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Sands. No, my lord;
If I chance to talk a little wild, forgive me;
I had it from my father.
Was he mad, sir?
Sands. 0, very mad, exceeding mad, in love tvo Lou.
To the cardinal's; But he would bite none; just as I do now,
He would kiss you twenty with a breath.
(Kisses ner. This night he makes a supper, and a great one, Cham.
Well said, my lord.To many lords and ladies; there will be
So, now you are fairly seated :-Gentlemer,
For my little cure,
Hautboys. Enter CARDINAL WOLSEY, attended, Cham.
No doubt, he's noble; He had a black mouth, that said other of him.
and takes his state. Sands. He may, my lord, he has wherewithal ;
lord, he has wherewithal :Wol. You are welcome, my fair guests; tha: in him,
noble lady, Sparing would show a worse sin than ill doctrine : Or gentleman, that is not freely merry, Men of his way should be most liberal,
Is not my friend : This, to confirm my welcome; They are set here for examples.
And to you all good health.
s Drinks. Cham. True, they are so: Sands.
Your grace is noble ;But few now give so great ones. My barge stays ;1 Let me have such a bowl may hold my thanks, Your lordship shall along :-Come, good Sir Tho
And save me so much tall mas,
My Lord Sands, We shall be late else : which I would not be, I am beholden to you: cheer your neighbours. For I was spoke to, with Sir Henry Guildford,
e not merry ;-Gememen, This night to be comptrollers.
Whose fault is this?
The red wine first must rise
(Eiceunt. In their fair cheeks, my lord ; then we shall havo SCEN. IV. The Presence Chamber in York,
them Place. Hautboys. A small table under a state
Falk us to silence. for the Cardinal, a .longer table for the guests.
Anne. You are a merry gamester, my Lord Sands. Enter at one door ANNE BULLEN, and divers
| Sands. Yes, if I make my play.3 Lords, Ladies, and Gentlewomen, as guests; at
Here's to your ladyship: and pledge it, madam,
For 'tis to such a thing, another door, enter SIR HENRY GUILDFORD. .
You cannot show me. · Guild. Ladies, a general welcome from his grace Sands. I told your grace, they would talk anon. Salutes ye all: This night he dedicates
[Drum and trumpets within: Chamixrat To fair content, and you: none here, he hopes, In all this noble bevy, 2 has brought with her
What's that! One care abroad: he would have all as nierry Cham. Look out there, some of you. As first-good company, good wine, good welcome,
Exit a Servant. Can make good people.---0, my lord, you are Wol.
What wariike voice? tardy;
And to what end is this?-Nay, ladies, fear not ; Enter Lord Chamberlain, LORD SANDS, and Sir | By all the laws of war you are privileg'd. THOMAS LOVELL.
Re-enter Servant. The very thought of this fair company
Cham. How now? what is't? Clapp'd wings to me.
A noble troop of strangers : Cham. You are young, Sir Harry Guildford. For so they seem: they have left their barge, and Sands. Sir Thomas Lovell, had the cardinal
Good lord chamberlanı, They are a sweet society of fair ones.
Go, give them welcome, you can speak the French Lov. O, that your lordship were but now con
tongue ; fessor
And, pray, receive them nobly, and conduct them To one or two of these!
Into our presence, where this heaven of beauty Sands.
I would, I were; Shall shine at full upon them :--Some attend him.They should find easy penance.
[Exit Chamberlain, attended. All arise, Lov. 'Faith, how easy?
and Tables removed.
I shower a welcome on you ;-Welcome all.
Hautboys.' Enter the King, and twelve others, as Two women plac'd together makes cold weather:
Maskers, habited like Shepherds, with sixteen My Lord Sands, you are one will keep them waking;
Torchbearers : ushered by the Lord Chanıberlain, Pray, sit between these ladies.
They pass directly hefore the Cardinal, and graceSands.
