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Buck. The devil speed him! no man's pie is
free'd SCENE 1.-London.-An Ante-chamber in From bis ambitious finger. What bad he the Palace.
To do in these fierce vanities ? I wonder,
That such a keecht can with his 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 bim stuff that puts hiin to these have you done,
ends : Since last we saw in France ?
For being not propp'd by ancestry, (wbose Nor. I thank your grace :
grace Healthful ; and ever siuce a fresh admirer Chalks successors their way,) nor call'd upon of what I saw there.
For high feats done to the crown ; neither Buck. An untimely ague
allied Stay'd me a prisoner in my chamber, when To eminent assistance, but, spider-like, Tbose 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 next to the king. back; (clung Aber. I cannot tell
(eye Beheld them, when they lighted, how they What heaven bath given him, let some graver In their embracement, as they grew together ; Pierce into that ; but I can see his pride Which had they, what four thron'd ones could Peep through each part of him : Whence has be have weigh'd
that? Such a compounded one ?
If not from hell, the devil is a niggard ; Buck. All the whole time
Or has given all before, and he begins I was my chamber's prisoner.
A new hell in himself. Nor. Then you lost
Buck. Why the devil, The view of earthly glory : Men might say,
Úpou this French going-out, took he upon him, Till this time, pomp was single ; but now mar. Without the privity o' the king, to appoint ried
Who should attend on bim ? He makes up the To one above itself. Each following day Of all the gentry for the most part such (filet Became the next day's master, till the last Too, whom as great a charge as little honour Made former wonders it's : To-day, the French, He meant to lay upon : and his own letter, ý All clinquant, + all in gold, like heathen gods, The honourable board of council out, Shone down the Euglish : and, to-morrow, Must fetch him in the papers. they
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 sicken'd their estates, that never were
They shall abound as formerly. 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 on The pride upon them, that their very labour
thern 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 Dot As presence did present them ; him in eye, The cost that did conclude it. Still him in praise : aud, being present both, Buck. Every man, 'Twas said, they saw but one ; and no discerner After the bideous storm that follow'd, was Durst wag his tongue in censure.t When A thing inspir'd : and, not consulting, broke these suns
[challeng'a into a general propbecy,–That this tempest (For 80 they phrase them,) by their heralds Dashing the garment of this peace, aboded The noble spirits to arms, they did perform The sudden breach on't. Beyond thought's compass; that former fabu- Nor. Which is budded out ; lous story,
For France bath flaw'd the league, and hath atBeing now seen possible enough, got credit,
tach'd Tbat Bevis ģ was believ'd.
Our merchants goods at Bourdeaux. Buck. Oh! you go far.
Aber. Is it therefore Nor. As I belong to worship, and affect The ambassador is silenc'd ? 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
chas'd royal ;
At a superfluous rate! To the disposing of it nought rebell'a,
Buck. Why all this business Order gave each ibing view; the office did Our reverend cardinal carried. U Distinctly bis full function.
Nor. 'Like it your grace, Buck. Who did guide,
The state takes notice of the 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, | that promises no element
you In such a business,
Honour and plen teous safety,) that you read Buck. I pray you, who, my lord ?
The cardinal's malicc and bis potency Nor. All ibis was order'd by the good dis- Together : to consider further, that cretion
What his high hatred would effect, wants not of the right reverend cardinal of York.
A minister in his power : You know bis nature,
Hath a sharp edge : it's long, and it may be • Henry VIII. and Francis 1. king of Franco.
said + Glittering, shining. i In opinion, which was most noble.
• Proud. Sir Bevis, created for bis prowess Earl of South
+ Lump of fat. * List. umpton by Williain the Conqueror.
Sets down in his letter without consulting the Council I Certainly. Practice.
It reaches far ; and where 'twill not extend, As here 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 sbunding.
