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Say not, treasonous. Buck. To the king I'll say't; and make my vouch
as strong As shore of rock. Attend. This holy fox, Or wolf, or both (for lie is equal ravenous, As he is subtle; and as prone to mischief, As able to perform it: his mind and place Infecting one another, yea, reciprocally), Only to show his pomp as well in France As here at home, suggests* the king our master To this last costly treaty, the interview, That swallow'd so much treasure, and like a glass Did break i' the ripsing. Nor.
'Faith, and so it did. Buck, Pray, give me favour, sir. This cunning
cardinal The articles o'the combination drew, As himself pleas’d; and they were ratified, As he cried, Thus let be: to as much end, As give a crutch to the dead: But our count.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 the old dam, treason),-Charles the emperor, Under pretence to see the queen his aunt (For 'twas, indeed, his colour; but he came To whisper Wolsey), 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 Paid ere he promis'd; whereby his suit was granted, Ere it was ask'd ;-but when the way was made, And pav'd with gold, the emperor 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
I am sorry
No, not a syllable;
Inter Brandon ; a Serjeant at Arms before him,
and two or three of the guards. Bran. Your office, serjeant; execute it. Serj.
Lo you, my lord,
I am sorry
It will help me nothing, To plead mine innocence; for that die is on me, Which makes my whitest part black. The will of
Heaven Be done in this and all things !-- I obey. o my lord Aberga'ny, fare you well. Bran. Nay, he must bear you company:-The king
[To Abergavenny. Is pleas'd, you shall to the Tower, till you know How he determines further. Aber.
As the duke said, The will of heaven be done, and the king's pleasure By me obey'd.
. Uafair stratagem.
Here is a warrant from The king, to attach lord Montacute; and the bodies of the duke's confessor, John de la Court, One Gilbert Peck, his chancellor,Buck.
So, so; These are the limbs of the plot: no more, I hope.
Bran. A monk o' the Chartreux.
0, Nicholas Hopkins ? Bran.
He. Buck. My surveyor is false; the o'er.great car,
dival Hath show'd him gold: my life is spann'd* already: I am the shadow of poor Buckingham; Whose figure even this instant cloud puts on, By dark'uing my clear sun.--My lord, farewell.
Cornets. Enter King Henry, Cardinal Wolsey,
the Lords of the Council, Sir Thomas Lovell, Officers, and Assistants. The King enters, leaning on the Cardinal's shoulder.
K. Hen. My life itself, and the best heart of it, Thanks you for this great care: I stood i' the level Of a full-charg'd confederacy, and give thanks To you that chok'd it.-Let be call'd before us That gentleman of Buckingliam's: in person I'll hear bim his confessions justify; And point by point the treasons of his master He shall again relate.
The King takes his state*. The Lords of the Coun
cil take their scueral places. The Cardinal places himself under the King's feet, on his right side.
A noise within, crying Room for the Queen. En
ter the Queen, ushered by the Dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk : she kneels. The King riseth from his state, takes her up, kisses, and placeth her by him.
Q. Kath. Nay, we must longer kneel; I am a
suitor. K. Hen. Arise, and take place by us :~Half your
Thank your majesty.
K. Hen. Lady mine, proceed.
Q. Kath. I am solicited, not by a few,
Not almost appears,
Please you, sir,
No, my lord, You know no more than others : but you frame Things, that are known alike; which are not whole
Still exaction !
I am much too venturous
each The sixth part of his substance, to be levied Without delay; and the pretence for this
* I am only one among the other counsellors.