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The beauty of her person to the people.
But what follow'd? 3 Gent. At length her grace rose, and with mo
Came to the altar; where she kneel'd, and, saintlike,
I know it; But 'tis so lately altered, that the old name Is fresh about me.
6 i. e. battering rams :
labat ariete crebro Janua
What two reverend bishops Were those that went on each side of the queen? 3 Gent. Stokesly and Gardiner; the one, of
He of Winchester
All the land knows that: However, yet there's no great breach; when it
comes, Cranmer will find a friend will not shrink from him.
2 Gent. Who may that be, I pray you? 3 Gent.
Thomas Cromwell; A man in much esteem with the king, and truly A worthy friend.—The king Has made him master o'the jewel-house, And one, already, of the privy council.
2 Gent. He will deserve more. 3 Gent.
Yes, without all doubt. Come, gentlemen, ye shall go my way, which Is to the court, and there ye shall be my guests; Something I can command. As I walk thither, I'll tell ye more. Both. You may command us, sir.
SCENE II1. Kimbolton.
GRIFFITH and PATIENCE.
0, Griffith, sick .to death : My legs, like loaden branches, bow' to the earth,
1 This scene is above any other part of Shakspeare's tragedies, and perhaps above any scene of any other poet, tender and pathetic, without gods, or furies, or poisons, or precipices, without the help of romantic circumstances, without improbable sallies of poetical lamentation, and without any throes of tumultuous misery.-JOHNSON.
Willing to leave their burden: Reach a chair;-
Grif. Yes, madam; but, I think, your grace,
Kath. Pr’ythee, good Griffith, tell me how he died: If well, he stepp'd before me, happily, For my example. Grif.
Well, the voice goes, madam: For after the stout Earl Northumberland Arrested him at York, and brought him forward (As a man sorely tainted) to his answer, He fell sick suddenly, and grew so ill, He could not sit his mule3. Kath.
Alas! poor man! Grif. At last, with easy roads4, he came to Leicester, Lodg'd in the Abbey; where the reverend abbot, With all his convent, honourably receiv'd him; To whom he gave these words,-0 father abbot, An old man, broken with the storms of state, Is come to lay his weary bones among ye; Give him a little earth for charity! 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, Continual meditations, tears, and sorrows,
2 Happily is sometimes used by Shakspeare for haply, peradventure; as in The Taming of the Shrew, Act iv. Sc. 4:
old Gremio is heark’ning still, And happily we might be interrupted.' But it here more probably means opportunely.
3 Cardinals generally rode on mules, as a mark perhaps of humility. Cavendish says that Wolsey rodelike a cardinal sumptuously upon his mule, trapped altogether in crimson velvet and gilt stirrups.' And Roy, in the Satire already quoted, says:
« Doth he then use on mules to ride?
That to tell it is not possible.' 4 Roads, or rodex, here, is the same as courses, stages, or journeys From whence also was formed out-rodes, in-rodes, &c.
He gave his honours to the world again,
Kath. So may he rest; his faults lie gently on him!
Noble madam, Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues We write in water. May it please your highness To hear me speak his good now? Kath.
Yes, good Griffith: I were malicious else. Grif.
bi. e. of unbounded pride or haughtiness. Thus Holinshed• This cardinal was of a great stomach, for he computed himself equal with princes, and by crafty suggestions got into his hands innumerable treasure: he forced little on simony, and was not pitifull, and stood affectionate in his own opinion: in open presence he would lie and seie untruth, and was double both in speech and meaning: he would promise much and perform little : he was vicious of his bodie, and gave the clergie evil example.' Ed 1587, p. 922.
one that by suggestion
Ty'd all the kingdom Suggestion here, I think, means wicked prompting. It is used in this sense in The Tempest. I have no doubt that we should read tyth'd instead of ty'd, as Dr. Farmer proposed, and as the passage quoted from Holinshed warrants. The word tythes was not exclusively used to signify the emoluments of the clergy. Thus in Beaumont and Fletcher's Queen of Corinth:
• Why, sir, the kingdom's his; and no man now
of every office through Achaia. 7. To be ill, evil, or naught of budy, was to be addicted to women: to be lewd in life and manuers.
Though from an humble stock, undoubtedly
Kath. After my death I wish no other herald,
8 This passage has been absurdly pointed in all the modern editions:
This cardinal, &c.
• Unwilling to outlive the good that did it.' Good appears here to be put for goodness, as in the passage just above:
? May it please your highness
To hear me speak his good now ?' 10 This speech is formed on the following passage in Holinshed: - This cardinal (as Edmund Campion in his Historie of Ireland described him) was a man undoubtedly born to honour; I think (saith he) some prince's bastard, no butcher's sonne; exceeding wise, faire-spoken, high-minded,' full of revenge, vitious of his bodie, loftie to his enemies, were they never so bigge, to those that accepted and sought his friendship wonderful courteous; ripe schooleman, thrall to affections, brought a bed with flatterie ; insaciable to get, and more princelie in bestowing, as appeareth by his two colleges at Ipswich' and Oxenford, the one overthrown with big fall, ihe other unfinished, and yet as it Iyeth, for an