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Henry VIII

Act V, Scene 5

The palace.
 
[Enter trumpets, sounding; then two Aldermen, Lord Mayor, Garter, CRANMER, NORFOLK with his marshal's staff, SUFFOLK, two Noblemen bearing great standing-bowls for the christening-gifts; then four Noblemen bearing a canopy, under which the Duchess of Norfolk, godmother, bearing the child richly habited in a mantle, etc., train borne by a Lady; then follows the Marchioness Dorset, the other godmother, and Ladies. The troop pass once about the stage, and Garter speaks]
 
GARTER
       ,
      Heaven  (pickup)
          2     ,         ,          ,     ,            ,
      From thy end|less good|ness, send | prospe|rous life,
        ,         ,       ,        2      ,          ,     ->
      Long, and | ever | happy,| to the high | and migh||ty
        ,      2    ,       ,  ,  2
      Prin|cess of Eng|land E|lizabeth*.  (picked up)
 
[Flourish. Enter KING HENRY VIII and Guard]
 
CRANMER
       ,             ,       ,                 ,    ,
      And to | your roy|al grace,| and the / good queen,
          ,       ,                  ,    ,    ,
      My no|ble part|ners, and my//self thus pray
            ,         ,      2       ,     ,          ,
      All* com|fort, joy | in this most | gracious | lady,
       ,       ,   2       ,   2        ,         ,
      Heaven | ever laid^|up to make*| parents | happy,
            ,       ,      ,
      May hour|ly fall | upon | ye.
 
KING HENRY VIII
        T    T    T      T    T   T
      Thank you good | lord archbish|op:
      <-  ,       2      ,
        What || is her name?
 
CRANMER
                               ,     ,
                             Eli|zabeth.
 
KING HENRY VIII
                                           T    T   T
                                         Stand up lord.
          2       ,      ,         ,         ,        ,
      With this kiss | take my | blessing:| God pro|tect thee,
       ,             ,        ,          ,
      Into | whose hand | I give | thy life.
 
CRANMER
                                               ,
                                             Amen.
 
KING HENRY VIII
          ,      ,          2         ,   ,      ,  2
      My no|ble gos|sips, ye have / been too | prodigal:
          ,          ,     ,     2        ,     ,
      I thank | ye hear|tily;| so shall this | lady,
        ,     2       ,        ,
      When she has | so much^|English.
 
