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Is business of estate ; in which, we come
To know your royal pleasure.
K. Hen.

You are too bold; Go to; I'll make ye know your times of business : Is this an hour for temporal affairs ? ha?

Enter Wolsey and CAMPEJUS.
Who's there ? my good lord cardinal ?—0 my

The quiet of my wounded conscience;
Thou art a cure fit for a king.--You're welcome,

Most learned reverend sir, into our kingdom;
Use us, and it :-My good lord, have great care
I be not found a talker'.

[To Wolsey. Wol.

Sir, you cannot.
I would, your grace would give us but an hour
Of private conference.
K. Hen.

We are busy; go.

[To NORFOLK and SUFFOLK. Nor. This priest has no pride in him ? Suf.

Not to speak of I would not be so sick though', for his

place: But this cannot continue.


If it do,
I'll venture one have at him ?.

I another.

Exeunt NORFOLK and SUFFOLK. 9 — have great care

I be not found a talker.] I take the meaning to be, . Let care be taken that my promise be performed, that my professions of welcome be not found empty talk.' Johnson. So, in King Richard III. :

- we will not stand to prate,
Talkers are no good doers.” Steevens.
- so sick though,] That is, so sick as he is proud.

JOHNSON. ? I'll venture one have at him.] So afterwards, Surrey says: VOL. XIX.

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Wou. Your grace has given a precedent of wisdom Above all princes, in committing freely Your scruple to the voice of Christendom : Who can be angry now ? what envy reach you ? The Spaniard, tied by blood and favour to her, Must now confess, if they have any goodness, The trial just and noble. All the clerks, I mean, the learned ones, in christian kingdoms, Have their free voices®; Rome, the nurse of judg.

ment, Invited by your noble self, hath sent One general tongue unto us, this good man, This just and learned priest, Cardinal Campeius ; Whom, once more, I present unto your highness. K. Hen. And, once more, in mine arms I bid

him welcome, And thank the holy conclave for their loves; They have sent me such a man I would have wish'd

for. Cam. Your grace must needs deserve all strangers'

loves, You are so noble: To your highness' hand I tender my commission; by whose virtue, (The court of Rome commanding,)-you, my lord Cardinal of York, are join'd with me their servant, In the unpartial judging of this business. K. Hen. Two equal men. The queen shall be


have at you,

“ First that without the King," &c. MALONE.
one heave at him." So, in King Henry VI. Part II. :

“ To heave the traitor Somerset from hence." The first folio gives the passage

thus : “ Ile venture one ; haue at him." The reading in the text [Mr. Steevens's) is that of the second folio. Steevens.

3 Have their free voices;] The construction is,have sent their free voices ;' the word sent, which occurs in the next line, being understood here. MALONE.

Forthwith, for what you come:-Where's Gardiner.

Wol. I know, your majesty has always lov'd her So dear in heart, not to deny her that A woman of less place might ask by law, Scholars, allow'd freely to argue for her.

K. Hen. Ay, and the best, she shall have; and

my favour

To him that does best ; God forbid else. Cardinal,
Pr’ythee, call Gardiner to me, my new secretary ;
I find him a fit fellow.

[Exit Wolsey. Re-enter W OLSEY, with GARDINER. Wol. Give me your hand : much joy and favour

to you;

You are the king's now.

But to be commanded For ever by your grace, whose hand has raisd me.

[Aside. K. Hen. Come hither, Gardiner.

[They converse apart.
Cam. My lord of York, was not one doctor Pace
In this man's place before him ?

Yes, he was.
Cam. Was he not held a learned man ?

Yes, surely.
Cam. Believe me, there's an ill opinion spread

then Even of yourself, lord Cardinal. Wol.

How ! of me? Cam. They will not stick to say, you envied him ; And, fearing he would rise, he was so virtuous, Kept him a foreign man still'; which so griev'd him, That he ran mad, and died '.

Kept bim a foreign man still :] Kept him out of the king's presence, employed in foreign embassies. Johnson.

which so griev'd him, That he ran mad and died.] This is from Holinshed.

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Heaven's peace be with him! That's christian care enough: for living murmurers, There's places of rebuke. He was a fool : For he would needs be virtuous: That good fellow, If I command him, follows my appointment; I will have none so near else. Learn this, brother, We lived not to be grip'd by meaner persons. K. Hen. Deliver this with modesty to the queen.

[Exit GARDINER. The most convenient place that I can think of, For such receipt of learning, is Black-Friars ; There ye shall meet about this weighty business :My Wolsey, see it furnish’d._0 my lord, Would it not grieve an able man, to leave Sosweet a bedfellow? But, conscience, conscience, O, 'tis a tender place, and I must leave her.



An Ante-chamber in the Queen's Apartments.

Enter Anne Bullen, and an old Lady. Anne. Not for that neither ;-Here's the pang

that pinches : His highness having liv'd so long with her: and she So good a lady, that no tongue could ever Pronounce dishonour of her,—by my life, She never knew harm-doing ;-O now, after So many courses of the sun enthron'd, Still growing in a majesty and pomp,—the which “ Aboute this time the king received into favor doctor Stephen Gardiner, whose service he used in matters of great secrecie and weighte, admitting him in the room of Doctor Pace, the which being continually abrode in ambassades, and the same oftentymes not much necessarie, by the Cardinalles appointment, at length he toke such grcefe therwith, that he fell out of his right wittes."


To leave is a thousand-fold more bitter, than
'Tis sweet at first to acquire,-after this process,
To give her the avaunt?! it is a pity
Would move a monster.
Old L.

Hearts of most hard temper
Melt and lament for her.

O, God's will! much better, She ne'er had known pomp: though it be temporal, Yet, if that quarrel, fortune *, do divorce It from the bearer, 'tis a sufferance, panging As soul and body's severing? 6 To leave is— - ] The latter word was added by Mr. Theobald.

MALONE. 7 To give her the avaunt !] To send her away contemptuously; to pronounce against her a sentence of ejection. Johnson.

Yet, if that QUARREL, fortune,] She calls Fortune a quarrel or arrow, from her striking so deep and suddenly. Quarrel was a large arrow so called. Thus Fairfax: twang'd the string, out flew the quarrel long."

WARBURTON. Such is Dr. Warburton's interpretation. Sir Thomas Hanmer reads :

“ That quarreller Fortune." I think the poet may be easily supposed to use quarrel for quarreller, as murder for the murderer, the act for the agent.

Dr. Johnson may be right. So, in Antony and Cleopatra :

but that your royalty
“ Holds idleness your subject, I should take you

“ For Idleness itself." Like Martial's—“Non vitiosus homo es, Zoile, sed Vitium.” We might, however, read :

Yet if that quarrel fortune to divorce

“ It from the bearer-." i. e. if any quarrel happen or chance to divorce it from the bearer. To fortune is a verb used by Shakspeare in The Two Gentlemen of Verona :

I'll tell you as we pass along,
“ That you will wonder what hath fortuned.
Again, in Spenser's Fairy Queen, b. i. c. ii. :
It fortuned (high heaven did so ordaine)," &c.



As soul and body's severing.) So Bertram, in All's Well

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