Speeches (Lines) for Duke of Norfolk in "History of Henry VIII"

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1 I / 1
  • I thank your grace,
    Healthful; and ever since a fresh admirer
    Of what I...
  • I thank your grace,
    Healthful; and ever since a fresh admirer
    Of what I saw there.
  • Duke of Buckingham. Good morrow, and well met. How have ye done
    Since last we saw in France?

    Duke of Norfolk. I thank your grace,
    Healthful; and ever since a fresh admirer
    Of what I saw there.

2 I / 1
  • 'Twixt Guynes and Arde:
    I was then present, saw them salute on horseback;
  • 'Twixt Guynes and Arde:
    I was then present, saw them salute on horseback;
    Beheld them, when they lighted, how they clung
    In their embracement, as they grew together;
    Which had they, what four throned ones could have weigh'd
    Such a compounded one?
  • Duke of Buckingham. An untimely ague
    Stay'd me a prisoner in my chamber when
    Those suns of glory, those two lights of men,
    Met in the vale of Andren.

    Duke of Norfolk. 'Twixt Guynes and Arde:
    I was then present, saw them salute on horseback;
    Beheld them, when they lighted, how they clung
    In their embracement, as they grew together;
    Which had they, what four throned ones could have weigh'd
    Such a compounded one?

3 I / 1
  • Then you lost
    The view of earthly glory: men might say,
    Till this time p...
  • Then you lost
    The view of earthly glory: men might say,
    Till this time pomp was single, but now married
    To one above itself. Each following day
    Became the next day's master, till the last
    Made former wonders its. To-day the French,
    All clinquant, all in gold, like heathen gods,
    Shone down the English; and, to-morrow, they
    Made Britain India: every man that stood
    Show'd like a mine. Their dwarfish pages were
    As cherubins, all guilt: the madams too,
    Not used to toil, did almost sweat to bear
    The pride upon them, that their very labour
    Was to them as a painting: now this masque
    Was cried incomparable; and the ensuing night
    Made it a fool and beggar. The two kings,
    Equal in lustre, were now best, now worst,
    As presence did present them; him in eye,
    Still him in praise: and, being present both
    'Twas said they saw but one; and no discerner
    Durst wag his tongue in censure. When these suns--
    For so they phrase 'em--by their heralds challenged
    The noble spirits to arms, they did perform
    Beyond thought's compass; that former fabulous story,
    Being now seen possible enough, got credit,
    That Bevis was believed.
  • Duke of Buckingham. All the whole time
    I was my chamber's prisoner.

    Duke of Norfolk. Then you lost
    The view of earthly glory: men might say,
    Till this time pomp was single, but now married
    To one above itself. Each following day
    Became the next day's master, till the last
    Made former wonders its. To-day the French,
    All clinquant, all in gold, like heathen gods,
    Shone down the English; and, to-morrow, they
    Made Britain India: every man that stood
    Show'd like a mine. Their dwarfish pages were
    As cherubins, all guilt: the madams too,
    Not used to toil, did almost sweat to bear
    The pride upon them, that their very labour
    Was to them as a painting: now this masque
    Was cried incomparable; and the ensuing night
    Made it a fool and beggar. The two kings,
    Equal in lustre, were now best, now worst,
    As presence did present them; him in eye,
    Still him in praise: and, being present both
    'Twas said they saw but one; and no discerner
    Durst wag his tongue in censure. When these suns--
    For so they phrase 'em--by their heralds challenged
    The noble spirits to arms, they did perform
    Beyond thought's compass; that former fabulous story,
    Being now seen possible enough, got credit,
    That Bevis was believed.

4 I / 1
  • As I belong to worship and affect
    In honour honesty, the tract of every thin...
  • As I belong to worship and affect
    In honour honesty, the tract of every thing
    Would by a good discourser lose some life,
    Which action's self was tongue to. All was royal;
    To the disposing of it nought rebell'd.
    Order gave each thing view; the office did
    Distinctly his full function.
  • Duke of Buckingham. O, you go far.

