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Have broken with the king; who hath so far
[Exeunt Gardiner and Page. As LOVELL is going out, enter the King and the
DUKE of SUFFOLK.
Suf. Sir, I did never win of you before.
K. Hen. But little, Charles;
Lov. I could not personally deliver to her
What say'st thou? ha? To pray for her? what, is she crying out?
Lov. So said her woman; and that her sufferance made
Alas, good lady!
'Tis midnight, Charles,
I wish your highness A quiet night, and my good mistress will Remember in my prayers.
Charles, good night.
[Exit Suffolk. Enter SIR ANTHONY Denny. Well, sir, what follows ?
Den. Sir, I have brought my lord the archbishop,
"Tis true: Where is he, Denny? Den. He attends your highness' pleasure. K. Hen.
[Exit Denny. Lov. This is about that which the bishop spake; I am happily come hitber
[Aside. Re-enter Denny, with CRANMER. R. Hen.
Avoid the gallery.
[Lovell seems to stay. Ha!--I have said.-Be gone. What!
[Exeunt Lovell and Denny. Crun. I am fearful :- Wherefore frowns he thus? 'Tis his aspect of terror. All's not well.
K. Hen. How now, my lord? You do desire to know
It is my duty,
'Pray you, arise,
Which will require your answer, you must take
I humbly thank your highness;
Stand up, good Canterbury;
Most dread liege,
Know you not how
You take a precipice for no leap of danger,
God, and your majesty,
Be of good cheer; They shall no more prevail, than we give way to. Keep comfort to you; and this morning see You do appear before them; if they shall chance, In charging you with matters, to commit you, The best persuasions to the contrary Fail not to use, and with what vehemency The occasion shall instruct you: if entreaties Will render you no remedy, this ring Deliver them, and your appeal to us There make before them.-Look, the good man weeps! He's honest, on mine honour. God's blest mother! I swear, he is true-hearted; and a soul None better in my kingdom. Get you gone, And do as I have bid you.
He has strangled
Enter an old Lady.
Lady. I'll not come back: the tidings that I bring
Now, by thy looks
Ay, ay, my liege;
Enter LOVELL. Lov.
Sir. K. Hen. Give her an hundred marks. I'll to the queen.
[Exit King. Lady. An hundred marks! By this light, I'll have more. An ordinary groom is for such payment. I will have more, or scold it out of him. Said I for this, the girl is like to him? I will have more, or else unsay't; and now While it is hot, I'll put it to the issue. [Exeunt.
SCENE II. Lobby before the Council-chamber. Enter CRANMER; Servants, Door-keeper, &c. attending.
Cran. I hope, I am not too late; and yet the gentleman, That was sent to me from the council, pray'd me To make great haste. All fast? what means this?-Hoa ! Who waits there?-Sure, you know me? D. Kеер.
Yes, my lord; But yet I cannot help you. Cran.
Why? D. Keep. Your grace must wait till you be call’d for.
Enter Doctor Butts. Cran.
So. Butts. This is a piece of malice. I am glad, I came this way so happily: The king Shall understand it presently.
[Exit Butts. Cran. [Aside]
"Tis Butts, The king's physician; As he past along, How earnestly he cast his eyes upon me! Pray heaven, he sound pot my disgrace! For certain, This is of purpose lay'd, by some that hate me (God turn their hearts! I never sought their malice), To quench mine honour: they would shame to make me Wait else at door: a fellow-counsellor, Among boys, grooms, and lackeys. But their pleasures Must be fulfill'd, and I attend with patience.
Enter, at a Window above, the King and Butts. Butts. I'll show your grace the strangest sighl,