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What his high hatred would affect, wants not
A minister in his pow'r. You know his nature,
That he's revengeful; and I know his sword
Hath a sharp edge: it's long, and't may be said,
It reaches far; and where 'cwill not extend,
Thither he darts it. Borom up my counsel,
You'll find it wholsome. Lo, where comes that rock
That I advise your fhunning.
Enter Cardinal Wolley, the purse born before him, cer..
tain of the guard, and two secretaries with papers ; the Cardinal in his passage fixeth his eye on Bucking:ham, and Buckingham on him, both full of disdain.
Wol. The Duke of Buckingham's surveyor? ha!:
Where's his examination ?
Secr. Here, so please you.
Wol. Is he in person ready?
Secr. Ay, an't please your Grace.
Wol. Well, we shall then know inore,
And Buckingham shall lessen this big look.
(Exeunt Cardinal and his train..
Buck. This butcher's cur is venom-mouth'd, and I
Have not the pow'r to muzzle him, therefore best
Not wake him in his slumber. A beggar's book
Out-worths a noble's blood.
Nor. What, are you chaf'd? .
Ask God for temperance, that's th' appliance only,
Which your disease requires.,
Buck. I read in's looks
Matter against me, and his eye revil'd
Me as his abject object ; at this inftant:
He bores me with some trick, he's gone to th'King ::
I'll follow and out-stare biin.
Nor. Stay, my lord,
And let your reason with your choler question
What 'tis you go about. To climb fteep hills
Requires now pace at first. Anger is like
A full-hot horse, who being allow'd his way,
Self-mettle tires him : Not a man in England
self As you would to your friend.
Buck. I'll to the King,
And from a mouth of honour quite cry down
This Ipswich fellow's insolence, or proclaim
There's diff'rence in no persons.
Nor. Be advis'd;
Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot
That it do finge your self. We may out-run,
By violent swiftness, that which we run at;
And lofe by over-running : know you not,
The fire that mounts the liquor 'tillt run o'er,
In seeming to augment it, waftes it : be
Advis'd I say again, there is no English
Soul stronger to direct you than your self,
If with the sap of reason you would quench,
Or but allay the fire of paffion..
I'm thankful to you, and I'll go along
By your prescription; but this top-proud fellow,
Whom from the flow of gall I name not, but
From fincere motions; by inteliigence
And prrofs as clear as founts in July, when.
We see each grain of gravel, I do know.
To be corrupt and treasonous.
Nor. Say not, treasonous.
Buck.. To th'King I'll say't, and make my vouch as
As shore of rock-attend. This holy fox,
Or wolf, or both (for he is equal ray’nous
As he is subtle, and as prone to mischief.
As able to perform') his mind and place
Infecting one another; yea, reciprocally,
Only to shew his pomp, as well in France.
As here at home, suggests the King our master:
To this last costly treaty, th' interview,
That swallow'd fo much treasure, and, like a glass
Did break ith' rinsing..
Nor. Faith, and so it did
Buck. Pray give me favour, Sir this cunning
The articles o'th'combination drew
As himself pleas'd; and they were ratify'd
As he cry'd, let it be
to as much end,
As give a crutch to th’dead. But our b Court-Cardinal
Has done this, and 'tis well for worthy Wolsey,
Who cannot err, he did it. Now this follows,
(Which, as I take it, is a kind of puppy
To th' old dam, treason) Charles the Emperor,
Under pretence to see the Queen his aunt,
(For 'twas indeed his colour, but he came
To whisper Wolfey) here makes visitation:
His fears were, that the interview betwixt
England and France, might through their amity
Breed him some prejudice; for from this league
Peep'd harms that menac'd him. He privily
Deals with our Cardinal, and as I trow,
Which I do well. for I am sure the Emperor ! 1
Paid ere he promis'd, whereby his fuit was granted
Ere it was ask'd. But when the way was made,
And pay'd with gold; the Emp'ror thus desir'd,
That he would please to alter the King's course,
And break the foresaid peace. Let the King know,
(As soon he shall by me) that thus the Cardinal
Does buy and sell his honour as he pleases,
And for his own advantage.
Nor. I am sorry
To hear this of him ; and could wish you were
Something mistaken in't.
Buck. No, not a syllable:
I do pronounce him in that very shape
He Ihall appear in proof.
Enter Brandon, a serjeant at arms before him, and
two or ihree of the guard. Bran. Your office, Serjeant; execute it.
My lord the Duke of Buckingham, and Earl
Of Hertford, Stafford, and Northampton, I.
Arrest thee of high treason, in the name
Of our most Sov'reign King.
Buck. Lo you, my lord,
The net has fall’n upon me; I shall perisha
Under device and practice.
Bran. I am sorry
To see you ta'en from liberty, to look on
The business present. 'Tis his Highness pleasure
You shall to th' Tower.
Buck, It will belp me nothing
To plead mine innocence; for that
dye is on me, Which makes my whit'st part black. The will of heay's Be done in this and all things: I obey. O my lord Aberganny, fare ye well.
Bran. Nay, he must bear you company. The King Is pleas'd you shall to the Tower, 'till you know How he determines further.
Aber. As the Duke said, The will of heav'n be done, and the King's pleasure By me obey'd.
Bran. Here is a warrant from The King, t'attach lord Mantague, and the bodies Of the Duke's confessor, John de la Car, And Gilbert Peck, his chancellor.
Buck. So, fo;
These are the limbs o’th plot: no more, I hope !
Bran. A monk o'th' Chartreux.
Buck. Nicholas Hopkins ?
Buck. My surveyor is false, the o'er-great Cardinal
Hath shew'd him gold; my life is spann'd already :
I am the shadow of poor Buckingham,
Whose figure ev’n this instant cloud puts on,
By dark’ning my clear sun. My lord, farewel. [Exe.
SCENE IV. Cornet, Enter King Henry, leaning on the Cardinals
finoulder; the 'Nobles and Sir Thomas Lovel; the Cardinal places himself under the King's feet, on his right side.
Y life it felf, and the best heart of it, King. Vi Thanks you for this great care : I stood
i'th' level Of a full charg’d confed'racy, and give thanks To you that choak'd it. Let be callid before us That gentleman of Buckingham's in person, I'll hear hiin his confeflions justifie, And point by point the treasons of his master He shall again relate. A noise, with crying, Room for the Queen. Usler'd by
the Duke of Norfolk, Enter the Queen, Norfolk and Suffolk ; Je kneels. The King riseth from his state, takes her up, kiffes and placeth her by him. Queen, Nay, we must longer kneel, I am a fuitor,
King. Arite, and take place by us; half your sui
Never name to us ; you kave half our power :
The other moiety ere you ask is given;
Repeat your will and take it.
Queen. Thank your Majesty.
That you would love your self, and in that love
Not unconsider'd leave your honour, nor
The dignity of your office, is the point
Of my petition.
King. Lady mine, proceed.
Queen. I am sollicited, not by a few,
And those of true condition, that your subjects
Are in great grievance. There have been commiflions
Sent down among 'em, which have flaw'd the heart
Of all their loyalties; wherein although [To Wolsey.