    Duke of Norfolk. As I belong to worship and affect
    In honour honesty, the tract of every thing
    Would by a good discourser lose some life,
    Which action's self was tongue to. All was royal;
    To the disposing of it nought rebell'd.
    Order gave each thing view; the office did
    Distinctly his full function.

5 I / 1
  • One, certes, that promises no element
    In such a business.
  • One, certes, that promises no element
    In such a business.
  • Duke of Buckingham. Who did guide,
    I mean, who set the body and the limbs
    Of this great sport together, as you guess?

    Duke of Norfolk. One, certes, that promises no element
    In such a business.

6 I / 1
  • All this was order'd by the good discretion
    Of the right reverend Cardinal o...
  • All this was order'd by the good discretion
    Of the right reverend Cardinal of York.
  • Duke of Buckingham. I pray you, who, my lord?

    Duke of Norfolk. All this was order'd by the good discretion
    Of the right reverend Cardinal of York.

7 I / 1
  • Surely, sir,
    There's in him stuff that puts him to these ends;
    For, bein...
  • Surely, sir,
    There's in him stuff that puts him to these ends;
    For, being not propp'd by ancestry, whose grace
    Chalks successors their way, nor call'd upon
    For high feats done to the crown; neither allied
    For eminent assistants; but, spider-like,
    Out of his self-drawing web, he gives us note,
    The force of his own merit makes his way
    A gift that heaven gives for him, which buys
    A place next to the king.
  • Duke of Buckingham. The devil speed him! no man's pie is freed
    From his ambitious finger. What had he
    To do in these fierce vanities? I wonder
    That such a keech can with his very bulk
    Take up the rays o' the beneficial sun
    And keep it from the earth.

    Duke of Norfolk. Surely, sir,
    There's in him stuff that puts him to these ends;
    For, being not propp'd by ancestry, whose grace
    Chalks successors their way, nor call'd upon
    For high feats done to the crown; neither allied
    For eminent assistants; but, spider-like,
    Out of his self-drawing web, he gives us note,
    The force of his own merit makes his way
    A gift that heaven gives for him, which buys
    A place next to the king.

8 I / 1
  • Grievingly I think,
    The peace between the French and us not values
    The c...
  • Grievingly I think,
    The peace between the French and us not values
    The cost that did conclude it.
  • Duke of Buckingham. O, many
    Have broke their backs with laying manors on 'em
    For this great journey. What did this vanity
    But minister communication of
    A most poor issue?

    Duke of Norfolk. Grievingly I think,
    The peace between the French and us not values
    The cost that did conclude it.

9 I / 1
  • Which is budded out;
    For France hath flaw'd the league, and hath attach'd
  • Which is budded out;
    For France hath flaw'd the league, and hath attach'd
    Our merchants' goods at Bourdeaux.
  • Duke of Buckingham. Every man,
    After the hideous storm that follow'd, was
    A thing inspired; and, not consulting, broke
    Into a general prophecy; That this tempest,
    Dashing the garment of this peace, aboded
    The sudden breach on't.

    Duke of Norfolk. Which is budded out;
    For France hath flaw'd the league, and hath attach'd
    Our merchants' goods at Bourdeaux.

10 I / 1
  • Marry, is't.
  • Marry, is't.
  • Lord Abergavenny. Is it therefore
    The ambassador is silenced?

    Duke of Norfolk. Marry, is't.

11 I / 1
  • Like it your grace,
    The state takes notice of the private difference
    Bet...
  • Like it your grace,
    The state takes notice of the private difference
    Betwixt you and the cardinal. I advise you--
    And take it from a heart that wishes towards you
    Honour and plenteous safety--that you read
    The cardinal's malice and his potency
    Together; to consider further that
    What his high hatred would effect wants not
    A minister in his power. You know his nature,
    That he's revengeful, and I know his sword
    Hath a sharp edge: it's long and, 't may be said,
    It reaches far, and where 'twill not extend,
    Thither he darts it. Bosom up my counsel,
    You'll find it wholesome. Lo, where comes that rock
    That I advise your shunning.
    [Enter CARDINAL WOLSEY, the purse borne before him,]
    certain of the Guard, and two Secretaries with
    papers. CARDINAL WOLSEY in his passage fixeth his
    eye on BUCKINGHAM, and BUCKINGHAM on him, both full
    of disdain]
  • Duke of Buckingham. Why, all this business
    Our reverend cardinal carried.