By my faith, fully salute him. And thank your lordship.-By your leave, sweet A noble company! what are their pleasures ? ladies :
, Cham. Because they speak no English, thus they Seats hiinself between ANNE BELLEN and
pray'd another Lady.
charges, and make a loud report. They had their name 1 The speaker is now in the king's palace at Bride from being little more than mere chambers to lodge well, from whence he is proceeding by water to York powder; that being the technical name for that cavity Place (Cardinal Wolsey's house), now Whitehall. in a gun which contains the powder or combustible mat. 2.A bevy is a company.
ter. Cavendish, describing this scene as it really oc 3 i. e. if I may choose my game.
curred, says that against the king's coming 'were laid 4 Chambers are short pieces of ordnancu, standing charged many chambers, and at his landing they were almost erect upon their breechings, chiefly ised upon all shut off, which made sv,h a rumble in the air that is estive occasions, being so contrived as to carry great was like thunder."
To tell your grace ;—That, having heard by fame | To drink to these fair ladies, and a measure
To lead them once again, and then let's dream This night to meet here, they could do no less, Who's best in favour.-Let the music knock it.” Out of the great respect they bear to beauty,
[Exeunt, with trumpets. But leave their flocks; and under your fair conduct, Crave leave to view these ladies, and entreat An hour of revels with them. Wol. Say, lord chamberlain,
ACT II. They have done my poor house grace; for which SCENE I. A Street. Enter two Gentlemen, I pay them
meeting. A thousand thanks, and pray them take their pleasures.
1 Gent. Whither away so fast? (Ladies chosen for the dance. The King chooses
0,-God save you! ANNE BULLEN.
Even to the hall to hear what shall become
Of the great duke of Buckingham. K. Hen. The fairest hand I ever touch'd! 0,
I'll save you beauty,
That labour, sir. All's now done, but the ceremony Till now I never knew thee. [Music. Dance. I of bringing back the prisoner. Wol. My lord,
Were you there? Cham. Your grace?
1 Gent. Yes, indeed, was I. Wol. Pray, tell them thus much from me: 1
2 Gent. Pray, speak, what has happen'd? There should be one amongst them, by his person,
I Gent. You may guess quickly what. More worthy this place than myself; to whom,
Is he found guilty ? If I but knew him, with my love and duty
1 Gent. Yes, truly he is, and condemnd upon it. I would surrender it.
2 Gent. I am sorry for't. Clam. I will, my lord.
So are a number more. Cham. goes to the company, and returns. 2 Gent. But, pray, how pass'd it? IVol. What say they ?
I Gent. I'll tell you in a little. The great duke Cham.
Such a one, they all confess, Came to the bar; where, to his accusations, There is, indeed; which they would have your grace He pleaded still, 'not guilty, and alleg'd. Find out, and he will take it.
Many sharp reasons to defeat the law. Wol.
Let me see, then.-- The king's attorney, on the contrary,
Comes from his state. Urg'd on the examinations, proofs, confessions By all your good leaves, gentlemen ;--Here I'll of divers witnesses: wh
Of divers witnesses; which the duke desir'd make
To have brought, viva voce, to his face: My royal choice.
At which appear'd against him, his surveyor, K. Hen. You have found him, cardinal: Sir Gilbert Peck his chancellor; and John Court,
[Unmasking. I Confessor to him ; with that devil-monk, You hold a fair assembly; you do well, lord :
Hopkins, that made this mischief. You are a churchman, or, I'll tell you, cardinal, .
That was he, should judge now unhappily.2
That fed him with his prophecies? Wol.
I am glad,
1. Gent. Your grace is grown so pleasant.
Aų these accus'd him strongly; which he fain K. Hen.
My lord chamberlain, I would have flung from him, but, indeed, he coul Pr’ythee, come hither : What fair lady's that?
not: Cham. An't please your grace, Sir Thomas Bul- | And so his peers, upon this evidence, len's daughter,
Have found him guilty of high treason. Much The Viscount Rochford, one of her highness' wo-He spoke, and learnedly, for life : but all men.
