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2 Gent.

Is he found guilty ? | The law I bear no malice for my death, 1 Gent. Yes, truly is be, and condemn'd upon it. It has done, upon the premises, but justice: 2 Gent. I am sorry for 't.

But those that sought it I could wish more christians : 1 Gent.

So are a number more, Be what they will, I heartily forgive them : 2 Gent. But, pray, how pass'd it?

Yet let them look they glory not in mischief, 1 Gent. I'll tell you in a little. The great duke Nor build their evils on the graves of great men; Came to the bar ; where to his accusations

For then my guiltless blood must cry against them. He pleaded still, not guilty, and allegʻd

For further life in this world I ne'er hope, Many sharp reasons to defeat the law.

Nor will I sue, although the king have mercies The king's attorney, on the contrary,

More than I dare make faults. You few that lord 10€ Urg'd on the examinations, proofs, confessions

And dare be bold to weep for Buckingham, Of divers witnesses ; which the duke desir'd

His noble friends, and fellows, whom to leave To have brought, virâ voce, to his face:

Is only bitter to him, only dying, At which appear'd against him, his surveyor;

Go with me, like good angels, to my end ; Sir Gilbert Peck his chancellor ; and John Car, And, as the long divorce of steel falls on me, Contessor to him; with that devil-monk,

Make of your prayers ove sweet sacrifice, Hopkins, that made this mischief.

And lift my soul to heaven.—Lead on, o God's name 2 Gent.

That was he Lov. I do beseech your grace, for charity, That fed him with his prophecies?

If ever any malice in your heart 1 Gent.

The same.

Were hid against me, now to forgive me frankly. All these accus'd him strongly; which he fain

Buck. Sir Thomas Lovell, I as free forgive you Would have fung from him, but, indeed, he could not : As I would be forgiven: I forgive all : And so his peers, upon this evidence,

There cannot be those numberless offences Have found him guilty of high treason. Much 'Gainst me that I cannot take peace with: He spoke, and learnedly, for lite; but all

No black envy shall make my grave. Was either pitied in him, or forgotten.

Commend me to his grace; 2 Gent. After all this, how did he bear himself? And if be speak of Buckingham, pray tell him,

1 Gent. When he was brought again to the bar, to hear You met him half in beaven: my vows and prayers His knell rung out, his judgment, he was stirr'd Yet are the king's; and, till my soul forsake, With such an agony, he sweat extremely,

Shall cry for blessings on him : May be live And something spoke in choler, ill, and hasty :

Longer than I have time to tell his years! But he fell to himself again, and sweetly

Ever belov'd, and loving, may his rule be! In all the rest show'd a most noble patience.

And, when old time shall lead him to his erd, 2 Gent. I do not think he fears death.

Goodness and be fill up one monument ! 1 Gent.

Sure, he does not, Lov. To the water side I must conduct your grace; He never was so womanish; the cause

Then give my charge up to Sir Nicholas Vaux, He may a little grieve at.

Who undertakes you to your end. 2 Gent. Certainly


Prepare there, The cardinal is the end of this.

The duke is coming; see the barge be ready;
1 Gent.
"T is likely,

And fit it with such furniture as suits
By all conjectures : First, Kildare's attainder, The greatness of his person.
Then deputy of Ireland ; who remov'd,


Nay, sir Nicholas, Earl Surrey was sent thither, and in haste too,

Let it alone; my state now will but mock me. Lest he should hei, his father.

When I came hither I was lord high constable, 2 Gent.

That trick of state And duke of Buckingham ; now, poor Edward Bohun Was a deep envious one.

Yet I am richer than my base accusers,
I Gent.
At bis return,

That never knew what truth meant : I now seal it; No doubt he will requite it. This is noted,

And with that blood will make them one day gta And generally, whoever the king favours,

for 't. The cardinal instantly will find employment,

My noble father, Henry of Buckingham, And far enough from court too.

Who first rais'd head against usurping Richard, 2 Gent.

