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◈ History of Henry VIII (헨리 8세) ◈

◇ Act I ◇

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 1. Prologue
 2. Act I, Scene 1
 3. Act I, Scene 2
 4. Act I, Scene 3
 5. Act I, Scene 4

1. Prologue

 
0 Chorus.
1       I come no more to make you laugh: things now,
2       That bear a weighty and a serious brow,
3       Sad, high, and working, full of state and woe,
4       Such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow,
5       We now present. Those that can pity, here
6       May, if they think it well, let fall a tear;
7       The subject will deserve it. Such as give
8       Their money out of hope they may believe,
9       May here find truth too. Those that come to see
10       Only a show or two, and so agree
11       The play may pass, if they be still and willing,
12       I'll undertake may see away their shilling
13       Richly in two short hours. Only they
14       That come to hear a merry bawdy play,
15       A noise of targets, or to see a fellow
16       In a long motley coat guarded with yellow,
17       Will be deceived; for, gentle hearers, know,
18       To rank our chosen truth with such a show
19       As fool and fight is, beside forfeiting
20       Our own brains, and the opinion that we bring,
21       To make that only true we now intend,
22       Will leave us never an understanding friend.
23       Therefore, for goodness' sake, and as you are known
24       The first and happiest hearers of the town,
25       Be sad, as we would make ye: think ye see
26       The very persons of our noble story
27       As they were living; think you see them great,
28       And follow'd with the general throng and sweat
29       Of thousand friends; then in a moment, see
30       How soon this mightiness meets misery:
31       And, if you can be merry then, I'll say
32       A man may weep upon his wedding-day.
 

2. Act I, Scene 1

0 London. An ante-chamber in the palace.
 
1 [Enter NORFOLK at one door; at the other, BUCKINGHAM] [p]and ABERGAVENNY]
 
