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And lift my foul to heav'n. Lead on a God's name. Lov. I do beseech your Grace for charity,
malice in your heart Were hid against me, now forgive me frankly.
Buck. Sir Thomas Lovell, I as free forgive you As I would be forgiven: I forgive all. There cannot be those numberless offences 'Gainst me, I can't take peace with : no black envy Shall make my grave - Commend me to his Grace : And if he speak of Buckingham, pray tell him, You met hiin half in heav’n: my vows and pray’rs Yet are the King's; and 'rill my soul forsake me, Shall cry for blessings on him. May he live Longer than I have time to tell bis years; Ever belov'd and loving may his rule be; And when old time Thall lead him to his end, Goodness and he fill up one monument.
Lov. To th' water-side I must conduct your Grace,
Vaux. Prepare there,
Buck. Nay, Sir Nicholas,
! Restor’d to me my honours ; and from ruins, Made my name once more noble. Now his son,
Henry the Eight, a name, honour, life, and all
your fortunes, fall away
the last hour
[Exeunt Buckingham and Traine
2 Gen. If the Duke be guiltless, 'Tis full of woe; yet I can give you inkling Of an ensuing evil, if it fall, Oreater than this.
1 Gen. Good angels keep it from us : What may it be; you do not doubt my faith, Sir?
2 Gen. This secret is so weighty, 'will require A strong faith to conceal it.
I Gen. Let me have it; I do not talk much.
2 Gen. I am confident; You laall, Sir; did you not of late days hear A buzzing of a separation Between the King and Kath'rine ? > Gen. Yes, but it held not ;
For • life, honour, name, and all,
For when the King once heard it, out of anger
2 Gen. But that flander, Sir,
i Gen, 'Tis the Cardinal;
2 Gen. I think you have hit the mark; but is't not cruel, That the should feel the smart of this the Cardinal Will have his will, and the muft fall.
Gen. 'Tis woful,
Y lord, the borfes your lordship sent for, with all nijh'd. They were young and handsome, and of the best breed in the North. when they were ready to set out for London, a man of my lord Cardinal's, by commission and main power took 'em from me, with this reason ; his master would be fervid before a subject, if not before the King, which stopped our mouths, sir.
I fear he will indeed; well, let him have them ; ho will have all, I think.
Enter to the Lord Chamberlain the Dukes of Norfolk and
Cham, I left him private,
Nor. What's the cause ?
Cham. It seems the marriage with his brother's wife Has crept too near his conscience.
Suf. No, his conscience
Nor. 'Tis fo;
. The King will know him one day. Suf. Pray God he do; he'll never know hiinfelf elle.
Nor. How holily he works in all his business, And with what zeal: for now he has crackt the league 'Tween us and th' Emperor, the Queen's great nephew : He dives into the King's soul, and there scatters Doubts, dangers, wringing of the conscience, Fears, and despair, and all these for his marriage; And out of all these to restore the King, He counsels a divorce, a loss of her That like a jewel has hung twenty years About his neck, yet never loft her lustre; Of her that loves him with that excellence, That angels love good men with; even of her, That, when the greatest stroke of fortune falls, Will bless the King; and is not this course pious ? Cham. Heav'n keep me from such counsel! 'tis most
true, These news are ev'ry where, ev'ry tongue speaks 'em, And ev'ry true heart weeps for's. All that dare Look into these affairs, see his main end, The French King's sister. Heaven will one day open The King's Eyes, that so long have Nept upon This bold, bad man.
Suf. And free us from his slavery.
Nor. We had need pray, and heartily, for deliy’rance
Suf. For me, my lords,
Nor. Let's in ;
'Cham. Excuse me,
Nor. Thanks, my good Lord Chamberlain,
King. Who's there, I say? how dare you thruft
Nor. A gracious King, that pardons all offences,
I'll make ye know your times of business :-