Imatges de pÓgina




King Henry the Eighth.
Cardinal Wolsey. Cardinal Campeius.
Capucius, ambassador from the emperor

Charles V.
Cranmer, archbishop of Canterbury.
Duke of Norfolk, Duke of Buckingham.
Duke of Suffolk. Earl of Surrey.
Lord Chamberlain. Lord Chancellor.
Gardiner, bishop of Winchester.
Bishop of Lincoln. Lord Abergavenny. Lord

Sands. Sir Henry Guildford. Sir Thomas Lovell. Sir Anthony Denny. Sir Nicholas Vaux. Secretaries to Wolsey. Cromwell, servant to Wolsey. Griffith, gentleman-usher to queen Katharine. Three other Gentlemen. Doctor Butts, physician to the king. Garter, king at arms. Surveyor to the duke of Buckingham. Brandon, and a Serjeunt at arms. Door-keeper of the council-chamber. Porter, and

his Man. Page to Gardiner. A Crier. Queen Katharine, wife to king Henry, afterwards

divorced. Anne Bullen, her maid of honour; afterwards

queen. An old lady, friend to Anne Bullen. Patience, woman to

queen Kutharine. Several Lords and Ladies in the dumb shows; WO

men attending upon the queen; Spirits, which appear to her; Scribes, Officers, Guards, and

other Attendants. Scene, chiefly in London and Westminster; once,

at Kimbolton,


I COME no more to make you laugh; things now, That bear a weighty and a serious brow, Sad, high, and working, full of state and woe, Such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow, We now present. Those that can pily, here May, if they think it well, let fall a tear; The subject will deserve it. Such, as give Their money out of hope they may believe, May here find truth too. Those, that come to see Only a show or two, and so agree, The play may pass; if they be still, and willing, I'll undertake, may see away their shilling Richly in two short hours. Only they, That come to hear a merry, bawdy play, A noise of targets ; or to see a fellow In a long motley coat, guarded* with yellow, Will be deceiv'd: for, gentle hearers, know, To rank our chosen truth with such a show As fool and fight is, beside forfeiting Our own braids, and the opinion that we bring (To make that only true we now intendt), Will leave us never an understanding friend. Therefore, for goodness' sake, and as you are known The first and happiest hearers of the town, Be sad, as we would make ye: Think, ye see The very persons of our noble story,

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