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(Tell you the duke) shall prosper : bid him strive He did discharge a horrible oath ; whose tenour To gain" the love of the commonalty; the duke Was, were he evil us’d, he would outgo Shall govern England.
His father by as much as a performance Q. KΑΤΗ.
If I know you well, Does an irresolute purpose. You were the duke's surveyor, and lost office K. HEN.
There's his period,
Call him to present trial : if he may
Let him not seek’t of us: by day and night,
[E'xeunt. Go forward.
Surv. On my soul, I'll speak but truth. I told my lord the duke, by the devil's illusions The monk might be deceiv'd; and that 't was SCENE III.-The same. A Room in the Palace.
dangerous For him * to ruminate on this so far, until
Enter the Lord Chamberlain and LORD SANDS. It forg’d him some design, which, being believ'd, It was much like to do: he answer’d, Tush !
Cuam. Is't possible, the spells of France should It can do me no damage : adding further,
juggle That, had the king in his last sickness fail'd, Men into such strange mysteries? The cardinal's and sir Thomas Loveil's heads
New customs, Should have gone off.
Though they be never so ridiculous, K. IIEN. IIa! what, so rank ? Ah-ha! Nay, let'em be unmanly, yet are follow'd. There's mischief in this man :—canst thou say CHAM. As far as I see, all the good our English further?
Hlave got by the late voyage, is but merely Surv. I can, my liege.
A fit or two o’the face ;ų but they are shrewd ones; K. IIEN. Proceed.
For when they hold 'em, you would swear directly, SURV.
Being at Greenwich,
Their very noses had been counsellors
Sands. They have all new legs, and lame ones ;
one would take it, Of such a time :--being my sworn servant, That never saw 'em pace before, the spavin, The duke retain’d him his.—But on ; what hence ?
Or* springhalt, reign’d among 'em. Surv. If, quoth he, I for this had been com- CHAM.
Death! my lord, mitted,
Their clothes are after such a pagan cut too,t
Enter Sir THOMAS LOVELL.
How now! K. IIEN.
A giant traitor ! What news, sir Thomas Lovell ? Wol. Now, madam, may his highness live in Lov.
Faith, my lord, freedom,
I hear of none, but the new proclamation And this man out of prison ?
That's clapp'd upon the court-gate.
God mend all !
What is 't for? K. Hen. There's something more would out of Lov. The reformation of our travell'd gallants, thee; what sav'st?
That fill the court with quarrels, talk, and tailors. Surv. After—the duke his father,—with the Cham. I'm glad 't is there : now I would pray kuite,
our monsieurs He stretch'd him, and, with one hand on his To think an English courtier may
be wise, dagger,
Aud never see the Louvre. Another spread on's breast, mounting his eyes,
They must either
(*) Old text, this.
(*) Old text, A.
(t) Old text, too't.
a To gain--] The word gain was first supplied by the folio of 1685.
As, to the Tower, I thought,-) That is, “ To the Tower, as I thought." Similar inversions continually occur in old authors.
c He's traitor to the height!) Mr. Collier's annotator proposes to read,
“He is a daring traitor to the height." d A fit or two o'the face ;) A grimace or two.
(For so run the conditions) leave those remnants Your lordship shall along.-Come, good sir
, Of fool and feather, that they got in France,
Thomas, With all their honourable points of ignorance We shall be late else ; which I would not be, Pertaining thereunto, as fights and fireworks; For I was spoke to, with sir Henry Guilford, Abusing better men than they can be,
This night to be comptrollers. Out of a foreign wisdom; renouncing clean
I am your lordship's. The faith they have in tennis, and tall stockings,
[Exeunt. Short blister'd breeches, and those types of travel, And understand again like honest men ; Or pack to their old playfellows: there, I take it,
SCENE IV.-The same. The Presence Chamber They may, cum privilegio, wear away
in York-Place. The lag end of their lewdness, and be laugh'd at. SANDS. 'Tis time to give 'em physic, their
Hautboys. A small table under a state for the diseases
CARDINAL, a longer table for the guests. Enter, Are grown so catching.
on one side, Anne BULLEN, and divers Lords, CHAM. What a loss our ladies
Ladies, and Gentlewomen, as guests ; on the Will have of these trim vanities !
other, enter. Sir HENRY GUILFORD. Lov.
Ay, marry, There will be woe indeed, lords: the sly whoresons
GUIL. Ladies, a general welcome from his grace Have got a speeding trick to lay down ladies ;
Salutes ye all: this night he dedicates A French song and a fiddle has no fellow.
To fair content and you : none here, he hopes, Sands. The devil fiddle 'em ! I am glad they
In all this noble bevy, has brought with her are going,
One care abroad ; he would have all as merry (For, sure, there's no converting of 'em ;) now
As, first“ good company, good wine, good welcome, An honest country lord, as I am, beaten
Can make good people.A long time out of play, may bring his plain
song, And have an hour of hearing; and, by’r-lady, Enter the Lord Chamberlain, LORD SANDS, and Held current music too.
Sir THOMAS LOVELL. CHAM.
