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Henry VIII

Act V, Scene 1

London. A gallery in the palace.
 
[Enter GARDINER, Bishop of Winchester, a Page with a torch before him, met by LOVELL]
 
GARDINER
            ,        ,      ,     2      ,
      It's one | o'clock | boy, is it | not.
 
BOY
                                                         ,
                                            It | hath struck.
 
GARDINER
        ,                ,      ,       ,      ,
      These should | be hou|rs for | neces|sities,
       ,             ,       ,     2     ,         ,
      Not for | delights:| times to re|pair our | nature
            ,       ,        ,         ,         ,
      With com|forting | repose,| and not | for us
           ,             ,            ,         ,          ,       ->
      To waste | these times.| Good^hour | of night | Sir Tho||mas:
       ,      2     ,
      Whi|ther so late?
 
LOVELL
                          ,            2      ,         ,
                        Came you | from the king,| my lord?
 
GARDINER
         ,         ,        ,      ,     2         ,   , ->
      I did | Sir Tho|mas, and | left him at | prime||ro
          2        ,        ,
      With the | Duke of | Suffolk.
 
LOVELL
                                       ,      2     ,
                                   I must | to him too
          ,        ,       ,           ,         ,
      Before | he go | to bed.| I'll take | my leave.
 
GARDINER
           ,         ,       ,          ,          ,       ->
      Not yet | Sir Tho|mas Lov|ell: what's | the mat||ter?
       ,     ,      2           ,          ,          ,
      It | seems you are | in haste:| and if | there be
           ,         ,         ,       2      ,            ,
      No great | offense | belongs | to it, give | your friend
             ,       2       ,     ,             ,            ,
      Some touch | of your late | business:| affairs | that walk
         2      ,     ,         ,        T   T      T
      (As they say | spirits | do) at | midnight, have
           ,       ,       ,         ,         ,        2->
      In them | a wil|der na|ture, than | the bus||iness
             ,          ,         ,
      That seeks | dispatch | by day.
 
LOVELL
                                          ,        ,         ->
                                     My lord,| I love || you;
       ,         2     ,       ,       ,         ,
      And | durst^commend | a se|cret to | your ear
              ,    3 3       ,      ,            ,          ,
      Much^weight|ier than this | work. The | queen's in | labor  ??
            ,         ,        ,     ,          ,
      They say | in great | extre|mity;| and feared
               ,         ,       ,
      She'll with | the la|bor, end.
 
GARDINER
                                           ,           ,         2->
                                     The fruit | she goes || with
          ,     ,    ,               ,         ,
      I pray | for hear/tily,| that it | may find
             ,          ,     ,     2        ,          ,
      Good^time,| and live:| but for the | stock Sir | Thomas,
            x        T     T  T
      I wish it | grubbed up now.
 
LOVELL
                                      ,     ,
                                 Methinks | I could
       ,          ,         ,        ,            ,
      Cry the | amen,| and yet | my con|science says
                  ,    ,                ,    ,      ,
      She's a / good crea|ture, and / sweet la|dy does
          ,          ,        ,
      Deserve | our bet|ter wish|es.
 
GARDINER
                                            ,    ,
                                     But / sir, sir,
        ,            ,          ,        ,      ,
      Hear me | Sir Tho|mas, you're | a gen|tleman
        2      ,     ,         ,          ,       ,
      Of mine own | way. I | know you | wise, re|ligious,
           ,         ,          ,          ,         ,
      And let | me tell | you, it | will nere | be well,
              ,         ,       ,         ,      2    ,
      'Twill not | Sir Tho|mas Lo|vell, take | it of me,
             ,         ,    ,                ,          ,
      Till Cran|mer, Crom|well, her | two* hands,| and she
        ,                 ,
      Sleep in | their graves.
 
