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Is the king's hand, and tongue; And who dare speak
Yes, yes, sir Thomas,
affairs I hinder you too long: Good night, sir Thomas. Lov. Many good nights, my lord; I rest your servant.
[Exeunt GARDINER and Page.
As LoVELL is going out, enter the King, and the Duke
of SUFFOLK. K. Hen. Charles, I will play no more to-night; My mind's not on't, you are too hard for me.
Suf. Sir, I did never win of you before.
K. Hen. But little, Charles;
Lov. I could not personally deliver to her
A most arch heretick,] This passage, according to the old elliptical mode of writing, may mean - I have incens'd the lords of the council, for that he is, i. e. because.
- broken with the king ;] They have broken silence: told their minds to the king.
• He be convented.] Convented is summoned, convened.
commanded me, but by her woman
What say'st thou ? ha ! To pray
for her? what, is she crying out ? Lov. So said her woman; and that her sufferance
Alas, good lady!
'Tis midnight, Charles,
I wish your highness
Charles, good night.
Enter Sir ANTHONY DENNY.
Well, sir, what follows ?
Den. Sir, I have brought my lord the archbishop,
'Tis true: Where is he, Denny ?
Bring him to us.
[Exit DENNY. Lov. This is about that which the bishop spake; I am happily come hither.
+ “ Would not,” &c. - MALONE.
Re-enter DENNY, with CRANMER. K. Hen.
Avoid the gallery.
[LOVELL seems to stay. Ha!- I have said. — Be gone. . What!
[Exeunt LOVELL and DENNY. Cran. I am fearful : Wherefore frowns he thus ? 'Tis his aspect of terror. All's not well.
K. Hen. How now, my lord? You do desire to know
It is my duty,
'Pray you, arise,
hand. Ah, my good lord, I grieve at what I speak, And am right sorry to repeat what follows: I have, and most unwillingly, of late Heard many grievous, I do say, my lord, Grievous complaints of you: which, being consider'd, Have mov'd us and our council, that you shall This morning come before us; where, I know, You cannot with such freedom purge yourself, But that, till further trial, in those charges Which will require your answer, you must take Your patience to you, and be well contented To make
your house our Tower: You a brother of us, It fits we thus proceed, or else no witness Would come against you. Cran.
I humbly thank your highness; And am right glad to catch this good occasion Most throughly to be winnow'd, where my
You a brother of us, &c.) You being one of the council, it is necessary to imprison you, that the witnesses against you may not be deterred.
And corn shall fly asunder : for, I know,
Stand up, good Canterbury;
Most dread liege,
Know you not how
indurance,] i, e, confinement, or perhaps, delay, procrastination.
I weigh not,] i. e. have no value for.
and not ever- ] Not ever is an uncommon expression, and does not mean never, but not always.
Ween you of better luck,] To ween is to think, to imagine. Though now obsolete, the word was common to all our ancient writers.
Whose minister you are, whiles here he livd
God, and your majesty,
Be of good cheer; They shall no more prevail, than we give way to. Keep comfort to you; and this morning see You do appear before them; if they shall chance, In charging you with matters, to commit you, The best persuasions to the contrary Fail not to use, and with what vehemency The occasion shall instruct you: if entreaties Will render you no remedy, this ring Deliver them, and your appeal to us There make before them. — Look, the good man weeps ! He's honest, on mine honour. God's blest mother! I swear, he's true-hearted ; and a soul None better in my kingdom. – Get you gone, And do as I have bid you. - [Exit CRANMER.) He has
strangled His language in his tears.
Enter an old Lady
Lady. I'll not come back; the tidings that I bring
Now, by thy looks
Ay, ay, my liege;