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Spur K. Rich. The sun will not be seen to-day ; The sky doth frown and lour upon our arıny ; Ama I would, these dewy tears were from the
ground. Not shine to-day! Why, what is that to me, Wba More than to Richmond ? for the self-same
heaven, That frowns ou me, looks sadly upon him.
K Enter NORFOLK.
N Nor. Arm, arm, my lord ; the foe vaunts in the field.
Altei K. Rich. Come, bustle, bustle ;--Caparison
K my horse ;Call up lord Stanley, bid him bring his power :- Adva I will lead forth my soldiers to the plain,
Our And thus my battle shall be ordered. My foreward shall be drawn out all in length, Inspi Consisting equally of horse and foot ;
Upoi Our archers sball be placed in the midst : John duke of Norfolk, Thomas earl of Surrey, Shall bave the leading of this foot and borse, St They thus directed, we ourself will follow In the main battle'; whose puissance on either Alar
side Shall be well winged with our chiefest horse. This, and Saint George to boot !--Wbat think'st thou, Norfolk ?
Thc Nor. A good direction, warlike sovereign.
Dari This found I on my tent this morning.
His (Giving a scroll.
Seek K. Rich. Jocky of Norfolk, be not too bold,
(reads. For Dickon thy master, is bought and sold.
R A thing devised by the enemy.Go, gentleinen, every mau unto his charge :
са Let not our babbling dreams affright our souls;
K Conscience is but a word that cowards use, Devis'd at first to keep the strong in awe ; And Our strong arins be our conscience, swords our
I thi law.
Fise March on, join bravely, let us to't pell-mell ;
A ho If not to heaven, then hand in hand to hell.
What shall I say more than I have inferr'd ? Remember whom you are to cope witbal ; Ala A sort i of vagabonds, rascals, and run-aways, A scum of Bretagnes, and base lackey peasauts,
bo Whom their o'er-cloyed country vomits forth To desperate ventures and assur'd destruction. You sleeping safe, they bring you to unrest ;
RE You having lands, and bless'd with beauteous wives,
The They would restrain the one, distain the other. And who doth lead them, but a paltry fellow, Long kept in Bretagne at our mother's cost ? A milk-sop, one that never in his life
Fro Felt so much cold as over shoes in snow?
Ha Let's whip these stragglers o'er
We again ; Lash hence these over-weening rags of France, These fainish'd beggars, weary of their lives; Bu Who, but for dreaming on this fond exploit, For want of means, poor rats, had bang'd them
selves : If we be conquer'd, let men conquer us,
WL And not these bastard Bretagnes; whom
fathers Have in their own land beaten, bobb'd, and
thump'd, And, on record, left them the heirs of sbame. Sball these enjoy our
lands? lie with
our Sic wives ? Ravish our daughters 1-Hark, I hear their drum.
[Drum afar off,
11 Made it splendid. # The ancient familiarization of Richarda
Buck. The devil speed blm! no mur's ple is
free'd SCENE 1.--London.-An Ante-chamber in From his ambitions finger. What bad be the Palace.
To do in these serce • vanities ! I wonder,
That such a keech + can with bis very bulk Enter the Duke of NORFOLK, at one door ; at Take up the rays o' the beneficial sun, the other, the Duke of BUCKINGHAM, and And keep it from the earth. the Lord ABERGAVENNY.
Nor. Surely, Sir, Buck. Good morrow, and well met. How There's in him stuff that puts hiin to these bave you done,
ende : Since last we saw in France ?
For being not propp'd by, ancestry, (whose Nor. I thank your krace :
grace Healthful; and ever since a fresh admirer Chalka successors their way,) nor call'd upon or what I saw there.
For high feats done to the crown ; neitber Buck. An untimely aglie
allied Stay'd me a prisoner in my chamber, when To eminent assistance, but, spider-like, Those suns of glory, those two lights of men, Out of his self drawing web, he gives us note, Met in the vale of Arde.