2 Duke of Buckingham.
3       Good morrow, and well met. How have ye done
4       Since last we saw in France?
5 Duke of Norfolk.
6       I thank your grace,
7       Healthful; and ever since a fresh admirer
8       Of what I saw there.
9 Duke of Buckingham.
10       An untimely ague
11       Stay'd me a prisoner in my chamber when
12       Those suns of glory, those two lights of men,
13       Met in the vale of Andren.
14 Duke of Norfolk.
15       'Twixt Guynes and Arde:
16       I was then present, saw them salute on horseback;
17       Beheld them, when they lighted, how they clung
18       In their embracement, as they grew together;
19       Which had they, what four throned ones could have weigh'd
20       Such a compounded one?
21 Duke of Buckingham.
22       All the whole time
23       I was my chamber's prisoner.
24 Duke of Norfolk.
25       Then you lost
26       The view of earthly glory: men might say,
27       Till this time pomp was single, but now married
28       To one above itself. Each following day
29       Became the next day's master, till the last
30       Made former wonders its. To-day the French,
31       All clinquant, all in gold, like heathen gods,
32       Shone down the English; and, to-morrow, they
33       Made Britain India: every man that stood
34       Show'd like a mine. Their dwarfish pages were
35       As cherubins, all guilt: the madams too,
36       Not used to toil, did almost sweat to bear
37       The pride upon them, that their very labour
38       Was to them as a painting: now this masque
39       Was cried incomparable; and the ensuing night
40       Made it a fool and beggar. The two kings,
41       Equal in lustre, were now best, now worst,
42       As presence did present them; him in eye,
43       Still him in praise: and, being present both
44       'Twas said they saw but one; and no discerner
45       Durst wag his tongue in censure. When these suns
46       For so they phrase 'emby their heralds challenged
47       The noble spirits to arms, they did perform
48       Beyond thought's compass; that former fabulous story,
49       Being now seen possible enough, got credit,
50       That Bevis was believed.
51 Duke of Buckingham.
52       O, you go far.
53 Duke of Norfolk.
54       As I belong to worship and affect
55       In honour honesty, the tract of every thing
56       Would by a good discourser lose some life,
57       Which action's self was tongue to. All was royal;
58       To the disposing of it nought rebell'd.
59       Order gave each thing view; the office did
60       Distinctly his full function.
61 Duke of Buckingham.
62       Who did guide,
63       I mean, who set the body and the limbs
64       Of this great sport together, as you guess?
65 Duke of Norfolk.
66       One, certes, that promises no element
67       In such a business.
68 Duke of Buckingham.
69       I pray you, who, my lord?
70 Duke of Norfolk.
71       All this was order'd by the good discretion
72       Of the right reverend Cardinal of York.
73 Duke of Buckingham.
74       The devil speed him! no man's pie is freed
75       From his ambitious finger. What had he
76       To do in these fierce vanities? I wonder
77       That such a keech can with his very bulk
78       Take up the rays o' the beneficial sun
79       And keep it from the earth.
80 Duke of Norfolk.
81       Surely, sir,
82       There's in him stuff that puts him to these ends;
83       For, being not propp'd by ancestry, whose grace
84       Chalks successors their way, nor call'd upon
85       For high feats done to the crown; neither allied
86       For eminent assistants; but, spider-like,
87       Out of his self-drawing web, he gives us note,
88       The force of his own merit makes his way
89       A gift that heaven gives for him, which buys
90       A place next to the king.
91 Lord Abergavenny.
92       I cannot tell
93       What heaven hath given him,—let some graver eye
94       Pierce into that; but I can see his pride
95       Peep through each part of him: whence has he that,
96       If not from hell? the devil is a niggard,
97       Or has given all before, and he begins
98       A new hell in himself.
99 Duke of Buckingham.
100       Why the devil,
101       Upon this French going out, took he upon him,
102       Without the privity o' the king, to appoint
103       Who should attend on him? He makes up the file
104       Of all the gentry; for the most part such
105       To whom as great a charge as little honour
106       He meant to lay upon: and his own letter,
107       The honourable board of council out,
108       Must fetch him in the papers.
109 Lord Abergavenny.
110       I do know
111       Kinsmen of mine, three at the least, that have
112       By this so sickened their estates, that never
113       They shall abound as formerly.
114 Duke of Buckingham.
115       O, many
116       Have broke their backs with laying manors on 'em
117       For this great journey. What did this vanity
118       But minister communication of
119       A most poor issue?
120 Duke of Norfolk.
121       Grievingly I think,
122       The peace between the French and us not values
123       The cost that did conclude it.
124 Duke of Buckingham.
125       Every man,
126       After the hideous storm that follow'd, was
127       A thing inspired; and, not consulting, broke
128       Into a general prophecy; That this tempest,
129       Dashing the garment of this peace, aboded
130       The sudden breach on't.
131 Duke of Norfolk.
132       Which is budded out;
133       For France hath flaw'd the league, and hath attach'd
134       Our merchants' goods at Bourdeaux.
135 Lord Abergavenny.
136       Is it therefore
137       The ambassador is silenced?
138 Duke of Norfolk.
139       Marry, is't.
140 Lord Abergavenny.
141       A proper title of a peace; and purchased
142       At a superfluous rate!
143 Duke of Buckingham.
144       Why, all this business
145       Our reverend cardinal carried.
146 Duke of Norfolk.
147       Like it your grace,
148       The state takes notice of the private difference
149       Betwixt you and the cardinal. I advise you
150       And take it from a heart that wishes towards you
151       Honour and plenteous safetythat you read
152       The cardinal's malice and his potency
153       Together; to consider further that
154       What his high hatred would effect wants not
155       A minister in his power. You know his nature,
156       That he's revengeful, and I know his sword
157       Hath a sharp edge: it's long and, 't may be said,
158       It reaches far, and where 'twill not extend,
159       Thither he darts it. Bosom up my counsel,
160       You'll find it wholesome. Lo, where comes that rock
161       That I advise your shunning.
162       [Enter CARDINAL WOLSEY, the purse borne before him,]
163       certain of the Guard, and two Secretaries with
164       papers. CARDINAL WOLSEY in his passage fixeth his
165       eye on BUCKINGHAM, and BUCKINGHAM on him, both full
166       of disdain]
167 Cardinal Wolsey.
168       The Duke of Buckingham's surveyor, ha?
169       Where's his examination?
170 First Secretary.
171       Here, so please you.
172 Cardinal Wolsey.
173       Is he in person ready?
174 First Secretary.
175       Ay, please your grace.
176 Cardinal Wolsey.
177       Well, we shall then know more; and Buckingham
178       Shall lessen this big look.
 
179 [Exeunt CARDINAL WOLSEY and his Train]
 