Did break i'the rinsing. Enter Cardinal WOLSEY, (the purse borne Nor. 'Faith, and so it did. before him,) certain of the guard, and tuo
Buck. Pray, give me favour, Sir. This canSECRETARIES with papers. The Cardinal
ning cardinal in his passuge fireth his eye on BUCKING- The articles o'the combination drew, HAN, and BUCKINGHAM on him, both full As himself pleas'd ; and they were ratified, of disdain.
As he cried, thus let it be: to as much end, Wol. The duke of Buckingham's surveyor ? | As give a crutch to the dead : But our count.
cardinal Where's his examination !
Has done this, and 'tis well ; for worthy Wol. 1 Secr. Here, so please you. Wol. Is he in person ready?
Who cannot crr, he did it. Now this follows, 1 Secr. Ay, please your grace.
(Which, as I take it, is a kind of puppy Wol. Well, we sball then know more; and to the old dain, treason,)--Charles the emBuckingham
peror, Shall lessen this big look.
Under pretence to see the queen his aunt, (Ereunt WOLSEY, and train. (For 'twas, indeed, bis colour; but he came Buck. This butcher's cur* is venom-mouth'd, To whisper Wolsey,) here inakes visitation : and 1
His fears were, that the interview betwixt Have not the power to muzzle bim ; therefore, England and France might through their amity, best
Breed him some prejudice : for from this Not wake him in his slumber. A beggar's
Peep'd harus that menac'd him : he privily Out-worths a noble's blood.
Deals with our cardinal; and as I trow,Nor. What, are you chal'd ?
Which I do weil; for I am sure, the emperor Ask God for temperance ; that's the appliance Paid ere he promis'd : wbereby 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 ugainst me : and his eye revil'd
And pav'd with gold, the emperor thus de. Me, as his abject object : at this instant
sir'd ;He'borest me with some trick : He's gone, to that he would please to alter the king's course, the king;
Aud break the aforesaid peace. Let the king I'll follow, and out-stare him.
know, Nor. Stay, my lord,'
(As soon he sball by me,) that thus the car. And let your reason with your choler question
dinal What 'tis you go about : To clime steep hills, Does buy and sell bis hononr as be pleases, Requires slow pace at first : Alger is like And for his own advantage. A full-bot borse ; who being allow'd his way,
Nor. I am sorry Sell-mettle tires him. Not a man in England To hear this of him; and could wish he were Can advise me like yöll : be to yourself
Something mistaken iul. As you would to your friend.
Buck. No, not a syllable; Buck. I'll to the king ;
I do pronounce him in that very shape,
He shall appear in proor.
Enter BRANDON ; a SERGEANT at Arms be. Nor. Be advis'd ;
sorc him, and two or three of the guard. Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot
Bran. Your office, 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 Buckingham, and earl And lose by over-running. know you hol,
or Hereford, Stafford, and Northampton, I 'The fire, that mounts the liquor till it run Arrest thee of high treason, in the name o'er,
of our most sovereigii hing. In seeming to augment it, wastes it? Be ad- Buck. Lo you, my lord, vis'd :
The net bas fallen uponi ine; I shall perish I say again, there is no English soul
Under device and practice. t
Bran. I am sorry
The business present : 'Tis his highness' plea. Buck. Sir,
sure I am thankful to you ; and I'll go along
You shall to the Tower. By your prescription :--but this top-proud Buck. It will belp me nothing, fellow,
To plead mine innocence ; for that dies on (Whom from the flow of gall I name not, but
me, From sincere motions,) by intelligence,
Which makes my whitest part black. The will And proofs as clear as founts in July, wben
of heaven We see each grain of gravel, I do know
Be done in this and all things ! | Oley.-To be corrupt and treasonous.
O my lord Aberg'any, fare you well. Nor. Say not, treasonous.
Bran. Nay he must bear you company :-Buck. To the king, I'll say't ; and make my
(To A BERGAVENNY. 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 lie determines further. As he is subtle ; and as prone to mischief,
Aber. As the duke said, As able to perform it: bis inind and place The will of heaven be done, and the king's infecting one another, yea, reciprocally,)
pleasure Only to sbow his pomp as well in France By me obey'd. • Wolsey was the son of a butcher.
