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As he made semblance of his duty, would They may, cum privilegio, * wear away
The lag end of their lewdness, and be laogb'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 bave of these trim vanities! K. Hen. There's soinething more would out of Lov. Ay, marry, thee; What say'st?
There will be woe indeed, lords; the sly whoreSurv. 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 fiddle them! I am glad Another spread on his breast, mounting his eyes,
they're going ; He did discharge a horrible oath ; whose tenour (For, sure, there's no converting of them ;) Was,- Were he evil us'd, he would outgo
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 plein K. Hen. There's his period,
song, To sheath his knife in us. He is attach'd ; And have an hour of bearing ; and, by'r-lady, Call him to present trial : if he may
Held current music too. Find mercy in the law, 'tis bis ; if none,
Cham. Well said, lord Sauds ; 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.
(Exeunt. Sands, No, my lord ;
Nor shall not, while I have a stump. SCENE III.- A Room in the Palace. Cham, Sir Thomas,
Wbither 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 he makes a supper, and a great one, Men into such stralige 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 churchmau bears a bounteous mind Nay, let tbem be unwanly, 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 Cham. No doubt, he's noble ; A ft or two o'the face ; but they are shrewd He had a black mouth that said other of hin. ones;
Sands. He may, my lord, he has wherewithal; For when they hold them, you would swear
in him, directly,
Sparing would show a worse sin than ill doc. Their very buses had been counsellors
trine : To Pepiu, or Clotharius, they keep state so. Men of his way should be most liberal, Sands. They have all new ligy, and lame 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 nov give so great ones. My barge A springbalt + reign'd among them.
stays ; + Chem. Deatbl 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, What news, Sir Thomas Lovell ?
This night to be comptrollers.
Sunds. I am your lordship's. (Ereunt. Enter Sir Thomas LOVELL. Lor. 'Faith, my lord,
SCENE IV.-The Presence-Chamber in York. I bear of pone but the new proclamation
Hautboys. A small table under a state for Lor. The reforniation of our traveli'd gal. the CARDINAL, a longer table for the guests. lants,
Enter at one door ANN& BULLEN, and di. That all the court with quarrels, talk, and vers Lords, Ladies, and Gentlewomen, 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 his To think an English courtier may be wise,
grace And never see the Louvre..
Salutes ye all : This night he dedicates Lov. They must either
To fair content and you : none here, be bopes, (For so run the conditions,) leave these rem
In all this poble bevy, has brought with ber 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, goud wel. With all their honourable points of ignorance,
come Pertaining thereunto, (as fights, and fireworks ; Can make good people,---O my lord, you are Abusing better men ihan 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, and ings,
Sir THOMAS LOVELL. Sbort blister'd breeches, and those types of the very thought of this fair company travel,
Clapp'd wings to me. Aad understand again like honest men;
Cham. You are young, Sir Harry Guildford. Or pack to their old playfellows : there I take it,
• With authority.
+ The speaker is at Pride well, and the Cardinal's • Grimace. + Disease incident to horses. house was at Whitehall. : A palace at Paris.
Sands. Sir Thomas Lovell, had the cardinal For so they seem : they bave left their barge, But half my lay thoughts in bim, some of these
and landed ;
Wol. Good lord chamberlain, Loc. Oh! that your lordship were but now con-Go, give them welcome, you can speak the sessor
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 al tead Sands. As easy as a down-hed would afford it.
hing.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
mend it. His grace is ent'ring.–Nay, you must not freeze ;
A good digestion to you all : and, once more, Two women plac'd together makes cold weather : I shower a welcome on you ;-Welcome all. My lord Sands, you are one will keep them waking;
Hautboys.- Enter the King, and twelve Pray, sit between these ladies.
others, as Maskers, habited like Shepkerds, Sands. By my faith,
with sieteen Torch-bearers; ushered by And thank your lordship.-By your leave, sweet
the Lord CHAMBERLAIN. They pass di Jadies :
rectly before the Cardinal, and gracefuity [Seats himself between ANNE BULLEN und salule him. another Lady.
A noble company! what are their pleasares If I chance to talk a little wild, forgive me;
Cham. Because they speak no English, thes I had it from my father.
they pray'd Anne. Was he mad, Sir ? Sands. Oh! very mad, exceeding mad, in love To tell your grace ;—That, having beard by
of this so uoble and so fair assembly But he would bite none ; just as I do now,
This night to meet here, they could do be He would kiss you twenty with a breath.
less, (Kisses her.
Ont of the great respect they bear to beanty, Cham. Well said, my lord.
