That once were his, and is become as black It forg'd him some design, which, being beAs if besmeard in hell. Sit by us; you shall
It was much like to do: He answer'a, Tush! (This was his gentleman in trust,) of him
It can do me no damage : adding further, Things to strike honour sad.-Bid him recount That, had the king in his last sickness fail'd, The fore-recited practices : whereof
The cardinal's and Sir Thomas Lovell's heads We cannot feel too little, bear too much.
Should have gone off. Wol. Stand forth; and with bold spirit relate
K. Hen. Hal what, so rank? Ah, ba ! what you,
There's mischief in this man:- Canst thou Most like a careful subject, have collected
say further ? Out of the duke of Backingham.
Surv. I cao, my liege. K. Hen. Speak freely.
K. Hen. Proceed.
Alter your bighness had reprov'd the duke
K. Hen. I remember,
The duke retain'd him his. But on ; Wbat Lord Aberga'ny ; to whom by oath be menac'd
bence? Revenge upon the cardinal.
Surv. II, quoth he, 1 for this had been Wol. Please your bighness, note
committed, This dangerous conception in this point.
As to the Tower,' I thought,-1 would have Not friended by his wish, to your bigb person
play'd His will is most malignant ; and it stretches The part my father meant to act upon Beyond you, to your friends.
The usurper Richard: who, being at Salis. Q. Kath. My learn'd lord cardinal,
bury, Deliver all with charity.
Made suit to come in his presence; which
Now Merchant Taylors' Schon!.
As he made semblance of his duty, would They may, cum privilegio,. wear away
The lag end of their lewdness, and be laugh'd K. Hen. A giant traitor!
at. Wol. Now, madam, may bis highness live in Sands. 'Tis time to give them physic, their freedom, Are grown so catching.
(diseases And this man out of prison ?
Cham. What a loss our ladies Q. Kath. God mend all!
will have of these trim vanities! X. Hen. There's something more would out of Lor. Ay, marry, thee; What say'st ?
| There will be woe indeed, lords; the sly whorc. Surv. After-the duke his father ,—with the
Have got a speeding trick to lay down ladies : He stretch'd him, and, with one hand on his A French song, and a fiddle, has no fellow. dagger,
Sands. The devil Addle them! I am glad Another spread on bis breast, mounting bis eyes,
they're going; He did discharge a horrible oath ; whose tenour (For, sure, there's no converting of them ;) Was,-Were be evil us'd, he would ontgo
now His father, by as much as a performance
An honest country lord, as I am, beaten Does an irresolute purpose.
A long time out of play, may bring his plain K. Hen. There's his period,
song, To sheath his knife in us. He is attach'd ; And have an hour of hearing ; and, by'r-lady, Call him to present trial : if he may
Held current music too, Find mercy in the law, 'tis his; if none,
Cham. Well said, lord Sands; Let him not seek't of us: By day and night, Your colt's tooth is not cast yet. He's traitor to the height.
(Ereunt. Sands, No, my lord;
Nor shall not, wbile I have a stump. SCENE III.-A Room in the Palace. Chum, Si Thomas,
Whither were you a-going ?
Lov. To the cardinal's;
Your lordship is a guest too. Cham. Is it possible, the spells of France Cham. Oh ! 'tis true; should juggle
This night be makes a supper, and a great one, Men into such strange mysteries ?
To many lords and ladies ; there will be Sands. New customs,
The beauty of this kingdom, I'll assure you. Though they be never so ridiculous,
Lov. That churchman bears a bounteous miud Nay, let them be unmanly, yet are follow'd.
indeed, Cham. As far as I see, all the good our A hand as fruitful as the land that feeds us : English
His dews fall every where. Have got by the late voyage, is but merely 1 Cham. No doubt, he's noble ; A fit or two o'the fuce; but they are shrewd He had a black mouth that said other of him. ones;
Sands. He may, my lord, he has wherewitbal; For when they hold them, you would swear
in bim, directly,
Sparing would show a worse sin than ill docTheir very noses had been counsellors
trine : To Pepin, or Clotharius, they keep state so. Men of bis way should be most liberal, Sands. They have all new legs, and Jame They are set here for examples. ones; one would take it,
Cham. True, they are so ; That never saw them pace before, the spavin, But sew now give so great ones. My barge A springbalt + reigp'd among them.
stays ; + Cham. Death I my lord,
Your lordship shall along :-Come, good Sir Their clothes are after such a pagan cut too,
Thomas, That, sure, they have worn out Christendom. We shall be late else, which I would not be. How now?