CRANMER
                                        ,         ,
                                       Let me | speak sir,
             x            ,         ,          ,         x
      For heaven | now* bids | me; and | the words | I utter,
       T    T    T       ,   2       2          ,         ,
      Let none think | flattery,| for they'll find |'em truth.
            ,      ,          x              ,       ,        ->
      This roy|al in|fant, heaven | still* move | about || her;
         ,       2     ,        ,     ,   ,
      Though | in her cra|dle, yet | now pro/mises
        ,           ,        ,         ,         ,        ->
      Upon | this land | a thou|sand thou|sand bles||sings,
        ,       ,            ,          ,           2       ,
      Which | time shall | bring to | ripeness:| she shall be,
            ,          ,   ,     2     ,           ,
      (But few | now* li|ving can be|hold that | goodness)
         ,      2    ,      ,        ,         ,
      A pat|tern to all | princes | living | with her,
           ,           ,          ,     ,  2       ,
      And all | that shall | succeed:| Saba was | never
        ,   ,   2          ,             ,     ,
      More co/vetous of | wisdom,| and fair | virtue
          2       ,      ,           ,          ,         ,
      Than this pure | soul shall | be: all | princely | graces,
             ,     ,     2      ,        ,          ,
      That mold | up such a | mighty | piece as | this is,
            ,         ,         ,        ,          ,
      With all | the vir|tues that | attend | the good,
              ,          ,       ,          ,             ,         ->
      Shall still | be dou|bled on | her: truth | shall nurse || her,
       ,   2       x          ,        ,     ,
      Ho|ly and heaven|ly thoughts | still coun/sel her:
       ,       2       ,            ,           ,            ,
      She shall be | loved and | feared. Her | own shall | bless her;
            ,      ,              ,         ,        ,
      Her foes | shake like | a field | of bea|ten corn,
            ,            ,           ,         ,      ,       2
      And hang | their heads | with sor|row: good | grows with her.
          ,      ,    2      ,           ,         ,
      In her | days every | man shall | eat in | safety,
       ,           ,      ,               ,           ,
      Under | his own | vine what | he plants;| and sing
           ,       ,          ,         ,          ,         ->
      The mer|ry songs | of peace | to all | his neigh||bors.
       ,         2    ,       ,           ,        ,        ->
      God | shall be tru|ly known,| and those | about || her,
        ,       2        ,         ,        ,        ,     ->
      From | her shall read | the per|fect way | of ho||nor,
         2       ,     ,             ,          ,         ,
      And by / those claim | their great|ness; not | by blood.
       ,                 ,       ,           ,      2      ,
      Nor shall | this peace | sleep with | her: but as | when
      <-         ,        ,         ,          ,         ,
        The || bird of | wonder | dies, the | maiden | phoenix,
           ,      ,        ,      ,        ,
      Her ash|es new | create | ano|ther heir,
           ,         ,    ,       ,        ,
      As great | in ad|mira|tion as | herself.
           ,           ,           ,       ,        ,
      So shall | she leave | her bles|sedness | to one,
               x             ,     ,      2         ,          ,
      (When heaven | shall call | her from this | cloud of | darkness)
       ,       2       ,        ,       ,        ,
      Who, from the | sacred | ashes | of her | honor
              ,          ,         ,          ,        ,        2->
      Shall star-|like^rise,| as great | in fame | as she || was,
           ,     T     T      T      ,         T     T      Tx
      And so | stand fixed: peace,| plenty,| love, truth, terror,
             ,         ,         ,         ,       ,      o
      That were | the ser|vants to | this cho|sen in|fant,  (hex with prev)
              ,        ,          ,        ,      ,    2
      Shall then | be his,| and like | a vine | grow to him:
          ,              ,    ,          x             ,
      Where|ver the / bright sun | of heaven | shall shine,
           ,       ,          ,         ,         ,
      His ho|nor, and | the great|ness of | his name,
             ,         ,     ,   ,          2          ,
      Shall be,| and make | new na/tions: he shall | flourish,
       ,      2      ,         ,        ,           ,
      And like a | mountain | cedar,| reach his | branches,
       ,    2         ,       ,              ,           ,       2->
      To all the | plains a|bout him:| our chil|dren's chil||dren
             ,                  ,      x
      Shall see | this, and / bless heaven.
 
KING HENRY VIII
                                                    ,       ,
                                            Thou speakst | wonders.
 
CRANMER
       ,           ,   2       ,      ,        ,
      She shall | be to the | happi|ness of | England,
           ,      ,   ,             ,           ,
      An aged | princess;/ many | days shall | see her,
       .   T   T  T         ,        ,            x
      And yet no day | without | a deed | to crown it.
        ,    2        T    T   T         ,          ,
      Would I had | known no more:| but she | must die,
            ,           ,       ,    ,            2     ,
      She must,| the saints | must have / her; yet a | virgin,
          ,        ,       ,      ,           ,
      A most | unspot|ted li|ly shall | she pass
       ,          ,           ,          ,             ,
      To the | ground, and | all the | world shall | mourn her.
 
KING HENRY VIII
      T   T    T    ,      oo
      O lord arch|bishop |
      <-  ,            ,        ,      ___    ,          ,
        Thou hast || made me | now a | man,| never | before
            ,       ,         ,       ,     ,
      This hap|py child,| did I | get a|nything.
           ,    ,        ,      2     ,      ,
      This o|racle | of com|fort has so | pleased me,
             ,       ,         x     ,             ,
      That when | I am | in heaven,| I shall | desire
          ,        2       ,       ,            ,         ,
      To see | what this child | does, and | praise my | Maker.
          ,         ,        ,         ,            x
      I thank | ye all.| To you | my good | lord* mayor,
           ,           ,          2       ,   ,  ,
      And you | good* bre|thren, I am / much be|holding;
      ,     2      ,          ,       ,         ,
      I have re|ceived much^|honor | by your | presence,
       ,    2          ,         ,          T   .   T    T
      And ye shall | find me | thankful.| Lead the way lords,
        2      ,     ,          ,           ,           ,
      Ye must all | see the | queen, and | she must | thank ye,
       ,      2       T    T     T           ,         ,
      She will be | sick else. This | day*, no | man think
           ,        ,       ,         ,          ,
      Has business at his house; for all shall stay:
            ,       ,            ,        ,    ,
      This lit|tle one | shall make | it ho|liday.
 
[Exeunt]

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