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the other next two, who observe the same order in their changes, and holding the garland over her head: which done, they deliver the same garland to the last two, who likewise observe the same order: at which, (as it were by inspiration, she makes in her sleep signs of rejoicing, and holdeth up her hands to heaven: and so in their dancing they vanish, carrying the garland with them. The musick continues.
Kath. Spirits of peace, where are ye? Are ye all gone? And leave me here in wretchedness behind ye?
Grif. Madam, we are here.
It is not you
I call for Saw ye none enter, since I slept ? Grif.
None, madam. Kath. No ? Saw you not, even now, a blessed troop Invite me to a banquet; whose bright faces Cast thousand beams upon me, like the sun ? They promis’d me eternal happiness ; And brought me garlands, Griffith, which I feel I am not worthy yet to wear : I shall, Assuredly.
Grif. I am most joyful, madam, such good dreams Possess your fancy. Kath.
Bid the musick leave, They are harsh and heavy to me. [Musick ceases. Pat.
Do you note,
Grif. She is going, wench; pray, pray.
Heaven comfort her!
Enter a Messenger. Mess. An't like
your grace, Kath.
You are a saucy fellow : Deserve we no more reverence ?
You are to blame,
Mess. I humbly do entreat your highness' pardon ;
Kath. Admit him entrance, Griffith: But this fellow Let me ne'er see again.
[Exeunt Griffith and Messenger.
Re-enter GRIFFITH, with CAPUCIUS.
If my sight fail not,
Cap. Madam, the same, your servant.
O my lord,
Kath. O my good lord, that comfort comes too late;
Madam, in good health. Kath. So
he do! and ever flourish,
Kath. Sir, I most humbly pray you to deliver
Most willing, madam.
fortunes faithfully : Of which there is not one, I dare avow, (And now I should not lie,) but will deserve, For virtue, and true beauty of the soul, For honesty, and decent carriage, A right good husband, let him be a noble; And, sure, those men are happy that shall have them. The last is, for my men ; — they are the poorest, But poverty could never draw them from me;That they may have their wages duly paid them, And something over to remember me by; If heaven had pleas'd to have given me longer life, And able means, we had not parted thus. These are the whole contents:— And, good my lord, By that you love the dearest in this world, As you wish christian peace to souls departed, Stand these poor people's friend, and urge the king To do me this last right. Cap.
By heaven, I will;
Kath. I thank you, honest lord. Remember me
4 The model of our chaste loves,] Model is image, or representative.
Out of this world : tell him, in death I bless'd him,
[Exeunt, leading KATHARINE,
SCENE I. - A Gallery in the Palace.
Enter GARDINER, Bishop of Winchester, a Page with
a Torch before him, met by Sir Thomas LOVELL.
It hath struck.
Came you from the king, my lord ? Gar. I did, sir Thomas; and left him at primeros With the duke of Suffolk. Lov.
I must to him too, Before he go to bed. I'll take my leave.
at primero —] Primero and Primavista, two games at cards, H. I. Primera, Primavista. La Primiere, G. prime, f. Prime veue. Primum, et primum visum, that is, first, and first seen: because he that can show such an order of cards first, wins the game. Minsher's Guide into Tongues, col. 575.
Gar. Not yet, sir Thomas Lovell. What's the matter? It seems, you are in haste; an if there be No great offence belongs to't, give your friend Some touch of your late business 6 : Affairs, that walk (As, they say, spirits do,) at midnight, have In them a wilder nature, than the business That seeks despatch by day. Lou.
My lord, I love you ; And durst commend a secret to your ear Much weightier than this work. The queen's in labour, They say, in great extremity; and fear'd, She'll with the labour end. Gar.
The fruit, she goes with, I
pray for heartily; that it may find
Methinks, I could
But, sir, sir,
Now, sir, you speak of two
Some touch of your late business : ) Some hint of the business that keeps you awake so late.
mine own way;] Mine own opinion in religion. & Stands in the gap and trade of more preferments,] Trade is the practised method, the general course.