All the commons Flying for succour to his servant Banister, Hate him perniciously, and, o' my conscience,

Being distress d, was by that wretch betray'd, Wish him ten fathom deep : this duke as much And without trial fell; God's peace be with him! They love and dole on ; call him bounteous Bucking- Henry the seventh succeeding, truly pitying ham,

My father's loss, like a must royal prince, The mirror of all courtesy.

Restor'd me to my honours, and, out of ruins, Enter Buckingham from his arraignment ; Tipstaves Henry the eighth, life, honour, name, and all

Made my name once more noble. Now his son, before him; the axe with the edge towards him; That maile me happy, at one stroke has taken halberds on each side ; accompanied with Sır T10- For ever from the world. I had my trial, mas Lovell, Sir Nicholas Vaux, Sir William And, must needs say, a noble one ; which makes me Sands, and common peopie.

A little bappier than my wretched father : I Gent,

Stay there, sir,

Yet thus far we are one in fortunes,-Both And see the noble ruin'd man you speak of.

Fell by our servants, by those men we lov'd most; 2 Gent. Let 's stand close, and behold him.

A most unnatural and faithless service! Buck.

All good people. Heaven has an end in all: Yet, you that hear me, You that thus far have come to pity me,

This from a dying man receive as certain: Hear what I say, and then yo bome and lose me. Where you are liberal of your loves and counsels, I have this day receiv‘d a traitor's judgment,

Be sure you be not loose; for those you make friends, And by that name must die: Yet, beaven bear witness, | And give your hearts to, when they once perceive And if I have a conscience let it sink me,

The least rub in your fortunes, fall away
Even as the axe falls, if I be not faith!ul!

Like water from ye, never found again
In the origiual. "to him limoughe."

But where they mean to sink ye. All gooi peple.


Sceve II.
Pray for me! I must now forsake ye; the last hour This is the cardinal's doing, the king-cardinal:
Of my long weary life is come upon ine.

That blind priest, like the eldest son of fortune,
Farewell :

Turns what he list. The king will know him one day.
And when you would say something that is sad,

Suf. Pray God he do! he 'll never know himsell
Speak how I fell.— I have done; and God forgive me!

[Exeunt BUCKINGHAM and Train. Nor. How holily he works in all his business !
I Gent. O, this is full of pity !-Sir, it calls, And with what zeal! For now he has crack'd the league
I fear, too many curses on their heads

Between us and the emperor, the queen’s great nephew :
That were the authors.

He dives into the king's soul; and there scatters
2 Gent.
If the duke be guiltless,

Dangers, doubts, wringing of the conscience,
"T is full of woe: yet I can give you inkling

Fears, and despairs, and all these for bis marriage:
Of an ensuing evil, if it fall,

And out of all these to restore the king,
Greater than this.

He counsels a divorce: a loss of her
1 Gent.

Good angels keep it from us! That, like a jewel, has hung twenty years
What may it be? You do not doubt my faith, sir ? About his neck, yet never lost her lustre :

2 Gent. This secret is so weighty, 't will require Of her that loves him with that excellence
A strong faith to conceal it.

That angels love good men with; even of her
I Gent.
Let me have it;

That when the greatest stroke of fortune falls
I do not talk much.

Will bless the king : And is not this course pious ?
2 Gent.
I am confident;

Cham. Heaven keep me from such counsel! "T is
You shall, sir : Did you not of late days hear

most true
A buzzing, of a separation

These news are everywhere; every tongue speaks them,
Between the king and Katharine ?

And every true heart weeps for 't: All that Jare
1 Gent.

Yes, but it held not : Look into these affairs see this main end,-
For when the king once heard it, out of anger

The French king's sister. Heaven will one day cpen
He sent command to the lord mayor, straight

The king's eyes, that so long have slept upon
To stop the rumour, and allay those tongues

This bold bad man.
That durst disperse it.

