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Must I then leave you ? must I needs forego
Wol. Cromwell, I did not think to shed a tear
5 Had I but serv'd my God, &c.] This sentence was really uttered by Wolsey. But it was a strange sentence for him to utter, who was disgraced for the basest treachery to his king in the atlair of the di
I serv'd my king, he would not in mine age
Crom. Good sir, have patience.
So I have. Farewell The hopes of court ! my hopes in heaven do dwell.
SCENE I. – A Street in Westminster.
Enter Two Gentlemen, meeting.
i Gent. You are well met once again. 2 Gent.
And so are you.t 1 Gent. You come to take your stand here, and behold The lady Anne pass from her coronation ?
2 Gent. 'Tis all my business. At our last encounter, The duke of Buckingham came from his trial.
i Gent. 'Tis very true: but that time offer'd sorrow; This, general joy. 2 Gent.
'Tis well : The citizens,
2 Gent. May I be bold to ask what that contains, That paper in your hand ? 1 Gent.
Yes; 'tis the list Of those, that claim their offices this day,
vorce: but it shows how naturally men endeavour to palliate their crimes even to themselves. + “ So are you.” — MALONE.
this day - ] i. e. such a day as this, a coronation day.
By custom of the coronation.
i Gent. That I can tell you too. The archbishop
Alas, good lady!
[Trumpets. The trumpets sound: stand close, the queen is coming.
THE ORDER OF THE PROCESSION.
A lively flourish of Trumpets: then, enter 1. Two Judges. 2. Lord Chancellor, with the purse and mace before him. 3. Choristers singing.
[Musick. 4. Mayor of London bearing the mace. Then Garter, in
his coat of arms, and, on his head, a gilt copper
the late marriage - ] i.e. the marriage lately considered as a valid one.
5. Marquis Dorset, bearing a sceptre of gold, on his
head a demi-coronal of gold. With him, the Earl of Surrey, bearing the rod of silver with the dove, crowned with an earl's coronet. Col
lars of ss. 6. Duke of Suffolk, in his robe of estate, his coronet on
his head, bearing a long white wand, as highsteward.
With him, the Duke of Norfolk, with the rod of marshalship, a coronet on his head.
Collars of SS. 7. A canopy borne by four of the Cinque-ports ; under
it, the Queen in her robe ; in her hair richly adorned with pearl, crowned. On each side of
her, the Bishops of London and Winchester. 8. The old Duchess of Norfolk, in a coronal of gold,
wrought with flowers, bearing the Queen's train. 9. Certain Ladies or Countesses, with plain circlets of
gold without flowers.
2 Gent. A royal train, believe me. - These I know;Who's that, that bears the scepter ? 1 Gent.
Marquis Dorset. And that the earl of Surrey, with the rod.
2 Gent. A bold brave gentleman: And that should be The duke of Suffolk. 1 Gent.
'Tis the same; high-steward. 2 Gent. And that my lord of Norfolk ? 1 Gent.
Yes. 2 Gent.
Heaven bless thee !
[Looking on the Queen. Thou hast the sweetest face I ever look'd on. Sir, as I have a soul, she is an angel; Our king has all the Indies in his arms, And more, and richer, when he strains that lady: I cannot blame his conscience.
Mr. Malone omits And.
They, that bear The cloth of honour over her, are four barons Of the Cinque-ports.
2 Gent. Those men are happy; and so are all, are
I take it, she that carries up the train,
1 Gent. It is; and all the rest are countesses.
These are stars indeed; And, sometimes, falling ones. 1 Gent.
No more of that. [Exit Procession, with a great flourish of
'Enter a third Gentleman. God save you, sir! Where have you been broiling?
3 Gent. Among the crowd i'the abbey; where a finger Could not be wedg'd in more; and I am stifled + With the mere rankness of their joy.
3 Gent. That I did.
How was it?
Good sir, speak it to us.
+ " and” is omitted by Mr. Malone.