180 Duke of Buckingham.
181       This butcher's cur is venom-mouth'd, and I
182       Have not the power to muzzle him; therefore best
183       Not wake him in his slumber. A beggar's book
184       Outworths a noble's blood.
185 Duke of Norfolk.
186       What, are you chafed?
187       Ask God for temperance; that's the appliance only
188       Which your disease requires.
189 Duke of Buckingham.
190       I read in's looks
191       Matter against me; and his eye reviled
192       Me, as his abject object: at this instant
193       He bores me with some trick: he's gone to the king;
194       I'll follow and outstare him.
195 Duke of Norfolk.
196       Stay, my lord,
197       And let your reason with your choler question
198       What 'tis you go about: to climb steep hills
199       Requires slow pace at first: anger is like
200       A full-hot horse, who being allow'd his way,
201       Self-mettle tires him. Not a man in England
202       Can advise me like you: be to yourself
203       As you would to your friend.
204 Duke of Buckingham.
205       I'll to the king;
206       And from a mouth of honour quite cry down
207       This Ipswich fellow's insolence; or proclaim
208       There's difference in no persons.
209 Duke of Norfolk.
210       Be advised;
211       Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot
212       That it do singe yourself: we may outrun,
213       By violent swiftness, that which we run at,
214       And lose by over-running. Know you not,
215       The fire that mounts the liquor til run o'er,
216       In seeming to augment it wastes it? Be advised:
217       I say again, there is no English soul
218       More stronger to direct you than yourself,
219       If with the sap of reason you would quench,
220       Or but allay, the fire of passion.
221 Duke of Buckingham.
222       Sir,
223       I am thankful to you; and I'll go along
224       By your prescription: but this top-proud fellow,
225       Whom from the flow of gall I name not but
226       From sincere motions, by intelligence,
227       And proofs as clear as founts in July when
228       We see each grain of gravel, I do know
229       To be corrupt and treasonous.
230 Duke of Norfolk.
231       Say not 'treasonous.'
232 Duke of Buckingham.
233       To the king I'll say't; and make my vouch as strong
234       As shore of rock. Attend. This holy fox,
235       Or wolf, or both,—for he is equal ravenous
236       As he is subtle, and as prone to mischief
237       As able to perform't; his mind and place
238       Infecting one another, yea, reciprocally
239       Only to show his pomp as well in France
240       As here at home, suggests the king our master
241       To this last costly treaty, the interview,
242       That swallow'd so much treasure, and like a glass
243       Did break i' the rinsing.
244 Duke of Norfolk.
245       Faith, and so it did.
246 Duke of Buckingham.
247       Pray, give me favour, sir. This cunning cardinal
248       The articles o' the combination drew
249       As himself pleased; and they were ratified
250       As he cried 'Thus let be': to as much end
251       As give a crutch to the dead: but our count-cardinal
252       Has done this, and 'tis well; for worthy Wolsey,
253       Who cannot err, he did it. Now this follows,—
254       Which, as I take it, is a kind of puppy
255       To the old dam, treason,—Charles the emperor,
256       Under pretence to see the queen his aunt
257       For 'twas indeed his colour, but he came
258       To whisper Wolsey,—here makes visitation:
259       His fears were, that the interview betwixt
260       England and France might, through their amity,
261       Breed him some prejudice; for from this league
262       Peep'd harms that menaced him: he privily
263       Deals with our cardinal; and, as I trow,—
264       Which I do well; for I am sure the emperor
265       Paid ere he promised; whereby his suit was granted
266       Ere it was ask'd; but when the way was made,
267       And paved with gold, the emperor thus desired,
268       That he would please to alter the king's course,
269       And break the foresaid peace. Let the king know,
270       As soon he shall by me, that thus the cardinal
271       Does buy and sell his honour as he pleases,
272       And for his own advantage.
273 Duke of Norfolk.
274       I am sorry
275       To hear this of him; and could wish he were
276       Something mistaken in't.
277 Duke of Buckingham.
278       No, not a syllable:
279       I do pronounce him in that very shape
280       He shall appear in proof.
281       [Enter BRANDON, a Sergeant-at-arms before him, and]
282       two or three of the Guard]
283 Brandon.
284       Your office, sergeant; execute it.
285 Sergeant.
286       Sir,
287       My lord the Duke of Buckingham, and Earl
288       Of Hereford, Stafford, and Northampton, I
289       Arrest thee of high treason, in the name
290       Of our most sovereign king.
291 Duke of Buckingham.
292       Lo, you, my lord,
293       The net has fall'n upon me! I shall perish
294       Under device and practise.
295 Brandon.
296       I am sorry
297       To see you ta'en from liberty, to look on
298       The business present: 'tis his highness' pleasure
299       You shall to the Tower.
300 Duke of Buckingham.
301       It will help me nothing
302       To plead mine innocence; for that dye is on me
303       Which makes my whitest part black. The will of heaven
304       Be done in this and all things! I obey.
305       O my Lord Abergavenny, fare you well!
306 Brandon.
307       Nay, he must bear you company. The king
308       [To ABERGAVENNY]
309       Is pleased you shall to the Tower, till you know
310       How he determines further.
311 Lord Abergavenny.
312       As the duke said,
313       The will of heaven be done, and the king's pleasure
314       By me obey'd!
315 Brandon.
316       Here is a warrant from
317       The king to attach Lord Montacute; and the bodies
318       Of the duke's confessor, John de la Car,
319       One Gilbert Peck, his chancellor
320 Duke of Buckingham.
321       So, so;
322       These are the limbs o' the plot: no more, I hope.
323 Brandon.
324       A monk o' the Chartreux.
325 Duke of Buckingham.
326       O, Nicholas Hopkins?
327 Brandon.
328       He.
329 Duke of Buckingham.
330       My surveyor is false; the o'er-great cardinal
331       Hath show'd him gold; my life is spann'd already:
332       I am the shadow of poor Buckingham,
333       Whose figure even this instant cloud puts on,
334       By darkening my clear sun. My lord, farewell.
 
