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U KÍŃG HENRY the Eighth. Cardinal WOLSEY. CAANMER, Archbishop of Canterbury. .Duke of NORFOLK. Duke of BUCKINGHAM. Duke of SUFFOLX. Earl of SURREY. Lord Chamberlain. . Cardinal CAMPEIUS, the Pope's Legate. CAPUCIUS, Ambassador from the Emperor Charles the
Fifth. Sir THOMAS AUDLEY, Lord Keeper. GARDINER, Biihop of Winchester. Bisliop of Lincoln. Lord ABERGAVENNY, Lord SANDS. Sir HENRY GUILDFORD. Sir THOMAS LOVEL. Sir ANTHONY DENNY. Sir NICHOLAS VAUX. Sir WILLIAM SANDS, CROMWELL, scrvant to Wolfey. GRIFFITH, Gentleman-usher to Queen Catharing. Three Gentlemen.. Doctor BUTTS, Physician to the King. GARTER, King at Arms. Surveyor 10 the Duke of Buckingham." BRANDON, Serjeant at Arms. Docr-keeper to the Council-chamber. Porter and his Man. Queen CATHARINE. ANNE BULLEN. An old Lady, friend to Anne Bullen. PATIENCE, woman to Queen Catharine. Several Lords and Ladies in the dumb shows. Women
attending upon the Queen; spirits, which appeario
her. Scribes, Officers, Guards, and other atiendants. The SCENE lyes mostly in London and Wesiminfer; once at
P R O L O G U E
I Come no more to mik: you laug?;. things now
That bear a weighty, and a serisits brow, Sad, high, and working, full of stats and woe, Such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow, We hall present. Those that can pity, here Miy, if they think it well, l't fall á teir; The fabject will deserve it. Such“as give Treir money out of hope they may believe, May here find truth too. Thofa that come to see Oly a fhiw or two, and so agree The play may pals, if they be still and willing, I'lt undertake may see away their milting Richly in two sport hours, , Orly, tzry: That come to hear a merry baudy play, A noise of targets, or to see a féll w* In a long moatly coat, guarded with yellow, Will be deceiv'd: for, gentle heurers, know, To rank our chosen truth with such'a forw to As fool and fight is, besides forfeiting Our own brains, and the opinion that we bring
• Alloding to the fools and buffoons introduced for the generality in the plays a little before our author's time, and of whom he has left us a imall taste in his own.
Theoball. + This is not the only passage in which Shakespeare has discovered his conviction of the impropriety of bat. eles represented on the stage. He knew that five or fix men with swords give a very unfatisfactory idea of an army; and therefore, without much care to excuse bis former practice, he allows, that a theatrical fight would destroy all opinion of truth, and leave him never an undere ftanding friend. Maguis ingeniis et multa ninilominus babituse ris fimplex convenit erroris confeffio. Yet I know not whea ther the coronation Newn in this play may not be liable Le all that can be objected against a biceie. Johnson.
To make that only true we now intend*
These lines I do not understand, and fufpcct them of corruption. i believe we may better read thus:
, which we bring Or make; that only truth we now intend. Joinfon.
AC T I.
An Antechamber in the Palace.
Enter the Duke of Norfolk, at one door; at the
other the Duke of Buckingham, and the Lord
Buck. An untimely ague
Nor. 'Twixt Guynes and Arde :
Bick. All the whole time
Nor. Then you lost
Became the next day's master, 'till the last *
Buck. Who did guide,
Canons of Criticism, + Cenfure for determination, of wbich had the nobleft appearance. Warburton. The old romantic legend of Bevis of Southampton.
Pope, ||Each office. Canons of Criticism,