But leave their flocks; and, under your fair confo, 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 bave done my poor bouse grace ; for which
I pay ibem Hauthoys.-Enter Cardinal WOLSEY, at. A thousand thanks, and pray then take their tended ; and takes his state.
pleasures. Wol. You are welcome, my fair griests; that (Ladies chosen for the dance. The Kiss noble lady,
chooses ANNE BULLEN. Or gentleman, that is not freely merry,
K. Hen. The fairest band I ever touch'd ! O 1s not my friend : This, to confirm my wel.
Till now I never knew thee. (Music. Dance, And to you all good health.
(Drinks. Wol. My lord, Sands. Your grace is loble ;
Cham. Your grace! Let me have such a bowl may hold my thanks,
Wol. Pray, tell them this much from me: And save me so much talking.
There should be one amongst them, by his Wol. My lord Sands,
person, I am beholden to you:'cheer your neighbours.-More worthy this place than myself; to wbom, Ladies, you are not merry ;-Gentlemell,
If I but kuew him, with ing love and duty Wbose 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 returas. have them
Wol. What say tbey ! Talk us 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 une 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
l'll make anon.
My royal choice. (Drum and trumpets within : Chambers 1
K. Hon. You have found bim, cardinal : discharged.
(Lasnasking Wol. What's that?
You hold a fair assembly; you do well, lord: Cham. Look out there, some of you.
You are a churchman, or, I'll tell you, cardinal, (Exit a SERVANT.
I should judge now unhappily. + Wol. What warlike voice ?
Wol. I am glad And to what end is this ?-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 ladys that!
Cham. An't please your grace, Sir Thatras Re-enter SERVANT.
The viscount Rochford, one of her highness Cham. How how? what is't?
women. Sere. A noble troop of strangers ;
K. Hen. By heaven, 'she is a dainty one.
Sweet-beari, • Chair.
+ Choose my game. 1 Small cannon.
• The chief place
I were uninannerly to take you out,
He never was so womanish; the cause
2 Gent. Certainly,
1 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 his 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 requité 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 him perniciously, 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 (Exeunt, with trumpets.
I Gent. Stay there, Sir,
And see the noble ruíu'd man you speak of. ACT II.
Enter BUCKINGHAM from his arraignment ; SCENE I.-A Street.
Tip-staves before him, the axe with the edge
towards him; halberts on each side : with Enter tree GENTLEMEN, meeting.
him, Sir THOMAS LOVELL, Sir NICHOLAS 1 Gent. Whither away so fast ?
VAUX, Sir WILLIAM SANDS, and common 2 Gent. God save you !
people. Even to the hall to hear what shall become
2 Gent. Let's stand close, and behold him. of the great duke of Buckinghain.
Buck. All good people, I 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, of bringing back the prisoner.
And by that name must die : Yet, beaven bear 2 Gent. Were yon there?
witness, 1 Gent. Yes, iudeed, was 1.
And if I have a conscience, let it sink me, • 2 Gent. Pray, speak, what has happen'd ? Even as the axe falls, if I be not faithfuli 1 Gent. You may guess quickly what.
The law I bear no malice for my death, 2 Gent. Is he found guilty ?
It has done, upon the premises, but justice : I Gent. Yes, truly is be, and condemn's But those that sought it, I could wish more
Christians : 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 mischief, 2 Gent. Bot, pray, how pass'd it?
Nor build their evils on the graves of great i Gent. I'll tell you in a little. The great for then my guiltless Hood must cry against
men : dake Came to the bar ; where, to his accusations,
them. He pleaded still, not guilty, and alleg'd
For further life in this world I ne'er hope, Many sharp reasons to defeat the law.
Nor will I sue, although the king have mercies Tbe king's attorney, on the contrary,
More than I dare make faults. You few that Urg'd on the examinations, proofs, confessions,
Jov'd me, or 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 agaiust him, bis surveyor ; Is only bitter to him, only dying, Sir Gilbert Peck, his chancellor; and Jobn Go with me, like good angels, to my end ; Court,
And, as Me long divorce of steel falls on me, Confeseor to bim ; with that devil-monk, Make of your prayers one sweet sacrifice, Hopkins, that made this mischief.
And lift my soul to heaven.-Lead on, o'God's 2 Gent. That was he,
name. Tbat fed him with bis prophecies ?
Lov. I do beseech your grace, for charity, 1 Gent. The same.
