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Lords, Ladies, Bishops, Judges,-Officers, Guards,—and
SCENE, chiefly in London and Westminster; once, at
KING HENRY VIII.
An Antechamber in the Palace.
Enter the Duke of NORFOLK, and the Duke of BUCKINGHAM.
Buck. GOOD morrow, and well met. How have you
Since last we saw in France?
. Nor. I thank your grace:
Healthful; and ever since a fresh admirer
Buck. An untimely ague
Stay'd me a prisoner in my chamber, when
Nor. Then you lost
The view of earthly glory: Men might say,
The two kings,
Equal in lustre, were now best, now worst,
(For so they phrase 'em,) by their heralds challeng'd
I mean, who set the body and the limbs
Buck. I pray you, who, my lord?
Nor. All this was order'd by the good discretion Of the right reverend cardinal of York.
Buck. The devil speed him! no man's pye is free'd From his ambitious finger. What had he To do in these fierce vanities?
Why took he
Without the privity o' the king, to appoint
Too, whom as great a charge as little honour
Nor. The state takes notice of the private difference Betwixt you and the cardinal.
You know his nature,
That he's revengeful; and I know, his sword
Thither he darts it. Bosom up my counsel,
That I advise your shunning.
Enter Footmen,-Guards,Gentlemen,-one Gentleman bearing the broad seal,-another the Cardinal's hat, two Gentlemen with silver pillars, two Priests with silver crosses, Sergeant at Arms with mace, -two Gentlemen-ushers bareheaded with wands,Cardinal WOLSEY,-two Pages bearing his train,CROMWELL with despatches, two Secretaries with bags of papers,Chaplains,-Gentlemen,-Footmen, -Guards.