And free us from his slavery.
2 Gent.
But that slander, sir,

Nor. We had need pray,
Is found a truth now: for it grows again

And heartily, for our deliverance;
Fresher than e'er it was; and held for certain

Or this imperious man will work us all
The king will venture at it. Either the cardinal, From princes into pages : all men's honours
Or some about him near, have, out of malice

Lie like one lump before him, to be fashion d
To the good queen, possess'd him with a scruple

Into what pitch he please.
That will undo her: To confirm this too,


For me, my lords,
Cardinal Campeius is arriv'd, and lately ;

I love him not, nor fear him; there 's my creed :
As all think, for this business.

As I am made without bim, so I !i stand,
I Gent.

'T is the cardinal; If the king please; his curses and his blessings
And merely to revenge him on the emperor,

Touch me alike, they are breath I not believe in
For not bestowing on him, at his asking,

I knew him, and I know him; so I leave him
The archbishopric of Toledo, this is purpos'd.

To him that made him proud, the pope.
2 Gent. I think you bave hit the mark : But is 't not


Let 's in;

And, with some other business, put the king
That she should feel the smart of this? The cardinal From these sad thoughts, that work too much upou him:
Will have his will, and she must fall.

My lord, you 'll bear us company?
I Gent.

T is woful.

Excuse me;
We are too open here to argue this;

The king hath sent me other-where : besides,
Let 's think in private more.

(Exeunt. You 'll find a most unfit time to disturb him :

Health to your lordships.
SCENE II.-An Antechamber in the Palace. Nor. Thanks, my good lord chamberlain.

[Exit Lord Chamberlain,
Enter the Lord Chamberlain, reading a letter.

Norfolk opens a folding-docr. The King is dis.

covered sitting, and reading pensively. " My Lord, -The horses your lordship sent for, with all the care I had I saw well chosen, ridden, and furnished. They Suf. How sad he looks ! sure, be is much alllicted. were young and handsome ; and of the best breer in the north. When they were ready to set out for London, a man of my lord

K. Hen. Who is there? ha ? cardinal's, hy commission, and main power, took 'em from me:


'Pray God, he be not angry. with this reason,-His master would be serv'd before a subject, K. Hen. Who's there, I say? How dare you thrusi if not before the king; which stopped our months, sir.”

I fear, he will, indeed : Well, let him have them : Into my private meditations ?
He will have all, I think.

Who am I ? ha?
Enter the Dukes OF NORFOLK and SUPFOLK.

Nor. A gracious king, that pardons all offences

Malice ne'er meant : our breach of duty, this way
Nor. Well met, my lord chamberlain.

Is business of estate; in which, we come
Cham. Good day to both your graces.

To know your royal pleasure.
Suf. How is the king employd ?

K. Hen.

You are too bold;

I left him private,

Go to; I 'll make ye know your times of business :
Full of sad thoughts and troubles.

Is this an hour for temporal affairs ? ha?

What's the canse ?

Enter Wolsey and Caupeius.
Cham. It seems the marriage with his brother's wise
Has crept too near his conscience.

Who's there ? my good lord cardinal ?-O my Wolsey

No, his conscience The quiet of my wounded conscience,
Has crept too near another lady,

Thon art a cure fit for a king.–You 're welcome, 'T is so :


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Most learned reverend sir, into our kingdom;


Heaven's peace be with hina! Use us, and it:-My good lord, have great care

That is christian care enough: for living murinutes I be not found a talker.

[To Wolsey. There's places of rebuke. He was a fool; Wol. Sir, you cannot.

For he would needs he virtuous: That good fellow, I would your grace would give us but an hour

If I command him, follows my appointment; Of private conference.

I will have none so near else. Learn this, brother K. Hen. We are busy; go.

We live not to be grip'd by meaner persons. [To Norfolk and SUFFOLK. K. Hen. Deliver this with modesty to the queen. Nor. This priest has no pride in him ?

