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K. Ja. Our business grows to head now; where's your secretary,
, That he attends you not to serve ?
War. With Marchmont, Your herald.
K. Ja. Good : the proclamation's ready; By that it will appear how the English stand Affected to your title. Huntley, comfort Your daughter in her husband's absence; fight With prayers at home for us, who, for
honours, Must toil in fight abroad.
Hunt. Prayers are the weapons
K. Ja. To rest, young beauties!
[A flourish. War. Rest to our cousin king. Kath. Your blessing, sir. Hunt. Fair blessings on your highness ! sure
you need them.
[Exeunt all but War. Kath. and JANE. War. Jane, set the lights down, and from us
return To those in the next room, this little
purse; Say, we'll deserve their loves. Jane. It shall be done, sir.
[Exit. War. Now, dearest, ere sweet sleep shall seal
Love's precious tapers, give me leave to use
War. The churlish brow
last breath shall sound, thy name, thou
deserts In others' pity, yet it shall not stagger
Or constancy, or duty in a wife.
War. But we will live,
Kath. Pray do not use
War. Without denial, dearest.
Kath. That hereafter,
War. You are lady
Kath. What our destinies
War. Then to fear when hope is fruitless, Were to be desperately miserable; Which poverty our greatness dares not dream of, And much more scorns to stoop to: some few mi
nutes Remain yet, let's be thrifty in our hopes.
The Palace at Westminster.
Enter King HENRY, HIALAS, and URSWICK.
K. Hen. King Ferdinand, With wise queen Isabel his royal consort, Write you a man of worthy trust and candour. Princes are dear to heaven, who meet with sub
jects Sincere in their employments; such I find Your commendation, sir. Let me deliver How joyful I repute the amity, With your most fortunate master, who almost Comes near a miracle in his success Against the Moors, who had devour’d his country, Entire now to his sceptre. We, for our part, , Will imitate his providence, in hope Of partage in the use on't; we repute The privacy of his advisement to us By you, intended an ambassador
s Your name is Pedro Hialas, &c.] “ Amidst these troubles," Lord Bacon says,
came into England from Spain, Peter Hialas, some call him Elias, surely he was the fore-runner of the good hap that we enjoy at this day : for his embassy set the truce between England and Scotland; the truce drew on the
the peace the marriage, the union of the kingdoms : a man of great wisdom, and, as those times went, not unlearned.”
To Scotland, for a peace between our kingdoms,
Hial. Your majesty
K. Hen. Else
your concealment in our conference, As any council shall advise.
Hial. Then, sir,
K. Hen. I shall do it,
K. Hen. Be not your own herald:
Hial. Good days
K. Hen. Urswick, no further