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King Henry the Eighth,
Mr. Cooke. Cardinal Wolsey,
Mr. KEMBLE, Cardinal CAMPEIUS,
Mr. Hull. CAPUCIUS,
- Mr. DAVENPORT, Archbishop CRANMER,
Mr. MURRAY. Duke of BUCKINGHAM,
Mr. BRUNTON. Duke of NORFOLK,
Mr. Creswell. Duke of SUFFOLK,
Mr. WADDY. Earl of SURREY,
Mr. H. SIDDONS. Lord Chamberlain,
Mr. FARLEY. Lord SANDS,
Mr, SIMMONS. Sir THOMAS LOVEL,,
Mr. CHAPMAN. Sir HENRY GUILDFORD,
Mr, CLAREMONT. GARDINER,
Mr. MUNDEN. CROMWELL,
Mr. C. KEMBLE. BRANDON,
Mr. Field. ;* Surveyor to the Duke of Buckingham, Mr. KLANERT. Clerk of the Court, -
Mr. CURTIES, Keeper of the Council-chamber,
Lords, Ladies, Bishops, Judges,- Officers, Guards, and
KING HENRY VIII.
SCENE I. .: : London.
An Antechamber in the Palace. Enter the Duke of Norfolk, and the Duke of
BUCKINGHAM. Buck. Good morrow, and well met. How have you
Buck. An untimely ague
Nor. Then you lost
(For so they phrase 'em,) by their heralds challeng'd
Buck. Who did guide,
Nor. One, certes, that promises no element
Buck. I pray you, who, my lord ?
Nor. All this was order'd by the good discretion . Of the right reverend cardinal of York.
Buck. The devil speed him! no man's pye is free'd From his ambitious finger. What had he To do in these fierce vanities? . Why took he upon him, Without the privity o' the king, to appoint Who 'should attend on him? He makes up the Of all the gentry; for the most part such Too, whom as great a charge as little honour He meant to lay upon.
Nor. The state takes notice of the private difference Betwixt you and the cardinal. 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 't will not extend, Thither he darts it. Bosom up my counsel, You'll find it wholesome.-Lo, where comes that
rock, That I advise your shunning. Enter Footmen, Guards, Gentlemen,--one Gentleman bearing the broad seal,- another the Cardinal's hat,
two Gentlemen with silver pillars, two Priests with silver crosses, ---Sergeant at Arms with mace, -two Gentlemer-ushers bareheaded with wands, Cardinal WOLSEY,--two Pages bearing his train,CROMWELL with despatches, two Secretaries with bags of paters ---Chaplains, -Gentlemen,- Flotmen,