[Erit GARDINER Suf. Not to speak of;

The most convenient place that I can think of, I would not be so sick though, for his place:

For such receipt of learning, is Blackfriars ; But this cannot continue.

Aside. There ye shall meet about this weighty business : Nor. If it do,

My Wolsey, see it furnish d. O my lord, I'll venture one ;-have at him.

Would it not grieve an able man, to leave Suf.

I another.

So sweet a bedfellow? But, conscience, conscience, [Exeunt Norfolk and SuppoLK. O, 't is a tender place, and I must leave her. (Ereuta Wol. Your grace has given a precedent of wisdom

SCENE III.-An Antechamber in the Queen's Above all princes, in committing freely Your scruple to the voice of Christendom:

Apartments. Who can be angry now? what envy reach you ?

Enter ANNE BULLEN and an old Lady. The Spaniard, tied by blood and favour to her,

Anne. Not for that neither :- Here's the peng that Must now confess, if they have any goodness,

pinches : The trial just and noble. All the clerks,

His highness having liv'd so long with her : and she I mean the learned ones, in christian kingdoms, So good a lady, that no tongue could ever Have their free voices—Rome, the nurse of judgment, Pronounce dishonour of ber,-by my life, Invited by your noble selt, hath sent

She never knew harm-doing ;-0 now, after One general tongue unto us, this good man,

So many courses of the sun enthron'd, This just and learned priest, cardinal Campeius ; Still growing in a majesty and pomp.--the which Whom, once more, I present unto your highness. To leave a thousand-fold more bitter than K. Hen. And, once more, in mine arms I bid him | T is sweet at first to acquire,

-after this process, welcome,

To give her the avaunt! it is a pity And thank the holy conclave for their loves;

Would move a monster. They have sent me such a man I would have wish'd Old L.

Hearts of most hard temper for.

Melt and lament for her. Cam. Your grace must needs deserve all strangers' Anne.

0, God's will! inuch better loves,

She ne'er bad known pomp: though it be temporal, You are so noble: To your highness' hand

Yet, if that quarrel," fortuve, do divorce I tender my commission; by whose virtue,

It from the bearer, 't is a sufferance, panging (The court of Rome commanding,) you, my lord As soul and body's severing. Cardinal of York, are joiu'd with me their servant,

Old L.

Alas, poor lady! In the unpartial judging of this business.

She 's a stranger now again. K. Hen. Two equal men. The queen shall be ac- Anne.

So much the more quainted,

Must pity drop upon her. Verily, Forthwith, for what you come :-Where 's Gardiner ? I swear, 't is better to be lowly born,

Wol. I know your majesty has always lov'd her And range with humble livers in content, So dear in heart, not to deny her that

Than to be perk`d up in a glistering griei, A woman of less place might ask by law,

And wear a golden sorrow. Schulars allow'd freely to argue for her.

Old L.

Our content K. Hen. Ay, and the best she shall have; and my Is our best having. favour


By my troth and maidenhead, To him that does best ; God forbid else. Cardinal, I would not be a queen. Prithee call Gardiner to me, my new secretary ;

Old L.

Beshrew me, I would, I find him a fit fellow.

[Exit Wolser. And venture maidenhead for t; and so would you, Re-enter WOLSEY, with GARDINER.

For all this spice of your hypocrisy :

You, that have so fair parts of woman on you, Wol. Give me your hand : niuch joy and favour to Have too a woman's heart : which ever get you;

Affected eminence, wealth, sovereignty ; You are the king's now.

Which, to say sooth, are blessings : and which gifts Gard. But to be commanded

(Saving your mincing) the capacity For ever by your grace, whose hand bas rais d me. (Aside. of your soft cheveril conscience would receive, K. Hen. Come hither, Gardiner.

If you might please to stretch it. [They converse apart. Anne.

Nay, good troth, Cam. My lord of York, was not one doctor Pace Old L. Yes, troth, and troth, You would not be s In this man's place tefore him ?

queen ? Wol. Yes, he was.

