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The Life of King Henry the Eight. This Ipswich fellowes insolence; or proclaime, There's difference in no persons. Norf.
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Be aduis'd; Heat not a Furnace for your foe so hot That it do sindge your selfe. We may out‑runne By violent swiftnesse that which we run at; And lose by ouer‑running: know you not,
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The fire that mounts the liquor til't run ore, In seeming to augment it, wasts it: be aduis'd; I say againe there is no English Soule More stronger to direct you then your selfe; If with the sap of reason you would quench,
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Or but allay the fire of passion.
Buck. Sir, I am thankfull to you, and Ile goe along By your prescription: but this top‑proud fellow, Whom from the flow of gall I name not, but
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From sincere motions, by Intelligence, And proofes as cleere as Founts in Iuly, when Wee see each graine of grauell; I doe know To be corrupt and treasonous.
Norf. Say not treasonous. Buck.
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To th'King Ile say't, & make my vouch as strong As shore of Rocke: attend. This holy Foxe, Or Wolfe, or both (for he is equall rau'nous As he is subtile, and as prone to mischiefe, As able to perform't) his minde, and place
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Infecting one another, yea reciprocally, Only to shew his pompe, as well in France, As here at home, suggests the King our Master To this last costly Treaty: Th'enteruiew, That swallowed so much treasure, and like a glasse
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Did breake ith'wrenching.
Norf. Faith, and so it did. Buck. Pray giue me fauour Sir: This cunning Cardinall The Articles o'th'Combination drew As himselfe pleas'd; and they were ratified
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As he cride thus let be, to as much end, As giue a Crutch to th'dead. But our Count‑Cardinall Has done this, and tis well: for worthy Wolsey (Who cannot erre) he did it. Now this followes, (Which as I take it, is a kinde of Puppie
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To th'old dam Treason) Charles the Emperour, Vnder pretence to see the Queene his Aunt, (For twas indeed his colour, but he came To whisper Wolsey) here makes visitation, His feares were that the Interview betwixt
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England and France, might through their amity Breed him some preiudice; for from this League, Peep'd harmes that menac'd him. Priuily Deales with our Cardinal, and as I troa Which I doe well; for I am sure the Emperour
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Paid ere he promis'd, whereby his Suit was granted Ere it was ask'd. But when the way was made And pau'd with gold: the Emperor thus desir'd, Tha he would please to alter the Kings course, And breake the foresaid peace. Let the King know
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(As soone he shall by me) that thus the Cardinall Does buy and sell his Honour as he pleases, And for his owne aduantage.
Norf. I am sorry To heare this of him; and could wish he were
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Somthing mistaken in't.
Buck. No, not a sillable: I doe pronounce him in that very shape He shall appeare in proofe.

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Enter Brandon, a Sergeant at Armes before him, and two or three of the Guard. Brandon. Your Office Sergeant: execute it. Sergeant.
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Sir, My Lord the Duke of Buckingham, and Earle Of Hertford, Stafford and Northampton, I Arrest thee of High Treason, in the name Of our most Soueraigne King.
Buck.
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Lo you my Lord, The net has falne vpon me, I shall perish Vnder deuice, and practise:
Bran. I am sorry, To see you tane from liberty, to looke on
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The busines present. Tis his Highnes pleasure You shall to th'Tower.
Buck. It will helpe me nothing To plead mine Innocence; for that dye is on me Which makes my whit'st part, black. The will of Heau'n
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Be done in this and all things: I obey. O my Lord Aburgany: Fare you well.
Bran. Nay, he must beare you company. The King Is pleas'd you shall to th'Tower, till you know How he determines further. Abur.
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As the Duke said, The will of Heauen be done, and the Kings pleasure By me obey'd.
Bran. Here is a warrant from The King, t'attach Lord Mountacute, and the Bodies
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Of the Dukes Confessor, Iohn de la Car, One Gilbert Pecke, his Councellour.
Buck. So, so; These are the limbs o'th'Plot: no more I hope. Bra. A Monke o'th' Chartreux. Buck:
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O Michaell Hopkins?
Bra. He. Buck. My Surueyor is falce: The ore‑great Cardinall Hath shew'd him gold; my life is spand already: I am the shadow of poore Buckingham,
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Whose figure euen this instant Clowd puts on, By Darkning my cleere Sunne. My Lords farewell.
Exe.
