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Saint Lawrence Poultney, did of me demand King. A giant traitor!
[freedom, What was the speech among the Londoners · Wol. Now, madam, may his highness live in Concerning the French journey? I reply'd, And this man out of prison? Men fear'd, the French would prove perfidious, Queen. God mend all! To the king's danger. Presently the duke 5 King. There's something more would out of Said, 'Twas the fear, indeed; and that he doubted,
thee; What say'st ?
[knife,-Twould prove the verity of certain words Sury. After-the duke his father,--with-the Spoke by a holy monk; that oft, says he, Hestretch'd him and with one hand on his dagger, Hath sent to me, wishing me to permit
Another spread on his breast, mounting his eyes,
His father, by as much as a perforınance
King. There's his period,
you the duke) shall prosper: bid him strive Find mercy in the law, 'tis his; it none, For the love of the commonalty; the duke Let him not seek 't of us: By day and night, Shall govern England.
He's traitor to the height.
[Excunt. Queen. If I know you well,
SCENE III. You were the duke's surveyor, and lost your office
An Apartment in the Palace. On the complaint o' the tenants : Take good heed, Enter ihe Lord Chamberlain, and Lord Sands. You charge not in your spleen a noble person, Cham. Is it possible, the spells of France should And spoil your nobler soul; I say, take heed; Men into such strange mysteries ? (juggle Yes, heartily beseech you.
Sands. New customs, King. Let him on:
Though they be never so ridiculous, Go forward.
Nay, let them be unmanly, yet are follow'd. Surv. On my soul, I'II speak but truth.
Cham. As far as I see, all the good our English I told my lord the duke, By the devil's illusions Have got by the late voyage, is but merely The monk might be deceiv'd; and that 'twas 30 A fitortwoo'the face'; but they are shrewd ones; dang'rous for him
For,when they hold thein, you would swear directTo ruminate on this so far, until
Their very noses had been counsellors [ly, It forg'd him some design, which, being believ'd, To Pepin, or Clotharius, they keep state so. It was much like to do: He answer'd, Tush! Sands. They have all new legs, and lame ones; It can do me no damage: adding further, 35
one would take it, That, had the king in his last sickness fail'd, That never saw them pace before, the sparin The cardinal's and Sir Thomas Lovel's heads And springhalt“ reign'd among 'em. Should have gone off .
Chim. Death! my lord, King. Ha! what, so rank'? Ah, ha! [further? Their clothes are after such a pagan cut too, There's mischief in this man : -Canst thou say 40 That,sure, they have worn out Christendom. How Suro. I can, my liege.
What news, Sir Thomas Lovel?
[nowi King. Proceed.
Enter Sir Thomas Lovel.
Lor. Faith, my lord,
45 That's clapp'd upon the court gate. k'ing. I remember
Cham. What is 't for: Of such a time:-Being my sworn servant, L'o. The reformation of our travell’d gallants, The duke retain'd him his.—But on; What hence: T'lsat fill the court with quarrels, talk, and tailors.
Suro. If, quoth he, I for this had been conimitted, Cham. I am glad 'tis thcre; now I would pray
To think an English courtier may be wise,
(For so run the conditions) leave these remnants Hare put his knife into him.
55 of fool, and feather', that they got in France, • Rank weeds are weeds that are grown up to great height and strength.What, says the king, was he advanced to this pitch ? • Mysteries were allegorical shews, which the mummers of those times cxhibited in odd and fantastic habits. Mysteries are used, by an easy figure, for those that exhibited mysteries; and the sense is only, that the travelled Englishmen were metamorphosed, by foreign fashions, into such an uncouth appearance, that they looked like mummers in a mystery. 3 A fit of the face seems to be what we now term a grimace, an artificial cast of the countenance.
* The stringhalt, or springhalt, is a disease incident to horses, which gives them
a convulsive motion in their paces. * This does not allude to the feathers anciently worn in the hats and caps of our countrymen (a circumstance to which no ridicule could justly belong), but to an effeminate fashion of young genticmen carrying funs of feathers in their hande.
