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As he made semblance of his duty, would They may, cum privilegio, * wear away
The lag end of their lewdness, and be laugh'a K. Hen. A giant traitor!
at. Wol. Now, madam, may his highness live in Sands. "Tis time to give them physic, their freedom,
Are grown so catching.
(diseases And this man out of prison?
Cham. What a loss our ladies Q: Kath. God mend all!
Will have of these trim vanities! K. Hen. There's something inore would out of Lol'. Ay, marry, thee; Wbat say'st ?
There will be woe indeed, lords; the sly whore. Sury. After-the duke his father,—with the
Have got a speeding trick to lay down ladies ; He stretch'd bin, and, with one hand on his A French song, and a fddle, bas no fellow. dagger,
Sands. The devil fiddle them! I am glad Another spread on his breast, mounting his eyes, they're going ; He did discharge a horrible oath ; whose tenour (For, sure, there's no converting of them ;) Was,-Were he evil us'd, he would outgo
now His father, by as much as a performance An honest country lord, as I am, beaten Does an irresolute purpose.
A long time out of play, may bring his plain K. Hen. There's his period,
song, To sheath his knife in us. He is attach'd ; And have an hour of hearing ; and, by'r-lady, Call him to present trial : if he may
Held current music too, Find mercy in the law, 'tis his; if none,
Cham. Well said, lord Sands; Let him not seek't of us : By day and night, Your colt's tooth is not cast yet. He's traitor to the height.
(Exeunt. Sands, No, my lord ;
Nor shall not, while I have a stump. SCENE III.- A Room in the Palace. Cham, Sir Thomas,
Whither were you a-going ?
Lov. To the cardinal's ;
Your lordship is a guest too. Cham. Is it possible, the spells of France Cham. On I 'tis true ; should juggle
This night be makes a supper, and a great one, Men into such strange mysteries ?
To many lords and ladies ; there will be Sards. New customs,
The beauty of this kingdom, I'll assure you. Though they be never so ridiculous,
Lov. That ohurchman bears a bounteous mind Nay, let them be unmanly, yet are follow'd.
indeed, Cham. As far as I see, all the good our A hand as fruitful as the land that feeds us : English
His dews fall every where. Have got by the late voyage, is but merely Cham. No doubt, he's noble ; A at or two o'the fuce ; but they are shrewd He had a black mouth that said other of him. ones;
Sands. He may, my lord, he has wherewithal ; For when they hold them, you would swear
in bim, directly,
Sparing would show a worse sin than ill docTheir very buses had been counsellors
trine : 'To Pepin, or Olotharius, they keep state so. Men of his way should be most liberal, Sands. They have all new legs, and lame They are set here for examples. ones; one would take it,
Cham. True, they are so ; That never saw them pace before, the spavin, But sew nor give so great ones. My barge A springbalt + reign'd among them.
stays ; t Cham. Death I my lord,
Your lordship shall along :-Come, good Sir Their clothes are after such a pagan cut too,
Thomas, That, sure, they have worn out Christendom. We shall be late else, which I would not be. How now?
For I was spoke to, with Sir Henry Guildford, What news, Sir Thomas Lovell ?
This night to be comptrollers.
Sands. I am your lordship’s. (Exeunt, Enter Sir Thomas LOVELL. Lov. 'Faith, my lord,
SCENE IV.-The Presence-Chamber in YorkI hear of pone but the new proclamation
Hautboys. A small table under a state for Lov. The reformation of our travell’d gal
the CARDINAL, a longer table for the guests. lants,
Enter at one door ANNE BULLEN, and di. That fill the court with quarrels, talk, and vers Lords, Ladies, and Gentlewomen, as tailors.