The force of his own merit makes his way ; Nor. 'Twixt Guynes and Arde :
A gift that heaven gives for him, which buys I was then present, saw them salute on horse. A place bext to the king. back ; (clung Aber. I cannot tell
(eye Bebeld them, when they lighted, how they | What heaven bath given him, let some graver lo their embracement, as ibey grew together; Pierce into that ; but I can see his pride Which bad they, what four throu'd ones could Peep through each part of him : Whence has be have weigb'd
that 8 Such a compouuded one!
If not from bell, the devil is a niggard ; Buck. All the whole time
Or bas given all before, and he begins I was may cbamber's prisoner.
A new hell in himself. Nor. Then you lost
Buck. Why the devil, The view of earthly glory : Men might say, Upon this French going-out, took henpon bim, Till this tiine, pomp was single ; but now mar. Without tbe privity o' the king, to appoint ried
Who should attend on him ? He makes up the To one above itself. Each following day
Of all the geutry for the most part such (filet Became the next day's master, till the last Too, whom as great a charge as liule bonour Made fornier wonders it's : To-day, the French, He meant to lay upon : aud his own letter, i All clinquant, + all in gold, like beatben gods, The honourable board of council out, Stone down the English : and, to-morrow, Must fetch him in the papers. ibey
Aber. I do know Made Britain, India : every man that stood Kinsmen of mine, three at the least, that have Show'd like a mine. Their dwarfish pages By this so sickeu'd their estates, that never were
They shall abound as forinerly. As cherubims, all gilt ; the madams too,
Buck. O many Not us'd to toil, did almost sweat to bear Have broke their backs with laying manors ou The pride upon them, that their very labour
them Was to them as a painting : now this mask For this great journey.
What did this vanity Was cried incomparable; and the ensuing But minister communication of night
A most poor issue?
(values Equal in lustre, were now best, now worst, The peace between the French and us pot As presence did present them ; him in eye, The cost that did conclude it. suli bim in praise : aud, being preseut both, Buck. Every man, 'Twas said, they saw but one ; and no discerner After the bideous storm that follow'd, was Durst wag bis tongue in censure. 1 When A thing inspir'd : and, not consulting, broke these suns
(challeng's Into a general prophecy,-Tbat this tempest (For so they phrase them,) by their heralds Dashing the garment of tbis peacr, apoded The noble spirits to arins, they did perforin The sudden breach on't. Beyond thought's compass ;
that former fabu. Nor. Which is budded out; lous story,
For France bath Naw'd the league, and bath atBeing now seen possible enough, got credit,
tach'd That Bevis was believ'd.
Our merchants' goods at Bourdeaux. Buck. Ob ! you go far.
Aber. Is it therefore Nor. As I belong to worship, and affect The ambassador is silenc'd 1 In honour honesty, the tract of every thing Nor. Marry, is't. Would by a good discourser lose some life, Aber. A proper title of a peace; and pur. Which action's self was tongue to. All was
At a superfluous rate! To the disposing of it nougbt rebell’d,
Buck. Why all this business Order gave each ibing view; the office did Our reverend cardinal carried. I Distinctly bis full function.
Nor. 'Like it your grace, Buck. Who did guide,
The state takes üvtice of tlie private difference I mean, who set the body and the limbs
Betwixt you and the cardinal. I advise you, of this great sport together, as you guess ? (And take it from a heart that wishes towards Nor. One, certes, I that promises no elements
you in such a business.
Honour and plen teous safety,) that you read Buck. I pray you, wbo, my lord ?
The cardinal's malice and his potency Nor. All this was order'd by the good dis. Together : to consider further, tbat cretion
Wbat his bigb hatred would effect, wants not or the right reverend cardinal of York.
A minister in his power : You know bis nature,
That he's revengeful ; and I know, his sword Henry VIII. and Francis 1. king of Franco.
Hath a sharp edge : it's long, and it may be
said + Glittering, shining. i la opinion, which was most noble.
• Proud. Sir Beris, created for his proness Earl of South.
+ Lamp of fat. List. upon by William the Conqueror.
Seus down in his letter without consulting the council. I Certainly, Practice.
It reaches far; and where 'twill not extend, As bere at home, suggests the king out Thither he darts it. Bosom up my counsel,
master You'll find it wholesome. Lo, 'where comes to this last costly treaty, the interview, that rock,
That swallow'd so much treasure, and like a That I advise your shopping.