• Excites Stubs.
4 Unfair stratagems.
Bran, Here is a warraut from
Unfit for other life, compell’d by hunger The king, to attach lord Montacute ; and the And lack of other means, 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. llen. Taxation ! These are the limbs of the plot : no more, Wherein ? aud what taxation ?-My lord car. I hope.
dinal, Bran. A monk o'the Chartreux.
You that are blam'l for it alike with us, Buck. 0 Nicholas Hopkins !
Know you of this taxation ? Bran. He.
Wol. Please you, Sir, Buck. My surveyor is false; the o'er-great I know but on a single part, in auglit cardinal
Pertains to tbe stale; and iront but iu obat Hath show'd hiin 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 Agure even this instant clouds put on, You know no more than others : hut you frame By dark'ning my clear sun.-My lord, farewell. Things, that are known alike ; which are not
To those which would not know them, and yet SCENE II.-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 Attendants. The KING enters, leaning on the CARDINAL'S Most pestilent to the bearing; and, to bear shoulder.
them, K. Hen. My life itsell, and the best heart of the back is sacrifice to the load. They say, it,
They are devis'd hy you ; or else you sufler Thanks you for this great care : I stood i'the Too hard an exclamation. level
K. llen. Still exaction ! of a full-charg'd confederacy, and give thanks
The nature of it? In what 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
R. Kath. I am much too venturous l'll hear him his confessions justity ;
In tempting of your patience ; but am bolden'd And 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, fcet 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 them ; 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 highness K. Hen. Arise, and take place by us :-Hall Would give it quick consideration, for your suit
There is no prinier business. Never 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, Q. Kath. Thank your majesty.
I have no farther gone in this, than hy That you would love yourself; and, in that love, A single voice ; and that not pass’d me, but Not imconsider'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. Men. 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 fale or place, and the rough jects
brake + Are in great grievance: there hath 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 heart
To cope Ø malicious censures; which ever, of all their loyalties : --wherein, although,
As ravenons fishes, do a vessel follow My good lord cardinal, they vent reproaches
That is new trimın'd; but benefit no further Most 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 (Whose honour heaven shield from soil I even
Not our's, or not allow'd ; [ what worst, as oft, he escapes not
Hiring a grosser quality, is cried up Language unmannerly, yea, such which breaks
For our best act. If we shall stand still, The sides of loyalty, and alınost appears
in fear our motion will be mock'd or carp'd In loud rebellion.
at, Nor. Not almost appears.
We should take root here where we sit, or It dothi appear; for, upon these taxations,
sit The clothiers all, not able to maintain
State statues only.
.I am only one among the other counsellors.
K. Hen. Things done well,
K. Hen. Speak on : And with a care, exetnpt thinselves from fear; How grounded he his title to the crown, Things done without example, in their issue Upon uur fail : to this point bast thou heard Are to be fear'd. Have you a precedent
bim of this commission? I believe not any.
At any time speak aught?
K. Hen. What was that Hopkius?
Suri'. Sir, a Chartreux friar,
With words of sovereignty.
Surv. Not long before your highness sped to The air will drink the sap. To every connty,
France, Where this is question'd, send our letters, The duke being at the Rose, * within the pewith
rish Free pardon to each man that bas denied Saint Lawrence Poultney, did of me demand The force of this commission : Pray, look to't ; What was the speech amongst the Londoners I put it to your care.
Concerning the French journey : I replied, Wol. A word with you.
Mep fear'd the French would prove pertidious,
[To the SECRETARY. To the king's danger. Presenily the duke Let there be letters writ to every shire,
Said, 'Twas the fear, indeed ; and that be of the king's grace and pardon. The griev'd
'Twould prove the verity of certain words Hardly conceived of me ; let it be nois'd, Spoke by a holy monk ; That ost, say: he, That through our intercession, this revokement Hath sent to me, wishing me to permit And pardon comes : I shall auon advise you John de la Court, my chaplain, a choice hour Further in the proceeding.
