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They must either
Sands. "T is time to give them physic, their diseases. dre grown so catching. Cham.
What a loss our ladies
Well said, lord Sands;
No, my lord ;
To the cardinal's;
O, 't is true :
This night he makes a supper, and a great one,
No doubt he's noble;
True, they are so;
I am your lordship’s. [E.t.
SCENE IV.- The Presence-Chamber in York-Placo. Hautboys. A small table under a state for the Car
DINAL, a longer table for the guests. Enter at onc
Guild. Ladies, a general welcome from his grace
Enter Lord Chamberlain, LORD SANDS, and Sir
THOMAS LOVELL. The very thought of this fair company Clapp'd wings to me.
Cham. You are young, sir Harry Guildford.
Sands. Sir Thomas Lovell, had the cardinal But half my lay-thoughts in him, some of these Should find a running banquet ere they rested, I think would better please them : By my life, They are a sweet society of fair ones.
Lov. O, that your lordship were but now confessor
I would I were;
Faith, how easy ?
Cham. Sweet ladies, will it please you sit? Sir Harry, Place you that side, I'll take the charge of this : His grace is ent’ring.–Nay, you must not freeze; Two women plac'd together makes cold weather :My lord Sands, you are one will keep them waking; Pray, sit between these ladies. Sands.
By my faith, And thank your lordship.-By your leave, sweet ladies :
[Seats himself between Anne BULLEN
and another lady.
Was he mad, sir ?
Well said, my lord.
cure, Let me alone. Hautboys. Enter CardinAL WOLSEY, attended ; and
takes his state. Wol. You are welcome, my fair guests ; that noble
Your grace is noble:
My lord Sands,
The red wine first must rise
Anne. You are a merry gamester,
Sands. Yes, if I make my play.
You cannot show me.
[Drum and trumpets within : Chambers
What's that? Cham. Look out there, some of ye. [Exit a Servant. Wol.
What warlike voice? And to what end is this ?-Nay, ladies, fear not ; By all the laws of war ye are privileg'd.
Re-enter Servant. Cham. How now ? what is 't?
A noble troop of strangers ; For so they seem; they have left their barge, and landed; And hitber make, as great ambassadors From foreign princes. Wol.
Good lord chamberlain, Go, give them welcome, you can speak the French
tongue; And, pray, receive them nolly, and conduct them Into our presence, where this heaven of beauty Shall shine at full upon them :- Some attend bim.
[Exit Chainberlain, attended. All arise, and
tables removed. You have now a broken banquet; but we'll mend it. A good digestion to you all : and, once more, I shower a welcome on you ;-Welcome all, Hauthoys. Enter the King, and twelve others, as
maskcrs, habited like shepherds, with sixteen torc!bearers ; ushered by the Lord Chamberlain. They pass directly before the CARDINAI., and gracefully
salute him. A noble company! what are their pleasures ?
Cham. Because they speak no English, thus they To tell your grace;– That, having heard by fame Of this so noble and so fair assembly This night to meet here, they could do no less, Out of the great respect they bear to beauty, But leave their flocks; and, under your fair conduct, Crave leave to view these ladies, and entreat An hour of revels with them. I'ol.
Say, lord chamberlain, They have done my poor house grace; for which I pay
them A thousand thanks, and pray them take their pleasures.
[Ladics chosen for the dance. The King
chooscs ANNE BULLEN.