LOVELL
                                    ,          ,         ,
                               Now sir,| you speak | of two
            ,         ,       2      ,        ,         ,   __
      The most | remarked | in the king|dom. As | for Crom|well,
          ,      ,            ,       ,          ,     ,
      Beside | that of | the je|wel house,| is made | master  (hex with prev)
         2     ,        2      ,       ,      2    ,        ,
      Of the rolls,| and the king's | secre|tary. Fur|ther sir,
         ,     2       ,          ,          ,       ,
      Stands in the | gap and | trade of | more pre|ferments,
             ,           ,             x            ,    ,
      With which | the time | will load him.| The arch|bishop  ??
        2       ,       ,           ,           T    T    T
      Is the king's | hand and | tongue; and | who dare speak
       ,   ,       2     ,       2
      One syl/lable a|gainst him?
 
GARDINER
                                         ,          ,
                                   Yes^|yes, Sir | Thomas,
             ,           ,        ,       ,          ,        2->
      There are | that dare,| and I | myself | have ven||tured
           ,          ,        ,       2    ,          ,
      To speak | my mind | of him:| and indeed | this day,
       ,             ,        ,        ,         ,
      Sir (I | may tell | it you)| I think | I have
           ,           ,       2      ,         ,        ,
      Incensed | the lords | of the coun|cil, that | he is
            ,       ,        ,     ,            ,
      (For so | I know | he is,| they know^|he is)
      .   T    T   T    ,       ,      ,
      A most arch he|retic,| a pes|tilence
             ,        ,          ,           ,            ,
      That does | infect | the land:| with which,| they moved
            ,        ,          ,          ,        ,
      Have bro|ken with | the king,| who hath | so far
        2    ,        ,          ,                ,     ,
      Given ear | to our | complaint,| of his / great grace,
            ,         ,         ,     2        ,     ,
      And prince|ly care,| foresee|ing those fell | mischiefs,
           ,         ,        ,           ,        ,      2->
      Our rea|sons laid | before | him, hath | comman||ded
         ,       ,        ,         ,        ,
      Tomor|row mo|rning to | the coun|cil-board
       ,   2     ,           2    ,      ,         ,
      He be con|vented.| He's a rank | weed Sir | Thomas,
           ,          ,         ,      ,             ,
      And we | must root | him out.| From your | affairs
         ,     2     ,      ,            ,           ,
      I hin|der you too | long: good | night, Sir | Thomas.
 
LOVELL
       ,  2          ,           ,         ,          ,
      Many good | nights, my | lord, I | rest your | servant.
 
[Exeunt GARDINER and Page. Enter KING HENRY VIII and SUFFOLK]
 
KING HENRY VIII
         ,                ,         ,        ,     oo
      Charles, I | will play | no more | tonight,|
            ,           x      ,              ,         ,
      My mind's | not^on it,| you are | too hard | for me.
 
SUFFOLK
       ,            ,      ,        ,        ,
      Sir, I | did ne|ver win | of you | before.
 
KING HENRY VIII
           ,         ,
      But lit|tle Charles,  ????
            ,      ,              ,        ,        ,
      Nor shall | not, when | my fan|cy's on | my play.
           ,         ,          ,           ,         ,
      Now Lo|vell, from | the queen | what is | the news.
 
LOVELL
       2       ,     ,   2    ,     ,       ,
      I could not | personal|ly de|liver | to her
        ,     2     ,        ,         ,        ,
      What you com|manded | me, but | by her | woman,
          ,          ,         ,         ,            ,
      I sent | your mes|sage, who | returned | her thanks
        2         x      ,       ,      2     ,            ,
      In the greatest | humble|ness, and de|sired your | highness
             ,    3 3     ,         ,
      Most^hear|tily to pray | for her.
 
KING HENRY VIII
                                               ,            ,
                                        What sayst | thou? Ha?
           ,         ,      ,             ,       ,
      To pray | for her?| What, is | she cry|ing out?
 
LOVELL
           ,         ,       ,        2     ,    2       ,
      So said | her wo|man; and | that her suf|ferance made
         2      ,      ,        ,
      *Almost each | pang a | death.
 
KING HENRY VIII
                                        ,          ,
                                     A|las good*| lady.
 
SUFFOLK
             ,       ,         ,        ,        ,
      God* safe|ly quit | her of | her bur|den, and
            ,            ,    ,         ,        ,
      With gen|tle tra/vail, to | the glad|ding of
             ,         ,         ,
      Your high|ness with | an heir.
 
