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Of painted power on the shore of Kent,
A subtle villain
Dur. French, both in heart and actions.
treason ; Speak them.
Clif Not any of the best; your fortune Hath dull'd their spleens. Never had counterfeit Such a confused rabble of lost bankrupts For counsellors: first Heron, a broken mercer, Then John A-Water, sometimes mayor of Cork, Sketon a taylor, and a scrivener Call’d Astley: and whate'er these list* to treat of, Perkin must harken to; but Frion, cunning Above these dull capacities, still prompts him To fly to Scotland to young James the Fourth; And sue for aid to him; this is the latest Of all their resolutions.
Sometimes,] Formerly. See the Introduction to this play, and further on in this page, where the word occurs in the same
In the Merchant of Venice, Bassanes says :
I did receive fair speechless messages.”
List,] An old word for choose ; of too frequent occurrence to require any example of its use.
Still more Frion ? Pestilent adder ! he will hiss out poison, As dang'rous as infectious. We must match 'em. Clifford thou hast spoke home, we give thee life : But, Clifford, there are people of our own Remain behind untold ; who are they, Clifford ? Name those, and we are friends, and will to rest : 'Tis thy last task.
Clif. Oh, sir, here I must break
K. Hen. Well, well, be brief, be brief.
The first in rank
Churchmen are turn'd devils. These are the principal ? Clif
One more remains
K. Hen. Ha, Clifford ! one more ?
Great sir, do not hear him,
Urswick, the light!
Dur. You alter strangely, sir.
Alter, lord bishop ?
Lies wait on treasons, as I find it here'.
I dare, and once more,
Dur. Most strange !
Most wicked !
Yet again, once more.
of my treasury ;
Dur. You lose your constant temper.
Sir William Stanley!
head The kingly crown, and plac'd it first on mine. He never fail'd me; what have I deserv'd To lose this good man's heart, or he his own? Urs. The night doth waste, this passion ill be
comes you : Provide against your danger.
* Lies wait on treasons, as I find it here,] i. e. Lies are ever attendants upon treason ; as is the case in the present instance.
Let it be so. Urswick, command straight Stanley to his chamber. 'Tis well we are i'th' Tower. Set a guard on him. Clifford, to bed : you must lodge here to-night; We'll talk with you to-morrow. My sad soul Divines strange troubles.
Daw. (within.) Ho! the king, the king ! I must have entrance.
K. Hen. Dawbeney's voice ; admit him. What new combustions huddle next to keep Our eyes from rest !--the news ?
Enter DAWBENEY. Daw.
Ten thousand Cornish Grudging to pay your subsidies, have gather'd A-head, led by a blacksmith and a lawyer, They make for London, and to them is join'd Lord Audley. As they march, their number daily Increases; they are K. Hen.
Rascals—talk no more ; Such are not worthy of my thoughts to-night: And if I cannot sleep, I'll wake : -to bed. When counsels fail, and there's no man to trust, Even then an arm from heaven fights for the just.
SCENE I.-Edinburgh.-The Presence-Chamber
in the Palace, with a Gallery. Enter above, the Countess of CRAWFORD, Lady
KATHERINE, JANE, and other ladies. Countess. Come, ladies, here's a solemn prepara
For entertainment of this English prince ;
be laugh'd at
He brings A goodly troop, they say, of gallants with him ; But very modest people, for they strive not To fame their names too much ; their godfathers May be beholding to them, but their fathers Scarce owe them thanks: they are disguised princes, Brought up it seems to honest trades: no matter; They will break forth in season. Jane.
Or break out ; For most of them are broken by report. A Flourish.Enter King JAMES, HUNTLEY,
CRAWFORD, and DALYELL.
Kath. Let us observe 'em and be silent.
Careful.] Here used in the literal sense, full of cares.