For I was spoke to, with Sir Henry Guildford, Wbat news, Sir Thomas Lovell ?
This night to be comptrollers,
Sands, I am your lordship's. (Ereunt. Enter Sir Thomas Lovell. Lov. 'Faith, my lord,
SCENE IV.-The Presence-Chamber in York. I hear of none but the new proclamation
Hautboys. A small table under a state for Lov. The reformation of our travell’d gal the CARDINAL, a longer table for the guests. lants,
Enter at one door ANNE BULLEN, and di. That fill the court with quarrels, talk, and
vers Lords, Ladies, and Gentlewomen, as tailors.
guests; at another door, enter Sir HENRY Cham. I am glad, 'tis there ; now I would GUILDFORD. pray our monsieurs
Guild. Ladies, a general welcome from bis To think an English courtier may be wise,
grace And never see the Louvre.
Salutes ye all: This night he dedicates Lov. They must eitber
To fair content and you: none here, he hopes, (For so run the conditions,) leave these rem- in all this noble bevy, t bas brought with her nants
One care abroad; he would have all as merry or fool and feather, that they got in France, As first-good, company, good wine, good wel. With all their bonourable points of ignorance,
come Pertaining thereunto, (as fights, and fireworks; I can make good people ---O my lord, you are Abusing better men than they can be,
tardy ; Out of a foreign wisdom,) renouncing clean The faith they have in tennis, and tall stock. Enter Lord CHAMBERLAIN, Lord SANDS, am ings,
Sir THOMAS LOVELL. Short blister'd breeches, and those types of the very thought of this fair company travel,
Clapp'd wings to me. And understand again like honest men;
Cham. You are young, Sir Harry Guildford. Or pack to their old playfellows: there I take
• With anthority.
1 The speaker is at Bridewell, and the Cardinal'ı Grimace.
+ Disease incident to horses. house was at Whitehall. A palace at laris.
ter men than they cancing clean
His glo freeze ; together makes co keep them
KING HENRY VIII.
Act I. Sands, Sir Thomas Lovell, had the cardinal , For so they seem : they have left their harge, But half my lay-thoughts in him, some of these
and landed; Should find a running banquet, ere they rested, And hither make, as great ambassadors I think would better please them : By my life, From foreign princes. 'They are a sweet society of fair ones.
Wol. Good lord chamberlain, Loc. Oh! that your lordship were but now con-Go, give them welcome, you can speak the fessor
French tongue : To one or two of these !
And pray receive them nobly, and conduct Sands, I would I were ;
them They should find easy penance.
Into our presence, where this heaven of beauty Lov. 'Faith, how easy?
Shall shine at full upon them :Some attend Sands. As easy as a down-bed would afford it.
him.Cham. Sweet ladies, will it please you sit ? (Erit CHAMBERLAIN, attended. All arise, Sir Harry,
and Tables removed. Place you that side, I'll take the charge of this : | You hav, now a broken banquet ; but we'll His grace is ent'ring.-Nay, you must not
A good digestion to you all : and, once more,
Hautboys.-Enter the KING, and twelve Pray, sit between these ladies.
others, as Maskers, habited like Shepherds Sands. By my faith,
toith sisteen Torch-bearers; ushered by Aud thank your lordship.-By your leave, sweet
the Lord CHAMBERLAIN. They pass di. ladies :
rectly before the Cardinal, and gracefully [Seats himself between AXXE BULLEN und | salute him. another Lady.
A noble company! what are their pleasures ? If I chance to talk a little wild, forgive me;
Cham. Because they speak no English, tbus I had it from my father.
they pray'd Anne. Was he mad, Sir ?
To tell your grace ;-Tbat, having heard by Sands, Oh! very mad, exceeding mad, in love"
of this so Doble and so fair assembly But he would bite none; just as I do now,
This night to meet here, they could do no He would kiss you twenty with a breath.
(Kisses her. Out of the great respect they bear to beauty, Cham. Well said, my lord.
But leave their fiucks; and, under your fair conSo, now you are fairly seated :-Gentlemen,
duct, The penance lies on you, if these fair ladies
Crave leave to view these ladies, and entreat Pass away frowning.
