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He has my heart yet; and shall have my prayers,
While I shall have my life. Come, reverend fathers,
Bestow your counsels on me: she now begs,
That little thought, when she set footing here,
She should have bought her dignities so dear.



Ante-chamber to the King's apartment.

Enter the Duke of Norfolk, the Duke of Suffolk, the Earl of Surrey, and the Lord Chamberlain.

Nor. If you will now unite in your complaints And force* them with a constancy, the cardinal Cannot stand under them: if you omit The offer of this time, I cannot promise, But that you shall sustain more new disgraces, With these you bear already.


I am joyful
To meet the least occasion, that may give me
Remembrance of my father-in-law, the duke,
To be reveng'd on him.


Which of the peers
Have uncontemn'd gone by him, or at least
Strangely neglected? when did he regard
The stamp of nobleness in any person,
Out of himself?

Cham. My lords, you speak your pleasures : What he deserves of you and me, I know; -What we can do to him, (though now the time Gives way to us,) I much fear. If you cannot Bar his access to the king, never attempt Any thing on him; for he hath a witchcraft Over the king in his tongue.


O, fear him not; His spell in that is out: the king hath found

* Enforce.

Matter against him, that for ever mars
The honey of his language. No, he's settled,
Not to come off, in his displeasure.


I should be glad to hear such news as this
Once every hour.

Believe it, this is true.
In the divorce, his contrary proceedings
Are all unfolded; wherein he appears,
As I could wish mine enemy.


How came

His practices to light?

Most strangely.

O, how, how?
Suff. The cardinal's letter to the pope miscarried,
And came to the eye o'the king: wherein was read,
How that the cardinal did entreat his holiness
To stay the judgment o'the divorce: For if
It did take place, I do, quoth he, perceive
My king is tangled in affection to

A creature of the queen's, lady Anne Bullen.
Sur. Has the king this?

Believe it.


Will this work?' Cham. The king in this perceives him, how he coasts,

And hedges, his own way. But in this point
All his tricks founder, and he brings his physick
After his patient's death; the king already
Hath married the fair lady.


'Would he had!

Suff. May you be happy in your wish, my lord! For, I profess, you have it.

Now all my joy

Trace the conjunction !

All men's.

Suff. There's order given for her coronation : Marry, this is yet but young†, and may be left

* Follow.

† New.

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My amen to't!

To some ears unrecounted.-But, my lords,
She is a gallant creature, and complete
In mind and feature: I persuade me, from her
Will fall some blessing to this land, which shall
In it be memoriz'd*.

But, will the king
Digest this letter of the cardinal's?

The Lord forbid !

Marry, amen!



No, no;

There be more wasps that buz about his nose,
Will make this sting the sooner. Cardinal Campeius
Is stolen away to Rome; hath ta'en no leave;
Has left the cause o'the king unhandled; and
Is posted, as the agent of our cardinal,
To second all his plot. I do assure you
The king cried, ha! at this.


And let him cry ha, louder!


Now, God incense him,

But, my lord,

When returns Cranmer?

Suff. He is return'd, in his opinions; which
Have satisfied the king for his divorce,
Together with all famous colleges
Almost in Christendom: shortly, I believe,
His second marriage will be publish'd, and
Her coronation. Katharine no more

Shall be call'd, queen; but princess dowager,
And widow to prince Arthur.


For it, an archbishop.



The cardinal


A worthy fellow, and has ta'en much pain
In the king's business.

This same Cranmer's

He has; and we shall see him

So I hear.

*Made memorable.

'Tis so.

Enter Wolsey and Cromwell.


Observe, observe, he's moody. Wol. The packet, Cromwell, gave it you the king?

Crom. To his own hand, in his bedchamber.
Wol. Look'd he o'the inside of the paper?

He did unseal them; and the first he view'd
He did it with a serious mind; a heed
Was in his countenance: You, he bade
Attend him here this morning.


Is he ready

I think, by this he is.
[Exit Cromwell.

Nor. He's discontented.


To come abroad?


Wol. Leave me a while.It shall be to the duchess of Alençon, The French king's sister: he shall marry her.— Anne Bullen! No; I'll no Anne Bullens for him : There is more in it than fair visage.-Bullen! No, we'll no Bullens.-Speedily I wish

To hear from Rome.-The marchioness of Pembroke!

Does whet his anger to him.


May be, he hears the king

Sharp enough,

Lord, for thy justice!

Wol. The late queen's gentlewoman; a knight's daughter,

To be her mistress' mistress! the queen's queen!. This candle burns not clear: 'tis I must snuff it; Then, out it goes. What though I know her


And well-deserving? yet I know her for
A spleeny Lutheran; and not wholesome to
Our cause, that she should lie i'the bosom of
Our hard-rul'd king. Again, there is sprung up
An heretick, an arch one, Cranmer; one
Hath crawl'd into the favour of the king,

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