Did break i'the rinsing. Enter Cardinal Wolsey, (the purse borne
Nor. 'Faith, and so it did. before him,) certain of the guard, and two Buck. Pray, give me favour, Sir. This eusSECRETARIES with papers. The Cardinal
ning cardinal in his passage fixeth his eye on BUCKING- The articles o'the combination drew, hay, and BUCKINGHAM on him, both full As himself pleas'd ; and they were ratified, of disdain.
As be cried, thus let it he: to as much end, Wol. The duke of Buckingham's surveyor ? As give a crutch to the dead : But our countha ?
cardinal Wbere's his examination ?
Has done this, and 'tis well; for worthy Wola 1 Secr. Here, so please you.
sey, Wol. Is he in person ready?
Who cannot err, he did it. Now this follows, I Secr. Ay, please your grace.
(which, as I take it, is a kind of puppy Wol. Well, we shall theu know more ; and to the old daun, treason,)-Charles the enBuckingham
peror, Sball lessen this big look.
Under pretence to see the queen his aunt, (Ereunt WOLSEY, and train. (For 'twas, indeed, his colour ; but he came Buck. This butcher's curis venoin-mouth'a, To whisper Wolsey,) bere makes visilaiion : and 1
His fears were, that the interview betwist Have not the power to muzzle bim ; therefore, England and France might through their amity, best
Breed him some prejudice: sor from this Not wake him in his slumber. A beggar's
Peep'd barms that menac'd him : he privily Out-wortha a noble's blood.
Deals with our cardinal ; and as I trow,Nor. What, are you char'd?
Which I do weil ; for I am sure, the emperor Ask God for temperance ; that's the appliance Paid ere he promis'd : whereby his suit was only,
granted, Which your disease requires.
Ere it was ask'd ;-but when the way was Buck. I read in his looks
made, Matter against me : and bis eye revil'd
And pav'd with gold, the emperor thus de Me, as his abject object : at this instant
sir'd ;He bores + me with some trick : He's gone to that he would please to alter the king's course, the king;
And break the aforesaid peace. Let the I'll follow, and out-stare him.
kuow, Nor. Stay, my lord,
(As soon he shall by me,) that thus the car. And let your reason with your choler question
diual What 'tis you go about : To clime steep hills, Does buy and sell his honour as be pleases, Requires slow pace at first : Anger is like And for his own advantage. A full-hot borse ; who being allow'd his way,
Nor. I am sorry Self-mettle tires him. Not a man in England Tu hear this of bim; and could wish be were Can advise me like you : be to yourself
Something mistaken in't. As you would to your friend.
Buck. No, not a syllable ;
I do pronounce bim in that very shape,
Enter BRANDON ; a SERGEANT at Arus beNor. Be advis'd;
Jorc him, and two or three of the guard. Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot
Bran. Your oftice, sergeant; execute it. 'That it do singe yourself : We may outrun, Serg. Sir. By violent swiftness, that which we run at, My lord the duke of Buckinghamn, and earl And lose by over-running. know you not, Oi Hereford, Stafford, and Northumptay, I The tire, that mounts the liquor till it run Arrest thee of high treason, in the name o'er,
of our most sovereign king. In seeming (o augment it, wastes it? Be ad- Buck. Lo you, my lord, vis'd:
The net bas fallen upon me; I shall perish I say again, there is no English son!
Under device and practice. t
Bran. I am sorry
The business present: "Tis his highness' pleaBuck. Sir,
sure I am thankful to yon; and I'll go along
You shall to the Tower. By your prescription :-but this top-proud Buck. It will help me nothing, fellow,
To plead mine innocence ; for that dies es (Whom from the flow of gall I name not, but
ine, From sincere motions,) by intelligence,
Which makes my whitest part black. The sill And proofs as clear as founts in July, when
of beaven We see each grain of gravel, I do know
Be done in this and all things ! I obey.To be corrupt and treasonous.
O my lord Aberg'any, fare you well. Nor. Say not, treasouous.
