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O Griffith, sicke to death:O Griffith, sick to death.H8 IV.ii.1.2
My Legges like loaden Branches bow to'th'Earth,My legs, like loaden branches bow to th' earth,H8 IV.ii.2
Willing to leaue their burthen: Reach a Chaire,Willing to leave their burden. Reach a chair.H8 IV.ii.3
So now (me thinkes) I feele a little ease.So: now, methinks, I feel a little ease.H8 IV.ii.4
Did'st thou not tell me Griffith, as thoulead'st mee,Didst thou not tell me, Griffith, as thou ledst me,H8 IV.ii.5
That the great Childe of Honor, Cardinall WolseyThat the great child of honour, Cardinal Wolsey,H8 IV.ii.6
Was dead?Was dead?H8 IV.ii.7.1
Pre'thee good Griffith, tell me how he dy'de.Prithee, good Griffith, tell me how he died.H8 IV.ii.9
If well, he stept before me happilyIf well, he stepped before me happilyH8 IV.ii.10
For my example.For my example.H8 IV.ii.11.1
Alas poore man.Alas, poor man.H8 IV.ii.16.2
So may he rest, / His Faults lye gently on him:So may he rest; his faults lie gently on him!H8 IV.ii.31
Yet thus farre Griffith, giue me leaue to speake him,Yet thus far, Griffith, give me leave to speak him,H8 IV.ii.32
And yet with Charity. He was a manAnd yet with charity. He was a manH8 IV.ii.33
Of an vnbounded stomacke, euer rankingOf an unbounded stomach, ever rankingH8 IV.ii.34
Himselfe with Princes. One that by suggestionHimself with princes; one that by suggestionH8 IV.ii.35
Ty'de all the Kingdome. Symonie, was faire play,Tied all the kingdom. Simony was fair play;H8 IV.ii.36
His owne Opinion was his Law. I'th'presenceHis own opinion was his law. I'th' presenceH8 IV.ii.37
He would say vntruths, and be euer doubleHe would say untruths, and be ever doubleH8 IV.ii.38
Both in his words, and meaning. He was neuerBoth in his words and meaning. He was never,H8 IV.ii.39
(But where he meant to Ruine) pittifull.But where he meant to ruin, pitiful.H8 IV.ii.40
His Promises, were as he then was, Mighty:His promises were as he then was, mighty,H8 IV.ii.41
But his performance, as he is now, Nothing:But his performance as he is now, nothing.H8 IV.ii.42
Of his owne body he was ill, and gaueOf his own body he was ill, and gaveH8 IV.ii.43
The Clergy ill example.The clergy ill example.H8 IV.ii.44.1
Yes good Griffith,Yes, good Griffith,H8 IV.ii.47.2
I were malicious else.I were malicious else.H8 IV.ii.48.1
After my death, I wish no other Herald,After my death I wish no other herald,H8 IV.ii.69
No other speaker of my liuing Actions,No other speaker of my living actions,H8 IV.ii.70
To keepe mine Honor, from Corruption,To keep mine honour from corruption,H8 IV.ii.71
But such an honest Chronicler as Griffith.But such an honest chronicler as Griffith.H8 IV.ii.72
Whom I most hated Liuing, thou hast made meeWhom I most hated living, thou hast made me,H8 IV.ii.73
With thy Religious Truth, and Modestie,With thy religious truth and modesty,H8 IV.ii.74
(Now in his Ashes) Honor: Peace be with him.Now in his ashes honour. Peace be with him!H8 IV.ii.75
Patience, be neere me still, and set me lower,Patience, be near me still, and set me lower;H8 IV.ii.76
I haue not long to trouble thee. Good Griffith,I have not long to trouble thee. Good Griffith,H8 IV.ii.77
Cause the Musitians play me that sad noteCause the musicians play me that sad noteH8 IV.ii.78
I nam'd my Knell; whil'st I sit meditatingI named my knell, whilst I sit meditatingH8 IV.ii.79
On that Coelestiall Harmony I go too.On that celestial harmony I go to.H8 IV.ii.80
