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You'd venture an emballing : I myself
Enter the Lord Chamberlain.
Cham. Good morrow, ladies. What were't worth to
know The secret of
conference ? Anne.
My good lord,
Cham. It was a gentle business, and becoming
Now I pray God, amen!
I do not know, What kind of my obedience I thould tender; More than my all is nothing: nor my prayers Are not words duly hallow'd, nor my wishes More worth than empty vanities; yet prayers, and wishes, Are all I can return. 'Beseech your lordship, Vouchsafe to speak my thanks, and my obedience, As from a blushing handmaid, to his highness; Whose health, and royalty, I pray for.
Lady, I shall not fail to approve the fair conceit, The king hath of you.-I bave perus'd her well; [Afide, Beauty and honour in her are so mingled, That they have caught the king: and who knows yet But from this lady may proceed a gem, To lighten all this ille ?-I'll to the king, And say, I spoke with you. Anne.
My honour'd lord.
[Exit Lord Chamberlain. Old L. Why, this it is; see, see ! I have been begging fixteen years in court, (Am yet a courtier beggarly,) nor could Come pat betwixt too early and too late, For any suit of pounds: and you, (o fate!) A very
fresh-fish here, (fye, fye upon
This is strange to me.
Anne. Come, you are pleasant.
With your theme, I could
Good lady, Make yourself mirth with your particular fancy,
And leave me out on't. 'Would I had no being,
What do you think me?
A Hall in Black-Fryars.
Trumpets, fennet, and cornets. Enter two Vergers, with foort filver wands; next them, two Scribes, in the habits of doctors; after them, the Archbishop of Canterbury alone; after him, the Bishops of Lincoln, Ely, Rochester, and Saint Alaph ; next them, with some small distance, follows a gentleman bearing the purse, with the great seal, and a cardinal's hat; then two Priests, bearing each a silver cross; then a Gentleman-usher bare-headed, accompanied wiih a Sergeant at arms, bearing a silver mace; then two Gentle men, bearing two great silver pillars; after them, fide by fide, the two Cardinals WOLSEY and CAMPEIUS; twa Noblemen with the sword and mace.
Then enter the King and Queen, and i heir trains. The King takes place under the cloth of state; the two Cardinals fit under him, as judges. The Queen takes place, at fome distance from the King. The Bisbops place themselves on each side the court, in manner of a confiftory; below them, the Scribes. The Lords fit next ibe Biskops. The Crier and the rest of the attendants Stand in convenient order about the stage.
Wol. Whilst our commission from Rome is read, Let lilence be commanded.
What's the need?
may then spare that time. Wol.
Be't fo :-Proceed. Scribe. Say, Henry king of England, come into the court, Crier. Henry king of England, &c. K. Hen. Here. Scribe. Say, Katharine queen of England, come into
Crier. Katharine queen of England, &c,
(The Queen makes no answer, rises out of her chair, goes
about the court, comes to the King, and kneels at his feet; tben speaks.
Q: Kath. Sir, I desire you, do me right and justice; And to bestow your pity on me : for I am a molt poor woman, and a stranger, Born out of your dominions; having here No judge indifferent, nor no more assurance Of equal friendship and proceeding. Alas, fir, In what have I offended you? what cause Hath my behaviour given to your displeasure, That thus you should proceed to put me off, And take your good grace from me? Heaven witness, I have been to you a true and humble wife, At all times to your will conformable : Ever in fear to kindle your dislike, Yea, subject to your countenance; glad, or sorry, As I saw it inclin'd. When was the hour, I ever contradicted your
defire, Or made it not mine too? Or which of
friends Have I not strove to love, although I knew
He were mine enemy? what friend of mine,
many children by you: If, in the course
You have here, lady,