An hour of revels with them. Sands. For my little cure,
Wol. Say, lord chamberlain, Let me alone.
They have done my poor house grace ; for which Hauthoys.-Enter
I pay them Cardinal WOLSEY, at A thousand thanks, and pray then take their tended; and takes his state. •
pleasures. Wol. You are welcome, my fair guests; that (Ladies chosen for the dance. The KING noble lady,
chooses ANNE BULLER. Or gentleman, that is not freely merry,
K. Hen. The fairest band I ever touch'd ! O Is not my friend : This, to confirm my wel..
beauty, coine ;
Till now I never knew tbee. (Music. Dance. And to you all good health.
[Drinks. Wol. My lord,-Sands. Your grace is noble ;
Cham. Your grace? Let me bave such a bowl may hold my thanks, Wol. Pray, tell them thus much from me: And save me so much talking.
There should be one amongst them, by his Wol. My lord Sands,
person, I ain beholden to you: cheer your neighbours.- More worthy this place than myself; to whomi, Ladies, you are not merry ;-Gentlement,
If I but kuew him, with iny love and duty Whose fault is this?
I would surrender it. Sands. The red wine first must rise
Cham. I will, my lord. In their fair cheeks, my lord; then we shall (CHAM. goes to the company and returns. have them
Wol. What say they ? Talk is to silence.
Cham. Such a one, they all confess. Anne. You are a merry gamester,
There is, indeed; which they would have your My lord Sands.
grace Sands. Yes, if I make my play. +
Find out and he will take it, Here's to your ladyship ; and pledge it, madam,
Wol. Let me see then. For 'tis to such a thing,
(Comes from his state. Anne. You cannot show me.
By all your good leaves, gentlemen ;-Here Sands. I told your grace, they would talk
My royal choice.
(Unmasking. WVol. What's that ?
You hold a fair assembly ; you do well, lord: Cham. Look out there, some of your.
You are a churcbman, or, I'll tell you, cardinal,
a. I should judge now unhappily. t. Wol. What warlike voice ?
Wol. I am glad And to what erid is tbis 1-Nay, ladies, fear | Your grace is grown so pleasant. not ;
K. Hen. My lord chamberlain, By all the laws of war you are privileg'd. Pr'ythee, come hither : What fair lady's that!
Cham. An't please your grace, Sir Thomas Re-enter SERTANT.
The viscount Rochford, one of her highness Chan. How how? what is't ?
women. Serr. A noble troop of strangers ;
K. Hen. By heaven, she is a dainty one.
Sweet-beart, • Chair.
• Choose my game. Small (annon.
• The chier placı
I were uninannerly to take you out,
He never was so womanish ; the cause
2 Gent. Certainly,
I Gent. 'Tis likely, Lov, Yes, my lord.
By all conjectures : First, Kildare's attainder Wol. Your grace,
Then deputy of Ireland; who reinov'd, . I fear, with dancing is a little heated.
Earl Surrey was sent thither, and in haste too K. Hen. I fear, too much.
Lest he should help bis father, Wol. There's fresher air, my lord,
2 Gent. That trick of state In the next chamber.
Was a deep envious one. K. Hen. Lead in your ladies, every one. 1 Gent. At bis return, Sweet partner,
No doubt he will requite it. This is noted, I must not yet forsake you :-Let's be mer. And generally; whoever the king favours, ry:
The cardinal instantly will find employment, Good my lord cardinal, I have half a dozen And far enough from court too. healths
2 Gent. All the commons To drink to these fair ladies, and a measure Hate bim pcrniciously, and, o' my conscience, To lead them once again ; and then let's dream Wish him ten fathom deep : this duke as much Who's best in favour.-Let the music knock it. They love and dote on; call him, bounteous (Eseunt, with trumpets.
1 Gent. Stay there, Sir,
And see the noble ruin'd man you speak of. ACT U.
Enter BUCKINGHAM from his arraignment ; SCENE 1.-A Street.
Tip-staves before him, the age with the edge
towards him; halberts on each side: with Enter two GENTLEMEN, meeting.
him, Sir THOMAS LOVELL, Sir NICHOLAS 1 Gent. Whither away so fast 1
VAUX, Sir WILLIAM SANDS, and common 2 Gent. God save you!
people. Even to the hall to bear what shall become 2 Gent. Let's stand close, and behold him. of the great duke of Buckingham.
