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Henry VIII

Act IV, Scene 1

A street in Westminster.
 
[Enter two Gentlemen, meeting one another]
 
FIRST GENTLEMAN
         T     T   T      ,      ,
      You're well met | once a|gain.
 
SECOND GENTLEMAN
                                              ,
                                    So | are you.
 
FIRST GENTLEMAN
            ,         ,           ,       ,            ,
      You come | to take | your stand | here, and | behold
           ,      ,      ,      2       ,    ,
      The La|dy Anne,| pass from her | coro|nation?
 
SECOND GENTLEMAN
            ,        ,           2        ,   ,   ,
      'Tis all | my bus|iness. At our / last en|counter,  ??
            ,         ,      ,      ,               ,
      The Duke | of Buck|ingham | came from | his trial.
 
FIRST GENTLEMAN
            ,      ,          ,          ,        ,       ->
      'Tis ve|ry true:| but that | time^of|fered sor||row;
        ,     ,        ,
      This | gene|ral joy.
 
SECOND GENTLEMAN
             ,         ,     ,
      'Tis well:| the ci|tizens  (tri with prev)
       2     ,           ,          ,           ,       ,
      I am sure | have shown | at full | their roy|al minds,
          ,         ,             ,         2    ,      ,       2->
      As let |'em have | their rights,| they are e|ver for||ward
          ,    ,        ,         ,           ,
      In ce|lebra|tion of | this day | with shows,
       ,                ,         ,
      Pageants,| and sights | of ho|nor.
 
FIRST GENTLEMAN
                                          ,       ,       ->
                                         Ne|ver grea||ter,
       ,        2    ,         ,       ,      ,
      Nor | I'll assure | you bet|ter ta|ken sir.
 
SECOND GENTLEMAN
       ,           ,        ,      2       ,         ,
      May I | be bold | to ask | at what that | contains,
            ,      ,          ,
      That pa|per in | your hand.
 
FIRST GENTLEMAN
                                   ,                ,
                                  Yes, 'tis | the list
           ,            ,            ,    ,          ,
      Of those | that claim | their of|fices | this day,
          ,       ,        ,    ,      o
      By cus|tom of | the co|rona|tion.
            ,        ,        ,         ,            ,
      The Duke | of Suf|folk is | the first,| and claims
        2     ,     ,          ,          ,        ,
      To be high | steward;| next the | Duke of | Norfolk,
       ,           ,     ,           2      ,          ,
      He to | be earl | marshal:| you may read | the rest.
 
SECOND GENTLEMAN
          ,          ,     ,   2        ,           ,
      I thank | you sir:| had I not | known those^|customs,
      ,       2         ,      ,         ,         ,
      I should have | been be|holding | to your | paper:
       ,   2     ,            ,        ,        ,
      But I be|seech you,| what's be|come of | Katharine
            ,        ,    ,     ,      2       ,
      The prin|cess do|wager?| How goes^her | business?
 
FIRST GENTLEMAN
        ,            ,         ,          ,   ,
      That I | can tell | you too.| The Arch|bishop
          ,       x        ,    x          ,
      Of Can|terbury,| accomp|anied with | other
        ,            ,   2     ,   ,     2       ,
      Learned,| and re|verend fa|thers of his | order,
        T  .   T    T         ,     2     ,           ,
      Held a late court | at Dun|stable, six | miles^off
            ,          ,           ,        ,         ,
      From Amp|thill where | the prin|cess lay,| to which
         2     ,      ,      ,     ,      2      ,       ,
      She was of|ten ci|ted by | them, but ap|peared || not:
         2          ,          ,        ,         ,
      And to | be short,| for not | appear|ance, and
       .    T      T    T        ,         ,        ,
      The king's late scru|ple, by | the main | assent
          ,            ,       ,         ,         ,
      Of all | these lear|ned men | she was | divorced,
                  ,   ,          ,         ,        ,
      And the / late mar|riage made | of none | effect
              ,          ,        ,         ,      ,
      Since^which | she was | removed | to Kim|bolton,
        ,      2     T    T    T
      Where she re|mains now sick.
 
SECOND GENTLEMAN
                                     ,      T   T T
                                   Alas | good lady.
            ,         ,       T     T     .    T         ,      o
      The trum|pets sound:| stand close, the queen | is co|ming.  (hex with prev)
 
THE ORDER OF THE CORONATION
1. A lively flourish of Trumpets.
2. Then, two Judges.
3. Lord Chancellor, with the purse and mace before him.
4. Choristers, singing.  Music.
5. Mayor of London, bearing the mace. Then Garter, in his coat of arms, and on his head a gilt copper crown.
6. Marquess Dorset, bearing a scepter of gold, on his head a demi-coronal of gold. With him, SURREY, bearing the rod of silver with the dove, crowned with an earl's coronet. Collars of SS.
7. SUFFOLK, in his robe of estate, his coronet on his head, bearing a long white wand, as high steward. With him, NORFOLK, with the rod of marshalship, a coronet on his head. Collars of SS.
8. A canopy borne by four of the Cinque-ports; under it, QUEEN ANNE in her robe; in her hair richly adorned with pearl, crowned. On each side her, the Bishops of London and Winchester.
9. The old Duchess of Norfolk, in a coronal of gold, wrought with flowers, bearing QUEEN ANNE's train.
10. Certain Ladies or Countesses, with plain circlets of gold without flowers. They pass over the stage in order and state.
 
