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Ty'd it by letters patents: Now, who'll take it?
Nor, T. articles, my lord, are in the king's hand: But, thus much, they are foul ones. Wol. So much fairer, And spotless, shall mine innocence arise, When the king knows my truth. Sur. This cannot save you: I thank my memory, I yet remember Some of these articles; and out they shall. Now, if you can blush, and cry guilty, cardinal, You'll shew a little honesty. //ol. Speak on, sir; I dare your worst objections: if I blush, It is, to see a nobleman want manners. [at you. Sur. I'd rather want those, than my head. Have First, that, without the king's assent, or knowledge, You wrought to be a legate; by which power You maim'd the jurisdiction of all bishops. Nor. Then, that, in all you writto Rome, or else To foreign princes, Ego et Rer meus Was ... in which you brought the king To be your servant. Suf. Then, that, without the knowledge Either of king or council, when you went Ambassador to the emperor, you made bold To c into Flanders the great seal. Sur. Item, you sent a large commission To Gregory de Cassalis, to conclude, Without the king's will, or the state's allowance, A league between his highness and Ferrara. Suf. That, out of mere ambition, you have caus'd Your holy hat to be stampt on the king's coin. Sur. Then, that you havesent innumerable substance (Bywhat means got, Ileave toyourownconscience) To furnish Rome, and to prepare the ways You have for dignities; to the mere "undoing Qfall the kingdom. Many more there are; Which, since they are of you, and odious, I will not taint my mouth with. Cham, O my lord, Press not a falling man too far; 'tis virtue: His faults lic open to the laws; let them, Not you, correct him. My heartweeps to see him
So little of his great self.
Because all those things, you have done of late
About the giving back the great seal to us,
* The hat of a cardinal was scarlet; and the method of daring larks was by small mirrors fastened on scarlet cloth, which engaged the attention of these birds while the fowler drew his net over them. * The little bell, which is rung to give notice of the Host approaching when it is carried in procession, as also in otheroffices of the Romish church, is called the sacring or consecration bell; from the French
word, sacrer. * i.e. absolute.
“The judgement in a writ of Pramunire is, that the defendant
shall be out of the king's protection; and his lands and tenements, goods and chattels, forfeited to the
king; and that his body shall remain in prison o,the king's pleasure. - - y 2
The king shall know it, and, no doubt, shall
Crom. That Cranmer is return'd with welcome,
Install'd lord archbishop of Canterbury.
: The chancellor is the general guardian of orphans. * Thissentence was really uttered by Wolsey.
1 Gent.VOU are well met" once again. 2 Gent. * So are you. [behold 1 Gent. You come to take your stand here, and The lady Anne pass from her coronation? 2 Gent.”Tisall my business. At ourlastencounter, The duke of Buckingham came from his trial. 1 Gent. "Tis very true: but that time offer'dsorThis, general joy. [row; 2 Gent. "Tis well: the citizens, I am sure, have shewn at full their loyal minds;
As, let'em have their rights, they are everforward, In celebration of this ay with shews, Pageants, and sights of honour. 1 Gent. Never greater, Nor, I’ll assure you, better taken, sir. 2 Gent. May I be bold to ask what that contains, That paper in your hand? 1 Gent. Yes; ’tis the list 9f those, that claim their offices this day, By custom of the coronation. The duke of Suffolk is the first, and claims To be high steward; next the duke of Norfolk, To be earl marshal: you may read the rest. 2 Gent. I thank you, sir; had I not known those customs, I should have been beholden to your paper. But, I beseech you, what's become of Katharine, The princess dowager; how goes her business? LGent. That I can tell you too. The archbishop Of Canterbury, accompanied with other Learn'd and reverend fathers of his order, Held a late court at Dunstable, six miles off From Ampthill, where the princess lay; to which She oft was cited by them, but appear'd not: And, to be short, for not appearance, and The king's late scruple, by the main assent Of all these learned men, she was divorc'd, And the late marriage made of none effect: Since which, she was remov’d to Kimbolton, Where she remains now, sick. 1 Gent. Alas, good lady!— The trumpetssound: stand close; the
THE ORDER OF THE CORONATION. 1. Alicely flourish of trumpets. 2. Then two Judges. 3. Lord Chancellor, with the purse and mace before him. 4. Choristers singing. [Music. 5. Mayor of London, bearing the mace. Then Garter, in his coat of arms, and on his head a gilt copper crown.