Well said, lord Sands; Your colt's tooth is not cast yet.
O, my lord, you 're tardy; Sands.
No, my lord; The very thought of this fair company Nor shall not, while I have a stump.
Clapp'd wings to me. CHAM.
Sir Thomas, Cham. You are young, sir Harry Guilford. Whither were you a-going ?
Sands. Sir Thomas Lovell, had the cardinal Lov.
To the cardinal's; But half my lay-thoughts in him, some of these Your lordship is a guest too ?
Should find a running banquet ere they rested, CHAM.
O, 'tis true : I think, would better please 'em : by my life, This night he makes a supper, and a great one, They are a sweet society of fair ones. To many lords and ladies; there will be
Lov. O, that your lordship were but now conThe beauty of this kingdom, I'll assure you.
fessor Lov. That churchman bears a bounteous mind To one or two of these ! indeed,
I would I were ;
Faith, how easy? CHAM.
No doubt he's noble; Sands. As easy as a down-bed would afford it. He had a black mouth that said other of him. Chan. Sweet ladies, will it please you sit ? Sands. He may, my lord,—has wherewithal ;
Sir Harry, in him
Place you that side ; I'll take the charge of this : Sparing would show a worse sin than ill doctrine: His
grace is ent'ring.–Nay, you must not freeze; Men of his
Two wonnen plac’d together makes cold weather :They are set here for examples.
My lord Sands, you are one will keep 'em waking; CHAM.
True, they are so; Pray sit between these ladies. But few now give so great ones. My barge stays;
By my faith,
(*) First folio, wee. a As, first good company,-) It may be doned whether "first" is not one of the innumerable errors with which the text
of this piece is disfigured ; unless we are to read, "first-good," that is first-rate. " company," of which compound no other exanıple has yet been discovered.
And thank your lordship.—By your leave, sweet
CHAM. How now! what is 't ?
A noble troop of strangers, — I had it from
For so they seem : they've left their barge, and
Good lord chamberlain, [Kisses her.
Go, give 'em welcome ; you can speak the French CHAN.
Shall shine at full upon them.—Some attend him.Sands. For my little cure,
[Exit Chamberlain, attended. All rise, Let me alone.
and tables removed. You have now a broken banquet; but we'll mend
it. Hautboys. Enter CARDINAL Wolsey attended, A good digestion to you all: and, once more, and takes his state.
I shower a welcome on ye ;-welcome all!
Hautboys. Enter the King and others, as mas
quers, habited like shepherds; ushered by the Lord Chamberlain. They pass directly before the CARDINAL, and gracefully salute him.
Wol. Y ’are welcome, my fair guests : that
Your grace is noble : Let me have such a bowl may hold
My lord Sands,
The red wine first must rise
'em Talk us to silence. ANNE.
You are a merry gamester,
Sands. Yes, if I make my play.
You cannot show me. Sands. I told your grace they would talk anon. [Drum and trumpets ; chambers a discharged
What's that? Cuam. Look out there, some of ye.
[Exit a Servant. Wol.
What warlike voice, And to what end is this?-Nay, ladies, fear
not ; By all the laws of war you're privileg'd.
A noble company! what are their pleasures ?
Say, lord chamberlain,
I pay em
A thousand thanks, and pray 'em take their
pleasures. [ Ladies chosen for the dance. The King
chooses ANNE BULLEN. K. HEY. The fairest hand I ever touch'd! 0,
Wol. My lord, -
Your grace ?
A Chambers-) These are small pieces of ordnance, employed on occas ons of rejoicing, as the sovereign's birthday, &c. Their discharges in this scene were, it is supposed, the occasion of the
fire which destroyed the Globe Theatre in 1613. See the Introductory Notice.
If I but knew him, with my love and duty
I will, my
[Whispers the Masquers. Wol. What say they ? CHAM.
Such a one, they all confess, There is, indeed; which they would have your grace Find out, and he will take it. Wol.
Let me see then.
[Comes from his state.
By all your good leaves, gentlemen ;-here I'll
make My royal choice. K. HEN. You have found him, cardinal:
[Unmasking. You hold a fair assembly; you do well, lord: You are a churchman, or, I'll tell you, cardinal, I should judge now unhappily."
a Unhappily.) Wickedly, mischierously, equirocally.
I am glad
Yes, my lord. Your grace is grown so pleasant.
Your grace, K. HEN.
My lord chamberlain, I fear, with dancing is a little heated.
There's fresher air, my lord,
In the next chamber. The viscount Rochford,—one of her highness' K. Hen. Lead in your ladies, every one.—Sweet
partner, K. Hen. By heaven, she is a dainty one.- I must not yet forsake you :-let's be merry, Sweetheart,
Good my lord cardinal; I have half a dozen healths I were unmannerly to take you out,
To drink to these fair ladies, and a measure And not to kiss you." A health, gentlemen! To lead 'em once again ; and then let's dream Let it go round.
Who's best in favour.—Let the music knock it.(2) WOL. Sir Thomas Lovell, is the banquet ready
[Exeunt, with trumpets. I' the privy chamber?