Spirits of peace, where are ye? Are ye all gone?Spirits of peace, where are ye? Are ye all gone,H8 IV.ii.83
And leaue me heere in wretchednesse, behinde ye?And leave me here in wretchedness behind ye?H8 IV.ii.84
It is not you I call for,It is not you I call for.H8 IV.ii.85.2
Saw ye none enter since I slept?Saw ye none enter since I slept?H8 IV.ii.86.1
No? Saw you not euen now a blessed TroopeNo? Saw you not even now a blessed troopH8 IV.ii.87
Inuite me to a Banquet, whose bright facesInvite me to a banquet, whose bright facesH8 IV.ii.88
Cast thousand beames vpon me, like the Sun?Cast thousand beams upon me, like the sun?H8 IV.ii.89
They promis'd me eternall Happinesse,They promised me eternal happiness,H8 IV.ii.90
And brought me Garlands (Griffith) which I feeleAnd brought me garlands, Griffith, which I feelH8 IV.ii.91
I am not worthy yet to weare: I shall assuredly.I am not worthy yet to wear; I shall, assuredly.H8 IV.ii.92
Bid the Musicke leaue,Bid the music leave,H8 IV.ii.94.2
They are harsh and heauy to me. They are harsh and heavy to me.H8 IV.ii.95.1
You are a sawcy Fellow,You are a saucy fellow!H8 IV.ii.100.2
Deserue we no more Reuerence?Deserve we no more reverence?H8 IV.ii.101.1
Admit him entrance Griffith. But this FellowAdmit him entrance, Griffith; but this fellowH8 IV.ii.107
Let me ne're see againe. Let me ne'er see again.H8 IV.ii.108.1
If my sight faile not,If my sight fail not,H8 IV.ii.108.2
You should be Lord Ambassador from the Emperor,You should be lord ambassador from the Emperor,H8 IV.ii.109
My Royall Nephew, and your name Capuchius.My royal nephew, and your name Capuchius.H8 IV.ii.110
O my Lord,O my lord,H8 IV.ii.111.2
The Times and Titles now are alter'd strangelyThe times and titles now are altered strangelyH8 IV.ii.112
With me, since first you knew me. / But I pray you,With me since first you knew me. But I pray you,H8 IV.ii.113
What is your pleasure with me?What is your pleasure with me?H8 IV.ii.114.1
O my good Lord, that comfort comes too late,O my good lord, that comfort comes too late,H8 IV.ii.120
'Tis like a Pardon after Execution;'Tis like a pardon after execution.H8 IV.ii.121
That gentle Physicke giuen in time, had cur'd me:That gentle physic, given in time, had cured me,H8 IV.ii.122
But now I am past all Comforts heere, but Prayers.But now I am past all comforts here but prayers.H8 IV.ii.123
How does his Highnesse?How does his highness?H8 IV.ii.124.1
So may he euer do, and euer flourish,So may he ever do, and ever flourish,H8 IV.ii.125
When I shall dwell with Wormes, and my poore nameWhen I shall dwell with worms, and my poor nameH8 IV.ii.126
Banish'd the Kingdome. Patience, is that LetterBanished the kingdom. Patience, is that letterH8 IV.ii.127
I caus'd you write, yet sent away?I caused you write yet sent away?H8 IV.ii.128.1
Sir, I most humbly pray you to deliuerSir, I most humbly pray you to deliverH8 IV.ii.129
This to my Lord the King.This to my lord the King.H8 IV.ii.130.1
In which I haue commended to his goodnesseIn which I have commended to his goodnessH8 IV.ii.131
The Modell of our chaste loues: his yong daughter,The model of our chaste loves, his young daughter – H8 IV.ii.132
The dewes of Heauen fall thicke in Blessings on her,The dews of heaven fall thick in blessings on her! – H8 IV.ii.133
Beseeching him to giue her vertuous breeding.Beseeching him to give her virtuous breeding.H8 IV.ii.134
She is yong, and of a Noble modest Nature,She is young, and of a noble modest nature;H8 IV.ii.135
I hope she will deserue well; and a littleI hope she will deserve well – and a littleH8 IV.ii.136
