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PRO L OG U E.
I come no more to make you laugh ; things
now, That bear a weighty and a serious brow, Sad, high, and working, full of state and woe, Such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow, We now present. Those, that can pity, here May, if they think it well, let fall a tear; The subject will deserve it. Such, as give Their inoney out of hope they may believe, May here find truth too. Those, that come to
Only a show or two, and so agree,
Be sad, as we would make ye: Think, ye see
King Henry the Eighth.
Sands. Sir Henry Guildford. Sir Thomas Lovell. SirAnthony Denny. Sir Nicholas Vaux. Secretaries to Wolsey. Cromwell, Servant to Wolsey. Griffith, Gentleman-Usher to Queen Katharine. Three other Gentlemen. Doctor Butts, Physician to the King. Garter, King at Arms. Surveyor to the Duke of Buckingham. Brandon, and a Serjeant at Arms. Door-keeper of the Council-Chamber. Porter,
and his Man. Page to Gardiner. A Cryer. Queen Katharine, wife to King Henry; afterwards divorced. Anne Ballen , her maid of honour; afterwards
An old Lady, Friend to 'Anne Bullen.
to her, Scribes , Officers, Guards, and other Attendants. SCENE, chiefly in London, and Westminster;
once at Kimbolion.
K I N G H E N R Y VIII.
ACT I, SCENE I.
London. An Antechamber in the Palace.
Enter the Duke of NORFOLK, at one door; at
the other; the Duke of BUCKINGHAM, and the Lord ABERGAVENNY.
Buck. Good morrow, and well met. How have
Since last we saw in France ?
Nor. I thank your Grace :
and ever since a fresh admirer
Buck. An untimely ague
Nor. 'Twixt Guynes and Arde:
Buck. All the whole time