    Duke of Norfolk. Like it your grace,
    The state takes notice of the private difference
    Betwixt you and the cardinal. I advise you--
    And take it from a heart that wishes towards you
    Honour and plenteous safety--that you read
    The cardinal's malice and his potency
    Together; to consider further that
    What his high hatred would effect wants not
    A minister in his power. You know his nature,
    That he's revengeful, and I know his sword
    Hath a sharp edge: it's long and, 't may be said,
    It reaches far, and where 'twill not extend,
    Thither he darts it. Bosom up my counsel,
    You'll find it wholesome. Lo, where comes that rock
    That I advise your shunning.
    [Enter CARDINAL WOLSEY, the purse borne before him,]
    certain of the Guard, and two Secretaries with
    papers. CARDINAL WOLSEY in his passage fixeth his
    eye on BUCKINGHAM, and BUCKINGHAM on him, both full
    of disdain]

12 I / 1
  • What, are you chafed?
    Ask God for temperance; that's the appliance only
    ...
  • What, are you chafed?
    Ask God for temperance; that's the appliance only
    Which your disease requires.
  • Duke of Buckingham. This butcher's cur is venom-mouth'd, and I
    Have not the power to muzzle him; therefore best
    Not wake him in his slumber. A beggar's book
    Outworths a noble's blood.

    Duke of Norfolk. What, are you chafed?
    Ask God for temperance; that's the appliance only
    Which your disease requires.

13 I / 1
  • Stay, my lord,
    And let your reason with your choler question
    What 'tis y...
  • Stay, my lord,
    And let your reason with your choler question
    What 'tis you go about: to climb steep hills
    Requires slow pace at first: anger is like
    A full-hot horse, who being allow'd his way,
    Self-mettle tires him. Not a man in England
    Can advise me like you: be to yourself
    As you would to your friend.
  • Duke of Buckingham. I read in's looks
    Matter against me; and his eye reviled
    Me, as his abject object: at this instant
    He bores me with some trick: he's gone to the king;
    I'll follow and outstare him.

    Duke of Norfolk. Stay, my lord,
    And let your reason with your choler question
    What 'tis you go about: to climb steep hills
    Requires slow pace at first: anger is like
    A full-hot horse, who being allow'd his way,
    Self-mettle tires him. Not a man in England
    Can advise me like you: be to yourself
    As you would to your friend.

14 I / 1
  • Be advised;
    Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot
    That it do singe your...
  • Be advised;
    Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot
    That it do singe yourself: we may outrun,
    By violent swiftness, that which we run at,
    And lose by over-running. Know you not,
    The fire that mounts the liquor til run o'er,
    In seeming to augment it wastes it? Be advised:
    I say again, there is no English soul
    More stronger to direct you than yourself,
    If with the sap of reason you would quench,
    Or but allay, the fire of passion.
  • Duke of Buckingham. I'll to the king;
    And from a mouth of honour quite cry down
    This Ipswich fellow's insolence; or proclaim
    There's difference in no persons.

    Duke of Norfolk. Be advised;
    Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot
    That it do singe yourself: we may outrun,
    By violent swiftness, that which we run at,
    And lose by over-running. Know you not,
    The fire that mounts the liquor til run o'er,
    In seeming to augment it wastes it? Be advised:
    I say again, there is no English soul
    More stronger to direct you than yourself,
    If with the sap of reason you would quench,
    Or but allay, the fire of passion.

15 I / 1
  • Say not 'treasonous.'
  • Say not 'treasonous.'
  • Duke of Buckingham. Sir,
    I am thankful to you; and I'll go along
    By your prescription: but this top-proud fellow,
    Whom from the flow of gall I name not but
    From sincere motions, by intelligence,
    And proofs as clear as founts in July when
    We see each grain of gravel, I do know
    To be corrupt and treasonous.

