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Henry VIII

Act I, Scene 3

An ante-chamber in the palace.
 
[Enter Chamberlain and SANDS]
 
CHAMBERLAIN
        2    ,     ,           ,           ,               x
      Is it pos|sible | the spells | of France | should juggle
       ,    2      T     T     T    2
      Men into | such strange mys|teries?
 
SANDS
                                           ,     ,
                                          New | customs,
         ,              ,      ,      ,     ,
      Though they | be ne|ver so | ridi|culous,
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      (Nay let 'em | be un|manly)| yet are | followed.
 
CHAMBERLAIN
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      As far | as I see,| all the | good our | English
            ,      2      ,     ,        ,         ,
      Have got | by the late | voyage,| is but | merely
         ,        ,      2      ,             2         ,     ,
      A fit | or two | of the face, |(but they are / shrewd ones)
            ,           ,         ,            ,         ,     2->
      For when | they hold |'em, you | would swear | direct||ly
             ,     ,      ,           ,       ,
      Their ve|ry no|ses had | been coun|sellors
          ,    2    ,   ,   2           ,      ,
      To Pe|pin or Clo|tharius,| they keep | state so.
 
SANDS
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      They have / all new | legs,
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      And lame | ones: one | would take it,  (tri with prev)
            ,      ,         ,        ,         ,      2->
      That ne|ver see |'em pace | before,| the spa||vin
           ,            ,        ,
      A spring|halt reigned | among |'em.
 
CHAMBERLAIN
                                            ,          ,
                                          Death | my lord,
               ,           ,       ,       ,      ,       3  3->
      Their clothes | are af|ter such | a pa|gan cut || to it,
             ,              ,          ,       ,         ,
      That sure | they've worn | out Chris|tendom:| how now?
             ,         ,       ,
      What news,| Sir Tho|mas Lo|vell?
 
LOVELL
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                                       Faith,| my lord,
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      I hear | of none,| but the new | procla|mation
                ,        ,          ,      ,
      That's clapped | upon | the court-|gate.
 
CHAMBERLAIN
                                                        2    ,
                                               What | is it for?
 
LOVELL
           ,     ,   ,    2       ,           ,
      The re|forma|tion of our | travelled | gallants,
             ,          ,           ,           ,         ,       2->
      That fill | the court | with quar|rels, talk,| and tai||lors.
 
CHAMBERLAIN
            ,          ,      ,   2          ,             ,
      I'm glad |'tis there:| now I would | pray our | monsieurs
           ,         ,         ,    2   ,         ,
      To think | an Eng|lish cour|tier may | be wise,
           ,      ,           x
      And ne|ver see | the Louvre.
 
LOVELL
                                     ,          ,
                                   They must | either
            ,    ,     2     ,          ,            ,
      (For so | run the con|ditions)| leave those | remnants
           ,         ,          ,          ,          ,
      Of fool | and fea|ther, that | they got | in France,
            ,           ,   3 3     ,         ,     ,
      With all | their ho|norable point | of ig|norance
          ,         ,      ,         ,           ,        2->
      Pertai|ning there|unto;| as fights | and fire||works^
        ,       ,       ,           ,         ,
      Abu|sing bet|ter men | than they | can be,
       ,    2     ,         ,           ,         ,
      Out of a | foreign | wisdom,| renoun|cing clean
            ,            ,        ,     2      ,      ,
      The faith | they have | in ten|nis and tall | stockings,
        ,     ,         ,             ,     ,       ,
      Short blistered breeches, and those types of travel,  ????
           ,      ,        ,          ,       ,
      And un|derstand | again | like ho|nest men,
           ,            ,    ,  ,         ,        ,
      Or pack to their old playfellows: there, I take it,  ????
            ,     ,         ,  2     ,      ,
      They may | cum pri|vile|gio, wear | away
           ,     ,    2          ,                    ,     ,
      The lag | end of their | lewdness,| and be / laughed at.
 
SANDS
             ,         ,        ,         ,        ,      2->
      'Tis time | to give |'em phy|sic, their | disea||ses
            ,          ,
      Are grown | so catch|ing.
 
CHAMBERLAIN
                                 ,        ,         ,      2->
                               What | a loss | our la||dies
             ,      2        ,     ,
      Will have | of these trim | vani|ties?
 
LOVELL
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                                             Aye | marry,
        ,       2      ,       T    T     .   T      ,
      There will be | woe in|deed lords: the sly | whoresons*
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      Have got | a spee|ding trick | to lay down la||dies.
             ,     ,       2     x      ,        ,
      A / French song,| and a fiddle,| has no | fellow.
 
SANDS
           ,      ,     2    o
      The de|vil fid|dle 'em.
      ,        ,      2       ,
      I am | glad they are | going,  (tri with prev)
            ,             ,       ,        ,        ,
      For sure | there's no | conver|ting of |'em: now
          ,        ,        ,       ,        ,      2->
      An ho|nest coun|try lord | as I | am, bea||ten
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      A long | time out of | play, may | bring his plainsong,
            ,         ,         ,        ,      2     ,    2->
      And have | an hour | of hea|ring, and | by our la||dy
             ,        ,      ,
      Held* cur|rent mu|sic too.
 
CHAMBERLAIN
                                         ,           ,
                                 Well* said | Lord^Sands,
              ,       ,              ,
      Your colt's | tooth is | not cast | yet?
 
SANDS
                                                ,        ,
                                               No | my lord,
            ,      ,           ,     2      ,
      Nor shall | not, while | I have a | stump.
 
CHAMBERLAIN
                                                        ,
                                                 Sir | Thomas,
       ,          ,     2    ,
      Whither | were you a-|going?
 
LOVELL
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                                   To the | cardinal's;
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      Your lord|ship is a | guest too.
 
CHAMBERLAIN
                                       T          ,
                                       O,| 'tis true;
             ,          ,        ,          2      ,    ,
      This night | he makes | a sup|per, and a / great one,
          ,      ,          ,         ,           ,
      To ma|ny lords | and la|dies; there | will be
            ,    3  3       ,   ,      2     ,
      The beau|ty of this king|dom I'll as|sure you.
 
LOVELL
      <-        ,       ->
        That church||man
        ,         ,    2     ,        ,    oo
      Bears | a boun|teous mind | indeed,|
          ,         ,    ,    2        ,           ,
      A hand | as fruit|ful as the | land that | feeds us;
            ,      T   T  .  T
      His dews | fall everywhere.
 
CHAMBERLAIN
                                      ,           ,      ->
                                 No doubt | he's no||ble;
       ,      2    ,       ,       2      ,        ,
      He | had a black | mouth that said|^other | of him.
 
SANDS
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      He may | my lord,| has where|withal | in him;
      <- ,       2        ,        ,      ,           T   T   T
        Spa||ring would show | a worse | sin, than | ill doctrine:
       ,        ,   ,                  ,   ,
      Men of | his way / should be | most li/beral;
          2     ,      ,     2    ,
      They are set | here for ex|amples.
 
CHAMBERLAIN
                                          ,           ,
                                        True, they | are so:
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      But few | now give so great | ones. My barge stays:  ??
             ,         ,        ,      ,       2       ,
      Your lord|ship shall | along:| come, good Sir | Thomas,
       ,              ,      ,               ,          ,
      We shall | be late | else, which | I would | not be,
       ,   2        ,    ,               ,        ,
      For I was | spoke to,/ with Sir | Henry | Guildford
             ,       2     ,    ,
      This night | to be comp|trollers.
 
SANDS
                                          ,   2         ,
                                          I am your | lordship's.
 
[Exeunt]

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