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As they were living ; think, you see them great,
KING HENRY VIII.
SCENE 1.-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.
morrow, and well met. How have you
done, Since last we saw in France ? Nor.
I thank your grace:
An untimely ague
'Twixt Guynes and Arde : I was then present, saw them salute on horseback; Beheld them, when they lighted, how they clung In their embracement, as they grew together; Which had they, what four thron'd ones could have
All the whole time
Then you lost
(1) Henry VIII. and Francis I. king of France.
The view of earthly glory : Men might say,
wag his tongue in censure.2 When these suns (For so they phrase them,) by their heralds chal
leng'd The noble spirits to arms, they did perform Beyond thought's compass; that former fabulous
O, you go far.
Who did guide, (1) Glittering, shining. (2) In opinion, which was most noble. (3) Sir Bevis, an old romance.
I mean, who set the body and the limbs
Nor. One, certes, that promises no element2
I pray you, who, my lord? Nor. All this was order'd by the good discretion Of the right reverend cardinal of York.
Buck. The devil speed him! no man's pie is freed From his ambitious finger. What had he To do in these fierce3 vanities? I wonder, That such a keech4 can with his very bulk Take up the rays o’the beneficial sun, And keep it from the earth. Nor.
Surely, sir, There's in him stuff that puts him to these ends :For, being not propp'd by ancestry (whose grace Chalks successors their way,) nor call'd upon For high feats done to the crown; neither allied To eminent assistants, but, spider-like, Out of his self-drawing web, he gives us note, The force of his own merit makes his way; A gift that heaven gives for him, which buys A place next to the king. Aber.
I cannot tell
Why the devil,
(1) Certainly. (2) Practice.
He meant to lay upon: and his own letter,
I do know
Grievingly I think,
Which is budded out;
Is it therefore The ambassador is silenc'd ? Nor.
Why, all this business
'Like it your grace, The state takes notice of the private difference Betwixt you and the cardinal. I advise you, (And take it from a heart that wishes towards
you Honour and plenteous safety,) that you
read (1) Sets down in his letter without consulting the council.