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K. Hen. Prepare we for our marriage: on which day,
My Lord of Burgundy, we'll take your oath,
Chor. Thus far, with rough and all-unable pen,
Mangling by starts the full course of their glory. Small time, but in that small most greatly lived
This star of England: Fortune made his sword; By which the world's best garden he achieved,
And of it left his son imperial lord.
Of France and England, did this king succeed;
That they lost France and made his England
Which oft our stage hath shown; and, for their
In your fair minds let this acceptance take.
2. bending, i.e. under the weight of his task.
4. by starts, i.e. by breaks of
continuity, involved in the scenic method of drama.
KING HENRY the Eighth.
CAPUCIUS, Ambassador from the Emperor Charles V.
CRANMER, Archbishop of Canterbury.
DUKE OF NORFOLK.
DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM.
DUKE OF SUFFOLK.
EARL OF SURREY.
GARDINER, Bishop of Winchester.
Bishop of Lincoln.
SIR HENRY GUILDFORD.
SIR THOMAS LOVELL.
SIR ANTHONY DENNY.
CROMWELL, Servant to Wolsey.
GRIFFITH, Gentleman-usher to Queen Katharine.
DOCTOR BUTTS, Physician to the King.
Surveyor to the Duke of Buckingham.
BRANDON, and a Sergeant-at-Arms.
Door-keeper of the Council-chamber.
Page to Gardiner.
Porter, and his Man.
QUEEN KATHARINE, wife to King Henry, afterwards divorced. ANNE BULLEN, her Maid of Honour, afterwards Queen.
An old Lady, friend to Anne Bullen.
PATIENCE, Woman to Queen Katharine.
Several Lords and Ladies in the Dumb Shows; Women attending upon the Queen; Scribes, Officers, Guards, and other Attendants.
SCENE: London; Westminster; Kimbolton.