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Cate. Withdraw, my lord, I'll help you to a Richm. Inter their bodies as becomes their horse.
births. K. Rich. Slave, I have set my life upon a Proclaim a pardon to the soldiers fled, And I will stand the hazard of the die : (cast, That in subinission will return to us; I think, there be six Richmonds in the field; And then, as we have ta'en the sacrament, Five have I slain to day, instead of him :- We will unite the white rose with the red:A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse! Smile heaven upon this fair conjunction,
[Exeunt. That long hath frown'd upon their enmity!
What traitor hears me, and says not,-Amen? Alarums. Enter King RICHARD and RICHMOND; England hath long been mad, and scarr'd herand exeunt fighting. Retreat, and flourish.
self; Then enter RICHMOND, STANLEY, bearing the The brother blindly shed the brother's blood, crown, with divers other Lords, and Forces.
The father rashly slaughter'd his own son, Richm. God, and your arms, be prais’d, vic- The son, compelld, been butcher to the sire: torious friends;
All this divided York and Lancaster, The day is ours, the bloody dog is dead.
Divided, in their dire division.Stun. Courageous Richmond, well hast thou O, now, let Richmond and Elizabeth, acquit thee!
The true succeeders of each royal house, Lo, here, this long-usurped royalty,
By God's fair ordinance conjoin together! From the dead temples of this bloody wretch
And let their heirs, (God, it thy will be so,) Have I pluck'd off, to grace thy brows withal; Enrich the time to come with smooth-faca Wear it, enjoy it, and make much of it.
peace, Richm. Great God of heaven, say, Amen, to With smiling plenty, and fair prosperous days all :
(ing? Abate the edge of traitors, gracious Lord, But tell me first, is young George Stanley liv- That would reduce these bloody days again, Stan. He is, my lord, and safe in Leicester And make poor England weep in streams of town;
blood! Whither, if it' please you, we may now with Let them not live to taste this land's increase, draw us.
That would with treason wound this fair land's Richm. What men of name are slain on
peace! either side ?
Now civil wounds are stopp'd, peace lives Sian. John duke of Norfolk, Walter lord
don. That sbe may long live here, God 8.17–Amen. Bir Robert Brakenbury, and Sir William Brane
KING HENRY The Eighth.
SURVEYOR to the Duke of Buckingham. CARDINAL WOLSEY.CARDINAL CAMPEIUS. BRANDON, and a Sergeant at Arms. Capucius, Ambassador from the Emperor, | DOOR-Keeper of the Council-Chamber. Charles V.
Porter, and his Man. CRANMER, Archbishop of Canterbury.
Page to Gardiner.-A CRIER. DUKE OF NORFOLK.-DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM. DUKE OF SUFFOLK.-EARL OF SURREY. Queen KATHARINE, Wifeto King Henry; afLORD CHAMBERLAIN.--LORD CHANCELLOR.
terwards divorced. GARDINER, Bishop of Winchester.
ANNE BULLEN, her Maid of Honour; after. BISHOP OF LINCOLN --LORD ABERGAVENNY. wards Queen. LORD SANDS.
AN OLD LADY, Friend to Anne Bullen. Sir HENRY GUILDFORD.-SIR THOMAS LOVELL. PATIENCE, Woman to Queen Katharine. SIR ANTHONY DENNY.-Sir NICHOLAS Vaux. SECRETARIES to Wolsey.
Several Lords and Ladies in the Dumb Shows; Cromwell, Servant to Wolsey,
Women attending upon the Queen; Spirits, GRIFFITH, Gentleman-Usher to Queen Katha- which appear to her; Scribes, C ficers, rine.
Guards, and other Attendants. I'AREE OTHER GENTLEMEN. Doctor Butts, Physician to the King. SCENE, chiefly in London and Westminste GARTER, King at Arms.
once, at Kimbolton.