Anne. No, not for all the riches under herren. Cam. Was he not held a learned man?

Old L. T is strange : a three-pence bowed would Wol.

Yes, surely.
Cam. Believe me, there 's an ill opinion spread then Old as I am, to queen it: But, I pray you,
Even of yourself, lord cardinal.

What think you of a duchess I have you limbs

How! of me?

To bear that load of title?
Cam. They will not stick to say you envied him ;
And fearing he would rise, he was so virtuous,

a Quirrel is an arrow. Kept him a foreign man still; which se griev'd him,

Cheveril- kid-skin. So in Romeo and Juliet.' "O, here'! That he ran mad, and died.

a wit or cheveril, that stretches from an inch parrow to as el broad."

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Scene IV.

No, in truth.

! A thousand pounds a-year! for pure respect ;
Old L. Then you are weakly made : Pluck off a No other obligation: By my life,
little ;*

That promises more thousands : Honour's train
I would not be a young count in your way,

Is longer than his foreskirt. By this time,
For more than blushing comes to : if your back I know, your back will bear a duchess ;-Say,
Cannot vouchsafe this burden, 't is too weak

Are you not stronger than you were ?
Ever to get a boy.


Good lady,
Anne. How you do talk !

Make yourself mirth with your particular fancy,
| gwear again, I would not be a queen

And leave me out on it. Would I had no being
For all the world.

If this salute my blood a jot; it faints me
Old L. In faith, for little England

To think what follows.
You a venture an emballing: I myself

The queen is comfortless, and we forgetful
Ti'ould for Carnarvonshire, although there 'long'd In our long absence : Pray, do not deliver
No more to the crown but that. Lo, who comes here? What here you have heard, to her.

Old L.

What do think me? (Exeunt

Enter the Lord Chamberlain.
Cham. Good morrow, ladies. What wer't worth to

SCENE IV.-A Hall in Blackfriars.

Enter trco Vergers,

Trumpets, sennet, and cornets.
The secret of your conference ?

with short silver wands; next them, Two Scribes,
My good lord,
Not your demand ; it values not your asking:

in the habits of doctors; after them, the Arch-
Our mistress' sorrows we were pitying.

BISHOP OF CANTERBURY alone; after him, the
Cham. It was a gentle business, and becoming

Bishops op LINCOLN, ELY, ROCHESTER, and Saint
The action of good women : there is hope

Asaph; next them, with some small distance, fol

lows a Gentleman bearing the purse, with the great
All will be well.

seal, and a cardinal's hat; then Two Priests, bear.
Anne. Now I pray God, amen!
Cham. You hear a gentle mind, and heavenly bless-

ing each a silver cross; then a Gentleman-Usher

bare-headed, accompanied with a Sergeant at Arms, Follow such creatures. That you may, fair lady,

bearing a silver mace; then Two Gentlemen, bear. Perceive I speak sincerely, and high note 's

ing two great silver pillars ; after them, side by Ta'en of your many virtues, the king's majesty

side, the 'Troo Cardinals Wolsey and CAMPEIUS;
Commends his good opinion of you to

Two Noblemen with the sword and mace. [Then

enter the King and Queen, and their Trains.
Does purpose honour to you no less flowing
Than marchioness of Pembroke; to which title

The King takes place under the cloth of state ; the
A thousand pound a-year, annual support,

Two CARDINALS sit under him as judges. The
Out of his grace he adds.

Queen takes place at some distance from the King.
I do not know

The Bishops place themselves on each side the court,
What kind of my obedience I should tender,

in manner of a consistory; below them, the Scribes.
More than my all is nothing ; nor my prayers

The Lords sit next the Bishops. The Crier and the
Are not words duly hallow'd, nor my wishes

rest of the Attendants stand in convenient order

about the stage.
More worth than empty vanities; yet prayers, and

Wol. Whilst our commission from Rome is read,
Are all I can return. Beseech your lordship,

Let silence be commanded.
Vonchsafe to speak my thanks, and my obedience,

K. Hen.

What is the need?
As from a blushing handmaid to his highness;

It hath already publicly been read,
Whose health and royalty I pray for.

