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Q. Kath. My lord, I dare not make myself so
'Pray, hear me.
earth, Or felt the flatteries that grow upon it! Ye have angels' faces, but heaven knows your hearts. What will become of me now, wretched lady? I am the most unhappy woman living.– Alas! poor wenches, where are now your fortunes ?
[To her women. Shipwreck'd upon a kingdom, where no pity, No friends, no hope; no kindred weep for me, Almost, no grave allow'd me:-Like the lily, That once was mistress of the field, and flourish'd, I'll hang my head, and perish. Wol.
If your grace Could but be brought to know, our ends are honest, You'd feel more comfort: why should we, good lady, Upon what cause, wrong you ? alas! our places, The way of our profession is against it; We are to cure such sorrows, not to sow them. For goodness' sake, consider what you do; How you may hurt yourself, ay, utterly Grow from the king's acquaintance, by this carriage. The hearts of princes kiss obedience, So much they love it; but, to stubborn spirits,
They swell, and grow as terrible as storms.
you; Beware, you lose it not: For us, if you please To trust us in your business, we are ready To use our utmost studies in your service. Q. Kath. Do what ye will, my lords : And, pray,
forgive me, If I have us’d 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.
Antechamber to the King's Apartment. Enter the Duke of NORFOLK, the Duke of SUFFOLK,
the Earl of Surrey, and the Lord Chamberluin.
Nor. If you will now unite in your complain ts,
I am joyful
Which of the peers
Tham. My lords, you speak your pleasures:
O, fear him not;