ACT I. I COME no more to make you laugh; things SCENE 1.- London.--An Ante-chumber in now,
Palace. That bear a weighty and a serious brow,
Enter the Duke of NORFOLK, at one door ; at the bad, high, and working, full of state and woe,
other, the Duke of BUCKINGHAM, and the Such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow,
Buck. Good morrow, and well met. How The subject will deserve it. Such, as give
have you done, Their money out of hope they may believe,
Since last we saw in France ? May here find truth too. 'l hose, that come to
Nor. I thank your grace: Only a show or two, and so agree, (see
Healthful; and ever since a fresh admirer The play may pass; if they be still, and willing, of what I saw there. I'll undertake, may see away their shilling
Buck. An untimely ague Richly in two short hours. Only they, Stay'd me a prisoner in my chamber, when That come to hear a merry, bawdy play, Those suns of glory, those two ligbts of men,* A noise of targets; or to see a fellow
Met in the vale of Arde. In a long motley coat, guarded* with yellow, Nor. 'Twixt Guynes and Arde: Will be deceiv'd : for, gentle hearers, know,' 1 was then preseni, saw them salute on horseTo rank our chosen truth with such a show
[cludg As foot and fight is, beside forfeiting
Beheld them, when they lighted, how they Our own brains, and the opinion that we bring, In their embracement, as they grew together; To make that only true we now intend,t) Which had they, what four thron’d ones could Will leave us never an understanding friend.
have weigh'd Therefore, for goodness' sake, and as you are Such a compounded one? known
Buck. All the whole time
The view of earthly glory: Men might say, As they were living; think, you see them great, Till this time, pomp was single; but now mar And follow'd with the general throng, and
To one above itself. Each following day Of thousand friends; then, in a moment, see Became the next day's master, till the last How soon this mightiness meets misery! Made former wonders it's: To-day, the French And, if you can be merry then, I'll say, All clinquant,t all in gold, like heathen gods, A man may weep upon his wedding day,
* Henry Vill. and Francis I. king Fu oce • Lv.23.
7 Gütering, shinirig.
Shone down the English: and, to-morrow, Of all the gentry; for the most part such they
Too, whom as great a charge as little honour Made Britain, India: every man, that stood, He meant to lay upon: and his own letter, * Show'd like a mine. Their dwarish pages The honourable board of council out,
Must fetch him in the papers. As cherubims, all gilt; the madams too,
Aber. I do know Not us’d to toil, did almost sweat to bear Kinsmen of mine, three at the least, that have The pride upon them, that their very labour By this so sicken'd their estates, that never Was to them as a painting: now this mask They shall abound as formerly. Was cried incomparable; and the ensuing
Buck. O, many.
Have broke their backs with laying manors on Made it a fool, and beggar. The two kings, For this great journey. What did this vanity, Equal in lustre, were now best, now worst, But minister communication of As presence did present them ; bim in eye, A most poor issue? Sull him in praise: and, being present both, Nor. Grievingly I think,
[values "Twas said, they saw but one; and no discerner The peace between the French and us not Durst wag his tongue in censure.* When The cost that did conclude it. these suns
[challeng'd Buck. Every man, (For so they phrase them,) by their heralds After the hideous storm that follow'd, was The noble spirits to arms, they did perform A thing inspir'd: and, not consulting, broke Beyond thought's compass; that former fabu- Into a general prophecy,—That this tempest, lous story,
Dashing the garment of this peace, aboded Being
now seen possible enough, got credit, The sudden breach on't. That Bevist was believ'd.
Nor. Which is budded out; [tach'd Buck. O, you go far.
For France hath flaw'd the league, and hath atNor. As I belong to worship, and affect Our merchants' goods at Bourdeaux In honour honesty, the tract of every thing Aber. Is it therefore Would by a good discourser lose some life, The ambassador is silenc'd ? Which action's self was tongue to. All was Nor. Marry, is't. royal ;
Aber. A proper title of a peace; and pur: To the disposing of it nought rcbell’d,
chas'do Order gave each thing view; the office did At a superfluous rate! Distinctly his full function.
Buck. Why, all this business Buck. Who did guide,
Our reverend cardinal carried.t 1 mean, who set the body and the limbs
Nor. 'Like it your grace, Of this great sport together, as you guess? The state takes notice of the private difference
Nor. Öne, certes,t ihat promises no elemento Betwixt you and the cardinal. I advise you, In such a business.
(And take it from a heart that wishes towards Buck. I pray you, who, my lord ?
you Nor. All this was order’d by the good dis- Honour and plenteous safety,) that you read cretion
The cardinal's malice and his potency Ol' the right reverend cardinal of York. Together: to consider further, that Buck. The devil speed him! no man's pie is What bis high hatred would effect, wants not free'd
A minister in his power: You know his naFrom his ambitious finger. What had he
ture, To do in these fiercell vanities? I wonder, That he's revengeful; and I know, his sword That such a keech can with his very bulk Hath a sharp edge: it's long, and, it may be Take up the rays o' the beneficial sun,
said, And keep it from the earth.
