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Enter Cardinal WOLSEY,
To this last costly treaty, the interview, him, certain of the Guard, and two Secretaries That swallow'd so much treasure, and like a glass
Did break i’ the rinsing. with papers. The CARDINAL in his passage
Faith, and so it did. fizeth his eye on BUCKINGHAM, and BUCKING
Buck. Pray give une favour, sir. This cunning HAM on him, both full of disdain.
cardinal Wol. The Duke of Buckingham's surveyor, ha? The articles o' the combination drew Where's his examination ?
As himself pleas'd ; and they were ratified First Secr.
Here, so please you. As he cried . Thus let be,' to as much end Wol. Is he in person ready ?
As give a crutch to the dead. But our countFirst Secr. Ay, please your grace.
cardinal Wol. Well, we shall then know more ; and Has done this, and 'tis well ; for worthy Wolser, Buckingham
Who cannot err, he did it. Now this follows, Shall lessen this big look.
Which, as I take it, is a kind of puppy Exeunt WOLSEY and Train. To the old dam, treason, Charles the emperor, Buck. This butcher's cur is venom-mouth’d, Under pretence to see the queen his aunt, and I
For 'twas indeed his colour, but he came Havenot the powertomuzzle him; therefore best To whisper Wolsey, here makes visitation : Not wake him in his slumber. A beggar's book His fears were, that the interview betwixt Outworths a noble's blood.
England and France might, through their amits, Nor.
What! are you chaf'd ? Breed him some prejudice; for from this league Ask God fortemperance; that'stheapplianceonly Peep'd harms that menac'd him. He privily Which your disease requires.
Deals with our cardinal, and, as I trow, Buck.
I read in 's looks Which I do well ; for I am sure the emperor Matter against me; and his eye revil'd
Paid ere he promisd; whereby his suit was Me, as his abject object : at this instant
granted He bores me with some trick: he's gone to the Ere it was ask'd ; but when the way was made. king ;
And pav'd with gold, the emperor thus desir'd : I'll follow and outstare him.
That he would please to alter the king's course, Nor.
Stay, my lord, And breaktheforesaid peace. Let theking know, And let your reason with your choler question As soon he shall by me, that thus the cardinal What 'tis you go about. To climb steep hills Does buy and sell his honour as he pleases, 182 Requires slow pace at first : anger is like And for his own advantage. A full-hot horse, who being allow'd his way, Nor.
I am sorry Self-mettle tires him. Not a man in England To hear this of him ; and could wish he were Can advise me like you : be to yourself
Something mistaken in 't. As you would to your friend.
No, not a syllable: Buck.
I'll to the king ; I do pronounce him in that very shape
Enter BRANDON ; a Sergeant-at-Arms before him, Nor.
and two or three of the Guard. Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot
Bran. Your office, sergeant; execute it. That it do singe yourself. We may outrun Serg.
Sir, By violent swiftness that which we run at, My lord the Duke of Buckingham, and Earl And lose by overrunning. Know you not, of Hereford, Stafford, and Northampton, I The fire that mounts the liquor till 't run o'er, Arrest thee of high treason, in the name In seeming to augment it wastes it? Be advis'd: Of our most sovereign king. I say again, there is no English soul
Lo you, my lord, More stronger to direct you than yourself, The net has fall’n upon me! I shall perish If with the sap of reason you would quench, Under device and practice. Or but allay, the fire of passion.
I am sorry Buck.
To see you ta’en from liberty, to look on I am thankful to you, and I'll go along 150 The business present. 'Tis his highness' pleasure By your prescription ; but this top-proud fellow, You shall to the Tower. Whom from the flow of gall I name not, but Buck.
It will help me nothing From sincere motions, by intelligence,
To plead mine innocence, for that dye is on me And proofs as clear as founts in July, when Which makes my whitest part black. The will We see each grain of gravel, I do know
of heaven To be corrupt and treasonous.
Be done in this and all things! I obey. Nor.
Say not "treasonous.' | O! my Lord Abergavenny, fare you well. Buck. To the king I'll say 't, and make my
Bran. Nay, he must bear you company. To vouch as strong
ABERGAVENNY. The king As shore of rock. Attend. This holy fox, Is pleas'd you shall to the Tower, till you know Or wolf, or both, for he is equal ravenous How he determines further, As he is subtle, and as prone to mischief
As the duke said, As able to perform 't, his mind and place The will of heaven be done, and the king's Infecting one another, yea, reciprocally,
pleasure Only to show his pomp as well in France By me obey'd ! As here at home, suggests the king our master Bran,
Here is a warrant from
The king to attach Lord Montacute; and the | The spinsters, carders, fullers, weavers, who, bodies
Unfit for other life, compell'd by hunger
And lack of other means, in desperate manner
Of the duke's confessor, John de la Car,
O! Nicholas Hopkins?
Buck. My surveyor is false; the o'er-great cardinal
Wherein? and what taxation? My lord cardinal,
No, my lord, You know no more than others; but you frame Things that are known alike; which are not wholesome
To those which would not know them, and yet
They are devis'd by you, or else you suffer
I am much too venturous
The sixth part of his substance, to be levied
bold mouths: Tongues spit their duties out, and cold hearts freeze
Allegiance in them; their curses now
Live where their prayers did; and it's come to
This tractable obedience is a slave
To each incensed will. I would your highness
By my life,
And for me,
This is against our pleasure.