Bran. Nay he must bear you company Buck. To the king, I'll say't; and make my
(TO ABERGAVENNY. Vouch as strong
Is pleas'd you shall to the Tower, till you As shore of rock. Attend. This holy fox,
know Or wolf, or both, (for he is equal ravenous,
How he determines further. As he is subtle ; and as prone to inischief,
Aber. As the duke said, As able to perform it: his mind and place The will of heaven be done, and the kings Infecting one another, yea, reciprocally,)
pleasure Ouly to show his pomp as well in France By me obey'd.
• Wolsey was tie son of a butcher.
• Excites. Valalt stratagems.
Bran. Here is a warrant from
Uufit for other life, compell'd by hunger The king, to attach lord Montacule ; and the And lack of other meaus, in desperate manner, bodies
Daring the event to the teeth, are all in upof the duke's confessor, John de la Court,
roar, One Gilbert Peck, his chancellor,
And danger serves among them. Buck. So, so ;
K. Hen. Taxation ! These are the limbs of the plot : no more, Wherein ? and what taxation ?-My lord car. I hope.
dinal, Bran. A monk o'the Chartreux.
You that are blam'd for it alike with us, Buck. O Nicholas Hopkins 1
Koow you of this taxation ? Bran. He.
Wol. Please you, Sir, Buck. My surveyor is false; the o'er-great I know but of a single part, in aught cardinal
Pertains to the state ; and front but in what Hath show'd him gold; my life is spann'd * al
file • ready ;
Where others tell steps with me. I am the shadow of poor Buckingham;
Q. Kath. No, my lord, Whose figure even this instant clouds put on, You know no more than others : but you frame By dark'ning my clear sun.-My lord, farewell. Things, that are known alike; wbich are not
To those which would not know them, and yet SCENE 11.-The Council Chamber.
Perforce be their acquaintance. These exacCornets. Enter King HENRY, Cardinal WOL. tions, SEY, the Lords of the Council, Sir THOMAS Whereof my sovereign would have note, they LOVELL, Officers, and Altendants. The
are KING enters, leaning on the CARDINAL's Most pestilent to the hearing; and, to bear shoulder.
them, K. Hen. My life itsell, and the best heart of the back is sacrifice to the load. They say,
They are devis'd by you ; or else you sufier Thanks you for this great care : 1 stood i'the Too bard an exclamation. level
K. Hen. Still exaction ! of a full-charg'd confederacy, and give thanks The nature of it? In wbat kind, let's know To you that chok'd it.-Let be call'd before us
Is this exaction ? That gentleman of Buckingham's : in person
Q. Kath. I am much too venturous I'll bear him bis confessions justify ;
In tempting of your patience ; bul am bolden'd Aud point by point the treasons of his master Under your promis'd pardon. The subject's He shall again relate.
Comes Through commissions, which compel The King takes his state. + The Lords of the
from each Council take their several places. The The sixth part of his substance, to be levied CARDINAL places himself under the King's Without delay; and the pretence for this, feet on his right side.
Is nam'd your wars in France : This makes bold
mouths : A noise within, crying, Room for the Queen. Tongues spit their duties out, and cold hearts Enter the QUEEN, ushered by the Dukes of
freeze NORFOLK and SUFFOLK : she kneels. The Allegiance in thein ; their curses now, KING riseth from his state, takes her up, Live where their prayers did; and it's come to kisses and places her by him.
pass, Q. Kath Nay, we must longer kneel ; I am a That tractable obedience is a slave suitor.
To each incensed will. I would, your highmess K. Hen. Arise, and take place by us :-Hall Would give it quick consideration, for your suit
There is no primer business. Neser name to us; you have half our power :
K. Hen. By my life, The other moiety, ere you ask is given;
This is against our pleasure. Repeat your will, and take it.
Wol. And for me, 6. Kath. Thank your majesty.
I have no farther gone in this, than by That you would love yourseli; and, in that love, A single voice ; and that not pass'd me, but Not unconsider'd leave your honour, nor
By learned approbation of the judges. The dignity of your office, is the point
If I am traduc'd by tongues, which neither of my petition.
know K. Hen. Lady mine !-proceed.