    Duke of Norfolk. Say not 'treasonous.'

16 I / 1
  • Faith, and so it did.
  • Faith, and so it did.
  • Duke of Buckingham. To the king I'll say't; and make my vouch as strong
    As shore of rock. Attend. This holy fox,
    Or wolf, or both,--for he is equal ravenous
    As he is subtle, and as prone to mischief
    As able to perform't; his mind and place
    Infecting one another, yea, reciprocally--
    Only to show his pomp as well in France
    As here at home, suggests the king our master
    To this last costly treaty, the interview,
    That swallow'd so much treasure, and like a glass
    Did break i' the rinsing.

    Duke of Norfolk. Faith, and so it did.

17 I / 1
  • I am sorry
    To hear this of him; and could wish he were
    Something mistake...
  • I am sorry
    To hear this of him; and could wish he were
    Something mistaken in't.
  • Duke of Buckingham. Pray, give me favour, sir. This cunning cardinal
    The articles o' the combination drew
    As himself pleased; and they were ratified
    As he cried 'Thus let be': to as much end
    As give a crutch to the dead: but our count-cardinal
    Has done this, and 'tis well; for worthy Wolsey,
    Who cannot err, he did it. Now this follows,--
    Which, as I take it, is a kind of puppy
    To the old dam, treason,--Charles the emperor,
    Under pretence to see the queen his aunt--
    For 'twas indeed his colour, but he came
    To whisper Wolsey,--here makes visitation:
    His fears were, that the interview betwixt
    England and France might, through their amity,
    Breed him some prejudice; for from this league
    Peep'd harms that menaced him: he privily
    Deals with our cardinal; and, as I trow,--
    Which I do well; for I am sure the emperor
    Paid ere he promised; whereby his suit was granted
    Ere it was ask'd; but when the way was made,
    And paved with gold, the emperor thus desired,
    That he would please to alter the king's course,
    And break the foresaid peace. Let the king know,
    As soon he shall by me, that thus the cardinal
    Does buy and sell his honour as he pleases,
    And for his own advantage.

    Duke of Norfolk. I am sorry
    To hear this of him; and could wish he were
    Something mistaken in't.

18 I / 2
  • Not almost appears,
    It doth appear; for, upon these taxations,
    The cloth...
  • Not almost appears,
    It doth appear; for, upon these taxations,
    The clothiers all, not able to maintain
    The many to them longing, have put off
    The spinsters, carders, fullers, weavers, who,
    Unfit for other life, compell'd by hunger
    And lack of other means, in desperate manner
    Daring the event to the teeth, are all in uproar,
    And danger serves among then!
  • Queen Katharine. I am solicited, not by a few,
    And those of true condition, that your subjects
    Are in great grievance: there have been commissions
    Sent down among 'em, which hath flaw'd the heart
    Of all their loyalties: wherein, although,
    My good lord cardinal, they vent reproaches
    Most bitterly on you, as putter on
    Of these exactions, yet the king our master--
    Whose honour heaven shield from soil!--even he
    escapes not
    Language unmannerly, yea, such which breaks
    The sides of loyalty, and almost appears
    In loud rebellion.

    Duke of Norfolk. Not almost appears,
    It doth appear; for, upon these taxations,
    The clothiers all, not able to maintain
    The many to them longing, have put off
    The spinsters, carders, fullers, weavers, who,
    Unfit for other life, compell'd by hunger
    And lack of other means, in desperate manner
    Daring the event to the teeth, are all in uproar,
    And danger serves among then!

19 II / 2
  • Well met, my lord chamberlain.
  • Well met, my lord chamberlain.
  • Lord Chamberlain. 'My lord, the horses your lordship sent for, with
    all the care I had, I saw well chosen, ridden, and
    furnished. 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 served before a
    subject, if not before the king; which stopped our
    mouths, sir.'
    I fear he will indeed: well, let him have them:
    He will have all, I think.

    Duke of Norfolk. Well met, my lord chamberlain.

