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You are potently oppos’d; and with a malice
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's true-hearted; and a soul None better in my kingdom.-Get you gone, And do as I have bid you.—[Exit Cranmer.] He
has strangled His language in his tears.
Enter an old Lady. Gent. [Within.] Come back; What mean you? Lady. I'll not come back; the tidings that I bring Willmake
boldness manners.--Now, good angels
Ween you of better luck,] To ween is to think, to imaginc. Though now obsolete, the word was common to all our ancient writers. VOL. VII.
It fits we thus proceed,
K. Hen. Your state stands i'the wo Your enemies Are many, and not small Must bear the same pr The justice and the trul The due o'the verdict w: Might corrupt minds
proc To swear against you? su
To make great haste. All fast? what means this?
Yes, my lord;
Why? D. Keep. Your grace must wait, till you be call’d
Enter Doctor Butts.
'Tis Butts, The king's physician; as he past along, How earnestly he cast his eyes upon me! Pray heaven, he sound not 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
Wait else at door; a fellow counsellor,
Enter, at a Window above, the King and Butts.
Butts. I'll show your grace the strangest sight,K. Hen.
What's that, Butts? Butts. I think, your highness saw this many a day.
at a window above,] The suspicious vigilance of our ancestors contrived windows which overlooked the insides of chapels, halls, kitchens, passages, &c. Some of these convenient peepholes, may still be found in colleges, and such ancient houses as have not suffered from the reformations of modern architecture.
Fly o'er thy ro
guess thy mc Say, ay; and
Enter CRANMER; Ser
Cran. I hope, I am
gentleman, That was sent to me fro:
Who waits there?
My lord archbishop; And has done half an hour, to know your pleasures.
Chan. Let him come in.
Your grace may enter now.
lains, (For so we are inform’d,) with new opinions, Divers, and dangerous; which are heresies, And, not reformd, may prove pernicious.
Gar. Which reformation must be sudden too, My noble lords: for those, that tame wild horses, Pace them not in their hands to make them gentle; But stop their mouths with stubborn bits, and spur
them, Till they obey the manage. If we suffer (Out of our easiness, and childish pity To one man's honour) this contagious sickness, Farewell, all physick; And what follows then? Commotions, uproars, with a general taint
and capable Of our flesh, few are angels: &c.] If this passage means any thing, it may mean, few are perfect, while they remain in their mortal capacity ; i. e. while they are capable in a condition] of being invested with flesh.