Lor. Av, marry,
With all their honourable points of ignorance Salutes you all: This night he dedicates
In all this noble bevy, has brought with her
The very thought of this fair company
Sa ds. 'Tis time to give them physick, their Cham. You are young, Sir Harry Guilford,
[diseases Sands. Sir Thonias Lovel, had the cardinal Chum. What a loss our ladies
But half my lay-thoughts in him, some of these Will have of these trim vanities!
Should find a running banquet ere they rested,
[sons 15 I think, would better please 'em: By my life,
Loc. 'Faith, how easy?
Cham. Sweet ladies, will it please you sit? Sir * Held current music too.
25 Place you that side, I'll take the charge of this: Your colt's tooth is not cast yet.
His grace is entring.--Nay, you must not freeze; Sunds. No, my lord;
Twowomen plac'd together make cold weather: Nor shall not, while I have a stump.
My lord Sands, you are one will keep'em waking: Cham. Sir Thomas,
Pray, sit between these ladies. de Whitier were you a-going?
30. Sands. By my faith, Lor. To the cardinal's;
And thank your lordship.--By your leave, sweet Your lordship is a guest too.
[Sits. Cham. O, 'tis true:
If I chance to talk a little wild, forgive me;
I had it from my father.
[too: The beauty of this kingdom, I'll assure you.
Sands. 0, very mad, exceeding mad, in love Lor. That churchman bears a bounteous mind
But he would bite none; just as I do now,
He would kiss you twenty with a breath.
[Kisses her. His dews fall every where.
1401 Cham. Well said, my lord. Clam. No doubt, he's noble ;
So, now you are fairly seated:--Gentlemen, He had a black mouth, that said other of him. The penance lies on you, if these fair ladies Sunds. He may, my lord, he has wherewithal; Pass away frowning.
Sands. For iny
Hautboys. Enter Cardinal Wolsey, and takes his
state. Cham. True, they are so;
Wol. You are welcome, my fair guests; that
Is not my friend: This, to confirm my welcome;
[Drinks. For I was spoke to, with Sir Henry Guilford,
Sunds. Your grace is noble:
Let me have such a bowl
my thanks, Sands. I am your lordship’s.
[Exeunt.55 And save me so much talking.
Wol. My lord Sands,
I am beholden to you:-cheer your neighbours:
. A small table under a state for the Car Ladies, you are not merry ;-Gentlemen,
Whose fault is this?
Talk us to silence.
Anne. You are a merry gamester,
My lord Sands:
'Till now I never knew thee, [Musick. Dance. Sands. Yes, if I make my play!:
Wol. My lord, Here's to your ladyship: and pledge it, madam, Cham. Your Grace? For 'tis to such a thing,
Wol, Pray, tell’em thus much as from me: Anie. You cannot shew me.
5 There should be one amongst them, by his person, Sands. I told your grace, they would talk anon. More worthy this place than myself; to whom,
[Drum and trumpets, chambers ? dișcharg'd. If I but knew him, with my love and duty Wol. What's that?
I would surrender it. Cham. Look out there, some of you,
Cham. I will, my lord,
[Exit Servant. 10 [Cham. goes to the company, and returns, Wol. What warlike voice?
Wol. What say they? And to what end is this ?-- Nay, ladies, fear not; Cham. Such a'one, they all confess, By all the laws of war you are privileg'd. There is indeed; which theywould have your grace Re-enter Serrant.
Find out, and he will take it? Cham, How now? what is't?
15 Wol. Let me see then.
[make Scrt. A noble troop of strangers ;
By all your good leaves, gentlemen ;-Here I'll For so they seem; they have left their barge, and My royal choice. landed;
King. You have found him, cardinal: And hither make, as great anibassadors
You hold a fais assembly; you do well, lord : From foreign princes.