To hear from him a matter of some moment ; (Exit SECRETARY. Whom after under the conjession's seal
He solemnly had suorn, that, what he spoke, Enter SURVEYOR.
My chaplain to no creuture living, but Q. Kath. I am sorry that the duke of Buck- To me, should utter, uith demure confidence ingbam
This pausingly ensu’d,-Neither the king, Js run in your displeasure.
nor his heirs, K. Hen. It grieves many :
(Tell you the duke) shall prosper : bid him The gentleman is learu'd, and a mostrare
To gain the love of the commonalty; the duke
Q. Kath. If I know you well,
You were the duke's surveyor, and lost your And never seek for aid out of himself.
On the complaint o'tle tenants : Take good When these so noble benefits shall prove
heed, Not well dispos'd, the mind growing once You charge not in your spleen a poble person, corrupt,
Avd spoil your nobler soul! I say, take heed; They turn to vicious forms, ten times more Yes, heartily beseech you. ugly
K. Hen. Let him on :Than ever they were fair. This man so cóm. Go forward. plete,
Surv. On my soul, I'll speak but truth. Who was enrol!'d 'mongst wonders, and when I told my lord the duke, By the devil's illu
sions Almost with ravish'd list'ning, could not find The monk might be deceiv'd ; and that 'twas His hour of speech a minute ; he, my lady,
dang'rous for bim, Hath into monstrous habits put the graces
To ruminate on this so far, until That once were bis, and is become as black It forg'd him some design, which, being be. As if besmear'd in hell. Sit by us ; you shall
It was much like to do: He answer'd, Tush! (This was his gentleman in trust,) of him It can do me no damage : adding further, Things to strike hovour sad.- Bid him recount That, bad the king in his last sickness fail'd, The fore-recited practices: whereof
The cardinal's and Sir Thomas Lovell's heads We cannot feel too little, bear too much.
Should have gone otr. Wol. Stand forth; and with bold spirit relate K. Hen. Ha! what, so rank? Ah, ba ! what you,
There's mischief in this man ;--Canst thou Most like a careful subject, have collected
say further? Out of the duke of Buckingham.
Surv. I can, my liege. K. Hen. Speak freely.
K. Hen. Proceed. Surv. First, it was usual with him, every
Surv. Being at Greenwich, day
After your bigbness had reprov'd the duke It would infect his speech, That if the king
About Sir William Blomer,-
K. Hen. I remember,
The duke retain'd him his. But on; What Lord Aberga'ny ; to whom by oath be menac'd
bence ? Revenge upon the cardinal.
Surv. II, quoth he, I for this had been Wol. Please your highness, note
committed, This dangerous conception in this point. As to the Tower,' I thought,-I would have Not friended by his wish, to your high person
play'd His will is most malignant ; and it stretches The part my father meant to act upon Beyond you, to your friends.
The usurper Richard : who, being at Salis. Q. Kuth. My learn'd lord cardinal,
bury, Deliver all with charity.
Made suit to come in his presence ; which v
• Nos Merchant Taylors' School.
As he made semblance of his duty, would They may, cum privilegio, * wear away
The lag end of their lewdness, and be laugh'd K. Hen. A giant traitor!
at. Wol. Now, madam, may his bigbness live in Sands. 'Tis time to give them physic, their freedom,
Are grown so catching.
(diseases And this man out of prison?
Cham. Wbat a loss our ladies Q. Kath. God mend all !
Will have of these trim vanities ! K. Hen. There's something more would out of Lor. Ay, marry, thee; What say'st ?
There will be woe indeed, lords; the sly whore. Surv. After-the duke his father,-with the knife,
Have got a speeding trick to lay down ladies; He stretch'd him, and, with one hand on his A French song, and a fiddle, las uo fellow. dagger,
Sands. The devil fiddle them! I am glad Another spread on his breast, mounting bis eyes,
they're going ; He did discharge a borrible oath ; whose tenour (For, sure, there's no converting of them ;) Was,-Were he evil us'd, he would outgo His father, by as much as a performance An honest country lord, as I am, beaten Does an irresolute purpose.