If ever any malice in your heart All these accus'd him strongly; which he fain Were hid against me, now to forgive me frankly. Would bave fung from him, but, indeed, he Buck. Sir Thomas Lovell, I as free forgive could not:
you, And so bis peers, upon this evidence,
As I would be forgiven : I forgive all : Have found bin 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 bim, or forgotten.
envy 2 Cent. After all this, how did he bear him. Shall make my grave.-Commend me to bis self?
grace : I Gent. When he was brought again to the And, if he speak of Buckingham, pray, tell him, bar,-to bear
You met him half in heaven : my vows and His knell wrung out, bis judgment,-he was
Yet are the king's; and, till my soul forsake me, With such an agony, he sweat extremely, Shall cry for blessings on him ; 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 bis 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 be fears death.
end, 1 Gent. Sure, be does not,
Goodness and be fill up one monument !
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; aud beld for certain Then give my charge up to Sir Nicholas Vaux, The king will veature at it. Either the car. Who undertakes you to your end.
dinal, Vaur. Prepare there,
Or some about him near, bave, out of malice The duke is coming : see the barge be ready; To the good queen, possess'd him with a scraple 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 how will but mock me. I Gent. 'Tis the cardiual; When I came hither, I was lord high constable, And merely to revenge hin on the emperor, Aud duke of Buckingham ; now, poor Edward For not bestowing on him, at his asking, Bohun:
The archbishoprick of Toledo, this
is purpos'd. Yet I am richer than my base accusers,
2 Gent. I think you bave hit the mari ; Bal 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 bis will, and she must fall. My noble father, Henry of Buckingham,
1 Gent. 'Tis woful. Who first rais'a 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.
(Eseunt. Being distress'd, was by that wretch betray'd, And without trial fell : Gud's peace be with SCENE II.-An Ante-chamber in the Pabim !
lace. Henry the seventh succeeding, truly pitying My father's loss, like a most royal prince, Enter the Lord CHANBERLAIN, reading a Restor'd me to my honours, and, out of ruins,
Letter. Made my name 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 sou well That made me happy, at one stroke bas taken chosen, ridden, and furnished. They were For ever froin the world. I had my trial, young and handsome, and of the best breed is And must needs say, a noble one ; which makes the north. When they were ready to set it
for London, a man a my lord cardinal's, by A little bappier than niy wretched father ; commission, and main power, took 'en jres Yet thus far we are one in fortunes,- Boib me ; with this reason,- His master sonia de Fell by our servants, by Mose men we lov'd served before a subject, if not before the king : most ;
which stopped our mouths, Sir. A most uunatural and faithless service! Heaven bas an end in all : yet you that hear me, I fear he will, indeed ; Well, let him bave th This from a dying inan receive as certain :
He will have all, I think. Where you are liberal of your loves, and coun. Enter the Dukes of NORFOLK and SC FFOLX.
sels, Be sure, you be not loose ; for those you make Nor. Well met, my good friends,
Lord Chamberlain. And give your hearts to, wheu 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 where they mean to sink ye.
Nor. What's the cause ? people,
Cham. It seems, the marriage with bis broPray for me! I must now forsake ye ; the last
ther's wife hour
Has çrept too near his conscience. of my long weary life is come upon me. Suf. No, bis conscience Farewell :
Kas crept too near another lady. And when you would say something that is sad,
Nor. 'Tis so ; Speak how I fell.- have done ; and God for. This is the cardinal's doing, the king-cardinal : give me !
That blind priest, like the eldest soe of for (Ereunt BUCKINGHAM and Train.
tune, 1 Gent. Oh! tbis is full of pilv.-Sir, it calls, Turus what he lists. The king will know bia I fear, too many curses on their beads,
one day. That were the authors.
Suf. Pray God, he do! he'll never knor bin2 Gent. If the duke be guiltless,
self else. 'Tis full of woe : yet I can give you inkling Nor. How holily be works in all his besiof an ensuing evil, if it fall,
ness! Greater than tbis.
And with what seal! For now he has cracia I Gent. Good angels keep it from us !
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 have it ;
Dangers, doubts, wringing of the conscience, I do not talk much.
Fears, and despairs, and all these for bois maar 2 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 ber Between the king and Katharine ?
Tbat like a jewel, has hung twenty years I Gent. Yes, but it held tot :
About his neck, yet never lost her lustre ; For when the king once heard it, out of anger of ber that loves him with that excellence He sent command to the lord mayor, straight That angels love good men with; ever of ber To stop the rumour, and allay those tongues That, when the greatest stroke of fortune fails. That durst disperse it.
Will bless the king : and is not this course 2 Gent. Bui that slander, Sir,
Cham. Heaven keep me from such counsel ! Great fidelity.
Puis most true,
These news are every where; every tongue, Above all princes, in committing freely speaks them,
Your scruple to the voice of Christendom: And every true heart weeps for't: All, that dare Who can be angry now? what envy reach you Look into these affairs, see this main end, - The Spaniard, tied by blood and favour to her, The French king's sister. Heaven will one day Must now confess, if they bave any goodness, open
The trial just and noble. All the clerks, The king's eyes, that so long have slept upon I nean, the learned ones, in Christian kingdoms, This bold bad man.
