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No great offence belongs to't, give your friend
My lord, I love you ;
The fruit, she
Methinks, I could
But, sir, sir,
Now, sir, you speak of two The most remark’d i'the kingdom. As for Crom
• Some touch of your late business:] Some hint of the business that keeps you awake so late.
mine own way;] Mine own opinion in religion. 8 Stands in the gap and trade of more preferments,] Trade is the practised method, the general course.
With which the time will load him: The archbishop
Yes, yes, sir Thomas,
servant. [Èxeunt Gardiner and Page.
As Lovell is going out, enter the King, and the
Duke of SupFOLK. K. Hen. Charles, I will play no more to-night; My mind's not on't, you are too hard for me. Suf. Sir, I did never win of
before. K. Hen. But little, Charles; Nor shall not, when my fancy's on my play.-
9 I have
A most arch heretick,] This passage, according to the old elliptical mode of writing, may mean-I have incens'd the lords of the council, for that he is, i.e. because.
broken with the king ;] They have broken silence: told their minds to the king.
- He be convented.] Convented is summoned, convened.
Now, Lovell, from the queen what is the news?
Lov. I could not personally deliver to her What
commanded me, but by her woman I sent your message; who return'd her thanks In the greatest humbleness, and desir'd your highness Most heartily to pray for her. K. Hen.
What say'st thou? ha! To pray for her? what, is she crying out? Lov. So said her woman; and that her sufferance
Alas, good lady!
'Tis midnight, Charles,
I wish your highness
Charles, good night.
Enter Sir ANTHONY DENNY.
Well, sir, what follows?
Den. Sir, I have brought my lord the archbishop, As you commanded me. K. Hen.
Ha! Canterbury? Den. Ay, my good lord. K. Hen. 'Tis true: Where is he, Denny? Den. He attends your highness' pleasure. K. Hen.
Bring him to us.
[Exit Denny. Lov. This is about that which the bishop spake; I am happily come hither.
Re-enter Denny, with CRANMER K. Hen.
Avoid the gallery.
[Lovell seems to stay. Ha! I have said.-Be gone. What!
[Exeunt Lovell and Denny. Cran. I am fearful :- Wherefore frowns he thus? 'Tis his aspect of terror. All's not well.
K. Hen. How now, my lord? You dodesire to know
It is my duty,
'Pray you, arise,
hand. Ah, my good lord, I grieve at what I speak, And am right sorry to repeat what follows: I have, and most unwillingly, of late Heard many grievous, I do say, my lord, Grievous complaints of you; which, being consi
der'd, Have mov'd us and our council, that you
shall This morning come before us; where, I know, You cannot with such freedom purge yourself, But that, till further trial, in those charges Which will require your answer, you must take Your patience to you, and be well contented To make your house our Tower: You a brother of
- You a brother of us, &c.] You being one of the council, it is necessary to imprison you, that the witnesses against you may not be deterred.
It fits we thus proceed, or else no witness
i humbly thank your highness;
Stand up, good Canterbury; Thy truth, and thy integrity, is rooted In us, thy friend: Give me thy hand, stand up; Pr’ythee, let's walk. Now, by my holy-dame, What manner of man are you? My lord, I look'd You would have given me your petition, that I should have ta'en some pains to bring together Yourself and your accusers; and to have heard you Without indurance,* further. Cran.
Most dread liege, The good I stand on is my truth, and honesty; If they shall fail, I, with mine enemies, Will triumph o'er my person; which I weigh not,' Being of those virtues vacant. I fear nothing What can be said against me. K. Hen.
Know Your state stands i'the world, with the whole world? Your enemies Are many, and not small; their practices Must bear the same proportion: and not ever The justice and the truth o'the question carries The due o'the verdict with it: At what ease Might corrupt minds procure knaves as corrupt To swear against you? such things have been done.
you not how
indurance,) i. e. confinement, or perhaps, delay, procrastination.
I weigh not,] i. e. have no value for.
- and not ever -] Not ever is an uncommon expression, and does not mean never, but not always.