! Alluding to their &m; meeting, in the second act.
6. Marquis Dorset, bearing a sceptre of gold, on his head a demi-coronal of gold. With him, the Earl of Surrey, bearing the rod of silver with the dove, crown'd with an earl's coronet. Collars of SS.
7. Duke of Suffolk, in his robe of estate, his coronet on his head, bearing a long white wand, as high steward. With him the Duke of Norfolk, with the rod of marshalship, acoroneton his o Collars of SS.
8. A canopy borne by four of the Cinque-ports; jo the too. in her robe ohair richly adorn'd with pearl, crowned. On each side her, the bishops of London and Winchester.
9. The old dutchess of Norfolk, in a coronal of gold, wrought with flowers, bearing the 2ueen's train.
10. Certain Ladies or Countesses, with plain circlets of gold without flowers. They pass over the stage in order and state.
2 Gent. A royal train, believe me.—These I Who's that, that bears the sceptre? [know;1 Gent. Marquis Dorset: And that the earl of Surrey, with the rod. 2 Gent. Abold brave gentleman. Thatshould be The duke of Suffolk. 1 Gent. "Tis the same, high-steward. 2 Gent. And that my lord of Norfolk. 1 Gent. Yes. 2 Gent.Heaven blessthee! [Looking.ontheoueen. Thou hast the sweetest face I ever look’d on.— Sir, as I have a soul, she is an angel;
35|Qur king has all the Indies in his arms,
And morg, and richer, when he strains that lady: I cannot blame his conscience. 1 Gent. They, that bear The cloth of honour over her, are four barons Of the Cinque-ports. [her. 2 Gent. Those men are happy; soareallare near I take it, she that carries up the train, Is that old noble lady, dutchess of Norfolk. 1 Gent. It is; and all the rest are countesses. 2Gent. Their coronets say so. These are stars, And, sometimes, falling ones. [indeed; 1 Gent. No more of that, [pets. [Erit Procession, with a great flourish of trumEnter a third Gentleman. Godsave you, sir! Where have you beenbroiling? 3 Gent. Among the crowd i' the abbey; where a Çould notbe wedg'd in more: I am stified [finger With the mere rankness of their joy. 2 Gent. You saw the ceremony 3 Gent. That I did. 1 Gent. How was it? 3 Gent. Well worth the seeing. 2 Gent. Good sir, speak it to us.
As the shrouds make at sea in a stiff tempest,
My legs, like loaded branches, bow to the earth, Willing to leave their burden: Reach a chair;-So, now, methinks, I feel a little ease.
Did'st thou not tell me, Griffith, as thou led'st me,
So strangely in one piece. 20|That the great child of honour, cardinal Wolsey,
2 Gent. But what follow'd [paces
3 Gent. At length her gracerose, andwith modest
Came to the altar; where she kneel'd, and, saintlike, -
Then rose again, and bow’d her to the people:
The rod, and bird of peace, and all such emblems 30 É. a man sorely tainted) to his answer,
Jay'd nobly on her; which perform'd, the choir,
He fell sick suddenly, and grew so ill,
He could not sit his mule,
To York place, where the feast is held. 35|Lodg'd in the abbey; where the reverend abbot,
1 Gent. You must no more call it York place, that’s past: For, since the cardinal fell, that title’s lost; 'Tis now the king's, and call’d—Whitehall.
