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This, general joy.
2 Gen. 'Tis well : the citizens, I am sure, have shewn at full their royal minds; As, let 'em have their rights, they are ever forward In celebration of this day with shews, Pageants, and sights of honour.
i Gen. Never greater, Nor, I'll assure you, better taken, sir.
2 Gen. May I be bold to ask what that contains, That paper in your hand ?
i Gen. Yes; 'tis the list Of those, that claim their offices this day, By custom of the coronation. The duke of Suffolk is the first, and claims To be high steward ; next, the duke of Norfolk, To be earl marshal : you may read the rest. 2 Gen. I thank you, sir; had I not known those
customs, I should have been beholden to your paper. But, I beseech you, what's become of Katharine, The princess-dowager : how goes her, business?
1 Gen. That I can tell you too. The archbishop Of Canterbury, accompanied with other Learned and reverend fathers of his order, 30 Held a late court at Dunstable, six miles off From Ampthill, where the princess lay; to which She oft was cited by them, but appear'd not : And, to be short, for not appearance, and The king's late scruple, by the main assent Of all these learned men she was divorc'd,
And the late marriage made of none effect :
40 The trumpets sound : stand close, the queen is com, ing.
The ORDER OF THE CORONATION.
1. A lively Flourish of Trumpets.
[Musick. 5. Mayor of London, bearing the Mace. Then Garter,
in his Coat of Arms, and on his Head a gilt-Copper
Head a Demi-Coronal of Gold. With him, the Earl of
crown'd with an Earl's Coronet. Collars of SS.
on his Head, bearing a long white Wand, as High Steward. With him, the Duke of NORFOLK, with the Rod of Marshalship, a Coronet on his Head. Collars
8. A Canopy borne by four of the Cinque Ports; under it,
the Queen in her Robe ; in her Hair richly adorned with Pearl, crowned. On each Side her, the Bishops of
London and Winchester. 9. The old Dutchess of NORFOLK, in a Coronal of Gold, wrought with Flowers, bearing the Queen's Train.
10. Certain Ladies or Countesses, with plain Circlets of
Gold without Flowers.
2 Gen. A royal train, believe me. - These I
Who's that, that bears the sceptre?
1 Gen. Marquis Dorset : And that the earl of Surrey, with the rod.
2 Gen. A bold brave gentleman. That should be The duke of Suffolk.
1 Gen. 'Tis the same ; high steward.
50 2 Gen. Heaven bless thee! (Looking on the Queen. Thou hast the sweetest face I ever look'd on. Sir, as I have a soul, she is an angel ; Our king has all the Indies in his arms, And more, and richer, when he strains that lady: I cannot blame his conscience.
i Gen. They, that bear The cloth of honour over her, are four barons Of the Cinque-Ports. 2 Gen. Those men are happy; so are all, are near her.
60 I take it, she that carries up the train, Is that old noble lady, dutchess of Norfolk.
1 Gen. It is; and all the rest are countesses. 2 Gen. Their coronets say so. These are stars, 'in.
And, sometimes, falling ones.
Enter a third Gentleman.
God save you, sir! Where have you been broiling?
70 2 Gen. You saw the ceremony? 3
Gen. That I did.), i Gen. How was it? 3
Gen. Well worth the seeing.
3 Gen. As well as I am able. The rich stream
That had not half a week to go, like rams
2 Gen. But, what follow'd ?
paces Came to the altar; where she kneel'd, and, saint-like, Cast her fair eyes to heaven, and pray'd devoutly. Then rose again, and bow'd her to the people: 100 When by the archbishop of Canterbury, She had all the royal makings of a queen ; As holy oil, Edward Confessor's crown, The rod, and bird of peace, and all such emblems Laid nobly on her: which perform'd, the choir, With all the choicest musick of the kingdom, Together sung Te Deum. So she parted, And with the same full state pac'd back again To York-Place, where the feast is held. 1 Gen, You must no more call it York-Place, that's past :
110 For, since the cardinal fell, that title's lost ; 'Tis
now the king's, and call'd-Whitehall, 3
Gen. I know it;
2 Gen. What two reverend bishops