SECOND GENTLEMAN
         ,       ,         ,           ,         ,
      A roy|al train | believe | me: These | I know:
              ,           ,           ,      2
      Who's^that | that bears | the scep|ter?
 
FIRST GENTLEMAN
                                                    ,      ,
                                               Marquess | Dorset,
            ,          ,        ,        ,         ,
      And that | the Earl | of Sur|rey with | the rod.
 
SECOND GENTLEMAN
      .   T    T    T      ,      T     T    T
      A bold brave gen|tleman.| That should be
            ,        ,
      The Duke | of Suf|folk.
 
FIRST GENTLEMAN
                                ,          ,      ,    ,      .
                              'Tis | the same:| high stew/ard.
 
SECOND GENTLEMAN
            ,         ,        ,
      And that | my Lord | of Nor|folk?
 
FIRST GENTLEMAN
                                         ,
                                        Yes.
 
SECOND GENTLEMAN
                                              ,         ,
                                             Heaven | bless thee. (hex with prev)
        ,      2        ,          ,       Tx     T    T
      Thou hast the | sweetest | face I | ever looked on.
       ,        ,            ,     ,    2      ,
      Sir, as | I have | a soul,| she is an | angel;
            ,         ,         ,       ,         ,
      Our king | has all | the In|dies in | his arms,
            ,         ,         ,          ,            ,     ->
      And more,| and ri|cher, when | he strains | that la||dy,
      ,      2     ,          ,
      I | cannot blame | his con|science.
 
FIRST GENTLEMAN
                                           ,           ,
                                         They | that bear
            ,         ,     ,    2             ,   ,      ->
      The cloth | of ho|nor o|ver her, are / four ba||rons
                   ,     ,
      Of the // Cinque-ports.
 
SECOND GENTLEMAN
                               ,      ,         ,
                             Those | men are | happy,
           ,        ,          ,        o   oo
      And so | are all,| are near | her.  |
          ,         ,          ,        ,         ,
      I take | it, she | that car|ries up | the train,
                 ,   ,      ,      ,      2    ,       2->
      Is that / old no|ble la|dy, Du|chess of Nor||folk.
 
FIRST GENTLEMAN
          ,        ,          ,          ,   ,
      It is,| and all | the rest | are coun|tesses.
 
SECOND GENTLEMAN
             ,   2     ,          ,           ,         ,
      Their co|ronets say | so. These | are stars | indeed,
            ,         ,         ,
      And some|times^fal|ling ones.
 
FIRST GENTLEMAN
                                        ,         ,
                                   No more | of that.
 
[Exit procession, and then a great flourish of trumpets. Enter a third Gentleman]
 
FIRST GENTLEMAN
            ,         ,      ,           ,           ,
      God save | you sir.| Where have | you been | broiling?
 
THIRD GENTLEMAN
         ,          ,       2     ,        ,        ,      2->
      Among | the crowd | in the Ab|bey, where | a fin||ger
             ,          ,      ,   ,            ,
      Could not | be wedged | in more:/ I am | stifled
                   ,    ,        ,          ,
      With the / mere rank|ness of | their joy.
 
SECOND GENTLEMAN
      <-     ,          ,   3 3
        You saw || the ce|remony*?
 
THIRD GENTLEMAN
                                     ,       ,
                                   That | I did.
 
FIRST GENTLEMAN
                                                     ,
                                                How was | it?
 
THIRD GENTLEMAN
      <-  ,       ,          ,
        Well || worth the | seeing.
 
SECOND GENTLEMAN
                                         ,      ,         ,
                                   Good sir,| speak it | to us?
 
THIRD GENTLEMAN
           ,       ,      ,              ,     ,
      As well | as I | am a|ble. The / rich stream
           ,          ,        ,         ,            ,
      Of lords,| and la|dies, ha|ving brought | the queen
       ,          ,       ,     2        T      T   T
      To a | prepared | place in the | choir, fell off
         ,          ,           ,           ,           ,
      A dis|tance from | her; while | her grace | sat^down
           ,       ,            ,         ,        ,
      To rest | awhile,| some half | an hour,| or so,
        2    ,      ,          ,        ,         ,
      In a rich | chair of | state, op|posing | freely
            ,      ,        ,   ,    2       ,
      The beau|ty of | her per|son to the | people.
          ,         ,     ,    2        ,   2      ,
      Believe | me sir,| she is the | goodliest | woman
             x     T   T  T      ,       2       ,
      That ever | lay by man:| which when the | people
                  ,    ,     ,            ,        ,
      Had the / full view | of, such^|a noise | arose,
        2       ,        ,        ,            ,      ,
      As the shrouds | make at | sea, in | a stiff | tempest,
           ,     ,    2      ,       T      T      T
      As loud,| and to as | many | tunes. Hats, cloaks,
         ,            ,           ,        ,           ,     2->
      (Doublets,| I think)| flew^up,| and had | their fa||ces
             ,           ,          ,           ,          ,
      Been loose,| this day | they had | been lost.| Such joy
          x      ,       T     T    T        ,
      I never | saw be|fore. Great-bel|lied women,  ????
            ,          ,        ,        ,          ,
      That had | not half | a week | to go,| like^rams
                ,    ,        ,            ,           ,
      In the / old time | of war,| would shake | the press,
            ,         ,        ,         ,        ,      2->
      And make |'em reel | before |'em. No | man^li||ving
             ,      ,    2       T    T     T           x
      Could say | this is my | wife there, all | were woven
            ,             ,    ,
      So strange|ly in / one piece.
 
