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So good, so noble, and so true a master?
Wol. Cromwell, I did not think to shead a tear
Say, Wolsey, that once trod the ways of glory, ' And founded all the depths and shoals of honour,
Found thee a way out of his wrack to rise in : • A sure and safe one, though thy master miss'd it. • Mark but
fall and that which ruin'd me : • Cromwell, I charge thee, fling away Ambition
By that sin fell the angels; how can men then . (The image of his maker) hope to win it?
Love thy self last, cherish those hearts that hate thee :
Corruption wins not more than honesty. • Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace • To silent envious tongues.
Be just, and fear not.
Crom. Good Sir, have patience.
Wol. So I have. Farewel
ACT IV. SCENE I.
Enter two Gentlemen, meeting one another.
2 Gen. And so are you.
here, and behold
last encounter, The Duke of Buckingham came from his
tryal. 1 Gen. 'Tis very true. But that time offer'd sorrow, This, general joy:
2 Gen. 'Tis well; the citizens
i Gen. Never greater,
2 Gen. May I be bold to ask what that contains, The paper in your hands?
i Gen. Yes, 'tis the lift Of those that claim their offices this day, By custom of the coronation. The Duke of Suffolk is the first, and claims To be High Steward; next the Duke of Norfolk, To be Earl Marshal; you may read the reft. 2 Gen. I thank you, Sir; had I not known those
cuftoms, I should have been beholden to your paper.. But I beseech you what's become of Katharine,
The Princess Dowager? how goes her business!
Gen. That I can tell you too; the Arch-bishop Of Canterbury, accompanied with other Learned and rev'rend fathers of his order, Held a late court at Dunstable, six miles From Ampthil, where the Princess lay ; to which She oft was cited by them, but appear'd not: And to be short, for not appearance and The King's late scruple, by the main assent Of all these learned men she was divorc'd, And the late marriage made of none effect : Since which, she was remov'd to Kimbolton, Where she remains now fick.
2 Gen. Alas good lady! The trumpets found, and close, the Queen is com ing.
The Order of the Coronation,
1. A lively flourish of trumpets. 2. Then two Judges. 3. Lord Chancellor, with the purse and mace before him. 4. Choristers singing.
Musick. 5. Mayor of London, bearing the mace. Then Garter
in his coat of arms, and on his head a gilt copper 6. Marquess of Dorset, bearing a scepter of gold, on
his head á demi-coronal of gold. With him, the Earl of Surrey, bearing the rod of silver with the dove, crown'd with an Earl's coronet. Collars of
SS. 7. Duke of Suffolk, in his robe of estate, his coronet
on his head, bearing a long white wand, as High Steward. With him the Duke of Norfolk, with the rod of marshalship, a coronet on his head. Col.
lars of ss. 8. A canopy born by four of the Cinque-Ports, under is the Queen in her robe; in her hair richly adorned
with pearl, crowned. On each side her the bishops
of London and Winchester, 9. The old Dutchess of Norfolk, in a coronal of gold,
wrought with flowers, bearing the Queen's train, 10. Certain ladies or Counteffes, with plain circlets of
gold without flowers. They pass over the stage in order and state, and then
Exeunt, with a great flourish of trumpets.
2 Gen. A royal train believe me; these I know; Who', that who bears the scepter ?
1 Gen. Marquess Dorset. And that the Earl of Surrey, with the rod.
2 Gen. A bold brave gentleman. That should be The Duke of Suffolk.
i Gen. 'Tis the same: high Steward. 2 Gen. And that
lord of Norfolk ?
I Gen. They that bear
2 Gen. Those men are happy, so are all are near her. I take it, she that carries up her train, Is that old noble lady, the Dutchess of Nerfolk.
i Gen. It is, and all the rest are Countesses. 2 Gen. Their coronets say so. Thefe are stars in.
deed, And sometimes falling ones. i Gen. No more of that.
Enter a third Gentleman. God save you Sir. Where have you been broiling?
3 Gen. Among the crowd i'th'abby, where a finger Could not be wedgid in more; I am fifled,
With the meer rankness of their joy.
2 Gen. You saw the ceremony?
3 Gen. As well as I am able. The rich streama
2 Gen. But pray what follow'd ?