It reaches far; and where 'twill not extend, Nor. Surely, Sir,
Thither he darts it. Bosom up my counsel, There's in him stuff that puts him to these You'll find it wholesome. Lo, where comes ends :
that rock, For, being not propp'd by ancestry, (whose That I advise your shunning. Chalks successors their way,) nor call'd upon For high feats done to the crown; neither Enter Curdinal Wolsey, (the purse borne before allied
him,) certain of the guard, and two SecreTo eminent assistants, but, spider-like,
TARIES with papers. The Cardinal in his pusOut of his self-drawing web, he gives us note, sage fireth his eye on BUCKINGHAM, and BuckThe force of his own merit makes his way; INGHAM on him, both full of disdain. A gist that heaven gives for him, which buys A place next to the king.
Wol. The duke of Buckingham's surveyor? Aber. I cannot tell
ha? What heaven hath given him, let some graver
Where's his examination? Pierce into that; but I can see his pride
1 Secr. Here, so please you. Peep through each part of him: Whence has
Wol. Is he in person ready? he that?
1 Secr. Ay, please your grace. If not from hell, the devil is a niggard;
Wol. Well, we shall then know more; and Or has given all before, and he begins
Buckingham A new hell in himself.
Shall lessen this big look. Buck. Why the devil,
Exeunt WOLSEY, and train. Upon this French going-out took he upon him,
Buck. This butcher's curt is venom-mouth'd, Without the privity o’the king, to appoint
[best Who should attend on bim? He makes up the Have not the power to muzzle bim; therefore, file**
Not wake him in his slumber. A beggar's
įlook In opinion, which was most noble. + Sir Bevis, an old roinanco i Cortainly. Practice. * Sets down in his letter without consulling the council, | Proud fl.ump of fat.
# Conducted. 1 Wolsey was the son of a butcher.
Nor. What, are you chaf'd?
His sears were, that the interview, betwixt Ask God for temperance; that's the appliance England and France, might, through their only,
amity, Which your disease requires.
Breed him some prejudice; for from this Buck. I read in his looks
league Matter against me; and his eye reviia Peep'd harms that menac'd him: He privil Me, as his abject object: at this instant Deals with our cardinal; and, as I truw,He bores* nie with some trick: He's gone to Which I do well; for, I an sure, the emperor the king;
Paid ere he promis’d; whereby his suit was I'll follow, and out-stare him.
granted, Nor. Stay, my lord,
Ere it was ask'd;-but when the way was And let your reason with your choler question
made, What 'tis you go about: To climb steep hills, And pav'd with gold, the emperor thus de Requires slow pace at first: Anger is like
sir'd ;A full-hot horse; who being allow'd his way,, That he would please to alter the king's course, Self-mettle tires him. Not a man in England And break the aforesaid peace. Lei the king Can advise me like you: be to yourself
[nal As you would to your friend.
(As soon he shall by me,) that thus the cardiBuck. I'll to the king;
Does buy and sell his lionour as he pleasts, And from a mouth of honour quite cry down And for his own advantage. This Ipswich fellow's insolence; or proclaim,
Nor. I am sorry There's difference in no persons.
To hear this of him; and could wish, he were Nor. Be advis'd;
Something mistaken in'i. Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot
Buck. No, not a syllable; That it do singe yourself: We may outrun, I do pronounce him in that very shape, By violent swiftness, that which we run at, He shall appear in proof. And lose by over-running. Know you not, The fire, that mounts the liquor till it run Enter BRANDON; a SERGEANT at Arms before o'er,
him, and tico or three of the guard. In seeming to augment it, wastes it? Be ad. vis'd:
Bran. Your office, sergeant; execute it. I say again, there is no English soul
Serg. Sir, More stronger to direct you than yourself;.
My lord the duke of Buckingham, and earl If with the sap of reason you would quench,
Of Hereford, Stafford, and Northampton, I Or but allay, the fire of passion.
Arrest thee of high treason, in the name Buck. Sir,
Of our most sovereign king. I am thankful to you; and I'll go along
Buck. Lo you, my lord, By your prescription :--but this top-proud The net lias fallen upon me; I shall perish fellow,
Under device and practice.* (Whom from the flow of gall I name not, but
Bran. I am sorry From sincere motions,) by intelligence,
To see you ta'en from liberty, to look on And proofs as clear as founts in Júly, when
The business present: "Tis his highness' pleaWe see each grain of gravel, I do know
You shall to the Tower.
(sare To be corrupt and treasonous.
