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Catef. Withdraw, my Lord, i'll help you to a horse.
K. Rich. Slave, I have set my life upon a cast,
Alarums. Enter King Richard and Richmond ; they
fight, Richard is plain. Retreat and flourish. Enter Richmond, Stanley, bear
ing the crown, with divers other Lordi.
Rich. God and your arms be prais'd, victorious
Stan. Couragious Richmond, well halt thou acquit
Rich. Great God of heaven, say Amen to all !
Stan. He is, my Lord, and safe in Leicester town;
Rich. What men of name are slain on either side ?
Stan. John Duke of Norfolk, Walter the Lord Ferris,
Rich. Inter their bodies as becomes their births.
butchers to the fire:
now let, &c.
O now let Richmond and Elisabeth,
The Life of HENRY VIII.
DRAMATIS PERSON Æ.
KING HENRY VIII,
sier and favourite. Cranmer, Archbishop of Canter
bury. Duke of Norfolk. Duke of Buckingham. Charles Brandon, Duke of Suf
folk Earl of Surrey. Lord Chamberlain. Cardinal Campeius, the Pope's
Legale. Capucius, Ambasador from the
Emperor Charles V. Sir Thomas Audleic, Lord Keeper
after Sir Thomas More; and
then Lord Chancellor. Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester, Bishop of Lincola. Lord Abergavenny. Lord Sands. Sir Henry Guilfford. Sir Thomas Lovell. Sir An:hony Denny. Sir Nicholas Vaux. Sir William Sands.
Cromwell, first servant to Wolfey
afterwards to the King. Griffith, Gentleman Ulmer to go
Catharine. Three Gentlemen. Doftor Biitts, physician to the King. Garter, King at Arms. Surveyor to the Duke of Bucking •
ham. Brandon, and Serjeant at Arms. Door,kee per of the council-chamber. Portor, and his min Queen Catharine, first wife to King Henry, afterwards di.
vorced. Anne Bullen, beloved by the King,
and afterwards married to him. An old Lady, friend to Anne Bulo
len. Patience, Woman of the bed-cham
ber to Queen Cathırine. Several Lords and Ladies in the
dumb news, Women attending upon the Queen; Spirits which appear to her. Scribes, Officers, Guards, and othar Altendants.
The SCENE lies mostly in London and Westminster; once at Kims
P R O L GU E.
That bear a weighty and a lerious brow,
We shall present. Those that can fity, here
An antichamber in the palace,
the Duke of Buckingham, and the Lord Abergavenny. Buck,
Oon morrow, and well mnet. How have
since last we saw y'in France ? nor. I thank your Grace :
Healthful, and ever since a fresh admirer
Buck. An untimely ague
Nor. 'Twixt Guynes and Arde :
[weigh.d Buck. All the whole time I was my chamber's prisoner.
Nor. Then you lost The view of earthly glory. Men might say Till this time Pomp was lingle, but now marry'd To one above itfelf. Each following day Became the next day's malter, till the latt Made former wonders, its To-day the French,. All clinquant, all in gold, like Heatisen gods, Shone down the English ; and to-morrow they Made Britain India : every man that stood, Shew'd like a mine. Their dwarfish pages were. As cherubins, all gilt; the Madams too, Not us'd to toil, did almoit sweat to bear The pride upon them ; that their very labour Was to them as a painting Now this mask Was cry'd incomparable; and ch'enfuing 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, Sull him in praise ; and being present both, 'Twas said they law but one, and no dilceruer Durit wag his tongue in cenfure.*. When these suns (For lo they phrale 'em). by their heralds challeng'd 'i he noble ipirits to arins, they did perform Beyond thought's compals; that old fabulous story (Being now seen poflible enough) got credit; That Bevis t was believ'd,
Cenjure, for determination, of which had the noblest appearance. -4 The old romantic legend of Bevis. of Southampton, Mr Pope.