quests ; at another door, enter Sir HENRY Cham. I am glad, 'tis there ; now I would GUILDFORD. pray our monsieurs
Guild. Ladies, a general welcome from his To think an English courtier may be wise,
grace And never see the Louvre. I
Salutes ye all : This night he dedicates Lov. They must either
To fair content and you : none here, he hopes, (For so run the conditions,) leave these rem- in all this noble bevý, I has brought with her nants
One care abroad; he would have all as merry or fool and feather, that they got in France, As first-good, company, good wine, good wel. With all their bonourable points of ignorance,
come Pertaining thereunto, (as figlits, and fireworks ; Can make good people..--O my lord, you are Abusing better men than they can be,
tardy ; Out of a foreign wisdom,) renouncing clean The faith they have in tennis, and tall stock. Enter Lord CHAMBERLAIN, Lord Sands, and ings,
Sir THOMAS LOVELL. Short blister'd breeches, and those types of The very thought of this fair company travel,
Clapp'd wings to me. And understand again like bonest men ;
Cham. You are young, Sir Harry Guildford. Or pack to their old playfellows: there I take it,
• With authority,
The speaker is at Bridewell, and the Cardinal's • Grimace.
+ Disease incident to horses. house was at Whitehall. * A palace at Paris,
Sands. Sir Thomas Lovell, had the cardinal For so they seem : they have left tbeir berse, But half my lay thoughts in him, some of these
and landed; Should and a running barquet, ere they rested, and hither make, as great ambassadors I think would better please them : By my life, From foreign princes. 'Tbey are a sweet society of fair ones.
Wol. Good lord chamberlain, Lor. Oh! that your lordship were but now con-Go, give them welcome, you can speaks the fessor
French tougue ; To one or two of these !
And pray receive them nobly, and conduct Sands. I would I were ;
them They should find easy penance.
Into our presence, where this heaven of beauty Luv. 'Faith, how easy?
Sball shine at full upon them :-Some attend Sands. As easy as a down-bed would afford it.
him.Cham. Sweet ladies, will it please you sit ? (Erit CHAMBERLAIN, attended. All arise, Sir Harry,
and Tables removed. Place you that side, I'll take the charge of this : You hav! now a broken banquet ; but we'll His grace is ent'ring.-Nay, you must not
mend it. freeze;
A good digestion to you all : and, once more, Two woinen plac'd together inakes cold weather: I shower a welcome on you ;--Welcome all. My lord Sands, you are one will keep them waking ;
Hantboys.-Enter the King, and twelve Pray, sit between these ladies.
others, as Maskers, habited like Shepherds, Sands. By my faith,
urith sisteen Torch-bearers; ushered by And thank your lord ship.-By your leave, sweet
the Lord CHAMBERLAIN. They pass di. ladies :
rectly before the Cardinal, and gracefully (Seats himself between ANSE BELLen und salule him.
another lary. If I chance to talk a little wild, forgive me ;
A noble compauy! what are their pleasnres ? I had it from my father.
Cham. Because they speak Ho English, thus
they pray'd Anne, Was he inad, Sir ?
To tell your grace ;-That, having heard by Sands. Ob! very mad, exceeding mad, in love
of this so noble and so fair assembly But he would hite none; just as I do now, He would kiss you twenty with a breath.
This night to meet here, they could do no
(Kisses her. Cham. Well said, my lord.-
Out of the great respect they bear to beauty,
But leave their flocks; and, under your fair code So, now you are fairly seated :-Gentlemen,
duct, The penance lies on you, if these fair ladies
Crave leave to view these ladies, and entreat Pass away frowning.
An hour of revels with them. Sands. For my little cure,
Wol. Say, lord chamberlain, Let me alonie.
They bave done my poor house grace ; for which
I pay them Hauthous.- Enter Cardinal WOLSEY, at.
A thousand thanks, and pray them take their tended ; and takes his state. •
pleasures. Wol. You are welcome, ny fair guests ; that
(Ladies chosen for the dance. The King noble lady,
chooses ANNE BULI.la. Or gentleman, that is not freely merry,
K. Hen. The fairest hand I ever touch'd ! O Is not my friend : This, to confirm my wel.
beauty, coine ;
never knew thee. (Music. Dance. And to you all good health.
Wol. My lord,-Sands. Your grace is noble :
Cham. Your grace ? Let me have such a howl may bold my thanks, Wol. Pray, tell thein this much from me: And save me so tukchi talking.
There should be one amongst them, by his Wol. My lord Sands,
person, I am bebolden to you : cheer your neighbours.- More worthy this place than myself; to whom, Ladies, you are not merry ;-Gentlemell,
If I but knew him, with iny love and duty Whose fault is this?