Was either pitied in him, or forgotten. K. Hen. By heaven, she is a dainty one.--Sweet
2 Gent. After all this, how did he bear himself? . heart,
1 Gent. When he was brought again to the bar, I were unmamerly, to take you out,
to hear And not to kiss you.3-A health, gentlemen,
His knell rung out, his judgment,-- he was stirrid Let it go round."
With such an agony, he sweat extremely, Wol. Sir Thomas Lovell, is the banquet ready And something spoke in choler, ill, and hasty : ľ the privy chamber?
But he fell to himself again, and, sweetly,
In all the rest show'd a most noble patience.
2 Gent. I do not think, he fears death. I fear, with dancing is a little heated.
Sure, he does not. K. Hen.. I fear, too much.
He never was so womanish; the cause Wol.
There's fresher air, my lord, He may a little grieve at.. In the next chamber.'
Certainly, K. Hen. Lead in your ladies, every one.—Sweet The cardinal is the end of this. partner,
Tis likely, I must not yet forsake you.-Let's be merry; By all coniectures: First. Kildare's attainder. Good my lord cardinal, I have half a dozen healths | Then deputy of Ireland ; who remov'd,
1 Cavendish, from whom Stowe and Holinshed copied was made and prepared for him, and there new appatheir account, says that the cardinal pitched upon Sir relled him with rich and princely garments. And in the Edward Neville, a comely knight of a goodly personage, time of the king's absence the dishes of the banquet were that much more resembled the king's person in that cleane taken up, and the tables spread with new and mask than any other,' upon which the king plucked sweet perfumed cloths. Then the king took his seat down his visor and Master Neville's also, and dashed under the cloth of estate, commanding no man to reout with such a pleasant cheer and countenance, that all move, but set still as they did before. Then in came a noble estates there assembled, seeing the king to be new banquet before the king's majesty, and to all the ihere amongst them, rejoiced very much.'
rest through the tables, wherein, I suppose, were served 2 i. e. waggishly, mischievously.
two hundred dishes or above. Thus passed they forth 3 A kiss was anciently the established fee of a lady's the whole night with banqueting, &c. partner. The custom is still prevalent among country 5 Thus in Antonio and Mellida :people in many parts of the kingdom.
Fla. Faith, the song will seem to come off hardly. 4 According to Cavendish, the king, on discovering Catz. Troth, not a whit, if you seem to come of himself, being desired by Wolsey to take his place un- quickly. der the state or seat of honour, said that he would go Fla. Pert Calzo, knock it, then.? first and shift his apparel, and so departed, and went 6 Either produced no effect, or produced only ineffer straight into my lord's bedchamher, where a great fire tual pity.
2 Ger enough antly will be king faun
Earl Surrey was sent thither, and in haste too, Shall cry for blessings on him : May he live
Longer than I have time to tell his years ! 2. Gent.
That trick of state Ever belov'd, and loving, may his rule be! Nas a deep envious one.
And, when old time shall lead him to his end, 1 Gent.
At his return,
Goodness and he fill up one monument ! To doubt, he will requite it. This is noted,
Lov. To the water side I must conduct your And generally : whoever the king favours,
grace;. The cardinal instantly will find employment, Then give my charge up to Sir Nicholas Vaux And far enough froin court too.
Who undertakes you to your end.
Nay, Sir Nicholas The mirror of all courtesy ;'
Let it alone; my state now will but mock me. · 1 Gent. .
Stay there, sir,
When I came hither, I was lord high constable, And see the noble ruin'd man you speak of. And duke of Buckingham; now, poor Edward Bro
hun :P Enter BUCKINGHAM from his arraignment ; Tip Yet I am richer than my base accusers,
staves before him, the axe with the edge towards That never knew what truth meant: I now seal it :: him ; halberts on each side: with him Sir Tho- And with that blood will make them one day groan MAS LOVELL, SIR NICHOLAS Vaux, SIR WIL
for't. LIAM SANDS, 2 and common People.
My noble father, Henry of Buckingham, 2 Gent. Let's stand close, and behold him.
Who first rais'd'head against usurping Richard, Buck.