335 [Exeunt]
 

3. Act I, Scene 2

0 The same. The council-chamber.
 
1 [Cornets. Enter KING HENRY VIII, leaning on] [p]CARDINAL WOLSEY's shoulder, the Nobles, and LOVELL; [p]CARDINAL WOLSEY places himself under KING HENRY [p]VIII's feet on his right side]
 
2 Henry VIII.
3       My life itself, and the best heart of it,
4       Thanks you for this great care: I stood i' the level
5       Of a full-charged confederacy, and give thanks
6       To you that choked it. Let be call'd before us
7       That gentleman of Buckingham's; in person
8       I'll hear him his confessions justify;
9       And point by point the treasons of his master
10       He shall again relate.
11       [A noise within, crying 'Room for the Queen!' Enter]
12       QUEEN KATHARINE, ushered by NORFOLK, and SUFFOLK:
13       she kneels. KING HENRY VIII riseth from his state,
14       takes her up, kisses and placeth her by him]
15 Queen Katharine.
16       Nay, we must longer kneel: I am a suitor.
17 Henry VIII.
18       Arise, and take place by us: half your suit
19       Never name to us; you have half our power:
20       The other moiety, ere you ask, is given;
21       Repeat your will and take it.
22 Queen Katharine.
23       Thank your majesty.
24       That you would love yourself, and in that love
25       Not unconsider'd leave your honour, nor
26       The dignity of your office, is the point
27       Of my petition.
28 Henry VIII.
29       Lady mine, proceed.
30 Queen Katharine.
31       I am solicited, not by a few,
32       And those of true condition, that your subjects
33       Are in great grievance: there have been commissions
34       Sent down among 'em, which hath flaw'd the heart
35       Of all their loyalties: wherein, although,
36       My good lord cardinal, they vent reproaches
37       Most bitterly on you, as putter on
38       Of these exactions, yet the king our master
39       Whose honour heaven shield from soil!—even he
40       escapes not
41       Language unmannerly, yea, such which breaks
42       The sides of loyalty, and almost appears
43       In loud rebellion.
44 Duke of Norfolk.
45       Not almost appears,
46       It doth appear; for, upon these taxations,
47       The clothiers all, not able to maintain
48       The many to them longing, have put off
49       The spinsters, carders, fullers, weavers, who,
50       Unfit for other life, compell'd by hunger
51       And lack of other means, in desperate manner
52       Daring the event to the teeth, are all in uproar,
53       And danger serves among then!
54 Henry VIII.
55       Taxation!
56       Wherein? and what taxation? My lord cardinal,
57       You that are blamed for it alike with us,
58       Know you of this taxation?
59 Cardinal Wolsey.
60       Please you, sir,
61       I know but of a single part, in aught
62       Pertains to the state; and front but in that file
63       Where others tell steps with me.
64 Queen Katharine.
65       No, my lord,
66       You know no more than others; but you frame
67       Things that are known alike; which are not wholesome
68       To those which would not know them, and yet must
69       Perforce be their acquaintance. These exactions,
70       Whereof my sovereign would have note, they are
71       Most pestilent to the bearing; and, to bear 'em,
72       The back is sacrifice to the load. They say
73       They are devised by you; or else you suffer
74       Too hard an exclamation.
75 Henry VIII.
76       Still exaction!
77       The nature of it? in what kind, let's know,
78       Is this exaction?
79 Queen Katharine.
80       I am much too venturous
81       In tempting of your patience; but am bolden'd
82       Under your promised pardon. The subjects' grief
83       Comes through commissions, which compel from each
84       The sixth part of his substance, to be levied
85       Without delay; and the pretence for this
86       Is named, your wars in France: this makes bold mouths:
87       Tongues spit their duties out, and cold hearts freeze
88       Allegiance in them; their curses now
89       Live where their prayers did: and it's come to pass,
90       This tractable obedience is a slave
91       To each incensed will. I would your highness
92       Would give it quick consideration, for
93       There is no primer business.
94 Henry VIII.
95       By my life,
96       This is against our pleasure.
97 Cardinal Wolsey.
98       And for me,
99       I have no further gone in this than by
100       A single voice; and that not pass'd me but
101       By learned approbation of the judges. If I am
102       Traduced by ignorant tongues, which neither know
103       My faculties nor person, yet will be
104       The chronicles of my doing, let me say
105       'Tis but the fate of place, and the rough brake
106       That virtue must go through. We must not stint
107       Our necessary actions, in the fear
108       To cope malicious censurers; which ever,
109       As ravenous fishes, do a vessel follow
110       That is new-trimm'd, but benefit no further
111       Than vainly longing. What we oft do best,
112       By sick interpreters, once weak ones, is
113       Not ours, or not allow'd; what worst, as oft,
114       Hitting a grosser quality, is cried up
115       For our best act. If we shall stand still,
116       In fear our motion will be mock'd or carp'd at,
117       We should take root here where we sit, or sit
118       State-statues only.
119 Henry VIII.
120       Things done well,
121       And with a care, exempt themselves from fear;
122       Things done without example, in their issue
123       Are to be fear'd. Have you a precedent
124       Of this commission? I believe, not any.
125       We must not rend our subjects from our laws,
126       And stick them in our will. Sixth part of each?
127       A trembling contribution! Why, we take
128       From every tree lop, bark, and part o' the timber;
129       And, though we leave it with a root, thus hack'd,
130       The air will drink the sap. To every county
131       Where this is question'd send our letters, with
132       Free pardon to each man that has denied
133       The force of this commission: pray, look to't;
134       I put it to your care.
135 Cardinal Wolsey.
136       A word with you.
137       [To the Secretary]
138       Let there be letters writ to every shire,
139       Of the king's grace and pardon. The grieved commons
140       Hardly conceive of me; let it be noised
141       That through our intercession this revokement
142       And pardon comes: I shall anon advise you
143       Further in the proceeding.
 