I would surrender it. Sands. The red wine first must rise
Cham. I will, my lord. in their fair cheeks, my lord; then we shall (CHAN. goes to the company and returns. have them
Wol. What say tbey ? Talk is to silence.
Cham. Such a one, they all confess, Anne. You are a merry gamester,
There is, indeed ; which they would have your My lord Sands.
grace Sands. Yes, if I make my play. +
Find out and he will take it, Here's to your ladyship ; and pledge it, madam,
Wol. Let me see then.For 'tis to such a thing,
(Comes from his state. Anne. You cannot show me.
By all yonr good leaves, gentlemen ;-Here Sands. I told your grace, they would talk
I'll inake anoni.
My royal choice. (Drum and trumpets within : Chambers 1
K. Hon. You have found trim, cardinal : discharged.
(Unmasking. Vol. What's that?
You hold a fair assembly; you do well, lord : Chan. Look out there, some of you.
You are a churclunan, or, I'll tell you, cardinal,
(Exit a Servant. I sbonld judge now unhappily. + Wol. What warlike voice ?
Wot. I am glad
K. Hen. My lord chanıberlain,
Cham. An't please your grace, Sir Thomas Re-enter SERVANT,
The viscount Rochford, one of her bigbuesd Cham. How how? wbat ist?
women. Serr'. A noble troop of strangers ;
K. Hen. By hearen, she is a dainty one.
• The chief plucs
Choose my game.
I were uninannerly to take you out,
He never was so womandoh; the cause
2 Gent. Certainly,
1 Gent. 'Tis likely, Lov. Yes, my lord.
By all conjectures : First, Kildare's attainder, Wol. Your grace,
Toen deputy of Ireland ; who remov'd, I fear, with dancing is a little heated.
Earl Surrey was sent thither, and in haste too K. Hen. I fear, too much.
Lest he should help bis father. Wol. There's fresher air, my lord,
2 Gent. That trick of state In the next chamber.
Was a deep envious one. K. Hen. Lead in your ladies, every one. 1 Gent. At his returu, Sweet partner,
No doubt he will requite it. This is noted, I must not yet forsake you :-Let's be mer- and generally; whoever the king favours, ry ;
The cardinal instantly will find employment, Good my lord cardinal, I have half a dozen And far enough from court too. healths
2 Gent. All the commons To drink to these fair ladies, and a measure . Hate him perniciously, and, o' my conscience, To lead them once again ; and then let's dream Wish bim ten fathom deep : this duke as much Who's best in favour.-Let the music knock it. They love and dote on ; call him, bounteous [Excunt, with trumpets.
1 Gent. Stay there, Sir,
And see the noble rulu'd man you speak of. ACT II.
Enter BUCKINGHAM from his arraignment ; SCENE I.-A Street.
Tip-staves before him, the are with the edge
towards him; halberis on each side: with Enter two GENTLEMEN, mecting.
him, Sir THOMAS LOVELL, Sir NICHOLAS 1 Gent. Whither away so fast ?
VAUX, Sir WILLIAM SANDS, and common 2 Gent. ( God save you!
people. Even to the hall to hear what shall become 2 Gent. Let's stand close, and bebold him. or the great duke of Buckiugliam.
Buck. All good people, 1 Gent. I'll save you
You that thus far bave come to pity me, That labour, Sir. All's now done, but the ce. Hear what I say, and then go home and lose me. remony
I have this day receiv'd a traitor's judgment, of bringing back the prisoner.
Aud by that name inust die : Yet, heaven bear 2 Gent. Were yon there ?
witness, 1 Gent. Yes, indeed, was I.
And if I have a conscience, let it sink me, Gent. Pray, speak, what has happen'd ? Even as the axe falls, if I be not faithful I I Gent. You may guess quickly what.
The law I bear no malice for my death, 2 Gent. Is be found guilty ?
It has done, upon the premises, but justice : I Gent. Yes, truly is he, and condemn's But those that sought it, I could wish more
Christians : 2 Gent. I am sorry for't.
Be what they will, I heartily forgive them : 1 Gent. So are a number more.
Yet let them look they glory not in mischief, 2 Gent. But, pray, how pass'd it!