And on all sides the authority allow'd;


You may then spare that time.
I shall not fail to improve the fair conceit


Be 't so :-Proceed.
The king hath of you. - I have perus d her well; (Aside. Scribe. Say, Henry king of England, come into the
Beauty and honour in her are so mingled,

That they have caught the king : and who knows yet, Crier. Henry king of England, &c.
But from this lady may proceed a gem

K. Hen. Here.
To lighten all this isle!-I 'll to the king,

Scribe. Say, Katharine queen of England, come into
And say, I spoke with you.

the court.
My honour'd lord.

Crier. Katharine queen of England, &c.
(Exit Lord Chamberlain. [The QUEEN makes no answer, rises out of her
oid L. Why, this it is ; see, see !

chair, goes about the court, comes to the KING, I have been begging sixteen years in court,

and kneels at his feet; then speaks. (Am yet a courtier beggarly,) nor could

Q. Kath. Sir, I desire you, do me right and justice ;
Come pat betwixt too early and too late,

And to bestow your pity on me: for
For any suit of pounds : and you, (O fate!)

I am a most poor woman, and a stranger,
I very fresh-fish here, (fie, fie, fie upon

Born out of your dominions; having here
This compellid fortune!) have your mouth fill'd up No judge indifferent, nor no more assurance
Before you open it.

Of equal friendship and proceeding. Alas, sir,
This is strange to me.

In what have I offended you ? what cause
Old L. How tastes it? is it bitter? forty pence, no. Hath my behaviour given to your displeasure,
There was a lady once, ('t is an old story,)

That thus you should proceed to put me off,
That would not be a queen, that would she not, And take your good grace from me? Heaven witness,
For all the mud in Egypt:–Have you heard it? I have been to you a true and humble wife,
Anna. Come, you are pleasant.

At all times to your will conformable:
Old L.

With your theme; I could Ever in fear to kindle your dislike,
(errnount the lark. The marchioness of Pembroke! Yea, subject to your countenance; glad, or sorry,
* Pluck off a little-descend a little: You refuse to be a

As I saw it inclin d. When was the hour,
Glen, a duebess, try a court.

I ever contradicted your desire,

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Or made it not mine too? Or which of your friends For you, or any : how far I have proceeded,
Have I not strove to love, although I knew

Or how far further shall, is warranted
He were mine enemy? What friend of mine

By a commission from the consistory, That had to him deriv'd your anger, did I

Yea, the whole consistory of Rorne. You charge me Co:tinue in my liking? nay, gave notice

That I have blown this coal: I do deny it: He was from thence discharg'd! Sir, call to mind The king is present : if it be known to him That I have been your wife, in this obedience,

That I gainsay my deed, how may he wound, Upward of twenty years, and have been blest

And worthily, my falsehood ? yea, as much With many chiliren by you: If, in the course

As you have done my truth. If he know Anil process of this time, you can report,

That I am free of your report, he knows And prove it too, against mine honour aught,

I am not of your wrong. Therefore in him My bond to wedlock, or my love and duty,

It lies to cure me: and the cure is, to Against your sacred person, in God's name,

Remove these thoughts from you : The which before Turn me away; and let the foul'st contempt

His highness slıall speak in, I do beseech Shut door upon me, and so give me up

You, gracious madam, to unthink your speaking, To the sharpest kind of justice. Please you, sir, And to say so no more. The king, your father, was reputed for

Q. kath.

My lord, my lord, A prince most prudent, of an excellent

I am a simple woman, much too weak And unmatch'd wit and judgment: Ferdinand, To oppose your cunning. You are meek, and humble My father, king of Spain, was reckond one

mouth'd ; The wisest prince, that there had reign’d by many You sign your place and calling, in full seeming А year before : It is not to be question 'd