KING HENRY VIII
                                           ,           ,
                                     'Tis mid|night Charles,
       ,     2      ,          ,          x        ,
      Prithee to | bed, and | in thy | prayers re|member
         2    ,              ,    ,       ,           ,
      The estate | of my / poor queen.| Leave me | alone,
          ,          ,          ,           ,     ,
      For I | must think | of that,| which com|pany
             ,         ,        ,
      Would not | be friend|ly to.
 
SUFFOLK
                                      ,           ,       2->
                                  I wish | your high||ness
         ,       ,                ,   ,          ,
      A qui|et night,| and my / good mis|tress will
         ,       ,         x
      Remem|ber in | my prayers.
 
KING HENRY VIII
                                     T      T    T
                                  Charles good night.
        ,               ,
      Well sir, | what fol|lows?
 
[Exit SUFFOLK. Enter DENNY]
 
DENNY
      <- ,     2        ,           ,          ,    ,     ->
        Sir,| I have brought | my lord || the arch|bishop,
       ,           ,       ,
      As you | comman|ded me.
 
KING HENRY VIII
       ,   ,       2
      Ha? Can/terbury?
 
DENNY
       ,               ,
      Aye, my | good lord.  (di with prev)
 
KING HENRY VIII
             ,           ,        ,      o
      'Tis true:| where is | he, Den|ny?
 
DENNY
        2    ,            ,          ,        o
      He attends | your high|ness' plea|sure.    (tetra with prev)
 
[Exit DENNY]
 
LOVELL [Aside]
        ,          ,           ,           ,       ,
      This is | about | that which | the bish|op spake,
       2    ,    2    ,     ,
      I am hap|pily come | hither.
 
[Re-enter DENNY, with CRANMER]
 
KING HENRY VIII
                                      ,         ,      ,  ->
                                   Avoid | the gal||lery.
 
[LOVELL seems to stay]
       ,             ,         ,     __
      Ha? I | have said.| Be gone.| What?
 
[Exeunt LOVELL and DENNY]
 
CRANMER [Aside]
      ,        ,         ,            ,          ,
      I am | fearful:| wherefore | frowns he | thus?
      <-             ,   ,        ,         T    T    T
        'Tis || his as|pect of | terror.| All's not well.
 
KING HENRY VIII
           ,         ,
      How now | my lord?
       ,       ,         T    T    T
      You de|sire to | know wherefore
          ,         ,
      I sent | for you.
 
CRANMER [Kneeling]
       ,   2      ,
      It is my | duty
        2    ,           ,          ,       o
      To attend | your high|ness' plea|sure.
 
KING HENRY VIII
        ,           ,
      Pray you | arise   (match 2/4/2 from above)
           ,         ,          ,        ,       x
      My good | and gra|cious Lord | of Can|terbury:
       __     ,        ,          ,        ,       ,       ->
      Come,| you and | I must | walk a | turn tog||ether;
      ,          ,         ,        o
      I | have news | to tell | you.
       __     __      ,              ,    oo
      Come,| come,| give me | your hand.|
       ,              ,         ,          ,        ,
      Ah my | good* lord,| I grieve | at what | I speak,
       ,         ,    ,       2     ,          ,
      And am | right sor/ry to re|peat what | follows.
          ,          ,     , ,                ,
      I have,| and most | unwil/lingly | of late
        ,           ,        ,       ,         ,
      Heard ma|ny grie|vous, I | do say | my lord
        ,     2       ,          ,           ,   2     ,
      Grievous com|plaints of | you; which^|being con|sidered,
             ,      ,              ,               ,    ,
      Have moved | us, and | our coun|cil, that / you shall
            ,         ,        ,          ,         ,
      This mor|ning come | before | us, where | I know
           ,               ,    ,        ,           ,
      You can|not with / such free|dom purge | yourself,
            ,          ,         x      ,           ,
      But that | till fur|ther trial,| in those | charges
              ,        ,           ,          ,           ,
      Which^will | require | you’re an|swer, you | must take
            ,         ,         ,         ,        ,      2->
      Your pa|tience to | you, and | be well | conten||ted
           ,           ,           x      ,        ,     3  3
      To make | your house | our Tower:| you, a | brother of us
           ,         ,         ,         ,        ,       2->
      It fits | we thus | proceed,| or else | no wit||ness
              ,        ,
      Would come | against | you.  \\
 