Nor build their evils on ihe graves of great 1 Gent. I'll tell you in a little. The great
men ; duke
For then my guiltless Hood must cry against Came to the bar ; where, to bis accusations,
them. He pleaded still, not guilty, and alleg'd
For further life in this world I ne'er hope, Many sharp reasons to defeat the law.
Nor will I sue, although the king bave mercies Tbe king's attorney, on the contrary,
More than I dare make faults. You few that Urg'd on the examinations, proofs, confessions,
Jov'd me, or divers witnesses ; which the duke desir'd And dare be bold to weep for Buckingham, To him brought, riva voce, to his face :
His noble friends, and fellows, whom to leave At which appeared against him, bis surveyor ;
Is only bitter to biui, only dying,
And, as the long divorce of steel falls on me, Confessor to bim ; with that devil-monk, Make of your prayers one sweet sacrifice, Hopkins, that made this mischief.
And lift my soul to heaven.-Lead on, o'God's 2 Gent. That was he,
name. That fed him with his prophecies ?
Lov. I do beseech your grace, for charity, 1 Gent. The same.
If ever any malice in your heart All these accus'd him strongly ; which he fain
Were hid against ine, now to forgive me frankly. Would have fung from him, but, indeed, be Buck. Sir Thomas Lovell, I as free forgive could not :
you, And so his peers, upon this evidence,
As I would be forgiven : I forgive all : Have found him guilty of high treason. Much There cannot be those numberless offences He spoke, and learnedly, for life : but all 'Gainst me, I can't take peace with : no black Was either pitied in him, or forgotten.
envy 2 Gent. After all this, how did he bear him. Shall make my grave.- Commend me to his self?
grace ; 1 Gent. When he was brought again to the And, if he speak of Buckingham, pray, tell him, bar,-to hear
You met him half in heaven : my vows and His knell wrung out, his judgment,-he was
Yet are the king's; and, till my soul forsake me, With such an agony, he sweat extremely,
Shall cry for blessings ou him; May be live And something spoke in choler, ill and hasty :
Longer than I have time to tell his years ! But he fell to himself again, and, sweetly,
Ever belov'd, and loving, may his rule be, In all the rest show'd a most noble patience. And, when old time shall lead him to his 2 Gent. I do not think he fears death.
end, i Gent. Sure, he does not,
Goodness and he all up one monument !
Lov. To the water side I must conduct your Is found a truth now : for it grows again grace ;
Fresher than e'er it was ; and held for certain Then give my charge up to Sir Nicholas Vaux, The king, will venture at it. Either the car. Wbo undertakes you to your end.
dinal, Vaux. Prepare there,
Or some about him near, have, out of malice The duke is coming : see the barge be ready ; To the good queen, possess'd him with a scruple And it it with such furniture, as suits
That will undo her: To confirm this too, The greatness of his person.
Cardinal Campeius is arriv'd, and lately ; Buck. Nay, Sir Nicholas,
As all think, for this business. Let it alone; my state now will but mock me. 1 Gent. 'Tis the cardinal; When I came hither, I was lord high constable, And merely to revenge hiin on the emperor, And duke of Buckingham ; now, poor Edward For not bestowing on him, at his asking, Bohun :
The archbishoprick of Toledo, this is purpos'd. Yet I am richer than my base accusers,
2 Gent. I think you have hit the inark; Bat That never knew wbat truth meant: I now
is't not cruel, seal it ;
That she should feel the smart of this ! The And with that blood will make them one day
cardinal groan for't.
Will have his will, and she must fall. My noble father, Henry of Buckingham,
1 Gent. 'Tis woful. Who first rais'd head against usurping Richard, We are too open here to argue this ; Flying for succour to his servant Bauister, Let's think in private more.