144 [Exit Secretary]
 
145 [Enter Surveyor]
 
146 Queen Katharine.
147       I am sorry that the Duke of Buckingham
148       Is run in your displeasure.
149 Henry VIII.
150       It grieves many:
151       The gentleman is learn'd, and a most rare speaker;
152       To nature none more bound; his training such,
153       That he may furnish and instruct great teachers,
154       And never seek for aid out of himself. Yet see,
155       When these so noble benefits shall prove
156       Not well disposed, the mind growing once corrupt,
157       They turn to vicious forms, ten times more ugly
158       Than ever they were fair. This man so complete,
159       Who was enroll'd 'mongst wonders, and when we,
160       Almost with ravish'd listening, could not find
161       His hour of speech a minute; he, my lady,
162       Hath into monstrous habits put the graces
163       That once were his, and is become as black
164       As if besmear'd in hell. Sit by us; you shall hear
165       This was his gentleman in trustof him
166       Things to strike honour sad. Bid him recount
167       The fore-recited practises; whereof
168       We cannot feel too little, hear too much.
169 Cardinal Wolsey.
170       Stand forth, and with bold spirit relate what you,
171       Most like a careful subject, have collected
172       Out of the Duke of Buckingham.
173 Henry VIII.
174       Speak freely.
175 Surveyor.
176       First, it was usual with him, every day
177       It would infect his speech, that if the king
178       Should without issue die, he'll carry it so
179       To make the sceptre his: these very words
180       I've heard him utter to his son-in-law,
181       Lord Abergavenny; to whom by oath he menaced
182       Revenge upon the cardinal.
183 Cardinal Wolsey.
184       Please your highness, note
185       This dangerous conception in this point.
186       Not friended by by his wish, to your high person
187       His will is most malignant; and it stretches
188       Beyond you, to your friends.
189 Queen Katharine.
190       My learn'd lord cardinal,
191       Deliver all with charity.
192 Henry VIII.
193       Speak on:
194       How grounded he his title to the crown,
195       Upon our fail? to this point hast thou heard him
196       At any time speak aught?
197 Surveyor.
198       He was brought to this
199       By a vain prophecy of Nicholas Hopkins.
200 Henry VIII.
201       What was that Hopkins?
202 Surveyor.
203       Sir, a Chartreux friar,
204       His confessor, who fed him every minute
205       With words of sovereignty.
206 Henry VIII.
207       How know'st thou this?
208 Surveyor.
209       Not long before your highness sped to France,
210       The duke being at the Rose, within the parish
211       Saint Lawrence Poultney, did of me demand
212       What was the speech among the Londoners
213       Concerning the French journey: I replied,
214       Men fear'd the French would prove perfidious,
215       To the king's danger. Presently the duke
216       Said, 'twas the fear, indeed; and that he doubted
217       'Twould prove the verity of certain words
218       Spoke by a holy monk; 'that oft,' says he,
219       'Hath sent to me, wishing me to permit
220       John de la Car, my chaplain, a choice hour
221       To hear from him a matter of some moment:
222       Whom after under the confession's seal
223       He solemnly had sworn, that what he spoke
224       My chaplain to no creature living, but
225       To me, should utter, with demure confidence
226       This pausingly ensued: neither the king nor's heirs,
227       Tell you the duke, shall prosper: bid him strive
228       To gain the love o' the commonalty: the duke
229       Shall govern England.'
230 Queen Katharine.
231       If I know you well,
232       You were the duke's surveyor, and lost your office
233       On the complaint o' the tenants: take good heed
234       You charge not in your spleen a noble person
235       And spoil your nobler soul: I say, take heed;
236       Yes, heartily beseech you.
237 Henry VIII.
238       Let him on.
239       Go forward.
240 Surveyor.
241       On my soul, I'll speak but truth.
242       I told my lord the duke, by the devil's illusions
243       The monk might be deceived; and that 'twas dangerous for him
244       To ruminate on this so far, until
245       It forged him some design, which, being believed,
246       It was much like to do: he answer'd, 'Tush,
247       It can do me no damage;' adding further,
248       That, had the king in his last sickness fail'd,
249       The cardinal's and Sir Thomas Lovell's heads
250       Should have gone off.
251 Henry VIII.
252       Ha! what, so rank? Ah ha!
253       There's mischief in this man: canst thou say further?
254 Surveyor.
255       I can, my liege.
256 Henry VIII.
257       Proceed.
258 Surveyor.
259       Being at Greenwich,
260       After your highness had reproved the duke
261       About Sir William Blomer,—
262 Henry VIII.
263       I remember
264       Of such a time: being my sworn servant,
265       The duke retain'd him his. But on; what hence?
266 Surveyor.
267       'If,' quoth he, 'I for this had been committed,
268       As, to the Tower, I thought, I would have play'd
269       The part my father meant to act upon
270       The usurper Richard; who, being at Salisbury,
271       Made suit to come in's presence; which if granted,
272       As he made semblance of his duty, would
273       Have put his knife to him.'
274 Henry VIII.
275       A giant traitor!
276 Cardinal Wolsey.
277       Now, madam, may his highness live in freedom,
278       and this man out of prison?
279 Queen Katharine.
280       God mend all!
281 Henry VIII.
282       There's something more would out of thee; what say'st?
283 Surveyor.
284       After 'the duke his father,' with 'the knife,'
285       He stretch'd him, and, with one hand on his dagger,
286       Another spread on's breast, mounting his eyes
287       He did discharge a horrible oath; whose tenor
288       Was,—were he evil used, he would outgo
289       His father by as much as a performance
290       Does an irresolute purpose.
291 Henry VIII.
292       There's his period,
293       To sheathe his knife in us. He is attach'd;
294       Call him to present trial: if he may
295       Find mercy in the law, 'tis his: if none,
296       Let him not seek 't of us: by day and night,
297       He's traitor to the height.
 
