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

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1 II / 2
  • How is the king employ'd?
  • How is the king employ'd?
  • Lord Chamberlain. Good day to both your graces.

    Duke of Suffolk. How is the king employ'd?

2 II / 2
  • No, his conscience
    Has crept too near another lady.
  • No, his conscience
    Has crept too near another lady.
  • Lord Chamberlain. It seems the marriage with his brother's wife
    Has crept too near his conscience.

    Duke of Suffolk. No, his conscience
    Has crept too near another lady.

3 II / 2
  • Pray God he do! he'll never know himself else.
  • Pray God he do! he'll never know himself else.
  • 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.

    Duke of Suffolk. Pray God he do! he'll never know himself else.

4 II / 2
  • And free us from his slavery.
  • And free us from his slavery.
  • Lord Chamberlain. Heaven keep me from such counsel! 'Tis most true
    These news are every where; every tongue speaks 'em,
    And every true heart weeps for't: all that dare
    Look into these affairs see this main end,
    The French king's sister. Heaven will one day open
    The king's eyes, that so long have slept upon
    This bold bad man.

    Duke of Suffolk. And free us from his slavery.

5 II / 2
  • For me, my lords,
    I love him not, nor fear him; there's my creed:
    As I a...
  • 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. 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. 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.

6 II / 2
  • How sad he looks! sure, he is much afflicted.
  • How sad he looks! sure, he is much afflicted.
  • Duke of Norfolk. Thanks, my good lord chamberlain.
    [Exit Chamberlain; and KING HENRY VIII draws the]
    curtain, and sits reading pensively]

    Duke of Suffolk. How sad he looks! sure, he is much afflicted.

7 II / 2
  • [Aside to NORFOLK] Not to speak of:
    I would not be so sick though for his pl...
  • [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]
    This priest has no pride in 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.

8 II / 2
  • [Aside to NORFOLK] I another.
  • [Aside to NORFOLK] I another.
  • Duke of Norfolk. [Aside to SUFFOLK] If it do,
    I'll venture one have-at-him.

    Duke of Suffolk. [Aside to NORFOLK] I another.

9 III / 2
  • Which of the peers
    Have uncontemn'd gone by him, or at least
    Strangely n...
  • Which of the peers
    Have uncontemn'd gone by him, or at least
    Strangely neglected? when did he regard
    The stamp of nobleness in any person
    Out of himself?
  • Earl of Surrey. I am joyful
    To meet the least occasion that may give me
    Remembrance of my father-in-law, the duke,
    To be revenged on him.

    Duke of Suffolk. Which of the peers
    Have uncontemn'd gone by him, or at least
    Strangely neglected? when did he regard
    The stamp of nobleness in any person
    Out of himself?

10 III / 2
  • Most strangely.
  • Most strangely.
  • Earl of Surrey. How came
    His practises to light?

    Duke of Suffolk. Most strangely.

11 III / 2
  • The cardinal's letters to the pope miscarried,
    And came to the eye o' the ki...
  • The cardinal's letters to the pope miscarried,
    And came to the eye o' the king: wherein was read,
    How that the cardinal did entreat his holiness
    To stay the judgment o' the divorce; for if
    It did take place, 'I do,' quoth he, 'perceive
    My king is tangled in affection to
    A creature of the queen's, Lady Anne Bullen.'
  • Earl of Surrey. O, how, how?

    Duke of Suffolk. The cardinal's letters to the pope miscarried,
    And came to the eye o' the king: wherein was read,
    How that the cardinal did entreat his holiness
    To stay the judgment o' the divorce; for if
    It did take place, 'I do,' quoth he, 'perceive
    My king is tangled in affection to
    A creature of the queen's, Lady Anne Bullen.'

12 III / 2
  • Believe it.
  • Believe it.
  • Earl of Surrey. Has the king this?

    Duke of Suffolk. Believe it.

13 III / 2
  • May you be happy in your wish, my lord
    For, I profess, you have it.
  • May you be happy in your wish, my lord
    For, I profess, you have it.
  • Earl of Surrey. Would he had!

    Duke of Suffolk. May you be happy in your wish, my lord
    For, I profess, you have it.

14 III / 2
  • My amen to't!
  • My amen to't!
  • Earl of Surrey. Now, all my joy
    Trace the conjunction!

    Duke of Suffolk. My amen to't!

15 III / 2
  • There's order given for her coronation:
    Marry, this is yet but young, and ma...
  • There's order given for her coronation:
    Marry, this is yet but young, and may be left
    To some ears unrecounted. But, my lords,
    She is a gallant creature, and complete
    In mind and feature: I persuade me, from her
    Will fall some blessing to this land, which shall
    In it be memorised.
  • Duke of Norfolk. All men's!

    Duke of Suffolk. There's order given for her coronation:
    Marry, this is yet but young, and may be left
    To some ears unrecounted. But, my lords,
    She is a gallant creature, and complete
    In mind and feature: I persuade me, from her
    Will fall some blessing to this land, which shall
    In it be memorised.

16 III / 2
  • No, no;
    There be moe wasps that buzz about his nose
    Will make this sting...
  • No, no;
    There be moe wasps that buzz about his nose
    Will make this sting the sooner. Cardinal Campeius
    Is stol'n away to Rome; hath ta'en no leave;
    Has left the cause o' the king unhandled; and
    Is posted, as the agent of our cardinal,
    To second all his plot. I do assure you
    The king cried Ha! at this.
  • Duke of Norfolk. Marry, amen!