All good people, Flying for succour to his servan
Flying for succour to his servant Banister, You that thus far have come to pity me,
Being distress'd, was by that wretch betray'd, Hear what I say, and then go home and lose me.
And without trial fell; God's peace be with him! I have this day receiv'd a traitor's judgment,
Henry the Seventh, succeeding, truly pitying And by that name must die ; Yět, heaven bear My father's loss, like a most royal prince,
Restor'd me to my honours, and, out of ruins, And, if I have a conscience, let it sink me, Made my name once more noble. Now his son, Even as tne axe falls, if I be not faithful !
Henry the Eighth, life, honour, name, and all The law I bear no malice for my death,
That made me happy, at one stroke has taken It has done, upon the premises, but justice : For ever from the world. I had my trial, But those, that sought it, I could wish more chris- And, must needs say, a noble one; which makes me . tians
A little happier than my wretched father : Be what they will, I heartily forgive them : Yet thus far we are one in fortunes -Both Yet let them look'they glory not in mischief,
Fell by our servants, by those men we lov'd most; Nor build their evils) on the graves of great men;
A most unnatural and faithless service! For then my guiltless blood must cry against them.
Heaven has an end in all: Yet, you that hear me, For further life in this world I ne'er hope,
This from a dying man receive as certain : Nor will I sue, although the king have mercies Where you are liberal of your loves, and counsels, More than I dare make faults. You few that lov'd Be sure, you be not loose ;for those you make me,
friends, And dare be bold to weep for Buckingham, And give your hearts to, when they once perceive His noble friends, and fellows, whom to ieave
The least rub in your fortunes, fall away Is only bitter to him, only dying,
Like water from ye, never found again Go with me, like good angels, to my end;
But where they mean to sink ye. All good people, And, as the long divorce of steel falls on me,
Pray for me! I must now forsake ye; the last hour Make of your prayers one sweet sacrifice,
Of my long weary life is come upon me. And lift my soul to heaven. 6Lead on, o' God's Farewell : name,
And when you would say something that is sad, 10 Lov. I do beseech your grace, for charity,
Speak how I fell.--I have done ; and God forgive If ever any malice in your heart
me! (Exeunt BUCKINGHAM and Train. Were hid against me, now to forgive me frankly. . Gent. O, this is full of pity !-Sir, it calls, Buck. Sir Thomas Lovell, I as free forgive you, I fear, too many curses on their heads,
That were the authors. There cannot be those numberless offences
If the duke be guiltless, 'Gainst me, I can't take peace with : no. black envy\'Tis full of woe : yet I can give you inkling Shall make my grave.--Commend me to his grace:
Of an ensuing evil, if it fall, And, if he speak of Buckingham, pray, tell him
Greater than this. You met him half in heaven: my vows and prayers
Good angels keep it from us ! Yet are the king's; and, till my soul forsake me,
Where may it be? You do not doubt my faith, sir?
I The report in the Old Year Book, referred to above, close my life. Envy is elsewhere used by Shakspeare :hus describes him.-Car il fut tres noble prince et for malice or hatred. Unless with Warburton we read prudent, et mirror de tout courtesie.'
mark my grave;' a very plausible emendation of an 2 The old copy reads Sir Walter. The correction error easily made; and which has indeed happened in · is justified by Holinshed. Sir William Sands was at this an instance in King Henry V. Act ii. Sc.2, where the old cime (May, 1521) only a knight, not being created Lord copy erroneously reads :Sands till April 27, 1527. Shakspeare probably did not 'To make the full fraught i
To make the full fraught man and best endued know that he was the same person whom he has al. With some supicion.' ready introduced with that title. The error arose by 7 The name of the duke of Buckingham most gener. placing the king's visit to Wolsey (at which time Sir ally known was Stafford; it is said that he affected the William was Lord Sands) and Buckingham's con- surname of Bohun, because he was lord high constable lemnation in the same year; whereas the visit was of England by inheritance of tenure from the Bohuns inade some years afterwards.
