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I am a poor fallen man, unworthy now
pray, may never set! I have told
him What, and how true thou art : he will advance
thee; Some little memory of me will stir him (I know his noble nature), not to let
145 Thy hopeful service perish too : Good Cromwell, Neglect him not; make use now, and provide For thine own future safety. Crom.
O my lord, Must I then leave you ? must I needs forego-8 150 So good, so noble, and so true a master ? Bear witness, all that have not hearts of iron, With what a sorrow Cromwell leaves his lord.— The king shall have my service; but my prayers For ever, and for ever, shall be yours.
155 Wol. Cromwell, I did not think to shed a
tion Of me more must be heard of,—say, I taught
thee; Say, Wolsey,—that once trod the ways of glory And sounded 30 all the depths and shoals of
Found thee a way, out of his wrack, to rise in ;
165 A sure and safe one, though thy master miss'd
not: Let all the ends thou aim’st at be thy country's, 175 Thy God's and trutlı’s ; then if thou fall'st, O
185 Crom. Good sir, have patience. Wol.
So I have. Farewell The hopes of court! my hopes in heaven do dwell.
180 NOTES ON THE FALL OF WOLSEY,
1 (l. 24). Full meridian, &c., the 17 (l. 95). An you weep. If you weep.
highest point of my greatness. 18 (1. 97). Grace, the title given to an 2 (l. 26). Exhalation, steam, vapour. archbishop or a duke. Cardinal 3 (1. 29). The Great Seal of England, Wolsey was Archbishop of York.
affixed to all Acts of Parliament, 19 (1.101 ). Dignities, titles, honours. Proclamations and State docu- 20 (i. 110). Fortitude, &c., the strength ments. It was kept by the Lord of mind which now enables me to High-Chancellor.
meet troubles with strength and 4 (l. 29). Presently, at once, in. calmness. stantly.
21 (l. 117). Sir Thomas More, chosen 5 (l. 34). Commission. The docu- chancellor in place of Wolsey, was,
ment authorising and conferring when he lost the king's favour, power on you to do this.
beheaded. 6 (i. 52). Letters patent. A sealed 22 (1. 129). Orphans' tears. By virtue
writing by which authority and of his office the Lord Chancellor power were granted to a person is guardian of orphans. to do some act or enjoy some 23 (1. 124). Lady Anne. Anne Boleyn, right.
Henry's second wife, whom he 7 (1. 57). Power legatine. The power had afterwards beheaded.
exercised by Wolsey as the Pope's 24 (l. 132). The voice, the common legate or ambassador.
talk. 8 (l. 58). Præmunire, the offence of 25 (1. 134). The weight, &c. That
introducing or attempting to in- Anne was the chief person controduce into England the autho- cerned in effecting the disgrace rity of a foreign rule.
of Wolsey with the king. 9 (1. 60). Tenements, dwellings. 26 (l. 137). Usher, introduce or go 10 (l. 61). Chattels, movable goods, before.
such as household furniture. 27 (1. 143). Advance thee, the king did 11 (l. 62). Outside the King's protec- this. He became very rich and
tion. Outside the law of the was created Earl of Essex, but land, whereby he could obtain no was afterwards beheaded on Tower
redress for any wrong donc him. Hill on a charge of heresy. 12 (1. 72). Blushing honours. New, 28 (l. 150). Forego, resign, give up. young honours.
29 (1. 158). Play the woman, to weep. 13 (. 77). Wanton, playful.
30 (1. 164). Sounded, &c. Wolsey had 14 (l. 86). Aspire to, eagerly wish to had experience of all kinds and have.
degrees of honour. 15 (l. 87). Aspect here means dis- 31 (l. 165). Wrack, ruin, destruction, position, temper.
wreck. 16 (1. 89). Lúcifer. The fallen angel, 32 (l. 179). Inventory, a list or account Satau,
of a person's goods.
PAUL REVERE'S RIDE.
LISTEN, my children, and you shall hear
He said to his friend, "If the British march
Silently rowed to the Charlestown shore 5
And startled the pigeons from their perch
To the highest window in the wall,