20 II / 2
  • What's the cause?
  • What's the cause?
  • Lord Chamberlain. I left him private,
    Full of sad thoughts and troubles.

    Duke of Norfolk. What's the cause?

21 II / 2
  • 'Tis so:
    This is the cardinal's doing, the king-cardinal:
    That blind pri...
  • 'Tis so:
    This is the cardinal's doing, the king-cardinal:
    That blind priest, like the eldest son of fortune,
    Turns what he list. The king will know him one day.
  • Duke of Suffolk. No, his conscience
    Has crept too near another lady.

    Duke of Norfolk. 'Tis so:
    This is the cardinal's doing, the king-cardinal:
    That blind priest, like the eldest son of fortune,
    Turns what he list. The king will know him one day.

22 II / 2
  • How holily he works in all his business!
    And with what zeal! for, now he has...
  • How holily he works in all his business!
    And with what zeal! for, now he has crack'd the league
    Between us and the emperor, the queen's great nephew,
    He dives into the king's soul, and there scatters
    Dangers, doubts, wringing of the conscience,
    Fears, and despairs; 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 lost 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?
  • Duke of Suffolk. Pray God he do! he'll never know himself else.

    Duke of Norfolk. How holily he works in all his business!
    And with what zeal! for, now he has crack'd the league
    Between us and the emperor, the queen's great nephew,
    He dives into the king's soul, and there scatters
    Dangers, doubts, wringing of the conscience,
    Fears, and despairs; 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 lost 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?

23 II / 2
  • We had need pray,
    And heartily, for our deliverance;
    Or this imperious m...
  • We had need pray,
    And heartily, for our deliverance;
    Or this imperious man will work us all
    From princes into pages: all men's honours
    Lie like one lump before him, to be fashion'd
    Into what pitch he please.
  • Duke of Suffolk. And free us from his slavery.

    Duke of Norfolk. We had need pray,
    And heartily, for our deliverance;
    Or this imperious man will work us all
    From princes into pages: all men's honours
    Lie like one lump before him, to be fashion'd
    Into what pitch he please.

24 II / 2
  • Let's in;
    And with some other business put the king
    From these sad thoug...
  • Let's in;
    And with some other business put the king
    From these sad thoughts, that work too much upon him:
    My lord, you'll bear us company?
  • Duke of Suffolk. For me, my lords,
    I love him not, nor fear him; there's my creed:
    As I am made without him, so I'll stand,
    If the king please; his curses and his blessings
    Touch me alike, they're breath I not believe in.
    I knew him, and I know him; so I leave him
    To him that made him proud, the pope.

    Duke of Norfolk. Let's in;
    And with some other business put the king
    From these sad thoughts, that work too much upon him:
    My lord, you'll bear us company?

25 II / 2
  • Thanks, my good lord chamberlain.
    [Exit Chamberlain; and KING HENRY VIII dra...
  • Thanks, my good lord chamberlain.
    [Exit Chamberlain; and KING HENRY VIII draws the]
    curtain, and sits reading pensively]
  • Lord Chamberlain. Excuse me;
    The king has sent me otherwhere: besides,
    You'll find a most unfit time to disturb him:
    Health to your lordships.

    Duke of Norfolk. Thanks, my good lord chamberlain.
    [Exit Chamberlain; and KING HENRY VIII draws the]
    curtain, and sits reading pensively]

26 II / 2
  • Pray God he be not angry.
  • Pray God he be not angry.
  • Henry VIII. Who's there, ha?

    Duke of Norfolk. Pray God he be not angry.

27 II / 2
  • A gracious king that pardons all offences
    Malice ne'er meant: our breach of...
  • A gracious king that pardons all offences
    Malice ne'er meant: our breach of duty this way
    Is business of estate; in which we come
    To know your royal pleasure.
  • Henry VIII. Who's there, I say? How dare you thrust yourselves
    Into my private meditations?
    Who am I? ha?

    Duke of Norfolk. A gracious king that pardons all offences
    Malice ne'er meant: our breach of duty this way
    Is business of estate; in which we come
    To know your royal pleasure.