Scena Secunda. [Act 1, Scene 2] Cornets. Enter King Henry, leaning on the Cardinals shoul­ der, the Nobles, and Sir Thomas Louell: the Cardinall places himselfe vnder the Kings feete on his right side. King. My life it selfe, and the best heart of it, Thankes you for this great care: I stood i'th'leuell Of a full‑charg'd confederacie, and giue thankes
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To you that choak'd it. Let be cald before vs That Gentleman of Buckinghams, in person, Ile heare him his confessions iustifie, And point by point the Treasons of his Maister, He shall againe relate.
A noyse within crying roome for the Queene, vsher'd by the Duke of Norfolke. Enter the Queene, Norfolke and Suffolke: she kneels. King riseth from his State, takes her vp, kisses and placeth her by him. Queen.
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Nay, we must longer kneele; I am a Suitor.
King. Arise, and take place by vs; halfe your Suit Neuer name to vs; you haue halfe our power: The

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Scena Secunda. [Act 1, Scene 2] Cornets. Enter King Henry, leaning on the Cardinals shoul­ der, the Nobles, and Sir Thomas Louell: the Cardinall places himselfe vnder the Kings feete on his right side. King. My life it selfe, and the best heart of it, Thankes you for this great care: I stood i'th'leuell Of a full‑charg'd confederacie, and giue thankes
[305]
To you that choak'd it. Let be cald before vs That Gentleman of Buckinghams, in person, Ile heare him his confessions iustifie, And point by point the Treasons of his Maister, He shall againe relate.
A noyse within crying roome for the Queene, vsher'd by the Duke of Norfolke. Enter the Queene, Norfolke and Suffolke: she kneels. King riseth from his State, takes her vp, kisses and placeth her by him. Queen.
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Nay, we must longer kneele; I am a Suitor.
King. Arise, and take place by vs; halfe your Suit Neuer name to vs; you haue halfe our power: The other moity ere you aske is giuen, Repeat your will, and take it. Queen.
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Thanke your Maiesty That you would loue your selfe, and in that loue Not vnconsidered leaue your Honour, nor The dignity of your Office; is the poynt Of my Petition.
Kin.
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Lady mine proceed.
Queen. I am solicited nor by a few, And those of true condition; That your Subiects Are in great grieuance: There haue beene Commissions Sent downe among 'em, which hath flaw'd the heart
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Of all their Loyalties; wherein, although My good Lord Cardinall, they vent reproches Most bitterly on you, is putter on Of these exactions: yet the King, our Maister Whose Honor Heauen shield from soile; euen he escapes (not
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Language vnmannerly; yea, such which breakes The sides of loyalty, and almost appeares In lowd Rebellion.
Norf. Not almost appeares, It doth appeare; for, vpon these Taxations,
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The Clothiers all not able to maintaine The many to them longing, haue put off The Spinsters, Carders, Fullers, Weauers, who Vnfit for other life, compeld by hunger And lack of other meanes, in desperate manner
[340]
Daring th'euent too th'teeth, are all in vprore, And danger serues among them.
Kin. Taxation? Wherein? and what Taxation? My Lord Cardinall, You that are blam'd for it alike with vs,
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Know you of this Taxation?
Card. Please you Sir, I know but of a single part in ought Pertaines to th'State; and front but in that File Where others tell steps with me. Queen.
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No, my Lord? You know no more then others? But you frame Things that are knowne alike, which are not wholsome To those which would not know them, and yet must Perforce be their acquaintance. These exactions
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(Whereof my Soueraigne would haue note) they are Most pestilent to th'hearing, and to beare 'em, The Backe is Sacrifice to th'load; They say They are deuis'd by you, er else you suffer Too hard an exclamation.
Kin.
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Still Exaction: The nature of it, in what kinde let's know, Is this Exaction?
Queen. I am much too venturous In tempting of your patience; but am boldned
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Vnder your promis'd pardon. The Subiects griefe Comes through Commissions, which compels from each The sixt part of his Substance, to be leuied Without delay; and the pretence for this Is nam'd, your warres in France: this makes bold mouths,
[370]
Tongues spit their duties out, and cold hearts freeze Allegeance in them; their curses now Liue where their prayers did; and it's come to passe, This tractable obedience is a Slaue To each incensed Will: I would your Highnesse
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Would giue it quicke consideration; for There is no primer basenesse.
