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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!
you need them.
[Exeunt all but WAR. Kath. and JANE. War. Jane, set the lights down, and from us
[Exit. War. Now, dearest, ere sweet sleep shall seal
Love's precious tapers, give me leave to use
small fortune In staying here behind.
War. The churlish brow
last breath shall sound, thy name, thou
fairest, Shall sing a requiem to my soul, unwilling Only of greater glory, 'cause divided From such a heaven on earth, as life with thee. But these are chimes for funerals; my business Attends on fortune of a sprightlier triumph; For love and majesty are reconciled, And vow to crown thee Empress of the West. Kath. You have a noble language, sir; your
right In me is without question, and however Events of time may
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. Your name is Pedro Hialas, a Span
iard ? Hial. Sir, a Castillian born.
K. Hen. King Ferdinand,
s Your name is Pedro Hialas, &c.] “ Amidst these troubles," Lord Bacon says,
came into England from Spain, Peter Hialas, some call bim 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 peace,
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
Hial. Then, sir,
K. Hen. I shall do it,
K. Hen. Be not your own herald:
Hial. Good days
K. Hen. Urswick, no further