CRANMER
         ,        ,            ,       o   oo
      I hum|bly thank | your high|ness,  |
         2     ,       ,         ,            ,      ,
      And am right | glad to | catch this | good oc|casion
        ,     ,                ,           ,          ,
      Most through/ly to | be win|nowed, where | my chaff
            ,           ,      ,        ,        ,
      And corn | shall fly | asun|der. For | I know
                ,            ,       ,       ,    2      ,
      There's none | stands^un|der more | calum|nious tongues
           ,       ,           ,
      Than I | myself,| poor* man.
 
KING HENRY VIII
             ,         ,       x
      Stand^up,| good Can|terbury,   (tri with prev)
            ,          ,       ,     ,       ,      2->
      Thy truth | and thy | inte|grity | is roo||ted
          ,          ,       ,             ,           ,
      In us | thy friend.| Give me | thy hand,| stand^up,
       ,                ,     ,           ,     ,
      Prithee | let's walk.| Now by | my ho|lidame,
            ,     2    ,     ,             ,         ,
      What man|ner of man | are you?| My lord,| I looked
            ,           ,      ,       2   ,         ,
      You would | have gi|ven me | your peti|tion, that
           ,            ,           ,          ,        ,      2->
      I should | have tane | some pains,| to bring | toge||ther
            ,     ,      2    ,        ,    2         ,
      Yourself,| and your ac|cusers,| and to have | heard you
           ,       ,        ,
      Without | indu|rance fur|ther.
 
CRANMER
                                       ,     ___     ___
                                     Most | dread | liege,
            ,        ,      ,    2       ,          ,  2
      The good | I stand | on, is my | truth and | honesty:
           ,            ,    ,             ,     ,
      If they | shall fail,| I with | mine e|nemies
            ,        ,          x           ,          ,
      Will tri|umph ore | my person,| which I | weigh not,  ??
       ,   2            ,        ,             ,   ,       ->
      Being of | those^vir|tues va|cant. I / fear no||thing
        ,       2     ,        ,
      What | can be said | against | me.
 
KING HENRY VIII
                                           ,         ,
                                         Know | you not
                    ,      ,       2      ,                  ,     ,
      How* your / state stands | in the world,| with the / whole world?
           ,     ,         ,    2     ,      ,             ,    2
      Your e|nemies | are ma|ny, and not | small; their | practises  ??
             ,          ,        ,               ,   x
      Must bear | the same | propor|tion; and / not ever
           ,        ,          ,       2      ,        ,       2->
      The jus|tice and | the truth | of the ques|tion car||ries
           ,      2     ,           x      T   T    T
      The due | of the ver|dict with it;| at what ease
                  ,    ,          ,            ,        ,
      Might^cor/rupt minds | procure | knaves^as | corrupt
           ,         ,            ,       ,                 ,
      To swear | against | you? Such | things have | been done.
       ,         ,    2        ,      ,      2     ,
      You are | potently | opposed,| and with a | malice
                ,     ,      ,     2      ,         ,
      Of as / great size.| Ween you of | better | luck,
      <-      ,        ,          ,          ,          ,
        I | mean in | perjured | witness,| than your | master,
             ,     ,         ,             ,         ,
      Whose mi|nister | you are,| whiles^here | he lived
        ,           ,        ,         ,       ,
      Upon | this naugh|ty earth?| Go to,| go to,
            ,       ,      ,        ,     ,        ,
      You take | a pre|cipit | for no | leap of | danger,
           ,          ,         ,
      And woo | your own | destruc|tion.
 