20 You are a churchman, or, P'll tell you, cardinal, Wol. Good lord chamberlain,
I should judge now * unhappily, Go, give'cı welcome, you can speak the French
. I am glad, tongue ;
Your grace is grown so pleasant, And, pray, receive'em nobly, and conduct’em King. My lord chamberlain, Into our presence, where this heaven of beauty 25 Proythee, come hither : What fair lady's that? Sball shine at full upon them:—Some attendhin.- Cham. An't please your grace, Sir Thomas Bul[All arise, and tables removed.
len's daughter, Youhave now a broken banquet; but we'll mend it.
Theviscount Rochford,oneof herhighness'women, A good digestion to you all : and, once more, Kîng. By heaven, she is a dainty one. -Sweet I shower a welcome on you ;-Welcome all. 30
heart, Huutboys, Enter the King, and others, as Alaskers, I were unmannerly, to take you out, habited like Shepherds, usher'd by the Lord
[TO Anne Bullen. Chamberlain. They pass directly before the And not to kiss you'.-A health, gentlemen, Curdinal, and gracefully salute him.
Let it round, A noble company! What are their pleasures? 35 Wol. Sir Thomas Lovel, is the banquet ready Cham. Because they speak no English, thus l the privy chamber? they pray'd
Lor. Yes, my lord. To tell your grace;- That, having heard by fame
Wol. Your grace,
I fear, with dancing is a little heated.
Wol. There's fresher air, my lord,
[partner, Crave leave to view these ladies, and entreat King. Lead in your ladies, every one. -Sweet An hour of revels with them.
I must not yet forsake you: - Let's be merry;Wol. Say, lord chamberlain, [I pay them 45 Good my lord cardinal, I have half a dozen healths They have done my poor house grace; for which To drink to these fair ladies, and a measure A thousand thanks, and pray them take their To lead them once again; and then let's dream pleasures.
Who's best in favour --Let the musick knock it. [Chuse ladies for the dance. King,and Anne Bullen.
[Excúnt, with trumpets. King. The tairest hand levertouch'd! O, beauty,
Ti, e. if I make my party, a A chumber is a gun (used only on occasions of rejoicing) which stands erect on its brcech, and so contrived as to carry great charges, and thereby to make a noise niore than proportioned to its þulk. They are called chambers, because they are mere chambers to lodge powder; a chamber being the technical term for that cavity in a piece of ordnance which contains the combustibles. Chambers are still fired in the Park, and at the places opposite to the Parliament-house, when the king goes thither. 3i. e. take the chief place. i. e. unluckily, mischictously. kiss was anciently the established fee of a lady's partner,
Then deputy of Ireland; who remor'd,
Earl Surrey was sent thither, and in haste too,
Lest he should help his father.
2 Gent. That trick of state 1 Gent. WHITHER away so fast?
5 Was a deep envious one.
I Gent. At his return,
And generally; whoever the king favours, 1 1 Gent. I'll save you
The cardinal instantly will find employment,
2 Gent. All the commons
Hate him perniciously, and, o' my conscience, 1 Gent. Yes, indeed, was I.
Wish him ten fathom deep: this duke as much 3:
2 Gent. Pray, speak, what has happen'd? They love and doaton; call him, bounteous Buck-
I Gent. Stay there, sir,
Enter Buckingham from his arraignment, (Tip1 Gent. So are a number more.
staves before him, the are with the edge toward 2 Gent. But, pray, how pass'd it?
20 him; halberds on each side,) accompanied with 1 Gent. I'll tell you in a little. The great duke Sir Thonas Lovel, Sir Nicholas Vaur, Sir Wile Came to the bar ; where, to his accusations, liam Sards, and common people, &c. He pleaded still, not guilty, and alledg'd
2 Gent. Let's stand close, and behold him. Many sharp reasons to defeat the law.
Buck. All good people,
125 You that thus far have come to pity me,
Sir Gilbert Peck his chancellor; and John Court, 30 And, if I have a conscience, let it sink me,
The law I bear no malice for my death,
"T has done, upon the premises, but justice; That fed him with his prophecies?