To loue her for her Mothers sake, that lou'd him,To love her for her mother's sake, that loved him,H8 IV.ii.137
Heauen knowes how deerely. / My next poore Petition,Heaven knows how dearly. My next poor petitionH8 IV.ii.138
Is, that his Noble Grace would haue some pittieIs that his noble grace would have some pityH8 IV.ii.139
Vpon my wretched women, that so longUpon my wretched women, that so longH8 IV.ii.140
Haue follow'd both my Fortunes, faithfully,Have followed both my fortunes faithfully;H8 IV.ii.141
Of which there is not one, I dare auowOf which there is not one, I dare avow – H8 IV.ii.142
(And now I should not lye) but will deserueAnd now I should not lie – but will deserve,H8 IV.ii.143
For Vertue, and true Beautie of the Soule,For virtue and true beauty of the soul,H8 IV.ii.144
For honestie, and decent CarriageFor honesty and decent carriage,H8 IV.ii.145
A right good Husband (let him be a Noble)A right good husband, let him be a noble;H8 IV.ii.146
And sure those men are happy that shall haue 'em.And sure those men are happy that shall have 'em.H8 IV.ii.147
The last is for my men, they are the poorest,The last is for my men – they are the poorest,H8 IV.ii.148
(But pouerty could neuer draw 'em from me)But poverty could never draw 'em from me – H8 IV.ii.149
That they may haue their wages, duly paid 'em,That they may have their wages duly paid 'em,H8 IV.ii.150
And something ouer to remember me by.And something over to remember me by.H8 IV.ii.151
If Heauen had pleas'd to haue giuen me longer lifeIf heaven had pleased to have given me longer lifeH8 IV.ii.152
And able meanes, we had not parted thus.And able means, we had not parted thus.H8 IV.ii.153
These are the whole Contents, and good my Lord,These are the whole contents; and, good my lord,H8 IV.ii.154
By that you loue the deerest in this world,By that you love the dearest in this world,H8 IV.ii.155
As you wish Christian peace to soules departed,As you wish Christian peace to souls departed,H8 IV.ii.156
Stand these poore peoples Friend, and vrge the KingStand these poor people's friend, and urge the KingH8 IV.ii.157
To do me this last right.To do me this last right.H8 IV.ii.158.1
I thanke you honest Lord. Remember meI thank you, honest lord. Remember meH8 IV.ii.160
In all humilitie vnto his Highnesse:In all humility unto his highness.H8 IV.ii.161
Say his long trouble now is passingSay his long trouble now is passingH8 IV.ii.162
Out of this world. Tell him in death I blest himOut of this world. Tell him in death I blessed him,H8 IV.ii.163
(For so I will) mine eyes grow dimme. FarewellFor so I will. Mine eyes grow dim. Farewell,H8 IV.ii.164
My Lord. Griffith farewell. Nay Patience,My lord. Griffith, farewell. Nay, Patience,H8 IV.ii.165
Vou must not leaue me yet. I must to bed,You must not leave me yet. I must to bed;H8 IV.ii.166
Call in more women. When I am dead, good Wench,Call in more women. When I am dead, good wench,H8 IV.ii.167
Let me be vs'd with Honor; strew me ouerLet me be used with honour; strew me overH8 IV.ii.168
With Maiden Flowers, that all the world may knowWith maiden flowers, that all the world may knowH8 IV.ii.169
I was a chaste Wife, to my Graue: Embalme me,I was a chaste wife to my grave. Embalm me,H8 IV.ii.170
Then lay me forth (although vnqueen'd) yet likeThen lay me forth; although unqueened, yet likeH8 IV.ii.171
A Queene, and Daughter to a King enterre me.A queen, and daughter to a king, inter me.H8 IV.ii.172
I can no more.I can no more.H8 IV.ii.173