28 II / 2
  • [Aside to SUFFOLK]
    This priest has no pride in him?
  • [Aside to SUFFOLK]
    This priest has no pride in him?
  • Henry VIII. [To NORFOLK and SUFFOLK]
    We are busy; go.

    Duke of Norfolk. [Aside to SUFFOLK]
    This priest has no pride in him?

29 II / 2
  • [Aside to SUFFOLK] If it do,
    I'll venture one have-at-him.
  • [Aside to SUFFOLK] If it do,
    I'll venture one have-at-him.
  • Duke of Suffolk. [Aside to NORFOLK] Not to speak of:
    I would not be so sick though for his place:
    But this cannot continue.

    Duke of Norfolk. [Aside to SUFFOLK] If it do,
    I'll venture one have-at-him.

30 III / 2
  • If you will now unite in your complaints,
    And force them with a constancy, t...
  • If you will now unite in your complaints,
    And force them with a constancy, the cardinal
    Cannot stand under them: if you omit
    The offer of this time, I cannot promise
    But that you shall sustain moe new disgraces,
    With these you bear already.
  • Queen Katharine. Do what ye will, my lords: and, pray, forgive me,
    If I have used myself unmannerly;
    You know I am a woman, lacking wit
    To make a seemly answer to such persons.
    Pray, do my service to his majesty:
    He has my heart yet; and shall have my prayers
    While I shall have my life. Come, reverend fathers,
    Bestow your counsels on me: she now begs,
    That little thought, when she set footing here,
    She should have bought her dignities so dear.

    Duke of Norfolk. If you will now unite in your complaints,
    And force them with a constancy, the cardinal
    Cannot stand under them: if you omit
    The offer of this time, I cannot promise
    But that you shall sustain moe new disgraces,
    With these you bear already.

31 III / 2
  • O, fear him not;
    His spell in that is out: the king hath found
    Matter ag...
  • O, fear him not;
    His spell in that is out: the king hath found
    Matter against him that for ever mars
    The honey of his language. No, he's settled,
    Not to come off, in his displeasure.
  • Lord Chamberlain. My lords, you speak your pleasures:
    What he deserves of you and me I know;
    What we can do to him, though now the time
    Gives way to us, I much fear. If you cannot
    Bar his access to the king, never attempt
    Any thing on him; for he hath a witchcraft
    Over the king in's tongue.

    Duke of Norfolk. O, fear him not;
    His spell in that is out: the king hath found
    Matter against him that for ever mars
    The honey of his language. No, he's settled,
    Not to come off, in his displeasure.

32 III / 2
  • Believe it, this is true:
    In the divorce his contrary proceedings
    Are al...
  • Believe it, this is true:
    In the divorce his contrary proceedings
    Are all unfolded wherein he appears
    As I would wish mine enemy.
  • Earl of Surrey. Sir,
    I should be glad to hear such news as this
    Once every hour.

    Duke of Norfolk. Believe it, this is true:
    In the divorce his contrary proceedings
    Are all unfolded wherein he appears
    As I would wish mine enemy.

33 III / 2
  • All men's!
  • All men's!
  • Duke of Suffolk. My amen to't!

    Duke of Norfolk. All men's!

34 III / 2
  • Marry, amen!
  • Marry, amen!
  • Earl of Surrey. But, will the king
    Digest this letter of the cardinal's?
    The Lord forbid!

    Duke of Norfolk. Marry, amen!

35 III / 2
  • But, my lord,
    When returns Cranmer?
  • But, my lord,
    When returns Cranmer?
  • Lord Chamberlain. Now, God incense him,
    And let him cry Ha! louder!

    Duke of Norfolk. But, my lord,
    When returns Cranmer?

36 III / 2
  • This same Cranmer's
    A worthy fellow, and hath ta'en much pain
    In the kin...
  • This same Cranmer's
    A worthy fellow, and hath ta'en much pain
    In the king's business.
  • Duke of Suffolk. He is return'd in his opinions; which
    Have satisfied the king for his divorce,
    Together with all famous colleges
    Almost in Christendom: shortly, I believe,
    His second marriage shall be publish'd, and
    Her coronation. Katharine no more
    Shall be call'd queen, but princess dowager
    And widow to Prince Arthur.