Buck. It will belp me nothing, Nor. Say not, treasonous.
To plead mine innocence; for that die is on me, Buck. To the king I'll say't; and make ny
Which makes my whitest part black. The will vouch as strong
of hcaven As shore of rock. Attend. This holy fox,
Be done in this and all things! I obey.Or wolf, or both, (for he is equal ravenous,
O my lord Aberg'any, fare you well. As he is subtle ; and as prone to mischief,
Bran. Nay, he must bear you company: As able to perform it: his mind and place
ITO ABERGAVENNY. Infecting one another, yea, reciprocally,) Is pleas'd you shall to the Tower, till you Only to show his pomp as well in France
How he determines further.
(kuox As bere at home, suggestst the king our
Aber. As the duke said, master
The will of heaven be done, and the king's To this last costly treaty, the interview,
pleasure That swallow'd so much treasure, and like a By me obey’d. Did break i’ the rinsing.
Bran. Here is a warrant from Nor. ’Faith, and so it did.
The king, to attach lord Montacute; and the
bodies Buck. Pray, give me favour, Sir. This cunning cardinal
Of the duke's confessor, John de la Court, The articles o' the combination drew,
One Gilbert Peck, his chancellor,As himself pleas'd; and they were ratified,
Buck. So, so; As he cried, Thus let it be: to as much end,
These are the limbs of the plot : no more, I As give a crutch to the dead : But our count.
Bran. Amonk o' the Chartreux. Has done this, and 'tis well; for worthy Wol
Buck. (), Nicholas Hopkins? Who cannot err, he did it. Now this follows,
Brun. He. Which, as I take it, is a kind of puppy
Buck. My surveyor is false; the o'er great to the old dam, treason,)--Charles the em
Hath show'd him gold: my life is spann'dt al peror, Under pretenre to see the queen his aunt
I am the shadow of poor Buckingham ; (For 'twas, indeed, his colour; but he came Whose figure even this instant clouds put on, To whisper Wolsey,) here makes visitation : By dark'ning my clear sun.-My lord, fare
| Erein * Unfair stratagems.
SCENE II.-The Conincil-Chamber. Perforce be their acquaintance. These exac. Cornets. Enter King Henry, Cardinal WOLSEY, Whereof my sovereign would have note, they
sare the Lords of the Council, Sir Thomas LOVELL, Most pestilent to the hearing; and, to bear Officers, and Attendants. The King enters, leuning on the CARDINAL's shoulder.
The back is sacrifice to the load. They say,
[level Too hard an exclamation.
Q. Kath. I am much too venturous
In tempting of your patience; but am bolden'd
Comes through commissions, which compel The King takes his state. The Lords of the
from each Council take their several pluces. The CARDI- The sixth part of his substance, to be levied NAL places himself under the King's feet on his Without delay; and the pretence for this right side.
Is nam’d, your wars in France : This makes A noise within, crying, Room for the Queen.
bold mouths :
[freeze Enter the Queen, ushered by the Dukes of Tongues spit their duties out, and cold hearts NORFOLK and SUFFOLK: she kneels. The Allegiance in them; their curses now, King riseth from his state, takes her up, kiss- Live where their prayers did; and it's come es, and placeth her by him.
That tractable obedience is a slave
Would give it quick consideration, for
-Half There is no primer business.
K. Hen. By my life,
Wol, Ånd for me,
I have no farther gone in this, than by
A single voice; and that not pass'd me, but
My faculties, nor person, yet will be [know
The chronicles of my doing,-let me say,
'Tis but the fate of place, and the rough brake Q. Kath. I am solicited, not by a few, That virtue must go through. We must pot And those of true condition, that your subjects Our necessary actions, in the fear [stint? Are in great grievance: there hath been com. To copet malicious censurers; which ever, missions
Sheart As ravenous fishes, do a vessel follow
Not ours, or not allow'd ;ll what worst, as oft
In fear our motion will be mock'd or carp'd at,
K. Hen. Things done well,
And with a care, exempt themselves from fear;
Are to be fear'd. Have you a precedent
[hack’d, K. Hen. Taxation!
[nal, And, though we leave it with a root, thus
Free pardon to each man that has denied
The force of this commission : Pray, look to't
I put it to your care.
[To the SECRETARY Q. Kath. No, my lord,
Let there be letters writ to every shire,
[must Hardly conceive of me; let it be nois'd,
* Thicket of inurras. retard. Escounte • Chair. t I am only one among the other counsellors. $ Sometime.