298 [Exeunt]
 

4. Act I, Scene 3

0 An ante-chamber in the palace.
 
1 [Enter Chamberlain and SANDS]
 
2 Lord Chamberlain.
3       Is't possible the spells of France should juggle
4       Men into such strange mysteries?
5 Lord Sands.
6       New customs,
7       Though they be never so ridiculous,
8       Nay, let 'em be unmanly, yet are follow'd.
9 Lord Chamberlain.
10       As far as I see, all the good our English
11       Have got by the late voyage is but merely
12       A fit or two o' the face; but they are shrewd ones;
13       For when they hold 'em, you would swear directly
14       Their very noses had been counsellors
15       To Pepin or Clotharius, they keep state so.
16 Lord Sands.
17       They have all new legs, and lame ones: one would take it,
18       That never saw 'em pace before, the spavin
19       Or springhalt reign'd among 'em.
20 Lord Chamberlain.
21       Death! my lord,
22       Their clothes are after such a pagan cut too,
23       That, sure, they've worn out Christendom.
24       [Enter LOVELL]
25       How now!
26       What news, Sir Thomas Lovell?
27 Sir Thomas Lovell.
28       Faith, my lord,
29       I hear of none, but the new proclamation
30       That's clapp'd upon the court-gate.
31 Lord Chamberlain.
32       What is't for?
33 Sir Thomas Lovell.
34       The reformation of our travell'd gallants,
35       That fill the court with quarrels, talk, and tailors.
36 Lord Chamberlain.
37       I'm glad 'tis there: now I would pray our monsieurs
38       To think an English courtier may be wise,
39       And never see the Louvre.
40 Sir Thomas Lovell.
41       They must either,
42       For so run the conditions, leave those remnants
43       Of fool and feather that they got in France,
44       With all their honourable point of ignorance
45       Pertaining thereunto, as fights and fireworks,
46       Abusing better men than they can be,
47       Out of a foreign wisdom, renouncing clean
48       The faith they have in tennis, and tall stockings,
49       Short blister'd breeches, and those types of travel,
50       And understand again like honest men;
51       Or pack to their old playfellows: there, I take it,
52       They may, 'cum privilegio,' wear away
53       The lag end of their lewdness and be laugh'd at.
54 Lord Sands.
55       'Tis time to give 'em physic, their diseases
56       Are grown so catching.
57 Lord Chamberlain.
58       What a loss our ladies
59       Will have of these trim vanities!
60 Sir Thomas Lovell.
61       Ay, marry,
62       There will be woe indeed, lords: the sly whoresons
63       Have got a speeding trick to lay down ladies;
64       A French song and a fiddle has no fellow.
65 Lord Sands.
66       The devil fiddle 'em! I am glad they are going,
67       For, sure, there's no converting of 'em: now
68       An honest country lord, as I am, beaten
69       A long time out of play, may bring his plainsong
70       And have an hour of hearing; and, by'r lady,
71       Held current music too.
72 Lord Chamberlain.
73       Well said, Lord Sands;
74       Your colt's tooth is not cast yet.
75 Lord Sands.
76       No, my lord;
77       Nor shall not, while I have a stump.
78 Lord Chamberlain.
79       Sir Thomas,
80       Whither were you a-going?
81 Sir Thomas Lovell.
82       To the cardinal's:
83       Your lordship is a guest too.
84 Lord Chamberlain.
85       O, 'tis true:
86       This night he makes a supper, and a great one,