    Duke of Norfolk. This same Cranmer's
    A worthy fellow, and hath ta'en much pain
    In the king's business.

37 III / 2
  • So I hear.
  • So I hear.
  • Duke of Suffolk. He has; and we shall see him
    For it an archbishop.

    Duke of Norfolk. So I hear.

38 III / 2
  • Observe, observe, he's moody.
  • Observe, observe, he's moody.
  • Duke of Suffolk. 'Tis so.
    The cardinal!

    Duke of Norfolk. Observe, observe, he's moody.

39 III / 2
  • He's discontented.
  • He's discontented.
  • Cardinal Wolsey. Leave me awhile.
    [Exit CROMWELL]
    [Aside]
    It shall be to the Duchess of Alencon,
    The French king's sister: he shall marry her.
    Anne Bullen! No; I'll no Anne Bullens for him:
    There's more in't than fair visage. Bullen!
    No, we'll no Bullens. Speedily I wish
    To hear from Rome. The Marchioness of Pembroke!

    Duke of Norfolk. He's discontented.

40 III / 2
  • He is vex'd at something.
  • He is vex'd at something.
  • Cardinal Wolsey. [Aside] The late queen's gentlewoman,
    a knight's daughter,
    To be her mistress' mistress! the queen's queen!
    This candle burns not clear: 'tis I must snuff it;
    Then out it goes. What though I know her virtuous
    And well deserving? yet I know her for
    A spleeny Lutheran; and not wholesome to
    Our cause, that she should lie i' the bosom of
    Our hard-ruled king. Again, there is sprung up
    An heretic, an arch one, Cranmer; one
    Hath crawl'd into the favour of the king,
    And is his oracle.

    Duke of Norfolk. He is vex'd at something.

41 III / 2
  • My lord, we have
    Stood here observing him: some strange commotion
    Is in...
  • My lord, we have
    Stood here observing him: some strange commotion
    Is in his brain: he bites his lip, and starts;
    Stops on a sudden, looks upon the ground,
    Then lays his finger on his temple, straight
    Springs out into fast gait; then stops again,
    Strikes his breast hard, and anon he casts
    His eye against the moon: in most strange postures
    We have seen him set himself.
  • Henry VIII. What piles of wealth hath he accumulated
    To his own portion! and what expense by the hour
    Seems to flow from him! How, i' the name of thrift,
    Does he rake this together! Now, my lords,
    Saw you the cardinal?

    Duke of Norfolk. My lord, we have
    Stood here observing him: some strange commotion
    Is in his brain: he bites his lip, and starts;
    Stops on a sudden, looks upon the ground,
    Then lays his finger on his temple, straight
    Springs out into fast gait; then stops again,
    Strikes his breast hard, and anon he casts
    His eye against the moon: in most strange postures
    We have seen him set himself.

42 III / 2
  • It's heaven's will:
    Some spirit put this paper in the packet,
    To bless y...
  • It's heaven's will:
    Some spirit put this paper in the packet,
    To bless your eye withal.
  • Henry VIII. It may well be;
    There is a mutiny in's mind. This morning
    Papers of state he sent me to peruse,
    As I required: and wot you what I found
    There,--on my conscience, put unwittingly?
    Forsooth, an inventory, thus importing;
    The several parcels of his plate, his treasure,
    Rich stuffs, and ornaments of household; which
    I find at such proud rate, that it out-speaks
    Possession of a subject.

    Duke of Norfolk. It's heaven's will:
    Some spirit put this paper in the packet,
    To bless your eye withal.