Have their free voices ; Rome, the nurse of Suf. And free us from his slavery.
judgment, Nor. We had need pray,
Invited by your noble self, bath sent And heartily, for our deliverance ;
One general tongue unto us, this good man, Or this imperious man will work us all
This just and learned priest, al CamFroin princes into pages : all men's honours
peius; Lie in one lump before him, to be fashion'd Whom, once more, I present unto your highInto what pitch • he please.
ness. Suf. For me, my lords,
K. Hen. And, once more, in mine arme I bid I love him not, nor fear him ; there's my creed : him welcome, As I am made without him, so l'll stand, And thank the holy conclave for their loves ; If the king please ; bis curses and his blessings They have sent me sucb a man I would have Touch me alike, they are breath I not believe
wisb'd for. in.
Cam. Your grace must needs deserve all I knew him, and I kuow bim ; so I leave bim
stranger's loves, To him that made him proud, the pope. You are so noble: To your highness' hand Nor. Let's in ;
I tender my commission ; by whose virtue, And, with some other business, put the king (The court of Rome commanding,) you, my lord From these sad thoughts, that work too much Cardinal of York, are joiu'd with me their ser. apon him :
vant, My lord, you'll bear us company?
In the unpa, tial judging of this business. Chan. Excuse me ;
K. Hen. Two equal men. The queen shall be The king hath sent me other-wbere : besides,
acquainted You'll ond a most unfit time to disturb him: Forthwith, for what you come - Where's Gar. Health to your lordships.
diner ? Nor. Thanks, my good lord chamberlain. Wol. I know your majesty bas always lov'd (Exit Lord CHAMBERLAIN.
So dear in heart, not to deny ber that NORFOLK opens a folding door. The King is A woman of less place might ask by law, discovered sitting, and reading pensively. Scbolars, allow'd freely to argue for her. Suf. How sad he looks / sure, he is much af. X. Hen. Ay, and the best, she shall have ; flicted.
and my favour K. Hen. Who is there ? ba?
To him that does best ; God forbid else. Car. Nor. 'Pray God he be not angry.
dinal, K. Hen. Who's there, I say? How dare you Pr'ythee, call Gardiner to me, my new secretary ; thrust yourselves
I fiud him a fit fellow.
(Exit Wolser. Into my private meditations ? Who am 11 ba !
Re-enter WOLSEY, with GARDINER. Nor. A gracious king, that pardons all of. Wol. Give me your band; much joy and fences
favour to you ; Malice ne'er meant : our breach of duty, this You are the king's now. way,
Gard. But to be commanded Is business of estate ; in which, we come For ever by your grace, whose hand has rais'd To know your royal pleasure.
(Aside. K. Hen. You are too bold ;
K. Hen. Come hitber, Gardiner. Go to ; l'll make ye know your times of busi
[They converse apart. Dess:
Cam. My lord of York, was not one doctor Is this an bour for temporal affairs ? ba?
In this man's place before him!
Wol. Yes, he was.
Wol. Yes, surely.
Cam. Believe me, there's an ill opinion spread
then Thou art a cure fit for a king.--You're welcome,
(To CAMPEIUS. Even of yourself, lord cardinal. Most learned reverend Sir, into our kingdom ; Wol. How? of me ! Use us, and it :-My good lord, have great Cam. They will not stick to say, you envicd care
him; I be not found a talker. (76 Wolsey. And, fearing he would rise, he was so virtuous, Wol. Sir, you cannot.
Kept him a foreign man. still ; wbich so griev'd I would your grace would give us but an hour
him, or private conference.
That he ran mad, and died. K. Hen. We are busy ; go.
Wol. Heaven's peace be with him! [TO NORFOLK and SUFFOLK. That's Christian care enough: for living mur. Nor. This priest bas po pride in him!
murers, Suf. Not to speak of;
There's places of rebuke. He was a fool ; I would not be so sick though, t for
For be would needs be virtuous : That good his place :
fellow, But this cannot continge.
Aside. 1 I command 'him, follows my appointment ; Nor. If it do,
I will have noue 60 near else. Learn this, I'll ventare one heave at him.
brother, Suj. I another.
We live not to be grip'd by meaner persons. (Ereunt NORFOLK and SUFFOLK. K. Hen. Deliver this with modesty to the Wol. Your grace bas given a precedent of
(Erit GARDINER. wisdom
The most convenient place that I can think of,
For such receipt of learning, is Black-Friars ; • High or low. So sick as he is proud.
• Out of the king's presence.