87       To many lords and ladies; there will be
88       The beauty of this kingdom, I'll assure you.
89 Sir Thomas Lovell.
90       That churchman bears a bounteous mind indeed,
91       A hand as fruitful as the land that feeds us;
92       His dews fall every where.
93 Lord Chamberlain.
94       No doubt he's noble;
95       He had a black mouth that said other of him.
96 Lord Sands.
97       He may, my lord; has wherewithal: in him
98       Sparing would show a worse sin than ill doctrine:
99       Men of his way should be most liberal;
100       They are set here for examples.
101 Lord Chamberlain.
102       True, they are so:
103       But few now give so great ones. My barge stays;
104       Your lordship shall along. Come, good Sir Thomas,
105       We shall be late else; which I would not be,
106       For I was spoke to, with Sir Henry Guildford
107       This night to be comptrollers.
108 Lord Sands.
109       I am your lordship's.
 
110 [Exeunt]
 

5. Act I, Scene 4

0 A Hall in York Place.
 
1 [Hautboys. A small table under a state for CARDINAL] [p]WOLSEY, a longer table for the guests. Then enter [p]ANNE and divers other Ladies and Gentlemen as [p]guests, at one door; at another door, enter GUILDFORD]
 
2 Sir Henry Guildford.
3       Ladies, a general welcome from his grace
4       Salutes ye all; this night he dedicates
5       To fair content and you: none here, he hopes,
6       In all this noble bevy, has brought with her
7       One care abroad; he would have all as merry
8       As, first, good company, good wine, good welcome,
9       Can make good people. O, my lord, you're tardy:
10       [Enter Chamberlain, SANDS, and LOVELL]
11       The very thought of this fair company
12       Clapp'd wings to me.
13 Lord Chamberlain.
14       You are young, Sir Harry Guildford.
15 Lord Sands.
16       Sir Thomas Lovell, had the cardinal
17       But half my lay thoughts in him, some of these
18       Should find a running banquet ere they rested,
19       I think would better please 'em: by my life,
20       They are a sweet society of fair ones.
21 Sir Thomas Lovell.
22       O, that your lordship were but now confessor
23       To one or two of these!
24 Lord Sands.
25       I would I were;
26       They should find easy penance.
27 Sir Thomas Lovell.
28       Faith, how easy?
29 Lord Sands.
30       As easy as a down-bed would afford it.
31 Lord Chamberlain.
32       Sweet ladies, will it please you sit? Sir Harry,
33       Place you that side; I'll take the charge of this:
34       His grace is entering. Nay, you must not freeze;
35       Two women placed together makes cold weather:
36       My Lord Sands, you are one will keep 'em waking;
37       Pray, sit between these ladies.
38 Lord Sands.
39       By my faith,
40       And thank your lordship. By your leave, sweet ladies:
41       If I chance to talk a little wild, forgive me;
42       I had it from my father.
43 Anne Bullen.
44       Was he mad, sir?
45 Lord Sands.
46       O, very mad, exceeding mad, in love too:
47       But he would bite none; just as I do now,
48       He would kiss you twenty with a breath.
 
49 [Kisses her]
 
50 Lord Chamberlain.
51       Well said, my lord.
52       So, now you're fairly seated. Gentlemen,
53       The penance lies on you, if these fair ladies
54       Pass away frowning.
55 Lord Sands.
56       For my little cure,
57       Let me alone.
 