A long time out of play, may bring his plain K. Hen. There's his period,
song, To sheath bis knite in us. He is attach'd ; And have an hour of bearing; and, by'r-lady, Call him to present trial : if he may
Held current music too. Find mercy in the law, 'tis his; if none,
Cham. Well said, lord Sands; Let him not seek't of us : By day and night, Your colt's tooth is not cast yet, He's traitor to the height.
(Exeunt. Sands, No, my lord ;
Nor shall not, while I have a stump. SCENE III.- Room in the Palace. Cham, Sir Thomas,
Whither were you a-going ?
Lov. To the cardinal's ;
Your lordship is a guest too. Cham. Is it possible, the spells of France Cham. Ob l 'tis true ; should juggle
This night he makes a supper, and a great one, Men into such strange mysteries ?
To many lords and ladies ; there will be Sands. New custoins,
The beauty of this kingdom, I'll assure you. Though they be never so ridiculous,
Lov. That ohurcbman bears a bounteous mind Nay, let them be unmanly, yet are follow'd.
indeed, cham. As far as I see, all the good our A hand as fruitful as the land that feeds us : English
His dews fall every where. Have got by the late voyage, is but merely Cham. No doubt, be's noble ; A fit or two o'the fuce; but they are shrewd He had a black mouth that said other of him. ones;
Sands. He may, my lord, he has wherewithal ; For when they hold them, you would swear
in bim, directly,
Sparing would show a worse sin than ill docTheir very noses had been counsellors
trine : To Pepin, or Clotharius, they keep state so. Men of his way should be most liberal, Sands. They have all new ligs, and lame They are set here for examples. ones; one would take it,
Cham. True, they are so ; That never saw them pace before, the spavin, But sew now give so great ones. My barge A springhalt + reign'd among tbem.
stays ; + Cham. Death I my lord,
Your lordship shall along :--Come, good Sir Their clothes are after such a pagan cut too,
Thomas, That, sure, they have worn out Christendom. We shall be late else, which I would not be. How now?
For I was spoke to, with Sir Henry Guildford, What news, Sir Thomas Lovell?
Tbis night io be comptrollers.
Sands. I am your lordship’s. (Ereunt. Enter Sir Thomas Lovell. Lov. 'Faith, my lord,
SCENE IV.-The Presence-Chamber in York. I hear of none but the uew proclamation
Hautboys. A small table under a state for Lov. The reformation of our travell'd gal- the CARDINAL, a longer table for the guests. lants,
Enter at one door ANNE BULLEN, und di. That fill the court with quarrels, talk, and
vers Lords, Ladies, and Gentlewomen, as tailors.
guests ; at another door, enter Sir HENRY Cham. I am glad, 'tis there ; now I would
GUILDFORD. pray our mousieurs
Guild. Ladies, a general welcome from his To think an English courtier may be wise,
grace And never see the Louvre. I
Salutes ye all : This night he dedicates Lov. They must either
To fair content and you : none here, he hopes, (For so run the conditions, leave these rem- in all this noble bevý, i has brought with her nants
One care abroad; he would bave all as merry of fool and feather, that they got in France, As first-good, company, good wine, good wel. With all their bonourable points of ignorance, Pertaining thereunto, (as fights, and fireworks ; Can make good people.---O my lord, you are Abusing better men than they can be,
tardy i Out of a foreign wisdom,) renouncing clean The faith they have in tennis, and tall stock. Enter Lord CHAMBERLAIN, Lord SANDS, and ings,
Sir THOMAS LOVELL. Short blister'd breeches, and those types of the very thought of this fair company travel,
Clapp'd wings to me. And understand again like honest men ;
Cham. You are young, Sir Harry Guildford. Or pack to their old playfellows : there I take it,
• With authority.
+ The speaker is at Bridewell, and the Cardinal's • Grimace.
+ Disease incident to horses. house was at Whiteball. * A palace at Paris.