(Ereunt. Being distress'd, was by that wretch betray'd, And without trial fell : God's peace be with SCENE II.-An Ante-chamber in the Pe. him !
lace. Henry the seventh succeeding, truly pitying My father's loss, like a most royal prince,
Enter the Lord CHAMBERLAIN, reading & Restor'd me to my honours, and out of ruins,
Letter. Made my naine once more noble. Now his son,
Cham. My lord,-The horses your lordship Henry the eighth, life, bonour, name, and all sent for, with all the care I had, I saw well That made me happy, at one stroke has taken chosen, ridder, and furnished. They were Por ever from the world. I had my trial, young and handsome, and of the best breed in And must needs say, a noble one; which makes the north. When they were ready to set ont me
for London, a man of my lord cardinal's, by A little happier than my wretched father ; commission, and main power, took 'em from Yet thus far we are one in fortunes,-Both me ; with this reason, -His master would be Fell by our servants, by those men we lov'd served before a subject, if not before the king : most;
which stopped our mouths, Sir. A most unnatural and faithless service! Heaven has an end in all : yet you that hear me, I fear he will, indeed ; Well, let him bave them. This froin a dying inan receive as certain : He will have all, I think. Where you are liberal of your loves, and coun. Enter the Dukes of NORFOLK and SUFFOLK.
sels, Be sure, you be not loose ; for those you make
Nor. Well met, my good friends,
Lord Chamberlain. And give your hearts to, when they once per
Cham. Good day to both your graces. ceive
Suf. How is the king employ'd ? The least rub in your fortunes, fall away
Cham. I left him private, Like water from ye, never found agaiu
Full of sad thoughts and troubles. But where they mean to siuk ye. All good Nor. What's the cause ? people,
Cham. It seems, the marriage with his bro. Pray for me! I must now forsake ye; the last
ther's wife bour
Has çrept too near his couscience. of my long weary life is come upon me.
Suf. No, his conscience Farewell :
Has crept too near another lady. And when you would say something that is sad,
Nor. 'Tis so; Speak how I fell.-1 have done ; and God for. This is the cardinal's doing, the king-cardinal : give me !
That blind priest, like the eldest son of for[Ereunt BUCKINGHAM and Train.
tulie, 1 Gent. Oh! this is full of pity.-Sir, it calls, Turns what he lists. The king will know him I fear, too many curses on their heads,
one day. That were the authors.
Suf. Pray God, he do ! he'll never know him2 Gent. If the duke he guiltless,
self else. 'Tis full of woe : yet I can give you inkling Nor. How bolily be works in all his busiof an ensuing evil, if it fall,
ness ! Greater than this.
And with what zeal! For now he has crack'd I Gent. Good angels keep it from us !
the league Where may it be? You do not doubt my faith, Between us and the emperor, the queen's great Sir ?
nepliew, 2 Gent. This secret is so weighty, 'twill require He dives into the king's soul, and there scatA strong faith * to conceal it.
ters 1 Gent. Let me have it ;
Dangers, doubts, wringing of the conscience, I do not talk much.
Fears, and despairs, and all these for his niar2 Gent. I am confident ;
riage : You shall, Sir : did you not of late days bear And, out of all these to restore the king, A buzzing, of a separation
He counsels a divorce : a loss of her Between the king and Katharine ?
That like a jewel, has hung twenty years 1 Gent. Yes, but it held not :
About his neck, yet never lost her lustre; For when the king once heard it, out of anger or her that loves bim with that excellence He sent command to the lord mayor, straight That angels love good men with; even of her To stop the rumour, and allay those tongues That, when the greatest stroke of fortune falls, That durst disperse it.
Will' bless the king: and is not this course 2 Gent. Bui that slander, Sir,
Cham. Heaven keep me from such counsell • Great fidelity
'lis most true,
These news are everywhere; every tongue, Above all princes, in committing freely speaks them,
Your scruple to the voice of Christendom : And every true heart weeps fort: All, that dare Who can be angry now? what envy reach you ! Look into these affairs, see this main end,-- The Spaniard, lied by blood and favour to her, The French king's sister. Heaven will one day Must now confess, if they bave any goodness, open
The trial just and noble. All the clerks, The king's eyes, that so long have slept upon I mean, the learned ones, in Christian kingdoms, This bold bad man.