To cope malicious censurers; which ever,
In fear our motion will be mock'd or carp'd at,
Things done well,
The duke being at the Rose, within the parish
Q. Kath. I am sorry that the Duke of Buck- To me should utter, with demure confidence This pausingly ensu'd: Neither the king nor's heirs,
Is run in your displeasure.
Tell you the duke, shall prosper: bid him strive
And with a care, exempt themselves from fear;
Wol. To the Secretary. A word with you.
Hardly conceive of me; let it be nois'd
It grieves many : The gentleman is learn'd, and a most rare speaker,
To nature none more bound; his training such
Wol. Stand forth; and with bold spirit relate
Surv. First, it was usual with him, every day
If I know you well, 172 You were the duke's surveyor, and lost your office
On the complaint o' the tenants: take good heed
Let him on.
To ruminate on this so far, until
It forg'd him some design, which, being believ'd,
Surv. I can, my liege.
As, to the Tower, I thought, I would have play'd
A giant traitor! 200
Wol. Now, madam, may his highness live in freedom,
And this man out of prison?
God mend all! K. Hen. There's something more would out of thee; what say'st?
Surv. After theduke his father,' with 'the knife,' He stretch'd him,and, with one hand on his dagger, Another spread on's breast, mounting his eyes, He did discharge a horrible oath; whose tenour Was, were he evil us'd, he would outgo His father by as much as a performance Does an irresolute purpose.
There's his period; To sheathe his knife in us. He is attach'd; 211 Call him to present trial: if he may Find mercy in the law, 'tis his; if none, Let him not seek 't of us: by day and night! He's traitor to the height. Exeunt.
SCENE III-A Room in the Palace.
Enter the Lord Chamberlain and Lord SANDS. Cham. Is 't possible the spells of France should juggle
Men into such strange mysteries ?
Sands. New customs, Though they be never so ridiculous, Nay, let 'em be unmanly, yet are follow'd. Cham. As far as I see, all the good our English Have got by the late voyage is but merely A fit or two o' the face; but they are shrewd ones; For when they hold 'em, you would swear directly Their very noses had been counsellors To Pepin or Clotharius, they keep state so. Sands. They have all new legs, and lame ones: one would take it,
That never saw 'em pace before, the spavin
Enter Sir THOMAS LOVELL.
Lov. They must either, For so run the conditions, leave those remnants Of fool and feather that they got in France, With all their honourable points of ignorance Pertaining thereunto, as fights and fireworks; Abusing better men than they can be, Out of a foreign wisdom; renouncing clean The faith they have in tennis and tall stockings, Short blister'd breeches, and those types of travel, And understand again like honest men; Or pack to their old play fellows: there, I take it, They may, cum privilegio, wear away The lag end of their lewdness, and be laugh'd at.
Cham. True, they are so ; But few now give so great ones. My barge stays; Your lordshipshall along. Come, good Sir Thomas, We shall be late else; which I would not be, For I was spoke to, with Sir Henry Guildford, This night to be comptrollers.
I am your lordship's. Exeunt.
SCENE IV.-The Presence-chamber in York-Place. Hautboys. A small table under a state for Cardinal WOLSEY, a longer table for the guests; then enter ANNE BULLEN and divers Lords, Ladies, and Gentlewomen as guests, at one door; at another door, enter Sir HENRY GUILDFOrd.
Guild. Ladies, a general welcome from his grace Salutes ye all this night he dedicates To fair content and you. None here, he hopes, In all this noble bevy, has brought with her One care abroad; he would have all as merry As, first, good company, good wine, good welcome Can make good people.
Enter the Lord Chamberlain, Lord SANDS, and Sir THOMAS LOVELL.
O, my lord! you're tardy: The very thought of this fair company Clapp'd wings to me.
Cham. You are young, Sir Harry Guildford. Sands. Sir Thomas Lovell, had the cardinal 10
But half my lay thoughts in him, some of these | And to what end, is this? Nay, ladies, fear not;
Lov. O that your lordship were but now
To one or two of these.
His grace is entering. Nay, you must not freeze;
By my faith, And thank your lordship. By your leave, sweet ladies:
Seats himself between ANNE BULLEN and
But he would bite none; just as I do now,
Let me alone.
Cham. How now! what is 't?
And hither make, as great ambassadors
The red wine first must rise In their fair cheeks, my lord; then we shall have 'em
Good lord chamberlain, Go, give 'em welcome; you can speak the French
For my little cure,
Hautboys. Enter Cardinal WOLSEY, attended, and An hour of revels with 'em.
takes his state.
And, pray, receive 'em nobly, and conduct 'em
Exit the Lord Chamberlain, attended. All rise, and tables removed. You have now a broken banquet; but we'll mend it.
A good digestion to you all; and once more
A noble company! what are their pleasures? Cham. Because they speak no English, thus they pray'd
To tell your grace: that, having heard by fame
This night to meet here, they could do no less,
Crave leave to view these ladies, and entreat
A thousand thanks, and pray 'em take their
They choose Ladies for the dance. The
Talk us to silence.
I will, my lord.
You are a merry gamester,
Let me see then.
K. Hen. Unmasking. Ye have found him,
Exit a Servant.
Wol. What say they?
Find out, and he will take it.