Shakspeare follows Holinshed. 3 Evils are forcice,
3 I now seal my truth, my loyalty, with blood, whick 4 Thus in Lord Sterline's Darius :
blood shall one day make them groan.
"There are a kind of men so loose of soul, Johnson observes, with great truth, that these lines That in their sleeps will mutter their affairs are remarkably tender and pathetic. ,
10 Thus also in King Richard II. :6 Shakspeare, by this expression, probably meant to "Tell thou the lamentable tale of me, make the duke qay, No action expressive of malice shall And send the hearers weeping to their beds
and furnished. They were goin' when they were
ori ith some other business, put the kinguna
2 Gent. This secret is so weighty, 'twill require | And with what zeal! For, now he has crack'd the A strong faith' to conceal m.
league 1 Gent.
Let me have it; Between us and the emperor, the queen's great I do not talk much.
nephew, 2 Gent. I am confident:
He dives into the king's soul; and there scatters You shall, sir : Did you not of late days hear Dangers, doubts, wringing of the conscience, A buzzing, of a separation
Fears, and despairs, and all these for his marriage • Between the king and Katharine ?
And, out of all these to restore the king, 1 Gent.
Yes, but it held? not: He counsels a divorce; a loss of her,
That angels love good men with ; even of her 2 Gent.
But that slander, sir, That, when the greatest stroke of fortune falls, Is found a truth now; for it grows again
Will bless the king : And is not this course pious ? Fresher than e'er it was; and held for certain, Cham. Heaven keep me from such counsel! 'Tis The king will venture at it. Either the cardinal,
most true, Or some about him near, have, out of malice These news are every where; every tongue speaks To the good queen, possess'd him with a scruple
them, That will undo her: To confirm this too,
And every true heart weeps fort: All, that dare Cardinal Campeius is arriv'd, and lately' ;
Look into these affairs, see this main end, As all think, for this business.
The French king's sister :4 Heaven will' one day I Gent. 'Tis the cardinal;
open And merely to revenge him on the emperor, The king's eyes, that so long have slept upon For not bestowing on him, at his asking,
This bold bad man. The archbishopric of Toledo, this is purpos d. Suf.
And free us from his slaverv. 2 Gent. I think, you have hit the mark : But is't| Nor. We had need pray, not cruel,
And heartily, for our deliverance; That she should feel the smart of this? The cardinal Or this imperious man will work us all Will have his will, and she must fall.
From princes into pages: all men's honours 1. Gent.
'Tis woful. Lie in one lump before him, to be fashionld We are too open here to argue this;
|Into what pitch he please, 5 Let's think in private more.
[Exeunt. ' Suf.
For me, my lords,
I love him not, nor fear him; there's my creed; SCENE II. An Antechamber in the Palace. En As I am made without him, so I'll stand,
ter the Lord Chamberlain, reading a Letter. If the king please ; his curses and his blessings Cham. My lord. The horses your lordship sentTouch me alike, they are breath I not believe in, for, with all the care I had, I saw well chosen, ridden, I knew him, and I know him; so I leave him and furnished. They were young, and handsome; To him, that made him proud, the pope. and of the best breed in the north. When they were Nor.
Let's in ; ready to set out for London, a man of my lord cardi- And, with some other business, put the king nal's, by commission, and main power, took 'em from From these sad thoughts, that work too much upen me; with this reason, His master would be served. him: before u subject, if not before the king : which stop-My lord, you'll bear us company? ped our mouths, sir.
Excuse me ; I fear, he will, indeed: Well, let him have them : The king hath sent me other-where : besides, He will have all, I think.
You'll find a most unfit time to disturb him :
|Health to your lordships. Enter the Dukes of NORFOLK and SUFFOLK. Nor. Thanks, my good lord chamberlain. Nor. Well met, my good lord chamberlain.
[Exit Lord Charaberlain Cham. Good day to both your graces.
NORFOLK opens a folding-door. The King is dis Suf. How is the king employ'd ?
covered sitting, and reading pensively. . Cham.
I left him private, Full of sad thoughts and cubles.