58 [Hautboys. Enter CARDINAL WOLSEY, and takes his state]
 
59 Cardinal Wolsey.
60       You're welcome, my fair guests: that noble lady,
61       Or gentleman, that is not freely merry,
62       Is not my friend: this, to confirm my welcome;
63       And to you all, good health.
 
64 [Drinks]
 
65 Lord Sands.
66       Your grace is noble:
67       Let me have such a bowl may hold my thanks,
68       And save me so much talking.
69 Cardinal Wolsey.
70       My Lord Sands,
71       I am beholding to you: cheer your neighbours.
72       Ladies, you are not merry: gentlemen,
73       Whose fault is this?
74 Lord Sands.
75       The red wine first must rise
76       In their fair cheeks, my lord; then we shall have 'em
77       Talk us to silence.
78 Anne Bullen.
79       You are a merry gamester,
80       My Lord Sands.
81 Lord Sands.
82       Yes, if I make my play.
83       Here's to your ladyship: and pledge it, madam,
84       For 'tis to such a thing,—
85 Anne Bullen.
86       You cannot show me.
87 Lord Sands.
88       I told your grace they would talk anon.
 
89 [Drum and trumpet, chambers discharged]
 
90 Cardinal Wolsey.
91       What's that?
92 Lord Chamberlain.
93       Look out there, some of ye.
 
94 [Exit Servant]
 
95 Cardinal Wolsey.
96       What warlike voice,
97       And to what end is this? Nay, ladies, fear not;
98       By all the laws of war you're privileged.
 
99 [Re-enter Servant]
 
100 Lord Chamberlain.
101       How now! what is't?
102       Servant. A noble troop of strangers;
103       For so they seem: they've left their barge and landed;
104       And hither make, as great ambassadors
105       From foreign princes.
106 Cardinal Wolsey.
107       Good lord chamberlain,
108       Go, give 'em welcome; you can speak the French tongue;
109       And, pray, receive 'em nobly, and conduct 'em
110       Into our presence, where this heaven of beauty
111       Shall shine at full upon them. Some attend him.
112       [Exit Chamberlain, attended. All rise, and tables removed]
113       You have now a broken banquet; but we'll mend it.
114       A good digestion to you all: and once more
115       I shower a welcome on ye; welcome all.
116       [Hautboys. Enter KING HENRY VIII and others, as]
117       masquers, habited like shepherds, ushered by the
118       Chamberlain. They pass directly before CARDINAL
119       WOLSEY, and gracefully salute him]
120       A noble company! what are their pleasures?
121 Lord Chamberlain.
122       Because they speak no English, thus they pray'd
123       To tell your grace, that, having heard by fame
124       Of this so noble and so fair assembly
125       This night to meet here, they could do no less
126       Out of the great respect they bear to beauty,
127       But leave their flocks; and, under your fair conduct,
128       Crave leave to view these ladies and entreat
129       An hour of revels with 'em.
130 Cardinal Wolsey.
131       Say, lord chamberlain,
132       They have done my poor house grace; for which I pay 'em
133       A thousand thanks, and pray 'em take their pleasures.
134       [They choose Ladies for the dance. KING HENRY VIII]
135       chooses ANNE]
136 Henry VIII.
137       The fairest hand I ever touch'd! O beauty,
138       Till now I never knew thee!
 
139 [Music. Dance]
 
140 Cardinal Wolsey.
141       My lord!
142 Lord Chamberlain.
143       Your grace?
144 Cardinal Wolsey.
145       Pray, tell 'em thus much from me:
146       There should be one amongst 'em, by his person,
147       More worthy this place than myself; to whom,
148       If I but knew him, with my love and duty
149       I would surrender it.
150 Lord Chamberlain.
151       I will, my lord.
 
152 [Whispers the Masquers]
 
153 Cardinal Wolsey.
154       What say they?
155 Lord Chamberlain.
156       Such a one, they all confess,
157       There is indeed; which they would have your grace
158       Find out, and he will take it.
159 Cardinal Wolsey.
160       Let me see, then.
161       By all your good leaves, gentlemen; here I'll make
162       My royal choice.
163 Henry VIII.
164       Ye have found him, cardinal:
165       [Unmasking]
166       You hold a fair assembly; you do well, lord:
167       You are a churchman, or, I'll tell you, cardinal,
168       I should judge now unhappily.
169 Cardinal Wolsey.
170       I am glad
171       Your grace is grown so pleasant.
172 Henry VIII.
173       My lord chamberlain,
174       Prithee, come hither: what fair lady's that?
175 Lord Chamberlain.
176       An't please your grace, Sir Thomas Bullen's daughter
177       The Viscount Rochford,—one of her highness' women.
178 Henry VIII.
179       By heaven, she is a dainty one. Sweetheart,