Have their free voices; Rome, the nurse of Suf. And free us from his slavery.
judgment, Nor. We had need pray,
Invited by your noble self, hath sent And heartily, for our deliverance ;
One general tongue unto us, this good man, Or this imperious man will work us all
Tbis just and learned priest, cardinal CamFroin princes into pages : all men's honours
peius ; Lie in one lump before him, to be fashion'd Whom, once more, I present unto your highInto what pitch he please. Suf. For me, my lords,
K. Hen. And, once more, in mine arms I bid I love him not, nor fear him; there's my creed : him welcome, As I am made without him, so l'll stand, And thank the holy conclave for their loves ; If the king please ; his curses and his blessings They bave sent ue such a man I would have Touch me alike, they are breath I not believe
wisb'd for. in.
Cam, Your grace must needs deserve all I knew him, and I kvow him ; so I leave him
stranger's loves, To him that made him proud, the pope. You are so noble: To your highness' hand Nor. Let's in ;
I tender my commission ; by whose virtue, And, with some other business, put the king (The court of Rome commanding,) you, my lord From these sad thoughts, that work too much Cardinal of York, are join'd with me their serupon him :
vant, My lord, you'll bear us company?
In the unpartial judging of this business. Cham. Excuse me;
K. Hen. Two equal men. The queen shall be The king hath sent me other-where : besides,
acquainted You'll find a most unfit time to disturb him : Forthwith, for what you come :-Where's Gar. Health to your lordships.
diner ? Nor. Thanks, my good lord chamberlain. Wol. I know your majesty bas always lov'd (Exit Lord CHAMBERLAIN.
So dear in heart, net to deny her that NORFOLK opens a folding door. The King Is A woman of less place migbt ask by law, discovered sitting, and reading pensively. Scholars, allow'd freely to argue for ber. Suf. How sad he looks ! sure, he is much af. K. Hen. Ay, and the best, she shall have ; ficted.
and my favour K. Hen. Who is there ? ha?
To him that does best; God forbid else. CarNor. 'Pray God he be not angry.
dinal, K. Hen. Who's there, I say? How dare you Prythee, call Gardiner to me, my new secretary; thrust yourselves
I find him a fit fellow.
(Exit WOLSEY. Into my private meditations ? Who am I? ha ?
Re-enter WOLSEY, with GARDINER. Nor. A gracious king, that pardons all of Wol. Give me your hand; much joy and fences
favour to you ; Malice ne'er meant : our breach of duty, this You are the king's now. way,
Gard. But to be commanded Is business of estate ; in which, we come For ever by your grace, whose hand has rais'd To know your royal pleasure.
(Aside. K. Hen. You are too bold;
K. Hen. Come hitber, Gardiner. Go to ; I'll make ye know your times of busi
[They converse apart. ness :
Cam, My lord of York, was not one doctor Is this an hour for temporal affairs ? ha –
In this man's place before him?
Wol. Yes, be was.
Wol. Yes, surely.
Cam. Believe me, there's an ill opinion spread Tbou art a cure fit for a king.--You're welcome,
[To CAMPEIUS. Even of yourself, lord cardinal. Most learned reverend Sir, into our kingdom ;
Wol. How ? of me! Use us, and it :-My good lord, have great Cam. They will not stick to say, you envied care
him; I be not found a talker.
[To Wolsey. And, fearing he would rise, he was so virtuous, Wol. Sir, you cannot.
Kept him a foreign man still ; which so gtiev'd I would your grace would give us but an hour
him, or private conference.
That he ran mad, and died. K. Hen. We are busy ; go.
Wol. Heaven's peace be with him ! (TO NORFOLK and SUFFOLK. That's Christian care enough: for living mur. Nor. This priest has no pride in bim!
murers, Suf. Not to speak of ;
There's places of rebuke. He was a fool ; I would not be so sick though, + for
For he would needs be virtuous : That good his place :
Aside. But this cannot continne.
If I command him, follows my appointment; Nor. If it do,
I will have none 80 near else. Learn this, I'll venture one heave at him.
brother, Suf. I another.
We live not to be grip'd by meaner persons. (Ereunt NORFOLK and SUFFOLK. K. Hen. Deliver this with modesty to the Wol. Your grace has given a precedent of
(Ecit GARDINER. wisdom
The most convenient place that I can think of
For such receipt of learning, is Black-Friars ; • High or low. + So sick as he is proud.
• Out of the king's presence.