Kin. By my life, This is against our pleasure. Card. And for me,
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I haue no further gone in this, then by A single voice, and that not past me, but By learned approbation of the Iudges: If I am Traduc'd by ignorant Tongues, which neither know My faculties nor person, yet will be
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The Chronicles of my doing: Let me say, 'Tis but the fate of Place, and the rough Brake That Vertue must goe through: we must not stint Our necessary actions, in the feare To cope malicious Censurers, which euer,
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As rau'nous Fishes doe a Vessell follow That is new trim'd; but benefit no further Then vainly longing. What we oft doe best, By sicke Interpreters (once weake ones) is Not ours, or not allow'd; what worst, as oft
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Hitting a grosser quality, is cride vp For our best Act: if we shall stand still, In feare our motion will be mock'd, or carp'd at, We should take roote here, where we sit; Or sit State‑Statues onely.
Kin.
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Things done well, And with a care, exempt themselues from feare: Things done without example, in their issue Are to be fear'd. Haue you a President Of this Commission? I beleeue, not any.
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We must not rend our Subiects from our Lawes, And sticke them in our Will. Sixt part of each? A trembling Contribution; why we take From euery Tree, lop, barke, and part o'th'Timber: And though we leaue it with a roote thus hackt,
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The Ayre will drinke the Sap. To euery County Where this is question'd, send our Letters, with Free pardon to each man that has deny'de The force of this Commission: pray looke too't; I put it to your care.
Card.
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A word with you. Let there be Letters writ to euery Shire, Of the Kings grace and pardon: the greeued Commons Hardly conceiue of me. Let it be nois'd, That through our Intercession, this Reuokement
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And pardon comes: I shall anon aduise you Further in the proceeding.
Exit Secret. Enter Surueyor. Queen. I am sorry, that the Duke of Buckingham Is run in your displeasure. Kin. It grieues many:
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The Gentleman is Learn'd, and a most rare Speaker, To Nature none more bound; his trayning such, That he may furnish and instruct great Teachers, And neuer seeke for ayd out of himselfe: yet see, When these so Noble benefits shall proue
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Not well dispos'd, the minde growing once corrupt, They turne to vicious formes, ten times more vgly Then euer they were faire. This man so compleat, Who was enrold 'mongst wonders; and when we Almost with rauish'd listning, could not finde
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His houre of speech, a minute: He, (my Lady) Hath into monstrous habits put the Graces That once were his, and is become as blacke, As if besmear'd in hell. Sit by Vs, you shall heare (This was his Gentleman in trust) of him
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Things to strike Honour sad. Bid him recount The fore‑recited practises, whereof We cannot feele too little, heare too much.
Card. Stand forth, & with bold spirit relate what you Most like a carefull Subiect haue collected
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Out of the Duke of Buckingham.
Kin. Speake freely. Sur. First, it was vsuall with him; euery day It would infect his Speech: That if the King Should without issue dye; hee'l carry it so
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To make the Scepter his. These very words I'ue heard him vtter to his Sonne in Law, Lord Aburgany, to whom by oth he menac'd Reuenge vpon the Cardinall.
Card. Please your Highnesse note
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This dangerous conception in this point, Not frended by his wish to your High person; His will is most malignant, and it stretches Beyond you to your friends.
Queen. My learn'd Lord Cardinall,
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Deliuer all with Charity.
Kin. Speake on; How grounded hee his Title to the Crowne Vpon our faile; to this poynt hast thou heard him, At any time speake ought ? Sur.
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He was brought to this, By a vaine Prophesie of Nicholas Henton.
Kin. What was that Henton? Sur. Sir, a Chartreux Fryer, His Confessor, who fed him euery minute
[470]
With words of Soueraignty.
Kin. How know'st thou this? Sur. Not long before your Hignesse sped to France, The Duke being at the Rose, within the Parish Saint Laurence Poultney, did of me demand
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What was the speech among the Londoners, Concerning the French Iourney. I replide, Men feare the French would proue perfidious To the Kings danger: presently, the Duke Said, 'twas the feare indeed, and that he doubted
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'Twould proue the verity of certaine words Spoke by a holy Monke, that oft, sayes he, Hath sent to me, wishing me to permit Iohn de la Car, my Chaplaine, a choyce howre To heare from him a matter of some moment:
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Whom after vnder the Commissions Seale, He sollemnly had sworne, that what he spoke My Chaplaine to no Creature liuing, but To me, should vtter, with demure Confidence, This pausingly ensu'de; neither the King, nor's Heyres
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(Tell you the Duke) shall prosper, bid him striue To the loue o'th'Commonalty, the Duke Shall gouerne England.
Queen. If I know you well, You were the Dukes Surueyor, and lost your Office
[495]
On the complaint o'th'Tenants; take good heed You charge not in your spleene a Noble person, And spoyle your nobler Soule; I say, take heed; Yes, heartily beseech you.