Buck. All good people, 1 Gent. I'll save you
You that thus far have come to pity me, That labour, Sir. All's now done, but the ce Hear what I say, and then go home and lose me. remony
I have this day receiv'd a traitor's judgment, or bringing back the prisoner.
And by that name must die : Yet, heaven bear 2 Gent. Were you there?
witness, 1 Gent. Yes, indeed, was I.
And if I have a conscience, let it sink me, 3 Gent. Pray, speak, what has happend? Even as the axe falls, if I be uot faithful ! 1 Gent. You may guess quickly what.
The law I bear no malice for my death,
It has done, upon the premises, but justice : 1 Gent. Yes, truly is he, and condemn'd But those that sought it, I could wish more
upon it. 2 Gent. I am sorry for't.
Be what they will, I heartily forgive them : 1 Gent. So are a number more,
Yet let them look they glory not in mischier, 2 Gent. But, pray, how pass'd it i
Nor build their evils on the graves of great 1 Gent. I'll tell you in a little. Ti
men ; duke
For then my guiltless Hood must cry against Came to the bar ; where, to his accusations,
them. He pleaded still, not guilty, and alleg'd
For furtber life in this world I ne'er hope, Many sharp reasons to defeat the law.
Nor will I sue, although the king have mercies The king's attorney, on the contrary,
More than I dare make faults. You few that Urg'd on the examinations, proofs, confessions,
lov'd me, of divers witnesses; which the duke desir'd And dare be bold to weep for Buckingham, To him brought, viva voce, to his face :
His noble friends, and fellows, whom to leave At which appear'd against him, bis surveyor ;
Is only bitter to him, only dying,
And, as the long divorce of steel falls on me, Confessor to bim ; with that devil-monk,
Make of your prayers one sweet sacrifice, Hopkins, tbat made this mischief.
And lift my soul to heaven.-Lead on, o'God's 2 Gent. That was he,
name. That fed him with his prophecies?
Lov. I do beseech your grace, for cbarity, 1 Gent. The same.
If ever any malice in your heart All these accus'd bim strongly ; which he fain Were bid against ine, now to forgive me frankly. Would have flung from him, but, indeed, he Buck. Sir Thomas Lovell, I as free forgive could not :
you, And so his peers, upon this evidence.
As I would be forgiven: I forgive all : Have found him guilty of high treason. Much There cannot be those numberless offences He spoke, and learnedly, for life : but all
'Gainst me, I can't take peace with: no black Was either pitied in bam, or forgotten.
envy 2 Gent. After all this, how did he bear him. Shall make my grave.--Commend me to his self?
grace ; 1 Gent. When be was brought again to the And, if he speak o! Buckingham, pray, tell hiin, bar,-to bear
You met him half in heaven : my vows and His knell wrung out, his judgment,-he was
Yet are tbe king's; and, till my soul forsake me, With such an agony, he sweat extreinely,
Sball cry for blessings on bim; May he live And something spoke in choler, ill and hasty : Longer than I have time to tell his years! But he fell to himself again, and, sweetly,
Ever belov'd, and loving, may his rule be, In all the rest show'd a most noble patience. | And, when old time shall lead him to his 2 Gent. I do not think he fears death.
end, 1 Gent. Sure, he does not,
Goodness and he all up one momuneut!
the found guilty? aud condemn
But tho christians i bearrily fore in mischiefeat
Lov. To the water side I must conduct your is found a truth now : for it grows again grace ;
Fresher than e'er it was ; and held for certain Then give my charge up to Sir Nicholas Vaux, The king will venture at it. Either the cas. Who undertakes you to your end.
dinal, Vaux. Prepare there,
Or some about him near, have, out of malice The duke is coming : see the barge be ready ; To the good queen, possess'd him with a scruple And fit it with such furniture, as suits
That will undo her: To confirm this too, The greatness of his person.
Cardinal Campeius is arriv'd, and lately ; Buck. Nay, Sir Nicholas,
As all think, for this business. Let it alone ; my state now will but mock me. 1 Gent. 'Tis the cardinal; When I came hither. I was lord high constable, And merely to revenge him on the emperor. Aud duke of Buckingham; now, poor Edward For not bestowing on him, at his asking, Bobon :
The archbishoprick of Toledo, this is purpos'd. Yet I am richer than my base accusers,
2 Gent. I think you have hit the mark ; But That never knew what truth meant : I now
is't not cruel, seal it;
That she should feel the smart of this? The And with that blood will make them one day
cardinal groan for't.