Suf. How sad he looks! sure, he is much af Nor. What is the cause ? |
flicted. Cham. It seems, the marriage with his brother's K. Hen. Who is there ? ha ? wife
'Pray God, he be not angry. Has crept too near his conscience.
K. Hen. Who's there, I say? How dare you Suf.
No, his conscience thrust yourselves Has crept too near another lady.
Into my private meditations? Nor.
'Tis so; Who arn I? ha? This is the cardinal's doing, the king-cardinal: Nor. A gracious king, that pardons all offences That blind priest, like the eldest son of fortune, Malice ne'er meant ; our breach of duty, this way Turns what he list. The king will know him one Is business of estate ; in which, we come day.
To know your royal pleasure. Suf. Pray God, he do ! he'll never know himself K. Hen.
You are too bold : else.
Go to; I'll make ye know your times of busiNor. How holily he works in all his business!
Is this an hour for temporal affairs ? ha ?I Great fidelity.'
2 Steevens erroneously explains this passage, saying for the state of the theatre in Shakspeare's time. When to hold is to believe : (it held not here rather means it a person was to be discovered in a different apartment did not sustain itself,' the rumour did not prove true. from that in which the original speakers in the scene So in King Richard IIÍ, Act ii. Sc. 2:
are exhibited, the artless mode of that time was, to Doth the news hold of good King Edward's death ?s place such person in the back part of the stage, behind 3 See The Winter's Tale, Act i. Sc. 2. note 8.
the curtains which were occasionally suspended across 4 It was the main end or object of Wolsey to bring it. . These the person who was to be discovered (as about a marriage between Henry and the French king's Henry in the present case,) drew back just at the proper sister, the duchess of Alencon.
time. Norfolk has just said "Let's in ;' and therefore 5 The meaning is, that the cardinal can, as he pleases, should himself do some act in order to visit the king. make high or low.
This, indeed, in the simple state of the old stage, was 6 The stage direction in the old copy is singular- not attended to ; the king very civilly discovering him • Exit Lord Chamberlain, and the king draws the curself. See Malone's account of the Old Theatres, in Mr uain, ani si's reading pensively.
ely. This was calculated Boswell's edition, yol, ij.
This was calculated | BOSW
Enter WOLSEY and CAMPEIUS.
Re-enter WOLSEY, with GARDINER. Who's there ? my good lord cardinal ?-0, myWol. Give me your hand: much joy and favour . Wolsey,
to you; The quiet of my wounded conscience,
You are the king's now. Thou art a cure fit for a king.-You're welcon
But to be commanded [To CAMPEIUS. For ever by your grace, whose hand has rais'd me. Most learned reverend sir, into our kingdom;
(Aside. Use us, and it:-My good lord, have great care K. Hen. Come hither, Gardiner. I be not found a talker. [76 Wolsey.
[They converse apart. Wol. Sir, you cannot.
Cam. My lord of York, was not une Doctor I would, your grace would give us but an hour
In this man's place before him?
Yes, he was. (T. NORFOLK and SUFFOLK. Cam. Was he not held a learned man? Nor. This priest has no pride in him ?
Yes, surely. Suf. Not to speak of;
Cam. Believe me, there's an ill opinion spread I would not be so sick though, for his
Aside. Even of yourself, lord cardinal But this cannot continue.
How! of me? Nor.
Cam. They will not stick to say, you envied him ; I'll venture one have at him. 3
And, fearing he would rise, he was so virtuous, Suf.