Kin. Let him on: Goe forward. Sur.
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On my Soule, Ile speake but truth, I told my Lord the Duke, by th'Diuels illusions The Monke might be deceiu'd, and that 'twas dangerous For this to ruminate on this so farre, vntill It forg'd him some designe, which being beleeu'd
[505]
It was much like to doe: He answer'd, Tush, It can doe me no damage; adding further, That had the King in his last Sicknesse faild, The Cardinals and Sir Thomas Louels heads Should haue gone off.
Kin.
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Ha? What, so rancke? Ah, ha, There's mischiefe in this man; canst thou say further?
Sur. I can my Liedge. Kin. Proceed. Sur. Being at Greenwich,
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After your Highnesse had reprou'd the Duke About Sir William Blumer.
Kin. I remember of such a time, being my sworn ser­ (uant, The Duke retein'd him his. But on: what hence? Sur. If (quoth he) I for this had beene committed,
[520]
As to the Tower, I thought; I would haue plaid The Part my Father meant to act vpon Th'Vsurper Richard, who being at Salsbury, Made suit to come in's presence; which if granted, (As he made semblance of his duty) would
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Haue put his knife into him.
Kin. A Gyant Traytor. Card. Now Madam, may his Highnes liue in freedome, And this man out of Prison. Queen. God mend all. Kin.
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Ther's somthing more would out of thee; what (say'st?
Sur. After the Duke his Father, with the knife He stretch'd him, and with one hand on his dagger, Another spread on's breast, mounting his eyes, He did discharge a horrible Oath, whose tenor
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Was, were he euill vs'd, he would outgoe His Father, by as much as a performance Do's an irresolute purpose.
Kin. There's his period, To sheath his knife in vs: he is attach'd,
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Call him to present tryall: if he may Finde mercy in the Law, 'tis his; if none, Let him not seek't of vs: By day and night Hee's Traytor to th'height.
Exeunt.
 

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      <speaker rend="italic">Kin.</speaker>
      <l n="400">Things done well,</l>
      <l n="401">And with a care, exempt themselues from feare:</l>
      <l n="402">Things done without example, in their issue</l>
      <l n="403">Are to be fear'd. Haue you a President</l>
      <l n="404">Of this Commission? I beleeue, not any.</l>
      <l n="405">We must not rend our Subiects from our Lawes,</l>
      <l n="406">And sticke them in our Will. Sixt part of each?</l>
      <l n="407">A trembling Contribution; why we take</l>
      <l n="408">From euery Tree, lop, barke, and part o'th'Timber:</l>
      <l n="409">And though we leaue it with a roote thus hackt,</l>
      <l n="410">The Ayre will drinke the Sap. To euery County</l>
      <l n="411">Where this is question'd, send our Letters, with</l>
      <l n="412">Free pardon to each man that has deny'de</l>
      <l n="413">The force of this Commission: pray looke too't;</l>
      <l n="414">I put it to your care.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-wol">
      <speaker rend="italic">Card.</speaker>
      <l n="415">A word with you.</l>
      <l n="416">Let there be Letters writ to euery Shire,</l>
      <l n="417">Of the Kings grace and pardon: the greeued Commons</l>
      <l n="418">Hardly conceiue of me. Let it be nois'd,</l>
      <l n="419">That through our Intercession, this Reuokement</l>
      <l n="420">And pardon comes: I shall anon aduise you</l>
      <l n="421">Further in the proceeding.</l>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exit Secret.</stage>
   <stage rend="italic center" type="entrance">Enter Surueyor.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-h8-qka">
      <speaker rend="italic">Queen.</speaker>
      <l n="422">I am sorry, that the Duke of<hi rend="italic">Buckingham</hi>
      </l>
      <l n="423">Is run in your displeasure.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-hn8">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kin.</speaker>
      <l n="424">It grieues many:</l>
      <l n="425">The Gentleman is Learn'd, and a most rare Speaker,</l>
      <l n="426">To Nature none more bound; his trayning such,</l>
      <l n="427">That he may furnish and instruct great Teachers,</l>
      <l n="428">And neuer seeke for ayd out of himselfe: yet see,</l>
      <l n="429">When these so Noble benefits shall proue</l>
      <l n="430">Not well dispos'd, the minde growing once corrupt,</l>
      <l n="431">They turne to vicious formes, ten times more vgly</l>
      <l n="432">Then euer they were faire. This man so compleat,</l>
      <l n="433">Who was enrold 'mongst wonders; and when we</l>
      <l n="434">Almost with rauish'd listning, could not finde</l>
      <l n="435">His houre of speech, a minute: He, (my Lady)</l>