SECOND GENTLEMAN
                                          ,     ,
                                    But what | followed?
 
THIRD GENTLEMAN
            ,           ,       ,      2        ,        ,
      At length,| her grace | rose, and with | modest | paces
        ,    2       ,        ,            ,             ,
      Came to the | altar,| where she | kneeled, and | saint-like^
        ,          T    T   .    T            ,         ,     ->
      Cast her | fair eyes to heaven,| and prayed | devout||ly.
        ,        2   ,          ,      ,    2       ,
      Then | rose^again,| and bowed | her to the | people:
        ,             ,   ,           ,       x
      When by | the Arch|bishop | of Can|terbury,
           ,     ,         ,       ,          2    ,
      She had | all the | royal | makings | of a queen;
          ,     ,     ,           ,          ,
      As ho|ly oil,| Edward | Confes|sor's crown,
           ,          ,         ,          ,          ,    ,  ->
      The rod,| and bird | of peace,| and all | such^em||blems
             ,       ,         ,          ,            ,
      Laid^|nobly | on her:| which per|formed, the | choir  ????
        ,     2        ,         ,       ,         ,
      With all the | choicest | music | of the | kingdom,
         ,        ,         x     ,        ,
      Toge|ther sung | Te Deum.| So she | parted,
       ,      2        T    T    T             ,       ,
      And with the | same full state | paced^back | again
           ,     ,                  ,          ,
      To York-|place, where*| the feast | is held.
 
FIRST GENTLEMAN
                                                     ,
                                                    Sir,
      <-   2         T   T    T         ,     T       T     T
        You must || no more call | it York-|place, that's past:
            ,          ,    2     ,          ,         ,
      For since | the car|dinal fell,| that ti|tle's lost,
            ,           ,                   ,    ,
      'Tis now | the king's,| and called^/Whitehall.
 
THIRD GENTLEMAN
                                                           x
                                                     I know it:
            ,         ,      ,            2       ,    ,
      But 'tis | so late|ly al|tered, that the / old name
           ,        ,      2
      Is fresh | about | me.
 
SECOND GENTLEMAN
                                   ,     ,  2        ,
                             What two | reverend | bishops
             ,            ,         ,      ,             ,
      Were those | that went | on each | side of | the queen?
 
THIRD GENTLEMAN
        ,     2       ,   2          ,        ,       ,
      Stokesly and | Gardiner,| the one | of Win|chester,
       ,            ,                   ,    ,      x
      Newly | preferred | from the / king's se|cretary:
          ,       ,
      The o|ther Lon|don.
 
SECOND GENTLEMAN
                           ,       ,       ,
                          He | of Win|chester
           ,          ,            ,    3  3      ,    ,
      Is held | no* great | good* lo|ver of the arch|bishop's,
           ,    2     ,
      The vir|tuous Cran|mer.
 
THIRD GENTLEMAN
                               ,          ,      ,
                              All | the land | knows that:
         ,       ,         2    ,             ,         2     ,
      Howe|ver, yet | there is no | great* breach,| when it comes
        ,              ,         ,           ,       ,       2
      Cranmer | will find | a friend | will not | shrink from him.
 
SECOND GENTLEMAN
       ,      2        ,        ,
      Who may* that | be, I | pray | you.
 
THIRD GENTLEMAN
                                           ,         ,
                                          Thomas | Cromwell*,
         ,         ,        ,        2      ,         ,     2->
      A man | in much | esteem | with the king,| and tru||ly
         ,         ,           ,          ,
      A wor|thy friend.| The king | has made | him
       ,             ,      ,
      Master of the jewel house,  ????
           ,     , ,       2       ,        ,
      And one | alrea/dy of the | privy | council.
 
SECOND GENTLEMAN
       ,            ,      __
      He will | deserve | more.
 
THIRD GENTLEMAN
       ,        T   T    T
      Yes with|out all doubt.  (tri with prev)
        ,   ,            ,          T  T  T
      Come gen/tlemen,| ye shall | go my way,
             ,     2      ,           ,       2       ,         ,
      Which is | to the court,| and there | ye shall be | my guests:
        ,         ,            ,      2    ,     ,
      Something | I can | command.| As I walk | thither,
             ,         ,
      I'll tell | ye more.
 
BOTH
                            ,             ,        ,
                           You may | command | us sir.
 
[Exeunt]

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