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else. Nor. How holily he works in all his business ! And with what zeal! For, now he has crack'd the
This bold bad man.
And free us from his slavery.
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 are breath I not believe in,
I knew him, and I know him; so I leave him • To him, that made him proud, the pope. Nor.
Let's in; And, with some other business, put the king From these sad thoughts, that work too much upon
him: My lord, you'll bear us company? Cham.
Excuse me; The king hath sent me otherwhere; besides, You'll find a most unfit time to disturb him: Health to your lordships. Nor. Thanks, my good lord chamberlain.
[Exit Lord Chamberlain.
Norfolk opens a folding-door. The King is dis
covered sitting, and reading pensively.
’Pray God, he be noť angry. K. Hen. Who's there, I say? How dare you
Nor. A gracious king, that pardons all offences
You are too bold;
Enter Wolsey and Campeius.
and it:-My good lord, have great care I be not found a talker.
[To Wolsey. Wol.
Sir, you cannot.
We are busy; go.
[To Norfolk, and Suffolk. Nor. This priest has no pride in him?' Suf.
Not to speak of; I would not be so sick though, for his place:
If it do,
[E.reunt Norfolk and Suffolk.
I present unto your highness. K. Hen. And, once more, in mine arms I bid
him welcome, And thank the holy conclave for their loves; They have sent me such a man I would have wish'd
for. Cam. Your grace must needs deserve all stran
You are so noble: To your highness' hand
shall be acquainted Forthwith, for what you come:—Where's Gardi
ner? Wol. I know, your majesty has always lov'd her So dear in heart, not to deny her that A woman of less place might ask hy law, Scholars, allow'd freely to argue for her.
K. Hen. Ay, and the best, she shall have; and
To him that does best; God forbid else. Cardinal,
Re-enter Wolsey, with Gardiner. Wol. Give me your hand: much joy and favour
You are the king's now.
But to be commanded
[Aside. K. Hen. Come hither, Gardiner.
[They converse apart. Cam. My lord of York, was not one doctor Pace In this man's place before him? Wol.
Yes, he was. Cam. Was he not held a learned man?