I another. ) Kept him a foreign man“ still ; which so griey'd hin, [Exeunt NORFOLK and SÚFFOLK. That he ran mad, and died.5 Wol. Your grace has given a precedent of wis-1 Wol. • Heaven's peace be with him! dom
That's Christian care enough: for living murmurers, Above all princes, in committing freely
There's places of rebuke." He was a fool; Your scruple to the voice of Christendom:
For he would needs be virtuous : That good fellow, Who can be angry now? what envy reach you? If I command him, follows my appointment; The Spaniard, tied by blood and favour to her, I will have none so near else. Learn this, brother, Must now confess, if they have any goodness, We live not to be grip'd by meaner persons. The trial just and noble.' All the clerks,
K. Hen. Deliver this with modesty to the queen. I mean, the learned ones, in Christian kingdoms,
[Exit GARDINER. Have their free voices ; Rome, the nurse of judg- The most convenient place that I can think of, ment,
For such receipt of learning, is Black-Friars ; Invited by your noble self, hath sent
There ye shall meet about this weighty business ;One general tongue unt
d man, My Wolsey, see it furnish'd. --, my lord, This just and learned priest, Cardinal Campeius ; | Would it not grieve an able man, to leave' Whom, once more, I present unto your highness. So sweet a bedfellow? But, conscience, conK. Hm. And, once more, in mine arms I bid
science, him welcome,
0, 'tis a tender place, and I must leave her. And thank the holy conclave for their loves;
[Exeunt. They have sent me such a man I would have wish'd for.
SCENE JII. An Antechamber in the Queen's Cam. Your grace must needs deserve all stran
Apartments. Enter ANNE BULLEN, and an old
Lady gers' loves, You are so noble: To your highness' hand
Anne. Not for that neither ;--Here's the pang I tender my commission; by whose virtue,
that pinches : (The court of Rome commanding, ) --you, my lord His highness having lived so long with her : and sho Cardinal of York, are join'd with me, their servant, So good a lady, that no tongue could ever In the unpartial judging of this business.
Pronounce dishonour of her,--by my life, K. Hen. Two equal men. The queen shall be She never knew harm-doing ;-O now, after acquainted
So many courses of the sun enthron'd, Forthwith, for what you come :---Where's Gar Still growing in a majesty and pomp,--the which diner?
To leave is a thousand-fold more bitter, than Wol. I know, your majesty has always lov'd 'Tis sweet at first to acquire,-after this process, her
To give her the avaunt !6 it is a pity So dear in heart, not to deny her that
Would move a monster. A woman of less place might ask by law,
Hearts of most hard temper Scholars, allow'd freely to argue for her.
Melt and lament for her. K. Hen. Ay, and the best, she shall have; and Anne. . O, God's will! much better my favour
She ne'er had known pomp: though it be tempora. To him that does best; God forbid else. Cardinal, | Yet, if that quarrel, fortune, do divorce? -- Pr’ythec, call Gardiner to me, my new secretary; It from the bearer, 'tis a sufferance, panging I find him a fit fellow,
rit WOLSEY.| As soul and
1 The meaning appears to be, Let care be taken bassades, and the same oftentymes not much necessarie that my promise be performed, that my professions of by the Cardinalles appointment, at length he toke such welcome be not found empty talk.'
greefe therwith, that he fell out of his right wittes.' . 2 i. e. so sick as he is proud.
Holinshed.' • 3 Steevens reads one heave at him ;' but surely 6 To send her away contemptuously; to pronounce without necessity. To have at any thing or person against her a sentence of ejection meant to attack it, in ancient phraseology. Surrey 7 I think with Steevens that we should read :afterwards says:
Yet if that quarrel, fortune to divorce
It from the bearer,' &c.
i. e. if any quarrel happen or chance to divorce it from The phrase is derived (like many other old popular the bearer. "To fortune is a verb, used by Shakspeare phrases) from gaming : "to have at all,' was to throw in The Two Gentlemen of Verona: for all that was staked on the board, adventuring on the
w I'll tell you as we pass along cast an equal stake.
That you will wonder what hath fortuned.' 4 i.e. kept him out of the king's preselice, employed 8 Thus in Antony and Cleopatra : n foreign embassies.
"The soul and body rive not more at parting · 5 'Aboute this time the king received into favour Doc- Than greatness going off. cor Stephen Gardiner, whose service he used in matters TC pang is used as a verb active by Skelton, in b of great secrecie and weight, admitting him in the room book of Philip Sparrow, 1568, sig. R v.:of Dr Pace, the which being continually abroad in am.
"What heaviness did me pange.'