43 III / 2
  • Hear the king's pleasure, cardinal: who commands you
    To render up the great...
  • Hear the king's pleasure, cardinal: who commands you
    To render up the great seal presently
    Into our hands; and to confine yourself
    To Asher House, my Lord of Winchester's,
    Till you hear further from his highness.
  • Cardinal Wolsey. What should this mean?
    What sudden anger's this? how have I reap'd it?
    He parted frowning from me, as if ruin
    Leap'd from his eyes: so looks the chafed lion
    Upon the daring huntsman that has gall'd him;
    Then makes him nothing. I must read this paper;
    I fear, the story of his anger. 'Tis so;
    This paper has undone me: 'tis the account
    Of all that world of wealth I have drawn together
    For mine own ends; indeed, to gain the popedom,
    And fee my friends in Rome. O negligence!
    Fit for a fool to fall by: what cross devil
    Made me put this main secret in the packet
    I sent the king? Is there no way to cure this?
    No new device to beat this from his brains?
    I know 'twill stir him strongly; yet I know
    A way, if it take right, in spite of fortune
    Will bring me off again. What's this? 'To the Pope!'
    The letter, as I live, with all the business
    I writ to's holiness. Nay then, farewell!
    I have touch'd the highest point of all my greatness;
    And, from that full meridian of my glory,
    I haste now to my setting: I shall fall
    Like a bright exhalation m the evening,
    And no man see me more.
    [Re-enter to CARDINAL WOLSEY, NORFOLK and SUFFOLK, SURREY,]
    and the Chamberlain]

    Duke of Norfolk. Hear the king's pleasure, cardinal: who commands you
    To render up the great seal presently
    Into our hands; and to confine yourself
    To Asher House, my Lord of Winchester's,
    Till you hear further from his highness.

44 III / 2
  • Those articles, my lord, are in the king's hand:
    But, thus much, they are fo...
  • Those articles, my lord, are in the king's hand:
    But, thus much, they are foul ones.
  • Cardinal Wolsey. How much, methinks, I could despise this man,
    But that I am bound in charity against it!

    Duke of Norfolk. Those articles, my lord, are in the king's hand:
    But, thus much, they are foul ones.

45 III / 2
  • Then, that in all you writ to Rome, or else
    To foreign princes, 'Ego et Rex...
  • Then, that in all you writ to Rome, or else
    To foreign princes, 'Ego et Rex meus'
    Was still inscribed; in which you brought the king
    To be your servant.
  • Earl of Surrey. I had rather want those than my head. Have at you!
    First, that, without the king's assent or knowledge,
    You wrought to be a legate; by which power
    You maim'd the jurisdiction of all bishops.

    Duke of Norfolk. Then, that in all you writ to Rome, or else
    To foreign princes, 'Ego et Rex meus'
    Was still inscribed; in which you brought the king
    To be your servant.

46 III / 2
  • And so we'll leave you to your meditations
    How to live better. For your stub...
  • And so we'll leave you to your meditations
    How to live better. For your stubborn answer
    About the giving back the great seal to us,
    The king shall know it, and, no doubt, shall thank you.
    So fare you well, my little good lord cardinal.
  • Duke of Suffolk. Lord cardinal, the king's further pleasure is,
    Because all those things you have done of late,
    By your power legatine, within this kingdom,
    Fall into the compass of a praemunire,
    That therefore such a writ be sued against you;
    To forfeit all your goods, lands, tenements,
    Chattels, and whatsoever, and to be
    Out of the king's protection. This is my charge.

    Duke of Norfolk. And so we'll leave you to your meditations
    How to live better. For your stubborn answer
    About the giving back the great seal to us,
    The king shall know it, and, no doubt, shall thank you.
    So fare you well, my little good lord cardinal.

47 V / 3
  • Who waits there?
  • Who waits there?
  • Cromwell. Yes.

    Duke of Norfolk. Who waits there?

48 V / 3
  • Do you think, my lords,
    The king will suffer but the little finger
    Of th...
  • Do you think, my lords,
    The king will suffer but the little finger
    Of this man to be vex'd?
  • Duke of Suffolk. 'Tis the right ring, by heaven: I told ye all,
    When ye first put this dangerous stone a-rolling,
    'Twould fall upon ourselves.

    Duke of Norfolk. Do you think, my lords,
    The king will suffer but the little finger
    Of this man to be vex'd?

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