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This facsimile reproduces an engraved portrait of King Henry VIII in the Elizabethan Club. It represents the king as he appeared in 1544, near the end of his life. The engraving illustrates the earliest period of the art in England and was executed by Cornelius Metzys (1511?-1550?), son of the Flemish painter Quentin Metzys.
King HENRY THE EIGHTH.
King-at-Arms; Surveyor to the Duke of Bucking-
appear to her; Scribes, Officers, Guards, etc. SCENE: London and Westminster; once at Kimbolton.]
The Famous History of the Life of
King Henry the Eighth
I come no more to make you laugh: things now,
24 The Prologue; cf. n. 3 Sad: serious working: full of pathos state: dignity 9 truth; cf. n.
12 shilling; cf. n. 16 In ... coat; cf. n. guarded: trimmed 19 As fool and fight is; cf. n.
20 opinion: reputation, intention 21 intend: undertake
22 Will leave us; cf. n. 25, 26 Cf.n. Scene One S. d. Duke of Norfolk, Duke of Buckingham, Lord Abergavenny; cf. n.
Be sad, as we would make think
[London. An Antechamber in the Palace Enter the Duke of Norfolk at one door; at the other, the Duke of Buckingham and the Lord Abergavenny. Buck. Good morrow,
and well met. How have you done, Since last we saw in France ? Nor.
I thank your Grace, Healthful; and ever since a fresh admirer Of what I saw there. Buck. An untimely ague
4 Stay'd me a prisoner in my chamber, when Those suns of glory, those two lights of men, Met in the vale of Andren. Nor.
'Twixt Guynes and Arde: I was then present, saw them salute on horseback; 8 Beheld them, when they lighted, how they clung In their embracement, as they grew together;
2 saw: met 6 Those suns of glory; cf. n.
7 vale of Andren; cf. n.