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Henry VIII

Act V, Scene 2

Before the council-chamber. Pursuivants, Pages, etc. attending. Enter CRANMER.
 
CRANMER
          ,     2    ,           ,         ,         ,      ,
      I hope | I am not | too* late;| and yet | the gen|tleman
          2      ,        ,     ,          ,          ,
      That was sent | to me | from the | council,| prayed me  (hex with perv)
           ,      T     T     T      ,            ,           __ ->
      To make | great haste. All | fast? What | means this?|| Ho?
            ,               ,          ,
      Who waits | there*? Sure | you know | me?
 
[Enter Keeper]
 
KEEPER
                                                 ,          ,  ->
                                                Yes,|| my lord:
           ,       ,        ,
      But yet | I can|not help | you.
 
CRANMER
                                       ,
                                      Why?
 
[Enter DOCTOR BUTTS]
 
KEEPER
             ,            ,      ,              ,
      Your grace | must wait | till you | be called | for.
 
CRANMER
                                                            ,
                                                           So.
 
DOCTOR BUTTS [Aside]
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      This is | a piece | of ma|lice: I | am glad
          ,          ,        ,     ,         ,
      I came | this way | so hap|pily:| the king
             ,      ,         ,       ,
      Shall un|derstand | it pre|sently.
 
[Exit]
 
CRANMER [Aside]
                                                ,
                                         'Tis Butts,
             ,         ,        ,         ,        ,
      The king's | physi|cian: as | he passed | along
           ,       ,        ,          ,      ,       o
      How ear|nestly | he cast | his eyes | upon | me:
        ,   ,             ,    ,             ,           ,
      Pray hea/ven he | sound not / my dis|grace: For | certain (hex with prev)
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      This is of | purpose | laid by | some that | hate me
              ,             ,     ,   2        ,            ,
      (God* turn | their hearts,| I never | sought their | malice)
            ,           ,        ,            ,          ,       ->
      To quench | mine ho|nor; they | would shame | to make || me
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      Wait | else at | door: a | fellow-|counsellor
      .  T    T      T           ,        ,            ,        2->
      among boys, grooms,| and lack|eys. But | their plea||sures
            ,         ,      ,   2     ,          ,
      Must be | fulfilled,| and I at|tend with | patience.
 
[Enter the KING HENRY VIII and DOCTOR BUTTS at a window above]
 
DOCTOR BUTTS
             ,           ,           ,          ,     oo
      I'll show | your grace | the stran|gest sight.|
 
KING HENRY VIII
               ,     ___
      What's that | Butts?  \\   ????
 
DOCTOR BUTTS
          ,            ,        ,          ,   2   ,
      I think | your high|ness saw | this ma|ny a day.
 
KING HENRY VIII
       ,         T    T    T
      Body of | me: where is | it?
 
DOCTOR BUTTS
                                     ,          ,
                                   There | my lord:
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      The high | promo|tion of his grace | of Can|terbury;
            ,           ,          ,     2       ,       ,
      Who holds | his state | at door | amongst^pur|suivants,
       ,    2        T   T
      Pages, and | footboys.
 
KING HENRY VIII
                              T         ,       ,
                             Ha?| 'Tis he | indeed.
           ,         ,    2      ,    ,     ,
      Is this | the ho|nor they do | one a|nother?
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      'Tis well | there's one | above |'em yet;| I had thought
          2     ,       ,     ,   ,      2    ,
      They had par|ted so | much ho/nesty a|mong 'em,
           ,            ,         ,         ,          x
      At least | good* man|ners; as | not thus | to suffer
         ,      2      ,          ,     ,         ,
      A man | of his place,| and so | near our | favor
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      To dance | atten|dance on | their lord|ships' plea|sures,
       ,    2        T   T     T        ,           ,      o
      And at the | door too, like | a post | with pack|ets:  (hex with prev)
          ,     ,       ,        ,     ,
      By ho|ly Ma|ry (Butts)| there's kna/very;
       ,           ,          ,         ,         ,
      Let 'em | alone,| and draw | the cur|tain close:
       T   T     T      ,    ___   oo
      We shall hear | more a|non.|
 
[Exeunt]

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