CRANMER
                                          ,       2      ,    ,
                                         God,| and your ma|jesty  (hex with prev)
           ,          ,     ,        ,         ,    2->
      Protect | mine in|nocence,| or I | fall^in||to
            ,         ,         ,
      The trap | is laid | for me.
 
KING HENRY VIII
                                    ,              ,
                                   Be of | good* cheer,
        ,       2       ,        ,          ,        ,
      They shall no | more pre|vail than | we give^|way to:
        ,   ,             ,               ,        ,
      Keep com/fort to | you, and | this^mor|ning see
           ,       ,        ,           ,       2         ,
      You do | appear | before | them. If | they shall chance
           ,        ,          ,          2     ,   ,
      In char|ging you | with mat|ters, to com/mit you:
            ,        ,         ,        ,   ,
      The best | persua|sions to | the con|trary
        T   T   .  T          ,          ,   2   ,
      Fail not to use,| and with | what ve|hemency
         2   ,        ,          ,           ,       ,       2->
      The occa|sion shall | instruct | you. If | entrea||ties
            ,       ,        ,    ,          ,
      Will ren|der you | no re|medy,| this^ring
         ,       ,     ,             ,        ,
      Deli|ver them,| and your | appeal | to us
        T     T   .  T            ,     .    T   T    T
      There make before | them. Look,| the good man weeps.
            ,     3  3      ,         ,      ,    ,      .
      He's ho|nest on mine ho|nor. God's | blest mo/ther,   ??
          ,       2     ,     ,          2    ,
      I swear | he is true-|hearted,| and a soul
        ,   ,                ,        ,          ,
      None bet/ter in | my king|dom. Get | you gone,
           ,      ,         ,
      And do | as I | have bid | you.  \\
       ,         ,               ,        ,         ,
      He has | strangled | his lang|uage in | his tears.
 
[Enter Old Lady, LOVELL following]
 
GENTLEMAN [Within]
Come back: what mean you?
 
OLD LADY
            ,           ,         ,         ,        ,
      I'll not | come^back,| the tid|ings that | I bring
             ,         ,         ,         ,          ,      ->
      Will make | my bold|ness, man|ners. Now | good an||gels
       ,       2     ,       ,          ,          ,      ->
      Fly | ore thy roy|al head,| and shade | thy per||son
       ,    2        ,        ,
      Un|der their bles|sed wings.
 
KING HENRY VIII
                                    ,             ,
                                   Now by | thy looks
          ,          ,         ,         ,        ,        ->
      I guess | thy mes|sage. Is | the queen | deli||vered?
       ,     ,           2   ,
      Say | aye, and | of a boy.
 
OLD LADY
                                      ,         ,
                                 Aye^aye | my liege;
       ,    2      ,       ,          ,        ,
      And of a | lovely | boy: the | God of | heaven
            ,        ,       ,            ,        ,
      Both^now | and e|ver bless | her: 'tis | a girl
       ,          ,         ,       ,           ,
      Promi|ses boys | hereaf|ter. Sir,| your queen
          ,           ,    ,        ,        ,
      Desires | your vi|sita|tion, and | to be
           ,        ,           ,            2       ,   ,
      Acquain|ted with | this stran|ger; 'tis as / like you,
           ,      ,        ,
      As cher|ry is | to cher|ry.
 
KING HENRY VIII
                                   ,
                                  Lo|vell.
 
LOVELL
                                            ,
                                           Sir.
 
KING HENRY VIII
        ,           ,         ,       ,             ,
      Give her | a hun|dred marks.| I'll to | the queen.
 
[Exit]
 
OLD LADY
         ,         ,      ,          ,                  ,
      A hun|dred marks?| By this | light, I'll | have more.
          ,    ,      ,       2      ,     ,
      An or|dina|ry groom | is for such | payment.
          ,           ,         ,         ,        ,
      I will | have more,| or scold | it out | of him.
           ,         ,          ,          ,        ,
      Said^I | for this,| the girl | was like | to him?
             ,      ,          ,      ,            ,
      I'll have | more, or | else un|say it:| and now,
        ,           ,           ,        ,        ,
      While 'tis | hot, I'll | put it | to the | issue.
 
[Exeunt]

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