    Duke of Suffolk. No, no;
    There be moe wasps that buzz about his nose
    Will make this sting the sooner. Cardinal Campeius
    Is stol'n away to Rome; hath ta'en no leave;
    Has left the cause o' the king unhandled; and
    Is posted, as the agent of our cardinal,
    To second all his plot. I do assure you
    The king cried Ha! at this.

17 III / 2
  • He is return'd in his opinions; which
    Have satisfied the king for his divorc...
  • 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. But, my lord,
    When returns Cranmer?

    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.

18 III / 2
  • He has; and we shall see him
    For it an archbishop.
  • He has; and we shall see him
    For it an archbishop.
  • Duke of Norfolk. This same Cranmer's
    A worthy fellow, and hath ta'en much pain
    In the king's business.

    Duke of Suffolk. He has; and we shall see him
    For it an archbishop.

19 III / 2
  • 'Tis so.
    The cardinal!
  • 'Tis so.
    The cardinal!
  • Duke of Norfolk. So I hear.

    Duke of Suffolk. 'Tis so.
    The cardinal!

20 III / 2
  • May be, he hears the king
    Does whet his anger to him.
  • May be, he hears the king
    Does whet his anger to him.
  • Duke of Norfolk. He's discontented.

    Duke of Suffolk. May be, he hears the king
    Does whet his anger to him.

21 III / 2
  • The king, the king!
  • The king, the king!
  • Earl of Surrey. I would 'twere something that would fret the string,
    The master-cord on's heart!

    Duke of Suffolk. The king, the king!

22 III / 2
  • Who dare cross 'em,
    Bearing the king's will from his mouth expressly?
  • Who dare cross 'em,
    Bearing the king's will from his mouth expressly?
  • Cardinal Wolsey. Stay:
    Where's your commission, lords? words cannot carry
    Authority so weighty.

    Duke of Suffolk. Who dare cross 'em,
    Bearing the king's will from his mouth expressly?

23 III / 2
  • Then that, without the knowledge
    Either of king or council, when you went
  • Then that, without the knowledge
    Either of king or council, when you went
    Ambassador to the emperor, you made bold
    To carry into Flanders the great seal.
  • 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.

    Duke of Suffolk. Then that, without the knowledge
    Either of king or council, when you went
    Ambassador to the emperor, you made bold
    To carry into Flanders the great seal.

24 III / 2
  • That, out of mere ambition, you have caused
    Your holy hat to be stamp'd on t...
  • That, out of mere ambition, you have caused
    Your holy hat to be stamp'd on the king's coin.
  • Earl of Surrey. Item, you sent a large commission
    To Gregory de Cassado, to conclude,
    Without the king's will or the state's allowance,
    A league between his highness and Ferrara.

    Duke of Suffolk. That, out of mere ambition, you have caused
    Your holy hat to be stamp'd on the king's coin.

25 III / 2
  • Lord cardinal, the king's further pleasure is,
    Because all those things you...
  • 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.
  • Earl of Surrey. I forgive him.

    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.

26 V / 1
  • Sir, I did never win of you before.
  • Sir, I did never win of you before.
  • Henry VIII. Charles, I will play no more tonight;
    My mind's not on't; you are too hard for me.

    Duke of Suffolk. Sir, I did never win of you before.

27 V / 1
  • God safely quit her of her burthen, and
    With gentle travail, to the gladding...
  • God safely quit her of her burthen, and
    With gentle travail, to the gladding of
    Your highness with an heir!
  • Henry VIII. Alas, good lady!

    Duke of Suffolk. God safely quit her of her burthen, and
    With gentle travail, to the gladding of
    Your highness with an heir!

28 V / 1
  • I wish your highness
    A quiet night; and my good mistress will
    Remember i...
  • I wish your highness
    A quiet night; and my good mistress will
    Remember in my prayers.
  • Henry VIII. 'Tis midnight, Charles;
    Prithee, to bed; and in thy prayers remember
    The estate of my poor queen. Leave me alone;
    For I must think of that which company
    Would not be friendly to.

    Duke of Suffolk. I wish your highness
    A quiet night; and my good mistress will
    Remember in my prayers.

29 V / 3
  • Nay, my lord,
    That cannot be: you are a counsellor,
    And, by that virtue,...
  • Nay, my lord,
    That cannot be: you are a counsellor,
    And, by that virtue, no man dare accuse you.
  • Archbishop Cranmer. My good lords, hitherto, in all the progress
    Both of my life and office, I have labour'd,
    And with no little study, that my teaching
    And the strong course of my authority
    Might go one way, and safely; and the end
    Was ever, to do well: nor is there living,
    I speak it with a single heart, my lords,
    A man that more detests, more stirs against,
    Both in his private conscience and his place,
    Defacers of a public peace, than I do.
    Pray heaven, the king may never find a heart
    With less allegiance in it! Men that make
    Envy and crooked malice nourishment
    Dare bite the best. I do beseech your lordships,
    That, in this case of justice, my accusers,
    Be what they will, may stand forth face to face,
    And freely urge against me.

    Duke of Suffolk. Nay, my lord,
    That cannot be: you are a counsellor,
    And, by that virtue, no man dare accuse you.

30 V / 3
  • 'Tis the right ring, by heaven: I told ye all,
    When ye first put this danger...
  • 'Tis the right ring, by heaven: I told ye all,
    When ye first put this dangerous stone a-rolling,
    'Twould fall upon ourselves.
  • Earl of Surrey. 'Tis no counterfeit.

    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.

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