With all his convent, honourably receiv'd him; To whom he gave these words—“O father abbot, “An old man, broken with the storms of state, “Is come to lay his weary bones among ye;
3 Gent. I know it; 40° Give him a little earth for charity P’
But 'tis so lately alter'd, that the old name
Is fresh about me.
Were those that went on each side of the queen?
So went to bed; where eagerly his sickness. Pursu'd him still; and, three nights after this, About the hour of eight, (which he himself Foretold should be his last) full of repentance,
3 Gent. Stokesly, and Gardiner; the one, of 45 Continual meditations, tears, and sorrows,
Winchester, (Newly preferr'd from the king's secretary) The other, London. 2 Gent. He of Winchester
He gave his honours to the world again, His blessed part to heaven,and sleptinpeace.[him! Kath. So may he rest; his faults lie gently on
Yet thus far, Griffith, give me leave to speak him,
Is held no great good lover of the archbishop, 30|And yet with charity;-He was a man
i.e. like battering-rams. Happily seems to mean on this occasion—peradcenture, haply. i. e. by short stages, “ i. e. . Mr. Tollet) He was a man of an unbounded stomach, or pride, ranking himself with princes, and, by suggestion to the ...; and the pope, he ty'd, i.e. limited, circumscribed,
and set bounds to the liberties and properties of al from various passages in the play. -
persons in the kingdom. That he did so, appears
Of his own body he was ill', and gave
order: at which, (as it were by inspiration) she makes in her sleep signs of rejoicing, and holdeth up her hands to %. and so, in their dancing, they canish, carrying the garland with them. The musick continues. Kath. Spirits of peace, where are ye? Are ye all gone? And leave me here in wretchedness behind ye? Grif. Madam, we are here. Kath. It is not you I call for: Saw you none enter, since I slept? Grif. None, madam. Kath. No?, Saw you not, even now, a blessed troop Invite me to a banquet; whose bright faces Cast thousand beams upon ine, like the sun ? They promis'd me eternal happiness; And brought me garlands, Griffith, which I feel I am not worthy yet to wear: ..I shall, Assuredly. Grif. } am most joyful, madam, suc Possess your fancy. Kath. Bid the musick leave, They are harsh and heavy to me. [Musick ceases. Pat. Do you note, How much her grace is alter'd on the sudden How long her face is drawn? how pale she looks, And of an earthy cold Mark her eyes. Grif. She is going, wench; pray, pray, Pat. Heaven comfort her Enter a Messenger. Mes. An't like your grace,— Kath. You are a sawcy fellow : Deserve we no more reverence? Grif, You are to blame, Knowing, she will not lose her wonted greatness, To use so rude behaviour: go to, kneel. Mes. I humblydo entreatyour highness' pardon; My haste made me unmannerly: There is staying A gentleman, sent from the king, to see you. Kath. Admit him entrance, Griffith: But this Let me ne'er see again. [fellow [Ereunt Griffith, and Messenger. Re-enter Griffith, with Capucius. If my sight fail not, You should be lord ambassador from the emperor My royal nephew, and your name Capucius. Cap. Madam, the same, your servant. Kath, O my lord, The times, and titles, now are alter'd strangely With me, since first you knew me. But, I pray What is your pleasure with me? [you, Cap. Noble lady, First, mine own service to your grace; the next, The king's request that I would visit you; Who grieves much for your weakness, and by nic Sends you his princely commendations,
And heartily entreats you take good comfort.
' A criminal connection with women was anciently call'd the vice of the body. So, in Holinshed,
. 1258, “he labour’d by all means to cleare mistresse Sanders of committing crill of her bodie with * Dr. Percy remarks, that “this reflection bears a great resemblance to a passage in Sir Tho
mas More's History of Richard III, where, speaking of the ungrateful turns which Jane Shore experienced from those whom she had served in her prosperity; More adds, “Men use, if they have an
evil turne, to write it in marble, and whoso * 4 - y
us a good turne, we write it in duste.”