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Enter an old Lady
Lady. I'll not come back : the tidings that I bring Will make my boldness manners.—Now, good an
Now, by thy looks
Ay, ay, my liege;
Enter LOVELL. Lov.
Sir. K. Hen. Give her an hundred marks. I'll to the queen.
[Erit King Lady. An hundred marks! By this light, I'll have
more. An ordinary groom is for such payment, . I will have more, or scold it out of him. Said I for this, the girl is like to him ? I will have more, or else unsay't ; and now While it is hot, I'll put it to the issue. [Ereunt.
Lobby before the Council-Chamber.
Enter CRANMER; Servants, Door-keeper, &c.
attending. Cran. I hope, I am not too late ; and yet the
gentleman, That was sent to me from the council, pray'd me To make great haste. All fast? what means this?-
Yes, my lord; But yet I cannot help you.
Why? D. Keep. Your grace must wait, till you be call'd
Enter Doctor Butts.
So. Butts. This is a piece of malice. I am glad, I came this way so happily : The king Shall understand it presently.
[Exit Butts.'' Cran. [Aside.]
'Tis Butts, The king's physician ; As he past along, How earnestly he cast his eyes upon me! Pray heaven, he sound not my disgrace! For certain, This is of purpose lay'd, by some that hate me, (God turn their hearts! I never sought their malice,) To quench mine honour : they would shame to
Wait else at door ; a fellow counsellor,
Must be fulfill’d, and I attend with patience.
Enter at a window above, the King and BUTTS.
What's that, Butts ?
There, my lord :
Ha ! 'Tis he, indeed :
Enter the Lord Chancellor, the Duke of SUFFOLK,
Earl of SURREY, Lord Chamberlain, GARDINER,
being left void above him, as for the Archbishop of Canterbury. The rest seat themselves in order on each side. CROMWELL at the lower end, as secree tary.
Chan. Speak to the business, master secretary :
Please your honours, The chief cause concerns his
grace of Canterbury. Gar. Has he had knowledge of it? Crom.
Who waits there? D. Keep. Without, my noble lords? Gar.
Yes. D. Keep.
My lord archbishop; And has done half an hour, to know your pleasures.
Chan. Let him come in.
Your grace may enter now.
lains, (For so we are inform’d) with new opinions, Divers, and dangerous; which are heresies, And, not reform'd, may prove pernicious.
Gar. Which reformation must be sudden too,
My noble lords : for those, that tame wild horses, Pace them not in their hands to make them gentle; But stop their mouths with stubborn bits, and spur
Till they obey the manage. If we suffer
Crun. My good lords, hitherto, in all the progress
Nay, my lord, 6“ In singleness of heart.'s Acts II. 46.