But those, that sought it, I could wish more 35
Nor will I sue, although the king have mercies 2 Gent. After all this, how did
he bear himself? More than I dare make faults. You few that I Gent. When he was brought again to the bar,
lov'd me, -to hear
And dare be bold to weep for Buckingham, Hisknell rung out, his judgeinent,-he was stirr'd 45 His noble friends
, and fellows
, whom to leave With such an agony, he sweat extremely',
Is only bitter to him, only dying,
Go with me, like good angels, to my end;
And, as the long divorce of steel falls on me,
Make of your prayers one sweet sacrifice,
50 And lift my soul to heaven.--Lead on, o God's He never was so womanish; the cause He may a little grieve at.
Lov. I do beseech your grace, for charity,
If ever any malice in your heart
Were hid against me, now to forgive me frankly. 55
Buck. Sir Thomas Lovel, I as free forgive you, By all conjectures: First, Kildare's attainder,
As I would be forgiven: I forgive all;
There cannot be those numberless offences ! This circumstance is taken from Holinshed.
1 Gent. The same.
I Gent. Sure, he does not,
2 Gent. Certainly,
'Gainst me, that I can't take peace with : no 1 Gent. O, this is full of pity !-Sir, it calls,
I fear, too many curses on their heads,
Of an ensuing evil, if it fall,
it be? You do not doubt my faith, sir?
Loc. To the water-side I must conduct your I do not talk much.
15 You shall, sir : Did you not of late days hear Vuur. Prepare there,
A buzzing, of a separation
i Gent. Yes, but it held not: The greatness of his person.
For when the king once heard it, out of anger buck. Nay, Si, Nicholas,
20 He sent conimand to the lord mayor, straight Let it alone; my state now will but mock me, To stop the rumour, and allay those tongues When I came hither, I was lord high constable, That durst disperse it. And duke of Buckingham; now, poor Edward 2 Gent. But that slander, sir, Bohun :
Is found a truth now; for it grows again Yet I am richer than my base accusers, 25 Fresher than e'er it was; and held for certain, That never knew what truth meant: Inow sealit; The king will venture at it. Either the cardinal, And with that blood, will make 'em one day Or some about him near, have, out of malice
To the good queen, possess'd him with a scruple My noble father, Henry of Buckingham, That will undo her: To confirm this too, Who first rais'd head against usurping Richard, 30 Cardinal Campeius is arriv'd, and lately; Flying for succour to his servant Banister, As all think, for this business. Being distress'd, was by that wretch betray'd, I Gent. 'Tis the cardinal; And w thout trial fell; God's peace be with him! And merely to revenge him on the emperor, Henry the seventh succeeding, truly pitying for not bestowing on him, at his asking, My tăther's loss, like a most royal prince, 35 The archbishoprick of Toledo, this is purpos'd. Restor'd me to my honours, and, out of ruins, 2 Gent. I think, you have hit the mark: But is't Made my name once more noble. Now his son,
not cruel, Henry the eighth, life, honour, name, and all That she should feel the smart of this? The car That inade me happy, at one stroke has taken
[Exeunt, Fell by our servants, by those men we loved most;
SCENE II. A most unnatural and faithless service!
An Antichamber in the Palace, Heaven has an end in all: Yet, you that hear me, Enter the Lord Chamberlain, reading a letter, This from a dying man receive as certain:
My lord, the horses your lordship sent
for, with Where you are liberal of your loves and counsels,
all the care I had, I saw well chosen, ridden, and Be sure, you be not loose; for those you make 50 friends,
furnished. They were young, and handsome; and
of the best breed in the north. When they were ready And give your hearts to, when they once perceive The least rub in your fortunes, fall away
o set out for London, a man of my lord cardinals, Like water from ye, never found again
by commission, and nain power, took 'em from me; But where they mean to sink ye, All good people, 55 a sulnject, if not before the king: zhich stopp'd our !
zith this reason,--His masterwould beseri'd before Pray for me! I must now forsake you; the last
mouihs, sir. hour Of my long weary life is come upon me,
I fear, he will, indeed: Well, let him have them ;
He will have all, I think,
Enter the Dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk, sjeak how I fell.— I have done ; and God forgive Nor. Well met, my lord chamberlain.
me! [Exeunt Buckingham, and Train. Cham. Good day to both your graces.