Will have his will, and she must fall. My noble father, Henry of Buckingham,
1 Gent. 'Tis woful, Who first rais'd head against usurping Richard, We are too open bere to argue this ; Flying for succour to his servant Bauister, Let's think in private more.
(Exeunt. Being distress'd, was by that wretch betray'd, And without trial fell : God's peace be with SCENE II.-An Ante-chamber in the Pahim !
lace. Henry the seventh succeeding, truly pitying My father's loss, like a most royal prince, | Enter the Lord CHAMBERLAIN, reading a Restor'd me to my honours, and, out of ruins, 1
Letter. Made my naine once more noble. Now his son,
Cham. My lord, -The horses your lordship Henry the eighth, life, honour, name, and all sent for, with all the care I had, I save well That made me happy, at one stroke has taken chosen, ridden, and furnished. They were For ever from the world. I had my trial, young and handsome, and of the best breed in And must needs say, a noble one; wbich makes the north. When they were ready to set out me
for London, a man of my lord cardinal's, by A little happier than my wretched father; commission, and main power, took 'em frons Yet tbus far we are one in fortunes,-Both me ; with this reuson,- His master trould be Fell by our servants, by those men we lov'd served before a subject, if not before the king : most;
which stopped our mouths, Sir. A most unnatural and faithless service! Heaven has an end in all ; yet you that hear me, ! I fear he will, indeed ; Well, let hiin have them. This from a dying man receive as certain : He will have all, I think. Where you are liberal of your loves, and counsels,
Enter the Dukes of NORFOLK and SUFFOLK. Be sure, you be not loose ; for those you make
for those you make Nor. Well met, my good friends,
Lord Chamberlain. And give your hearts to, when they once per Cham. Good day to both your graces. ceive
Suf. How is the king employ'd The least rub in your fortunes, fall away
Cham. I left him private, Like water from ye, never found again
| Full of sad thoughts and troubles. But wbere they mean to sink ye. All good
Nor. What's the cause ? people,
Cham, It seeins, the marriage with bis broPray for me! I must now forsake ye; the last
ther's wife hour
Has crept too near his conscience. of my long weary life is come tipon me.
Suf. No, his conscience Farewell :
Has crept too near another lady. And when you would say something that is sad, I Nor. 'Tis so; Speak how I fell.-I have done ; and God for. This is the cardinal's doing, the king-cardinal : give me !
That blind priest, like the eldest son of for. (Exeunt BUCKINGHAM and Train.
tune, 1 Gent. Oh ! this is full of pity.-Sir, it calls. Turns what be lists. The king will know him I fear, too many curses on their heads,
one day. That were the authors.
Suf. Pray God, he do ! he'll never know hin2 Gent. If the duke be guiltless,
self else. 'Tis full of woe : yet I can give you inkling Nor. How holily he works in all his busiof an ensuing evil, if it fall,
ness ! Greater than this.
And with wbat zeal! For now he has crack'd 1 Gent. Good angels keep it from its !
the league Where may it be?" You do not doubt my faith, Between us and the emperor, the queen's great Sir ?
nephew, 2 Gent. This secret is so weighty, 'twill require He dives into the king's soul, and there scatA strong faith * to conceal it.
ters I Gent. Let me bave it ;
Dangers, doubts, wringing of the conscience. I do not taik mucb.
Fears, and despairs, aud all these for his mar2 Gent. I am confident ;
riage : You shall, Sir: did you not of late days bear And, out of all these to restore the king, A buzzing, of a separation
He counsels a divorce : a loss of her Between the king and Katharine 1
That like a jewel, has hung twenty years i Gent. Yes, but it held not :
About his neck, yet never lost her lustre ; For when the king once heard it, ont of anger of her that loves him with that excellence He sent command to the lord mayor, straight That angels love good men with; eve' of her To stop the rumour, aud allay those tongues That, when the greatest stroke of fortune falls, That durst disperse it.
Will bless the king: and is not this course 2 Gent. Bui that slander, Sir,
Cham. Heaven keep ine from such counsell • Great fidelity.
'tis most true,