      <l n="436">Hath into monstrous habits put the Graces</l>
      <l n="437">That once were his, and is become as blacke,</l>
      <l n="438">As if besmear'd in hell. Sit by Vs, you shall heare</l>
      <l n="439">(This was his Gentleman in trust) of him</l>
      <l n="440">Things to strike Honour sad. Bid him recount</l>
      <l n="441">The fore‑recited practises, whereof</l>
      <l n="442">We cannot feele too little, heare too much.</l>
   </sp>
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   <cb n="1"/>
   <sp who="#F-h8-wol">
      <speaker rend="italic">Card.</speaker>
      <l n="443">Stand forth, &amp; with bold spirit relate what you</l>
      <l n="444">Most like a carefull Subiect haue collected</l>
      <l n="445">Out of the Duke of<hi rend="italic">Buckingham</hi>.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-hn8">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kin.</speaker>
      <l n="446">Speake freely.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-srv">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sur.</speaker>
      <l n="447">First, it was vsuall with him; euery day</l>
      <l n="448">It would infect his Speech: That if the King</l>
      <l n="449">Should without issue dye; hee'l carry it so</l>
      <l n="450">To make the Scepter his. These very words</l>
      <l n="451">I'ue heard him vtter to his Sonne in Law,</l>
      <l n="452">Lord<hi rend="italic">Aburgany</hi>, to whom by oth he menac'd</l>
      <l n="453">Reuenge vpon the<hi rend="italic">Cardinall</hi>.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-wol">
      <speaker rend="italic">Card.</speaker>
      <l n="454">Please your Highnesse note</l>
      <l n="455">This dangerous conception in this point,</l>
      <l n="456">Not frended by his wish to your High person;</l>
      <l n="457">His will is most malignant, and it stretches</l>
      <l n="458">Beyond you to your friends.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-qka">
      <speaker rend="italic">Queen.</speaker>
      <l n="459">My learn'd Lord<hi rend="italic">Cardinall</hi>,</l>
      <l n="460">Deliuer all with Charity.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-hn8">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kin.</speaker>
      <l n="461">Speake on;</l>
      <l n="462">How grounded hee his Title to the Crowne</l>
      <l n="463">Vpon our faile; to this poynt hast thou heard him,</l>
      <l n="464">At any time speake ought<c rend="italic">?</c>
      </l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-srv">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sur.</speaker>
      <l n="465">He was brought to this,</l>
      <l n="466">By a vaine Prophesie of<hi rend="italic">Nicholas Henton</hi>.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-hn8">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kin.</speaker>
      <l n="467">What was that<hi rend="italic">Henton</hi>?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-srv">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sur.</speaker>
      <l n="468">Sir, a<hi rend="italic">Chartreux</hi>Fryer,</l>
      <l n="469">His Confessor, who fed him euery minute</l>
      <l n="470">With words of Soueraignty.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-hn8">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kin.</speaker>
      <l n="471">How know'st thou this?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-srv">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sur.</speaker>
      <l n="472">Not long before your Hignesse sped to France,</l>
      <l n="473">The Duke being at the Rose, within the Parish</l>
      <l n="474">Saint<hi rend="italic">Laurence Poultney</hi>, did of me demand</l>
      <l n="475">What was the speech among the Londoners,</l>
      <l n="476">Concerning the French Iourney. I replide,</l>
      <l n="477">Men feare the French would proue perfidious</l>
      <l n="478">To the Kings danger: presently, the Duke</l>
      <l n="479">Said, 'twas the feare indeed, and that he doubted</l>
      <l n="480">'Twould proue the verity of certaine words</l>
      <l n="481">Spoke by a holy Monke, that oft, sayes he,</l>
      <l n="482">Hath sent to me, wishing me to permit</l>
      <l n="483">
         <hi rend="italic">Iohn de la Car</hi>, my Chaplaine, a choyce howre</l>
      <l n="484">To heare from him a matter of some moment:</l>
      <l n="485">Whom after vnder the Commissions Seale,</l>
      <l n="486">He sollemnly had sworne, that what he spoke</l>
      <l n="487">My Chaplaine to no Creature liuing, but</l>
      <l n="488">To me, should vtter, with demure Confidence,</l>
      <l n="489">This pausingly ensu'de; neither the King, nor's Heyres</l>
      <l n="490">(Tell you the Duke) shall prosper, bid him striue</l>
      <l n="491">To the loue o'th'Commonalty, the Duke</l>
      <l n="492">Shall gouerne England.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-qka">
      <speaker rend="italic">Queen.</speaker>