My faculties nor person, yet will be K. Kath. I am solicited, not by a few,
The chronicles of my doing, let me say, And those of true condition, that your sub- 'Tis but the fate of place, and the rough jects
braket Are in great grievance : there bath been com- That virtue must go through. We must not missions
stinti Sent down among them which have flaw'd the Our necessary actions, in the fear beart
To cope Ø malicious censures; which ever, or all their loyalties :-wherein, although,
As ravenous tishes, do a vessel follow My good lord cardinal, they vent reproaches
That is new trimin'd; but benefit no further Mosi bitterly on you, as putter-on
Than vainly longing. What we oft do best, of these exactions, yet the king our master,
By sick interpreters, once || weak ones, is (W bose honour heaven shield from soil ! 'even Not our's, or not allow'd; I what worst, as oft, he escapes not
Hitting a grosser quality, is snied HD Language unmannerly, yea, such which breaks
For our best act. If we shall staud still, The sides of loyalty, and almost appears
In fear our motion will be mock'o or carp'd in loud rebellion.
at, r. Not almost appears.
We should take root here where we sit, or It dotb appear; for, upon these taxations,
sit The clothiers all, liut able to maintain
State statues only. The many to them "longing, have put off The spinsters, carders, fullers, weavers, who, • I ain only one among the other counsellors.
+ Thicket of thorns.
1 Retard. Encounter
1 Sometimo • Measured, + Chair.
It reaches far; and where "twill not estend, As
Did before him,) certain of the guard, and two SECRETARIES with papers. The Cardinal in his passage fireth his eye on BUCKING. The RAM, and BUCKINGHAM on him, both full As of disdain.
AS Wol. The duke of Buckingham's surveyor ? As
ba 1 Where's his examination ?
Has I Secr. Here, so please you. Wol. Is he in person ready?
Und (Ereunt WOLSEY, and train. (Fo. Buck, This butcher's curis venom-mouth'd, To and 1
His Have not the power to muzzle him ; therefore, Eng best
Bre Not wake him in his slumber. A beggar's look
Pee Out-worths a noble's blood.
Dea Nor. What, are you char'd ?
Wh Ask God for temperance ; that's the appliance Pai
only, Which your disease requires.
Ere Buck. I read in his looks Matter against me : and bis eye revil'd
And Me, as his abject object : at this instant He bores + me with some trick : He's gone to Tha
the king; I'll follow, and out-stare him. Nor. Stay, my lord,
(As And let your reason with your choler question What 'tis you go about : To clime steep hills, Doe Requires slow pace at first : Auger is like AUC A full-hot borse ; who being allow'd his way, Self-mettle tires bim. Not a man in England
To Can advise me like you : be to yourself
Son As you would to your friend. Buck. I'll to the king ;
I do And from a mouth of honour quite cry down
He This Ipswich fellow's insolence; or proclain, Tbere's difference in no persons. Nor. Be advis'd ;
JO Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot
6 That it do singe yourself: We may outrun,
S By violent swiftness, that which we run at, My And lose by over-running. know you not,
of The tire, that mounts the liquor till it run Arre o'er,
Of in seeming (o augment it, wastes it? Be ad vis'd:
The I say again, there is no English soul
Und More stronger to direct you than yourself;
B If with the sap of reason you would quench, Or but allay, the fire of passion.
Tbe Buck. Sir, I am thankful to you; and I'll go along
You By your prescription :--but this top-proud B fellow,
To (Whom from the flow of gall I name not, but From sincere motions,) by intelligence,
Whi And proofs as clear as founts in July, when We see each grain of gravel, I do know
Bed To be corrupt and treasonous.
0 m Nor. Say not, treasonous.
Bi Buck. To the king, P'll say't; and make my souch as strong
Is P As shore of rock. Attend. This holy fox, Or wolf, or both, (for be is equal ravenous, How As he is subtle ; and as prone to inischief, As able to perform it: bis mind and place
The Infecting one another, yea, reciprocally,) Quly to show his pomp as well in France By • Wolsey was the son of a butcher.