With meekness and humility : but your beart That they bad gather'd a wise council to them

Is cramm d with arrogancy, spleen, and pride. Of every realm, that did debate this business,

You have, by fortune, and his highness favours, Who deemd our marriage lawful: Wherefore I humbly Gone slightly o’er low steps : and now are mounted Beseech you, sir, to spare me, till I may

Where powers are your retainers : and your words, Be by my friends in Spain advis'd; whose counsel Domestics to you, serve your will, as 't please I will implore; if not, i’ the name of God,

Yourselt pronounce their office. I must tell you, Your pleasure be fulfill'd!

You tender more your person's honour than Wol.

You have here, lady, Your bigh profession spiritual : That again (And of your choice,) these reverend fathers; men I do refuse you for my judge ; and here, Of singular integrity and learning,

Before you all, appeal unto the pope,
Yea, the elect of the land, who are assembled

To bring my whole cause 'fore his holiness,
To plead your canse: It shall be therefore bootless, And to be judg'd by him.
That longer you desire the court; as well

(She curtsies to the King, and offers to depart. For your own quiet, as to rectify


The queen is obstinate, What is unsettled in the king.

Stubborn to justice, apt to accuse it, and Cam.

Disdainful to be tried by it; 't is not well. Hath spoken well, and justly: Therefore, madam,

She's going away. It 's fit this royal session do proceed ;

K. Hen. Call her again. And that, without delay, their arguments

Crier. Katharine queen of England, come into the Be now produc'd, and heard.

court. Q. Kath. Lord cardinal,

Grif. Madam, you are call d back. To you I speak.

Q. Kath. What need you note it! pray you, kep Wol. Your pleasure, madam?

your way : Q. Kath.


When you are callid, return. -Now the Lord help, I am about to weep; but, thinking that

They vex me past my patience!--pray you, pass a: We

e are a queen, (or long have dream'd so,) certain I will not tarry : no, nor ever more, The daughter of a king, my drops of tears

Upon this business, my appearance make
I'll turn to sparks of fire.

In any of their courts.
Be patient yet.

[Exeunt QUEEN, GRIFFITH, and her othe? Q. Kath. I will, when you are humble; nay, before,

Attendants. Or God will punish me. I do believe,

K. Hen.

Go thy ways, Kate : Induc'd by potent circumstances, that

That man i' the world who shall report he has You are mine enemy; and make my challenge A better wife, let him in nought be trusted, You shall not be my judge: for it is you

For speaking false in that: Thou art, alone, Have blown this coal betwixt my lord and me, (If thy rare qualities, sweet gentleness, Which God's dew quench!—Therefore, I say again, Thy meekness saint-like, wife-like government, — I utterly abhor, yea, from my soul

Obeying in commanding, -and thy parts Refuse you a for my judge: whom, yet once more, Sovereign and pious else, could speak thee out,) I hold my most malicious foe, and think not

The queen of earthly queens :-She is noble born At all a friend to truth.

And, like her true nobility, she has
I do profess

Carried herself towards me.
You speak not like yourself'; who ever yet


Most gracious sir, Have stood to charity, and display'd the effects In humblest manner I require your highness, Of disposition gentle, and of wisdom

That it shall please you to declare, in hearing ()'ertopping woman's power. Malaya, you do me Of all these ears, (for where I am robb’d and bound, wrong:

There must I he unloos d ; although not there I have no spleen against you; nor injustice

At once and fully satisfied,) whether ever I

Did broach this business to your highness; or I Sir W. Blackstone, who contributed a few notes to Shak- Laid any scruple in your way, which migot spere, says that abh and refuse are, in such case, technical

Induce you to the question on't? or ever terms of the canon-law---Deiestor avd Ricus). The very works occur in Holinslud. Challenge has been previously used by the

Have 10 you,-but with thanks to God for stico queeu technically.

A royal lady, -spake one the least word that mighi:

His grace

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