      <l n="493">If I know you well,</l>
      <l n="494">You were the Dukes Surueyor, and lost your Office</l>
      <l n="495">On the complaint o'th'Tenants; take good heed</l>
      <l n="496">You charge not in your spleene a Noble person,</l>
      <l n="497">And spoyle your nobler Soule; I say, take heed;</l>
      <l n="498">Yes, heartily beseech you.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-hn8">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kin.</speaker>
      <l n="499">Let him on: Goe forward.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-srv">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sur.</speaker>
      <l n="500">On my Soule, Ile speake but truth,</l>
      <l n="501">I told my Lord the Duke, by th'Diuels illusions</l>
      <l n="502">The Monke might be deceiu'd, and that 'twas dangerous</l>
      <l n="503">For this to ruminate on this so farre, vntill</l>
      <l n="504">It forg'd him some designe, which being beleeu'd</l>
      <l n="505">It was much like to doe: He answer'd, Tush,</l>
      <l n="506">It can doe me no damage; adding further,</l>
      <l n="507">That had the King in his last Sicknesse faild,</l>
      <l n="508">The Cardinals and Sir<hi rend="italic">Thomas Louels</hi>heads</l>
      <cb n="2"/>
      <l n="509">Should haue gone off.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-hn8">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kin.</speaker>
      <l n="510">Ha? What, so rancke? Ah, ha,</l>
      <l n="511">There's mischiefe in this man; canst thou say further?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-srv">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sur.</speaker>
      <l n="512">I can my Liedge.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-hn8">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kin.</speaker>
      <l n="513">Proceed.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-srv">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sur.</speaker>
      <l n="514">Being at<hi rend="italic">Greenwich</hi>,</l>
      <l n="515">After your Highnesse had reprou'd the Duke</l>
      <l n="516">About Sir<hi rend="italic">William Blumer</hi>.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-hn8">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kin.</speaker>
      <l n="517">I remember of such a time, being my sworn ser­
      <lb rend="turnover"/>
         <pc rend="turnover">(</pc>uant,</l>
      <l n="518">The Duke retein'd him his. But on: what hence?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-srv">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sur.</speaker>
      <l n="519">If (quoth he) I for this had beene committed,</l>
      <l n="520">As to the Tower, I thought; I would haue plaid</l>
      <l n="521">The Part my Father meant to act vpon</l>
      <l n="522">Th'Vsurper<hi rend="italic">Richard</hi>, who being at<hi rend="italic">Salsbury</hi>,</l>
      <l n="523">Made suit to come in's presence; which if granted,</l>
      <l n="524">(As he made semblance of his duty) would</l>
      <l n="525">Haue put his knife into him.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-hn8">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kin.</speaker>
      <l n="526">A Gyant Traytor.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-wol">
      <speaker rend="italic">Card.</speaker>
      <l n="527">Now Madam, may his Highnes liue in freedome,</l>
      <l n="528">And this man out of Prison.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-qka">
      <speaker rend="italic">Queen.</speaker>
      <l n="529">God mend all.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-hn8">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kin.</speaker>
      <l n="530">Ther's somthing more would out of thee; what
      <lb rend="turnover"/>
         <pc rend="turnover">(</pc>say'st?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-srv">
      <speaker rend="italic">Sur.</speaker>
      <l n="531">After the Duke his Father, with the knife</l>
      <l n="532">He stretch'd him, and with one hand on his dagger,</l>
      <l n="533">Another spread on's breast, mounting his eyes,</l>
      <l n="534">He did discharge a horrible Oath, whose tenor</l>
      <l n="535">Was, were he euill vs'd, he would outgoe</l>
      <l n="536">His Father, by as much as a performance</l>
      <l n="537">Do's an irresolute purpose.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-h8-hn8">
      <speaker rend="italic">Kin.</speaker>
      <l n="538">There's his period,</l>
      <l n="539">To sheath his knife in vs: he is attach'd,</l>
      <l n="540">Call him to present tryall: if he may</l>
      <l n="541">Finde mercy in the Law, 'tis his; if none,</l>
      <l n="542">Let him not seek't of vs: By day and night</l>
      <l n="543">Hee's Traytor to th'height.</l>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exeunt.</stage>
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